Covers "'The Rise of K-12 Blended Learning,' by Michael B. Horn, co-founder and executive director of education at the Innosight Institute, and Heather Clayton Staker, a senior research fellow for education practice at the institute, [which] describes how blended learning can affect education, but why it also could fall short of its potential" (¶3).
According to the report, blended learning, which it defines as “any time a student learns at least in part at a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home and at least in part through online delivery with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace,” has grown exponentially over the past decade.
part of a museum complex at the base of the road leading to Yakusugiland and the Arakawa trail to Jomon sugi
A short walk away is the World Heritage Conservation Center
the steep trail to and from Jomon sugi does not go through the most impressive forest on the island. To see the silent, mossy, primeval forest pictured in the tourist brochures, the better destination is the Shiratani Unsuikyo forest, and it doesn't require an early start and hours of tough hiking to get there
"Text 2 Mind Map is a web application that converts texts to mind maps. It takes a structured list of words or sentences, interprets it, and draws a mind map out of them" (description below working display, above Hints for using it).
"This site contains tools and guidelines to use as a starting point to getting your students, faculty, and alumni ready and excited about Google Apps" (University Edition, ¶1). There is a counter-part, K-12 Edition.
"This web page is for people interested in learning the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols. This is a useful skill for learners and teachers of English who may want to check the pronunciation of a word in a dictionary. Use the phonetic chart to learn the sounds of English. Then do a quiz to see how well you have learnt them" (The Phonetic Chart, ¶1).
A LearnCentral "webinar with Wayne Mackintosh on designing an "Open Educational Resources" (OER) university and creating free learning for all students worldwide" (Event Details, Detail[ed] Description, ¶1).
"The [OECD's OER] project analyses and maps the scale and scope of initiatives regarding “open educational resources” (OER) in terms of their purpose, content, and funding" (Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) - Open Educational Resources, ¶2).
"OEDb currently contains reviews of 1,025 programs from 83 accredited online colleges. Unlike other leading online education directories, our database only lists accredited online colleges ..." (Welcome to the Online Education Database, ¶1).
"TinEye is a reverse image search engine. It finds out where an image came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or if there is a higher resolution version.... It is free for non-commercial searching" (home page, 2011.02.14), and there is a Firefox plug-in (Introducing TinEye [video]).