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Online Learning News – Sept 2014

September 2014

by Mark Sivy

MOOCDon’t Dismiss MOOCs – We Are Just Starting To Understand Their True Value (Science 2.0)

Over the past couple of years, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have taken the academic world by storm. Despite much debate about whether the idea of running free online courses for everyone is both a good and cost-effective idea…

Log on and learn: The tech geeks working to transform Africa’s education (CNN)

Fresh faced and full of energy, five recent graduates sit around the conference room table. They all hail from a different African country, and they all have big dreams about revamping education in their continent for a digital era. These are the headquarters…

State education board eyeing Hancock ‘Cyber Academy’ online curriculum (Charleston Daily Mail)

The West Virginia Board of Education is closely monitoring online courses being offered to students in Hancock County with hopes it can replicate the program statewide if it becomes successful. In response to several students withdrawing from the school system and enrolling in online schools located in neighboring states…

blended learningBLENDED: A Conversation With Michael Horn & Heather Staker (Getting Smart)

Team Christensen is out with an updated implementation guide to blended learning. “BLENDED: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools” (out November 3) suggests that “Innovating is a process, not an event.” Their new resource lays out that process in a useful level of detail making it a must read for educators…

Mentor Schools plan for new blended, online learning initiatives (The News-Herald)

Mentor Schools has begun to strategize improvements to the district, thanks to a recent grant from Ohio’s Straight A Fund. At the regular meeting of the Mentor School Board Sept. 9, Michael Lynch, director of Straight A initiatives, provided an update to board members and the public on how the district plans to use the funds…

Enrollment Grows at Online School Based in Manistee (WWTV 9 & 10 News)

An online school based in Manistee is seeing substantial growth this school year. The Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy serves students across the state and has nearly tripled in size in just two years. The academy is part of the Manistee ISD, and it’s giving them an impressive enrollment boost…

Virtual Schooling and Student Learning: Evidence from the Florida Virtual School (Harvard Kennedy School research article)

Virtual schooling is rapidly gaining a foothold in K-12 education in the United States. In 2012-13, 30 states had multi-district, fully online schools with enrollment of about 310,000 students, and 26 states had state virtual schools with over 740,000 course enrollments…

Reflection Point – “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” ~Albert Einstein

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