The Learning Accelerator on blended learning: `In the future, we’ll just call it learning’

The Hechinger Report

If you’ve attended a major education conference this year or follow education trends, you’ve likely heard a phrase that is creating great excitement: blended learning. So we are closely following the evolution of blended learning, also known as personalized learning.

Is it really “blended learning” or is it just “learning”?

The Principal of Change

If you google “What is blended learning?”, Right now, I do not think of this blog as “blending my learning” even though it is online and I was in a face-to-face setting earlier.

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Edgenuity Acquires Compass Learning to Expand Online, Blended Learning Reach

Marketplace K-12

Edgenuity today announced its acquisition of Compass Learning, bringing together two well-known ed-tech companies whose digital offerings will now span kindergarten through 12th grade. headquarters and the Austin, Texas, offices of Compass Learning. Compass Learning provides intervention and skills instruction in math, reading, and language arts for K-8. On its website, Compass Learning states that it serves more than 2 million students and 70,000 teachers across the U.S.

Week of December 6, 2010 - 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. link] THE NEW BLENDED LEARNING (ELLUMINATE LIVE EVENTS) Tue 7 Dec 01:00PM New York / Tue 7 Dec 06:00PM GMT / Wed 7 Dec 04:00AM Sydney David Wilkins. Blended learning has become an accepted practice in the learning space. But what if we’re not really blending the right stuff?

Week of November 8, 2010 - 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. link] MINI-GEEK FEST MONTHLY ONLINE CONVERSATION-NOVEMBER, 2010 (AZTEA) Mon 8 Nov 10:00PM New York / Tue 8 Nov 03:00AM GMT / Tue 8 Nov 01:00PM Sydney Peggy George and Kim Thomas. link] 21ST CENTURY LEARNING: BIODIVERSITY IN THE CLASSROOM. link] 21ST CENTURY LEARNING: BIODIVERSITY IN THE CLASSROOM.

Using Feedback Logs to Empower Learners

A Principal's Reflections

The bottom line here is that feedback matters in the context of learning. The assessment determines whether learning occurred, what learning occurred, and if the learning relates to stated targets, standards, and objectives. 2010).

This Week's 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. Jim is the creator of the English Companion Ning, ''Where English teachers go to help each other.'' [link] TECH TALK TUESDAYS: CYBERSAFETY WHEN LEARNING ONLINE (THE AUSTRALIA SERIES) Tue 25 Oct 12:45AM New York / Tue 25 Oct 04:45AM GMT / Tue 25 Oct 02:45PM Sydney Anne Mirtschin. link] JOY IN LEARNING (CLASSROOM 2.0

Next Gen Professional Development pt 2- Upskilling

CUE

Have you ever learned something by failing for a bit and then mastering the concept by simply doing it? Having educators make and share a short example of their learning is another key goal. 2010).

Preparing Teaching Candidates for Blended and Online Environments

Fractus Learning

There is a growing need for today’s pre-service teachers to be equipped with skills and competencies for blended, online, and technology-rich teaching and learning environments. These courses include blended methods and technologies for blended learning environments.

What’s the use of lectures?

EduTechGeek

Do experienced educators and researchers really believe that watching a video will make deep learning occur and without the difficult cognitive work involved? . Finally, I found some interesting research from MIT’s Office of Digital Learning. 2010). June 7, 2010.

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The Benefits of Video in the Digital Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Digital-based learning benefits students. Blended learning and flipped classrooms. When teachers leverage technology, learning outcomes improve. Educators are striving to transform learning environments to meet changing needs. More motivated to learn.

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Will half of all colleges really close in the next decade?

The Christensen Institute

Against this turbulent backdrop ripe for colleges to fail, Christensen observed that the emergence of the first disruptive innovation in education since the printing press —online learning—could wreak even more havoc as students enroll in online learning experiences.

When Education Giants Stumbled and Data Ruled

Edsurge

He is currently the chief product officer of Renaissance Learning, which acquired myON in 2018. They bought other companies to try to blend assessment and curriculum as they also continued publishing. The largest companies in 2010 were the textbook providers.

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Tips from the pros: Making an Enriched Virtual program work for your students

The Christensen Institute

The Enriched Virtual model allows students to complete the majority of coursework online at home or outside of school, but attend school for required face-to-face learning sessions with a teacher. The Enriched Virtual is considered a disruptive blended-learning model because it transforms the student learning experience beyond just adding an online-learning feature to a traditional classroom. Scott: We began with a trial of three courses in the spring of 2010.

Let’s retire the ‘gifted-and-talented’ label

The Christensen Institute

But in a day and age where we can move past our factory-model schools and personalize learning for all students, such that students can move at their own pace and not grow bored or disengaged and can dive deep into areas of passion, should schools be in the business of placing labels on students designed to sort them? His school transformed his class into a “blended-learning” environment to personalize the learning.

Top Eight Reasons To Become Certifiably Innovative with #CUEIEC

CUE

This influx of technology has left many teachers with the desire to learn more about these tools and the drive to use technology in new and bold ways. Leading Edge Certification for Online and Blended Teacher is built into the course. Learn. What is IEC, you say?

Own It!

