Continuing our last issue’s look at some options for college, the US Dept. of Education is endorsing a new path for universities that gets rid of the credit requirement and, instead, focuses on whether or not students can actually do something with what they’ve learned regardless of where they learned it. This idea of “competency based” learning has a lot of appeal to many. One reason? How about a degree that costs…wait for it…$2,500. Not that there aren’t some details that are still to be worked out, but that’s a pretty good start. No doubt, this is an early step in opening up new paths that we’ll be watching. And while this current initiative is coming from the US, there is interest in other countries which is sure to catch on. We’ll keep you up to date on that as well.
We’re interested in what you think of this idea.