Public education has long been scrutinized for how it is serving today's diverse learners. In an effort to measure and communicate with stakeholders the academic progress of public schools, federal and state assessments have been implemented to examine if and how well academic standards are being met.
"Segregation in public K-12 schools isn't getting better. It's getting worse, and getting worse quickly," Rep. Bobby Scott of Virginia said. The analysis, he said, confirmed that America's schools are largely segregated by race and class, leaving "more than 20 million students of color now attending racially and socioeconomically isolated public schools."
Teachers and their students now have access to a large variety of online tools and websites that they can use to enhance the learning experience. In fact, it would not be an exaggeration to say that this is truly changing the educational landscape as we know it.
Going Back to School to Learn About Blended Learning Education Week | May 16, 2016 - Recently I was invited by the Natick, Mass. public schools to attend an Apple Distinguished Schools Day where Natick shared its blended learning approach with other schools and districts.
Data scientists are one of the many sought-after IT professionals currently enjoying their pick of positions thanks to a general shortage of IT staff . Universities and colleges have created and continue to develop master's programs attempting to address this skills shortage, and there's additionally been a reliance on boot camps to help fill the gaps.
16 May 2016 - Learning is not just for the young, with new research from Coursera revealing the most active online learners are professionals studying alongside their work commitments Jermaine Haughton The appetite for online learning is on the up.
According to a March article in the Washington Post, getting A's is much easier to do nowadays than it was 60 years ago. There are a few reasons behind this. One, these days, teachers let you turn in late work for full credit. Two, a lot of school work is easy and common sense.
When you think of social media, networks like Facebook and LinkedIn most surely come to mind. But have you ever imagined these and other social applications like Twitter and Instagram as a part of your instructional design strategy? You may be wondering, "How exactly would something like Twitter fit into a learning experience?"
The other day someone asked what I thought the three top pain points were for online training or elearning. I hear lots of complaints and I'm sure that there are many pain points, however if we keep them in perspective, they're really not as painful as being stabbed or thrown down a flight of stairs.