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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A VR-based Approach to ADHD

Veative

designed a randomized, controlled function, near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) NF intervention embedded in an immersive virtual reality classroom in which participants learned to control the overhead lighting in the room. pointed out that strategies of brain regulation learned in a lab setting may not translate well into the real world. 2,2, 2003, pp.104-13. Digital Learning

Powerful Learning is Authentic and Challenging

Digital Promise

In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the Digital Learning Gap. In this second post, we explore how Powerful Learning is authentic and challenging, share research that grounds these two principles, and provide resources to support your own learning and teaching practices.

Classroom prizes and grants available!

Educational Technology Guy

For Immediate Release: December 8, 2014 Contact: Amber Taylor, 703-201-4893 , amber@ taylored-communications.com Speak Up America Week Highlights Chance to Share Views on Technology and Learning Preliminary Data on 2014 Findings Released Every Day This Week; Prizes and Grants Available for Schools, Districts and Participants during Speak Up America Week, Dec. One of last year’s winners reported back, “I have been participating in the Speak Up survey ever since it started [in 2003].

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Students Today Are Learning All The Time. Can Schools Keep Up?

Edsurge

Not so long ago, students did most of their learning at school, and maybe while doing homework or during trips to the museum. Now, learning—like the internet—is everywhere thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones and chromebooks. For young people today, learning is a 24/7 enterprise,” says Julie, Evans, the CEO of education nonprofit Project Tomorrow. “It But that doesn’t mean learning stops when they leave school.” For students today, learning is a 24/7 enterprise.

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U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools. FY 2003 $700,500,000. Districts seeking funds to integrate technology into teaching and learning can use other Federal program funds such as Improving Teacher Quality State Grants and Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies.”

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

The Hechinger Report

His school and his state are trailblazers in personalized learning, a method that tailors instruction to students’ individual interests and learning speeds. Personalized learning advocates had big hopes for ESSA, enacted in 2015. In a personalized classroom, students are taught how to take control of their own learning, so that they can take different pathways to gain understanding of concepts. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning.

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. Digital equity and access, particularly outside of school, remains an issue important to administrators.

Technology Alone is not a Silver Bullet for School Improvement.

EdTechSandyK

I have been here since 2003 and I am "digital native" but I have taught here both before and after the laptops. Additionally, the things I ask my students to do in class allow me to truly see their creativity shine, and demonstrate their true gifts, and their actual learning, so I learn to see the student behind the textbook so to speak. We use a lot of project-based learning where students are involved in collaborative problem solving of real-world problems.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Karen has presented at conferences around the country about teaching students to navigate social media and working with teachers to develop digital projects that embrace new media literacies. Don Buckley Co-founder Tools At Schools Design and Maker Thinking - how can they be part of our Everyday in Education The focus of this presentation is to investigate the teaching and learning of design and maker thinking in schools.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

Challenges to accreditation and certification and the steady drumbeat of “everyone should learn to code” are connected to politics as well as to the business of ed-tech. ” “Net neutrality,” a term coined in 2003 by Columbia University law professor Tim Wu, is the principle that all Internet traffic – regardless of source or content or user – should be treated equally. This is part two of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

It’s Pedagogy Go With Location-Based Mobile Learning At The University Of South Australia

EdNews Daily

Mobile phones are in the hands of young people everywhere, so it is quite natural that teaching and learning opportunities are progressing towards the mobile domain. Between 2014-2016 the University of South Australia has been using the pedagogy associated with both playing and designing LBMLGs to blaze a trail that is informing the development of a contextually-based mobile learning framework for higher education.