To put it simply, cohort-based learning takes a specific group of students through an entire curriculum - together.
With specific start and end dates, cohorts often leverage small study groups and mentors to provide extra support to their learners.
Cohorts are ideal for learning providers, as you can teach the same content in depth to multiple groups of learners, simultaneously or in succession.
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Cohort-based learning is highly effective for a number of reasons.
Accountability -- the group-structure adds a level of built-in support and relationship building not found in self-paced learning models
Structure -- with clear start and end dates, participants can be more intentional about the time and commitment required and work to meet specific deadlines
Guidance -- learners in cohort-based programs can lean on their instructors and peers to move through shared content
Outcomes -- cohorts often offer clear outcomes for participants -- a skill, an enhanced portfolio, a job, etc. -- to warrant the intensive participation required
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Here are some examples of cohort-based learning models (and you can run all of them on Virtually!)
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