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Helpful or a Hindrance? Congress Hears About the Role of Accreditation and Online Partnerships

By Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed Syndicated News A one-hour phone conversation between officials at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a regional accreditor was necessary for the creation of one of the biggest developments in the MOOC craze. Whether that discussion was a regulatory burden or a courtesy call depends on whom you ask. […]

L.A. school board approves $113M budget for training in new Common Core curriculum

The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday approved a proposal to spend $113 million to implement new learning standards, an issue that became surprisingly controversial and contributed to the resignation of the district’s No. 2 administrator. The plan for the money launched a protracted discussion that spanned three meetings and three weeks. The purpose […]

Business Executives Push Common Core Hard: Is it Moving?

Business executives from a variety of fields continued a high-profile push to support the Common Core State Standards at an event in Washington today hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, stressing the importance of the standards to students’ ability to transition from school to the labor market and to improving the country’s […]

Drexel University Online – ASCD Education Industry Insight Presentation

Gilfus Education Television Network. An Education Industry Insight presentation at the Gilfus Education Group’s Innovation Showcase Theater: “Education in Motion” presented by Cory Schmitt, Associate Director of Learning Technologies at Drexel University Online. Recorded at the annual ASCD Conference, Philadelphia. March 2012. Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel University is a top-ranked private university, universally […]