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January 28, 2019

Comparing and Contrasting Competency-Based Programs

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By Mark Lieberman, Inside Higher Ed
Three online or hybrid CBE programs reflect the diversity of approaches to offering instruction on a flexible timetable, and with a focus on acquiring skills. Competency-based education (CBE) has become an increasingly prevalent topic of conversation in higher ed circles in recent years — and 2019 could lead to more activity. New rules proposed by the U.S. Education Department last week appear designed to spur more growth in innovative CBE programs by easing the burden on accreditors to secure federal approval. But how does CBE work, exactly? We’ve picked three examples from different types of institutions in different parts of the country to offer a sense of the landscape’s diversity.

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