Northern Arizona University and Pearson Partner to Launch Region’s First Competency-based Online Learning Programs

Although the blog below is clearly an advertisement for Pearson programs, the idea of competency-based programs that allow students to move at their own speeds or test out of a class altogether is more than interesting– is worthy of applause. More able students–especially those able to work independently–will be able to complete their education faster, or take more of the courses that can personalize a program of study. Permutation for individualization is almost limitless. That the program is first being offered online is as indicative of the value of online educational opportunities, and of the place that online education has forged for itself within the postsecondary arena. Can K-12 online education be far behind?

Northern Arizona University and Pearson Partner to Launch Region’s First Competency-based Online Learning Programs.

URL: http://pitchengine.com/pearsonlearningsolutions/northern-arizona-university-and-pearson-partner-to-launch-regions-first-competencybased-online-learning-programs

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About DrEMiller

Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). Home: Sint Maarten. K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.
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