CUE

Lisa is a Google Certified Innovator, Google Education Trainer, PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, Leading Edge Certified (Online & Blended Learning, Digital Educator), 2016 Apple Teacher, ClassDojo Mentor, and presenter. Learn.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: What is the Federal Role? (Part II)

Doug Levin

In so doing, it is important to note that for all intents and purposes, the new educational technology program described in ESSA represents a dramatic turnaround in direction for Congress, which last funded a federal educational technology program in 2010 at the request of former U.S.

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.

A Welder of Digital Curriculum Companies Buys Its Latest

Edsurge

Since 2010, Weld North Education’s CEO and co-founder, Jonathan Grayer, has been scooping up online educational assets and fusing them together in an effort to create “the largest provider of digital curriculum serving preK-12 schools,” as he tells EdSurge in an interview. Compass Learning, an online curriculum program used for primary and supplemental instruction, was acquired by Weld North in 2016 and merged into Edgenuity.

EdmodoCon 2013 Guest Post #7: L. Neumann from SWEDEN!

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

The school has been 1:1 since 2010, and Lotta is fortunate enough to be able to work with the finding and implementation of digital resources and best practices. edtech #flipclass digital citizenship edmodo edmodocon global learning

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Like so many others , I’ve made new friends and learned so very much, but I’m not sure what the future may hold. '" Tagged on: September 20, 2017 Two edtech champions to join White House offices as fellows | EdScoop → The fellows will serve directly with White House offices and bring backgrounds in one-to-one and blended learning programs. It’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me. I’m having some trust issues and just need some space.

EdTech 150

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Like so many others , I’ve made new friends and learned so very much, but I’m not sure what the future may hold. '" Tagged on: September 20, 2017 Two edtech champions to join White House offices as fellows | EdScoop → The fellows will serve directly with White House offices and bring backgrounds in one-to-one and blended learning programs. It’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me. I’m having some trust issues and just need some space.

EdTech 150

Switching sides in the teacher wars

The Hechinger Report

Gist’s debut on the national education stage began with her decision in 2010 to authorize the firing of the entire school staff at low-performing Central Falls High School, an episode that garnered widespread coverage when President Barack Obama weighed in supporting the ouster.

Survey: Teachers now use twice as much gaming and video in the classroom

eSchool News

The national report, From Print to Pixel: The role of videos, games, animations and simulations within K-12 education , reveals that in 2010, only 23 percent of surveyed teachers said they used games, compared to 48 percent of those surveyed in 2015.

Curriculum Associates Featured on Inc. Magazine’s 37th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

techlearning

With a focus on reading and mathematics, the company offers an integrated print and digital solution for K–12 diagnostic assessment and instruction, making blended learning a reality in the classroom. NEW YORK, August 15, 2018— Inc.

Carnegie Learning Gets a Makeover After Private Equity Investment

Edsurge

The latest move comes from CIP Capital , a New York City-based private equity firm that is investing an undisclosed sum in Carnegie Learning. As a result of the deal, Carnegie will be merging with New Mountain Learning (which is owned by CIP), and the combined operations will continue under the Carnegie Learning name. The merger marks yet another change for Carnegie Learning, which traces its roots to Carnegie Mellon University.

“Paying attention?” an app asks – helping kids monitor their own classroom behavior

The Hechinger Report

Self-monitoring students, who are often but not exclusively those with learning disabilities or attention disorders, work with teachers to set classroom comportment goals, such as coming to class prepared 75 percent of the time. Photo: AP Images.

Company Exec. for Ed-Tech Company Testifies in Ala. Politician’s Trial

Marketplace K-12

Edgenuity provides blended learning programs and virtual instruction for students in grades 6-12. Since its creation in 1998 as Education2020, the e-learning company has been taken up by districts around the country. Humphrey joined Edgenuity in 2010, a year before the investment firm Weld North Holdings LLC acquired the company for an estimated $50 million. By guest blogger Taylor Lewis. Cross-posted from the Digital Education blog.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

The Hechinger Report

(From left to right) Sixth graders Mia DeMore, Maria DeAndrade, and Stephen Boulas make a number line in their math class at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of 132 “Basecamp” schools piloting the Personalized Learning Platform created by the Summit charter school network.

“Tired of fighting that fight”: School districts’ uphill battle to get good deals on ed tech

The Hechinger Report

Almost 14 million devices were shipped to schools last year, up from 3 million in 2010, according to the market research firm Futuresource Consulting. Daniel Owens, partner at The Learning Accelerator. Jeff Mao, former leader of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative.

5 Trends to Watch in 2011

The Electric Educator

Blended Learning is the combination of face to face and online instruction. At the 2010 Virtual School Symposium sponsored by iNACOL it was clear that blended instruction is quickly becoming a viable instructional option as many states adopt seat-waver initiatives.

Presentations and portfolios take the place of tests for some students

The Hechinger Report

Do presentations, projects and portfolios give a better idea of what a student has learned than a class grade or a score on a standardized exam? Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

The Hechinger Report

Not only did Caleb never return to his local school, but he learned little throughout his elementary, middle and high school years — which included hundreds of hours struggling through computer lessons in math, science and social studies. Again, the result is stunted learning.

What a School District Designed for Computational Thinking Looks Like

MindShift

Computational thinking is intimately related to computer coding, which every kid in South Fayette starts learning in first grade. It was spring, and the kids were learning about the life cycle of a butterfly in their regular classroom. Read more about Blended Learning