EdTech Digest Features Our ABCs of CBE

Competency-based education (CBE) has the power to significantly alter the entire education process, and when careful planning and diligent preparation are part of the transition equation, great things are possible.

EdTech Digest recently published an insightful article by our own Chief Product Officer Steve Pappageorge – the ABCs of CBE. Steve, who helped lead the development of DeVry University’s CBE initiative, shares his advice for making the move to a CBE model as seamless and painless as possible.

Whether you are ready to jump into CBE full throttle, prefer to test the waters, or simply want to weigh its benefits, a well thought out strategy that includes evaluation, planning, goal setting, alignment, change management, and communication is a must.

At Helix Education, we believe CBE can have such a tremendous impact on students, faculty and administrators because it connects the dots between three critical components of education -outcomes, instructional content, and assessments. This allows the learning experience to be personalized in a way that can boost completion, retention, and graduation rates.

Now I know my CBE, next time won’t you…well, you get the idea.

Tom Caswell

Tom brings over 15 years of experience in instructional technology and course development to the Helix Education Team as the Director of Instructional Design. Tom holds an Ed.S. in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences from Utah State University and a Master’s in Educational Technology from Cal State University.