How Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s iZone Went from ‘Cool’ to Cold

Edsurge

Exactly how many schools are actively engaged in iZone projects is unclear: The NYCDOE press office disclosed that 50 schools abandoned the iZone’s iLearn program between 2015 and 2016 to develop their own blended and online learning materials or to use outside resources including Google Classroom, Schoology, or Canvas. The iZone360 program aimed to help participating school leaders reorganize everything from budgets to schedules to meet personalized learning needs.

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Hack Education

Now the company is betting big on both,” says Inside Higher Ed. ” Inside Higher Ed reports that there’s “confusion over distance education rules”: “Colleges seek guidance about looming federal requirement for online colleges to tell students whether academic programs meet licensing requirements in their home states.” Via Chalkbeat : “ Indiana ’s new ILEARN test is expected to be shorter than ISTEP.”

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MindShift

Learning is hard and change is even harder, so once teachers have found a tool that meets their learning goals, they are unlikely to shift without a good reason. “It’s iLearn United States : This game-like app has a learn mode and a game mode.