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Package Rules: Why the Udacity-San Jose State collaboration will beat “unbundling”

This week, two of California’s three higher education systems announced their intent to partner with for-profit online education companies such as Udacity to experiment with online and blended courses. This expansion in online education will be unlike the first courses in commercial MOOCs (massive open online courses),1 which often focused on computer-science and other technical […]

Why do California’s STAR tests have a structure to elicit a stereotype-threat effect?

I sent the following to the California State Board of Education and the California Department of Education earlier today. About a year ago I read Tedra Osell’s blog entry that included information about the California STAR exam test booklet that was highly disturbing. I contacted a few education officials in California who gave disturbingly vague […]