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July 28, 2014

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A final item from the neo-liberals on what is a slower blogging day as I get started again…

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Getting Smart
To create widespread access to next gen learning opportunities that result in high rates of employability it takes the 7 keys to smart cities: sustained leadership that promotes an innovation mindset, fosters aligned investment, produces collective impact through…
Press-Register | Mobile, AL

Representatives from the Mobile and Baldwin school districts met with the Alabama House Ways and Means education committee on July 23 to discuss technology funding needs. The meeting was an effort to gather ideas on how technology in the schools…

Next Generation Learning Challenges
How do you design a space for next gen learning? At Merit Prep in Newark, New Jersey, personalized learning means that students advance through material at their own pace and demonstrate mastery of standards in ways that reflect critical thinking and creativity…
CIO
“We’re all data analysts now,” has become a common refrain in the data analytics world as organizations increasingly rely on data to provide 360 degree views of their businesses and customers and to aid their decision-making. In many ways, this has been true all…
News Tribune | Tacoma, WA
High school dropouts in the Bethel School District will soon have a way to earn their diplomas without stepping foot in a public school. The Bethel Acceleration Academy will open Monday for former students and current students who are not on track to…
EdSurge
Is the relationship between Open Educational Resources (OER) advocates and traditional educational publishing companies like a playground dominated by bullies? Or more like two groups of kids, ignoring each other as much as possible as they play? If current…
Schuyler Sun | Schuyler, NE
Dorothy Schultz never got the chance to go to college. She grew up on a farm in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and a whimpering economy and poor market prices made the cost of higher education too heavy a burden for her family to bear. But the Wood River…
Deseret News | Salt Lake City, UT
In just one month, a recent BYU graduate has made a big splash – and a nice chunk of change – by developing an online course accessed by virtual students via a popular Internet learning platform. Rick Walter, 25, graduated in April with a degree in…
Daily Camera | Boulder, CO
A little more than three years ago, the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) created two unique schools to support specific student needs. Boulder Universal is the online school that serves students in grades K-12; Boulder Explore provides enrichment programs…
2014 iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

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The Pulse Newsletter: Summer Edition

From this past Wednesday’s inbox…

Florida Virtual School
The Pulse. A newsletter for FLVS Parents and Students
The Pulse Newsletter: June and July
Dear Michael,
Your summer edition of The Pulse newsletter has arrived! Stay connected, meet several amazing students, and view the latest copy of Virge – our student magazine! You’ll also find helpful reminders to help make your FLVS experience even better:

Check out the June and July edition here!

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July 25, 2014

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Forbes
As Course Access programs, in which students have access to publicly funded courses of their choice across a range of providers held accountable for results, proliferate across the country, gauging the success of these statewide programs will be difficult because of…
KLAS-TV | Las Vegas, NV
Virtual schools are growing across the country, including right here in southern Nevada. Enrollment has increased by 10 to 30 percent at many of these campuses, but experts say before you pull your kids from a traditional school, there are some key things to…
Mind/Shift
In education, it seems as if innovation and revolution play like the song of the Sirens in a culture of perpetual obsolescence. It seems as if we’ve got an unhealthy fetish for new-ness, indiscriminately choosing the convenient disposability of shrink-wrap over the…
Getting Smart
As the Kids Count data showed yesterday, about two thirds of U.S. 4th graders are not proficient in reading and two thirds of 8th graders are not proficient in math-83% and 86%, respectively, for African American youth. It’s never been more important for…
Journal Star | Peoria, IL
Illinois Virtual School stayed out of the fray this spring when a political fight broke out over creating a new virtual charter school in the western Chicago suburbs. Clearly, the fight wasn’t about the possibility of more online classes. Though the Illinois Virtual School…
InTheCapital | Washington, DC
Higher education officials in Virginia committed to making the online class enrollment process easier for students and universities this week by entering into a multi-state reciprocity agreement that simplifies the authorization and payment process required…
IT News Africa
Department for International Development (DFID) has announced a strategic partnership with the private sector to deliver e-learning programmes in Kenya to thousands of marginalised girls. Project iMlango is an e-learning partnership, led by satellite…
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[DEANZ] Routledge: free access to special issue AND Universities and Knowledge Society Journal – RUSC Vol. 11 No 3

