Educause 2016 Coverage

Learning Objects Debuts Competency-Based Education Platform

Learning Objects, a company owned by Cengage Learning, is out with a new platform that streamlines competency-based education (CBE) programs at colleges and universities.

Learning Objects’ Competency-Based Learning (CBL) Platform is “designed to support programs built around learning goals that map to assessments and learning activities,” according to a prepared statement. Additionally, students can learn at their own pace and earn modular credentials.

The CBL Platform offers an end-to-end experience with the following features:

  • Program definitions;
  • Competency sets;
  • Curriculum maps;
  • Competency dashboards;
  • Evidence portfolios; and
  • Extended transcripts.

The platform supports face-to-face, flipped, fully online and blended instruction. It can be integrated with other systems based on IMS standards.

Cengage Learning is exhibiting in booth 1421 at the Educause 2016 conference taking place in Anaheim, CA this week. Further information is available on the Learning Objects site.

About the Author

Sri Ravipati is Web producer for THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at sravipati@1105media.com.

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