Good morning everyone,
Jury duty is adjourned for the week, another awaits. As the Midwest tries to keep its head (and its crops) above water, I had planned to mark today/tomorrow as the 20th anni of Nirvana frontman and soundtrack-of-my-undergrad-days producer Kurt Cobain’s suicide. Fitting, then, for the Seattle-like weather most of us get to enjoy. Instead, I found some other milestone to observe, as you’ll see in the BONUS LINK.
Blended Learning: could local innovation networks be key to adopting blended learning? (Christensen Institute) I think the answer is yes because these networks are the very sort of bottom-up, experience-sharing organisms which tend to spur effective innovation.
Common Core: don’t blame Core for bad math problems (The Atlantic)
MOOC: Educase teams up with Central Florida for blended learning MOOC (Campus Technology)
Tablets: Cal State University-San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus will host free class on using tablet technology to meet Common Core (Desert Sun) I have an idea for a free marketing course: coming up with a better, simpler name for the school.
BONUS LINK: as regular readers of this blog know, I am a baseball fan and a history buff and have no hesitation about working these references into education policy. I stumbled across this piece last night and it struck me as a “Mindset List in Reverse” about Cubs fans. 20 Events Since Cubs Won a World Series in 1908 I will add a few: Russia had a czar and two revolutions; the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empires were still around, from which many Chicagoans of the time had fled; 9 U.S. Presidents and 3 U.S. Presidents’ parents have been born.