What is your experience level with competency-based education?
A. Expert – We have had our own programming for a while.
B. Some experience – We’ve begun piloting some programming.
C.Getting ready – We’re ramping up our efforts to get started.
D.Novice – We’re new to the CBE world.
What is Competency-Based Education (CBE)?
Time is fixed Time is variable
Some concepts may be mastered
All concepts must be mastered
Delivery of content/material is often generalized
Delivery of content/material can be more personalized
Pace is fixed Pace is variable
Some students succeed More students are set up to succeed
Traditional (Time-Based) Model Competency-Based Model
Time Spent (fixed)
Time Spent (variable)
Achievement varies. Achievement is fixed.
Ensuring that learning objectives are measurable and that the competencies can be demonstrated is not a trivial undertaking
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I would easily say that in our move to a direct-assessment CBE model, our back office implementation demanded 4 times the effort of our educational implementation.
Dr. Aaron BrowerProvost and Vice Chancellor, UW-Exetension
38%expected to be
42% by 2020
Introduction: Got Skills?, Christiansen Institute
Post-secondary students entering a fall semester are adult learners (over age 25).
Source: Inside Higher Ed CIO Survey 2015
Private Public Total0
Some CBE Credit
CBE Credit at Colleges and Universities
Why now? Traditional higher education models are leaving learners behind.
“There are over 30 million adults in the US with some college credit but no degree.”
Hechinger Report, 2014
“Only 29% of students who start a two-year degree program finish within three years.”
Harvard University, Pathways to Prosperity
Why now? Because we can’t wait.
2014 Attainment 2020 Demand
Georgetown Public Policy Institute
93%Employers agree –‘A candidates demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly and solve complex problems is more important than their undergraduate major.’2013 Online Survey of employers, Association of American Colleges and Universities
70%Provosts at public institutions ”It should be easier for students to earn credits and degrees based on what they have learned, not just time in the classroom."
Source: Inside Higher Ed CIO Survey 2015
Why talk about CBE?
600 colleges are building or already have CBE programs in place (up from 50 last year).
2000+ leads for CBE webinars and eBook in last four months
Hundreds of articles, blogs, etc. on CBE in last four months
46% of colleges are interested but not pursing CBE
Countless questions about where to start…
Progress by grade AND
competency Proactive and timely
communication and feedback
Learning paths determined by pre-assessment
Remediation on specific objectives in an assessment
Learner -Initiated Progression
What does “support CBE” mean?
Success Story – Rural Industries Skill Training
What: Needed a mobile CBE assessment strategyWhy: Livestock and farm training provider where most instruction happens outside of the classroomResult: Assignment grader on the mobile devices allowed them to perform direct observational assessment of student learning
LeaP creates a personalized Learning Path for students
EASY for instructors and teachers to useFLEXIBLE to meet the needs of each student
SMART as the learning engine learns with each student
What is LeaP?
Personalize the learning experience Adaptive technology tool that
personalizes learning – by personalizing your learning content
Allows educators to place the learner at the center of their own learning experience
Adaptive technology tool that personalizes learning –
by personalizing your learning content
What do we (D2L) mean when we say CBE?
What’s your next step?
CBE eBook + resourcesbrightspace.com/cbe
How can we help you get started?
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