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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.” Students have left their campuses, and entire curricula have shifted into distance-learning mode. But despite growth in the numbers and sophistication of online options, high school seniors continue to apply for the opportunity to learn with one another on a college campus.

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. Children and teachers were familiar with a variety of learning apps and other educational software. Children need to apply what they learn, not just regurgitate.”.

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. Besides learning new vocabulary words and starting to connect written and spoken language, they learn to love stories and build a foundation for reading that can serve them for the rest of their lives.

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. Philanthropists, state education officials, reform advocates — even charter school leaders — are examining personalized learning. But personalized learning raises big questions about educational equity. Future of Learning.

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. While credit recovery is one of the fastest-growing fields in online education, many programs are little more than diploma mills hastening students through the curriculum with insufficient support.

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. Virtual reality (VR) is emerging as a way to provide deeper learning in K-12 schools. These students are at the vanguard of using VR as a learning tool, experts say.

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 But Bredder can’t give students the tool he considers most indispensable to 21st-century learning — broadband internet beyond school walls. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. We can extend the learning day.

What’s school without grade levels?

The Hechinger Report

In math teacher Danielle Bosse’s classroom, three students take assessments (foreground) while their classmates learn and practice different math skills. But as the movement against seat-time learning grows, more schools nationwide will be grappling with grade levels, deciding whether to keep them or to hack through thickets of political, logistical and cultural barriers to uproot them. There’s so much behind music to learn.”. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter.

?3 Types of Summer PD That Won’t Sacrifice Your Vacation

Edsurge

After a Master’s degree, 120-plus credits, and 30 years in education, I now understand that whatever I do and wherever I go, I am happiest when I’m learning. And if I can find an opportunity that allows me to further my learning without sacrificing my summer vacation—or better yet, enhances it—you can bet I’m going to be the first to sign up. The nice thing about summer learning is choice. Capella University’s Free Online PD: Here are five no-cost courses to try this summer.

Using Hybrid and Blended Learning to Promote Student-Centered Classrooms

Waterford

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to progress, many classrooms remain online in some capacity. Now is a particularly helpful time to consider implementing blended or hybrid learning, two strategies that allow for independent or remote learning. Personalized assignments.

How a school LMS goes beyond surface learning for students

Neo LMS

In other words, they don’t care about learning new things, they just care about getting a passing grade. These students see the course as a material to learn for the next exam. They make no connections, fails to distinguish principles from examples and rote learning is their best friend. I was a very good student for those subjects that interested me, and barely learned anything for those that didn’t. Learning doesn’t stop at the teacher. E-learning Teachers

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 & 29 Editions)

Doug Levin

Since the last edition of a ‘Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News”: I’ve joined efforts to support Net Neutrality protections ; Written further about the prediction made in the book, “Disrupting Class.” ” that by 2019 half of all high school classes will be taught over the internet ; Raised questions about a new study on personalized learning ; Added four new incidents to the K-12 cyber incident map ; and. Summer.

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Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Also remember you can book me for a conference or your school district with workshops that are informative, engaging, and practical. Check out my Booking Page and as always… thanks so much! I especially appreciated the following quote, “On his blog, Gorman shares what he has learned with a focus on how tech enables project-based learning.” Learn more at the conference master classes page. This allows learning to go beyond Bloom’s basic level of remembering.

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

Lisa Marie Blaschke, Mr. Chris Kenyon, and Dr. Stewart Hase contacted a group of us due to our interest in heutagogy for the purpose of writing a chapter in an edited book. This past week, because of their hard work, this book has been published through Amazon. It is titled Experiences in Self-Determined Learning and can be found at [link]. What follows is: The Book Description. Book Description. New Pathways to Knowledge and Learning: Rónán O’Beirne.

Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts that are dedicated to going beyond the shine of technology by examining ways to use digital tools to engage students in real learning. Be on the look out for future posts entitled the ABC’s of PBL and Deeper Learning and also 40 great education sites to discover in 2015. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. Booking Info – Time to think about your school or conference needs.

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April 22 Learning Revolution Mini-Conference: Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning: Survive, Thrive, & Plan for What Comes Next

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

If you are learning about the mini-conference right before or during the event, please join LearningRevolution.com and while you are waiting for your approval we will have a special link for you to use to join the sessions. SESSIONS: ENGAGING ONLINE LEARNERS (60 minutes) 10:00 AM US-Eastern Daylight Time Click here to see the time in your own time zone Motivating students to learn can be a challenge.

Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 4

Bryan Alexander

The focus now is technology for personalized learning, including data analytics. In fact, the frequency of treating alone accounts for most of the variation in learning outcomes…” Plug this into the digital world, and. technology-enhanced learning makes it more likely that feedback and formative evaluations along with a dozen other techniques that are known to have a major effect on achievement will be carried out.

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The Emergency Home Learning Summit Final Week - 24 Amazing Interviews Start Tomorrow

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit is in its final week. For the next eight days we'll be publishing three special 30-minute video interviews each day with an amazing set of learning experts (see below), for a total of 24 interviews (and maybe a surprise bonus interview or two).

