Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks to Elevate Instruction

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Many teachers are feeling overwhelmed with the sudden transition to digital lessons and online teaching. 4 Essential Elements for Effective Distance Learning. Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks.

6 Tips for Online Learning During a School Closure

Where Learning Clicks

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3 tips for a better student online learning experience

The Christensen Institute

The best option to try and continue student learning, it seems , is to move everything online. However, we see value in the consideration of these tips as schools and colleges continue iterating on their online learning best practices): 1. Don’t try to replicate classroom instruction online. For online learning to truly be effective, students must be engaged and participate in active learning. Help students own their learning.

New Video Series Given to Teachers to Help with Online Learning

EdNews Daily

In today’s Freemium pay model used by EdTech companies, free only goes so far. The post New Video Series Given to Teachers to Help with Online Learning first appeared on EdNews Daily. Digital Learning Featured professional development Technology Classroom 2.0

Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

It lets people be creative … productive … learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.” Our students’ digital behavior influences our learning, language, rituals, values, routines, customs, and communication. Just think, a person took a picture and posted it online with the word, “Selfie!” This example illustrates the power of our digital acts and choices.

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. His best-selling book, Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today , co-authored with Eric Sheninger and published by ASCD, was released in June 2017.

FREE Webinar: G Suite for School Leaders: Leading the New Normal with a Framework for Meaningful Digital Learning

Shake Up Learning

The post FREE Webinar: G Suite for School Leaders: Leading the New Normal with a Framework for Meaningful Digital Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Digital learning is now more important than ever. In this webinar, I will share tips for survival now, what’s next, and a framework for meaningful digital learning that will take us to the next level. Shake Up Learning 2020.

29 K-12 edtech predictions for 2021

eSchool News

Abrupt shifts to virtual and hybrid learning laid bare the vast inequities that exist in the U.S. The move to online learning also made people wonder: Are there practices we can continue when the pandemic abates? This may assist with mitigating learning loss.

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Recommended Hashtags to Discover Top Edtech Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Discover more ways to integrate technology effectively by taking one of my fully accredited online courses or get one of my books ! Edtech #Elearning #Edchat #Mlearning #STEM #STEAM #Coding #GsuiteEdu #GoogleEdu #AssitiveTech #Edtools #Edapps #AugmentedReality #VirtualReality #VR #AR. The post Recommended Hashtags to Discover Top Edtech Tools and Apps appeared first on Teacher Reboot Camp

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Why edtech plays a big role in future-proofing education

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published on August 3, 2020, in Right Strat Online. The sudden move to online education during a crisis that has affected everyone they know has not been easy on students and many fell behind. How edtech helps with finding answers.

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Blended Learning at Classical Academy, California

Where Learning Clicks

Director of Online Learning at The Classical Academies in California, Dr. Lesley Clifton, recently hosted a webinar in conjunction with blended and online learning provider, Edgenuity. The Classical Academies offer students flexible academic options through an innovative blended learning program. Students learn through a combination of online courses taken on campus or at home, as well as through face-to-face instruction, tutoring, and more on site.

Blended Learning at DB-EXCEL High School, Tennessee

Where Learning Clicks

Learn how DB-EXCEL High School evolved their blended learning program to provide flexible academic options for students. The post Blended Learning at DB-EXCEL High School, Tennessee appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

A Tech-Forward School to Learn From [Video]

Where Learning Clicks

In suburban New Mexico, this cyber academy serves as a model school for educators across the country working to find innovative ways to keep students learning. The post A Tech-Forward School to Learn From [Video] appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

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Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. But edtech innovations hold real promise for improving student learning outcomes if education leaders use them to redesign classroom and school models in ways that transform teachers’ instructional practices. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

How Linways helps the institution of fight back Covid19 with digital learning and virtual institution management

Linways Technologies

Linways has been in the education industry for over 10 years and every day during that decade has been about improving the way we learn. However, there has been impressive progress in digital technology helping out education to move forward, and continue teaching-learning online. Our academic management system, or the AMS , is a platform that’s equipped to cater to every need of an institution digitally. It’s where we use technology to assist teaching-learning.

Getting past the broken teachers vs. tech debate

The Christensen Institute

Last month, Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson stated that America needed to fix the escalating costs of higher education by replacing lectures from professors with online learning and educational videos such as Ken Burns’ documentaries. They coach and mentor their students to make learning relevant and meaningful, and they foster students’ interests in tackling complex, real-world problems.

Complement and ‘commoditize’ teachers, but don’t substitute for them with tech

The Christensen Institute

In education, the question of whether technology will replace teachers was a common meme to fight the emergence of digital learning but has increasingly faded away as a serious threat. This may mean eliminating “classrooms” as we have known them and creating new learning environments in which students interact with lots of adults in multi-faceted ways.

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. It’s not surprising, then, that we’ve likewise seen dramatic growth in private investment in EdTech as demand for online and blended learning solutions grows: in 2014 alone, U.S. Second, these incentives in turn shape the EdTech market.

