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The Unholy Alliance Against Online Learning

The Unholy Alliance Against Online Learning
Bloomberg
In Minnesota recently, the Office of Higher Education announced that no one could offer courses unless the state authorized them. Authorization involved filling out forms, getting bureaucratic approval and paying a fee. Since the online venture ...

Bloomberg

How to Uphold Online Learning Standards to Quality Education
MindShift (blog)
That's the premise of a new report published by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) entitled “Measuring Quality from Inputs to Outcomes,” which focuses on laying out a new system of metrics. ... for the future of online ...

Online learning - the future of education?
New Zealand Listener
In this new way of educational thinking, teachers and students are connecting through the “cloud”: the international network of servers that can link digital devices almost anywhere on the planet. The aim is to build, collaborate, share and manage ...

New Zealand Listener

Site-based decision-making councils announce meetings
Bowling Green Daily News
The Warren East Middle School Site-Based Decision-Making Council will meet at 3:15 p.m. today at the school. The Richardsville Elementary School SBDM ... An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to ...

Q&A: President John Hennessy on online education
The Stanford Daily
Stanford University President John Hennessy sat down with The Stanford Daily on Oct. 29 to discuss a wide range of topics, including online education, Stanford's failed campaign for a New York City campus last fall, Stanford's fundraising successes and ...

Arizona Charter Schools Association Recognizes Arizona Virtual Academy and ...
Sacramento Bee
"Education is not one-size-fits all and I've seen how the charter school movement and the more customized approach we deliver through AZVA and Insight's online model has helped our teachersand students thrive." Henry was selected as a finalist ... She ...

The Need for Practical PD for Blended Learning Educators
Huffington Post (blog)
Project Based Learning is a model that provides teachers with practical strategies to engage students. Teachers who are doing PBL in the blended learning environment carefully pick thedigital tools to use with their students because these serve a ...

Learning via laptop takes off

Learning via laptop takes off in Orange Co.
News & Observer
The laptops are a tool for teachers to enter a world familiar to students and engage them in learning – often without students realizing it. Teachers do not have to ask students to take notes anymore, Johnson said. They just open their laptops and go ...

News & Observer

Western Pa. school districts hit Web to lure students, save money
Tribune-Review
In addition to their daily work teaching in front of rooms full of students, Norwin School Districtteachers Peggy Bryan and Brian Fleckenstein have adopted online classrooms. They're two of many local educators who are teaching ... Every school ...

Online no substitute for teachers
The Australian
"We don't want to oversell the idea (of online learning) that you don't need teachers, you just use the NBN," said Adrian Vickers, professor of Southeast Asian studies at the University of Sydney. The Asian Century ... "Instead of having someone in ...

Leaving School Doesn't Mean That You Should Stop Learning
Business 2 Community
If anything, learning new things becomes easier once you have left the education system as you have free rein over what you want to learn about. This idea ... This is because there are a wide range of online learning programs that are easy for you to ...

The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 -- Linda Darling ...
Huffington Post
Linda Darling-Hammond is Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University where she launched the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education and the SchoolRedesign Network and served as faculty sponsor for the Stanford Teacher ...

Wisconsin's new school accountability system: school report cards
Hudson Star Observer
This new School Report Card will be posted online and have significant differences from the previous state accountability system. As part of the state initiative to increase student learning expectations in reading and math, the state standardized test ...

Learning Curve: Bullying effort aims to 'End the Hate'
Santa Fe New Mexican.com
Learning Curve: Bullying effort aims to 'End the Hate'. The New Mexican ... Clara Evans, vice principal at Capshaw Middle School, was bullied, too, while growing up in Los Angeles. I suspect it's... “I don't think the public school people are doing ...

Have Educators Finally Caved In To Social Media?

Have Educators Finally Caved In To Social Media?
BostInno (blog)
A recent joint study of 4,000 college faculty members by the Babson Survey Research Group and Pearson found that faculty attitudes toward the use of social media inside the classroom are gradually changing, with more professors using it as a learning ...

Learning program wins scholarship
Otago Daily Times
His LearnCoach online learning platform is being used by 500 pupils both at Otago Boys' and nationwide. Mr Cameron is the winner of the Altus Financial Services 2012 scholarship, receiving $5000 to go towards ... Mr Cameron's project drove value into ...

Otago Daily Times

OMG! A student's BFF: Technology puts learning into their hands
The Saratogian
A student's BFF: Technology puts learning into their hands. Published: Saturday ... The Saratoga Springs City School District is giving students technological tools for education, ranging from laptops to portable SMART boards to the latest device ...

Vt. investigates school calendar, class length
Barre Montpelier Times Argus
The state has formed a new commission to review quality standards in schools, including how conducive a traditional school calendar and limited class times are to progressive learning. The state Board of Education announced last week the formation of a ...

Better Online Schools & Learning Options - Getting Smart by Tom ...
Virtual schools and online courses work better for some kids than others. Some of variance is provider based; some of it is student based. In most cases, there is ...
gettingsmart.com/cms/.../better-online-schools-learning-option...

