"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." - Henry Ford

Feds Say Aspiring Public School Teachers Engaged In Massive Fraud

Feds Say Aspiring Public School Teachers Engaged In Massive Fraud - Business Insider: " It was a brazen and surprisingly long-lived scheme, authorities said, to help aspiring public school teachers cheat on the tests they must pass to prove they are qualified to lead their classrooms. For 15 years, teachers in three Southern states paid Clarence Mumford Sr. — himself a longtime educator — to send someone else to take the tests in their place, authorities said. Each time, Mumford received a fee of between $1,500 and $3,000 to send one of his test ringers with fake identification to the Praxis exam. In return, his customers got a passing grade and began their careers as cheaters, according to federal prosecutors in Memphis. . . . "

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Distance Learning - Harvard University

Distance Learning | Harvard University:
 
What distance learning programs are offered at Harvard?

Several distance education programs are available. In addition to the programs listed below, many courses offered throughout the University have online components.

edX
EdX is a joint partnership between The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to offer online learning to millions of people around the world. EdX will offer Harvard and MIT classes online for free. Through this partnership, the institutions aim to extend their collective reach to build a global community of online learners and to improve education for everyone. View HarvardX courses available through edX.

The Harvard Extension School – Online Course Offerings
The Division of Continuing Education and the Harvard Extension School offers many courses for credit over the Internet. The Internet is used to deliver course lectures with video, audio, and multimedia. Live lectures are recorded and made available on demand through “streaming video” technology. Students use additional technologies to work on exams and homework assignments and to communicate with the instructor and other students in the class. . . . for full article go here

MIT Appoints First Director of Digital Learning

MIT Appoints First Director of Digital Learning in an Effort to Bring Online ...
BostInno (blog)
The school that pioneered online education is now welcoming its first director of digital learning. MIT President Rafael Reif announced Professor Sanjay Sarma would be filling the role, after spending over 15 years developing new instructional ...

Sanjay Sarma appointed as MIT's first director of digital learning
MIT News
On the subject of blending online learning and residential education, he will also serve as experimenter-in-chief, assessing what is working best in MIT's current educational model, what we could do more effectively and what kind of changes we should ...

State education board repeals online learning requirement … at least for now
IdahoReporter.com
The Idaho State Board of Education voted 7-1 Monday to repeal the requirement that high school students complete two online courses in order to graduate. Yet, members of the board remained ... “The perception among the public, I believe, is that with ...

IdahoReporter.com

Just Getting Started in Online Learning? | Online School for Girls
When we started the Online School for Girls three and a half years ago, we knew that we were venturing into uncharted territories. Neither independent schools ...

Editorial: Online learning's limits | GazetteNet.com
Editorial: Online learning's limits. Hopkins Academy students gather in the school library to study online in the Virtual High School. From left are senior Ileana ...

Ed Funding Proposal Allows School Choice, More Online Learning ...
A draft bill prepared for Gov. Rick Snyder would fundamentally change K-12 education in Michigan, allowing students to choose school districts, make greater ...

MOOC Provider edX Partners with Community Colleges to Improve Workforce

MOOC Provider edX Partners with Community Colleges to Improve Workforce ...
Forbes
Originally founded with a $60 million grant from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to develop and implement online learning technologies, edXis expanding into community colleges by offering its massive open online courses – known ...

Forbes

Online-education trend expands
USA TODAY
"We're seeing a huge proliferation" in models of online teaching and learning, Vassar College President Catharine Hill says, but the looming question is "Are they any good?" massive open online courses. Jonathan Salvovits, 23, goes over an ... On ...

Dept. of Ed. taps online learning startup Knewton for at-risk youth program
GigaOM
Over the past few years, education technology startup Knewton has helped mostly college students improve their skills across a range of subjects with its digital learning program that adapts in real-time to students' performance and activity on the...

GigaOM

MassBay to try out new online learning program
MetroWest Daily News
Cops and courts · State · Education · Election 2012 · Police & Fire Scanner · Local Sports · Pros and ... MassBay Community College, along with Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, will be the first community colleges in the state to debut a new ...

Vancouver online learning company targets corporate market
Vancouver Sun
As a learning experience, priceless. Earlier in 2012, after spending more than three years developing an online classroom platform for post-secondary education - and attracting $500,000 in funding - the proprietors of local web start-up Matygo decided ...

Colleges Transform Learning by Embracing Innovative Technology
U.S. News University
Technology allows class lectures and other material to go digital.As more colleges and universities embrace technology, the higher education landscape continues to evolve. Recent years have seen online learning grow in popularity, with massive open...

U.S. News University

Downloaders upskill through online learning
Brisbane Times
Ever wondered what it would be like to have a little more education under your belt? Thanks to the ... If you're simply learning for the love for it, many prestigious universities around the world now offer free MOOCs (massive open online courses ...

