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Classification of Competency

HPU (University)is beginning to offer an innovation in course delivery called the "hybrid." The hybrid allows students to (1) attend class in the classroom for the entire term or (2) take the same class entirely online or (3) come to that same class part of the time and go online the rest of the time. The hybrid also allows students to choose between working in a team and working alone, again, for "all" team assignments or just for one or two team assignments. Question: Is HPU's hybrid course delivery system an example of ... a. a competence b. a core competence or c. a distinctive competence? WHY?

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Question: Is HPU's hybrid course delivery system an example of ...

a. a competence
b. a core competence or
c. a distinctive competence? WHY?

a. a competence is the best answer.

Why?

This is because a University offers a range of classes in different delivery modalities. However, the question does not mention the type of class that the hybrid course delivery system is delivering. If it were a core competency, it would be in a specific subject area or skill (Microsoft Certified Software Engineer is said to have a core competency in certain Microsoft systems and networks) or a distinct competency (pharmacist has distinct competencies in drug knowledge base). Since it does not specify teaching a specific subject area or a distinct skill, a ...

Solution Summary

Relating to HPU's hybrid course delivery scenario, this solution explains how to classify the competency used at HPU as being a competence, a core competence or a distinctive competence, and why. Definitions of the key concepts are also detailed.

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