State Government Officials Excited about Digital Learning
Judging by the tweets coming out of #EIA10, a lot of eyes were opened up to the possibility of true digital learning for public education. I talked briefly with Rep. Rick Crandall of Arizona to get a sense for what he felt about the two days of digital learning discussions, and it seems that Arizona is up for some big changes.
Boldly Innovate or Be Badly Irrelevant
Here is a summary of a presentation given by former West Virginia Governor Bob Wise at the Virtual Schools Symposium in Glendale, Arizona.
New Assessment Report Falls Short
Guidance issued for Common Core assessment fails to embrace competency-based recommendations from iNACOL
Inventing the Future: VSS Day One
Today, I became the new chair of iNACOL. iNACOL members are inventing the future. Here is a recap of day 1 of VSS.
iNACOL Announces Online Learning Innovator Awards
The iNACOL Online Learning Innovator Awards recognize innovative learning practices, new research and individual achievements in the field.
Chris Sturgis: On Competency and Achieving It For All
This is a blog post by, Chris Sturgis, co-author of the recently published "When Failure is Not an Option."
Report: "Competency" Should Advance Students
New Report Claims “Competency-Based Pathways” as Necessary to Preparing Young People for the 21st Century
Virtual School Symposium for Online & Blended Learning
Online learning is growing at an astonishing 30% rate annually in the United States in K-12 education. Register for the iNACOL Virtual School Symposium Online & Blended Learning Conference
iNACOL Offers Teacher Webinar for Language Arts
Speakers include Bruce Friend, Director, SAS® Curriculum Pathways®, SAS Institute, and John Warren, Director of Marketing, Publications, RAND Corporation.
Students Are Motivated to Take Online Courses
Susan Patrick writes: "Despite what critics say, there is no evidence that children in online or hybrid classes are any less socially adjusted than those children who attend brick-and-mortar, traditional schools."