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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Week of January 24, 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! More than half of all faculty at the University of Findlay utilize Blackboard Collaborate for everything from live online classes and office hours, to meetings and virtual conferences. What does the future of learning look like?

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Special Webinar - Live from the Middle East: Classroom Connections Amidst Political Changes

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 Time : 12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern / 19:00 GMT ( international times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Elluminate. iEARN places high priority on building partnerships that include project work and online and face-to-face training.

Turning up the volume

Learning with 'e's

The days were filled with papers and demonstrations, symposia and workshops, some excellent, some thought provoking, and a few that could perhaps do with a little more development. Below is my own slide presentation on group blogging, entitled Learning Together Online.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

What 10 Years of K-12 Online Professional Development Taught New Hampshire

Edsurge

In the rural state of New Hampshire, online professional development empowers educators to take ownership of their own growth and learning. Through consistent support and feedback and flexibility in scheduling, the OPEN NH program , run by the Office of Educational Technology at the New Hampshire Department of Education since 2005, offers high-quality, seven-week online professional development courses that focus on content and pedagogical knowledge, and emphasize active learning.