Brisbane Times

Student attributes success to online learning
The Borneo Post
SHAH ALAM: Online learning, including through social media such as Facebook, has contributed to the success of Nur Afiqah Syahirah Mohd Adnan who scored 5As in her Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) yesterday. The youngest of six siblings and ...

What we learned about school reform in 2012
The News Journal
In Idaho, three laws associated with Tom Luna, the state superintendent of public instruction, were repealed by referendum, turning back the clock on efforts to phase out teacher tenure, to link pay increases to performance and to expand online ...



Why the academy must embrace its online future

Why the academy must embrace its online future
VentureBeat
... on what students really need. Here are three reasons why universities must adopt online education to remain relevant: ... Frustration over paying more than $50,000 per year to attend a school without access to the best classes is today mostly ...

VentureBeat

Yes to Blended, But Maine Should Authorize Virtual Schools
Education Week News (blog)
Blended learning has the potential to extend the reach of great teachers and improve working conditions. Commission members concluded correctly that they should focus on blended charter models. Most U.S. schools will adopt or develop a blend of online ...

Education funding proposal allows school choice, more online learning
Detroit Free Press
Rick Snyder would fundamentally change K-12 education in Michigan, allowing students to chooseschool districts, make greater use of online learning and earn financial incentives of $2,500 per semester for completing high school early. The proposed ...

Fairbanks summit addresses rural learning
Juneau Empire
FAIRBANKS — School district superintendents across the Interior were queried on a variety of subjects from bandwidth availability to traditional teaching and parental involvement Wednesday on the first day of the 2012 Interior Education Summit hosted ...

Online, collaborative learning transform JWCC students' experience
Quincy Journal
JWCC offers five delivery methods of instruction: classroom, independent study, blended, openlearning and online. Sixty courses, including those necessary to complete an associate degree, are offered by JWCC. As a result, the College's headcount in ...

PA Cyber CEO's consulting work questioned
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
The online public school's employees would soon be able to get master's degrees from nearby Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio in the highly specialized area of online instruction, wrote Michael J. Conti, then PA Cyber's director of ...

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

John Austin: New school choice bills 'a recipe for an educational system ...
MLive.com
Working together, these proposals would replace a coherent education reformstrategy—that has enjoyed bipartisan support, with a “Wild West” of unfettered, unregulated new school creation, decoupled from the goal of improving learning and student ...

MLive.com

A Design Lens on Education | Design Thinking: "What are some of the big questions in education that design is helping to address? Some of my favorites we’ve been working on at IDEO include: How might we create a digital learning platform that helps adult learners succeed through college completion? How might we develop a network of schools that are of international quality, affordable (under $100/month tuition), and can be scaled to serve hundreds of thousands of children in the rising middle class of Peru . . . "

Webcam Proctors Watch Students in Online Courses

Webcam Proctors Watch Students in Online Courses | MIT Technology Review: "More than 200 colleges and technical schools have hired ProctorU to administer tests that students can take at the same computers where they took their MOOCs—though ProctorU also oversees tests for traditional classes. “Almost every class now has an online component to it,” says Don Kassner, ProctorU’s CEO. “And some of these schools are realizing the logistics of scheduling 350 students into a class for a final exam is difficult.”"

Online learning in Pakistan
The Express Tribune
It is high time our institutions engage, encourage their best teachers to create content in Urdu, regional languages. By Muhammad ... The Khan Academy provides free, easy to understand 'micro-tutorials' to anyone in diverse topics, ranging from ...

Investment in digital learning centerpiece of new school budget
Greenwich Post
This would be done through a concerted effort into one-on-one learning with digital devices for all students and teachers. The investment would include the devices, software and applications as well as professional learning and two full-time positions ...

Charter school enrollment largely grows in 2012
Examiner.com
This system is well-understood in Florida, where Governor Rick Scott commissioned the Board of Education to come up with a plan to grow the charter school enrollment by 60% in the next six years. Even on a local focus, ... The reality is that students ...

Examiner.com

Education Technology, Digital Learning Not As Easy As It Seems: Alliance For ...
Huffington Post
A report from the Alliance for Excellent Education identifies four key challenges that public schooldistrict leaders must address in the next two years in order to successfully bring digital learningand education technology into K-12 classrooms. The ...

2U One-Ups MOOCs, Coursera, Now Offers Online Undergrad Courses From ...
TechCrunch
MOOCs have been pegged by some as representing the future of the educational system, democratizing education, bringing quality learning content to people of any age, in any corner of the world for a small fee — if not for free. ... and is the first ...

