The liberal arts have a bright future in competency-based learning

The Christensen Institute

Although competency-based learning in higher education is arising based on the need for more affordable programs that prepare students for the workforce, by no means is competency-based learning inherently synonymous with the demise of the liberal arts. Second, online, competency-based programs don’t have to be about training students for a specific job; they can offer a more general liberal-arts program.

Tackling the education-to-employment gap

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this year, CareerBuilder and Capella Learning Solutions announced an innovative partnership, RightSkill , to bridge the growing talent gap in the United States. Qualified job seekers are enrolled in a RightSkill learning experience to learn, refine, and practice their job-ready skills.

Tackle teacher shortages with online learning

The Christensen Institute

For example, states already operating in a budget deficit can hardly expect to come up with the millions of dollars that would be required each year to make physics teachers’ pay commensurate with the pay typical of private industry positions.

How AR and VR Prepare Students for Jobs of the Future (and Save Districts Money)

Edsurge

Her class is learning about muscles, but instead of watching a video or reading about it in a book, she can move a virtual arm and see an exposed bicep muscle contract. Lucie’s are increasingly viewed as a pathway to provide students with the hands-on skills industry and businesses say they need in new employees. EdSurge chatted with Carbenia, who shared tips on selecting, implementing and funding the technology—along with a deeply relevant lesson he learned from his family.

How colleges are adapting to the future of education

Linways Technologies

So here are some of the approaches and adaptations the institutions are currently relying on to address the shifting trends and needs of both the industry and the future. So as a result, we are now seeing more skill based educational practises in colleges.

Unlikely bedfellows converge, create inspired vision for future of education

The Christensen Institute

From the right to the left, from those who support school choice to those who have sought to protect traditional school districts, from superintendents and principals to the presidents of the two major teachers unions, and from industry leaders to researchers, a diverse group of unlikely bedfellows released on Tuesday a new effort and accompanying report to rethink education in America titled Education Reimagined: A transformational vision for education in the U.S.

Rwanda’s ahead of the online CBE learning curve

The Christensen Institute

Although practitioners may squabble over the definition of competency-based education (CBE), there is a fundamental core of CBE that centers on mastery, formative tests, and recurring feedback. Of course, that doesn’t mean that there won’t be a wild proliferation of learning pathways that burgeon from those same core definitions. They learn how to participate differently in class and work on project-based assignments.

Disruption looms for law schools

The Christensen Institute

First, they are creating more affordable, standardized, and commoditized services in an industry long dominated by opaque, highly customized, and expensive offerings only accessible on a regular basis to a limited part of the population. Education Blog Blended learning competency-based education competency-based learning digital learning disruption disruptive innovation higher education law school law schools legal education online learning

Beware of taking flexibility a step too far

The Christensen Institute

At its best, online learning can catalyze new heights of flexibility—in path, pace, place, space, and teacher-student interactions—amidst an education landscape that has long looked more like an industrial production line. Moreover, online coursework can start to facilitate anywhere, anytime learning, which doubles down on the promise that learning need not be confined to the four walls of the classroom.

Why Continuing Education Programs Are Poised to Become Hubs of Innovation

Edsurge

Because of their mission and relative autonomy on university campuses, continuing education programs—in the form of extension schools and schools of continuing and professional education—are well-positioned to experiment with different student-centered learning models, create innovative programs that generate new revenue streams, and build bridges with industry partners. MOOCs are not the only ones that offer on-demand learning today.

The Four Biggest Challenges to Implementing Maine's Proficiency-Based Diploma

Edsurge

Maine has long been an innovator in education, stemming back to the Maine Learning Technology Initiative. Now all eyes are on our corner of the country as we transition from a traditional seat-time high school diploma to a proficiency-based diploma. I believe the new proficiency-based diploma requirements are yet another beacon of educational leadership and innovation, one that will alter our education system in meaningful and lasting ways.

