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All Blog Posts With digital learning Tag or Category
April 16, 2013
April 05, 2013
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has proposed a 1-to-1 computing program for his state, but convincing the legislature to pay for it could be a challenge.
April 05, 2013
A foundation advisor asked, "Is there a smart approach donors might take with blended learning research?" Following are seven areas that could use some attention.
April 03, 2013
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March 27, 2013
A year ago Doug Haynes made a recommendation to the board of Rocky Mount Prep to adopt a blended learning plan modeled after the Rocketship elementary model and the Carpe Diem high school. The board asked him to become CEO and implement the plan...over the summer.
March 22, 2013
With higher expectations, daunting challenges, and new technologies, it's a good time to start over. Creating new schools from scratch--particularly high schools--is a timely opportunity. The good news is that Next Generation Learning Challenges is accepting applications for "new, perso...
March 21, 2013
"High-quality digital learning has the power to customize learning for each student's unique needs, ensuring an education that is challenging, engaging, and relevant," said Jeb Bush, former Florida governor and chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd).
March 15, 2013
The app explosion of the last two years is arguably the most notable education event of this new decade. The guy tracking that at Pearson is Juan Lopez-Valcarcel from Pearson's London office. We visited with his team at BETT in January and caught up with Juan last week. Here's the summary of our conversation.
March 08, 2013
By Tom Vander Ark and Susan Patrick The system of education certification is badly out of date and benefits schools of education more than K-12 schools. The rise of blended and online learning has accelerated the obsolescence of traditional employment barriers. Forward leaning pol...
March 07, 2013
Much like Austin, SXSWedu kept it weird for the third annual conference. Weird in a good way. Suits traded in for boots and jeans. Typical presentations traded in for interactive discussions.