Are We On Track? Part 2

Doug Levin

Published in 2008, “Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns” predicted that the growth in computer-based delivery of education will accelerate swiftly until, by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught over the Internet.

Why coding needs a stronger emphasis in every school

eSchool News

In 2015, it was reported that there was $71 billion spent globally on robotic applications, a figure that is expected to more than double by 2019.

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Global Leadership Week Continues - Join Us for the Virtual Conference Today!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Global Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long celebration of leadership through global action in K-20 education, taking place this week, April 25 - 29, 2016, and organized by the Global Education Conference (GEC) Network.

Long Live the '90s: ‘Edtech’ Crazes Every Teacher (and Student) Secretly Wishes Were Still Around


And if that’s not enough, Netflix has a reboot set for 2019. If you’ve ever been tempted to click on one of those ‘90s-nostalgia posts, we really can’t blame you—I mean, who doesn’t want to skim through pictures of Dunkaroos and Capri Suns to find out if they really were a ‘90s kid? But here at EdSurge, we believe the teachers who taught those ‘90s kids deserve a walk down memory lane, too.

KidZania: Hands-On Kid Sized Cities Coming To America

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are expected to open in 2018 and 2019. The world’s fastest growing experiential learning center for children is coming to the U.S., promising to bring unique educational experiences to American children.

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MOOCs Find Their Audience: Professional Learners and Universities


Coursera plans to have up to 20 online degrees by the end of 2019. In Oct 2011, a few Stanford professors offered three online courses which were completely free. The strong public interest in these courses caught everyone by surprise. More than 100,000 people signed up—for each course.


U.S. quietly works to expand apprenticeships to fill white-collar jobs

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apprentices to 750,000 from 375,000 by 2019. apprentices to 750,000 from 375,000 by 2019. Jordan Buckle (left) and Priya Kaur, who work as apprentices for the city of London, near the 15th-century Guldhall behind them.

Are We On Track?

Doug Levin

Published in 2008, "Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns" predicted that the growth in computer-based delivery of education will accelerate swiftly until, by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught over the Internet.

Snow days show why schools, blended learning matter

The Christensen Institute

As Heather Staker and I write in our new book Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools , the same analysis in Disrupting Class that shows that 50 percent of all high school classes will be delivered online in some form by 2019 also reveals that homeschooling and full-time virtual schooling will not substitute for brick-and-mortar schooling, as their growth flattens out at just under 10 percent of the U.S.

Rethink funding for quality learning

The Christensen Institute

In 2008, in the book Disrupting Class, Clayton Christensen, Michael Horn, and Curtis Johnson made the bold prediction that by 2019, 50 percent of all high school courses in America would be online. This post was first published on WISE

Google, Lemann Foundation Invest $6.4M to Deliver Lessons to Brazilian Teachers’ Phones


The goal is that by 2019 every teacher will have access to 6,000 lesson plans across all subject areas, from kindergarten to the 9th grade. To be fully implemented in 2019, it must be ratified by the Brazilian government later this year. On March 22, Google and the Lemann Foundation, an education nonprofit in Brazil, announced plans for an initiative that will deliver digital lessons directly to the cellphones of elementary school teachers.

PBS Show Will Teach Preschoolers How To Think Like Computers


Then the final series will be completed in 2019. “It As society anticipates a future filled with artificial intelligence, experts are theorizing ways that we humans can outperform the computers that are being programmed to perfection. Some believe educators should focus on building soft skills like empathy and interpersonal communication so humans and robots can complement one another.

Top 5 IT and technology trends for 2016

eSchool News

Now, the FCC’s Second E-rate Modernization Order (adopted December 2014) will address the connectivity gap — particularly in rural areas — maximize high-speed connectivity purchasing options, extend the program’s budget through 2019, and increase the E-rate funding cap to $3.9

A guide for how to select the best tech tools for your school

eSchool News

With ed-tech spending expected to reach $55B by 2019 as predicted by market research firm Technavio, schools and districts should ensure they can produce carefully-crafted technology plans that outline how technology will work successfully in classrooms.

