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 Bowen was excited and relieved. Maine’s education commissioner had just returned to his Augusta office … Read moreSpecial Report: The profit motive behind virtual schools in Maine (Portland Herald)

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 very important for institutions to give an account of the true value they offer to … Read moreCan MOOCs and Classrooms Be Squared? (IEDP)

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 valorizing educational technology, but seeks to interrogate and investigate technological tools to determine their most … Read moreHybrid Pedagogy (Journal)

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 ConnectED program, which he initiated last summer, as a way to ensure that all students … Read moreObama Announces Pledges of $750 Million for Student Technology (New York Times)