The Case for Online Learning

Leadership Lounge

Online learning has been a part of higher education since the late 1990s. In fact, universities have utilized distance learning for decades, beginning with correspondence and then moving videoconferencing in the late 1980s. As the Internet improved, so did the opportunity to move from point-to-point video-conference delivery of instruction to asynchronous online learning. Now, online learning has become a required element in university program offerings.

Using Online Sticky Noticeboards

Nik Peachey

For the last few days I've been playing with WallWisher a handy tool for creating online noticeboards that you can add sticky notes to. The sticky notes are quite simple, you just add some text and you can either link to an image, a video or a web page.

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9 Ways to Use Google Wave

The Electric Educator

Mrs. Davis : Our school district (in New Hampshire) is piloting a program for the state this year where three of our snow days will become online learning days (and will not have to be made up in June). Wave has great potential as a continuation of learning tool.

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. Does this video make you feel the need to change? I''m currently reading The Heart of Change by John P.

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

The Electric Educator

On March 27, Youtube announced the creation of youtube.com/edu , a dedicated video channel for lectures and material from leading higher education institutions in the United States. Currently this channel hosts over 20,000 videos from prestigious schools such as Harvard, Yale, MIT, and the University of Michigan. Many of the videos posted are full length lectures from noteworthy professors including the ever popular physics lectures by Professor Walter Lewin of MIT.

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Concepts of Educational Technology Reflection

EdTechSandyK

Regarding broader knowledge of current effective practices, the focus in weeks two and three on professional development opened my eyes to different models of staff development and follow-up support for teachers regarding the creation of technology rich, student-centered learning environments. The one outcome I did not achieve was learning more about best practices in student instruction. In particular, the online collaborative community assignment comes to mind.

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It’s not about sex: Teaching young children where babies come from (and other stuff)

The Hechinger Report

video, can embarrass parents and make it hard for them to know what to do next.American parents today grew up with gender-bending pop stars like Prince on center stage and moms who kept “Our Bodies, Ourselves” on the living room bookshelf.

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

Neo LMS

The change already delivers extraordinary results and 96% of teachers claim that EdTech increases student engagement in learning. 3D learning. However, the whole system changes with the introduction of 3D learning. Game-based learning. Online learning.

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Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators

Waterford

By learning to view it as a means of enhancing your lessons and resources, you can provide your students with tools and opportunities they may not otherwise access. Increased intrinsic motivation to learn. The Education Arcade, 2009, pp.

Digital Portfolios + Micro-credentials = Massive Impact for Students & Teachers

Digital Promise

Now that we have powerful, easy-to-use design tools and a capacity for worldwide publishing, we have an opportunity to restore the dignity and integrity of a work ethic by redefining the role of the learner as a contributor to the learning culture. — Alan November, Who Owns the Learning. Powered by ever-changing technology advances, digital portfolios serve as hubs for a variety of media to more fully illustrate the learning cycle. The Learning Is In The Struggle.

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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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. Start by training every teacher how to make videos for instruction.

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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. Video from a beach in Azhikode, India. The Byju's CEO teaches a lesson on circles in this video from the company's YouTube account.

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. Learning Environment. 2009).

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.

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

“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.” Coding , a Chinese learn-to-code company, has raised $15 million from Tencent Holdings.

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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.

10Q: Steven Anderson

Learning with 'e's

Anderson is known to many in the world of education as a passionate and knowledgeable promoter of social media and technology for learning. He has been a prime mover in some of the most innovative projects for technology supported learning in the past few years. Steven W.