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Why I Traded Textbooks and Chalk For The Silicon Valley Hustle

Quim Sabrià | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Quim Sabrià

In five months, my life shifted drastically. I exchanged my beloved students, the chalk and the noisy halls of a public school in Barcelona for elevator pitches with business angels in Palo Alto.

The Secret To Startup Success? Fail Fast -- And Often.

Quim Sabrià | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Quim Sabrià

Teaching at a public high school in Barcelona, I witnessed daily, and sometimes hourly, failure: students struggling through exams despite hours of preparation, missing days of school, threatening teachers and losing their motivation.

How Teachers Can Use Digital Technologies to Motivate Students and Encourage Learning By Failing

Chris Liang-Vergara | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Chris Liang-Vergara

The promise of blended learning -- to guide students through an infinite range of content and learning experiences -- is amazing, but the digital content can't do it alone. Blended-learning approaches must respect the role, and the power, of the teacher.

The Global Search for Education: China Online

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.13.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Given all of the issues China faces with its rural poor, Internet access presents both massive opportunity and enormous challenge.

The Promising Future of Virtual spEd

Allison Hertog | Posted 02.09.2014 | Education
Allison Hertog

More and more, parents whose kids don't fit the cookie cutter mold of their neighborhood school are increasingly interested in the option of high-quality education online -- even if it means missing teacher-led instruction.

Don't Give Up on MOOCs

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel

Sebastian Thrun's mid-course correction of Udacity, as chronicled at length in last week's Fast Company profile by Max Chafkin, has stirred consternat...

The Global Search for Education: Change Leaders -- Leon Botstein

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

In the traditionally conservative world of academia, Leon Botstein is unafraid to challenge the status quo. His most recent cause du jour is of course the new Bard College admissions exam.

TRICK in Education = Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Esther Wojcicki

In my thirty years as a teacher, one thing I learned is that everyone -- policymakers, administrators, parents, philanthropists -- are looking for the magic key to improving education.

The Global Search For Education: Got Tech? United States

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

In the future, will students still attend "schools" or will they be called "blended learning schools" that combine brick-and-mortar buildings with online learning?

Teachers, Like the Rest of Us, Must Be Salesmen Now

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Teachers will have increasingly challenging jobs, as the 21st century labor market demands different abilities from different individuals -- as well as flexibility and adaptation over the course of an individual's career.

Eli Broad, Houston Schools Supe Grier on Urban Education

Jane Williams | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Jane Williams

This week on Bloomberg EDU, Eli Broad, philanthropist and founder of two Fortune 500 companies, discusses his native Detroit public schools, blended learning, school leadership and a national system for education.

Lessons from Innovators: EDUCATION CONNECTION

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Robert E. Slavin

The process of moving an educational innovation from a good idea to widespread effective implementation is far from straightforward, and no one has ...

Blended Learning: College Classrooms of the Future

Uloop | Posted 09.15.2013 | College

Getting out of bed for an early morning class can be trying after a long night of studying; dreading a long walk across campus, you only wishing you could attend without having to leave your dorm. For some students this is a reality, a result of the Blended Learning Initiative.

The Global Search for Education: Student Loan Solution Will Come

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.04.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Most countries, including the United States, want to ensure their students are equipped with the 21st century education needed to compete in today's world. Can U.S. higher education systems remain competitive in terms of equity and positive outcomes among their global competitors?

The Corporate Takeover of Public Education

Diann Woodard | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Diann Woodard

Will they create a world of equal opportunity that is the spirit animating our nation's education professionals? Or will they create a world to their liking in which parents and professional educators will have little or any voice?

Empowering America's Rising Workforce--Latina Girls--in Computing and Innovation

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 10.11.2013 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel

It recently came to my attention, that throughout the nation, young men and women who are Latino are, unfortunately, caught on the wrong side of the digital divide.

Re-Imagining Learning: Digital and Physical Convergence

Laysha Ward | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Laysha Ward

While some advocate for technology as the key to higher student engagement and achievement, others worry digital tools will replace the teacher or hands-on, in-person learning. It's a false dilemma.

Free The MOOCS

John M. Eger | Posted 06.05.2013 | College
John M. Eger

If we really want to be more accessible, more affordable and more efficient at delivering basic college education to more students, we need to ask how we can collaborate, where we can work together, and determine what we can do that is so unique to our university that it becomes our basic mission.

Can Blended Learning Save America?

Marc F. Bernstein | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Marc F. Bernstein

We must capitalize upon teenagers' intrinsic motivation towards technology while recognizing that being adolescents means needing relationships with caring teachers. It's time to change the paradigm.

The Global Search for Education: Social Learning

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

An impressive 17 million plus users worldwide are doing their Edmodo. The company's mission since it's beginnings has been to provide a free and safe platform that allows students and teachers to come together to collaborate and learn.

The Real Trouble With Online Higher Ed

Beth Rubin | Posted 04.06.2013 | College
Beth Rubin

The problem isn't too many Bachelor's diplomas or too many online courses. The problem is the current system's failure to develop essential competences in a cost-effective way.

MOOCs, Flips, and Blends

Janet Riggs | Posted 04.02.2013 | College
Janet Riggs

I'm fascinated by and enthusiastic about the potential for new uses of technology in higher education. It's our responsibility to make the most of these innovations, to engage our students in new ways and to expand the classroom in new directions.

The Global Search for Education: Singapore on Technology

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.26.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Singapore has been faithfully implementing a master plan since 1997 for integrating technology into education."

Los Angeles School First In KIPP Network To Embrace Blended Learning

Education Week, Bethesda, Md. | Ian Quillen | Posted 01.20.2013 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- The original blueprint for the KIPP Empower Academy read something like this: five teachers per grade; 100 students per grade; very few...

'Flex Model' Education Builds Student Independence Through Flexibility, Support

Education Week, Bethesda, Md. | Katie Ash | Posted 12.31.2012 | Education

San Francisco and Morgan Hill, Calif. -- Connor Kearns did not expect to spend his junior year thinking about college. "In 7th grade, I thought I mig...