7 Reasons for Competency Based Learning in Online Courses

Competency-based learning is a natural approach for online learning and the de facto choice for many virtual institutions.  Competency-based learning, often called mastery-learning, insists on mastery of subjects.  It provides students the opportunity to learn in a more personalized way and educators with the ability to ensure standards of achievement throughout the course.  Students are … Continue reading 7 Reasons for Competency Based Learning in Online Courses

Defining Competency

[Originally published on Inside Higher Ed] Competency-based education is enshrouded in mystery, but the U.S. Department of Education and regional accreditors are getting closer to defining these programs, according to Paul Fain's "Defining Competency." Both the Department of Education and the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions have built a framework for assessing and approving competency-based … Continue reading Defining Competency