A Bold Vision For The Future
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC)
shares a big and bold vision for the future of higher education with its direct assessment,
competency-based education (CBE) model. On October 1, 2014, LFCC was awarded a $3.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor
under round four of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT)
specifically encourages community colleges to develop CBE
programs, to use free and low-cost
digital resources wherever possible, and to provide wrap-around student support services that include contextualized remediation and adult basic education, when needed.
A portion of this grant is dedicated to the creation of this HigherEd.org
portal. Other grant resources are being used with
an initiative called "Knowledge to Work,"
which offers accredited, associate degree and certificate programs in information technology,
health information management, and administrative support technology. Information about these LFCC
direct assessment CBE programs is
available at https://knowledgetowork.com
. Many of the same features offered in
LFCC's Knowledge to Work
programs, including personalized learning plans tied to competencies and using open
educational resources, are available for free at HigherEd.org.
Competency-Based Website Offering Personalized Learning Plans
We believe education should be affordable, accessible to all, and should encourage individuals to grow and live up to their greatest potential. Our goal is to make this possible.
is a new, interactive, educational search engine and portal designed to help you get
the competencies you need to increase your employability and be successful. The portal currently provides resources in three pathways:
Health Information Management (HIM)
Information Technology (IT)
Administrative Support Technology (AST)
In addition, resources about career readiness and job searching skills are provided. Each pathway and program area offers hundreds of free and
low-cost digital learning resources to help you acquire new competencies.
Registered users can take advantage of the following advanced features of HigherEd.org for free!
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- Personalized learning plans tied to individual competencies linked to your credential of choice
- Create a personalized library of resources for study and reference
- Review progress with your own dashboard
- Get friendly reminders and personalized learning resource recommendations to help keep you on track with your learning goals
You can also contact the HigherEd.org team
Competency-based education (CBE) links