Push for Competency-based Learning Gets Pushback

Here’s something to think about: there’s almost no evidence showing online or the classroom equivalent, competency-based learning, to be effective….Both [studies] came to the same conclusion: the tech behind competency-based learning has advanced, but the concept itself has not benefited from these technical improvements and the educational outcome for students remain unimpressive.

Informative post by Seattle Education explaining the terms “competency-based education,” “virtual learning,” and “blended learning,” “personalized instruction” — and where the research on their effectiveness and the corporate funding of these reform initiatives part company.

Note: WorldView Software makes web-based digital textbooks, not teacher “replacements.”  And our interactivity is focused on Socratic learning, not on training students to respond to A.I.

24 Graduation Credits, OSPI Superintendent Chris Reykdal, and the Push for Competency-Based Learning

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Dr. Annelies Kamran is V.P. for Content and Product Development at WorldView Software, Inc.

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