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Why American higher education faculty tend to resist digital materials: new study

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Most American professors generally avoid digital materials, according to a new study.  A minority are interested, but the majority prefer traditional (print) materials, with powerful implications for the intersection of technology and higher education.  Put…

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Hybrid Classes Outlearn Traditional Classes

Students in hybrid classrooms outperformed their peers in traditional classes in all grades and subjects, according to the newest study from two organizations that work with schools in establishing hybrid instruction. According to the 2013-2014 “Hybrid Learning Program Results,” from … Continue reading

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An International Study in Competency Education: Postcards from Abroad

New report highlights components of competency education in international practice A new report released today by CompetencyWorks, An International Study in Competency Education: Postcards from Abroad, seeks to highlight components of competency education in international practice and inform U.S. policymakers … Continue reading

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It’s been determined: Online learning works!

Online Learning is Just as Effective as Traditional Education, According to a New MIT Study More than 7.1 million students are currently taking at least one online course. Despite the apparent popularity, however, educators have given the trend low marks. … Continue reading

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STEAM Adds The Arts Into STEM

STEM education–that’s science, technology, engineering, and math–has gotten an increasing amount of buzz over the past few years. And now, there’s a twist on STEM: the addition of the arts, making it STEAM. Supporters (including Elmo) say a more focused … Continue reading

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National Research Study Seeking School District Participation

Fostering Efficiency in K-12 Educational Technology Procurement National Research Study Seeking School District Participation Digital Promise, in partnership with the Education Industry Association (EIA), with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has launched an initiative to identify and … Continue reading

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There’s More to Online Learning Than Course Completion Rates

Completion rates remain a contentious issue when discussing massive open online courses. Yet, new papers released Tuesday by Harvard and MIT argue there’s more to learning online than a shrinking number of registrants would suggest. The academic pair powering edX … Continue reading

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Why you can’t stop checking your phone

Drive for long enough in America, and you’re bound to see someone texting behind the wheel. Maybe it’ll be the guy ahead of you, his head bobbing up and down as he tries to balance his attention between his screen … Continue reading

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