The Effectiveness of Online Learning Depends on Design

Catlin Tucker

As students of all ages spend more time learning online, it’s worth asking, “How effective is online learning?” ” The answer varies dramatically and depends entirely on the design of the online learning experience.

Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

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!” This way you can facilitate and guide your students to make positive choices when they interact online.

Overcoming Problems With Online Learning Tools.

EdTech4Beginners

So, let’s talk about some tricks to facilitate a learning process. Studying process doesn’t go well all the time, so getting an support from an expert or peer is a real advantage; they will have thoughts and solutions about the learning material. Problems arise in the classroom.

How Google Apps Help Develop Online Learning Communities

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Cloud Online Learning Software as a ServiceBy Matt Renwick Principal Matt Renwick offers a few proven tools for facilitating better digital collaboration. .

What works for tracking student progress in online learning

Neo LMS

With online learning tools this function becomes not just easier, but more effective. When using online learning tools there are a couple of ways to track students progress. The post What works for tracking student progress in online learning appeared first on NEO BLOG.

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

EdTech4Beginners

It changed the way we shop, work out, eat, learn… it changed the way we live. If any question emerges from the back of your mind, you know what to do: type in few keywords to Google and get the answer at that very moment. The Advantages of Online Learning: The Perfect Confluence.

Summer Online Learning Questions We’ve Gotten

Ask a Tech Teacher

In response to extensive interest from readers, Ask a Tech Teacher will be offering four Summer Learning classes: 1 of 4 Certificate classes. It’s the sequel and lets you dig deeper into what you learned last year. Click Summer Learning.

Summer Online Learning Questions We’ve Gotten

Ask a Tech Teacher

In response to extensive interest from readers, Ask a Tech Teacher will be offering four Summer Learning Certificate classes with 18-24 CEUs: June 19th through August 6th. It’s the sequel and lets you dig deeper into what you learned last year. Email the instructor at askatechteacher at gmail dot com throughout the week and/or bring up your question at the weekend Google Hangout. The class is online through a class wiki (we’ll send you the Join Code).

ExamTime - free online learning tools

Educational Technology Guy

ExamTime is a free set of learning tools that allow students to generate their own learning resources. Students can create, discover and share mind maps, quizzes, notes, flashcards and more online with others. There is also an calendar to plan and get organized and they can monitor their progress over time using their own learning resources. The collaborative features also encourage students to work and study with others, helping them learn.

Examtime online learning tools are now GoConqr

Educational Technology Guy

>> I wrote about Examtime and their free, online learning tools back in February. It is a free set of learning tools that allow students to generate their own learning resources. View, discover and share great learning resources on the go.

Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

For 12 years, the Babson Survey Group in partnership with other organizations, including the Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium), has done critical research into the growth of online learning in American higher education that it publishes in the report Grade Level: Tracking Online Education in the United States. But as of late, the research has suggested that the growth of online learning is flattening.

Learnist - create online learning resource pages

Educational Technology Guy

The site allows you to create "Learn Boards" on any topic you want to and then add "learnings" by linking to websites, online videos, blogs, images, documents, etc. You can search for existing Learn Boards by topic and search term. Here are some from "Education": And here is an example learn board: It''s easy to use and there is a whole section on how to use it with videos, tips, and more. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Online Learning Does Not Mean Sans Engagement

Fractus Learning

While educators and learners in classroom-based courses have already discovered the benefits of using engagement as a part of education, the power of online is yet to be fully realized. Ana Donaldson, 2011, Engaging the Online Learner. Online learning doesn’t mean sans engagement.

