Pricing eLearning and the Value of the Online Option

As I was trying to make a dent in the unread count in my Google Reader this weekend, I read a few blog reviews and watched a few highlight videos from the much ballyhooed D10 Conference last month. Of special interest to me was Wall Street Journal’s tech columnist Walt […]

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Anytime, Anywhere, Cheap Brand-Name Professional Development

Perhaps it’s Stanford University’s proximity to Silicon Valley that gives it an innovative bent, or maybe the West Coast Ivy is hoping to capitalize on the experience some faculty have had in recent years opening their classes to a broad audience. Or maybe the school is just trying to avoid […]

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March 13, 2012 Mike Gwaltney no responses

Wiggins: “Everything You Know about Curriculum may be Wrong”

Of all the work done in the last few decades creating models for designing curriculum, I find the Understanding by Design framework from Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe the best. UbD recognizes a simple truth as primary: we must design our curriculum, schools, courses, and lessons with the end in […]

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What’s your Professional Growth Plan?

I’m sharing David Truss‘s excellent post about flipping professional development. Many educators are starting to understand the flipped classroom movement, but how many have “flipped” their PD? For those of us with PLNs (Personal Learning Network) that include the edu-blogosphere, Twitter, Nings, etc., David’s explanation of how he chooses his […]

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Misunderstanding Sal Khan, and Missing the Point

I’m starting to get a bit tired of the criticism being leveled at Sal Khan. After plenty of attention from old media about the launch of Khan Academy, Khan’s a coveted speaker. He’s been making the rounds at conferences, trying to explain to educators why his strategies for flipping the […]

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