Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

For 12 years, the Babson Survey Group in partnership with other organizations, including the Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium), has done critical research into the growth of online learning in American higher education that it publishes in the report Grade Level: Tracking Online Education in the United States.

Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

Throughout the project, we gathered data through surveys and conducted in-depth case studies to better understand the conditions necessary for classroom coaching to effectively foster more powerful use of technology for teaching and learning.

Classroom prizes and grants available!

Educational Technology Guy

Project Tomorrow is celebrating Speak Up America Week 2014 this week with opportunities for schools and classrooms to win prizes and grants by participating in this year''s Speak Up surveys. All the details are available here: [link] speakup/speakupamerica.html They are also offering sneak peeks every day at the data from the more than 340,000 surveys completed so far by teachers, students, parents and more. The online Speak Up 2014 survey s close on December 19 th.

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What healthcare innovators can learn from academic coaches in higher ed

The Christensen Institute

So it fails many of them in terms of both the quality and utility of educational experience, as evidenced by some sobering surveys. The 2016 Gallup Student Poll, which surveys public school students in grades five through 12, found that fewer than half of all students felt engaged with school.

Game-Based Learning Gains Steam in Higher Education: Triseum Raises $1.43 Million to Transform Educational Experiences for Students

EdNews Daily

Triseum’s upcoming release of ARTé: Mecenas is the first game to be released from the ARTé suite, a collection of games with targeted learning outcomes supporting a traditional college-level Art History survey course.

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. Numerous surveys have found that nearly half of elementary school teachers feel underprepared to teach science.

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Counting your way to a college A

The Hechinger Report

” In surveys conducted by GradeCraft’s inventors, students reported that they worked harder and felt more in control of their class performance. University of Michigan professors give out more A’s under new grading system Jill Barshay/The Hechinger Report.

Weekend Reading: Thanksgiving Edition

ProfHacker

In 2015, a group of female tech investors and executives conducted a survey of two hundred senior-level women in Silicon Valley. The short answer is that it’s a virtual world that launched in 2003 and was hailed by some as the future of the internet.

Are science fairs unfair?

The Hechinger Report

In a study published last year, Grinnell surveyed 302 students (from high school through graduate school) about their experience with science fairs. Related: Take our audience survey. A second grader in Mississippi explains his winning science fair project to members of his class.

Most immigrants outpace Americans when it comes to education — with one big exception

The Hechinger Report

Two economists from the University of Colorado and the University of Texas at Austin studied data from a monthly survey conducted by the Census Department and the Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2003 through 2016 and found that U.S.

The Benefits of Helping Teens Identify Their Purpose in Life

MindShift

Both Malin and Bronk are developing new survey tools for measuring purpose – tools that are needed for bigger, more rigorous studies. It’s 12:15 p.m.

4 Steps for Designing an Online Assessment for Flipped Classroom

Fractus Learning

2003). In evaluating the quiz I receive feedback through multiple perspectives both during the semester and at the end of the semester after the final results are released; I survey students, tutors and lecturers in the first year accounting course. The Process.

Disrupting education, the NFL way

The Hechinger Report

Certainly, teams have conducted bogus interviews to fulfill the rule’s requirements without any intention of hiring that person, but since the rule was enacted in 2003, the league has seen a significant increase in the number of black head coaches.

Helping Others Along – Motivation Theory and the SAMR Model

techlearning

2003). Pursuing a “sense of success”: New teachers explain their career decisions, American Educational Research Journal 40 (3) (2003), pp. New York: Free, 2003. “We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.”

Helping teens find their purpose

The Hechinger Report

Both Malin and Bronk are developing new survey tools for measuring purpose – tools that are needed for bigger, more rigorous studies.

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

In a recent survey of the state’s superintendents conducted by the University of Southern Maine, roughly a quarter of respondents said they planned to stick with a proficiency-based diploma, even though the law no longer requires it. In 2003, the Gates Foundation gave RISC $5.8

What Kinds of Homework Seem to be Most Effective?

MindShift

Source: Met Life Survey of the American Teacher, The Homework Experience, 2007. (LA In that 2012 NAEP survey, 13 percent of 17-year-olds reported doing more than two hours of homework the previous night.

