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Are Post-Pandemic Campuses Finally Ready for Competency-Based Education?

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Competency-based schooling is a kind of huge concepts about easy methods to reshape schooling that’s been round for some time. And followers of the method say this time of change occasioned by the pandemic is an efficient second to present it a better look.

The primary thought of competency-based schooling, or CBE, is that this: What if the way in which to get a level or certificates was to show to a school that you just’ve realized the required data and expertise. It wouldn’t matter precisely how, or the place you realized the data—or competencies. Colleges can be within the enterprise of certifying what college students know, and giving them the teaching and supplies wanted to fill in any gaps to earn the credential.

For this week’s EdSurge podcast we checked in with a longtime proponent of competency primarily based schooling: Paul LeBlanc, the president of Southern New Hampshire University. And he lays out his newest ideas concerning the method in his new guide, “Students First: Equity, Access and Opportunity in Higher Education.”