Maybe not…. not for this age, says the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, who created the credit hour in 1906. The Foundation wants to rethink it, with a shift that might help competency-based higher education. With the rise of new learning models, MOOCs, technologies and the need for continuous learning, this project sponsored by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to study the “Carnegie Unit” is timely and very important… one that may very well suit the interests and learning styles of learners around the globe but one that will certainly disrupt higher education.
I look forward to the project’s report!