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10 Design Choices of Competency-Based Schools - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark

10 Design Choices of Competency-Based Schools - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

The shift from time to learning changes everything. Most obviously it changes how students move through an education system and earn credentials.


But it also changes how learning opportunities are structured and supported by educators. It can change structures, staffing, schedules, and support systems. It changes the whole vocabulary of learning.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 10, 2013 9:14 PM

This is a quick overview of competency-based implementation designs.

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How Do We Measure a Competency?

How Do We Measure a Competency? | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Recently, I participated in two excellent Twitter chats on the #21stedchat hashtag. The first was about Assessing 21st Century Competencies and the second explored Marks and Grades in the 21st Cent...


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 23, 2013 10:26 AM

A MUST read!

 

Gianfranco D'Aversa's curator insight, January 23, 2013 2:04 PM

Recently, I participated in two excellent Twitter chats on the #21stedchat hashtag. The first was about Assessing 21st Century Competencies and the second explored Marks and Grades in the 21st Cent...

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 25, 2013 5:27 PM

21 st century learning skills.

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Will Competency-Based Learning Work Online? - Online Colleges

Will Competency-Based Learning Work Online? - Online Colleges | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
"Competency-based learning" (CBL) is one of the newest buzz-phrases showing up on education blogs and in many legislative changes in education policy. New

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 31, 2013 11:00 AM

A MUST read!

 

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Competency

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Competency-based+Learning

 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 1, 2013 6:40 PM

The conclusions at the end make the article. We need to ensure that we choose the right tool for the learning context and the student or student involved.

Brett Taylor's curator insight, August 15, 2013 10:40 PM

Often the complaint or stopping point in the development for community level competency training at the industry endorsed level ... "We can't check competency online!".

 

There are really plenty of options though, from "selfie" videos of presentation delivery or skill demonstration, web-conference with video, Skype, FaceTime, YouTube upload, viewing and selecting the correct/incorrect video from a list ... the simple fact that creating video for distribution/sharing is almost too easy - a simple Press Here to publish online sometimes - means there really shoudn't be any need not to progress the online competency assessment model.