By Eric Wearne
Recently I spoke at Georgia State University’s NET-Q Summer Institute
, which focused on several aspects of the Common Core State Standards
. During the various breakout sessions, my co-panelists and I discussed several topics around the creation of the Common Core, including its practical impact on stakeholders, the use of assessments, and other issues. One aspect that gets probably too little coverage is the possible effect of the Common Core on technology and online learning.
The two concepts are different in kind: online learning is an approach or tactic, while the Common Core is a set of content standards. Yet in some ways, online learning and the Common Core both attempt to address similar issues: both…