Design Amazing Online Learning Experiences Quickly with These Choice Menu Templates

Teacher Reboot Camp

Design is especially important in online learning and one key to student motivation and engagement. Designing an engaging online experience doesn’t have to take a lot of time. If you are new to distance learning, then templates are the way to go!

Actionable advice for educators to move to online learning

Neo LMS

You’re getting comfortable with a new schedule, technology, and online grading. But, you still need a little help navigating the seas of e-learning. So, here’s actionable advice that you can use as a compass as you create a productive system for online learning.

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Why gamification works [Part 2]

Neo LMS

In my last blog we started discussing the “why” of gamification , with a specific focus on the nature of motivation, lensed through one broadly held theory of motivation called Self-Determination Theory (SDT), not to be confused at this point with self-directed learning.

Making progress in learning with gamification

Neo LMS

Just think about how we communicate, how we travel, how we meet new people, and of course, how we learn. This is where e-learning steps in, bringing along the power of big data. The performance of each student in an online course is more straightforward than that in a traditional one.

Online Learning Methods You Can Use in your Virtual Classroom

WizIQ Education & Technology

Learning is skills or knowledge acquired through study, experience or being taught. Online learning is the reimagining of the educational process that maximizes available virtual classroom software.

Meaningful Gamification and Student’s motivation by Lynette Tan (NUS)

Playware Studios

A research paper authored by Dr. Lynette Tan of NUS was published in the Online Learning Journal VOL 22, NO 2 (2018) [ISSN: 2472-5730]. The results point to the potential that meaningful gamification has in motivating and helping students in scaffolding reading material before their classes, and shows it to be not only a viable but also a worthwhile facility to invest in and develop—particularly for facilitating a flipped-classroom environment.

Make your LMS a social learning platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh, education professional and contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher, has some interesting ideas on using your native LMS as a social learning platform. LMSs are now being accepted as one of the ways to learn smartly. What makes your LMS a social learning platform?

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#EdTech #HigherEd Interview: Kevin Corbett on Higher Ed’s Online Future

Kevin Corbett

Educational Change Gamification Higher Education Online LearningOne of EdTech’s 50 must-read IT bloggers speaks out on the issues in higher education that are shaping the future. Frank Smith Google+Twitter Frank is… Read more.

How can Teachers Increase Social Learning While Teaching Online?

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s becoming more common to take online classes or blend traditional with online learning. The main point of this theory is that social learning attributes human behavior to be an outcome of cognitive, behavioral and environmental influences (Bandura, 1977 ).

Impact funds pour money into ed tech businesses

The Hechinger Report

Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. One of the main things Classcraft plans to do with its new money is build its sales force to sell its gamification software for social-emotional learning to schools. Ed tech companies are benefitting from the rise of impact funds.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

Is Online Education Better than Traditional Education?

Kitaboo on EdTech

Students have access to new technology which helps them learn and retain information in a far better manner. A popular alternative to traditional education is online education or eLearning. The online education model is basically trying to overcome the disadvantages of the traditional education system, while also providing additional benefits. Online education, on the other hand, encourages participation in classroom activities and peer-to-peer collaboration.

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching online and blending classrooms is a hot topic, but there’s always room for improvement. As teachers, we need to constantly refresh and update topics to improve our distance learning skills.

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

Neo LMS

The change already delivers extraordinary results and 96% of teachers claim that EdTech increases student engagement in learning. 3D learning. However, the whole system changes with the introduction of 3D learning. Game-based learning. Online learning.

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Why students love a game-based learning experience

Neo LMS

For as long as children have preferred playing to sitting quietly and learning their ABCs, preschool teachers have been craftily devising games as Trojan horses to teach them concepts such as shapes, letter recognition, colors, seasons and relationships. Why students love game-based learning.

BreakoutEDU: More Than a Time-Filling Game

Shake Up Learning

The post BreakoutEDU: More Than a Time-Filling Game appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Think of BreakoutEDU as an escape room game for your classroom, aligned with your learning goals. Susan shares her journey into BreakoutEDU, her skepticism, and lessons learned.

What’s edtech got to do with growth mindset?

Neo LMS

It was the first week of fifth grade and I was so ready to learn History. Make learning a priority. which Dweck associates with a false growth mindset, won’t help them achieve their learning goals, at least not in the long run. Challenge students to learn more. E-learnin

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Distance learning during the pandemic: Improvise. Adapt. Overcome!

