It’s no secret that the world of higher education likes to employ the use of acronyms, and the acronym du jour is CBE, or competency based education.
But what exactly is competency based education and the myriad of terms associated with the topic? That’s a question Blackboard and ACE are trying to answer.
Through a new lexicon, Clarifying Competency Based Education Terms, Blackboard and ACE are working together to clarify some of the confusing definitions in the field. Competency based education is not one specific thing, and the lexicon delves into how the vocabulary is used in different ways by different people.
As part of ACE and Blackboard’s ongoing research on competency based education, the project also aims to get people involved in future conversations on the topic.
Launched last week, the lexicon will exist as a living document designed to evolve as terms shift and expand within the realm of CBE.