Cheating prevention and Amplify's sale: The week's most-read education news
This week, we took a look at four of the most over-the-top attempts at cheating prevention from around the world. Meanwhile, news broke that Amplify would be sold after its parent company, media giant News Corp, failed to find profit in education. The company notably suffered pitfalls with its proprietary K-12 tablet program.
In other news, Hillary Clinton's higher education proposal received pushback from online learning professionals, who felt her assertion that the space lacked integrity was out of touch.
Find out how California's Los Alisos Middle School worked with Project Lead the Way to expand its STEM offerings, how Parchment CEO and Blackboard co-founder Matthew Pittinsky sees digital transcripts leading a "quiet revolution," and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- 4 tactics that take cheating prevention to the next level: Worldwide, attempts to curb academic dishonesty run the gamut from Big Brother-like monitoring to over-the-top headgear
- Amplify for sale as News Corp fails to find profit in ed: The media giant's education unit had trouble finding profitability as rollouts of its tablet program faced issues early on.
- Clinton ed proposal ruffles online learning pros' feathers: Hillary Clinton’s higher education plan called for integrity among online learning programs, as though the industry lacks it overall.
- Pittinsky: Digital transcripts' 'quiet revolution' just the beginning: Moves to take transcripts digital have led to additional possibilities like reverse transfer and holistic postsecondary achievement reports.
- How a California middle school opened access to STEM: Los Alisos Middle School worked with Project Lead the Way to expand its offerings.
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