Lessons and Leadership During the Switch to Online Learning

edWeb.net

Two months after the COVID-19 crisis forced educators across the United States to leave their classrooms and start teaching online, the scope of the changes and challenges have now become clear, and educational leaders have started to identify what’s working and what still needs improvement. Overall, the panelists are optimistic that the transition to online learning will hasten the adaptation of technologies and teaching methods that will better prepare students for 21 st century careers.

Skype Part 2 Online Workspace

Nik Peachey

In this posting I'd like to have a look at an online collaboration tool called Yugma which allows you to share files, share your desktop, make live presentations and have a shared online whiteboard all running along side your Skype application. How to use this with ELT / EFL students Well I think this is definitely a distance learning support tool rather than some thing to use in the classroom / multi media lab with students.

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Restorative circles, online wellness rooms and grief training: How schools are preparing for the Covid mental health crisis

The Hechinger Report

More and more, schools are recognizing that academic learning may at times have to take a back seat to alleviating those challenges. We’re going to have to embed social-emotional learning within every single subject we teach, every minute that we’re with the students.”

Is disruptive innovation driving K-12 privatization?

The Christensen Institute

Talk of disruptive innovation in K–12 education took off when Christensen’s 2008 book, Disrupting Class , used the theory to conclude that online learning is poised to transform K–12 schooling. Since the book’s publication, virtual charter schools have continued to expand, and a number of innovative brick-and-mortar charter schools that make heavy use of online learning have made notable headlines.

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Can technology solve the achievement gap?

The Christensen Institute

percent of white students in the class of 2008 graduated on time, that was the case for only 57.6 In the traditional educational model, school attendance is critical because students don’t learn important academic content unless they are actually in class when the teacher covers the content. As a result, the more a student is absent or tardy, the more that student becomes lost and confused as holes in her learning accumulate. One of the biggest challenges the U.S.

Will the decline of AP course offerings spur the rise of Course Access?

The Christensen Institute

The data shows that from 2008 to 2012, the percentage of public schools offering AP courses declined from 79 percent to 74 percent, a backslide from the eight percent increase in schools offering AP courses eight years prior. Malkus found that small, rural, and high-poverty schools—that had championed expanding AP offerings from 2000 to 2008—were the leading cause of the subsequent drop in those offerings from 2008 to 2012.

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Deal with online giant threatens Pennsylvania colleges, Moody’s warns

The Hechinger Report

If you want to understand how online degrees are shaking up traditional colleges and universities, look at Pennsylvania. In January 2020, the state’s 14 community colleges signed an unusual agreement with a private nonprofit university far outside Pennsylvania’s borders to encourage students to complete their bachelor’s degrees online. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

Is blended learning closing achievement gaps?

The Christensen Institute

Often when we speak with K–12 educators about blended learning, teachers and leaders working in high-poverty neighborhoods want to know: does blended learning work for low-income students? Last September, the Christensen Institute and the Evergreen Education Group published Proof Points , a compilation of 12 case studies of school districts around the country that have experienced improved student outcomes since implementing blended learning.

To transform your school district, look outside the mainstream

The Christensen Institute

Since the relaunch of our Blended Learning Universe (BLU) school directory six months ago, we have received several requests from school districts wanting to create district-level profiles—previously, only schools could create profiles. Districts can now share their high-level, blended-learning initiatives and results, as well as link to blended schools within their organizations so that users can see all the blended-learning activity across a district.

Using Hybrid and Blended Learning to Promote Student-Centered Classrooms

Waterford

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to progress, many classrooms remain online in some capacity. Now is a particularly helpful time to consider implementing blended or hybrid learning, two strategies that allow for independent or remote learning. Classifying K-12 Blended Learning.

District transformation: Help us discover the keys to success

The Christensen Institute

This post describes research I will conduct over the coming months to better understand how school districts can successfully transform mainstream instruction using blended learning. In 2008, Disrupting Class used the theory of disruptive innovation to make groundbreaking predictions about the future of education. But the disruptive story of online learning is far from complete.

Virtual Technology: A Solution to Rural Isolation

Digital Promise

A 2008 state audit found that parents were pleased with how much they learned with these home visits. SPICE was meeting all of their learners’ needs except one, rural isolation, and this drove their focus on using technology to strengthen their program. While Hughes knew the research on how blended learning supports adult learners most effectively, the decentralized nature of RSU 3 made the face-to-face part of blended learning very difficult, if not impossible.

5 edtech tools that take personalized learning to the next level

eSchool News

And while whole-class instruction may meet the needs of some students, more often than not, it leaves out many more students than it helps. In our first year, we implemented personalized learning in our six middle schools.

Congress should prioritize innovation in higher ed. Here are three ways it can.

The Christensen Institute

In December, on a party-line vote, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce released the PROSPER Act , a bill to update the Higher Education Act for the first time since 2008. In our latest brief, Modernizing the HEA: Congressional priorities for innovation in higher education , I examine Congress’ critical role in encouraging innovation in order to help America meet the needs of the next generation. Rethink regulation of online and competency-based education.

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.

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

It is titled Experiences in Self-Determined Learning and can be found at [link]. Self-determined learning or heutagogy is fast gaining interest from educators around the world interested in an evidence-based approach to learning. Grounded as it is on brain research and extensive research into how people learn self-determined learning is particularly popular among those interested in innovative approaches to learning. Learning Environment.

How Will Coronavirus Impact Education Technology Investments in 2020?

Edsurge

Now, with the widespread cancellation of schools and conferences (where investors and entrepreneurs often meet), edtech investors are advising startups to heed Sequoia’s advice. School budgets may well soon dip too, as they did following the last recession in 2008. As entire states cancel in-person classes and prepare to move them online, supporting that transition has been the priority for portfolio companies, according to Carolan.

