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. Department of Education.

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. As mathematics educators, we think the graphing calculator transformed American classrooms for the better. Math educators often talk about two kinds of understanding.

Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—also known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—a fierce fight has continued over the proper role of testing. Seeing the rapid growth of testing in recent decades, many educators and parents are tired of tests taking time away from learning and want the federal government to push back on its prominence in schools.

U.S. Senate's ESEA Rewrite Plugs 'Open Educational Resources'

Marketplace K-12

"Open education resources," an alternative to commercial products, get a boost in the U.S. Senate's version of bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

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

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.

Barriers to a flexible teaching force

The Christensen Institute

Last week, the Clayton Christensen Institute released a study detailing how online learning can help address the nation’s teacher labor shortages. Although the United States generally has an oversupply of teachers, it faces acute shortages within certain strands of the teacher labor force—some of these include shortages of secondary teachers; shortages of science, math, world languages, and special education teachers; and shortages of teachers in certain geographic regions.

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.

How Malaysian schools are tackling blended-learning challenges

The Christensen Institute

Malaysia has a very unique education system: over the past two decades, the government has invested millions of dollars in equipping all 10,000 public schools with not only computer labs, but also the Frog Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Our partners at the edtech nonprofit FrogAsia were instrumental in helping us to gather data and understand the landscape of the Malaysian education system. Focusing on blended-learning PD.

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. Department of Education have also collaborated to support emerging “education innovation” clusters throughout the country.

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 Fordham Institute’s Michael Petrelli has declared “ The End of Educational Policy.” ” (State and Local) Education Politics.

2017 Student Scholarship Program

eSchool News

Empowering students as lifelong learners is a central goal of The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning. Twenty scholars will receive an award of up to $5,000 for their post-secondary experience in any program of their choice, with the opportunity to apply for an additional award as they successfully enter their second post-secondary academic year. Education Grants - Deadline blended choice learning online Online Learning student students up

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. Sam Wineburg, Stanford University education professor. Northport, N.Y.,

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.

Apex Learning Acquires Youth Digital Project-Based Technology Courses

techlearning

Apex Learning, provider of online learning for secondary education announces the acquisition of Youth Digital’s library of project-based technology courses.

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.

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.”

Can Competency-Based Education Demonstrate Mastery Across a Lifetime? #DLNchat

Edsurge

The conversation was guided by our special guest Executive Director of C-BEN (Competency-Based Education Network), Charla Long. Much of the discussion focused on how competency-based education (CBE) could support students in acquiring and demonstrating the knowledge, skills and abilities. DLNChat I define #CBE as personalized pace, mastery-based learning where students demonstrate mastery through authentic assessment and progress as they learn rather than after a set amount of time.

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. Presidential Politics.

South Carolina adopts science video service

eSchool News

Supplementary STEM videos serve to engage students in science learning. The South Carolina State Board of Education approved the adoption with Carolina Biological. The videos anchor a suite of online exercises, quizzes, and other media that support science teaching. “We’ve

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Superstorm Sandy Blows innovation through NYC schools

The Innovative Educator

Hurricane Katrina brought rise to charter schools in New Orleans and it looks like Superstorm Sandy is bringing rise to online learning in New York City. Teachers experienced in online learning will teach the courses. online learning

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “ Trump Orders Review of Education Policies to Strengthen Local Control.” ” “ What does Trump’s executive order on education do? ” Via The Washington Post : “ Education Department relaxes financial aid process in the absence of IRS tool.” ” Via Education Week : “ FCC Chairman Announces Plan to Roll Back Key Net Neutrality Rules.”

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?

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.

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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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.

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

What can we expect in 2016 from the intersection of technology and education? I’m building on previous posts about trends in technology and educational contexts , plus my FTTE report, naturally. Educational technology trends. education and technology future of education

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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#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.

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.

American higher education might not be broken, but seems to be sick

Bryan Alexander

We discussed the future and current state of online learning. Then I spent an hour listening to the status of student enrollment in American higher education. This is important work for anyone in or thinking about higher education, and I’m glad IHE is pushing the results out in the open. And “[a]dmissions directors are least likely to strongly agree they will increase recruitment of veterans, older students, online students and part-time undergraduates.”

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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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.”

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.

Preparing Teaching Candidates for Blended and Online Environments

Fractus Learning

There is a growing need for today’s pre-service teachers to be equipped with skills and competencies for blended, online, and technology-rich teaching and learning environments. These courses include blended methods and technologies for blended learning environments.

Poll: How has technology impacted the future of work?

eSchool News

education by creating apprenticeship programs and providing more technology resources, according to new data. The new poll from OZY and SurveyMonkey tracks how technology is impacting post-secondary education and the workforce in the U.S.

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.

What’s next in ed-tech? These 18 trends

eSchool News

I do a lot of speaking about technology trends in education, and none of my talks seem to get larger audiences than those that address new or emerging technologies. Here you go: Key Trends Accelerating K-12 Educational Technology Adoption. Deeper Learning Approaches.

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