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WICHE transfer passport is based on proficiency rather than credits | Inside Higher Ed

WICHE transfer passport is based on proficiency rather than credits | Inside Higher Ed | Innovations in e-Learning | Scoop.it
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A group of 16 public institutions in four Western states have agreed to a transfer agreement based on what students know rather than on the courses they have taken or the credits they have earned.....

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Competency-Based Education Advances With U.S. Approval of Program - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Competency-Based Education Advances With U.S. Approval of Program - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Innovations in e-Learning | Scoop.it

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Last month the U.S. Education Department sent a message to colleges: Financial aid may be awarded based on students’ mastery of “competencies” rather than their accumulation of credits. That has major ramifications for institutions hoping to create new education models that don’t revolve around the amount of time that students spend in class.

Now one of those models has cleared a major hurdle. The Education Department has approved the eligibility of Southern New Hampshire University to receive federal financial aid for students enrolled in a new, self-paced online program called College for America, the private, nonprofit university has announced..."

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