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?

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? Jade Ballek is a principal of an online K12 school in Canada. She tells all: the challenges of online learning and the strengths. Online learning is growing.

Guest Blog Post: Online Learning – a Perfect Confluence or a Bad Influence?

EdTech4Beginners

It changed the way we shop, work out, eat, learn… it changed the way we live. The way technology affects learning processes has an impressive effect on the overall educational system. increase in student enrolment in online courses from fall 2013 to fall 2014.

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.

Free computer training resources and courses

Educational Technology Guy

As technology changes and schools upgrade software, add new apps, change hardware or operating systems, and more, faculty, staff and students need training and support. GCFLearnFree is a program of Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC and provides quality online learning courses for free.

How to evaluate the impact of online employee training?

WizIQ Education & Technology

Savvy employers would be right to wonder how they can determine the quality of online learning once they have put recruits through the initial phases of onboarding and education about the company.

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.

Rural schools turn to high-tech teacher training solutions

The Hechinger Report

The group is taking the idea of online delivery of teacher training and amplifying it, turning it into something that can be custom-fit for individual teachers and leaders. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. K-12 Future of Learning online learning teachers

Summer Online Learning Questions We’ve Gotten

Ask a Tech Teacher

In response to extensive interest from readers, Ask a Tech Teacher will be offering four Summer Learning classes: 1 of 4 Certificate classes. It’s the sequel and lets you dig deeper into what you learned last year. Q: Do you have any other summer training available? .

Virtual Classrooms: A Vision of the Future of Teacher Training

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum Internet Online Learning Online VideoFrank Smith A classroom simulator platform operating out of UCF is breaking new ground for how teachers hone their craft.

Online Learning Platform, NovoEd Acquired by Boston Private Equity Firm

Edsurge

Boston-based private equity firm Devonshire Investors has acquired NovoEd , a San Francisco-based provider of an online learning platform. NovoEd traces its roots to Stanford University, where engineering professor Amin Saberi and Farnaz Ronaghi, then a PhD student, launched their first online course in 2012. These online courses are easy to sign up for, yet few students actually stick through and finish them.

K–12 Experts Weigh In on Training Teachers to Use Education Technology

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Experts Weigh In on Training Teachers to Use Education Technology. Having a solid plan in place will not only help teachers absorb and retain their training, but will also make it easier for administrators to create plans that will use what time and resources they have efficiently.

How to Build an Online Learning Program Students Crave and Employers Want

Edsurge

all students—not just digital natives—expect learning resources to be rich with animation or digital learning objects that make learning more realistic and relevant. What’s made the work possible, Schneider says, is a special combination of online learning tools that is helping NAIT educate students so they are prepared for the complexities and responsibilities of real world situations from the day they graduate.

Summer Online Learning Questions We’ve Gotten

Ask a Tech Teacher

In response to extensive interest from readers, Ask a Tech Teacher will be offering four Summer Learning Certificate classes with 18-24 CEUs: June 19th through August 6th. It’s the sequel and lets you dig deeper into what you learned last year. The class is online through a class wiki (we’ll send you the Join Code). At the completion of each class, you get 18-24 CEUs (where available) and a Certificate of Completion itemizing what you learned in the class.

How this state is turning its virtual teachers into online learning experts

eSchool News

In Arkansas, as in most states, student interest in online learning is skyrocketing. The state’s official response was to create a new program, called Virtual Arkansas , to manage its online courses and work with districts to find students who want to take them.

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

The Hechinger Report

. Gearing up for their district’s password-reset day in October, teachers and school administrators in Raytown, Missouri, watched a spoof video “gym” tour by their tech-support staff, who offered tips for stronger passwords amidst “laptop lunges” and “cross-tech” training.

5 to 6 Hours of Basic Training on iPads? What?

EdTechSandyK

Photo Used Under Creative Commons License My last post was on the plan the educational technology team in my school district came up with for iPad Basic Training for Teachers. You want HOW MUCH TIME to do basic iPad training?" Online modules allow for personalization in learning.

OPINION: We’ve got to train special education teachers to be leaders as well as educators

The Hechinger Report

When there aren’t enough teachers trained to teach students with disabilities, we fail the vulnerable students who most need educators’ help. We must help teachers get the training they need to be able to teach all of their students, including students with disabilities.

LinkedIn spends $1 billion on education company to improve skill training

eSchool News

LinkedIn is acquiring lynda.com, an online learning company that offers courses on business, technology, and creative skills with the aim of helping people achieve their professional goals–a move that could have big impacts on the way students and others find jobs and leverage skill sets.

Think Like an Urban Planner to Create Successful Online Learning Communities

Fractus Learning

But often, when we try to create community online through discussion forums or social media, our efforts fall flat. To avoid this, start thinking of your online community as a mega-city and yourself as an urban planner.

