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How Online Learning Works

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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.

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.

EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

For a number of years, her district has pursued personalized learning. That’s given Cox a front seat to a new movement in education, which calls for recreating classrooms in a manner that supports learning for each child. Cox has a unique outlook on where personalized learning is headed: she helps oversee the district’s special education programs and strives to ensure that students with disabilities are included in the overall vision for structural and instructional reform.

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.

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

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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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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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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.

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.

Blended Learning at DB-EXCEL High School, Tennessee

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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.

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.

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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?

A Teacher’s New Best Friend: Amazon Inspire

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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

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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.)

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cursive in the Classroom: What Else is Becoming Obsolete?

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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.

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.

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

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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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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.

Disruption will not stop at the law school door

The Christensen Institute

Finally, on top of the changes coming about through technological innovations and new licensing models, higher education itself is also seeing a variety of potential disruptors emerge, all powered at least in part through online learning. Here again, law schools may feel protected from the disruption that is coming toward the universities in which they sit because of strict ABA accreditation standards that limit online competition. Law schools are in crisis.

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.

Beware of taking flexibility a step too far

The Christensen Institute

At its best, online learning can catalyze new heights of flexibility—in path, pace, place, space, and teacher-student interactions—amidst an education landscape that has long looked more like an industrial production line. In blended and online environments, students can move at their own pace, and when provided access to real-time data, teachers can intervene more nimbly when individual students get stuck.

Competency-based and blended learning: Friends or foes?

The Christensen Institute

Last week, I presented a webinar for the Michigan-based EdTech Specialists’ webinar series on blended learning and competency-based education. Early on, as many in the field do, the overlap of blended and competency-based learning felt obvious to me.

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 […].

Teachers Turn Pop Culture Into Engaging Online Learning Videos

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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

Blended learning up close—really close

The Christensen Institute

Next-gen learning has fallen into this trap. Particularly as EdTech penetrates schools nationwide, we often speak to technology’s enormous potential to drive new frontiers in instruction and afford ambitious design choices.

Students' Tablet, Smartphone Usage Climbs, With Strong Appetite for Apps

Marketplace K-12

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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.

Sixty Percent of U.S. Chromebook Sales Are for Education, Report Concludes

Marketplace K-12

Ed-tech For-Profit Education Online Learning Procurement mobile devices chromebooks edtech educationtechnology ipadsChromebook sales to end-users will reach 7.3 million units in 2015, a 27 percent increase from last year, according to a new report.

Q&A With Google Classroom's Manager on App's First Anniversary

EdTech Magazine

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