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About Jeff Grann

Jeff Grann is Academic Director of Assessment and Learning Analytics at Capella University. He is focused on improving higher education for working adults by maturing student assessment practices. Jeff currently leads an IMS Global working group whose charter is to define interoperability data standards for competency-based education.

LAK15 Case Study 3: FlexPath: Building Competency-based, Direct Assessment Offerings

Date: 19 March 2015

Author: Jeff Grann

Link: LAK15 Case Study 3: FlexPath: Building Competency-based, Direct Assessment Offerings (PDF) (MS Word)

Citation:  Grann, J. LAK15 Case Study 3: FlexPath: Building Competency-based, Direct Assessment Offerings, Learning Analytics Review no. LAK15-3, March 2015, ISSN: 2057-7494. http://www.laceproject.eu/learning-analytics-review/building-competency-based-offerings/

Short link (for use in Twitter): http://bit.ly/lace-review-lak15-3

Abstract:
In October 2013, Capella University launched FlexPath, America’s first federally-approved direct assessment program at the bachelor and master degree levels. Students in these offerings advance by demonstrating competencies according to faculty judged performance across multiple authentic assessments. This case study describes the offering’s development, operations and performance, and includes evidence suggesting that students save both time and money compared to credit-bearing programs while maintaining comparable levels of academic achievement.

Additional information:
This case study has been published as part of the practitioner track of the Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference LAK15, Scaling Up: Big Data to Big Impact held in Marist College, New York on 16-20 March 2015.


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