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

The Innovative Educator

Over the last few years of the Speak Up survey, more students and administrators have signaled the importance of being able to access mobile devices in the classroom, whether through Bring Your Own Device policy consideration and implementation or through school-provided technology.

Shocking data reveals Millennials lacking skills across board

eSchool News

adults when compared with results from previous adult surveys.”. are attaining higher levels of education since 2003, the numeracy scores of U.S. Since 2003, the percentages of U.S. International data sets show U.S.

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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).

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. Numerous surveys have found that nearly half of elementary school teachers feel underprepared to teach science.

Your Talent Tech Stack for 2018

Gaggle Speaks

This survey of some of the recruiters, HR and general “talent” people at the coalface of hiring is of the practitioners. 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.

What Kids Need for Optimal Health and School Engagement

MindShift

Activities such as sports, visual and performing arts, community service, journalism, and academic clubs can be sources for positive playtime for teenagers (Mahoney, Cairns, & Farmer, 2003;Mahoney, Larson, & Eccles, 2005). 2003).

Why It’s Time to Rethink School Science Fairs

MindShift

In a study published last year, Grinnell surveyed 302 students (from high school through graduate school) about their experience with science fairs. Experiments by Carol Dweck in 2003, then a professor of psychology at Columbia University, suggest that students who are driven to learn for its own sake or for personal growth tend to stick to their studies longer than their highly competitive peers. Springtime is science fair season.

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Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out

The Hechinger Report

The institute reviewed syllabi and textbooks, surveyed the students in the classes, observed some of the classes, and interviewed the deans and faculty. So in 2015, Butler and her colleagues decided to repeat the study they’d done in 2003.

Education Technology and the Business of Student Debt

Hack Education

According to a CFPB survey released in January , one out of three Americans had been contacted by a debt collected in the previous twelve months. “Students and parents are borrowing more to pay for college, according to the latest installment of a survey by Sallie Mae,” Inside Higher Ed reported in July.

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

The Hechinger Report

8, 2003. In a recent report, Education Week dug deep into student proficiency rates on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) from 2003 through 2015.

How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year

Edsurge

A few years after John Boyer began teaching world geography at Virginia Tech , a survey revealed that 58 percent of college-aged Americans could not locate Japan on a map. Good Bye Lenin! ” (2003, Germany, directed by Wolfgang Becker)—Black comedy with a semi-romantic storyline that is easily the best teaching device for explaining the Cold War in Europe and the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The Serious & Historic Importance of Media Literacy | Downloadable Posters for Media Literacy Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

See [link] How many have died just in Iraq since the 2003 invasion (see [link] )? Media Literacy Week is November 5 - 9 , spearheaded by the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE).

The looming decline of the public research university

The Hechinger Report

In a 2013 survey by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, more than three-quarters of provosts said federal spending cuts tied to sequestration were taking a toll on their universities, including in research. This article appears courtesy of Washington Monthly.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Compensation survey from AAUP says faculty salaries are up slightly year over year, but institutional budgets continue to be balanced ‘on the backs’ of adjuncts and out-of-state students.” Via Mark Guzdial’s Computing Education Blog : “University CS graduation surpasses its 2003 peak, with poor diversity.” Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s press release : “U.S.

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What do preschool teachers need to do a better job?

The Hechinger Report

When she got her first preschool classroom in 2003 though, she said she had to write her own curriculum and figure out what her kids needed. Three quarters of the early educator workforce is paid less than $15 an hour, according to the National Survey of Early Care and Education.

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

The Hechinger Report

The Census Bureau’s 2005 American Community Survey counted 2.4 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.

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.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Open Doors survey shows declines in new international students starting in fall 2016 , after years of growth. (National) Education Politics.

It’s Pedagogy Go With Location-Based Mobile Learning At The University Of South Australia

EdNews Daily

Feedback in the reflective journals and data from a student designer survey indicate that their experience in designing and developing LBMLGs has been a vehicle for enriching their own communication and collaboration skills, digital literacy, spatial awareness and social skills.