Students 'Flip' for Digital Learning
Huffington Post
In traditional high school settings, students listen to teachers lecture on a topic and then the students complete homework or take tests. In "Flip Teaching," students learn at least in part through online delivery of content and instruction, and then ...

Online Education Startup Udacity Raises $15 Million in Funding
City Town Info Education Channel
based online university said it plans to use the new cash infusion to enhance its technology platform, aiming to incorporate mobile applications and learningtechniques that can be modified on an individual basis. ... Although several digitalhigher ...

City Town Info Education Channel

Who Can Benefit from Online Distance Learning Courses?
Business 2 Community
There are many advantaged to enrolling in an online distance learning course. You can gain a range of qualifications and life skills to help you establish and further your career. What type of individual will really benefit from an online distance ...

Business 2 Community

Online learning course announced for US poll workers
Virtual College
According to Ms Johnson, the videos that are included in the digital learning programme have been created with help from representatives of authoritative bodies from around the state and will supplement regional efforts to enforce the practices. She ...

The tsunami online
The Almanac Online
Though Stanford and others have dabbled in distance learning for decades, recent advances have dramatically improved the student experience, making it more interactive and unleashing a torrent of renewed interest in online courses. The global press ...

Minn. terror case spotlights after-school program
KTTC
By The Associated Press "I'll do some online research. I don't have time to watch .... Some parents say the programs at the Essential Learning of Minnesota Institute have been a positive influence on their children, with one calling it the "best" after ...

Competency-Based Learning: 10 Elements, 10 Tools, 10 Policies

Competency-Based Learning: 10 Elements, 10 Tools, & 10 Policies
Education Week News (blog)
A policymaker at the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) Virtual SchoolSymposium (VSS) said, "We want to advance competency-based learning, what kind of bill should we introduce?" Let's start by looking at the 10 design ...

Faculty Senate debates online education
The Stanford Daily
Senate Chair Raymond Levitt, professor of civil and environmental engineering, opened the meeting by applauding the recent election of four School of Medicine faculty to the Institute of Medicine, as well as the selection of Alvin Roth M.A. '73 Ph.D ...

Udacity co-founder talks online learning
The Brown Daily Herald
The ongoing discussion about online learning and its evolving role within higher educationcontinued Thursday afternoon at a talk given by Sebastian Thrun, co-founder and chief executive officer of Udacity, an online education program. Thrun's lecture ...

EdX platform integrates into classes
The MIT Tech
Nearly six months ago, Harvard and MIT announced the launch of edX, billed as a new online learning platform that would revolutionize education for students around the world seeking. But the universities associated with the nonprofit venture — which ...

Hobsons and UPCEA Partner to Advance Non-Traditional Student Success
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
Located in Washington, DC, UPCEA serves more than 350 institutions of higher education with a focus on professional, continuing, and online learning. The Association provides its members witheducational publications, programs, conferences, and ...

A Look at Policies Surrounding Online Classes and Schools in Florida
Politic365
Teachers are being laid off, and “non-essential” programming, like art and music, are being eliminated; taxes are being raised, and schools and parents both are looking for any and all ways of salvaging at least some semblance of normalcy for the ...

Life in the academic lane
Financial Times
Jim Ellis, dean of the Marshalll school at the University of Southern California. As James Ellis – or Jim as he prefers to be known – leans back in his chair in the Financial Times offices in London and explains the benefits of online learning, it is ...

How Many Online High School Graduates Really Go On to College?
StateImpact Ohio
At some of those online schools, teachers work from their homes. At others ... That surprised us, since many large traditional public school districts do receive clearinghouse reports and use them to evaluate how successful they are in helping students ...

Tagged with Online Learning - Getting Smart
The directors of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning are an amazing group of system heads, school operators, philanthropists, and advocates.
gettingsmart.com/cms/tags/online-learning/

Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education - School ...
Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free -- not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn.
www.schoolleadership20.com/xn/.../1990010:Video:125676?...

Melbourne joins free online learning provider: Coursera | Land of ...
A month ago, I signed up to a Michigan course on coursera.org. Coursera offers incredible resources to all of us for top-quality life-long learning. It's great to see ...
landsofopportunity.blogspot.com/.../melbourne-joins-free-onli...

Startup Udacity Builds Bankroll for Online Learning

Startup Udacity Builds Bankroll for Online Learning
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The German-born Stanford University research professor, programmer, robotics whiz and Google fellow had an impressive resume well before he co-founded the online education company Udacity. His team, for example, played important roles in both ...

Miami-Dade school district wins the Broad Prize
Examiner.com
American learners are not fairing as well in their education as international students. Out of 30 industrialized nations American ranks 27th in math, and 21st in science. High school dropouts encompass more than 1.2 million students each year, 44% of ...