20+ ways to supercharge your summer learning

Ditch That Textbook

Whether it’s through professional development training, online courses (check out information on the NEW Tech to Learn course below) or tackling that pile of […]. Summer is a time for rejuvenation and relaxation.

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?The Future of Online Learning Is Offline: What Strava Can Teach Digital Course Designers

Edsurge

I became a Strava user in 2013, around the same time I became an online course designer. Why was the fitness app so “sticky” as opposed to the online learning platforms? How could we apply the same practices to learning? I’ve come to believe that one of the biggest misunderstandings about online learning is that it has to be limited to things that can be done in front of a computer screen. This trend holds true across other online courses.

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Fixing a Broken Education System: Online Learning and a Better Tomorrow

Fractus Learning

I was trained by a generation of teachers in America who were nothing more than well-meaning, liberal-leaning men and women, leftovers from the Hippie generation of the 1960s. I envision academies online. Help them learn.

Mozilla Offers Training and Guides to Teach Net Neutrality

Educator Innovator

Net Neutrality , the principle that all online content or data, regardless of who creates it or receives it, should be given equal footing by Internet Service Providers – which was a founding principle of the Internet – is currently under threat by a recent court ruling. Internet Freedom “Teach-In” Training. online. Learn more about Mozilla’s efforts to educate, empower, and organize, and browse a growing library of resources for teaching Net Neutrality here.

10 Tech Tools for Teacher Training Courses

Nik Peachey

I also wanted to use a form of loop input (using the technology to teach the technology) so that teachers were learning about the technologies they could use with students by actually using them for themselves.

Two Don't-Miss Events - Our Online Learning Revolution Conference in April and Our Deep Dive at Black Mountain in May

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We want to explore and bridge the conversations about teaching and learning that are common to these worlds--this includes: learning theory, learning practice, learning science, learning space design, and technology for learning.

5 Tips on how to train teachers to use an LMS

Neo LMS

While choosing the right edtech for the needs of the school — from a complex learning management system to a simple education app — is a very important part of making it successful, there is one aspect that often gets overlooked. 5 Tips on how to train teachers to use an LMS.

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Technology in Schools – Future Changes in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

When people talk about the future of technology in education, they picture every student having access to a computer or a tablet; they see paperless rooms where technology trained teachers lead the class. Learning is becoming more collaborative to mirror the way that adults live their lives.

The big jobs of small-town principals

The Hechinger Report

So, state and local education leaders are trying to groom people from rural areas for these jobs and offer training and support to help them stay. Today, research suggests that school leadership can have a profound impact on student learning.

Charter schools innovate to tackle teacher preparation

The Christensen Institute

The United States faces significant, well-publicized challenges in effectively training teachers and, once in the field, supporting them with relevant, useful professional development. These challenges are only likely to grow in the years ahead as the teaching practice changes monumentally with the rise of blended learning. As blended learning grows and teachers’ roles shift, more schools may have to follow the lead of these CMOs to varying degrees in the immediate future.

Designing accessible ed tech can be costly, but demand is on the rise

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 Special education

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. If we want students to succeed, we must train teachers to have the same kinds of skills and values that we want to see in our kids.

Innovators worth watching: Ed Leadership SIMS

The Christensen Institute

Jennifer is immersed in an online simulation designed to put her through tricky administrative situations that hone her leadership instincts so she’ll be prepared to handle similar situations as they inevitably arise in her job.

What comes after “next”?

The Christensen Institute

Learning providers will have to consider building more and affordable on- and off-ramps to what is currently a very linear and insular experience. Online CBE innovators are particularly well suited to build pathways that do not necessarily end in degrees. Because learning is not broken down by subject matter, an online competency-based education provider could easily combine and stack learning modules together in different ways and tailor programs for a wide variety of industries.

4 tips for developing effective professional development for blended learning

The Christensen Institute

With the growing prevalence of blended learning in classrooms across the country, the need for teacher training for effective implementation is more critical than ever. Allow teachers to experience blended learning as a learner.

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 global phenomenon of e-learning courses.

EdTech4Beginners

The rise of online business has created many new and exciting industries, not least of which is eLearning. With a laptop, tablet, or phone, and a WiFi connection, it’s now possible to learn pretty much any skill you require wherever you are, whenever you want.

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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.

Museums, libraries win grants for youth to enhance online learning, community

Educator Innovator

Sixteen museums, libraries and nonprofit institutions have been awarded a total of $150,000 to engage young people in the development of apps, badges, curricula and other tools that will make the online experience more civil, safe and empowering. MacArthur Foundation, administered by Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC), and was carried out in collaboration with Facebook, the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), and Mozilla.

Online Teacher Development Works Best - 15 Reasons Why

Nik Peachey

I should really put this into context though, as most of the teacher training I do deals with pedagogical training for the use of technology and is most often delivered during intensive face to face sessions, usually with groups of teachers working in a computer lab.