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ACHE 2014

October 27–29, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Five Things You Should Know About Competency-Based Learning

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 1:30 PM–2:15 PM PDT
Concurrent Session 2
Session Description

Individualized learning paths whereby students progress from one activity to the next and one course to the next based on their demonstrated knowledge and aptitude can make education more affordable, efficient, and effective. It also can deliver learning outcomes that align with your academic and financial objectives. Whether you are ready to jump into competency-based learning full steam ahead, or prefer to test the waters and slowly transition one or more programs, join us as we explore five must-know things when it comes to competency-based education, including learning models, integration strategies, instructional design, course creation, and student support.

Session Focus
Credit Programming
Online Programming
Post-traditional Students
Session Audience
Program Directors
Program Staff
Deans & Senior Administrators

Primary Presenter

Steve Pappageorge, Helix Education
Contact information; 801-639-1665

Brief Bio

As Chief Product Officer, Steve brings a wealth of general management and technology leadership from several industries—higher education, global food service, technology, and consulting—to his role at Helix Education.
Having spent nearly 11 years with DeVry University, serving in a variety of roles, he was most recently the dean of the College of Continuing Education, New Programs, and Outreach. He was responsible for establishing and growing the university’s continuing education programs. Steve also led efforts to design and develop the university’s competency-based learning initiative and initial MOOC offerings. In addition, Steve was responsible for new academic program development, the 21st Century Classroom technology initiative, and academic outreach including international relations and the university’s study abroad program.

Additional Presenter #1

Kari Kovar, Helix Education
Contact Information; 801-639-1665

Brief Bio

Leading the Partnerships Division at Helix Education, Kari brings more than 15 years of experience in higher education. In her role, she evaluates new partnerships, ensuring that the company and its clients are aligned for success. Particularly, she sees that resources are properly allocated to maximize the potential of each partnership and that Helix is delivering world-class strategies and results that foster great client relationships.
Kari began her career in higher education as a Principal Consultant at Stamats, where she guided traditional institutions through strategic planning, brand management, and enrollment marketing. At InsideTrack, she partnered with colleges and universities to increase retention and student engagement. In 2008, she joined Datamark and led its expansion into the non-profit sector. She broadened her education technology experience in 2011 with a leadership role at Instructure.

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