Wednesday's "Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning" Mini-Conference - New Sessions Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

If you are learning about the mini-conference right before or during the event, please join LearningRevolution.com and while you are waiting for your approval we will have a special link for you to use to join the sessions. Bell 5:00 PM A 7-step Plan to Improve Your Online Learning Program for Maximum Student Engagement (60 minutes) with Ernie Delgado 8:00 PM Learning and Leading During Emergency Remote Teaching (60 minutes) with A.J.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

edWeb.net

The participants: Large district: Dr. Daryl Diamond, Director of Innovative Learning, Broward County Public Schools, FL. They not only look at how the product would fit with their learning standards and curriculum, but the product must also work within their LMS. Howard: She agreed that tools can become outdated quickly, so they look at making products that can have a big impact on student learning in a short timeframe. Then, learning goals drive the decision.

The Great "Learning 2.0" Strand Brainstorm

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Like the Library 2.011 and GlobalEdCon conferences, I''m planning on holding a (free) worldwide virtual Future of Education: Learning 2.0 So, here''s my tentative Learning 2.0 I''ve purposely left out the library and global education categories because of the other two conference. 1:1 Programs: laptops, netbooks, iPads, and tablets "Flipped" learning Rethinking Homeworl School 2.0

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This Week: "Unplugged Ed" Tonight; Empowering Teachers; Alan Blankstein; Free Conference Events Coming Up; Hacking Education with Audrey Watters

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

INTERVIEWS: This THURSDAY , February 9th, join me as I talk with Alan Blankstein on "Improving Individual Schools" and we discuss his latest book, The Answer Is in the Room. On FRIDAY I''ll be appearing live on the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community Webcast, speaking on the topic of "Building a Successful Online Learning Community for Librarians." OCTOBER 3 - 5 (Virtual): The free Future of Libraries world-wide conference , Library 2.012.

K-12 Dealmaking: Udemy, Tynker Raise Funds; PeopleAdmin Acquires TeacherMatch

Marketplace K-12

Udemy Raises $60 Million: Udemy , a San Francisco-based online provider of courses, received a $60 million strategic investment from Internet and entertainment group Naspers through its Naspers Ventures division. Udemy said it plans to use the new capital to “continue its strong international momentum, including growing its localized course content library and product offerings to meet the global demand for online learning.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

That series isn’t going to be much of one this year… And frankly, this Friday thing is going to be paused for the duration of Teaching Machines book-writing, starting quite soon. Via The Atlantic : “Why Young Pakistanis Are Learning Chinese.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more data about online education down in the “research” section at the bottom.

Learning Revolution Free Events - The Conference - Next Up #Reinvent14 - Appreciative Inquiry and AERO

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 22nd The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn.and change. Carl Rogers The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own virtual and physical events and those of our more than 200 partners. Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner?

Learning Revolution Free Events - Great, GREAT Keynotes - MiniCon - ISTE Unplugged! - Striving for Failure?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 15th The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man. Eliot The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own virtual and physical events and those of our more than 200 partners. National Library Week. Library 2.0

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital. Computing platforms have different abstraction levels, including a computer architecture, an OS, or runtime libraries. Arguably, one of the best candidates is the learning management system.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ New York City libraries have announced they plan to forgive the late fees of all children aged 17 and under in a one-time amnesty event,” The AP reports. ” Via Edsurge : “The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts.” Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Launches Online School to Teach Software Development.” Via WCET : “New Survey Tracks Online and Distance Education in Canada.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via PBS Newshour : “GOP reinstates usage of ‘ illegal alien ’ in Library of Congress ’ records.” “ Hail and Farewell to The Google Books Case ” by James Grimmelmann. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). The New York Times on The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow , an online charter school: “Online School Enriches Affiliated Companies if Not Its Students.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” From the press release : “ MOOCs and books initiative launched by Springer and Federica Weblearning.” ” Via NBC News : “How to Thrive: Arianna Huffington Launches E-Learning Series.” Jeff Fernandez, the co-founder of the online learning company Grovo , has resigned.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). UC Berkeley says it will remove online course content in response to a Department of Justice assertion that the materials violate the ADA as they are not fully accessible to those with disabilities. Remind me: who’s keeping track of the b t associated with words like “open online education”? Via The New York Times : “As Amazon Arrives, the Campus Bookstore Is a Books Store No More.”

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm). Boundless’s materials have been archived by David Wiley’s company Lumen Learning. The] literature [on online education] was preoccupied with what I call ‘roaming autodidacts’. Online Grade Portals.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ From the article that ”innovative teaching practice" appears to be project-based learning. ” Via Bklyner.com : “ Brooklyn Public Library and Bard College to Offer Free College Degree Programs in 2018.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “How Much Hollywood Glitz Should Colleges Use in Their Online Courses ?” ” “Whatever happened to the promise of online learning ?”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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 Zion Market Research : “ Massive Open Online Course Market : Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts 2016-2024.” “ The growth of online learning : How universities must adjust to the new norm” is sponsored content on Education Dive.

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