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CBExchange Breakout Session: “Empowering Lifelong Learning through Competency-Based Education”

CBExchange 2020

November 10, 2020 @ 1:00 PM 1:45 PM ET


This focuses on competency-based education and Comprehensive Learner Record; using both in tandem to unpack skills, providing value added to higher education degrees and certificates for students and employers.


The higher education transcript, codified around courses, credits and grades is now becoming more expressive, documenting more explicitly what has been learned, acquired, and practiced. Shifts in the delivery of post-secondary education are in full gear and the focus on outcomes and skills are at the forefront helping to usher in changes in the way higher education verifies degrees.

Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR) is at the epicenter of this change, helping to unpack evidence of learning and making it more explicit and meaningful to students, employers, and institutions. Stakeholders who use CLR as a vehicle for learning in real-time and an ecosystem of skills that employers value are providing valuable opportunities to share knowledge, skills, and abilities with a greater audience.

In Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education, economist and professor Nathan Grawe predicts the current college-going population will drop by 15 percent between 2025 and 2029 and continue to decline by another percentage point or two thereafter. This trend begins to close the door on the traditional pipeline to college and more widely opens the door to a more complex population of learners, adults with degrees, no degrees, partial degrees and the like. Institutions that proactively address these population shifts and need for changes to higher education course and content delivery are those who are ahead of recurrent enrollment melts. Course delivery that is more accessible and affordable to adult workers, stay-at-home parents, diverse learners, and employers who are partners in their employees’ education will survive and thrive.

Key Takeaways

It is our goal to provide the audience with the following intended key takeaways:

1. Identify ways to engage the right stakeholders in a process that supports more holistic measures of student learning

2. Determine how to use Comprehensive Learner Record as both a formative assessment tool and a summative collection of evidence of student learning

3. Discover foundational elements of an assessment strategy linked to employability skills

4. Realize the value of digitizing curriculum and processes to support flexible learning models


We are honored to have these academic leaders coaching this Active Learning Lab:

More to come – Please check back soon or register to receive updates!

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