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Learning Across Boundaries: How Parents and Teachers are Bridging Learning Across Settings

2020-09-14T08:02:21+00:00Tags: , , , , |

Researchers at the Cooney Center and UC Irvine have conducted separate surveys with 1,550 U.S. parents and 600 pre-K—8 teachers to paint a more comprehensive picture of whether, to what extent, and how children ages 3-12 are linking their learning experiences across three locales of interest: home, school, and community. This research illuminates: Where children are learning and with whom; How children are using technology to extend their learning beyond a single setting; What roles parents and teachers are playing in bridging children’s learning across settings, and the extent to which they are working together to do so; Which attitudes, beliefs, [...]

ECAR Study of the Technology Needs of Students with Disabilities, 2020

2020-08-24T08:03:54+00:00Tags: , , , , , |

The ECAR Study of the Technology Needs of Students with Disabilities 2020, written by Dana C. Gierdowski and Joseph Galanek from Educause, presents findings on the technology needs of students with disabilities. To better understand the academic technology needs of this student population, ECAR researchers examined nearly 2,000 open-ended responses collected in 2019 student study from individuals who identified as having a physical and/or a learning disability that required accessible technologies or accommodations for their coursework. Students with disabilities are a vulnerable population in higher education and experience barriers to education that many other students do not, and they can have both [...]

What Is Competency-Based Education? An Updated Definition

2020-08-17T08:00:25+00:00Tags: , , , |

The report is an update on the 2011 working definition of competency-based education. Implementing education at deeper levels is becoming a great shift in school culture, structure, and pedagogy. Feedback received during 8 years after the original definition reflected a need for updating key issues. This actual report presents a new definition, developed by many experts on the field. It also includes context for understanding the definition and extra resources for additional exploration. Reference Levine, E. & Patrick, S. (2019). What is competency-based education? An updated definition. Vienna, VA: Aurora Institute. https://aurora-institute.org/wp-content/uploads/what-is-competency-based-education-an-updated-definition-web.pdf

Seminario: “¿Qué se espera que aprendan las y los estudiantes de América Latina y el Caribe? Entrega de resultados del Análisis curricular del Estudio Regional Comparativo y Explicativo (ERCE 2019).”

2020-07-25T15:58:21+00:00Tags: , , , , |

El Laboratorio Latinoamericano de Evaluación de la Calidad de la Educación (LLECE), de la Oficina Regional de Educación para América Latina y el Caribe organiza el Seminario Web “¿Qué se espera que aprendan las y los estudiantes de América Latina y el Caribe?” que busca dar a conocer los resultados del Análisis curricular del Estudio Regional Comparativo y Explicativo (ERCE 2019). Su interés radica en que a partir de este informe cada país pueda reflexionar sobre qué están aprendiendo sus estudiantes en clases y si estos aprendizajes responden a lo que necesitan saber como ciudadanos del SXII. La actividad se llevará [...]

Teachers: Connecting family learning across settings

2020-07-20T07:51:28+00:00Tags: , , |

Teachers: Connecting family learning across settings is a two-page tip sheet that provides some research-based suggestions that will help teachers foster their students’ natural interests and help families to find opportunities to engage in. This report is part of the Families Learning Across Boundaries (FamLAB) project that surveyed 407 library professionals, 1,550 parents, and 600 pre-K-8 teachers in the United States to learn how they support children's learning. from 3 to 12 years old in their communities. Teachers do much more than instruct children in the classroom. They also play an important role in supporting learning across settings: at school, home, [...]

2020 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report. Teaching and Learning Edition

2020-07-01T13:01:04+00:00Tags: , , , , , |

The 2020 Horizon Report was published by EDUCAUSE*, a global nonprofit organization whose members include US and international higher education institutions, corporations, not-for-profit organizations, and K–12 institutions. In the report, they have sought to retain the elements that higher education professionals and leaders have come to value over many years—its focus on the trends, technologies, and practices shaping the future of teaching and learning, based on a methodology that grounds the findings in the perspectives and expertise of a panel of leaders in higher education. Also, they have sought to innovate and improve upon the report this year, moving the focus away from forecasts [...]

Learning across boundaries: How librarians are bridging children’s interests

2020-04-21T08:15:19+00:00Tags: , , , |

As part of the Families Learning Across Boundaries (FamLAB) Project, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center surveyed library professionals in the U.S. about how they are connecting children’s learning across settings. Learning across boundaries: How librarians are bridging children’s interests Report underscores the commitment to serving their communities that many librarians share as they actively seek to understand their patrons’ interests and needs, and find innovative ways for their libraries to evolve as community learning centers. At the same time, nearly half of our respondents reported that the general public simply may not be as aware that libraries provide such a wealth of [...]

Educational ICT report: Brazil’s mobile-only internet use grows

2020-04-11T15:15:51+00:00Tags: , , , |

The 7th edition of the ICT Kids Online Brazil survey was recently launched by the Comitê Gestor da Internet no Brasil. Drawing on a nationally representative survey with 2,964 internet-using children aged 9 to 17 and one of their parents, the Brazilian report is the longest-running in the Global Kids Online network with annual waves since 2012. In 2018-19, the survey estimated that 86% of Brazilian children aged 9 to 17 years are internet users – up from 85% in the previous year. While inequalities in access to and use of digital technologies persist, some of the gaps are slowly decreasing. [...]

Beyond Learning-As-Usual, Connected Learning Among Open Learners

2020-03-18T09:03:23+00:00Tags: , , , |

This is a report published by Lindsey “Luka” Carfagna. Is part of a series on connected learning that was made posible by grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in connection with its grant making initiative on Digital Media and Learning. Open learning has emerged within the public imagination as a potentially disruptive force in higher education. It has attracted the attention of policy makers, venture capitalists and the technology sector, key functionaries in higher education, teachers, students, activists, progressives, futurists, and researchers. Despite the amount of attention it has received in popular media, there has been very little research on open [...]

The common sense census: inside the 21st-century classroom

2020-03-09T09:02:08+00:00Tags: , , , |

Technology has become an integral part of classroom learning, and students of all ages have access to digital media and devices at school. The Common Sense Census: Inside the 21st-Century Classroom is a report that explores how K–12 educators have adapted to these critical shifts in schools and society. From the benefits of teaching lifelong digital citizenship skills to the challenges of preparing students to critically evaluate online information, educators across the country share their perspectives on what it's like to teach in today's fast-changing digital world. Reference Vega, V., & Robb, M. B. (2019). The Common Sense census: Inside the [...]