Will the students who didn’t show up for online class this spring go missing forever?

The Hechinger Report

Now Williams and school staff are heading back out into the field, trying to relocate the siblings and other children who’ve gone missing and reengage them in learning this fall. Related: Students can’t learn if they don’t show up at school.

OPINION: Time for colleges to help solve the affordability issue

The Hechinger Report

Such sessions could be offered online by using technology capabilities acquired during the pandemic. For courses already offered during the calendar year, schools could add a hybrid option for graduates who are scattered across states and thus limited to taking the courses online.

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Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

The Hechinger Report

Students have access to hundreds of courses while they are in Illinois’ juvenile justice facilities, but they tend to focus on math, language arts, social studies and science. 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.

In dark days of coronavirus, acts of generosity can restore students’ faith in higher education and each other

The Hechinger Report

These institutions are helping students find cost-free ways to leave campus, keeping dorms open for those who don’t have other options or identifying ways to enable less-wired students who can’t access online learning to still finish out the semester.

OPINION: The pandemic exposes just how much support college students need

The Hechinger Report

Last spring, tens of millions of students were forced online as their institutions made the emergency transition to remote instruction. Many remain at least partially online this fall and possibly into 2021.

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. The learner, the learning provider and the employer all are speaking different languages that don’t interconnect.”. The way these kinds of learning get documented is also about to change.

How the coronavirus has upended college admissions

The Hechinger Report

Students planning to enroll at community colleges are in many cases just starting their applications, sometimes without access to the internet at home. Goulart’s district is providing Chromebooks to all students and wifi hotspots to those who don’t have access to the internet at home. She relies on the internet at school to stay on top of her academics and her college application process but, she said, “I don’t have good internet access here at home.”

Coronavirus becomes unprecedented test for teacher-student relationships

The Hechinger Report

My biggest worry is the kids I’ve gotten no response from,” said Rose, who is retiring in June and never expected to end her career struggling with online teaching. “I’m Of course, teachers want their students to master content, develop a love of learning and move on to the next grade.

When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

The Hechinger Report

With this in mind, more school districts and local governments are trying to identify lower-cost learning opportunities that can still vault students into well-paying careers. Higher Ed K-12 News Data and research Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion online learning STEM teachers

Dropout Detective Offers Academic ‘Credit Scores’—But Is That a Good Thing?

Edsurge

That’s why it might come as surprise to hear AspirEDU , an educational analytics company, pitch their Dropout Detective software as an “academic credit score” for students. But whereas credit scores are designed to prevent risky buyers from getting approved on loans, Dropout Detective is meant to improve student success and lower dropout rates. I was getting information I had never had access to.” But she says whether dropout rates have fallen remains to be seen.

COLUMN: Isolated in dorm rooms or stuck at home, some freshmen wonder if college is worth it

The Hechinger Report

Fogel decided to go home early, and later learned a coronavirus outbreak forced her entire floor to quarantine. In preparation, she quit her job at a Sonic Drive-In and packed for dorm living – only to learn that she wouldn’t be going anywhere after all. Mount Holyoke would be holding most of its classes online. Instead she planned to commute to nearby California State University-Long Beach, but with all classes online, never set foot on campus. “At

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In one class, Danusis introduces me to a lanky child in rain boots, who clicks through an online math program while chatting about a baby goat that’s being weaned in her backyard. In another room, children rotate through learning stations, sometimes at screens, sometimes putting pencils to paper. Danusis and her teaching staff practice personalized learning, an individual-comes-first approach, usually aided by laptops, that has become a reformist calling card in education.

Alabama community college overhaul improves the odds for unprepared students

The Hechinger Report

It is learning support at exactly the right time you need it to be successful,” said Vicki P. It is learning support at exactly the right time you need it to be successful.” The decrease tracked with the department’s historical experience with online learning.

Students have their own demands for school reopening

The Hechinger Report

In the absence of clear federal and state guidance for reopening, school districts have debated everything from whether to mandate masks for in-person classes to how to make online-only learning more effective. “We’re going to be online for the whole fall semester.

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Movie magic could be used to translate for the deaf

The Hechinger Report

About three quarters of deaf and hard-of-hearing students in America are mainstreamed, learning alongside hearing students in schools and classes where sign-language interpreters are often in short supply. That reading deficit slows their learning in every other subject. Parents talking and reading to hearing children helps to develop the language- processing parts of their brains that will later help them to communicate and to learn. Read more about Blended Learning.

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund Partners with Discovery Education

eSchool News

DUBAI, UAE–29 September, 2020 : The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund (REF) has announced a new first of its kind partnership with Discovery Education to deliver award winning online learning, increasing access to education for thousands of refugees and vulnerable youth in Lebanon.

Online prekindergarten access and funds for school counselors among bills proposed in Mississippi this year

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. Here’s a closer look at a few of the recent proposals: • A statewide online preschool program would bring online prekindergarten instruction to students under House Bill 201. The real-time lessons would be available at least three times a day and would be posted online.

A charter chain thinks it has the answer for alternative schools

The Hechinger Report

What you learn in a regular high school in a year, you could learn here in six months.”. Like many alternative schools, The Charter School of San Diego allows students behind on credits to complete courses online at an accelerated pace.

