2019-2020 Innovation of the Year Award Winner: Kirkwood Community College

FlexFORWARD Program

The FlexFORWARD Program was developed as a competency-based education (CBE) program targeting adult learners—students who often face many commitments outside of the classroom. The courses are taught online in seven-week increments and allow students to move through the curriculum at their own pace as they demonstrate knowledge of the required content. The development team found solutions to many challenges and worked diligently to ensure consistency across the courses for a seamless student experience. Templates and tools were built to help replicate this program across business courses as well as other programs that decide to implement it. This team has set up a path for successful development and implementation of future programs.

Innovators: Mike Dillon, Marilee Feldman, Sandra O’Brien

See the associated Innovation Showcase here.

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