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Helpful Tools for Providing Effective Competency-Based Education

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These tools represent a sampling of some of the best CBE-capable edtech in the areas of learning platforms/learning management systems, curriculum resources, assessment/reporting, and platforms that fall outside of these categories.

Philanthropic Organizations Making an Impact in Competency-Based Education

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The shift to competency-based education (CBE) is inevitable and well underway, but we still have quite a ways to go. These philanthropy organizations are helping to accelerate progress.

On Becoming Student-Centered and Mastery-Based

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In this episode of the Getting Smart podcast, Tom chats with Dr. Susan Bell about Windsor Locks Public Schools and their move to mastery-based learning.

MIT Integrated Learning Initiative with Jeff Dieffenbach

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In this episode of the Getting Smart podcast, Tom chats about MIT Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili) with Jeff Dieffenbach. They discuss what Jeff has learned about how learners grow and develop, and how the work at MITili can help improve children’s education.

Incubating EdTech: AT&T Announces 4th Aspire Accelerator Class

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AT&T's EdTech accelerator program finds, develops and invests in companies that are rethinking the learning revolution. These companies are using tech to promote student success beyond the classroom. Meet the 2018 Aspire Accelerator cohort.

Michael Fullan Sees Global Momentum for Deep Learning

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Michael Fullan is Canada’s gift to education. For half a century and with 45 books to his credit, Fullan has been the world’s most persistent and persuasive advocate for powerful learning experiences. Listen in to hear a conversation between Tom and Fullan about the potential for better high school credentials and how the assessment system is changing.

How Cengage Supports the Shift to Competency

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Boston-based Cengage is one of the largest U.S.-based higher education and technology companie. With more than half their revenue coming from digital products, Cengage is managing a shift from publisher to tech company, and their new efforts are set to make waves in competency education.

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