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Could blended learning fend off tuition increases?

A recent Deseret News story reported that the Utah Board of Regents approved a statewide college tuition hike of four percent for the 2014-2015 school year, with increases up to 5.5 or 6 percent at the University of Utah, Utah … Continue reading

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Testimony on SB 171 (Student-Centered Learning Pilot Program)

Testimony presented Feb. 12 by Stan Rasmussen, director of public affairs, Sutherland Institute, before the Senate Education Standing Committee of the Utah Legislature regarding SB 171 – Student-Centered Learning Pilot Program: Thank you, Mr. Chair, and good afternoon, Senators. Stan … Continue reading

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Meet this 13-year-old and his #hackschooling revolution

Thirteen-year-old Logan LaPlante has two big goals for when he grows up. He wants to be healthy and happy, and he figures his education should play a serious part in that effort. He has crafted his education to include activities … Continue reading

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Will digital learning save U. students hundreds on textbooks?

According to a recent Salt Lake Tribune article, a student leadership group at the University of Utah is looking into using “open-source textbooks,” which can be downloaded and used by students for free, as a possible way to save students … Continue reading

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How digital learning can save a student’s education

Do you want a plan to give second chances to children who struggle to learn? To empower children struck by tragedy (e.g., a major injury or illness) to continue their education? To provide advanced learners the chance to reach new … Continue reading

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Digital learning summit: How ‘blended learning’ works

Blended learning is an education strategy that combines aspects of digital learning and a more traditional school setting. It offers superb flexibility and high quality to students who use it. And it’s happening right now in Utah’s public school system. … Continue reading

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Video: Digital learning shakes up the factory model

One of the main problems with traditional education is the factory model it uses for grouping and advancing students through grade levels. This model leaves little room for individualization, customization, pace adjustment and other unique needs and circumstances. Digital learning, … Continue reading

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How Utah’s universities are exploring digital learning potential

We have blogged regularly here about the many ways that digital learning is improving public education across the country by creating educational opportunities customized to the needs of individual children, and by focusing teachers’ time on one-on-one teaching rather than … Continue reading

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'Roam school': the future of education

A first-person story in the Wall Street Journal points out the exciting developments in homeschooling and digital learning and the growing possibilities of being able to “mix and match” different options to create the best K-12 schooling for our children. … Continue reading

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Flipping the classroom – and the results

Imagine a classroom where one teacher is able to give every student individual instruction to help meet academic needs and build on each student’s interests. Imagine a school where students don’t fall through the cracks and parents actively participate in … Continue reading

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Digital learning sparks excitement at Utah Connections Academy

Thanks to digital learning, more children in Utah are gaining access to the highest-quality teachers and curriculum possible. Watch this video report on Utah Connections Academy to learn how this digital learning program is benefiting students: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI4BKRYTWjs Here’s the script … Continue reading

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New report: 8 ways to enhance digital learning in Utah schools

Digital learning is transforming K-12 schooling in Utah – whether through fully digital courses available from the Statewide Online Education Program, district programs or charter schools, or through “blended learning” models that incorporate aspects of digital learning into a physical … Continue reading

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Harvard classes for Utah students? Yes, and they’ll be free

Would you like your children to take college classes from Harvard – free? Thanks to digital learning, now they can. Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently announced a nonprofit partnership called edX. The purpose of this … Continue reading

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Carpe Diem: digital learning in action

The Legislature passed a bill this year that will encourage the growth of digital learning in Utah’s public schools and help improve the quality of digital courses. You can learn more about this bill here. As the Statewide Online Education … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: changes to Statewide Online Education Program

Senator Howard Stephenson (R-Draper) is sponsoring a bill that would make improvements to the state’s digital learning program, which has already found success. Watch this video report to learn more about SB 178: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj1GO4Ig92o What do you think? Is the … Continue reading

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