The unintended benefits of online courses

The Christensen Institute

A La Carte courses—in which students’ teachers of record are online—are one of the fasted-growing blended-learning models in K–12 education and offer many students access to and flexibility within courses otherwise out of reach.

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Sketchnotes: A mini-course and #Sketch50 challenges!

Ditch That Textbook

Let’s see if you sound like many people I’ve talked to about sketchnotes (and the former version of myself): “I’d love to be able to do that. I’d love for my students to be able to do it. But I can’t draw! I’m not an artist.”

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The Google Slides Online Course You Have Been Waiting For!

Shake Up Learning

The post The Google Slides Online Course You Have Been Waiting For! The Google Slides Online Course You Have Been Waiting For: The Google Slides Master Class for Teachers. K-12 Teachers are going to LOVE THIS COURSE ! This is an intermediate to advanced level course.

Will the decline of AP course offerings spur the rise of Course Access?

The Christensen Institute

Last month, Nat Malkus of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) published a study on the trends in Advanced Placement course offerings in public schools from 2000 to 2012. The data shows that from 2008 to 2012, the percentage of public schools offering AP courses declined from 79 percent to 74 percent, a backslide from the eight percent increase in schools offering AP courses eight years prior. Some districts, of course, have embraced this potential.

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The 3 Secrets That Online Courses Can Teach Traditional Schools

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane When I first started learning to code using courses, I stayed up nights finishing lessons and working on building an app. There was no test in this course. Innovation Mobile Learning Technology digital learning online courses

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Inventionland: A Transformational Design Course

The CoolCatTeacher

Curriculum Specialist Mandy Figlioli is excited about her school’s adoption of the Inventionland design and prototyping course. Inventionland: A Transformational Invention Course. What first attracted me to her is a very interesting Inventionland Innovation Course.

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How to Create Magnetic Poetry (FREE Mini-Course)

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create Magnetic Poetry (FREE Mini-Course) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Jump into my FREE mini-course, How to Create Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides and Drawings. How to Create Magnetic Poetry (FREE Mini-Course). ENROLL in the Mini-Course.

Get Google Certified: Online Courses Open for Enrollment!

Shake Up Learning

The post Get Google Certified: Online Courses Open for Enrollment! Whether you are brand new to using Google in the classroom, or a seasoned expert, Shake Up Learning can help you reach you Google Certification goals with our online courses. There are three separate courses: Google Certified Educator Level 1. Each course is a self-paced, video course that will walk you through each step required to pass the exam and become certified.

Customized, Practical PD for Teachers: Advancement Courses

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Advancement Courses From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So, if you’re passionate about learning and want your courses to mean something, Advancement Courses could be a great fit for you. Sponsored by Advancement Courses.

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Online Courses Growing!

Cycles of Learning

I'm so excited to announce that the my online course offerings are growing by the week. Thus far, I have three class offerings with the goal of 10 courses by the end of 2018. All courses are available here and are created using Gumroad. Courses pd presentations

Google Course Builder - create your own online courses

Educational Technology Guy

Google Course Builder is a new resource from Google that allows you to create your own online courses. Google used it to create their Power Searching with Google online course. It has all of the software and instructions for creating an online course. Your course can contain lesson materials, student activities, and assessments. There are also instructions for integrating other Google products into your course.

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New Course Offering: The Tech Savvy Teacher

The Web20Classroom

Anderson introduce a course where you can find the answers to these questions and more. Shaelynn and I are pleased to offer a new course through Participate. Do you struggle with effectively integrating technology into learning?

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Scholarship Opportunity for Fully Accredited Online Courses

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’m excited to announce that on July 5th my two new online courses begin, Methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages , and Connected Educators: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Professional Development.

Scholarship Opportunity for Fully Accredited Online Courses

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’m excited to announce that on July 5th my two new online courses begin, Methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages , and Connected Educators: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Professional Development.

Missouri misses Course Access moment

The Christensen Institute

On April 30, the House passed a bill to create a statewide Course Access program with a favorable vote of 110 to 40. To this end, Course Access programs can have substantial, positive effects on students’ learning outcomes. Consider, for example, these stories from students in nearby states where Course Access programs are available. All of these courses could easily be made available to every Missouri student through a statewide Course Access catalog.

