From China To America: How Online Learning Is Connecting Cultures

EdNews Daily

Online learning is not new. However, learning and teaching English across borders is still in its infancy, and continues to grow every day. I shared my knowledge when providing learning opportunities for the French teachers in my system. What have you learned?

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.

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Dealing with digital distraction

The Hechinger Report

The policy was spearheaded by the department chair, Nancy Cheever, who is part of a team at the university investigating digital distraction, an issue that, for many teachers, has graduated from a nuisance into a serious threat to learning. Related: Do classroom clickers improve learning?

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. Our education system is completely racist.

How Malaysian schools are tackling blended-learning challenges

The Christensen Institute

Malaysia has a very unique education system: over the past two decades, the government has invested millions of dollars in equipping all 10,000 public schools with not only computer labs, but also the Frog Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Our partners at the edtech nonprofit FrogAsia were instrumental in helping us to gather data and understand the landscape of the Malaysian education system. Focusing on blended-learning PD.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

NEW ORLEANS — A few years ago, with little fanfare or announcement, the New Orleans education system began a massive experiment that’s reshaping how kids learn across the city. Supporters in New Orleans say that, so far, personalized learning has been transformative.

How to balance work and study as a teacher

eSchool News

According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workforce Learning Report, 93 per cent of employees would stay at a company longer if their employers invested in their careers. CPD opportunities for teachers might include: : Workshops, seminars and conferences. Online learning.

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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.

A Professional Development Alternative

My Island View

I was delighted to see that there were several sessions on Professional Development, which is what I believe to be a key in improving our education system. 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. This session presented a larger more flexible Internet delivery system.

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

The Hechinger Report

The freedom to mess up, repeatedly, is a core appeal of this club known as CoderDojo , a loosely-connected global network of coding workshops for kids ages 6 to 18, including this Boston outpost that meets in the borrowed offices of the tech company LogMeIn. Read more about Blended Learning.

Why Twitter Will Never Connect All Educators.

My Island View

If teachers learned one thing from these experiences it is that, if you wait and ride it out long enough, all of these initiatives will all go away. Today’s learners have become more directed and into the ownership of their learning. The classroom is no longer the only location where learning takes place. They can use any number of applications to create something from what they have learned and to make things better they can collaborate with anyone globally at anytime.

iPad Basic Training for Teachers

EdTechSandyK

The purposes for this initiative were to give teachers an additional tool for teaching and learning and to familiarize teachers with mobile devices in anticipation of more iPads being purchased for classroom use and a grades 6-12 BYOD program coming in the next school year.

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

NTC is a multi-day conference jam-packed with interactive workshops, engaging speakers, relevant vendors, ignite sessions (thought-provoking presentations only five minutes long), and opportunities to connect with other mission-driven techies from across the country. Online.

2011 Virtual School Symposium Recap

The Electric Educator

Over 1,900 educators interested in online learning were in attendance. K-12 Online learning is in a state of great flux. Vendors have given large school districts what they asked for-- turn key solution for online programs. vss11 online learning

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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. How can teachers enhance their own development by forming networks online and sharing resources? What form would this kind of learning take? ·

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How to succeed with online PD for teachers

Neo LMS

How to power through a difficult parent-teacher meeting comes to mind, but there are many challenges that teachers learn how to handle in time. Making more use of online PD can be the solution to a more efficient program. building a personal learning network online.

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Improving online interaction

Connecting 2 the World

I was asked to give a presentation on improving interaction for online courses. The answer lies in research that has been done in online learning, social psychology, distance or online education, communication (including interpersonal, group, and CM communication), and even organizational development. In a previous paper, I identified 4 factors that affect online interaction: Technology, community, instructional constraints, and time.

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4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

In today’s K-12 education ecosystem, most classroom management tools have moved online. Kiddom is a free standards-based classroom management platform designed to help teachers curate individual learning experiences. workshops and online meetings.

It’s Time To Support The Mental Health & Well Being of Teachers

EdNews Daily

TC is a virtual training medium, providing personal growth and professional development through online learning, coaching, and webinars. Through our innovative Learning Engagement System (LES), districts can build a custom library and even create and sell their custom training.

4 ideas to advance teaching in 2019

The Christensen Institute

Teachers, not technologies, define performance in our education system. One of the greatest benefits of blended and personalized learning is creating more opportunities for teachers to relate one-on-one with their students.

?Are We Recreating Segregated Education Online?

Edsurge

Online courses helped kick off a movement promising that your zipcode no longer had to determine the quality of education you received. A single mom in middle America could learn to code from Google instructor. Unless we carefully examine where we put the paywalls and how we cultivate diverse student bodies in our online learning experiences, we risk transposing the same patterns of inequity that have plagued in-person education into our digital classrooms.

