Online Learning Update

July 23, 2014

Competency-Based Learning Provides Perks for Online Students

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

By Devon Haynie, US News

Imagine going to school in an online environment separate from any time requirements — where you could test out of a course in a day if you proved you mastered the content. While still rare, students increasingly have the option to do just that as more online programs embrace something called competency-based learning. Competency-based learning allows students to work through an online course at their own pace, taking less time if they understand the material and more time if they are struggling. When students feel like they can demonstrate their knowledge or “competencies,” they take a test or complete a project to show their mastery.

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