4 Professors Discuss Teaching Free Online Courses for Thousands of Students – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education

These are just snapshots, or “sound bytes,” but they give a bit of an idea of the diversity of thought among professors teaching a variety of free online university courses (MOOCs–Massive Open Online Courses). Will similar courses be the precursors to free post-secondary for-credit classes? Might such classes result in (or at least lead to) free college education for anyone interested? Will professors be paid based on the popularity of their free online teaching–how well-attended, how well commercialized, etc.?

My questions always seem to start with the content, but then go quickly beyond the actual text and context…

4 Professors Discuss Teaching Free Online Courses for Thousands of Students – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Partnership for Los Angeles Schools Receives $1.6 Million in Foundation Backing for Its Digital Learning Initiative | Digital Learning Now

Hmmm… This is interesting. Wonder if I somehow missed this in the local media… Or maybe it’s something that LAUSD isn’t advertising? I’m assuming LAUSD is the “Los Angeles Schools” mentioned in this article…

Partnership for Los Angeles Schools Receives $1.6 Million in Foundation Backing for Its Digital Learning Initiative | Digital Learning Now.

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Link URL: http://digitallearningnow.com/news/partnership-for-los-angeles-schools-receives-1-6-million-in-foundation-backing-for-its-digital-learning-initiative/

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5/23-5/24 Safe & Supportive Schools Webinar Event: “Implementing New Programs—The Impact of Current Practice” | U.S. Department of Education

Thought I would share this with anyone interested in knowing about this webinar. Registration information is included in the briefing.

Up front, I am including the intended audience:

“This webinar is appropriate for school district superintendents and allied staff, school administrators, school climate teams, school improvement teams, student support personnel and any staff engaged in leading change.”

via 5/23-5/24 Safe & Supportive Schools Webinar Event: “Implementing New Programs—The Impact of Current Practice” | U.S. Department of Education.

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