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Competency-Based Education as a Potential Strategy to Increase Learning and Lower Costs - Advocates of competency-based education argue that with traditional post-secondary education, "Time is fixed, while learning is variable." This paper explores the possibility that competency-based systems could increase learning and lower costs to students and institutions alike. Authors look at Western Governors University, Southern New Hampshire and the University of Wisconsin System. They caution systems considering implementation that they'll require startup dollars and considerable faculty buy-in. (Stephen R. Porter and Kevin Reilly, HCM Strategists, July 2014)...

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