Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.

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In spite of the fact that online education has been massively developing over the last decade, we cannot deny the fact that the majority of teaching still takes place in a traditional classroom. As you see, the blending learning has a bunch of benefits, but only when it is applied wisely.

Must-have Resources for Blended Learning

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Guest blogger, Emily Cleary, has some great ideas on some of her favorite must-have resources for today’s blended learning. There are so many videos online, but those videos just might be lacking the exact, focused, content you need to learn or want to teach someone.

5 Basic ingredients to online learning success

Neo LMS

We already have online courses, learning management systems , online collaboration tools, apps for all sorts of classroom activities, and so on, and so forth. E-learning is part of today’s education and will probably be a bigger part of it in the future. E-learning

Technology doesn’t drive blended learning success … or does it?

The Christensen Institute

Blended-learning proponents can point to a growing number of schools that consistently achieve extraordinary student learning results. Recently, I visited five blended-learning schools in Las Vegas and the San Jose area that are earning accolades for serving low-income and minority students and achieving strong student learning outcomes: Dr. Owen C. So what does high-quality teaching in these blended-learning schools look like?

5 Tips for incorporating blended learning into your classroom

Neo LMS

The introduction of technology is a march towards a more integrated, interactive and motivated learning space. 5 Tips for incorporating blended learning into your classroom. Perhaps those that are shy or too “cool” would find their voice in an online forum.

How Malaysian schools are tackling blended-learning challenges

The Christensen Institute

Malaysia has a very unique education system: over the past two decades, the government has invested millions of dollars in equipping all 10,000 public schools with not only computer labs, but also the Frog Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). In our newest report published in conjunction with the WISE Initiative , we found examples that illustrate that blended models are not about the tech itself but about the creative instructional models that educators manage to wrap around the tech.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work—Building a Successful Blended Learning Program

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Three years ago, with the help of the education agency the Grant Wood Area Education Agency (GWAEA), Iowa rolled out its initiative to implement blended learning as a model for the state. Prompted by district administrators’ desire to find ways to build student agency, engage student passion and personalize learning, we hoped blended learning would shake up the status quo and spark large scale change. Education Technology Blended Learning Learning Strategies

These 5 Teachers Showcase the Future of Blended Learning’s ‘Station Rotation’ Model

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Milton Bryant is the first to admit that implementing blended learning successfully didn’t come overnight. For the past four years, Bryant has been tirelessly adapting his approach to personalized learning to ensure that each student is thriving, even when that means scrapping ideas that don’t quite pan out. The report builds upon over five years of research that the Christensen Institute has conducted on the rise of different blended learning models in K-12 schools.

Online learning: Students want quality, not just convenience

The Hechinger Report

Most students in fully online college courses live close to the educational institution offering them, and are interested in the quality, not just the convenience, of their education, according to a new survey. Online courses can’t just be about convenience, the survey found.

Assess blended learning with student media

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Week 3 of the BlendKit Course deals with assessment and one topic is the use of projects and authentic tasks as evidence of students reaching learning goals. To learn […]. Strategies online learningFor me, that translates readily into assignments where students create media. Such projects are the focus of the Remix project at Notre Dame (image above) and they are one of the main topics on this blog.

The potential, promise and pitfalls of blended learning in India

The Hechinger Report

The setting seems highly unlikely for an innovation like blended learning to take root. So why is there so much optimism about blended learning as a solution? I think blended learning has the potential to have a huge impact on education in India.”.

Teachers: These are the 6 must-know strategies for great blended learning

eSchool News

Teachers value today’s classroom digital resources, but students might not be as comfortable using technology as parents and educators believe, according to a new report about successful blended learning strategies. Blended Learning eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News News

The Case for Online Learning

Leadership Lounge

Online learning has been a part of higher education since the late 1990s. In fact, universities have utilized distance learning for decades, beginning with correspondence and then moving videoconferencing in the late 1980s. As the Internet improved, so did the opportunity to move from point-to-point video-conference delivery of instruction to asynchronous online learning. Now, online learning has become a required element in university program offerings.

