Learning Strategies

Christensen Institute: Mastery, Not MOOCs, Will Disrupt Higher Education

Aug 20, 2014

MASTERS OF THE DISRUPTION: Sorry, MOOC-manics. According to the Clayton Christensen Institute, "online competency-based education stands out as the innovation most likely to disrupt higher education." That's because, it argues, students are looking for a new (some might say practical) value proposition from higher education--namely, graduating with specific skills that are immediately relevant to employers. This "mini-book" (PDF) dives into how online competency-based programs are "uniquely positioned to align learning to workforce needs," and looks at seven promising programs, including Western Governors University.

Christensen Institute: Mastery, Not MOOCs, Will Disrupt Higher Education

Learning Strategies

Christensen Institute: Mastery, Not MOOCs, Will Disrupt Higher Education

Aug 20, 2014

MASTERS OF THE DISRUPTION: Sorry, MOOC-manics. According to the Clayton Christensen Institute, "online competency-based education stands out as the innovation most likely to disrupt higher education." That's because, it argues, students are looking for a new (some might say practical) value proposition from higher education--namely, graduating with specific skills that are immediately relevant to employers. This "mini-book" (PDF) dives into how online competency-based programs are "uniquely positioned to align learning to workforce needs," and looks at seven promising programs, including Western Governors University.

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