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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Khan Academy: The future of education? (video)


With the backing of Gates and Google, Khan Academy and its free online educational videos are moving into the classroom and across the world. Their goal: to revolutionize how we teach and learn. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Unishared: Revolution in Online Education Beyond Coursera, Edx, and Udacity
Forbes
Second, the teaching activity must develop not only positive contents, but also soft skills and what we call “meta competences” such as the ability of oneself to feel that he or she is actually learning. Finally, at the end of the day, the teaching ...

Forbes

Duolingo Gets $15 Million To Translate The World's Text Through Online Learning
Forbes
Luis von Ahn founded reCaptcha, which used captchas (spam-catching words you type in online) to digitize books and was acquired by Google in 2009 and before that founded an image recognition service ESP Game that was acquired by Google in 2004. Now von ...

Audubon students embrace virtual learning
Cherry Hill Courier Post
Jeffrey Proko, 17, participates in an online class through Virtual High School, a new program at Audubon High School. / Tracie Van Auken/For ... With the click of mouse, an interactive instructional narrative from a certified teacher and clear ...

Online class program draws mixed reactions
The Brown Daily Herald
Bergeron said the Ad Hoc Committee on Online Education, whose recommendations led to the new pilot projects, warmed to the idea of online Brown courses when it considered the types of courses that such digital learning would replace — large, ...

Can Incentives Make Students Secretly Hate Us?
Education Week News (blog)
I've written before that educators should study game design and listen to game designers, not so much because we should be making educational video games, but because educators have so much to learn from the evolving field of game design. So this old ...

PG teachers receive job orders at maiden online counselling
The Hindu
The maiden online counselling process for appointment of new postgraduate teachersconducted by the school education department on Sunday featured a new-found happiness on the faces of appointees in Tiruchi on the premises of St. Joseph's College...

The Hindu

Learning Curve: Support is available for teens in crisis
Santa Fe New Mexican.com
Too often, despairing students don't realize they can reach out to a caring adult in or out of theschool system, but she said district personnel always take these types of cries for help seriously. Any district employees who identify a student at risk ...

Wexford Online University Names Jennifer Gladysz-Brown Adjunct Professor of ...
RedOrbit
Wexford Online University Names Jennifer Gladysz-Brown Adjunct Professor of Language Arts as School Focuses on Outreach to More International Students. September 16, 2012. Repost This. Jennifer Gladysz-Brown was ... Wexford University is dedicated to ...

Technology To Democratize Education
CIO Today
Sebastian Thrun, a Google vice president and Stanford professor best known for his role in building Google's driverless car, aims to develop a catalog of free onlinecourses taught by star professors from around the world. ... In this version of ...

CIO Today

Sylvan Learning kicks off new instructional system for academic success
ABC2 News
The Ipad helps students with digital lessons. it also connects students, teachers and parents online. Parents can log on and check out students progress. "As a mother, I love looking at her progress online. I like the way its done. I can check her ...

ABC2 News

What's in the teachers' tentative deal
Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union gave summaries of the tentative agreement being reviewed by union delegates. CHICAGO PUBLIC .... Books on Day One: For the first time, the new contract will guarantee all CPS students and educators ...

School libraries are still about teaching students 'to use information ...
PennLive.com
When she's not in the school, there is a clerk to make sure materials are available toteachers and students. LIBRARIAN ROLE CHANGES ... Students can collaborateonline on programs like GoogleDocs, with the library using technology to foster online...

PennLive.com

In first for U., prof offers online computer science class
The Brown Daily Herald
Two weeks ago, Dean of the College Katherine Bergeron announced via email that three Brown courses will soon be available online for free worldwide through the Coursera platform. But one computer science ... Krishnamurthi said his decision to offer the ...

Ian Jukes speaks to FISD teachers
Daily News - Galveston County
FRIENDSWOOD — Ian Jukes, a former teacher, administrator and author spoke to Friendswood Independent School District teachers on the need to restructure educational systems. Jukes spoke at an in-service to prepare for the ... Jukes provided teachers ...

Teachers 'flip' over technology, but classes are flop for some kids
Orlando Sentinel
Franklin's approach is what's known as the "flipped classroom," a teaching style that more Central Florida instructors are using to turn the school day on its head. Teachers say the practice puts students in charge of their learning and makes ...