College credit for online courses gains momentum
Phys.Org
The American Council on Education, a nonprofit organization that represents most of the nation's college and university presidents, is preparing to weigh in on massive open online courses - MOOCs, for short - a new way of teaching and learning that has ...

Ferndale Residents Discuss Crime, Neighborhood Watch at Digital Learning ...
Patch.com
This electronic approach to learning is what Ferndale Public Schools Superintendent Gary Meier calls "an evolution of adult and alternative education programming.” Though 800 students attend the DLC, no more than 250 are present at the school at any ...

Arizona Educators Convene at Inaugural Blended Learning Summit
Sacramento Bee
15, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- E2020 Inc., one of the fastest-growing providers of online learning solutions hosted the first-ever Arizona Blended Learning Summit last week, a daylong interactive event designed to elevate the dialogue around online ...

Specify a Learning Agenda in Your MBA Application
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
Generic responses, such as, "I like the diverse student body" and "I want to get a general management education," leave interviewers with the impression that you're not seriously interested in their school, writes Soojin Kwon, the director of ...

U.S. News & World Report (blog)

Stanford School of Education course tackles challenges of digital ...
Suddenly, it seems, all our preconceived notions of educational institutions are being challenged and even threatened by digital and online technologies.

StudySync and Pearson's Online Learning Exchange Offer Enhanced
Social Studies Content to be Integrated with Pearson's Online Learning Exchange Platform.

Vanderbilt University joins other top universities to offer selection of ...
The Semester Online partnership marks a next step in Vanderbilt's exploration of digital learning. On Sept. 19, 2012, the university announced it will offer five ...

How Online Learning Can Transform K-12 Education

Louisiana's Digital Future: How Online Learning Can Transform K-12 Education
The Pelican Post
Some students enroll in full-time online programs, in which they do their schooling from home and access highly qualified teachers and content via the Internet. ... Louisiana is no stranger to online learning, as it has a state virtual school that ...

Plato Learning gets new name: Edmentum
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Bloomington-based Plato Learning, the education-software firm that was acquired in 2010, will announce Thursday that it's changing its name to reflect newfound growth and broaderonline-learning product offerings. CEO Vin Riera said in an interview ...

Does Online Education Have Its Limits?
SayCampusLife
Online education or e-learning continues to present itself as a strong option for students and academics alike. Learning ... While academics certainly takes priority, the athletic side of the school experience is missing with online education. Also ...

SayCampusLife

Adams, digital advocates talk possible for-credit MOOCs
University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily
Adams praised the flexibility online learning offers. He said MOOCs — free, credit-less classes hosted online — make a University education accessible to a broader range of students, bridging geographic or socioeconomic circumstances. MOOCs also ...

Distance learning courses now offered at UNF School of Nursing
First Coast News
Faculty may occasionally require students to attend assignments related to clinical activities at theschool's campus but the coursework will predominantly be done online. For more information on the new distance learning program, visit the UNF School ...

Neighbors to Discuss Digital Learning Center at Thursday Meeting
Patch.com
15 to discuss changes at the Taft Education Center. The event will be held at Taft - home of the newDigital Learning Center, an alternative high school that opened this year offering students anonline-based curriculum with support from academic case ...

Honoring America's Best and learning from the past
Marshfield Mail
Honoring America's Best and learning from the past ... Strafford High School paid tribute to American military service members during its annual Veterans Day program Monday, Nov. 12. kAm%96 .... An online service is needed to view this article in its ...

Cathy Allen to Serve On the Maryland Advisory Council for Virtual Learning
Bay Net
Dr. Michael J. Martirano, Superintendent of Schools stated, “This is perfect timing for our school system considering our great emphasis on blended learning and alternative pathways for student success such as the on-line program with ApexLearning ...

Bay Net

StudySync and Pearson's Online Learning Exchange to Offer Enhanced Digital Learning Experience | PRLog: " StudySync (www.studysync.com), the web-based Common Core curriculum from BookheadEd Learning, has partnered with Pearson's Online Learning Exchange (OLE) to deliver a robust collection of social studies content, taking advantage of OLE's unique customizable options, the two companies announced today. . . . "

Degreed launches crowdfunding campaign for reimagined ‘digital diploma’ — Tech News and Analysis: "San Francisco startup Degreed is challenging the traditional college diploma with an online service that tracks and scores educational achievements from established institutions as well as new online learning platforms. Ahead of a public launch in 2013, Degreed this week began a crowd funding campaign. . . "

Who's Eyeing You Via Webcam? It's Your Online College Proctor ...
Home » digital learning » Who's Eyeing You Via Webcam? ... Online college- level education is booming, with Silicon Valley's Coursera and its 1.8 million ...
edf.stanford.edu/.../whos-eyeing-you-webcam-its-your-online-...

