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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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JOURNAL OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

Competency-Based Education and Federal Student Aid

Competency-based education is increasingly popular because of the flexibility it provides for students seeking a postsecondary credential. Current federal student aid, however, is geared toward supporting students in traditional, time-based degree programs.

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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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THE COUNCIL FOR ADULT AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

CAEL Case Study: Lord Fairfax Community College: Knowledge to Work

In October 2014, with funding from the U.S. Department of Labor, Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) began work to develop a far reaching“Knowledge to Work” (K2W) initiative to establish new competency-based degree programs.

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THE COUNCIL FOR ADULT AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

CAEL Case Study: Competency-Based Master of Business Administration at Davenport University

Developed over the course of a year by a core team of business school faculty and staff, the program is designed around the mastery of 12 professional competencies and one personal development competency through the completion of proficiency modules.

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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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