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. The way technology affects learning processes has an impressive effect on the overall educational system. increase in student enrolment in online courses from fall 2013 to fall 2014.

Dealing with digital distraction

The Hechinger Report

Since the fall of 2016, the communications department at Dominguez Hills has banned smartphones, laptops and other personal technology in every classroom — with grade deductions for violations — except for teacher-guided use and “tech breaks” during longer classes such as Eames’s.

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Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

Like many folks in today’s workforce, I spend a significant amount of time in front of a computer screen with my smartphone close by, responding to a flurry of emails, calls, texts, and calendar invitations. Multi-directional Learning. Online. Adult Learning Blog Educators

Teacher Support in the Digital-Blended Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Yes, it enriches learning but at the price of too many problems, preparation required, and confusion. Children as young as two are utilizing tablets, exploring the apps on smartphones, and accessing knowledge via the internet. Must-have Resources for Blended Learning.

The Benefits of Video in the Digital Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Digital-based learning benefits students. Blended learning and flipped classrooms. When teachers leverage technology, learning outcomes improve. From virtual labs and games to digital textbooks and online curriculum, digital classrooms rely on video. Online Video.

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How teachers can go blended (when they’re the only one)

The Christensen Institute

About the author: Casey Lynch is a K-12 education research intern with the Christensen Institute focused on interviewing and profiling schools in the Blended Learning Universe Directory, and a rising 8th grade English teacher in The School District of Philadelphia. Many teachers interested in implementing blended learning may be deterred by challenges in their school contexts. Innovation theory and the Blended Learning Universe Directory stand to offer implementable solutions.

#DLNchat: How Can Video Best Support Learning and Instruction?

Edsurge

With smartphone cameras in so many pockets, for many of us, creating videos has become as common as watching them. So when we bring video into the learning process, how can we best utilize it to support learning and instruction for all? Many in the #DLNchat community felt strongly that the use of video should be considered a complement to other mechanisms of learning and not strictly as a substitute for lecture or content delivery.

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Florida Virtual School mirgrates to Brightspace

eSchool News

Florida Virtual School (FLVS), a statewide public school district in the state of Florida and international provider of education products and services, has selected D2L , a global learning technology provider, to deploy its Brightspace platform as the district’s new learning management system (LMS). FLVS, the largest fully accredited online state public school in the U.S.,

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

Edsurge

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.

The Passback Effect of Mobile Technology for Early Learners

BYOT Network

This phenomenon also occurs when parents pass smartphones or tablets to their children in the backseat of the car or in a shopping cart. It is difficult to tell how the use of mobile devices at early ages changes student learning. What is the Passback Effect?

Marketplace trend update: 6 ed-tech developments

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change.

Will a new batch of licenses help rural students get online?

The Hechinger Report

Shawn Caine, who teaches technology at Panguitch High School in Garfield County, Utah, lets students who don’t have adequate home internet service get online in her classroom before and after school. The post Will a new batch of licenses help rural students get online?

How Can eTextbooks Help K-12 Publishers, Institutes & Students

Kitaboo on EdTech

Publishers too are taking to etextbooks to meet learners’ expectations and also expand their reach through the Internet. The increasing use of the Internet and the easy availability of smartphones have changed the way people search for, access, and consume content.

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Open Learning Opportunities for All Young People

Educator Innovator

We’ve heard a lot of talk these days about open educational resources and online courses and how these platforms can make high-quality learning available for all. The code.org campaign has been touting the potential of online courses to teach kids how to code.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ From the article that ”innovative teaching practice" appears to be project-based learning. ” “Behind Randi Weingarten ’s secret meeting with Steve Bannon ” by Mike Klonsky. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “How Much Hollywood Glitz Should Colleges Use in Their Online Courses ?” ” “Whatever happened to the promise of online learning ?”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Online Tool to Apply for College Aid Was Taken Down Due to ‘Criminal Activity’,” The Wall Street Journal reports. ” Via The Wall Street Journal : “Trump Officials Are Learning How Hard It Is to Sell $1 Billion of Their Assets.” Investors in this education startup include the Gates Foundation, Learn Capital, and the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative.). “Are online preschools signaling the future of education?”

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