What the demise of Google Helpouts means for education

The Christensen Institute

Mainstream demand for external live experts is dependent on our classroom leaders assuming the role of “learning enablers” versus “teachers.” ” The more success is defined by achievement of common standards, the less likely teachers are to relinquish control of instruction—particularly live instruction. Teachers’ roles may gradually shift as more schools turn to blended learning, but this change won’t happen overnight.

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Understanding ESSA: How the Every Student Succeeds Act will Change U.S. Educational Policy

eSpark

Higher standards are right. have expressed frustration with No Child Left Behind, an educational policy that has been derided by educators as placing too much emphasis on standardized testing and failing to address racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps. Furthermore, No Child Left Behind’s one-size-fits-all method of evaluating schools has been criticized as incentivizing low academic standards. Blended Learning.

McGraw-Hill Education Latest to Adopt Knovation Open Ed. Curated Content

Marketplace K-12

McGraw-Hill , one of the “big three” publishers that now refers to itself a “learning science” company, chose the 360,000-item Knovation Content Collection for its Engrade K-12 learning management and assessment platform after vetting “a lot” of possible OER providers, said Christine Willig, president of McGraw-Hill Education’s K-12 group. Learning Registry Aims to Tailor Online Content for Educators.

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