How Online Learning Can Improve Your Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

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.

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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. The class is online through a class wiki (we’ll send you the Join Code). At the completion of each class, you get 18-24 CEUs (where available) and a Certificate of Completion itemizing what you learned in the class.

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.

Gale Launches New Online Learning Platform for Public Libraries

techlearning

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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Learning Counsel to Present Emergency National Virtual Discussions

EdNews Daily

Nation’s education leaders to convene virtually to discuss challenges and create a sense of continuity for America’s learners Beginning April 2nd, the Learning Counsel is hosting a series of eight emergency national virtual discussions, featuring many of our nation’s top experts in the areas of virtual learning and digital transition. According to LeiLani Cauthen, CEO and Publisher at the Learning Counsel, “March 11th marked our first day of the sharply different reality in America.

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5 ways Hebrew schools benefit from online learning

eSchool News

This has presented challenges for all secondary schools, but even more so for Jewish day schools with an already full day of dual curriculum courses. Consequently, we embraced VHS Learning (VHS) option early on. Featured on eSchool News Teaching & Learning

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.

Online Learning: The Importance of Proper Implementation

Where Learning Clicks

While preparing for my presentation at the Software Test Professionals Conference in New Orleans, I decided to look up the origin of the word “technology.” The post Online Learning: The Importance of Proper Implementation appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. EdTech blended learning implementing online learning online learning

Online Learning VS Traditional Learning| Why Online Learning is Better

Kitaboo on EdTech

Though classroom learning is still preferred as a mode of teaching in many institutes, the popularity of online learning is slowly overshadowing traditional learning. college students find digital learning technologies helpful. Online learning offers interactivity, accessibility, and convenience that is making learning more engaging and stimulating. However, online learning breaks this barrier letting them access content anytime, anywhere.

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.

Six things I learned bringing online learning to international schools

eSchool News

For the last 15 years, I’ve been introducing schools all around the world to the value of online learning. It started at the Colegio Internacional de Caracas in Venezuela, when I first discovered the courses from global nonprofit VHS Learning.

Happy 9th birthday! (a few thoughts on blogging and online learning)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Over the past nine years I’ve learned some things about blogging specifically and about social media generally. So I was sympathetic to Shelly Sanchez Terrell’s recent post calling out a prominent online educational leader for improper attribution (and Doug Peterson’s excellent concurrence ).

A new adventure: Silver Lining for Learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

We discussed that this present challenge also is an opportunity to rethink some big ideas around learning, teaching, and schooling. Please visit Silver Lining for Learning for further announcements about each weekly discussion. Today we start a new adventure!

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

Edsurge

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.

Hospitality for Virtual Presenters

ProfHacker

I am finding more and more conferences willing to accommodate me as a virtual presenter. There are many reasons why a conference might want to welcome virtual presenters (diversity and equity being two). Most events I have presented at put the burden of this on my onsite co-presenters.

How this state is turning its virtual teachers into online learning experts

eSchool News

In Arkansas, as in most states, student interest in online learning is skyrocketing. The state’s official response was to create a new program, called Virtual Arkansas , to manage its online courses and work with districts to find students who want to take them.

Keep calm and carry on: Reasonable approaches to home-based learning

The Christensen Institute

Learning solutions right now will, of course, be less than perfect. Because of the sudden and unexpected shift to online learning that left many schools without a backup plan, expectations of student learning have to change.

Increasing Student Participation During Zoom Synchronous Teaching Meetings

User Generated Education

Due to Coronavirus, many schools are moving online, and teaching through Zoom meetings. If it is only being used to present content to students, then why not just record videos and have students watch them on their own? To do online research about a given topic.

On interactions and scalability in online learning

Mark Smithers

This happened this morning when I read the tweets about Gregor Kennedy’s keynote presentation in which he talked about interactions between students and teachers in online courses. I agree with this idea that students can and should interact with experts during their learning.

Competency-based and blended learning: Friends or foes?

The Christensen Institute

Last week, I presented a webinar for the Michigan-based EdTech Specialists’ webinar series on blended learning and competency-based education. Early on, as many in the field do, the overlap of blended and competency-based learning felt obvious to me.

A free online conference to inspire and equip you

Ditch That Textbook

It’s an online conference that features nine presentations from educators who are doing amazing things in technology, pedagogy, inquiry and more. [.]. DTT Digital Summit ditch that textbook digital summit ditchsummit online learning professional development

Creating online learning with Riddle

Nik Peachey

Lists - Lists aren’t questions as such, they are more like a nice way of presenting information in a series of chunks. This would make a great way of presenting infographic type information in a more mobile friendly way.

Mindfulness and Screen Time

Digital Promise

And how can we help kids manage their online time and the problems they encounter, as well as assess their own digital responsibilities? One set of useful resources comes from Project Zero research director Carrie James , a sociologist at the Harvard Graduate School of Education who studies ethics and citizenship online and works with a network of educators. Present young people with real-life dilemmas and ask them to talk through their responses.

Testing Mode Matters

Digital Promise

Taking a test online rather than on paper might hurt students’ test scores — at least at first — according to a study from the American Institutes for Research (AIR). How Schools can Prepare their Students for Online Tests. Online Learning Research Research Map Research@Work

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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In dark days of coronavirus, acts of generosity can restore students’ faith in higher education and each other

The Hechinger Report

These institutions are helping students find cost-free ways to leave campus, keeping dorms open for those who don’t have other options or identifying ways to enable less-wired students who can’t access online learning to still finish out the semester.

Online Learning Consortium 2014 – How We Discuss the Future of Higher Education

Improving Education Environments

I presented at the Online Learning Consortium’s Annual Conference today about MOOCs as a phenomenon, specifically my Delphi research done in partial fulfillment of my Ed.D. The room was interested in the presentation, and I enjoyed the opportunity to discuss the evolution of MOOCs beyond my research and how the expert Delphi panel related to today’s MOOC news when we were talking in 2013.

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On interactions and scalability in online learning

Mark Smithers

This happened this morning when I read the tweets about Gregor Kennedy’s keynote presentation in which he talked about interactions between students and teachers in online courses. I agree with this idea that students can and should interact with experts during their learning.

The Ups and Downs of Social Media

Digital Promise

The students, who were evenly split between female and male, were heavier users of social media than the average American teen: 98 percent said that they were online “almost constantly” or “several times a day,” compared to 80 percent of teens nationally.

How Student Video Presentations Can Build Community in an Online Course

Wired Campus

It may sound pretty routine to convert a course to an online format, but doing so presents many unexpected challenges and can even challenge a professor’s assumptions about the nature of academic coursework. I had taught this class dozens of times in the past but never online.

Just shifting online or shifting the learning?

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Across the globe schools are closing due to Covid-19 and the learning is being moved online. How will we engage students in learning when they might not be coming to school every day? Will it be a Powerpoint presentation or a discussion?

Online higher education isn’t winning over students forced off campus by the coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

Students on the quad at the University of Washington, one of the first institutions to shift classes online because of the coronavirus. The vice provost promises instruction online will improve. Regardless of the pandemic’s effects, online education has been on the rise.

How One Ed-Tech Startup Is Approaching Operations Amid Swell of Coronavirus

Marketplace K-12

Uncertainty is a fact of life for ed-tech startup leaders, but the coronavirus is presenting entrepreneurs with unique challenges. Marketplace K-12 Coronaviru Event: ASU GSV Summit Online / Virtual Education / Startups Online Learning Startup Startups