Tools lag behind competency-based learning

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A study on competency-based education in New Hampshire demonstrates that policy changes don't always result in uniform change on the ground, and technology isn't always ahead of schools.

In a May report from the Clayton Christensen Institute, education research fellow Julia Freeland studied how competency-based education is changing in a state that's adopted the motto "live free or die."

The report, "From Policy to Practice," shows a variety of practices at different schools, an emphasis on personalized learning, technology infrastructure gaps, and increased state support for schools that are moving to competency-based learning.

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