The Nordic Effect: An education paradigm for the world?

Neo LMS

PISA 2000 showed Finnish youth to be the best young readers in the world, in 2003 the country’s youth led in math, by 2006 Finland was first out of 57 countries in science, and by 2009 Finland came second in science, third in reading and sixth in math among nearly half a million students worldwide.

What Can Traditional Higher Ed Learn From Hamburger U?

Edsurge

Kidwell: Back in 2003, real estate was a crazy market. By 2006, we had built his online university. As colleges move into online education, they’re finding themselves in learning mode.

Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

edWeb.net

Vernice Jones received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Lane College in 2003. She then began teaching in 2006 at Airways Middle School as a 7th-grade science teacher. He began working at Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) in January 2006.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

In October 2006, thirteen-year-old Megan Meier hung herself in her bedroom closet after suffering months of cyberbullying. She believed her tormentors’ horrid insults, never thought she could find a way to stop them, and killed herself. She’s not the only one.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

FY 2003 $700,500,000. FY 2006 $272,300,000 (President Bush’s request: $0). Rationale: “ The Congress eliminated much of the program in 2006; the request would complete the process. On November 22, 1996, U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

In October 2006, thirteen-year-old Megan Meier hung herself in her bedroom closet after suffering months of cyberbullying. She believed her tormenters’ horrid insults, never thought she could find a way to stop them, and killed herself. She’s not the only one.

Parkinson’s and the power of business model innovation

The Christensen Institute

During the first three years of operation in the Netherlands (from 2003 to 2006), ParkinsonNet nurses, on average, saw their caseload double. Over half of the adult population in the United States suffers from a chronic disease, and $0.86

Awesome Virtual Online Field Trips

MSEDTechie

Helens changed in the three-year span between 2003 and 2006 with these 360-degree panoramas. Creating an online virtual experience for your students is easy with these great tools.

Our mutual friends

Learning with 'e's

Milgram''s question was, how many someones are in the chain?'' (Watts, 2003, p38.) 2006) Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide. 2003) Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age. This is number 28 in my series on learning theories.

4 Keys to Student Success Online: Part 1

The Electric Educator

Rice 2006). Rice 2006) Some students will thrive in an online environment while others will be better served in a face-to-face classroom. Downs and Moller (1999 in Rice 2006) indicate that “students have a real need to make connections with their instructors and their peers and research consistently supports the concept that faculty-to-student and student-to-student interactions are important components in student satisfaction and student retention.” 2006): 425-448.

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with 'e's

Personally, I find myself in agreement with Brian Winston (2003), preferring to view social applications as a facet of gradual evolution rather than symptoms of sudden revolution. 2006). 2006). 2003).

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The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

Personally, I find myself in agreement with Brian Winston (2003) who views the Web as a facet of gradual evolution rather than symptoms of sudden revolution. has spawned concepts such as folksonomy, ‘Darwikianism’ and the ‘wisdom of the crowds’ (Kamel Boulos et al, 2006).

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Schools that foster trust among parents, teachers, and school leaders are more likely to see academic improvement than schools that do little or fail to foster trust ( Bryk and Schneider, 2003 ). It has grown rapidly in the United States since being introduced in 1999 ( Lewis, Perry, and Murata, 2006 ). Student achievement data at Highlands Elementary School suggest that lesson study is paying off for students ( Lewis, Perry, Hurd, and O’Connell, 2006 ).

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New Orleans’ uphill battle for more black and homegrown teachers

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, New Orleans’ seven universities handed out 265 bachelor’s degrees in education, according to federal data. In 2015, UNO granted 48 bachelor’s degrees in education, down from 136 in 2003. Kristi Walton works with a student. Photo: Courtesy of Firstline.

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with 'e's

The latter theory suggests that younger students learn differently, through searching rather than through absorbing, through externalising rather than through internalising information, are better at multitasking, and see no separation between playing and learning (Veen & Vrakking, 2006).

