Computer literacy: The invisible skills gap?


Fresh off our discussions about definitions , I have found that a great many sites and authors interchange and conflate “computer literacy” and “digital literacy”. Enter the knowledge-based economy – a trending topic across sectors more or less from 2003 onward.

Why Esports in Schools is a Good Thing

ViewSonic Education

Studies have definitely shown that students who are involved in extracurricular activities are more successful in a number of ways. A 2003 analysis of 15 cases of school shooters found all but two suffered from social rejection. Esports are here to stay.

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Personalized Learning at Its Best


Back in 2003, personalizing meant curating a library of individual lessons, developing a diagnostic assessment, and handwriting personalized pathways for each of my students. Original Article Source: [link].

Can Virtual Reality Improve Education?


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.

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

The Hechinger Report

First, it’s worth noting that talking about the middle class can be tricky because there’s no universal definition. By this definition, the Times found that since 2000 more people have been exiting the middle class because they’re making too little to qualify, not too much.

Parkinson’s and the power of business model innovation

The Christensen Institute

The definitive cause and cure for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) still eludes medical experts. During the first three years of operation in the Netherlands (from 2003 to 2006), ParkinsonNet nurses, on average, saw their caseload double.

The Benefits of Helping Teens Identify Their Purpose in Life


While definitions vary a bit from study to study, researchers have linked a sense of purpose to lower levels of adolescent depression, less binge drinking and drug abuse , healthier habits such as exercising, and a greater commitment to schoolwork. It’s 12:15 p.m.

Thinking About Selling Your Edtech Startup? Here’s What to Expect.


My first company, Isavix, had several Fortune 500 customers and sold in 2003 to a private group named InScope International. The whole idea of due diligence is to produce definitive closing documents and items (e.g.

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Undergrad majors: the humanities seriously down, STEM slowly rising

Bryan Alexander

from 2012 to 2014, falling to the smallest number of degrees conferred since 2003” That’s in absolute numbers. Which majors are undergraduates preferring in American higher education these days?


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.

More Green Spaces in Childhood Associated With Happier Adulthood


The researchers’ final data set comprised nearly 1 million Danes who were born between 1985 and 2003 and for whom they had longitudinal records of mental health, socioeconomic status and place of residence.

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Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

The Hechinger Report

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. It definitely needs more attention,” Stevens said. The St. Thomas University School of Law.

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Shifting From Pedagogy To Heutagogy In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Definition Of Heutagogy & Self-Determined Learning. The Definition of Heutagogy; Shifting From Pedagogy To Heutagogy In Education; . by Stewart Hase and Chris Kenyon. Ed note: This is part 1 in a series on self-determined learning from Stewart Hase and Chris Kenyon.

Reflections on Open Education and the Path Forward

Iterating Toward Openness

I’m compiling a Storify of examples of this really engaging writing – you should definitely take the time to read through it. A few years later, Creative Commons entered the scene and on June 30, 2003 I officially shutdown the open licensing work I was doing.

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

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. Related: New data show some colleges are definitively unaffordable for many.

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

The Hechinger Report

So DACA is definitely bittersweet for me. I knew since I crossed the river in 2003 that I was undocumented; different than most of my peers.

How To Make A Civics Education Stick


At one Florida middle school, students learned about laws by writing bills — and in 2003, one of those bills made it to the Florida legislature. “It definitely showed me that if you believe in something and you feel something is important, to not be afraid to voice it,” she says.

Organizational learning theories

Connecting 2 the World

The first is based on the idea of organizational knowledge management in which knowledge is codified into information which the organization and individuals can access, monitor, acquire, and store (Allee, 1997; Contu & Willmott, 2003; Raelin, 2008). Akgun, Lynn, & Byrne (2003) further define the organizational learning process as “ a social process mediated by artifacts. 2003). 2003). Organizational Science (2003) 14 (3), 283-296.

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


Innovators, by definition are risk takers, they accept failure in a ways that make some people uncomfortable. 2003). “Courage is contagious.

NCLB’s legacy: As the ESSA era begins, have policymakers, educators learned from the past?

The Hechinger Report

8, 2003. States were allowed to set their own definitions of proficiency and to decide how quickly schools would have to progress toward that 100 percent goal.

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

The Hechinger Report

Oregon is ahead of the curve nationally, having delved into the method in 2003. Oregon’s plan expands the federal definition of a well-rounded education, and details how they will use data to improve learning.

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. My definition of open, when used in the context of open content or open educational resources, has been crystal clear and unchanging for over a decade. Nowhere in my definition of open is there a requirement that a resource be licensed in a way that allows for commercial use.

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


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. For all you science nerds out there, we are definitely in the middle of the Cambrian explosion of education technology: If historical trends hold up, more than 80 percent of the edtech startups created in the past five years will not survive through 2020.

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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).

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

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, the Prerna Girls School began providing a low-cost option that has served over 5,000 girls from impoverished families. I would definitely not give up on public schools,’’ she said. Students study for classes at a government school on the edge of the Thar Desert.

Dear ISTE (reprised)


Role definition and job descriptions. link] (2003). This past week in Philadelphia I participated in a meeting that launched the year-long process of refreshing ISTE’s Standards for Students.

The looming decline of the public research university

The Hechinger Report

But for the seven states generally considered by research organizations to make up the Midwest—Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin (to its definition of “Midwest,” the U.S. This article appears courtesy of Washington Monthly.

Humanizing technology

Learning With Lucie

Remember that this was in 2003, several years before iPads and other tablet computing had been invented). This comment definitely informed my process of making that I'm going through with this emerging project idea - "a mobile studio for creating and making collaboratively".

Your Talent Tech Stack for 2018

Gaggle Speaks

Since it’s launch in 2003 it’s become the foundational tool that recruiters all “have to have” to be able to do their jobs. There is definite bias in the selection of respondents. We’ve come a long way.

A #BlackLivesMatter Leader At Teach For America

NPR Learning and Tech

Terrenda White in her first year of TFA teaching, in 2003. He grew up in New Mexico and came to the city as a TFA corps member in 2003. She presented two different vocabulary words with incorrect or misleading definitions. A #BlackLivesMatter Leader At Teach For America.

A #BlackLivesMatter Leader At Teach For America

NPR Learning and Tech

Terrenda White in her first year of TFA teaching, in 2003. He grew up in New Mexico and came to the city as a TFA corps member in 2003. She presented two different vocabulary words with incorrect or misleading definitions. A #BlackLivesMatter Leader At Teach For America.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Definitions from first-year college students. Tomorrow (Thursday, June 1st) is our second of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Digital Literacy + Fake News," being held online ( and for free ) from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Lisa has been a member of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Information Literacy Immersion Program faculty since 2003 and has taught Classic (Teacher and Program Track), Intentional Teaching, and Assessment Immersion as well as custom programs for institutions/regional areas.

Study Findings

Connecting 2 the World

Individual definitions of knowledge In answering the question of how individuals define knowledge, I first looked at the definitions the study participants gave for knowledge, know-how, content, and design. Knowledge and know-how definitions were elicited in the first set of interviews. However, eventually the definition he provided was fairly closely aligned with those within the power structure. In most of the definitions, the term “information” was included.

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Thursday Interview - In Defense of Childhood with Chris Mercogliano

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He makes a convincing plea for a return to a broader, less judgmental definition of childhood "normalcy," a term that used to evoke a "Tom Sawyer/Huck Finn archetype-brash, willful, naughty, rambunctious, aggressive, and always dirty." Join me Thursday, March 7th, for a live and interactive conversation with Chris Mercogliano, author of In Defense of Childhood : Protecting Kids'' Inner Wildness.