The Role of Digital Learning Platforms in the Academic Growth of Students

Kitaboo on EdTech

What are digital learning platforms? Gone are the days when learning was restricted to the classroom, with the instructor being the primary source of knowledge. A digital learning platform can be a learning management system (LMS) or learning content management systems (LCMS).

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

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Will we wander through VR stacks in the library of the future? Will the library’s computer lab become a makerspace? 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 library wants to go alone it will go fast but if it goes with others it will go much further.” Libraries can help with the issue of quality.”

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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.

Brightspace Excellence Awards highlight innovation in online learning

eSchool News

This year’s Brightspace Excellence Awards , announced at FUSION 2016 by global learning technology provider D2L, recognized the promise of online learning and its ability to connect more and more people to high-quality educational programs. Faculty dedicated to helping students learn online created robust online environments and high-quality tools to help students succeed in their online learning endeavors.

Learning.com Includes Essential Skills for Remote Learning in EasyTech

eSchool News

To prepare students for success in a remote learning environment, Learning.com is adding remote learning lessons to its EasyTech content library. Computer Fundamentals: Students learn to harness technology as a tool to create, problem-solve and collaborate with others.

Personalized learning in the context of a person, not a school

The Christensen Institute

Personalized learning is the current big buzz in education. Everyone is trying to figure out how best to personalize the learning experience for each and every child. Like many others, I think customizing learning more deeply to match students’ interests, needs, and aspirations is what we should be doing to prepare today’s children for success in an ever-shifting, technology-fueled society and workplace. What are her expectations and those of her family for her learning?

Regulatory noise stifles, slows rise of competency-based learning

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this month, Inside Higher Ed reported on how the Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General is stymying the rise of competency-based learning in higher education—and is at odds with the rest of the Department, which has been enthusiastic about competency-based learning’s potential. For online, competency-based programs, the old metrics are those focused on inputs. This post was first published on CompetencyWorks.

Museums, libraries win grants for youth to enhance online learning, community

Educator Innovator

Sixteen museums, libraries and nonprofit institutions have been awarded a total of $150,000 to engage young people in the development of apps, badges, curricula and other tools that will make the online experience more civil, safe and empowering. MacArthur Foundation, administered by Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC), and was carried out in collaboration with Facebook, the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), and Mozilla.

Annual Summer Reading Challenge launches

eSchool News

Impact of summer loss can be countered by reading just 5 digital books. Leveraging the American Library Association annual theme “Every Hero Has a Story,” myON has created a turnkey program for educators to encourage students to read “just right” books over the summer. Based on research from the National Summer Learning Association , access to books and simply reading 5-8 books over the summer are the most effective activities that counter the effects of summer learning loss.

Coursera’s IPO Filing Shows Growing Revenue and Loss During a Pandemic

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based online education provider is faring as it prepares to go public. Also driving that growth is Coursera for Campus, which the company launched in late 2019 to let colleges offer its library of online courses to their students.

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

The Hechinger Report

But while many districts around the country have moved to remote learning platforms like Google Classroom, Coe was using the school’s copy machine to put together printed packets for his students to take home. We can’t do any of that online stuff.”.

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.

Cricket Media joins myON Publisher Program

eSchool News

Cricket will provide literary and informational texts from its digital library, including content from its children’s publications, Cobblestone and Odyssey. myON, a personalized literacy platform, provides online access to more than 5.5 Students can access myON at school or home on laptops, desktops, tablets, and mobile devices for an online or offline reading experience. Digital Learning and Tools News Online Learning Top News

Digital Equity After the Pandemic

edWeb.net

With the pandemic has come a reckoning on how big the digital equity gap is in the United States. During an edWebinar sponsored by ClassLink and co-hosted by CoSN and AASA , three superintendents discussed their observations about digital equity and what their districts need to do next. All conversations start with why: Get all constituents involved from the beginning—even students and teachers—as to how the schools might adopt digital learning. By Stacey Pusey.

They helped all schools get good internet, now they?re focusing on homes

The Hechinger Report

More than 99 percent of schools nationwide have access to speedy and reliable internet, making online learning an option for their students. School buildings are closed because of coronavirus, and the bandwidth that powered digital learning for kids is going unused.

Coursera Raises $130 Million as Colleges Turn to Online Courses for the Fall

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Coursera, which provides online courses to higher-ed institutions, businesses and government agencies, has raised $130 million in a Series F round led by NEA. Previous investors Kleiner Perkins, SEEK Group, Learn Capital, SuRo Capital Corp, and G Squared also participated.

Will this semester forever alter college? No, but some virtual tools will stick around

The Hechinger Report

A PhD candidate at Harvard University tilts his screen while teaching an online class from his dorm. But while all of this is widely being referred to as online higher education, most of it isn’t. Online education is using digital technologies to transform the learning experience.

