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    Posts Tagged ‘technology’

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    The more things change…

      Two recent articles caught my attention. It’s hard to read them together and not shake your head. The First Race to the Top by William Reese, professor of educational policy studies and history at the University of Wisconsin, Madison The testing groundwork was laid in 1837, when a lawyer and legislator in Massachusetts named Horace Mann became [...]

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    Whither our cherished institutions

    Two ongoing narratives have my head spinning lately… Is Coursera the Beginning of the End for Traditional Higher Education? Could high-quality MOOCs eventually do to traditional colleges and universities what Craigslist has done to classified advertising in newspapers and what Wikipedia has done to encyclopedias? In other words, could Coursera and its ilk replace a [...]

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    Learn with me this summer?!?!

    I’m pleased and excited to announce that the VCU School of Education is running our first Emerging Technologies Institute this summer. It’s a fully online professional development program for educators. There are six courses available to educators, and each can be taken for university credit and/or for recertification points (non-credit). You can obtain details about [...]

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    Tightening the narrative around school change

    The stories our leaders tell us matter, probably almost as much as the stories our parents tell us as children, because they orient us to what is, what could be, and what should be; to the worldviews they hold and to the values they hold sacred. In an opinion piece in the New York Times, [...]

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    The Missouri “Facebook Law”: A conversation

    Senate Bill 5, also known as The Amy Hestir Student Protection Act, signed into law on July 14 in Missouri, goes into effect on August 28. Among lots of other provisions, the law stipulates that: No teacher shall establish, maintain, or use a work-related internet site unless such site is available to school administrators and the [...]

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