Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

Edsurge

From the very start of digital education, the big question has always been: ”How can students learn effectively, if they’re not face-to-face with their instructors?” More than two decades ago, when I was hired at Stevens Institute of Technology, as dean of web-based distance learning—a quaint title for what is now known as online learning—few tools were available to help faculty migrate their on-campus courses online.

Tips for Effective Online Learning – Community Edition

ProfHacker

I am working on a project (outside my institution, targeting adult learners), and was asked to provide tips for effective online learning. Most sites will remind you of the importance of time management while learning online, and it’s true.

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Explore the limitless possibilities of online learning in higher education using Linways AMS

Linways Technologies

How Linways AMS can be used to conduct online classes amidst the imminent CoViD19 crisis. Online learning has been a buzzword among the academic community. Schools, colleges and universities are temporarily closing to avoid the spread of Covid19, and promoting online learning.

Create online learning with 123ContactForm

Nik Peachey

123ContactForm may not sound like the kind of tool that would be of interest to educators, but as I discovered when they asked me to review their online form creation tool, they offer quite a range of features that can solve many of the problems we have as 21st century teachers.

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

Edsurge

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. What’s made the work possible, Schneider says, is a special combination of online learning tools that is helping NAIT educate students so they are prepared for the complexities and responsibilities of real world situations from the day they graduate. Download this white paper ?

Time, place, path, and pace

Dangerously Irrelevant

Can you say… adaptive learning software? Download this slide: jpg.key.pptx. See also my other slides , my Pinterest collection , and the Great Quotes About Learning and Change Flickr pool. 5 great slides about technology, learning, and change.

Online Learning Does Not Mean Sans Engagement

Fractus Learning

While educators and learners in classroom-based courses have already discovered the benefits of using engagement as a part of education, the power of online is yet to be fully realized. Ana Donaldson, 2011, Engaging the Online Learner. Online learning doesn’t mean sans engagement.

?Why an iTunes Model for Online Learning Is Bad for Educators

Edsurge

Many online learning platforms, such as LinkedIn Learning and MasterClass, are indeed pivoting towards business models that look a lot like subscription-based streaming services Pandora, Spotify or Netflix. However, just as the iTunes business model is deeply disadvantageous to artists, online learning platforms are now granting online instructors smaller and smaller shares of the revenue as they steer business models in the streaming direction.

Creating online learning with Riddle

Nik Peachey

How to use Riddle with learners Riddle is pretty simple and quick to learn so you can get students to create their own research questionnaires. You can use personality tests to identify learning styles and make students more aware of them.

Mindfulness and Screen Time

Digital Promise

And how can we help kids manage their online time and the problems they encounter, as well as assess their own digital responsibilities? One set of useful resources comes from Project Zero research director Carrie James , a sociologist at the Harvard Graduate School of Education who studies ethics and citizenship online and works with a network of educators. You notice that a friend is a member of an online group whose purpose is to complain about a teacher at your school.

The Google Classroom Cheat Sheets for Teachers and Students!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I know teachers are seeking lots of extra resources to help with home learning during this unexpected school closure period. In this download, you will get two Google Classroom Cheat Sheets, one for teachers, and one for students.

In dark days of coronavirus, acts of generosity can restore students’ faith in higher education and each other

The Hechinger Report

These institutions are helping students find cost-free ways to leave campus, keeping dorms open for those who don’t have other options or identifying ways to enable less-wired students who can’t access online learning to still finish out the semester.

‘It feels a little hopeless’: Parents of kids with disabilities worry coronavirus quarantine will mean regression

The Hechinger Report

Not only does she need more specialized support than many students, but her vision challenges and other impairments can make online learning difficult. Van Brusselen learned just a month before her due date that her baby had hydrocephalus, or an accumulation of fluid in the brain.

It’s True: Internet Surfing During Class is Not so Good for Grades

Digital Promise

There is no doubt that having a desktop computer or laptop in school is useful for writing papers, gathering information and learning how to program and use software. But, as would seem obvious, surfing the internet during class – and connecting with friends, shopping or streaming movies – could also prove to be a source of distraction and hinder learning. How does it relate to their learning of class material? Online Learning Research Map Research@Work

#SmartSeries Refresh | Online Learning: Myths, Reality & Promise

ExcelinEd

A lot has happened in the world of digital learning since ExcelinEd’s Digital Learning Now initiative and Getting Smart released the first Smart Series paper in August 2012. Online Learning: Myths, Reality & Promise. Download the full paper.

