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Florida Virtual School to enroll up to 20,000 Puerto Rican students

Puerto Rican students can take courses online, which may ease pressure on local schools to take those displaced by Hurricane Maria.  edscoop

Education without Brick and Mortar: Stanford Online High School

There was once a perception that online high schools can’t replace the “real thing”—namely, a quality face-to-face classroom experience. In 2017, this perception is finally shifting, and Stanford Online High School (Stanford OHS) is one of the online secondary schools driving this change. Thanks to its now established track-record and the currency it naturally has […]

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Informing Progress: Insights on Personalized Learning Implementation and Effects The basic concept of personalized learning (PL) — instruction that is focused on meeting students’ individual learning needs while incorporating their interests and preferences — has been a longstanding practice in U.S. K–12 education. Options for personalization have increased as personal computing devices have become increasingly […]

Commentary: Responses to “An Interview with Joseph South” in Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education

1- Commentary: UCEA CASTLE Response to “An Interview With Joseph South” 2-  Commentary: A Response to an Interview With Joseph South by the Teacher Education and Technology and Media Divisions of the Council for Exceptional Children 3- Commentary: Response of the Association of Science Teacher Educators to “An Interview with Joseph South” 4- Commentary: Social Studies Education […]

Reflections on Preparing Educators to Evaluate the Efficacy of Educational Technology: An Interview With Joseph South

Joseph South, an educational researcher, technology consultant, and former director of the U.S. Office of Educational Technology participated in a research initiative on Educational Technology Efficacy Research organized by the Jefferson Education Accelerator, Digital Promise, and the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. The working group in which he participated, one of […]

AI, Merging of Digital and Physical Worlds Among Top 10 Tech Trends for 2018

Gartner has released its list of top 10 strategic technology trends for 2018 with a focus for the coming year on technologies related to artificial intelligence and machine learning and those that blend the physical and digital worlds. Campus Technology

Myths and Facts About Flipped Learning

The combination of rapidly-accumulating research on the effectiveness of active learning combined with improvements in technology have created an ideal environment for almost any instructor to move their courses from a traditional to a flipped model. Many articles on flipped learning contain misconceptions that can lead potential practitioners into error or away from using flipped […]

EducationSuperHighway Releases Annual “State of the States” Report

EducationSuperHighway’s founder and CEO Evan Marwell talks about his organization’s efforts to bring fiber to the nation’s final 2,000 public schools, the decreasing costs of broadband and the uncertainties around the FCC’s plans for the E-Rate program. Converge  

Biggest Barriers to Digital Learning: Lack of Time, Lack of Devices

The biggest barrier to digital learning for teachers is gaining student access to technology. That’s followed by a lack of time during the school day. For administrators, the top concern is providing relevant and effective professional development to their staff, followed by limitations and problems with the technological infrastructure, such as WiFi and security. Overall, […]

Survey of Tech in Education Finds Mixed Results

If you’re trying to hunt down research to justify the use of technology in the classroom or argue against it, a working paper may provide you with information you need. “Education Technology: An Evidence-Based Review,” published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), takes a global view in examining how technology can be used […]