NPR What Are Education Tests For, Anyway? NPR Tests have existed throughout the history of education. Today they're being used more than ever before — but not necessarily as designed. Different types of tests are best for different purposes.
edX, the nonprofit massive open online course provider started by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, made a part of its source code available to the open source programming community on Thursday.
‘We need to fuel that evolution by developing the assessment tools that will support higher-order learning on a massive scale—we need to put technologies to work to support self, peer, and expert evaluations, to provide expert feedback in a...
Marketplace.org Smith College president talks affordable education Marketplace.org What's it like to run the institutions that are on the front lines of the debate we're having in this country over higher education and its merits?
AltSchool, a new startup aiming to transform K-8 education and schools, has raised $33 million in Series A financing led by Founders Fund and Andreessen.. (Interesting concept.."micro-schools" built around technology and personalized learning.
Martha Kanter, the US undersecretary of education, came by the other day and made three points about massive open online courses that are worth elaborating (MT “@timeshighered: What constitutes #Mooc success or failure?
Whitney Kilgore's insight:
Look for complete degree programs to be MOOCified soon.
First of all, we need to recognize that completion rates for MOOCs really have a different meaning than those for regular university courses. This is mainly because of the differing level of investment the students make from the start.