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. That doesn’t happen in online courses. Because online classes can feel impersonal, you as the teacher gain a deeper understanding of the value of collaboration, community, and chatter.

Online learning for special education

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Vizzle is an online learning solution that keeps students with special needs on track with teachers and parents able to support and monitor IEPs, so learning can take place in the classroom and at home. It includes: Thousands of lessons Vizzle has a growing library of 15,000 interactive lessons, games and activities aligned and searchable by state learning standards. Set play preferences to fit and meet students’ individual learning needs.

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Coronavirus online learning solutions center

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FuelEd works with thousands of school districts every day to empower teachers and students through online learning. FuelEd is available to help you get your students up and running quickly with our complimentary services and access to some of their best online learning tools. Access Free Teacher Resources – – FuelEd partner Modern Teacher is providing free resources to help teachers prepare to provide effective, rigorous, and engaging online instruction.

YouTube Video Library for Teachers

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Gale Launches New Online Learning Platform for Public Libraries

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Gale, a Cengage company, today announced the launch of Gale Presents: Udemy, a new online learning platform for public libraries – powered by Udemy for Business –that provides patrons access to over 4,000 on-demand video courses across more than 75 categories

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Free distance learning library

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Lerner Digital is granting access to use their books to help enable librarians, teachers, and educators to help students with remote access and online learning. Lerner Digital is granting licenses to educators and librarians who would like to use their books to support their students and patrons via distance learning and remote access.

Find free online learning material in the new GoConqr Library

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“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library”. ~ Albert Einstein. The new GoConqr Library. Since we launched GoConqr, users have been busy creating engaging online learning material – so much that we have over 8 million resources and courses in our online learning library! To help you navigate this wealth of riches, we have organised the content into a personal learning library.

OPINION: When it comes to liberal-arts education, online learning changes only the tools

The Hechinger Report

Trustees at Wesleyan University, where I am president, have for years been singing the siren’s song to professors about the benefits of online teaching, and usually the answer they get is: “It just doesn’t work.” Students have left their campuses, and entire curricula have shifted into distance-learning mode. But despite growth in the numbers and sophistication of online options, high school seniors continue to apply for the opportunity to learn with one another on a college campus.

LinkedIn Pauses Changes to Lynda.com After Libraries Raise Privacy Concerns

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LinkedIn has temporarily delayed planned changes to Lynda.com, a popular education-video library the company bought in 2015 for $1.5 billion, after libraries around the country raised privacy concerns. That turned out to cause particular challenges for public libraries, since it meant forcing library users to give personal information to LinkedIn to access the videos, a practice that violates long-standing privacy policies and norms. Education Technology Libraries

The Case for Online Learning

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Online learning has been a part of higher education since the late 1990s. In fact, universities have utilized distance learning for decades, beginning with correspondence and then moving videoconferencing in the late 1980s. As the Internet improved, so did the opportunity to move from point-to-point video-conference delivery of instruction to asynchronous online learning. Now, online learning has become a required element in university program offerings.

How Librarians Continue Their Work Digitally Even as Coronavirus Closes Libraries

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Libraries are temporarily closing their doors due to coronavirus—like so many other institutions in the wake of a growing pandemic. And like schools and colleges, they are trying to move operations online as much as they can. But what does it mean for librarians to serve patrons without a library ? And for a lot of libraries, that's not something you can do on a dime. Yeah, libraries are not just about books, as people increasingly understand.

Learning Circles Toolkit: Online Learning, Offline

Educator Innovator

From software tools to facilitation guides, these toolkits have everything a librarian needs to run their own Learning Circle, a lightly facilitated study group for learners who want to take online courses with their peers in a community space. This resource is brought to you by Peer to Peer University (P2PU), an Educator Innovator partner, and leverages the Connected Learning principles.

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.

Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive?

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They know that when it comes to learning and productivity, space matters. An entire graduate course at Stanford University explores the principles for designing spaces that support learning. Yet most of our energy has been focused on designing physical learning spaces, even as more teaching and learning shifts online. Unfortunately, most massive open online course (MOOC) platforms still feel like drafty lecture halls instead of intimate seminar rooms.

Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success

MindShift

For all the promises of online courses disrupting education, completion rates are notoriously low. Some studies found that about five percent of those enrolled in massive open online courses (known as MOOCs) completed the course. Online courses can be a helpful tool for self-sufficient, highly motivated learners with reliable computers and internet at home, but others may need a little more support. Getting people to the Learning Circles required some marketing outreach.

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Learning.com Includes Essential Skills for Remote Learning in EasyTech

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To prepare students for success in a remote learning environment, Learning.com is adding remote learning lessons to its EasyTech content library. Computer Fundamentals: Students learn to harness technology as a tool to create, problem-solve and collaborate with others.

A padlocked drinking fountain, tree stump seats and a caution-taped library: See how the coronavirus has transformed schools

The Hechinger Report

Students at a private school in San Rafael, California, are learning in outdoor classrooms created from tree stumps and hay bales. Picture of library shelves with “caution do not enter” tape.

