Agile Development, Meet Online Learning

The Electric Educator

This year I took a position as the director of online learning for a christian school in Michigan. One of the projects that I began was the development of a series of online Bible courses. big ideas online learning

2011 Virtual School Symposium Recap

The Electric Educator

2011 iNACOL Virtual School Symposium This week I attended the 2011 Virtual School Symposium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Over 1,900 educators interested in online learning were in attendance. K-12 Online learning is in a state of great flux.

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What Snow Day? Staying Connected No Matter The Weather

The Web20Classroom

Many individual teachers and even some schools and districts don''t let the learning stop on a bad weather day. You would have to have everything ready to go before the weather hits but as long as the kids know what to do, you can continue lessons and learning. online learning

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Kleinspiration

Wouldn''t you love it if your child''s teacher offered you an inside peak into your child''s whole year of learning? We engineered it from the ground up to meet your specific needs.

Online Learning Does Not Mean Sans Engagement

Fractus Learning

While educators and learners in classroom-based courses have already discovered the benefits of using engagement as a part of education, the power of online is yet to be fully realized. Ana Donaldson, 2011, Engaging the Online Learner. As online educators we can ….

Week of July 30, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

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! link] SPEAKS VOLUMES ONLINE-LEARNING CONFERENCE ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Tue 2 Aug 03:00AM New York / Tue 2 Aug 07:00AM GMT / Tue 2 Aug 05:00PM Sydney Connie Swiderski.

Week of January 31, 2011 - 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! Incorporate STEM activities through project-based learning. Meeting #5 of the EpCoP: PD strategies - What strategies would you choose to help others get started with eportfolios? What are the best methods of doing all of this online?

Week of January 3, 2011 - 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! Brenda Anderson will discuss how Montgomery County Public Schools, MD empowered the library media specialists to build personal learning networks with technology to explore the new Maryland school library media standards.

Week of March 6, 2011 - 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! LEARN TO BE AT SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Sun 6 Mar 07:00PM New York / Mon 7 Mar 12:00AM GMT / Mon 7 Mar 11:00AM Sydney Maria Droujkova. Learn To Be offers free tutoring online to economically disadvantaged students.

OnTRACK for College Readiness: Digital Tools & Resources #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Notes from SXSWedu 2011 breakout session. Join onTRACK Advocacy Group in Epsilen for announcements about onTRACK roll out: [link] OnTRACK overview Online learning tools (lessons) for students in math, science, ELA, and social studies developed to increse student preparedness and performance on STAAR high school assessments leading to a higher degree of College and Career Readiness. All learning tools are being developed within TEA''s Project Share platform.

5 Goals for the School Year

The Electric Educator

I''ve enjoyed the opportunity to visit schools around the country, meet new people, and share my experiences with technology in the classroom. Focus my PLN Over the last few years I have built a very wide-ranging professional learning network.

The Closing of LearnCentral.org

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

As we all know, not every Web project succeeds, but you helped to explore the exciting combination of what we liked to call the "LC3:" a social network for educators, a personalized repository for collecting and sharing educational resources, and synchronous meeting capability. Over the past year, we have also looked closely at our community networking project, LearnCentral, and have decided to close LearnCentral on December 31, 2011.

Aotearoa. kei te aroha au ki a koe

Learning with 'e's

I was invited to present my keynote speech in the Maori sacred meeting house - the marae. Meeting an ex Plymouth University graduate in a shop across the road from where I'm staying was strange. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. New Zealand is simply amazing.

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Mobile Technology: An instructor's viewpoint

Connecting 2 the World

This last meeting was on mobile technology, something that I have noticed is a growing trend in my classes. 1) One of the first speakers was a project manager for an online syllabus developer, Itellidemia. Our discussion at CDETG concluded that not all students like to use technology to learn, nor do they have access to mobile technologies that will interact with the material. This summer, I am trying to learn more about mobile devices and technology that interact with it.

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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Dealing with digital distraction

The Hechinger Report

The policy was spearheaded by the department chair, Nancy Cheever, who is part of a team at the university investigating digital distraction, an issue that, for many teachers, has graduated from a nuisance into a serious threat to learning. Related: Do classroom clickers improve learning?

A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

The Traditional Model The traditional model used by organizational learning theorists begins with the depth of knowledge. Current organizational learning and knowledge literature identify and categorize 12 different types of knowledge depending on the location in which the knowledge is created and the depth of knowledge. Organizational learning: A socio-cognitive framework. The impact of organisational structure and practices on learning in the workplace.

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.

The politics of workplace collaboration

Connecting 2 the World

This resulted in some members leaving the organization (thus withholding their expertise from the organization), while the remaining members simply coded the content rather than adding creative elements and other expertise on online learning to the finished product. This strategy used knowledge that took an identifiable form such as reports, design plans, meeting minutes, and written feedback. organizational learning organizational politics knowledge workers work literacy

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. Symposium''s Online Learning Summit consisted of national, state, and local experts in online learning programs.

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.

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.

Chance encounters

Learning with 'e's

I was on a lecture tour of New Zealand in 2011, and was thoroughly enjoying my time travelling around the beautiful North Island, speaking at events in Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Whangarei, and of course, the capital city, Wellington. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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.

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

The Hechinger Report

The freedom to mess up, repeatedly, is a core appeal of this club known as CoderDojo , a loosely-connected global network of coding workshops for kids ages 6 to 18, including this Boston outpost that meets in the borrowed offices of the tech company LogMeIn. Read more about Blended Learning.

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.

Coursera Co-Founder Andrew Ng Wants to Bring ‘AI to Everyone’ in Latest Course

Edsurge

The online course won’t include any heavy technical lessons, and is specifically targeting learners without experience with AI who want to better understand the technology or ways it could impact their business. The course will cost $49 per month and will be hosted on Coursera, a platform for massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that Ng co-founded in 2012. (He But the course won’t be offered through a university, like many of the other online classes on Coursera.

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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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.

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 He offered online live and video classes through broadband and satellite to teach students beyond the centers’ walls.

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. During a board meeting on Nov.

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.

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.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

You can read the series here: 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019. Boundless’s materials have been archived by David Wiley’s company Lumen Learning. In 2011, Ning was acquired by “lifestyle” site Glam Media for around $150 million.

Pearson Giving Up Business Publishing to Focus on Education

K-12 Schools - Education News

For the first time since 2011, Pearson will increase its earnings this year, which means the publishing company will return to growth. It plans on spending another £30 million this year, partly to increase its online offerings.