Week of March 6, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. We hope you will consider hosting your own public webinars using the free LearnCentral public room--instructions are available by joining the "Host Your Own Webinar" group on the main announcement tab ( [link] ). Thanks for your attention, and see you online!

Dropout Detective Offers Academic ‘Credit Scores’—But Is That a Good Thing?

Edsurge

Credit scores to boost student success Kona Jones, director of online learning at Richland Community College in Illinois, was brought on in 2008 to improve student success rates, which at the time were hovering around 65 percent—not “horrendous,” she says, but still not good enough. But for Jones, that’s the beauty of Dropout Detective: it gives a quick snapshot of every student, something difficult to come by in online programs like Richland’s. “In

Live Thursday Dec. 9th with Julie Young from Florida Virtual School

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, December 9th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Julie Young, President and Chief Executive Officer of Florida Virtual School. In 1997, Julie Young pioneered the launch of Florida Virtual School with the goal of providing high quality, online courses to students throughout the State of Florida. Young was recognized by Technology & Learning Magazine as one of the Top 30 influencers in Ed Tech, along with Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. Edmodo was one of the early stars of the most recent resurgence in ed-tech startup founding and funding (circa 2008 onward, that is).