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Thursday, May 15 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Moving Beyond Traditional Frameworks: Competency-Based Assessment In The Digital Age

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How can traditional higher education programs learn from competency-based assessment strategies? Existing assessment models remain suspended in traditional frameworks and have not kept pace with the high-tech environment distance education students currently demand. Competency-based education will disrupt these instruction models by offering more flexibility, reduced cost and an accelerated path to success. In today’s hyper-connected environments, students have access to a plethora of online learning resources. Educators and institutions must develop a secure structure for assessing knowledge in a manner that reduces the spiraling costs of face-to-face learning. A competency-based model offers a self-paced approach that meets the needs of nontraditional students seeking skills for the highly competitive, worldwide workplace.

Attendees can expect to learn the following:

  1. Why is a competency-based approach superior for assessing student outcomes?
  2. What secure technologies can be used to advance this shift?
  3. How do competency-based programs reinforce engagement between students and instructors?
  4. What kinds of structural changes must be made to our current education system to implement such a system?


Of Interest to: Online and distance education, Post-secondary education, K-12 educators, Instructional designers, Researchers, Educational technologists, Administrators

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Dave Dutra

Partnership Coordinator, Proctor U

Thursday May 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
Campus Activity Centre, CAC 348 900 McGill Road, Kamloops, BC, Canada V2C 0C8

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