For Free Community College, Online Learning Isn’t Always Part of the Recipe for Success

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But several colleges experimenting with such programs are avoiding a tactic that other public institutions are increasingly using to boost numbers: online learning. That’s the case in Tennessee—one of the first states to introduce a free college program, called Tennessee Promise—where advisors at some campuses steer students participating in the program away from online courses. It's the same for any distance learning.”

How Libraries Stretch Their Capabilities to Serve Kids During a Pandemic

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Hunter and her colleague Rachel Krumenacker at the Chattanooga Public Library in Chattanooga, Tennessee, had filmed the DIY craft on a Zoom call from their respective living rooms. The craft videos are part of the Chattanooga Public Libraries’ summer program for kids, called Make.

?Why an iTunes Model for Online Learning Is Bad for Educators

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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. Customers can now pay a monthly fee to get access to a library of content. We could be pushing online teachers in a similar direction. But in education, learning experiences are often designed to be challenging and not always intended to be easily consumable.

Avoid This Common Mistake When Getting Started with Online Learning

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So you’re considering moving your face-to-face learning content online. Teaching online can be a great way to reach new audiences and take advantage of the opportunities created by the latest learning technology. But unless you’ve got lots of experience with online learning, you’re likely feeling a little overwhelmed and unsure where to start. Much of what you know about good learning design applies to both face-to-face and online learning experiences.

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

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. All three are outstanding (and free), but perhaps the most immediately useful to readers of this blog is Civic Online Reasoning or COR.

#DLNchat: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation?

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Will we wander through VR stacks in the library of the future? Will the library’s computer lab become a makerspace? Those were just a couple of the questions raised on Tuesday, February 27 when the #DLNchat community got together to discuss: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation? the library wants to go alone it will go fast but if it goes with others it will go much further.” Libraries can help with the issue of quality.”

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Museums, libraries win grants for youth to enhance online learning, community

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Sixteen museums, libraries and nonprofit institutions have been awarded a total of $150,000 to engage young people in the development of apps, badges, curricula and other tools that will make the online experience more civil, safe and empowering. MacArthur Foundation, administered by Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC), and was carried out in collaboration with Facebook, the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), and Mozilla.

How to improve schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to students

The Hechinger Report

Most educators and students agree: Learning took a nosedive last spring when schools closed during the coronavirus pandemic. After instruction went online when schools closed last spring, just 39 percent of over 20,000 students surveyed said they “learned a lot every day.”.

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Gale Enhances Miss Humblebee’s Academy to Improve User Experience and Better Outcomes

eSchool News

Guided Learning Path: Updated classroom setting gives children a visual queue of a starting point, interval achievements, and a finish line as they advance from beginning skill level to school readiness.

Interactive Online Tool that Gives Teachers a Shortcut to Creating Quality Project Based Learning Units

eSchool News

PBLWorks, the leader in professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), has created a first-of-its kind PBL Project Designer to help teachers plan standards-based PBL units for students.

Announcing the Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference

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We're excited to announce our third Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Emerging Technology," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Tomorrow’s technologies are shaping our world today, revolutionizing the way we live and learn. This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded. Please also join this Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0

Who ya gonna call? Remote learning helpline for teachers…and parents

The Hechinger Report

The “dream team” of experts answering calls all had stellar credentials: They were teachers themselves, with training in how to deploy technology for learning and years of classroom experience. Related: Rhode Island teachers trying out blended learning — but without high stakes pressure.

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

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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. Like many others, I think customizing learning more deeply to match students’ interests, needs, and aspirations is what we should be doing to prepare today’s children for success in an ever-shifting, technology-fueled society and workplace. What are her expectations and those of her family for her learning?

COLUMN: We could have avoided this disastrous fall

The Hechinger Report

Kids frustrated by online learning looked forward to going back to school in New York City next week, but re-opening has been postponed. In suburban Chicago, even as schools reopened virtually, some districts are figuring out ways to supervise online learning in schools, for a price.

Old Ways Meet New Tech (and New Students) at Meeting of Library and Academic Leaders

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Online is changing the story people are willing to tell themselves about college,” he said. Changing Attitudes During that panel—and throughout the day—online education emerged as a dominant theme. The university chose 2U as its tech partner to help create and run the online program. The second half of the day focused on what universities are learning about student success, and on new workflows and frameworks for research and publishing.

Technology in Schools – Future Changes in the Classroom.

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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. The appearance of massive open online courses (MOOCs) mean that it’s possible to study film-making online among other niche topics.

The Future of Online Teaching in a Post-COVID World – SULS093

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35 Remote Learning Resources for Teachers and Schools

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The post 35 Remote Learning Resources for Teachers and Schools appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Here are the best remote learning resources for teachers and schools from Shake Up Learning–all on one page! Remote learning is tough! Shake Up Learning 2020.