Stepping aside to dig deeper: My next career move

The Christensen Institute

Our education team has galvanized a conversation around transforming our monolithic, factory-model education system into a student-centered one powered by the disruptive innovation of online learning so that all students can realize their fullest human potential—an idea that was not on the radar before 2007. Horn online learning

Empathy Isn’t Enough: Power Imbalances In Edtech Must Shift

Edsurge

As agencies like UNESCO call for global citizen education, in an aim to create peaceful and sustainable societies , online education is being increasingly used to boost cross-cultural dialogues and promote shared values through empathy and compassion-building. So as education becomes globalized through access to online learning, this becomes even more contentious because the internet is dominated by Western narratives and discourse.

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When the Pandemic Hit, Edtech Companies Threw Out Their Roadmaps and Changed Course

Edsurge

In late April, more than a month into COVID-induced school closures, Matt Goodwin, senior director of product management at Instructure, the company behind the Canvas learning management system, explained how the pandemic was upending his company’s development process. “We

Universities gone innovating

The Christensen Institute

Simmons College in Boston made headlines this week with the news that two online graduate degree programs it launched less than five years ago are on track to generate more tuition revenue than its 30 other graduate programs combined and nearly as much as its undergraduate offerings. It allows students who lack the traditional grades and credentials to gain admission into college to take their first year of school online.

How two CEOs created a shared language for innovation

The Christensen Institute

But one of Waters’ key breakthroughs has been learning how to not go it alone—a collaboration lesson for leaders across all industries to innovate successfully. But she quickly realized that turning the tool into a sustainable edtech business model was no small feat. At the same time, Prasad Ram, CEO and founder of an edtech nonprofit named Gooru, had spent the last few years working to create a state-of-the-art platform to help teachers find open educational resources.

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. Student learning data from blended-learning software can also help teachers to have more objective and constructive conversations around student learning growth with students, parents, and colleagues.

Seeking Integrity in EdTech Research – Again

ProfHacker

Inside Higher Ed (IHE) recently issued their 2017 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology and we were excited about the big initial finding that more faculty are teaching online and that more are finding that online learning can meet the same outcomes. Additionally, they surveyed “Digital Learning Leaders” to see how they felt about some (but not all) of the items in the survey. The question was only posed to faculty and not to digital learning leaders.

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The right policies for virtual schools

The Christensen Institute

Critics point to low achievement scores and high turnover rates, decry the prevalence of for-profit operators, attack the online instructional model, and then call for virtual schools to be wiped from the public education system. Education Blog digital learning Edtech education education policy education technology elearning online learning virtual schoolsAll too often, debates about virtual schools tend to extremes.

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. Innovations operates a Flex model of blended learning in which students access all the assignments and learning resources for most of their courses online. Thomas: How has blended learning changed your practices? Insights from a blended-learning teacher. .

The Best Teacher Tips and Lesson Ideas of 2020

Shake Up Learning

The post The Best Teacher Tips and Lesson Ideas of 2020 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I have put together a list of the BEST and most popular Shake Up Learning blog posts and podcast episodes from 2020. I learn so much from all of you! Shake Up Learning 2020.

Getting the incentives right for online credit recovery

The Christensen Institute

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) recently released a study on how online credit recovery impacts student achievement and outcomes in Algebra I. Students taking the online course also had lower grades in the course and lower scores on the end-of-course algebra post-test. Unsurprisingly, given these outcomes, the study also found that students in the online course had more negative attitudes toward mathematics.

Food for thought: The data-driven future of food and higher education

The Christensen Institute

We already know that it can be placeless, as online technologies have enabled new modalities of learning that support greater flexibility, accessibility, and convenience. Physical campuses do not have a monopoly on learning. Rather than bundling together teaching, research, and the coming-of-age experience, online models focused a single value proposition: teaching. This blog was first published by the Sandbox ColLABorative.

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35 Remote Learning Resources for Teachers and Schools

Shake Up Learning

The post 35 Remote Learning Resources for Teachers and Schools appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Here are the best remote learning resources for teachers and schools from Shake Up Learning–all on one page! Remote learning is tough! Shake Up Learning 2020.

How Malaysian schools are tackling blended-learning challenges

The Christensen Institute

Malaysia has a very unique education system: over the past two decades, the government has invested millions of dollars in equipping all 10,000 public schools with not only computer labs, but also the Frog Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Our partners at the edtech nonprofit FrogAsia were instrumental in helping us to gather data and understand the landscape of the Malaysian education system. Focusing on blended-learning PD.

Inside the Digital Transformation – Part 2

BYOT Network

This post is cross-posted on the IMS Global Learning Impact Blog. The Value of an Interoperable Learning Management System. Last week we explored how interoperability supports the transition to digital learning. In this week’s post, we investigate the instructional value of an interoperable learning management system (LMS). Learn what it means when your edtech products are IMS certified.

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16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

This post is the first of a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. Creators of Blended Learning Universe (www.blendedlearning.org), the organization provides a directory of innovative schools and a myriad of models and case studies to support district transformation. Organization: International Association of K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL).

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Online Education Isn’t the Sideshow. It’s the Main Event.

Edsurge

And second: demand for online undergraduate and graduate degrees will grow too. and alternative credentials like boot camps and certificates have emerged as powerful stepping stones to careers in the digital economy. And tailored to higher ed, ‘what is your contribution to learning?’