4 Models of blended learning to implement in the classroom

Neo LMS

We can all agree that the phrase “blended learning” is well and truly a part of the modern-day discourse on education; so much so that academics have begun to curate a universal definition, as well as identify sub-themes and genres of the concept. 4 Models of blended learning.

Snow days show why schools, blended learning matter

The Christensen Institute

No, this isn’t another piece about how online learning can allow students to continue to learn even when school is canceled because of snow—although online learning could arguably help a select number of parents who can work from home solve the problem faced when this happens. Instead this is a piece about how important physical brick-and-mortar schools are in our communities and why, even as online learning grows, those schools likely won’t be going away.

2011 Virtual School Symposium

The Electric Educator

This week I am hanging out in Indianapolis at the Virtual School Symposium sponsored by the International Association for K12 Online Learning ( iNACOL ). conference online learning

Can technology solve the achievement gap?

The Christensen Institute

An Education Week article reported that in 2011, “black and Hispanic students trailed their white peers by an average of more than 20 test-score points on the NAEP math and reading assessments at 4th and 8th grades, a difference of about two grade levels.” In the traditional educational model, school attendance is critical because students don’t learn important academic content unless they are actually in class when the teacher covers the content.

10 Tools for Increasing Engagement in Online Courses

Nik Peachey

Over the last few years I've done a lot of work developing writing and redeveloping online courses and course materials. It's no surprise then that drop out rates for online learning courses have been so high. can help you create online presentations from your PowerPoint slides.

Why this school is thriving after implementing a 100% blended learning model

eSchool News

This Blended Learning Model is Working. VGV is the “come-to-fruition” vision of Founder and Superintendent Dr. Robert Pilkington who was asked by RIDE in 2011 to create a “brick and mortar” charter high school with a fully virtualized curriculum using Edgenuity e-courseware.

Charter schools tackle shortcomings of college

The Christensen Institute

In 2011, for example, the KIPP charter school network revealed that, of those who were old enough to be eligible, 33 percent of its 8 th -grade graduates had graduated from a four-year college. By 2011, the network had achieved national acclaim. For the first time, their alums were being asked to truly learn on their own and figure out how to navigate their school’s requirements largely by themselves.

What the closure of 2 bootcamps means for the industry’s future

The Christensen Institute

We also believe we are in the very early innings of the era of renewable learning. Bridging that gap is one of the greatest challenges facing the developed world today, and the adoption of AI and machine learning will only compound that challenge. We’ve had a successful enterprise business since 2011, and one of the reasons we’re somewhat insulated from the volatility education businesses often experience is because a significant portion of our revenue comes from employers.

"Always On" Education with Project Share #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Notes from a breakout session at South by Southwest Edu 2011 Presenter: David McGeary, Harris County Department of Education, Digital Learning Specialist McGeary helped build the first version of the Texas Tour in ProjectShare Hybrid or blended learning fills the gap between what we teach in the classroom with what they do in the real world. It helps students create within online spaces and solve authentic real-world problems. Create focused online objectives.

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The Number of Students Taking in Online Courses Is Quickly Rising, But Perceptions Are Changing Slowly

Edsurge

Online course offerings in the United States have expanded. In both K12 and higher education options for students to take whole courses, blended courses and—in some places—entire degree programs online are more prevalent than ever. The Babson Survey Research Group, an organization that tracks online enrollment, notes that between 2012 and 2016 the percent of online enrollment in universities increased 17.2 Some people say, you’re not actually learning online.

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eLearning at Universities: A Quality Assurance Free Zone?

Mark Smithers

Over the last couple of months I have been asked to help a university (that will remain nameless) in its transition to a newer version of of its Learning Management System (LMS). When a course does have online content it is invariably rubbish.

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Success with Online High School Courses: From Probation to Graduation for More Than 600 Students

FuelEd

Blended Learning Success. The solution was created in 2011, using funds provided by United States Department of Education, when the Marshall staff designed and implemented the Pathway to Accelerated Student Success (PASS) program. .

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Make P.E. great—for the first time?

The Christensen Institute

When I first began researching the field of online learning in K–12 education, I was surprised to learn that one of the most popular online offerings was physical education (P.E.). How could that be done online? But in online P.E., Online P.E.’s

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

The exercise was part of “Civic Online Reasoning,” a series of news-literacy lessons being developed by Stanford researchers and piloted by teachers at a few dozen schools. Still, learning news literacy skills is one thing, and the motivation to use those skills is another.

Coding outside the lines: CoderDojos get kids psyched about programming by turning them loose

The Hechinger Report

The CoderDojos are free and volunteer-run, and from a single club started by a teenaged Irish hacker in 2011 they’ve managed to grow into more than 1,200 Dojos in 65 countries and counting. But, I want to know, what is he supposed to learn?”. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

Sometimes expert teachers just aren’t an option

The Christensen Institute

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. To address this problem, Educational Initiatives developed a blended-learning model for the centers that could operate without a strong pool of teachers by taking advantage of instructional expertise encoded in learning software.

Freedom to Learn

User Generated Education

One of those bright spots was being asked to read Carl Rogers, Freedom to Learn , which was published 1969 in an upper level Educational Psychology course. 2011). The experience of Mrs. Shiel’s experiment is illustrative of the principles of learning that Rogers (1969, pp.

Learning Math Should be Fun and Engaging

A Principal's Reflections

Kanchan Chellani, currently a math teacher at New Milford High School , is a strong believer in making the learning process fun, interactive, and meaningful for students. To engage students in her classroom, Mrs. Chellani has utilized a variety of tools to help her develop an interactive, student-centered learning environment. As a result, she has started to create her own online learning modules, using the software Adobe Captivate.

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Personalized learning: How kids are getting into college by mastering their skills

The Hechinger Report

Students work on individual projects in the blended-learning classroom of Jessica Anderson, in Deer Lodge, Montana. When they are ready, the students demonstrate their understanding by performing thoughtfully developed tasks that determine how much learning has taken place.

Teen Mothers Need a Lot of Support. This New Orleans School Actually Provides It.

Edsurge

The school achieves this mainly through its “homebound” program, which allows expecting and new mothers to blend online learning with one-on-one visits from a designated “homebound teacher” until they are able to resume normal classes. In its first year of operation, in 2011, the NET enrolled 60 students, several of whom became pregnant or delivered babies that year. She didn’t have any help learning the material, either.

How 2Revolutions is Helping Schools, Districts, and States Support Future of Learning Models

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.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

This post is the first of a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. Creators of Blended Learning Universe (www.blendedlearning.org), the organization provides a directory of innovative schools and a myriad of models and case studies to support district transformation. Organization: International Association of K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL).

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Distracted From School or Learning?

The Principal of Change

Here was one of my comments: These articles used to really bother me, but what I have learned is that I never know the whole story. There is always more to any article or tweet you read online. I build those relationships online, I can make them happen.

How Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s iZone Went from ‘Cool’ to Cold

Edsurge

Ten years into his 12-year tenure as mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg and his then education chief, Joel Klein, kicked off a program that they hoped would transform education in the city by making schools “centres of innovation,” Bloomberg told the BBC back in 2011. The iZone360 program aimed to help participating school leaders reorganize everything from budgets to schedules to meet personalized learning needs.

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.

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Should Online Courses Go Through ‘Beta Testing’?” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ FutureLearn , the massive open online course provider owned by the Open University in the U.K., ” “What’s the bottom line on online preschool ?” ” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has a new CEO : John “Jack” Lynch, formerly the head of Renaissance Learning.