Some folks are out to actively dismantle (or disrupt) the existing education system, and the revolution in public education has only just started. Educational software is getting a lot of buzz for being able to motivate students and more accurately track their progress — and for its potential to be incredibly cost effective (if everything works perfectly). Here are just a few examples of educational developments aimed at kids these days.
- Educational apps are on every platform, but should parents really expect to pay more than couple bucks for a kid’s app? Parents should also remember to make sure their kids can’t rack up huge bills from in-app purchases. [url]
- Experience points instead of grades sounds like an interesting idea, but a 4.0 grading scale is a much more established system — and it’s a bit more standardized. Prof Sheldon notes, “There will always be a portion of the class who will not be motivated to learn no matter what an instructor may try…” [url]
- Can every class be taught as a video game? There are a bunch of startups like DimensionU that are going to find out soon enough. [url]
- To discover more interesting education-related content, check out what’s currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]
By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.