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Abbott Calls for Increased Funding for Online Learning
News from Texas Tribune:
Attorney General Greg Abbott promoting his pre-kindergarten education proposal on April 2, 2014, at the IDEA Carver Academy in San Antonio.
Calling for millions of dollars in increased funding for online learning initiatives, Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott announced the third plank of his education policy plan on Thursday — a propos…………… continues on Texas Tribune
Milken conference: Technology innovations poised to change education
News from Los Angeles Times:
Innovations in technology are poised to upend how students learn and the way educational institutions impart knowledge to people around the world, according to panelists at the Milken Institute Global Conference.
The Internet and access to computers have already rapidly changed the way teachers interact with students. Now, the sector is attracting attention from entrepreneurs who are rushing to roll out products such as online classrooms and educational games.
Michael Moe, chief investment officer at GSV Asset Management, said the business world is drawn to education because the many troubles in the sector present an opportunity.
“Entrepreneurs flock to problems,” he said. “There is no greater issue than how to educate the populace.”
One area ripe for continued innovation is online teaching, said Chip Paucek, chief executive of 2U, which provides an online education platform for schools.
Paucek predicted the 21st century would be the era of online learning in much the same way that previous centuries were the era for historic universities such as Cambridge, Oxford and the Ivy League colleges.
“We think schools that end the segregation of online students, those schools will win,” he said.
Students who attend virtual classes should be charged the same as those…………… continues on Los Angeles Times
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