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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

‘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.

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).

October is National Bullying Prevention 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.

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).

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.

Black teachers matter, for students and communities

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This begins with expanding access to teaching jobs and continues by giving hardworking teachers a raise. Between 2003 and 2011, the white teaching workforce in Washington, D.C. When it comes to teachers’ roles in shaping anti-racist communities, it’s better to show than to tell.

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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How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

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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!”

Is graduate school being disrupted? It’s not that simple.

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Disruptive Innovation, which makes products simpler, more affordable, and more accessible, has a track record of up-ending industries and taking down titans. Netflix didn’t post its first profits until 2003. MBA applications are down. Law schools are struggling. Is traditional graduate school being disrupted ? Yes and no. It’s important to remember that higher education, and especially graduate programs, are individual pathways into specific sectors of the workforce.

Can Virtual Reality Improve Education?

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

What Can Traditional Higher Ed Learn From Hamburger U?

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Kidwell: Back in 2003, real estate was a crazy market. Today, when we talk about just-in-time education, we want learners to be able to access an experience that is exactly what they need, and that is relevant to where they want to go.

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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What hotels and higher education have in common

The Christensen Institute

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.

EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

Fuster, 2004; Schneider & Chein, 2003), schemas and heuristics (e.g., 2003). Over the past several years, MIND Research Institute has been endeavoring to change the conversation around edtech evaluations.

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

Gaggle Speaks

” 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.

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

eSchool News

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.

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.”

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

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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.