Tag: digital learning

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt chief content officer: We should ban “digital” learning (Mary Cullinane / EdSurge) 2. Teaching adolescents how to evaluate the quality of online information (Julie Coiro / Edutopia) 3. After discontinuing Semester Online, Northwestern alters online education goals (Cat Zakrzewski / Daily Northwestern) 4. Harry Potter fans made a MOOC for Hogwarts, [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education. 1. The unholy alliance against online learning (Bloomberg) 2. iPads in education: Where’s the money coming from? (Macworld) 3. Engaging children with the siren call of the app (NYT) 4. In digital textbook transition, device availability is just the beginning (GigaOM) 5. Competency-based schools embrace digital learning (Education Week) [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Education chief: “Over the next few years, textbooks should be obsolete.” (AP) 2. Is Big Brother invading the classroom? (Salon) 3. Op-ed: It’s time to hit the ‘off’ button in the digital classroom (Toronto Star) 4. Do students behave better in a digital [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Should tablets be used in schools? (Gulfnews) 2. 8 ways to revamp journalism education (Online Journalism Blog) 3. Should schools buy tablets or laptops? (News and Observer) 4. Can QR codes engage students in the classroom? (Business 2 Community) 5. 3 key dynamics [...] more »

by Aran Levasseur

“Education,” scholar and writer Ralph Ellison once said, “is a matter of building bridges.” And perhaps, no bridge is more important than the bridge to the future. As educators, it’s our responsibility to prepare students for the world of tomorrow. Yet tomorrow isn’t what it used to be. The timeline from the Gold Rush to [...] more »

by Tina Barseghian

For schools in low-income communities, the idea of investing money, time, and energy into a digital media program or mobile-learning program might seem superfluous. Administrators and teachers already have so much to contend with — safety issues in high-crime communities, chronic student truancies, debilitating health issues due to poverty, families in constant state of flux, [...] more »