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Having Trouble Choosing a College? Here’s Help.

So you’re having trouble choosing a college? That’s no surprise. In fact, it makes sense. There are over four thousand colleges in the United States alone. So, how should you choose? You can and should ask people you know, and take advantage of any inside information and personal connections you have. However, even the most . . .

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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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A Massive Increase in Student Achievement

For many years, people have searched for the quick fix to education’s most critical problem; improving student achievement. Billions have been spent trying to find that one solution that would improve educational outcomes for all students. And most have found that solution to be highly elusive. A great article in Tech Crunch by Roshan Choxi . . .

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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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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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International Online Learning Conference

The GPA team is exploring international online learning opportunities in China this week. It’s been a hectic few days filled with meetings all over the country connecting GPA with new partners and potential customers. It all culminates tomorrow when Julie Young speaks at the Power of Learning Conference in Beijing. She’s up right after Nicolas Negroponte and . . .

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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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