The education industry is abuzz with innovative instructional strategies and education models, but as new approaches and terms are thrown around, what do they really mean, and how are they shaping the future of higher education as we know it?
If you follow the education trade press, you’ve likely read about Personalized Learning, Adaptive Learning and Competency-Based Education. While each addresses a one-size fits-all approach to education, how do these emerging instructional strategies and education models work, and how do they work together? Are they interchangeable, complementary, or significantly different?
In talking to educators at recent conferences, it seems that most are familiar with these approaches, but there is still confusion when it comes to truly differentiating the details. That got us thinking…
Educators need a better understanding. So we complied the insight and knowledge of the many academics and industry veterans we have on our team and produced a white paper to address that very need.
“Instructional Methods and Education Models Shaping the Future of Higher Education” is designed to help educators navigate the methods and models that are right for their institution.
The white paper details the ways that Personalized Learning, Adaptive Learning and Competency-Based Education deliver a more efficient and productive learning experience that relies on individualized attention, an abundance of data, and targeted assessments. Yet, it outlines the differences in the ways that students interact with content and achieve mastery under each approach.
It’s our hope that the next time you find yourself in a breakout session, in an exhibit hall, or even talking amongst your colleagues, you’ll have a better understanding of these new strategies and models and how they can impact your students’ educational experience.