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.

Online learning: Students want quality, not just convenience

The Hechinger Report

Most students in fully online college courses live close to the educational institution offering them, and are interested in the quality, not just the convenience, of their education, according to a new survey. Online courses can’t just be about convenience, the survey found.

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Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

The Hechinger Report

Sophia Jones-Redmond, superintendent of the district, which serves students from ages 13 to 21, said that a blended-learning model has been a major factor in this success. The online coursework is designed by the education company Pearson. Brown liked the shift to online work.

The Case for Online Learning

Leadership Lounge

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.

9 case studies reveal secrets of successful blended, online learning programs

eSchool News

Successful online and blended learning programs in a recent survey are those that prioritized better teacher-student relationships, used an online curriculum as a primary instructional source, and used a combination of in-person and virtual instructional support.

Survey finds Millennial parents favor online and flexible education

eSchool News

A new independent survey of U.S. Compared to older generations, this generation of parents has more experience in education options beyond brick and mortar schools, such as online courses and blended learning. I believe online school gives her that.

Dealing with digital distraction

The Hechinger Report

The policy was spearheaded by the department chair, Nancy Cheever, who is part of a team at the university investigating digital distraction, an issue that, for many teachers, has graduated from a nuisance into a serious threat to learning. Related: Do classroom clickers improve learning?

Seeking Integrity in EdTech Research – Again

ProfHacker

Inside Higher Ed (IHE) recently issued their 2017 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology and we were excited about the big initial finding that more faculty are teaching online and that more are finding that online learning can meet the same outcomes.

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It’s not about sex: Teaching young children where babies come from (and other stuff)

The Hechinger Report

To help parents learn how to talk to their kids about sex-adjacent topics without losing their cool, there’s a new online video series called “ Amaze Jr. ” (There’s also a well-watched series for teens called “Amaze.”) K-12 News Curriculum Health and nutrition online learning Parents

The big jobs of small-town principals

The Hechinger Report

A national survey released in July found that principals in rural school districts are even less likely than their urban and suburban counterparts to stay at their school the following year and more likely to leave the profession altogether.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

NEW ORLEANS — A few years ago, with little fanfare or announcement, the New Orleans education system began a massive experiment that’s reshaping how kids learn across the city. Supporters in New Orleans say that, so far, personalized learning has been transformative. Future of Learning.

More schools are online than ever before – but it’s far from perfect

The Hechinger Report

When teachers don’t know if a program will crash midway through class – or work at all – they are often hesitant to use online programs to enhance lessons. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. Is technology necessary to personalize learning? Credit: Getty Images.

OPINION: Three misunderstandings about open resources

The Hechinger Report

In reality, every district we know approaches open educational resources with a single goal: to accelerate student learning by bringing the highest-quality instructional materials into classrooms. K-12 Opinion online learningStudents at Lovett Elementary, the Clinton, Miss.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

The exercise was part of “Civic Online Reasoning,” a series of news-literacy lessons being developed by Stanford researchers and piloted by teachers at a few dozen schools. Still, learning news literacy skills is one thing, and the motivation to use those skills is another.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

My Online Teaching Philosophy #OnlineLearning #OnlineTeaching #eLearning

EdTechSandyK

The program I am in is fully online, so I am able to study while continuing my current work as a Digital Learning Coach in Georgetown ISD. For my third course, Theory and Practice of Online Pedagogy, one of my assignments was to write my philosophy of online teaching.

Coding outside the lines: CoderDojos get kids psyched about programming by turning them loose

The Hechinger Report

The freedom to mess up, repeatedly, is a core appeal of this club known as CoderDojo , a loosely-connected global network of coding workshops for kids ages 6 to 18, including this Boston outpost that meets in the borrowed offices of the tech company LogMeIn. Read more about Blended Learning.

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

I relish the opportunity for an in-person meeting or training to connect with colleagues and partners. How ideas from the Nonprofit Technology Conference can positively impact adult learning and workforce development initiatives. Multi-directional Learning. Online.

How to succeed with online PD for teachers

Neo LMS

How to power through a difficult parent-teacher meeting comes to mind, but there are many challenges that teachers learn how to handle in time. Making more use of online PD can be the solution to a more efficient program. building a personal learning network online.

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Who are great blended-learning teachers?

The Christensen Institute

To ask that same question in education parlance, what competencies — meaning motives, traits, self-concepts, values, knowledge, and skills—matter most for teachers who are substituting online learning for part of face-to-face instruction? Online and blended learning are relatively new.

