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This Week in EdTech – CBE

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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Competency-Based Education and Accreditation: A Personal Perspective

Accreditation must adapt in the world of CBE. Find out why in this two-part series, by Barbara Wright, the former VP of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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