Westminster College Evaluates Results from Innovative Learning Initiatives
According Clayton Christensen and Henry Eyring’s new book The Innovative University, which examines cost-effective transformations through disruptive innovation theories in higher education, Westminster College embraced a paradigm shift, which required the move from simply providing instruction to promoting learning and achievement across the campus.
These learning initiatives embraced innovative pedagogy, project-based learning and competency-based learning to develop knowledge, skills and understanding through real-world projects. Students learned from a hybrid delivery that included the best of online and on-site learning. Multimedia learning resources and e-portfolios demonstrated students’ mastery of its college-wide learning goals.
Its through the Westminster College’s unique, blended learning program and aggressive learning initiatives that embraced innovation and change that the college saw dramatic improvements, interest and results from its students.
Christensen and Eyring examine Westminster College and other universities that are changing their DNA in The Innovative University. To learn more, watch the recent webcast on The Innovative University. On edReformer.com, check out the post “Christensen and Eyring Assess the Future DNA of Education in The Innovative University.”