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.

Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

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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.

Guest post: Biggest eLearning content trends of 2020 and beyond

EdTech4Beginners

If we go by Training Magazine’s prediction about the eLearning industry, it will be safe to say that Online learning is not a small industry anymore. Learning through a virtual medium has become highly popular over the last decade. Be it for basic education or for corporate or medical training, technology has made its place in among people as a reliable form of learning and development. . Video-based learning content. Micro-learning.

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5 blended-learning trends to watch

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For the last decade, the Christensen Institute has investigated how schools are integrating face-to-face and online learning modalities in ways that enable greater flexibility and student control, otherwise known as “blended learning.” Blended learning was one of 88 total tags.)

7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017

Neo LMS

Whether they used online courses as a stand-alone teaching technique – or as part of a blended learning environment – teachers did their best in delivering the best education they could. 7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017. E-learning

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Spotting the 2017 Trends That Fuel Edtech Innovation and Investments

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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. For those that track this industry closely, the highlighted trends will not come as a surprise.

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Spotting Trends and Delivering Data to Connect Edtech Tools With Educator Needs

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Data’s influence on modern education is immense; it drives policies, impacts funding—it even affects decisions about which tools and services edtech companies create for educators. And when it comes to helping edtech entrepreneurs understand those educators, Amy Rambo believes she has just the data that can help. The deeper an edtech firm’s understanding of the changing education landscape, the better it can support teachers and students with the learning tools they most need.

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

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According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020. The EdTech sphere is obviously developing quickly, so some things that seemed impossible only a few years ago have become a standard in the meantime. 5 New EdTech tools to watch.

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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.

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

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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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?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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Are 1-to-1 'Maker Space' Tools the Next K-12 Trend?

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Gaming Innovation Online Learning 11 edtech electronicdevices makerspaceA New York City-based company, littleBits, is offering modular electronics components for schools and libraries through a 1-to-1 model common in the world of ed-tech.

Emerging Trends in Ed-Tech: Maker Spaces, Collaborative Learning

Marketplace K-12

Cross-posted from the Digital Education blog Over the next few years, schools will increasingly count on technology to try to spark student creativity, independent learning, and innovation, rather using digital tools in passive, rote ways, a new report predicts. Ed-tech Conferences Innovation Online Learning Social Media edtech iste2015 maker

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.

Four Tips for Choosing the Right Edtech Resources

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With the continued funding challenges educators face, it’s crucial to pick an education resource that will yield the best return on investment and support learning outcomes for your district. Yet, with with the wide variety of edtech resources available, it can be difficult to know where to begin. 3P Learning works with over five million students and educators across the globe, providing online learning solutions in math, science and literacy.

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Bringing Art Back With Technology

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Cuts to arts programs have shown a detrimental effect on learning motivation. Articles For Students Online Learning Trends classroom tools edtech educational tools featured helping students motivating students student engagement tips for teachers

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

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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. My company sent me here to check out the trends in the United States.

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

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When new trends become the norm, report findings sometimes elicit more shrugs than surprise. smartphone and Wi-Fi adoption, which continues to grow unabated as evidenced in latest internet trends deck from renowned investor Mary Meeker.

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Penn State Starts Network for Entrepreneurs With Focus on Online Learning

Wired Campus

So are online programs by universities. Pennsylvania State University hopes to tap into both trends with a new effort to turn its campus into an innovation hub for ed-tech companies. 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.

The global phenomenon of e-learning courses.

EdTech4Beginners

The rise of online business has created many new and exciting industries, not least of which is eLearning. With a laptop, tablet, or phone, and a WiFi connection, it’s now possible to learn pretty much any skill you require wherever you are, whenever you want.

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New Horizon Report K-12 2016

Kevin Corbett

What’s on the five-year horizon for K-12 Educational Technology & which trends and technologies will drive educational change? Educational Change Future Tech Online Learning Virtual Reality (VR) edtech Horizon Report

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.

