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10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We took our school from a physical school on a Friday to a distance learning campus by Monday. And the learning continues. They know how to do distance learning.

Has Online Learning Really Disrupted K-12 Education in the U.S.? The Answer Is Yes — and No

The Christensen Institute

The 2010s were the decade for technology to fundamentally change education. Horn and Curtis Johnson predicted in their book Disrupting Class that online learning would revolutionize teacher-led instruction and catalyze a student-centered transformation in U.S.

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Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

Edsurge

From the very start of digital education, the big question has always been: ”How can students learn effectively, if they’re not face-to-face with their instructors?” More than two decades ago, when I was hired at Stevens Institute of Technology, as dean of web-based distance learning—a quaint title for what is now known as online learning—few tools were available to help faculty migrate their on-campus courses online.

WeWork helps online learning take its next step forward

The Christensen Institute

Then came its partnership with 2U, the standout online program management company. Among other things, the partnership allows 2U students to use WeWork’s office space as study halls, and the two companies will build a learning center together in 2019.

Coronavirus Closures? Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Schools [interview with an American Teacher in China]

Shake Up Learning

Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Schools [interview with an American Teacher in China] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Are you prepared for online learning if your school is closed for an extended period of time? Online Learning Doctrine.

10 Top Companies That Love To Hire Teachers

EdNews Daily

IXL Learning. One out of every eight students in the US uses IXL Learning software solutions at school, so it makes sense that they love bringing educators onto their teams! This online hotspot is an excellent fit for kids and adults that includes lessons and interactive quizzes.

Coronavirus FAQ: Everything Schools and Companies Need and Want to Know

Edsurge

Tony Wan, Managing Editor Access and Equity How can we accommodate students who have learning disabilities in online instruction and practice universal design principles? Most learning management platforms have built-in tools for students who need accommodations.

Designing accessible ed tech can be costly, but demand is on the rise

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. They’re putting pressure on ed-tech companies to be more accessible,” Aguiar said.

Create online learning with 123ContactForm

Nik Peachey

123ContactForm may not sound like the kind of tool that would be of interest to educators, but as I discovered when they asked me to review their online form creation tool, they offer quite a range of features that can solve many of the problems we have as 21st century teachers.

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. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to provide access and opportunity they might not otherwise have.”. million online courses in 2014-15.

?Why an iTunes Model for Online Learning Is Bad for Educators

Edsurge

First, akin to music streaming on Pandora or Spotify, the basic knowledge is widely accessible for consumption, either free or heavily subsidized…The next step is separating marketable academic credentials from the whole degree, just as iTunes enabled us to buy individual songs rather than the whole album…The third tier is an enhanced residential experience.” Customers can now pay a monthly fee to get access to a library of content. Online learning is still a wild west industry.

Brightspace Excellence Awards highlight innovation in online learning

eSchool News

This year’s Brightspace Excellence Awards , announced at FUSION 2016 by global learning technology provider D2L, recognized the promise of online learning and its ability to connect more and more people to high-quality educational programs. Faculty dedicated to helping students learn online created robust online environments and high-quality tools to help students succeed in their online learning endeavors.

How do schools train for a workplace that doesn’t exist yet?

The Hechinger Report

Jobs in information technology are growing quickly and employers are trying to find ways to get kids excited about careers in the field. He’s also seen just how fast changes are happening in his own industry, information technology.

Will AI really transform education?

The Hechinger Report

Shipeng Li, corporate vice president of iFLYTEK, talked about how the Chinese company is working to increase teachers’ efficiency by individualizing homework assignments. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

AI can disrupt racial inequity in schools, or make it much worse

The Hechinger Report

From driver-assisted car systems to video games and virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri, artificial intelligence (AI) has transformed almost every aspect of our lives, as our machines learn from the massive amounts of data we provide them.

Betsy DeVos likens education technology to “a thousand flowers” that have yet to bloom

The Hechinger Report

DeVos’ appearance at ASU+GSV, the annual tech and investment conference known as “Davos by the Desert,” gave her an unprecedented opportunity to speak with a non-confrontational audience on innovation and technology in schools. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

A 17-year-old wants to spice up science classes and, eventually, democratize education

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Once you know one language, it’s pretty easy to learn another one,” Steven said.

LinkedIn spends $1 billion on education company to improve skill training

eSchool News

LinkedIn to acquire lynda.com to better connect the global workforce, says company. Eventually it hopes to “map the global workforce” by creating profiles for each company, and job within that company, as well as the skill sets required to obtain those jobs.

