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SXSWedu recap

March 10, 2014

I had a great time at SXSWedu this week. For those of you who aren’t familiar, SXSWedu is a conference focusing on innovation in learning. It is part of SXSW, which is an annual music, film and interactive conference held … Continue reading

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ISAs – investing in value, sharing risk

March 4, 2014

Last week, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) published an informative article and report on Income Share Agreements (ISAs) and their strong potential future within the student loan landscape. With an ISA, an investor or other organization provides a student with … Continue reading

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The future of direct assessment

February 26, 2014

Today’s guest post is from Capella’s Director of Public & Federal Aid Policy, Jillian Klein. I would like to welcome Jillian back from maternity leave! An article in last week’s Inside Higher Ed called “Taking the Direct Path” talks all … Continue reading

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The real proof is in the students themselves

January 21, 2014

Michelle Navarre Cleary, of DePaul University’s School of New Learning, wrote a blog post for Inside Higher Ed last week about competency-based learning and the benefits it offers students. In her post, Michelle shares a few examples of why she … Continue reading

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The bricks of modern education need the straw of experience-based skills

January 13, 2014

Harvard Business Review recently published a post about competency-based education and the advantage it gives employers when they are looking for the right job candidate. McKinsey & Company’s “Education to Employment” report, referenced in the article, gives a thorough look … Continue reading

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