Getting Smart

Getting Smart

How Digital Learning Is Changing the World

eBook - 2012
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A comprehensive look at the promise and potential of online learning

In our digital age, students have dramatically new learning needs and must be prepared for the idea economy of the future. In Getting Smart, well-known global education expert Tom Vander Ark examines the facets of educational innovation in the United States and abroad. Vander Ark makes a convincing case for a blend of online and onsite learning, shares inspiring stories of schools and programs that effectively offer "personal digital learning" opportunities, and discusses what we need to do to remake our schools into "smart schools."

Examines the innovation-driven world, discusses how to combine online and onsite learning, and reviews "smart tools" for learning Investigates the lives of learning professionals, outlines the new employment bargain, examines online universities and "smart schools" Makes the case for smart capital, advocates for policies that create better learning, studies smart cultures
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, [2012]
Edition: 1st ed.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781118115855
9781118007235
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxi, 213 pages)
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc

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RickLeir
Apr 08, 2016

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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