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To Succeed, Ed Tech Must Be Easy to Use, Good Fit, Analyst Says

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percent per year through 2019, when 5 percent annual growth had been the norm before the 2008 recession. Denver. Ed-tech products that have achieved traction in the market—generating revenues above $100 million a year—must fit into existing teacher workflows, Dave Hoverman, a managing director at Parthenon-EY, said Monday in his keynote speech here at the Education Industry Symposium.

Changing the T&L Culture of a District – SXSWedu

The Thinking Stick

August 2015 – June 2019: A total of 180 training days equalling 1260 hours of training for roughly 480 educators.

CA's Maker Initiative Spurs Innovation and Workforce Development Across 35 Community Colleges


Colleges will be able to apply for additional funding through May 2019 to build out their makerspace and community of practice. Colleges will be able to apply for additional funding through May 2019 to build out their makerspace and community of practice. “I California Community College Chancellor’s Office is making a statement with its recent three-year, $17 million dollar investment in a statewide network of 35 maker-focused colleges.

Possible ‘Fraud, Theft, Waste, and Abuse’: Report Questions NYC School Broadband Spending


The department noted that they have increased oversight efforts and officials hope by 2019 to provide every school with 100 Mbps of internet connectivity (upgrades have already begun). “The baseline, fundamental technology barrier is just being connected,” said Miguel A. Gamino, New York City’s Chief Technology Officer, in an interview with EdSurge earlier this month, noting his office’s desire to close the “homework gap” caused by lack of broadband connection in homes.

?Overcoming Hacking and Cybercrimes — The Next Obstacle to Edtech


And perhaps in the future, E-rate can be modified to help districts fund cybersecurity when the current program expires in 2019. Just when many school districts were starting to feel good about their wireless coverage and internet bandwidth, they face yet another question about technology infrastructure: how good are their defenses against hacking, or what’s more formally known as “cybercrime”? Access to the identities of staff and students is one of the main attractions for hackers.

Presentations and portfolios take the place of tests for some students

The Hechinger Report

Pennsylvania laid the groundwork for a similar approach when it adopted Keystone Exams, now set to go into effect for the class of 2019. Maria Krajewski, art teacher and internship coordinator, oversees City-as-School students working on individual projects. Photo: Alan Cheng, City-as-School.

AltSchool CEO Max Ventilla Closes First $40 Million in New Funding Round


Last month AltSchool added four district leaders , including Devin Vodicka, the former superintendent of Vista Unified District, to its team Ventilla hopes to add 10 new schools—including charters—for the start of the 2018-2019 school year, and have the first traditional public school by 2019. “We’ll AltSchool , the “microschools” operator and developer of a personalized learning platform, has raised at least another $40 million, according to a SEC filing first noticed by Axios.

A mother and son go from homeless to college

The Hechinger Report

If approved by the Legislature, his Excelsior Scholarship plan would cost an estimated $163 million annually by 2019, when it fully phases in , and go further than any other state plan in making college more affordable.

Majority of schools in Ohio report using blended learning

The Christensen Institute

Since we made the prediction in Disrupting Class that by 2019, 50 percent of all high school courses would be online in some form or fashion—the vast majority in blended learning —good data has been hard to come by. A big challenge with blended learning is knowing how many students are actually experiencing it.

New York’s free tuition plan won’t help the neediest students. Should it?

The Hechinger Report

Students whose families earn less than $125,000 would qualify for the Excelsior Scholarship, which would cost an estimated $163 million annually by 2019, when it fully phases in. Moises Urena’s college loans from the University of Albany add up to $7,000 annually.

