U of Texas System unveils competency-based plan
- The University of Texas System is planning a personalized, competency-based program, developed by the system's Institute for Transformational Learning alongside its institutions and faculty.
- The UT System says personalized and adaptive degrees aligned to industries with high employment demand will set its approach apart from similar programs.
- The program will run on Total Educational Experience, or TEx, a new "state-of-the-art, 'mobile-first' stack of technologies and services" being developed by the system in collaboration with ed tech firms that weren't named in the system's press release.
According to the University of Texas System, it will be the first in the nation to take its approach to competency-based learning. It will certainly have a significantly larger reach than other programs of its kind, given the UT's status as one of the nation's largest university systems.
For more on its competition, check out this morning's feature on 7 competency-based higher ed programs to keep an eye on. This is definitely one to add to that list.
- University of Texas System The University of Texas System makes bold move into competency-based education
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