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The NSW Teachers Federation and public school advocates such as Trevor Cobbold argue that there is little, if any, evidence to support the benefits of increased school autonomy.
THe school autonomy debate rages on in Australia.. some interesting sources and reference to a recent paper by Hanushek.
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A four-hour drive from the nearest cellular coverage in the remote highlands of Papua, Indonesia, a new kind of guerilla telecom network is operating, albeit outside the law, using a cheap base station roped into a treetop.
The technology could provide a new model for self-managed “last mile” mobile coverage in the world’s hardest-to-reach areas, where traditional top-down telecommunications business models don’t work.
My own blog post on changes to AusAID post elections and some ideas about Open Development and Open Education and also a look at implications for aid effectiveness and humanitarian disaster work
Statistics, facts and data to inform your teaching!
Boss level connecte learning is a model that crosses the line between peer cultures and education - reminds me a little of the system in Australia called Tribes
From understanding what digital literacy is, to developing skills and establishing ethical principles for students, our live chat panel share ideas and resources for universities
Useful summary of positions on digital literacy
Update 6/13/2012: We finally finished our book on this topic. It is available in print here, and in Kindle format here. You can also download a sample chapter here: (601k PDF) Literacy an...
From the ETMOOC community :)
The widening gap in financing and acheivement in Australia
Sarah Payton & Tabetha Newman http://elearningprogs.jiscinvolve.org/wp/ http://www.timmuslimited.co.uk/ The EU describes it as digital competency. Lots of debate about what it is, but if we’re talking policy at institutions, it’s important to know...
A summary of EU and JISC thinking around digital literacies. Intresting vs web-literacies.
Educators knew the online revolution would eventually envelop the physical classroom, but a torrent of near-revolutionary developments in the past month are proving that change is coming quicker than anyone imagined.
It is on
Hanushek's fairly recent paper that has been liberally quoted in the press on school autonomy ...
Autonomy for schools is all very well, argues Estelle Morris, but local schools also need each other
The school autonomy debate is again in focus in the UK too..
I am looking forward to some more in depth studies and information particularly on education in Asia and Africa
The transformation of today's teaching force requires smarter development of professionals. The significant rewards that come with better educational outcomes show that getting this right is worth it.
Andreas Schleicher of the OECD gives a well thought out reasoning around areas to pinpoint in teacher development particularly in more developed contexts.
The High Court has dismissed an application by a lobby group seeking to stop the implementation of the Government's free laptop project in public primary schools.
Irony is they might be right but probably not for the environmental reason cited. Lots of laptop programs are driven by the technology not the pedagogy or the training of teachers. There must be better ways to do this!
UNESCO's mobile learning week exploring the potential of MOOCS
Covers the Digital Media Youth Network in Chicago and video looks at innovative schooling model
I think this topic is very interesting and I'm looking for deeper analysis
"Social learning, facilitated by transparency, work narration and shared power, keeps everyone involved in organizational redesign, through ongoing conversations. John Kellden clearly shows the value of social learning, inThe 11 Conversations: it’s return on engagement."
UNESCO's take on learning anlytics - will be an interesting read
if we use social media, probably we need learning analytics.
The history of TFA reveals the ironies of contemporary education reform, class inequality and the liberal agenda
Interesting analysis about the 'liberal reform' movement championed by the Republican party in the US
President Correa stands good chance of re-election on Sunday due to investment in schools.
Intersting to hear another success story in Latin America in education
Here it is, posted in a panic: Web Trend Map 4. We’ll give you a week for final feedback before we send it to the printer.
The web trend map ! Awesome
Pearson has released this recent report and there are some interesting responses from Andreas Schleicher too.
EDUCAUSE Review Online