Learning Unbound

Guest post by Byron McCauley

Tuesday’s “Learning Unbound” digital learning summit in Columbus will bring together leading voices to discuss how digital or e-learning can help Ohio and the nation expand education opportunities for students at a reduced cost.

The summit, a collaboration between Knowledgeworks, Ohio Education Matters through its Ohio Smart Schools initiative and Digital Learning Now, comes at a critical time in our nation’s history. Education budgets are squeezed, and school districts are making choices that could include teacher layoffs, increases in class sizes, and elimination of course offerings. The federal government is playing a greater role in improving education through competitive grants to states and school districts, and media and cinema have made education reformers into stars or villains (depending on whom you ask).

Against this backdrop, we should welcome this discussion on education innovation, particularly in our bellwether state.

As Eduflack noted in his blog, the event “signals that a state like Ohio is serious about re-imagining the K-12 experience and exploring what a 21st century education really looks like.”

A number of folks will be microblogging from the event, including @OhioSmartSchool, @byronmccauley, @edreformer, @cvanderark, @knowledgeworks and @diglearningnow. Follow us and #unbound for updates.

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  1. Boy, it’s not clear whether this is open to the public, but I certainly would love to be in the house.

    Aside from finally meeting Tom, and hearing the newest ideas, it would be great to see how others envision Ohio’s Credit Flexibility as playing a lead role.

    Anybody know? Chime in at Ohio Credit Flexibility on FB.

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