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Competency Based Education

To Grade or not to Grade? Exploring the Great Grading Controversy

March 29, 2016

How we Assess Student Learning is Long Overdue for a Change There has been a lot of hubbub lately about putting an end to traditional grading practices in our schools. Some ambitious educator(s) even started a Facebook page to petition for an end to grading in their district. Further exploration of the topic reveals that the […]

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The Shocking Truth About Competency Based Education

May 14, 2015

The Rise of Regionally Accredited Competency Based Education in HigherEd I’ve been a fan of the idea of Competency Based Education since I first heard of it. It seemed like such a positive development and a step ahead in the evolution of higher education here in the US and abroad. But I figured it would […]

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Is Competency Based Education the Next Game Changer on the Horizon? Can it Succeed?

March 16, 2014

This Innovate Model has Exciting Potential and is Gaining Momentum, but it Requires Embracing Change in Order to Succeed Many educators (myself included) are exciting about the possibilities that Competency Based Education has to offer. The idea of providing a more flexible approach to learning and degree attainment, when carefully implemented, is probably the most promising […]

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Western Governors University – Measurable Academic Innovation Success, Enabled by Technology

September 23, 2012

WGU is a model for many of the ways that technology can facilitate instruction, and enable the non-traditional student to earn a higher education credential. This is the second in a series of articles celebrating educational institutions that have achieved proven, measurable success with the integration of technology into their instructional processes. This week we […]

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