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.

End of Support for Microsoft Server 2003 Puts Heat on K-12 Districts

Marketplace K-12

Microsoft's support for Windows Server 2003 ends this week, putting districts that have not upgraded to a newer system at risk of viruses and other derailments. Entrepreneurship Online Learning Microsoft District Budgets edtech microsoft

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OPINION: How can teachers help students grapple with the chaos surrounding us?

The Hechinger Report

But it’s the job of our nation’s higher education institutions — not just their education departments — to ensure new teachers can teach the concepts they may not have learned themselves in K-12.

Counseling kids during the coronavirus: A tough job made even tougher

The Hechinger Report

A century ago, counselors didn’t spend much of their time on the mental health of students, or what’s known in schools as social-emotional learning. But it wasn’t until the ASCA adopted a national model in 2003 that mental health gained an official role in school counseling duties. Not all districts have embraced the use of online video platforms for school counseling, and labor contracts or district policies can prohibit counselors from calling students using their personal phones.

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. In other words, a student might take her core academics online at home, come in to the local elementary school for arts and physical education, and then enroll in a music academy for private piano lessons. Or the core classes could be at the public school and extracurricular activities could be delivered online.

When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

The Hechinger Report

trillion, according to the Federal Reserve, compared with less than $250 billion in 2003. With this in mind, more school districts and local governments are trying to identify lower-cost learning opportunities that can still vault students into well-paying careers. Higher Ed K-12 News Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion online learning STEM teachers

Using Google Tools to Personalize Learning #GoogleEduOnAir

Learning With Lucie

Yesterday I had the absolute privilege to join thousands of amazing educators learning and sharing their learning as part of the Google for Education on Air Event - If Takes A Teacher. I learned so much from watching fellow educators share their insights into teaching and learning throughout the day. I also learned preparing for my own session - Personalized Learning With Google Tools.

4 Keys to Student Success Online: Part 1

The Electric Educator

Despite the misconceptions held by the general public regarding online learning, several comparative studies have determined that there is no significant difference in the outcomes of online classrooms when compared to traditional face-to-face classrooms. Rice 2006) Some students will thrive in an online environment while others will be better served in a face-to-face classroom. The key is determining the attributes of a successful online student.

How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

Neo LMS

These days, using multimedia tools is a foregone conclusion for the well-resourced teacher; technology is enabling greater interactivity and engagement between students as well as with the information they are required to learn. The hope is that STEM subjects will become fun and relevant through learning experiences that are memorable and easily retained. Alternatively, pre-made goggles can be purchased online from accredited manufacturers for as little as $5.

Free computer training resources and courses

Educational Technology Guy

GCFLearnFree is a program of Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC and provides quality online learning courses for free. The Office 2010 course is great and I am sharing it with our users to help them transition from Office 2003 to Office 2010 because of the different menu system. As technology changes and schools upgrade software, add new apps, change hardware or operating systems, and more, faculty, staff and students need training and support.

Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises

edWeb.net

Diablo Unified School District in California, one of the biggest changes and challenges was her district’s sudden switch during the summer from a return to schools to going entirely online at the start of the new school year. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING.

What hotels and higher education have in common

The Christensen Institute

In the mid-1990’s, Amazon started selling books online and quickly moved to dominate the space, running Border’s online store by 2001 and driving them to bankruptcy by 2011. But with the rise of online technology, the nature of competition is shifting: disruptive innovations now pose a viable threat to traditional higher education institutions. This is, in fact, exactly where we see online degree programs proliferating.

Kelly Educational Staffing® and iteach® Announce Partnership

techlearning

Founded in 2003, iteach offers a unique online coursework format and accreditation for individuals who have a four-year degree. To learn more, visit www.kellyeducationalstaffing.com and www.iteach.net. About iteach Founded in 2003, iteach helps talented people become teachers. TROY, Mich.

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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. The report can be found online at: [link].

