7 Things Every Educator Needs to Know About Online Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Online learning is growing. How do online classrooms differ from the face to face classroom? What about the student/teacher relationship? Jade Ballek is a principal of an online K12 school in Canada. How do you know if a student is “really” learning?

Using Ed Tech Analytics to Measure Student Engagement

Omega Notes

Recent years have seen a considerable uptick in online learning as well as the availability of online course materials for student access; but access doesn’t equal engagement. The Role of Engagement in Education Success.

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5 Technology tools that will keep your students engaged in the classroom

Neo LMS

Students are obsessed with technology and gadgets nowadays, so why can’t we use technology to keep them engaged while learning? The education department is evolving on a global scale along with the techniques of teaching and learning. Technology allows global learning.

5 Questions to Increase Student Success in a Digital Classroom

Where Learning Clicks

In a digital or blended learning environment, some of the traditional methods used by teachers to increase student success may need to be augmented. The post 5 Questions to Increase Student Success in a Digital Classroom appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Should Students Take Notes on a Computer?

Edudemic

However, students often argue that they can take better notes on their […]. The post Should Students Take Notes on a Computer? Articles Featured For Students News Online Learning classroom technology featured helping students online learning online tools student engagement tools

Sneak peek: 9 ideas from the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit

Ditch That Textbook

It’s a free online conference from Dec. DTT Digital Summit ditch that textbook digital summit ditchsummit edtech educational technology global learning online learning professional development student engagementAs I’m writing this, it’s Monday, and the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit kicks off on Friday. I couldn’t be more excited. Wait, that’s probably not true. I’ll probably be even more excited on Thursday.)

Which Learning Style Works For You?

Edudemic

Learn more about what defines a learning style, which one fits you best, and how to use them in teaching. The post Which Learning Style Works For You? appeared first on Edudemic.

Research Finds Online Service Providers Boost Program Enrollment

Wisewire

Universities that contract with an online program management company tend to outperform those that go it on their own. Traditionally, the report noted, OPM companies have signed long-term contracts with schools, incorporating investments in new online programs.

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Online Learning Does Not Mean Sans Engagement

Fractus Learning

While educators and learners in classroom-based courses have already discovered the benefits of using engagement as a part of education, the power of online is yet to be fully realized. Ana Donaldson, 2011, Engaging the Online Learner. As online educators we can ….

2017 Edutech Quiz Results

Edudemic

Articles Featured News Online Learning Tools classroom featured guide How To lesson ideas online learning online tools Professional Development student engagement toolsThe results are in!

Bringing Art Back With Technology

Edudemic

Cuts to arts programs have shown a detrimental effect on learning motivation. Articles For Students Online Learning Trends classroom tools edtech educational tools featured helping students motivating students student engagement tips for teachers

Brightspace Excellence Awards highlight innovation in online learning

eSchool News

This year’s Brightspace Excellence Awards , announced at FUSION 2016 by global learning technology provider D2L, recognized the promise of online learning and its ability to connect more and more people to high-quality educational programs. Faculty dedicated to helping students learn online created robust online environments and high-quality tools to help students succeed in their online learning endeavors.

Is Technology Holding Students Back?

Edudemic

But can technology do more harm than good when it comes to helping students succeed? The post Is Technology Holding Students Back? Using technology in the classroom comes with a host of benefits. appeared first on Edudemic.

4 Ways to Turn Distracted Students into Engaged Learners

Edudemic

Seven out of 10 academic leaders agree that online learning is critical to the future of education. That’s why the number of students enrolled in online courses will only continue to rise. But the use of online courses has also presented new challenges for teachers and administrators, especially when it comes to keeping students focused […]. The post 4 Ways to Turn Distracted Students into Engaged Learners appeared first on Edudemic.

Calling All Educators: What Do You Care About?

Edudemic

Articles Featured News Online Learning Tools Updates apps classroom digital tools edtech edtechteacher education featured Social Media student engagement tools

The impact of interactive videos in the classroom

Neo LMS

Super-superheroes, more commonly known as elementary teachers, know how hard it can be to make 30 pairs of sparkly eyes look at the same thing and engage in the learning process at the same time. How interactive videos can impact classroom learning.

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Are SPOCs a better option for online education than MOOCs?

Neo LMS

Higher education in Denmark is free of charge and scholarships and student grants are very much available. But unless students belong to rather wealthy families or win the lottery, higher education comes with a big price for them — student debts.

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How to Engage Your Students With the 12-Minute Rule and Quizzes They’re Meant to Fail

Edsurge

So are most of the students taking the cultural competency quiz Professor John Branch gives out near the beginning of his MBA-level International Marketing class at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. The average student gets just two of the ten questions right.

