Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

Edsurge

From the very start of digital education, the big question has always been: ”How can students learn effectively, if they’re not face-to-face with their instructors?” More than two decades ago, when I was hired at Stevens Institute of Technology, as dean of web-based distance learning—a quaint title for what is now known as online learning—few tools were available to help faculty migrate their on-campus courses online.

Blended isn’t just about online learning—it’s making space for real-world relationships

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning is helping to unshackle schools from the one-teacher one-classroom model and usher in more creative and diverse instructional approaches. Beyond just restructuring the classroom, blended-learning models are starting to open up new connections and diversify students’ networks.

Julie Young returns to online learning

The Christensen Institute

When Julie Young stepped down from the helm of Florida Virtual School (FLVS) after 17 years, I wrote at the end of my piece reflecting on what her contributions had meant that I wouldn’t be surprised to see Julie “continue to play a leadership role in transforming schooling to put students at the center of their learning. accredited high school through virtual learning. And, just as at FLVS, students will be able to move at their own pace and learn from anywhere at any time.

WeWork helps online learning take its next step forward

The Christensen Institute

Then came its partnership with 2U, the standout online program management company. Among other things, the partnership allows 2U students to use WeWork’s office space as study halls, and the two companies will build a learning center together in 2019.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

From China To America: How Online Learning Is Connecting Cultures

EdNews Daily

Online learning is not new. However, learning and teaching English across borders is still in its infancy, and continues to grow every day. There are a lot of fake companies out there, and it is in your best interest to make sure the company you choose to teach for is legitimate.

Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

For 12 years, the Babson Survey Group in partnership with other organizations, including the Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium), has done critical research into the growth of online learning in American higher education that it publishes in the report Grade Level: Tracking Online Education in the United States. But as of late, the research has suggested that the growth of online learning is flattening.

As Online Learning Grows, So Will Proctors. Case in Point: Examity’s $90M Deal

Edsurge

Historically that involves bringing some form physical identification, but increasingly companies and institutions are turning to face recognition, fingerprinting and voice biometrics. As a result of the transaction, Great Hill will own a majority stake in the company.

GoConqr’s Online Learning Report 2017

GoConqr

Click the image to see the full infographic of the Online Learning Report 2017. Today Thursday 23 rd of February is Digital Learning Day , so to mark this we are releasing the Online Learning Report 2017 that the GoConqr team has been working on.

Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

The Hechinger Report

Sophia Jones-Redmond, superintendent of the district, which serves students from ages 13 to 21, said that a blended-learning model has been a major factor in this success. The online coursework is designed by the education company Pearson. Brown liked the shift to online work.

Online Learning Platform, NovoEd Acquired by Boston Private Equity Firm

Edsurge

Boston-based private equity firm Devonshire Investors has acquired NovoEd , a San Francisco-based provider of an online learning platform. NovoEd traces its roots to Stanford University, where engineering professor Amin Saberi and Farnaz Ronaghi, then a PhD student, launched their first online course in 2012. The pair then started the company in January 2013. These online courses are easy to sign up for, yet few students actually stick through and finish them.

Can online learning level the AP playing field for rural kids?

The Hechinger Report

When the lecture ended, they had yet another to chance to learn: A physics video chat with their tutor, a sophomore physics major at Yale. based education company that is part of a nonprofit consortium in the state. million online courses in 2014-15.

Create online learning with 123ContactForm

Nik Peachey

123ContactForm may not sound like the kind of tool that would be of interest to educators, but as I discovered when they asked me to review their online form creation tool, they offer quite a range of features that can solve many of the problems we have as 21st century teachers.

10 Top Companies That Love To Hire Teachers

EdNews Daily

IXL Learning. One out of every eight students in the US uses IXL Learning software solutions at school, so it makes sense that they love bringing educators onto their teams! This online hotspot is an excellent fit for kids and adults that includes lessons and interactive quizzes.

Teachers: Online learning goes 2.0 with new technology

eSchool News

Video tutorials in the style made famous by Sal Khan of the Khan Academy changed the face of education, empowering anywhere, anytime learning. A Giant Leap Forward to More “Human” Online Learning. All are available online.

Research Finds Online Service Providers Boost Program Enrollment

Wisewire

Universities that contract with an online program management company tend to outperform those that go it on their own. Traditionally, the report noted, OPM companies have signed long-term contracts with schools, incorporating investments in new online programs.

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5 Misconceptions About Online Program Management Providers

Wisewire

What do you think of the online program management (OPM) industry? Higher ed people simply don’t like the idea of long contract lock-ins (usually between five and 10 years) and revenue share arrangements that send half to three-quarters of tuition dollars to for-profit companies.

?Why an iTunes Model for Online Learning Is Bad for Educators

Edsurge

Many online learning platforms, such as LinkedIn Learning and MasterClass, are indeed pivoting towards business models that look a lot like subscription-based streaming services Pandora, Spotify or Netflix. However, just as the iTunes business model is deeply disadvantageous to artists, online learning platforms are now granting online instructors smaller and smaller shares of the revenue as they steer business models in the streaming direction.

