October 2012 Archives

The folks behind the One Laptop Per Child project are handing out tablets to children in Ethiopia with no instruction and no teachers.

The pilot effort will provide three California schools with Samsung tablets that students will use to access Khan Academy math content.

CoSN has sent resources pertaining to disaster recovery to technology directors in states in Hurricane Sandy's path.

Now, a couple days removed from the 2012 Virtual School Symposium, we look at some of the key lessons learned from New Orleans.

Teacher Catlin Tucker discussed her use of blended learning in an Education Week chat.

iNACOL issued recommendations for evaluating students' progress toward their academic goals in virtual learning programs at its conference Tuesday.

The Web-equipped cell phones are now the most commonly owned handheld devices among students in grades 9-12, according to survey data.

The blended learning expert also reinforced his prediction that blended learning would ultimately have more impact than fully online learning.

The agency is releasing 100,000 unique E-Rate service requests and roughly 1.4 million records describing requests schools and libraries had approved.

For about a day last week, residents there who wanted to take part in massively open online courses, or MOOCs, were told that it was illegal.

The "Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning" report includes a 24-page resource advising people launching their own online or blended programs.

A new law would reduce the charges for texting sexually explicit images.

The main divide is over the future of E-Rate as a funding source for internal infrastructure and maintenance projects.

Ian Quillen will be on sight throughout the week bringing you the latest news, insights, and analysis.

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

Educators who are insisting that the moment is ripe for technology to transform education may have been heartened to read that folks at the Consumer Electronics Association are saying the same thing.

Check out Jason Tomassini's extended post on the secondary education recipients within the last 13 winners announced in Wave III of the Next Generation learning Challenges grant competition.

South African organization Siyavula details how it produces collaboratively authored, open textbooks for K-12 students in that country.

John Willinsky, a professor at Stanford University, described his work advocating for open data and access for academic and educational purposes.

Educators from the Open High School of Utah share their views on how to use open education resources to improve schools.

The construction of SETDA's State Education Policy Center may signal a new focus for the organization.

Virginia Tech professor outlines his disruptive vision for how the open educational resources movement should change education.

More than a decade after Maine launched the first-ever statewide 1-to-1 laptop program, Florida is considering a proposal to put a digital device in the hands of every student.

A new report suggests schools create data backpacks and learner profiles—sets of digital information that will follow students from year to year to better inform teachers of their learning needs.

Educational resources from Encyclopaedia Britannica will be accessible to Arkansas K-12 classrooms.

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