Bullish on blended-learning clusters

The Christensen Institute

An increasing number of regions are trying to create concentrated groups of blended-learning schools alongside education technology companies, which may be key to advancing the blended-learning field and increasing its odds of personalizing learning at scale to allow every child to be successful. One question is which, if any, of these emerging potential blended-learning clusters will succeed.

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.

How Malaysian schools are tackling blended-learning challenges

The Christensen Institute

Malaysia has a very unique education system: over the past two decades, the government has invested millions of dollars in equipping all 10,000 public schools with not only computer labs, but also the Frog Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). In our newest report published in conjunction with the WISE Initiative , we found examples that illustrate that blended models are not about the tech itself but about the creative instructional models that educators manage to wrap around the tech.

N.C. district targets online, blended learning solutions

eSchool News

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to implement Edgenuity’s blended learning, instructional services, initial credit and credit recovery. Blended Learning News Top News

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The next-gen high school to watch

The Christensen Institute

Last month, the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) in New Hampshire launched a new set of pathways for students. These allow students to move through learning at a more flexible pace, on an as-needed basis.

Can online learning level the AP playing field for rural kids?

The Hechinger Report

When the lecture ended, they had yet another to chance to learn: A physics video chat with their tutor, a sophomore physics major at Yale. Holmes County Central High School is one of eight rural schools participating in a new, blended learning AP Physics program.

Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—also known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—a fierce fight has continued over the proper role of testing. Seeing the rapid growth of testing in recent decades, many educators and parents are tired of tests taking time away from learning and want the federal government to push back on its prominence in schools.

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. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

Can Online Learning Level the AP Playing Field for Rural Students?

MindShift

When the lecture ended, they had yet another to chance to learn: A physics video chat with their tutor, a sophomore physics major at Yale. Earlier this year, Illinois launched a self-directed online AP pilot program for 75 students at 10 rural high schools. LEXINGTON, Miss.

Preparing Teaching Candidates for Blended and Online Environments

Fractus Learning

There is a growing need for today’s pre-service teachers to be equipped with skills and competencies for blended, online, and technology-rich teaching and learning environments. These courses include blended methods and technologies for blended learning environments.

Interview on Down the Hall Podcast

EdTechSandyK

Down the Hall is produced by the External Programs and Learning Technologies (EPLT) department of the University of British Columbia. How can teachers enhance their own development by forming networks online and sharing resources? What form would this kind of learning take? ·

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What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

The exercise was part of “Civic Online Reasoning,” a series of news-literacy lessons being developed by Stanford researchers and piloted by teachers at a few dozen schools. Still, learning news literacy skills is one thing, and the motivation to use those skills is another.

Wisconsin launches online CTE school

eSchool News

Online CTE model will provide hands on training and dual credit opportunities for middle and high school students. Online learning provider K12 Inc. Programs like these help mitigate youth underemployment and these online courses will help reach even more underserved youth.”

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

Blended and online learning is increasingly in demand by students. Read more: Why blended learning will become an educational norm. There is evidence that universities have a slow-changing culture , when compared to for instance high- or secondary-schools.

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Massachusetts Community Foundation Awards $22,500 Grant to The Virtual High School For Student Access to Online Summer Courses

techlearning

a non-profit empowering schools with the industry’s best online learning programs. Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts funding allows Ware Junior Senior High School students in grades 7-12 to take online summer courses through VHS. is an online learning pioneer.

The Virtual High School Opens Registration for Summer School 2018

techlearning

a non-profit organization empowering schools with the industry’s most extensive variety of online and blended learning programs, has opened registration for its 2018 summer program. is an online learning pioneer. The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.),

The Virtual High School’s Advanced Placement®Pass Rate Continues to Surpass the National Average

techlearning

a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization helping schools provide their students with a variety of online and blended learning programs, found that VHS students who sat for Advanced Placement® (AP) exams outperformed the national scores on the College Board AP® exams.

Schools in Three States Establish or Expand Student Access to Courses from The Virtual High School

techlearning

a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization helping schools provide their students with a variety of online and blended learning programs, has spurred institutions in Rhode Island and Vermont to give their students greater access to the wide array of VHS core and elective courses.

