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How Online Learning Can Improve Your Teaching

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Online learning has become not only a common alternative to physical classes, but a well-regarded change maker in the education ecosystem. If you teach online, you know what I mean. Good online instructors are what we always wished teaching would be.

Are you really personalizing learning?

The Christensen Institute

Though the definition of personalized learning could encompass many modalities, there are innovative classroom design and support components outside of standard pedagogical approaches that are often missed. Are you personalizing supports? Education Blog

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The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In one class, Danusis introduces me to a lanky child in rain boots, who clicks through an online math program while chatting about a baby goat that’s being weaned in her backyard. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter. Future of Learning. Higher Education.

3 tips for a better student online learning experience

The Christensen Institute

million public school students attending at least 64,000 schools have seen their education interrupted; and more than 200 colleges and universities are canceling or postponing in-person classes and activities as COVID-19 enters pandemic territory. Help students own their learning.

Personalized learning in the context of a person, not a school

The Christensen Institute

Personalized learning is the current big buzz in education. Everyone is trying to figure out how best to personalize the learning experience for each and every child. What are her expectations and those of her family for her learning?

Defining personalized learning and blended learning: Is there a difference?

The Christensen Institute

To understand the nuances of personalized learning—and why it’s not solely tech-centered, though technology may be a critical lever for scale—it’s important to define what personalized learning is…and if it’s different from blended learning, it’s often interchangeably applied concept.

6 tips from personalized learning innovators leading change

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this year, the Rhode Island-based Highlander Institute and the Clayton Christensen Institute teamed up to bring together a conference on blended and personalized learning in Providence, R.I. Embrace that educators have different skills and strengths,” he said.

Privacy push must not prevent personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

Education technology, however, is shifting what’s possible–and the benefits for students and teachers could be tremendous, so long as recent attempts to protect student privacy–itself an important goal–don’t get in the way. Using online learning, assessment and data analysis, we can more precisely pinpoint what students know and where they are still struggling at the moment they are struggling. Vitter student-centered learning Teach to One teachers

What Personalized Learning Is Not

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“I really want to personalize learning for my students, but I just don’t see how it’s possible—there’s no way I can create individual lesson plans for all of my students everyday!”. “I I really like what you’ve shared with us today, but I can’t personalize my students’ learning because I don’t have enough devices for all of my students.”. These are just two of the statements I hear from teachers about the challenges of facilitating personalized learning.

Practical Applications to Individualize and Personalize Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Possibly one of the most important shifts needed in schools is to provide individualized and personalized learning experiences to students. Image credit: [link] Infusing online learning opportunities should be a given in a digital world.

Julie Young returns to online learning

The Christensen Institute

When Julie Young stepped down from the helm of Florida Virtual School (FLVS) after 17 years, I wrote at the end of my piece reflecting on what her contributions had meant that I wouldn’t be surprised to see Julie “continue to play a leadership role in transforming schooling to put students at the center of their learning. accredited high school through virtual learning. based education, the opportunity Julie and the GPA team is tapping into is a significant one.

4 ways online learning can lead to educational equity

eSchool News

Until all students are treated equally and given access to similar educational resources, we have little chance of achieving equality in K-12 schools. Related content: 5 things you don’t know about online learning.

5 Traps That Will Kill Online Learning (and Strategies to Avoid Them)

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Online learning has moved to the front stage as 90 percent of high-income countries are using it as the primary means of educational continuity amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are Culatta’s top five pitfalls that could kill online learning—and how to avoid them.

Taking stock of 2017: What we learned about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

One of the areas that has received the most attention in K-12 education, dominating headlines, conversations, and research, was personalized learning. Personalized learning remains a broad topic. But it often refers to innovative approaches to tailoring instruction to fit students’ individual needs and increase their autonomy over how, when, where, or what they learn. Competency-based education. Online and blended learning.

What’s the difference between blended and personalized learning?

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this month, after two exhilarating and exhausting days at the Blended and Personalized Learning Conference in Providence, R.I., which we cohosted with our partners at Highlander Institute and The Learning Accelerator), I boarded an evening flight back to D.C. Just after takeoff, a school principal from Virginia seated in the row just ahead of me poked his head through the seat to ask: “So, what’s the difference between blended and personalized learning?”.

At Public Education Conference, Educators Share Fall-Outs on Personalized Learning, Privatization and Edtech

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Educators from around the U.S. gathered in Oakland this past weekend for the Network for Public Education ’s (NPE) national conference, where several sessions centered around a common theme: protecting public education amid an era of federal budget cuts and concerns over the increased presence of technology in classrooms. The speakers all pressed that digital learning, and in particular online charter schools, are falling short for students and teachers.

Use Personalized Learning Tools to Boost Classroom Equity

EdTech Magazine

Use Personalized Learning Tools to Boost Classroom Equity. As personalized learning continues to gain momentum across the U.S., But what exactly is a competency-based education system, and what role does technology play in the design and support of this system?

