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Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education (video)

Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education (video)

Daphne Koller is bringing courses from top colleges online, free for anyone who wants to take them. Why you should listen to her: A 3rd generation Ph.D who is passionate about education, Stanford professor Daphne Koller is excited to be making the college experience available to anyone through her startup, Coursera. With classes from 16 top colleges, Coursera is an innovative model for online learning. While top schools have been putting lectures online for years, Coursera's platform supports the other vital aspect of the classroom: tests and assignments that reinforce learning. At the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, computer scientist Daphne Koller studies how to model large, complicated decisions with lots of uncertainty. (Her research group is called DAGS, which stands for Daphne's Approximate Group of Students.) In 2004, she won a MacArthur Fellowship for her work, which involves, among other things, using Bayesian networks and other techniques to explore biomedical and genetic data sets. "Classes involve recorded lectures and quizzes in which the video pauses to let students answer questions."--Ari Levy in Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Quotes by Daphne Koller:

“In many of our [online] courses, the median response time for a question on the question and answer forum was 22 minutes — which is not a level of service I have ever offered to my Stanford students.” 

"We should spend less time at universities filling our students' minds with content by lecturing at them, and more time igniting their creativity … by actually talking with them.”

RIP JOE KUBERT: From 'Sgt. Rock' to the Kubert School, creator-teacher leaves ...
Washington Post (blog)
One of the most renowned teachers in comics was at the table before scores of us, giving a talk and drawing with a marksman's precision. Many students ... Not only was he a prolific artist, he was also a fantastic teacher who with his wife, Muriel ...

Hooked on teaching
New York Post
The former Bronx elementary-school art teacher, who wrote blogs advocating for sex workers when she was not teaching young kids, says she's “very happy” in her new career teaching adults memoir writing at Gotham Writing Workshops. She has no plan to ...

New York Post

Leave No Teacher Behind
Huffington Post
There are Facebook sections devoted to ex-student fans of teachers, people whose lives have been changed by a single teacher, people who realize that teachers see in them something that their parents don't, that they don't see in themselves, but the ...

Education Olympics: How Does the U.S. Rank?
PBS NewsHour (blog)
But how do we stack up against the world when it comes to education? According to this infograph by Certification Map, the U.S. -- which leads in gold medal count -- is ranked seventh in high school graduation rates, trailing countries like Germany ...

'EC needs new education culture'
"The ANC believes that at the core of the education problems in the province is the absence of an institutional culture that is harmonious to the values and the type of education system we need to build," it said in a statement. "The infrastructure ...

Plans to overhaul primary maths are 'seriously flawed'
BBC News
Primary classroom The government is planning to overhaul maths teaching in primary schools by 2014 ... In a letter to the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, National Numeracy says the draft curriculum is "overloaded" and relies too much on rotelearning.

BBC News

Teacher Travis Ellington: An exceptional teacher in Toombs for exceptional ...
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
With almost all discussion and policy about teacher evaluation centered on students' test scores, I'm writing a series of profiles of great Georgia teachers whose contributions are only partially measured (if at all) by their students' performances on ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Westerville teachers to vote on new contract
Columbus Dispatch
Other sticking points detailed in the survey included a requirement in the district proposal that elementary school teachers would have to monitor recess, and that teachers who aren't specialized in art, music and physical education would be able to ...

Braun: This teachers union wants to lead change in NJ
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)
The AFT is smaller than the state association's parent National Education Association and has only a few locals in New Jersey. It does represent teachers in the nation's largest cities — including New York and Los Angeles. And, since its founding as a ...

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)

Back to school: How to measure a good teacher
AXcess News
In the past decade of national anxiety over the quality of American public education, no area ineducation reform has gotten more attention than teacher quality, and few reforms have encountered as much pushback as the efforts to change how to take the ...

Teacher layoffs look less likely in DeKalb
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Teachers are still anxious though because there are still several dozen teachers too many. If layoffs do happen after the start of school Monday, the delayed decision will put teachers on the street after other districts have completed their summer hiring.

How Obama Will Cash In on Paul Ryan: Medicare, Taxes, Education & More
Daily Beast
Ryan is an articulate, informed, self-proclaimed purveyor of “bold” ideas that also happen to be very bad, both substantively and politically. By the time the Obama campaign finishes with him, his specter, like hers, will become a red flag—in his case...

