October 23, 2013
Capella continues to extend our leadership in competency-based learning with the launch of a first-of-its-kind competency map to all of our students.
What exactly is a competency map you ask?
Competency maps are a visual dashboard that lets adult students track their demonstration of career-relevant competencies through each of their courses. With the maps, students will have a detailed way to show current and future employers exactly what they mastered in their degree programs as it relates to their professions.
Competencies are the specific skills and knowledge that contribute to success in specific professions. As students complete assignments, the competency maps compile a picture of the career-relevant competencies being mastered. Using an intuitive visual display, they reveal a real-time view of where students are, what lies ahead, and where they should focus to be successful.
With Capella’s recent U.S. Department of Education approval of our FlexPath programs, we are the first university to offer competency-based bachelor’s and master’s degree programs that utilize an approved direct assessment learning model as opposed to the traditional credit-hour.
This more complete view of accumulated knowledge and skills is just another example of how Capella is dedicated to the success of our students.