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Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

The Christensen Institute

Public school districts began innovating with blended learning before most charter schools. According to surveys that Brian Bridges has conducted in multiple states, including California where blended learning is growing rapidly, more school districts utilize blended learning than do charter schools. And the pace of innovation with blended learning is picking up within school districts nationwide.

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

The Christensen Institute

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. Does all this online learning mean disruption has occurred in K-12 education?

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Snow days show why schools, blended learning matter

The Christensen Institute

No, this isn’t another piece about how online learning can allow students to continue to learn even when school is canceled because of snow—although online learning could arguably help a select number of parents who can work from home solve the problem faced when this happens. Instead this is a piece about how important physical brick-and-mortar schools are in our communities and why, even as online learning grows, those schools likely won’t be going away.

From the classroom to the boardroom: Why teachers are essential to blended-learning design

The Christensen Institute

I recently attended the Blended and Personalized Learning Conference , which the Christensen Institute co-hosted with the Highlander Institute, to listen to school leaders from across the country discuss blended-learning implementation and best practices. To be clear, nearly every successful school and district has a principal or superintendent who exhibits strong leadership and is committed to improving student learning outcomes.

Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

For 12 years, the Babson Survey Group in partnership with other organizations, including the Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium), has done critical research into the growth of online learning in American higher education that it publishes in the report Grade Level: Tracking Online Education in the United States. But as of late, the research has suggested that the growth of online learning is flattening.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work—Building a Successful Blended Learning Program

Edsurge

Three years ago, with the help of the education agency the Grant Wood Area Education Agency (GWAEA), Iowa rolled out its initiative to implement blended learning as a model for the state. Prompted by district administrators’ desire to find ways to build student agency, engage student passion and personalize learning, we hoped blended learning would shake up the status quo and spark large scale change. Education Technology Blended Learning Learning Strategies

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

Edsurge

He printed the first major book, using movable metal type. Books became the gold standard of information storage because they could finally be easily reproduced and shared. From that day forward, the printed book became the foundation of the educational publishing industry. Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. Create Courseware Using Learning Objects Seth's Reading List.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

For example, as Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee explain in their book, The Second Machine Age , when factory managers first replaced the steam engines used to power manufacturing equipment with electric motors, the new technology had little impact on productivity.

Rethink funding for quality learning

The Christensen Institute

In 2008, in the book Disrupting Class, Clayton Christensen, Michael Horn, and Curtis Johnson made the bold prediction that by 2019, 50 percent of all high school courses in America would be online. This post was first published on WISE ed.review.

8 Essential Books Every Tech-Minded Teacher Should Read

Ask a Tech Teacher

I love reading, but there are so many books out there, it’s challenging to pick the right one for my education needs. She curated a great list of essential tech-minded books for today’s teachers. Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times.

Blended Learning in AJUSD

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We want classrooms filled with student collaboration and discussion about their learning, connecting to the world around them. Some rights reserved by tgbarrett Blended learning Students learn in different ways, and at different paces.

Stepping aside to dig deeper: My next career move

The Christensen Institute

We wanted to create a place where we didn’t just write nice books that sat on people’s shelves and gathered dust, but a place that created and shaped meaningful dialogues that would produce systematic change. Similarly, our work on blended learning, which has helped educators understand how to use disruptive innovation to transform their schools, has laid bare how many changes we need in the education ecosystem to create a truly student-centered one. Horn online learning

Are We On Track? Part 2

Doug Levin

The Education Next article is a summary of the much longer book, but does repeat some text verbatim. Bottom line: 45 million fully online high school course enrollments is a really, really big number. “ How to Change the Way Kids Learn.”

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With Weeks of E-learning Ahead, Be Flexible and Forget Perfection

Edsurge

As educators across the United States grapple with the new reality facing them and their students as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, many are being advised to implement digital learning—some for the first time. The school’s learning management system?

Tablets and disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

Tablets are great for watching videos, reading books and articles, taking pictures, or playing interactive educational games, but they falter when it comes to typing up essays or preparing other documents. Education Blog Chromebook digital content digital learning disruptive innovation hybrid innovation Innovation iOS iPad Microsoft mobile devices Surface Surface Pro 3 sustaining innovation tablets Windows 10

Interview with Noah Geisel, @SenorG: Motivate with Digital Badges!

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Noah Geisel, @SenorG , is the first person who really taught me about the potential micro-credentials and digital badges have to motivate learners to achieve great things throughout their lives. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

Platform will beam lessons to rural schools via tablet

eSchool News

Mobiliya Edvelop, a digital classroom platform , is delivering remote lectures to rural schools in some corners of the world — providing tablets that help rural students tap into lessons taught in urban areas. Digital Learning and Tools IT Newsletter News Top News

“Blended and flipped learning give students access to some of the best teaching, no matter where they live. Will that fix all the problems at at-risk campuses? No, but it’s a start in the right direction.” – Rachelle Wooten, USA

Daily Edventures

I love how innovations in technology have made teaching more creative, dynamic and efficient — all while making learning experiences so engaging and authentic for students,” she says. I get giddy, though, when I find technology that helps make teaching and learning more fun and authentic. I don’t think learning has to be boring, it can be exciting and technology is one way to make it come to life in meaningful ways!”. Digital Learning Specialist.

Texas districts are rethinking technology integrations

The Christensen Institute

Raise Your Hand Texas selected the book Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools as the training manual and CA Group as the implementation leaders for the project. Their learning gaps are too disparate for the teacher to remediate in a whole‐group setting.