Thinking about competency-based education: a definition, many promises, and some perils

Nate Thompson attended a forum on competency-based education and offers his takeaways below. On September 15th, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), with co-hosts Excelsior College and Fielding Graduate University, gathered leaders for a forum on competency-based education (CBE). The group met with the intention of affirming the methods and goals of CBE, […]

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Competency Based Education is quietly headed for the mainstream

Anya Kamenetz (known for her book DIY U and free-to-download The Edupunks’ Guide to a DIY Credential, among other things) has just written a piece for NPR on competency-based degrees, a subject near enough to our hearts and a core initiative for some of our partners. The occasion of her article is a just-out report from the American […]

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Earn Tuition-Free College Credit Transferable to Thomas Edison State College

We are excited to formally announce that students can earn up to 34 tuition-free credits that can be transferred and applied to an undergraduate degree at Thomas Edison State College, a state-owned accredited college who has been a long time partner of the Saylor Academy. Students can earn the credits through our self-paced “Earn College Credit” […]

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