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Competency-based Education Conference

Fusion 2017 is a chance for you to join peers from around the world to share ideas about Competency-based Education (CBE): what it means, why it’s different and why everyone is talking about it. Discuss the challenges, implementation methodologies, and find out what practices actually work from organizations already offering successful competency-based programs.

CBE Focused Breakout Sessions

Authentic Assessments Become a Reality with Competency-Based Education
Wednesday @ 10:30AM
Participants will learn how to harness Brightspace to create authentic assessments that mirror what is expected of employees in actual workplace settings. These assessments and seetings support the goal of competency-based education when graduating students who have demonstrated mastery of certain knowledge, skills, and behaviors. Examples will be shared throughout the session.
Badging Faculty: Does it Work?
Wednesday @ 10:30AM
This session will explore preliminary feedback from faculty who received digital badges for training delivered on Brightspace. It will walk through the design process, which McMaster used, design thinking as a guiding principle and ultimately the feedback they received on the badging process.
Assessment in Competency-Based Education in Higher Ed
Wednesday @ 2:10PM
As institutions move towards ensuring students are prepared for the workforce, assessment practices are shifting towards ensuring students have the necessary competencies and programs are delivering effectively. This session will explore direct assessment and how programs are utilizing assessment of outcomes to improve their effectiveness.
Leveraging D2L Learning Repository for Consistency, Scalability and Student Success in Course Design and Delivery
Wednesday @ 3:10PM
Geared towards instructional designers, faculty and administrators, this session will share how Sinclair College uses the D2L Learning Object Repository in its online master course development and delivery. The benefits, challenges and successes of this model for students, faculty and institutions will be shared through discussions and course demonstrations.
Join the Rubrics Revolution: Save Time While Providing Efficient, More Effective Feedback
Thursday @ 2:10PM
Why should rubrics be used? They streamline the grading process, save time, provide rich feedback, and improve student success. Understanding D2L rubrics can be challenging, but this session will help. In this fast-paced, informative session attendees will learn terms, tips, and techniques for creating and using rubrics, and also receive resources to take away.
Personalized Learning for Student Engagement with an Analytics Twist
Thursday @ 3:10PM
This Lightening Round will showcase educators from Saint Leo University, Deakin University in Australia, and Pima Community College on the topic of analytics in higher education.