Update: You can view the actual talk on YouTube.
There is much in public education that works well; more than is often reported in the current political climate. But there is also much about education that is done poorly. When education is done poorly, it can be traumatic to many people. Competency-based education restructures the school environment in a profound way. Recent education research shows that competency education can be really effective. However, almost every school that implements competency education runs into similar technical issues.
The following document gives a one-page overview of competency education, and an outline for some open tools that would help schools implement competency education efficiently:
Here is a slideshow covering the same material:
We are starting to work on the first piece, opencompetencies. You might want to visit the github repo. If you have questions or comments about this project, please get in touch!