7 Things Every Educator Needs to Know About Online Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Online learning is growing. How do online classrooms differ from the face to face classroom? Jade Ballek is a principal of an online K12 school in Canada. She tells all: the challenges of online learning and the strengths. Online learning is growing.

Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

It lets people be creative … productive … learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.” Our students’ digital behavior influences our learning, language, rituals, values, routines, customs, and communication. Just think, a person took a picture and posted it online with the word, “Selfie!” This way you can facilitate and guide your students to make positive choices when they interact online.

Teachers Turn Pop Culture Into Engaging Online Learning Videos

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

I am often impressed by the creative ways teachers take traditionally non-educational videos from YouTube, movies, music videos, and television shows and turn them into lessons that highlight complex concepts while also appealing to students. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions?

Julie Young returns to online learning

The Christensen Institute

When Julie Young stepped down from the helm of Florida Virtual School (FLVS) after 17 years, I wrote at the end of my piece reflecting on what her contributions had meant that I wouldn’t be surprised to see Julie “continue to play a leadership role in transforming schooling to put students at the center of their learning. accredited high school through virtual learning. And, just as at FLVS, students will be able to move at their own pace and learn from anywhere at any time.

When are we Going to Do Away With These Myths About Online Learning? 7 Mistaken Assumptions

EmergingEdTech

When Online Learning is Done Well, These Myths are Busted Over the last 15 years, online learning has become a vital part of the American educational system. Thanks to the online offerings from some.

Examtime online learning tools are now GoConqr

Educational Technology Guy

>> I wrote about Examtime and their free, online learning tools back in February. It is a free set of learning tools that allow students to generate their own learning resources. View, discover and share great learning resources on the go.

Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

For 12 years, the Babson Survey Group in partnership with other organizations, including the Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium), has done critical research into the growth of online learning in American higher education that it publishes in the report Grade Level: Tracking Online Education in the United States. But as of late, the research has suggested that the growth of online learning is flattening.

Guest Blog Post: Online Learning – a Perfect Confluence or a Bad Influence?

EdTech4Beginners

It changed the way we shop, work out, eat, learn… it changed the way we live. The way technology affects learning processes has an impressive effect on the overall educational system. increase in student enrolment in online courses from fall 2013 to fall 2014.

CoSN 2015: 10 Reasons Flipped Classrooms Could Change Education

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Collaboration Curriculum Digital Content Internet Management Online Learning Online Video Frank Smith A policy expert and author explains why using technology to leverage new forms of teaching excites both teachers and students.

How online learning is changing credit recovery

eSchool News

As learning becomes more accessible, credit recovery programs are evolving. Many online credit recovery solutions tout low costs but require only low levels of teacher involvement and often don’t use much rigor when asking students to demonstrate proficiency, according to the report.

Online Learning: The Importance of Proper Implementation

Where Learning Clicks

The post Online Learning: The Importance of Proper Implementation appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. EdTech blended learning implementing online learning online learningWhile preparing for my presentation at the Software Test Professionals Conference in New Orleans, I decided to look up the origin of the word “technology.”

Three Critical Elements to Ensure Online Learning Programs Remain Fresh

Edudemic

We often do not think of ‘freshness’ in education and online learning. To date, much of the focus on online learning has […]. The post Three Critical Elements to Ensure Online Learning Programs Remain Fresh appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Online Learning curriculum development online courses online learning student achievement technologyFreshness. Freshness means different things to different people.

E-Rate Funding Applications Total $3.9B for 2015

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Online Learning WirelessFrank Smith 'These requests reflect long pent-up demand' says FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

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How Online Learning and Social Media Are Revolutionizing Education by @davidmiller4312

TeacherCast

Over the past couple of years, educational technologies have exploded onto the scene, which has resulted in more learning moving online, and social media tools have allowed students to connect and communicate in ways that were unimaginable less than a decade ago.

Digital Writing Month: Striving for Inclusion in Open Online Learning

ProfHacker

I’ve been working for some time on ideas of inclusion & ( in)equality in open education, and of the possibility of a postcolonial MOOC (with Shyam Sharma ), and gathering ideas from others on how to envision a more inclusive, diverse and equitable open online learning experience.

