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Our Plastic Brains

ew neuroscience research tells us that specific technological interventions can actually build critical brain structures in struggling learners.

How does the brain learn? Why do some children find learning so challenging? What can educators do to help those children? These are questions that neuroscientists have been grappling with over the past 10 years. By and large, they are beginning to find answers.

National Assessment of Adult Literacy

The 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy is a nationally representative assessment of English literacy among American adults age 16 and older. Sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NAAL is the nation's most comprehensive measure of adult literacy since the 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS).

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Formal, non-formal and informal learning: The case of literacy and language learning in Canada

Executive Summary

This research report investigates the links between formal, non-formal and informal learning and the differences between them. In particular, the report aims to link these notions of learning to literacy and essential skills, as well as the learning of second and other languages in Canada.

Philosophical underpinnings of this research are:

  • There is value in learning of all kinds.
  • Learning is a lifelong endeavour.
  • An interdisciplinary approach is valuable.

Notions of formal, non-formal and informal learning may be briefly outlined as:

Learning Technologies in Action

The Association for Learning Technology's annual conference, ALT-C
2008, brought together over 700 delegates and more than 100 speakers
from all over the world. Catherine Dhanjal reports on some highlights
from the conference.

Here are some highlights from the ALT conference: a report on two
presentations from the business sector, and a fascinating seminar on
the divide between businesses who use internet and communications
technology (ICT), and those who don't.

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Turning Student Data into Intelligence

No matter how many students a school or district has, one thing
remains the same--the vital importance of tracking student attendance,
grades, standardized test scores, school or district transfers, and
more. Administrators, teachers, students, and parents all depend on a
reliable Student Information System (SIS) to give accurate reports and

And the U.S Department of Education's announcement that it will
require schools to use a uniform method to calculate graduation and
dropout rates highlights the need for easy-to-use products that can be
seamlessly installed and quickly learned.

With the generous support of Pearson School Systems, we've compiled
stories from the eSchool News archives, as well as some best practices
and additional resources to help your school staff make the most
informed decision as possible when considering SIS implementation.

Student Intelligence

Collecting Student Data

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Our work begins with Bill and Melinda Gates’ belief that all lives
have equal value. We think all people deserve the chance to have
healthy, productive lives. Our approach to giving is driven by the
foundation’s guiding principles.  

Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett set our overarching
grantmaking priorities—such as improving health and reducing extreme
poverty in the developing world and improving high school education in
the United States. They establish high-level goals for our grantmaking
programs. Then our three program teams devise a strategy for meeting
these goals. 

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