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College Affordability Guide: Competency-Based Ed Is The Real Deal

by Margaret Hurst
Marketing Specialist

October 30, 2015

College Affordability Guide has published a guide on competency-based education (CBE). The guide, titled “Competency-Based Education: Why MOOCs and Independent Learning are Tomorrow’s Course Credits,” was created with input from six CBE experts, including NAU’s own Cori Gordon.

The guide explains what CBE is, what its strengths are, and how it will grow in the future. “The excitement surrounding competency-based education is far from hype,” the guide says. “This is the real deal.”

CBE programs like NAU’s Personalized Learning, “[have] been lauded as a solution to the skills gap and an ideal educational model for adult learners, and [have] been recognized for incredible potential in affordability.”

Cori Gordon, lead faculty for the Liberal Arts Personalized Learning degree, says in the guide:

“The biggest challenge we have faced is showing colleagues and oversight agencies that CBE is comparable in its rigor and effectiveness to traditional educational models. We have understandably been asked to prove ourselves, and we have done whatever necessary to demonstrate that our students are getting a quality education.”

Read the full guide here.

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