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Get Your Donors Choose Project sponsored by Advancement Courses

The CoolCatTeacher

Advancement Courses is a fantastic option for flexible, affordable professional development Advancement Courses are self-paced and not tied to a semester or physical classroom, so you can study anywhere. With this coupon, a 3 grad credit course is only $359 total.

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Finding Supplementary Material for your Online Course

GoConqr

Creating a Course: Why use supplementary material? When it comes to the ‘Create’ part of the 7 Cs of Learning Design most course creators will create original content for most of their course. Learn more about the GoConqr Course Builder tool.

Using Google Drive as a Course Organizer

Educational Technology Guy

I am creating a curriculum for an Aircraft Design course for the high school level. Since it will be shared with many other people, I decided to do the organization in Google Drive, instead of Evernote like I usually do my course organization.

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All Google Certification Course Open on May 28th!

Shake Up Learning

The post All Google Certification Course Open on May 28th! All Google Certification Course Open on May 28th! Many have been waiting for my Google Certification Courses to open for enrollment, and for the addition of the Level 2 course, and your wait is almost over!

Learning Transformed Course

A Principal's Reflections

As a result, an online course was created with the help of Participate. Below you will see how the course is structured as well as learner outcomes. Course Description The Learning Transformed course is designed to support your classroom, district or school's transformation efforts!

6 Tips for Getting Started with Google Classroom (and a FREE Mini Course)

Shake Up Learning

The post 6 Tips for Getting Started with Google Classroom (and a FREE Mini Course) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. But Wait, There’s More… Keep reading to learn about my FREE Getting Started with Google Classroom Mini Course !

Check Out the Google Slides Yearbook Online Course with @jentechnology

Teacher Tech

Learn How to Make Your School Yearbook in Google Slides A Guest Blog Post by Jennifer Scott, @jentechnology Register for the Online Course Register with EdTech Team The Problem with Traditional Yearbooks Are your school hallways plastered with posters screaming “BUY YOUR YEARBOOK”?

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Automatic Course Syllabus Maker

ProfHacker

Here’s a quick link to a simple tool that you might find useful as you prepare your courses for next semester: Caleb McDaniel’s “Generic Syllabus Maker.”

Scaling Up Courses

ProfHacker

With the new semester upon us, many people are getting ready to try out new course preps or revisit familiar classes. I’ve previously addressed strategies for revising a past course , which can be particularly helpful if the dynamics of the course remain generally the same.

The global phenomenon of e-learning courses.

EdTech4Beginners

In recent years, e-learning courses have grown in popularity at unprecedented levels. This has been greatly aided by the rapid development of technology and the mechanisms for the delivery of such courses. Increase access to e-learning courses with localisation services.

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Using vocational education to teach academic courses

The Hechinger Report

Kate Allender, of Tesla STEM High School, has designed a course integrating AP Psychology with a hands-on study of forensics. It’s not until the second-period bell rings, however, that you begin to see how different this is from a traditional psychology course.

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18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 Course – (25% OFF)

Shake Up Learning

The post 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 Course – (25% OFF) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 ONLINE COURSE! What’s This Course About? The 18 Challenges Course is NOT about the tool! Learn more about the course.

Texas fumbles on Course Access leadership

The Christensen Institute

Larry Taylor introduced a bill that would have removed barriers that block some students from accessing supplemental online courses offered through the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN). To give credit where it’s due, Texas is one of only seven states that provide students with access to online learning options through a statewide Course Access program. TxVSN has a catalog of more than 89 different courses—including U.S. Take an advanced science course, for example.

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How to Make Visual Communication in Online Courses Effective

WizIQ Education & Technology

What would you remember more of? The paragraph or the picture? “Luna [1] had decorated her bedroom ceiling with five beautifully painted faces: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville. This is a short summary of this post. Visit The WizIQ Blog for full content and links.

Free computer training resources and courses

Educational Technology Guy

GCFLearnFree is a program of Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC and provides quality online learning courses for free. The Office 2010 course is great and I am sharing it with our users to help them transition from Office 2003 to Office 2010 because of the different menu system.

