Thursday, May 09, 2013

Library & Research News blog has moved.

The Wayne State University College of Education Library & Research News blog has moved to a new site.

Please come visit the new site to keep up with what is happening in library resources to support the College of Education, and general research news from around the world in the discipline of Education.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

News from the Chronicle: Students may be reading plenty, but not for class

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that 40% of the time students spend reading is on social media (and that it often happens during class).

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

EdITLib Adds New Partners

The EdITLib Digital Libary (sponsored by AACE) has announced the addition of new content partners. Through the Wayne State library's EdITLib subscription, you can now access AJET (Australasian Journal of Educational Technology), JELKS (Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society, BJET (British Journal of Educaiton Technology), V. 2., ASCILITE 2011 Proceedings.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Dual Enrollment Programs for High School Students

Dual Enrollment Programs and Courses for High School Students at Postsecondary Institutions: 2010-11 provides national estimates about dual enrollment programs and courses at postsecondary institutions. The estimates presented in this report are based on an institution survey about dual enrollment programs and courses offered by the postsecondary institutions during the 2010-11 school year.

Learn about Achieve

Achieve was formed in 1996 as an independent, bi-partisan, non-profit education reform organization.  It was ranked as one of the most influential education policy organizations in the nation by Education Week in 2006. They managed the American Diploma Project (ADP) Network, the PARCC consortium, and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) development effort. Michigan is a member of the ADP Network and a lead partner state in the NGSS effort. Achieve's agenda focuses on college readiness, common core standard achievement, P-20 data systems and accountability.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Have you heard about inBloom

inBloom describes itself as "a nonprofit organization working to make personalized learning a reality for every U.S. student by improving the effectiveness, variety and affordability of education technology". They are focused on bringing together student data, content and applications to support personalized learning.Their initial funding came from the Gates Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation. 

Learning Resource Metadata Initiative

The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative has developed a common metadata framework for describing or “tagging” learning resources on the web. If adopted, this could make locating education resources based on content, standard and type much easier through standard search engines such as Google.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Trends in International Mathematics & Science Study (TIMSS) 2011

"TIMSS is used to compare over time the mathematics and science knowledge and skills of fourth- and eighth-graders. TIMSS is designed to align broadly with mathematics and science curricula in the participating countries. The results, therefore, suggest the degree to which students have learned mathematics and science concepts and skills likely to have been taught in school. In 2011, there were 54 countries and 20 other educational systems that participated in TIMSS, at the fourth- or eighth-grade level, or both.

The results show improvement at grade 4 in reading since 2006, when PIRLS was last administered, and in mathematics since 2007, when TIMSS was last administered. Eighth-graders’ average scores held steady in both mathematics and science since the last TIMSS administration in 2007, as did fourth-graders’ average scores in science." IES Newsflash & NCES Statement on PIRLS 2011 and TIMSS 2011