10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Video and Infographic From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teachers are moving from face to face classrooms to online classrooms quickly. Top online course designers who have also taught face to face tell us how.

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. References.

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Online Learning for Children: Tips For Parents

MIND Research Institute

My goal is to provide you with Do’s and Don’ts regarding online learning programs that will help guide you in how to best assist the students in your life. For simplicity, I will refer to all computer-based instruction as digital learning.

Online learning displays many new guises, in the wake of the coronoavirus

The Hechinger Report

The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning. And with so many people turning online, he said, “There’s a high demand” for people with knowledge like his.

Online Learning Book Recommendations: And Why I Read so Few Books on the Topic

Edsurge

Dear Bonni, In the midst of this current COVID situation, I'm looking to up my game … as an educator … especially in the online environment. Tim Carson, Skilled Trades and OER Advocate First, allow me to tell you why I don’t typically read books about online 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.

Increasing Student Participation During Zoom Synchronous Teaching Meetings

User Generated Education

Due to Coronavirus, many schools are moving online, and teaching through Zoom meetings. I also use online web tools and applications to increase interactivity and engagement. To do online research about a given topic. It works online in your browser.

Teachers: 6 social assignments for online learning

eSchool News

Online learning students, like any other students, like to spend time procrastinating before they get to completing assignments given in class. The Photo Online Assignment. The Interview Online Assignment. The Observation Online Assignment.

Agile Development, Meet Online Learning

The Electric Educator

My brother-in-law and I have had many discussion regarding the merits of Agile development versus traditional requirements based development (frequently referred to as " waterfall " development). This year I took a position as the director of online learning for a christian school in Michigan.

Programmatic Best Practices for Healthy Academic Programs

Wisewire

Learning House’s most recent survey of online students (2017) notes that 52% of respondents reviewed programs at three or more institutions before making their decision. Competition is, therefore, becoming a much more relevant concern for institutions offering online degrees.

4 Ideas to Consider for Online Learning

The Principal of Change

It means learning from the process in order to become stronger and better at tackling the next challenge. Let’s think about how we can focus on connection and learning instead of recreating ineffective structures and routines of school that breed isolation and disengagement at home. So as we temporarily move the majority of education in the world to these online spaces, there are two things to consider, that almost seems counterintuitive.

Guest Post: Top Websites To Use When Teaching Writing.

EdTech4Beginners

There are lots of different word activities to choose from and an amazing online environment to experience. I really like how students are first introduced to the news broadcast before learning about the different parts of a newspaper and creating their own articles.

Counseling kids during the coronavirus: A tough job made even tougher

The Hechinger Report

While Menard tries to teach all students how to manage their emotions and helps some in small groups, she often refers kids with more difficult issues to free therapy provided on campus by a local mental health agency.

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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.

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Will this semester forever alter college? No, but some virtual tools will stick around

The Hechinger Report

A PhD candidate at Harvard University tilts his screen while teaching an online class from his dorm. But while all of this is widely being referred to as online higher education, most of it isn’t. Related: How do you manage college online — quarantined with eight people?

4 Ideas to Consider for Online Learning #Podcast

The Principal of Change

I recently posted “ 4 Ideas to Consider for Online Learning ” and I wanted to put together a podcast for people to be able to access the big ideas in a way that makes sense to them, while also reposting the original post. Focus on Creating Empowering Learning Experiences.

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’m watching them literally try to figure out what Zoom is,” she said, referring to the video conferencing platform.

Canceled research, sports, recitals — college students are coping with more than closed campuses

The Hechinger Report

Moving his education online because of the coronavirus presents a much bigger problem for Cameron Pelton than it does for many of his Indiana University classmates. wondered John Stuper, baseball coach at Yale, referring to Major League Baseball’s annual draft of young prospects.

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

From Digital Native to Digital Expert

Digital Promise

A better solution for navigating our cluttered online environment, they say, can be found in the practices of professional fact-checkers. They often needed less prompting than historians and students, and learned far more by reading less.

Thousands of parents are enrolling their children in online preschool

The Hechinger Report

LeMya’s mother hoped it would help her daughter learn more of the foundational skills she’ll need to get a leg up in school. Research has found that quality early learning experiences are critical for children. Those learning experiences can’t be replicated in an online setting. “I

Is blended learning really “the best of both worlds”?

The Christensen Institute

You’ve likely heard the declaration that blended learning combines the best of online learning and face-to-face instruction, or simply, is “the best of both worlds.” Using this type of language when referring to blended learning, however, is problematic for three reasons.

Scientific and graphing calculators for educators, parents and students

eSchool News

Casio is providing assets to help with remote learning. Feel free to share these online learning tools and resources designed to help sustain math skills at home. ClassPad.net Free Online Math Software. LEARN MORE. LEARN MORE. LEARN MORE. LEARN MORE.

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The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In one class, Danusis introduces me to a lanky child in rain boots, who clicks through an online math program while chatting about a baby goat that’s being weaned in her backyard. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

Blended Learning Reflections and Notes from the #NAISToF Conference

Kleinspiration

This year''s conference is titled "Exploring Together: Blended and Online Learning" and focuses on four themes: blended and online learning, student health and well being, student assessment, and accreditation.

The future includes good (human) teachers

The Hechinger Report

He’ learns from live broadcasting videos by himself and can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor,” according to Xinhua News. They didn’t give us any information about where we’re supposed to refer to.

How two CEOs created a shared language for innovation

The Christensen Institute

But one of Waters’ key breakthroughs has been learning how to not go it alone—a collaboration lesson for leaders across all industries to innovate successfully. Embrace what you don’t know and be open to learning from those outside of your traditional teams.

Lessons from a school without walls

The Hechinger Report

The school’s aim is to foster an environment in which student and teacher together are jointly responsible for learning. Although definitions vary broadly, personalized learning endeavors to design educational experiences that suit an individual student’s abilities and interests.

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Bridging the divide between ed tech research and the classroom

The Hechinger Report

Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. “We The second is a set of videos on 11 topics (one example: language learning) that give viewers the ability to watch key research concepts in action. It includes references to notable earlier works, to insure that context isn’t lost.

Not going it alone: International education programs in an age of isolation

The Hechinger Report

The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning. GOA is a collective of over 70 member schools around the world, offering accredited, online classes to middle and high schoolers.

School data is messy, but it doesn’t have to be

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 Tuesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning.

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Why Is Tech So Slow To Go?

My Island View

I think I might be in a state of depression as a result of my addiction to television News shows and the recent development of an affliction that I refer to as “screen screaming”. Why are we not concentrating more on student-centered learning, as opposed to Teacher-driven teaching?

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Rural schools find an online resource to fill gaps in mental health services for students

The Hechinger Report

Schools in rural Appalachia struggle to provide counseling services to students, and the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative has sought to fill the gap with an online resource. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

Why continuing education programs are poised to become hubs of innovation

The Christensen Institute

As more adults than ever before enroll in postsecondary education programs and a variety of players—from bootcamps to online and mobile course providers—offer options tailored to match adults’ work and family circumstance, traditional colleges and universities have struggled to keep pace.

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Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

In fact, the busier it is, the better—whether it’s kids experimenting with the Makey Makey circuitry or uploading designs to a 3D printer, or a class learning media literacy or a student seeking advice on a video she’s editing at one of the computer workstations.