New Training Courses from Google - DigCit and Accessibility

Educational Technology Guy

Included are courses on Chromebooks, becoming a Trainer, and Fundamentals and Advanced training for using G Suite in the classroom. They recently added two new courses that are very relevant to educators. Like the other courses, they are easy to use and excellent materials. The Digital Citizenship and Safety Course helps teachers learn how to help their students stay safe online and become responsible digital citizens.

Udemy - take or create your own online course

Educational Technology Guy

Udemy is a site that enables anyone to take and build courses online. It is free to sign up and there are both free and paid courses available. You can also create your own online course on the site. Students could also use it to create a short course as a class project.

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Innovative college sees success in going beyond courses to serve the “whole student”

The Christensen Institute

The post Innovative college sees success in going beyond courses to serve the “whole student” appeared first on Christensen Institute. In a recent piece , we argued that colleges need to do more to support adult learners and nontraditional students.

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MindPlay Announces Comprehensive Reading Course for Educators

techlearning

MindPlay online reading and literacy publisher announces the addition of its newest professional development product, the Mindplay Comprehensive Reading Course for Educators (MCRC) , to their Teacher Academy suite of solutions.

Learn Anything: 50 Of The Most Popular Online Courses Of All-Time

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learn Anything: 50 Of The Most Popular Online Courses Of All-Time contributed by Class Central Class Central has thousands of reviews written by our users, and we were able to sort these courses by the Bayesian average of their ratings.

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How to Publish a Paid Course Using WizIQ

EmergingEdTech

You can create paid courses as well as. Free Tools & Resources Learning Management & Course Management Systems _ Miscellaneous Tools and TopicsWizIQ Virtual Classroom and LMS software has been used by over 400,000 educators globally. WizIQ comes with an integrated eCommerce to collect payments online. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Teaching IoT (Internet of Things) in our Courses and Classrooms

EmergingEdTech

iPhones and Smartphones _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics iot coursesForecasts for the growth of the Internet of Things (a.k.a. IoT or IoE, as in the Internet of Everything) suggest tens of billions of devices will be connected as spending grows to exceed a trillion.

STEAM: An Approach, Not a Course

P21 Blogazine

Volume 3, Issue 3, Number 19. Driving question: How can the Engineering Design Process Create STEAM classrooms? STEAM is not a simple list of subjects to be taught. It is an educational approach to teaching and learning that is iterative and creative. One model I see working well is based off of the Engineering Design Process (EDP) typically used in professional settings.

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The Internet Could Offer Free, Accredited College Courses For All

EdNews Daily

But for all the sophistication of the Internet age, the idea of getting top quality college courses online for free, and using them for credits in the traditional college system, is only now being tested. Modern States Course Providers. Written by Steve Klinsky.

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Check Out the Google Slides Yearbook Online Course with @jentechnology

Teacher Tech

Learn How to Make Your School Yearbook in Google Slides A Guest Blog Post by Jennifer Scott, @jentechnology Register for the Online Course Register with EdTech Team The Problem with Traditional Yearbooks Are your school hallways plastered with posters screaming “BUY YOUR YEARBOOK”?

Courses, or learning episodes?

Learning with 'e's

During a recent Learning Pool Live event in London, I posted the following message on Twitter: Move away from courses, towards events, experiences, challenges. Courses can be very expensive to develop and deliver. Can we do better than the course?

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The Ultimate Guide to Online Courses

Edudemic

The post The Ultimate Guide to Online Courses appeared first on Edudemic. Featured Online Learning featured guides MOOCs online courses online learning Professional DevelopmentProfessional and personal development are important to many people. Professional development allows you to stay current in your field, make connections with likeminded professionals, and satisfy any continuing learning requirements your job may have.

New Texas bill would increase access to online courses

The Christensen Institute

On Thursday, March 12, 2015, the Texas State Senate Education Committee held a public hearing for SB 894, a bill that would expand students’ access to courses through the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN). Just think back to the moments in your own schooling when you were either bored or lost because your personal learning needs were not being met or when you couldn’t study topics you were interested in because courses on those topics weren’t available at your school.

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