ST Math: The Gaming Software Changing Online Learning

MIND Research Institute

He and I were going through a couple of clarifying questions after reading his recent white paper unpacking the underlying scientific concepts of ST Math. The learning gains observed from consistent ST Math usage are palpable.

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. Download this white paper ?

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Complement and ‘commoditize’ teachers, but don’t substitute for them with tech

The Christensen Institute

In education, the question of whether technology will replace teachers was a common meme to fight the emergence of digital learning but has increasingly faded away as a serious threat. This may mean eliminating “classrooms” as we have known them and creating new learning environments in which students interact with lots of adults in multi-faceted ways.

Charter schools innovate to tackle teacher preparation

The Christensen Institute

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. The United States faces significant, well-publicized challenges in effectively training teachers and, once in the field, supporting them with relevant, useful professional development.

Competency-based legal education

The Christensen Institute

As Michael Horn and I explain in our new white paper, “ Disrupting law school ,” regulatory protections that have sheltered law schools from competition will continue to subside. In this new environment, law schools need to reimagine themselves as educators for students interested in learning about the legal services sector, not simply those seeking a JD. Online, competency-based learning reverses the traditional relationship in education between time and student learning.

Research examines blended learning, student achievement

eSchool News

New white paper explores effective instructional models and course customization benefits. 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. Standards-based, personalized learning using customization.

Disruption looms for law schools

The Christensen Institute

The reason, as my coauthor Michele Pistone, a law professor at Villanova University, and I write in newly-published white paper for the Clayton Christensen Institute titled Disrupting Law School , is that the forces of disruptive innovation have arrived firmly in the world of legal services. The big question we pose in the paper is will any current law schools set up an autonomous entity and drive this disruption themselves or will entrants emerge that disrupt law schools.

Law schools gone innovating

The Christensen Institute

In the aftermath of publishing “ Disrupting law school: How disruptive innovation will revolutionize the legal world ,” a white paper that Michele Pistone, a professor at Villanova’s law school, and I wrote about the existential threat facing non-elite legal education, I embarked on a listening tour and spoke with a handful of law school deans from around the country. All confirmed the bleak picture portrayed in the paper. Non-elite law schools are in crisis.

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New data supports disruption in law schools

The Christensen Institute

This supports Michele Pistone and Michael Horn’s recent white paper describing the disruption of the legal services market and the subsequent looming disruption facing legal education. 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. One major objection to online learning is the fear that it will ruin a school’s sprit de corps and decrease student engagement.

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Reinventing research

The Christensen Institute

In our latest white paper for the Clayton Christensen Institute titled A blueprint for breakthroughs: Federally funded education research in 2016 and beyond , my coauthor Julia Freeland Fisher and I lay out a new path forward for educational research. Department of Education-funded RAND RCT study of Carnegie Learning’s Cognitive Tutor Algebra I (CTAI) product found that CTAI boosted the average student’s performance by approximately eight percentile points.

The upward march

The Christensen Institute

In their new white paper , Michele R. Although there is certainly nothing wrong with having a high-achieving incoming class, significant financial resources, and the respect of your peer institutions, competing on these factors distracts institutions from two important outcomes: the learning that takes place at their institution and the jobs their graduates can secure. The result is that students learn more, at a lower cost.

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What law schools should do to combat disruption

The Christensen Institute

In our recent white paper for the Clayton Christensen Institute titled Disrupting Law School , Michele Pistone, a law professor at Villanova University, and I write that the forces of disruptive innovation have arrived firmly in the world of legal services and will likely only accelerate in the years ahead. In the paper we pose two other ways forward for law schools. First, schools can use online learning as a sustaining innovation to improve learning and control costs.

Free STEM Curriculum Distance Learning Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Distance learning is a crazy time for many, but we can celebrate the way various companies are offering very cool and engaging tools, resources, and activities for free. Free Distance Learning Resources.

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4 Online museums you can bring in the classroom

Neo LMS

Museums are a fantastic opportunity for learning about our passions. Education shouldn’t be limited to the classroom experience, and museums are an excellent solution for engaging learning experiences with K-12 students. 4 Online museums you can bring in the classroom.

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. It can help schools create an active learning environment that is sustainable, collaborative, coherent, focused on specific subjects, and that allows for educators to learn throughout the year. building a personal learning network online.

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Creating a sea change to improve teacher impact

The Christensen Institute

Tomorrow the Clayton Christensen Institute is releasing a white paper titled, “Solving the Nation’s Teacher Shortage: How online learning can fix the broken teacher labor market.” In that paper, Mallory Dwinal analyzes how the macro-level influences of women’s rights, technological improvements in other sectors, and teachers’ family structures have led to shortages of teachers by grade level, subject area, region, and quality.

Could VR Be the Missing Piece in Meaningful Language Instruction?

Edsurge

When students put that headset on, they can practice on a level that’s just not possible online or in the classroom. But it was a move to Japan to become an English teacher that finally helped Bonner see how he could meld his love of language learning with his technology fascination. “I

What’s the difference between blended and personalized learning?