What Kids Need for Optimal Health and School Engagement

MindShift

Research shows that including a variety of stakeholders—from parents to students to school teachers and staff—in the design and implementation of a school change is critical to its success (Mitra&Gross, 2009; Osberg, Pope, &Galloway, 2006; Rice, 2011).Will 2003). 2006).

What Does Innovation Mean in Higher Education?

Edsurge

Since the bond election passed in 2006 for $224 million, enrollment in fall 2015 for the downtown campus reached 10,952. Nature reported that from 2003 to 2012, ASU’s federally funded research portfolio increased by 162 percent, surpassing the growth at other research institutions. You can’t walk around any college campus, school district or company without hearing the word “innovation.”

Live Interview Thursday, January 19th - Henry J. Eyring on The Innovative University

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

From 2003 to 2006, he was President of the Japan Tokyo North Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Join me Thursday, January 19th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Henry J. Eyring, co-author (with Clayton M.

What happened when a city full of teachers, most of them black, was fired

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, just 15 percent of teachers in large urban districts across the country were black but in New Orleans, teaching was largely a job done by black women: 71 percent of teachers were black and 78 percent were women.

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Tuesday Interview: The Truth About Testing with Jim Popham

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

2010) and Assessment for Educational Leaders (2006), Allyn & Bacon; The Truth About Testing (2001), Test Better, Teach Better (2003), Transformative Assessment (2008) and Instruction that Measures Up (2009) ASCD; America’s “Failing” Schools (2005) and Mastering Assessment (2006), Routledge; and Unlearned Lessons (2009) Harvard Education Press. In 2006 he was awarded a Certificate of Recognition by the National Association of Test Directors.

Positive Behavior Supports Creating Meaningful Life Options for People with ASD

Digital Promise

An emerging research base suggests that an integration of biomedical and behavioral approaches can result in benefits beyond those achieved by using either approach alone (Carr & Blakeley-Smith, 2006; Carr & Owen-DeSchryver, 2007; Carr, Smith, Giacin, Whelan, & Pancari, 2003). 2006). 2003). This article originally appeared on the Indiana Resource Center for Autism website.

Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

The Hechinger Report

By 2006, the school was majority minority. Since 2003, Georgia State has raised its graduation rates by 23 percentage points, which adds up to more than $60 million. Keenan Robinson works out at Georgia State University’s fitness center.

Fatal Failure: High Tech School Fails!

The Electric Educator

In 2003 Microsoft and the city of Philadelphia set out to build the " School of the Future." In 2006, the school opened and touted a 1-1 laptop program, campus-wide WiFi, an innovative schedule, and "project based learning." Three years later, the school has been labeled a failure by the American Enterprise Institute.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Edsurge

As recently as 1997, only 27 percent of America’s K-12 school had internet access—a number that skyrocketed to 92 percent by 2003. In 2006, legislators amended the Higher Education Act again, eliminating the 50 percent rule and allowing for-profit colleges to generate up to 90 percent of their revenue from government sources, which most often applied to for-profit colleges offering online courses.

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May 25 - Interview with Sir Ken Robinson on Creativity

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The videos of his famous 2006 and 2010 talks to the prestigious TED Conference have been seen by an estimated 200 million people in over 150 countries. In 2003, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts. Join me Wednesday, May 25th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Sir Ken Robinson about the extensively revised and updated version of his best-selling classic, Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative.

Live Thursday Dec. 9th with Julie Young from Florida Virtual School

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In 2003, she was inducted into the USDLA “Hall of Fame.” FLVS was also honored with the 2009 and 2007 USDLA 21st Century award for Best Practice in Distance Learning, the 2008 Better Government Competition Award from the Pioneer Institute, the EdNET 2007 Pioneer of the Year Award and the 2006 EdNET Impact award. In 2003, her school was named as one of the WebSmart Top 50 organizations by Business Week Magazine.

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with 'e's

The latter theory suggests that younger students learn differently, through searching rather than through absorbing, through externalising rather than through internalising information, are better at multitasking, and see no separation between playing and learning (Veen & Vrakking, 2006).

