It’s the measure that matters with CBE design.
Competency-based education (CBE) is a very hot topic as businesses clamor for skilled workers who can be productive immediately and more institutions rush to develop new programs. New consortiums, such as the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN), are forming to help institutions develop standards and identify support services needed. The key characteristic competency-based education has that is different than traditional education is that CBE focuses on what the individual learns rather than a defined time such as a semester. All education “measures” learning. However, the ways in which assessments are developed and woven into the design of the content can make a CBE-designed course different.
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