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.

9 Ways to Use Google Wave

The Electric Educator

It has been great watching the stream of potential uses for Google Wave roll in. Here are what I believe to be the best potential uses of Google Wave. I could see the Google Wave being used for class discussions and assignments on these snow days. Google Wave

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Susan Patrick: The e-Learning Challenge

The Electric Educator

Susan Patrick: The E-Learning Challenge from Education Week on Vimeo. The president and chief executive officer of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning talks at NECC ''09 about the drive to improve virtual learning in K-12 schools.

Why do people use the internet?

The Electric Educator

As I looked through articles in Google reader last night I came across this graphic (click to view larger image) which I found very interesting. Besides just being interesting in general, this data provides a unique insight for anyone who is interested in online learning.

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Feeling Change

The Electric Educator

I believe that we need to develop an online component in our high school. Online learning is the future of education and we aren''t doing anything to address it. You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash).

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. You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash).

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. You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash).

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

The Electric Educator

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 Online learning has increased exponentially in the past 10 years with no end in sight. big ideas on-line learning youtube youtube.com/ed

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The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In one class, Danusis introduces me to a lanky child in rain boots, who clicks through an online math program while chatting about a baby goat that’s being weaned in her backyard. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. We use Google all the time.

4 Keys to Student Success Online: Part 3

The Electric Educator

Note: While research regarding best practices for online learning is difficult to obtain due to the relative infancy of the industry, four key areas of focus critical to program success have been identified. This week I will be posting four keys to student success in online courses.

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.

4 Keys to Student Success Online: Part 2

The Electric Educator

Note: While research regarding best practices for online learning is difficult to obtain due to the relatively infancy of the industry, four key areas of focus critical to program success have been identified. This week I will be posting four keys to student success in online courses. The impact of quality teachers reaches beyond the quality or preparation of students in the online program. Learning on Demand: Online Education in the United States , 2009."

4 Keys to Student Success Online: Part 4

The Electric Educator

Note: While research regarding best practices for online learning is difficult to obtain due to the relatively infancy of the industry, four key areas of focus critical to program success have been identified. This week I will be posting four keys to student success in online courses. Students will not be naturally successful in an online program. Online students to have a greater sense of autonomy and flexibility, but the work load remains the same.

Return of the virtual reality hype cycle (what’s different this time?)

The Christensen Institute

With headlines like “ Virtual Reality Learns How to Get Into Classroom ,” which the Wall Street Journal ran this February, the hype cycle around VR’s potential in education has returned. million people created accounts, adopted avatars, and played out their lives in this online virtual world.

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. Lessons Learned: 1. Remember learning, even in Virtual School is about relationships.

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How Indian Tutoring App Provider Byju’s Got So Big

Edsurge

The stunt came years before the CEO’s company, Byju’s, launched a learning app that would take the company to 35 million downloads, with 2.7 By March 2009, Raveendran’s reach had grown to seven cities, and the company’s website from that time said it had taught 3,500 students.

Return of the Virtual Reality Hype Cycle (What’s Different This Time?)

Edsurge

With headlines like “ Virtual Reality Learns How to Get Into Classroom ,” which The Wall Street Journal ran this February, the hype cycle around VR’s potential in education has returned. On the other end of the market, Google is offering its $15 Cardboard alongside Expeditions, which takes viewers on virtual field trips. million people created accounts, adopted avatars, and played out their lives in this online virtual world.

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. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital.

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via EdScoop : “ Google adds new terms to comply with Connecticut student data privacy laws.” “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”). ” ECOT is the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, a failed online charter school. One-third of students take at least one class online.”

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This Week's Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate (Formerly 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 Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Thanks for your attention, and see you online! The Australian Flexible Learning Framework (Framework) is supporting the EpCoP with an interactive e-Gemssession on 23 May. Creating forms in google will feature first.

This Week's Live, Interactive, and Free Elluminate Webinars

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! We will introduce our new science fiction online film series, FUTURESTATES, and language arts and science lesson plans. Learn more about PBS''s Cyberchase and the recent additions to many invaluable resources offered by PBS.”