by Scott Welch Edsby Co-Founder Let me start by saying that I think the disconnect is a real and serious one. But I think that the proposed solution–granting teachers purchasing power–is the wrong one. Well, not so much wrong as ineffective. I have
Gigaom has a great article on BYOD here. Although it’s aimed at the corporate market, the BYOD movement has massive implications for education. The takeaway is pretty simple: users are going to demand slick, sophisticated mobile interfaces with access to
The latest report on LMS & SMS use in K-12 (sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) shows that the majority of teachers and administrators are deeply dissatisfied with their existing LMS and SIS solutions.
The Getting Smart blog has a great post entitled “Mentoring Your Students in Social Media or Vice Versa”. He’s talking about the fact that while students live in social media, teachers can’t just use public social media products in and educational environment. Hey! That what I say too!
In a recent post “Five Things Students Want Their Teachers to Know about Online Learning,” award-winning blogger and author Lisa Neilson says “Students appreciate the opportunity to learn online, but want their teachers to be sure to incorporate these elements
This is a great article about BC Education Minister George Abbot’s new plan. Education Minister George Abbott said the new program will transform a system of learning that is still rooted in a previous century. He promised to establish personalized learning
Thomas Klassen, professor of political science at York University in Toronto, had a great article in the Toronto Star last month. Over the past two decades, email has become a common way to communicate. However, Ontario’s public schools remain stuck in