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Can online learning level the AP playing field for rural kids?

The Hechinger Report

When the lecture ended, they had yet another to chance to learn: A physics video chat with their tutor, a sophomore physics major at Yale. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to provide access and opportunity they might not otherwise have.”. million online courses in 2014-15.

The Rise – and Possible Fall – of the Graphing Calculator

Digital Promise

Since then, graphing calculators have become a common – and controversial – tool for learning mathematics. Advocates claim that the calculators provide students access to more powerful mathematics. Math educators often talk about two kinds of understanding.

Can Online Learning Level the AP Playing Field for Rural Students?

MindShift

When the lecture ended, they had yet another to chance to learn: A physics video chat with their tutor, a sophomore physics major at Yale. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to provide access and opportunity they might not otherwise have.”. million online courses in 2014-15.

Innovators worth watching: Ed Leadership SIMS

The Christensen Institute

This is the first installment of a two-part series on innovative forms of educator professional development. Simulations can be a powerful approach for helping educators gain quick iterations of practice and feedback in low stakes settings.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

The next-gen high school to watch

The Christensen Institute

Last month, the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) in New Hampshire launched a new set of pathways for students. These allow students to move through learning at a more flexible pace, on an as-needed basis.

Schools in Three States Establish or Expand Student Access to Courses from The Virtual High School

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a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization helping schools provide their students with a variety of online and blended learning programs, has spurred institutions in Rhode Island and Vermont to give their students greater access to the wide array of VHS core and elective courses.

Massachusetts Community Foundation Awards $22,500 Grant to The Virtual High School For Student Access to Online Summer Courses

techlearning

a non-profit empowering schools with the industry’s best online learning programs. We’re thrilled that middle and high school students in the area will have access to this enriching and engaging summer program, so they can be better prepared for college, careers, and beyond.”

Wisconsin launches online CTE school

eSchool News

Online CTE model will provide hands on training and dual credit opportunities for middle and high school students. Online learning provider K12 Inc. Programs like these help mitigate youth underemployment and these online courses will help reach even more underserved youth.”

South Carolina adopts science video service

eSchool News

Supplementary STEM videos serve to engage students in science learning. Students in South Carolina will soon have access to short Twig Science and Tigtag Science videos through a new statewide partnership.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the series I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. So enjoy all this educational doom while you can.). National) Education Politics. The New York Times notes it’s not just rural students who struggle with broadband access : “Why San Jose Kids Do Homework in Parking Lots.”

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

In the last on our series about the challenges in higher education, we will examine how universities and colleges are managing the fast pace of change in teaching methods and curricula. Naturally, technology plays a central role in scaling quality education supply to meet this demand.

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5 blended-learning trends to watch

The Christensen Institute

For the last decade, the Christensen Institute has investigated how schools are integrating face-to-face and online learning modalities in ways that enable greater flexibility and student control, otherwise known as “blended learning.” Blended learning was one of 88 total tags.)

Robert Reich on Student Brains, Civic Education and Restoring Pathways to the Middle Class

Edsurge

And he has thoughts on ways that students today are different from the ones he encountered when he began teaching nearly 40 years ago—and why technology has both caused those shifts and can be used to improve the way education is delivered today. EdSurge sat down with Reich last week at the annual summit for Course Hero, an online study platform, to talk about online learning, civic education and how higher education can create new pathways to the middle class.

Rice U. offering free AP Physics online prep course

eSchool News

A free online course from Rice University uses attention-grabbing videos, interactive lab activities, dramatic physics demonstrations, engaging instructors and a free online textbook to help high school students prepare for the Advanced Placement (AP) Physics 1 Exam.

Another glimpse of European higher education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Last week I had the honor of addressing a European Union higher education meeting in Malta. I actually presented three times, each session offering a different cut of my thoughts on the future of education and technology. education and technology Uncategorized

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. Senate ’s education committee on a party-line vote Wednesday advanced the nomination of Carlos Muñiz for general counsel at the Department of Education ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” (State and Local) Education Politics. Via WBEZ : “CPS Secretly Overhauled Special Education At Students’ Expense.” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Bill Would Bar U.

Interview on Down the Hall Podcast

EdTechSandyK

Down the Hall is produced by the External Programs and Learning Technologies (EPLT) department of the University of British Columbia. How can teachers enhance their own development by forming networks online and sharing resources? You have 19 years of experience in education.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Trump’s education platform promises to “make post-secondary options more affordable and accessible through technology enriched delivery models.” ” Trump has threatened to close the Department of Education. “ ESSA Would Handcuff a Trump Education Secretary on Common Core And More,” says Education Week , even though ditching Common Core was one of Trump’s campaign promises. Education Politics.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

This is part four of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Way back in 2012, I chose “ The Platforming of Education ” as one of my “Top Ed-Tech Trends.” Are any education technologies, for that matter?

