Competency-based Education (CBE)

Many of today’s students need flexibility that a traditional classroom model doesn’t offer. CBE gives them more control of their own experience—and a better chance to succeed.


The definition

Success is about the knowledge gained, not the time spent. When a student masters a concept, they move on to the next. Until they master it, they receive specific guidance to help them.

  • Faster completions
  • Individualised pacing
  • Credit for prior knowledge
  • Immediate feedback
  • Potential cost savings
You can find all your CBE software and services in

one solution.

  • A VLE that’s CBE-ready: Brightspace
  • Access to experts in CBE strategic planning
  • Design services for building great CBE courses
  • Ongoing consulting for change management

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