Helix Education Talks CBE at EDUCAUSE Connect

Helix Education discusses Competency-Based Education at EDUCAUSE Connect.
Helix Education will join an expert panel to explore CBE, including the challenges and lessons learned when collaborating with faculty, instructional designers, students, IT, and vendors.

Ever wonder what exactly competency-based education (CBE) means for higher education, and how it fits within existing traditional credit hour courses? Discover the answers to these questions and much more during the collaborative session “A Lightning Round Look at Competency-Based Education” at the upcoming EDUCAUSE Connect event in San Antonio.

Our own Emily Wood, Instructional Designer, has been invited to join an expert panel to explore CBE, including the challenges and lessons learned when collaborating with faculty, instructional designers, students, IT, and vendors. Emily, who previously served as Founding Director of the Center for Engagement and Learning at Pierce College, will share her expertise in teaching and curriculum design as it relates to the impact of CBE on the teaching and learning experience. Also sharing their knowledge will be Laurie Pulido, President of eLearning Innovation, and Casey Wright, Web Application Programmer at Purdue University.

Emily and the other presenters will:

  • Compare and contrast competency-based to traditional credit hour educational models and analyze how digital badges can support CBE
  • Describe how instructional designers and technology combine to meet the needs of CBE
  • Define the application of data and analytics to support learning assessment through CBE

For those of you attending EDUCAUSE Connect, be sure to add this session to your calendar on Thursday, April 23rd at 1:45 p.m.

EDUCAUSE Connect events provide highly interactive, action-driven professional development experiences for the IT community. EDUCAUSE Connect San Antonio takes place April 22nd-24th.

We hope to see you there!

Cherron Hoppes

Cherron is the Chief Academic Officer at Helix Education. She holds a doctorate of education (Ed.D.) from The University of Alabama with a specialization in higher education administration.