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Are Schools Tech-Ready for the Common Core?

School districts are raising concerns about their ability to be technologically ready to give Common Core State Standards assessments to students online in two years. Administrators say they remain uncertain about the types of devices to buy, the bandwidth they need, and the funding available for technology improvements.
An initial round of data collection launched to determine technology gaps for schools preparing for the common-core online assessments has so far had limited participation from districts and many states. And state and national education groups are detecting a rising level of anxiety among school and district leaders regarding the technology they feel is necessary to implement online testing by the 2014-15 deadline.
Full Text: Education Week: Are You Tech-Ready for the Common Core?.

Flexible Learning Toolboxes

Flexible Learning Toolboxes

Flexible Learning Toolboxes (Toolboxes) are high quality, cost effective interactive e-learning and assessment resources featuring scenarios, images and activities. They are designed for use by training providers, industry and business and support online delivery of recognised training packages for the vocational education and training sector.
Toolbox materials now come in two formats:
an integrated learning program incorporating a number of units of competency. These programs are available on a CD-ROM for installation on a server or for use on a stand-alone computer.
a learning object format allowing users to download smaller self-contained components of content for free. Learning objects generally support an element or unit of competency.
Flexible Learning Toolboxes provide you with options to attract new learners and markets with online resources at a fraction of their development cost.
via Flexible Learning Toolboxes.