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As part of our Teaching in Digital Age study, Pearson is profiling teachers like Julie Ahern on their use of technology in their classrooms. Continue reading
As part of our Teaching in Digital Age study, Pearson is profiling teachers like Gail Sestito on their use of technology in their classrooms. Continue reading
Researcher Kathy McKnight argues that schools need to build systems that lead to improved teaching, instead of improving one teacher at a time. Continue reading
When academic cheating occurs in schools by adult leaders, it sends a terrible message to students, but parents can help stop it taking place. Continue reading
As part of our Teaching in Digital Age study, Pearson is profiling teachers like Melissa Slocum on their use of technology in their classrooms. Continue reading
The popularity of online learning has grown considerably in both post-secondary and K-12 schools. In 2012, six million students reported having taken at least one online course (Allen & Seaman, 2011). It is estimated that by 2019, 50% of all high school courses will offered online (Stansbury, 2011). Because this is National Distance Learning Week, I thought it would be an appropriate time to take a look at the pros and cons of online learning.
Everything that a student does in a learning management system, every click of the mouse or tap of the trackpad, generates a piece of data. We can easily learn what documents they have downloaded, what tests they took (and how they scored on those tests), what papers or presentations they submitted, and which discussion threads they have responded to. Every click generates data. Continue reading
Most countries around the world have standards or statements describing their goals for education, the things they want students to know and be able to do as well as the characteristics they hope to instill in students by the time they finish secondary school. These include things like cultural and national identity, social skills, and the ability to contribute to the sustainability and growth of the nation’s economy. These educational aims provide important context to understanding countries’ education practice and how those are intended to lead to student outcomes. Continue reading