How Online Learning Works

Edudemic

Online learning is an accessible, practical education option. Students of all ages are learning through distance courses instead of in a physical classroom. The post How Online Learning Works appeared first on Edudemic.

Top EdTech Conferences for 2018

Where Learning Clicks

With the transformation from traditional, lecture-led instruction to more blended and online learning, many educators have unanswered questions and/or ideas brewing about these changes. What better way to learn the latest ideas and gain knowledge than to attend.

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S.M.A.R.T. Goals for Online Learning [Infographic]

Where Learning Clicks

goals for online learning that will set your district, school, or classroom up for success. Goals for Online Learning [Infographic] appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. EdTech Blended Learning Student DataA guide for setting S.M.A.R.T.

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 way you can facilitate and guide your students to make positive choices when they interact online.

3 reasons edtech ignores social capital

The Christensen Institute

Edtech entrepreneurs around the world have keyed into the enormous potential for edtech to disrupt the traditional content and assessment market.

10 sources of free interactive content for your class

Ditch That Textbook

We don’t have a lack of places to learn new things. Ed Tech blended learning edtech educational technology oers online learning open educational resourcesYears ago, textbooks served a different purpose.

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?The Future of Online Learning Is Offline: What Strava Can Teach Digital Course Designers

Edsurge

I became a Strava user in 2013, around the same time I became an online course designer. Why was the fitness app so “sticky” as opposed to the online learning platforms? How could we apply the same practices to learning? I’ve come to believe that one of the biggest misunderstandings about online learning is that it has to be limited to things that can be done in front of a computer screen. This trend holds true across other online courses.

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Challenging harmful stereotypes about edtech

The Christensen Institute

If you follow the popular press, you might have noticed the recent New York Times series by technology reporter Natasha Singer aimed to shed light on a dark underbelly of the edtech sector. In her latest piece , Singer scrutinizes the ethics of edtech companies that incentivize teachers to endorse their products. Many actors in edtech or philanthropy have noble aims and laudable results, as do teachers attempting to bring technology into their classrooms.

For Online Learning, One Size Won’t Always Fit All

Where Learning Clicks

The key to successful online learning requires close coordination of many moving pieces—administrators, teachers, hardware, software, labs, and more. The post For Online Learning, One Size Won’t Always Fit All appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

How Khan Academy and Tata Trust’s recent partnership could affect the U.S. EdTech market

The Christensen Institute

In December, Tata Trusts announced a five-year partnership with Khan Academy to develop tech-enabled, high-quality and localized education resources across India by providing a personalized, mastery-based learning experience. This reality forces Khan Academy (as well as other EdTech companies) to cater to the mainstream education market that often demands basic online instruction and tutorial tools, but limits the types of experimentation and innovation that could otherwise be possible.

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.

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.

5 Questions Answered: How Can Parents Help with Online Learning Success?

Where Learning Clicks

In this installment of 5 Questions Answered, we answer common questions about online learning, including how can parents help with online learning success. The post 5 Questions Answered: How Can Parents Help with Online Learning Success?

10 Must-Attend EdTech Conferences in 2016

Where Learning Clicks

This year promises to be an exciting one, with some of our favorite annual edtech conferences and summits coming back bigger and better than ever. The post 10 Must-Attend EdTech Conferences in 2016 appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

A Teacher’s New Best Friend: Amazon Inspire

Edudemic

What does this mean for the future of online learning? Articles Featured News Online Learning Tools active learning digital tools edtech featured online learning online tools technologyAmazon Inspire is a marketplace of free resources for teachers and educational institutions. The post A Teacher’s New Best Friend: Amazon Inspire appeared first on Edudemic.

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Sneak peek: 9 ideas from the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit

Ditch That Textbook

It’s a free online conference from Dec. DTT Digital Summit ditch that textbook digital summit ditchsummit edtech educational technology global learning online learning professional development student engagementAs I’m writing this, it’s Monday, and the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit kicks off on Friday. I couldn’t be more excited. Wait, that’s probably not true. I’ll probably be even more excited on Thursday.)

Penn State Starts Network for Entrepreneurs With Focus on Online Learning

Wired Campus

So are online programs by universities. The effort is called the EdTech Network, and officials hope it will spark entrepreneurship around the campus geared toward improving services for online students, said Craig D. Weidemann, the university’s vice provost for online education. That could help Penn State reach its 10-year goal of increasing enrollments in its online World Campus to 45,000 students. Education-technology companies are hot these days.

