Advertisements Image Credit With online learning, shouldn’t we do better? Shouldn’t we have higher expectations? Shouldn’t we stop telling partial truths? Partial truths don’t help online learning initiatives. All learning through technology is not all powerful. When I was in… Read More ›
Advertisements Over 1,900 conferees assembled in Indianapolis for the Virtual School Symposium November 9-11, 2011. My notes from the day follow. A wiki is available for the event. On Wednesday, I participated in a day long workshop for participants starting online… Read More ›
Advertisements On October 18, 2011, 35 individuals representing 27 organizations attending a start-up meeting at the DuPage County (Illinois) Regional Office of Education to discuss an online learning initiative in the region. The presentation is included below. Participants identified several… Read More ›
Advertisements Image Credit Help me with this thought. Recently, I listened to other technology leaders talk about virtualizing iPads so the schools could run Windows applications and Flash content on those devices. This seems counterintuitive to the idea of portable… Read More ›
Advertisements The DuPage County Regional Office of Education (ROE) is starting an initiative to assist districts in the region with online learning. A planning meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on October 18, 2011 at the ROE’s Center… Read More ›
Advertisements Image Credit We need leaders who can work with the education community and the “education reformers, proponents of ” the status quo” and the “change agents.” Finances, changing demographics, and performance measures are putting pressure on the current system…. Read More ›
Advertisements An article printed in Tuesday’s (Oct 12, 2010) edition of the Chicago Tribune and online the night before describes how schools are relenting to students’ personal technologies. A local principal is quoted, “It’s one of those things — if you can’t… Read More ›
The district technology leader could be an administrator, manager, or teacher who has responsibility for technology operations across a school district.
There is some great open source software for web browsing, word processing, spreadsheets, image editing, and operating systems, among others. Schools should strongly consider the implementation of this software over paid software.
Advertisements In the previous two postings, I described trends that are occurring in education that schools should consider: cloud computing and personal technologies. When a school district decides to move its operations into the cloud and encourage students to take… Read More ›