Those of us in education technology have been chasing disruptive innovation for decades. But the opportunity many of us saw in the early days of the internet still appears unfulfilled, and even with massive amounts of investment in the education space, we can still point to a poor graduation rate from higher education, poor statistics related to knowledge […]
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Across the country, many high school students are under-prepared for placement testing, but lack access to affordable and easy-to-use resources. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have begun to emerge as resources for students looking to prepare for these tests, but many developmental MOOCs only target math concepts. Students who are under-prepared often need additional help […]
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The usage of a learning management system in Collier County Public Schools has increased over 1146% in the last five years, even though student enrollment rates have remained stable since 2009. Their LMS has become a vital teaching and resource portal with quick and easy accessibility to digital content, including textbooks. With the touch of […]
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At its core, competency based learning (CBL) focuses on learning outcomes rather than time. In traditional educational programs, students are bound to the weekly structure of a term, and at the end of the term, their grades are variable, with some students succeeding and some failing. In competency based education (CBE) programs, time is the […]
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Thousands of teachers, principals and other K-12 administrators participated in our first BbWorld K-12 Live online event this year and the response was terrific! So what do we do for an encore? How about give you the same K-12 Live excitement in an app! The Bb K-12 Live app is completely free and it’s easy […]
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Over the past week, we received more than 350 remarkable stories from learners all over the world on how they plan to make the world a better place through their education. Thank you for sharing your stories with us. They were inspiring! Nearly 10,000 votes later, we are excited to announce the winners of the Blackboard #PayMyTuitionChallenge […]
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Higher ed has traditional been based on the concept of the credit hour. But there has been a lot of discussion on how schools can better support a wide variety of learning styles and paces and how they can emphasize skills and competencies learned over “seat time” and traditional grades. Competency-based education is an important […]
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As promised, we wanted to share some details around our response to last week’s exciting Twitter trend that had students challenging people to help them pay their tuition. We are asking YOU to tell us how you will use your education to make the world a better place. Submit your answer in the form of […]
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There was an incredible student movement yesterday on Twitter, and we took notice. Inspired by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the #PayMyTuitionChallenge is a fun and creative idea that addresses a serious topic. Well, we’ve heard you. Challenge accepted. So we want to know: How will you use your education to make the world a […]
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As more schools explore options to integrate the latest digital learning tools into their traditional learning environment, many online academic leaders are also exploring ways to integrate tools that provide teacher-student interaction and peer relationship building that often comes with face-to-face learning. Taking inspiration from these challenges, Gwinnett Online Campus (GOC) thought of ways to incorporate best practices from traditional pedagogy into their online program. […]
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