Digital Learning Now
This week has been all about connectivity. As students head home for the summer and teachers plan for the next school year, the education world is preparing to find new ways to keep us all connected. For more on what connectivity matters check out this blog and see the top stories of the week.
What’s not to love about summer time? Longer days. Fruity drinks. Backyard barbeques. Family vacations. That’s not all we love about this time of year. There’s lots of love about all the developments in this week’s top edtech news stories. Dive in!
Online learning can expand student (and staff) options, grow enrollment, and power blended learning. It shares many critical success factors with traditional education, but different enough that you need to do your homework and develop a good plan. Following is a 10 point district/network guide to online learning.
With robust blended, distributed and scheduling processes, not only can more students walk across the graduation stage with a diploma, but also with strong academic preparation and a meaningful plan to go with it.
This infographic previews the next DLN Smart Series paper, “Core & More: Guiding and Personalizing College & Career Readiness” being released Thursday.
As full and part time online learning expands, "an emerging problem confronting state policymakers and education leaders is determining what states should pay for a specific course as part of an offering of supplemental courses."
Getting Smart, with support from the Deeper Learning Student Assessment Initiative (DLSAI), comprised of the Asia Society, ConnectEd, Envision Education, and New Tech Network, released “Assessing Deeper Learning: A Survey of Performance Assessment and Mastery Tracking Tools.”
The Kansas legislature is looking for ways to save money. They are considering another 50% cut in the reimbursement rate for full time online learning which (at $5700/student) is already funded at about half of traditional K-12.
Whether you’re focused on policy or parenting, a teacher or a student, thinking kindergarten or college, the innovations in learning just keep coming--it’s getting easier to learn anything anywhere. Here are the top ten EdTech stories of the week.
There are 5 big differences--and potential advantages--to buying subscription-based software services compared to products, but state and district policy aren’t ready for the change.