9 case studies reveal secrets of successful blended, online learning programs

eSchool News

Successful online and blended learning programs in a recent survey are those that prioritized better teacher-student relationships, used an online curriculum as a primary instructional source, and used a combination of in-person and virtual instructional support.

SETDA publishes OER case studies from 3 states

eSchool News

Online case studies highlight OER implementation in schools. SETDA has published a series of case studies focused on the implementation of Open Educational Resources (OER) at the school level. Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

Case Study: A “mega” school district negotiates a better deal

Education Superhighway

As is the case in many mega-districts, PWCPS already had access to high-speed broadband. In addition, students with diabetes can now use iPads to connect with their health devices, sharing real-time information with their parents rather than having to forego learning time to call home.

Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

Digital Promise

These learning scenarios support the development of skills such as critical thinking, inquiry and research, creativity, problem solving, designing and collaboration. They help students develop a sense of agency, the ability to harness technology, and support learning lifelong and lifewide. This is leading to an emerging “second level digital divide” in US schools, fueled by differences in how technology is utilized to advance teaching and learning.

Case Study: A “mega” school district negotiates a better deal

Education Superhighway

As is the case in many mega-districts, PWCPS already had access to high-speed broadband. Prince William County Public Schools found its support when an EducationSuperHighway state partner at the Virginia Department of Education shared our webinar on the K-12 Learning Infrastructure Program (KLIP). The post Case Study: A “mega” school district negotiates a better deal appeared first on EducationSuperHighway.

Digital Learning in Organizations

Learning with 'e's

The book is aimed at those working as learning and development professionals in industry, but will also be of interest to any, and all, those working in the world of learning technology, knowledge and education. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

EdTechTeam

Cross-posted from Digital Promise Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching JULY 26, 2017 | BY KAREN CATOR In 2014, I wrote – The problem with education in America is not the lack of excellence. Karen Cator is President & CEO of Digital Promise.

A tale of two pilots

eSchool News

Here are two case studies of how carefully planned and executed pilots helped districts make informed choices—and improve teaching and learning. Listen and Learn. Best Practices Digital Learning and Tools case study lightspeed myon pilots

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

edWeb.net

SETDA’s latest research, Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities , highlights how state policies are supporting the transformation to digital learning. Of course, schools can’t make the switch to digital overnight.

5 Stories of Superintendent Leadership from AASA and Discovery Education

Discovery Education

With this in mind, we developed a five-part content series that demonstrates best practices for superintendents undergoing digital transitions. Superintendents profiled in the AASA-Discovery Education Case Study Series include: Kristine Gilmore. Student Learning.

Edgenuity Partners with Institute for Teaching and Leading

techlearning

The report identifies best practices for the design, implementation and continuous improvement of digital learning models through case studies of schools at various levels of implementation

Adult Learners Need Their Own EdTech Tools, Ed Department Report Finds

Edsurge

Luminary Labs hosted summits, interviewed educators and reviewed more than 100 educational resources to inform its four reports, handouts and a video series about making adult learning opportunities more effective and appealing.

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Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

How to Engage Students and Support Learning in Large Classes

Edsurge

Dear Bonni, You have shared often about active learning strategies and the impact they have on student learning. When we teach large classes, what approaches can we employ that will have a greater opportunity to engage students and help students learn more?

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What’s an HBX Again? Nevermind. Harvard Business School Rebrands Its Online Offerings.

Edsurge

Whether or not the case method can work online is a question that we haven’t answered yet,” Brian C. He was referring to the business school’s well-known teaching method that uses “case studies,” which the school produces and sells as well. Education Technology Digital Learning MOOCsHarvard University’s famed business school has an announcement to make: Forget HBX.

Moving From 5% to 85% Completion Rates for Online Courses

Edsurge

However, since 2012—when MOOCs gained widespread recognition —instructional designers have made significant strides in designing scalable learning experiences that people successfully finish. Avoid on-demand learning and instead impose deadlines.

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Charter schools innovate to tackle teacher preparation

The Christensen Institute

These challenges are only likely to grow in the years ahead as the teaching practice changes monumentally with the rise of blended learning. My colleague Thomas Arnett’s new case study, Startup Teacher Education: A fresh take on teacher credentialing , provides some important clues. The study also provides recommendations for schools looking to launch similar programs.

This Professor Uses Video to Show—Not Tell—Student Teachers How to Hone Their Craft

Edsurge

If you can see yourself teaching, connect what you've learned in your courses with what you see, then you will reflect more deeply about it.” If you can see yourself teaching, connect what you've learned in your courses with what you see, then you will reflect more deeply about it.

