For far too long, education has not been enough of a global priority. Access to good quality schools is just as important as access to quality healthcare. Yet for some reason, donors have not made the same level of commitment to education despite that like weak healthcare systems, poor education systems also contribute to global crises.
Almost four million American teenagers have just started their freshman year of high school. Can they learn better ways to deal with all that stress and insecurity? New research suggests they can. High school students reported more confidence after completing an exercise intended to instill a basic message to help manage tension: People can change.
Would it surprise you to learn that students have become so attached to their smartphones that leaving them behind can cause enough anxiety to affect test scores? A recent study concluded that students without their smartphones experienced so much anxiety and fear of missing out that they were unable to focus. But allowing students to bring mobile devices into class can boost collaboration and improve learning.
The University of Texas System is developing a revolutionary technology learning platform that includes an online marketplace of courses and credentials, real-time feedback and personalized support services. UTx’s team will develop software and digital tools that support students on their academic and professional journeys and increase student success.
Educators searching for flipped learning inspiration can now find it in a list of 100 people who are innovating and inspiring others in their pursuit of flipped instruction. The Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI) published the FLGI 100, an annual list identifying the top 100 innovative people in education who are driving the adoption of the flipped classroom around the world.
For over a decade, plenty of time and dollars have been poured into encouraging the use of open educational resources (OER). Last year, the U.S. Department of Education spearheaded the #GoOpen movement, a collection of efforts to make OER more available and easily accessible. Yet many teachers still ask: “Why can’t I find the open educational resources I’m looking for?”
Most online courses are a solitary experience for learners and this absence of social interaction could be one reason behind high dropout rates in online classes. But Carolyn Rosé, an associate professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, has been exploring ways to add social engagement to MOOCs since 2013.
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