Golden Valley Virtual Charter School to Hold Monthly Information Sessions for ...
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
“At Golden Valley Virtual, our philosophy is simple -- we believe that all students deserve a qualityeducation that is personalized to their individual needs,” said Terri Adams, Golden Valley executive director. “Our program can benefit many types ...

The Shift Is On: iNACOL Conference Attendees Inventing the Future of Learning
Education Week News (blog)
When I joined the iNACOL board three years ago, I was hoping to see a shift in emphasis from virtual schools to a focus on helping all schools incorporate online and personal digital learning. That shift was evident in the name, Inventing the Future of ...

How to get a free Ivy League education online
TechHive
Don't let clich├ęs about elderly canines and their supposed inability to grasp new concepts fool you; you're never too old (or too young) to learn, and in this increasingly connected world, scrounging up a free education online is actually a relatively ...

Evaluating what works in blended learning
Education News Colorado
Students work on computers at Florence High School in this EdNews file photo. Interest in blended education remains high, spurred partly by research offering support for advocates' claims that blended learning is more effective than either online or ...

Education News Colorado

ArtistWorks Launches Revolutionary New Online Vocal School with Jeannie Deva
Broadcast Newsroom
ArtistWorks, the leading interactive online music education provider, announces its latest venture into online music lessons with the launch of its new interactive vocal school from celebrity vocal coach Jeannie Deva. Now anyone can get one-on-one ...

VMware Provides VMware Fusion® 5 and VMware Workstation™ 9 Free to ...
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
EdX, the not-for-profit online learning venture founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), today announced an agreement with VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, under which...

The Herald | HeraldOnline.com

Florida Virtual School Adopts Adaptive Learning Math Program
T.H.E. Journal
FLVS is the first virtual institution to provide its teachers and students with access to the DreamBoxLearning math program as part of an online or blended learning environment, according the company. DreamBox Learning's math ... "DreamBox Learning ...

Charter School Program Undergoes Makeover
Natomas Buzz
Known on campus now as the Virtual Learning Academy, students whose learningneeds are not met by the traditional classroom environment can now access NatomasCharter School online. “We want to create a small school environment where students ...

Natomas Buzz

E-Learning Opens Real-World Doors - National Charter School ...
59 schools ... Melissa Gorman, a special education teacher at the Academy for Design and Construction at Union High School in Grand Rapids, Mich., works with ...
www.charterschoolcenter.org/.../e-learning-opens-real-world-d...

Home - Getting Smart
Better Online Schools & Learning Options. October 24, 2012 by Tom Vander Ark. VSS. Virtual schools and online courses work better for some kids than others.
gettingsmart.com/cms/

Online learning model continues to evolve

Shippensburg's online learning model continues to evolve
Chambersburg Public Opinion
Shippensburg Area School District's online learning school is a viable entity with features that bring children back to the district from other online academies, the board learned this week. Sharon Lawrence gave a presentation about the Shippensburg ...

Learning for free online | Education | guardian.co.uk
Distance learning is increasingly popular and one of the reasons is the ... and law through the US online education provider Coursera, says the involvement of ...
www.guardian.co.uk/education/.../free-online-distance-learnin...

States, Districts Require Online Ed for High School Graduation
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
Students in Florida can choose among online learning programs offered by the state, their school district, and virtual charter schools approved by the state. In contrast, lawmakers in Indiana recently shot down an attempt to add online education to the ...

U.S. News & World Report (blog)

UConn's One-Stop Resource for Online Learning and Teaching
UConn Advance (blog)
Professor Del Siegle and head of the Neag School of Education's Department ofEducational Psychology asserts that developing his master's-level research course for an online setting enhanced his own teaching skills, pushing him to consider more ...

UConn Advance (blog)

An open house, E-learning and volunteers
SooToday.com
Marie by teleconference, as they were at Chapleau Elementary and Secondary School for an open house. ... All courses offered online by the ADSB are taught by certified Ontario teachers, and grant students better flexibility in terms of scheduling their ...

Silverback Learning and Gooru Announce Partnership to Personalize Instruction ...
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
Gooru is a free search engine for learning developed by a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to honor the human right to education. Teachers and students can use Gooru to search for rich collections of multimedia resources, digital ...

York-based Urban Cyber Charter School plans satellite hub in Lancaster
Lancaster Newspapers
A York company is seeking state approval to start a cybercharter school that would include a satellite hub in Lancaster city. Urban Cyber Charter School has applied to the state Department ofEducation to open a school next fall catering to "the ...

Catholic Schools Turn to 'Blended Learning' to Get More Students
Education Week News
See Also. Education Week's special report, the second in a three-part 2012-13 series on virtual education, examines how a variety of models that mix face-to-face learning and online instruction are emerging and generating lessons learned for K-12 ...

Apps for Teacher
Village Voice
He then spent 10 months juggling dual roles as the part-time director of his charter school on one side of the country and as an MBA student at Columbia University on the other, where he islearning to expand his charter school into a network as well ...