Dealing with a 'Culture of Fear'—Administrators on PD in the Age of Blended Learning

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And when blended learning gets thrown into the mix, the situation gets even more complicated—what happens when educators seem afraid of products? EdSurge: I'm going to open with a really broad question… Generally, when it comes to professional learning, how do we get our staff to grow? Stepan Mekhitarian: I think what's very important is for blended learning to not be a separate, compartmentalized aspect of learning at a school site.

Beyond Technology: Blended Learning Conference Debates Equity, Cultural Inclusion

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For a conference named after “blended learning,” many attendees were surprised to learn that they did not agree on what the term meant. Dr. Dallas Dance, Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, was among the first to raise this during a session at the 6th Annual Blended Learning Conference , held last weekend in Rhode Island. “I I was talking to a colleague who was using blended and personalized learning the same way,” says Dance.

Are We On Track? Part 2

Doug Levin

Published in 2008, “Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns” predicted that the growth in computer-based delivery of education will accelerate swiftly until, by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught over the Internet. Blog blended learning Disrupting Class online learning virtual schools

Are We On Track? Part 2

Doug Levin

Based on a prediction of logarithmic growth, that would suggest – if the prediction was correct – that we should be a substantial way toward the “substitution of online-delivered learning for live-teacher instruction” (p.98).

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Confessions of a blended leader

The Christensen Institute

Our guest blogger Elizabeth Anthony ​leads blended-learning implementations in K–12 Catholic schools as the b lended ​l​ earning c oordinator for the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE). She blogs regularly on blended learning for Notre Dame ACE Academies. Have you ever felt like your blended- or personalized-learning program should be more innovative than it is? The post Confessions of a blended leader appeared first on Christensen Institute.

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. The reason quite simply was that when we crammed computers into existing learning models, they produced begrudging or negative results. Initiatives that provide computers to every student in a classroom do not improve learning outcomes.

Universities gone innovating

The Christensen Institute

Simmons College in Boston made headlines this week with the news that two online graduate degree programs it launched less than five years ago are on track to generate more tuition revenue than its 30 other graduate programs combined and nearly as much as its undergraduate offerings.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Online Learning (And 7 Ways to Repent)

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But if you ask Mark Brown, a professor and director of the National Institute for Digital Learning at Dublin City University in Ireland, problems such as falling for hype around new technology is an absolute moral dilemma. Yet like any confessional, Brown also offered ways to repent from what he called “the seven deadly sins of online learning.” There are too many generalizations—online and blended learning isn't a single entity.

Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

The Hechinger Report

According to state data, the number of young people in state juvenile justice facilities dropped from 901 at the end of 2012 to 386 in 2017. The online coursework is designed by the education company Pearson. Brown liked the shift to online work.

7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017

Neo LMS

Whether they used online courses as a stand-alone teaching technique – or as part of a blended learning environment – teachers did their best in delivering the best education they could. 7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017.

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

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This Blended Learning Model is Working. VGV is the first RI school designed from Day 1 to be a competency- and equity-based, personalized blended learning model. Next page: A day in the blended learning life for students and teachers

Educational choice, not school choice, making moves in Florida

The Christensen Institute

According to a longtime observer of the Florida education scene, rather than have the school control the educational experiences, as occurs in course access, a subset of parents, particularly at the elementary school level—both public and home-school—are opting to manage their children’s education and customize a mix of public brick-and-mortar school, online school, home school, and even some private school (such as private music lessons) experiences.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories covered by popular edtech outlets – such as edSurge, eSchoolNews, Tech & Learning, and THE Journal – get selected? A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition). Tagged on: March 5, 2017 Global Evolution of EdTech | Navitas Ventures → A look at over 20 years of edtech company evolution through $16b of investment around the world. ' Tagged on: March 2, 2017 Who’s Watching Little Brother?

