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[OLC Presentation] Easy as CBE: Launching a Rigorous CBE Program May Be Closer Than You Think

March 17

Easy as CBE: Launching a Rigorous CBE Program May Be Closer Than You Think

CBE is too complicated. CBE is too costly. It won’t scale. It will take years for you to get CBE up and running and your accrediting body won’t approve it.

Talk to anyone about competency-based education and you’re bound to hear all of these objections and more. But don’t listen to the naysayers. Come, let us tell you a story as old as time. It’s a tale about perseverance, overcoming objections and fears, and striving to create a degree that is both more affordable and more flexible for working adults, which is something that the world desperately needs.

This is a story about how a major university partnered with a professional service and product company and, in less than 3 months, launched a rigorous credit/clock hour CBE program that has already begun to transform the way professors teach and the way students learn. In the Master’s programs, alone, it has allowed us to speed time to graduation from two years to one, at a cost to students of under $10,000!

Join us in this interactive and entertaining session as we take you through this journey and we’ll show you how we accomplished something that many people said we couldn’t. We’ll break it down for you so that you, too, can do it. We’ll show you before and after courses and we’ll walk you through our processes and learning design decisions, such as how the inspired use of Backwards Design changed everything. Of course, we’ll go into detail about our special partnership with a professional service and product company, and how that partnership allowed us to ramp up speed and scale while maintaining the highest CBE standards.

Finally, we’ll let you in on one of our secrets on how we know that the future is bright for CBE. It’s all about three little letters: LOR. By using a learning object repository, we’ll be able to speed up future revisions, collect and use data to make important decisions, allow us to repurpose CBE components, and future proof the university against whatever comes next.

CBE is too complicated. Hardly! CBE is too costly. Not true! It won’t scale. Poppycock! It will take years for you to get CBE up and running and your accrediting body won’t approve it.

Presenters

Jennifer Brock

Jennifer Brock

University of Phoenix

Kate Parker

Kate Parker

LearningMate

Stuart Vanorny

Stuart Vanorny

LearningMate

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