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Why personalized learning is hard to study

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This week saw the release of the third in a series of personalized learning studies conducted by the RAND Foundation. The research analyzed implementation, survey, and efficacy data in a sample of schools that are part of the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) portfolio, and compared that data to a national sample of schools. The findings? NGLC schools yielded some positive academic results, but educators and administrators reported numerous challenges.

The online edtech that helps educators make distance learning less distant

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The ripple effects of COVID-19 have thrust the world into uncertain times, and especially schools and students. As K–12 educators try to adjust to a new reality, many stories in the media note a tension between maintaining academic expectations while also supporting students’ basic needs.

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With development pushed back 30 years, these innovations are critical for recovery

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As wealthy nations begin to open up their economies and lift shelter-in-place orders, the stark contrast with how COVID-19 has affected different corners of the globe becomes even more evident.

Distance learning: Let’s not reinvent the wheel

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Amidst the sea of chaos brought on by COVID-19, while most schools are having to hoist new sails in uncharted waters, a handful of others have been able to more or less stay the course.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

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Connecting seniors and students during COVID-19 can yield benefits for all

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Last year Marc Freedman published a book called How to Live Forever. Although Freedman could never have anticipated the current crisis, his reflections on the fragile state of America’s isolated aging population keep coming to my mind.

The coronavirus exposes America’s misplaced educational values

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Before America began shutting down its schools en masse, a mom in Massachusetts fretted on Facebook. With a compromised immune system, she had concluded that it was safest if her child stayed home from school, so she kept her son home the first two days of the week. There was just one problem.

Homemade masks, workarounds, and opportunities to innovate

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Step outside, and chances are you’ll see someone donning a mask. Though guidelines for their use vary from mere recommendations to mandates, demand for masks has remained constant as people seek to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.

How–and why–to prioritize relationships in your COVID-19 response plan

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With school campuses closed indefinitely, education systems are grappling with how to make up for a growing abyss of lost learning hours and essential student services.

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Can telemedicine thrive beyond COVID?

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With an expected one billion telemedicine appointments by the end of the year as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, many health experts believe this heralds a permanent change in healthcare delivery. We have long-posited that telemedicine has the potential to disrupt in-person care delivery.

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From fishing to finance; innovating in the midst of COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a heavy blow to the global economy. Not only have hundreds of millions of people lost jobs, but major companies including Avianca, Latin America’s second largest airline, and Neiman Marcus, the 112-year old luxury retailer, have filed for bankruptcy.

3 tips for a better student online learning experience

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As of late Sunday, March 15th, at least 32.5 million public school students attending at least 64,000 schools have seen their education interrupted; and more than 200 colleges and universities are canceling or postponing in-person classes and activities as COVID-19 enters pandemic territory.

In emerging markets, integrate integrate integrate

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Why would the head of a food company know more about generating electricity than food production? That’s one of the questions I asked in my first meeting with Deepak Singhal, CEO of Tolaram Africa, after he told me that he knew more about electricity generation than food.

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A step in the right direction: UAE’s investment in Africa’s youth

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As the youngest continent on the planet, Africa is at a major crossroads. The number of young people who will reach working age over the next 15 years is estimated at 450 million, yet, at its current trajectory, the continent is expected to create just 100 million jobs by 2035.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Why buying a mattress is like choosing a college

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On the face of it, comparing buying a mattress to choosing a college might feel apocryphal. Insulting even. College encompasses a series of experiences—from the classroom to extracurricular activities and social opportunities—that, in the best of scenarios, are transformative.

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Incomplete college price tags pose risk to students when choosing college during the pandemic

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Before COVID-19, in Choosing College , Bob Moesta and I made what, to some working with students from low- and middle-income families for whom the price of college is a big issue, a startling recommendation.

Envisioning the 7 habits of highly resilient schools

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Two months into school closures, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the challenges brought on by COVID-19 are far from over. Schools and districts may continue to face uncertain circumstances over the next months or even years as the world fights the virus.

Cash transfers to the poor won’t solve poverty

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In July of 2017, I was invited by a prominent development organization to a convening on cash transfer programs. In global development, cash transfers typically describe direct payments that donor organizations or governments make to the poor, often with no strings attached.

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Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

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The next decade of disruption in education? Unlocking networks

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Over a decade ago, Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen took his theory of Disruptive Innovation from the boardroom to the K-12 classroom. Observing the rapid rise of online courses, he predicted that online learning would radically shift education in the 21 st century.

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5 ways to ensure SEL is an instrument for equity of opportunity

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Last month, AEI published my new article titled “ Unleashing the social in social-emotional learning. ” In the piece, I discuss how central relationships are—and should be—to the SEL field and the outcomes it cares about.

Today’s economy demands lifelong learning skills. How can institutions keep pace?

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The shelf life of skills is shortening in today’s workforce. Automation is creeping into most sectors ; the gig economy is booming; and all of these developments require that workers upskill, reskill, and master soft skills.

Diamonds aren’t forever, but there’s still hope for Botswana

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In 1966, when Botswana gained independence from Britain, it was the world’s third poorest country. With a GDP per capita of around $70, a population of just over half a million people, and the fact that it was landlocked, Botswana’s economic prospects were very poor.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

America was once an emerging market

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Imagine a country where the vast majority of the population lives in rural areas, more than half go hungry, just 10% have attended high school, and the average lifespan is 45 years.

A year of purpose

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As COVID-19 shutters physical campuses nationwide, today’s high school and college students are experiencing their generation’s crucible.

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As cities axe summer youth work programs, here are alternatives to consider

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In today’s lexicon, “dog days” conjure dreamy images of lazy canines and humans alike, basking under the summer sun.

The World Bank’s $12B COVID-19 fund can have lasting impact: Here’s how

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To say that COVID-19 is affecting everything, not just healthcare, is no hyperbole. So far, it’s responsible for more than 395,000 cases and more than 17,000 deaths, and those numbers keep increasing. Across the globe schools are shutting down. It’s affecting the airline industry as governments in both rich and poor countries implement travel restrictions. It’s also affecting the events planning, restaurant, hospitality, sports, and retail industries—and the list goes on.

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6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

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COVID-19 response: setting district teams up for success

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For advocates of K–12 online learning, the massive move to virtual schooling precipitated by COVID-19 might seem like a boon. But candidly, I’m more concerned than enthusiastic. High-quality virtual learning takes more than just going online.

On International Women’s Day, let’s celebrate the women who are working to build a better tomorrow

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In the 2019 Goalkeepers report, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation shared how geography can create hardship for people, noting that the symptoms of poverty are disproportionately felt by women and girls.

The great need for matching individuals to jobs during the recession

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Most recessions result in mass layoffs. As the impact of COVID-19 ripples across the economy, the number of layoffs is without precedent, however, in recent American history with a reported 9.9 million Americans filing for unemployment benefits in the past two weeks.

Nonconsumption: the fiercest competitor you didn’t know you had

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The way we typically define competition, and the method employed by companies to assess the competitive landscape, leaves out the most significant competitor of all: nonconsumption. And nowhere is this feisty competitor more prominent than in emerging and frontier markets.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.