More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

iterating toward openness

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.

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

The Hechinger Report

The Harvard case (with a final hearing scheduled for mid-February) focuses narrowly on race and procedural questions about how Harvard assesses Asian-American applicants versus others during admissions reviews.

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

The Hechinger Report

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. System leaders don’t dispute that assessment.

Powerful Learning is Authentic and Challenging

Digital Promise

Adjusting to feedback from ongoing formative assessment during learning allows educators to offer the help students need so they continue to feel the right level of productive struggle. 2003).

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).

How to take online mentoring to the bright side

The Christensen Institute

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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An upscale Florida auction yields millions for local preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

In 2009, just over 50 percent of children entering Immokalee’s six elementary schools were considered “kindergarten ready,” as determined by Florida’s kindergarten screening exam, the Florida Assessment for Instruction in Reading. million from the foundation since 2003.

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. Success is contingent upon sound instructional design, quality assessments, and an improved feedback loop.

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Who Should Bear the Cost of Data Interoperability in K-12 Education?

Edsurge

It’s a mindshift for teachers, especially when it comes to assessment, because scoring is so different. But in a competency-based model, teachers must assess and record a student’s performance on each academic standard within and across subjects.

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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.

Lenders: Segment your customers by context, not by data

The Christensen Institute

Other than having limited or no access to credit products, people with poor credit or no credit history pay higher insurance premiums. By the time he found a job in 2003, his debt had reached a level where he could “barely keep his head above water”. As a result of the bankruptcy, Alex’s credit history was completely destroyed and he lost all access to any form of credit.

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How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Since 2003, more than 15 million 6- to 11- year-olds at thousands of schools across the country have been taught how to think like engineers using the curriculum. I found a civil engineering unit on building bridges and thought that would be accessible to all.”.

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Helping Others Along – Motivation Theory and the SAMR Model

techlearning

Yet, the wealth of knowledge and experience that can be accessed through well structured professional development and collaboration opportunities. 2003). Pursuing a “sense of success”: New teachers explain their career decisions, American Educational Research Journal 40 (3) (2003), pp.

Positive Behavior Supports Creating Meaningful Life Options for People with ASD

Digital Promise

Preferences can be assessed and individuals can be taught to make choices related to their preferences, thereby minimizing the frustration of seldom being able to choose what is meaningful. They and their families need access to all reasonable options, including those based on Applied Behavior Analysis, organizational management, community/ecological psychology, cultural psychology, biomedical science and positive psychology (Carr, 2007b). 2003).

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

Edsurge

Although we were convinced that technology could transform education, simple internet access was patchy at best. 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. But visions of a world where every teacher and every student had an internet-connected device, and every student would get personalized assessments for learning, were still just that—visions.

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A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

Information becomes content when there is a situation to apply it (Nonaka, 1999, Yaklief, 2010), but does not require a depth of understanding to access or transfer. Once created, individual, groups, departments, or the organization can control the dissemination and access to a larger number of people. Unlike formal schooling, individual content knowledge is not necessarily assessed through testing (Diaz, et al, 1999). 2003). 2003). 2003). 2003).

How to Introduce Engineering Principles Early to Help Inspire Interest in STEM

MindShift

Since 2003, more than 15 million 6- to 11- year-olds at thousands of schools across the country have been taught how to think like engineers using the curriculum. I found a civil engineering unit on building bridges and thought that would be accessible to all.”.

Tuesday Interview: The Truth About Testing with Jim Popham

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

His most recent books are Classroom Assessment: What Teachers Need to Know, 6th Ed. 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.

Your Talent Tech Stack for 2018

Gaggle Speaks

How will we find, assess, hire and manage their people going into 2018? These are their answers to questions around tech for sourcing, assessment, interviewing, hiring process and HR. Another place HR Tech is proving useful is in assessment. Engineering Assessment.

Dear ISTE (reprised)

NeverEndingSearch

The key mission is to provide a professional learning community where librarians can leverage technology knowledge and expertise to improve school library programs, increase access to information, and foster strong teaching and learning environments in a connected world. link] (2003).

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

Edsurge

TAL Education Group , which began as a solo tutoring operation in 2003 and has since grown into a publicly-traded empire, boasting $620 million in revenue in 2015 from a network of over 300 brick-and-mortar tutoring centers. This approach, says Goldman Sachs’ Victor Hu, offers “an efficient, relatively inexpensive way for overseas investors to access the U.S. EduLab , a subsidiary of JIEM, a Japanese research and assessment provider. (It

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Truth, truthiness, triangulation and the librarian way: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world

NeverEndingSearch

A recent Stanford Graduate School of Education report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Literacy assessed of the news literacy of students from middle school through college. We were guaranteed a free press, We were not guaranteed a neutral or a true press.

Technology Alone is not a Silver Bullet for School Improvement.

EdTechSandyK

I have been here since 2003 and I am "digital native" but I have taught here both before and after the laptops. We use our own internal data as formative assessments at regular intervals to prepare for those state tests. The data reflected in the article comes solely from the state and is easily accessible on ncpublicschools.org (click on School Report Cards).

Final Schedule for Tomorrow's "Digital Literacy & Fake News" Mini-Conference - Plus Bonus

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

WEBINAR PLATFORM : The sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate , and can be accessed live from any personal computer and most mobile devices. (To Registration will give you access to the live event and to the event recordings.

"Digital Literacy & Fake News" Keynote Panelists Announced + First Sessions for Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

WEBINAR PLATFORM : The sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate , and can be accessed live from any personal computer and most mobile devices. (To Registration will give you access to the live event and to the event recordings.

The number of grandparents raising grandchildren is up, thanks in part to the opioid epidemic

The Hechinger Report

In order to serve this hidden population, the Senior Services Department in Clayton County, Georgia — where Eschman has raised her grandchildren — started the Kinship Care Program in 2003. The point of the ranking, however, is to encourage state officials to assess their policies and programs.

Transactional and Negotiated knowledge

Connecting 2 the World

In order for knowledge to be used as currency, it would need to be of value, accessible by others, identifiable, stable (with clearly defined knowledge boundaries), and available in either a tangible form or tangibly represented. Employees that have access to a wide breath of knowledge when it is needed will be the most valuable to the organization, coworkers, and departments. Access to transactional knowledge was controlled depending on its perceived value.

How the federal government abandoned the Brown v. Board of Education decision

The Hechinger Report

Families in Williams’s virtually all-black neighborhood were set to lose access to the schools that have served their community for half a century. The one thing that would help keep my kids—or any child—off the streets is access to good education.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

This group of older borrowers collectively hold $247 billion in student debt, an amount that has roughly tripled since 2003.” A sobering assessment and a warning.” “More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access” by David Wiley. “If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access” by David Wiley. (National) Education Politics.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for connecting classrooms while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity and educational access for all. Please mark your calendars for November 18 - 22 for the fourth annual Global Education Conference ( [link] ).