NY Times debate: ‘Can Young Students Learn From Online Classes?

(Photo courtesy of Bunk Class) Online courses are on the rise, particularly with education systems nationwide facing significant budget cuts.  The New York Times is putting it all on the table in a Room for Debate series for three teachers, a developmental psychologies, a professor and, of course, the readers to share and defend their … Continue reading

Wharton School at UPenn Launches Finance Website for High Schoolers

The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania is reaching out to assist high schoolers in understanding personal finance, the stock market and more. The service, Knowledge@Wharton, was originally geared towards university students, but the prestigious business school revamped their efforts to target a younger audience. Students learn several things in high school, from Shakespeare’s … Continue reading

a few good reasons to learn online

We discussed the benefits of online learning before here and here. However, the list goes on. Here are a few great points from Mashable, who argued their case for the virtual classroom a couple of weeks ago. Online education doesn’t have to suck. Universities have limited physical space. Education can change the world. Global understanding is … Continue reading

Learning by video’s example

David Lazarus discussed in a recent column how his son used a series of YouTube videos to learn how to get past levels in a video game. He then made an enlightening connection about how effective distance learning can be. If his son can learn how to beat games through YouTube videos, surely he can … Continue reading

I’ve been caught in a fallacy…

(Photo Courtesy of …a logical fallacy. An either/or fallacy to be exact. Previously when I have written like you could only chose either online education or classroom learning. However, this eSchool Special Report pointed out something very obvious that I had been neglecting all along: you don’t have to choose online education OR the traditional … Continue reading

Tablet computers: another reason for education to go online

Tablets, slates, pads, whatever else you want to call them, it does not matter. What does matter is the rapid adoption that not only techies, but everyone is taking part in. Daily Finance predicts Apple iPad sales alone to reach 28 million devices in 2011, and that’s just one manufacturer. Samsung will launch the Samsung … Continue reading

‘A Vision of K-12 Students Today’

(Photo Courtesy of VT-STEM) We found this video of children sharing their contemporary vision of education. It embraces today’s ways of constant technology integration by highlighting what a large part of their everyday lives technology is. What did you think of the video?