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.

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. Read more: How to turn your face-to-face class into an online course [Part 1].

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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. Department of Education, Richard is a go-to person for exploring the shift we are experiencing in learning today.

Increasing Student Participation During Zoom Synchronous Teaching Meetings

User Generated Education

Due to Coronavirus, many schools are moving online, and teaching through Zoom meetings. I also use online web tools and applications to increase interactivity and engagement. To do online research about a given topic. It works online in your browser.

Agile Development, Meet Online Learning

The Electric Educator

In a nutshell, Agile development is a software development philosophy that favors incremental development and response to change over planning, documentation, and final-release software. This year I took a position as the director of online learning for a christian school in Michigan.

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. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

Unlikely bedfellows converge, create inspired vision for future of education

The Christensen Institute

It’s a stunning effort and document that Convergence , a non-profit, non-partisan center for policy resolution, helped broker. Not only are we tired of the same recurring debates about what is wrong with today’s education system and who is to blame for its inadequacies, but we also realize that no amount of tweaking or modifying the current, industrial-era system will fulfill our vision of all children learning and thriving to their full potential.”.

The Age-Old Faculty Meeting Facelift

My Island View

Once the day-to-day school housekeeping topics are removed from the meeting there will be more time for more substantive topics that affect learning in education. Assessment tools could be used for formative assessment during the meeting to gauge understanding of the topic by the faculty.

Will this semester forever alter college? No, but some virtual tools will stick around

The Hechinger Report

A PhD candidate at Harvard University tilts his screen while teaching an online class from his dorm. Lafayette College showed faculty how to make document cameras at home using cardboard and rubber bands. Related: How do you manage college online — quarantined with eight people?

Blended Learning Reflections and Notes from the #NAISToF Conference

Kleinspiration

This year''s conference is titled "Exploring Together: Blended and Online Learning" and focuses on four themes: blended and online learning, student health and well being, student assessment, and accreditation.

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn more! See Eric’s blog post on emojis in Google docs to learn how to do this. However, an anchor links within the document. I do this an easy way in a long document by making headings. Never stop learning.

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. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

Why Is Tech So Slow To Go?

My Island View

The big question that educators often ponder seems to be: In this age of technology and innovation does technology improve student learning? It is impossible to get “out-of-the-box” teaching and learning when teachers are restrained by “in-the-box” management.

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Blended learning enables meaningful personal interaction

The Christensen Institute

Conversations around blended learning often focus on devices, software, and classroom layouts, but some of the most powerful benefits of blended learning are the ways in which it allows teachers to have richer and more meaningful interactions with students, parents, and colleagues.

What’s an Accomplished Administrator?

My Island View

I finally had an official document to tell me what is truly expected of school principals in order to be considered “Accomplished”. As I perused the extensive document, I came to the section IX. Here is the passage the most caught my attention: Accomplished principals use technology as a powerful learning tool. These principals use such learning opportunities to consistently reflect on ways to improve their practice of leadership.

Disruption will not stop at the law school door

The Christensen Institute

Akin to a nurse practitioner, under new regulations, a limited license legal technician (LLLT) can perform many of the functions that JDs traditionally performed, including consulting and advising, completing and filing necessary legal documentation, and helping clients understand and navigate a complicated family law court system. The ABA recently granted a variance to Mitchell Hamline Law School to offer a blended online, in-person JD program. Law schools are in crisis.

Activate Instruction migrates content to Gooru

eSchool News

Free, personalized online tool makes high-quality content available to all users. As the public education system evolves toward supporting students’ personalized needs, online learning tools have emerged that allow teachers to customize instruction.

7 Strategies Designed to Increase Student Engagement in Synchronous Online Discussions Using Video Conferencing

Catlin Tucker

One of the primary roles that a teacher plays in an online class is the facilitation of learning. Facilitation is the teacher’s ability to clearly communicate learning objectives and support learners as they make progress toward those objectives. Learning

The blended learning models that can help schools reopen

The Christensen Institute

If schools remain closed, they’ll need to prepare for more remote learning. Two of the blended-learning models we’ve documented are well suited to these circumstances: the Enriched Virtual model and the Flipped Classroom model. Using blended learning to strengthen relationships.

Part 2: Is that your work?