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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Online Higher Education in India Comes Full Circle

Edsurge

In 2012, the government of India stated that it would need to build 1,000 new universities and an astounding 50,000 new colleges by 2020 to meet expected demand as its population and workforce continued to grow. With over 750 universities and more than 38,000 colleges today— compared to roughly 650 universities and 25,000 colleges in 2012—the country looks unsurprisingly unlikely to meet that objective. Second, the initial online programs were of widely varying quality.

5 Reasons Why School Computer Labs Still Matter

ViewSonic Education

Why take time from core subjects to teach computing when students have this everywhere learning tool? Portable computing power offers learning advantages in virtually any educational environment. Many schools still lack the resources to implement 1:1 learning. Learning lab.

Skype Part 2 Online Workspace

Nik Peachey

In this posting I'd like to have a look at an online collaboration tool called Yugma which allows you to share files, share your desktop, make live presentations and have a shared online whiteboard all running along side your Skype application. How to use this with ELT / EFL students Well I think this is definitely a distance learning support tool rather than some thing to use in the classroom / multi media lab with students.

Harnessing the Power of Education Technology for the Adult Learner

Digital Promise

Adult educators are getting more and more excited as they see growing evidence of technology’s potential for improving learning for adults. Because most adult educators at this point are unfamiliar with how to create an effective technology-based learning experience, experimenting with and iterating on ed-tech products can lead to the best results for learners. His program now uses Cell-Ed to help sanitation workers learn English anywhere, anytime. Learn from Failure.

K–12 Videoconferencing Offers New Opportunities for Understaffed School Districts

EdTech Magazine

Videoconferencing tools and online learning environments may be the answer. . In a Gallup survey of K–12 district superintendents, 67 percent of respondents said the number of new teacher candidates is decreasing; 39 percent said quality is also declining.

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Privacy push must not prevent personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

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. We can then use that information to drive better learning. Central to the Teach to One model is an online program that helps create an individualized learning experience for each student. Vitter student-centered learning Teach to One teachers

Is higher education teaching teachers to blend?

The Christensen Institute

For example, some states like Utah have even mandated that preservice teachers learn to teach effectively in blended environments. Additionally, new Teacher Educator Technology Standards published in 2017 included the standard that teacher educators “model blended learning strategies,” and “provide opportunities for teacher candidates to practice teaching … in blended learning environments.” 33% of institutions offered a Master of Education degree online.

The start-up using tech to foster students’ connections across the globe

The Christensen Institute

Of late, I’m particularly interested in models that not only unlock new flexibility in learning , but also connecting, by putting new relationships within reach for students. The model bucks the MOOC-like image some people conjure when they think of learning online as distinctly anti social.

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Designing courses for students with diverse needs

Neo LMS

Unfortunately, this doesn’t account for different learning needs and abilities. One way of assessing learning needs is to create brief anonymous assignments. Covering these three areas can be an effective way to make connections between your teaching and the quality of student learning.

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Four Tips for Choosing the Right Edtech Resources

Edsurge

With the continued funding challenges educators face, it’s crucial to pick an education resource that will yield the best return on investment and support learning outcomes for your district. 3P Learning works with over five million students and educators across the globe, providing online learning solutions in math, science and literacy. Ensure the resources you consider align with your district’s mission, vision and student learning objectives.

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Six Strategic Steps to Digital Learning Success

Edsurge

Shiny new technologies can capture well-meaning educators like insects in amber, but the evidence is clear that digital learning can improve student opportunities and outcomes. Keep in mind that when you’re developing an inventory of goals to be addressed via digital learning, less is more.

Preparing Teaching Candidates for Blended and Online Environments

Fractus Learning

There is a growing need for today’s pre-service teachers to be equipped with skills and competencies for blended, online, and technology-rich teaching and learning environments. These courses include blended methods and technologies for blended learning environments.

When Colleges Consider Outsourcing Online Programs, Calculations Can Get Complicated

Edsurge

A growing number of colleges are turning to for-profit companies to help them run their online programs, and to help finance them. These companies are known as online program managers, or OPMs. Yet many colleges are in desperate need of attracting students to their online programs.

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Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

It is titled Experiences in Self-Determined Learning and can be found at [link]. Self-determined learning or heutagogy is fast gaining interest from educators around the world interested in an evidence-based approach to learning. Learning Environment.