Few preschool apps are developmentally appropriate, report finds

The Hechinger Report

But few of these apps are developmentally appropriate and most fail to teach in ways preschoolers need to learn. Companies know if you want parents to download their apps, claiming it’s ‘educational’ is going to increase those chances,” Golin said.

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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. K-12 News English language learners online learning Personalized Learning

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Shake Up Learning Courses NOW 50% to Help with School Closures!

Shake Up Learning

The post Shake Up Learning Courses NOW 50% to Help with School Closures! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. All of the current Shake Up Learning courses are now 50% OFF to help more schools and teachers during coronavirus-related school closures. PDF Downloads.

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

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 Tuesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning.

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OPINION: Is a new kind of online ‘resource room’ boosting morale for teachers?

The Hechinger Report

I have witnessed how online curricula, such as Teachers Pay Teachers for Schools , have changed the minds of even the teachers most skeptical of online materials. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. K-12 Opinion Curriculum online learning teachers

Bids to bring fiber internet to schools are denied funding seven times more often than other projects

The Hechinger Report

Online work has become a classroom staple for students around the country, but hundreds of thousands are still locked out because of inadequate internet connections. They can’t access online encyclopedias. They basically can’t access online anything. Future of Learning.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

The exercise was part of “Civic Online Reasoning,” a series of news-literacy lessons being developed by Stanford researchers and piloted by teachers at a few dozen schools. Still, learning news literacy skills is one thing, and the motivation to use those skills is another.

edWeb Releases Survey on Teacher Professional Development

edWeb.net

edWeb.net has just released a survey on Teacher Professional Development that provides insights on the kinds of professional development (PD) teachers find most helpful to improve their teaching practice and their students’ learning.

Teaching Online During COVID-19

Ask a Tech Teacher

We educators understand online learning, probably have taken classes this way, but we haven’t yet wrapped our brains around how to make it work in OUR classes. In fact, the biggest question I get from teachers in my online classes and on my blog is: “How do I do it?”

NewseumED’s Foolproof Guide to Media Literacy

Catlin Tucker

NewseumED , a free online resource, is committed to cultivating the First Amendment and media literacy skills they believe are critical to participating in civic life. Learning

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

How to Manage Student Devices for Remote Learning

Digital Promise

As schools across the country have rapidly shifted to distance learning due to school closures brought about by the coronavirus (COVID-19), students have been sent home with school-issued devices like laptops or tablets so they can continue their learning from home.

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5 to 6 Hours of Basic Training on iPads? What?

EdTechSandyK

As iPads began making their way into our school district through different avenues last year, we felt it was important to make sure our teachers had a basic understanding of how to use the iPad before we even began to talk with them about using the iPad for teaching and learning.

3 More Tasks to Teach Yourself to Teach with Technology

Nik Peachey

At the end of 2010 I published the first 5 tasks in a series to help teacher learn how to use technology with their students. Read the task Download Task 7 (pdf) Task 8: Create your own YouTube channel Video has become one of the most useful resources on the Internet for language teachers.

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Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

Prioritize sessions that were most relevant to my work—that is, engaging adults in online and blended learning paradigms—and download collaborative notes (with presentation slides and speaker info) from the sessions I couldn’t attend. Multi-directional Learning. Online.

Early Elementary: Differentiate Reading Practice

Catlin Tucker

In my last post titled “ Create Small Learning Communities with the Station Rotation Model ,” I provided a blended learning strategy that creates more time in the classroom for teachers to work individually with students. Learning

Survey Shows Summer Learning Gains Ground

Educator Innovator

New research from the 2014 edition of America After 3PM, the most comprehensive household survey of how students in America spend their after school hours, shows that summer learning programs are strongly supported by parents and that participation in summer learning programs is on the rise. Demand for summer learning programs for 2014 is high. More than half of families reported a desire to participate in a summer learning program this summer.

Microsoft's free Learning Content Development System

Nik Peachey

When Microsoft start giving stuff away for free, it always makes me curious, and when I spotted this free LCDS (Learning Content Development System) a while back I decided to download it and give it a try. What I liked about it It wasn't difficult to learn how to use.

Skype Part 2 Online Workspace

Nik Peachey

In this posting I'd like to have a look at an online collaboration tool called Yugma which allows you to share files, share your desktop, make live presentations and have a shared online whiteboard all running along side your Skype application. You can download a version for your computer in Quick Time here. You'll also need to get your students to download and install it. business English distance learning e-learning online learning voip whiteboard