Julie Lindsay, e-learning coordinator at Beijing BISS International School, shares a recent visit with the Think Global School (TGS) and Dr. Yong Zhao, presidential chair and associate dean for Global and Online Education at the University of Oregon (U.S.), as well as director of the Center for Advanced Technology in Education (CATE). He is a fellow of the International Academy for Education and the author of Catching Up or Leading the Way.
EdSurge discusses a Bill of Rights and Principles, newly developed by a group of people passionate about learning, serving today’s students, and using every available tool to respond better to the needs of students in a global, interactive, digitally connected world....
GETideas.org hosted this GooglePlus hangout on the future of digital content. The online discussion featured a panel of education experts, including Nicole Allen, affordable-textbooks advocate, Student PIRGS; Una Daly, communication college outreach director, OpenCourseWare Consortium; and Cable Green, director of global...
In Explaining Inequalities in School Achievement, author Roy Nash argues that a realist framework for the sociological explanation of educational group differences can, and must be, constructed. A move to such an explanatory framework will allow society to take into account the...
In Education 3.0: Seven Steps to Better Schools, renowned educator and technology expert Jim Lengel provides a refreshing and hopeful picture of what schools should look like, including a groundbreaking seven-step process for envisioning and building them that draws on the...
April 26, 2011
This white paper from California State University, East Bay, presents a bold new paradigm for transforming education–a Virtual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) University employing an open learning ecosystem that offers partners in business and education a pivotal opportunity and means to collaborate in rethinking, reimagining, and reengineering teaching, learning, and educational delivery systems to address the needs of the region’s employers, students, and communities.
April 6, 2011
This Project Tomorrow “Speak Up 2010″ report focuses on how K-12 students in the U.S. are leveraging emerging technologies for learning. Key report findings:
- 67% of parents said they would purchase a mobile device for their child to use for schoolwork if the school allowed it, and 61% said they liked the idea of students using mobile devices to access online textbooks.
April 1, 2011
This professional guide is for educational practitioners and trainers who wish to use online communication tools effectively in their teaching. Focusing on the student experience of learning in online communities, it addresses Web 2.0 and social-software tools, considering the role these technologies play in supporting student learning and building learning communities. The guide offers:* Real-world case studies and quality research* Must-have lists of useful resources* Guidance on building and supporting online learning communities
March 16, 2011
Making Online Teaching Accessible offers online teachers, instructional designers, and content developers a comprehensive resource for designing online courses and delivering course content that is accessible for all students including those with visual and audio disabilities.