CBE brings lower educational costs, improved completion for learners: Editorial


With a more diverse set of prospective students exploring postsecondary education, competency-based education (CBE) may present a more effective way to meet the educational needs of learners, writes Dick Senese for Higher Ed Dive. Senese explains that CBE is a flexible learning model where learners can earn credentials by demonstrating their mastery of particular skills or knowledge through multiple forms of assessment. He touches on Capella University’s FlexPath model, which has improved the completion speed for learners, resulted in lower financial borrowing, and reduced student tuition costs. Senese concludes by outlining five recommendations for accelerating the adoption of direct assessment and CBE.

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