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Report From the Field - And Framework for Thinking about CBE Design

Posted by Becky Klein-Collins on Feb 8, 2016 10:22:13 AM

Topics: Competency Based Education (CBE), Best Practices, Trends in Higher Education, Prior Learning Assessments (PLA), Talent Management, Adult Learning Success

Competency-based education (CBE) is the “hot new thing” in higher ed – but as CAEL has learned from our work with 18 institutions and 3 systems in our CBE Jumpstart Initiative, it’s important to understand what CBE programs are and the complexities of program development before launching full steam ahead. Regardless of whether you want to do a “hybrid” program that combines self-paced options with traditional courses and PLA (Prior Learning Assessment), or a full Direct Assessment approach, there are many design considerations that your planning team needs to address.