department of education

Hack Education Weekly News: Udacity Charges for Certificates, a Harry Potter MOOC, and Other Ed-Tech "Magic Formulas"

In this week's news: more details about the new SAT. Udacity will no longer offer free certification to its MOOC completers. Coursera's CEO rewrites online education history. Tony Bates is retiring. Chegg buys a daily deals site. 60 years after Brown v Board of Education, US schools are resegregating. RIP Gabriel García Márquez. And hey! My other project Educating Modern Learners is now live!

Hack Education Weekly News: Knowledge Pills and Other Ed-Tech Quackery

OK, I'm slightly out-of-it this week. That's what flying to England does for you, I guess. Also, I'm visiting family so jetlag plus emotional exhaustion equals a pretty sparse weekly roundup. My apologies. I was paying close enough attention to note that Nicholas Negroponte says that in 30 years time, we'll be able to injest knowledge -- through a knowledge pill or something. So just think. I won't actually have to pay attention to the news.

New Research Asks: Does Blended Learning Boost Algebra Scores?

Flickr: CarbonNYC

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

On Open Government, Education Data, and PDFs

Late on Christmas Eve, the City of Newark released dozens of emails (as PDFs) relating to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million donation to its schools back in the fall of 2010.

Syndicate content