?The Future of Online Learning Is Offline: What Strava Can Teach Digital Course Designers

Edsurge

I became a Strava user in 2013, around the same time I became an online course designer. Why was the fitness app so “sticky” as opposed to the online learning platforms? How could we apply the same practices to learning? I’ve come to believe that one of the biggest misunderstandings about online learning is that it has to be limited to things that can be done in front of a computer screen. This trend holds true across other online courses.

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Brightspace Excellence Awards highlight innovation in online learning

eSchool News

This year’s Brightspace Excellence Awards , announced at FUSION 2016 by global learning technology provider D2L, recognized the promise of online learning and its ability to connect more and more people to high-quality educational programs. Faculty dedicated to helping students learn online created robust online environments and high-quality tools to help students succeed in their online learning endeavors.

Agile Development, Meet Online Learning

The Electric Educator

This year I took a position as the director of online learning for a christian school in Michigan. One of the projects that I began was the development of a series of online Bible courses. The company we hired provided the curriculum designer and technical programming expertise.

Colleges Should Build Online Programs, Not New Gyms and Climbing Walls

Wisewire

As college leaders scroll through their perilous spreadsheets this summer, anxiously looking for the most productive way to spend their meager resources, this may be the time for them to rethink their usual approach —and aggressively invest in online education. Piggybacking Online Investments.

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Rethink funding for quality learning

The Christensen Institute

In 2008, in the book Disrupting Class, Clayton Christensen, Michael Horn, and Curtis Johnson made the bold prediction that by 2019, 50 percent of all high school courses in America would be online. This post was first published on WISE ed.review.

Fledgling Ed-Tech Companies' Pace of Early Fundraising Slows

Marketplace K-12

Ed-tech companies are moving more slowly from their seed fundraising rounds to the Series A stage, according to CB Insights. Entrepreneurship For-Profit Education Online Learning edtech funding seedfunding seriesa

Knewton Launches Partnerships With Ed. Companies in China, Japan

Marketplace K-12

Knewton has established partnerships with companies in about 20 countries outside the United States, where demand for ed-tech is growing. Assessment Ed-tech International K-12 Markets International Markets Online Learning Publishing adaptivelearning assessment testing

Is blended learning really “the best of both worlds”?

The Christensen Institute

You’ve likely heard the declaration that blended learning combines the best of online learning and face-to-face instruction, or simply, is “the best of both worlds.” Using this type of language when referring to blended learning, however, is problematic for three reasons.

E-Rate 2.0: Advice for Companies Navigating Changes to the Program

Marketplace K-12

E-rate For-Profit Education Online Learning Procurement broadband erate edtechBusinesses working with schools can help themselves by closely monitoring applications to the E-rate program, and their use of federal discounts made available, a newly published guide says.

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LinkedIn spends $1 billion on education company to improve skill training

eSchool News

LinkedIn to acquire lynda.com to better connect the global workforce, says company. Eventually it hopes to “map the global workforce” by creating profiles for each company, and job within that company, as well as the skill sets required to obtain those jobs.

Talent Management Companies Join Forces to Serve K-12 Market

Marketplace K-12

PeopleAdmin's acquisition of SearchSoft Solutions will give the companies a combined reach into 4,000 school districts to help education leaders manage personnel decisions. For-Profit Education Mergers and Acquisitions Online Learning hiring k12dealmaking k12humanresources talent

Virtual Reality: Coming Soon to a School Near You

EdTech Magazine

By Frank DiMaria Soon students will sense movement, explore the human body in 3D and mix chemicals virtually thanks to companies like Oculus, Facebook and Nearpod. Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Game-based Learning Online Learning STEM

The Rise – and Possible Fall – of the Graphing Calculator

Digital Promise

Since then, graphing calculators have become a common – and controversial – tool for learning mathematics. This was not just so students would learn how to use the calculator. After all, if a machine is doing the calculating for you, why bother to learn it?

Can Online Learning Level the AP Playing Field for Rural Students?

MindShift

When the lecture ended, they had yet another to chance to learn: A physics video chat with their tutor, a sophomore physics major at Yale. based education company that is part of a nonprofit consortium in the state. million online courses in 2014-15. LEXINGTON, Miss.

How should traditional universities deliver wholly online learning?

Mark Smithers

I’ve worked with several traditional higher education institutions over the last few years that have been in the process of developing a capability for delivering wholly online course delivery. I see three broad approaches to design, development and delivery of wholly online courses. This involves creating a distinct grouping within the HEI that is normally tied to the teaching and learning governance function. Courses are designed and developed by the learning designer.

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Investors at Ed-Tech Forum Offer Advice to Companies

Marketplace K-12

Three major investors in ed-tech said companies looking for investment capital should focus on addressing unmet needs in schools. Ed-tech Fundraising Innovation Online Learning etiasiia edtech industry investment marketplace venturecapitali

Bullish on blended-learning clusters

The Christensen Institute

An increasing number of regions are trying to create concentrated groups of blended-learning schools alongside education technology companies, which may be key to advancing the blended-learning field and increasing its odds of personalizing learning at scale to allow every child to be successful. Porter defines a cluster as a geographic concentration of interconnected companies and institutions in a particular field.