5 Benefits of online learning for educators

Neo LMS

Online learning utilizes technology to connect students and educators. Research and Markets predicted that the online education market will reach $230 billion by 2025 , and it’s possible that COVID-19 will further increase the popularity of online learning.

Extron SMP Systems Enable Online Learning

eSchool News

Extron is committed to helping educational institutions of all sizes respond to the recent dramatic shift toward online learning. As part of this commitment, Extron is offering education customers special pricing and grants for its online learning solutions, including the SMP Series. Popular applications include lecture capture, presentation streaming, corporate training, and meeting and conference recording.

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Increasing Student Participation During Zoom Synchronous Teaching Meetings

User Generated Education

Due to Coronavirus, many schools are moving online, and teaching through Zoom meetings. The value of Zoom meetings is that the educator can create synchronous interactive conversations and activities. My goal is to have all my students actively engaged throughout the meeting. teacher education Zoom meetings although they can be adapted for any age group and age level (3rd grade and up), and in training professionals. To do online research about a given topic.

5 Basic ingredients to online learning success

Neo LMS

In an effort to keep up with the fast-paced world driven by technological advances, the education system is including more and more technology into classrooms all over the country. We already have online courses, learning management systems , online collaboration tools, apps for all sorts of classroom activities, and so on, and so forth. E-learning is part of today’s education and will probably be a bigger part of it in the future. E-learning

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

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. The benefits of online learning are immense, but there are great advantages that cause students to drop out. The Advantages of Online Learning: The Perfect Confluence.

Lessons and Leadership During the Switch to Online Learning

edWeb.net

Two months after the COVID-19 crisis forced educators across the United States to leave their classrooms and start teaching online, the scope of the changes and challenges have now become clear, and educational leaders have started to identify what’s working and what still needs improvement. Overall, the panelists are optimistic that the transition to online learning will hasten the adaptation of technologies and teaching methods that will better prepare students for 21 st century careers.

Meet NEO at BETT 2018!

Neo LMS

Some students today learn in high-tech environments that their grandfathers couldn’t even imagine when they had to go to school. Well, this video speaks for itself: Meet NEO at BETT 2018! Exactly one week from now the NEO team will be present — for the second time — at the ExCeL Expo Hall, eager to meet everyone there. Meet us at Booth F302! We’re really looking forward to meet you at BETT 2018!

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.

Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

The Hechinger Report

In Illinois, District 428 awarded 73 high school diplomas in 2017, up from 65 in 2013 when there were twice as many juveniles in the system and their average stay was longer. The online coursework is designed by the education company Pearson. Brown liked the shift to online work.

Can Online Learning Be Better This Fall? These Educators Think So

MindShift

Banks has never been formally trained to teach online, but that hasn’t stopped him from trying to make his classes as engaging and challenging as possible. Now, with many of the nation’s largest school districts beginning the fall semester online-only, Banks is part of a national effort to improve the quality of distance learning. The goal: Deliver better online learning, at no charge, to any district that wants it.

Meet the Instructional Design ‘First Responders’ Helping Faculty Teach in an Emergency.

Edsurge

As coronavirus pushed campuses across the country to close, and college after college issued orders to resuscitate courses online, it became clear that faculty needed help, stat. I’m asking people in the network to do outreach to centers for teaching and learning.

How Virtual One-to-One Meetings Are Helping Us Build a Strong Online Classroom

Edsurge

As I sat in front of my iPad waiting for Jackson to join our second weekly one-to-one Zoom meeting, I wondered what would become the focus of today’s catch up. Whether reviewing concepts or talking sports, the one-to-one meetings I’ve had with students over the last eight weeks have proven to be the most impactful way to build our classroom community through the transition to remote learning. But some elements are so hard to replicate in an online learning environment.

TEACHER VOICE: From the remote trenches of the nation’s largest school system

The Hechinger Report

I take his effort as a sign of a shift that has already taken place but that we teachers are only now registering: Students are more comfortable doing work online. Ensuring the remote routine is effective has meant a quick ramp-up in virtual learning for teachers.

