US-based institute says online CBE is most likely to disrupt PSE

August 25, 2014

Online competency-based education (CBE) is the innovation most likely to disrupt the PSE sector, according to the institute founded by the man who coined the phrase “disruptive innovation.” The Clayton Christensen Institute says that online CBE is poised to capitalize on a convergence of several factors in the US including rising tuition costs, climbing student debt, PSE costs, student dissatisfaction, and demand for academic credentials beyond traditional degrees. Currently, the Institute says, normalized “embedded inefficiencies” at US colleges leave them unable to capitalize on the opportunity of online education. The change will take time, but the Institute’s researchers say students are increasingly looking for targeted programs, tailored support, and identifiable skill sets, all of which are more effectively provided by online CBE. eCampus News