Northern Arizona U, Pearson partner on competency-based degrees

July 11, 2012

Northern Arizona University has signed a deal with Pearson to co-develop 3 fully online bachelor degree programs based on the competency-based model of PSE. To be launched in January, the courses will target adult students who are looking to earn credit for professional and life experience and close the remaining distance to a university degree. The courses will rely heavily on course materials to instill students with the knowledge and skills needed to complete assignments and pass tests. Instructors will be available on demand, but Northern Arizona U hopes to assemble a library of non-human learning resources effective enough so that students will only need to call on instructors as a last resort. Inside Higher Ed