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Can Gaming Be Considered Online Learning?

My son got into Minecraft a year ago.  While I’m not quite sure how he found out about it, he was all in.  At first, I read all the blogs and reviews from other moms to determine if online gaming, and Minecraft in particular, was a game I was comfortable with him playing – at least without . . .

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Stop Chasing Shiny Objects

I was not at FETC this year but Robert Dillon was and he gave a quick summary over at Getting Smart that continues a familiar thread we have been talking about at GPA, most recently in Where’s the Disruption, that EdTEch is definitely in the midst of great change. The days of chasing shiny objects . . .

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What Would Happen if We Put Students First?

The budget crisis in Pennsylvania has put a lot of stress on the school districts, their staffs and ultimately students. It’s been tough to watch over that last few months as new innovative programs and student opportunities have been put on the shelf. Hopefully the impasse will be resolved before the negative impact on students . . .

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Is Learning Agility Education’s Missing Ingredient?

Creative, curious, emotionally intelligent young adults who love learning. Yep, that’s how I want to describe my own kids when they are 17, wrapping up high school. But, if I am honest…I’m not exactly confident that our current system is helping to create adults who can remain curious and creative and develop emotional intelligence. I know my kids will be ready to . . .

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Blended Learning Flex Model — Go Big or Go Home  

The flex model is the Grand Poobah of blended learning. The brave schools who take on must be totally and completely committed, with all the right materials and spaces to implement it effectively, otherwise they face a fast-sinking ship. What’s unique about this blended learning flex model, you ask? Mainly, it requires the entire school to be . . .

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Are Chinese Students Prepared for U.S. Colleges?

The GPA Team just landed in Shanghai to continue our work with Chinese education leaders to build online and blended learning programs specifically for students in China.  The main reason we came here was to improve the success of Chinese students in U.S. Colleges and Universities. CNN sets the stage for our efforts with this . . .

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Where’s the Disruption in Blended Learning?

It’s been an interesting few weeks here at team GPA. We welcomed the king of education disruption, Michael Horn, to our board of directors and we recently attended the iNACOL Online and Blended Learning Symposium. The events are tied because it highlighted a big question for the education industry—where’s the disruptive innovation? Michael highlighted the . . .

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Education Visionary Michael Horn Joins GPA Board of Directors

ORLANDO, Florida (November 5, 2015) — The innovative education organization Global Personalized Academics (GPA) today announced the appointment of Michael Horn to its board of directors. A recognized leader in the industry, Horn joins an existing board of experts in education, all dedicated to providing and improving online and blended learning in the U.S. and . . .

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