The State of the Education Industry in 2015

Edudemic

On a micro level, education is very simply about helping students learn the concepts and knowledge they need to know. The post The State of the Education Industry in 2015 appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Popular edtech education 2015 featured innovation online learning

FETC 2015 Kicks Off With a BYOD Bang

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith A game-based learning event, executive summit and hands-on sessions are highlights of the opening day of the conference. Classroom Collaboration Curriculum Game-based Learning Hardware Leadership Management Mobility Notebooks Online Learning Policies STEM Tablets

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CoSN 2015: Inside Houston's Powered-Up CTO-CAO Partnership

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Collaboration Digital Content Management Networking Online Learning Frank Smith Two of the minds behind Houston ISD’s ambitious PowerUp initiative share how their plan began. .

Happy 9th birthday! (a few thoughts on blogging and online learning)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Over the past nine years I’ve learned some things about blogging specifically and about social media generally. So I was sympathetic to Shelly Sanchez Terrell’s recent post calling out a prominent online educational leader for improper attribution (and Doug Peterson’s excellent concurrence ).

Creating online learning with Riddle

Nik Peachey

How to use Riddle with learners Riddle is pretty simple and quick to learn so you can get students to create their own research questionnaires. You can use personality tests to identify learning styles and make students more aware of them.

180,000 Schools Prepare for Hour of Code 2015

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Online Learning STEMFrank Smith This year's worldwide coding event brings a new, Minecraft themed challenge to the table.

EdTech Bloggers’ 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum Internet Mobile Apps Mobility Online Learning Social MediaFrank Smith Some of our favorite bloggers share gift ideas for tech-powered teachers.

Ten EdTech Conferences to Attend before the End of 2015

Where Learning Clicks

Attending a conference is a great way to network and learn about what’s going on in the education industry, especially when it comes to edtech. The post Ten EdTech Conferences to Attend before the End of 2015 appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

The current state of online learning: the Babson report

Bryan Alexander

What’s the current state of online learning? A new report from Babson, Pearson, the Online Learning Consortium et al, Grade Level ( pdf ), offers some intriguing observations about campus strategy and leadership. How will these tensions play out in 2015?

The 10 Most Popular EdTech: Focus on K–12 Stories of 2015

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Cloud Cloud apps Curriculum Internet Management Online Learning Professional Development Social MediaFrank Smith Look back on the stories our readers loved and shared the most this year.

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The Top 15 Tweets of 2015 from @coolcatteacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Wow, 2015 was a big year for Twitter in education. Here are the 15 top Tweets from 2015 that I tweeted from my account. Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) March 3, 2015. #14 Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) June 29, 2015. #13 Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) June 28, 2015. #12

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Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

The Hechinger Report

Sophia Jones-Redmond, superintendent of the district, which serves students from ages 13 to 21, said that a blended-learning model has been a major factor in this success. The online coursework is designed by the education company Pearson. Brown liked the shift to online work.

Three Thoughts on the Treatment of EdTech in the 2015 EdNext Poll on School Reform

Doug Levin

In 2015, the poll included 34 questions (not counting the a/b/c/d variations of some questions asked only to a fraction of the overall sample), only one (1) of which addressed the topic of technology in education.

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New partnership supports online learning for special education students

eSchool News

Now, through a partnership between PresenceLearning and Fuel Education, schools can use digital learning to address the needs of their special education students, too. News Online Learning Special Education Top News

Competency-based and blended learning: Friends or foes?

The Christensen Institute

Last week, I presented a webinar for the Michigan-based EdTech Specialists’ webinar series on blended learning and competency-based education. Early on, as many in the field do, the overlap of blended and competency-based learning felt obvious to me.

50 Free Online Courses For Educators: Spring 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Free Online Courses For Teachers: Spring 2015. Below is a list of 50 free online courses for teachers for Spring 2015, aggregated by Class Central. Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects. e-Learning Ecologies.

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What 2015 Holds for the Future of Education

Digital Promise

As we all take time to reflect on 2014, now is also a good time to look forward to 2015. We expanded the League of Innovative Schools , our national network of forward-thinking school districts, and partnered with middle schools to create innovative learning environments.

Q&A: Principal Speaks Out on the Power YouTube Can Have on Schools

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith One of EdTech’ s Top 50 bloggers of 2015 has a powerful strategy for engaging kids with YouTube videos. Classroom Internet Leadership Management Online Learning Online Video Social Media

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An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015. Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Go To Class | Next Session : 3rd May, 2015. Foundations of Teaching for Learning 5: Planning for Teaching and Learning. Learn How to Play Chess.

Digital Writing Month: Striving for Inclusion in Open Online Learning

ProfHacker

I’ve been working for some time on ideas of inclusion & ( in)equality in open education, and of the possibility of a postcolonial MOOC (with Shyam Sharma ), and gathering ideas from others on how to envision a more inclusive, diverse and equitable open online learning experience.