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10 Tips to Start Teaching With Minecraft

Edsurge

Beginning gameplay with an experienced player or two—a student or even your own children—is a great way to learn the basics before attempting to teach with Minecraft. Don't feel that you must structure this time around learning objectives.

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Belief—the first key to blended learning success

The Christensen Institute

When her principal, Jon Cooney, began encouraging ambitious blended learning initiatives across her school, she felt tentative. She thought blended learning made sense for math classes, but that ELA was more centered around reading together, having class discussions, and thinking in groups—activities that she believed wouldn’t work as well in smaller groups. But with Cooney’s support, she started experimenting with blended learning and iterating on her classroom model.

How two CEOs created a shared language for innovation

The Christensen Institute

But one of Waters’ key breakthroughs has been learning how to not go it alone—a collaboration lesson for leaders across all industries to innovate successfully. Embrace what you don’t know and be open to learning from those outside of your traditional teams.

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.

When innovating, having the right team matters

The Christensen Institute

This week, the Clayton Christensen Institute released a case study that details the efforts of Leadership Public Schools (LPS), a charter school management organization that operates high schools in California’s Bay Area, and Gooru , a nonprofit edtech company, to co-develop a technology to support LPS’s personalized learning model and improve student outcomes. Is what Gooru built so specific to the LPS use case such that it won’t scale naturally?

When His Roster Outgrew His Classroom, This Prof Mastered Modular Online Curriculum

Edsurge

Right before the start of the Fall semester in 2002, Robertson learned that the 400-seat movie theater that held his Principles of Marketing class at San Francisco State University would no longer be available. In fact, it is the reason his sought-after courses now are able to accommodate up to 1,400 people per semester—offering each student a learning experience that is more flexible, personalized, and engaging than ever before. His choice: modular learning.

Getting the incentives right for online credit recovery

The Christensen Institute

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) recently released a study on how online credit recovery impacts student achievement and outcomes in Algebra I. At first, these results seem to be a huge setback for blended learning and its advocates.

Online toolkit helps schools select content-rich instructional materials

FETC Converge

A just-released guide from the State Education Technology Directors Association and a new community of practice aim to advance the shift to digital learning. The toolkit offers research, resources and case studies to support selection of quality instructional materials for learning. Uncategorized digital educational materials digital learning digital toolkit guidance technology tools

Report outlines how to shift to tech-enabled personalized learning

eSchool News

New report examines how this type of learning is poised to benefit all students. Digital Learning and Tools News Research Top News

Building the Right Infrastructure to Support Mobile Learning

techlearning

As they go “all-in” on digital learning, schools are demanding more from their networks. The shift to personalized and inquiry-based learning not only engages students more effectively, it depends on efficient technology.

How 4 states are purchasing digital resources

eSchool News

As more states move through the digital transition and acquire digital resources for teachers and students, it is more important than ever to establish clear-cut processes to obtain high-quality materials. Digital Learning and Tools Funding IT Newsletter News

We used these Google tools in our schools and saw tangible results soar

eSchool News

These case studies demonstrate the success with Google for Education through the lens of teachers, students and administrators. At Evergreen Education Group we’ve studied K-12 digital education for sixteen years. Planning, Professional learning, Patience, and Support.

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5 principles for rigorous technology evaluation

eSchool News

A new proposal offers a way to determine how effective different education technology tools are for teaching and learning. Digital Learning and Tools News Policy Technologies

This global classroom features Mystery Skype and collaboration projects

eSchool News

“Students need to learn at a young level that they have similarities and differences” with students from Mexico, Ireland, Kazakhstan and other countries, she said. The book shares approaches, updated practices and case studies on how educators can make learning global.

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Not Just Classroom Supplies: Teachers Also Buy Edtech With Their Own Money

Edsurge

That’s arguably the case for U.S. In education technology, a litany of surveys published this decade have touted the growing adoption of digital learning tools. Recent studies by Deloitte and the Gates Foundation have shed light into how educators engage with edtech.

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Can technology help teach literacy in poor communities?

eSchool News

For the past four years, researchers at MIT, Tufts University, and Georgia State University have been conducting a study to determine whether tablet computers loaded with literacy applications could improve the reading preparedness of young children living in economically disadvantaged communities.

eBook details key strategies to manage digital curriculum

eSchool News

Guide provides case studies on how districts successfully adopted integrated digital curriculum systems. For many schools and districts, a digital curriculum means dealing with disparate systems like intranets and document sharing tools as well as an LMS.

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