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