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Learn To Code, Get A Job: Treehouse Offers Free Courses To 2500 College ...
Essentially the lovechild of Lynda.com and Codeacademy, Treehouse is building an educational platform that employs video, quizzes and a little gamification to help aspiring programmers and app developers learn the trade — whether or not they have any ... 

Stanford names associate deans for online learning
Bernd Girod, professor of electrical engineering, has been named senior associate dean for online learning and professional development in the School of Engineering, while Charles Prober, senior associate dean for medical education, will lead the ...

Teach Yourself 2.0 or How Education Just Became Exciting (Again)
Bright Side of News*
The concept of 'teach-yourself' has been around since The Open University was given a Royal Charter in Great Britain in 1969. As a child I can ... From their webpage: "Udacity is a totally new kind of learning experience. You learn by ... I loathed ...

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New Elizabeth School Promises 1-To-1 Learning
The 1-to-1 learning program at School No. 8 is among the latest efforts by Elizabeth Public Schools to emphasize the use of technology as a means of transforming education and preparing students for the 21st century workforce. The use of tablets such ...

Google open-sources online learning tools
Network World
The company also says that it's working with edX - a non-profit joint venture between Harvard and MIT developing online learning offerings along the same lines - to create open standards and share ideas. Google is closely involved in the open-source ...

Photo: Learning the ropes
Columbus Dispatch
Max Wing, a seventh-grader at the Wellington School, works the ropes course during a team-building field trip to Camp Lazarus in Delaware. The group from Wellington, on the Northwest Side, spent the day Tuesday performing a number of risk-taking and ...

Columbus Dispatch

Texas lawmakers to examine longer school day, year
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. AUSTIN (AP)— Top education leaders in the Texas Senate are examining ways to improve classroomlearning, including extending school days and school years.

Learning Games Network and FableVision Release Innovative Game Design ...
Broadcast Newsroom
13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Learning Games Network (LGN), a non-profit spin-off of the MIT Education Arcade and the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Games+Learning+Society Program, with FableVision, a Boston-based digital media production ...

Washington State School for the Blind recognized for distance-learning innovation
The Washington State School for the Blind, which serves students who live on campus and throughout the Northwest, began using Microsoft Lync for distance learning in 2010-11. The school had tried other systems, such as standard videoconferencing, but...


Sign language joins online offerings at Pasco eSchool
After seeing the course's popularity and learning that no other online sign-language high school credit-bearing courses were available in Florida (or really anywhere else), Pasco eSchool principal Joanne Glenn decided to launch virtual American Sign ...


Kids Activities Blog has Found the Best Websites for Children for Online Learning
Kids love playing video games, so finding an educational website for children that combineslearning with fun can help parents feel good about their child's online play. ... The target grade level for this list was preschool, Kindergarten and early ...

Technology makes learning enjoyable
The era of smart learning has truly arrived and the UAE is leading the way with His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launching a new smart learning initiative for all public ...

School's out for Sochi 2014 representatives following completion of London ...
September 14 - More than 300 representatives from Sochi 2014, including members of the Organising Committee and volunteers, have completed learning programmes based around London 2012. From the start of the Olympics to the end of the Paralympics ...


Singapore removes secondary school banding and alters school awards
eGov monitor
Emphasis will be placed on recognising best practices of schools in five key aspects: teaching and learning, student all-round development, staff development and wellbeing, character and citizenship education and partnership. An online GoodSchool ...

eGov monitor

APS May Tighten Online Class Rules
ABQ Journal
The change was prompted by an incident last spring, when an Albuquerque High School student paid $200 to take an online course at Southwest Secondary charter high school. ... That student was allowed to graduate with his class, but APS Superintendent ...

YouTube Launches 'American Idol' Search For The Best Teachers
... to the most engaging teachers in the world. They're conducting an Internet-wide competition of the best video lessons, which will be judged by an all-star panel ofonline educators, such as Sal Khan of Khan Academy. “The rise of online educational ...


It's Back to Online School Season
Business 2 Community
Granted, I didn't love the uneasy feeling of not knowing what awaited me at the beginning of eachschool year, but from an early age I grew addicted to learning and the opportunity to dive into the things I really enjoyed like literature and history ...

Jones: Charter amendment will enliven state politics
Online Athens
“These schools help students trapped in underperforming schools and aid communities that want to invest in new and imaginative ways of learning for their children.” The governor has been lobbying for the proposal — and, some say, twisting a few arms.

E-learning in US reached 6.1 mln students in autumn 2010
Telecompaper (subscription)
E-learning among students is on the rise with 6.1 million college students across the US taking at least one online course during autumn 2010, an increase of more than half a million students from a year earlier, according to the Sloan Consortium's ...

K12 Inc. Online Ed Company in Spotlight Again, This Time in Florida
According to StateImpact Florida, the state's Department of Education has launched an investigation of K12 over allegations that the company is using uncertified teachers and asked employees to help cover up the practice. It is against the law in ...

Rand McNally Partners with Leading Civics Organizations
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
13, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ -- Rand McNally is partnering with leading civics educators such as Sandra Day O'Connor's iCivics.org, iSidewith.com and National Mock Election to provide innovative election education programs for students. ... "The ...

eTech Ohio and Learning.com Partner to Provide Online Safety Curriculum to ...
PR Web (press release)
The eTech Ohio Commission (eTech Ohio) will make Learning.com's EasyTech Online Safety curriculum available for K-12 students, teachers, and administrators in all of Ohio's public schools and chartered non-public districts. Share on Twitter Share on ...

