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.