espite heightened awareness and more significant investments in cybersecurity infrastructure by K-12 organizations, there has been a 15% increase in attacks against educational institutions in which data was exfiltrated, according to a recent Emsisoft report. The report also noted that ransomware potentially affected 1,981 schools in 2022, compared with 1,043 schools that were potentially impacted the previous year. However, the data may not provide a full picture of the cyberthreats facing education, as underreporting of cyber incidents is common, potentially undermining independent researchers' ability to assess trends and issues accurately. Reporting cyberattacks can help experts better understand the source of the attacks and protect potential victims.
Meta-Analysis Finds Flipped Learning Hype Overstates Results
A meta-analysis of flipped learning experiments across elementary, high schools and colleges, found that there are many different versions of flipped learning, implemented so variably that the hype is not always justified. The research discovered that the more active learning done in a flipped classroom, the worse the outcome due to some students arriving unprepared for activities. The study’s authors suggest that flipped learning has merit if done carefully, and offer a model they refer to as "fail, flip, fix and feed", which combines the most effective aspects of flipped learning. The paper’s goal is to encourage a more detailed understanding of what works best in flipped learning. The meta-analysis compared flipped learning across K-12 schools and colleges and concluded that the uneven results of flipped learning held true in all settings.