Ed tech companies promise results, but their claims are often based on shoddy research

The Hechinger Report

School closures in all 50 states have sent educators and parents alike scrambling to find online learning resources to keep kids busy and productive at home. Website traffic to the homepage for IXL, a popular tool that lets students practice skills across five subjects through online quizzes, spiked in March. Same for Matific, which gives students math practice tailored to their skill level, and Edgenuity, which develops online courses.

Lessons from a school without walls

The Hechinger Report

There are no classrooms but rather a series of contiguous, multipurpose spaces arrayed around the central stairs, which themselves double as social meeting areas or lecture seats. Graduate student Louise Tidmand, who is studying personalized learning at Denmark’s Aarhus University.

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What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

The exercise was part of “Civic Online Reasoning,” a series of news-literacy lessons being developed by Stanford researchers and piloted by teachers at a few dozen schools. The Stanford initiative launched in 2015, joining a handful of recent efforts to help students contend with misinformation and fake news online—a problem as old as dial-up modems, but now supercharged by social media and partisan news bubbles. Sign up for our newsletter to get a weekly update on blended learning.

Why do so many Moodle courses suck?

Nik Peachey

Moodle is a magnificent free product and has the potential to enable schools and teachers to build wonderfully unique interactive online learning courses in which learner interaction can be tracked, measured and responded to. Given the state of many of these courses, it’s no wonder that drop out rates for online learning are so high. Moodle has been around now since 2002 and research carried out in 2013 showed that more than 7.3

Designing Higher Ed: The Search for a Process to Innovate

Edsurge

Since 2002 we have been on a path of evolution to becoming the New American University , an institution characterized by academic excellence, broad demographic access, and maximum social impact, through a process described by many as one of the most radical redesigns of higher education. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary LearningIf you’ve been hearing a lot lately about design, there’s a good reason.

Developing a Research Base to Evaluate Digital Courseware

Edsurge

Online and blended learning continue to trend upward in higher education institutions across the U.S. Babson Survey , the proportion of academic leaders who report that online learning is critical for long-term institutional growth has grown from 49 percent in 2002 to 71 percent in 2015, and institutions are investing in edtech products to support digital learning. At the same time, the number of studies of the effectiveness of learning software is huge.

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Announcing Library 2.019: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design" - Registration and CFP Open

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our first Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, March 13th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded. Instructional Designers, technologists, and online learning specialists are in high demand across all levels of education as it shifts online.

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Thursday Interview - Finkelstein on Virtual PD, Non-Traditional Learning Environments, and Badges

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Tuesday, June 12th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Jonathan Finkelstein, founder and executive producer of LearningTimes , the "global leader in creating innovative, interactive online learning solutions." Jonathan is also the director of the BadgeStack Project, the first system designed for badge-empowered learning and community-building, and the first to issue Mozilla Open Badges.

March 13th Library 2.0 Mini-Conference "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We hope you'll consider joining our first Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, March 13th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). (We This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded. first-year and international students) to use information intentionally and creatively to learn.

A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

The Traditional Model The traditional model used by organizational learning theorists begins with the depth of knowledge. Current organizational learning and knowledge literature identify and categorize 12 different types of knowledge depending on the location in which the knowledge is created and the depth of knowledge. Organizational learning: A socio-cognitive framework. The impact of organisational structure and practices on learning in the workplace. 2002).

Wednesday's "Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning" Mini-Conference - New Sessions Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

If you are learning about the mini-conference right before or during the event, please join LearningRevolution.com and while you are waiting for your approval we will have a special link for you to use to join the sessions. Secondary sessions are held in Zoom meeting rooms with a capacity of 300--if those rooms are full, you'll have to wait for the recording to watch. How do we hold their attention, develop their abilities, and engage them in the online forum?