Towards a High-Touch Competency Based Education Model

“At this time in our history, the most valuable institutions will be those that generate real learning from average or disadvantaged students, not those that generate learning from those students for whom learning is, frankly, easy.” USDoE, 2012 My goal for this article is to develop a blueprint for a …

Proficiency vs. Mastery: Recognizing Growth and Excellence in CBE

In response to Kaplan University Begins Offering Personalized Competency Reports to More than 40,000 Students Kaplan University’s Personalized Competency Reports It’s great to see Kaplan’s Competency Report, though it’s a bit less granular than I was expecting. I’ve seen at other institutions where they have a small set of high-level …

LAUSD’s iPad Debacle and Enduring Principles for EdTech Decision Making

Why I Would Have Avoided LA’s iPad Debacle In response to the Wired article “What Schools Must Learn from LA’s iPad Debacle”. [Full disclosure: I am a Pearson employee but have no inside knowledge of this deal. This analysis is mine alone.] When I learned of LAUSD’s shambolic iPad 1:1 …