Mountain Campus opens with new style of learning
Manchester Journal
"All my friends had graduated, and I was looking for something to kind of spark my interest in schoolmore," she said. "So when I heard about this, I thought, 'why not try something new?'" The "this" was the Mountain Campus program, which after nearly ...

Going the distance
The Australian
Wappett says being an independent learner and a self-starter is a good beginning for online learning but too many distractions - spouse, kids, domestic and employment responsibilities, or just doing nothing - can relegate study to the too-hard basket.

The new Ofsted e-safety framework: is your school ready?
The Guardian (blog)
Learning about e-safety is a vital life skill. Empowering children at an early age with the knowledge to safeguard themselves and their personal information is something that needs to be nurtured throughout school to see them into adult life. Equally ...

The Guardian (blog)

Jacobs deliver State of the University
Toledo Blade
“I suggest we integrate these new learning modules.” PHOTO GALLERY: Dedication of William and Carol Koester Alumni Pavilion. One model for the delivery of information could be similar to those by Salman Khan, who developed thousands of short digital...

Toledo Blade

Students In Kent County Have New Option For High School
“Maybe something has happened in their life that's kept them going to a traditional school on a daily basis," Kevin Komarska, Superintendent Kent ISD said, "and this online opportunity gives them that opportunity to meet those unique needs.” “We tried ...

Khan Academy Founder Wins 2012 Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education
College Classes
This year, Salman Khan, who is the founder of the Khan Academy, the popular online educational organization which is currently spanning the globe, was recently honored with the 2012 Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education, along with three others ...

College Classes

Sec. Duncan on tour for school connectivity
EdSource Today
The Silicon Valley innovator, whose online educational videos have grown to nearly 200 million lessons, kept an auditorium full of high school students rapt earlier this week as he urged them to consider a future in computer science. ... Khan, Ng, and ...

EdSource Today

A New Model For Jewish Day Schools
The Jewish Week
While I admit that my purpose in starting a new school was to lower the high cost of yeshiva tuition, I learned over the past year that a blended learning educational model can deliver a higher qualityeducation, one that will better prepare children ...

Game on: using computer games to captivate your class
The Guardian (blog)
With a successful and varied career as a teacher, head of department and schoolleader, Ollie believes that one of the many benefits gaming brings to education is giving teachers a chance to innovate and do things differently. Here, he tells us what he ...

The Guardian (blog)

Tech Expert Tells UF Audience Mobile Learning Is The Future
1330 WFIN
The way we learned in school and the way our children are learning in school is radically different. Today a speaker the University of Findlay drove that point home during a session on E-learning. Corrine Hoisington says by using mobile technologies ...

Ed Moore: We test so we can teach
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
School districts all over Florida are working to revise their curricula while preparing teachers for these new standards. Florida can lead the nation in developing creative approaches to teaching andlearning. We can burnish our reputation as an ...

President Faust's Beginning-of-2012-2013 Message
Harvard Magazine
Faust's message summarized developments during the prior year—she highlighted the Innovation Lab, the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching, and the edX online learning initiative—each of which likely also ties into priorities for the ...

Superintendent Presents District Goals
Garden City News
The first Garden City Board of Education work session of the school year began on a positive note as Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Feirsen presented his list of administrative goals for 2012-13. He started the meeting on Tuesday evening with ...

High school district goes high tech
Camarillo Acorn
Parents, staff and students in Oxnard Union High School District now have access to Synergy, a realtime online database which provides information on student attendance, grades and more. Superintendant Gabe Soumakian said the system went live Aug.

Help Your Online Student Make a Successful Middle School Transition
By Tisha Rinker
As students take on more responsibilities in online middle school, Learning Coaches can help navigate the middle school transition years by providing guidance and promoting more student independence. ... Naturally, teachers will continue to schedule lessons in the virtual classroom, respond to student and Learning Coach emails and phone calls, and arrange regular parent-teacher conferences. They will also contact you or your .... 2012 Connections Education LLC. All rights ...
Virtual Learning Connections

Virtual School MOOC – History of K-12 Online Learning (14-16 ...
By mkbnl
The history of K-12 online learning, that is. Lessons from prior iterations of K-12 distance educationcan still inform policy and practice today. In this module, the author presents key events that laid the groundwork for 21st century virtual ...
Virtual School Meanderings

Use Word's Templates to Make Formatting a Breeze - Online Schools
By Dr. Diane Hamilton
One of the joys of going back to school is learning how to format papers. One of the hardest ...OnlineSchools.org has been designed to help people who are interested in learning all that they can about online education. It is my belief that the ...
Inside Online Schools

Stanford U. Releases New Open-Source Online-Education Platform ...
By Alisha Azevedo
Developing multiple platforms is a strategic move to study how Stanford can best deliver online education in the long run, Ms. Manning said. “In this early time, when we're all learning how to do these classes, it's important to have different ...
Wired Campus

Local Schools Begin Second Year of Online Learning - Chappaqua ...
Local Schools Begin Second Year of Online Learning. The second year of the ... to learn in a classroom. Instead, they would take online courses through a regional consortium of several schooldistricts in partnership with Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Curriculum Center. ... 13, when students from 13 high schools across Westchester will meet their teachers and classmates, learnabout the technology that will be used and be introduced to the course work. The orientation runs ...
Chappaqua-Mount Kisco Patch

Online Learning
Online learning provides a means for students to continue, expand or ... Minnesota public schoolstudents may enroll in a full-time online program or they may ...

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