Could CBE change the face of continuing ed?
- New reports on competency-based education (CBE) suggest that adaptive learning and skill mastery could replace remedial coursework for adult and nontraditional learners.
- Multiple assessment models which embrace customized curriculum offer the flexibility and confidence needed for continuing learners to thrive in demonstrating professional skill attainment.
- According to a survey, Most CBE implementation at four-year institutions occurs on the departmental level, but most campuses have not piloted the model in curriculum.
The continuing success of for-profit institutions demonstrates a robust pool of potential students who value access and customized pacing in education. For two and four-year institutions, there is an even wider opportunity to bridge credentialing and degree matriculation in bundled options that are affordable and flexible for working students.
The federal government has cleared the way for this exact kind of educational service delivery, but its up to institutions to leverage technology, marketing and faculty training to reach an underserved population for profit and growth in institutional outcomes.