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Competency-based Platforms Market for Higher Education in the US 2016-2020

Competency-based Platforms Market for Higher Education in the US 2016-2020

About Competency-Based Education

Competency-based education is an educational model in which the emphasis is primarily on acquiring proficiency in skills that are measured through assessments along with credits given to skills learned through work experience or in earlier programs. It differs from traditional education models that rely on a credit hour-based system of credentialing. While traditional educational models are fixed-time models, in competency-based education programs, student competency and learning are the areas of focus with time being a variable, as in competency-based education, since the learning is self-paced, students can prioritize modules, and accordingly allot time for each module.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the competency-based education market for higher education in the US to grow at a CAGR of 22.02% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the competency-based education market for higher education in the US for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated by the sale of competency-based software technologies and competency-based platforms to higher education institutions in the US.

The market is divided into the following segments based on product:

  • Competency-based technologies platforms
  • Competency-based education technologies
Technavio's report, Competency-Based Education Market for Higher Education in the US 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • BNED LoudCloud
  • D2L
  • Ellucian
  • Flat World Education
Key vendors prominent vendors
  • Articulate
  • Blackboard
  • Edmodo
  • Fidelis Education
  • Fishtree
  • Itslearning
  • Knewton
  • Motivis Learning
  • Saba
  • Schoology
Market driver
  • Increased use of adaptive learning
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Threat from institutional platforms
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Learning analytics in competency-based education
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Competency-Based Education Market for Higher Education in the US 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the competency-based education market for higher education in the US: BNED LoudCloud, D2L, Ellucian, and Flat World Education.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Articulate, Blackboard, Edmodo, Fidelis Education, Fishtree, itslearning, Knewton, Motivis Learning, Saba, and Schoology.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Emergence of learning relationship management systems will be a key trend for market growth. The higher education market is seeing the emergence of learning relationship management systems. These are software tools used to measure student progress by tracking the mastery of competency real-time and facilitating communication between various stakeholders such as teachers, students, parents, and counselors.”

According to the report, a major driver of competency-based education is growing Internet penetration and the proliferation of accessible and publicly available knowledge. Higher education institutions face enormous pressure to adapt to the paradigm of education. It is expected that online competency-based education will be a major disruptive force in the forecast period for traditional higher education as it is a culmination of the right learning model, technologies, customers, and businesses. Online degree programs, such as those offered by WGU and Southern New Hampshire University, aid learners through targeted learning outcomes, support, and portable skill sets that are in demand by industry employers.

Further, the report states that a major challenge for higher education institutions that wish to enter the market is the lack of financial resources required to implement a change in the education model. Higher education institutions rely largely on federal education grants and alumni support for the required capital.



Companies Mentioned

BNED LoudCloud, D2L, Ellucian, Flat World Education, Articulate, Blackboard, Edmodo, Fidelis Education, Fishtree, itslearning, Knewton, Motivis Learning, Saba, Schoology.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Education market in the US
      • Table Key segments in North America education market 2015
    • Competency-based education
      • Table Difference between traditional and competency-based education
      • Table Features of competency-based education
    • Competency-based education market for higher education in the US
      • Table Key benefits of competency-based education
      • Table Competency-based education market for higher education in the US 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Segmentation by product
    • Competency-based education market for higher education in the US by product
      • Table Competency-based education market for higher education in the US by product 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Competency-based education market for higher education in the US by product 2015-2020
    • Competency-based technologies market for higher education in the US
      • Table Distribution in the competency-based technologies market for higher education in the US 2015
      • Table Competency-based technologies market for higher education in the US 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Competency-based education platforms market for higher education in the US
      • Table Competency-based platforms market for higher education in the US 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Growing focus to reduce skill gaps
    • Increased use of adaptive learning
    • Expensive traditional education programs
      • Table Comparison of average annual fee for college education between public and private institutions in the US 2015
    • Ubiquity of online learning platforms
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Lack of technological support
      • Table Technological requirements for competency-based education
    • Threat from institutional platforms
    • High start-up costs
      • Table Major areas of expenditure for higher education institutions adopting competency-based education
    • Challenges in designing course content
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Emergence of digital badges
      • Table Use of digital badges
    • Change in assessment methodologies
    • Learning analytics in competency-based education
    • Emergence of learning relationship management systems
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Competitive benchmarking
      • Table Vendor matrix
      • Table Key vendors: Strategic initiatives overview
  • Key vendor analysis
    • BNED LoudCloud
      • Table BNED LoudCloud: Product offerings in competency-based education
    • D2L
    • Ellucian
      • Table Ellucian: Product offerings in competency-based education market for higher education
    • Flat World Education
      • Table Flat World Education: Business offerings
      • Table Flat World Education: Competency-based education model features
  • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviation
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