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Afterschool Alliance, 2013
The Afterschool Alliance and MetLife Foundation are proud to celebrate a fifth round of the MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Awards. For the past five years, we have collaborated to highlight the work of quality afterschool programs that support children, families and communities across the nation. This compendium is a compilation of four…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Middle School Students, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
Small, Dennis – Principal Leadership, 2011
Schools in Washington State had a smattering of computers that were used for instruction and were mostly disconnected from any network when the author joined the state's K-12 public education agency in 1989. It was clear that state educators needed to see beyond the dazzle of slide decks produced by seven-year-olds and reconceptualize the use of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Integration, Academic Standards, Educational Technology
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Radu, M. E.; Cole, C.; Dabacan, M. A.; Harris, J.; Sexton, S. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2011
This paper presents the benefits and costs of providing students with unlimited access to programmable boards in digital design education, allowing hands-on experiences outside traditional laboratory settings. Studies were conducted at three universities in two different countries--Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN; Washington…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Experiential Learning, College Students
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
America's K-12 education system faces three significant challenges: (1) increased global demands for skilled workers, (2) significant financial shortfalls, and (3) a looming teacher shortage. Independently, these factors present significant challenges for U.S. schools. In combination, they create a national imperative for swift action to create a…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Teacher Shortage, Skilled Workers
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Burgstahler, Sheryl; Corrigan, Bill; McCarter, Joan – Internet and Higher Education, 2004
Worldwide, distance learning programs offer opportunities for education and career enhancement for those who have access to a computer and the Internet. However, some potential students and instructors who have access to these technologies cannot fully participate because of the inaccessible design of courses. These individuals include those with…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Disabilities, Access to Computers, Accessibility (for Disabled)