Six Strategic Steps to Digital Learning Success

Edsurge

Shiny new technologies can capture well-meaning educators like insects in amber, but the evidence is clear that digital learning can improve student opportunities and outcomes. Student Jemar Lee explains why blended learning was ideal for him. Fully online schools.

Teacher Zen During Distance Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Distance learning has transformed the routines and lives of all stakeholders- students, families, and educators. I recently presented for the Minnesota Distance Learning Summit, Teacher Zen During Distance Learning.

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Make a Deeper Connection with Virtual Student Check-ins!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Connection is a key factor to student success in an online environment. Do your students feel connected to you, the instructor, the learning material, and their peers? Below are several options to meet several types of learning situations and requirements.

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

NTC is a multi-day conference jam-packed with interactive workshops, engaging speakers, relevant vendors, ignite sessions (thought-provoking presentations only five minutes long), and opportunities to connect with other mission-driven techies from across the country. Online.

10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

Now you need to take time for yourself and go on some learning adventures of your own! Discover more ways to design engaging distance learning experiences by taking my new accredited graduate course , Online Learning: Best Practices to Leverage the Power of Distance Learning.

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. Holmes County Central High School is one of eight rural schools participating in a new, blended learning AP Physics program.

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. Join us for next year’s conference in Providence! Click here to learn more.

Virtual reality digs into brick-and-mortar schools

The Christensen Institute

In June at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE ) conference, Google, in partnership with Houghton Miflin Harcourt (HMH), took some important steps toward addressing that question, as the companies together announced the HMH Field Trips for Google Expeditions for students in grades K–12—arguably the first-ever curriculum-based virtual reality field trips.

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Shifting to a Digital Teaching Model? Here’s Some Advice

Edsurge

Almost 19 years ago, I started a new teaching position that introduced me to the world of online instruction in higher education. The transition to a digital teaching environment is a great opportunity to be reminded of a simple fact: You don’t have to do this alone.

Virtual reality digs into brick-and-mortar schools

The Christensen Institute

Education Blog Blended learning digital learning disruptive innovation online learning virtual reality XQ Super SchoolAs the hype around virtual reality in education swells , new developments show that the movement may have some staying power this time around.

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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. Earlier this year, Illinois launched a self-directed online AP pilot program for 75 students at 10 rural high schools. LEXINGTON, Miss.

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

The Hechinger Report

Summit Learning’s personalized learning program is a key part of the school’s improvement efforts. He finds it easy to teach himself with online content as his guide. Logan is part of a generation of “digital natives” who were raised on screens.

At Public Education Conference, Educators Share Fall-Outs on Personalized Learning, Privatization and Edtech

Edsurge

gathered in Oakland this past weekend for the Network for Public Education ’s (NPE) national conference, where several sessions centered around a common theme: protecting public education amid an era of federal budget cuts and concerns over the increased presence of technology in classrooms. The speakers all pressed that digital learning, and in particular online charter schools, are falling short for students and teachers. Educators from around the U.S.

From the classroom to the boardroom: Why teachers are essential to blended-learning design

The Christensen Institute

I recently attended the Blended and Personalized Learning Conference , which the Christensen Institute co-hosted with the Highlander Institute, to listen to school leaders from across the country discuss blended-learning implementation and best practices. To be clear, nearly every successful school and district has a principal or superintendent who exhibits strong leadership and is committed to improving student learning outcomes.

COVID-19 Forces Science Labs Online and in Homes

Edsurge

But the state also approved college credit for courses completed online. So department chairwoman Sandra Gibbons and the faculty members at Moraine Valley used video conferences to plan out how to take curriculum online by the time classes resumed March 23.

Top Tips for Teaching Online From Educators Doing It Now

edWeb.net

To help teachers with the transition to online instruction, an edWebinar hosted by SETDA featured educators sharing what is working for them as they teach students online during the COVID-19 crisis. She has a decade of online teaching experience. Learn more at att.com/aspire.

Coronavirus Has Led to a Rush of Online Teaching. Here’s Some Advice for Newly Remote Instructors

Edsurge

Every day, a new batch of colleges announces that in-person classes are closed and teaching will shift online to try to halt the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. Or professors can just ask students to respond to a prompt in the text chat included in most video conference platforms.

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Blockbuster YouTube Channel ‘Crash Course’ Teams Up With ASU For New Videos

Edsurge

That may be happening even more now that so much college teaching has moved online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, he hopes viewers will see learning as “a way to understand ourselves and our place in the universe—and that’s fun and that’s exciting.”

