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Tuesday, May 24 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
Balancing Tradition with Competency-based Education: The Tale of Two Universities

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There is a rapidly growing interest of colleges and universities across the U.S. to offer some form of competency-based education (CBE) or digital badging. From internships to traditional classes, to entire baccalaureate degrees, digital credentials continues to attract a lot of attention. Many institutions, however, struggle to reconcile the traditional degree with badging and CBE offerings. Colleges and universities find themselves in an unclear landscape of institutional change and needing to reconcile higher education tradition with what a 21st century degree looks like. In this session two institutions will share how they navigated the complexities of balancing the traditional academy with digital badging and CBE efforts. They will also discuss how they have managed institutional change in order to develop, offer and refine viable digital badge and CBE programs and degrees.

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Andrea Deau

Information Technology Director, University of Wisconsin Extension
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Kevin O'Shea

Manager, Innovations in Teaching and Learning, Purdue University

Tuesday May 24, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Room 12