Tag: educaiton

Educational Forms, Informal learning

​Are We Recreating Segregated Education Online?

September 8, 2017

Via: Ed Surge

Online courses helped kick off a movement promising that your zipcode no longer had to determine the quality of education you received. People in rural Bhutan could take a computer science class from Harvard. Students at a community college could […]


States take different approaches to closing teacher shortages in early ESSA plans

May 25, 2017

Via: Education Dive

Many of the methods to combat teacher shortages incorporated in the submitted plans deal with the low rates of teacher recruitment, but fewer directly address teacher retention rates, besides suggestions to boost pay. An NPR report found that approximately 8% […]

Continuous Development, Educational Forms

Should Students Take Notes on a Computer?

May 9, 2017

Via: Edudemic

Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for instructors to include notes regarding laptop and internet use in their course syllabi. Many instructors ban the use of electronics, including laptops, due to the assumption that these machines may be more distracting than helpful […]

Educational Forms, Higher Education, Informal learning

How to Keep the Human Element in Online Classes

April 3, 2017

Via: Ed Surge

“Wow. I always thought my online instructors were computers.” An online student shared this comment with his instructor after receiving an email from her that included feedback on an assignment. This story, shared with me by the student’s instructor several […]

Education Tech, News

75% of faculty believe ed tech boosted outcomes

March 27, 2017

Via: Education Dive

Ultimately, products that ease workflow for all parties involved are a win. The LMS has largely found favor among instructors because of its versatility as a platform capable of delivering syllabi, e-textbooks, and other class documents; serving as a gradebook; […]

Continuous Development, Educational Forms

How to plan and create true flexible learning spaces

March 14, 2017

Via: eSchool News

Teachers who are moving to a blended learning paradigm soon realize that their traditional physical “classrooms” need modification. In most cases, traditional furniture in a traditional room with a whiteboard at the front doesn’t support any of the blended learning […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

3 ways innovative schools advance maker learning for all

November 16, 2016

Via: eSchool News

Digital Promise and Maker Ed issued a call-to-action for school leaders around the country to commit to growing the next generation of American makers. Over 1,400 U.S. school leaders have answered the call by signing the Maker Promise. For many […]

Continuous Development, Educational Forms

5 ways music and tech are adding a little STEAM to our lessons

September 16, 2016

Via: eSchool News

The holy grail for those of us in education is a method that imbues students with higher-level thinking skills that stick, preparing them for what comes next in their lives.  This means not just reaching all students with the content […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education

A vision for PERSONalized learning

September 6, 2016

Via: Education Dive

Today, educators must make degree completion more accessible to an ever-growing, ever-changing population of highly diverse students with equally diverse learning needs. It’s no wonder so many are exploring personalized learning, or that so many diverse perspectives have emerged about […]


What Did Educators Learn at Maker Faire?

August 2, 2016

Via: Ed Surge

As Kristin Berbawy packed projects into her car, she lingered over one in particular. Two 3D-printed Makerbots with wire hooks—a pair of earrings. They matched the white braces on her teeth and the white strands in her hair. Her students […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education

College presidents less optimistic about higher ed’s future

June 10, 2016

Via: Education Dive

College presidents still believe in the process and outcomes of higher education, but not surprisingly, believe its value and direction to be worse than two years ago. These perspectives are likely shaped by rising cost burden to students, and the […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Open Educational Resources Will Evolve to Address the Problems We Hire Them to Solve

June 8, 2016

Via: Education Next

Today, open educational resources (OER) are an increasingly common feature in the K–12 education ecosystem. As one example, consider the popularity of Khan Academy, whose library of practice activities and videos are accessed each month by over 10 million users […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Kansas Schools Face Shutdown Over Funding Impasse

June 3, 2016

Via: Education News

Kansas school districts could possibly be looking at a shutdown after June 30 if the Legislature does not make changes to the way the state plans its education spending. The Kansas Supreme Court ruled in the case of Gannon vs. […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education

Champlain College touts benefits of interdisciplinary four-year general education program

May 24, 2016

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Keeping general education fresh is challenging: by the time a new program takes hold, it can lose its original meaning or significance to faculty members and students alike. The result is often cafeteria-style sampling, in which undergraduates pick seemingly easy […]

Education Tech

Watch 4 ed-tech trailblazers discuss disruptive change for the future

April 25, 2016

Via: eSchool News

“These are not infomercials,” is perhaps the best way to describe the reinvented interview lineup recently part of ASU GSV 2016’s Innovation Summit held in San Diego April 18-20, according to Casey Green, host of the interactive interviews and founding director of Campus […]

Educational Stages, News

Career and Technical Education a key part of revitalized ed outlook

April 8, 2016

Via: Education Dive

It is no secret that there is a gap between the skills employers want and those recent graduates entering the workforce possess. According to a recent survey by the Business Roundtable, 95% of American CEOs believe their companies suffer from […]