Fixing a Broken Education System: Online Learning and a Better Tomorrow

Fractus Learning

We have lost our #1 spot precisely because we have allowed our education system to tank. The men and women who run these systems must be deluded to think that standardized testing and treating the schools like a business is a workable model. I envision academies online. They care about their own power, about creating the image that they are doing things to improve our school systems, and about taking everything they can for themselves before it all collapses completely.

Meet Two Leaders Trying to Reinvent College

Edsurge

We have a lot of things that are set up to be really focused on being a learning community. I would look at kind of three distinct times that you could visit: In the mornings between Monday and Thursday, you will notice that almost everyone is in their residence hall, [tuning into their classes which are all taught online.] Not done by us, but done broadly in the science of learning. Overwhelmingly it has nothing to do with online versus offline.

How Designing Accessible Curriculum For All Can Help Make Online Learning More Equitable

MindShift

As the dust settles from emergency distance learning, schools now have the summer to reckon with what worked and what must change as they grapple with the uncertainty of the next academic year. Whatever the fate of online learning, the past months have exposed some glaring disparities in access to education and technology, while families with children who have disabilities and special needs experienced significant challenges even when technology was available.

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

Edsurge

Next Wave 2017 was the latest in an annual, invitation-only meeting series run by Ithaka , the nonprofit group behind JSTOR, ArtStor, the PORTICO digital archiving and preservation service, and Ithaka S&R, which conducts research on higher ed and technology. Online is changing the story people are willing to tell themselves about college,” he said. Shirky invoked Napster, the music file-sharing system brought down by legal action on the part of the music industry.

How should traditional universities deliver wholly online learning?

Mark Smithers

I’ve worked with several traditional higher education institutions over the last few years that have been in the process of developing a capability for delivering wholly online course delivery. I see three broad approaches to design, development and delivery of wholly online courses. This involves creating a distinct grouping within the HEI that is normally tied to the teaching and learning governance function. Courses are designed and developed by the learning designer.

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OPINION: The job of school principal was always difficult. The pandemic has made it impossible

The Hechinger Report

Now, as we prepare for brick-and-mortar instruction for the first time since then, I understand a little more the enormous impact Covid has had on our educational system and the terrible Catch-22 we really face. Harry Sherman is principal of Castle Hill Middle School in the Bronx, New York.

Restorative circles, online wellness rooms and grief training: How schools are preparing for the Covid mental health crisis

The Hechinger Report

More and more, schools are recognizing that academic learning may at times have to take a back seat to alleviating those challenges. We’re going to have to embed social-emotional learning within every single subject we teach, every minute that we’re with the students.”

To transform your school district, look outside the mainstream

The Christensen Institute

Since the relaunch of our Blended Learning Universe (BLU) school directory six months ago, we have received several requests from school districts wanting to create district-level profiles—previously, only schools could create profiles. Districts can now share their high-level, blended-learning initiatives and results, as well as link to blended schools within their organizations so that users can see all the blended-learning activity across a district.

Utah and Florida sign bills to support competency-based learning pilots, but now the real work begins

The Christensen Institute

Treat competency-based learning as a whole-system—rather than one-off—reform. States hoping to seed more competency-based approaches must take a whole system-tack and recognize that competency-based education is a highly disruptive education model that will require a new disruptive value network. Invest in digital learning to scale competency-based instruction. Blended learning stands to support competency-based education in at least four overarching ways.

Woz U Is Partnering with CredEd to Provide Teachers with Coding Education

eSchool News

This partnership comes as the pandemic has highlighted the need for our education system to evolve, especially when it comes to technology. A recent survey shows that teachers have a strong desire for professional learning that builds comfort with technology.

Coronavirus opens doors to rethinking education

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. One example: proponents of competency-based education, which calls for a laser focus on student mastery of learning objectives and student-specific supports and routes to mastery, have become more vocal.

