Friday, August 26, 2011

New Bluegrass Institute report on digital learning coming Monday

A new report from the Bluegrass Institute on the exciting potential of digital learning in Kentucky will be released to the public on Monday at a 10 a.m. news conference at the Conner High School in Boone County.

In addition to highlighting some important developments such as the Barren Academy of Virtual and Expanded Learning, Kentucky’s fully online digital learning high school, the new report consolidates concerns from Kentucky educators about roadblocks to expanded use of this powerful instructional technology.

The new report draws inspiration from the Digital Learning Now! report issued by the Foundation for Excellence in Education in December 2010. This organization, which is heavily invested in improving education in the United States, is headed by former governors Jeb Bush from Florida and Bob Wise from West Virginia. The foundation’s report has a nationwide focus, while the new Bluegrass Institute report deals with specific issues in Kentucky.

The new Bluegrass Institute report will be important reading for education policymakers as they chart the path of education in Kentucky in the 21st century.

We’ll list the link to the report in this blog on Monday right after the press conference ends.

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