5 Basic ingredients to online learning success

Neo LMS

We already have online courses, learning management systems , online collaboration tools, apps for all sorts of classroom activities, and so on, and so forth. E-learning is part of today’s education and will probably be a bigger part of it in the future. E-learning

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.

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Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

The Hechinger Report

According to state data, the number of young people in state juvenile justice facilities dropped from 901 at the end of 2012 to 386 in 2017. 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. These online courses are easy to sign up for, yet few students actually stick through and finish them.

5 Questions: How Can You Protect Student Data?

Where Learning Clicks

As schools work to protect student data, here are 5 questions to discuss in your next admins' meeting to stay ahead of the game and out of the headlines. The post 5 Questions: How Can You Protect Student Data? appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

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Online Learning was a Game-Changer for Me

ExcelinEd

To celebrate National Online Learning Day , Innovation Associate Policy Director Erin Lockett , shares her story of how supplemental online learning helped her win a longtime academic battle with statistics. . I was learning the same?concepts learn a?

School data is messy, but it doesn’t have to be

The Hechinger Report

Schools collect reams of data that could help teachers make decisions in the classroom, but getting all that data into one system, formatted the same way, is a pressing challenge for districts. It’s data interoperability. Today’s classrooms generate reams of data.

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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.

3 Steps to Organize Student Data—and Find Joy

Edsurge

data organization is quite possibly the least-sexy conversation topic in education reform. In addition to the normal array of messy cubicles and cluttered desktops, many schools and districts have their own unique organizational challenge: data clutter. Part of the issue is that data organization is quite possibly the least-sexy conversation topic in education reform. Is there only one person at your organization who knows how your data is collected and organized? .

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Dealing with digital distraction

The Hechinger Report

The policy was spearheaded by the department chair, Nancy Cheever, who is part of a team at the university investigating digital distraction, an issue that, for many teachers, has graduated from a nuisance into a serious threat to learning. Related: Do classroom clickers improve learning?

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 future includes good (human) teachers

The Hechinger Report

He’ learns from live broadcasting videos by himself and can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor,” according to Xinhua News. And in an age in which medicines can be personalized to one’s genetic code, technology can help teachers meet the unique needs of every child.

Lessons from a school without walls

The Hechinger Report

There are no classrooms but rather a series of contiguous, multipurpose spaces arrayed around the central stairs, which themselves double as social meeting areas or lecture seats. Graduate student Louise Tidmand, who is studying personalized learning at Denmark’s Aarhus University.

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Deal with online giant threatens Pennsylvania colleges, Moody’s warns

The Hechinger Report

If you want to understand how online degrees are shaking up traditional colleges and universities, look at Pennsylvania. In January 2020, the state’s 14 community colleges signed an unusual agreement with a private nonprofit university far outside Pennsylvania’s borders to encourage students to complete their bachelor’s degrees online. Future of Learning. Mississippi 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.

TEACHER VOICE: The first online class I taught included both a homeless student and an Olympic athlete

The Hechinger Report

So, when a friend suggested that I try online teaching, I was skeptical. I wasn’t a huge fan of online schools and didn’t believe online education would be the right fit for me or my teaching philosophy. Three years later, I’m still teaching online. Related: In professional development for online teachers, highlighting failure led the way to success. This online teaching thing, I soon realized, wasn’t that different after all.

Explore the Many Ways to Use EdTech

Where Learning Clicks

There are many different ways to use edtech to support students, so check out the different ways you can use these resources to better meet your needs. The post Explore the Many Ways to Use EdTech appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Fixing a Broken Education System: Online Learning and a Better Tomorrow

Fractus Learning

I envision academies online. I do not need data. Help them learn. You may never meet them. There are countless other educational tools available online and we will address them and their uses one by one.

Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts that are dedicated to going beyond the shine of technology by examining ways to use digital tools to engage students in real learning. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS.

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A charter chain thinks it has the answer for alternative schools

The Hechinger Report

What you learn in a regular high school in a year, you could learn here in six months.”. Like many alternative schools, The Charter School of San Diego allows students behind on credits to complete courses online at an accelerated pace.

