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Competency Based Education

Posted on Monday March 25th 2013

Will competency based education do away with the traditional credit hour?  Recently the federal government approved a liberal arts associate degree fully competency based program at Southern New Hampshire University and other locations.  Others explore how such a change may influence the traditions of 15 week semesters and three credit courses.  Colleges are beginning to experiment with more and different combinations of course delivery.  MOOCs continue to influence the course delivery and colleges of the future may look very different than today.  Yet, recent information about coursera, one of the three MOOC companies, suggests that contractual elitism guides them in turning away most collaborations with colleges and universities.

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