Latin Students at The Virtual High School Pilot National Exam and Outperform National Average

techlearning

The national average was 25 correct answers, and VHS students taking the online exam averaged 32 correct answers. The VHS Latin IIcourse is a reading-based exploration of Latin grammar that builds on the grammar points learned in Latin I. is an online learning pioneer.

New Schools in Four States Partner with The Virtual High School

techlearning

as their online course solution for students in the upcoming academic year. The VHS catalog consists of more than 200 unique online courses, including 23 AP® offerings, innovative STEM programs, and a wide variety of unique electives, including computer science. Bo ston – Oct.

Freedom to Learn

User Generated Education

One of those bright spots was being asked to read Carl Rogers, Freedom to Learn , which was published 1969 in an upper level Educational Psychology course. Its essence is meaning – “When such learning takes place, the element of meaning to the learner is built into the whole experience” (p.

The Virtual High School’s Stacy Young to Speak at CSforALL Summit

techlearning

This year, The Virtual High School will develop and launch a new 15-week online cybersecurity course for delivery in the 2019-2020 academic year. is an online learning pioneer. Bo ston – Oct. 4, 2018 – Stacy Young, Associate Dean of Faculty at The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.),will

The Virtual High School Opens Fall Registration and Debuts New Language Courses for American Sign Language and Advanced Spanish

techlearning

Learning other languages can create exciting career and life opportunities, but many school districts face constraints that prevent them from offering a wide variety of options. is an online learning pioneer.

Does proposed federal policy leave room for disruptive innovation?

The Christensen Institute

For years there’s been consensus that we need to hit refresh on the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Encouragingly, the current ESSA draft mentions blended learning as one such innovation, if schools manage to effectively integrate technology into their instructional core. Online learning is penetrating school systems nationwide by providing course options and learning experiences where students lack any alternative.

The Virtual High School Announces 2018 College Scholarship Winners

techlearning

a non-profit empowering schools with the industry’s most comprehensive online learning programs, today announced the winners of their 11th annual college scholarship program. Campbell’s favorite online course was Creative Writing. is an online learning pioneer.

Personalized learning: How kids are getting into college by mastering their skills

The Hechinger Report

Students work on individual projects in the blended-learning classroom of Jessica Anderson, in Deer Lodge, Montana. When they are ready, the students demonstrate their understanding by performing thoughtfully developed tasks that determine how much learning has taken place.

Vegas PBS and Nevada Learning Academy Launch Online Career Pathway Courses in Information Technology, Business Management, and Health Science for Students Statewide

techlearning

This initiative enables students to enroll in online career pathway courses through NVLA at an affordable, greatly reduced cost of $75 per course, per semester. In collaboration with long-time partner, NVLA, we are able to offer students rigorous online courses in high-demand career pathways.”

High School Students Invited to Compete in New Solar Energy Design Challenge

techlearning

a non-profit organization empowering schools with the industry’s most extensive variety of online and blended learning programs, in partnership with Concord Consortium and industry partners, presents The Solar Energy Design Challenge. is an online learning pioneer.

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

A quick round of introductions revealed some interesting trends: a growing number of liberal arts institutions are launched or growing online learning programs; many sought to find the distinct ways liberal arts institutions, and campuses pursuing liberal education, can use technology.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Trump’s education platform promises to “make post-secondary options more affordable and accessible through technology enriched delivery models.” “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 ” Bravo, blended learning.

Will “school choice on steroids” get a boost under a Trump administration?

The Hechinger Report

The logical extension of such policies – permitting students to take individual courses wherever they wish, by using online options – has already begun to take root in about a dozen states. So far, only a tiny fraction of eligible students have enrolled for online classes.

Financial Viability of Some ‘Personalized Learning’ Charter Schools Unclear, Report Says

Marketplace K-12

A group of charter schools that have tried to pioneer “personalized learning” in schools face big questions about the sustainability of their approaches after private sources of funding run dry, a new analysis suggests. The “personalization” strategies in play in those schools vary widely, and include “station-rotation” models that move students through different approaches to learning, with different experiences with technology.