New journal will compile articles, case studies, and best practices in competency-based education for post-secondary education.
Western Governors University (WGU) announced today that it will partner with Wiley to establish a new scholarly publication, The Journal of Competency-Based Education. The Journal, which will be aimed at practitioners, policy-makers, and educational researchers, will focus on research in the area of competency-based education (CBE), but will also include documented case studies and best practices.
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"Competency-based education is now receiving widespread recognition as an effective—and efficient—model for post-secondary education," said Johnstone. "Our objective in establishing this journal is to provide a reputable source of research and information on all elements of competency-based education."
Established in 1997 by a bipartisan group of U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, WGU has been recognized by the White House as what works in post-secondary education. The online university has more than 57,000 students and 43,000 graduates in all 50 states and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. WGU has been named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies and featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York Times. WGU pioneered competency-based post-secondary education when it became the first university to offer competency-based degree programs nearly two decades ago.
WGU has earned the support of more than 20 leading corporations and foundations, including AT&T, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Lilly Endowment, HCA, Hewlett-Packard, Lumina Foundation, Microsoft, Oracle, SunGard Higher Education, and Zions Bank.
More information is available at www.wgu.edu
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