Papers

The Learning Counsel presents journals, papers and briefs on critical topics in Digital Education.
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Learning Wonderland: Conquering the Mad, Mad World of Digital Content

Today’s digital natives are more and more living in a learning wonderland of shiny devices and software, that presents them with materials which are both educational and entertaining, as well as personalized (backed with full machine learning), scaffolded and standards aligned, while supported by slick assessments to make sure nothing important is ever missed. The Learning Counsel examined what leading executives in this space are confronting and the innovative solutions they’ve deployed.

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Escaping Zombie Networks in Education

"Zombies” are more than just compromised networks, they’re tech that is so old it’s practically the walking dead. Transitioning to smart networks solves more than bandwidth, it solves many security issues while also getting agile, with the ability to adapt quickly to the introduction of new services.

This issue brief explains the current challenges of maintaining broadband and other networking services that work—as one Chief of Information and Technology put it—“as invisibly and reliably as a light switch.”

Schools now need an infrastructure that handles all of the data communication needs—wired, wireless and cellular.

Anytime, Anywhere Access to Learning

This Poster Journal includes details of Santa Ana California’s successful personalized learning program; an analysis of PD strategy and tips to keep yours on the right track; an intervention story from inner-city DC that achieved 0% truancy.

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Next-Generation Networks for Full Coverage Digital Curriculum Models

Effective planning of next-generation network and security architecture is a complex task that is critical now more than ever for all districts and schools. While most educational institutions have well-qualified IT personnel with good working knowledge of existing operations and technology, many can benefit from help when defining a roadmap for the future and deciding how to incorporate new technology as we transition away from textbooks to digital curriculum delivered over all manner of devices.

The Re-writing of Education

Within our latest Poster-Journal:
  • The Mindset of Change: Superintendents Weigh In
  • A Model of Differentiated Instruction with Dr. Michelle Zimmerman
  • Infographic: The Re-writing of Education

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App Planning for Instant Classroom Teaching & Learning

This brief discusses a bold idea for apps in the classroom now that 50% of students nationally have access to computing devices for part or all of the day. This brief also showcases research and provides highlights on several key classroom app-planning points.

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