Apr 17th

District Loans Out Wireless Hubs to Bring Students Online

District Loans Out Wireless Hubs to Bring Students OnlineNews from Education Week News:

Published Online: April 13, 2015
Published in Print: April 15, 2015, as K-12 System Loans Hotspots for Connectivity

At Washington Middle School in Green Bay, Wis., library media specialist Kristin Brouchoud has 11 mobile Wi-Fi hotspot devices to lend to students who want to take the Internet home with them. One recent day, they were all checked out.
The devices are part of a districtwide experiment to make sure that students have handy access to the Internet outside of school […] Continue Reading…

Apr 16th

2U report touts success of its online learning partnerships

2U report touts success of its online learning partnershipsNews from Education Dive:Dive Brief:
While many are still wary of the quality of online education, 2U’s second annual Impact Report shows how its online partnerships with top universities have been a great success.
Among the key findings of the interactive report: 90% of 1,241 faculty member survey respondents say the online format is as good or better at enabling participants to meet learning objectives.
The report also busts common myths about online learning, showing that the same top on-campus professors develop and teach […] Continue Reading…

Apr 15th

ASCI’s e-learning programme to sensitize industry on responsible advertising

ASCI’s e-learning programme to sensitize industry on responsible advertisingNews from Times of India:RELATED KEYWORDS: self-regulation|self-discipline|e-learning-programme

The author has posted comments on this articleDileep Athavale, TNN | Apr 14, 2015, 06.00PM IST

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Apr 15th

MIT creates new Online Education Policy Initiative

MIT creates new Online Education Policy InitiativeNews from MIT News:
Through its newly created Online Education Policy Initiative (OEPI), made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, MIT aims to catalyze the national conversation on the future of education and online learning.
Led jointly by Professor Karen Willcox and Dean of Digital Learning Sanjay Sarma, the initiative’s broad objectives are: to explore teaching pedagogy and efficacy, institutional business models, and global educational engagement strategies — and to present a cohesive report on these issues that can be […] Continue Reading…

Apr 11th

Education School to offer online degrees this fall

Education School to offer online degrees this fallNews from University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily:

Program promises significantly reduced costs
by Anna Houghton | Apr 10 2015 | 04/10/15 8:28pm

The University Education School will begin offering three degrees online starting fall 2015 including an M.Ed. in reading education, M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction and an education specialist degree in reading education.
Catherine Brighton, Education School associate dean of academic programs and student affairs, said the online degrees will allow the school to reach more students, overcoming obstacles like geographic location.
The new online programs […] Continue Reading…

Apr 10th

How ‘Elite’ Universities Are Using Online Education

How ‘Elite’ Universities Are Using Online EducationNews from Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription):
By Steve Kolowich
After years of skepticism, higher education’s upper class has finally decided that online learning is going to play an important role in its future. But what will that role be?
Recently, conversations about “elite” online education has revolved around the free online courses, aka MOOCs, which Stanford, MIT, Harvard, and dozens of other top universities started offering several years ago. But it soon became clear that high marks in those courses would not translate to academic […] Continue Reading…

Apr 9th

LinkedIn To Buy Online Education Site Lynda.com For $1.5 Billion

LinkedIn To Buy Online Education Site Lynda.com For $ 1.5 BillionNews from TechCrunch:Professional network LinkedIn is getting into the professional skills education market in a big way: The social company purchased Lynda.com, the online learning company founded in 1995 by technical skill instructional book author Lynda Weinman and co-founder Bruce Heavin. Lynda.com has long been the go-to resource for online learning on subjects like Photoshop, basic HTML, CSS, management practices and many more, offering instructional videos and tutorials from industry experts and vets long before e-learning was at anywhere […] Continue Reading…

Apr 6th

EDUCATION: New online test arriving at Inland schools

EDUCATION: New online test arriving at Inland schoolsNews from Press-Enterprise:

What are the Smarter Balanced assessments?
A. They are new computer-based tests that measure students in the Common Core curriculum in English and math. They replace the former paper-based, multiple-choice exams.
Why does California need new tests?
A. Educators say the new Common Core curriculum includes more rigorous academic standards that emphasize critical thinking, analytical writing and problem-solving skills. The new exams were created to measure these skills by requiring that students explain their work, cite evidence or mark more […] Continue Reading…

Apr 5th

Online schools offer customized education for students

Online schools offer customized education for studentsNews from UpperMichigansSource.com:

Many parents are now looking to the internet for their children’s education.
The Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy is online school run by K12.com. They provide education for students from kindergarten all the way through 12th grade. They are classified as a public school, so they are accredited just like any other public school. This also means the costs for the school would also be covered by the state.
Those interested in applying can sign up online. According to a representative at K12.com, […] Continue Reading…

Apr 4th

Schools Test Online Learning for Disabled Students

Schools Test Online Learning for Disabled StudentsNews from Education World:
New technology is allowing digital lessons to be adjusted to different learning styles, and a growing number of programs are evolving to help students with disabilities take online courses.
“While such options are still not readily available for most students in special education, virtual programs are being seen as a means to fill gaps in special education services in cost-effective ways,” according to an article on EducationWeek.org. “Some schools are offering online speech therapy classes that feature video interactivity, for instance, […] Continue Reading…