Could Competency-Based Education Uproot the Credit Hour?

The higher education landscape is changing fast. Next up could be the arrival of competency-based education, which could eventually challenge the credit hour. For more, read this article from Inside Higher Ed as well as this report from the New America Foundation called Cracking the Credit Hour.  Certainly MOOCs will also play a role — read the NY Times article on how Colorado State University decided to accept credit for online classes.

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