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.

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.

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.

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.

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

NeverEndingSearch

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.

Schools in Three States Establish or Expand Student Access to Courses from The Virtual High School

techlearning

a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization helping schools provide their students with a variety of online and blended learning programs, has spurred institutions in Rhode Island and Vermont to give their students greater access to the wide array of VHS core and elective courses.

The next-gen high school to watch

The Christensen Institute

Last month, the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) in New Hampshire launched a new set of pathways for students. These allow students to move through learning at a more flexible pace, on an as-needed basis.

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). This past June, I had the privilege of visiting 13 Malaysian public schools–eight of which, despite these challenges, were implementing fantastic blended-learning programs that were truly changing instruction for their students.

Wisconsin launches online CTE school

eSchool News

Online CTE model will provide hands on training and dual credit opportunities for middle and high school students. Online learning provider K12 Inc. Programs like these help mitigate youth underemployment and these online courses will help reach even more underserved youth.”

South Carolina adopts science video service

eSchool News

Supplementary STEM videos serve to engage students in science learning. Students in South Carolina will soon have access to short Twig Science and Tigtag Science videos through a new statewide partnership.

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Rice U. offering free AP Physics online prep course

eSchool News

A free online course from Rice University uses attention-grabbing videos, interactive lab activities, dramatic physics demonstrations, engaging instructors and a free online textbook to help high school students prepare for the Advanced Placement (AP) Physics 1 Exam.

Interview on Down the Hall Podcast

EdTechSandyK

Down the Hall is produced by the External Programs and Learning Technologies (EPLT) department of the University of British Columbia. How can teachers enhance their own development by forming networks online and sharing resources? What form would this kind of learning take? ·

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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. There is evidence that universities have a slow-changing culture , when compared to for instance high- or secondary-schools.

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Practical Applications to Individualize and Personalize Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Possibly one of the most important shifts needed in schools is to provide individualized and personalized learning experiences to students. Image credit: [link] Infusing online learning opportunities should be a given in a digital world.

20 Free Online Resources to Upgrade Your Studying Process

Educational Technology Guy

At present time she is working on her first ebook dedicated to online learning. Thanks to the Internet, there are free online resources that you can use to upgrade your studying process. Quizlet.com This website gives you study tools that you can use to learn more effectively.

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Disrupting teacher prep for new, powerful student supports

The Christensen Institute

Prior to Digital Promise, Susanne was a teacher and administrator, leading and advising 1:1 programs at middle , secondary, and collegiate levels, as well as teaching English and advising yearbook staffs. As I wrote in my last blog , online teaching practice, or virtual field experience, has clear benefits for training teachers. All teachers also gain experience in online spaces, a critical need to ensure that the great potential of online learning is met by skilled teaching.

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The Virtual High School Opens Registration for Summer School 2018

techlearning

a non-profit organization empowering schools with the industry’s most extensive variety of online and blended learning programs, has opened registration for its 2018 summer program. The program begins June 20 and offers more than 30 online courses for credit recovery and enrichment.

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Over the past few years the education industry has been experiencing a shift away traditional learning environments. One of these practices is known as blended learning and the term that has been garnering some attention within the education industry as of late.

New Schools in Four States Partner with The Virtual High School

techlearning

as their online course solution for students in the upcoming academic year. The VHS catalog consists of more than 200 unique online courses, including 23 AP® offerings, innovative STEM programs, and a wide variety of unique electives, including computer science. Bo ston – Oct.

Freedom to Learn

User Generated Education

One of those bright spots was being asked to read Carl Rogers, Freedom to Learn , which was published 1969 in an upper level Educational Psychology course. Its essence is meaning – “When such learning takes place, the element of meaning to the learner is built into the whole experience” (p.

The Virtual High School Announces 2018 College Scholarship Winners

techlearning

a non-profit empowering schools with the industry’s most comprehensive online learning programs, today announced the winners of their 11th annual college scholarship program. Campbell’s favorite online course was Creative Writing. is an online learning pioneer.

Does proposed federal policy leave room for disruptive innovation?

The Christensen Institute

For years there’s been consensus that we need to hit refresh on the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Encouragingly, the current ESSA draft mentions blended learning as one such innovation, if schools manage to effectively integrate technology into their instructional core. Instead, they offer more affordable, accessible, and foolproof options to new customers. The booming online-learning market alone, however, will not accomplish this vision.

