This week, News Corp.’s education arm Amplify announced a high school MOOC for AP Computer Science. The course, which kicks off in August, is intended to give students two semesters of academic instruction in preparation for the College Board’s exam. The online program, taught by an experienced high school teacher, is free to students. And an added option, called MOOC Local, which provides schools with students in the CS MOOC additional resources, will cost $200 per student but is free to schools for the first year.
As more school districts consider 1:1 initiatives, they are faced with the decision of which device to roll out. Chromebooks and iPads are two popular choices, but instead of choosing between them, some innovative school districts are deploying both.
Google Plus has the reputation as being the social network you love to hate. It has been called a “Ghost Town”, “The Dead Zone”, and a host of other less than flattering (and far less than accurate) names.
What edX is intending to do is to thus expand higher education and not destroy universities. It aims to provide traditional university models with the tools, research, and pedagogy to succeed in a growing digital culture and face the other challenges with respect to learning and recruitment in higher education.
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