Online Learning Update

March 28, 2019

Could a regulatory overhaul open up the gates for competency-based education?

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:06 am

by Natalie Schwartz, Education Dive

The Ed Department has wavered in its stance on the credit hour. This week, the agency once again proposed to eliminate or significantly change the definition, a suggestion that has previously sparked widespread criticism.  Negotiators representing students, accreditors, colleges and state regulators all have a seat at the table to hash out what happens with the credit hour. What they come up with — if they come up with anything at all — remains to be seen. “How do you balance consumer protection with innovation?” Eduventures’ Lurie asked. “It’s complicated, and it’s going to take some time. The credit hour is a vestige of a completely different time and place … but the question is, what do you do to replace it?”

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