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Corporate Training Trends… A Natural Fit For CBE

February 6, 2017

This article was written by Sagence Learning, Inc,

A recent article in HRDrive discusses emerging trends in Corporate Training to address employee skills gap issues. These trends include: utilizing external resources to bring in real world experiences that provide context and relevance to help keep employees engaged, implementing new technologies to better support the training experience, and digital credentialing to recognize the training.  

The HRDrive article cites some interesting statistics from a Linkedin Learning Blog that explores corporate training expectations in the coming year.  To summarize the predictions: employers will be increasingly focused on offering external training; they will shift to more of a skills based hiring criteria; they will add more training opportunities as part of employee benefits; micro-credentials, for example digital badges, will gain more value. 

We have seen these kinds of trends as well in higher education.  Our clients are looking to deliver their teaching and learning experiences in more effective and efficient ways while improving their ability to monitor and track progress to ultimately ensure student success.  We have also seen colleges and universities explore Digital Badging as a way for students to prove they have achieved mastery of specific skills and knowledge.

Competency-Based Education is a natural fit for Skills Based Training as it focuses on developing curricula based on the specific skills and knowledge needed for a particular job or career. It offers a focused and relevant opportunity for students to acquire additional skills or “competencies” they need for their jobs and careers.   

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Resources

CBE Network.org

A National Consortium for Designing, Developing and Scaling New Models for Student Learning

CBE Info.org

Discover the impact of Competency-Based Education on higher learning and how to implement CBE programs at your institution

HLC Commission.org

Common Framework for Defining and Approving Competency-Based Education Programs

US Dept of Education.gov

Competency Based Learning or Personalized Learning; Transitioning away from seat time.

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