Building on a partnership that began with WCET helping bring WGU to inception in the mid-1990s, WCET and WGU partnered on a webcast series to bring the WCET Community nuts and bolts strategies for implementing competency-based education. WGU pioneered CBE beginning with the first competency-based MBA in 2004 and continues to lead innovation with CBE delivery and exceptional student services. Learn how to successfully launch CBE at your institution from two WGU experts.
This webcast offered a detailed overview of each of the steps required to convert from a traditional seat-time curriculum and adapt to a competency-based model. The presentation addressed challenges to meeting and maintaining all federal and state requirements.
The session included a discussion of the benefits of scaffolding curriculum to reduce the burden, both fiscal and physical, required when making necessary changes to the curriculum based on state-specific requirements. Student feedback on the experience of CBE education was also included.
The following outcomes were addressed:
The second webcast featured mentors and students sharing their experiences with CBE. Learn how your institution can implement a student-centered CBE model and the role student support, including mentoring, can play in helping students achieve learning outcomes and persist. CBE learners typically achieve course completion more rapidly than traditional coursework. Mentors can help ensure learners have the support and resources they need.