Tag: Digital Learning Now

By Mike Klein Mike Klein, Editor, Georgia Public Policy Foundation What we know or can know about each other never ceases to amaze me and it constantly evolves.  Netflix knows the movies we like.  Amazon knows what we want to purchase.  Websites target us with messages based on how we use websites.  Even toddlers use the web for videos and games as they acquire skill sets that will be essential for learning and success. The all-knowing online digital world will re-imagine and liberate learning.  “Education used to be someplace you went to.  You used to go to school to learn,” says John Bailey, executive director of Digital Learning Now!  “Now all of a sudden learning can come to wherever… View Article
By Eric Wearne Eric Wearne, Senior Fellow, Georgia Public Policy Foundation Digital Learning Now! Has just released the second paper in its “Smart Series.”  Here is a review of paper # 1.  This second installment makes the case for two improvements based on school data.  First, the authors argue that states should create a “data backpack” for each student, which would include a standardized electronic copy of their test and grade histories, their discipline records, their “personal bests” on various types of assignments, and other items, and which could be accessed and used as students move across grades, schools, districts, and states.  And second, they advocate a “Learner Profile,” which would be a set of experiences and resources built… View Article

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