Editor’s Picks 2015, No. six: Where blended meets personalized learning—and gets results

eSchool News

A coordinated, intentional program of blended learning is changing teaching and learning in the Nation’s capital. Blended and personalized learning were two topics on the rise this year. The goal is to produce deeper learning.

Explore the Many Ways to Use EdTech

Where Learning Clicks

There are many different ways to use edtech to support students, so check out the different ways you can use these resources to better meet your needs. The post Explore the Many Ways to Use EdTech appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. EdTech Data-driven instruction online learning Teacher Resources technology in the classroom ways to use edtech

With blended learning, plan on change

The Christensen Institute

As schools continue to join the Blended Learning Universe (BLU) school directory —the largest database of blended-learning schools—we are observing some important data trends that highlight how schools are approaching the blended-learning implementation process.

Impact funds pour money into ed tech businesses

The Hechinger Report

Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. One of the main things Classcraft plans to do with its new money is build its sales force to sell its gamification software for social-emotional learning to schools. Ed tech companies are benefitting from the rise of impact funds.

Stanford Calls for Responsible Use of Student Data in Higher Ed

Edsurge

As college students click, swipe and tap through their daily lives—both in the classroom and outside of it—they’re creating a digital footprint of how they think, learn and behave that boggles the mind. “We’re All of this data has the power to redefine higher education.”. To Stevens and others, this massive data is full of promise—but also peril. Yet, at the same time, they worry that the data will be misused, sold or stolen. Standard of care for data.

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Crowdfunding Meets Webinar: How One Organization Uses Slack to Tackle Global Challenges

Edsurge

Now that we’ve assembled international crowds of motivated, smart people online in MOOCs, it’s time to think about harnessing their collective intelligence to tackle these urgent cross-boundary issues. Some new online courses like The Active Citizen in the Digital Age from Stanford University are already moving us in this direction, helping to foster informed civic participation following the 2016 election. Adapting an Existing Online Course for Synchronous Delivery.

Blended Learning Reflections and Notes from the #NAISToF Conference

Kleinspiration

This year''s conference is titled "Exploring Together: Blended and Online Learning" and focuses on four themes: blended and online learning, student health and well being, student assessment, and accreditation.

It’s not about sex: Teaching young children where babies come from (and other stuff)

The Hechinger Report

To help parents learn how to talk to their kids about sex-adjacent topics without losing their cool, there’s a new online video series called “ Amaze Jr. ” (There’s also a well-watched series for teens called “Amaze.”) K-12 News Curriculum Health and nutrition online learning Parents

Blended learning enables meaningful personal interaction

The Christensen Institute

Conversations around blended learning often focus on devices, software, and classroom layouts, but some of the most powerful benefits of blended learning are the ways in which it allows teachers to have richer and more meaningful interactions with students, parents, and colleagues.

Teaching may change, but students are at the center

The Christensen Institute

In this post, I share an excerpt from a recent interview with Chris Walter, a blended-learning math and science teacher at Innovations Early College High School in the Salt Lake City School District in Utah. Thomas: How has blended learning changed your practices?

3 Common Student Data Sharing Solutions — and How to Overcome Them

EdTech Magazine

3 Common Student Data Sharing Solutions — and How to Overcome Them. As districts look to stream data seamlessly between the major players in education, like teachers, administrators and parents, interoperability models are becoming a popular solution. “My Unconsolidated Data Streams Cause Trouble. For some administrators, this means writing code by hand to create custom integrations for different data models.

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Are We On Track? Part 2

Doug Levin

Based on a prediction of logarithmic growth, that would suggest – if the prediction was correct – that we should be a substantial way toward the “substitution of online-delivered learning for live-teacher instruction” (p.98).

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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.

Beware of taking flexibility a step too far

The Christensen Institute

At its best, online learning can catalyze new heights of flexibility—in path, pace, place, space, and teacher-student interactions—amidst an education landscape that has long looked more like an industrial production line. In blended and online environments, students can move at their own pace, and when provided access to real-time data, teachers can intervene more nimbly when individual students get stuck.

What is Digital Pedagogy?

Tech Helpful

Teachers learn about pedagogy in their educational training in college and then they are observed in practice while teaching to make sure they are following good pedagogical practices. A digital learning environment also means that students have access to resources digitally as well.