Competency-Based Education in Theory and Practice

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The American Council on Education and Blackboard’s joint research investigates barriers to adoption and scalability of CBE. In 2014-15 we have published a lexicon, led roundtables, and published a paper synthesizing insights and providing practical guidance. Our work encourages action by illustrating how competencies can provide a new currency that augments the value of credits in 21st-century educational ecosystems. Competencies document student achievement and create meaningful connections between jobseekers and employment, for faculty and staff development, and for economic development.

 

Presenters:

Deborah Everhart, Director of Solutions Strategy, Blackboard

Deb Seymour, Assistant Vice President of the Center for Education Attainment and Innovation at the American Council on Education

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