Pathbreakers Webinar Series: “Competency-Based Learning”


Ben Nelson, CEO Minerva; Mark Austin, Executive Director, New Ventures

November 27, 1:00 – 1:30 pm, via WebEx 

Competency-based education (CBE) involves defining skills that students will be asked demonstrate in practical ways during their course study. While universities are intrigued by the promise of defining and measuring competencies and helping students build a portfolio of skills to define their strengths, very few schools have adopted CBE. One new school – Minerva – has converted the traditional undergraduate curriculum into a full degree committed to building, measuring and demonstrating competencies that completely changes the way we think about how to structure the undergraduate experience. Join us for a conversation with Ben Nelson, Founder and CEO of Minerva on his thought about how traditional universities can learn from Minerva’s approach to competency-based education.

Below are just a few of the questions discussed:

  • How is competency-based education different from the traditional approach to an undergraduate liberal arts education?
  • How does Minerva evaluate and measure competencies?
  • What technologies does Minerva use to both teach competencies, and show employers how a student have mastered them?

Missed the live event? We invite you to watch the webinar recording below:

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