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Entries by Tom Vander Ark from 10/2011

Good Evaluation Requires Data -- And Sound Judgment

| Posted 10.01.2011 | Education

It's obviously a good thing to consider all forms of evidence when providing performance feedback to employees. But teaching is not like golf, you can't reduce it to a single score for one contributor.

Bay Area Leading the Learning Revolution

| Posted 10.14.2011 | Education

New York and Boston are home to the publishers; metro D.C. is home to the giants of learning online. But the Bay Area is poised to lead the learning revolution.

Tertiary Education in the U.S. Is Broken

| Posted 10.22.2011 | Education

The old formula -- get a degree, get a good job, have a good life -- is breaking down. More people are attempting degree programs but many of them didn't receive adequate preparation in high school.

Personal Digital Learning Is Changing the World

| Posted 10.26.2011 | Education

While US schools will soon produce higher achievement and better preparation, cheap tablets will for the first time connect millions of students in developing economies to high quality secondary education.