Architect-US: An Innovative International Architectural Training Program Calling For Host Firms Across The US
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Progressive Designers Need a Learning Experience to Match
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Fast, cheap and... accredited? "Competency-based" higher-ed
What if you could earn a degree as quickly or slowly as you can learn, regardless of whether you plodded through 80 hours in a classroom lecture?
That could be the next wave of higher education, as schools come under more pressure to cut costs while proving the value of expensive degrees and competing with the growing number of high-quality free online courses. Call it the decoupling of instruction and testing.
"Competency-based education" is the radical new initiative where students pay institutions (pending admittance) a flat, per-semester rate to attend whichever college courses they like. Degrees are awarded when a student passes a "competency" test, regardless of how many units they took or how... View full entry