Realizing the Potential of Competency-Based Learning and Badges

Deborah Everhart
Georgetown University, United States of America


Though not new, competency-based learning (CBL) has recently captured the attention of the education community—and for good reason. When millions of people have been unable to attain credentials while juggling work, families, and other responsibilities, learners need flexibility in their educational opportunities. The large segment of first-generation, low income students also benefit from innovative pedagogical approaches and lower cost options, and in this arena CBL provides many advantages. However, CBL is not one specific thing, and when combined with the potential of badges and micro-credentials, it is part of a growing range of opportunities for learner-centric innovations in education policy and practice.

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