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December 06, 2013

Student Persistence Low in MOOCs With Higher Workloads, Study Finds

Rates of student completions of "MOOCs" offered through the University of Pennsylvania and Coursera ranged from 2 percent to 14 percent, research shows.

December 03, 2013

Leading Architect of 'MOOCs' Calls for Changing Their Focus

Sebastian Thrun, an entrepreneur and well-known proponent of massive, open, online courses, says the classes are not having the intended effect in higher education.

June 14, 2013

Apple Poised to Win Big L.A. School District Technology Contract

A district committee has recommended that Apple Inc., be awarded a lucrative ed-tech contract from the 660,000-student Los Angeles school system.

June 11, 2013

K-12 Education Technology Trends to Watch

Cloud computing, mobile learning, and learning analytics are among the school technologies likely to carve out a larger place in schools, a report says.

June 03, 2013

Shifting Education, Technology Market Challenges Publishers

Education publishers described a host of challenges they face in an evolving K-12 market, at a conference held in the nation's capital.

May 07, 2013

University Leaders Not Keen on 'MOOCs,' Survey Finds

A survey released by Gallup finds that only a fraction of college presidents believe "massively open online courses" will improve student learning or solve financial problems.

April 12, 2013

Education Week to Cover GSV 'Innovation Summit'

Stay tuned for Education Week's coverage of the upcoming ASU/GSV Education Innovation Summit on both the Digital Education and Marketplace K-12 blogs, from April 15-17.

March 20, 2013

Latest Ed-Tech Tactics, Barriers to Implementation, Discussed by Expert Panel

Experts on a Brookings Institution panel discussion today agreed that using technology to improve schools requires a systemic change.

December 06, 2012

Pitching Big Idea Solutions for Education Challenges

Big Ideas Fest attendees developed prototypes for solving challenges in education and pitched their ideas on the last day of the conference.

December 04, 2012

Building and Tinkering to Meet Students' Individual Needs

This morning's presenters spoke about ways to meet students where they are, rather than fit them into the structure of a traditional classroom.

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