Complement and ‘commoditize’ teachers, but don’t substitute for them with tech

The Christensen Institute

In education, the question of whether technology will replace teachers was a common meme to fight the emergence of digital learning but has increasingly faded away as a serious threat. This may mean eliminating “classrooms” as we have known them and creating new learning environments in which students interact with lots of adults in multi-faceted ways.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

This post is the first of a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. Creators of Blended Learning Universe (www.blendedlearning.org), the organization provides a directory of innovative schools and a myriad of models and case studies to support district transformation. Organization: International Association of K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL).

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How to succeed with online PD for teachers

Neo LMS

How to power through a difficult parent-teacher meeting comes to mind, but there are many challenges that teachers learn how to handle in time. Making more use of online PD can be the solution to a more efficient program. building a personal learning network online.

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Today's Newsletter: Some Vital Statistics for Educators

techlearning

They also predict a decrease in spending on self-paced online learning which would seem to indicate an increase in spending on mediated or teacher directed online learning. Some courses, even at large state universities are online offered online.

What’s the difference between blended and personalized learning?

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this month, after two exhilarating and exhausting days at the Blended and Personalized Learning Conference in Providence, R.I., which we cohosted with our partners at Highlander Institute and The Learning Accelerator), I boarded an evening flight back to D.C. Just after takeoff, a school principal from Virginia seated in the row just ahead of me poked his head through the seat to ask: “So, what’s the difference between blended and personalized learning?”.

?Blockchain, Bitcoin and the Tokenization of Learning

Edsurge

A handful of other universities (and even preschools ) now accept Bitcoin for tuition, but that’s hardly the extent of how blockchains and tokens are weaving their way into education: Educators and edtech entrepreneurs are now testing out everything from issuing degrees on blockchains to paying people in cryptocurrency for their teaching. According to the company’s white paper , EDU tokens will initially cost about $1 USD per 12 EDU tokens.)

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

And a response from Marilyn Anderson Rhames: “ An Open Letter to White Conservative Education Reformers.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). From IMS Global : “ Competency-Based Education and Extended Transcripts: IMS Global Learning Consortium Enabling Better Digital Credentialing.” ” Trends to watch: investors’ interest in English language learning (software). They don’t even write white-papers , man.

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