Collaborative Learning in the Age of Social-Distancing

Digital Promise

As schools rapidly shift instruction to a learn-from-home situation, we’re thinking about how to integrate core learning sciences principles in this new context: What do we know improves learning? Collaborative learning can also be effective across different age groups.

10 Top tips for creating more effective online learning forums

Neo LMS

Asynchronous teaching is more challenging when it comes to creating learning activities. There’s a wealth of information and materials that you can use to teach online, but activities have to be carefully planned. Online learning forums are the most accessible way to engage students.

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Emerging Trends in Ed-Tech: Maker Spaces, Collaborative Learning

Marketplace K-12

Cross-posted from the Digital Education blog Over the next few years, schools will increasingly count on technology to try to spark student creativity, independent learning, and innovation, rather using digital tools in passive, rote ways, a new report predicts. Ed-tech Conferences Innovation Online Learning Social Media edtech iste2015 maker

IUT Conference 2018 – Holistic approaches to online collaborative learning design

Learning Confluence

Here are some essential artefacts to learn from in the meantime. When designing online learning consideration should be given to how a community can be built around subject content and objectives and how students will interact with the academic and with each other. The institutional learning management system affords a safe and reliable albeit often less than inspiring space for learning. New digital learning environments using the affordances of Web 2.0

Online Learning Consortium 2014 – How We Discuss the Future of Higher Education

Improving Education Environments

I presented at the Online Learning Consortium’s Annual Conference today about MOOCs as a phenomenon, specifically my Delphi research done in partial fulfillment of my Ed.D. What is most interesting to me from the first day of #aln14, however, is how my research plays into the emerging discussion of online learning as happening at this year’s conference. Discussions of data analytics as inherent to online learning were prevalent as well.

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Lucid for Education

Technology Tidbits

Lucid for Education is an excellent site for educators to create dynamic lessons/assignments that is ideal for collaborative and online learning. For a great free digital toolkit for Distance Learning click here !!

Learning.com Includes Essential Skills for Remote Learning in EasyTech

eSchool News

To prepare students for success in a remote learning environment, Learning.com is adding remote learning lessons to its EasyTech content library. Computer Fundamentals: Students learn to harness technology as a tool to create, problem-solve and collaborate with others.

How to use GoConqr for distance learning and tools that can help you

GoConqr

There is growing pressure on teachers to implement distance learning and online learning strategies for their students in these difficult times. Changing drastically from face to face to online lessons in the blink of an eye can seem daunting to both teachers and students.

12 Practical Tips for Remote Learning During School Closures – SULS057

Shake Up Learning

The post 12 Practical Tips for Remote Learning During School Closures – SULS057 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. While the world is battling the coronavirus, teachers and schools are scrambling to figure out what this home learning thing looks like.

Stop pitting technology against quality, in-person time

The Christensen Institute

But even as she acknowledged toward the end that technology has a role to play, she missed spotlighting how technology can help us redesign schools to allow students to achieve what appears most important in her mind: the chance for students to have far more meaningful face-to-face interactions with teachers and peers—a counterintuitive yet important part of blended learning’s promise for many students.

What YouTube and Hollywood Divas Can Teach You About Active Learning

Edsurge

These active learning strategies can work in any course—for any major, in any discipline. Some of the most dynamic thinkers and doers in education today are pioneers in active learning. Some of the most dynamic thinkers and doers in education today are pioneers in active learning. This cross-discipline sharing of ideas is fast becoming accessible to educators everywhere, thanks to emerging technologies and online communities. YouTube videos for extra credit.

Why Is Tech So Slow To Go?

My Island View

The big question that educators often ponder seems to be: In this age of technology and innovation does technology improve student learning? Tech has given educators an ability to increase their connections with other educators through social media and collaborative applications to exchange ideas and share sources. It is impossible to get “out-of-the-box” teaching and learning when teachers are restrained by “in-the-box” management.

6 tips from personalized learning innovators leading change

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this year, the Rhode Island-based Highlander Institute and the Clayton Christensen Institute teamed up to bring together a conference on blended and personalized learning in Providence, R.I. The goal of the event was to focus on the practical elements of blended and personalized learning by surfacing the tactics that practitioners were deploying in the trenches. We found 105 minutes of planning and collaboration time by minimizing transitions between classes.

Whom Should I Follow on Twitter?

My Island View

There is however a growing number of educators using Twitter who look for strategies to better serve them in social media for collaborative learning. First, we must understand that the worst advocates for collaborating with Twitter are more often educators who are collaborating through Twitter. But where are the education Tweets that will get me collaborating, you might now ask. It is a personal choice for my Personal Learning Network.

Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

In fact, the busier it is, the better—whether it’s kids experimenting with the Makey Makey circuitry or uploading designs to a 3D printer, or a class learning media literacy or a student seeking advice on a video she’s editing at one of the computer workstations. It became clear quite quickly that an investment in stuff, in boxes that plug in, is not really going to pay off with a lot of learning or classroom innovation unless there’s somebody to guide that process.”.

Why Twitter Will Never Connect All Educators.

My Island View

If teachers learned one thing from these experiences it is that, if you wait and ride it out long enough, all of these initiatives will all go away. Today’s learners have become more directed and into the ownership of their learning. The classroom is no longer the only location where learning takes place. They can use any number of applications to create something from what they have learned and to make things better they can collaborate with anyone globally at anytime.

