OPINION: Equity in online learning is about much more than technology access

The Hechinger Report

Even before the global pandemic pushed many colleges and universities to teach students remotely, online learning had become an increasingly important part of higher education. Yet, as this spring’s pivot to online learning showed us, equity remains a significant challenge.

5 Benefits of online learning for educators

Neo LMS

Online learning utilizes technology to connect students and educators. Research and Markets predicted that the online education market will reach $230 billion by 2025 , and it’s possible that COVID-19 will further increase the popularity of online learning.

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How Online Learning Can Improve Your Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Online learning has become not only a common alternative to physical classes, but a well-regarded change maker in the education ecosystem. If you teach online, you know what I mean. Good online instructors are what we always wished teaching would be. That doesn’t happen in online courses. Because online classes can feel impersonal, you as the teacher gain a deeper understanding of the value of collaboration, community, and chatter.

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. I also know that that I too have a lot to learn, even though I’ve been teaching online since 2006 and have collaborated globally for years. They know how to do distance learning. Higher ed could learn some things, but we are specifically addressing K12.

How We Began Online Learning Successfully

The CoolCatTeacher

Reflections from the trenches From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we began distance learning, I started writing and reflecting. In the end, nobody knows what we face ahead only that the ability to be flexible, smart, and to use technology to link us wherever we are is part of what we have to do. I can’t share the Distance Learning Playbook, it belongs to the school.) We are partners in learning and it takes all three.

5 Ways in which educational videos enhance online learning

Neo LMS

Education experts have been talking about the rise of remote learning for years and years. However, it’s only recently that it has become not only widespread but nearly compulsory, as the COVID-19 pandemic has turned it into the only possible way for safe learning. E-learning

Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Online Learning

Shake Up Learning

The post Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Online Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. It’s time to chat about Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Online Learning! Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Online Learning – Strategies and tools to help teachers!

Student seeks to create the ‘Netflix of online learning’

The Hechinger Report

eLearn.fyi is a database of more than 300 online resources, from a civics curriculum created by a former Supreme Court justice to engineering lessons for building a robotic arm. When the coronavirus pandemic first struck and classes shifted online last spring, Sophia Joffe was in 11th grade.

5 Technology Tools Perfect for ELA Online Learning Stations

Catlin Tucker

English teachers frequently ask me which technology tools I use to design my online learning stations. Below are my 5 favorite technology tools and online resources for designing the online learning stations in my English classroom. #1 Now, I have access to hundreds of short stories, poems, excerpts from novels, and famous speeches. Learning

Hundreds of thousands of students still can’t access online learning

The Hechinger Report

After schools switched from physical instruction to remote learning in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, districts and state leaders assured families they would get devices for students and the technology resources needed to do schoolwork at home. But more than two months after the switch to distance learning, many students still don’t have what they need. If we can’t get every student access, that’s going to exacerbate the gaps even more.”

3 tips for a better student online learning experience

The Christensen Institute

The best option to try and continue student learning, it seems , is to move everything online. Outside of the practical and difficult challenges of switching from brick-and-mortar operations to fully virtual ones—mad-dash technical setups, student access to broadband and computers, and student hardware and software accessibility—ensuring that students still have access to the best possible education is also a considerable hurdle for schools and universities.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Video and Infographic From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teachers are moving from face to face classrooms to online classrooms quickly. Top online course designers who have also taught face to face tell us how. Check out their free 3-hour micro course, Launching Online Learning. I recommend Advancement Courses for online teacher professional development with over 280 courses.

Actionable advice for educators to move to online learning

Neo LMS

You’re getting comfortable with a new schedule, technology, and online grading. But, you still need a little help navigating the seas of e-learning. So, here’s actionable advice that you can use as a compass as you create a productive system for online learning. We’ll explore the following: Long-term e-learning vs emergency remote teaching. 5 tips to implement as you journey to a new world of e-learning. Get in on technology where it is today.

How Online Learning Works

Edudemic

Online learning is an accessible, practical education option. Students of all ages are learning through distance courses instead of in a physical classroom. The post How Online Learning Works appeared first on Edudemic. Articles News Online Learning Trends classroom technology digital tools edtech featured online learning online tools technology

Adopting the asynchronous mindset for better online learning

Neo LMS

Students of all ages still need to learn, even during these hard times. The current lockdowns have opened people’s eyes to the fact that ed-tech does serve a very valuable purpose, as it’s more obvious now that students have to do a lot of remote learning, now more than ever. There are many ways educators can use technology to create online lessons and deliver instruction remotely. After all, technology is merely a tool. E-learning

Tackle teacher shortages with online learning

The Christensen Institute

These chronic shortages, in turn, tend to limit the coursework that students can access. As we’ve written before , one affordable and flexible solution stands out: online and blended learning hold the potential to unlock new solutions to the nation’s teacher capacity challenges. Online offerings could hold the key to disrupting the nation’s antiquated teacher recruitment and retention strategies. How online learning can solve teacher shortage problems.

