Competency-based legal education

The Christensen Institute

In thinking about how best to prepare for that changing world, law schools need to consider how competency-based educational models can be employed to advance educational objectives for students seeking to enter the market for legal services. As Michael Horn and I explain in our new white paper, “ Disrupting law school ,” regulatory protections that have sheltered law schools from competition will continue to subside.

Disruption looms for law schools

The Christensen Institute

The reason, as my coauthor Michele Pistone, a law professor at Villanova University, and I write in newly-published white paper for the Clayton Christensen Institute titled Disrupting Law School , is that the forces of disruptive innovation have arrived firmly in the world of legal services. The big question we pose in the paper is will any current law schools set up an autonomous entity and drive this disruption themselves or will entrants emerge that disrupt law schools.

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Creating a sea change to improve teacher impact

The Christensen Institute

Tomorrow the Clayton Christensen Institute is releasing a white paper titled, “Solving the Nation’s Teacher Shortage: How online learning can fix the broken teacher labor market.” In that paper, Mallory Dwinal analyzes how the macro-level influences of women’s rights, technological improvements in other sectors, and teachers’ family structures have led to shortages of teachers by grade level, subject area, region, and quality.

What law schools should do to combat disruption

The Christensen Institute

In our recent white paper for the Clayton Christensen Institute titled Disrupting Law School , Michele Pistone, a law professor at Villanova University, and I write that the forces of disruptive innovation have arrived firmly in the world of legal services and will likely only accelerate in the years ahead. In the paper we pose two other ways forward for law schools. First, schools can use online learning as a sustaining innovation to improve learning and control costs.

Strengthen Professional Learning with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Micro-credentials present a unique opportunity to link professional learning to practice. Through each competency-based credential, educators demonstrate application of their learning. Focus on integrating the new learning into instructional practice.

Healthcare offers lessons from the last recession to higher ed of what not to do

The Christensen Institute

There will be many opportunities to use stimulus funds to push forward competency-based learning models—in which the federal government pays for mastery of learning, not the number of “credit hours” students accumulate.

Southern New Hampshire University’s Paul LeBlanc Wants Higher Ed to Back Up Its Claims

Edsurge

Competency-based learning has received widespread recognition as a way to better align higher education to careers. On a flight from Kuala Lumpur to New York in 2011 LeBlanc wrote “a little white paper” that set the stage for SNHU’s foray into direct-assessment programs. The game-changing idea here is that when we have assessment right, we should not care how a student achieves learning. That’s a competency.

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How 2Revolutions is Helping Schools, Districts, and States Support Future of Learning Models

Edsurge

There are organizations that support different kinds of transformation in schools and after researching and interviewing some of these organizations, we've learned a great deal about what these changes can look like, how schools go about redesigning aspects of their model, and what types of support they need along the way. In October, we will share a guide highlighting the trends, insights and challenges we've learned about while profiling five key players in the world of school redesign.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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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. BLACKBOARD ALLY ( www.blackboard.com ) Blackboard announced that Blackboard Ally is now available for multiple learning management systems used by K-12 school districts. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.