Montgomery schools plan to buy 2000 interactive whiteboards, upgrade wireless
Washington Post
Second-graders Micah Chin and James Wagner took turns dragging and tapping blocks representing numbers across a computer screen the size of a blackboard at Great Seneca Creek ElementarySchool. Micah couldn't say whether he liked learning about place ...

Learning to share: how open data is fostering collaboration
The Guardian (blog)
It might be an online map that shows the locations of local services, or a website that presents council data in a more easily digestible form; the way the data is used is entirely down to the imagination of the development community. ... Lambeth are ...

The Guardian (blog)

The iPad goes back to school
Macworld
“Pre-iPad, learning was somewhat bounded by the start of the school day and the end of the school day,” says Dr. Rick Miller, district superintendent of schools in Riverside, California. “I think today, when you put a device in the hands of the ...

Macworld

Magic Johnson Bridgescape Learning Center Opens in Atlanta
Atlanta Black Star
The center was originally scheduled for a 2011 opening, but funding issues for state charter schools in Georgia created delays. ... “Thanks to the visionary leadership of Governor Deal, the Georgia General Assembly, and the Georgia Department of ...

The Mediocrity of Unions
Town Hall
Won't Back Down joins two other non-fiction motion pictures, Waiting for Superman and Stand and Deliver that also contrast America's world champion teachers against the greatest obstacle to success in American education. Every teacher that I listened ...

Hoosier Academy: A Virtual Education
Indiana's NewsCenter
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) – Who says a child has to learn inside the four walls of a traditional school building? For Jenni Walters and ... The Hoosier Academy is a public charter school authorized by Ball State University. It was created ...

The Global Search for Education: It Takes a Community
Huffington Post
Types of things that signal we are a KiVa™ school include visible vests for teachers supervising recess time, student online surveys, student lessons, computer games, virtual learningenvironments, and a website and guide for parents. Indicated ...

Some high schoolers find early path to college
Minnesota Public Radio
About 500 on-campus and 100 online distance-learning spots are available to PSEO students at the university. The school also ... Susan Henderson, director of Precollege Programs at the College of Continuing Education, said the university doesn't market ...

LearnSmart Skips the Textbook in Favor of Interactive Instruction
Good E-Reader (blog)
LearnSmartfrom McGraw-Hill Higher Education may have found a way around the issues that plaguedigital textbooks by bypassing the traditional concept of a text altogether. More of an interface than a typical book, digital or otherwise, ... Students can ...

Startup Hopefuls Test Ideas With Educators
Education Week News
Kasey Brown, left, consults with Tim Brady, an Imagine K12 partner, for ideas on how to make her math-skills learning app, DigitWhiz, more appealing to educators. .... “Until you get to a school or a classroom and see what the challenges are, it's ...

Asia—Not the US—Leads a Surge in Global MBA Applications
Businessweek
In a reversal from the past three years, applications for MBA programs appear to be making somewhat of a comeback, fueled by growing interest in online and distance-learning programs and sharp application growth at non-U.S. programs, according to new ...

Being bookish
GMA News
The author, Sari Katharyn Molintas, wrote about how she feels about printed books vis-à-vis e-books, especially when it comes to her studies, and thanks traditional books for preparing her for school. I was raised in La Trinidad, a town adjacent to the ...

Michael Gove to unveil tough new O-Level style qualifications for 16-year-olds
Telegraph.co.uk
The replacement for the discredited GCSE will be based on a single, more difficult examination which pupils will set at the end of the school year, rather than working on continually-assessed coursework based on the modular structure. Mr Gove had ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Q&A with Pflugerville Superintendent Charles Dupre
Austin American-Statesman (blog)
They are going to be paid a stipend to help develop the skills of all of our teachers. We believe we will gain greater capacity by doing it that way, by having someone at every school who can support their colleagues. That's kind of after the ...

Schlarman Academy using expanded language program
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Schlarman Academy students learning Mandarin Chinese check their lessons posted on the wall before class at the school in Danville Thursday September 13, 2012. Image. 20120916-201238-pic-764550368.jpg. Image. 20120916-201238-pic-391849281.

Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Internet Activa: A webinar for digital activists
International IP and the Public Interest
“Digital rights and civil freedoms on the web, 12 basic lessons online” is the first online seminar, to be launched from September 2012 until February 2013. ... 2012 to February 15th, 2013, cyberactivists will have a learning and support space online ...

Cram schools boom widens India's class divide
Times LIVE
Seeing the potential in the Indian market, Etoos, a South Korean coaching giant, invested 300 million rupees to set up shop in Kota in 2011, focusing on video lectures and e-learning. "In terms of revenue, India is going to cross over South Korea ...

Times LIVE

Educators face changing world, tight budgets
Vancouver Sun
Re: Digital learning teaches data retrieval, not knowledge, Opinion, Sept. 8. Naomi Lakritz's contention that digitally-based learning emphasizes data retrieval skills at the expense of gaining knowledge and understanding about the data retrieved is ...

lynda.com Webinar to Define Roadmap for Personalized Learning
MarketWatch (press release)
During this complimentary webinar, Laurie Burruss, education consultant for lynda.com, will define personalized learning and explain how online video technology can meet the needs of today's learners. ... In addition to her services at lynda.com, she ...

Computer glitch gives Utah students chance to change grades
ABC 4
The system that was breached was Canvas learning management system, hosted by Utah-based software company Instructure. Canvas is an online tool that allows teachers and students to review assignments and grades. ... State education officials tell ABC4 ...

FORE School of Management, New Delhi Announces PGDM Admission 2013
India Education Diary
Report by India Education bureau; Hyderabad: FORE School of Management (FSM), the Delhi based premium Management School, has announced the applications for the admissions in Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) for the upcoming ...

6 Steps to Preparing for Virtual School Lessons > Virtual Learning ...
By Dan Reiner
Learning Coaches who take some time to plan for virtual school lessons can facilitate the school day more smoothly. Here are a few ideas to help you and your student get ready for a great day of online learning. virtual school, virtual school ...
Virtual Learning Connections

Virtual School MOOC – History of K-12 Online Learning: Summary ...
By mkbnl
As a part of the novice badge for the Introduction to K-12 Online Learning Research, I've asked people to “a short blog post summarizing what you've learned about the topic and why you think the topic is important. ... activities would have asked us to go back into the literature into K-12 distanceeducation and find some lessons that could be applied to the current medium of K-12 online learning– maybe that would be a good idea for the creation of the Virtual School-Designer badge.
Virtual School Meanderings

ImprintEd Education News – School Teaching and Learning ...
By Stephen
The e-safety champion should review school ICT policies to ensure there are sensible safeguarding procedures in place. Involve teachers, students and parents and governors in the drafting / updating of the policy. This will help increase ...
ImprintEd Education News - School...

Louisiana's foray into modular education | Innosight Institute
By Meredith Liu
This Wednesday, Education Week reported on Louisiana's Course Choice program, a new state initiative that allows public school students to enroll in. ... Although Course Choice is accepting all types of providers, it is particularly positioned to take advantage of online course providers such as Apex Learning, Florida Virtual School, and K12 Inc. Because online courses can be provided anywhere, anytime, they avoid many of the interdependencies of the traditional public school ...
Innosight Institute

What to do Next After Enrolling in School | Online Learning Tips
By J. Mason
Categorized | Online Learning · What to do Next After Enrolling in School. Posted on 17 September 2012. Tags: enrolling in school, forms to verify after you enroll, guidance from student advising, online education, what to do after you enroll ...
Online Learning Tips

Behind the Massive Open Online Courses : #LibTechNotes
By Xavier Duran
The last months had witnessed an explosion of different learning platforms, like Coursera or Udacity. We've talked about them in different posts, since Khan Academy started as an early experiment of changing the rules of online education.
#LibTechNotes

Chairman Genachowski Touts Promise of Digital Learning and - FCC
Chairman Genachowski Touts Promise of Digital Learning and Applauds National ... States and has disbursed $30 billion over the past 13 years through E -rate.
www.fcc.gov/.../chairman-genachowski-touts-promise-digital-l...

Online Learning - Virginia Beach Friends School
Virginia Beach Friends School offers a variety of online classes. This expands student choice and opportunity. However, the School recognizes that online ...
www.friends-school.org/online-learning.html

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