Archive for the ‘K-12’ Category

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Developing Guidelines for Evaluating the Adaptation of Accessible Web-Based Learning Materials

E-learning is a rapidly developing form of education. One of the key characteristics of e-learning is flexibility, which enables easier access to knowledge for everyone. Information and communications technology (ICT), which is e-learning’s main component, enables alternative means of accessing the web-based learning materials that comprise the content of e-learning. However, these materials can help […]

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Facebook Helps Develop Software That Puts Students in Charge of Their Lesson Plans

Facebook is out to upend the traditional student-teacher relationship. On Tuesday, Facebook and Summit Public Schools, a nonprofit charter school network with headquarters in Silicon Valley, announced that nearly 120 schools planned this fall to introduce a free student-directed learning system developed jointly by the social network and the charter schools. The New York Times

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Satellite Launch Project Helps Students Collaborate Across School Boundaries

Students from rival high schools in one Missouri school district are working on a real-world science, technology, engineering and math project this school year. Converge Magazine

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Can Moodle Mobile Assignments Enhance Context-Relevant Learning?

A manufacturing plant is looking to train their staff on a new security compliance charter. A college wants to address concerns from their alumni about job-seeking and interviewing skills. Students with long commutes want to take advantage of their idle time in the benefit of future opportunities. Moodle News

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Teaching from a distance

Education is going through radical changes. Chalkboards have evolved into SMART Boards, and massive open online courses (MOOCs) have replaced some classes. Teachers and professors can lecture from across town or around the world. ISTHMUS   

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Has New Hampshire found the secret to online education that works?

EXETER, N.H. — Emily Duggan, 16, spends most afternoons at a dance studio tucked behind a shopping plaza near her home. Blond and doe-eyed, Duggan has been dancing since she was two, everything from tap to ballet. She puts in about 12 hours a week at the studio, including classes and rehearsals with the dance […]

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State attorney general’s assault on online education

In an editorial on Monday, the Wall Street Journal characterized the California Attorney General’s now-concluded investigation into K12 Inc. and the 11 California Virtual Academies as a coordinated ambush targeting K12 and the online charter schools after they dared to resist the California Teachers Association’s unionization campaign. Orange County Register

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Some question Ohio tax dollars going to online education program

In Ohio, about 15,000 students are enrolled in an online school system called ECOT. WFJM.com

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Download Report: Results of 2016 Professional Learning Survey

Results of 2016 Professional Learning Survey The SIIA Vision K-20 Project promotes the best uses of technology to ensure that all students have access to a learning environment capable of preparing them to compete globally and lead the world in innovation. The Vision K-20 Survey is an annual online self-assessment hosted on SIIA’s Vision K-20 […]

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State settles with online charter accused of financial violations

The state attorney general’s office has reached an $8.5-million settlement with an online charter school it had accused of false advertising, misleading parents and inadequate instruction. Los Angeles Times