More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

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My recent post about the cost trap and inclusive access prompted responses by Jim Groom and Stephen Downes. For example, in 2015 I wrote that “My ultimate goal is this: I want to (1) radically improve the quality of education as judged by learners, and (2) radically improve access to education. Ask a publisher why inclusive access is good for students and the list of reasons they will provide sounds like it came straight off a 2013 OER advocacy slide.

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When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

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trillion, according to the Federal Reserve, compared with less than $250 billion in 2003. Higher Ed K-12 News Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion online learning STEM teachers

Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

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The number of all-important graduate school applications from abroad is down for the second year in a row, according to the Council of Graduate Schools, after increasing every year since 2003. The St. Thomas University School of Law.

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America’s colleges struggle to envision the future of diversity on campus

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Krislov was vice president and general counsel at the University of Michigan in 2003 when the Supreme Court ruled in Gratz v. Higher Ed News Civil rights Higher education access Higher education completion Race

Smart students attract parents more than smart schools

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In 2003, when Parag Pathak was a graduate student at Harvard, he helped design the computer algorithm that matches some 80,000 eighth-graders to more than 400 high schools across New York City each year.

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At Georgia State, black students find comfort and academic success

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From 2003 to 2015, according to GSU , its graduation rate (finishing a bachelor’s degree within six years of starting) for African-American students rose from 29 to 57 percent. Higher Ed News Higher education access Race

Like their students, colleges are vastly increasing the amount they borrow

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The annual cost of servicing this accumulated debt more than doubled, from $21 billion in 2003 to $48 billion in 2012, the most recent period for which it has been calculated by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.

Minnesota has a persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?

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According to the American Institutes of Research, Minnesota spent $130 million between 2003 and 2008 just on educating students who dropped out in their first year. Nearly two-thirds of those who attend public colleges end up in overcrowded and underfunded community colleges or open-access public colleges, where funding is lower and outcomes far worse than at selective public campuses.

STUDENT VOICES: DACA students worry about ‘really tough times’ ahead

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I knew since I crossed the river in 2003 that I was undocumented; different than most of my peers. Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education completion Immigrants and Refugees Law and policy

India tries coding camps, craft centers and all-girls schools to fight illiteracy

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In 2003, the Prerna Girls School began providing a low-cost option that has served over 5,000 girls from impoverished families. K-12 News Adult learning for-profit education Higher education access International poverty Rural schools

OPINION: Trump’s Justice Dept. “would better serve students by focusing on legitimate threats to students’ civil rights”

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In 2003, the high court upheld the affirmative action admissions policy of the University of Michigan Law School ’s Grutter v. Higher Ed Opinion Higher education accessLast week, the idea of a potential move by the U.S.

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

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“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.

Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

To address this divide, it is necessary yet insufficient to ensure all schools have access to the internet and devices. 1 McCaffrey, Lockwood, Koretz, & Hamilton, 2003; Rivkin, Hanushek, & Kain, 2000; Rowan, Correnti & Miller, 2002; Wright, Horn, & Sanders, 1997.

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

Considering that community college students oftentimes have access to fewer resources, it seems at first that this would be counter-intuitive. However, when you consider that the smartphone may be the main source of Internet access, it begins to make more sense. ANDERSON, T (2003).

Powerful Learning is Authentic and Challenging

Digital Promise

The principles of Powerful Learning guide educators to design learning experiences that are personal and accessible ; authentic and challenging; connected and collaborative; and inquisitive and reflective. 2003).

How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

Neo LMS

Launched in 2003, by San Francisco-based Linden Labs, Second Life is a comparative dinosaur in Internet Years. If you are as old as I am then you will remember the thrill of watching your teacher wheel the TV trolley into the classroom. Finally”, you thought, “some fun in class!”

Tech Tip #102: Doc Saved Over? Try This

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Tech Tip #81: I Have Office 2010; Everyone Else Has 2003–They Can’t Read My Stuff. Tech Tip #98: Speed up MS Office with Quick Access Toolbar. As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Q: My youngers often save a blank document over their MS Word file.

Learn where menu and toolbar commands are in Office 2010 and related products

Educational Technology Guy

We are transitioning from Office 2003 to Office 2010 and, as many of you know, there are major menu changes in terms of where commands are located. One caveat - it uses Silverlight so you have to use Internet Explorer to access the interactive guides.

Kelly Educational Staffing® and iteach® Announce Partnership

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Founded in 2003, iteach offers a unique online coursework format and accreditation for individuals who have a four-year degree. About iteach Founded in 2003, iteach helps talented people become teachers. TROY, Mich.

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Can Virtual Reality Improve Education?

EdTech4Beginners

The system is comprised of a peripheral camera originating from 2003, motion controllers first released in 2010, and a headset that emerged from a personal 3D theater in 2012. When most people think of virtual reality (VR), video-gaming is probably the first thought that comes to mind.

Spirals of Innovation in Schools – From Pockets of Excellence to Sustained Change from Beth Holland

EdTechTeacher

Even if teachers and students have access to technology, they may lack the knowledge and experience to use it for creation, analysis, and synthesis (Reich, Willett, & Murnane, 2012). This post originally appeared on EdTechResearcher.