3 ways to ease grading with blended technology

eSchool News

While reminding students to turn-in assignments is not an easy task, online blended learning platforms are increasingly popular, especially in urban schools. How can teachers use an online blending learning platform efficiently in the classroom?

Add a Dash of Professional Development to Your Blended-Learning Program

EdTech Magazine

Add a Dash of Professional Development to Your Blended-Learning Program. So, we try to meet our teachers where they are because, just like our students, not every teacher learns in the same way.”. Helping our teachers using a blended-learning approach is an ongoing effort.”.

Dog Introductions, Humanization and Other Ways Online Ed Can Better Serve Students

Edsurge

Online education has been touted as a way to increase access to education. But it’s increasingly unclear if online learning is living up to its promise for students, even as digital learning makes its way into more institutions’ offerings. The quality of online courses still varies drastically, and research shows there are major racial disparities in digital-learning outcomes. This has all left us asking: Who does online education really serve?

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Bring Focus to Blended Learning with 12 Starting Ideas… Plus a Free ISTE Webinar

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post where I focus on some simple ways you can begin to blend your learning. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. s of workshops and presentations. A back channel is an online open chat room.

5 edtech tools that take personalized learning to the next level

eSchool News

In the Putnam County (TN) School System— a rural school district with 23 schools spread across 400 miles—our personalized learning approach has allowed us to reshape education for students on a variety of fronts.

With Flip of a Giant Ceremonial Switch, CMU Starts Effort to Energize ‘Learning Engineering’

Edsurge

The software list includes more than a dozen packages, including the university’s pioneering adaptive-learning project, the Open Learning Initiative , as well as a learning analytics platform LearnSphere. Education Technology Teaching & Learning Higher Education

LRNG Innovators Challenge Grant Recipients Selected

Educator Innovator

This year’s competition challenged teacher teams to partner with educators outside of schools to create educational experiences that expand the possibilities for learning in schools. To learn more about this year’s recipients visit [link].

Your Syllabus to SXSW EDU 2019 (and Where to Find Us!)

Edsurge

Who Does Online Education Really Serve? Online education was supposed to provide access to quality education for those who can’t attend or afford traditional college. But it’s become increasingly unclear if online learning is living up to its promise for students, as concerns persist over quality, inequitable disparities in digital-learning participants and outcomes. It’s not hard to get behind and support social-emotional learning.

Why Being in the (Online) Room Isn’t Enough: Fostering Difficult Dialogues in Digital Learning

Edsurge

But how should instructors foster rich, inclusive dialogues with diverse students—and do so online where everyone might be anonymous? At the Online Learning Consortium’s Innovate conference this week, a panel of digital learning specialists shared how they are working to address some of these challenges at their own institutions and beyond. But the panel on Thursday started off by saying even delivering online education in more flexible ways isn't enough.

Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Also remember you can book me for a conference or your school district with workshops that are informative, engaging, and practical. I especially appreciated the following quote, “On his blog, Gorman shares what he has learned with a focus on how tech enables project-based learning.”

Vegas PBS and Nevada Learning Academy Launch Online Career Pathway Courses in Information Technology, Business Management, and Health Science for Students Statewide

techlearning

This initiative enables students to enroll in online career pathway courses through NVLA at an affordable, greatly reduced cost of $75 per course, per semester. In collaboration with long-time partner, NVLA, we are able to offer students rigorous online courses in high-demand career pathways.”

Notes from Leadership for the Digital Age with Alan November - Day 2

EdTechSandyK

Notes from the Discussion We no longer have to go to school if we want to learn. More info on Harvard online degree programs and certificates. Students can graduate from high school with dual credit then get the rest of their college experience entirely online.

The Professor Who Quit His Tenured Job to Make Podcasts and Lecture Videos

Edsurge

That’s one question we had for Kevin deLaplante, who did just that when he left Iowa State University in 2015 to focus on running his Argument Ninja Podcast and teaching courses on his online Critical Thinker Academy , both aimed at bringing concepts from his scholarship to a popular audience. So we also asked deLaplante what he thinks about the broader landscape of online education that he’s part of. EdSurge: What got you started making online courses on your own?

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A school where you can’t fail — it just takes you longer to learn

The Hechinger Report

The only goal is to learn the material, sooner or later. But, in general, students work at their own pace through worksheets, online lessons and small-group discussions with teachers. They get frequent updates on which skills they’ve learned and which ones they need to acquire.