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U. of Texas system launches ‘mobile-first’ competency-based courses

Earlier this month, the University of Texas system announced it would create a competency-based program that will allow students to take courses on mobile devices. The courses will be in fields that have the most need for graduates in Texas, like medical sciences.

According to a news release, the program, which will begin next year, will be led by the system’s Institute for Transformational Learning. The program will include a “mobile-first” stack of technologies and services called TEx that will improve and personalize learning experiences. It also will provide customized support and services such as advising, coaching and mentoring.