Personalized Learning: What Does the Research Say?

(Edweek) By Benjamin Herold The K-12 sector is investing heavily in technology as a means of providing students with a more customized educational experience. So far, though, the research evidence behind “personalized learning” remains thin. The U.S. Department of Education has given half a billion dollars to districts that embrace the trend, with limited findings to date. […]

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Survey finds Millennial parents favor online and flexible education

(eSchoolnews)  By Staff — One of the most studied and analyzed generations, millennials are now becoming parents. According to a recent research report, 43 percent of children age 0-17 had millennial parents in 2014, and this figure is expected to exceed 50 percent in 2016. And when it comes to their children’s education, millennials are bringing […]

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Competency-based education programs are set to skyrocket

(eCampus News) By Laura Devaney —  The number of students enrolled in competency-based education programs is expected to reach more than 500,000 by 2020–meaning it will have more than doubled from the roughly 200,500 enrollments in 2015. By 2020, students age 25 and older will account for approximately 44 percent of the tertiary education student […]

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Debate About Impact of Ed Tech on Test Scores Fueled by Study

(Edweek)  By Jason Kazi — The latest attempt by researchers to determine the impact of educational technology investments on student achievement suggests that federal E-rate program subsidies that schools receive are unlikely to improve student test scores. This new study could fuel debates about the link between technology investments and student achievement. But several ed-tech […]

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