Design Amazing Online Learning Experiences Quickly with These Choice Menu Templates

Teacher Reboot Camp

Design is especially important in online learning and one key to student motivation and engagement. Designing an engaging online experience doesn’t have to take a lot of time. If you are new to distance learning, then templates are the way to go!

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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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.

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.

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?

Teacher Zen During Distance Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Distance learning has transformed the routines and lives of all stakeholders- students, families, and educators. I recently presented for the Minnesota Distance Learning Summit, Teacher Zen During Distance Learning.

#DLNchat: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation?

Edsurge

Those were just a couple of the questions raised on Tuesday, February 27 when the #DLNchat community got together to discuss: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation? The conversation was guided by special guest Steven Bell , Associate Librarian at Temple University Libraries, where he works with colleagues on a number of digital learning initiatives. But why stop with faculty and digital media experts?

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.

Who is keeping student data safe in the era of digital learning?

The Hechinger Report

As students spend more time on digital devices in school, data security becomes increasingly important. When Baltimore County Public Schools started giving every student a computer for daily use in the classroom, teachers sought out more online learning materials to go with them.

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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.

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

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.

Free Remote Learning Resources

eSchool News

As schools look for ways to extend online learning due to school closures nationwide, Capstone is committed to bringing educators and parents the best learning resources and kid-friendly activities from home. Capstone Learning Resources. PebbleGo Learning Resources.

Colleges hoping for more public funds instead of innovating risk hurting themselves

The Christensen Institute

University of California President Janet Napolitano took recently to the pages of the Washington Post to review and critique new books on the future of higher education by University Ventures Fund Managing Director Ryan Craig ( College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education ) and New America Foundation’s Education Policy Program Director Kevin Carey ( The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere ).

Shifting to a Digital Teaching Model? Here’s Some Advice

Edsurge

Almost 19 years ago, I started a new teaching position that introduced me to the world of online instruction in higher education. The transition to a digital teaching environment is a great opportunity to be reminded of a simple fact: You don’t have to do this alone.

Here’s the Syllabus for Your Summer Crash Course in Online Education

Edsurge

You learned how to Zoom, or Hangout, or Team up. You pivoted, shifted and, let’s be real, maybe stumbled into a makeshift version of online education. So this summer might be the right time to learn a little more about online pedagogy. Online classes are often recorded.

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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.

Enabling schools to fight COVID-19 with 3D printable respirator masks

eSchool News

pi-top, creators of computing devices that combine digital making, coding, and practical projects, today announced their partnership with Maker Mask. Maker Mask is a rapidly-growing grassroots ecosystem and digital platform response to the COVID-19 crisis.

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

The Hechinger Report

But while many districts around the country have moved to remote learning platforms like Google Classroom, Coe was using the school’s copy machine to put together printed packets for his students to take home. We can’t do any of that online stuff.”.

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

The Hechinger Report

Summit Learning’s personalized learning program is a key part of the school’s improvement efforts. He finds it easy to teach himself with online content as his guide. Logan is part of a generation of “digital natives” who were raised on screens.

Remote Learning Begs the Question: Must Lectures Be So Long?

Edsurge

With some schools already announcing they will not reopen normally in the fall, and many others considering their options , educators are hoping to take advantage of the summer to improve on this spring’s sink-or-swim plunge into distance learning. Many things did not translate well online.

How Online Book Read-Alouds Can Help Students’ Literacy and Connection During Social Distancing 

MindShift

The night before a safer-at-home order was issued in her Wisconsin town, all Pernille Ripp could think about was getting to her books. I went to my classroom and grabbed a ton of books I could read aloud to my students online,” Ripp said. “I

Annual Summer Reading Challenge launches

eSchool News

Impact of summer loss can be countered by reading just 5 digital books. Leveraging the American Library Association annual theme “Every Hero Has a Story,” myON has created a turnkey program for educators to encourage students to read “just right” books over the summer.

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

The Hechinger Report

Almost no district was truly ready to plunge into remote learning full time and with no end in sight. There is no one-size-fits-all remedy and no must-have suite of digital learning tools. But America’s persistent digital divide has greatly hampered efforts toward this goal.

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.

Why Students Want Tuition Refunds Over Shift to Online Teaching

Edsurge

Should colleges be giving students a partial refund on tuition since their campuses were forced to shift teaching online for the COVID-19 pandemic? Since the university typically charges less for online courses than face-to-face ones, the students want a refund for the difference.

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 bilingual app with sign language brings more stories to deaf children

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Read” mode looks like any other children’s book, with English words on a page.

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Blockbuster YouTube Channel ‘Crash Course’ Teams Up With ASU For New Videos

Edsurge

That may be happening even more now that so much college teaching has moved online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both brothers are also bestselling writers of novels for young adults, and John Green’s book, “The Fault in Our Stars,” was turned into a Hollywood film. “We

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New Dean of Harvard Business School Online Aims for Modular Courses, More Diversity

Edsurge

Last year Harvard Business School’s online operation got a new name. A few months ago, Debora Spar took the helm at Harvard Business School Online, after a rocky year-long stint as the president of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.

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Cricket Media joins myON Publisher Program

eSchool News

Cricket Media, an education media publisher, and myON, a business unit of Capstone, announced that a wide array of content from Cricket’s portfolio of children’s books and magazines will now be available to the millions of students reading on myON.

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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10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

Now you need to take time for yourself and go on some learning adventures of your own! Discover more ways to design engaging distance learning experiences by taking my new accredited graduate course , Online Learning: Best Practices to Leverage the Power of Distance Learning.

Recommended Hashtags to Discover Top Edtech Tools and Apps

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Discover more ways to integrate technology effectively by taking one of my fully accredited online courses or get one of my books !

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Sensational Ideas for Continuous Student Learning During the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

Learning doesn’t have to stop just because students are out of school. Discover more ways to design engaging distance learning experiences by taking my new accredited graduate course , Online Learning: Best Practices to Leverage the Power of Distance Learning.