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Your Weekly Recommendations Wednesday, July 26, 2017
 
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How Making Mistakes Primes Kids To Learn Better
KQED • Mindshift
Making The Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Getting Smart • Catherine Wedgwood
It’s Time to Sign Up for the ACT: These 25 Tips can Help Boost Scores
Getting Smart • Mary Ryerse
MIT deems half online, half in-person master's program a success
Inside Higher Ed • Carl Straumsheim
Rise & Shine: An Aurora summer camp prepares students for cyber security
ChalkBeat • Yesenia Robles
Getting Smart Podcast | Learning Anywhere, Anytime: Things Are About to Get Interesting
Getting Smart • Getting Smart Staff
Moving away from traditional reporting methods: Why Learning Analytics & real - time insights matter
The Economic Times of India • Manish Upadhyay
Is Online Education a Jobs Engine?
Inside Higher Ed • Joshua Kim
How Colorado could see more “blended learning,” combining online courses and traditional teaching
ChalkBeat • Marissa Page
'It's Platforms Stupid,' Media-Entertainment Will Teach Ed Execs
Forbes • Adam Gordon, Contributor
 
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EdTech, Education
How Making Mistakes Primes Kids To Learn Better
KQEDMindshift
Once a month, this column will examine the insights that science offers about the way people learn, and how such findings could influence schools. Most of us can remember a moment like this from our school years: the teacher poses a question...
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EdTech
Making The Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Getting SmartCatherine Wedgwood
Nonprofit venture philanthropy firm New Schools Venture Fund recently released its new study, Unrealized Impact, to help deepen the understanding of the racial/ethnic diversity of the education workforce; the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policies and practices that leaders have put into...
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Assessments & Testing, EdTech
It’s Time to Sign Up for the ACT: These 25 Tips can Help Boost Scores
Getting SmartMary Ryerse
As many students who just graduated from high school are looking to their future by packing for college or joining the workforce, those entering their junior or senior year of high school may be preparing for an important date that could impact...
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Colleges & Universities, E-Learning
MIT deems half online, half in-person master's program a success
Inside Higher EdCarl Straumsheim
The first of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s half online, half in-person master’s degree programs is making a profit and bringing dozens of new degree-seeking students to campus. The results from the blended program in supply chain management are beginning to influence...
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Blended Learning, EdTech
Rise & Shine: An Aurora summer camp prepares students for cyber security
ChalkBeatYesenia Robles
ROADMAP A new guide for school districts interested in blended learning offers three keys for successfully using the learning model. Chalkbeat Colorado EARLY START A new reports finds that helping new and expectant mothers can lead to health and education gains for...
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EdTech, Education
Getting Smart Podcast | Learning Anywhere, Anytime: Things Are About to Get Interesting
Getting SmartGetting Smart Staff
What will learning looks like in ten years? KnowledgeWorks Foundation in Cincinnati is the only foundation with a Strategic Foresight department and a longstanding commitment to illuminating the path forward. As part of their research, Katie King interviews experts like Tom Vander...
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Big Data, Business Intelligence Software
Moving away from traditional reporting methods: Why Learning Analytics & real - time insights matter
The Economic Times of IndiaManish Upadhyay
In a recent Global data and analytics survey 2016 by PwC more than 2,100 executives shared their next big decision and how decision-making needs to improve by 2020. Two-thirds of the survey audience (about 61%) acknowledged that their companies could rely on...
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Colleges & Universities, E-Learning
Is Online Education a Jobs Engine?
Inside Higher EdJoshua Kim
I like nothing better than getting things wrong. When we are wrong, we learn something. So I interested to read a NYTimes piece on 7/10/17 on e-commerce, the tech sector, and job creation. For a while now I’ve thought that the growth...
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Blended Learning, E-Learning
How Colorado could see more “blended learning,” combining online courses and traditional teaching
ChalkBeatMarissa Page
A new guide released Monday seeks to help Colorado schools successfully introduce blending learning, a growing practice combining traditional classroom instruction with online coursework. The Colorado Blended Learning Roadmap, commissioned by state lawmakers, urges school officials to consider three main priorities: effective...
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Education, Music Industry
'It's Platforms Stupid,' Media-Entertainment Will Teach Ed Execs
ForbesAdam Gordon, Contributor
Most leaders never learn that predictive modeling is a false prophet in fast-changing industries, the siren that lulls them to sleep even as their companies smash on the rocks of outdated assumptions. But for the few willing to kick addiction to false...
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