In “Turning Education Upside Down,” Tina Rosenberg writes about how the entire school moved to flipped classes and the outcome it had on student learning.
Last weekend, the New York Times ran a story “Deciding Who Sees Students’ Data,” which focused on the non-profit, inBloom. For those not familiar with inBloom, it’s a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-backed enterprise that aims to streamline and connect management of student data and the data itself via cloud services. According to their website:
inBloom is a non-profit organization created in response to a request from states and school districts to simplify how they record student information, administer tests, analyze performance, train teachers, and share lesson plans to support personalized learning. Personalized learning means that students’ learning experiences are tailored to their individual developmental needs, skill levels, and interests.
Parents in the Jefferson County, Colorado school district pushed back against the district’s plan to join with inBloom, mainly over questions about how student data would be used, how it would be protected, and concerns regarding privacy. In the age of Edward Snowden, how seriously can one take the promise of an organization when the NSA can’t even protect its data?
Written by Mark Sample and published by Profhacker.
Written by Jordan Shapiro and published by Forbes.
“More on the AHA, ETDs and Libraries,” written by Kevin Smith and published on Scholarly Communications @ Duke.
If you work with digital repositories or in the scholarly communication world, you may be aware of the AHA’s new recommendation regarding history dissertations.
The-Awesomest-7-Year-Postdoc or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tenure-track-faculty-life
Written by Radhika Nagpal and published on the Scientific American Guest Blog.
In a recent press release, Copia announced the development of “an enhanced version of its learning solution specifically designed to meet the needs of K-12 students and educators.” The New Open World (NOW) Academy in Los… Read More »Students Embrace Mobile Reading and Improve Skills with Copia
If you’ve not had the pleasure of reading Bryan Alexander’s NITLE Future Trends, you’ve been missing out. They provide a wonderful, monthly snapshot of trends in education in a context that extends beyond one’s own… Read More »Future Trends in Technology and Education by Bryan Alexander