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Standards and 21st Century Skills: Can we do both?


My first school example is Coppell New Tech High School in Coppell, TX. Coppell uses Project and Problem based instructional practices to facilitate learning in their classes. Coppell’s learning outcomes include: collaboration, oral communication, written communication, global citizenship, professional ethics, and intellectual pursuit. Students learn to work together to solve problems, critically think, communicate and are held accountable for passing the state test.”


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Ten Useful Reports on #MOOCs and Online Education


Supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) is the leading global membership organization for open, distance, flexible and online education, including e-learning, and draws its membership from institutions, educational authorities, commercial actors, and individuals. ICDE was founded in 1938 in Canada as the International Council for Correspondence Education and today has members from over 60 countries worldwide.”


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The Psychology of Storytelling: What Can eLearning Creators Learn from Star Wars?


Though creating a program with as high of a production value as Star Wars would be quite challenging, the Star Wars saga offers many valuable hints and techniques for captivating an audience and introducing valuable content. As a creator of elearning, you can borrow the techniques that George Lucas used in his exciting saga to create excellent elearning content that excites consumers.”


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Rethinking What a ‘Traditional’ College Education Entails: Five Misconceptions About the Online Learning Experience


While a few naysayers may remain, online learning models are here to stay and the quality debate between online and campus learning will continue to fade. This notion is supported by the number of brick-and-mortar universities that are offering their own online degree programs, by the improvements in educational technology and, most importantly, by the vast number of students achieving their degrees and accomplishing their careers goals through online learning.”


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