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.

edWeb Resources for Online Learning & Collaboration

edWeb.net

We’ve gathered edWeb resources, that are all free, to help you with online learning and collaboration, as we all cope with the spread of the coronavirus. … We’ve documented some great ways you can use edWeb for collaboration and virtual professional learning.

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edWeb Resources for Online Learning & Collaboration

edWeb.net

We’ve gathered edWeb resources, that are all free, to help you with online learning and collaboration, as we all cope with the spread of the coronavirus. … We’ve documented some great ways you can use edWeb for collaboration and virtual professional learning.

How online learning is changing credit recovery

eSchool News

As learning becomes more accessible, credit recovery programs are evolving. Many online credit recovery solutions tout low costs but require only low levels of teacher involvement and often don’t use much rigor when asking students to demonstrate proficiency, according to the report.

How to Build an Online Learning Program Students Crave and Employers Want

Edsurge

all students—not just digital natives—expect learning resources to be rich with animation or digital learning objects that make learning more realistic and relevant. What’s made the work possible, Schneider says, is a special combination of online learning tools that is helping NAIT educate students so they are prepared for the complexities and responsibilities of real world situations from the day they graduate.

Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive?

Edsurge

They know that when it comes to learning and productivity, space matters. An entire graduate course at Stanford University explores the principles for designing spaces that support learning. Yet most of our energy has been focused on designing physical learning spaces, even as more teaching and learning shifts online. Unfortunately, most massive open online course (MOOC) platforms still feel like drafty lecture halls instead of intimate seminar rooms.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Online Learning (And 7 Ways to Repent)

Edsurge

But if you ask Mark Brown, a professor and director of the National Institute for Digital Learning at Dublin City University in Ireland, problems such as falling for hype around new technology is an absolute moral dilemma. Yet like any confessional, Brown also offered ways to repent from what he called “the seven deadly sins of online learning.” There are too many generalizations—online and blended learning isn't a single entity.

Good online teaching is often just plain good teaching

eSchool News

One teacher learns that the secret to good online teaching is all in the approach. I have heard a lot of people say that they don’t think that online schooling works well because there isn’t in-person interaction between a student and their teacher. Sparking a love of learning.

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.

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.

Open Ed. Resources Promoted by State Policy Group

Marketplace K-12

A new portal created by the Council of Chief State School Officers provides case studies and resources on OER for state and local education officials. Ed-tech Innovation Online Learning Open Education

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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.

100 Percent Graduation Rates for a Public Military Academy

FuelEd

We are pleased to share with you some highlights from the Carver Military Academy case study

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. Students taking the online course also had lower grades in the course and lower scores on the end-of-course algebra post-test.

Is blended learning closing achievement gaps?

The Christensen Institute

Often when we speak with K–12 educators about blended learning, teachers and leaders working in high-poverty neighborhoods want to know: does blended learning work for low-income students? Last September, the Christensen Institute and the Evergreen Education Group published Proof Points , a compilation of 12 case studies of school districts around the country that have experienced improved student outcomes since implementing blended learning.

100 Percent Graduation Rates for a Public Military Academy

FuelEd

We are pleased to share with you some highlights from the Carver Military Academy case study

Blended Learning Success: Positively Impacting Every Student

FuelEd

We are pleased to share with you some highlights from the Crater Lake Charter Academy case study

Blended Learning Success: Positively Impacting Every Student

FuelEd

We are pleased to share with you some highlights from the Crater Lake Charter Academy case study

Full-time online school launches in Georgia using FuelEd (Aventa)

eSchool News

FuelEd, Vidalia City Board of Education open full-time online school for Georgia students. has partnered with personalized learning provider Fuel Education (formerly Aventa Learning) to launch a new full-time online learning program for K-12.

A Recipe for Keeping Students Safe When Using Google Apps

Gaggle Speaks

CPS needed additional controls, including 24/7 filtering and monitoring, to make Google Apps a safe online learning environment. In this case study learn how Cincinnati Public Schools is able to: Provide safety controls that surpass those that come with Google Apps.

