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Hong Kong students protest Chinese "national education" propaganda (video)

University students protest national education - (Oct 11, 2012)
Thousands of university students in Hong Kong skipped classes to protest against national education

Hong Kong school year starts with hunger strikes - CNN.com: " Hunger strikes marked the start of the Hong Kong school year as students, parents, and teachers protested against what they perceive as Beijing-led interference in the public school curriculum.Thousands of protesters dressed in black gathered outside the government headquarters Monday ahead of a 5:00 p.m. deadline for the government to drop the "Moral and National Education" subject or face further protests. Hong Kongers have decried the subject as an attempt to "brainwash" impressionable young minds with pro-mainland-Chinese propaganda."

Online Learning When Schools Are Closed
Given all the attention devoted to educational technology that offers online lectures from remote locations, it's a wonder that it hasn't been used more widely while New York City's public schools have been closed for five days in response to Hurricane ...

Online learning event (Free) for parents of preemies with Drs. Wolfberg ...
Dr. Kelly Lowery, Pediatric Neuropsychologist discusses the premature child in early school years as relating to learning, language and other areas of development. Free. Register to attend live or to receive recording. All are welcome, may re-post or ...

Loh emphasizes tech-savvy classroom learning in his third annual State of the ...
Diamondback Online
Advanced teaching and learning techniques, most notably blended and online learning, will become a priority on the campus as the university continues working to climb the national ranks, university President Wallace Loh said in his State of the Campus ...

People flock online for free university education
The Age
La Trobe University lecturer in online learning, John Hannon, said there was a lot of hype about the courses that should not overshadow an emphasis on high qualityeducation. But he said free online education could allow people to study for whom it...

The Age

What's Next? A Flex Plus School Model by Connections Education
Education Week News (blog)
Her other full time job was leading a team that took everything Connections learned from educating 40,000 kids online and combining it with the best of face-to-face learning to develop a new kind of high school--the next blend. At the first Nexus ...

New partnership with edX brings innovation to UTSystem, digital resources
UT The Daily Texan
Beyond its partnership with a nonprofit offering innovative online classes, the UT System hopes to continue its growth in the world of digital and interactive education. Steven Mintz, executive director of the Institute for Transformational Learning ...

UT The Daily Texan

The Most Important Education Technology in 200 Years Antonio Regalado
Technology Review (blog)
In two books on education, he laid a blueprint for online learning: it will continue to spread and get better, and eventually it will topple many ideas about how we teach—and possibly some institutions as well. ... year into making his videos better ...

Tackling some more false claims about the charter school amendment
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Tackling some more false claims about the charter school amendment. 1:11 pm November 2, 2012,... HB 797 says the state can create charter schools to serve the entire state (think online learning) or to serve a specific district. In the latter case ...

Burn school: Students learn about fire probes
San Francisco Chronicle
Harrison College has more than a dozen campuses nationally, as well as online programs. Louis Reeves, dean for the college's overall criminal justice program, said the combination of a classroom lecture with hands-on learning is among its hallmarks.

E-learning entrepreneur to launch MOOCs at University of Alberta
Virtual College
A Silicon Valley scientist who pioneered online learning at Stanford University is now seeking to launch similar services at the University of Alberta in Canada. Google vice-president Sebastian Thrun changed the face of higher education last year when ...


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