Online Teacher Development Works Best - 15 Reasons Why

Nik Peachey

So, here are my 15 reasons why I think developing your teaching online can be more effective. Learn while you teach - This gives you the opportunity to try things out with your own classes working in your own environment with your own students. The text based and asynchronous nature of online training makes it much easier for everyone to have their say and can lead to a much richer and more collaborative learning experience.

5 Tips for Teaching Online

Catlin Tucker

As teachers embrace their new roles as designers, instructors, and facilitators of online learning, many are grappling the details associated with teaching remotely. 1 Think of Your LMS as Your Online Classroom. The LMS becomes the space where we engage students in learning.

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Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks to Elevate Instruction

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many teachers are feeling overwhelmed with the sudden transition to digital lessons and online teaching. The learning theories and frameworks below provide useful tips on how to design online instruction and plan digital lessons to help students thrive.

How can Teachers Increase Social Learning While Teaching Online?

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s becoming more common to take online classes or blend traditional with online learning. Ila Mishra, a specialist in both LMS and virtual classrooms, has this informative explanation of how teachers can increase their social learning while teaching online classes: Social Learning is defined as learning through observing behavior, attitudes, and outcomes of those behaviors. Institutions now use LMS software to deliver courses online.

Guest post: How to Make your eLearning Course More Interactive

EdTech4Beginners

For online students, there’s nothing worse than being subjected to a dull, boring eLearning course. Learning needs to be enjoyable. Being an online instructor, you need to get creative and find exciting ways to make your eLearning course informative and engaging for it to resonate with your students. Did you know that visual aids improve learning by up to 400%? Instead of one-way sharing, branching scenarios lets learners drive their own learning.

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Great Ways to Use Interactive Maps in the Virtual Classroom

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

You can create a personalized, interactive map to help students connect and collaborate through online learning. In addition, the tools are accessible and built to support the unique learning needs of ALL learners. Learn to Create an Interactive Map.

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. Classifying K-12 Blended Learning.

Exploring new ideas: Student-driven remote learning

Neo LMS

For many schools, it has been nearly two months of remote learning. Many schools around the world are facilitating remote learning for the remainder of this academic year and possibly longer, and we can take this as an opportunity to try new ideas. E-learning

Former Pearson, edX Exec Raises $7.5M to Build AI-Powered Digital Courseware

Edsurge

The demand for innovative digital learning technology has never been higher. Esme Learning Solutions is banking on artificial intelligence (AI), collaborative learning experiences and relationships with some of the biggest universities in the world to set them apart from the crowd.

How we improved our blended-learning program

eSchool News

Access to unlimited new information has created seemingly contradictory qualities in today’s students—more self-reliant and independent, but with a preference toward collaborative learning environments and comfortable learning with other students. The case for blending and online learning. The district is constantly developing and improving our systems and structures for all students with the renewed focus on personalized learning for all students.

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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What is the role of the teacher in the online classroom? Connectivism might provide an answer

Neo LMS

Enabling interaction, collaboration and social learning online is perhaps the most difficult, and yet most important, part of teaching online. Beyond learner satisfaction, however, is the more important belief that collaboration enhances learning outcomes and reduces the potential for learner isolation that can occur in the online environment. He is the founding President of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR).

Great Ways to Use Interactive Maps in the Virtual Classroom

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

You can create a personalized, interactive map to help students connect and collaborate through online learning. In addition, the tools are accessible and built to support the unique learning needs of ALL learners. Learn to Create an Interactive Map.

New Approaches to Instructional Technology Coaching

Digital Promise

When suddenly propelled into distance learning last spring, educators rose to the challenge to meet the needs of students and families. As a result, coaches are able to engage in online coaching with more teachers. Learn more and sign up.

What’s edtech got to do with growth mindset?

Neo LMS

It was the first week of fifth grade and I was so ready to learn History. Make learning a priority. which Dweck associates with a false growth mindset, won’t help them achieve their learning goals, at least not in the long run. Challenge students to learn more. E-learnin

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ISTE Launches ISTE U to Help Teachers, Leaders Build Digital Competencies

techlearning

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is beginning enrollment today for ISTE U , an online professional learning hub for teachers and leaders to build critical skills for teaching and learning in a digital world. What’s New: New Tools for Schools ] ISTE partnered with D2L to use the BrightSpace learning management system (LMS) to power ISTE U. Taking Mobile Learning to the Next Level. ?

Why constructivist learning can’t always work in traditional classrooms

Neo LMS

Constructivist learning is an educational theory based on the psychological theories of Constructivist thinkers such as Jean Piaget. His theory — usually referred to as Developmental Stage Theory — described learning and cognitive development as “a progressive reorganization of mental processes resulting from biological maturation and environmental experience”. The progressive education movement has a number of hallmarks, these include: Learning by doing.

Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

In spite of the fact that online education has been massively developing over the last decade, we cannot deny the fact that the majority of teaching still takes place in a traditional classroom. A teacher has to teach over 20 students with different learning styles, skills and priorities, which is a challenging task, especially when the classroom time is limited. As you see, the blending learning has a bunch of benefits, but only when it is applied wisely.

Innovative Schools Find Lessons — and Opportunities — in Remote Learning

Edsurge

Instead, I asked to video conference with my interviewees, which gave me the chance to understand how schools’ closure is shaping learning for the long term. Bosselman has been speaking to other educators to learn from them and help him make plans for his own school.