This week, Education Dive took a look at 7 competency-based programs worth watching in higher ed. Speaking of competency-based learning, the University of Texas System also announced its own program, developed by its Institute for Transformational Learning and faculty. Additionally, for-profit Bridgepoint Education announced 167 layoffs ahead of its earnings release, while online learning facilitator 2U continued seeing its losses fall as its programs continue to grow and see success. Finally, SUNY Cobleskill launched its Google Glass pilot for paramedic and animal science programs, giving students live-streaming, point-of-view video of various procedures, and allowing the students to be better evaluated from their own viewpoint.
Be sure to check out our look at 5 of the year's top education documentaries and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- SUNY Google Glass experiment begins: SUNY Cobleskill's Project WAVE-ExSEL is meant to help students in paramedic and animal science programs in two hands-on classes.
- 2U's losses continue to fall as revenues increase in Q3: The company also added a new name to its board of directors.
- For-profit Bridgepoint lays off 167: The third round of cuts in 16 months comes as the company prepares for its Wednesday morning Q3 earnings release.
- U of Texas System unveils competency-based plan: One of the nation's largest university systems says its approach to the increasingly popular learning model will be the first of its kind in the U.S.
- 7 competency-based higher ed programs to keep an eye on: The U.S. Department of Education is still sorting out how it will evaluate competency-based programs, but these seven bear watching.
- Don't miss these 5 ed docs released in 2014: Issues like student loan debt, immigration reform, and resegregation influenced several great education films this year.
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