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.

Why Emergency Online Learning Got Low Grades From Many College Students

Edsurge

The following is an edited excerpt from Staying Online: How to Navigate Digital Higher Education , forthcoming from Routledge. Nearly all of higher education moved online at the beginning of the pandemic. Online learning in the U.S.

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Online Learning During COVID-19

edWeb.net

When Project Tomorrow surveyed students in 2015 about what they envision schools will look like in 2020, one student described school as being the place where there would be more educational videos, online class discussions, online games, and texting between teachers and students.

Tackle teacher shortages with online learning

The Christensen Institute

The new school year is underway, but districts across the country are still struggling to fill hundreds of teaching positions. And particular regions, like rural districts, where it’s difficult to find qualified teachers, are also especially strained. These chronic shortages, in turn, tend to limit the coursework that students can access. There is no shortage of proposed solutions to tackling teacher shortages. Remove barriers to licensure reciprocity.

Design Amazing Online Learning Experiences Quickly with These Choice Menu Templates

Teacher Reboot Camp

Design is especially important in online learning and one key to student motivation and engagement. Designing an engaging online experience doesn’t have to take a lot of time. If you are new to distance learning, then templates are the way to go!

4 key digital learning developments

eSchool News

Annual survey finds that students say digital learning supports self-directed learning and collaboration. Fifty-eight percent of high school students in a national survey said they use their own mobile devices for learning in school, and 47 percent of teachers in the survey reported that their students have regular access to mobile devices in their classrooms. …As part of that, we’re seeing more and more use of digital content,” she said.

How to Set Up a Positive Learning Environment at Home

Digital Promise

Digital Promise and Learning Heroes have teamed up for a special blog series that explores how teachers and families can use technology to work together and facilitate learning for students of all ages. Set up productive spaces for learning at home.

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How to Build an Online Learning Program Students Crave and Employers Want

Edsurge

One of the great challenges for any educator is how do you teach and test students on real world problems, not just on theoretical textbook examples? all students—not just digital natives—expect learning resources to be rich with animation or digital learning objects that make learning more realistic and relevant. Real world problems are exciting to solve but devilishly hard to assess, especially when there are many students involved.

Online Learning for Children: Tips For Parents

MIND Research Institute

As a teacher, school leader, and former AmeriCorps tutor, as well as mentor to countless youth, I see the impact of your efforts every day. Our students need supportive adults in their lives who can challenge, mentor, and push them to meet and exceed their potential. My goal is to provide you with Do’s and Don’ts regarding online learning programs that will help guide you in how to best assist the students in your life.

How to drive a successful digital transformation in urban districts

eSchool News

And when you look at larger, more densely populated school districts–in urban markets like Los Angeles, Philadelphia, or Chicago–district leaders often face added pressures and challenges to do digital right, and often with little support. Yet, those urban districts seem to have some of the greatest appetites for edtech. According to Future Ready Schools , there are 21 million students in the US who still lack the broadband capabilities necessary for digital learning.

How to Quickly Translate Your Live Session in Multiple Languages and Other Google Meet Must-Haves!

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you like these tips, then you might want to register now for my online accredited graduate course, Online Learning: Best Practices to Leverage the Power of Distance Learning. Check out the video below and be ready to have your mind blown.

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

The Hechinger Report

On the Friday before spring break at Meigs Middle School, special education teacher Matt Coe was busy preparing new lessons for his students now that schools were set to close due to the coronavirus crisis. That’s really cool to know that you’re having a positive impact.

How to Incorporate Digital Learning for Increased Student Success

techlearning

Blended learning is driving student success in schools across the U.S., Blended learning combines online learn. and education leaders in school districts far and wide are taking notice of the results. Techlearning T-L Partner Post

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

Edsurge

Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. Those days are coming to an end. As a result, more students are turning to used books, rentals, shared copies, illegal downloads, and other online sources. As the financial viability of printed textbooks declines little by little, the demand for alternatives like online learning content continues to grow.

How to Create Google Classroom Blended Learning Lessons (Part 3)

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create Google Classroom Blended Learning Lessons (Part 3) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Lessons for blended learning have to be different than in-person activities translated to a digital space. Click To Tweet.

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.

E-learning Engagement: Persuasive Design Strategies

The CoolCatTeacher

Elearning design needs to engage and persuade the learner to know how to engage with the content and learning. Dr. Laurie Korte talks about e-learning design that engages learners and common mistakes of e-learning and blended learning classrooms. Free Webinar Sponsored by PowerSchool: This Thursday, April 4 at 2pm ET/11 am PT join me for 12 Tips for Building Your Digital Classroom sponsored by PowerSchool. Re-imagine how you design.

How this state is turning its virtual teachers into online learning experts

eSchool News

In Arkansas, as in most states, student interest in online learning is skyrocketing. While most students still take at least some of their courses in a face-to-face setting, the need to scale online learning opportunities for thousands of students has required new infrastructure, new curriculum, and, of course, new teachers. When you talk about online and blended learning, they don’t have the background for that.

How to Build Meaningful Community for Online Learners #DLNchat

Edsurge

Learning is often a social process, taking place through dialogue, discussion and other forms of interpersonal interaction. With more and more students learning remotely, the #DLNchat community set out last week to answer the question: How can universities create meaningful community for online students? How do #DLNchat-ters define community? link] A set of shared practices in an online class community is built around the learning goals.

