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December 16, 2013

14 Developments to Watch for in 2014

It's been a big year for innovations in learning. If 2012 was the year of the MOOC, 2013 was the year blended learning went mainstream--even schools that were just layering tabs on top of an obsolete model called it "blended." The following are 14 developments to watch for in 2014.

September 11, 2013

Why is There More Open Content for Math Than English?

It is pretty easy to run a secondary school using open math content. There is Khan Academy, CK12, NROC, and more. But it seems to be harder to find open education resources (OER) in English language arts.

December 17, 2012

Sir John Daniel: Openness Rather Than Scale is MOOC Contribution

"I'm delighted that openness has gotten to some very closed institutions," said Sir John Daniel. As the former CEO of Commonwealth of Learning and Vice-Chancellor of Open University, he knows a lot about higher education, open education resources (OER), and online learning.

November 16, 2012

Unlocking Passion in Education

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life--shouldn't the same hold true for the learning process?

November 15, 2012

New Follett CEO Choice Continues Digital Shift in Ed. Publishing

Educational materials wholesaler hires chief technology officer of printing and communications company to boost its software business.

October 22, 2012

Creative Cluster: Silicon Valley

The 20-mile stretch from Stanford University to San Jose, Calif. produces more innovation than any place on the planet. As Richard Florida noted, the unique confluence of a great R1 University, venture investors, tech talent, and great quality of life make it a creative hotspot.

October 18, 2012

Open Education: What Can K-12 Learn from Higher Ed.

K-12 open education advocates face many of the same challenges as those in postsecondary institutions.

October 10, 2012

14 Open Resources For High School

Last week Secretary Duncan said it was time to dump the heavy, expensive books students lug around in their backpacks. We agree, it's time to shift to digital. High-quality open educational resources (OER) help make the case.

August 28, 2012

E.L. Haynes: A Force For Change

The first social enterprise to emerge from E.L. Haynes was LearnZillion, a professional development platform founded by former principal and Chief Academic Officer Eric Westendorf and former teacher Alix Guerrier. Today, LearnZillion announced the addition of 2000 Common Core lessons developed by a Gates Foundation funded "Dream Team" of 123 teachers.

July 24, 2012

Blended Case Study: Leadership Public Schools

Leadership Public Schools (LPS) is a network of four small high-poverty high schools in Richmond, Oakland, Hayward, and San Jose, California. These locations (and nearby Summit Prep and Downtown College Prep) are the best example of great high schools combining the historic benefits of small rigorous and supportive environments with the potential of incorporating personal digital learning.

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