Virtual schools meet the needs of students, families
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
As this important conversation continues, we should keep in mind that this show glosses over educational options and solutions that aren't nearly as extreme as taking over a school. ... Parents want choices and to work with teachers and administrators...

The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Future of learning: obsolescence of knowledge, return to real teaching
GigaOM
The future of learning is far more than new devices, digital content and online classrooms. It means potentially rewritten relationships between students and information, teachers and instruction, and schools and society. In a short documentary...

GigaOM

Home | EdisonLearning, Inc
We partner with schools, districts, and states with programs to help meet ... We create online and blended learning programs using our innovative eCourses.
edisonlearning.com/content/home

5 School Technologies To Watch: Personalized Learning Is Here

5 School Technologies To Watch: Personalized Learning Is Here
Forbes
Vendor collaboration and cross-platform integration is important for education and will continue to be a big trend for two main reasons. First, vendors all share a common goal, to improve the learning lives of students and teachers through the digital ...

Clever Raises $3M SV Angel, Google Ventures, Educators, and More: "The startup doesn’t charge the schools anything to implement this solution. Instead, the partners that it works with pays Clever to integrate with the school. It has partnered with over 40 of the leading companies in K-12 education, including DreamBox, Scientific Learning, and MasteryConnect. All data collected by the service and transmitted between the school’s SIS database and the partners is secure and well-protected, according to Bosmeny."

New Books Highlight Lessons Learned from K-12 Online and Blended Learning
Sacramento Bee
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Association for K-12Online Learning (iNACOL) released two new books showcasing the latest research and trends inonline school teacher mentoring and blended education ... several ...

Learning for free online
The Guardian
This is important because the availability of higher bandwidths and progress in developing effective systems of online assessment, combined with increasing demand, means that paid-for distance learning is also booming. According to the Higher Education ...

The Guardian

E-Learning Opens Real-World Doors
Education Week News
Melissa Gorman, a special education teacher at the Academy for Design and Construction at Union High School in Grand Rapids, Mich., works with Delvonte Jackson-Stewart, an 11th grader, in his blended learning class. ... "A charter gets into many ...

Education Week News

Digital learning 'accelerating' at University of Virginia
Virtual College
The institution has begun rolling out massive open online courses (MOOCs), following in the footsteps of many other US higher education facilities, the Daily Progress reports. According to Siva Vaidhyanathan, chair of UVa's department for ... UVa ...

The online learning revolution...
Sydney Morning Herald (blog)
Do we have enough world-class business schools and business academics? How would the online learning revolution help business education in Australia? What are its dangers? Would you prefer online education to the face-to-face variety, if it costs much ...

Sydney Morning Herald (blog)

NBC LEARN to Bring Learning Resources to Missouri Schools
Broadway World
NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, announced today a partnership with Missouri-based, k12itc, that will make its digital learning resources available to K-12 schools across Missouri. This innovative collaboration provides fee-based ...

Calif. District's Blended Initiative Aims to Personalize Learning
Education Week News
Although this is the school's first official foray into blended learning on a large scale, it has used blended techniques for some of its online classes since its inception. For instance, all onlinescience and physical education classes require ...

Minnesota backpedals from online education ban
Register
Last week, El Reg reported that online education startup Coursera was forced to add a clause to its terms of service forbidding Minnesotans from taking its courses, after that state's Office of HigherEducation warned it that Coursera's activities ...

Online learning calls for new set of skills

Online learning calls for new set of skills
The Age
UNIVERSITY teaching staff are ill-prepared for the challenges of the online world that higher education is fast becoming, partly because the necessary time and effort to prepare and support them has not yet been invested. The Horizon Report 2012 Higher...

The Age

Charter school companies, online learning outfits try to wield influence in ...
Tampabay.com
In the current election cycle, charter school companies, school management firms, online learning outfits and for-profit colleges have lavished more than $1.8 million to statehouse candidates, electioneering organizations and political parties ...

MOOC Brigade: What I Learned From Learning Online
TIME
TIME's cover package this week is on reinventing college in general and specifically on whether a new breed of online megacourses can finally offer higher education to more people for less money. That story dives deep into Udacity, which was co-f0unded ...

TIME

Learning any time, any place, at any pace
Napa Valley Register
Digital learning in the 21st century means far more than personal computers in the classroom. After much deliberation, education leaders and public officials are developing policy initiatives around broadband access, online textbooks, e-learning and ...

The UO's battle to have a place in online education
Oregon Daily Emerald
Since 1991, Professor Cathleen Leue has been working in this lab, quietly running and developing the University of Oregon's distance education courses and online testing. It may not be quiet for ... Digital courses have gone from unorthodox to ...

Oregon Daily Emerald

Online examination forms for School of Open Learning students
Times of India
After the approval of online admissions earlier this year, the School of Open Learning (SOL), DU, has created a new examination framework under which students of SOL filled in the examination forms online for the first time. "Earlier, students could ...