Must-Have EdTech Tools for a First-Year Teacher

Graphite Blog

First-year teachers have a lot to think about, especially at the beginning of the school year: decorating their classroom, planning lessons and learning units, trying out different classroom-management techniques, and -- most importantly -- getting to know their students.

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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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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition). Tagged on: March 19, 2017 Textbooks could be history as schools switch to free online learning | Philly.com → Garnet Valley is a district in the vanguard of a nationwide movement to ditch traditional textbooks for open-source educational resources on the web. Tagged on: March 17, 2017 Problems with Personalized Learning | dy/dan → Dan Meyer says, "This isn’t good instruction.

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Vendors Must Hone in on Successful Models for Educator PD

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Currently we include in-person or online PD as an optional add-on to our subscription offering, but to be honest, no one buys it. It looked at whether schools are embracing anytime, anywhere learning for teachers in the same way they are for students.

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In China’s Silicon Valley, Edtech Starts at the ‘MOOC Times Building’

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Beijing —The Chinese government is pushing online education these days, and like so many things in this country of 1.4 One sign of that: There’s a 22-story tower in the country’s capital officially named the “MOOC Times Building” that houses a government-supported incubator for edtech companies. Most of the occupants offer products or services in online learning, though not necessarily massive open online courses or MOOCs, despite being the building's namesake.

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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.

The Top 15 Tweets of 2015 from @coolcatteacher

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Education news and trends From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 12 – 7 Things Every Educator Needs to Know About Online Learning. I led a Twitter chat that trended in the US for back to school. News & Trends About me

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Big Names, Brash Claims at SF Edtech Industry Pitch Event

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Speaking in broad strokes, Goldstein proclaimed that the education industry has transformed from a system where a student comes in, goes through the process and “pops out the other end clutching a degree” to one that has a “whole lot of different elements that feed into the process of education, the process of learning.” Still, he added that although the “always be raising” mentality is “a natural trend, it comes at a huge cost to you and the company over the long term.”

The Rise of Early-Career Enhancers in Education

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Udacity, an online-learning platform , helps you learn the latest in deep learning, machine learning, and web development—and promises it will help you qualify for your dream career. At the end of a student’s journey, are bootcamps and online-learning platforms—just two examples of the recent explosion in new education providers that equip students with professional skills to be successful in jobs—that different from one another?

Education Looks Eastward: Snapshots from Beijing's Global Education Technology Summit

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Teachers are revered , most families spend about a third of their income on their children’s education, and most students spend at least an hour a day on some kind of online learning. Several companies at the event boast features that can use webcams on laptops to analyze how attentive students are to a lesson and log that information to share with teachers and students—a practice that one speaker at the conference stressed could end up being counterproductive to learning.

5 Levers That Can Unlock Smarter Demand for Education Technology

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First, online learning would grow rapidly in K-12 schools. The edtech industry has arguably seen what TechCrunch’s Mike Butcher aptly called a number of “ false dawns.” Although investments in online and blended tools grew steadily over the years, they did not always bear fruit. Pockets of the market, such as credit recovery , have largely fallen victim to this trend. Education Technology Market Trends Edtech Business

Coding Bootcamp General Assembly Hints at Possible Sale

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And just last month, WeWork announced a partnership with 2U to offer an online learning platform for Flatiron. You can imagine [a General Assembly sale] in the same way that WeWork and 2U now have a deal, but maybe General Assembly will make some deal with an online learning provider or an online space that enables them to do something faster than before,” says Michael Horn, a principal consultant at Entangled Solutions. “I

?Blockchain, Bitcoin and the Tokenization of Learning

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A handful of other universities (and even preschools ) now accept Bitcoin for tuition, but that’s hardly the extent of how blockchains and tokens are weaving their way into education: Educators and edtech entrepreneurs are now testing out everything from issuing degrees on blockchains to paying people in cryptocurrency for their teaching. Tokenized Learning According to data tracked by Coinbase , ICOs have raised nearly $3.4 Education Technology Market Trends Edtech Business

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