Transcription and Accessibility—New Partnerships from Microsoft and Amazon


On the heels of one another, two tech titans recently announced higher-education partnerships that leverage transcription technology to make educational materials more accessible to a broader swath of learners. Nine classes at the university are currently piloting Microsoft Translator, according to Brian Trager, the associate director for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf’s Center on Access Technology.

Accessing Knowledge and Expertise

Connecting 2 the World

This is a continuation of my dissertation: The last two themes dealt with how the group and members accessed, created, and used knowledge and expertise. In the one theme, knowledge and expertise of perceived value often was used as currency within the power structure, with study participants sharing, accessing resources, or withholding their knowledge and expertise based on their analysis of situational factors within the environment.

At top colleges that train America’s elite, veterans are an almost invisible minority

The Hechinger Report

As president, Wright said, he thought a lot about enriching and diversifying the student body, but he didn’t factor veterans into those calculations until 2005, when he visited Bethesda Naval Hospital and met with troops who had been wounded in Iraq.

These formerly homeless single moms beat the odds and are now college grads

The Hechinger Report

Leave this field empty if you're human: Although started in 1995, the Family Scholar House program could serve only a small number of women at a time until 2005. Nikka Norman, a nursing student at the University of Louisville, helps her daughter, Ariyah, with a snack.

States can change the way they think about education, but will they?

The Hechinger Report

In 2005 the state abolished “seat time” rules – which gave students credit based on how many hours they sat at a desk in front of a teacher; instead students must show mastery over the subject before moving on. K-12 News Funding Law and policy Technology access

A case for educational reparations for the incarcerated

The Hechinger Report

Last year, the Louisiana College Access Coalition, a group of colleges, schools and non-profits, reported that 41 percent of TOPS recipients last year came from families who earned $100,000 or more annually. A prisoner’s hands inside a punishment cell wing at Angola prison in Louisiana.

How one city has been tackling the swelling scourge of brain drain

The Hechinger Report

This is part of what the New Jersey Business and Industry Association calls an “exodus” that resulted in a net loss of population of 682,062 from 2005 to 2014, with a multibillion-dollar economic impact.

Higher education must stand up for Puerto Rico

The Hechinger Report

Consequently, mainland colleges must open their doors as they did for New Orleans co-eds who could not return to their campuses in the immediate aftermath of Katrina in 2005; there is a blueprint.

Good news for college applicants: Getting in is easier than they think

The Hechinger Report

Four-year schools received an average of 94 percent of their applications online in the fall 2013, the most recent period for which the figures are available, up from 49 percent in 2005, the National Association for College Admission Counseling reported.

Embattled colleges focus on an obvious fix: helping students graduate on time

The Hechinger Report

This fusillade of measures has so far helped UW slowly raise its four-year graduation rate from 54 percent in 2005 to 66 percent last year, the university reports. Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Solutions

Five things American colleges need to do to help black and Latino students

The Hechinger Report

Between 2005 and 2014, only five universities in the country had more black undergraduates go on to earn doctorates in science and engineering than UMBC, which had 93, according to statistics from the National Science Foundation. Higher Ed News Higher education access Race Social emotional

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

Like many students in the district, she has no access to the internet at home. K-12 News English language learners Parents poverty Rural schools teachers Technology accessTwo students share a computer as they prepare for their geometry final at Northridge High School, in Greeley, Colo.

Dear Mr. Governor: How you can help poor kids in Louisiana go to college

The Hechinger Report

According to the Louisiana College Access Coalition, a group of colleges, schools and non-profits, more than 41 percent of current TOPS recipients come from families who earn $100,000 or more a year. Andre Perry Columnists News Funding Higher education access Higher education affordability

Why high school football is making a comeback in New Orleans

The Hechinger Report

His mother, Tyra Hales, signed him up for a youth team at a park near their home in Gentilly, a predominantly black neighborhood that was inundated by Hurricane Katrina’s floodwaters for weeks in 2005. K-12 News Charters Graduation and dropouts Higher education access School choice

What is the role of the teacher in the online classroom? Connectivism might provide an answer


By learning together in a learning community, students have the opportunity to extend and deepen their learning experience, test out new ideas by sharing them with a supportive group, and receive critical and constructive feedback.” ( Palloff & Pratt 2005 ).

I Connect, Therefore I Learn

Catlin Tucker

Instead, humans can access the information they need to make decisions and take actions by tapping into their personal networks, computer networks, and social networks. . 2005). Is it possible to learn without being connected?

To the next President of the World Bank—it’s time to switch it up

The Christensen Institute

Market-creating innovations create new markets that serve people for whom either no products existed or existing products were not accessible for a variety of reasons, including cost or the lack of expertise required for their use.

Digital Promise Research Map: A Starting Place for Exploring Research on Learning

Digital Promise

We’re excited to share an updated version of the Research Map , which features the latest research and new ways to access relevant learning science findings. In addition to being able to access research, many users wanted to see how research can be applied in the real world.

OPINION: 7 in 10 students aren’t writing at grade level — we can do better

The Hechinger Report

Between 2005 and 2012, a teacher-led approach to drilling down to analyze what was missing, called Strategic Inquiry, identified that students across New York City were lacking the writing strategies necessary to communicate complex ideas.

Innovative School District Seeks Middle School Science and Social Studies Apps

Digital Promise

Through its mPower Piedmont initiative , which began in 2009, all students in grades 4-12 receive a Macbook Air laptop with home Internet access. Access to the product during the spring pilot period may be free, full price, or discounted.

