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June 16, 2014

Aspen Report Validates and Accelerates Shift to Connected Learning

After a year of research and outreach, today the Aspen Institute Task Force on Learning and Internet released a new report that describes a vision for an approach to teaching and learning that places the student at the center.

January 08, 2014

10 Platform Axioms

These may be short of axioms, but if you're building (or buying) a learning platform, these are 10 pretty good planning assumptions.

November 04, 2013

4 Essential Attributes of Personalized Learning

iNACOL wrapped their tenth annual conference this week in Orlando. What used to be the Virtual School Symposium is now the Blended and Online Learning Symposium this week in Orlando. And blended it was, as we outlined in our summary, the majority of the 275 breakout sessions dealt with technology enhanced learning at school.

August 14, 2013

Deeper Competency-Based Learning

Underlying the shift to blended and student-centered environments is the transition from marking seat time to tracking learning. In competency-based environments, students show what they know and they progress when they've demonstrated mastery.

August 02, 2013

Best Practices in Alternative & Competency-Based Learning

As noted Wednesday on EdWeek, I recently visited GPS Education Partners, a high school manufacturing apprenticeship-based program serving students in Southern Wisconsin. We invited the folks from Edvisions Schools and Jobs for the Future to join a conversation about alternative and competency-based learning. The experts listed eight key strategies

July 01, 2013

Considering Competency-Based Education

The shift from time to learning, from cohorts to competency, will be tough. It's not easy or superficial--it's a new and different way of organizing schools. It will probably take us a generation to fully embrace high common expectation, blended formats, and show what you know policies and practices.

June 28, 2013

What Will Elementary Look Like?

Elementary schools have the opportunity to look vastly different in the future by including adaptive assessment and blended curriculum, along with many other key elements.

January 30, 2013

From Batch Print to Show What You Know

The shift from print to digital is a big deal, but in many ways the shift from cohorts to competency is the more profound transformation underway in education.

December 20, 2012

What You'll See More of 2013

A reporter asked me what to expect on the education front in 2013. To some extent you'll see an extension of the blog "5 Megatrends That Shaped 2012 Education." But like MOOCs in 2012, there are likely to be a few breakout trends that few predicted.

November 21, 2012

Answers For & Lessons From Critics of Competency-Based Learning

I'm trying to square two things that happened last week. The Nellie Mae Foundation issued a great report called Making Mastery Work: A Close Up View of Competency Education (MMW), a visit to 11 cool schools.

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