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How Innovations in Voice Technology Are Reshaping Education

Edsurge

As a senior product manager, Sanchez looks for innovative opportunities to maximize learning experiences across devices and technologies. EdSurge spoke with Sanchez about new voice technologies—the impact they have on student learning and how his company is making the most of them.

Most Students and Faculty Prefer Face-To-Face Instruction, EDUCAUSE Surveys Find

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Most college students and faculty seem to share a preference for in-person, not online, instruction. Among student respondents, 70 percent said they prefer mostly or completely face-to-face learning environments. We need to create better online experiences,” Brooks says.

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

Edsurge

MOOCs, shorthand for massive open online courses, have been widely critiqued for their miniscule completion rates. Industry reports and instructional designers alike typically report that only between 5 to 15 percent of students who start free open online courses end up earning a certificate.

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Community, Relationships and Rhizomatic Learning

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

I’m at the BC Digital Learning Conference in Burnaby BC. A common theme inspired by Verena was the ideas that even with online learning… relationships are the most important thing that we need to focus on with students. through Coquitlam Open Learning.

2U’s ‘Third Chapter’ Begins With a $750M Acquisition of Trilogy Education

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It’s a trilogy in the making, and for 2U’s third chapter, the online program management company wants in on bootcamps. This marks the largest purchase to date by 2U, which launched in 2008 to work with colleges and universities to create online graduate degree programs.

Higher Ed Has Become ‘An Entrepreneurial and Philanthropic Wild West’

Edsurge

Meanwhile, college researchers and innovators are diving into learning science and experimenting with new teaching methods. That guest is Mitchell Stevens, a Stanford University professor who is the director of the Center for Advanced Research Through Online Learning.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

NEW ORLEANS — A few years ago, with little fanfare or announcement, the New Orleans education system began a massive experiment that’s reshaping how kids learn across the city. Supporters in New Orleans say that, so far, personalized learning has been transformative. Future of Learning.

US Edtech Policy Conversations Amidst Coronavirus Concerns with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

Advancement Courses has a free micro-course – Launching Online Learning. Now is the time we all need to educate ourselves on effective online teaching and I recommend this course as a great place to start.

2011 Virtual School Symposium

The Electric Educator

This week I am hanging out in Indianapolis at the Virtual School Symposium sponsored by the International Association for K12 Online Learning ( iNACOL ). Today I let an all day pre-conference on Google Apps for Education. conference online learning

My Online Teaching Philosophy #OnlineLearning #OnlineTeaching #eLearning

EdTechSandyK

The program I am in is fully online, so I am able to study while continuing my current work as a Digital Learning Coach in Georgetown ISD. For my third course, Theory and Practice of Online Pedagogy, one of my assignments was to write my philosophy of online teaching.

New BrainPOP partnership offers schools new resources for teaching the election

eSchool News

Second Avenue Learning partners with BrainPOP for trail program. As the conventions and election season draw near, a new partnership between Second Avenue Learning and BrainPOP will help provide new digital resources for educators teaching students about the election process.

Interview with Noah Geisel, @SenorG: Motivate with Digital Badges!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Noah Geisel, @SenorG , is the first person who really taught me about the potential micro-credentials and digital badges have to motivate learners to achieve great things throughout their lives. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

Making Beginnings Out of Endings – @DigPedLab Cairo #DigPed

ProfHacker

I write this the day immediately after the end of the Digital Pedagogy Lab Cairo: an AMICAL institute. I organized this event at the American University in Cairo , as part of my role at the Center for Learning and Teaching. Continuous Online Learning Opportunities.

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STEAM Up Learning with 50 Fabulous Resources!

Teacher Reboot Camp

I had an amazing time sharing with Texas teachers at the TCCA Conference ! Below are the slides and resources for my first presentation, STEAM Up the Learning ! STEAM Up Learning! Students can create games and learn coding!

Education World Reacts to Coronavirus: The Latest Developments

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And how is learning impacted? As a side note: We’ve been fielding a lot of reader mail on the topic, and we’d love to hear more from you—particularly if you’re a science teacher covering the subject in class, or are working with consultants to shore up your digital learning plans.

8 Ed-tech organizations every teacher should know about

Neo LMS

The organisation’s primary activities include hosting key learning events, chief among them the annual ISTE conference and expo , producing professional development resources and a number of annual publications. iNACOL (International Association of K-12 Online Learning).

Here’s What Schools Can Do For the Millions of Students Without Internet Access

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Emergency online teaching. Or just plain online learning. There’s just one problem: millions of students in the country don’t have a reliable way to get online. That can make it tough to move to a digital workflow even when classes are meeting as scheduled.