Online Learning Consortium Releases New Scorecards to Evaluate Digital Classes
NEW HIGH SCORE: More than 400 universities have used the Online Learning Consortium’s Quality Scorecard Suite to evaluate their online and blended learning programs. Now users have access to three new scorecards released by OLC. They include ways to evaluate the overall digital classroom experience and the first course-level scorecard, which OLC created in partnership with Open SUNY...
#DLNchat: How might we scale evidence-based practices and pedagogies in digital learning?
It’s one thing to pilot a creative solution in one class, with one professor, on one campus. It’s quite another to try to scale it for tens of thousands, or even millions of students.
Common Sense Report Shows Parents Spend Nine Hours Daily With Screen Media
SCREENS EVERYWHERE: A new report released today by San Francisco-based nonprofit Common Sense Media says that parents spend more than nine hours per day interacting with screen media—think tablets, phones and laptops. Ironically, the report also says that 56% of the 1,700 parents of children (age 8 to 18) surveyed are concerned that their children will or are becoming addicted to technology...
​Nonprofit Edtech Research Center Waterford Institute Acquires Curriculet
CURRICULET, a self-guided digital reading platform that shut its doors in June, has new plans in store. Nonprofit edtech and research center Waterford Institute today announced it has acquired the San Francisco-based startup for an undisclosed amount. Under its new ownership, Curriculet’s platform will initially become part of the Waterford curriculum focusing on third to sixth grade students, and later the acquirer plans to offer Curriculet’s program features through grade 12...