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Education

Why are Brits so obsessed with getting a university degree?

theguardian.com - Why are we Brits still obsessed with heading to university to get a degree and running up a small mortgage in the process? We already have a vast reservoir of graduates that have obtained a first o...

Rethinking Data: How to Create a Holistic View of Students

Shared by Paul Prinsloo

ww2.kqed.org - The excerpt below is from “Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes For Every School,” by Mark Barnes and Jennifer Gonzalez. The following is from the chapter entitled, “Hack 10: The 360 Spreadsheet.” For...

How High Schoolers Spent Their Summer: Online, Taking More Courses

Shared by Eric Stoller

nytimes.com - As summer began, Dan Akim, a junior at Manhattan’s ultracompetitive Stuyvesant High School, planned to attend debate camp, to study for the PSATs and to go on some family vacations. Yet he felt tha...

Free book presents new approaches for designing the future European ICT-enhanced school

openeducationeuropa.eu - The book, free to download, provides an overview of the results of iTEC (Innovative Technology for an Engaging Classroom), a 4-year European project on designing the future classroom. The iTEC proj...

What is Open Pedagogy?

Shared by Lee Skallerup

tlinnovations.cikeys.com - Chances are, you are familiar with the concept of “open content,” but “open pedagogy” has not yet made its way into mainstream conversations about teaching and learning. Open content, of course, re...

Get a rocket up your CPD!

Shared by Mark Anderson

educationevangelist.com - Continuing Professional Development (or Continuing Professional Self Development as Ian Gilbert discusses in his ‘Why Do I Need a Teacher When I’ve got Google?‘ book… CPD has changed its appearance...

58 of the best websites and apps to learn something new

Shared by Oliver Conner

creativeboom.com - You don’t have to sign up to an evening course or go back to college to learn something new these days. You’ve got everything you need right at your fingertips thanks to a huge range of helpful web...

NCES Blog | How variable are teachers' salaries?

Shared by Fred Bartels

nces.ed.gov - Teachers play the primary role in the delivery of elementary and secondary instruction. About half of all public school staff were teachers and an additional 12 percent of staff were instructional ...

Northern Scotland suffering teacher shortage with 300 posts unfilled

theguardian.com - Council leaders across northern Scotland have called for urgent action to deal with a shortage of teachers after failing to fill nearly 300 teaching and head teacher posts. The severest shortages a...

LA EVALUACIÓN PEER TO PEER (P2P) EN EL DISEÑO DE MOOC - ECO Learning

ecolearning.eu - La experiencia en el MOOC “Alfabetización Digital para colectivos en riesgo de exclusión social: estrategias para la intervención socioeducativa”. Los MOOC han generado un movimiento entorno a la f...

Home straight for Paul Salkovskis and Ride4OCD cyclists on epic trip

Shared by Katrina Kelly

bath.ac.uk - Clinical psychologist from our Department of Psychology, Professor Paul Salkovskis, has reached the South West on his epic nationwide cycle from John o'Groats to Lands End raising awareness of obse...

Projects That Soar

gse.harvard.edu - It was easy to assume that the projects — laid out on tables that ringed the room, surrounding the educators who'd gathered for a summer workshop — had been commercially produced. The cookbooks, na...

E-assessment - 5 reasons why!

Shared by johnkleeman

trainingzone.co.uk - There are many reasons why awarding bodies and exam boards are making the switch to e-assessment. If I were a salesman for one of the many suppliers in the industry here are 5 arguments I would be ...

Teachers Know Best - College Ready

Shared by Colin Warren

collegeready.gatesfoundation.org - The goal of Teachers Know Best is to bring the perspectives of teachers to developers who are creating digital tools for the classroom. Moving from anecdotes of what digital instructional tools tea...

Imagine If Every School Played *This* Video Before Class

Shared by Jamie E Smith

upworthy.com - Kid President: It's time to wake up people. This one goes out to teachers, teachers and students. It's time to get our learn on, and we got a lot to learn too. I don't know it all, but I know a few...

Codementor, A Learning Platform For Developers, Launches Live Group Classes

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techcrunch.com - Codementor, an open marketplace for code instructors, is ramping up its services with the launch of live group classes. The startup, a Y Combinator alum, also announced that it has doubled its seed...

State Higher Ed Cuts Largely Driving Recent Tuition Hikes

Shared by Ken Udas

cbpp.org - State cuts to higher education funding have been the major driver behind the large tuition increases at public two- and four-year colleges in recent years.  Claims that rapid increases in administr...

Georgia State Enrolls Highest-Achieving, Largest, Most Diverse Freshman Class - Georgia State University News

news.gsu.edu - ATLANTA—Georgia State University has set records this fall for the size, diversity and quality of its freshman class. With 3,800 freshmen enrolled as of Aug. 25, the entering first-year students ha...

UBC educates future teachers in mental health literacy

news.ubc.ca - The University of British Columbia is improving mental health literacy among its teacher candidates, arming them with the knowledge and skills they need to act as an intervenor in the battle agains...

6 propuestas para un nuevo modelo de formación permanente del profesorado

Shared by CharlotteS.

blog.educalab.es - Aquella frase de un funcionario surcoreano, “La calidad de un sistema educativo tiene como techo la calidad de sus docentes”, recogida en el primer informe McKinsey, se ha convertido en una de las ...

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