Tom Vander Ark (1673)

competency works

Is it a Teaching Problem or a Design Problem?

When principals are evaluating teachers this year and when they don’t see the percentage of grade level proficiency they had hoped for, they should ask, “Is this a teaching problem or a design problem?”

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5 Big EdTech Trends: What They Mean for EdLeaders & Edupreneurs

I spent a lot of time at eeast coast meetings this week with teachers and education providers that are both trying to navigate the blended learning landscape. Here are 5 trends we talked about and next steps for EdLeaders and Edupreneurs.

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New in Texas Edu in 2014

Here's a look into what is new in Texas education this year.

6 days ago by

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The Cost of Raising & Educating Kids

Recently heightened cost pressures suggest the need to develop better and cheaper learning options for kids. Competency-based and blended models appear to be the most productive and raise academic results.

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E-Line Scaling Learning Games and Impact

Building a viable business model has proven more difficult that building interesting games. E-Line Media may have cracked the code on combining education and entertainment and scaling game-based learning.

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Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC)

Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) accelerates educational innovation through applied technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States.



NCAA Way Out of Bounds for Outlawing Online

Thousands of student athletes are ineligible to compete in college because the NCAA took on a job where they had no business. The NCAA needs to fix this situation. It’s bad for education, dangerous for the online learning sector and, more importantly, it’s bad for thousands of students.

10 days ago by

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How Next Gen Learning Boosts Rigor, Relevance & Relationships

There's no doubt that next gen learning boosts rigor, relevance and relationships. Here's more on how innovations in learning are creating more of a good thing and supporting great learning environments for students and teachers.

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