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EDUCAUSE REVIEW

Competency-Based Education: Saving Students Time and Money

Affordability is one of many potential advantages for students engaging in competency-based education (CBE). The opportunity to accelerate learning and thus time-to-credential; alternative pricing structures such as all-you-can-take subscription models...

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INSIDE HIGHER ED

Scott Pulsipher, President of Western Governors U

President of Western Governors University, the pioneering competency-based online institution, met with reporters and editors at Inside Higher Ed to discuss WGU's relationships with employers, the roles of faculty members at the university and the growing field of competency-based education.

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MATHEMATICA POLICY RESEARCH

Competency-Based Education Promising for Quick Completion and Improved Earnings

Participants in competency-based information technology programs at community colleges are completing programs quickly and are experiencing stable employment rates and higher wage growth than the national average, according to a comprehensive four-year study from Mathematica Policy Research.

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MATHEMATICA POLICY RESEARCH

Competency-Based Education in College Settings

Competency-based education (CBE) has ignited a great deal of public interest in recent years because it allows students to learn and progress at a flexible pace and holds promise for filling workforce skills gaps. What makes it different?

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INSIDE HIGHER ED

Quality and Competency

A group of colleges that offer competency-based education programs this week released a draft set of voluntary quality standards for the emerging form of higher education.

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BLACKBOARD BLOG

The faculty role in competency based education vs traditional education​

One of the prevailing and unfortunate myths surrounding competency-based education vs traditional education is that faculty are not as important in competency-based education and the role of the instructor is de-emphasized.

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ACCOUNTING WEB

Indiana Adopts Competency-Based Education for CPA License Renewal​

The Indiana Board of Accountancy made history July 15 when it approved competency-based education to count toward CPA license renewal, marking the first time in U.S. CPA profession history that competency-based, and not hours-based, education has been permanently approved. So what does it all mean?

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EDUCAUSE REVIEW

Competency-Based Education and Predictive Analytics: Learning from Transfers

This paper in EDUCAUSE Review analyzes a CBE program at Texas A&M University–Commerce and the success of transfer students.

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JOBS FOR THE FUTURE

Next Generation CBE: Designing Competency–Based Education for underprepared College Learners

Jobs for the Future explores how to adapt CBE in order to expand access and increase success for underprepared college students.

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AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH

Looking Under the Hood of Competency-Based Education: The Relationship Between Competency-Based Education Practices and Students’ Learning Skills, Behaviors, and Dispositions

Competency-based education is gaining popularity in schools nationwide, and research is just beginning to catch up. A growing practice, competency-based education makes student mastery of learning goals—rather than seat time—the metric to determine student credit and progression.

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