Associate Chair, Poland (again), and Speaking Engagements

For me, summer is usually a time of relaxed contemplation and completion of all those things that I just wasn't able to get to during the hectic fall and spring semesters. Not so this year. It's been a whirlwind of activity, excitement, and downright exhaustion since classes ended in May. The following are my excuses … Continue reading Associate Chair, Poland (again), and Speaking Engagements

New Issue Brief from Alliance for Excellence in Education

I just received a link to a new issue brief from Governor Bob Wise (former governor of West Virginia) for the Alliance for Excellence in Education. (Thank you Susan Patrick of iNACOL for the post.) The brief is titled: The Online Learning Imperative: A Solution to Three Looming Crises in Education (http://www.all4ed.org/files/OnlineLearning.pdf). The article provides … Continue reading New Issue Brief from Alliance for Excellence in Education

Loss of funding for Idaho Digital Learning Academy – what are they thinking?

Recently, in my very progressive (in terms of educating its students) state of Idaho, our online state supplemental program, Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA) has come under attack with a proposal from Governor Butch Otter to phase out its funding. IDLA is in a precarious position in that it is in essence a political entity … Continue reading Loss of funding for Idaho Digital Learning Academy – what are they thinking?

The cost of education

I received an email from a doc student asking me to comment on the cost of education. This really started me thinking about how we measure "cost" so thought I would share my response here.  I've included his email and my response below. Email... Professor Rice, I enjoyed reading your article published in “Educational Technology … Continue reading The cost of education

VSS 2009

I have returned from yet another iNACOL Virtual School Symposium and find that I can't begin to say enough about the quality of the conference - including the outstanding presentations, sessions, food, and definitely the extensive level  of networking with colleagues from around the globe. I don't know if it's just a result of our … Continue reading VSS 2009