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Entries by Tom Vander Ark from 11/2009

How Social Networking Will Transform Learning

| Posted 11.07.2009 | Technology

Weak improvement incentives and strong bureaucracy in education have created a lousy marketplace for products and ideas. I'm betting on social learning platforms as a lever for improvement at scale.

The Chamber of Commerce Party

| Posted 11.08.2009 | Politics

I had dinner with four Republicans last night. They wonder where their party went. They all feel abandoned by party politics.

In defense of the good school promise

| Posted 11.26.2009 | Politics

While channel surfing on Thanksgiving morning, I found a school board association meeting where a famous prof was railing on standards and testing wit...