Translate into a different language

Friday, July 01, 2016

The growing case for nontraditional approaches to education | Laura Devaney, Director of News, K-12 and Higher Education

Follow on Twitter as @eSN_Laura
"In this week's news, we examine the growth of nontraditional programs and approaches." summarizes

Photo: eCampus News

Could these 3 burgeoning nontraditional pathways be a boon for traditional institutions?
Unconventional education organizations say recent high school grads flocking to nontraditional pathways; could this be good for college and university admissions?


Could Microsoft’s LinkedIn revolutionize competency-based learning?
Higher education consultants say the Microsoft and LinkedIn pairing may change the competency game.


Members introduce bipartisan bill to strengthen career and technical ed
Led by Republican and Democratic members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, policymakers today introduced the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Introduced by Reps. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Katherine Clark (D-MA), the legislation reauthorizes and reforms the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act and will help more Americans enter the workforce with the skills they need to compete for high-skilled, in-demand jobs.


New partnership to create low-cost, alternative pathway to college credit
Cengage Learning and Excelsior College announced a partnership to create an innovative, low-cost, alternative pathway to college credit. The core of the collaboration will be a set of self-paced digital courses – using Cengage Learning market leading content – each with integrated diagnostic and formative assessments.

Read more... 

Additional resources
Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week. 

If you missed ISTE 2016 in Denver, don’t worry–we’re summarizing some of the conference news and developments below. And if you want to check out all of our ISTE news, click here for keynotes, product releases, new initiatives, and more.

Photo: eSchool News

Your ISTE 2016 recap | eSchool News 

Source: eCampus News  

If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my Email Updates!