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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True pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

It is the deeper learning, formed through personal interest, experimentation and reflection, that remains. Pedagogy, when practised appropriately, is about creating environments in which students can learn for themselves, and pursue their curiosity. Pedagogy is about ensuring that students are motivated to succeed in their learning, and it is about providing them with the best possible tools, resources and contexts in which this can be realised.

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. 2003). Organizational learning: A socio-cognitive framework. The impact of organisational structure and practices on learning in the workplace.

‘You can’t help but to wonder’: Crumbling schools, less money, and dismal outcomes in the county that was supposed to change everything for black children in the South

The Hechinger Report

About 76,000 black students learn in schools where they account for 90 percent or more of the enrollment. Here, some of the nation’s poorest and blackest school districts struggle to recruit qualified and experienced teachers, expand access to learning experiences that can give students more opportunities to succeed in college, and raise the money needed to fix or replace run-down buildings. Related : Can online learning level the AP playing field for rural kids?

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.” Those residential campuses tend to be the ones most resistant to online learning, and the wealthiest tend to retain classic patterns of largely tenure-track faculty.

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.” Those residential campuses tend to be the ones most resistant to online learning, and the wealthiest tend to retain classic patterns of largely tenure-track faculty.

Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Wednesday, September 26th, for a one-hour live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar on the "true history" of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with Dave Cormier, Alec Couros, Stephen Downes, Rita Kop, Inge de Waard, and Carol Yeager. Dave Cormier is an educational activist, researcher, online community advocate and the Manager of Web Communications and Innovations at the University of Prince Edward Island.

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Live Thursday Dec. 9th with Julie Young from Florida Virtual School

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In 1997, Julie Young pioneered the launch of Florida Virtual School with the goal of providing high quality, online courses to students throughout the State of Florida. Event and Recording Page : [link] Julie Young began her career as a classroom teacher and has since served as an administrator and leading e-Learning expert and advocate. Young was recognized by Technology & Learning Magazine as one of the Top 30 influencers in Ed Tech, along with Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with 'e's

Is learning in the 21 st Century significantly different to learning in previous years? A significant body of work has arisen around the Digital Natives and Immigrants theory, including descriptions of younger students as ‘the Net Generation’ (Tapscott, 1998), ‘Screenagers’ (Rushkoff, 1996), ‘Born Digital’ (Palfrey and Gasser, 2008), ‘Millennials’ (Oblinger, 2003), and ‘Homo Zappiens’ (Veen and Vrakking, 2006). 2009) Living and Learning with New Media.

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with 'e's

Is learning in the 21 st Century significantly different to learning in previous years? A significant body of work has arisen around the Digital Natives and Immigrants theory, including descriptions of younger students as ‘the Net Generation’ (Tapscott, 1998), ‘Screenagers’ (Rushkoff, 1996), ‘Born Digital’ (Palfrey and Gasser, 2008), ‘Millennials’ (Oblinger, 2003), and ‘Homo Zappiens’ (Veen and Vrakking, 2006). 2009) Living and Learning with New Media.

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Wednesday Early - Reforming Ed Reform Panel with Downes, Gardner, Kohn, and Stager

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

With four thoughtful and articulate education thinkers, my job will be to help them describe their alternative views to the current narratives that drive much of the impassioned debate around teaching and learning worldwide. Affiliated with the Learning and Collaborative Technologies Group, Institute for Information Technology, Downes specializes in the fields of online learning, new media, pedagogy and philosophy.

METC: Motivate, Engage, Transform, & Connect and Trogdor, Too!

The Daring Librarian

Tapped into Teacher Professional Development: an Online Community of Practice - 2003 - Like.ok, my first taste of a Virtual World & an education PLN was at TappedIn ! a brilliant virtual campus like setting where I could have a virtual office, leave messages on the whiteboard, & gather my JHU Grad students together for online education! ISTE SIGMS is a big supporter & BJ Berkquist is a true pioneer in online learning!

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