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How we improved our blended-learning program

eSchool News

Google provides quick and easy access to information while YouTube provides on-demand how-to videos on just about any topic. The case for blending and online learning.

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.

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Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

6 tips from personalized learning innovators leading change

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this year, the Rhode Island-based Highlander Institute and the Clayton Christensen Institute teamed up to bring together a conference on blended and personalized learning in Providence, R.I. Click here to learn more. For more, see: Blended learning up close—really close.

Virtual reality digs into brick-and-mortar schools

The Christensen Institute

The other development is also informed in part by disruptive innovation theory, which suggests that Google—and not Oculus Rift—may be the one to watch over the long haul. In September 2015, Google launched Google Expeditions to a closed group of schools. The Google Cardboard viewer works with an elegant simplicity. This development is an important sustaining innovation for both Google and HMH that shows virtual reality in education could move beyond fad status.

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Virtual reality digs into brick-and-mortar schools

The Christensen Institute

The other development is also informed in part by disruptive innovation theory, which suggests that Google—and not Oculus Rift—may be the one to watch over the long haul. In September 2015, Google launched Google Expeditions to a closed group of schools.

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What is Digital Pedagogy?

Tech Helpful

Lately my mind has been wrapping itself around how instructional practice has changed due to digital instruction. What once was pedagogy now seems better defined as digital pedagogy for classrooms with the advantages of easily accessible technology tools.

Teacher Creativity Skill: Create Digital Learning Spaces

The Playground Advocate

Great classrooms have always been the fertile earth for creative work, but in the Digital Age, we have the responsibility to adapt to new opportunities and new environments. Online learning experiences can be both transformative and restrictive.

‘Students Are Lonely:’ What Happens When Coronavirus Forces Schools Online

Edsurge

It sounds like a drastic measure: moving every school to online learning in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. So much of teaching is a relationship—and understanding what that looks like online is a completely new venue to figure out Dana Watts While the U.S.

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. Google Classroom (a free option)?

When to Teach Online Classes Live and When to Let Students Learn on Demand

Edsurge

But the benefits of being online together, when it works, are huge, Self said in a recent episode of the EdSurge Podcast. Experts in online teaching have been debating and researching the question of synchronous versus asynchronous for decades.

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A New School Model Helps Rural Districts Boost Enrollment and Ensure Student Success

Edsurge

Families needed a flexible learning environment in which students could miss a few days of school due to inclement weather, a tournament, or harvest time—without falling behind. He needed to find a new model for teaching and learning that would provide learners in his community with the same high quality academic opportunities they would receive at a larger school, as well as a more student-centered approach that reflected the realities of the community.

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Tablets and disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

Examples of hybrid innovations include ships built in the 19th century with both sails and steam engines, excavators built in the 1960s that were controlled with both cables and hydraulics, cars of today that have both gasoline engines and electric motors, and blended-learning models that use traditional whole class instruction in conjunction with online learning.

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

Prioritize sessions that were most relevant to my work—that is, engaging adults in online and blended learning paradigms—and download collaborative notes (with presentation slides and speaker info) from the sessions I couldn’t attend. Multi-directional Learning. Online.

2011 Virtual School Symposium

The Electric Educator

This week I am hanging out in Indianapolis at the Virtual School Symposium sponsored by the International Association for K12 Online Learning ( iNACOL ). Today I let an all day pre-conference on Google Apps for Education. conference online learning

8 Essential Books Every Tech-Minded Teacher Should Read

Ask a Tech Teacher

50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom. The authors focus on Google Classroom in particular, not just as a piece of software, but as a means of enhancing the traditional teaching methods. Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times. Who Owns the Learning?:

Developing a Research Base to Evaluate Digital Courseware

Edsurge

Online and blended learning continue to trend upward in higher education institutions across the U.S. Babson Survey , the proportion of academic leaders who report that online learning is critical for long-term institutional growth has grown from 49 percent in 2002 to 71 percent in 2015, and institutions are investing in edtech products to support digital learning. An evaluation of adaptive learning products by.

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