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The Only Constant Is Change

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portret-van-heraclitus-afdc9b.jpgThe Greek philosopher Heraclitus is credited with the idea that the only constant in life is change. Only fragments of his writings remain, one in which he says:

Everything changes and nothing remains still; and you cannot step twice into the same stream.

Heraclitus’ quote is perhaps best known through its interpretation in the dialogue “Cratylus” by Plato.

Socrates: Heraclitus, I believe, says that all things pass and nothing stays, and comparing existing things to the flow of a river, he says you could not step twice into the same river. (Plato Cratylus 402)

There have been many changes for Academic Benchmarks since we joined Instructure nearly a year ago.  New colleagues, new workspaces, new processes, and the list could go on. But through this transition, there has been a constant - our commitment to maintain and support our clients (both internal and external) in navigating the world of learning standards, competencies, and outcomes.  We are constantly working to monitor and maintain accurate data and metadata on our digitized learning standards. This piece of the Edtech world is seemingly always in flux, whether there are new standards to be ingested and aligned to, expansion to new subjects or authorities, or development of new content in need of standards alignments.  

So as you negotiate the current of the ever-changing river, we strive to be the anchor that you can trust to safely maintain your advantage and growth in seeking your mission to amplify teaching, elevate learning, and intensify impact in the world.