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One major barrier to high-quality blended learning

The Christensen Institute

Today in 2019, blended learning isn’t a new phenomenon. During that same time, we’ve also seen gradual improvements in the devices, software, and online learning resources that educators use to support blended learning. Education Blog Blended learning

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.

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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. However, we see value in the consideration of these tips as schools and colleges continue iterating on their online learning best practices): 1. Help students own their learning.

EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

For a number of years, her district has pursued personalized learning. That’s given Cox a front seat to a new movement in education, which calls for recreating classrooms in a manner that supports learning for each child. Cox has a unique outlook on where personalized learning is headed: she helps oversee the district’s special education programs and strives to ensure that students with disabilities are included in the overall vision for structural and instructional reform.

Explore the limitless possibilities of online learning in higher education using Linways AMS

Linways Technologies

How Linways AMS can be used to conduct online classes amidst the imminent CoViD19 crisis. Online learning has been a buzzword among the academic community. Schools, colleges and universities are temporarily closing to avoid the spread of Covid19, and promoting online learning.

Complement and ‘commoditize’ teachers, but don’t substitute for them with tech

The Christensen Institute

In education, the question of whether technology will replace teachers was a common meme to fight the emergence of digital learning but has increasingly faded away as a serious threat. In all industries, when a disruptive innovation emerges, it typically commoditizes expertise. This may mean eliminating “classrooms” as we have known them and creating new learning environments in which students interact with lots of adults in multi-faceted ways.

Vendors Must Hone in on Successful Models for Educator PD

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Currently we include in-person or online PD as an optional add-on to our subscription offering, but to be honest, no one buys it. At ISTE, I attended a Software & Information Industry Association breakfast focused on PD. But there is a booming business in online PD.

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Beware of taking flexibility a step too far

The Christensen Institute

At its best, online learning can catalyze new heights of flexibility—in path, pace, place, space, and teacher-student interactions—amidst an education landscape that has long looked more like an industrial production line. In blended and online environments, students can move at their own pace, and when provided access to real-time data, teachers can intervene more nimbly when individual students get stuck.

Can teachers really do it all?

The Christensen Institute

Instead, schools were designed to train students for work in an industrial economy of the past. Back when tracking students for industrial or agricultural jobs was acceptable, teaching was a reasonably manageable job. Fortunately, we live in a time when new technologies and blended-learning models allow us to redesign the roles and tasks of teachers so that teachers can be there for their students and still have a balanced life outside the classroom.

A window into the future of learning

The Christensen Institute

Schools, I’d learned in my job, were incredibly obstinate to change. But lo and behold, here we find ourselves, nearly a decade later, and “EdTech” is a household concept. The book in fact outlined with incredible precision what the future of teaching and learning could look like, as technology became more and more a part of classrooms across the country. On the other, online learning could be an engine to individualize education successfully in ways never before possible.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

This post is the first of a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. Creators of Blended Learning Universe (www.blendedlearning.org), the organization provides a directory of innovative schools and a myriad of models and case studies to support district transformation. Organization: International Association of K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL).

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories covered by popular edtech outlets – such as edSurge, eSchoolNews, Tech & Learning, and THE Journal – get selected? A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition). Tagged on: March 5, 2017 Global Evolution of EdTech | Navitas Ventures → A look at over 20 years of edtech company evolution through $16b of investment around the world. Blog EdTech News News news

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How can academic management systems improve daily classroom activities

Linways Technologies

Quality based education , student-centric education , online learning and assessments, simplifying the administration etc. has brought the edtech industry to the forefront of innovation. Online learning’ cannot simply replace classrooms.

When Education Giants Stumbled and Data Ruled

Edsurge

Todd Brekhus’ industry experience dates as far back as the early 2000s at PLATO, and later at myON. He is currently the chief product officer of Renaissance Learning, which acquired myON in 2018. What's been most disappointing in edtech?

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Giving Thanks: The Top EdSurge Contributors of 2016

Edsurge

The edtech entrepreneurs, educators, investors and other education professionals that share their opinions and practices through storytelling on our site are invaluable to this industry, and we celebrate them. Three pieces from our industry-facing Innovate newsletter , three from our K-12 Instruct newsletter , and three from our higher education Next newsletter. Educators and Administrators—From the 'Instruct' Newsletter Adaptive learning. Personalized learning.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” And despite all the promises to “ drain the swamp ,” it appears as though Trump is planning to fill cabinet seats and advisory roles with lobbyists and industry insiders. “Websites that offer students online study guides and tutoring services grow, but faculty members find they raise copyright and academic integrity issues – as case at U Illinois at Urbana-Champaign shows.” The Chinese online learning company has raised $40.14

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

million gift from the Charles Koch Foundation and Koch Industries , a well-known opponent of government spending on things like public education (among other things). Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” edX is offering an online master’s degree with Georgia Tech : an OMS (online master’s in science) in Analytics. Via Salon : “ Noam Chomsky : You can’t educate yourself by looking things up online.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“What Betsy DeVos means for edtech ,” according to venture capitalist Ryan Craig. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Should Online Courses Go Through ‘Beta Testing’?” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ FutureLearn , the massive open online course provider owned by the Open University in the U.K., ” “What’s the bottom line on online preschool ?” Education Politics.