McGraw-Hill Education Launches Digital Learning ... - Online Colleges
McGraw-Hill Education is creating a new digital learning system to better integrate e-books with a college or university's existing learning management system.
www.onlinecolleges.net/.../mcgraw-hill-education-launches-di...



Distance Learning Has Been Around Since 1892

Distance Learning Has Been Around Since 1892, You Big MOOC
Forbes
Distance learning in the U.S. -- now often referred to as "online education" -- has evolved tremendously since 1892. This new interactive infographic from Post University explores the past and future of distance learning. (Image Courtesy of Post ...

EdNews: Online Students Lag State Averages
KUNC
The second report, “A Study of Online Learning: Perspectives of Online Learners and Educators [.pdf],” was done for the department by researchers at the University of Colorado Denver and surveyed student, parent and staff attitudes about online ...

Learning web grows: 'e-kindy' a step closer
Sydney Morning Herald
Queensland children in remote areas will gain access to a new digital long-distance learningresource under changes passed by State Parliament last night. ... “The distance education program is based on the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines ...

You Can Now Earn Real College Credit From Online Education Provider Coursera
Co.Exist
This morning, Coursera, the "massively open online course" or MOOC platform founded by two Stanford professors, announced that they'd be partnering with ACE, the American Council on Education, to offer a path to college credit for select courses ...

Co.Exist

Want to learn something new & useful? Try these innovative free online startups
Technology Zimbabwe
Education as we know it is changing rapidly across the world, it is now easier for anyone to get the same high quality education offered by the world's best universities such as MIT, Stanford, Berkeley and Harvard. Online learning startups such as ...

Technology Zimbabwe

Georgia Connections Academy 1st Virtual School To Participate In Georgia's ...
WJBF-TV
On November 15th, Georgia Connections Academy, a k-12 public virtual charter school, will become the state's first online school to participate in Georgia's Apply to College Day. The day, sponsored by Communities in Schools, ... The combination of ...

Khan Academy founder, Salman Khan, talks future of education today at Cal ...
New York Daily News
POMONA -- Khan Academy founder Salman Khan spoke about reinventing education to about 1,000 people, a crowd which was two-thirds teachers and university students, Tuesday afternoon at Cal Poly Pomona. "How many of ... Khan Academy is hands-on. "Here ...

What Are 'MOOC's and Why Are Education Leaders Interested in Them?
Huffington Post
This could be a revolutionary development in higher education, and MOOCs could teach us a lot about how to develop high-quality online learning experiences that complement face-to-face instruction. Today's MOOCs and MOOC platforms still have a long ...

U. spends $250,000 on online learning platform - The Daily ...
The Coursera platform, which offers certain online classes to everyone with access ... onlineclasses largely relies on their interest in providing a unique learning ...



Exploring credits for free online courses

Exploring credits for free online courses
Washington Post
The American Council on Education, which represents university presidents, said Tuesday it is teaming with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the free online education provider Courseraon an initiative to seek answers to those questions. The ...

Britannica Launches Online Information Solution for Classrooms
Sacramento Bee
13, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Britannica Digital Learning today announced a comprehensive newonline information solution designed for classrooms in grades preK-12. Entitled Britannica School, it provides rich multimedia resources for lessons and lesson ...

The Walker School Turns to Comcast Business Class Ethernet to Power ...
Equities.com
With more than 1,000 students, 180 faculty and staff, and 400 computers for accessing the Internet,educational applications and online resources, The Walker School had seen a significant increase in data traffic on its network. ... Ethernet was the ...

OnCourse Learning buys San Diego online training firm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
In its second acquisition of 2012, Waukesha-based OnCourse Learning Co. has purchased DigitalUniversity, an online bank and credit union regulatory compliance training firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Digital University, which is based in ...

OnCourse Learning acquires Digital University
Bizjournals.com
OnCourse Learning Co. said Monday it is buying Digital University, the company's second acquisition of the year. Waukesha-based OnCourse Learning adds to its training portfolio the San Diego-based online bank and credit union regulatory compliance ...

CYBER-CHARTERS: Luring cyber students back
Lancaster Newspapers
Trouble with other students led Jonathan Kennedy to leave middle school and enroll in a cyber-charter program. For four ... "That's seven teachers. That's a lot of money." When it comes to competing with cyber-charters, Hollister and other local ...

How Education Measures Fared in the Election
Heritage.org (blog)
Washington State passed a law to allow charter schools. As one of only nine states ... Had California's law passed, teachers' hard-earned dollars would have been protected from support of political positions with which they may not agree and that often ...

Kratos to Develop Online Training Courses for Naval Chaplain School; Dan ...
ExecutiveBiz (blog)
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has won a $1.5 million contract from the U.S. Naval Education and Training Command to provide four new distance learning courses to aid in the career development of Navy chaplains and religious programs specialists, ...

