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Entries by Tom Vander Ark from 09/2011

Richtel's Rearview Mirror Misses The Mark

| Posted 09.06.2011 | Education

Matt Richtel's Sunday feature in The New York Times did a disservice to the field of personal digital learning. Richtel knows well the case for digital learning; he just chose to leave it out.

Why States Should Contract With Multiple Providers

| Posted 09.13.2011 | Education

The Internet has improved the public provision of services in a variety of ways and it is beginning to transform public education.

Pearson Buys Connections: What it Means

| Posted 09.17.2011 | Education

Pearson announced today that it acquired Connections Education, a leading national online learning provider. I know both companies well and think thi...

Teaching Math Without Words and Getting Big Gains

| Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

A visual approach to math is the best way to teach all students -- visual learners, English learners, and struggling readers.