The Tech Academy blog lists higher-education’s top 10 uses of Twitter, including marketing, crisis alerts, student recruitment, alumni development, and curriculum.
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...
What’s in a Test? ESL and English Placement Tests in California’s Community Colleges and Implications for U.S.-Educated Language Minority StudentsJune 20, 2011
This Hewlett Foundation report focuses on English as a Second Language (ESL) and English placement tests used in California community colleges and the implications of using these tests with students from language minority backgrounds who have attended U.S. K-12 schools and seek to continue their studies in community colleges.
Mapping the Terrain: Language Testing and Placement for U.S.-Educated Language Minority Students in California’s Community CollegesJune 20, 2011
This Hewlett Foundation report examines community college policies and practices impacting students from immigrant and language minority backgrounds who have attended U.S. secondary schools and who enroll in community colleges.
June 6, 2011
The Converge Special Report on Mobility and Security examines how the concept of mobility is changing the education scene. The report discusses the ecosystem of elements that comprise mobility and some challenges education leaders may confront. The second half of the report confronts the issue of security with regard to mobility in education. It helps answer the question of how to successfully balance the two while still providing the access needed by students, faculty, and staff.