Why teachers can’t deliver real personalized learning in today’s schools

The Christensen Institute

This week I watched a speech by long-time education leader Howard Fuller in which he describes the education reforms that low-income families most need. In that speech, he tells a story that is emblematic of the challenges that many students from such backgrounds face as they try to navigate their K–12 education. And in an education system based on whole-group instruction, teachers’ work grows exponentially when they have to catch individual students up.

Personalized learning and sound curriculum—two sides of the same coin

The Christensen Institute

Two weeks ago, Education Next published a blog post I wrote about the need to focus demand and funding for open educational resources (OER) on facilitating personalized learning. But that form of personalization should not compromise students’ mastery of core knowledge.

Online Learning Book Recommendations: And Why I Read so Few Books on the Topic

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Dear Bonni, In the midst of this current COVID situation, I'm looking to up my game … as an educator … especially in the online environment. Tim Carson, Skilled Trades and OER Advocate First, allow me to tell you why I don’t typically read books about online learning.

Did you know online learning can lead to equity?

eSchool News

Until all students are treated equally and given access to similar educational resources, we have little chance of achieving equality in K-12 schools. Related content: 5 things you don’t know about online learning. The eSchool News Online and Blended Learning Guide is here!

Coronavirus opens doors to rethinking education

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 other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation.

Personalized Learning Is the Answer. (I Forgot the Question.)

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public education these days is personalized learning. Personalized learning is something teachers do, something students do, something teachers do with students, or something students do with one another. Personalized learning is a noun, a verb, and an adjective. It is either impossible without technology or requires no technology at all. Defined this way, there is much to like about personalized learning.

Change education to attack technology-driven unemployment

The Christensen Institute

Fears are mounting that the rapid technological advances occurring will automate and displace jobs on a scale never before seen. In a piece for Quartz this past week, I addressed how moving to a blended learning, competency-based education system in which students advance based on mastery, not time, could address many of the concerns by better preparing citizens for the demands ahead.

These educators are using personalized learning to think differently about teaching

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The familiar comment on education is that it hasn’t changed in a hundred years. However, pioneering educators have been thinking more critically about what schools should look like and how we can better cater to the needs of all students while keeping in mind the changing requirements of higher education and a new workforce. Students have more agency in their education and are becoming creators and contributors in the learning process.

When Personalized Learning Is a Logical Fallacy

Edsurge

Personalized learning is not a product you can buy — it’s a set of strategies that teachers can implement, sometimes with the help of products that are designed to support those strategies. Personalized learning, adaptive learning, potato, potahto.

3 Ways to Overcome High Student-Teacher Ratios and Improve Personalized Learning

EdTech Magazine

3 Ways to Overcome High Student-Teacher Ratios and Improve Personalized Learning. Here are three ways schools can overcome the challenges of large classes to implement a more personalized approach to education. Use Classroom Technology to Fill the Gaps.

Where blended meets personalized learning—and gets results

eSchool News

A coordinated, intentional program of blended learning is changing teaching and learning in the Nation’s capital. Part of their success has hinged on the way teachers are using blended learning in the classroom. of Educational Technology and Library Programs.

Keep calm and carry on: Reasonable approaches to home-based learning

The Christensen Institute

The sudden closure of schools across the country has left policymakers, educators, and parents scrambling. Learning solutions right now will, of course, be less than perfect. Instead, we can use this time as an opportunity to learn and innovate.

10 Popular Educational Trends and What You Need to Know

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The COVID-19 crisis is changing the educational landscape, often in unpredictable ways. We’ve rounded up 10 educational trends and issues you should keep an eye on and consider researching for your classroom. Blended Learning. Personalized Learning.

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New research answers whether technology is good or bad for learning

The Christensen Institute

For years educators and scholars have debated whether technology aids learning or inhibits it. In the most recent issue of Education Next, for example, Susan Payne Carter, Kyle Greenberg, and Michael S. Other studies have shown similarly dismal numbers for student learning when technology is introduced in the classroom. Yet there are also bright shining stars of technology use—both in proof points and in studies, such as this Ithaka study or this U.S.

Personalized learning: How kids are getting into college by mastering their skills

The Hechinger Report

Students work on individual projects in the blended-learning classroom of Jessica Anderson, in Deer Lodge, Montana. When they are ready, the students demonstrate their understanding by performing thoughtfully developed tasks that determine how much learning has taken place.

Why making, coding, and online learning are the real trends to watch

eSchool News

By contrast, the report’s short-term developments, online learning and makerspaces, have a distinct yesterday’s news vibe about them. In 2011, when the report focused only on important developments, learning analytics were predicted to peak in about five years.

AI, Personalized Learning Are a Dynamic Duo for K–12 Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

AI, Personalized Learning Are a Dynamic Duo for K–12 Classrooms. New learning. For the last decade, some of the most common initiatives have been about increasing personalization and using technology. . The Issue of One-to-one Learning in Large Classes.

A new approach to personalized learning reveals 3 valuable teaching insights

The Christensen Institute

Personalized learning’s rationale has strong intuitive appeal: We can all remember feeling bored, confused, frustrated, or lost in school when our classes didn’t spark our interests or address our learning needs. For personalized learning to actually move the needle on improving student experiences and elevating student outcomes, the question of how schools and teachers personalize is just as important as why. Is it through online learning?