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Virtual schools expand but quality lags – US report

Virtual schools expand but quality lags – US report

Digging behind the shiny claims for online learning reveals some worrying trends
Online schools are proliferating, but a new US report from the National Education Policy Center in Colorado warns that they "continue to have serious problems with respect to education quality, diversity, accountability, and funding".

“Full-time K-12 online learning is growing exponentially, many policymakers praise it, and taxpayer money supports it,” says the report’s editor, Professor Alex Molnar of the University of Colorado Boulder, “And yet there has been little high-quality research to support the claims that justify its rapid expansion.”

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Report says FE should be bolder with technology

Report says FE should be bolder with technology

It's time for FE to show leadership for the innovative use of technology for learning
Further education (FE) should be bolder in its adoption of digital technologies for learni...

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'Smart tech fuels young people’s passion for learning'

'Smart tech fuels young people’s passion for learning'

Research indicates that it's time to shed some negative assumptions about mobile phones. Jeremy Sutcliffe reports 
The upsurge in smartphone ownership is helping to feed teenag...

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Making the facts fit the story: decoding ICT 'evidence'

Making the facts fit the story: decoding ICT 'evidence'

Nesta's new "Decoding Learning" may have stirred a response it wasn't looking for
"Something is going wrong.” The message from Nesta on its new report on technology in schools ...

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Facebook with stabilisers? Social networks for juniors

Facebook with stabilisers? Social networks for juniors


Tony Parkin rolls back the years to view social networking through a child's eyes  

Copy Cat, Role Player, Control Freak, Tribal Sharer, Identity Explorer, Confident ...

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