Mainstream adoption of blended learning will come not from policy reform but from persuading the people who work at the ground level in 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.
The areas of practice, demonstration, and feedback are where technology really supports learning.
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.
Open education is a crucial means to organize and transform the work of faculty, teachers, librarians, independent scholars and learners.
It is a mistake to demand that online credit-recovery courses require the same time and effort as regular courses.
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.
As the hype around virtual reality in education swells, new developments show that the movement may have some staying power this time around.
Maybe today’s technology can finally make a progressive teaching approach more doable for teachers and students in more classrooms.
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.
Online learning allows educators to reach students from anywhere in the country and experts to supplement traditional teaching,
Breakthrough innovations come from finding ways to use new technologies to rethink old processes.
A forum by Tom Vander Ark and Greg Richmond
Cutting-edge model capitalizes on blended learning to take personalization further
An interview with Megan Toyama, a blended-learning teacher of AP US history and 10th-grade modern world history at Summit Tahoma
An excerpt from “Blended” by Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker
Most families have not embraced full-time online virtual learning as an answer to their particular circumstances or values.
Our Blended Learning Universe school directory features more than 300 profiles of schools. We’re hoping that the directory can offer guidance to states and districts by illustrating what is happening on the ground inside actual schools.
This week, President Obama announced that he would call for a $4 billion dollar commitment in his 2017 budget to bring computer science education to K-12 schools nationwide.
In both the movie and the school reform world, advocates of modernity can be snootily proud of their creations and dismissive of the tools of older generations.
An increasing number of regions are trying to create concentrated groups of blended-learning schools alongside education technology companies
The full-time virtual charter schools that care about quality need to band together and create a membership organization and take responsibility for their industry’s results.
A trio of new studies show that most online charter schools don’t work in their current context, but they don’t show that they can’t work.
Jason Tanz takes a close look at the Khan Lab School in Mountain View, California for Wired magazine.