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Competency-based education arrives at three major public institutions @insidehighered

Competency-based education arrives at three major public institutions @insidehighered | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Wisconsin System’s “Flexible Option” is the most extensive and established of the programs. Its five competency-based, online credentials, which range from a certificate to bachelor’s degrees, are designed mostly for adult students with some college credits but no degree. And they are offered by the system’s two-year institutions, its extension program, and the Milwaukee campus -- not the Madison campus with the lake and the 80,000-seat Camp Randall Stadium.
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As a graduate of a competency based masters program at Western Governors University I can attest to significant self-directed learning skills needed to earn a 'competency based' degree. 

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10 Competencies Students Need to Thrive in The Future | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Competencies Students Need to Thrive in The Future | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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If you want to read something about skills for the future workforce, this reading is for you

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10 Competencies Students Need to Thrive in The Future | Educational Technology ... | @scoopit via @wiredinstructor http://sco.lt/... ... http://angelawatkins57.blogspot.com  - http://pinterest.com/angeladwatkins ;

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Online Educational Delivery Models: A Descriptive View (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Online Educational Delivery Models: A Descriptive View (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Phil Hill is Executive Vice President at Delta Initiative and blogs at e-Literate.


As we continue to discuss important issues such as access, affordability, and personalized learning in higher education, we would be helped by having a richer understanding of the changes that are already occurring. I would like to offer a more descriptive view to capture the growing number of approaches enabled by educational technology. The following is certainly not exhaustive, since the field is rapidly changing. In addition, not all of these models will end up thriving in the long term. My intention is simply to describe some of the primary models and ideally to reduce some of the confusion evident in public discussions.


Informative Graphics! Extensive hyperlinked bibiliography ~ Dennis

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What Is Competency-Based Education?

What Is Competency-Based Education? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The most important characteristic of competency-based education is that it measures learning rather than time. Students progress by demonstrating their competence, which means they prove that they have mastered the knowledge.
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The Next Big Disruptor – Competency-based Learning?

The Next Big Disruptor – Competency-based Learning? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The ‘model’ for higher education not only has to change, but will change, it’s inevitable. And, online learning won’t be the catalyst, but competency based learning will be ...

 

I have a master's degree in technology integration and instructional design from Western Governors University.  This was a competency based degree I earned thanks to a scholarship from the Milken Family Foundation.  It took a great deal of hard work and dedication.  I'm better for the experience. ~ Dennis

 


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A ‘Disruptive’ Look at Competency-Based Education

A ‘Disruptive’ Look at Competency-Based Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Mozilla’s Open Badges Initiative and MITx—the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s cutting-edge initiative offering free, high-quality college courses online—have put a public spotlight on alternative ways to deliver postsecondary education that not only document whether a student has achieved a level of competence but also validate the learning that’s occurred. These two innovative education models differ from traditional education by focusing strictly on the demonstration of competency regardless of how long it took a student to gain that competency.

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Competency Based Learning: The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn't MOOCs

Competency Based Learning: The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn't MOOCs | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
A small but growing number of educational institutions such as College for America (CfA), Brandman, Capella, University of Wisconsin, Northern Arizona, and Western Governors are implementing online competency-based programs. Although many are still in nascent stages today, it is becoming clear that online competencies have the potential to create high-quality learning pathways that are affordable, scalable, and tailored to a wide variety of industries. It is likely they will only gain traction and proliferate over time.
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I earned a competency based degree in Technology Integration and Instructional Design from Western Governors university almost 10 years ago. This isn't a revolutionary new approach. It is a very demanding and challenging way to learn. If you are a motivated and skilled self-directed learner, competency based education may be just right for you! 

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Degrees Based on What You Can Do, Not How Long You Went

Degrees Based on What You Can Do, Not How Long You Went | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
College leaders say that by focusing on what people know, not how or when they learn it, and by tapping new technology, they can save students time and lower costs.
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I earned a Masters Degree in Technology Integration and Instructional Design from Western Governors University using the competency model.  It was rigorous and pushed me harder (and farther) than my first more traditional masters degree.


Seat time isn't a valid measurement any more. Show what you know works for me! 

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"College leaders say that by focusing on what people know, not how or when they learn it, and by tapping new technology, they can save students time and lower costs."

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Making Mastery Work « Competency Works

Making Mastery Work « Competency Works | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Making Mastery Work Downloads: Full Making Mastery Work report (inline PDF) Executive Summary (inline PDF) Full Making Mastery Work report (book-view PDF)…...


Making Mastery Work: A Close-Up View of Competency Education highlights the work of ten schools participating in the Proficiency-Based Pathways Project (PBP). Led by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation and developed to build broad understanding of the implementation of mastery-based approaches to teaching and learning, the PBP schools profiled in the report are located in rural, suburban, and inner-city regions in New England. You can find out more about the eleven schools at the Competency-based Pathways wiki including resources, links and tools.

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Competency-Based Online Education: The Rising Tide of College Affordability - e-Literate

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WGU example shows chilly policy climate for competency-based education | Inside Higher Ed

WGU example shows chilly policy climate for competency-based education | Inside Higher Ed | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

But here’s the catch: For all of the enthusiasm that Duncan and others express for spreading WGU’s approach further in higher education, many experts on nontraditional education say that the federal regulatory bureaucracy that Duncan now oversees serves to discourage -- if it doesn’t outright deter -- other institutions from following in the unconventional university’s footsteps.


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Where Competency-Based Degree Programs Work | Inside Higher Ed

Where Competency-Based Degree Programs Work | Inside Higher Ed | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

In a new report the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning describes various "showcase" models of competency-based degree programs, which are efficient at eliminating redundant coursework or unnecessary degree requirements.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2012/07/02/where-competency-based-degree-programs-work#ixzz1zfWu2MkI
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