GCFLearnFree - free online learning about lots of topics

Educational Technology Guy

GCFLearnFree is a program of Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC and provides quality online learning courses for free. This is a great resource for anyone looking to learn something new. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. free online courses free resources

Google Classroom Update Gives Teachers New SRS Tool

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith Google is once again broadening what teachers can do with its Classroom management platform. . Classroom Digital Content Online Learning Student Response Systems

7 Highlights from Google’s First Online Education Conference

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith Those who missed Google Education on Air when it was streaming last week can still catch all of the sessions. Classroom Cloud Curriculum Internet Leadership Management Online Learning Online Video Software as a Service

Overcoming the Challenges of Online Learning

The Electric Educator

Image by Jon Watson via Flickr One year ago I transitioned out of the classroom and into the position of Director of Online learning for Global Christian School Online. My task was to launch a fully online school from the ground up. online learning

Agile Development, Meet Online Learning

The Electric Educator

This year I took a position as the director of online learning for a christian school in Michigan. One of the projects that I began was the development of a series of online Bible courses. big ideas online learning

Brightspace Excellence Awards highlight innovation in online learning

eSchool News

This year’s Brightspace Excellence Awards , announced at FUSION 2016 by global learning technology provider D2L, recognized the promise of online learning and its ability to connect more and more people to high-quality educational programs. Faculty dedicated to helping students learn online created robust online environments and high-quality tools to help students succeed in their online learning endeavors.

Google Expeditions Brings Virtual Reality Field Trips to Schools Across America

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith An affordable VR package is coming to select schools, along with some guidance from Google. Classroom Curriculum Digital and Video Cameras Digital Content Hardware Internet Online Learning Online Video

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YouTube Kids Is Google’s First App Designed for Children

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Digital Content Internet Online Learning Online Video Social Media Frank Smith New app gives parents more control over their children''s YouTube browsing.

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Awesome Assessment App Smash: Google Drawings and Google Forms

EdTechTeacher

In my work as an instructor for EdTechTeacher, I have the pleasure of working with teachers from all over the country in both face-to-face workshops and online learning modules. As the teachers and I work together to explore new ideas, strategies, and tools, we learn and grow together.

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

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith Google's Zach Yeskel talks with EdTech about progress made since Classroom was first unveiled in 2014. Classroom Cloud Cloud apps Collaboration Digital Content Management Online Learning

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Surprising data on the growth of K12 online learning

The Electric Educator

I have been doing a lot of research on online learning lately. I''ve read several reports on the state of online learning across the country and around the world. Source: Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning , The Evergreen Education Group, 2010.

Google Joins Ed Tech Giants in Signing Student-Data Privacy Pledge

EdTech Magazine

Big Data Business Intelligence Classroom Internet Online Learning Frank Smith President Obama is taking student-data privacy seriously, and companies are taking notice.

Think Like an Urban Planner to Create Successful Online Learning Communities

Fractus Learning

But often, when we try to create community online through discussion forums or social media, our efforts fall flat. To avoid this, start thinking of your online community as a mega-city and yourself as an urban planner.

3 Tech Tools To Create A Classroom ‘Cloud’.

EdTech4Beginners

The ‘cloud’ is the term meaning a collection of online data which is stored online. Here are 3 tech tools which make creating a cloud nice and straightforward: Google Drive.

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Google and the Future of Learning

The Thinking Stick

What has becoming somewhat of a tradition… ok…it’s really just my geek side coming out (yes this would imply I have another side… not sure what that is though), I sat down on Thursday last week to watch the Google I/O conference. ” Google Expeditions.

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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. Google searches and YouTube are where many of us [.]. Ed Tech blended learning edtech educational technology oers online learning open educational resourcesYears ago, textbooks served a different purpose.

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Google Document URL Tricks

Learning in Hand

G Suite apps include Google Documents , Sheets , Slides , and Drawings. It's also great for when you want to present a Google Slides presentation full screen. This is particularly true with Google Drawings, which does not have a mobile app. Craving more Google tips?

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4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

In today’s K-12 education ecosystem, most classroom management tools have moved online. The first ‘lite’ option that most educators think of is Google Classroom. The biggest for many people: Privacy concerns continue, despite Google’s efforts to put them to bed.

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Google Buys Launchpad Toys, Creator of Storytelling Apps for Kids

Marketplace K-12

Google has bought app-maker Launchpad Toys, prompting speculation about how the Silicon Valley corporation is expanding its reach into the market for kids and families. Apps Ed-tech Online Learning mobile devices

Technology in Schools – Future Changes in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

Learning is becoming more collaborative to mirror the way that adults live their lives. New Learning Platforms. Today, most schools use some type of virtual learning environment. Many teachers are using virtual learning environments to teach film-making online.

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.

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. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.