Monday, December 16, 2013
Base Degrees on What We Know, Not How Long We Spent in a Classroom
What does a college degree really tell employers about how much an applicant knows? In the 21st Century global economy do we need a better signal than the existing standard, the college degree. Featured on Linkedin, Jeff Selingo suggests that more colleges shift from measuring learning based on how much time students spend in a classroom to a system based on how much they actually know. Sounds like he is in step with the AAEES approach for demonstrating mastery of a subject through rigorous examinations administered by individuals who are practitioners and thought leaders.
The entire article can be seen at: http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20131210000347-17000124-big-idea-2014-base-degrees-on-what-we-know-not-how-long-we-spent-in-a-classroom?trk=vsrp_people_res_infl_post.