Competency Based Education will be a Disruptive Force in Higher Education


This is the future: proving what you can do rather than just what your degree claims.

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Brandman Seal Diploma RWB copyGet ready for a “game changing” system of learning that will soon replace the old model of the “credit hour” and “seat time”. Competency Based Education (CBE) is the next innovative initative to reach higher education. CBE is a move to personalize learning – teaching degree seeking students what they don’t know and by-passing what they already know, and doing it for about half the cost.

The Background: On August 22, 2013 President Obama outlined his “Plan to Make College More Affordable” in a report released by the White House. The President stated his desire to promote innovation and competition in the higher education field through a number of different initiatives. Topping that list was this header: AwardCredits Based on Learning, not Seat Time. There has been a regulatory awakening by the U.S. Department of Education that is actively seeking new models of learning and CBE has moved to…

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