Taking this course really helped me to see how stagnant the education models...– Participant in Brain Based Learning course from Tennessee
Academic Technologist to Instructional Designer
Time spent at the Lausanne Laptop Institute (#LI11) this week got me thinking about a change happening to the role of Academic Technologists in our schools. I am sure to revisit this more in subsequent postings. It seems to me that the role of the Academic Technologists (a staple position at independent schools over the past ten years) is morphing into the role of Instructional Designer of...
Professional Development Feedback
I wanted to share today some of the feedback that we have received from our Professional Development course on “Single Gender Education.” One teacher new to girls’ schools said: This course gave me more confidence for teaching in an all-girls school. Very valuable information and lively discussions from professional teachers helped this course to be organized and interesting....
Transformative Blended Learning
Researchers at Innosight Institute are challenging schools to transform using blended learning pedagogy: The Disruption of Blended Learning The question, however, is whether blended learning becomes a disruptive innovation to today’s brick-and-mortar classrooms or a sustaining innovation for them. If the blending of online learning into schools takes place disruptively, it will transform...
A Call for Change in Harvard Magazine
Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn, authors of the seminal book on online education Disrupting Class, have just published an article in Harvard Magazine on the state of American colleges and the coming changes to the collegiate landscape: “Colleges in Crisis: Disruptive change comes to American higher education.” Their article, written for the Harvard alumni community, aims to help...