- Did you know that 30% of high school students now say that they have had some kind of online learning experience in school, be it either in a virtual class, a blended class or a self-directed online class?
- Did you know that over 1/3 of teachers would like their districts to provide more online professional development courses?
- Did you know that almost twice as many administrators in 2010 are providing blended learning opportunities for students as in 2009?
It’s Valentine’s day, a time for showing how much we care about the special people in our lives. It’s a time for romance — when things seem to naturally go in twos. In the spirit of the day, I thought I would share some information about the many partnerships and alliances that Blackboard has that would satisfy any educator’s sweet tooth.
Blackboard partners with content creators and distributors to provide administrators and teachers with free and paid plug-ins – we call these “Building Blocks.” These add-ons work with Blackboard Learn to create a dynamic and engaging learning and teaching experience.
“By 2020, the United States will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.”This is President Obama’s 2020 attainment goal that he committed to during his 2009 State of the Union address. As a college degree is becoming more and more essential in order to find a job and achieve financial success, it is interesting to look at how this standard has changed over the course of the last 65 years. This map from the Chronicle of Higher Education depicts the number of adults with college degrees in the United States, by county, since the 1940’s. It is fascinating to look at how much more prevalent a college education has become, even over the past 10 years. Some interesting stats from the graph are:
- In 1960 only 9.7% of men and 5.8% of women had a college education. This took a major jump over the course of the next 30 years and by 1990, 23.3% of men and 17.6% of women were college educated.
- By 2005-2009, women were within 2 percentage points of their male counterparts.
- The northeast appears to have the densest concentration of college graduates.