Learning Annex Founder Declares The Era of the Micro-Consultant
Forbes
In this respect, the Learning Annex seems to be an extreme exception to the rule. Thirty years before organizations like Skillshare, Coursera and MIT Open University started to settle the Open Education frontier, Learning Annex Founder Bill Zanker ...

Forbes

Indian present launches Amrita University e-learning upgrades
Virtual College
An audience of more than 14,000 educators watched from 240 remote learning centres via their own models and were able to witness how online education works on the device, which reportedly comes with a higher processor speed and better battery life. Any ...

ALCTS Midwinter Symposium: Libraries and Online Learning | ALA ...
*Speaker:* Karl Nelson, Director of the Digital Learning Department, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of Washington. *Title:* Online learning in ...

Higher Education: Time to Cut the Cord, Bryan Caplan | EconLog ...
By Bryan Caplan
Should government withdraw from an active role in promoting and subsidizing higher education? I recently debated Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Pearlstein on this very question. Here's the debate resource page, including full audio.
EconLog: Library of Economics...



Opting Out of the Rug Rat Race

Opting Out of the 'Rug Rat Race' - WSJ.com: "What matters most in a child's development, they say, is not how much information we can stuff into her brain in the first few years of life. What matters, instead, is whether we are able to help her develop a very different set of qualities, a list that includes persistence, self-control, curiosity, conscientiousness, grit and self-confidence. Economists refer to these as noncognitive skills, psychologists call them personality traits, and the rest of us often think of them as character. If there is one person at the hub of this new interdisciplinary network, it is James Heckman, an economist at the University of Chicago who in 2000 won the Nobel Prize in economics. In recent years, Mr. Heckman has been convening regular invitation-only conferences of economists and psychologists, all engaged in one form or another with the same questions: Which skills and traits lead to success? How do they develop in childhood? And what kind of interventions might help children do better?"

CTB/McGraw-Hill Forms Publishing Advisory Board to Guide Company in Developing ...
Sacramento Bee
1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, one of the country's leading educational assessment partners, today announced the creation of a Publishing Advisory Board that will guide the company as it works to develop assessments that reflect the goals of ...

CTB/McGraw-Hill Forms Publishing Advisory Board to Guide ...
By eSchool News
Board will counsel CTB as the company works to address Common Core State Standards and other emerging assessment requirements MONTEREY, Calif., Nov. 1, 2011.
eSchool News

Cibulka Discusses how the "New Normal" Provides ... - NCATE
Jim Cibulka lays out several strategies for continuing the transformation of educator preparation in the "new normal," in the latest issue of Quality Teaching. ...

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Education Panel at the Texas Book Festival (video link)

Education Panel -Texas Book Festival - C-SPAN Video Library: "Authors Michael Brick, Meira Levinson, and Paul Tough discussed the American public education system and argued that it was in need of reform."

Cyber-charter schools: Are they making the grade?
Lancaster Newspapers
Altrichter's youngest son, Aaron, is now a junior at the school, where his schedule includes both live online lessons and independent assignments. It's a good fit for Aaron, who hopes to ... In 2011-12, enrollment ranged from 112 students at Central PA...

Lancaster Newspapers

Minnesota Election Results St Paul Voters Pass Tech Education Levy for Mobile ...
PolicyMic
Technology — the mobile revolution, social media, online presence, telepresence,digital content, and eReaders — has exploded and is inextricably incorporated into our daily lives. A smartphone has become ... The use of technology in the classroom ...

PolicyMic

The role of global learning in staff development and school improvement
The Guardian
"When we talk about global awareness, a lot of it has been within education itself." That's Jennie Hicks, vice principal for learning and teaching at Mounts Bay School in Penzance, reflecting on what global awareness means for her, and the school. For ...
 
The Guardian

Do online courses spell the end for the traditional university?
EducationGuardian.co.uk
Specifically, massive online education free to all. ... of pounds a year for youreducation? Or get it free online? University, of course, is about so much more than the teaching. There's the socialising, of course, or, as we call it here in Britain ...

EducationGuardian.co.uk

Digital revolution vital to shape India's future
Hindu Business Line
The digital revolution is a must in a bid to make India the next economic super power, opined industry stalwarts. Besides, they added that the youth today should understand and practice machine learning. While discussing some factors that will ...

As Digital Learning Draws New Users, Transformation Will Occur
It is vital that online learning develops within a newly imagined regulatory ... virtual learning shows promise in transforming the nation's public education system.
www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=22551


Most Important Education Technology in 200 Years

The Most Important Education Technology in 200 Years
Mashable
The question is a gambit used by Anant Agarwal, the computer scientist named this year to head edX, a $60 million MIT-Harvard effort to stream a college education over the web, free, to anyone who wants one. His point: It's rare to see ... In two books ...

