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Release: K-12 OER and College Credit Pathways for Online Learning (video)

November 26, 2013 by

Earlier in November, we presented two topics at the 2013 Open Education Conference: Creating a path towards an affordable, accredited higher education together The Saylor Foundation K-12 Initiative – Full Curriculum OER Our share-worthy press release has all the details, but you can view the full presentations, including YouTube videos (skip to the end) here: … Read More …

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The Dirt on “Grit”

November 20, 2013 by

This week’s favorite news circles around the education mot du jour * “grit”, or a sense of tenacity or stick-to-it-iveness (another invention) needed to succeed. Whether it’s addressing the interventions needed to help transfer students stay enrolled, a French entrepreneur going against the grain with a new higher education model, or parents fighting for access … Read More …

MMD: More Tug-of-War over Common Core

November 11, 2013 by

In spite of attributable Math and Reading test score gains in Washington, DC, and Tennessee,  there’s a continuing battle over the Common Core State Standards. Concerns range from student data privacy, to local district control over content, to the rigor of the standards themselves. Some states have already pulled out of the initiative, while others weigh … Read More …

MMD: Celebrating the Outliers

November 4, 2013 by

Good morning and happy Monday! This week we look at some recent outliers in education. Stepping outside of the box can be a challenge, especially in the realm of education. So this week, we are celebrate trailblazers big and small. First up, we look at the realm of music education combined with accredited eLearning. Berklee … Read More …

MMD: Freedom and Access in Education

October 28, 2013 by

Good morning and happy Monday! We’re back to keep you updated about different happenings in education. For this week, we focus on two very highly contested issues in the world of education: freedom and access. We begin this week with a focus on the freedom to become a teacherpreneur in New York City and the … Read More …