Good morning!  Despite the shutout loss to the Cards, the Reds had a very enjoyable Opening Day, which I spent a few blocks away on jury duty before heading back to work.  The Boys of Summer are back.

Blended Learning: personalizing blended learning with Teach To One (Getting Smart) this is what blended learning is all about, or should be all about.  The flipped classroom is effective (as anyone who actually read the chapter before coming to class in college can tell you) but personalization is the game-changer. 

DLN Report Card: editorial props for Utah’s top rating (Deseret News) Utah is also known for its high birth rates, which helps explain why it can spend so much of what it has on education yet spend so little per student.  

Digital Learning: Canadian report laments its “tech gap” (Brampton Guardian)

Competency-based Education: CBE students weigh in on their changing mindset towards personal growth (CompetencyWorks)

Breakthrough Models (CBE): Paul Smith’s College joins Breakthrough Models program (Campus Technology)

Student Loan Bubble: 9 striking similarities between the housing bubble and the student-loan bubble (Huffington Post)

Coursera: online provider finally delivers Android app (Next Web)

BONUS LINK: yesterday was Opening Day in Major League Baseball… here’s a hit from 1985 not the Don Henley one you may have been expecting. 

 

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