District CIO

FAQs about online learning

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) has put together a list of frequently-asked questions about online learning, with sections for parents, teachers, and administrators. Information includes how to start an online or blended learning program, and how to find quality online courses to implement in your school.

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Should iris, fingerprint scans define Florida children's futures?

If someone hacks into your credit file and steals your identity, you can change your PIN. But if your iris scan is stolen, you can’t change your eye. Bottom line: If your biometric information is taken, you have no protection, which means that using iris scans to track students is putting their identities at risk.

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Education that’s not to the point

Esther Cepeda argues that faculty should use technology to learn better communication skills, not just to regurgitate information to students. Educational technology, she feels, has become a multibillion-dollar racket for an ever-expanding number of companies selling everything from computers, tablets, and software to schools desperate to improve educational outcomes.

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Kerry Higgs appointed to Cape May Tech board

Rio Grande resident Kerry Higgs, a former police officer and member of the city's Board of Education, was appointed to fill the unexpired term of James R. Washington II of West Cape May (N.J.) on the Cape May County Technical School District.

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UMass appoints CIO

The University of Massachusetts-Amherst appointed Julie Buehler as vice chancellor of information services and strategy and chief information officer (CIO). Prior to this appointment, Buehler held several executive-level positions with the University of Rochester, including most recently, deputy CIO.

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SID Display Week 2014

June 1-6, 2014
San Diego, Calif.

CoSN 2014 Annual Conference

March 19-20, 2014
Washington, D.C.

AAAS 2014 Annual Meeting

February 13-17, 2014
Chicago, Ill.

2013 AECT International Convention

October 29-November 2, 2013
Anaheim, Calif.

iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

October 27-30, 2013
Orlando, Fla.