Fake Students – Cause for Concern?

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Fake Students – Cause for Concern?

According to a recent article “Online Professors Pose as Students to Encourage Real Learning“, published by The Chronicle of Higher Education, strong ethical questions are being raised about  practices some professors have included in their online classes.  Creating fake students described as the professor’s alter ego is what Jane Malan and Bill Reed are accused of.  Barbara […]

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Technologies Impacting K12 Part 2

Last week in my report about technologies that are impacting K12, we learned The Horizon Report highlighted 6 technologies that are rising to the surface in K12.  The report discussed them in detail and included suggested time lines for implementation. With a two to three year time-to-adopt, come Mobiles and Cloud Computing.  A mobile is any […]

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Technologies Impacting K12

For the first time, in March of this year, the New Media Consortium (NMC) released their annual report in conjunction with EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative on emerging technologies for K-12.  The Horizon Report focuses on a time frame of 1-5 years and outlines trends and challenges associated with implementing these technologies.  The report primarily draws from […]

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Economic Downturn Part 2 – Program Planning for the Future

What are your plans for the future?  Do you want to run a 10K?  Are you planning to have children?  Would you like to own a home?  We all recognize the importance of making plans for the future.  Usually those plans center around our age, health, what we plan to accomplish, and is based in […]

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K12 Distance Learning – Part 3

For the past two weeks, we’ve discussed distance learning in K12.  We listed reasons alternative learning environments are needed for children grades 8th-12th and about what some students had to say about it in a recent survey done by Southern Regional Education Board (SREB).  With so much talk about learner readiness, eLearningToolBox realized it was […]

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K12 Distance Learning – Part 2

Last week in K12 Distance Learning Part 1, we looked at a few valid arguments as to why distance learning can be just as effective as face to face learning in the K12 environment.  We also discussed six reasons why a family might choose to participate in online classes instead of or to supplement their […]

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Grants for Education – Accountability Included?

In early 2009, President Obama announced his stimulus package would earmark billions of dollars for education and technology.  Shortly after, the private sector got on board when The Gates Foundation announced they would be giving away $22 million in grant money to support development of educational data systems.  Thus far these green promises have been […]

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Big Bucks for Technology

Today is the day that our new President Barack Obama officially takes his place as our nation’s Commander in Chief.  What will be his legacy?  What will generations to come remember about Obama’s chance to “CHANGE” the world?  President-elect Barack Obama has already changed the face of campaigns making history with record number of voters […]

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