3 ways to improve online learning security

eSchool News

Over the coming weeks, students, teachers and caregivers alike have adjusted to the modern-day classroom – many of which consist of a full or hybrid online learning model. Related content: Why security experts are concerned about online learning.

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.

Teaching interactive hands-on STEM during online learning

eSchool News

One of the many challenges with distance learning is finding ways for students to engage in active and interpersonal learning experiences that increase their understanding of STEM. STEM Teaching & Learning

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Coronavirus online learning solutions center

eSchool News

FuelEd works with thousands of school districts every day to empower teachers and students through online learning. FuelEd is available to help you get your students up and running quickly with our complimentary services and access to some of their best online learning tools. Access Free Teacher Resources – – FuelEd partner Modern Teacher is providing free resources to help teachers prepare to provide effective, rigorous, and engaging online instruction.

Teachers need lots of training to do online learning well. Coronavirus closures gave many just days.

The Hechinger Report

After the Arizona State University Preparatory Academy announced on Friday, March 13, that it would shift its 11 schools to online learning because of the coronavirus crisis, teacher Theresa Ordell switched to high gear. Experts say teachers need weeks — if not months — of training to develop and implement an online class. Many districts provided teachers a crash course in using online platforms, as fears around the spread of Covid-19 shut down schools.

Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. 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!”

#ISTE20 Live: Sessions on Equity and Online Learning Top Agenda

EdTech Magazine

The annual conference of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) shares a key trait with most the nation’s schools: Everything is happening online.

K-12 Class Sizes Have Ballooned With Online Learning. It’s Not a Good Thing.

Edsurge

When leaders at Megan Claffey’s Colorado district decided to give parents a choice between online and hybrid learning, they didn’t expect many to choose the all-online option. So the day before teachers were called back, I got a call from my principal asking me to go online.”

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

EdTech4Beginners

There’s no question about it: technology dominates our lives. It changed the way we shop, work out, eat, learn… it changed the way we live. The fact that we have instant access to knowledge is pretty amazing, isn’t it? 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. Learning is a life adventure.

What works for tracking student progress in online learning

Neo LMS

With online learning tools this function becomes not just easier, but more effective. When using online learning tools there are a couple of ways to track students progress. The swiftest and easiest way to set up an online student tracking system is by using a professional LMS (Learning Management System). If you are operating portions of your class work online via a class website, then tracking can also be relatively simple. E-learning

Sudden Shift to Online Learning Revealed Gaps in Digital Literacy, Study Finds

Edsurge

When schools abruptly moved online as COVID-19 swept across the U.S. Many also ended up serving as tech support for students and their parents, who themselves struggled to learn new tools as well. One of the biggest was access to technology, including adequate Wi-Fi.

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Lessons and leadership during the switch to online learning

eSchool News

Two months after the COVID-19 crisis forced educators across the United States to leave their classrooms and start teaching online, the scope of the changes and challenges has now become clear, and educational leaders have started to identify what’s working and what still needs improvement. Overall, the panelists are optimistic that the transition to online learning will hasten the adaptation of technologies and teaching methods that will better prepare students for 21st century careers.

A Struggle of Online Learning: Too Remote to Connect

EdTech Magazine

Then in February, as cases of COVID-19 erupted around the globe, Superintendent Dan Mannix gave the team three weeks to develop a distance-learning plan.

A Struggle of Online Learning: Too Remote to Connect

EdTech Magazine

Then in February, as cases of COVID-19 erupted around the globe, Superintendent Dan Mannix gave the team three weeks to develop a distance-learning plan.

OPINION: With many schools choosing online learning, how can we keep the music alive?

The Hechinger Report

While the learning curve has been steep in terms of new technology, and there have been some expected kinks to work out, virtual learning has brought some opportunities that an immediate return to in-person learning may not have. FRANKLIN, Tenn.

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. The place-based aspect of the partnership is what is so interesting, as it points to what will happen next with the disruptive innovation of online learning, namely how it will improve. Improving online learning.

4 ways online learning can lead to educational equity

eSchool News

Until all students are treated equally and given access to similar educational resources, we have little chance of achieving equality in K-12 schools. Related content: 5 things you don’t know about online learning. Checking off all of these boxes isn’t always easy in traditional educational settings, where many schools have yet to tap into the value of online, blended, and/or personalized learning.

Texas fumbles on Course Access leadership

The Christensen Institute

When it comes to using technology to improve students’ learning opportunities, Texas is a pioneer. But this legislative season, the Senate made a major blunder that keeps students from accessing the educational options they deserve. Larry Taylor introduced a bill that would have removed barriers that block some students from accessing supplemental online courses offered through the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN).

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5 Traps That Will Kill Online Learning (and Strategies to Avoid Them)

Edsurge

Online learning has moved to the front stage as 90 percent of high-income countries are using it as the primary means of educational continuity amid the COVID-19 pandemic. If March will forever be remembered as the month that virtually all the world’s countries closed their school doors, will April be remembered as the month that the students around the world embraced the world of online learning? It teaches kids to hate learning.