TERRAIN: Covering New Ground
The Value Gap vs. Outcome-Based Learning
The “Value Gap” over whether the benefits of a college degree justifies the cost has ignited a huge debate with higher education being criticized for promoting a “factory model,” where students are rewarded for generating credits, rather than being evaluated on their competencies and preparedness.
The TERRAIN Solution:
TERRAIN’s unique design addresses this central issue in a bold new way. The collaborative, Expeditionary Learning environment is focused on developing measurable skills and competencies. Using TERRAIN’s Digital Portfolio Platform, students compile achievements of Flagship Learning Outcomes and Professional Practice Learning Outcomes, comprising a set of evidence-based results demonstrating each student’s competency. This design is tangible, measurable, outward-facing and geared toward delivering educational value.
Example: Digital Portfolio