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Notes on Open Pedagogy

iterating toward openness

” Open impacts pedagogy in two ways: By increasing student access to RESOURCES, open increases the number of students who can DO things with RESOURCES. INCREASE the number of students with access to effective pedagogy).

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Inmates Use VR To Prepare For Life On The Outside

The Hechinger Report

Since 2005, the United States Supreme Court has battled tirelessly to reduce the brutal mandatory sentences of minors by courts and as a result the sentencing of life without parole for juveniles was made unconstitutional in 2012.

Top ten movies of the year, 1995 edition

Bryan Alexander

My son around the year 2005, with a mysterious piece of technology. I would have liked to reflect on the best films of 2015, but I live in rural Vermont, which means very little access to current movies. And, to be honest, 2005 seems like a weak year in retrospect.

Denver teachers are next to take to the picket line

The Hechinger Report

It was developed in 2005, by DCTA leadership, in collaboration with the school district. In 2005, when the district and the union agreed to the ProComp system, we were in an era in which calls for teacher accountability were loud.

From Static to Interactive and From Open to Free: Consequences Both Intended and Unintended

iterating toward openness

Scheines, Leinhardt, Smith, Cho, (2005). These systems are really just attempts by publishers to increase revenues by forcing students to buy access codes that can’t be resold.” Do fees for access to online materials disqualify a program?

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Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

Digital Promise

Since 2005, LCPS had participated in the Geospatial Semester program through James Madison University, which taught GIS to hundreds of high school seniors (and even juniors) through a project-based approach.

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Blogging: Five of the best

Learning with 'e's

I haven't given up on peer reviewed publishing, but I have turned away from closed journals and publications toward openness and accessibility. Lessig, 2005, p. 2005) Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity.

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Private Schools Are Ready to Serve Low- and Middle Income Students


Students from all socioeconomic backgrounds deserve to have access to an education that best fits their needs. However, trends in enrollment and private school tuition suggest it is becoming more difficult for students from middle- and low-income backgrounds to access private schooling options. Regardless of their socioeconomic status or zip code, all students deserve to have access to educational environments that best match their needs.

Is Education Entering the ‘Age of Alternatives’?


For instance, as mainframe computers, with their centralization of computing power accessed through “dumb” terminals, entered enterprises (and movies) in the 1950s, “The New” returned to an emphasis on decentralized learning (sometimes supported by now-forgotten “ teaching machines ”). An “Age of Access” (1954-1983) when priorities switched to opening up schools to historically excluded groups, notably African Americans and women.

Livestreaming and Podcasting in the Classroom

Teachers need to have a classroom page or account where students and teachers will access livestreams and archived events. While having accessible technology for all students and families is one concern, Dr. Tatom said the biggest concern is about privacy.

Digital Portfolios + Micro-credentials = Massive Impact for Students & Teachers

Digital Promise

Despite the good intentions of targeted policies and increased attention to equity and accessibility initiatives, the achievement gap persists 2. 2005, September). Assessment. Evaluation. Judgement. Research reveals that students ubiquitously perceive assessment as something that is “done to them [sic] by someone else — and is out of their control.”

6 interactive whiteboard tips

Learning with 'e's

I have seen classrooms where the IWB has been poorly positioned, so that there is only limited sightline or access for some students. Having access to all the latest tools and services means that teachers can provide the best possible experience for their students.

Virtual Tours: Around the World with a VR Headset


The system was in continuous use from 1994 to 2005. For persons with disabilities , virtual tours can help overcome a number of accessibility issues. As illustrated by the intricate inlay and pietra dura work on the walls of the marble mausoleum, the Taj Mahal is the ultimate expression of the elegance of Mughal architecture and craftsmanship.

Another small college is closing, unless a for-profit buys it

Bryan Alexander

According to their site , an international network of higher-education institutions, brought together by a shared passion for accessible, industry-relevant qualifications. New York’s Dowling College has been in financial trouble for a while.

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. On November 22, 1996, U.S.

Improve the Effectiveness of Digital Instruction

By accessing the feeling or emotional part of the brain, students have a strong desire to want to revisit and dive deeper into the topic. Jeff joined in 2005 and has worked in a variety of roles, including professional development, customer services, and product marketing.

New Orleans finally has control of its own schools, but will all parents really have a say?

The Hechinger Report

The groups that had a lot of access to power prior to Hurricane Katrina still have access to power now.”. The groups that had a lot of access to power prior to Hurricane Katrina still have access to power now.

How independent schools can ward off disruption

The Christensen Institute

Indeed, NCES data shows that the country’s total private school enrollment has been decreasing since 2005. Instead, they offer greater affordability and accessibility. Anna Gu, formerly a research assistant at the Clayton Christensen Institute, and I coauthored this piece. The prospect of disruption looms on the horizon for many of America’s independent schools.

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5 Great Software Functions!

WJU EdTech

Simulations are great when students need a real-life experience but may not be able to do it because of accessibility, control, or safety. Wieman and Perkins (2005) report research stated that interactive simulations in physics are frequently more effective than seeing actual demonstrations!

Teaching Students with Autism about Digital Citizenship

Jennifer Liang graduated from Georgia State University in 2005 with a degree in education and has completed coursework towards a master’s degree in special education. I nstructional Technology Specialist at Cumberland Academy of Georgia Jennifer Liang knows all about digital citizenship.