Aurora Calls for Federal Policy to Advance Work Based Learning
Educational research organization Aurora Institute is calling for the federal government to "let go of the notion that education has to be a linear, time-bound sequence of learning that occurs only within formal education institutions."
Aurora Institute Report Outlines Recommendations for K–12 Next Gen Credentials
Education innovation organization Aurora Institute has released a new publication, “Going Beyond the Traditional: Next Gen Credentials and Flexible Learning Pathways.” The publication outlines the difference between what traditional high school diplomas and next generation credentials demonstrate about a student’s learning, competency, and achievement and makes recommendations for adopting new ways of tracking them.
Key Concepts in Designing AI-Based Learning Strategies
A key insight for AI-based learning is that it enables adaptivity, with technology's "ability to meet students where they are, build on their strengths, and grow their knowledge and skills." But the caveat is that adaptivity can sometimes be too specific and limited, and important parts of learning can be left out or insufficiently developed. An important goal is to work "toward AI models that fit the fullness of the visions for learning — and avoid limiting learning to what AI can currently model well."