One for my Kiwi readers…

 

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MOOCs: Emerging Research

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The speed at which MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have become part of the zeitgeist of higher education has been phenomenal. As a proxy, searches for the term “MOOC” were virtually nil until the beginning of 2012 according to Google Trends. With any such rapid innovation, we find ourselves in a place where practice is leading theory. In this special issue, we seek to provide a forum to help begin to close this gap.

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of the Universities and Knowledge Society Journal - RUSC Vol. 11 No 3 has been published.

This Special Section presents Open Educational Resource (OER) initiatives taking place in the broader Oceania region of the southern hemisphere. An article by Guest Editors, Dr Rosalind James (University of New England, Australia) and Dr Carina Bossu (University of Tasmania, Australia), titled “Conversations from south of the equator: Challenges and Opportunities in OER across Broader Oceania” open the Special Section by briefly outlining the context of the changing higher education sector and an overview of the development of the OER movement, future promises and challenges facing OER and Open Education Practices in higher education. The articles following present examples of specific initiatives, covering developments in the areas of open data, open access, open content through to policy directions and massification of education.

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July 24, 2014

Plugged In | 07.24.14 | (powered by iNACOL)

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Owen Sound Sun Times | Owen Sound, Ontario
The way students learn and the way teachers teach is continuously evolving and it’s something the Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board has adopted with a style of blended learning, which mixes online resources with the physical classroom. Denise…
Getting Smart
Dreambox Learning is a leading adaptive learning system for elementary math.  CEO Jessie Woolley-Wilson, a former Blackboard executive, also serves as director of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning. TVA: There’s lots of talk about…
Journal News | White Plains, NY
The state Education Department will likely miss a legally imposed deadline to create a “parents bill of rights” on the use of student data and some anxious school districts are considering writing their own statements. The state budget included numerous…
Get Schooled | Atlanta, GA
I asked educators to share their experiences with technology. Several have done so, including Kelly Walsh, CIO at the College of Westchester in White Plains, NY, where he is an adjunct faculty member. In 2009, Walsh founded the website EmergingEdTech.com…
New York Times Magazine
When Akihiko Takahashi was a junior in college in 1978, he was like most of the other students at his university in suburban Tokyo. He had a vague sense of wanting to accomplish something but no clue what that something should be. But that spring he…
The Telegraph | London, UK
Today, learning materials are shifting from print to digital and textbooks are becoming more dynamic – meaning that data about how students learn can be measured and analysed. Education, by its very nature, produces huge amounts of data and we can…
News Sun | Kendallville, IN
When I heard Amy DeWitt, one of East Noble High School’s math teachers and a proponent of online education, recently update East Noble school board members on East Noble’s online class opportunities, I was reminded of my first college experience with a…
EdSurge
For my last blog entry, I shared my top Top Ten Device Management Tips for classroom teachers. This post received positive feedback, as well as questions about the managing the logistics of a 1:1 classroom. For instance, readers asked me, “What are students…
THE Journal
Over the past year, data privacy has become a top concern of parents and policymakers. Lead news stories on national security surveillance and the theft of department store credit card information have heightened awareness of the issue and escalated the debate…
Mississippi Business Journal | Jackson, MS
Technology is rapidly changing how we educate our children. From iPads and tablets to laptop computers, today’s classrooms look nothing like those from even a few years ago. To power this quantum change, teachers need access to the latest digital learning…
Daily Pennsylvanian | Philadelphia, PA
Two Wharton professors think that online learning may provide benefits absent from traditional classroom learning environments. In their study titled “Will Video Kill the Classroom Star? The Threat and Opportunity of MOOCs for Full-time MBA Programs…
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