Innovators worth watching: Ed Leadership SIMS

The Christensen Institute

But a few hours later, Jennifer catches word that one of her team member’s parents vented strong frustration during the school board meeting that evening over the language Coach Goodman uses when talking with the players.

Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts that are dedicated to going beyond the shine of technology by examining ways to use digital tools to engage students in real learning. Be on the look out for future posts entitled the ABC’s of PBL and Deeper Learning and also 40 great education sites to discover in 2015. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. Relevant Nouns – planets, solar system.

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Ed tech companies promise results, but their claims are often based on shoddy research

The Hechinger Report

School closures in all 50 states have sent educators and parents alike scrambling to find online learning resources to keep kids busy and productive at home. Website traffic to the homepage for IXL, a popular tool that lets students practice skills across five subjects through online quizzes, spiked in March. Same for Matific, which gives students math practice tailored to their skill level, and Edgenuity, which develops online courses.

Tears, confusion and financial woes as colleges abruptly end semesters and send students home

The Hechinger Report

have announced transitions to online learning, they can’t definitively answer many of these questions, nor can they say when and if students will return to campus. I think the coronavirus is the external shock to the higher-ed system that will shine the light on inequality that has previously been ignored.”. It’s interesting to watch online instruction debuted as a solution, but the sweep of all of this reveals inequality in all its ugliness,’’.

‘It feels a little hopeless’: Parents of kids with disabilities worry coronavirus quarantine will mean regression

The Hechinger Report

Not only does she need more specialized support than many students, but her vision challenges and other impairments can make online learning difficult. Advocates, educators and parents say that kids with disabilities are particularly vulnerable as schools shut down to slow the spread of the coronavirus and turn to remote learning. Van Brusselen learned just a month before her due date that her baby had hydrocephalus, or an accumulation of fluid in the brain.

Teachers use high and low-tech means to reach English Language Learners during coronavirus crisis

The Hechinger Report

Administrators at Dorchester School District Two in suburban Summerville, South Carolina, were well aware of the digital divide when they decided to give students both paper and online resources after shuttering schools because of coronavirus. She said she’s worried not only about what her students might miss — those without online access won’t have a chance for teachers to give feedback on their work through Class Dojo and Microsoft Teams — but about their welfare in general.

Is disruptive innovation driving K-12 privatization?

The Christensen Institute

Edtech entrepreneurs and school choice advocates sometimes invoke it as an indomitable force that will redeem and transform broken school systems. Talk of disruptive innovation in K–12 education took off when Christensen’s 2008 book, Disrupting Class , used the theory to conclude that online learning is poised to transform K–12 schooling. Second, full-time virtual schools and other purely online options are not disrupting traditional public schools either.

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Coronavirus is the practice run for schools. But soon comes climate change

The Hechinger Report

But instead of a deadly hurricane, this year brought another crisis that shut the city’s school system: the coronavirus pandemic. His schools have been scrambling to set up online learning, connect students with virtual counseling and get laptops into the hands of families — steps McKneely says will be invaluable if another hurricane disrupts education. “We That doesn’t mean that school districts were up to speed on distance learning, however.

Can technology solve the achievement gap?

The Christensen Institute

education system faces is ensuring that all children have the opportunity to receive a high-quality education. In the traditional educational model, school attendance is critical because students don’t learn important academic content unless they are actually in class when the teacher covers the content. As a result, the more a student is absent or tardy, the more that student becomes lost and confused as holes in her learning accumulate.

Schools on a screen: One tech-savvy school district has lessons for others going online

The Hechinger Report

Are you ready to learn the basics?”. Each student already had a device that all but the youngest took home every day, and some spent hours a day working online in school. Children and teachers were familiar with a variety of learning apps and other educational software. I believe that many of the systems that Mineola currently has in place would be exemplars,” he wrote in an email. Children need to apply what they learn, not just regurgitate.”.