Archive for the ‘Software and Hardware’ Category

    Tackling access to International Baccalaureate courses with blended learning

    May 15, 2018 | by Katrina Bushko

    Last year, we published our first paper on blended learning featuring schools outside of the US – Blended Beyond Borders. Part of this research included the distribution of a survey that would capture data on technology tools used in Brazilian, Malaysian, and South African classrooms. Pamoja, an online provider for International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme […]

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    New framework helps unlock transformative, creative learning

    May 2, 2018 | by Emily Pulham

    In today’s world, many schools experimenting with, or building on, classroom education programs, like blended learning, often get so excited about the new technology available that they may neglect the underlying effectiveness of it for the program, and ultimately student and classroom performance. As an administrator or teacher, it can be difficult to evaluate the […]

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    5 levers that can unlock smarter demand for educational technology

    April 3, 2018 | by Julia Freeland Fisher

    When Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn published Disrupting Class in 2008, the current wave of education technology was still finding its footing. The book posited two predictions. First, online learning would grow rapidly in K-12 schools. But scale was not the endgame. Second, and arguably more crucial, was the opportunity ahead: with the right incentives in place, […]

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    10 Popular Edtech Tools for Blended Learning

    March 20, 2018 | by Katrina Bushko

    With many schools now practicing blended learning, it can be helpful for educators interested in blended-learning programs to know which edtech tools are being used. For over five years, we at the Christensen Institute have been collecting data on blended-learning schools from around the world. In 2016, we launched our redesigned Blended Learning Universe – […]

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    Why classrooms can’t go blended without going digital

    February 22, 2018 | by Luis Flores

    This week we celebrate a special day for many of us involved in the education field. Today, February 22, is Digital Learning Day, which highlights instructional practices that effectively use technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience as well as the educators and school leaders that are working to improve student outcomes. Digital learning is also […]

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    Should schools ban spiral notebooks?

    February 6, 2018 | by Thomas Arnett

    From the first-hand experiences of millions of students and teachers worldwide, it’s clear that paper notebooks are a deterrent to quality education. For generations, students have used them in class to scribble or doodle, pass messages to their friends, or construct wads, planes, and spitball projectiles. Given the numerous ways students can use their notebooks […]

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