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.

Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

The Hechinger Report

CHICAGO — By Marquell Brown’s count, he has been locked up “roughly 42 times” since 2009. Sophia Jones-Redmond, superintendent of the district, which serves students from ages 13 to 21, said that a blended-learning model has been a major factor in this success.

Essential Reading

The Electric Educator

Online learning is a disruptive innovation. A key component of this software will be the ability to accurately assess mastery of learning. In the red ocean, companies compete to drive costs down while attempting to maintain or raise their quality.

Feeling Change

The Electric Educator

Throughout his book Kotter illustrates this point by sharing real examples of organizations that succeeded in changing by emotionally impacting the members of the company. I believe that we need to develop an online component in our high school.

First 100% Online Christian School

The Electric Educator

Mark''s offers a 100% online, fully accredited, middle and high school curriculum. I believe that online learning will become the dominant form of learning within 20 years. Mark''s is certainly one of the first, if not the first, Christian school to offer a completely online program. Online learning continues to make strides. future of education on-line learning

Youtube goes educational.the times, they are a changing!

The Electric Educator

Large companies are realizing that there is a huge demand for educational training and information. The two largest and most innovative companies that I can think of are Apple and Google. Google (which owns Youtube) is quickly becoming one of the most formidable companies in the world and one of Apple''s greatest rivals. People of all ages are learning through their iPods, web enabled phones, wikis, blogs, and other web 2.0

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How Indian Tutoring App Provider Byju’s Got So Big

Edsurge

In this still from a Byju's provided video, about 20,000 students pack the country's largest indoor arena for a math lesson from the company's CEO in 2013. These company’s teaching methods originated from tutoring sessions held offline by Raveendran himself.

Reflections on an Online Master's Degree - The Stuff That Could Have Been Better

EdTechSandyK

My purpose is neither to recommend nor to critique a specific program, but rather to share my own expeirences and perceptions of obtaining a degree online. I wanted to ask them questions about course content, and I wanted them to question and challenge me on my learning.

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Sometimes expert teachers just aren’t an option

The Christensen Institute

Educational Initiatives, a privately-owned company in India that develops and administers large-scale assessments in private and public schools in India, faced this question when it decided to pursue a social initiative aimed at serving some of India’s most disadvantaged children. In 2011, the company set up five learning centers in densely populated communities in South Delhi to provide elementary school-aged Indian children with instruction in math and Hindi.

The potential, promise and pitfalls of blended learning in India

The Hechinger Report

The setting seems highly unlikely for an innovation like blended learning to take root. So why is there so much optimism about blended learning as a solution? I think blended learning has the potential to have a huge impact on education in India.”.

Micro-Credentials: Taking PD to the next level

The Thinking Stick

It is long-term embedded learning with a Master Teacher. Now you can have the same experience online. Teachers are doing the things they learn while they are learning them. “The lessons learned offered by these three states fall into the following five categories: ƒ.

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. Tribal identity in the age of the Web transcends ethnicity, traditional cultural expectations and geography (Wheeler, 2009).

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. The company has raised some $77.5 I’d love to provide a link but Andreessen deleted his blog in 2009. ” But it’s a content company.

Will “school choice on steroids” get a boost under a Trump administration?

The Hechinger Report

The logical extension of such policies – permitting students to take individual courses wherever they wish, by using online options – has already begun to take root in about a dozen states. So far, only a tiny fraction of eligible students have enrolled for online classes.

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June 1 - Panel Discussion on "Unschooling"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

His experience ranges from spending years working with children at a leading environmental education foundation to serving on boards of universities, of companies, and in the intelligence community. Lisa is an outspoken and passionate advocate of learning innovatively.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Forbes : “The Startup President: How France ’s Macron Nearly Built An EdTech Company.” ” Ed-tech: where you don’t need an actual product idea for a company, and you can incubate your neoliberalism anyway. “Free College” Via Edsurge : “For Free Community College , Online Learning Isn’t Always Part of the Recipe for Success.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”).

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