Competency Based Education: Separating Fact from FictionSeptember 28th, 2016
Date: September 30, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 11:00 am
Location: Rocket Hall Room 1530
Presented by: Matthew Pellish of the Education Advisory Board (EAB)
Hosted by: UT Online
About the Session:
Most are saying that yesterday’s hottest trend, the MOOC, is no longer in vogue. But now higher education has turned its attention to the next potential disruption: competency-based education (CBE). As with MOOCs, the hope is the CBE will lower costs, increase access, and improve outcomes – and the fear is that those who don’t adopt it will lose relevance and market share if new programs scale quickly. Higher education leaders are asking how fast and how far their institutions should venture into CBE. This presentation clarifies predominant myths about CBE, identifies lessons learned by early practitioners, and discusses what criteria to consider when deciding whether to launch CBE or another type of personalized learning program.
In this session, members will learn:
- Industry standard definitions for competency-based education and prior learning assessment
- Common misconceptions about competency-based education
- Recent trends in personalized learning
- Specific costs and risks that must be incorporated into new program implementation plans
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About the Presenter: Matthew Pellish is the Senior Director of Strategic Research and Education and a national meeting speaker with the Education Advisory Board (EAB). In this capacity, he is responsible for the creation and delivery of strategic and custom research on such industry-spanning topics as higher education business models, online efficiency and effectiveness engagements, career services, social media and marketing, campus IT services, and the future of academic libraries.