Niesbud to promote e-learning initiative
Business Standard
The National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (Niesbud) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sun Online Learning India Pvt Ltd for promoting an e-learning initiative developed by the company, according ...

Clever raises $3M from SV Angel, Google Ventures, others to bring online ...
The Next Web
Bringing the Internet into the classroom to facilitate learning has gotten a little bit easier thanks to Clever. And today, the company is announcing that it has raised $3 million in seed funding from top investors both in Silicon Valley and in the ...

The Next Web

Ga. Southern professor presented prestigious award
Thecoastalsource
Oct. 22, 2012 – Georgia Southern University College of Education Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology, Kathryn Kennedy, Ph.D., has been named the winner of the 2012 Outstanding Research in K-12 Online Learning Award. Kennedy along with ...

Can Digital Learning Transform Education? : Education Next
The enthusiasm for digital learning is contagious. More than 2 million K‒12 students are enrolled inonline courses today, and research firm Ambient Insight ...
educationnext.org/can-digital-learning-transform-education/

Getting the most out of an online education

Getting the most out of an online education
Reuters
(Reuters) - Online learning just got a lot bigger: Last week the University of Texas announced plans to bring its nine universities and six health institutions to the Internet. Courses from the state highereducation system will soon be offered via edX ...

Minnesota Coursera ban: State won't crack down on free online courses after all.: "For one day, Minnesota's Office of Higher Education felt the Internet's indignation as word spread that it was cracking down on free online college courses offered through Coursera and other websites. The bizarre bureaucratic decision was first reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education on Thursday morning, and it became Internet-wide news after my blog post about it Thursday evening went viral, thanks in part to the user-generated news board Reddit."

DPI planning 'in-depth' study of virtual schools
Herald Times Reporter
John Jacobs, director of the Wisconsin eSchool Network, an independent association that includes seven virtual charter schools, welcomed the DPI study but said he hopes it recognizes there is no “cookie-cutter” approach to digital learning. (Page 2 of ...

Ryan Underwood: Vanderbilt innovation guru joins online learning revolution
The Tennessean
And starting in February, he will become one of the first Vanderbilt professors to launch a class onCoursera, a new online education company that has partnered with 33 universities around the world to offer free courses to more than 1.3 million ...

Campus Connection: Online videos replace live lectures … and students thrive
77Square.com
... stem cell research. Follow his Campus Connection blog for the latest on higher education news in the Madison area. ... But it's becoming increasingly apparent that a good mix of online and face-to-face teaching and learning can trump the more ...

When digital etiquette matters
The Star Online
Those who use and embrace technology must be taught to observe rules and learn about proper online conduct. WHENEVER I go out with my teenage son, be it for a meal or ... He is not in secondary school anymore, otherwise his teachers would have a hard ...

Charter seeks student improvement in proposed D-49 transfer
Colorado Springs Gazette
As a large, statewide online school seeks to transfer its state charter to growing Falcon SchoolDistrict 49, east of Colorado Springs, one brick-and-mortar charter school may be considering an exit. ... There are more than a dozen GOAL Drop-In Centers ...

Middle school students test 'Teach to One' system
Kitsap Sun
This is the leading edge of the larger "blended learning" movement that many reformers think could transform education in the United States, harnessing technology to help teachers deliver personalized lessons to every child. Schools are experimenting ...

online learning
Digital Discourse / Archives for online learning. SIIA Testimony to NY Education Reform Commission Calls for School System Redesign to Personalize Learning ...
www.siia.net/blog/index.php/tag/online-learning/

Free Online Education Is Now Illegal in Minnesota

Free Online Education Is Now Illegal in Minnesota
Slate Magazine (blog)
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the state has decided to crack down on free education, notifying California-based startup Coursera that it is not allowed to offer its online courses to the state's residents. ... The Internet is no place ...

Five online classes to rev up your career
Reuters
Colleges and universities are rushing to meet this growing demand, offering a huge variety of onlinedegree or certificate programs as well as single courses through free platforms such as Coursera oredX. Because online courses come in a dizzying ...

At a High-Tech School, Supportive Adults Are the Real Key to Success
The Atlantic
It's one of seven schools run by Rocketship Education, a non-profit, Palo Alto-basedcharter school network founded by John Danner, a Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur, and Preston Smith, a Teacher for America veteran who previously opened his own ...

The Atlantic

The Blue Streak: Improving the High School Experience
my.hsj.org
According to a 2003 report from the TACIR*, the quality of our school does make a substantial difference in the quality of our learning. In better facilities, researchers found that students scored higher in mathematics, reading, and composition ...

Many Post-Secondary Institutions Partnering with Coursera
College Classes
There is an emerging trend in post-secondary education and it is driven by a digital learning platform the likes of which have not been seen before. Coursera was established in July 2012 and has so far handled the enrollment of ... Sven Dickinson, the ...

College Classes

Online educational bazaar
Evansville Courier & Press
Jump is the first million-dollar seller on teacherspayteachers.com, a website that teachers use to buy and sell school supplies, bulletin board designs and lesson plans. SEATTLE ... "I want kids to be so excited about what they're learning that they ...

