“Education is an area ripe for digital innovation. Digital technologies are already remaking the classroom with assessment tools and personalized curricula. And investors have noticed. According to venture capital database CB Insights, education technology companies received $1.1 billion in both 2011 and 2012 from investors. Here are eight trends transforming the education ecosystem in the United States:”
What Matters Now: Education.
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While policy makers are praising competency-based education, not enough is being done to ensure that our rules and regulations support it. For example, financial aid rules are generally based on seat time, and accreditation requirements tend to focus on reviews of faculty credentials, course materials, and time measures rather than what students are learning. Moving competency-based education into the mainstream will require a fundamental change in the way we look at higher education in America, but the improvements we will gain in student learning, efficiency, and affordability will be worth it.
via Dr. Robert Mendenhall: What Is Competency-Based Education?.
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