Welcome back to This Week in EdTech. A lot has been happening in the world of competency-based education (CBE), since we last covered the topic. Check out what we’ve been reading lately.
Someday, the School Name on Your College Diploma Won’t Be the Most Important Thing
A degree doesn’t tell employers anything about what skills a candidate has mastered. So what if there was a way for employers to match candidates and jobs, based on what they actually know?Read article
Three Smart State Approaches to Competency-Based Education
Tom Vander Ark takes a look at how three states are proceeding with CBE plans, policies, and pilot projects.Read article
5 Steps to Successful Competency-Based Programs
If your institution is about to embark on a competency-based education program, it would be in your best interest to check out these five steps to success by EducationDIVE.Read article
Survey Reports Top Challenge for CBE Is Meaningful Assessment Tools
A recent survey of colleges and universities offering competency-based programs indicates that the lack of measureable and meaningful assessment tools is creating a significant gap.Read article
EduTrends Report: Competency-Based Education
Read the report on what sort of future trends to look forward to in competency-based education, available in both English and Spanish, from Mexico’s Observatory of EducationVal Innovation at Technológico de Monterrey.Read article
Competency-Based Teacher Education Is the Future
CBE isn’t a threat to teacher education, but rather the future – according Arthur Levine, President of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Read about it in his letter to the editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education.Read article
CBE is certainly making waves in the media and there seems to be no shortage of opinions. If you’re looking for additional articles and perspectives on this hot topic—check out a new compilation of CBE-related articles from Inside Higher Ed: The Rise of Competency-Based Education.