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Live Thursday Sept. 15 with Sam Chaltain on "Faces of Learning"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, September 15th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Sam Chaltain, DC-based writer and education activist, on his new book Faces of Learning: 50 Powerful Stories of Defining Moments in Education.

Humanizing technology

Learning With Lucie

Remember that this was in 2003, several years before iPads and other tablet computing had been invented). A similar sense of excitement came over me as I discovered the collaborative power of Google Docs in 2006 and I quickly set up St.

A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

Intragroup competency: group process: Through the negotiation of group processes and interaction between members of the group, group norms and mental models are created (Boland & Tenkas, 1995; Conceicao, Heitor, & Veloso, 2003; Jehn & Mannix, 2001; Mohammed & Dumville, 2001; Moreland & Levine, 2001) which then become the basis for evaluating the group’s competency. 2003). 2003). 2003). Organizational Science (2003) 14 (3), 283-296. 2003). 2003).

The Atlanta Cheating Verdict: Some Context

NPR Learning and Tech

A 2003 paper by the economists Brian Jacob of the University of Michigan and Steven Levitt of the University of Chicago analyzed test answers from the Chicago Public Schools. The Atlanta Cheating Verdict: Some Context. April 01, 2015 4:47 PM ET. Anya Kamenetz. Facebook Twitter. NPR Ed.

Wednesday Early - Reforming Ed Reform Panel with Downes, Gardner, Kohn, and Stager

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He has published numerous articles both online and in print, including The Future of Online Learning (1998), Learning Objects (2000), Resource Profiles (2003), and E-Learning 2.0

Live Tonight in Elluminate - Students on Homework

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Cushman’s other books with youth include the best-selling Fires in the Bathroom: Advice for Teachers from High School Students (New Press, 2003) and its two sequels, Fires in the Middle School Bathroom (New Press, 2008) and Sent to the Principal (Next Generation Press, 2005, 2006). Join us tonight, October 14th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com Webinar with Kathleen Cushman on homework.

‘We’ve failed them’: How South Carolina education policy hurts ‘Dreamers’ — and costs taxpayers

The Hechinger Report

“It’s a shame because a lot of the Dreamers that I had the privilege of knowing while I was in South Carolina were some of the most hard-working, super-smart people,” Teixeira said, who was brought to the state by her parents in 2003.

The History of the Future of E-rate

Hack Education

A $21 million settlement paid by NEC in 2006 for price-fixing. The Supreme Court ruled in 2003 that CIPA does not violate the Constitution.

May 31 - Interview with James Bosco on Digital Media and Participatory Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He held this position from March, 2006 until June, 2008. 2003); “Is it Possible to Reform Schools? Join me Tuesday, May 31st, for a live and interactive Future of Education webinar with James Bosco, Principle Investigator at the Consortium for School Networking ( CoSN ).

Thursday Interview - In Defense of Childhood with Chris Mercogliano

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

His essays, commentaries and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, as well as in four anthologies: Challenging the Giant (Down to Earth Books 1992), Deschooling Our Lives (New Society Press 1996), Creating Learning Communities (Foundation for Educational Renewal 2000), and Field Day: Getting Society Out of School (New Star Books 2003).

More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

iterating toward openness

Beginning in 2003 and continuing consistently thereafter I have depicted learning resources as words in a conversation , and applied the logic of language to the logic of reuse. In 2006 I described and recommended the community-based model to support sustainable OER-based pedagogy. My recent post about the cost trap and inclusive access prompted responses by Jim Groom and Stephen Downes.

Needing students, Appalachian colleges reach out to fast-growing Hispanic population

The Hechinger Report

The proportion of students in kindergarten through 12 th grade nationwide that is Hispanic has increased to 25 percent from 19 percent since 2003, while the black, non-Hispanic population has dropped to 16 percent, and the white, non-Hispanic population, to 50 percent from 59 percent.

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Thursday Interview: The Personalized High School

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

While at Brown she also contributed to Changing Systems to Personalize Learning: Discover the Power of Advisories (LAB, 2003).