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.

Are SPOCs a better option for online education than MOOCs?

Neo LMS

MOOCs: high aspirations and higher disappointments. The above idea is a noble one and massive open online courses, better known as MOOCs , are thought to be the solution to worldwide access to higher education. One thing that MOOCs enthusiasts seemed to forget is that.

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Coursera, K12, Inc. make bold moves to drive learning

The Christensen Institute

In 2013 and 2014, sobriety returned to the world of education and the luster of MOOCs faded some. similarly stormed through the early 2000s by bringing online learning to the world of K-12 education and went public in 2007. As I told its team, offering courses from the top universities online and claiming that at last, anyone anywhere can access the best learning in the world isn’t correct. LRN MOOC MOOCs online learning virtual learning

More humanities seminars online, and they’re not MOOCs

Bryan Alexander

Some students will experience these entirely online, while those taking classes at the same institution where the professor works will have a blended learning combination. Faculty and staff from across the country met each other for the first time, then compared notes and pooled resources to learn from their collective experience. Starting this January forty (40) humanities seminars will kick into action, online.

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ThingLink for Video Adds Interactivity

EdTechSandyK

I''m taking a MOOC through Coursera and UC Irvine called Advanced Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom. I got a slight discount as a member of the MOOC, so I went for it. blended learning Coursera MOOC multimedia online learning ThingLink video virtual learning This week, we had to turn in an assignment. One of the options for the assignment was to make an introductory video for an online course.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning. Among the learning experiences on ten pages packed with lessons are: Civil Rights Movement in Context.

How—and Why—We Can Improve the Future of Mobile Learning

Edsurge

When Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs) were first introduced, people quickly realized these platforms could help students learn more effectively at their own pace on their own schedule. This development, combined with tremendous growth in mobile device usage due to improved technology, naturally led to a shift in mobile learning patterns. Education Technology Blended Learning Learning Strategies Online Tutoring

What’s the use of lectures?

EduTechGeek

Do experienced educators and researchers really believe that watching a video will make deep learning occur and without the difficult cognitive work involved? . Finally, I found some interesting research from MIT’s Office of Digital Learning. Blended Learning Screencasting Vide

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An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Foundations of Teaching for Learning 5: Planning for Teaching and Learning. Instructional Design for Mobile Learning. Prior Learning Assessment for Educators and Industry. IOC Athlete MOOC via Independent.

#LearningIs connected

Learning with 'e's

Learning in the digital age means being connected. Being connected has given rise to an array of new learning opportunities including MOOCs, blended learning and flipped classes. What would learning be like without these connections?

New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

In recent years, education has evolved to the point where learning can take place anywhere and at any time, usually beyond the walls of the traditional learning space. What are the challenges of these new learning environments? Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

BLearning – Blended Learning (using a range of multimedia and strategies). BYOL – Bring Your Own Learning. FL – Flipped Learning ( click here for my guide to flipping lessons ). LMS – Learning Management System (software that runs and manages educational programs).

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Course Round-Up: Summer Learning for Educators

MIND Research Institute

Looking to learn something new this summer? Maybe you want to develop your personal learning network on social media, read a few new books , or take a course alongside other educators. Blended Learning: Personalizing Education for Students. Deeper Learning

As Traditional Colleges Grow, Online OPM Relationships Shift

Wisewire

That’s how much Georgia Tech’s online master’s of computer science degree cost when it launched through MOOC-provider Udacity in 2014. The University of Missouri system is also exploring an online learning overhaul. A cool $6,630.

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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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50 Alternatives To Lecturing

TeachThought - Learn better.

Ed note: This post is promoted by SEU’s Master of Education program, who asked to write about how learning is changing, and let you know about their Master of Education and Educational Leadership program, which can you read more about here. Learning Models. Learning through play.

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A new “MicroMasters” online learning program offered by major universities

The Hechinger Report

A new kind of credential has entered the crowded market for online learning. Galileo University, Guatemala (e-Learning, offered in Spanish; Professional Android Developer). That said, Edx MicroMasters programs differ from the typical MOOC in important ways, advocates say.

