U.S. Dept. of Ed. Reaffirms OER Support, Highlights Competency-Based Assessment

Jarret Cummings, EDUCAUSE Blogs, Nov 20, 2011
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I think the shape of the next phase of online learning is being defined: reliance on open educational resources, supported by some sort of automated, analytics based and competency based testing mechanism. From Jarret Cummings: "Later, in response to a question on the interplay between OER and competency-based assessment, Kanter noted that both the Department of Education and the White House are actively studying “what productive steps the Department of Education can take” to advance competency-based assessment in postsecondary education. She also referenced the Lumina Foundation’s Degree Qualifications Profile work as a key example of efforts to advance the development of learning outcomes-based assessment." Via Ellen Murphy. See also Federal “Learning Registry” for Digital Materials Launched.
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