Verizon Foundation Launches Education Initiative to Strengthen Student ...
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
The third part of Verizon's education initiative is Thinkfinity.org, which was recently redesigned with an integrated platform for educational resources and an online professional learning community. The website now provides teachers nationwide with ...

Join The Global Classroom With The Khan Academy API
ProgrammableWeb (blog)
The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organisation that provides free online education. The site's resources are available to anyone, anywhere and includes extensive learning material on subjects such as Math, Science, Computer Science, Humanities and ...

ProgrammableWeb (blog)

Online schooling can be a great solution
Albert Lea Tribune
The very nature of virtual education puts student and parent front and center, and makes the teacher a critical element in successful online learning programs. The technology is not gratuitous. It empowers teachers to focus on the individual student...

Albert Lea Tribune

DPI planning 'in-depth' study of virtual schools
The Oshkosh Northwestern
“Our staff will be contacting a range of individuals involved with virtual charter schools that may include district administrators, virtual charter school principals, teachers, parents, charter schoolboard members, and others as necessary,” Gasper ...

Can digital learning transform education? — Joanne Jacobs
More than 2 million K-12 students are enrolled in online courses and that's projected to hit 10 million by 2014. Can Digital Learning Transform Education? asks ...
www.joannejacobs.com/.../can-digital-learning-transform-educ...

Amazon Whispercast is a tool for schools

Whispercast turns Kindles into viable business tools
PCWorld (blog)
Amazon unveiled a new service this week—Whispercast. Whispercast is a tool for schools and businesses that allows them to centrally manage and deploy content for Kindle devices and Kindle apps. Whispercast could make the Kindle much more attractive ...

Interest in Online Courses Could Be Peaking
U.S. News & World Report
"Online classes make you more accountable for your learning, instead of relying on guidance or instruction," he says. "But I definitely appreciated the in-class experience more ... The fact that adult preferences for online courses have remained ...

U.S. News & World Report

Coursera head talks online education
The Daily Princetonian
The co-founder of Coursera — the new online platform launched this summer at the University that has grown exponentially in the past few months — said, “education is the great equalizer,” in a lecture Wednesday afternoon. Coursera, she said, allows ...

Overall enrollment steady in 2012; online learning continues growth
Penn State Live
While we are experiencing a decline in the number of high school graduates in portions of the state, at the same time we are seeing higher demand for online programs as adult learners seek to advance their education and improve their economic outlook ...

Texas Longhorns Join edX Online Education Platform
Technapex
The online education platform edX continues its ascent into the world of higherlearning by adding the University of Texas to its roster. The nonprofit Harvard-MIT-Berkeley venture launched last May and HarvardX started up classes last Monday ...

Technapex

Online Academy Takes Learning Beyond School Day
HispanicBusiness.com
"So far it's been a very positive thing because kids are taking charge rather than have teachers say they have to do this or have to do that," Ware said. "Because they can practice their math skillsonline while they are learning about the technology ...

Updated Release: LoudCloud Systems Continues To Quietly Take Education By ...
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
DALLAS, Oct. 18, 2012 — /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- LoudCloud Systems, provider of LoudCloudLearning Ecosystems, Learning Management Systems (LMS) for Higher Education and K12, has been awarded three new contracts this month. The new clients add to an ...

Emantras Awarded for Excellence in e-Learning
IT News Online
Emantras received the award together with Lufthansa Technical Training for designing and developing an e-Learning course. The course was specifically designed to provide self-paced, supplementallearning on Helicopter Aerodynamics, Structures and ...

Alumni learning a serious business
Times Higher Education
Offering free online education is the best way for universities to keep in touch with former students and improve the "alumni experience", according to an international survey of business schoolleavers. Alumni Matters 2012, a report by university ...

Cyber school launches Lehigh Valley satellite office
Lehigh Valley Business
The opening of such regional offices is an attempt to make learning more convenient for students who want or need more in-person learning, said Bill Haas, manager of the Allentown satellite office. "Although PA Cyber is an online school, through our ...

University of Phoenix to close Mililani Learning Center
Bizjournals.com
The University of Phoenix Hawaii Campus in Honolulu and the school's campus in Kapolei “are thriving” and will remain open, spokesman Ryan Rauzon said. But the Mililani Learning Center, which has about 400 students, will eventually close, he said.

Should Online Education be Free?

Should Online Education be Free?
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
However, the significance of online learning is now becoming apparent with the adoption of onlinecourses by leading colleges around the world. Online education was not taken all that seriously before, and any student wishing to gain a higher education ...

Macmillan Digital Education Acquires Maths Doctor to Enter UK E-tutoring Market
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
Macmillan Digital Education has made its first significant play for e-tutoring in the UK with the acquisition of Maths Doctor - a British award-winning e-learning business that is run by qualifiedteachers. The deal bolsters Macmillan Digital Education ...

