Beginning with the ASCD SmartBrief.
Success of digital classrooms goes beyond devices
The success of digital learning relies on factors beyond the devices themselves, according to speakers at the Internet Innovation Alliance’s discussion Monday in Washington, D.C. The focus should be on infrastructure, professional development for educators and curriculum design, said Montgomery County, Md., Public Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr, the event’s keynote speaker. Other speakers noted how the digital environment also will transform teachers’ role in the classroom. The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (7/15)
Also, the SmartBrief for EdTech.
Why hasn’t online education caught on in China?
While China leads the world in Internet and smartphone users, online education has been slow to catch on there — driven in part by the country’s education system, which focuses primarily on testing, journalist Wei Gu writes in this column. Also contributing to the dearth of online-education offerings is the lack…
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