What superstorm Sandy taught me about the failures of online learning (+video)
Christian Science Monitor
As a college English teacher whose school was closed for a week by superstorm Sandy, I learned an important hurricane lesson, one that I suspected all along: Onlineteaching is no substitute for the real thing in person. It rules out the most essential ...

Christian Science Monitor

USC Rossier School of Education Launches Online Master's of Education ...
Sacramento Bee
Modeled after the school's popular online Master of Arts in Teaching program, the immersive onlineprogram is designed for current teachers who are ready to develop advanced teaching methods. Working closely with fellow educators, candidates explore ...

Some online schools a waste of money?
KOKI FOX 23
Taylor is one of 240 students who learns online through Tulsa Public Schools' own program, TulsaLearning Academy, while Chelsea signed up online with another program, Oklahoma Virtual HighSchool through a charter school called Epic One-on-One ...

Kids Online: What's Next in Social Learning and Technology Will Be... Well ...
Huffington Post
New research from communications scholars and learning scientists suggests some specific ways that social media can promote children's learning, including their technical literacies, and important social skills, as well as key academic skills through ...

Is This School the Next Harvard or Just Another Website?
Mashable
But the for-profit company's assumptions about how the Internet will change education can be found, to varying degrees, in most of the scores of startups now getting venture money to do instruction online. The level of venture-capital investments in ...

E-learning can greatly benefit African mining industry
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly
E-Learning is an effective training solution as mineworkers do not need to be split into groups to ensure they get the attention they need – each worker can work through training material at his/her own pace, based on his/her basic education and ...

Campion leading e-learning move
Gisborne Herald
School principal Paul McGuinness looks forward to beginning the phase-in process of e-learningsoftware next year, which will revolutionise the way classroom lessons are delivered to students. “It makes curriculum ... It provides a forum for teachers ...



Education Week: Teachers Report Mixed Impact of Digital Media

Education Week: Teachers Report Mixed Impact of Digital Media: "Educators say digital tools used both inside classrooms and outside schools in students' personal lives are having a mixed impact on students' academic and social development, according to two surveys released last week. For example, many teachers believe the Internet and digital tools overall have positively affected how students do research, but at the same time have hurt their attention spans,"

New charter school targets iGeneration
Palm Beach Post
Jennifer Podis. Palm Beach Gardens — Students at the iGeneration charter school make peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough as part of the school's cooking club, as well as in celebration of Halloween. ... charter school. Students have ...

With online learning, role of textbooks evolves
The Daily Pennsylvanian
For example, math professor Robert Ghrist—who's teaching a Coursera calculus course in January—is providing all material to his students free of charge and will not be using the math texts used by the University. Because many online users are unable ...

Kirshner Wildlife Sanctuary rep pitches charter school to OUHSD board
Mercury-Register
That's the aim of the Barry Kirshner Wildlife Sanctuary and Educational Center, which aims to open a new charter school next year. Using animals as a ... "My heart has always been in alternativeeducation," she said. Bracco gave few details ... Barry ...

E-learning to shape future of education in India
Livemint
Use of technology and e-learning will allow high quality teachers to expand their reach,” said Naresh Gupta, managing director, Adobe Systems India. Indeed, the panel agreed that “the future of education is online”. Educomp Solution's managing director...

Livemint

Udemy's new iPad app turns idle time into a learning opportunity
VentureBeat
Udemy is an online education portal that features hundreds of courses, on topics ranging from entrepreneurship to vegan cooking. The company's vision is to ... Learning is no longer confined to the classroom or students' desktop computers. ○ Engage ...

Michigan State University rolls out e-learning to HR managers
Virtual College
Michigan State University (MSU) has launched a new digital learning programme designed to improve communication in company workforces. ... MSU - which was ranked a Tier 1 Best National University by US News and World Report - is providing the education ...

Online Learning: Udacity and Coursera Comparison | UnCollege
Online Learning: Udacity and Coursera Comparison. B ecause of the diminishing return on investment and rising costs of going to college, new online learning ...

Pearson Leads “Tech & Learning” Awards of Excellence for Third ...
Nine K-20 Digital Learning Tools Named the Best of 2012 in Prestigious ... Miller & Levine Biology iBook Textbook; Online Learning Exchange; Pearson Algebra ...
www.pearsoned.com/pearson-leads-tech-learning-awards-of-e...




