Tag Archives: online education

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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Why would schools kick digital learners off campus?

A high school sophomore told the Senate Education Standing Committee recently that she was able to testify to them (in the middle of a school day) in support of requiring parental notification about the Statewide Online Education Program (SOEP) because … 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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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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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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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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Debunking the myths (and outright lies) about digital learning

  Though digital learning is growing rapidly across the country, including here in Utah, many people have little to no interaction with it and so are unfamiliar with what it is and what it isn’t. This allows supporters of the … Continue reading

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Utah Leading the Nation in Innovative Education

  This afternoon, Digital Learning Now (DLN), an initiative launched by the Foundation for Excellence in Education in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education, released a state-by-state Digital Learning Report Card and the digital learning Roadmap for Reform. The … Continue reading

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Free market competition improves public education, too

  Free market advocates and thinkers argue that market forces and competition motivate businesses and entrepreneurs to innovate and create new goods and services that improve peoples’ lives. Over time those goods and services become better and often less expensive. … Continue reading

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Maturation, online learning and other education tidbits

The Utah State Board of Education met today for its monthly meeting. Here are a few tidbits and observations from the meeting: 1. The board approved a motion to apply rules related to sex education (parental consent, local curriculum committee, … Continue reading

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