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

The Hechinger Report

trillion, according to the Federal Reserve, compared with less than $250 billion in 2003. With this in mind, more school districts and local governments are trying to identify lower-cost learning opportunities that can still vault students into well-paying careers. Higher Ed K-12 News Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion online learning STEM teachers

How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

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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. The hope is that STEM subjects will become fun and relevant through learning experiences that are memorable and easily retained. Alternatively, pre-made goggles can be purchased online from accredited manufacturers for as little as $5.

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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. The iteach coursework allows four-year degreed professionals to explore fields of academic teaching—including specialty areas such as special education, ELL and STEM subject areas —to work at their own pace and begin teaching in the classroom three to six months from the start of the program. TROY, Mich.

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Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.” I suspect these absences stem from another issue, the book’s focus on traditional-age undergraduate education. Those residential campuses tend to be the ones most resistant to online learning, and the wealthiest tend to retain classic patterns of largely tenure-track faculty.

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.” I suspect these absences stem from another issue, the book’s focus on traditional-age undergraduate education. Those residential campuses tend to be the ones most resistant to online learning, and the wealthiest tend to retain classic patterns of largely tenure-track faculty.

Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

The Innovative Educator

The ultimate learning experience for students is both highly collaborative and extremely personalized, supported by mobile devices and digital content, reports Project Tomorrow in their latest Speak Up report. Among high school students, 58 percent said they now use their own mobile device at school to support learning activities. Elementary schools may also be exploring various types of blended learning. The report can be found online at: [link].

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with 'e's

Is learning in the 21 st Century significantly different to learning in previous years? It could be argued that these theories stem back to the seminal claim of Marshall McLuhan (1964) that ‘we shape our tools and thereafter, our tools shape us.’ Technologies for Learning at Key Stages 3 and 4,Coventry: Becta Publications. 2009) Living and Learning with New Media. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 26, (3), 344–356.

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