Credential Engine and C-BEN Partnership Builds Capacity for Competency-Based Programs

Competency-based education (CBE) centers the focus of awarding credentials on mastery of employer defined competencies, rather than time spent in a program, allowing greater flexibility to the learner and increased employability. Delivering competency-based credentials requires managing and integrating key information across multiple phases of a credential’s lifecycle, from the initial design of the credential to […]

National Coalition Launched to Accelerate Adoption of Learning and Employment Records (LERs) in Post-Secondary Education

A coalition of national associations that represent stakeholders on college campuses have come together to address a common challenge post-secondary institutions face in adapting learning and preparing learners for employment: slow adoption of digital credentials. Too many institutions are not yet poised to respond to the increasing demand for micro-credentials, badges, and other digital credentials […]

Announcing Support for the Empowering Learners Through Competency-Based Education Act

The Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) grew from the idea that education should focus on true competency — what an individual knows and can do — rather than proxies for knowledge and skills, such as credit hours. Our network, committed to growing competency-based education, strives to make postsecondary education more flexible, responsive, and valuable for learners […]

A Call to Competency-Based Education and Innovative Models in Teacher Preparation Programs

Colleges and universities offer a range of teacher preparation programs to cater to the diverse educational needs and career goals of its students. From bachelor’s programs that provide a foundation in educational theory and teaching methods to advanced graduate degrees in curriculum development, specialized teaching areas, and leadership, variety in program offerings abound. However, these […]

Personalized, Competency-based Learning: Unlocking the Potential of Every Learner

Why are K-12 and higher ed both shifting toward competency-based education, and how can they align so that learners are ready for what’s next? By Matt Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, KnowledgeWorks Four decades removed from a Nation at Risk, we are at a crisis point in education, with the very purpose […]

National Non-profit Leading Charge on Competency-based Learning Hires Proven Innovator and Educational Strategist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NASHVILLE, Tenn., September 26, 2023 — The Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN), the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to focusing education on what learners know and can do, announced the appointment of Lisa McIntyre-Hite, Ph.D. as the first executive vice president & COO of C-BEN Solutions — providing strategic guidance and implementation support […]

Press Release: Guides Launched for Financial Aid and Registrar Leaders to Grow Competency-Based Education

The Competency-Based Education Network, with support from AACRAO and Regent Education, to help registrars and financial aid leaders support competency-based learning programs NASHVILLE, TN (June 28, 2023) — The Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN), the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), and Regent Education announced today the release of Enrollment Management & Competency-Based […]

CBE Gaining Momentum and Attention

Our movement is committed to making competencies the future of learning: making education and training more flexible, responsive, and valuable for all learners. April saw a number of announcements and achievements from supporting Native American economic advancement to driving skill-based hiring in Alabama that showcase the opportunity and power of CBE to enhance access, equity […]