5 Basic ingredients to online learning success

Neo LMS

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

Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

Edsurge

From the very start of digital education, the big question has always been: ”How can students learn effectively, if they’re not face-to-face with their instructors?” More than two decades ago, when I was hired at Stevens Institute of Technology, as dean of web-based distance learning—a quaint title for what is now known as online learning—few tools were available to help faculty migrate their on-campus courses online.

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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.

Create online learning with 123ContactForm

Nik Peachey

123ContactForm may not sound like the kind of tool that would be of interest to educators, but as I discovered when they asked me to review their online form creation tool, they offer quite a range of features that can solve many of the problems we have as 21st century teachers.

Cloud Computing Market Poised to Grow in Education Sector, Report Finds

Marketplace K-12

As more schools and universities embrace online learning, cloud computing’s popularity is on the rise, according to a new report by Technavio. The post Cloud Computing Market Poised to Grow in Education Sector, Report Finds appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Market Research Software / Hardware

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Colleges Should Build Online Programs, Not New Gyms and Climbing Walls

Wisewire

As college leaders scroll through their perilous spreadsheets this summer, anxiously looking for the most productive way to spend their meager resources, this may be the time for them to rethink their usual approach —and aggressively invest in online education. Piggybacking Online Investments.

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Reframing ed tech to save teachers time and reduce workloads

The Hechinger Report

The evidence that students learn better this way has not been strong and, instead, we’re reading reports that technology use at school sometimes hurts student achievement. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

AI can disrupt racial inequity in schools, or make it much worse

The Hechinger Report

From driver-assisted car systems to video games and virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri, artificial intelligence (AI) has transformed almost every aspect of our lives, as our machines learn from the massive amounts of data we provide them.

A charter chain thinks it has the answer for alternative schools

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Linh Tat for The Hechinger Report. What you learn in a regular high school in a year, you could learn here in six months.”. Like many alternative schools, The Charter School of San Diego allows students behind on credits to complete courses online at an accelerated pace.

Innovators worth watching: Ed Leadership SIMS

The Christensen Institute

Further complicating the matter, a local news reporter just left Jennifer a voicemail informing her that he is writing a story covering both events of last night: the game and the parent’s accusations. Uncategorized disruptive innovation online learning school leaders simulations

Impact funds pour money into ed tech businesses

The Hechinger Report

Terrell Clark for The Hechinger Report. The Classcraft product is a piece of software that turns classroom behavior into a game. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. For education companies, impact investing means reporting about different kinds of metrics.

Thousands of parents are enrolling their children in online preschool

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Jackie Mader/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.

Vendors Must Hone in on Successful Models for Educator PD

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

When I was a reporter in public radio, I rarely received professional development. Currently we include in-person or online PD as an optional add-on to our subscription offering, but to be honest, no one buys it. But there is a booming business in online PD.

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Mental health care vs. disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

These statistics are similar for teenagers ; and educators report that depression, anxiety, and social phobias among youth seem to be on the rise. Will online alternatives disrupt traditional face-to-face therapy in the not-too-distant future?

Data analysis reveals keys to student success

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 Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. But he believes the lessons learned at Trilogy are transferrable.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

Tammy Kim, for 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.

New research answers whether technology is good or bad for learning

The Christensen Institute

For years educators and scholars have debated whether technology aids learning or inhibits it. Other studies have shown similarly dismal numbers for student learning when technology is introduced in the classroom. The reason quite simply was that when we crammed computers into existing learning models, they produced begrudging or negative results. As Harvard’s David Dockterman recounts , the blackboard was reportedly invented in the early 19 th century.

These glasses give teachers superpowers

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 Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. K-12 News online learning Personalized Learning teachers

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Virtual field trips bring students face-to-face with Earth’s most fragile ecosystems

The Hechinger Report

Megan Conn/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 Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Even kindergarten students get a taste – during a “Sustainable Solutions” unit, they assume the perspective of a sea creature and use CoSpaces Edu software to animate both a healthy ocean ecosystem and one cluttered by human garbage.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. Their changed view — and that of others who shunned Rogers and now want in — is driven by what seems to be a magic educational elixir: personalized learning. But personalized learning raises big questions about educational equity.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

Five-year-old Mykell Robinson practices his reading on the Lexia software while a small group of classmates work with a teacher. Photo: Sharon Lurye/The Hechinger Report. Supporters in New Orleans say that, so far, personalized learning has been transformative.

Blended learning up close—really close

The Christensen Institute

Next-gen learning has fallen into this trap. But to date, there is little data that captures the intricate, hidden details like the photograph above—data on the actual day-to-day tactics unfolding in blended-learning schools across the country.

How one high-poverty district is adding virtual reality to its classrooms

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Eleanor Chute for The Hechinger Report. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. Jada said she learned facts about wolves and monarch butterflies in the hunt. Photo: Eleanor Chute for The Hechinger Report.

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.

Disruption will not stop at the law school door

The Christensen Institute

Having worked in law schools for two decades, then, I can report that the single biggest obstacle to change is the belief that law schools are ultimately protected from disruptive forces by the regulatory scheme that grants lawyers a monopoly on the provision of legal services and effectively limits access to the bar to persons who graduate from law schools accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). And students may find online programs attractive as well.

EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

For a number of years, her district has pursued personalized learning. That’s given Cox a front seat to a new movement in education, which calls for recreating classrooms in a manner that supports learning for each child. Cox has a unique outlook on where personalized learning is headed: she helps oversee the district’s special education programs and strives to ensure that students with disabilities are included in the overall vision for structural and instructional reform.

Pump up the volume! More talking in class, please!

The Hechinger Report

Teachers use the Desmos “ Activity Builder ” tool to create a series of self-paced math challenges using an online graphing calculator. The hush was troubling, because students learn a lot from debating ideas, sharing feedback and collectively exploring big questions.

How can schools protect student data without training teachers in privacy basics?

The Hechinger Report

In 2016, for instance, an audit of some 1,200 Web-based education software products by the nonprofit Common Sense Education found that nearly half the offerings didn’t automatically encrypt student data. And plenty of free privacy resources can be found online.

Learning technology once reserved for special needs students is now in everyone’s hands. Can teachers figure out how best to use it?

The Hechinger Report

This is a list of kids I need to check in with, maybe because they’re learning the English language, or because I’ve observed something where they need a little more help,” Kaswell said. But now he’s implementing a particularly intense approach to it, known as personalized learning.

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

A fifth grader works on a digital lesson as part of a blended learning program. We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. What is personalized learning?

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.

Movie magic could be used to translate for the deaf

The Hechinger Report

His laboratory is developing software to animate ASL avatars. 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.

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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Key Thoughts from 2011 Horizon Report

The 21st Century Principal

This past week, The New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative release the annual Horizon Report. To check out an online version of the Horizon Report 2011, see here. What does the report have to say to our current circumstances in educational technology? An interesting place to start is to look at what the report calls “Key Drivers or Technological Trends” affecting teaching and learning specifically, and education in general.

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

The Hechinger Report

Whelton’s notoriety made friends and classmates eager to learn more, and so he started an after-school coding club. But, I want to know, what is he supposed to learn?”. The pair launched the first CoderDojo in June 2011, hosted by the National Software Centre in Cork.