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.

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Using Google Tools to Personalize Learning #GoogleEduOnAir

Learning With Lucie

I also learned preparing for my own session - Personalized Learning With Google Tools. Those who know me probably are not surprised that I tried to squeeze in so many different ways that Google Tools could be used to personalize learning in this short time slot!

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


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

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

The Hechinger Report

Krislov was vice president and general counsel at the University of Michigan in 2003 when the Supreme Court ruled in Gratz v. All of our traditional tools,” said Smith, “have to be reconsidered.”. Higher Ed News Civil rights Higher education access Higher education completion Race

Scrutiny of colleges that get billions in GI Bill money remains mired in bureaucracy

The Hechinger Report

Unlike the Department of Education or the Department of Defense, the VA has few tools to investigate the educational institutions into which it last year pumped $11 billion of taxpayer money. The problem is that veterans now only have blunt tools,” Muth said.

University of Chicago projected to be the first U.S. university to cost $100,000 a year

The Hechinger Report

This story was based on data from Tuition Tracker, a tool from The Hechinger Report. Looking at data from 2003 and 2012 for 448 small private colleges, it found that higher tuition discounts did not correlate with increased low-income or minority student enrollment.

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What’s the Link Between a School’s Budget and Efficacy? Stanford University Challenges Prevailing Beliefs


But if they have access to educational resources that help them catch up to their peers, they may have better test scores in eighth grade and therefore a high learning rate. At Waterford, our primary goal is to provide every student with the tools they need to succeed in school.

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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 can teachers use VR in the classroom?


These days, using multimedia tools is a foregone conclusion for the well-resourced teacher; technology is enabling greater interactivity and engagement between students as well as with the information they are required to learn.

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. It is important to sift through the fluffy ideas that abound as well as the allure of the tools and begin to integrate technology with purpose when appropriate.

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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. But our research into technology tools designed to connect students to online mentors tells a different story. They can fill advice gaps for those students with shockingly limited access to college guidance in high school.

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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.

What Can Traditional Higher Ed Learn From Hamburger U?


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.

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


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). With every generation of computing technology, a small group of educators has been able to use new tools in transformative ways, but on the whole, classroom practices have proven stubbornly resistant to change.

Parkinson’s and the power of business model innovation

The Christensen Institute

With that challenge in mind, a new tool called ParkinsonNet emerged, and after disrupting traditional care management of Parkinson’s Disease in the Netherlands, has recently made its way to the United States.

EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

Fuster, 2004; Schneider & Chein, 2003), schemas and heuristics (e.g., In a variety of ways, we continuously assess the usability and effectiveness of the ST Math program, and we provide educators, administrators and students with the tools to do so as well. 2003).

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Lenders: Segment your customers by context, not by data

The Christensen Institute

Unlike correlation, which measures a set of attributes related to an action, causality is a much more powerful tool as it explains why something happens in a given circumstance. 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”.

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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.

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


And it’s scenarios like this that put pressure on edtech companies to make their tools more interoperable. Its tools aim to provide educators with insights into two core questions: What does the student know now and what does the student need to do next?

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Rethinking How Scholarship Works at MLA17


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.

Students Today Are Learning All The Time. Can Schools Keep Up?


Because of the exposure and the access that students have to so many different digital products—including being able to access the internet anywhere, any time—that learning experience is happening all the time.

Toca Life Apps and Contextual Therapy


Fey, Long, & Feinstack (2003) sought to outline "Ten Principles of Grammar Facilitation for Children With Specific Language Impairments" with research tie-ins relevant to all ages, but particularly for ages 3-8. This is where I think such apps provide a great tool. 2003).

Expert Tips to Make Educational Travel Attainable for All Students

Olson, PhD, Researcher and Teacher at West Leadership Academy, Denver Public Schools, presented with Carylann Assante, CAE, Executive Director of SYTA and the SYTA Youth Foundation, in “ How We Helped 800 Students Participate in Educational Travel: Proven Tools and Tips.”

Rethink Education, Southern New Hampshire University Launch $15M Edtech Seed Fund


Under LeBlanc, who joined SNHU in 2003, the university has established a reputation for experimenting with new educational services and tools. The investment thesis behind the Rethink Education Seed is broad, encompassing tools and services aimed at increasing access and affordability for K-12, higher-ed and workforce development opportunities. Portfolio companies are expected to have access to SNHU’s Sandbox and other resources to further test and refine their wares.

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3 ways Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers) paved the way for edtech

eSchool News

Many parents were worried about exposing their children to the emerging new technology, and definitely did not view it as an educational tool. “Every one of us—no matter how much money we have—needs to know that there’s something about us worth giving.” – Fred Rogers.

Helping Others Along – Motivation Theory and the SAMR Model


For example, we can take a paper worksheet-packet, make it digital, then use tools to annotate on it, then redesign the activity with a slide deck or video, and finally we create a brand new activity, different from where we started. 2003). Accessed 18 Apr. New York: Free, 2003.

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

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, before the Great Recession, Whitmore Lake was like thousands of other school districts across the country. She was lured in part by the amenities and teaching tools that would come with the brand-new school.

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PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17

EdNews Daily

Combining current-day footage, at the time of their hoped-for high school graduation, with a wealth of material shot over more than a decade, starting in 2003 when they were just entering their first year of school, the film reveals who has made it through, despite daunting obstacles.

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School counselors keep kids on track. Why are they first to be cut?

The Hechinger Report

Investing in school counseling as a tool for helping students climb out of poverty, meanwhile, is not high on the White House agenda.

The future of intelligence

Learning with 'e's

The argument is that we are becoming increasingly dependent on search engines and other tools, that trivialise knowledge and simplify what we learn. That's if we accept that ultimately, the success or failure of such tools is really down to us and us alone.

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with 'e's

It is a complex network of dynamic resources that we all acknowledge is constantly changing to adapt to the growing demand for entertainment, communication and access to knowledge. One of the most popular and easy to use tools in the wiki – a shared website which anyone can edit. 2003).

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Your Talent Tech Stack for 2018

Gaggle Speaks

What are the tools people are using now, what will they be using next year? I hope that this will give the reader some insight into the plethora of tools available and which particular tools are used most by the “ wise crowd ” that DBR represents.

6 tips for making educational travel attainable for all students

eSchool News

Olson, PhD, researcher and teacher at West Leadership Academy, Denver Public Schools, presented with Carylann Assante, CAE, executive director of SYTA and the SYTA Youth Foundation, in “ How We Helped 800 Students Participate in Educational Travel: Proven Tools and Tips.”

The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. tools. 2003) Media Technology and Society: A History: From the Telegraph to the Internet.

Teacher: Know Thyself – School Culture Shift is About the People


The mastery for the future is not in a tool or workflow solution, it is found in innovativeness, in the champion’s ability to change. Accessed 17 Apr. 2003). Accessed 17 Apr. “Courage is contagious.