OPINION: When it comes to liberal-arts education, online learning changes only the tools

The Hechinger Report

Trustees at Wesleyan University, where I am president, have for years been singing the siren’s song to professors about the benefits of online teaching, and usually the answer they get is: “It just doesn’t work.” Related: How do you manage college online — quarantined with eight people?

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eSchool News

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How Librarians Continue Their Work Digitally Even as Coronavirus Closes Libraries

Edsurge

Libraries are temporarily closing their doors due to coronavirus—like so many other institutions in the wake of a growing pandemic. And like schools and colleges, they are trying to move operations online as much as they can. The library has always been like, "We nurse the brain."

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.

Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success

MindShift

For all the promises of online courses disrupting education, completion rates are notoriously low. Some studies found that about five percent of those enrolled in massive open online courses (known as MOOCs) completed the course.

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Can Teachers Read Books Out Loud Online? Actually, Yes.

Edsurge

The first image many people have of school is a circle of small children, sitting cross-legged, paying attention (or not) to an adult reading a book aloud and showing pictures to the class. What, if any, is the harm to the core market for the original book or resource?

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

Edsurge

Will we wander through VR stacks in the library of the future? Will the library’s computer lab become a makerspace? 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 library wants to go alone it will go fast but if it goes with others it will go much further.” Libraries can help with the issue of quality.”

This Pandemic Has Been Tough, But Educators Are Tougher

Edsurge

This week, I walked back into the library I abandoned in a chaotic rush in mid-March. Sure, in the past I’ve been in the library many times when no one else was around. It was incredible, really, how quickly the shift from in-person instruction to online learning happened.

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.”.

Schools on a screen: One tech-savvy school district has lessons for others going online

The Hechinger Report

Coding gives us another way to solve our problems,” Diane Nodell, the library media specialist, reminded them. Are you ready to learn the basics?”. Each student already had a device that all but the youngest took home every day, and some spent hours a day working online in school.

In dark days of coronavirus, acts of generosity can restore students’ faith in higher education and each other

The Hechinger Report

These institutions are helping students find cost-free ways to leave campus, keeping dorms open for those who don’t have other options or identifying ways to enable less-wired students who can’t access online learning to still finish out the semester.

Announcing the Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our third Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Emerging Technology," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0

Desperate parents need help as coronavirus upends our lives

The Hechinger Report

As an education reporter, I’ve watched hundreds of teachers lead classrooms and I’ve learned that their job is one of the hardest in the world. We need printed worksheets, assignments on paper and books (because the libraries are closed, too), resources that don’t require a device and wi-fi.

Every student needs summer school this year to combat coronavirus learning loss

The Hechinger Report

Rising fourth graders listen as a teacher reads a book at an elementary school summer program in Silver Spring, MD. As the coronavirus closes schools, online platforms are proving to be invaluable, allowing instruction to continue and alleviating the severity of students’ learning loss.

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

Dr. Steve Albrecht Library Webinar Recordings - Free to View Until April 30

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Until April 30th, Dr. Steve Albrecht has offered to make his paid webinar recordings available to view for free to all members of Library 2.0 To purchase an individual webinar for long-term access or group showing, please click on the links on the left side of the front page of Library 2.0

College in the time of coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

From campus closures to online classes, the college experience has changed dramatically due to the threat of Coronavirus. The Hechinger Report’s higher education editor Jon Marcus talked with Stephen Smith about what he’s hearing from teachers and students as they adapt to distance learning.

Announcing Library 2.019: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design" - Registration and CFP Open

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our first Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, March 13th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

March 13th Library 2.0 Mini-Conference "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We hope you'll consider joining our first Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, March 13th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). (We

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. Related: Teachers need lots of training to do online learning well.

Next Week - The Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference - All Keynotes and Sessions Posted!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.019 mini-conference, "Emerging Technology," will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded.

Register for the Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference - Plus, Some Accepted Sessions Are Online!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Emerging Technology," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded.

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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A charter chain thinks it has the answer for alternative schools

The Hechinger Report

What you learn in a regular high school in a year, you could learn here in six months.”. Like many alternative schools, The Charter School of San Diego allows students behind on credits to complete courses online at an accelerated pace.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Rogers Elementary School here set a three-alarm fire in the library. Their changed view — and that of others who shunned Rogers and now want in — is driven by what seems to be a magic educational elixir: personalized learning. They are in charge of their learning,” said Hayden. “We

How one high-poverty district is adding virtual reality to its classrooms

The Hechinger Report

Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. Jada said she learned facts about wolves and monarch butterflies in the hunt. When you’re doing cool new technology, you want to try it and learn it all,” she said.

Express Learning with Animated Character Videos!

Teacher Reboot Camp

They will also have access to a library full of templates, frames, effects and more to create incredibly imaginative video projects. Some ideas is for students to create a tv commercial, book trailer, digital story, information video, or Public Service Announcement.

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The Free, Amazing, Library 2.014 Online Events This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a GREAT week for library learning and conversations! Then our fourth annual (and free) Future of Libraries conference, Library 2.014, starts on Wednesday, October 8th, at 10:00am US-Eastern Time with the opening keynote by conference co-chair Dr. Sandra Hirsh from the School of Information at San José State University. See you online! 4:00pm Do you have what it takes to manage an eBook library? How does your library manage digital collections?

Anytime, Anywhere Learning #CE13

The Web20Classroom

The world (and learning) at your fingertips. The idea is to help more educators look beyond the walls of the classroom and look to the brilliance of others to learn from and learn with. Want to learn more? In the spirit of CEM I wanted to highlight just a few of the free, learning opportunities happening. Some lasting only small amounts of time so you really can learn anywhere, any time. Library 2.0 Runs online Oct 18-19. Picture it.

Complete web-based math curriculum

eSchool News

Art of Problem Solving (AoPS) is offering one free month or a $15 discount on a yearly subscription to Beast Academy Online , the complete web-based math curriculum designed to help students ages 8-13 deepen their understanding of math.

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Comic Creation Tools to Engage Learners

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students of all ages enjoy learning with comics and creating comics. Discover more ways to integrate technology effectively by taking one of my fully accredited online courses or get one of my books ! Comics for Fun Learning from Shelly Sanchez Terrell.

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A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

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.

How to balance work and study as a teacher

eSchool News

According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workforce Learning Report, 93 per cent of employees would stay at a company longer if their employers invested in their careers. Online learning. Whether taking yourself to a movie, going to the gym or reading a book – schedule breaks.

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Is Online Education Better than Traditional Education?

Kitaboo on EdTech

Students have access to new technology which helps them learn and retain information in a far better manner. A popular alternative to traditional education is online education or eLearning. The online education model is basically trying to overcome the disadvantages of the traditional education system, while also providing additional benefits. Online education, on the other hand, encourages participation in classroom activities and peer-to-peer collaboration.