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.

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.

Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. 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!”

Overcoming Problems With Online Learning Tools.

EdTech4Beginners

Technology is often the simple solution. So, let’s talk about some tricks to facilitate a learning process. This free video connector actively develops and improves distance learning. Problem: how do you learn a new language quickly? Problems arise in the classroom.

Guest Blog Post: Online Learning – a Perfect Confluence or a Bad Influence?

EdTech4Beginners

There’s no question about it: technology dominates our lives. It changed the way we shop, work out, eat, learn… it changed the way we live. The way technology affects learning processes has an impressive effect on the overall educational system.

One District’s Success with Online Learning Customization

Where Learning Clicks

Seneca Valley School District gives students seemingly endless learning opportunities thanks to online learning customization. The post One District’s Success with Online Learning Customization appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Online Learning: The Importance of Proper Implementation

Where Learning Clicks

While preparing for my presentation at the Software Test Professionals Conference in New Orleans, I decided to look up the origin of the word “technology.” Today, technology means several things, including “a manner of accomplishing a task especially using technical processes, methods, or knowledge.” The post Online Learning: The Importance of Proper Implementation appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

Digital Promise

We are often reluctant to label anything facilitated through technology as a failure. Technology has become so pervasive in our lives that we have grown reticent to question its value when its use may not support evidence-based practices. Taking a more critical look at edtech.

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Online Learning Platform, NovoEd Acquired by Boston Private Equity Firm

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Boston-based private equity firm Devonshire Investors has acquired NovoEd , a San Francisco-based provider of an online learning platform. NovoEd traces its roots to Stanford University, where engineering professor Amin Saberi and Farnaz Ronaghi, then a PhD student, launched their first online course in 2012. In those days the platform was called Venture Lab, and 78,000 students from 150 countries signed up for its first course, which was on technology entrepreneurship.

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.

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Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of new technologies. But the truth is, breakthrough innovations rarely come from the technologies themselves. Rather, they come from finding ways to use new technologies to rethink old patterns and processes.

How educators can use edtech to teach students essential real-life skills

Neo LMS

Technology in the classroom continues to transform the way that teachers teach and students learn. Edtech doesn’t just enhance current curriculums, though; it can help students learn essential real-life skills. The value of edtech. E-learning

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What’s in Your Edtech Bag? #EdTechRations

The CoolCatTeacher

talks about the educational technology that educators around the world carry in their bags and pockets. The Really Useful #EdTech Book. ” The post What’s in Your Edtech Bag?

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Change Management: 3 Tips to Get Teachers On-Board with EdTech

Where Learning Clicks

Change is difficult, but these three tips can help you get your teachers and staff on-board with (and enthusiastic about) edtech. The post Change Management: 3 Tips to Get Teachers On-Board with EdTech appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

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.

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Good news stories about EdTech from across the globe

Neo LMS

As the year draws to a close I thought we could take a look at how EdTech has transformed schools, students and education this year – in countries across the world. Chatterbox is an online language school that employs the latent talent of professionals, who also happen to be refugees.

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Explore the Many Ways to Use EdTech

Where Learning Clicks

There are many different ways to use edtech to support students, so check out the different ways you can use these resources to better meet your needs. The post Explore the Many Ways to Use EdTech appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Design the Best Online Learning Program You Can (With a Little Help), Part 2

Where Learning Clicks

The sky’s the limit with online learning, so help yourself by learning what other districts have done to build some of the best online learning programs.

5 Questions to Evaluate the Efficacy of Education Technology

Where Learning Clicks

With students’ futures on the line, educators need assurance that the edtech they use is research-backed, especially now that ESSA tied funding to efficacy. The post 5 Questions to Evaluate the Efficacy of Education Technology appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

Neo LMS

Most people don’t consider education technology to be such an important industry, but it’s actually gigantic. According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020. 5 New EdTech tools to watch. 3D learning. Game-based learning.

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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.

Design the Best Online Learning Program You Can (With a Little Help)

Where Learning Clicks

The sky’s the limit with online learning, so help yourself by reading what other districts have done to build some of the best online learning programs. The post Design the Best Online Learning Program You Can (With a Little Help) appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Ten EdTech Conferences to Attend before the End of 2015

Where Learning Clicks

Attending a conference is a great way to network and learn about what’s going on in the education industry, especially when it comes to edtech. The post Ten EdTech Conferences to Attend before the End of 2015 appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

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.

Technology Will Not Replace Teachers

Where Learning Clicks

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

Explore the Many Ways to Use EdTech

Where Learning Clicks

There are many different ways to use edtech to support students, so check out the different ways you can use these resources to better meet your needs. The post Explore the Many Ways to Use EdTech appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. EdTech Data-driven instruction online learning Teacher Resources technology in the classroom ways to use edtech

Bringing Art Back With Technology

Edudemic

Cuts to arts programs have shown a detrimental effect on learning motivation. With the use of technology, educators can bring arts back to the classroom. The post Bringing Art Back With Technology appeared first on Edudemic.

A new framework to unlock edtech’s potential for teachers

The Christensen Institute

Fortunately, technology can improve these circumstances. When we consider the long march of progress across human history, our common story is interwoven with advances in technology. As illustrated in the diagram below, technology can play a similar role in our education system.

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Not Just Classroom Supplies: Teachers Also Buy Edtech With Their Own Money

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In education technology, a litany of surveys published this decade have touted the growing adoption of digital learning tools. Recent studies by Deloitte and the Gates Foundation have shed light into how educators engage with edtech.

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Top EdTech Conferences for 2018

Where Learning Clicks

In the past few decades, technology has become an increasingly large part of classrooms all over the country. Some are surely questioning the value of bringing technology and blended learning into the school system, but there are many reasons to do so!

?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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?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.

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.

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.

15 tech tools to try next year

Ditch That Textbook

DitchBook Twitter chat edtech educational technology inspiration online learning plnThere are lots of new tech tools out there just waiting to make it into your classroom. You may have even tried to squeeze one in during those last few days of school but ran out of time.

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Are K-12 teachers struggling to keep up with edtech?

Neo LMS

Technology is changing the landscape of industries everywhere. Technology has paved the way for new opportunities to improve this crucial period of student growth. Behind the seemingly productive numbers for edtech is a permeating struggle that must be addressed.

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Virtual School Chat Series Part 3 - Getting Technology and Community Engagement Right Are the Best Things You Can Do for Your Virtual School

Education Elements

The success of your virtual school may very well depend on how you implement technology and how well you engage your community. Technology is a critical part of your virtual school’s success. Depending on your school model, your virtual school may be entirely run online.

#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. The power of personalized online learning.

Can This Be the K-12 Edtech Marketplace That Finally Succeeds?

Edsurge

In 2012, First Book , a nonprofit that provides affordable learning materials to kids in need, approached the publishers of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and asked: Can you make a bilingual version of the popular children’s book?

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How tech encouraged creativity in one of my students.

EdTech4Beginners

Our class topic was ‘Coasts’ and the students certainly enjoyed learning all about them. I was really happy that a student, in his own time, used an online game to further his knowledge and creativity. education creativity edtech gaming online learning tech technology