How Digital Learning Is Changing the WorldeBook - 2012
In our digital age, students have dramatically new learningneeds and must be prepared for the idea economy of the future. In Getting Smart, well-known global education expert Tom VanderArk examines the facets of educational innovation in the UnitedStates and abroad. Vander Ark makes a convincing case for a blendof online and onsite learning, shares inspiring stories of schoolsand programs that effectively offer "personal digital learning"opportunities, and discusses what we need to do to remake ourschools into "smart schools."Examines the innovation-driven world, discusses how to combineonline and onsite learning, and reviews "smart tools" forlearning Investigates the lives of learning professionals, outlines thenew employment bargain, examines online universities and "smartschools" Makes the case for smart capital, advocates for policies thatcreate better learning, studies smart cultures
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Parents will want to read this book about changing the education system. Current education policies are obsolete due to the digital revolution, but teachers and their organizations are resisting change. Well written. The author was a director in the Gates Foundation, and president of the X PRIZE foundation. Hardcover, 200 pages.
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