The tech industry is officially out to remodel your kid's classroom.
Why High Schools Should Treat Programming Like Algebra, Jordan Weissmann, Atlantic
in Games, MOOCs, News, Op-Ed | Permalink
$150 Million--What kind of Core support do these grants buy from orgs that receive them?
Gates Gives $150 Million in Grants for Common Core, Valerie Strauss, Washington Post
in Gates Foundation, News, Op-Ed | Permalink
It’s not as simple as sprinkling a little machine learning fairy dust on your content.
Knewton (Quietly) Pivots, Michael Feldstein, eLiterate
in Adaptive Learning, Knewton, Op-Ed | Permalink
College grads are the only group that has net added jobs in the past five and a half years.
The College Grad Recovery Continues, Matt O'Brien, The Atlantic
in Higher Ed, News, Op-Ed, Stats | Permalink
Many young people wrongly feel that without a B.A. they have no hope of getting a good job.
Is College Worth It?, William J. Bennett, David Wilezol, Fox News
in Higher Ed, Op-Ed, Stats | Permalink
3 ideas why education entrepreneurs and learning scientists don’t talk all that much.
Why Don't Entrepreneurs and Learning Scientists Talk Much? Michael Horn, Forbes
in News, Op-Ed | Permalink
Fewer than two thirds think either jobs or completion count as "very important."
What College Pres Say About Grads Getting Good Jobs, Jordan Weissmann, Atlantic
in Higher Ed, News, Op-Ed | Permalink
Natl Council of Teachers of English say “no,” even if there's new software that says “yes.”
Can Computers Really Grade Essay Tests? Valerie Strauss, Washington Post
in Classroom Tech, News, Op-Ed | Permalink
25 years as a teacher, and never once have I had a student come back and say, “Hey, I remember that standardized test I took in your class.”
Assessment is not a spreadsheet -- it's a conversation, Jen Marten, joebower.org
in Big Data, Op-Ed | Permalink
Online learning isn't just a path into middle class, it's a way for the gov't to spend more wisely.
How Online Education Saves Everyone Money, Sophie Quinton, National Journal
in e-Learning, edX, MOOCs, Op-Ed | Permalink
If I’m right ACT & College Board will scarf up state business, leaving little for the consortia.
Will the Assessment Consortia Wither Away? Chester Finn, Education Next
in Assessment Tech, Op-Ed | Permalink
"Rght now, digital technologies are widening the gap between affluent & disadvantaged..."
A Failing Grade for Broadband, Danielle Kehl and Benjamin Lennett, Slate
in Op-Ed, Tech Infrastructure | Permalink
Ambient Insight report draws the wrong conclusions about size of edtech investments.
Are Investors Reluctant to Invest Large Amounts in Edtech? Kirstin Winkler, edukwest
in Khan Academy, Lore (Coursekit), Noodle, Op-Ed | Permalink
...and why my employer has nothing to do with it.
Why I’m Quitting Mendeley, Danah Boyd, apophenia
in Elsevier , Microsoft, Op-Ed | Permalink
Some of the world’s best entrepreneurs were the kids running lemonade stands...
Entrepreneurs: Can 10,000 Hours Of Practice Make Perfect? Jon Auerbach, TechCrunch
College senior tells his e-texbook history through Kid Pix, Questia, Courseload, kindle, more.
Living through the Evolution of e-Textbooks, David Rabinowitz, Tidbits
in e-Books/Textbooks, News, Op-Ed | Permalink
Research confirms that great teachers change lives.
Computers Can't Replace Real Teachers, Wendy Kopp, CNN
in Op-Ed | Permalink
Machine learning techniques with current data insufficient compared to human teachers.
A Taxonomy of Adaptive Analytics Strategies, Michael Feldstein, eLiterate
in Adaptive Learning, News, Op-Ed | Permalink
Too often success in education doesn’t scale.
Steps and Leaps Into Next-Gen Learning, Michael Horn, Forbes
in DreamBox Learning, Khan Academy, News, Op-Ed | Permalink
Let ed orgs hang out their shingles and be judged by their results, and constantly evolve.
Bringing Free Market Choices to Education, John Katzman, Huff Post
in Noodle, Op-Ed | Permalink
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