South Carolina adopts science video service

eSchool News

Supplementary STEM videos serve to engage students in science learning. These supplemental STEM resources can enhance science curriculum connecting science teaching and learning to career and college readiness. “Twig and Tigtag support student engagement and enthusiasm in science learning and are an excellent means to affordably update an existing curriculum with modern, compelling, real world STEM content,” says Bruce Wilcox, Vice President for Carolina Biological.

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Lumen Learning, a Proponent of OER, Makes First Acquisition to Offer Faculty Coaching

Edsurge

Lumen Learning, a company that sells low-cost OER textbooks and courseware, plans to start offering professional development services for faculty that can be bundled with its titles. But its pricing structure “did not scale well,” said Kim Thanos, CEO of Lumen Learning.

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A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

The Hechinger Report

Almost no district was truly ready to plunge into remote learning full time and with no end in sight. There is no one-size-fits-all remedy and no must-have suite of digital learning tools. But America’s persistent digital divide has greatly hampered efforts toward this goal.

The Free, Amazing, Library 2.014 Online Events This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a GREAT week for library learning and conversations! Then our fourth annual (and free) Future of Libraries conference, Library 2.014, starts on Wednesday, October 8th, at 10:00am US-Eastern Time with the opening keynote by conference co-chair Dr. Sandra Hirsh from the School of Information at San José State University. See you online! 4:00pm Do you have what it takes to manage an eBook library? How does your library manage digital collections?

A bilingual app with sign language brings more stories to deaf children

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Besides learning new vocabulary words and starting to connect written and spoken language, they learn to love stories and build a foundation for reading that can serve them for the rest of their lives.

Why the Convenience University Will Rule Higher Ed

Edsurge

A couple of decades ago, when I was dean of online learning at Stevens Institute of Technology, a small STEM college on the Hudson with a view of mid-Manhattan, we polled our digital students about why they chose to enroll as virtual learners.

How One Professor Uses Podcasts to Teach Empathy and Social Justice

Edsurge

She wanted to encourage students to embrace human interaction—and build empathy around concepts of social justice—with the passion they seemed to reserve for the digital world. She wanted to encourage students to embrace human interaction—and build empathy around concepts of social justice—with the passion they seemed to reserve for the digital world. The theme of this class is ‘listen and learn,’” states her current course description.

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An Update on Digital Promise’s COVID-19 Response

Digital Promise

For more than six years, we’ve worked to close the homework gap , ensuring that all students have equitable access to the internet and technology for powerful learning opportunities outside of the classroom, augmenting what is available in school.

How Can Online Instructors Get Students to Talk to Each Other?

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Dear Bonni: How can we make student-to-student interaction more personable and engaging in online learning? Andrea Fuentes, Director of Online Learning, Doral College Cultivating an engaging environment can be a challenge when teaching online. All of these tools can be embedded into the learning management system your school uses, so students never have to leave their familiar environment in order to participate. Education Technology Digital Learning

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3 Tools to Amplify Your Video Conferences

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 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 ! Digital Advent Calendar.

Express Learning with Animated Character Videos!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! They will also have access to a library full of templates, frames, effects and more to create incredibly imaginative video projects. The post Express Learning with Animated Character Videos!

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Create and Send Meaningful Greetings

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! One way to uplift students and others is to create and send digital greetings. Students can also participate in digital greeting exchanges with students in other cities or countries. Digital Advent Calendar.

Comic Creation Tools to Engage Learners

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students of all ages enjoy learning with comics and creating comics. Discover more ways to integrate technology effectively by taking one of my fully accredited online courses or get one of my books !

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Tools, Apps, and Resources to Create and Send Meaningful Greetings

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students can also participate in digital greeting exchanges with students in other cities or countries. Students also enhance their knowledge of using a digital tool to layout, design, edit, and publish a personalized creation.

Digital divide hits small towns hard

eSchool News

In New Mexico, educators and policymakers are working to close the digital opportunity gap. Unfortunately, the digital divide is a very real barrier to success in our community,” said Audra Bluehouse, an English teacher at Hatch Valley High. “We The Hatch Valley schools receive the FCC’s E-Rate initiative, which reimburses schools and libraries for expenses related to internet access. Next page: What policymakers are doing to close the digital divide.

Tips and Tools to Support Students in Publishing Their Own Digital Storybooks

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students still enjoy creating physical storybooks, but now their stories can be preserved digitally forever with free web tools and apps. Tools and Apps for Creating Digital Storybooks.

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How Community Coalitions Are Bridging the Digital Divide

Digital Promise

Across the country, local networks known as Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters) are bringing together partners and resources to meet urgent needs and envision a new future for teaching and learning. Tackling the Digital Divide with Device Deployment in Kansas City.

New Content Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services Boost Teachers’ Ability to Engage Students in Science, STEM, Social Studies, and More

techlearning

–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. September 13, 2018) – Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced today it has added new digital assets to its services that boost teachers’ ability to engage students in a variety of subjects including Science, STEM, and Social Studies.

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