The following is a list of all entries from the college category.
You may have read the literature and seen the research that validates the power of peer learning. Or as a parent or employer you may have seen peer learning in action. And you may have benefited from it ourselves. Can peers really teach one another? Can you learn from someone who does not have the [...]
They are here! Your favorite ed-tech startup is livening up October with Certs for OCW courses and headless MOOCs. (Didn’t you ask Santa for this last year?). You told us you wanted to demonstrate your learning, your smarts and your skills to the outside world. For some, these are employers. For others, these are colleges. [...]
Such a lot of buzz about MOOC, a lot of hype but still a lot of promise that has yet to be realized. Esther Wojcicki said to me over coffee yesterday, “All this fuss about MOOCs and it is just another version of distance learning.” And we thought about that a bit as we sipped our [...]
Grades never tell the whole story. They are one-dimensional, subjective, non-standardized and unreliable. Most teachers would agree that there are better ways to evaluate students and assess their progress. Students stress about grades and all agree that it kills collaboration and sharing. And yet we keep using them. April is the time of year [...]
Sergio Alvarez is a 9th grader in NY, failed every math class through 8th grade despite numerous teachers and paid tutors. He dreams of a future where he engineers planes, but you and I know the harsh reality: this is very unlikely. Kids like him get discouraged, bored, drop out of school, and wait tables [...]