Innovation: Western Governors University and Competency-Based Education


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"founded by the governors of 19 western states and territories ... by which they would dramatically expand access to high-quality education for underserved populations"

"you evolve into what we today have is that credit-hour term-based model that is the conventional system of things"

"The fact that students can move through it more quickly, do you find that to be motivating for them?"

"It is still possible for an individual to complete a course in two or four weeks, but they still have to progress through the assessments that are part of that designed curriculum."

"we can also evaluate the efficacy of those different learning resources in improving individual student mastery of the competencies designed in the course."

“Who cares how much time you spend in a seat? We care about what you're learning.”

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