Jay Mathews has a piece in The Washington Post this week that highlights a common challenge in ed tech. Many schools now partner with sites where students’ assignments can be easily followed online. This is great for kids who routinely forget to write down assignments, and it’s great for parents… READ MORE
Posts by Chris Black
Chris is the Web Content Editor at Knewton, where he writes, edits, and oversees material for all its prep courses. He graduated from Harvard College with a A.B. in English Literature. In his spare time, he can usually be found eating barbecue and/or writing about it.
World Bank’s Edublog has a post up about an incredibly ambitious educational technology program in Uruguay. Under Plan Ceibal, all students in Uruguayan primary schools (and soon high school students, as well) receive free laptops as part of their public school education. Even better, the schools take steps to ensure… READ MORE
Rankings like those in U.S. News have become essential tools for grad school applicants. And for good reason: they’re some of the handiest ways to evaluate which programs are the best fits for all kinds of prospective students. But do published rankings affect the schools themselves? Recent research suggests that… READ MORE
The MacArthur Foundation (of Genius Grant renown) and HASTAC are funding a really interesting competition that’s set to launch on December 14th. It’s called Reimagining Learning, and it’s aimed at spurring innovative ideas in participatory education. The contest has two categories, both open to the public. The 21st Century Learning… READ MORE
Interesting read from the latest issue of Business Week. With growing international interest in U.S. business schools, some programs are looking to attract a more diverse population of students than ever before.Â Recruiters from Tuck, Darden, and Kellogg went to Ghana in search of applicants, and some schools are venturing… READ MORE