Outcome statements should be able to describe what students should be able to do within the context of real life roles at the culmination of their learning experiences.
Engineering schools around the world are turning to virtual reality to transform the way their students learn.
Nancy Thomas (Inside Higher Ed) explores the relationship between post-secondary institutions and democratic elections. The article examines the responsibilities of higher education to engage students in the democratic process, be non-partisan, and use elections are learning experiences for their students.
In this TED talk tech entrepreneur Michael Bodekaer introduces us to virtual labs that can engage students on a whole new level. Bodekaer used the success of flight simulators as a model for building a virtual laboratory simulator that gives students to chance to perform real experiments and grow significantly as learners.
With the various teaching strategies available to educators, project-based learning (PBL) may do the most successful in preparing students to thrive in the real world. PBL stresses learning through independence, collaboration, and critical thinking.
This infographic aims to visualize the basics about Competency Based Education to make it easy to understand.
Sally M. Johnstone and Louis Soares examine the principles for developing a competency-based education program.
In our previous article we introduced Competency Based Education (CBE). Yet, CBE is not without its critiques and issues. These are generally either criticisms of the concept itself or issues that might arise in implementation.
Competency Based Education (CBE) which was first introduced in education in the 1960’s (Ford, 2014) has recently made a resurgence in post-secondary education, particularly in the United States. A CBE approach breaks the program requirements down into a specific set of competencies that students are expected to ...
Second-year University of Toronto student Kourosh Houshmand tackles exam stress, a topic familiar for those who have spent time in a post-secondary institution. Houshmand provides some tips and tricks for those in the midst of their exams, with an overall message of 'study smarter, not harder.'