Charter school holds online classes during power outage

Obama's speech on Election Night: The full text - San Jose Mercury News: " We want our kids to grow up in a country where they have access to the best schools and the best teachers. "

Charter school holds online classes during power outage
The Sparta Independent
The Sussex County Charter School for Technology, which is located in Sparta, was closed and without power since the initial winds and rain from Hurricane Sandy affected the area last Monday until this Tuesday when its lights initially came back on ...

The Sparta Independent

Wauwatosa district studies creating virtual charter school
Wauwatosa Now
The circumstances under which students have sought online learning include those with scheduling conflicts, lost academic credits, and medical conditions that prevent them from attending school. So-called super seniors looking to get their degree and ...

Teaneck Community Charter School students take steps toward spring musical
NorthJersey.com
Marty Johnson, the director of education at iTheatrics said that by the end of the workshops, teachers at the school will be able to continue the theater program after this year's production. "The goal is to come and teach them so that when we leave ...

NorthJersey.com

Alum Rock charter school broadens aspirations
Los Altos Town Crier
Here they cover all learning styles – hearing, seeing and hands-on.” The school uses any tools necessary to reach all students. Teachers are armed with a host of technology programs, including Khan Academy, to engage students and track individual ...

Los Altos Town Crier

So You Think You Want to Take Online Classes?
PsychCentral.com (blog)
If you are a college student or if you are an adult who simply wants to become better educated, it's a good time to take stock and to think about what you may need to do to be ready to jump into the virtual world of online learning. Online ...

PsychCentral.com (blog)

Asia's e-learning market 'the strongest in the world'
Virtual College
... include custom content development services and cloud-based authoring tools. According to the firm, Eastern Europe is second behind Asia in creating digital education opportunities, with the growth rate for self-paced e-learning at 16.9 per cent at ...

Sapling Learning acquired by Macmillan US
Bizjournals.com
Online tutor Sapling Learning Inc. has been acquired by New York-based publisher Macmillan U.S.. The Austin-based company is an online tutor for high school and college students. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, according to published ...

Wilmington University celebrates National Distance Learning Week
Dover Post
During NDLW, prospective students and the community are encouraged to log on to the online learning page and go on a digital scavenger hunt to answer questions about online learning; all participants will be entered into a drawing for an iPod. For more ...

Osakis charter school closing
Alexandria Echo Press
Osakis charter school closing. “An orderly winding down” of the Osakis Lakes Area Charter School (LACS) was approved on a 4-0 vote at a special meeting of the LACS School Board on Tuesday, October 30, according to Phil Grant, LACS director. By: Roberta ...

Online business education
Financial Mail
Director Brett Cousins says anyone with access to the Internet will be able to freely download online learning programmes for certificate, diploma, bachelor's, honours and master's studies. Only if they decide to pursue a formal qualification through ...

Online learning platform Coursera to offer Chinese-taught courses ...
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology will launch what could be the world's first free Chinese-taught courses next year....
www.scmp.com/.../online-learning-platform-coursera-offer-ch...

CFY To Study Whole School Blended Learning at 4 NY and LA ...
Designed to address student learning in all environments, the Digital Learning Program incorporates online learning and tools with an "initiative that works ...
thejournal.com/.../cfy-to-study-whole-school-blended-learning...

Idaho Voters Repeal Online Learning, Performance-Pay Measures ...
Idaho Voters Repeal Online Learning, Performance-Pay Measures ... to local school boards and would have phased out tenure, forcing teachers to work on one- ...
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Improve education and access to quality education

Business and public sector leaders meet in Miami to discuss how to build a new Latin America - Business - MiamiHerald.com: "It’s essential, he said, that Latin American countries put more emphasis on improving education and access to quality education for all its people. But GarcĂ­a said that’s a long-term proposition. “You need 10, 15, 20 years,’’ he said. The theme of the symposium was “Building the New Latin America: The Leaders, The Companies, The Paradigms for Success.’’ Everything from the region’s growing middle class and engaging with the global economy to the need for improved infrastructure and competitiveness was under discussion."

Connected to learning
Boston Herald
That is, it “will change the way we think about higher education,” said Dr. Philip DiSalvio, dean of University College at the University of Massachusetts Boston, an expert on online educationtrends. DiSalvio described disruptive ... “That's why ...

SBDM councils at several schools to meet
Bowling Green Daily News
The Jody Richards Elementary School Site-Based Decision-Making Council will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday in the library. The Plano Elementary School SBDM Council will meet at 3:45 p.m. Nov. ...An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety.

School of Humanities & Sciences explores online courses
The Stanford Daily
Despite Stanford's ranking as the top humanities and arts university in the world, according to the 2012-13 Times Higher Education World University Arts and Humanities report, the visibility of the humanities at Stanford is a distant second to science ...

Improving Online Education Technology, One Computer Scientist at a Time
MIT Technology Review (blog)
... and has since taken several more computer science classes offered throughCoursera. He took these classes online, rather than his own university, partly because the teachers were some of the top professors in their fields. ... he told me he plans ...

