Not quite a “Faustian Bargain”

In a recent Inside Higher Ed article, William Durden wrote warning of the dangers of competency-based education.  He compares it to a “Faustian Bargain.” In exchange for a comfortable and frustration-free learning experience, students will have to give up…a frustrating learning experience.  Clearly, akin to a deal with the devil.  However, he believes that by … Continue reading Not quite a “Faustian Bargain”


Testing Higher Ed

My name is Steve Phillips, and I am currently serving as the Acting Assessment Strategist for Thomas Edison State College.  My position was created to help the college figure out what exactly there is to do with open educational resources (OER).  They assumed, (perhaps correctly), that after spending years developing courses out of OER for … Continue reading Testing Higher Ed