Harvard EdX Enrolls Near 100000 Students for Free Online Classes
College Classes
For those who are not familiar with this program, Harvard University set out to change the course of online learning this summer with the formation of quite an interesting coalition with many of the top colleges and universities in the United States ...

College Classes

Udemy Rolls Out New Publishing Platform To Helps Teachers Create Quality ...
TechCrunch
Online video education is a hot space right now, thanks to the likes of Khan Academy, Coursera, Udacity, StraighterLine, Lynda.com, CreativeLIVE (and many more), which are collectively on a mission to democratize education and bring affordable, online ...

Online learning will change universities by degrees
Fraser Coast Chronicle
These fears about online learning and recognising their potential have been around for a while, but have reignited since we added "massive" and "open" to online learning. When enrolments started to be measured in the tens of thousands and the courses ...

College Explores Online Education Opportunities
Amherststudent
Over the past few weeks, faculty and members of the administration have been in discussion with several consortia of colleges and universities wishing to include the College in their onlinecourseware programs, including Coursera, a consortium founded ...

$25 million gift to make Bay Area center for blending online instruction into ...
EdSource Today
The scion of the Gap, Inc. fortune has jumpstarted a $25 million fund with the goal of turning the Bay Area into a national hub for blended learning, the promising schoolmodel that combines individualized online learning and face-to-face classroom ...

EdSource Today

Charter school planned for Calvert Road site
Diamondback Online
“The Calvert Road School will serve as a nucleus for the College Park Academy to expand,” said Revenaugh, a technical assistant involved with the blended learning aspect of the charter school. The partnership between the ... Rather than practicing ...

Pearson makes $650m digital learning buy
CITY A.M.
PEARSON yesterday announced a $650m (£403m) buy-out of online education firm EmbanetCompass, in a move that signals Pearson's increasing emphasis on digital publishing and education. The acquisition is Pearson's largest since it spent $950m on ...

10 Strategies to Promote Deeper Learning
Education Week News (blog)
New adaptive technology can extend the reach of all teachers by targeting learning levels and building basic skills--that prepares students to engage in higher order learning experiences and gives teachers time to focus on deeper learning. ... With the ...

Cambridge Lakes Charter School plans Family Speaker Series
Northwest Herald
PINGREE GROVE – Cambridge Lakes Charter School will host a Family Speaker Series of informative sessions on education, health and safety. All six sessions will be in the Red Kiva of thelearning center of the school, 900 Wester Blvd., Pingree Grove ...

Fraudulent Educational Reform in America
Center for Research on Globalization
The history of education in America makes this transparently clear. Even the Puritans had ways of teaching their children, but the first normal school, a school to train students to be teachers, didn't come into being until 1839, less than two ...

Teachers can take advantage of online Jewish educational resources
Jewish Community Voice
The Jewish Education and Identity website run by the Jewish Federation of Columbus, OH, (jedicolumbus.org) has a page of “Hints, Tips, Games and Lesson Plans” (http://bit.ly/ VOG2Yu) that include materials ready for teachers to download and adapt for ...

Online academy takes learning beyond school day
Hamilton Journal News (subscription)
An online school is expanding Hamilton students' technology knowledge and helping teachersprovide more specific remediation. Riverview Elementary School students in Becca Ware's technology class begin their day with self-guided videos and quizzes from ...

Cengage Learning to Provide Book Content and Pedagogy through edX's Not ...
MarketWatch (press release)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct 17, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- EdX, the not-for-profit online learningventure founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), today announced its collaboration with Cengage Learning, a leading ...

First University System Joins edX Platform
Government Technology
One of these task forces looked into blended and online learning. As a result of its research, blended and online learning made it into the chancellor's framework, and the Institute for Transformational Learning was created. "Higher education is at a ...

Government Technology

MEA proposes rebooting schools by expanding preschool, dual enrollment ...
Michigan Business Review - MLive.com
Teachers union leaders are calling for creating a preschool through community college system, expanded use of blended learning and year-round programs for at-risk students as part of a plan to reboot Michigan's school funding system. The Michigan...

Michigan Business Review - MLive.com

Dreambox Learning CEO Jessie Woolley-Wilson Appointed to the International ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The iNACOL organization represents a diverse cross-section of K-12 educators from school districts,charter schools, state education agencies, non-profit organizations, colleges, universities and research institutions and other content and technology ...

Online instruction is still developing
Atlanticville
Richard Novak, associate vice president for continuing studies and distance learning at Rutgers University, said hybrid courses, which infuse online and face-toface components, will become a dominant force in higher education. “I think that is probably ...

Online courses pursued by undergrads, grad students
Tri-Town News
Distance learning programs enable undergraduate and graduate students to earn college credits, and sometimes full degrees, through the Internet. Online courses allow participants to work when and from where is most convenient for the individual ...

