Monday, October 31, 2016

Is CBE the future of higher education? Study says too early to tell - Jarrett Carter, Education Dive

A new study from the American Institutes for Research outlines the profile of students in competency-based education programs and how they are engaged to participate in the curriculum. But researchers say it is too early to determine the efficacy of such programs on postgraduate success. The study reveals that 68% of CBE programs are comprised of adult learners, with more than 70% of participants having previous college experience. Retention rates in the programs range from 63-80%, while completion rates range between 15-80%, depending on the type of program. With challenges in schedule flexibility and technology to track student performance, CBE still presents as a valuable learning environment, but there is not enough data to suggest that graduates fare better in professional placement or earnings as a result. http://www.educationdive.com/news/is-cbe-the-future-of-higher-education-study-says-too-early-to-tell/428493/

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