Digital Education

“What could be clearer than the following excerpted material from the last CCSSO report?

The system must undergo constant monitoring to ensure that the action will produce the desired outcome, that the rewards and sanctions are effective, and that the feedback given to the various parties provides useful information on how to adapt their actions to produce the desired outcomes.

Please forward. Important links here.”

Obama’s Digital Plan – http://www.cosn.org/sites/default/files/pdf/ConnectED%20Fact%20Sheet%2C%202-4-2014.pdf

Here’s ConnectED –  http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/technology/connected/

Upcoming Conference – http://cosnconference.org/

UNESCO, PEARSON, ET.AL. – http://www.cosn.org/about/corporate-sponsorship/corporate-and-media-partners

http://www.cosn.org/about-cosn

Here’s the CCSSO’s “Contribution” – http://www.ccsso.org/Documents/ILN%20Knowledge%20Skills%20and%20Dispositions%20CCR%20Framework%20February%202013.pdf

“Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions:
The Innovation Lab Network State Framework for College, Career, and Citizenship Readiness, and Implications for State Policy”

Does Anita or anybody know any thing about this: http://www.ccsso.org/resources/programs/education_information_management_advisory_consortium_(eimac).html

Don’t you just love their description of accountability in the CCSSO report;
http://www.ccsso.org/Documents/2007/Key_elements_for_educational_2007.pdf

“An accountability system is a closed loop reflecting a chain of responses to perceived needs or demands; an activity or set of activities that emerges to fill those demands; outcomes that result from those activities; and feedback on outcomes to the source of the demands. The feedback may generate new demands or a regeneration of the old ones; in either case, the previous set of activities may be modified or remain intact; a new or altered set of activities may be modified or remain intact; a new or altered set of outcomes may be produced; and the loop is completed again with feedback to the source of the demands (Levin, 1974, p. 375).

Accountability describes a relationship between two parties in which four conditions apply: first, one party expects the other to perform a service or accomplish a goal; second, the party performing the activity accepts the legitimacy of the other’s expectation; third, the party performing the activity derives some benefits from the relationship; and fourth, the party for whom the activity is performed has some capacity to affect the other’s benefits (Stecher and Hanser, 1992).

Both definitions imply a reciprocal relationship between results and positive or negative consequences. Accountability systems start with a set of goals and a theory of action that states that a specific act will produce a desired outcome. Those actions are rewarded when successful; other actions that do not produce the desired outcome are sanctioned. The system must undergo constant monitoring to ensure that the action will produce the desired outcome, that the rewards and sanctions are effective, and that the feedback given to the various parties provides useful information on how to adapt their actions to produce the desired outcomes.”

Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
Former Senior Policy Advisor
U.S. Department of Education

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http://www.americandeception.com

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