Is There a Testing Crisis in Competency-based Education?

The more I follow the growing competency-based education movement, the more I am interested by certain decisions. Why are we so often limiting ourselves when it comes to assessment? It Continue Reading →

Competency-based Education: A Mission and Values-Driven Approach

Competency-based education continues to gain traction as a growing number of Universities are exploring it and we continue to see articles and blog posts build a public and collective conversation Continue Reading →

Are Some Learning Pathways Superior to Others? Why this Matters for #CBE

Are some learning pathways superior to others? When it comes to competency-based education (CBE), people point to personalized pathways as an affordance of this approach. Many traditional teaching and learning contexts Continue Reading →

12 Ways to Speed Innovation in Online Learning & Competency-based Education

Michael Horn wrote a wonderful summary of his testimony before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee about the reauthorization of the Higher Education Reauthorization Act. He focused on barriers Continue Reading →

10 Higher Education Trends to Watch in 2015 & Beyond

Thanks to the University of Wisconsin Madison Department of Educational Policy Studies and the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), I enjoyed sharing a draft paper and informal comments yesterday on Continue Reading →

Which Way? Direct Assessment Drive or Carnegie Unit Court?

I’m a critic of the Carnegie Unit as a soon-to-be outdated educational technology. I’m also outspoken about the dangers of engaging in educational changes that do not take into account the Continue Reading →