This Week: Top Headlines in Education

Happy National Open Education Week! All week long, hundreds of contributors and participants from at least 50 different countries are hosting events and sharing ways to embrace open educational resources (OER) – a movement that has been enriching teaching and learning on a global scale. This annual awareness campaign first began in 2012 and has…
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SXSWedu Conference Highlights: Virtual Reality, Equity, and Next-Gen Educators

Today, we continue ahead on the theme of innovation in K-12 education. Earlier this month, the 2017 SXSWedu Conference and Festival in Austin brought about a number of discussions on how to foster innovation in learning, bringing together experts from both K-12 and higher ed communities on pertinent topics: expanding leadership in public schools, improving…
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Lessons on Innovation from the 2017 Leaders to Learn From

This Week: Top Headlines in Education

This week, the attention on education has been on the House and Senate, which have been making sweeping changes to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives overturned multiple ESSA rules under the Congressional Review Act, allowing lawmakers to spike federal regulations. The Senate passed a similar resolution this…
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7 Common Barriers That Obstruct Tech Adoption in Education

The K-12 Mobile Classroom: 4 Tough Tech Choices

Are the days of banning phones in the classroom a thing of the past? There’s a growing movement toward innovative learning models in K-12, where educators are starting to embrace smartphones and mobile devices, seeing them more than just a distraction in the learning environment. In recent years, researchers found that most American students between the…
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This Week: Top Headlines in Education

After the long-fought battle against her confirmation on Capitol Hill, Secretary Betsy DeVos has been stirring things up in her first few weeks on the job. Among other things, she has attacked public school teachers, bashed protesters, did not participate in the first Twitter chat her department had for teachers on Feb. 21, added more…
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6 Tips for Doing Adaptive Learning the Right Way

There’s quite a lot of evidence that adaptive learning is one of the best examples of technology improving learning outcomes. In recent years, it is one area that has attracted funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has vastly changed learning at the college level. At UC Santa Cruz, the results of their…
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7 Ways to Think Like a Designer and Enhance Online Learning

Online learning is booming. U.S. students in traditional K-12 schools have enrolled in 750,000 online courses within a school year, and the numbers are growing. In community colleges, the number of online students has risen to more than 5 million. Some states have expanded policy to encourage more online courses. For instance, 9th graders were…
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Technology and the At-Risk Student: 3 Ways to Change Their Learning Outcomes

Students who are labeled “at risk” face a unique set of learning challenges than their peers. They run a wide variety: ones who belong to ethnic minorities, those who are academically disadvantaged, those who are disabled, those with a probationary status, and those from low-income or poverty-stricken households. For example, for the 16 million students…
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