Competency Based Learning at World-Class Universities
What is competency based learning? Let’s start by defining competency, its knowledge, skill that you expect to master to advance in your degree program.
One thing that makes some universities different is Competency based learning. What is competency based learning? Let’s start bydefining competency, its knowledge, skill that you expect to master to advancein your degree program. At WGU (Western Governors University) and Lynn University each course you take has a required set of competencies, these competencies is defined in collaboration with industry leaders, and other academic institutions,this help ensure that when you graduate, you will be well prepared for job in your field.
When asked how this all works at wgu.edu or lynn.edu, Ms Cindy answered ‘here’s how it works, I’m enrolled in a Master’s Degree Program,in nursing at WGU, I’ve been a nurse for fifteen years, I have a lot of hard learned knowledge and experience, WGU lets me take advantage of that, when I started the nursing theory course, I found I already knew some of the material,so, I reviewed the rest of the content, and then passed the assessment and now I can move on to subjects I still need to learn.’’
At WGU and Lynn you don’t have to spend time and money,relearning material, you have already mastered the skills and knowledge from on the job training students receive, helps them get through their courses but for subjects that are new, there are plenty of resources and courses materials so students can spend more time on things which really needed to be learned.