Should Professors Ban Laptops?

How classroom computer use affects student learning

Is Disruptive Innovation Driving K-12 Privatization?

For those concerned, I want to offer some words of solace: K–12 public schools are not getting disrupted.

Technology Doesn’t Drive Blended Learning Success … or Does It?

When I observed classrooms and interviewed teachers and administrators, the thing that stood out was high-quality teaching practices, inspired and supported by effective school leadership.

Promises and Pitfalls of Online Education

Online courses for college students can improve access, yet they also are challenging, especially for the least well-prepared students.

Blended Learning’s Unfulfilled Promise: Saving Teachers Time

Here are a few reasons why blended learning may not live up to its time-saving potential.

What We’re Watching: Silicon Valley Billionaires Created AltSchool

In this video from Business Insider, former Google executive Max Ventilla talks about why he founded AltSchool.

Now Trending: Personalized Learning

Can a buzzword deliver on its promise?

Time to Help Teachers Generate and Use Their Own Evidence on Digital Tools

Teachers tend to rely on their colleagues for advice. That’s understandable, but it means that teachers have little assurance of a product’s effectiveness.

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.

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