Friday, November 21 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
Delivering OCW/OER on a Competency-Based Learning Platform

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The Saylor Academy & Learning Objects have partnered to reinvent the way Open Courseware is delivered and self-managed by learners. Instead of a flat portal with links to OCW/OER collections, the Saylor Academy platform is now competency-based.

When learners engage with the platform, they first select from a catalog of learning goals, each of which has an associated set of competencies associated with it. Through assessments, badges from other sources, or self-declaration, learners establish their current competencies relative to their goals. This process also identifies each individual learner's competency gaps. The platform then recommends a set of OCW/OER learning activities targeted to help learners close their gaps.

After completing their learning activities, they have an opportunity to demonstrate achievement of their "gap" competencies (via assessment, artifact submission, etc.). Once these competencies are validated, the learner is granted an associated stackable badge. These badges then appear on the learner's competency transcript.

This platform enables learners purposively self-manage their interactions with the OCW/OER content and activities available through the Saylor Academy. It also provides an aggregation point for learners to assemble and document their learning activities from a variety of sources.

The platform also supports instructors or institutions guiding groups or cohorts of learners engaging in Saylor's OCW/OER offerings. This support includes a variety of reports and dashboards to monitor learner activity, performance, and to provide targeted, timely intervention to support at-risk leaners.

This session will provide an overview, demonstration, and review of early learner feedback on the platform.

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Jon Mott

Chief Learning Officer, Learning Objects
Passionate about transforming teaching and learning through personalization and adaptivity. No two learners are alike. Through powerful personalized, competency-based learning tools we can empower unique learners to achieve their goals at their pace.

Friday November 21, 2014 11:30am - 12:00pm

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