Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
"I've just finished reading Scott Weingart's Demystifying Networks, Parts I & II, in which Mr. Weingart tries to correct the misuse of networks by humanities scholars. ... Both the Universe and our knowledge of it are network phenomena.
How many times have you heard people (including me) rant and rave about the internet marketing benefits of great content? A lot, I’m guessing. But how many of those pundits and the practitioners that read them stop to consider, What IS great content? What makes it great? How do you define that?
Though Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have much to prove, the Gates Foundation is interested in their potential to make content and learning more accessible and affordable at web scale—at least for some students and some types of content...
Direct-to-consumer channels and the consumerization of education are helping overcome traditional distribution challenges, while the younger, increasingly digital-native generation of instructors and professors are open to new technology and...
Starting the process- Learning Leader Session #1. ... No matter how education came into being or how it has evolved, it should be pretty obvious, especially to educators, that it does not work for everybody.
"In short, there are political and economic machinations associated with the stirring of interest in, and coverage of, MOOCs. Given this, and given the stakes at hand, it is important to address the MOOCs phenomenon is a serious, sustained, and reflective way, not in a knee jerk fashion, one way or the other."
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.
Daphne Koller, one of the two founders of Coursera, describes some of the key features of the Coursera MOOCs, and the lessons she has learned to date about teaching and learning from these courses. The video is well worth watching, just for this.
Students are the future, but what's the future for students? To arm them with the relevant, timeless skills for our rapidly changing world, we need to revolutionize what it means to learn. Education innovators like Dr.
This paper is a reaction to the increasing high cost of higher education and the resulting inaccessibility for the millions of potential learners now seeking opportunities for quality higher education opportunities.