Avoiding isolation in an online course

How To Avoid Feeling Isolated in Your Online Course (link to website) The link above leads to a list of suggestions to help online students feel like they are part of an online community when taking an online course. Many students report feeling isolated when learning online.  I especially like the idea of using group […]

Should OLPC get out of the netbook business?

Cheaper cheap laptop promised One Laptop Per Child is still working on their goal of producing a $100 laptop to help bridge the digital divide. This article questions whether they should be in the business at all given that existing computer companies are now making a similar product. (tags: K-12 OLPC digital_divide laptop)

Is technology producing a decline in critical thinking and analysis?

Is technology producing a decline in critical thinking and analysis? (link to article) This article discusses a metaanalysis of 50 studies on learning technology published in the journal Science. (delicious tags: brain criticalthinking Education internet learning literacy reading research science Technology thinking)

How do we make sure K12 online learners receive a quality education?

Online Learning Policy and Practice Survey – Survey of the States (link to report) Here’s a report that provides information about state distance learning policies. It’s clear that states are taking different paths towards the same goal of providing learners with options for their education.  Here are the top three issues I see in K-12 online learning: […]