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How to Build Meaningful Community for Online Learners #DLNchat

Edsurge

Learning is often a social process, taking place through dialogue, discussion and other forms of interpersonal interaction. With more and more students learning remotely, the #DLNchat community set out last week to answer the question: How can universities create meaningful community for online students? link] A set of shared practices in an online class community is built around the learning goals. Use active learning techniques.

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Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

Challenging the tried-and-true, to serve a younger generation of students

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. It met with avid approval from biology teachers and students, according to Principal Jessica Schultz.

A charter chain thinks it has the answer for alternative schools

The Hechinger Report

Zaire Wallace, 17, a student at The Charter School of San Diego, answers questions about Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” while watching a YouTube video of someone narrating the poem. What you learn in a regular high school in a year, you could learn here in six months.”.

Impact funds pour money into ed tech businesses

The Hechinger Report

The Branson-backed “impact investor” is monitoring not only Classcraft’s revenues but also squishier, less quantifiable performance indicators such as student engagement and school climate in the schools that have bought the product. Future of Learning.

Change education to attack technology-driven unemployment

The Christensen Institute

In a piece for Quartz this past week, I addressed how moving to a blended learning, competency-based education system in which students advance based on mastery, not time, could address many of the concerns by better preparing citizens for the demands ahead. Accordingly, the group wrote, “We need to shift away from rote learning and build instead on our uniquely human strengths in areas like creativity and interpersonal interactions.”.

New data supports disruption in law schools

The Christensen Institute

New polling data from Gallup shows that law students are increasingly dissatisfied with their law school experience and disillusioned by the job opportunities awaiting them post-graduation. They ought to re-think dramatically their business models in ways that improve value for students and lower costs. Moving to competency-based programs could speed the time to degree and would allow students to take control of their own learning. Move pedagogy online.

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Student interaction in blended courses

NspireD2

Student engagement in learning is critical and becoming actively involved is key. Learning involves interaction with the instructor, with content, and with other students. Today’s answer is often blended learning. Strategies instructional design online learningIt would be wonderful if all three could happen exclusively in face-to-face courses and very frequently, but sometimes one or the other is problematic.

Wikispaces Classroom - A Flexible Tool for Teaching & Learning

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Wikispaces Classroom is a flexible tool that has many useful features for designing and implementing technology powered learning experiences to support all learners. This online learning platform and virtual classroom is free, efficient, and built to support teaching and learning.

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Cincinnati Schools launches blended learning AP courses

eSchool News

“Boot camp” sessions introduce students to new blended learning platform. Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) is launching an Advanced Placement (AP) Blended Learning program, and wireless provider Kajeet will provide students with mobile hotspots to support the district’s efforts.

Research examines blended learning, student achievement

eSchool News

A new research report from Arizona State University (ASU) focuses on various evidence-based instructional models and strategies integrated within courses from an online curriculum provider in order to determine if they lead to increased student achievement and engagement.

Do online charter schools measure up?

eSchool News

A three-part research study indicates that online charter school performance may be underwhelming. New research offers evidence that online charter schools post weaker academic performance and struggle more to maintain student engagement than their conventional brick-and-mortar peers.

South Carolina adopts science video service

eSchool News

Supplementary STEM videos serve to engage students in science learning. Students in South Carolina will soon have access to short Twig Science and Tigtag Science videos through a new statewide partnership.

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Merits of Online Credit Recovery Questioned in Study

Marketplace K-12

High school students who took an online makeup course after failing Algebra I had lower scores, grades, and credit-recovery rates than their peers who took the same course in a traditional face-to-face setting, according to new research from the American Institutes of Research. The study covers 1,224 9 th grade students from 17 Chicago public schools who failed Algebra 1 and enrolled in summer school in 2011 or 2012. now known as FuelEd Online Courses.).

How educators can use edtech to teach students essential real-life skills

Neo LMS

Technology in the classroom continues to transform the way that teachers teach and students learn. Edtech doesn’t just enhance current curriculums, though; it can help students learn essential real-life skills. Edtech and e-learning are valuable additions to any classroom.

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Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

Neo LMS

The change already delivers extraordinary results and 96% of teachers claim that EdTech increases student engagement in learning. 3D learning. However, the whole system changes with the introduction of 3D learning. Game-based learning. Online learning.

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Four principles for designing the future of teaching in 2020

The Christensen Institute

Between teaching, planning, grading, supporting out-of-class activities, and building relationships with students and their families, there never seems to be enough time to go around. When I started my career in education as a middle school math teacher, the work often felt overwhelming.