Monthly Archives: August 2011

Trends | 2011 Vision K-20 Survey: Tech Still A Challenge

The results are in. Today the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) released findings of the 2011 Vision K-20 Survey, its fourth annual national survey to measure U.S. educational institutions’ self-reported progress toward building a framework that embraces technology and e-learning. The report surveyed … Continue reading

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Interview | Mike Jones: Moving Schools From Monolithic to Customized, Cloud-Based

In the past decade, many schools have turned to software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions and packaged software for their administration needs, from Student Information Systems to transcript and archiving applications. But with the cloud emerging as a major player in school IT, … Continue reading

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Interview | Jim Peterson and Roger Grinnip: Making Cloud Computing Work in K-12

School districts searching for more information about cloud computing have come to the right place. Jim Peterson (top) and Roger Grinnip are on the cutting-edge of just such a technology approach. Jim is the chief technology officer of IlliniCloud, a non-profit … Continue reading

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Interview | The Fabulous Peter and Paul Reynolds

I first met Peter and Paul in the early 2000s when they invited me over for tea just outside Boston. I was the editor of a new magazine looking for a fascinating interview and they were a pair of new … Continue reading

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Trends | EdTech Digest Awards Now Open

The EdTech Digest Awards Program is now open. EdTech Digest recognizes people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. Nominations are open August 4 through September 15, 2011. In … Continue reading

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Trends | Milton Chen’s Education Nation

Add this lucid read to your summer list: Milton Chen, senior fellow and executive director emeritus at the George Lucas Educational Foundation, brings together over a decade of great examples showcasing what’s working in our nation’s schools culled from his work on … Continue reading

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Interview | Karla Carter Talks Online Learning

Among the first universities to offer an MBA online, Bellevue University has won multiple awards from the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) for its leadership in online learning. The university began offering online degree programs at the undergraduate and … Continue reading

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