Research-based is the key word here. There is much information on the Internet for dealing with educational issues–from classroom management techniques to tips for what works for a single educator. The articles here are based on solid research on education topics–the ideas work. Check the sites and links from Virtual School Meanderings to learn the latest research techniques that work in the classroom. But don’t stop with the abstract, if it interests you. Read the whole article so your know what you need to do to make changes in your classroom–traditional or virtual.
From the inbox earlier today… Note that one of the articles up front is a K-12 online learning one.
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RESEARCH-BASED ARTICLES OF THE WEEK
A preliminary examination of the cost savings and learning impacts of using open textbooks in middle and high school science classes
Proponents of open educational resources claim that significant cost savings are possible when open textbooks displace traditional textbooks in the classroom. Over a period of two years, we worked with 20 middle and high school science teachers (collectively teaching approximately 3,900 students) who adopted open textbooks to understand the process and determine the overall cost of such an adoption. The teachers deployed open textbooks in multiple ways. Some of these methods cost more than traditional textbooks; however, we did identify and implement a successful model of open textbook adoption that reduces costs by over 50% compared to…
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