Personalized teaching: 4 funding strategies to amplify teacher impact

The Christensen Institute

Great teaching is at the heart of high-quality personalized learning. Accordingly, one of the best things a school can do to improve the personalized learning experiences of its students is to expand the impact of its highest-performing teachers. The first set of case studies was released March 14. Lori Treiber and Scott Nolt are blended-learning teachers at Central Cabarrus High School and Jay M.

The Right Blend

FETC Converge

More schools are mixing online learning with brick-and-mortar classes. Three successful case studies show why. Read More at Scholastic

Student Safety Doesn’t Take the Summer Off

Gaggle Speaks

Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools wants to make sure that it’s proactive with online student safety. In this case study, learn how: Gaggle Safety Management for Google Apps and Gaggle Student Safety Representatives identified the email and quickly went into action.

How to Create a Safe 1:1 Learning Environment

Gaggle Speaks

Sure, you might have a larger student population, and you could be separated by hundreds, if not thousands, of miles, but you both are looking for new ways to create digital learning environments that facilitate critical thinking, creativity and collaboration.

Report: The 4 models of blended learning in action

eSchool News

A new paper by advocacy and policy org iNacol explores how blended learning is being used in practice and traces its history from 2008 to today. The case studies profiled illustrate a variety of blended learning implementations, providing insights for increasing program effectiveness.

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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Why students love a game-based learning experience

Neo LMS

For as long as children have preferred playing to sitting quietly and learning their ABCs, preschool teachers have been craftily devising games as Trojan horses to teach them concepts such as shapes, letter recognition, colors, seasons and relationships. Why students love game-based learning.

Better World Education: a curriculum for leading kids to lead global change

NeverEndingSearch

Better World Education is an online learning space designed to engage learners and coordinate teachers in leading positive change in the world. I can see these modules being used as total learning experiences, but teachers might easily use the various components individually.

Do Online Courses Really Save Money? A New Study Explores ROI for Colleges and Students

Edsurge

Many college leaders have looked to online course delivery as a way to reach more students at a reduced cost, in hopes of increasing access to higher education. But so far questions remain about whether high-quality online programs can be delivered for less cost than traditional classes. All of these colleges set up extensive centralized staffs to support online offerings, which the report identifies as a key component to their success.

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Learning Math Should be Fun and Engaging

A Principal's Reflections

Kanchan Chellani, currently a math teacher at New Milford High School , is a strong believer in making the learning process fun, interactive, and meaningful for students. To engage students in her classroom, Mrs. Chellani has utilized a variety of tools to help her develop an interactive, student-centered learning environment. As a result, she has started to create her own online learning modules, using the software Adobe Captivate.

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Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

The Christensen Institute

The Station Rotation has consistently reigned as the most popular blended-learning model implemented by elementary schools. Although still early, this data provides a trend line worth following as blended and personalized learning continue to evolve.

Students Thrive With Fewer Access Restrictions to Digital Tools

Gaggle Speaks

Restricting access to digital learning tools isn’t the best way to keeps students safe. In this “walled garden” approach to online safety, students will climb over, or dig under, a walled garden to get to places where they shouldn’t be.

From Static to Interactive and From Open to Free: Consequences Both Intended and Unintended

Iterating Toward Openness

The most recent issue of IRRODL included an article titled Effectiveness of OER Use in First-Year Higher Education Students’ Mathematical Course Performance: A Case Study , by Juan I. Learning will only improve measurably if you ALSO do something else.

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A new approach to personalized learning reveals 3 valuable teaching insights

The Christensen Institute

Personalized learning’s rationale has strong intuitive appeal: We can all remember feeling bored, confused, frustrated, or lost in school when our classes didn’t spark our interests or address our learning needs. For personalized learning to actually move the needle on improving student experiences and elevating student outcomes, the question of how schools and teachers personalize is just as important as why. So how do schools effectively personalize learning?