New York Times: Study Finds That Online Education Beats the Classroom

August 19, 2009, 1:08 pm Study Finds That Online Education Beats the Classroom By Steve Lohr A recent 93-page report on online education, conducted by SRI International for the Department of Education, has a starchy academic title, but a most […]

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New Book. Toxic Schooling: How Schools Became Worse by Professor Clive Harber

Educational Heretics Press are proud to announce their latest title Toxic Schooling: How Schools Became Worse by Professor Clive Harber Contents Introduction         Chapter 1 The School That I’d Like - Edward

Personalised Education Now – Membership 2009-2010 – Reminder

All renewals and new memberships are receiving a complimentary copy of  our partner Educational Heretics Press publication When Learning Becomes Your Enemy by Clive Erricker. If you

Conference: Innovation in Education 09

EducationGuardian are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new event for the education calendar. The Innovation Unit, in partnership with The Guardian, is to host a major

Press release: New Students Should Expect To Owe £23,500, PUSH Survey Reveals.

The UK?s largest survey of student finance, published today on, reveals that students who started at university last year can expect to owe nearly  £21,200 by the

EO Campaign Website updates August

19.8.09. A Response to the Report on the Review of Elective Home Education in England has been posted on the EO Campaign website, 15.08.09. Over a Third of

Interactive response systems – a craze or an effective classroom resource?

Editorial copywright 2009 SMART Technologies Inc. Major technological inventions have been heavily adopted in schools over the years. Initially it was the computer, followed by the projector and then the

CfL: Family Learning Festival e-bulletin

Funding for family storytelling If you are a museum, library or archive the MLA are offering grants to support family storytelling events across the English regions, commencing during the

Press release: Futurelab’s ‘Call for ideas’ on learning with games is now open

Date: 5 September - 8 October 2009 Education innovator Futurelab is calling for new ideas on learning with games. More specifically, they are seeking ideas that fit two themes: ‘Meaningful

YoungMinds launch nationwide workshops to help the children’s workforce meet young peoples mental health needs

YoungMinds launch nationwide workshops to help the children’s workforce meet young peoples mental health needs The recent Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) review found that the children’s

Press release: Education Project Launches to Provide Practical Solutions for Global Education

Global Education Experts to Speak at Inaugural Event in Bahrain -  A new annual event designed to improve the quality of education across the world, from pre-school to higher

Announcing the creation of Self Managed Learning College.

Thanks to Professor Ian Cunningham for updating us on exciting developments in self managed learning. We wish Ian and his colleagues every continuing success Self Managed Learning College is

Becta update – August 2009

Items include Award winning products in action Becta, BESA, and EMAP work as partners in the BETT Awards, which highlight exemplar digital products intended for the education marketplace. Watch the

AERO E-News 28 July 2009.

More and more alternative, democratic, and learner centered schools are opening every year. The paradigm is changing! Brooklyn Free School ( is now going into its sixth year.

Digital Technology: Experts split on ‘Kindle in Every Backpack’

Education experts are split after a recent proposal published by some influential members of the Democratic Party suggested the government provide ...

Futurelab conference – ‘Seen and Heard: Young people creating digital media’

In light of the recent ‘Digital Britain’ report, Futurelab’s annual conference will be dedicated to exploring the opportunities and challenges for young people in becoming digitally active, and

EO Campaign Website Home Education Updates – July / August

Sussex home educators feature on BBC South East has been posted on the EO Campaign website, Select Committee Chair keen to find out more about home education has

IALA July 2009 News Items

School Choice Expanding Worldwide by Wayne Jennings Since the early 1990s when the nation’s first charter school was opened in St. Paul, MN, the scope and availability of school-based

OpenEye Newsletter July 2009

  OpenEYE consists of a unique and growing multi-disciplinary team of experts who have come together through a shared concern about Early Childhood in the UK. They have the

Edutopia News July 2009: Digital Youth Portrait – Cameron

Meet Cameron, Preteen Tech Whiz At school, at home, and on the road with his hockey team, Cameron experiments and innovates with his laptop.

CfL: National Family Learning Network Conference

National Family Learning Network Conference: Parents as Partners in Learning Wednesday 16th September 2009, Oak Tree Conference Centre, Coventry Keynote speakers include Julia Gault, Head of Family Engagement Division at

TDA: Masters Degree in Teaching and Learning

Masters in Teaching and Learning The Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL) is a government-funded, classroom-based qualification developed to help teachers extend their teaching skills and abilities. It is

Futurelab. InspirEd Newsletter July 09

InsirEd Newsletter includes News 'Young People's Geographies', a project involving students in geography curriculum-design, the launch of BFI's Future Film Club, the Digital Britain Report, e-safety resources, and details of

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