Education Transformation: How K-12 Online Learning Is Bringing the Greatest Change to Education in 100 Years

Education Transformation: How K-12 Online Learning Is Bringing the Greatest Change to Education in 100 Years

by Ron Packard

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Overview

Education Transformation, authored by the leading expert in customized online education, Ron Packard, shows why technology is critical to the future of education and the future of our nation’s children. We can no longer afford to lag, the benefits of technology must be harnessed for the benefit of students nationwide and around the globe. It is an imperative.

One size does not fit all in education – Education Transformation shows us how technology can be used to accommodate individual’s needs rather than making each student force fit into the traditional classroom model which works for many but not for all. Like so many other modern conveniences, education can benefit from technological advancement, and only technology can provide personalized instruction affordably.

Education Transformation has never been needed more than today. It is the future of education and of our nation’s children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582704760
Publisher: Beyond Words Publishing
Publication date: 11/19/2013
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 929 KB

About the Author

Author Ron Packard, CEO and founder of K-12 Inc. is a pioneer in the emerging world of individualized learning. Winner of the Education Industry Association’s James P. Boyle Entrepreneurial Leadership Award and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Greater Washington, Mr. Packer is a fierce advocate for students and teachers.

Mr. Packard has been interviewed in Forbes Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, among many other high profile media outlets. Prior to turning his energies to education, Mr. Packard worked at Goldman Sachs and McKinsey & Co.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Technology Sped Past Our Schools v

1 Why We Can't Wait Any Longer 1

2 Why We Don't Change 9

3 The Computer Is Not Your Father's TV 27

4 The Virtual School and Individualized Learning 39

5 Coming Full Circle: Technology Heads Back to the Classroom 55

6 A Flexible Model: Online Hybrid Schools and Flex Academies 71

7 Bumps in the Road 87

8 Education Problems and Their Solutions 101

9 The Power of Technology-Based Education 137

10 How Technology Can Help You 151

11 The Need for Competition and the Private Sector 177

12 Where Technology and Education Meet: The Future 203

Conclusion 213

Epilogue: The Next Twenty Years 217

Acknowledgments 221

Notes 225

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