The Modern States Education Alliance, a group of public colleges and universities, has posted a set of on-demand college classes that wannabe-students can take for no cost, including digital textbooks used in the courses.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The Georgia Institute of Technology is opening the "Robotarium" this month to allow users from around the world to test out their code on a rotating pair of robot swarms.
Apex Learning, a provider of digital curricula, has launched new tutorials designed to help students prepare for high school equivalency exams.
When Florida formally launched Florida High School in 1997, no other state had attempted such an undertaking.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
COpilot now offers video-powered PD through Edthena. Educators can use the platform to upload videos of their classroom instruction and then share those videos with coaches who can give timestamped comments categorized as questions, suggestions, strengths and notes.
The College Board, which administers the SAT and Advanced Placement tests and programs, has teamed up with nonprofit Khan Academy to create preparatory materials and exercises for AP courses, to be available for free on Khan Academy’s website.
The largest public charter home study program in California has partnered with the online education marketplace Outschool to bring more than 1,000 live online classes to home schooled students in nine counties.
With more than 1.3 million positions in computer and mathematical occupations expected to be open by 2022, the Kentucky Department of Education, Amazon Web Services, Project Lead the Way and others are taking action to build a pipeline of talent for a cloud-enabled future workforce.
A professional development program operating in rural Maine was recently awarded a $1.85 million grant from the National Science Foundation to turn its hybrid video coaching program into an entirely online format. The Afterschool Coaching for Rural Educators in STEM coaches educators as well as librarians on how to bring out-of-school STEM learning opportunities into their communities.
Cricket Media has introduced CricketTogether, an e-mentoring platform connecting students with carefully screened adult role models.