Daily Beast

I for incomplete
New York Post
Indeed, according to the latest report from the State Education Department, only 214 of the districts have submitted plans that have been OK'd by their unions; nearly 500 (and, notably, New York City, as well) are still haggling over fine print ...

New York Post

Voyager Learning Re-Launches VmathLive
Sacramento Bee
13, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Voyager Learning, the nation's most comprehensive provider of preK–12 print and online intervention learning solutions and education services, today announced the re-launch of its VmathLive program, a web-based online math ...

What Your Child's Teacher Wants You to Know
We asked several teachers, from preschool to high school, what they want parents to know. Here is their advice, which ... Let the teacher know you support them and your child's education, and that means that you are going to extend a little faith in ...


EmpowerED Georgia Empowers Georgians for Public Education
Matt Jones is a public school teacher from Vidalia, Georgia. ... Inform—we saw there was a big gap in education coverage in the media. Education issues are complex. The public is given catch phrases, but no one is explaining or discussing the ...

Tanzania: Teachers' Grievances to 'Dominate'
Dodoma — A HEATED debate over the remuneration of teachers and unpaid arrears will most likely dominate parliamentary proceedings as Education and Vocational Training Minister Shukuru Kawambwa tables his annual budget proposals. Lawmakers ...

A Service Science Perspective on Higher Education
Center For American Progress
Linking Service Productivity Theory and Higher Education Reform ... A service view of the university ecosystem recognizes the relational nature of exchange between students, faculty, staff, higher education institutions, government, and other related ...

Center For American Progress

Teacher left paralysed after school trip loses High Court claim
One of the games involved children and adults throwing wellington boots as far as they could, with the teachers handicapped by having to throw backwards through their legs. But the 45-year-old former head of design and technology at Wilmington ...


Beloved teacher dies at Basehor intersection known for crashes
Kansas City Star
“Ronda was one of the most gifted and talented teachers I have ever had the experience of working with in 30 years of public and private education.” Andrews' death was particularly disturbing because it occurred at the same intersection where the ...

Kansas City Star

Ontario moves to protect young teachers' jobs
Toronto Star
In a move to protect 10000 young teaching jobs, Ontario Education Minister Laurel Broten said Monday the government will regulate fair hiring practices as of Sept. 1. The regulation change — which, among other things, limits retired teachers to a ...

Six Texas Teachers Successfully Complete Professional Development Mentorship
Sacramento Bee
Effective Teacher Network participants work closely with an LTF mentor and a small group of experienced teachers to construct professional teaching portfolios. These portfolios allow teachersto demonstrate ... About National Math and Science: National ...

Teachers Notebook Seeks Sponsors for Their Back to School Event with the ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
Educational resource network Teachers Notebook is hosting a Back to School event with its VirtualTeaching Expo on August 25, 2012 and is inviting education industry sponsors. Teachers will have the opportunity to learn and present teaching strategies ...

An Apple for the teacher: are iPads the future in class?
The Guardian (blog)
But before our school jumped on the iPad bandwagon, I wanted to determine how these devices were going to offer a better learning experience compared to the laptops that we already had in our school. My 'iPad journey' ... children's learning. All the ...

The Guardian (blog)

How To Make the African American Education Initiative Work
Huffington Post
On the other hand, however, I am certain he would feel that the initiative's stated mission was lacking by understating the obvious: the need to ensure that a quality teacher is in every classroom, especially the classrooms of kids with the greatest ...

Basic Education Minister Defends School Closure - As 84 Shutdown in Region 1
The Basic and Secondary Education minister has defended her Ministry's current decision toclose certain schools within Region I Educational Directorate that failed to meet the laid down requirements, emphasising that "there will be no compromise." ...

Drivers' education companies unlikely to return to Unified
Journal Times
Tougher on teachers — Unified to pilot more rigorous teacher evaluation system. RACINE — A few Unified teachers will get a taste this fall of a more rigorous evaluation system. .... Two driving companies alleged American Professional Driving School ...

Valley school districts struggle to retain teachers
Tucson Citizen
The National Commission on Teaching and America's Future estimates that turnover costs public schools across the country more than $7.3 billion a year as districts have to recruit, hire and train new teachers. To combat turnover, districts are offering ...

