Brought to you by: 

Blended Learning

The Making of Beautiful Blended Learning

In theory, blended learning is quite simple — blended learning is good teaching. The challenging part of blended learning is the synchronization of many moving parts, similar to a symphony orchestra coming together to make beautiful music. Blended learning begins with an educator or group of educators across a school or district identifying the skills…

Read More

R.I. Gets Boost in Connecting Classrooms To High-Speed Internet

BY LINDA BORG Journal Staff Writer lborg@providencejournal.com PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island expects that at least 95 percent of all classrooms will have high-speed wireless Internet access by March, just in time for the new state assessment that most students will take on a computer. According to the Rhode Island Department of Education, 85 percent…

Read More

North Providence High School Is “More Than Ready To Start Work” With Fuse RI

NP High School begins pilot program for one-to-one computing devices By JESSICA BOISCLAIR, Valley Breeze Staff Writer NORTH PROVIDENCE – A group of students at North Providence High School will be using laptops instead of textbooks for the remainder of the school year as administration looks to collect data on the effects of one-to-one computing.…

Read More

First Districts to Participate in Fuse RI Announced

Providence, RI (November 18, 2014) Launched by the Highlander Institute and funded by The Learning Accelerator, Fuse RI was created to share, implement, evaluate, and scale blended learning by working with educators and districts across Rhode Island. This 3-year project promises to transform education for students and teachers. Districts spanning the state were selected in…

Read More

Shawn Rubin Talks Next Gen Learning In The Huffington Post

Posted by Tom Vander Ark October 23, 2014 The failures of top-down reforms are evident in many urban district–but so is the promise of organic, from the edges, outside-in innovation. Over the last three years, the explosion of mobile learning apps and the drop in device prices has resulted in hundreds of thousands of classrooms that…

Read More

It Takes Time to Save Time

by Laura Jackson October 15, 2014 If you texted me last Thursday, you probably didn’t hear back for a while. That goes for emails as well; they piled up in my inbox like Tetris blocks, both constantly and faster all the time. Please accept my apologies for the neglect. I was busy collaborating. As I…

Read More

Fuse RI Gains Recognition from OSHEAN in “Blended Learning in IT Context”

Posted By David Marble October 02, 2014 For years I have witnessed the work of IT innovators forging ahead with the development of bold new approaches in communications technology, automation or simplification of task, data management, etc…  These creators of our industry as we know it today are true pioneers and have delivered extraordinary tools…

Read More

Fuse RI Mentioned in EdSurge Article, “​The Learning Accelerator Makes A Second Round of Investments in Human Capital Projects”

ACCELERATED PD Sep 25, 2014 The Learning Accelerator, a nonprofit working to support the implementation of blended learning, has invested another $1 million in funding to support professional development for teachers and principals doing blended learning. This investment is the second round of investments made by TLA in the human capital sector. In April 2014, the organization invested…

Read More

Attention Rockstar Educators: Don’t Forget to Sign Up For #EdTechRI Meetup

Are you a tech-savvy educator who loves trying new apps in your classroom? Are you an innovative administrator who is looking to bring educational technology into your school? Are you an entrepreneur seeking to connect with other like-minded edtech folks? Join us on Tuesday, September 30th for our kick-off EdTechRI Meetup! We will have 5-6 edtech companies joining us to share…

Read More

Highlander Institute’s Eric Butash Speaks to EdTech Magazine About Rhode Island’s “Blended Learning Odyssey”

by D. Frank Smith September 18, 2014 The smallest state in the nation has undertaken the ambitious goal of becoming the first “blended learning state” in the nation. Blended learning is an education model that integrates online instruction with the traditional classroom learning experience. Instead of all students in a classroom working from the same textbook,…

Read More