Are you ever too old to disrupt? What Penn Foster has been up to

The Christensen Institute

Penn Foster is a private company that operates a private online high school, career academy, and institution of higher education. Its high school enrollments saw only modest growth until the company put the product entirely online in 2006. Since then, like many online-learning companies, Penn Foster’s high school has seen significant growth. But its new ventures in the online high school space for adults mark an important new market that make it a company to watch.

Will the coronavirus transform or destroy higher education as we know it?

The Hechinger Report

But last week I had the opportunity to ask him about his latest recommendations and how and if he sees any chance of improving this landscape as the coronavirus shutters campuses and forces students online.

Why Obama’s higher ed ratings are struggling

The Christensen Institute

The QV Index would establish an opt-in mechanism to allow new low-cost, high-quality educational opportunities to bypass the current accreditation system to gain access to limited federal dollars to expand students’ choices around institutions focused on helping students improve their futures. Applying the QV Index just to a subset of new institutions would allow us to learn about the feasibility and unintended consequences of such a ratings system.

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PROOF POINTS: COVID has been bad for college enrollment — but awful for community college students

The Hechinger Report

Those learning remotely from afar are classified as enrolled and are not among these empty seats.) They’re opting to wait a year because they don’t like the idea of studying online or missing out on a freshman campus experience.

Progress in getting underrepresented people into college and skilled jobs may be stalling because of the pandemic

The Hechinger Report

With schools mostly online, nearly one in four public school students in Detroit aren’t logging in or showing up , the superintendent says — many because they don’t have laptops or Wi-Fi. When you don’t have basic needs met, you can’t learn.”. “I

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Homework in a McDonald’s parking lot: Inside one mother’s fight to help her kids get an education during coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

Her high school had recently closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic and shifted to distance learning. Her cellphone’s data plan — the only way she could access the internet at home — wasn’t up to the task. Widespread lack of broadband access complicates learning.

She has ‘the heart of a nurse,’ but can she overcome obstacles to her degree?

The Hechinger Report

Hernandez, a 33-year-old mother of four and high school dropout, had already overcome an array of obstacles on her nearly five-year journey. “No There’s a learning curve, and it’s frustrating for students when they aren’t getting it on the first or second time around.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

The Hechinger Report

(From left to right) Sixth graders Mia DeMore, Maria DeAndrade, and Stephen Boulas make a number line in their math class at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of 132 “Basecamp” schools piloting the Personalized Learning Platform created by the Summit charter school network. The change is part of a nationwide pilot program Walsh joined this year, one that could indicate just how deeply and how quickly the personalized-learning trend will penetrate the average classroom.

K–12 programs with disruptive potential face an important decision

The Christensen Institute

This school year saw a burst of new online learning options enter the K–12 education scene. Least-demanding consumers are people who have access to mainstream options, but who feel overserved by those options.

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. Marketplace K-12 Ed-tech Leadership Online LearningBy Guest Blogger Andrew Ujifusa. Cross-posted from the Politics K-12. Former U.S.

8 Tips To Improve Your Online Classes

EdTechTeacher

Below are helpful tips to teach effectively to maximize learning, keep the attention of all the students, and manage various problems. This article is especially useful for teachers with little experience in online learning environments. A guest post by Maggie Brennan.

Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

Digital Promise

In our current education system, we continue to see gaps in graduation rates and unequal access to high-quality public schools. True equity can be achieved when one’s zip code, race, disability status, household income, native language(s), and other factors out of a student’s control don’t impact that student’s access to the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that open doors to a happy, fulfilling life.

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The Value of the Online Program Management Industry

Wisewire

The Online Program Management (OPM) industry has emerged over the last decade as a key part of the online higher education marketplace, with $1.1 Over the last decade, online education has become mainstream. Online is especially effective in reaching the more than 30 million adult learners who have started but have not completed their degree. Not only are there more students going online, but there are more schools offering online programs and courses.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

Blended and online learning is increasingly in demand by students. Read more: Why blended learning will become an educational norm. A range of specialist companies and private institutions is now providing excellent higher education components, as well as providing ancillary and support services such as examination and certification services, learning support, learning analytics, etc.

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Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

The Christensen Institute

The Station Rotation has consistently reigned as the most popular blended-learning model implemented by elementary schools. Although still early, this data provides a trend line worth following as blended and personalized learning continue to evolve. In 2013, when we published our hybrids paper , Clay Christensen, Michael Horn, and Heather Staker predicted that the Station Rotation would remain the most popular blended-learning model at the elementary school level for years to come.

How rethinking regulation could help innovation thrive in higher education

The Christensen Institute

But despite a landscape that appears bleak, there are bright spots of innovation on the horizon, illuminating new models that can help students learn, earn college degrees, and find their way in the workforce—all at a fraction of the cost of traditional college. Founded in the late 1990’s by a bipartisan group of governors of western states, WGU was designed to serve adult learners through fully online, competency-based programs.

Pods won’t disrupt districts, but could school systems see disruption from within?

The Christensen Institute

In December I argued that learning pods and micro-schools would not disrupt schools, but that the phenomenon of disruption could be harnessed to advance student-centered learning through two other routes. From that survey, two results point to trends that could become game changers for K–12 education: First, 32% of administrators said their school systems now offer learning hubs where students can get in-person support while schools are closed.

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