Friday, September 11, 2015

Competency-based programs reimagine college credit Sherrie Negrea, University Business

After years of quiet evolution, the competency-based education movement is now poised for explosive growth, with several hundred colleges and universities developing programs that fundamentally redefine the college degree. An estimated 34 U.S. institutions now offer some form of competency-based learning, according to research by Robert Kelchen, an assistant professor of higher education at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. But that number is expected to multiply significantly as a new wave of schools embraces the model. http://www.universitybusiness.com/article/competency-programs-reimagine-college-credit

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