More on developing meaning-building skills in reading

This post follows on from Rachael Roberts’ great article on developing meaning-building skills in reading.  As Rachael says, comprehension questions have their place but they […]

Materials writing news and views, July 2019

Sorry, been busy! Here’s some latest news with a Pearson-heavy start!   Pearson to phase out print textbooks The big news announced yesterday (BBC article […]

Generation Z Prefers Learning From YouTube, Not Books

Younger learners are growing up with technology all around them. A recent Pearson study found that a majority of kids aged 14 to 23 prefer […]

Pearson Studies Seek to Shine Light on Cyber Charter Student Mobility

New research examines the motivations and performance of the 70,000 students enrolled in Connections Academy's full-time online schools.

Pearson Tested 'Social-Psychological' Messages in Learning Software, With Mixed Results

An experiment with embedding "growth-mindset" messaging in software appeared to help students persist when they encountered difficulty—and raised ethical concerns.

Patterns of Innovation

Patterns of Innovation: From the report: The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) has teamed...

As Cell Phones Proliferate in K-12, Schools Search for Smart Policies

Many advocates say that modeling appropriate behavior with the devices is the way to go, and that a "ban is not a plan."

Importance of having good English communication skills

English is a language which is used globally and you can find English speaking people in mostly all continents and countries. It is an important […]

IBM Watson partners with Pearson and Blackboard to bring Augmenting Intelligence into Higher Ed sector @ibmwatson

IBM Watson – the Jeopardy Gameshow winning computer in 2011, is all set to appear in Higher education sector. With the partnership between IBM, Pearson […]

LMS data Updates – Fall 2016: Moodle share continues to shrink #Moodle

EduTechnica team have released the LMS data updates for Fall 2016 and our adored open source LMS – Moodle has been the second most popular […]

Pearson aimswebPlus: Classroom Assessment and Progress Monitoring Tool Designed to Enhance Student Achievement | @PearsonNorthAm

In this episode, Jeff sits down with Suzanne Wendt from Pearson North America to discuss the brand new aimswebPlus and how it is allowing teachers […]

New 'Open' Ed. Project to Challenge Commercial Publishers for K-12 Work

Open Up Resources, a nonprofit led by a former Pearson executive, will try to produce openly licensed material at "curriculum scale," rather than just individual […]

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