Word of the Day | primogeniture - NYTimes.com - The Learning ...
The Learning Network - Teaching and Learning With The New York Times .... Joyce is the TeacherLibrarian at Springfield Township High School and blogs for School Library Journal. ... We are in such an exciting time in education!” — Tex ... I wish that my teachers would understand that I'm not lonely just because I'm friends with the "loners" (kids who don't speak much English, kids with Autism and other special needs) and that I'm not just being nice because I feel sorry for them.” ...
The Learning Network

The Fiscal Cliff for Higher Education - Next - The Chronicle of Higher ...
By Jeff Selingo
Meanwhile, two major credit-rating agencies, Standard & Poor's and Moody's Investors Service, released warnings that put a negative outlook on all but the name-brand market leaders in highereducation. “We're seeing prolonged, serious stress,” Karen ... Now, the university is planning a competency-based learning model aimed at work-force development for those who need an associate degree, all for a target price of just $4000. All of these solutions, in LeBlanc's mind, fulfill ...

Affton Educator Named Teacher of the Year « CBS St. Louis
By Bob Hamilton
One teacher there got a wonderful surprise, Friday, as she was preparing her classroom for the new term. ... The Missouri Department of Education named Cathy Cartier the “Teacher of the Year” in Missouri for the upcoming year.
CBS St. Louis

Ryan's VP Nod: What's It Mean for Education? - Rick Hess Straight ...
By Rick Hess
Education policy maven Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute think tank offers straight talk on matters of policy, politics, research, and reform. Follow Rick and AEI's Education Program on Twitter http://twitter.com/AEIeducation.
Rick Hess Straight Up

Taliban May Be Willing to Promote Women's Education as Part of ...
By Doug Barry
According to a document sent to The Sunday Times, the Taliban might be, could be, fingers-crossed ready to promote women's education as part of a bid to restart peace talks with the West. Though The Times couldn't independently verify the ...

Education Minister heartened with results of Math, English pilot ...
By KNews
Minister of Education Priya Manickchand has finally responded to critics, asserting that her Ministry's ambitious programme to improve Mathematics and English at this year's Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examination has ... “That is not to say that we thinkteachers have not been doing what is good, but somehow or the other the system has not been able to get those grades up and this for me is not only a matter of concern but almost a challenge or a red flag in ...
Kaieteur News

AM News: Ryan Selection Spotlights Education Budget - Typepad
By Victoria Pang
talks a lot about scaling back the reach of the federal government, but back in 2001, he voted in favor of No Child Left Behind, the signature education program of the George W. Bush administration that gave unprecedented power to the U.S. ... layoffs nullified LA Times: Setting the stage for future legal battles, a state appeals court Friday nullified a settlement that allowed the Los Angeles Unified School District to shield certain schools from teacher layoffs during budget crises.
This Week In Education

Education Counselors Visit Schools in Mussoorie - Central Tibetan ...
By jamphel
DHARAMSHALA: The department of education's chief counselor Dolkar Wangmo and assistant counselor Sonam Pelmo are on a visit to the Central School for Tibetans and Tibetan Homes Foundation in Mussorie from 13-18 August. ... building, peer pressure, study skills, health and hygiene, scholarship opportunities and educational options after class XII etc – through activities based group counseling and counselling of students individually referred by teachers and guardians.
Central Tibetan Administration

5 Ways Teachers Can Earn Some Extra Cash | CAREEREALISM
By 2tor
Teachers Earn Extra Cash If it was your lifelong dream to become a teacher, chances are you didn't go into it for the money. Summers off and other breaks are great perks, but let's face it: You are never really off – just spending your free time planning lessons and grading papers. Alternatively ...Some online schools allow you to apply for teaching positions on their websites, but you can also apply at your local community college, which often offer night courses for aspiring educators. 5.

Advocates plan NM lawsuit over Latino education
By Maria Eugenia Alcón
The Latino Education Task Force is scheduled Sunday to announce the details of its challenge at a press conference at Albuquerque High School. The group says it has enlisted the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund to ...
NBC Latino

Education in the Age of Globalization » Blog Archive » Is Education ...
By YongZhao
The report U.S. Education Reform and National Security makes education an national security issue, which is of course not new, but still garnered tremendous media attention. I have seen different ...Children are “human capital”, and the task of teachers, predominantly disenfranchised women, is to prepare them for whatever future conflict the U.S. might have with the rest of the world. The report is..... 09.18.11 The Grass Is Greener: Learning from Other Countries. 09.11.11 If Lady ...
Education in the Age of Globalization

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