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. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

Portal Looks to Help Districts Comparison Shop for Ed-Tech Devices

Marketplace K-12

The Learning Accelerator has worked with between 25-30 companies to create the "pricing database.'. Ed-tech Online Learning Procurement mobile devices digitaleducation edtech hardware learningaccelerator procurement

The 10 Most Popular EdTech: Focus on K–12 Stories of 2015

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Cloud Cloud apps Curriculum Internet Management Online Learning Professional Development Social MediaFrank Smith Look back on the stories our readers loved and shared the most this year.

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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Connecting through EdTech Conferences

The Electric Educator

In April I presented several session at the 2013 Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning ( MACUL ) conference in Detroit, Michigan. State-level EdTech conferences provide tremendous opportunities for making connections with other like-minded educators.

The State of the Education Industry in 2015

Edudemic

On a micro level, education is very simply about helping students learn the concepts and knowledge they need to know. Articles Popular edtech education 2015 featured innovation online learningWhen you zoom out from that small focus and start to look at the methods, products, debates, issues, and infrastructure that are all focused on this one goal, the sheer size and complexity of the […].

Cursive in the Classroom: What Else is Becoming Obsolete?

Edudemic

Articles Featured For Students Tools Trends classroom classroom technology common core edtech featured learning online learning online tools resources toolsDetermining which concepts will be permanently left by the wayside is a challenge for many educators.

Spotting the 2017 Trends That Fuel Edtech Innovation and Investments

Edsurge

We’re pleased to share this year’s Edtech Outlook, a data-rich dive into the state of education technology with case studies into emerging-frontier innovations. Reach Capital Edtech Outlook 2017 from Jennifer Carolan. Education technology spans a broad category of classroom tools, spanning corporate learning, language learning, digital learning content and more. Education Technology Investors Edtech Business

Finding ‘personalized learning’ and other edtech buzzwords on the Gartner Hype Cycle

The Christensen Institute

As Clayton Christensen recently said to me, just as people have taken the phrase “disruptive innovation” to justify whatever they already wanted to do, people are using the phrase personalized learning—and a whole host of other terms—in a similar manner. What is personalized learning?

Ka’Ching! 2016 US Edtech Funding Totals $1 Billion

Edsurge

edtech companies, which altogether raised an estimated $1.03 edtech companies raised roughly 57 percent of what Snapchat did in its $1.8 In this annual analysis, EdSurge counts all investments in technology companies whose primary purpose is to improve learning outcomes for all learners, regardless of age. This year startups that serve primarily the K-12 market raised $434 million; those targeting the postsecondary and corporate learning sector raised $593 million.

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Three Thoughts on the Treatment of EdTech in the 2015 EdNext Poll on School Reform

Doug Levin

Here are three thoughts (which are perhaps two more than deserved) on the treatment of edtech in the 2015 EdNext Poll on School Reform: This finding is not supported by the poll itself.

6 EdTech Tools for the Future Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

While we can’t predict what the future holds for EdTech tools, we can make educated guesses as to which resources will see success in years to come. Here are some EdTech tools already making an impact and others that show a lot of promise for what lies ahead.

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.

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.

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. Second, these incentives in turn shape the EdTech market.

From Mexico to China: Why the World is Interested in the United States Edtech Market

Edsurge

In the past, experts have made big projections for the global edtech market, with some groups estimating as much as $252 billion pouring into the market by 2020. The United States is expected to lead the charge, followed by countries in Asia and Europe, so it may come as no surprise that people interested in edtech are traveling from all over the world to learn from, sell to and acquire U.S. Education Technology Market Trends Edtech Business

Why Students Drop Out and What Schools Can Do to Prevent It

Where Learning Clicks

The post Why Students Drop Out and What Schools Can Do to Prevent It appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Outside the Classroom EdTech high school k-12 online learning Virtual learning virtual schools

The 5 Strategies States Should Pursue Now to Make the Most of Future EdTech Investments in ESSA

Doug Levin

Now, Title IV is a complex, layered program and marks a significant departure in structure and operation from past federal edtech investments. Consider also digital and online learning opportunities afforded students and teachers in which the state has invested.

7 Innovative #EdTech Practices You Can Implement at No Cost

The Innovative Educator

1) Online Learning Communities for Education Resources It is no longer okay for companies to provide teachers with just a product.

Common Myths About Virtual Schools Debunked [Infographic]

Where Learning Clicks

While online and virtual schools are becoming more mainstream the misconceptions surrounding them are still at large. The post Common Myths About Virtual Schools Debunked [Infographic] appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Teachers Turn Pop Culture Into Engaging Online Learning Videos

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

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Technology Will Not Replace Teachers

Where Learning Clicks

The world of education has embraced new and improved methods of teaching with the assistance of devices and programs designed to transform learning. As the world evolves we see technology progress more and more in ways that help to make our lives a bit easier.