A view of the 30 largest enrollments for students taking at least one online course in Fall 2017, with LMS usage and trends since 2012
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WGU Audit: Likely impacts for fragile movement of competency-based education
Even if IG’s audit recommendations on WGU are not adopted by Dept of Ed, the findings will likely have a big impact in California and in the fragile movement of CBE.
WGU Audit Findings: Interpretations of “regular and substantive” and “self-paced”
The inspector general of the dept of education audits Western Governors University and under hyper-literal interpretation of regulations finds that WGU should not receive Title IV federal funding.
Historical Survey Of Competency-Based Education
I have previously written a primer on competency-based education (CBE) using SPT Malan’s seminal article as the basis for understanding the key elements. Chris Mallett, formerly associate provost at Western Governors University (WGU) and currently VP for online programs at Northeastern University, has just posted a broader historical survey on CBE that is well worth reading. His […]
Competency-Based Education: Not just a drinking game
Ray Henderson captured the changing trend of the past two EDUCAUSE conferences quite well. The #Edu14 drinking game: sure inebriation in 13 from vendor claims of "mooc" "cloud" or "disrupting edu". In 2014: "competency based." — Ray Henderson (@readmeray) October 3, 2014 The #Edu14 drinking game: sure inebriation in 13 from vendor claims of “mooc” “cloud” […]
Notes from Paul LeBlanc keynote address at WCET13
Two weeks ago I attended the WCET Conference in Denver. While much smaller than EDUCAUSE and some others, I find these conferences to be great learning experiences, especially as WCET supports open dialogue between academic leaders (provosts, deans, etc), academic IT and edtech support, and industry leaders. The combination of mindsets – especially the combination […]
Competency-Based Education: An (Updated) Primer for Today’s Online Market
There has been a significant amount of progress and interest in competency-based education, as Wisconsin has launched its Flexible Option program, federal legislators are pushing the concept, ‘patient zero’ has graduated from College for America, and resistance is emerging to the concept. I thought it might be useful to update and re-share the primer that […]