The Liberal Arts Have a Bright Future in Competency-Based Learning
By: Michael Horn. 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.
4 Essential Competency-Based Education Commitments for HigherEd Leaders
If higher education institutions can remain focused on these core commitments, then competency-based education can make a substantive contribution to improving the quality of education, access for those not well served by traditional models, and building a closer relationship with employers and improved employability for graduates.
Data, Technology, and the Great Unbundling of Higher Education
By: Ryan Craig & Allison Williams. Colleges and universities must address several critical issues in the years ahead in order to prepare for the next seismic change: the unbundling of higher education.
The Importance of Learning Experience Design for Higher Education
Effective learning experience design can create relevant, engaging and memorable educational experiences that successfully address the specific challenges of adult and postsecondary learners.
5 Options Allow GenDIY to Rethink College
Finish high school, go to college, graduate four or five years later and go to work--only it doesn’t work that way very often for Millennials. The GenDIY hack on higher education is a series of solutions that boosts affordability, flexibility, and employability.
Next Gen Higher Ed: Blended, Personalized & Competency-based
New highered options are bringing fast, flexible solutions for adults balancing work and family obligations just in time as young adult unemployment remains high, but thoughts of going back to school to finish up a degree still daunting.
Smart List: 30 Organizations Boosting College Access & Success
The 2nd Annual Smart Lists continues with 30 organizations boosting college access by building college awareness, preparation and completion.
8 ways B Schools are different than Ed Schools
Following a visit to Florida State University College of Education, Tom reflects on the cultural differences between business and ed schools and how ed schools can fight for relevance in the learning revolution.
Quote of the Day: Moving Away from Institutions
Yesterday in Spokane I said that twenty years after "www" became a familiar phrase, we are just beginning to understand the profound implications for how human beings learn--and what it means for institutions of learning.
Next Gen Learning Launches Grant Challenge
Next Generation Learning Challenges has released new RFPs to solicit proposals for tech applicants who can improve post-secondary education. The round of funding will total $19 million.