Making Student Data More Usable: What Innovation Theory Tells Us About Interoperability

Imagine an ideal world in which all student data flows seamlessly and securely between software applications:

Making Equity a First Principle of Personalized Learning

It can be tempting for many to talk about equity as a byproduct of personalized and blended learning, but we need to push on that assumption.

EdNext Podcast: Designing a Blended Learning School

What should schools look like in order to succeed with blended learning? Marty West talks with Larry Kearns about how he and his team designed two charter schools to support their blended learning models.

New Blueprints for K–12 Schools

Innovative design supports blended learning

Teaching Like a Champion: Blended Learning Edition

Teachers need resources like this to help them transition successfully to the student-centered learning practices that blended learning enables.

Will the XQ “Super Schools” Live Up to Their Name?

A new philanthropy’s competition to reinvent high school

School Disruption on the Small Scale

Can micro-schools break out of an elite niche?

Education Innovation in 2017: Four Personalized-Learning Trends to Watch

Platforms, projects, wraparound services and assessments will all be in the news.

Complement and ‘Commoditize’ Teachers, But Don’t Substitute For Them With Tech

We can’t expect teachers to reach every single student effectively at scale without somehow reconfiguring teachers’ existing workloads.

Will Blended Learning Fulfill its Disruptive Potential?

Mainstream adoption of blended learning will come not from policy reform but from persuading the people who work at the ground level in education.

A Silver Lining for Online Higher Education?

While the overall picture regarding online higher education is mixed, some new papers present some cause for optimism, especially if we can figure out ways to successfully monitor and certify the quality of online education.

When Cultivating Expertise, Here’s How Technology Can Help

The areas of practice, demonstration, and feedback are where technology really supports learning.

The False Dichotomy Between Memorization and Conceptual Understanding

Experts tend to forget just how much they’ve absorbed into long-term memory, so when they train novices, they tend to leave out a large amount of important information.

A Broader View of OER: In Response to McShane’s Article on Open Education

Open education is a crucial means to organize and transform the work of faculty, teachers, librarians, independent scholars and learners.

Inputs Do Not Guarantee Outcomes: Getting Online Credit Recovery Right

It is a mistake to demand that online credit-recovery courses require the same time and effort as regular courses.

Why You Should Learn to Love Educational Productivity

Technologies today offer the promise of extending the impact of the instruction, tutoring, and mentoring of a terrific teacher so that she can coach, tutor, or instruct hundreds with the same energy she once expended reaching only five or twenty-five.

Virtual Reality Digs Into Brick-and-Mortar Schools

As the hype around virtual reality in education swells, new developments show that the movement may have some staying power this time around.

Technology’s Unmet Progressive Promise

Maybe today’s technology can finally make a progressive teaching approach more doable for teachers and students in more classrooms.

Getting Past the Broken “Teachers vs. Technology” Debate

Rather than seeing technology as either a threat to or poor substitute for teachers, we need to determine how best to use technology to enhance teachers’ capabilities.

Tackle Teacher Shortages with Online Learning

Online learning allows educators to reach students from anywhere in the country and experts to supplement traditional teaching,

As Google Steals its Education Thunder, What Can Microsoft Do?

It would be great to see Microsoft focus on three things that will transform our education system into a more student-centered one.

Why New Technologies Often Don’t Help Students

Breakthrough innovations come from finding ways to use new technologies to rethink old processes.

The Promise and Pitfalls of Virtual Charter Schools

A forum by Tom Vander Ark and Greg Richmond

High School of the Future

Cutting-edge model capitalizes on blended learning to take personalization further

Blended Learning Can Enable Teachers to Focus on Cognitive Skills

An interview with Megan Toyama, a blended-learning teacher of AP US history and 10th-grade modern world history at Summit Tahoma

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