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SXSWedu is the four-day component of the internationally recognized SXSW festival held annually in Austin. This year, WGU Texas student Connor Gorske had the opportunity to participate in a SXSWedu panel, “Are They Learning? Competency-Based Student Voices.” WGU, parent university of WGU Texas, is the pioneer of competency-based learning, and
In February, a team of two WGU Texas graduate students and four WGU Texas undergraduate students competed in the first round for the southwest region (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and New Mexico) of the 2016 Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC). The CCDC tests students’ skills and ability to detect and respond
Veronica Vargas Stidvent Chancellor, WGU Texas It’s estimated that in four years, 59 percent of all new jobs in Texas will require postsecondary education. Yet only 32 percent of Texans who are 25 or older currently have a bachelor’s degree. There’s a considerable gap among these figures. If Texas is
By Sally Johnstone Vice President for Academic Advancement, WGU In the past 20 years, the types of people enrolled in colleges have changed. This is likely to continue as state after state sets goals for the percentage of its citizens who need some type of post-secondary credential. These goals cannot
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