This Monday in class we had a fascinating discussion on competency-based education. Competency-based education allows students to advance their skills at their own pace despite its’ learning environment. This method will help educators in achieving personalized learning experience for students. If we are designing for equity, we could use competency-based education to help all students succeed.
Reflecting on my capstone project, I am quite uncertain whether this competency-based education could be implemented in online faculty development. Moreover, what are the incentives that will make them interested in this type of online faculty development? What would make them want to complete the learning environment module if this is not a requirement? Will giving them badges motivate them?