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District transformation: Help us discover the keys to success

The Christensen Institute

This post describes research I will conduct over the coming months to better understand how school districts can successfully transform mainstream instruction using blended learning. But the disruptive story of online learning is far from complete.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 & 29 Editions)

Doug Levin

” that by 2019 half of all high school classes will be taught over the internet ; Raised questions about a new study on personalized learning ; Added four new incidents to the K-12 cyber incident map ; and. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 and 29 Combined Edition). Tagged on: July 23, 2017 ED warns schools of another widespread ransomware attack | Future of Ed Tech e-Newsletter → In light of a recent widespread ransomware attack, the U.S.

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John Danner, education entrepreneur, doubles down on human capital

The Christensen Institute

He co-founded Rocketship Education, a network of blended-learning charter schools, and then left a few years ago and founded his current venture, Zeal , which has the mission of crushing the cost of tutoring so that every student can have a personal math coach. When we started, we had what I would call a Minimum Viable Product in terms of personalized learning–about two hours per day, a combination of computer-based instruction and tutoring.

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. Horn: Many have speculated that online learning could be a powerful factor in helping scale bootcamp programs and lowering costs. In fact, most of our programs are either already blended or on their way to becoming so.

Can teachers really do it all?

The Christensen Institute

Fortunately, we live in a time when new technologies and blended-learning models allow us to redesign the roles and tasks of teachers so that teachers can be there for their students and still have a balanced life outside the classroom. In short, combining the power of online learning with the skill and passion of great teachers has the potential to multiply teachers’ abilities to serve their students. Education Blog Blended learning Edtech student-centered learning

Charter schools tackle shortcomings of college

The Christensen Institute

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. They designed a model that incorporated blended and competency-based learning such that students would have to figure out how to manage their own time and become lifelong learners capable of handling unfamiliar and unsupportive settings.

Achieve3000 updates blended learning, differentiated instruction tools

eSchool News

Achieve3000 offers innovative new ways to empower blended learning and accelerate student literacy gains through differentiated instruction in the 2016-2017 school year. The program continuously evaluates each student’s exact skill level, learning temperament and learning pace.

Taking stock of 2017: What we learned about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

One of the areas that has received the most attention in K-12 education, dominating headlines, conversations, and research, was personalized learning. Personalized learning remains a broad topic. But it often refers to innovative approaches to tailoring instruction to fit students’ individual needs and increase their autonomy over how, when, where, or what they learn. Amidst these debates, one thing is abundantly clear: personalized learning is not a one-size-fits-all method.

Can online learning level the AP playing field for rural kids?

The Hechinger Report

When the lecture ended, they had yet another to chance to learn: A physics video chat with their tutor, a sophomore physics major at Yale. Holmes County Central High School is one of eight rural schools participating in a new, blended learning AP Physics program.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

What is Digital Pedagogy?

Tech Helpful

Teachers learn about pedagogy in their educational training in college and then they are observed in practice while teaching to make sure they are following good pedagogical practices. A digital learning environment also means that students have access to resources digitally as well.

E-learning and the challenge of the senses

Neo LMS

Detractors of e-learning often point to a lack of full sensory immersion. Developmental psychology literature (both popular and academic ) agrees that external stimuli – particularly in children – grow neural pathways, and exaggerate and enhance learning. E-learning

Students sat in cubicles using computers. It wasn’t popular.

The Hechinger Report

These Carpe Diem-branded schools were pioneers in the blended learning movement, which uses in-person instruction aided by technology to deliver lessons to students. Teachers didn’t have enough power over the learning. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

3 ways to ease grading with blended technology

eSchool News

While reminding students to turn-in assignments is not an easy task, online blended learning platforms are increasingly popular, especially in urban schools. How can teachers use an online blending learning platform efficiently in the classroom?