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As with many school choices, digital learning has a perception problem. The kids are lazy. The parents are lazy. They want to sleep in. They want to play video games. They want to listen to music. They're anti-social. They're taking the easy way out. The reality is so very different from the whisper campaign to discredit a rapidly embraced choice for parents and students for whom a one-size-fits-all system just didn't – fit all.
In the worst economy since the Great Depression, Americans are struggling to earn a living, raise their families, and get an education. How will Americans adapt to learn, work, and connect in the future? A new book with findings from Apollo Research Institute describes how technology and the new job skills that will be required in the 21st century will transform higher education.
By: Dr. Idit Harel Caperton As we celebrate the first, national Digital Learning Day today, Wednesday, February 1, 2012, let's recognize the masters of this great profession and provide educators—young and experienced, tech-savvy and tech-novices—with all the supports they need to be successful as learners first, and leaders second.
I often begin my workshop on personal learning networks (PLN) for educators by asking these questions: Who is in your learning network? Who do you learn from on a regular basis? Who do you turn to for your own professional development? Then, I share with participants these ten tips for building their own personal learning network, and I hope these might be useful for you too.
In the worst economy since the Great Depression, Californians are struggling to earn a living, get an education, and raise a family. How will we adapt to learn, work, and connect in the future? A new book with findings from Apollo Research Institute describes how businesses and workers will compete for jobs and opportunities in a global, technology-driven marketplace.
Many people argue that entrepreneurship cannot be taught. They point to college dropouts like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, and insist that the ability to break out on one’s own is intrinsic. It isn’t something that you can teach, develop, or hone through experience. It’s natural.
As William Gibson has noted, “The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.” Innovative districts facing the challenges of the “new normal” will increasingly step forward to adopt some of the most promising edtech innovations of the last few years, turning early stage proofs of concept into large-scale solutions that hold promise for helping teachers be more efficient with every child.