EVOLVE: California Higher Education Student Summit - STUDENTS, be sure to join us and help us spread the word! We need to hear from you! Online ed: what works, what doesn't, and what can we do to better serve students?
20 MILLION MINDS PRESIDENT DEAN FLOREZ AT LITTLE HOOVER COMMISSION: Higher education system needs to find cost effective alternatives by looking at Coursera and Udacity models for students to shorten time it takes to graduate and look at technology to provide solutions. MOOCs can provide alternative pathways when students are waitlisted.
Click on the link to view the new report, "The Right to Educational Access," about online education and bottlenecks in #CA #HigherEd commissioned by the 20 Million Minds Foundation - http://20mm.org/our-reports.html
MIXING CLASSROOM AND ONLINE LEARNING: In Utah, Senate Bill 79 authored by Republican State Senator Howard Stephenson would provide $ 275,000 in grants for pilot programs for up to 10 selected schools blending online and classroom learning, extending teaching year-round and teacher pay; using data to make instruction decisions instruction; and using competency-based education approaches in which students move to the next level through tests rather than just class time.
APPLE'S ITUNES U REACHES ONE BILLION DOWNLOADS! The free educational content service allows professors to create materials for courses from colleges, libraries, museums. Apple announced that it had surpassed 300 million downloads on the service in August of 2010, a little more than 3 years after the service launched with 60 percent of its downloads originating from outside the United States.
CALIFORNIA EDUCATION 2.0: Gov. Jerry Brown focused on "bringing California back" by investing in education. Focused on keeping tuition low at universities and colleges, reducing reliance on student loans, and increasing funding for the 3 public higher education systems.