Competency-based education (CBE) has been the focus of much attention lately—from institutions, employers, and policy makers alike. In traditional education, time is the constant and learning becomes the variable. However, in CBE, learning is the constant and time becomes the variable. CBE allows a student to move at his/her own pace, can cut the total cost to degree, and also provides a very clear snapshot to the employer about the abilities of the student.
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