- Next year, Northern Arizona University will begin offering a competency-based distance learning program meant to help adults who already have experience in the workforce.
- The school's Personalized Learning Division will run the program, which is funded by a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant.
- 90 online competency-based courses in Computer Information Technology, Business Administration and Liberal Studies will be available, along with faculty mentoring.
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Starting January 2013, Northern Arizona University (NAU) will offer a new distance learning program aimed at adults with work and life experience. The program, funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and offered through NAU's Personalized Learning Division, will include 90 online competency-based courses.
NAU's new initiative is designed to allow students to "jump start certain bachelor’s degree programs by pre-testing to determine what they already know, allowing them to receive credits for prior learning and experience," according to information released this week by education resource provider Pearson. ...