Amid growing interest in competency-based education, the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) has issued a call for new membership applications. The application period opens today, with applications due by January 15, 2015.
On September 2nd, Public Agenda hosted and moderated a Q&A session with Dave Musser & David Soo from the U.S. Department of Education for institutions in the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) and Breakthrough Models Incubator (BMI) consortium that intend to apply for one or more of the following experimental sites: Competency-Based Education, Limited Direct Assessment, and/or Prior Learning Assessment.
A recording of the webinar can be found here: http://youtu.be/soAjbbfBJCo
Education Department Opens the Door to Innovation in Higher Education: Ted Mitchell Addresses the Competency-Based Education Network and Announces Experimental Sites
The U.S. Department of Education today announced a new round of experimental sites that will open the door to higher education innovation aimed at increasing college access and providing more affordable and flexible paths for students seeking quality credentials. Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell announced the use of experimental sites to test these emerging models of student-focused, outcomes-based academic delivery and provided details at the C-BEN quarterly meeting.
The Competency-Based Education Network, an effort financed by the Lumina Foundation that is seeking to provide leadership on the development of competency-based degree programs, on Wednesday announced an initial group of participating institutions that includes 18 colleges and two higher-education systems.