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Being raised by a mother addicted to meth, growing up in poverty, asking neighbors for water when utilities were shut off and dropping out of high school her junior year, the thought of...
After two decades at traditional universities experimenting with new approaches to learning, a leader in the field shifts to an institution with innovation at its core.
An inside look at learning and assessment at Western Governors University
Western Governors University has nearly 82,000 students enrolled and has graduated 85,000 students since it opened 20 years ago.
“If you keep the standards for learning constant, and you let the time vary depending on the individual, then you can dramatically change the nature of higher education.”
Making wise financial (borrowing) decisions will affect the quality of life for students and their families for many years to come.
Competency-based curriculum should be an integral part of Utah and America’s educational mix.
It’s not about the delivery vehicle or venue—it’s about quality. What we teach, how we teach, how we measure learning, and whether we provide real value to students.
When Scott Pulsipher started out in the technology and customer service industry, he didn’t know it would eventually morph into a whole new field of academics.
Colleges and universities could cut the cost of some of their degrees by as much as 50 percent by using competency-based education (CBE), a new study has found.
To counter high dropout rates, large online universities have pioneered specialized “re-entry” teams to target recent drops and re-start them in their academic programs.
Scott Pulsipher left a career in Silicon Valley to become the new president of Western Governors University. During a recent visit to The Chronicle, he described how the competency-based...
The agreement announced in October allows the graduates, as well as community college employees, to seamlessly transfer their coursework to WGU while also receiving a tuition discount at...
Dr. Bob Mendenhall, former president of Western Governors University (WGU) and CED Member, joins Monica Herk to discuss the future of higher education and how WGU is making it a reality.
Last week he 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...
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