A Paradigm Shift

A Principal's Reflections

It all began around 2003 when the smartphone wars started with Blackberry, but was quickly taken over by the Apple iPhone in 2007. Everyone has access to the same free video, picture, and text tools to become the storyteller-in-chief.

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Study: Fast-rising room and board costs worsen college affordability problem

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. The narrowing of access to college is being driven as much by higher-than-inflation increases in on-campus food, housing, and other costs as it is by rising tuition and fees, a new study contends. In 2003, paying for a dorm cost students 29 percent less than it did to live off campus.

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9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

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7% of high school students commit suicide, some because of cyberbullying: On October 7, 2003, Ryan Halligan committed suicide by hanging himself [after being cyberbullied by high school classmates]. You think they’re OK because you disabled the online access — think again.

For safer schools, we need more hugs, not more guns

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One alarming trend is that the overwhelming majority of 21st-century shooters were adolescents, suggesting that it is now easier for them to access guns, and that they more frequently suffer from mental health issues or limited conflict resolution skills.”

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

7% of high school students commit suicide, some because of cyberbullying: On October 7, 2003, Ryan Halligan committed suicide by hanging himself [after being cyberbullied by high school classmates]. You think they’re OK because you disabled the online access — think again.

How to take online mentoring to the bright side

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I’m delighted to announce that this August I’ll be releasing a book on a new wave of disruption in education: innovations that deepen and expand students’ access to relationships. They can fill advice gaps for those students with shockingly limited access to college guidance in high school. Among those providers opening up access to new relationships is Brightside , a nonprofit, UK-based online mentoring organization.

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One state’s plan to bring better internet to schools and homes

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Since 2003, OneCommunity of Cleveland has been connecting and enabling public benefit organizations across the state like schools, government agencies, healthcare, museums, and libraries with next-generation fiber optics. Lev Gonick, chief executive, said OneCommunity was born out of the need to elevate Northeastern Ohio’s “Rust Belt” status by infusing the region with faster and more accessible Internet. Ohio’s OneCommunity brings broadband to schools and private homes.

The Streisand Effect: What’s Your School District Reputation Worth?

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” The origins of the term date back to 2003, when Barbra Streisand attempted to suppress photographs of her residence in Malibu, California and inadvertently drew far more public attention as a result.

How to Transform Teaching with Tablets – From Tom Daccord & Justin Reich

EdTechTeacher

Over the past century, radio, television, video cassette recorders, desktop computers, laptop computers, handheld devices, tablets, and cell phones have all been heralded as potentially transformative classroom tools (Cuban, 1986, 2003). It’s exciting to see so many more students and teachers with access to computing devices, but it’s also scary that so many schools have adopted these devices so quickly, with limited evidence for how they might improve learning.

What hotels and higher education have in common

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In each case, disruptive innovations made products which were simpler, cheaper and more accessible–and then became so successful that they toppled the long-standing leaders of the industry.

Using Google Tools to Personalize Learning #GoogleEduOnAir

Learning With Lucie

And honestly, all I could do was ‘touch’ on each of these ways VERY briefly--just enough to give participants the big picture that those of us with access to Google tools have so many opportunities to personalize learning in our digital toolbox.

Parkinson’s and the power of business model innovation

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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

An upscale Florida auction yields millions for local preschool programs

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million from the foundation since 2003. The study revealed children under 5 years old lacked access to affordable, high-quality education and care, a trend that continues over a decade later. million from the foundation since 2003. “If

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

Doug Levin

” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools. FY 2003 $700,500,000. On November 22, 1996, U.S.

Rethinking How Scholarship Works at MLA17

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While technologies have dramatically changed since the founding of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy , the standards of rhetoricity, accessibility, usability, and sustainability have remained remarkably stable.

How Schools Can Bridge Mental Health Care Gaps with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Tools

MindShift

School counselors, along with school social workers, may be children’s only access to some form of mental health care, since it’s estimated that only 20 percent of children with mental or behavioral disorders receive help from a mental health care provider. percent in 2003 to 8.4

The New Media Consortium: its sudden death and what comes next

Bryan Alexander

I’ve known and worked with the NMC people since around 2003. The announcement’s language suggests the site will go away, at least in its current, accessible form. Yesterday many of us learned to our shock that the New Media Consortium ( NMC ) was going to be liquidated.

Social Identity and Mobile Technology

Connecting 2 the World

This access to other groups within non-physical social spaces also allows individuals to construct a potential social identity to become part of a group to which an individual might aspire. In other words, individuals accept and take on the values, beliefs, behaviors, norms, communication styles, appearance, and knowledge (epistemology) of the group with whom the individual would like to identify (Stets & Burke; Skitka, 2003). This is a preview of the chapter I am writing.

When school districts fall into debt and can’t get out

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In 2003, before the Great Recession, Whitmore Lake was like thousands of other school districts across the country. The atrium of Whitmore Lake High School, part of a nearly $48 million capital campaign approved by voters in 2006.