Preparing Students For A Modern Economy

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Doing some reading (and listening) on competency-based education recently, I was both intrigued and concerned. It was during a panel discussion on Competency Based Learning, where he explained the research for the prioritized competencies began with “federal skills databases.”

The PROs and CONs of competency-based education

Neo LMS

In a previous post I talked about competency-based learning and how this might be the ultimate approach to education. Students attend courses, do assignments, get credits and eventually graduate based on what they know, not on how much time it took them to gain that knowledge.

INTERVIEW: Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech

Neo LMS

Graham Glass, CEO of CYPHER LEARNING, participated to a live event for Digital Learning Day 2019. The event was hosted by Phill Bevan, Community Advisor at VETR , a digital learning community for the Australian vocational education and training sector. Competency-based learning.

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Why Flipped Learning should be standard for Higher Education

Neo LMS

Flipped Learning and Higher Education are rarely found together in the same sentence. While not exactly the same, both concepts shift the focus towards students and their learning needs rather than the instructor. The name was Horace Mann and the time was the Industrial Revolution.

Competency-Based vs Personalized Learning: Dawn of Justice

CUE

Competency-based and personalized learning strategies are both best incorporated when they leverage technology tools which allow teachers to customize their standard curriculum. A competency-based learning system focuses on the demonstration of a student’s academic performance.

Utah Makes Dramatic Progress Implementing Next Generation Learning

ExcelinEd

Utah’s steady journey toward next generation learning took another step forward last month. The state announced the recipients of the Competency-Based Education Planning Grant program.

The silver lining of Computer Science teacher shortages

The Christensen Institute

These days it seems that everyone wants to learn computer science. Over 90% of parents want their child to learn CS. With half a million unfilled computing jobs, the tech industry has a vested interest as well. In my own experience, I know that as a short-term solution, teachers of other subjects are attending summer professional development workshops to learn the basics of teaching CS. Rethinking teaching and learning.

Learning Impact Conference Report: How Can We Create More Seamless Digital Ecosystems?

techlearning

At the IMS Global Learning Impact conference this week (#LILI2018), there were dozens of sessions covering the many ways interoperability is helping data play well together to create more user-friendly digital ecosystems.

Chinese Edtech Sees $1.86B in Q1 2019, Bucking Plummeting Venture Trend

Edsurge

In China, the edtech industry appears to be immune to the whiplash that has hit venture investing across other sectors. Within the Chinese education sector, three sectors saw a concentration of investments: competency-based education; language learning; education “informazation.”.

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Disruptive innovations in higher ed emerging from outside mainstream

The Christensen Institute

In education, online learning is the first disruptive innovation since the advent of the printing press. Combined with competency-based learning—in which students progress upon true mastery of their learning, not because of an arbitrary time-based measure— there is a big opportunity to transform our higher education system into a more affordable, student-centered one that is able to serve many more students.

Does Your District Have a Solid Data Foundation?

Tom Murray

It’s been incredibly motivating to see the most exciting schools and districts are venturing away from the the industrial model approaches that many of us experienced as kids — and for good reason. can be ut ilized to make learning personal (and fun!)

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K-12 Educators and Administrators: Share Your Ed-tech Pilot Approach

Digital Promise

Do you think others could learn from the way you conduct ed-tech pilots to inform product decisions? Digital Promise is crowdsourcing best practices for piloting learning technology tools, and we want to hear from you! So, do you think you have a pilot approach others could learn from?

Disruptive innovation can help solve nation’s teacher shortage

The Christensen Institute

A critique against the power of disruptive innovation to help our schools educate each child more effectively has been a backhanded one: Yes, re-architecting schools around personalized learning is important, but even more important is having a highly effective teacher for every child. Online learning advocates have for a long time made this point. Second, officials should move from seat-time requirements to competency-based learning models.

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Project-Based Learning Is Just the Beginning

techlearning

In addition, we are one of 10 high school districts in Illinois that has started to move to competency-based learning. We started by marrying the traditional, content-driven course work with performance-based assessment.