This tool is aiming to be the WordPress of online course creators

eSchool News

As an educator, it’s hard to please today’s tech-savvy students with PowerPoints and lecture-on-video—but those are exactly the kinds of tools available for educators who don’t have time to learn online learning design 101. News Online Learning Technologies Top News

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Online Learning Research

The Thinking Stick

Seeing that I’m fully invested in online professional development for educators through both COETAIL and Eduro Learning , I’m always on the look out for research on how to make online learning better. Universities that more and more are requiring students to learn online.

Editor’s Note: Reality Check

techlearning

Kevin Hogan One of the biggest promises—or some would say threats—of flipped classroom/blended learning school strategies in winters past was the death of the snow day. Goodbye snowmen and hot chocolate and hello MOOCs and remote check-ins!

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20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This opens so many doors for teachers, students, and parents to connect, collaborate and learn. Create a Class for Learning Challenges. Online Professional Learning.

A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

The following infographic/cheat sheet from @goboundless outlines some of the larger scale (eLearning) or controversial (MOOC) movements, as well as those on the rise (1:1, personalized learning), and providing working definitions for each. Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC).

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model.

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Is the end of Sweet Briar the end of college?

The Christensen Institute

It’s almost uncanny how Sweet Briar College’s closure occurred on the same day that Kevin Carey released his book The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere. In this placeless and limitless world of learning that harnesses the potential of technological innovation, Carey sees “cathedrals of learning” toppling like organisms going extinct.

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A Flipped Classroom Approach: Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

We’ve asked 3 Bett show speakers about their views on the tried-and-tested flipped classroom approach, which has been used to boost learning results from K-12 all the way through higher education for over 25 years. We therefore prefer discipline to students owning their learning?

Will the decline of AP course offerings spur the rise of Course Access?

The Christensen Institute

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, AP’s may be losing marketshare to other channels to advanced coursework like MOOCs, dual enrollment college courses, or honors courses, all of which may be gaining traction as metrics of college readiness. Indeed, online AP courses marked the beginning of the disruptive trajectory that online learning has taken for over a decade. These new paradigms shift the metrics of quality and can ultimately lead to disruptive models of blended learning.

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Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

AI and Machine Learning together can create powerful applications that will prepare students and teachers for 21st century curriculum. This helps set a learning pathway and ensue each child is able to deep learn a concept and be on par with the rest of the class.

OPINION: Stop driving kids crazy — A four-year college degree isn’t the only answer

The Hechinger Report

Most graduating seniors attend the “other 87 percent ” of colleges — trade schools, public and private two-year and four-year colleges, large and small colleges, for-profit colleges, and colleges with massive open online courses (MOOCs) and blended learning.

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Revolutions in higher education: Future Trends Forum #2 notes and full recording

Bryan Alexander

Revolution sees 2012 as a critical year (“the Magic Year”) when forces really came together, including, but not limited to, MOOCs. ” Instead he saw blended learning as the mainstream of learning for the foreseeable future, for most people.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model.

New Higher-Ed Business Models Millions of Americans Need to Get Better Jobs

Edsurge

In response, schools and companies alike have responded with innovative ideas, but almost all focus on applying technology—like predictive analytics, blended learning, and MOOC-enabled degrees—to student support and instructional services. Earning While Learning For low-income Americans, a free education isn’t free enough. Vendition, for example, pays apprentices while they are learning.

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Online Learning (And 7 Ways to Repent)

Edsurge

But if you ask Mark Brown, a professor and director of the National Institute for Digital Learning at Dublin City University in Ireland, problems such as falling for hype around new technology is an absolute moral dilemma. Yet like any confessional, Brown also offered ways to repent from what he called “the seven deadly sins of online learning.” There are too many generalizations—online and blended learning isn't a single entity.

Distance Education in transit? #EDENchat #EDENchatUS

Learning with 'e's

The advent of the Web, along with wider access to computers, smartphones and other personal technologies, has transformed distance education to the point that anyone can now access free learning through MOOCs and other online forms of content delivery.

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Reflecting On My Visit to Saint Stephen’s College in Australia: The Learning Spaces #flipclass #edtech

techieMusings

They are well into their journey to bring blended and flipped learning to all classrooms. In this post, I wanted to share some of what I learned from the school. Touring their learning spaces was eye-opening and insightful. MOOCs.

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A Devil’s Dictionary of Educational Technology

Bryan Alexander

Blended learning , n. Also referred to as “teaching”, “learning”, and “the real world” Blogging , v. A tentative recognition that learning might occur outside of academia. Lifelong learning , n. MOOC , n.