Publications

  • July 2014

    Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution image description image description

    By Michelle R. Weise and Clayton M. Christensen
    An examination of online competency-based education unveils the tectonic shifts to come in higher education. Over time, the industry-validated experiences that emerge from the strong partnerships between online competency-based providers and employers will ultimately have the power to override the importance of college rankings and accreditation.

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  • July 2014

    Course Access: An Introduction image description image description

    A student’s opportunity to learn too often depends on where he or she goes to school. This one-page statement clarifies the importance of providing public schools with access to all of the academic content necessary to meet each student’s needs, interests, and abilities.

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  • June 2014

    Schools and software
    What’s now and what’s next
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    By Julia Freeland and Alex Hernandez
    with contributions from Aylon Samouha

    Technology is increasingly integral to school systems; but do we know what schools want out of software? This white paper summarizes how 30 small- to medium-sized school systems are currently using education technology and what advancements they hope to see in the market moving forward.

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  • May 2014

    Blending toward competency
    Early patterns of blended learning and competency-based education in New Hampshire
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    By Julia Freeland
    Based on a small, early-stage sampling of schools in New Hampshire, this white paper describes how blended-learning models that tend to be disruptive relative to the traditional classroom appear especially well suited to support competency-based education at scale.

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  • May 2014

    From policy to practice
    How competency-based education is evolving in New Hampshire
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    By Julia Freeland
    New Hampshire has been a trailblazer among states in catalyzing competency-based education at the high school level. This case study looks at how 13 schools in New Hampshire are undergoing the transition to competency-based education.

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  • November 2013

    Blended Learning: Research Perspectives, Volume 2 image description image description

    Edited by Anthony G. Picciano, Charles D. Dziuban, and Charles R. Graham
    With contributing authors Heather Staker and Michael B. Horn

    This volume provides readers with the most current, in-depth collection of research perspectives on blended learning, addressing institutional issues, design and adoption issues, and learning issues, as well as an informed meditation on future trends and research in the field.

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  • October 2013

    EdTech Leaders Online
    A case study of scalable online professional development programs
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    By Katherine Mackey
    This case study looks at the impact of EdTech Leaders Online’s training and support in West Virginia’s implementation of the e-Learning for Educators program, a federally-funded, five-year initiative to establish statewide online professional development programs.

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