EdSource Today Reports: Online Learning

San Jose State, Udacity online course experiment posts higher summer grades

Summer was a better season than spring for a much-touted online course partnership between San Jose State University and online course provider Udacity, according to a status update on the program released this week. Participants in ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: California Colleges, Featured, Jerry Brown, K-12 Reform, Online Learning, Quick Hits, Technology, UC and CSU

Online course experiment between Udacity, San Jose State falls short

San Jose State’s experiment with online course provider Udacity produced disappointing results, according to an article in Inside Higher Ed. Students taking Udacity math courses this past spring did not perform as well as students taking ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: California Colleges, K-12 Reform, Online Learning, Quick Hits, Technology, UC and CSU

Rocketship Education’s next phase: technology in a blended classroom

Rocketship Education’s next phase: technology in a blended classroom

Palo Alto-based Rocketship Education has attracted national attention in the past few years for its innovative use of technology and impressive test scores for its largely low-income, Hispanic students. Now, as other districts and charter schools ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Equity issues, Featured, K-12 Reform, Online Learning, Reporting & Analysis, Technology

Innovative online developer to broaden college partnership

Innovative online developer to broaden college partnership

The marriage of innovative online course developer Udacity and San Jose State University is going so well that the partners are offering for-credit summer classes to 10 times as many students per course. “So far, so ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, K-12 Reform, Online Learning, Reporting & Analysis, Technology

Udacity’s statistics course to offer insights into online learning

Udacity’s statistics course to offer insights into online learning

You may have heard of a new development in higher education: MOOCs, or massive open online courses, are challenging traditional notions of higher education. Allowing students to work at any time, any place, and any ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commentary, Featured, K-12 Reform, Online Learning, Technology

Rocketship’s cofounder departing for online learning startup

Rocketship’s cofounder departing for online learning startup

John Danner is leaving Rocketship Education, the innovative, Palo Alto-based K-5 charter school network he cofounded seven years ago, to become an entrepreneur again. He is starting an as yet unnamed company, he says, “out of ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charter Schools, Featured, K-12 Reform, Online Learning, Reporting & Analysis, Technology

Sec. Duncan on tour for school connectivity

Sec. Duncan on tour for school connectivity

The next time your child groans and asks why he has to go to school, or tells you she is absolutely certain that she’ll never use math, steal a little wit and wisdom from Salman ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: K-12 Reform, Online Learning, Quick Hits, Technology

Brown struggling to sell Prop 30 to wary voters

Brown struggling to sell Prop 30 to wary voters

Rework your talking points, Governor. You risk losing the message war over Proposition 30. That’s one implication of the latest poll on Jerry Brown’s tax initiative for the November ballot. Most Californians continue to back it, ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Career Technical Education, Jerry Brown, K-12 Reform, Local Control Funding Formula, Online Learning, Reporting & Analysis, School Finance, State Budget, Technology, Workforce preparation

It’s still true: The future tends to happen first in California

It’s still true: The future tends to happen first in California

It often seems as if the rest of the nation – and certainly education policymakers in Washington – wants to avert its eyes from California. Many of the large national foundations have stopped or curtailed ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commentary, Featured, K-12 Reform, No Child Left Behind, Online Learning, Program innovation, Race to the Top, State and Federal Policies, Technology