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Embracing the Digital Learning Paradigm

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 11.22.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

With four children at different educational crossroads, I am fascinated by how wireless technology is transforming teaching and learning. From o...

Learners at the Center of a Networked World

Jeb Bush | Posted 08.27.2014 | Education
Jeb Bush

Technology has transformed every aspect of our lives, but its current capacity and future potential to transform education and the very way children learn may yield its greatest results yet.

Information Overload

William E. White | Posted 08.05.2014 | Education
William E. White

We can educate our children by rote, but we will surely lose the future unless we embrace our enlightenment heritage of reason, logic, and innovation.

While Choosers Aren't Users, the EdTech Disruption Will Take a Different Path

Jimmy Leach | Posted 04.08.2014 | Education
Jimmy Leach

Digital disruption of familiar industries has taken an almost familiar path - consumer expectations begin to vary from the traditional delivery of a s...

Top Learning Tools for the 21st Century Student

Zev Gotkin | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Zev Gotkin

To survive in today's workplace, students need a unique skill set that oftentimes can't be acquired in a traditional, brick and mortar classroom. For many, online education is becoming the most affordable and convenient alternative.

Technology in Education: Before You Make a Purchase, Make a Plan

Bob Wise | Posted 06.16.2013 | Technology
Bob Wise

If you're a school or district leader who is considering using education technology and digital learning in your schools, stop. Technology can play a huge role in boosting student achievement, but simply slapping a netbook on top of a textbook is not enough.

Beyond the Textbook: Startups That Educate Our Youth

Ash Kumra | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Ash Kumra

We've all seen what the invention of the computer has done for education. Now with the emergence of on-the-go apps and other tech tools that are making learning less of a process and more of an activity, learning truly never stops.

K-12 Educators: Get Your Kids Involved in the Presidential Election Through Engage2012.Org

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 11.21.2012 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

If we want to know what voters are really thinking about the issues facing the presidential candidates, ask the kids. They always tell it like it is.

The Digital Age and Higher Education

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 10.29.2012 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Today's college student has lived his or her entire life in the wired world. Our college students rely on online and social media portals for almost all sources of information appearing to trade depth for breadth.

Michael Horn: Online Learning, Teaching And Misleading Opinions

| Posted 08.07.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Digital blog. A couple of pieces in the New York Times and Washington Post have attracted...

Harvard, MIT Announce Online Learning Project

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 07.02.2012 | Education

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have joined forces to offer free online courses in a project aimed at a...

Innosight's Michael Horn on How 'Blended Learning' and Technology Can Bridge the Education Gap

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 06.16.2012 | Education
Rahilla Zafar

Author Michael Horn predicts that in the future, the majority of students will be engaged in what he calls "blended learning" where they'll learn online with control over the pace of their learning in schools with teachers providing guidance.

Texas District Embarks On Widespread iPad Program To Close Digital Divide

AP | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

McALLEN, Texas -- A Texas school district is trying to close its digital divide by distributing thousands of Apple tablet computers in a move that cou...

A Turning Point

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 04.22.2012 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

Your history teacher probably told you the printing press was a turning point in human history. Just watch what the shift to digital learning will do.

Obama Administration's Challenge To Schools: Embrace Digital Textbooks Within 5 Years

AP | By KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 09.21.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Are hardbound textbooks going the way of slide rules and typewriters in schools? Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Federal Communicat...

As Some Schools Plunge Into Technology, Poor Schools Are Left Behind

| Nick Pandolfo | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. CHICAGO -- On a recent Friday morning, 15-year-old Jerod Franklin stared at his hands as h...

Balancing Young Learners' Media Consumption: Is There an App for That?

Michael Levine | Posted 03.19.2012 | Media
Michael Levine

In short, can the empty calories that now dominate far too many early media experiences be replaced with wholesome, fun, educational experiences?

Can There Be a Digital Humanism?

Feisal G. Mohamed | Posted 02.27.2012 | College
Feisal G. Mohamed

The sense that technology is inherently a form of progress, rather than a platform for consumerism, is one of the most insidious ideologies of our time, and one that distracts us from meditating on the true sources of human flourishing.

How Digital Learning Will Benefit Low Income Students

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 02.27.2012 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

Digital learning won't close the achievement gap, but it will lift the floor. More students will be more academically successful. Five years from now, a higher percentage of students will soon graduate from high school ready for college and careers.

Online Schools Score Better On Wall Street Than In Classrooms

The New York Times | Stephanie Saul | Posted 02.12.2012 | Education

By almost every educational measure, the Agora Cyber Charter School is failing. Nearly 60 percent of its students are behind grade level in math. N...

In Heart Of Silicon Valley, School Succeeds With No-Tech Education

Posted 01.31.2012 | Education

The Waldorf School of the Peninsula sits in the midst of Silicon Valley, home to the nation's leading tech companies and startups. It educates the chi...

Transforming Teaching For Today's Tech-Savvy Young Children

Michael Levine | Posted 01.08.2012 | Education
Michael Levine

The recent series of reports on technology's unfulfilled promise by the New York Times called "Grading the Digital School" is an important wake-up cal...

A Huge Step In Getting Seniors, Minorities, Low-Income Individuals Online

Daniel Kent | Posted 12.26.2011 | Impact
Daniel Kent

On Oct. 12, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced Connect to Compete, a national program to promote broadband adoption and digital literacy. It's a big step in the right direction.

Three Ds for Education Reform: Dollars, Data, and Digitization

Ray V. Spain | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education
Ray V. Spain

We needn't wait for Superman. The national scalability of proven, effective high schools shows that if we demonstrate the will, and rethink the three Ds of the education reform debate, great American schools can be ours today.