The New Era of Learning
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The New Era of Learning
The direction in which learning is going: personalized, self-directed, grounded in the real world, and blurring the lines between age groups, teachers/students, formal/informal, etc. It taps into people's instincts and desires for play, creativity and meaning. I'm hoping to eventually incorporate this content into a robust web site that will serve as a compendium on this topic.
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The Rich Man's Dropout Club

The Rich Man's Dropout Club | The New Era of Learning | Scoop.it

"In the five years since the billionaire investor Peter Thiel announced his eponymous fellowship, the project has assumed outsize social significance, as Mr. Gu discovered. Mr. Thiel’s outspoken nature and his view that the value of college is oversold have earned him both enemies and accolades.


For some, Mr. Thiel is a dangerous man, seeking to undermine a system that has proved the surest path to economic success for millions of Americans. For others, his ideas represent the future of American education, in which brilliant minds are freed from the convention of college and are encouraged to educate themselves on their own terms.

 

For Mr. Gu and other members of that first class of fellows, their experiences have been neither as dire nor as dramatically successful as observers on both sides predicted. While many fellows say they appreciate what college gave them, they also didn’t feel they needed a credential to pursue their dreams. And while they agree that dropping out isn’t the right choice for many students, they hope they’re proof that there’s not just one path to success."

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Testing your way to a degree is not only faster than taking the conventional route. It’s much, much cheaper. - Hechinger Report

Testing your way to a degree is not only faster than taking the conventional route. It’s much, much cheaper. - Hechinger Report | The New Era of Learning | Scoop.it
Think you know as much as a college graduate but never got a degree? More colleges and universities are giving you the chance to prove it — and to get that degree in the process. A small but growing number of schools are letting students skip straight to final exams and earn academic credit in …
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The top-ranked teacher education program doesn't have classes

The top-ranked teacher education program doesn't have classes | The New Era of Learning | Scoop.it
Instead, it just assesses students on what they know and can do — an idea that's catching on.
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eCampus News How competency is changing mainstream education » eCampus News

eCampus News How competency is changing mainstream education » eCampus News | The New Era of Learning | Scoop.it
Luba Vangelova's insight:

A growing number of colleges are focusing on competency rather than seat time.

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