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Discovery Learning Is the New Higher Learning

Don Tapscott | Posted 02.02.2013 | Education
Don Tapscott

The university is in danger of losing its monopoly, and for good reason. There is a rapidly widening gap between the model offered by big universities and the natural way that young people who have grown up immersed in digital technologies best learn.

Education Technology, Digital Learning Not As Easy As It Seems

Posted 11.15.2012 | Education

A report from the Alliance for Excellent Education identifies four key challenges that public school district leaders must address in the next two yea...

Big Data, Big Potential

Sean Devine | Posted 01.07.2013 | Education
Sean Devine

As in other areas of our lives, the use of data and analytics has the potential to greatly improve higher education, if we are able to effectively navigate it.

Maine's Decade-Old School Laptop Program Wins Qualified Praise

| Ricki Morell | Posted 11.02.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report and the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. FREEPORT, Maine — At Freeport Middle ...

Duncan Calls For Textbooks To Become Obsolete

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Worried your kids spend too much time with their faces buried in a computer screen? Their schoolwork may soon depend on it. Education S...

A Teacher's Challenge: Empowering Today's Digital Natives for Tomorrow

Bill Nye | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education
Bill Nye

When a student is excited about learning, amazing things happen. I've had the joy of witnessing this firsthand with students of all ages -- seeing what happens when we, as adults and educators, give a student a nudge in a new direction.

Researchers: Create System To Evaluate Education Technology

Posted 09.27.2012 | Education

In a new paper for The Hamilton Project, Duke University’s Aaron Chatterji and Northwestern’s Benjamin Jones propose establishing a third-party ra...

Free Speech Must Go Hand in Hand With Media Literacy

Caitlin Barry | Posted 09.23.2012 | Education
Caitlin Barry

Hey, I'm on board with the first amendment; it's hard not to be, when I was taught to revere it. I'm afraid that removing drug commercials from the air might also lead to banning Huck Finn from public schools.

Digital Literacy Beyond Social Networking

David Honig | Posted 09.09.2012 | Technology
David Honig

Despite an otherwise stagnant job market, high tech employment is on the rise. But minorities who lack technological skills and experience will not be able to compete for these types of jobs.

Learning Digitally: The Case for Mobile Learning

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education
Suren Ramasubbu

Mobile devices are already a regular part of most students' lives -- it's time to make education a part of that, instead of apart from it.

Calling All Girls (Part Two): Their Future, Our Responsibility

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

If game developers are going to be able to deliver the products that will "speak" to their core market, it behooves them to add more women to their employee ranks.

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...

The Digital Transformation of Education: A 21st Century Imperative

Vineet Madan | Posted 06.27.2012 | Education
Vineet Madan

As we push forward with the digital transformation of education, it's worth taking a look at just how greatly technology can impact teaching and learning in this country.

Calling All Girls: The Video Gaming Industry Offers Exceptional Opportunities to Young Women

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 06.24.2012 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel

The game industry is -- or should be -- a career target for today's female students in elementary and secondary schools as well as in higher education.

In a Digital Learning State of Mind

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 06.17.2012 | Education
Kevin P. Chavous

Digital learning is the new disruptor and a game changer for education. But, like all innovations, it must be channeled to the end-user's interest.

Show What You Know

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 06.07.2012 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

A generation from now, the show-what-you-know category may be as important as diplomas. In the meantime, it will be fun to watch.

Getting Ready for Online Assessment

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.29.2012 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

Online assessment will power the future of customized learning -- the best chance we have to dramatically boost achievement levels.

The Classroom Is Broken

Mike Silagadze | Posted 04.16.2012 | Education
Mike Silagadze

If you brought a teacher back from 50 years ago and put her in a university classroom today she would be able to pick up exactly where she left off. The classroom experience has barely changed. This is a pretty sad state of affairs

Defining 'Media Literacy'

Caitlin Barry | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education
Caitlin Barry

Few educators would argue against the importance of using media and technology in the classroom. Yet, we have made very little progress in implementing any media literacy curriculum on a national, or even statewide, level.

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...

The Country's Most Ambitious Digital Learning Project

Bill Tucker | Posted 04.01.2012 | Education
Bill Tucker

Amidst the cool technology demonstrations, shiny gadgets, and debates about online learning, it's essential not to overlook the country's most expensive -- and perhaps most ambitious -- initiative to use digital technology.

Utah Schools Start Adopting Open Source Textbooks

AP | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah classrooms may soon be making the switch to open-source online textbooks that can be cheaper and easier to update. The Utah St...

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Eric Sheninger | Posted 03.19.2012 | Education
Eric Sheninger

When it comes to technology, the perception is that it is the least important area in which to invest precious funds. This is why the time is now to seriously consider developing a Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) initiative.

How Will We Read: Textbooks?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.12.2012 | Books
C. M. Rubin

It isn't my imagination. My children's backpacks got heavier with the weight of those textbooks over the past few years. And I don't think the weight of student backpacks are just my concern. I heard a rumor that even tiger moms are advocating for lighter school backpacks.

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.