The Electric Educator

Note: this is part 2 of 5 in the series "Overcoming the Challenges of Online Learning" A common concern that is raised when I talk about fully online programs is the difficulty of confirming that a student is completing they work that is being submitted. online learning

When His Roster Outgrew His Classroom, This Prof Mastered Modular Online Curriculum

Edsurge

It was an unanticipated scheduling issue that challenged Dr. Bruce Robertson to completely redesign a classroom course to fit an online/in-class hybrid format—in just two weeks. Right before the start of the Fall semester in 2002, Robertson learned that the 400-seat movie theater that held his Principles of Marketing class at San Francisco State University would no longer be available. Different students have different approaches to learning, he says.

Pros and Cons of Using eLearning Software in Your Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Lockdown aside, why are more teachers turning to online educational software? Technology allows you to teach and learn from any part of the world with Internet access and electricity. Learning Solutions Magazine Of course, specialized online periodicals had to land on the list.

The future of K-12: Will we still need a physical classroom?

Neo LMS

Online education remains a key response to the documented shortcomings of K-12 education. The future of education is most assuredly online. Do we still hold on to a misty eyed, romantic view of physical learning spaces? Accelerated learning. E-learning K-12

Guest Post: From Consumption to Creation: Future Ready Librarians Embrace Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As a former librarian and district leader, I found that success was the best form of advocacy—when the great work of librarians is shared and documented, good things follow for students and library programs. Lessons Learned.

Create Effective Feedback With Education Technology

ViewSonic Education

Giving effective feedback is one of the best ways to improve student learning. With the right technology, instructors deliver timely, effective feedback with the power to achieve greater learning. Effective feedback doubles how quickly students learn. Assessment.

How Linways helps the institution of fight back Covid19 with digital learning and virtual institution management

Linways Technologies

Linways has been in the education industry for over 10 years and every day during that decade has been about improving the way we learn. However, there has been impressive progress in digital technology helping out education to move forward, and continue teaching-learning online.

In the dead of winter, here’s why it’s time to focus on summer learning

The Christensen Institute

Likewise, summer camps aren’t devoid of learning, but generally make no effort to assess when learning happens or connect it to the student outcomes that school systems aim for. Innovation focused on summer schools and camps could help advance both student-centered instructional models and new forms of assessment. How to make summer school learning more engaging and relevant. Use newfound time and resources for project-based learning.

Avoid these common pitfalls in your institution’s learning management.

Linways Technologies

During the transition to online classrooms and online learning management, it’s a common pitfall for most teachers to start relying on a whole bunch of tools to manage their tasks and activities. Linways LMS is a learning management solution for education.

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It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

Edsurge

In early 2017, organizations that have focused on digital learning came together to better leverage their strengths and capacities for a common goal: improving student success.

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6 best practices for students to adapt to online classes

Linways Technologies

How to prepare for the online learning process. The impact of online education is on the rise. Since the outbreak of Coronavirus, more and more institutions are adapting to online learning, and the demand for online education has definitely risen.

Coronavirus eLearning Series… Ideas To Think About Now… Before Next Year: Idea 4…Planning Blended Learning For Another Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

While I know I may fall short in some ways, I do hope everyone can discover at least one idea that might help their school, parents and students as they take on this new challenge (opportunity) in learning. Planning Blended Learning for another year. commons.wikimedia.org. Welcome!

Preparing to Take School Online? Here Are 10 Tips to Make It Work.

Edsurge

This article was originally published on Global Online Academy's (GOA) Insights blog on March 4, 2020. If you sit (or lead) between senior level leaders and the students, you, too, will have to learn how to lead and learn online.

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.

4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

In today’s K-12 education ecosystem, most classroom management tools have moved online. What no one argues is that it works better with Office documents. a flexible curriculum planner that allows teachers to modify individual student learning pathways. Designed by Freepik.

Digital Portfolios + Micro-credentials = Massive Impact for Students & Teachers

Digital Promise

Assessment. Research reveals that students ubiquitously perceive assessment as something that is “done to them [sic] by someone else — and is out of their control.” Now that we have powerful, easy-to-use design tools and a capacity for worldwide publishing, we have an opportunity to restore the dignity and integrity of a work ethic by redefining the role of the learner as a contributor to the learning culture. — Alan November, Who Owns the Learning.