A UC Irvine research project may be the first of its kind to attempt to measure the impact and feasibility of the use of robots to bring homebound students into the classroom when they can't be there physically.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Laws in more than 20 states restrict or prohibit local governments from building their own broadband networks, according to a report released today by the Education Commission of the States.
The biggest predictor of student achievement (based on their use of a learning management system) isn't the amount of time they spend working with course content; nor is it how long they spend taking assessments or participating in discussion forums.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Michele Eaton, director of virtual and blended learning for the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, explains how teacher professional development has evolved over five years at her virtual school.
The Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ) has selected Apex Learning, a Seattle-based digital curriculum provider known for making standards-based content for all K–12 students, for its member districts and teachers.
Canvas Network released a series of MOOCs that introduce girls to various STEM topics and educate teachers and parents on how they can support girls who are interested in STEM careers.
The founder and former CEO of an online public school that educates thousands of Pennsylvania students pleaded guilty this week to federal tax fraud, recognizing that he siphoned more than $8 million from the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School through for-profit and nonprofit companies he controlled.
Retired Lakers basketball guard Kobe Bryant and his venture capital firm are investing in Vipkid, an online education platform for children in China to learn from teachers in North America.
The United States Performance Academy, a private school for competitive athletes in middle and high school, is now using instructional materials from a private partner.
Primavera Online High School has won retroactive approval from the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), allowing student athletes who have taken Primavera courses to begin establishing eligibility to play college sports.