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Beyond the Credit Hour

Postby Eric » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:49 am

Beyond the Credit Hour
March 19, 2013 - 3:00am
Paul Fain
The U.S. Department of Education has endorsed competency-based education with the release today of a letter that encourages interested colleges to seek federal approval for degree programs that do not rely on the credit hour to measure student learning.
Department officials also said Monday that they will give a green light soon to Southern New Hampshire University’s College for America, which would be the first to attempt the “direct assessment” of learning – meaning no link to the credit hour – and also be eligible for participation in federal financial aid programs.

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