MIT Technology Review (blog)

Rise of online education brings challenges, opportunities
The Daily Titan
Really, the shift from online education being an access issue to being a learning mode and being pursued by students from a convenience factor, that really kind of happened in the '90s.” The rise of the online course in mainstream education has had ...

CFY To Study Whole School Blended Learning at 4 NY and LA Schools
T.H.E. Journal
Designed to address student learning in all environments, the Digital Learning Program incorporates online learning and tools with an "initiative that works hands-on with all three of the constituents that impact student achievement: teachers, parents ...

SA business school launches free MBA education to the world
The Skills Portal
The institution will make all learning materials freely available online in this game-changing initiative which will forever change the education industry for all South Africans, the continent and the rest of the world. Brett Cousins, Director at ...

Report: Online learning needs quality assurance | eSchool News
Online learning programs must take advantage of new tools and practices to personalize learningand help policy makers gauge the performance of online ...
www.eschoolnews.com/.../report-online-learning-needs-qualit...



How To Host A Google+ Hangout With Your Students

How To Host A Google+ Hangout With Your Students - Edudemic: "Once that’s settled, it’s time to figure out the best ways to use Google+ to host a ‘hangout’ with your students, teachers, parents, admins, or friends. It’s relatively simple but there are a few tips and tricks you should know about in order to make the most of your time hanging out.

McGraw-Hill Education Launches Digital Learning Partnership Program to ...
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
McGraw-Hill Education Launches Digital Learning Partnership Program to Increase Affordability and Access to e-Books and Digital Solutions Among Colleges Nationwide. Published: November 5, 2012. 2012-11-05T17:48:41Z. McGraw-Hill Education. Tweet ...

Today's Online Education: The Massive and the Intimate
Patheos (blog)
Coursera, founded just last January, has reached more than 1.7 million — growing “faster than Facebook,” boasts Andrew Ng, on leave from Stanford to run his for-profit MOOC provider. “This has caught all of us by surprise ... Ray Schroeder, director ...

Education Nonprofit CFY Awarded $1 Million Grant from Carnegie Corporation ...
Sacramento Bee
This whole school/community model leverages CFY's groundbreaking free K-12 learning platform, PowerMyLearning.com, which helps K-12 students, teachers, and parents locate and use high-quality online digital learning activities—videos, simulations, ...

ABQ charter school teaches kids to fly planes
KRQE
School administrators say this formula of learning is working because the parents are more involved in the student's education and kids are working in teams in what they call smart lab. They say that will better prepare them for their ultimate goal ...

Purchasing Power Launches Learning Solutions
Sacramento Bee
Employees and their families can choose from a variety of online education options offered throughLearning Solutions including college courses; SAT and ACT test preparation and tutoring courses; professional certifications; and high school and career ...

Students across Quebec learn lessons in online privacy at launch of Media ...
Sacramento Bee
The week, which runs from November 5 to 9, is hosted by MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF). Jennifer Stoddart, the ... "This event represents an excellent example of authenticlearning and we appreciate the fact MediaSmarts and the ...

The Technology of Massive Open Online Courses Jessica Leber
Technology Review
Last January, Koller and her colleague Andrew Ng took leave from faculty positions at Stanford University's artificial-intelligence lab to create Coursera, a venture-financed online-education startup with offices five miles from campus. Since then ...

10000 Students Learning Statistics with Free Online Program
T.H.E. Journal
"We invite schools and teachers who are seeking a successful statistical literacy education project aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics to implement the Census at Schoolprogram in their classrooms," Nichols said.

Online learning pioneer offers new student model
Herald Scotland
As a collaborative partner of the University of Hertfordshire, The Interactive Design Institute provides degree level, design-based courses entirely online. We also offer a range of City & Guilds courses and a Foundation course for those who are aiming ...

Herald Scotland

What My Friends Really Think about Online Schooling
TheTyee.ca
He expressed concern that by distancing students from the social and interactive, project-based aspects of school, online learning may cause students to be more indifferent to school in general. On the more ... Sites such as Edmodo (a secure social ...

Distance Learning MBA Degree (Online MBA) | Thunderbird School ...
Earn your distance learning MBA degree from Thunderbird. Learn how our distance learning andonline MBA can allow you to get a global business education ...
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Five benefits of online learning - world.edu
The advent of online education, however, has provided willing students of all ages ... are learningthe numerous advantages that come from a digital learning ...
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Center For Online Learning Research And Innovation ... - CBS Detroit
The Center for Online Learning Research and Innovation will serve multiple roles to support Michigan's students, parents, schools, K-12 and postsecondary ...
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