Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

For 12 years, the Babson Survey Group in partnership with other organizations, including the Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium), has done critical research into the growth of online learning in American higher education that it publishes in the report Grade Level: Tracking Online Education in the United States. But as of late, the research has suggested that the growth of online learning is flattening.

Educational choice, not school choice, making moves in Florida

The Christensen Institute

In the case of Florida, that movement started with the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) in 2003, which only receives money when students successfully complete a course. As online learning has grown, the vision of modularizing parts of the school and classroom experience to customize a student’s education has grown in popularity. The families who send their children to micro-schools often want an option other than home schooling that will personalize learning for their child’s needs.

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The Secret of Team Allocation in a Flipped-Classroom Environment

Fractus Learning

In a flipped-classroom, blended learning environment with team-based learning it is important to consider the formation of students teams. In addition, feedback from accounting graduate employers state that students need experience working within a diverse team, as they do so in practice (Howieson, 2003). The course design is a two hour weekly flipped-classroom, blended learning environment with 42 students per seminar.

Virtual School Tips and Recommendations

The Thinking Stick

NCCE (Northwest Council For Computer Education) being our regional ISTE sponsored conference with somewhere around 1500 participants coming together each year to share and learn. This session brought roughly 50 tech coaches together to share and learn from each other I asked how many of them were involved in Virtual School talks at the moment due to COVID-19. 2003 – In Saudi Arabia due to terrorism in the country, I helped my school set up and run Moodle to do Virtual School.

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model. One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase. More lessons learned.

In this New Hampshire high school, internships shape the future of learning

The Hechinger Report

Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. In the nearby town of Swanzey, Brad Hinkel, 17, does a lot of sweeping up for a shop called Full Throttle, but he also gets to work on engines and learn how the motorcycle and ATV business works. Internships engage students in real-world learning through one-on-one relationships with an adult mentor. Internships engage students in real-world learning through one-on-one relationships with an adult mentor,” said Carter.

Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

The Innovative Educator

The ultimate learning experience for students is both highly collaborative and extremely personalized, supported by mobile devices and digital content, reports Project Tomorrow in their latest Speak Up report. Among high school students, 58 percent said they now use their own mobile device at school to support learning activities. Elementary schools may also be exploring various types of blended learning.

Busting Stereotypes: A Homeschool-Public School Partnership That Works

MindShift

It’s not uncommon to find professional educators who look down on homeschooling as a way of circumventing learning standards, seeing it as a path chosen mostly by families wanting to include religion in their children’s education. The appeal of home schooling has grown over the past decade — between 2003 and 2012, the percentage of students who are homeschooled grew from 2.2

India tries coding camps, craft centers and all-girls schools to fight illiteracy

The Hechinger Report

New literacy efforts are evolving via NGO’s like Pratham , whose mission is “every child in school and learning well,” while Round Table India claims to have built one classroom a day for the last 10 years, including a new a community school serving an isolated tribal village. A summer coding camp is introducing Indian girls to computers, while new performance-based contracts known as social impact bonds are being introduced to improve learning and get more girls in schools.

Do You Make Your Learning Transparent to Others?

EdTechSandyK

Do you make your learning transparent to others? And as much as possible share the learning process with the person or people looking to you to help answer a question or figure out a process. Admitting that you are still learning, that you don''t have a special gene which allows you to instantly absorb the inner-workings of all things technology, can have the effect of showing those less confident with technology an example of how it can be learned - even by them.