Competency Works: Re-Engineering for Competency Education: Information Technology Design Considerations

This Competency Works Webinar is #5 in a Series of 6. Competency-based learning is fundamental to design of new learning models that are student-centered and personalized. While competency-based learning has been an important concept for student-centered learning for decades, not until now did the capability for intelligent information systems — content management systems, learning management […]

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Performance-Based Funding & Online Learning: Maximizing Resources for Student Success

The report is focused on performance-based funding and the costs in online learning programs. This study examines the variety of funding models for K-12 online learning, explores adequacy costs, and outlines the guiding principles of performance-based funding to reward outcomes. As state policy makers consider performance-based funding options in education, this report provides recommendations and literature to […]

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Going Virtual! The Status of Professional Development and Unique Needs of K-12 Online Teachers

Going Virtual! 2010 is a follow-up report to the Going Virtual! Research series started in 2007. The purpose of the series is to describe current trends on the status of professional development for K-12 online teachers, as well as identify the unique needs and challenges faced by these instructors. In fall 2010, a national survey […]

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Maximizing Competency Education and Blended Learning: Insights from Experts

This report includes information on implementing blended, competency-based education. It discusses the implications of personalized learning as a main pillar of school design, structured around ensuring equity and quality. To assist school and district leaders in their efforts, the report emphasizes five fundamental conditions that are required to shift to personalized learning models: Leadership: Updating the […]

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CompetencyWorks

CompetencyWorks is an online resource to provide information and knowledge about competency education through a website, a blog filled with practitioner knowledge and policy advancements, and a wiki to make it easy to get examples of materials. CompetencyWorks provides resources for new innovators and early adopters so that they can rapidly learn about past mistakes, […]

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When Success is the Only Option: Designing Competency-Based Pathways for Next Generation Learning

This paper provides an introduction to competency-based pathways, a necessary condition to realizing the potential of next generation learning. Significantly, this report finds that competency-based pathways are re-engineering our education system around learning – creating a system where failure is no longer an option. Look for other papers in this series, and review this report […]

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