What is competency-based education? In this interview, Learning House CEO Todd Zipper talks with Allison Barber, chancellor of Western Governors University Indiana, to talk about CBE: what it is, how it’s being used and what its future is.
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The persistent achievement gap is one of the biggest issues facing education in the United States today. Dr. Talithia Williams argues that cultivating a STEM mindset early can help overcome this gap, through fostering a growth attitude, holding high expectations and encouraging collaboration.
Education innovator John Katzman shared his predictions for the future of higher education, including what innovations will make a difference and how new types of credentials will be valued.
As Baby Boomers near retirement, training the next generation of leaders will become increasingly important. In this interview, Mike Van Lente, Director of Talent Readiness at FleetPride, shares how his company hopes to use online higher education to make high-potential employees into the leaders of tomorrow.
7-Eleven executive Rob Zell shares where he sees opportunity for training, and how higher education can fill the gap. By providing learning opportunities, he says, higher education can help enterprise find solutions and develop a better, more educated, more effective workforce.
Education is no longer a one-way street, with the instructor passing knowledge to the student. Instead, with the increased availability of information due to technology, and new ways of learning such as MOOCs and OERs, the education landscape is changing. In this brave new world of Education 3.0, instructors are curators and guides to a personalized, engaging learning experience.
Competency-based education values the experience students bring to the classroom and measures mastery of concepts, providing an alternate path to degree completion. But how can traditional colleges and universities implement this new model, and what pitfalls need to be considered?
Dr. Bernard Bull shares how technology is changing how and where we learn, and what the anticipated costs may be.