What We’re Watching: Education Reform for the Digital Era



By Education Next 04/18/2012

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Last week the Fordham Institute held an event on the future of digital learning  featuring John E. Chubb, Mark Bauerlein, Eleanor Laurans, and Bryan Hassel as panelists and Mike Petrilli as moderator.

The questions addressed by the panel included:

Is digital learning education’s latest fad or its future?
What fundamental changes to the ways we fund, staff, and govern American schools are necessary to fulfill the technology’s potential?
Will policy tweaks suffice or do we need a total system overhaul—and a big change in the reform priorities that can bring this about?
Who will resist—and do their objections have merit?

If you missed the event, you can watch it above or read more about it here.

For more on this topic from Ed Next, please see

Bright Spots Shine in Blended, Online Learning,” by Michael Horn

Can Khan Move the Bell Curve to the Right?” by June Kronholz

The Flipped Classroom,” by Bill Tucker




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