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

It was a powerful gathering of campus leaders and practitioners, organized around a common focus on liberal education. I helped start the conference with a half-day workshop on “How Technology Can Enhance Liberal Education: The State of the Art in 2016.”

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Four

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Thursday, November 20th, is day four of the fifth annual Global Education Conference. Fariha Asif Education for a Better World Imaginarium: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Global Education Lesson Plans - Lisa Swayhoover, Ph.D.

Disrupting teacher prep for new, powerful student supports

The Christensen Institute

Prior to Digital Promise, Susanne was a teacher and administrator, leading and advising 1:1 programs at middle , secondary, and collegiate levels, as well as teaching English and advising yearbook staffs. As I wrote in my last blog , online teaching practice, or virtual field experience, has clear benefits for training teachers. All teachers also gain experience in online spaces, a critical need to ensure that the great potential of online learning is met by skilled teaching.

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Freedom to Learn

User Generated Education

I was painfully bored during my K-12 education. During my freshman year, I thought that if I had one wish, it would be to change the educational system (which has stayed with me ever since). Much significant learning is acquired through doing.

The 32 million disruptive adult learning opportunity

The Christensen Institute

These two factors are part of what makes the market for helping adults learn basic skills or develop workforce skills so intriguing. Yet, only 11 percent—just shy of 4 million—adults who lack these skills are served by the public and private educational system today. Education Blog

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Does proposed federal policy leave room for disruptive innovation?

The Christensen Institute

For years there’s been consensus that we need to hit refresh on the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). In large part, federal education law has always set out to incentivize—with both carrots and sticks—sustaining innovations in our schools. We believe that seeding sustaining innovations in K–12 education will be vital to improve continuously against our target proficiency and graduation goals.

AI Is Everywhere. Now It Wants to Teach You Chinese.

Edsurge

Ponddy Education , for example, is a San Jose, Calif.-based based startup whose flagship products rely on AI technologies to help students learn one of the most difficult languages for non-native native speakers to master: Mandarin Chinese. Education Technology Artificial Intelligence

Practical Applications to Individualize and Personalize Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Possibly one of the most important shifts needed in schools is to provide individualized and personalized learning experiences to students. Image credit: [link] Infusing online learning opportunities should be a given in a digital world.

Harnessing benefits, reigning in downsides of virtual schools

The Christensen Institute

Academic considerations are secondary at best. Fordham instead presents constructive recommendations for improving virtual schools—and online learning and schooling more generally. For example, the report says, “Ohio recently enacted a provision requiring e-schools to offer an orientation course—a perfect occasion to set high expectations for students as they enter and let them know what would help them thrive in an online learning environment (e.g.,

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Over the past few years the education industry has been experiencing a shift away traditional learning environments. One of these practices is known as blended learning and the term that has been garnering some attention within the education industry as of late.

20 Free Online Resources to Upgrade Your Studying Process

Educational Technology Guy

Julie is a tutor and a blogger, who features the latest career and educational trends in her articles. At present time she is working on her first ebook dedicated to online learning. Quizlet.com This website gives you study tools that you can use to learn more effectively.

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When the Stars Align: A New Constellation of Innovation

Edsurge

Innovation is happening all over higher education today—but it is happening in islands, pockets and clusters. Each of these institutions are home to optimistic changemakers: people who are passionate about supporting engaging, relevant learning experiences that are accessible and affordable to all. learning - learning environments? Yuhnke recalled asking his students to create a comic that reflected their vision of the future of higher education.

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Trump's Edtech Agenda Should Address Effectiveness, Equity, and Equilibrium in Higher Ed

Edsurge

In our fourth year-end personal statement roundup, we’ve again asked thought leaders to share their outlooks on education, but with a twist. Here’s what Manuela Ekowo, policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America, had to say. education technology agenda. Promoting the use of education technology should not go without also working to abate the age-old concerns about efficacy and equity. Distance education took place via.

The Virtual High School Opens Registration for Summer School 2018

techlearning

a non-profit organization empowering schools with the industry’s most extensive variety of online and blended learning programs, has opened registration for its 2018 summer program. The program begins June 20 and offers more than 30 online courses for credit recovery and enrichment.

Will “school choice on steroids” get a boost under a Trump administration?

The Hechinger Report

Secretary of Education, is giving parents freedom of choice, either to choose charter schools or to use vouchers to buy an education at any school they like, public or private. It’s called “Course Access” or “Course Choice.” They want them at school learning.

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