How we improved our blended-learning program

eSchool News

Ubiquitous access to technology means that acquiring knowledge is no longer dependent solely on a classroom teacher. Google provides quick and easy access to information while YouTube provides on-demand how-to videos on just about any topic. Consequently, students are not interested in sitting through lectures only to be required to regurgitate information back to the teacher on a test. The case for blending and online learning.

#DLNchat: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation?

Edsurge

Those were just a couple of the questions raised on Tuesday, February 27 when the #DLNchat community got together to discuss: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation? The conversation was guided by special guest Steven Bell , Associate Librarian at Temple University Libraries, where he works with colleagues on a number of digital learning initiatives. Librarians are trusted by faculty and students to help spot quality resources.

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Why my school switched from virtual to blended learning

eSchool News

Online learning has transformed contemporary education. It has opened the doors for students to digest information in an entirely new way, learn on their own time and at their own pace, and do it all in the comfort of their own home. However, online schooling can also be isolating, since many students benefit from having face-to-face (F2F) time with a teacher and peers. On our journey from virtual to blended, we learned three important lessons.

How to deal with students resistant to e-learning

Neo LMS

We are in the realm of 21st century learning, where most students are digital natives and expect their teachers to be the same and deliver all class content online, through an interactive e-learning platform. It’s always been a challenge for teachers, who are digital immigrants, to blend with these students because they have more know-how in the new advances of technology and perhaps, maximizing these technology advances in the classroom.

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Teacher Zen During Distance Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Distance learning has transformed the routines and lives of all stakeholders- students, families, and educators. How do we reduce the stress and find some peace and balance? I recently presented for the Minnesota Distance Learning Summit, Teacher Zen During Distance 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. Sadly, both Johnson’s comments and the rebuttals of those who disagree drag us back to an outdated and broken debate about computers versus teachers.

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. The basic pattern Arnett elucidates is not confined to education. It enables people who are not experts in a given field to deliver the basic services of experts in that field. And it unleashes the experts to be able practice to the top of their craft.

New research answers whether technology is good or bad for learning

The Christensen Institute

For years educators and scholars have debated whether technology aids learning or inhibits it. Other studies have shown similarly dismal numbers for student learning when technology is introduced in the classroom. Even 10 years ago, we had already spent over $60 billion on them in K–12 schools in the United States to little effect. The reason quite simply was that when we crammed computers into existing learning models, they produced begrudging or negative results.

Stepping aside to dig deeper: My next career move

The Christensen Institute

We wanted to create a place where we didn’t just write nice books that sat on people’s shelves and gathered dust, but a place that created and shaped meaningful dialogues that would produce systematic change. Over the past several years, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to do just that. After having impact, we hoped they would move on at some point to other roles where they could continue to use the theories of disruptive innovation to help transform the world in powerful ways.

Why Being in the (Online) Room Isn’t Enough: Fostering Difficult Dialogues in Digital Learning

Edsurge

It’s a difficult time for many faculty members across the country to talk about current events with students. But how should instructors foster rich, inclusive dialogues with diverse students—and do so online where everyone might be anonymous? At the Online Learning Consortium’s Innovate conference this week, a panel of digital learning specialists shared how they are working to address some of these challenges at their own institutions and beyond.

The liberal arts have a bright future in competency-based learning

The Christensen Institute

Although competency-based learning in higher education is arising based on the need for more affordable programs that prepare students for the workforce, by no means is competency-based learning inherently synonymous with the demise of the liberal arts. Second, online, competency-based programs don’t have to be about training students for a specific job; they can offer a more general liberal-arts program.

Colleges hoping for more public funds instead of innovating risk hurting themselves

The Christensen Institute

University of California President Janet Napolitano took recently to the pages of the Washington Post to review and critique new books on the future of higher education by University Ventures Fund Managing Director Ryan Craig ( College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education ) and New America Foundation’s Education Policy Program Director Kevin Carey ( The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere ).

How to choose the right solution platform for virtual campus management.

Linways Technologies

A checklist for your institution to follow before choosing a service provider and a solution platform. Here we are talking about virtual campus management solutions or online learning management solutions that can essentially digitize the teaching-learning.

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Finland offers lessons for building student, teacher agency

The Christensen Institute

In 2014, she traveled to and explored the education systems of Finland and New Zealand as an Eisenhower Fellow (full disclosure: I was also a 2014 Eisenhower Fellow). As I listened to her discuss her travels this past May in Philadelphia, I was struck by how relevant some of the insight she had gained in Finland were for those creating blended-learning schools that seek to personalize learning and build student agency.

Charter schools innovate to tackle teacher preparation

The Christensen Institute

These challenges are only likely to grow in the years ahead as the teaching practice changes monumentally with the rise of blended learning. Teachers will remain not just relevant, but critical; the skills they need to be successful will change, however, and our current institutions that prepare and train teachers are woefully unprepared to support the shift. As a result, we will likely need to rely, at least in part, on new organizations and approaches.

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. Sadly, both Johnson’s comments and the rebuttals of those who disagree drag us back to an outdated and broken debate about computers versus teachers.