Competency-based education conference will feature new research, best practices
This year’s CBExchange conference will look at new research on competency-based education and give attendees a chance to see the latest design models and materials for developing programs of their own.
The deadline for registration is Sept. 25.
“You should attend if you are interested in, or developing a competency-based education program at an institution of higher education, already managing a CBE program that hasn’t grown to full-scale or looking for a way to connect with others who are developing a CBE program,” the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) said in announcing the conference.
At the conference, C-BEN members will share the latest results from the most comprehensive survey so far of institutions developing CBE programs. They will also present sessions on essential practices and design elements for high-quality CBE programs.
CBExchange is scheduled for Oct. 22-25 in Palm Springs, Calif. Registration details are available on the conference website.
Competency-based programs focus on mastery of the subject instead of time spent in learning, enabling students to make progress as they demonstrate knowledge of the material. Lumina Foundation began its CBE grant work in 2013, supporting a group of institutions that were developing programs.
C-BEN has developed a set of guidelines, Quality Principles and Standards for Competency-Based Educational Programs, which helped establish the network as a leading voice in the field.
5th Annual CBExchange
Oct. 22-25, 2019
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
Palm Springs, California