The 3rd annual Digital Learning Day is coming up on February 5th.  I’ll be glad to highlight innovative events to promote digital learning.  Please email me or Twitter DM @TheHarlowReport if you want me to feature your event.

Provosts pro-competency, not in the mood for MOOCs a Gallup survey of over 800 chief academic officers “found much skepticism… about MOOCs, but much open-mindedness about competency-based education. There was considerable (cross) sector agreement on these issues.”  They also roundly panned President Obama’s proposed college rating system but the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities is offering an alternative.

Worth re-sharing from yesterday: Colleges pitch possible competency plans

Ex-NC Gov is A-OK for DL push.  The Fayetteville Observer salutes former governor Bev Perdue’s efforts at promoting digital learning without playing partisan politics. Money quote: “Digital learning is education’s future. We hope Perdue’s new venture puts this state at the movement’s lead.”  North Carolina has some work to do to lead the movement, per Digital Learning Now’s report card, but I am confident a state with a strong racing tradition can find its way to the lead in a hurry.

Nashua, NH enters the world of competency-based grading from the article, it doesn’t sound like students will be able to advance at an individualized pace; however, it is a step in the right direction to give students more feedback than one letter grade typically does.  If you want to learn more about a competency-based school,and can’t visit one, here are some great resources from CompetencyWorks. 

Highlighting the U.S. Department of Education’s Datapalooza and yet there is so much more that could be mined from this data than the high cost of college. 

NY Legislators seek Common Core delay, commissioner says full steam ahead.

Florida’s school superintendent doesn’t want to change grading system as Common Core rollout continues.  The state board of education meeting was in Miami Lakes Florida.  Too bad I missed it. 

BONUS LINK- never saw the movie, but this video is a reminder of the warmer days ahead #AlwaysAn80sKid 

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