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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

What do at-risk students, English language learners and adult college students have in common?

The Hechinger Report

The New York Times has a new education supplement, called Learning, and The Hechinger Report is collaborating with the Times to produce Bulletin Board, a collection of noteworthy ideas and trends in education that will appear on page 2 of the section, which will come out four times a year.

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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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.

President Trump’s Education Agenda

Edudemic

In reference to K-12 education, Trump highlights emphasis […]. Articles Common Core For Students Students Updates common core education online learningWhen it comes to education, president-elect Donald Trump divulged few details regarding his plans for K-12 and higher education reform. Though he has not outlined a detailed plan, Trump has provided an overview of the changes he plans to make during his tenure in the White House.

Food for thought: The data-driven future of food and higher education

The Christensen Institute

Chang jokingly refers to Ando as his “dream restaurant” because he won’t have to worry about complaints “about the stools or backless chairs or the ambient noise.”. Physical campuses do not have a monopoly on learning. This blog was first published by the Sandbox ColLABorative.

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What the closure of 2 bootcamps means for the industry’s future

The Christensen Institute

The truth is that what people tend to refer to as a “bootcamp industry” really involves a massive amount of variability, both in terms of the visions and strategies of different providers. We also believe we are in the very early innings of the era of renewable learning. Bridging that gap is one of the greatest challenges facing the developed world today, and the adoption of AI and machine learning will only compound that challenge.

Movie magic could be used to translate for the deaf

The Hechinger Report

About three quarters of deaf and hard-of-hearing students in America are mainstreamed, learning alongside hearing students in schools and classes where sign-language interpreters are often in short supply. That reading deficit slows their learning in every other subject.

How to Teach the 9 Themes of Digital Citizenship

Where Learning Clicks

Digital citizenship refers to how we conduct ourselves on the web. The post How to Teach the 9 Themes of Digital Citizenship appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. What is digital citizenship?

A Professional Development Alternative

My Island View

The list included: How to get teachers to sign up for PD, how to get teachers to fulfill seat-time requirements, how to assure that teachers taking online components were really who they said they were. There was only one session that addressed an understanding of Andragogy, also referred to as adult learning, and how components of their program addressed it. Incorporates active learning utilizing adult learning theory.

Three tools for “in-text” video analysis and why it matters

NeverEndingSearch

For many of us, the go-to platform for learning and sharing is video. We learn from TED Talks, the Khan Academy, as well as the growing number of videos we ourselves create for flipped. To learn about the art of propaganda and selling.

Interview on Down the Hall Podcast

EdTechSandyK

Down the Hall is produced by the External Programs and Learning Technologies (EPLT) department of the University of British Columbia. Below, I am posting the questions Dave sent me, and the notes I made for myself to refer to during the interview. Graphic Used Under a CC By-SA 2.0

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Defining personalized learning and blended learning: Is there a difference?

The Christensen Institute

To understand the nuances of personalized learning—and why it’s not solely tech-centered, though technology may be a critical lever for scale—it’s important to define what personalized learning is…and if it’s different from blended learning, it’s often interchangeably applied concept.

Want to Make Your Course ‘Gameful’? A Michigan Professor’s Tool Could Help

Wired Campus

Mr. Fishman has borrowed elements of gaming to develop GradeCraft, a learning-management system that lets instructors organize their courses in a “gameful” way. Mr. Fishman’s assessment system treats unsuccessful assignments not as failures but as learning experiences that pull students closer to mastery. In his opinion, that buzzword refers only to superficial elements of games, like points and leaderboards. Online Learning Technology

Indulge your inner novelist at Camp NaNoWriMo

Educator Innovator

Based on November’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), Camp NaNoWriMo provides online support, tracking tools, and hard deadlines— all with the goal of helping participants draft of a novel in a month… specifically, the month of July.