Monthly Archives: February 2014

Special Report: The profit motive behind virtual schools in Maine (Portland Herald)

Documents expose the flow of money and influence from corporations that stand to profit from state leaders’ efforts to expand and deregulate digital education. By Colin Woodard cwoodard@pressherald.com Staff Writer This story originally was published on Sept. 2, 2012. Stephen … Continue reading

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Can MOOCs and Classrooms Be Squared? (IEDP)

17 Feb 2014 VIEWPOINT: According to Insper’s Carolina da Costa, new online technologies such as MOOCs should be seen as a means for educational institutions to improve and widen their ‘classroom’ offerings not as a replacement. However it is now … Continue reading

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What’s In It for Us? (IHE)

February 12, 2014 By Carl Straumsheim Cornell University and the University of Texas at Austin may have trumpeted their partnerships with — and pledged millions to — the massive open online course provider edX, but to no avail: Their students don’t … Continue reading

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My Year of MOOCs (Slate)

(NB: Some interesting observations in this article; cf. as well the reference both to the APA and Greg Nagy’s HeroesX course.) By Jonathan Haber  Lessons learned from earning the equivalent of a B.A. in 12 months, online.   I walked … Continue reading

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Hybrid Pedagogy (Journal)

All learning is necessarily hybrid. Hybrid Pedagogy | [What is Hybrid Pedagogy?] : combines the strands of critical pedagogy and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses for technology and new media in education. : avoids … Continue reading

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Obama Announces Pledges of $750 Million for Student Technology (New York Times)

ADELPHI, Md. — Business leaders have pledged more than $750 million as part of a White House initiative to strengthen access to technology for 99 percent of students within five years, President Obama announced on Tuesday. Mr. Obama hailed the … Continue reading

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