Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 9:11am
K12 districts are beginning to experiment with “massive open online courses”—better known as MOOCs—to offer classes they might not otherwise be able to due to budget cuts or low interest from students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 9:39am
The New Media Consortium recently held its 2013 Summer Conference in Hilton Head, S.C. The opening keynote, "Participatory Learning Powered by Technology," by Karen Cator, CEO of Digital Promise, is available here.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 07/09/2013 - 3:32pm
As Dr. Verna Ruffin moves into her new role as head of the Jackson-Madison County (Tenn.) school system this week, one of the biggest challenges she faces is to plan for the district's technological future.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 07/09/2013 - 1:22pm
The federal Chief Information Officers council is creating an innovation committee that will identify and analyze cutting-edge technology. The committee will look ahead three years and identify potential uses and problems associated with technologies being developed, including mobile devices.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 3:53pm
In a memo, Ryan Kelley, assistant superintendent for instruction at Rockford Public Schools, said most of the approximately 35 students enrolled in a cyber learning program developed by the Kent Intermediate School District failed to make satisfactory academic progress, and the district's board is looking at a blended learning alternative.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 2:14pm
Bradley County Schools system (Cleveland, Tenn.) is updating technology devices and its infrastructure to better serve students and prepare for PARCC online testing in time for the 2014-2015 school year.