2U’s ‘Third Chapter’ Begins With a $750M Acquisition of Trilogy Education

Edsurge

It’s a trilogy in the making, and for 2U’s third chapter, the online program management company wants in on bootcamps. This marks the largest purchase to date by 2U, which launched in 2008 to work with colleges and universities to create online graduate degree programs. The second chapter involved adding GetSmarter, a South Africa-based provider of short online courses, which 2U purchased for $103 million in May 2017.

How to Work Remotely When Your Office Closes for Coronavirus — Or Any Time.

Edsurge

I have been a full-time remote professional for nearly 12 years, ever since I went from working at home a day or two a week to doing so full time in 2008. Network online. Whatever your situation, share those expectations with your friends, family and neighbors so they know you’re not available to meet the water-softener guy at their house in the middle of the day (or the favor du jour). Network Online Finally, working remotely can be isolating.

After the Pandemic, Higher Education Can’t Afford to Go Back to ‘Normal’

Edsurge

As educators, we craft learning experiences based on the pedagogical foundations set by those who came before us. However, as our country continues to wage war on an invisible enemy known as COVID-19, colleges are being challenged to rethink their persistence and retention strategies, as well as their approaches to teaching and learning. Increase the flexibility of instruction, learning and assessment.

?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers

Edsurge

Yet, when I graduated from college in 2008, I didn’t know this field existed. As online course platforms proliferate, institutions of all shapes and sizes realize that they’ll need to translate content into digital forms. Designing online learning experiences is essential to training employees, mobilizing customers, serving students, building marketing channels, and sustaining business models. Lesson 2: Ground yourself in the fundamentals of learning science.

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Is There Still a Meaningful Difference Between For-Profit and Public Higher Ed?

Edsurge

He’s the guy who coined the term MOOC, short for Massive Open Online Course, which then was a reference to multiplayer video games. Sit in enough faculty meetings, meet with enough leadership, and it becomes clear that it’s all about money. She has also taught courses at community colleges as an adjunct, and worked as director of learning design at an experimental public nonprofit college called Western Governors University. “In Learn more here.

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How Education Elements Guides Districts in Creating Environments that Personalize Learning

Edsurge

There are organizations that support different kinds of transformation in schools and after researching and interviewing some of these organizations, we've learned a great deal about what these changes can look like, how schools go about redesigning aspects of their model, and what types of support they need along the way. In October, we will share a guide highlighting the trends, insights and challenges we've learned about while profiling five key players in the world of school redesign.

The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

Learning with 'e's

Some did not have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with their peer group and sometimes suffered from prolonged lack of tutor contact. Here social media were used to connect people, enabling them to collaborate together in project work, small group learning and online discussions. The Social Web promotes collaboration Collaborative forms of learning are becoming increasingly popular methods of adult education, because they involve all students in the process of learning.

Global digital tribe

Learning with 'e's

It is tribal because the global online community exhibits many of the characteristics of traditional, territorial tribal practice. Social media, the most social of all modern technologies, provided us with shared virtual spaces where we could ''meet''. Membership of digital clans can be volatile, as has been demonstrated in the sharp rise and decline of once popular tribal online spaces such as Bebo or MySpace. Finally, learning should be situated.

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Week of March 6, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. Thanks for your attention, and see you online! LEARN TO BE AT SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Sun 6 Mar 07:00PM New York / Mon 7 Mar 12:00AM GMT / Mon 7 Mar 11:00AM Sydney Maria Droujkova. Learn To Be offers free tutoring online to economically disadvantaged students.

“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

Daily Edventures

Sharing ideas, innovative teaching, empowerment and encouragement is at the heart of Davis’ work as a teacher, author and her award-winning blog, Cool Cat Teacher (voted the Edublog Best Teachers Blog in 2008, just one amongst a long list of awards). Their writing, stories, and research are part of my personal learning network (PLN) I read daily. Learning should be personal and powerful and push every student to reach a little further.

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. 2008).

Education's Online Futures

Hack Education

This is part six of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Some of the most oft-told tales in education in recent years have the following plot: the students all move from “brick-and-mortar” to “online.” Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn, for example, predicted in their 2008 book Disrupting Class that by 2019 half of all high school classes would be taught via the Internet. ” Online Education and Teaching Labor.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

From the Department of Education press release : “ Federal Commission on School Safety Meeting to Focus on the Effects of Entertainment , Media , Cyberbullying and Social Media on Violence and Student Safety.” ” Via the Journal Sentinel : “More than 300 Kettle Moraine parents sign petition against online learning platform.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Vista Higher Learning has acquired SANTILLANA USA.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

You can fill out a form online to offer some names. “Charter backers can stop the NAACP moratorium – by meeting these four demands” by Adrienne Dixson and Andre Perry. The Los Angeles Board of Education decided to reject the renewal of five charter schools ’ charters at its meeting this week. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Supporting Early Learning through the Every Student Succeeds Act ,” per the press release.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2012, Pearson, Cengage Learning, and Macmillan Higher Education sued Boundless Learning, claiming that the open education textbook startup had “stolen the creative expression of their authors and editors, violating their intellectual-property rights.” Online Grade Portals.

Has New Hampshire found the secret to online education that works?

The Hechinger Report

In January 2015, Duggan enrolled in New Hampshire’s self-paced Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS), joining about 200 full-time middle and high school students and about 10,000 part-timers from brick-and-mortar schools statewide who take VLACS courses a la carte. Virtual schools promise flexibility and a universe of learning just keystrokes away. But a slew of recent studies have found lackluster performance at online schools, seriously tarnishing their promise.