SXSWedu, OER, and Newtown: The week's most-read education news
This week, Education Dive recapped 8 pieces of ed tech news we picked up during our recent trip to the annual SXSWedu conference. But there was more to our trip than ed tech: While in Austin, we also caught up with Newtown Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joseph Erardi, who told us about his district's ongoing recovery from the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and how SEL is playing a role in the path forward.
In higher ed, we also examined the current state of open educational resources. What impact are they having, and where will they go next?
Additionally, a financial responsibility test from the U.S. Department of Education was failed by 94 nonprofit and 66 for-profit private colleges, though the number of nonprofits on the low-end was down from last year.
Be sure to check out our feature on the use of video in K-12 classrooms and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- 8 pieces of ed tech news to note from SXSWedu 2016: If you couldn't be in Austin or see everything on display, here are eight things that caught our attention.
- What's the state of OER and where do we go next?: In honor of Open Education Week, we take a look at open educational resources in higher ed, examining the state of the marketplace and near-term opportunities.
- 94 nonprofit and 66 for-profit private colleges fail financial responsibility test: The Department of Education released data evaluating the subpar financial health of 160 private colleges during the 2013-14 school year, finding two more failing institutions than the prior year.
- EduVation Spotlight: Newtown superintendent utilizes SEL in district's ongoing recovery: Dr. Joseph Erardi sees social-emotional learning as key in recovering from and preventing tragedies.
- Using video in the classroom to help teachers and students : Some states are adopting more high-tech observation after studies pointed to more effective instruction.
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