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. Thanks for your attention, and see you online! 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.

Week of December 13, 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. Thanks for your attention, and see you online! MINI-GEEK FEST" MONTHLY ONLINE CONVERSATION-DECEMBER, 2010 (AZTEA PD) Mon 13 Dec 10:00PM New York / Tue 13 Dec 03:00AM GMT / Tue 14 Dec 02:00PM Sydney Peggy George and Kim Thomas. You learn how to adapt improv games to improve their instructional effectiveness.

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Surprising data on the growth of K12 online learning

The Electric Educator

I have been doing a lot of research on online learning lately. I''ve read several reports on the state of online learning across the country and around the world. Source: Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning , The Evergreen Education Group, 2010.

The Long Tail of Education

The Electric Educator

The same is true for online music retailers. These schools are after long-tail students Up until recently, education was a product of atoms, meaning it required students to go to a physical place and learn in the presence of trained professionals.

iNACOL Virtual School Symposium

The Electric Educator

The conference brought together 1,800 leaders in the field of online and virtual education. Keynote presenters included Susan Patrick (iNACOL president), a fun panel of students in grades 6-12 who gave their perspective online learning, Deputy Secretary of Education Jim Shelton and former West Virginia Governor Bob Wise who spoke on policy issues related to online learning. Online learning is the future of education -- there is no doubt.

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Immersion vs. Convenience

The Electric Educator

Christenson, author of Disrupting Class , who quoted Sarah Lacey of Tech Crunch who was discussing some of the perceived drawbacks of online learning: “It’s easy to say that online education can never capture the full experience of being in a classroom, the one-on-one chats with the teacher, the face-to-face bonding with classmates, the simplicity of raising your hand when you have a question. I recently read an interesting blog post by Clayton M.

New report underscores education problems in institutions for foster youth

The Hechinger Report

Children in institutions in Pennsylvania were physically maltreated at least 156 times over an eight-year period beginning in May 2010, including 114 times by staff, according to a review of publicly available data.

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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.”

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s live, interactive, and free public Webinars through LearnCentral.org, the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. Thanks for your attention, and see you online! FutureofEducation.com and Edutopia will join forces to present an online discussion specifically for educators and with special guests Julie Evans, Alfie Kohn, Chris Lehmann, Deborah Meier, Diane Ravitch, Will Richardson, Sir Ken Robinson, and Gary Stager.

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New research answers whether technology is good or bad for learning

The Christensen Institute

For years educators and scholars have debated whether technology aids learning or inhibits it. Other studies have shown similarly dismal numbers for student learning when technology is introduced in the classroom. Department of Education 2010 meta-analysis. The reason quite simply was that when we crammed computers into existing learning models, they produced begrudging or negative results.

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.

Is Online Education Good or Bad? And Is This Really the Right Question?

Digital Promise

For the past twenty years, I’ve heard this question asked many times about online education. I would suggest that quality and effectiveness of learning are not tied to “mode” of instruction. In the same way that we can have good (and not so good) traditional classroom courses, we can also have good (and not so good) online courses. Further, re-conceptualizing and converting a traditional classroom course to an online course doesn’t necessarily make it better or worse.

Technology Integration Research Review

Digital Promise

In our series of five articles, learn about three key elements of successful technology integration, discover some of the possible learning outcomes, get our recommendations on specific practices and programs by academic subject and promising tools for additional topics , find tips for avoiding pitfalls when adopting new technologies , and dig into a comprehensive annotated bibliography with links to all the studies and reports cited in these pages. Learning Outcomes.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

NEW ORLEANS — A few years ago, with little fanfare or announcement, the New Orleans education system began a massive experiment that’s reshaping how kids learn across the city. Supporters in New Orleans say that, so far, personalized learning has been transformative. Future of Learning.

New data supports disruption in law schools

The Christensen Institute

For those graduating between 2010 and 2015, the rate was only 38 percent. A full 17 percent of post 2010 graduates took over a year to find their first job. Moving to competency-based programs could speed the time to degree and would allow students to take control of their own learning. Move pedagogy online. One major objection to online learning is the fear that it will ruin a school’s sprit de corps and decrease student engagement.

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Why Obama’s higher ed ratings are struggling

The Christensen Institute

Many observers of higher education might compare the administration’s proposed ratings system to the Quality-Value (QV) Index that I first proposed in 2010 , but there are several important differences. Applying the QV Index just to a subset of new institutions would allow us to learn about the feasibility and unintended consequences of such a ratings system.

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STUDENT VOICES: Pay teachers more

The Hechinger Report

The school opened in 2010. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. You’re just learning to take a test. You’re not learning to actually be happy. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts online learning Race Rural schools Solutions teachersStudent Voices.

Superstorm Sandy Blows innovation through NYC schools

The Innovative Educator

Hurricane Katrina brought rise to charter schools in New Orleans and it looks like Superstorm Sandy is bringing rise to online learning in New York City. Teachers experienced in online learning will teach the courses. online learning

My Online Teaching Philosophy #OnlineLearning #OnlineTeaching #eLearning

EdTechSandyK

The program I am in is fully online, so I am able to study while continuing my current work as a Digital Learning Coach in Georgetown ISD. For my third course, Theory and Practice of Online Pedagogy, one of my assignments was to write my philosophy of online teaching.

Teacher, Teach Thyself! Free Quality PD Resources

EdTechSandyK

You don''t have to take or attend formal classes to extend your learning. It''s also the greatest opportunity many of us have all year to extend our own professional learning and grow in our craft. They get straight to the basics of what you need to learn to use a techonlogy.

3 More Tasks to Teach Yourself to Teach with Technology

Nik Peachey

At the end of 2010 I published the first 5 tasks in a series to help teacher learn how to use technology with their students. ict online learning teacher development technology

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Campus Tech Leaders Report More Support for Free Educational Materials

Wired Campus

College technology leaders appear more optimistic these days about open-source textbooks and open educational resources — teaching and learning materials that can be used at no cost. That number has doubled since 2011 and more than tripled since 2010. “The next level up,” he added, “is mobile learning and the role that mobile apps might play in that.” ” Educause 2015 IT Online Learning Open Access Open Textbooks

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.

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.

Free computer training resources and courses

Educational Technology Guy

GCFLearnFree is a program of Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC and provides quality online learning courses for free. The Office 2010 course is great and I am sharing it with our users to help them transition from Office 2003 to Office 2010 because of the different menu system.

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.

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. April 2010, 3(4), pp. Nursing Education Perspectives, 2010, 31(4), pp.

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.

Reflections on an Online Master's Degree - The Good Stuff!

EdTechSandyK

In November 2010 I completed a master’s degree in Educational Technology Leadership after 18 months of course work entirely online. I had taken isolated online classes in the past for professional development or to work toward additional teaching certifications and enjoyed learning in that manner, so when an opportunity for advancing my education this way came along, I took advantage of it. Group projects were another enjoyable aspect of the online experience.

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. 2010).

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. At its peak in 2010, 1.1 What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning.

When Education Giants Stumbled and Data Ruled

Edsurge

He is currently the chief product officer of Renaissance Learning, which acquired myON in 2018. On the other hand, companies like Curriculum Associates took the path of blended learning and have seen significant growth driven by a technology-first model.

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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. From virtual labs and games to digital textbooks and online curriculum, digital classrooms rely on video. Online Video.

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How tracking academic performance can nip (cyber)bullying in the bud

Neo LMS

The Journal of Early Adolescence published a UCLA study in 2010 involving 2,300 middle school students from eleven public schools in Los Angeles. A school LMS can help educators monitor all the online activity of students through the platform by configuring terminology alerts on bad words.

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