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published in the April 2020 E-Learning Supplement of Education Today. Distance learning: Improvise. Schools and universities may have their gates closed but learning must continue even though from a safe distance. E-learning

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5 Reasons e-learning is perfect for introverted students

Neo LMS

This means they don’t particularly enjoy being surrounded by people at all times, they are not very vocal about neither their struggles nor their successes in their learning process, need a little extra time to participate in any kind of discussion and are painfully aware of their surroundings.

Want to Make Your Course ‘Gameful’? A Michigan Professor’s Tool Could Help

Wired Campus

Mr. Fishman has borrowed elements of gaming to develop GradeCraft, a learning-management system that lets instructors organize their courses in a “gameful” way. Mr. Fishman’s assessment system treats unsuccessful assignments not as failures but as learning experiences that pull students closer to mastery. Mr. Fishman doesn’t define what he’s doing as gamification. Online Learning TechnologyWhat if the classroom were more like a video game? Barry J.

Pros and Cons of Using eLearning Software in Your Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Lockdown aside, why are more teachers turning to online educational software? Technology allows you to teach and learn from any part of the world with Internet access and electricity. Learning Solutions Magazine Of course, specialized online periodicals had to land on the list.

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. Personalized learning.

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20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course.

How online courses can nurture emotional intelligence

Neo LMS

By defining EQ as a capability researchers made it possible for teachers to contemplate how teaching and building EQ could enhance a student’s learning. How online courses can nurture emotional intelligence. So how do we motivate students already learning in an online environment?

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It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

Edsurge

In early 2017, organizations that have focused on digital learning came together to better leverage their strengths and capacities for a common goal: improving student success.

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Designing for accessibility in e-learning

Neo LMS

Many of these disabilities affect the information processing and learning experience of children and teenagers, but they are not impossible to overcome. Why e-learning accessibility matters: WCAG and Section 508. What should educators focus on when ensuring accessibility in e-learning.

Meeting the needs of introverted students with e-learning

Neo LMS

When their learning needs are met, introverts thrive. Including e-learning in classroom instruction is a great way to meet the needs of introverted students, and here are four reasons why: 1. With e-learning almost all classroom distractions simply disappear. E-learning

E-learning in times of crisis: The CARE2 Framework

Neo LMS

As many brick and mortar schools have closed, many have transitioned into online or distance learning. It has advised learners and educators to use its online learning platform. Read more: Why e-learning is key to building disaster-proof education. E-learning

A Peek in My Week: Games, Mattering, Questions, Laughter & Learning WHEW!

The CoolCatTeacher

Gamification is not just points and badges “chocolate on broccoli” as Kae Novak calls it. Gamification is a full-on change in approach to how you “do class.” Do you apply what you learn? The more I learn, the more I realize I have to learn.

How 'Learning Experience Design' Helps Customize Online Courses at Scale

Edsurge

Today’s faculty is also tasked with something the school’s Jesuit founders could not have imagined: deciding not only which courses are taught but how to teach them—in person, online, or through a combination of both. Online course at Boston College's Carroll School of Management.

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Unlocking the Gate to Better Learning

EdNews Daily

Cleon Franklin, a great innovator and former Director of Virtual Schools and Online Learning at Shelby County Schools, said a very interesting thing about what happens when you ungate students. Now imagine that it is possible via custom software and virtual world learning environments.

10 Must-Have Features of an Online Education Platform

Kitaboo on EdTech

An online education platform is meant for delivery of educational content to students. This high demand has resulted in the production and availability of many such online education platforms in the market, putting educational institutions in a dilemma.

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When His Roster Outgrew His Classroom, This Prof Mastered Modular Online Curriculum

Edsurge

It was an unanticipated scheduling issue that challenged Dr. Bruce Robertson to completely redesign a classroom course to fit an online/in-class hybrid format—in just two weeks. Right before the start of the Fall semester in 2002, Robertson learned that the 400-seat movie theater that held his Principles of Marketing class at San Francisco State University would no longer be available. Different students have different approaches to learning, he says.

Game-based platform targets college prep, exams

eSchool News

Hobsons has launched Naviance Test Prep, a new online learning platform that is intended to make test prep engaging and personalized for students. Naviance Test Prep aims to support students preparing for the redesigned version of the SAT exam.

Disciplining educational technology

Bryan Alexander

Organizers noted that the past few years have seen serious growth in online learning, combined with a new look at redesigning digital pedagogy, on top of recent concerns about the quality of undergrad education. Even less leads learning scientists to educational technology.