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The Competency-Based Education Market Opportunity

Richard Garrett (Eduventures, USA)
Session Information
October 15, 2015 - 2:30pm
Technology and Emerging Learning Environments
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Research Study
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Practical Application
Institutional Level: 
Universities and Four Year Institutions
Audience Level: 
Session Type: 
Information Session
Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 
45 Minutes
Concurrent Session 8

This presentation features insights from Eduventures' most recent research on the competency-based education marketplace.

Extended Abstract

Competency-based education (CBE) is gaining momentum, and higher education leaders are taking note of this unique market opportunity. This year, Eduventures has launched an extensive research effort focused on tracking the size and scope of the CBE marketplace, from estimates of overall market size to notable players behind this movement, student demand drivers, and technology trends impacting its future growth. We have also developed a comprehensive market landscape to include a categorical representation of over 100 organizations, enablers, and technology vendors supporting CBE and helping to shape its trajectory. In this presentation, we will discuss our research and overall findings, including insight into six approaches to CBE we have observed across the market today, as well as share insight into the numerous partnership options available to schools to help spur adoption and foster best practice. Participants will leave with a complement copy of Eduventures' 2015 report, The Competency-Based Education Landscape, and actionable insights to help support next stage planning decisions and program strategies.

Lead Presenter

Richard Garrett is Chief Research Officer for Eduventures.