AI Is Everywhere. Now It Wants to Teach You Chinese.

Edsurge

based startup whose flagship products rely on AI technologies to help students learn one of the most difficult languages for non-native native speakers to master: Mandarin Chinese. Launched in 2015, Ponddy Education makes AI-supported language-learning products and services.

The Virtual High School’s Stacy Young to Speak at CSforALL Summit

techlearning

This year, The Virtual High School will develop and launch a new 15-week online cybersecurity course for delivery in the 2019-2020 academic year. is an online learning pioneer. Bo ston – Oct. 4, 2018 – Stacy Young, Associate Dean of Faculty at The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.),will

N.C. district targets online, blended learning solutions

eSchool News

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to implement Edgenuity’s blended learning, instructional services, initial credit and credit recovery. Blended Learning News Top News

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The 32 million disruptive adult learning opportunity

The Christensen Institute

These two factors are part of what makes the market for helping adults learn basic skills or develop workforce skills so intriguing. Although the United States spends $10 billion each year on adult learning services, only $200 million of that is on digital materials, according to the report.

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Vegas PBS and Nevada Learning Academy Launch Online Career Pathway Courses in Information Technology, Business Management, and Health Science for Students Statewide

techlearning

This initiative enables students to enroll in online career pathway courses through NVLA at an affordable, greatly reduced cost of $75 per course, per semester. In collaboration with long-time partner, NVLA, we are able to offer students rigorous online courses in high-demand career pathways.”

Harnessing benefits, reigning in downsides of virtual schools

The Christensen Institute

Academic considerations are secondary at best. Fordham instead presents constructive recommendations for improving virtual schools—and online learning and schooling more generally. For example, the report says, “Ohio recently enacted a provision requiring e-schools to offer an orientation course—a perfect occasion to set high expectations for students as they enter and let them know what would help them thrive in an online learning environment (e.g.,

A little help from our academic friends: Five fine portals for instructional fodder

NeverEndingSearch

How about a few fresh strategies for energizing your information literacy instruction and preparing your secondary learners for their academic experience? The open access, collaborative portal facilitates the sharing and adapting of research assignments for librarians who teach.

Another glimpse of European higher education and technology

Bryan Alexander

A serious exploration of blockchain for academic credentials occurred, led by Chris Jagers of Learning Machine. A Maltese education leader dove into their secondary school laptop initiative. YouTube was simply assumed to be the video hosting and access venue of choice.

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Trump's Edtech Agenda Should Address Effectiveness, Equity, and Equilibrium in Higher Ed

Edsurge

radio and televisions in the early 20th century and online learning and MOOCs via the Internet in the early 21st century.) However, the questions have largely stayed the same: Do technologies ensure quality learning and positive student outcomes? Do they opens the door for companies to take the lead on how students learn and how their data is used? make post-secondary options more affordable and accessible through technology enriched delivery models.”

“Creating something new for the first time is never simple, but if you’re passionate about the ‘why’ behind the work, and can build strong relationships with all stakeholders, it will never seem like hard work.” – Meredith Roe, Australia

Daily Edventures

The skills developed when collaborating online with a broader network of classmates from different locations creates such rich learning experiences and is so important for academic, social and emotional development,” Roe tells us. Roe also uses Teams to create collaborative communities for ongoing professional learning, keeping her files, resources, conversations, OneNote, favorite websites, and calls all in one place. Meredith Roe. Virtual School Program Manager.

The digital-first district where OER meets iPads

eSchool News

For students at Central Valley middle and high schools, accessing classroom lessons rarely involves opening a book. The district provides a personal iPad for every teacher, middle and high school student, and teachers’ lessons include a mix of purchased and free online resources.

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When the Stars Align: A New Constellation of Innovation

Edsurge

Each of these institutions are home to optimistic changemakers: people who are passionate about supporting engaging, relevant learning experiences that are accessible and affordable to all. At the end of April, about 130 of these “dreamers, doers, and drivers” gathered for an unconference at Arizona State University’s research center, EdPlus, under the umbrella idea of Shaping the Future of Learning in the Digital Age. learning - learning environments?

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Will “school choice on steroids” get a boost under a Trump administration?

The Hechinger Report

The logical extension of such policies – permitting students to take individual courses wherever they wish, by using online options – has already begun to take root in about a dozen states. It’s called “Course Access” or “Course Choice.” They want them at school learning.