Interoperability Boosts the Speed of School Communications

EdTech Magazine

A Digital Learning Now report highlights digital backpacks as a solution for teachers who, without these tools, “have little visibility into the past performance of their students, what other teachers noted, or each learner’s strengths, weaknesses, and individual needs.”. Utah teachers are now not only able to keep tabs on how students develop, but they can better develop personalized learning initiatives. Interoperability Boosts the Speed of School Communications.

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Why continuing education programs are poised to become hubs of innovation

The Christensen Institute

MOOCs are not the only ones that offer on-demand learning today. Competency-based education has become a hot trend in recent years, and it is no coincidence that one of the few direct assessment programs that the Department of Education has approved is at a continuing education school.

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To Connect Classes to Careers, Consider Erasing Grade Levels

Edsurge

Back in the early 1900s, John Dewey promoted the “learning by doing” approach to education, which would later become the foundation of project-based learning (PBL). With our new focus, we are one of 10 high school districts in Illinois that have started to move to competency-based learning. For us, it starts by marrying the traditional, content-driven coursework with performance-based assessment.

Odysseyware launches new professional learning series

eSchool News

The series will include virtual and live events focused on industry best practices. These models are ushering in a new era of personalized learning pathways, teacher empowerment, and student choice. PDT; • “Val Verde Academy: A Successful Blended Learning Model” on May 5th at 9:00 a.m.

‘There’s No Such Thing as Average’: Todd Rose on Brain Science and the Limitations of Standards

Edsurge

Our current industrial model is rooted on the belief that there is an average student,” Rose said. “In Yet Rose believes there is hope if we can implement the concept of personalization more actively in schools and other learning environments. “If The three elements that differentiate students—and really, anyone According to Rose, there are three patterns of individuality that everyone should consider when creating learning experiences for students.

[Guest Post] The Future of Learning is Now

Education Elements

The Jaquelin Hume Foundation’s mission is to accelerate the implementation of high quality blended/personalized learning in America’s schools. As he spoke, it became clear to me that the only way to have an impact on the K-12 education industry (a $650 billion business at last count) was to introduce the use of technology to improve its product and increase its productivity. Personalized learning is an idea whose time has come. Personalized Learning Education Leaders

5 critical considerations for CBE and CBL implementation

eSchool News

As schools begin to invest in competency-based education (CBE) and higher ed institutions set up competency-based programs, two of the big questions often unanswered become “is their focus on education or on learning ?” First and Foremost, Focus on Learning.

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As Google steals its education thunder, what can Microsoft do?

The Christensen Institute

Industries tend to swing like a pendulum between interdependent and modular architectures. This created a performance gap, which swung the industry back to an appetite for interdependent architecture. Many schools, however, have historically not been able to pay the premium that Apple commands for its high-end products and have opted for Windows-based devices. In schools across America, the operating system inside its computers is once again changing.

Digital Age Skills for Educators

Educator Innovator

Learning to read, write, and participate in the digital world has become the 4th basic foundational skill next to the three Rs—reading, writing, and arithmetic—in a rapidly evolving, networked world. In the 21st century, learning can take place anytime, anywhere, at any pace, and with the learner at the center. The conversation has moved beyond subjects and grades to considering the skills and competencies that are needed for one to actually be college- and career-ready.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” She was, apparently, at Koch Industries. ” Via Edsurge : “5 Ways MOOC -Based Degrees Are Different From Other Online Degrees.” “ FutureLearn Looking To Raise £40m, Announces a MOOC-based BA,” says Class Central. “ WeWork Helps Online Learning Take its Next Step Forward,” according to the Clayton Christensen Institute’s Michael Horn. ” Accreditations and Certifications and Competencies.

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The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools

MindShift

Redesigning Learning Spaces: Panelists identified changing learning spaces as a trend that educators and district leaders have embraced for quite some time and which is likely to continue. Teachers are becoming more comfortable with this idea of “blending learning.”.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.