Group helps students learn to stand up to bullying
Baltimore Sun
Through a series of family nights at local libraries, Howard County students are learning the difference between being a bystander and an "upstander" when it comes to bullying, and learning the power of one. One Howard County, a digital safety ...
 
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Huntsville school officials not surprised that digital texts could become ...
al.com (blog)
A parent uses his child's school district-issued laptop to learn about the district'sDigital 1:1 Initiative Sept. 18 at Huntsville High School. (The Huntsville Times). HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Education Secretary Arne Duncan is urging school districts...

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Creative learning on display with Tech-Now
Sequoyah County Times
Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 11:29 am. Creative learning on display with Tech-Now. Posted on October 17, 2012. eric. by Eric Viccaro. Sallisaw High School received a $25,000 Perkins Reserve Fund Supplemental Grant to begin offering the Tech-Now ...

Free online textbooks for students
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Robert Campbell, Associate Professor of Educational Technology and Digital Learning at UBC-Okanagan, thinks the move is great idea. "Having free knowledge and and free information for students is a great thing. I think knowledge should be like water, ...

Learning Goes Hi-Tech
Express Computer
However, the changes that technology has introduced to education over the years are so powerful that the Chairman of Microsoft might be prompted to rephrase his comment today. Technology has taken a place that equals the role of the teacher in the West ...

New Ed-Tech Policy Database Unveiled
Education Week News (blog)
... the realm of educational technology. The State Education Policy Center, or SEPC, as SETDA is calling it, will focus initially on the development of policies and practices in three key areas: broadband Internet access; online assessment; and digital ...

Bretford® Focuses on Agile Learning at NeoCon East 2012
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. (NeoCon East Booth #2643), a United States manufacturer of dependable furniture products that improve how people work and learn, will focus on agile learning in the education and government ...

School Districts Comparison Shop for Teacher Evaluation Systems
NJ Spotlight
That model is a central part of the new tenure law enacted this summer, one that revamps when and how teachers receive tenure and requires districts to use an evaluation system that will accurately measure teacher performance. One of the options for ...

Amazon makes big Kindle push in US schools
Reuters
Education is a potentially huge market for tablets and e-readers, partly because they are easier for administrators to manage than personal computers and laptops, according to Carl Howe of consulting firm Yankee Group. ... Students who are learning to ...

Google awards grant to bolster STEM education in California
89.3 KPCC (blog)
Chris Roe, CEO of the California STEM Learning Network, said he learned about the award “a few days ago.” Roe said the initiative will support new science and math elementary teachers in STEM through an online professional learning community. Enrolled ...

89.3 KPCC (blog)

Digital Learning Sparks Debate over the Pace of ... - Education Next
In a forum released today by Education Next, Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Michael B. Horn discuss the question of whether technology will be powerful and attractive enough to change long-standing tradition, or whether we first must alter a host of ... Digital learning offers the potential for more cost-effective use of taxpayer funds for education, Finn observes, as the influence of good teachers can grow exponentially through technology, and students can customize the learning process to fit ...
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Colorado District Celebrates New Blended Learning Facility ...
By Falcon School District 49
... learning center. A month after Falcon Virtual Academy's new facility was unlocked for students, a ceremony recognized its relevancy in public education. ... Susan Patrick, International Association for K-12 Online Learning president and chief executive officer, discusses educational technology anddigital innovation Oct. 12, during a ceremony at Falcon Virtual Academy in Colorado Springs. Patrick talked about .... last 365 days. Photo: 20 Fun Facebook Cover Images For Teachers ...
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What You Need To Know About Blended Learning. Watch Our Web ...
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Keys to Success in Blended Learning Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 2pm ET Register Combining classroom learning with online education and Web tools is now a proven education model helping schools to improve learning outcomes. Implementing blended learning ... Virtual School Meanderings... Implementing blended learning effectively, however, requires a thorough understanding of both the available tools and the right processes for teachers and students. Join this Web ...
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Texas: Lower College Costs by Online Education
By Stephen Frank
Texas MOOCs for Credit? Steve Kolowich, Inside Higher Ed, 10/16/12 So far the universities partnering with edX and Coursera on massive open online courses (MOOCs) have focused on the ideal of lowering the barriers to elite courses. But edX's. ... Access to the course would be free and open to everyone, but the universities would charge student enrolled at Texas for the opportunity to redeem their learning for credit.” We do not need more classrooms, we need more electrons and ...
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Rethinking education: The effect of digital tools | memeburn
By Katharina Scholtz
Whether we are talking about the Khan academy, where one talented man made video tutorials to assist with the maths curriculum and garnered a huge following, or Mentormob, that curates learningpaths for you through online content, there ...
memeburn

Post-secondary institutions jumping into online learning with Coursera
Online Learning News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor ~ University of Illinois at Springfield. « EdX Online Learning: Harvard's New Domain ...
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UC Online: Digital learning program gaining momentum | Welcome ...
UC Online: Digital learning program gaining momentum. This spring, students enrolling in UCLA professor Susanne Lohmann's popular course on Diversity, ...
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