How Can We Improve Accessibility Through Instructional Design? #DLNchat

Edsurge

Can proactive instructional design eliminate barriers to access for learners? Will artificial intelligence play a role in improving accessibility? On Tuesday, May 8 the #DLNchat community got together to discuss and debate: How Can We Improve Accessibility Through Instructional Design? We talked about the differences between accessibility and usability, legal considerations under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and the concept of UDL (universal design for learning).

Experts call for an end to online preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Mississippi Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes with trends and top stories about education in Mississippi. She cautioned opponents of online preschool programs against grouping all programs together. “I

How Will Coronavirus Impact Education Technology Investments in 2020?

Edsurge

Companies should be thinking about their cash runway, watching their burn and making sure they are comfortable with where they are at right now,” says Carolan. This is a good time for companies to build goodwill. But for now, “this is a good time for companies to build goodwill.

Few preschool apps are developmentally appropriate, report finds

The Hechinger Report

But few of these apps are developmentally appropriate and most fail to teach in ways preschoolers need to learn. Related: Can technology improve preschool? Related: Thousands of parents are enrolling their children in online preschool. K-12 News online learning Technology acces

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Virtual Technology: A Solution to Rural Isolation

Digital Promise

Enter the power of virtual technology. A 2008 state audit found that parents were pleased with how much they learned with these home visits. SPICE was meeting all of their learners’ needs except one, rural isolation, and this drove their focus on using technology to strengthen their program. Virtual Learning: A Human-Centered Approach. A virtual learning center is different than distance or online learning. Together in Learning.

The Rise – and Possible Fall – of the Graphing Calculator

Digital Promise

Since then, graphing calculators have become a common – and controversial – tool for learning mathematics. Advocates claim that the calculators provide students access to more powerful mathematics. This was not just so students would learn how to use the calculator.

Can Online Learning Level the AP Playing Field for Rural Students?

MindShift

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. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to provide access and opportunity they might not otherwise have.”. million online courses in 2014-15.

How one high-poverty district is adding virtual reality to its classrooms

The Hechinger Report

Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. Jada said she learned facts about wolves and monarch butterflies in the hunt. When you’re doing cool new technology, you want to try it and learn it all,” she said.

Nearly half of education-vendor websites tested had security problems, audit reveals

The Hechinger Report

Nearly half of the more than 1,200 education technology vendor websites used by teachers and students, and checked in an October audit, did not include a secure log-in, according to a new survey. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. “We Read more about Blended Learning.

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Learning Out Loud: Make Online Courses Meaningful and Accessible

Edsurge

However, verbally presenting one's ideas and listening to contributions made by student peers are not typical experiences for online students, as most activities in online classes consist of reading and writing. As online course offerings increase, institutions have an obligation to ensure faculty are empowered to teach with tools that enable students to learn out loud. The case for learning out loud extends beyond the development of effective communication skills.

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How Innovations in Voice Technology Are Reshaping Education

Edsurge

We are just getting started with voice technology in education. Voice, after all, is one of the most natural ways to interface with technology, says Coursera’s Alexander Sanchez. We are just getting started with voice technology in education.

Subscribing to college and other visions of higher education’s future

The Hechinger Report

Rensselaer Polytech language students learn Mandarin Chinese by conversing with AI avatars. But this scenario is based on technology already development. The learner, the learning provider and the employer all are speaking different languages that don’t interconnect.”.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

Home Learning with Choice Boards During School Closures – SULS056

Shake Up Learning

The post Home Learning with Choice Boards During School Closures – SULS056 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. As we all find new ways to teach and learn during this unprecedented time, I want to share how you approach home learning with choice boards during school closures.

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Kitaboo College – Enabling Higher Education with Technology

Kitaboo on EdTech

Which means course creators have to create a diverse learning program. Although there are lots of online courses and eBooks available online, picking and assigning just any course will not guarantee effective education. Read, Listen or Watch Learning Content.

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Arne Duncan Joins Board of Ed-Tech Company Pluralsight

Marketplace K-12

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has joined the board of directors for Pluralsight , a Utah-based ed-tech company that provides online courses in various subjects, including software development and information technology, the news site Fast Company reported Thursday. Pluralsight CEO Aaron Skonnard said he hopes to eventually have the company provide free or discounted subscriptions to the courses to people from low-income and otherwise disadvantaged communities.

Innovators worth watching: Ed Leadership SIMS

The Christensen Institute

Jennifer is immersed in an online simulation designed to put her through tricky administrative situations that hone her leadership instincts so she’ll be prepared to handle similar situations as they inevitably arise in her job.