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. based education company that is part of a nonprofit consortium in the state. 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. Whether teachers continue to use these tools or ditch them in favor of new ones, graphing technology will likely always have a place in secondary math education.

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. based education company that is part of a nonprofit consortium in the state. million online courses in 2014-15. LEXINGTON, Miss.

Innovators worth watching: Ed Leadership SIMS

The Christensen Institute

Jennifer is immersed in an online simulation designed to put her through tricky administrative situations that hone her leadership instincts so she’ll be prepared to handle similar situations as they inevitably arise in her job.

StackUp: track self-directed learning online

iLearn Technology

What it is: I’ve written about StackUp before here but, over the last three years, the company has grown up enough that it warrants another post! His traditional resume failed to document the thousands of hours that he spent online in self-taught learning about the automotive industry.

Bullish on blended-learning clusters

The Christensen Institute

An increasing number of regions are trying to create concentrated groups of blended-learning schools alongside education technology companies, which may be key to advancing the blended-learning field and increasing its odds of personalizing learning at scale to allow every child to be successful. Porter defines a cluster as a geographic concentration of interconnected companies and institutions in a particular field.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

The exercise was part of “Civic Online Reasoning,” a series of news-literacy lessons being developed by Stanford researchers and piloted by teachers at a few dozen schools. Still, learning news literacy skills is one thing, and the motivation to use those skills is another.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

Blended and online learning is increasingly in demand by students. Read more: Why blended learning will become an educational norm. There is evidence that universities have a slow-changing culture , when compared to for instance high- or secondary-schools.

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Poll: How has technology impacted the future of work?

eSchool News

A majority of Americans would like to see technology companies take a more active role in improving U.S. The new poll from OZY and SurveyMonkey tracks how technology is impacting post-secondary education and the workforce in the U.S.

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20.

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

Edsurge

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. Launched in 2015, Ponddy Education makes AI-supported language-learning products and services.

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. So, I think, there is more room for innovation and for small companies to do well and to be heard.

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Guild Education Raises $40M to Help Employers Provide Education Benefits

Edsurge

Walmart, Lowe’s, Discover and Lyft are just a few of the companies that have signed on to offer employees education-as-a-benefit, meaning these companies help students pay for—or completely cover—the cost of tuition for education programs. One company steering the trend is Guild Education , which partners with companies and education providers to offer employees programs ranging from master’s degrees to a high-school diploma.

Vegas PBS and Nevada Learning Academy Launch Online Career Pathway Courses in Information Technology, Business Management, and Health Science for Students Statewide

techlearning

This initiative enables students to enroll in online career pathway courses through NVLA at an affordable, greatly reduced cost of $75 per course, per semester. In collaboration with long-time partner, NVLA, we are able to offer students rigorous online courses in high-demand career pathways.”

Harnessing benefits, reigning in downsides of virtual schools

The Christensen Institute

For example, in business, most companies simply look at the average demographic likely to use a given service and what features on average those people say they want. Academic considerations are secondary at best. Fordham instead presents constructive recommendations for improving virtual schools—and online learning and schooling more generally. The call to support statewide online course access also makes sense. Rethink funding for quality learning.

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

Edsurge

radio and televisions in the early 20th century and online learning and MOOCs via the Internet in the early 21st century.) However, the questions have largely stayed the same: Do technologies ensure quality learning and positive student outcomes? Do they opens the door for companies to take the lead on how students learn and how their data is used? make post-secondary options more affordable and accessible through technology enriched delivery models.”

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Do you know that feeling when you are told your questions about student privacy are unfounded by a representative of a company that earns 86% of its total revenue from advertising? Tagged on: March 19, 2017 Textbooks could be history as schools switch to free online learning | Philly.com → Garnet Valley is a district in the vanguard of a nationwide movement to ditch traditional textbooks for open-source educational resources on the web.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. The company has raised some $77.5 Arguably, one of the best candidates is the learning management system. ” But it’s a content company.

When the Stars Align: A New Constellation of Innovation

Edsurge

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. At the end of April, about 130 of these “dreamers, doers, and drivers” gathered for an unconference at Arizona State University’s research center, EdPlus, under the umbrella idea of Shaping the Future of Learning in the Digital Age. learning - learning environments?

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Want to Teach Kids to Code? honorCode CEO Explains Why You Should Focus on Teachers First

Edsurge

Over the past few years, there has been an explosion of onlinelearn how to code” tools, from Code.org to Khan Academy. We know that we can’t teach all the students that need to learn computer science. There are tons of learn-to-code platforms out there, but how do folks navigate that? We know that in a lot of our Silicon Valley counterparts, though we have tons of unicorn companies out there, there are huge income inequality gaps that happen.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Atlantic : “Why Young Pakistanis Are Learning Chinese.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). is the new company of Andrew Ng , Coursera’s co-founder.) There’s more data about online education down in the “research” section at the bottom. ” (So instead of “testing” we’ll have ubiquitous, non-stop surveillance / assessment via “personalized learning.”

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.” ” Shares in for-profit higher education companies were up on news of Trump’s election. ” Via AFR : “ Peter Thiel’s company Palantir Defense could win contracts under Donald Trump.” Inside Higher Ed profiles homework help company Course Hero. ” Bravo, blended learning.

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

The Hechinger Report

The logical extension of such policies – permitting students to take individual courses wherever they wish, by using online options – has already begun to take root in about a dozen states. So far, only a tiny fraction of eligible students have enrolled for online classes.

Why Executive Function Is A Vital Stepping-Stone For Kids’ Ability to Learn

MindShift

Neuroscientists and educational psychologists are constantly learning more about how children learn and the various influences beyond IQ that affect cognition. The data just keeps coming in about the importance of focus, self-control and working memory for learning and life,” Wexler said in an edWeb webinar. These tests helped Wexler’s team learn about the relative areas of cognitive weaknesses in students before using the Activate program.

Why ‘Black Box’ Software Isn’t Ready to Teach College

Edsurge

Algorithms will one day play a pivotal role in teaching and learning, so colleges need to pay close attention to how they work and who builds them. She pioneered the use of adaptive learning in college teaching, starting the Online Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University more than 15 years ago, and she sees how powerful it can be in a classroom. But she has real ambivalence about how adaptive learning is moving from the laboratory to the classroom.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” Via NBC News : “How to Thrive: Arianna Huffington Launches E-Learning Series.” ” (It’ll run on LinkedIn Learning , formerly Lynda.com , which means it’ll cost you $24.99 Jeff Fernandez, the co-founder of the online learning company Grovo , has resigned.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Edsurge : “The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts.” SoFi is the ed-tech company that has raised the most venture capital. And more on who’s buying student loan companies in the “business of ed-tech” section below. Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Launches Online School to Teach Software Development.” The career guidance company has raised $8.2

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

It’s called personalized learning: What if each student had something like a private tutor, and more power over what and how they learned? Personalized learning is the No. So what is personalized learning, exactly? “Because learning is a collaborative process.

Meet Two Leaders Trying to Reinvent College

Edsurge

But then he pursued a career in business, first at a strategy consulting firm, and later working his way up to CEO of a tech company called Snapfish, which did photo sharing and hosting and printing and that kind of thing before Instagram existed. We have a lot of things that are set up to be really focused on being a learning community. Not done by us, but done broadly in the science of learning. Overwhelmingly it has nothing to do with online versus offline.