Wednesday, May 6. 2015
The mission of the Emerging Learning Design Conference is to provide a space to showcase innovation as well as to engage in a vibrant and dynamic discourse regarding pedagogy and how technology can better enhance or transform it.
Tuesday, May 5. 2015
Reading "Abrupt Closing of Corinthian Campuses Leaves 16,000 Students Scrambling" makes me think that this closed door (apparently for good reasons) opens the door for these students at traditional schools. As Brian Murphy, president of De Anza College, comments in the article, area community colleges are trying to obtain contact information for the students so they can reach out to them directly and let them know they can apply. "There are 11 community colleges in the Bay Area that would welcome their participation," he said.
State and federal officials have offered help to students enrolled at the campuses that closed. Among other things, they are wondering about transferring to other colleges and what will happen to their student loans. Students at 28 campuses owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc. encountered locked doors and posters bearing messages from angry students on Monday, signs of the abrupt end of the for-profit higher-education company that had been under intense scrutiny by the U.S. Department of Education.
More on the closing http://www.cci.edu/update.php
Monday, May 4. 2015
The Common Core State Standards have been very controversial. The assessments used to measure them (PARCC and Smarter Balanced) have been possibly even more controversial. But the debate has been active in K-12 schools and amongst those students' teachers and parents. Higher education has been pretty quiet on both the CCSS and the assessments.
Thursday, April 30. 2015
Being online in a course (or just being online) offers lots of online distractions. There is so much else you can do - Facebook, YouTube, shop, check email. When a student is online in your course and the LMS activity log is telling you that they have been in the course for 6 hours, do you really think they have been working on the coursework for 6 hours?
Tuesday, April 28. 2015
Wednesday, April 22. 2015
Some K-12 educators are integrating computer coding into non-computer subjects such as English and art to develop the skill as a type of literacy.
Wednesday, April 15. 2015
Thursday, April 9. 2015
It seems that every year a new "disruptor" is identified as what will transform education into some version 2.0. These disruptors - MOOCs, competency-based degrees, open everything, unbundling the degree, flipped learning and reaching back to online learning - have all had some impact, but none has brought down the familiar classroom, school or degree in high schools or colleges.
Thursday, March 26. 2015
I don't usually turn to business magazines, such as Forbes, as a source for articles on education. Unfortunately, even non-profit educational institutions need to make money.
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