Unless housing finance companies, developers and builders serving low-income buyers take the time to understand their customers, our nation's nascent – and desperately needed – affordable housing market will fail to take off.
There are a lot of ways to talk about the Shared Learning Collaborative (SLC) and its goals, but at its core it’s about one thing: Making it easier for teachers to deliver personalized instruction in their classrooms with the help of technology. To that end, the SLC is adopting both the Ed-Fi specification and the Common Education Data Standards.
Heroic efforts will never be enough to eradicate the disparities that plague South African education. We need a more comprehensive approach that will transform today’s slim educational odds into a distant memory.
In the effort to promote universal access to sanitation, we can’t get distracted by the relative glamour of a technical design competition to reinvent the toilet. We also need an arsenal of non-technical strategies.
Integration of live and online instruction may enable teachers to address the instructional challenges spurred by a flood of student data. But as we move forward, we need to study blended learning models’ impact in the classroom.