Online Education: Will it Make Us Smarter? #SXSWedu


K-12 will follow by 2019. Notes from panel discussion at SXSWedu. link] Predictions are 1/2 of higher Ed will be online in the next 10 years. How do we assess quality with all of the online education providers that are out there? Small start ups and giant MOOCS. Think a lot about how to get personalized support to individuals. Think about scaling content while not losing the focus on the individual.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Online education platform Coursera has set a goal of offering 15 to 20 degree programs by the end of 2019. Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “ North Carolina ’s Love of College Sports Spurred Move to Repeal Bathroom Law.” ” Welp. It’s not clear, however, if the NCAA and others will end their boycott of the state.

Librarians at the Forefront of “Future Ready”

He also helps direct the district’s one-to-one technology initiative which, through a community-supported levy, expands learning opportunities by giving a digital device to every student in grades 3 through 12 by 2019. Librarians are at the forefront of helping schools become “future ready.”

APLU Announces Adaptive-Courseware Grants: Bringing Scale to Scale


Duff tells EdSurge, “Our goal for our grantees are to use adaptive courseware in between 15 and 20 percent of their general education enrollments by 2019 through the end of grant.” Last week the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) announced seven universities will receive grants to use adaptive courseware in an effort to achieve higher completion rates at lower costs.

Massachusetts once had the best state test in the country. Will it again?

The Hechinger Report

The Digital Learning Advisory Council, an existing group, will discuss how districts are progressing toward the state goal of total online testing by 2019. ARLINGTON, Mass.—As

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Speaking of predictions about the future of online education, EdTech Strategies’ Doug Levin pens part 2 of his look at Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn ’s prediction that “ by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught over the Internet.” (National) Education Politics. After rolling back for-profit higher ed regulations last week , Betsy DeVos turns her attention to dismantling civil rights as she holds a series of Title IX “ listening sessions.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“Published in 2008, ‘Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns’ predicted that the growth in computer-based delivery of education will accelerate swiftly until, by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught over the Internet,” writes EdTech Strategies’ Doug Levin, asking “ Are We On Track? (National) Education Politics.

Ensuring Access and Opportunity; Supporting At Home Connectivity

Tom Murray

Their motto of “All Means All”, combined with innovative thinking from CIO Vince Scheivert, Superintendent Pam Moran and others, Albemarle will be able to provide all families in their county with free wifi access at home by the summer of 2019 as they continue to build out their countywide network; an incredible accomplishment and support for student learning. This post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Can You Feel It?


My son on the left, Class of 2020, learning the ropes from a Class of 2019 Member That's a pretty incredibly feeling as both a Mom and an Educator. When I was a middle school principal, we often hosted visitors to our school.

E-Rate Update: Preparing for the Next E-Rate Season

Leadership Lounge

For those who received Category 2 E-Rate funding in Fiscal 2015 and Fiscal 2016, the three remaining years are Fiscal 2017, Fiscal 2018 and Fiscal 2019.

EDITORIAL: California moving too slowly on computer science graduation requirements

eSchool News

15, 2019. In a June 1998 commencement speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, President Bill Clinton called for computer literacy to be a high school graduation requirement and declared that training should begin in middle school to ensure students had early exposure to invaluable tech job skills.

Wake County, NC Schools Grapple With School Rankings, Pledge

K-12 Schools - Education News

Students who graduate in 2019 would be the first class to have the new classifications. (Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons).

David Geffen Gives UCLA $100 Million for High School

K-12 Schools - Education News

billion UCLA Centennial Campaign, scheduled to come to an end in December 2019, as part of the university’s 100th anniversary year.

To transform your school district, look outside the mainstream

The Christensen Institute

It has been nearly a decade since Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn predicted that by 2019 half of all high school courses would be online in some form or fashion. Since the relaunch of our Blended Learning Universe (BLU) school directory six months ago, we have received several requests from school districts wanting to create district-level profiles—previously, only schools could create profiles. This week, we are excited to announce the release of district profiles on the BLU.

Stop building schools; stop building water wells; stop building toilets.

The Christensen Institute

The Indian government, in response to this problem, is on a mission to build 60 million toilets by 2019. Old pit latrines in Libuyu, Zambia.