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this month, after two exhilarating and exhausting days at the Blended and Personalized Learning Conference in Providence, R.I., which we cohosted with our partners at Highlander Institute and The Learning Accelerator), I boarded an evening flight back to D.C. Just after takeoff, a school principal from Virginia seated in the row just ahead of me poked his head through the seat to ask: “So, what’s the difference between blended and personalized learning?”.

Today's Newsletter: Some Vital Statistics for Educators

techlearning

Guest post by Steve Baule, Educational Leadership Professor at the University of Wisconsin – Superior: As we seem to be living in a world where in-depth white papers and deep conversations are being replaced by 140-character thought pieces and 30- second sound bites, there are some interesting educational technology statistics that are important to education leaders: Educational technology startups have received more than 290% increase in funding over the past five years.

Engrade users can access Knovation’s digital content

eSchool News

Collaboration aims to create a more open, collaborative digital learning environment for K-12 students and educators. McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company, and Knovation, an online resource curation tool, announced a collaboration to expand and simplify educators’ and students’ access to professionally-evaluated, standards-aligned digital content. We’re excited to partner with Knovation to support a more open, collaborative and easy-to-use learning environment.

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Personalized learning: How kids are getting into college by mastering their skills

The Hechinger Report

Students work on individual projects in the blended-learning classroom of Jessica Anderson, in Deer Lodge, Montana. A student-centered personalized-learning model known as competency education has gained traction over the past five years as states have developed policies to promote its adoption in both elementary and secondary schools. Third, students are assessed at deeper levels, making it more meaningful and a positive learning experience for students.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

This post is the first of a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. Creators of Blended Learning Universe (www.blendedlearning.org), the organization provides a directory of innovative schools and a myriad of models and case studies to support district transformation. Organization: International Association of K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL).

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Math publisher introduces online PD series

eSchool News

Marshall Cavendish Education , publisher of the Singapore Math curriculum, introduced a new online professional development series for teachers of grades K to 5 scheduled throughout August. These Back-2-School with Math professional development math webinars give teachers confidence and inspiration as they learn math strategies on planning a successful school year for students, and parent involvement using Mathematical Practice Standards.

Singapore Math offers new summer webinar series for educators

eSchool News

These Back-2-School with Math professional development math webinars give teachers confidence and inspiration as they learn math strategies on planning a successful school year for students, and parent involvement using Mathematical Practice Standards. The live online trainings are provided by outstanding teacher presenters during a small window of time before school starts that saves most of a busy teacher’s day to get ready for back to school.

#SmartSeries Refresh | Data Backpacks: Portable Records & Learner Profiles

ExcelinEd

A lot has happened in the world of digital learning since ExcelinEd’s Digital Learning Now initiative and Getting Smart released the first Smart Series paper in August 2012. Today, we’re sharing a blog post from Getting Smart highlighting the updated Smart Series paper “Data Backpacks: Portable Records & Learner Profiles.”. Download the full paper. Getting Smart, in partnership with: Digital Learning Now , Foundation for Excellence in Education.

How 2Revolutions is Helping Schools, Districts, and States Support Future of Learning Models

Edsurge

There are organizations that support different kinds of transformation in schools and after researching and interviewing some of these organizations, we've learned a great deal about what these changes can look like, how schools go about redesigning aspects of their model, and what types of support they need along the way. In October, we will share a guide highlighting the trends, insights and challenges we've learned about while profiling five key players in the world of school redesign.

?Blockchain, Bitcoin and the Tokenization of Learning

Edsurge

Take LiveEdu , for example, a Y Combinator-backed online learning company that touts itself as being the “next-gen Lynda.com,” referring to a platform that offers online courses and skills training. LiveEdu intends to offer user-created, project-based learning videos, and is currently undergoing an presale initial coin offering (ICO), where it aims to sell 8 million “EDU” tokens. Tokenized Learning According to data tracked by Coinbase , ICOs have raised nearly $3.4

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today is the final day of The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit. And see you "online!" These are an incredible repository of great thinking about teaching and learning. Challenge Success: Parent Tips and Tools, Summer Activity Ideas During COVID-19 | Resources Here are a few ideas to help families keep the spark of learning alive this summer while also carving out time for the daily protective factors every kid needs: playtime, downtime, and family time.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit concludes tomorrow! These are an incredible repository of great thinking about teaching and learning. Challenge Success: Parent Tips and Tools, Summer Activity Ideas During COVID-19 | Resources Here are a few ideas to help families keep the spark of learning alive this summer while also carving out time for the daily protective factors every kid needs: playtime, downtime, and family time. See you "online!"

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“The UK government has published its 2016 HE White Paper, entitled Success as a Knowledge Economy: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice,” the Times Higher Education reports. For what it’s worth, Richard Hall’s response makes for better reading than the white paper itself. Also via Chalkbeat : “Black and white students score far apart on a new test of technology skills.” Education Politics. “ U.S.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

And a response from Marilyn Anderson Rhames: “ An Open Letter to White Conservative Education Reformers.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). From IMS Global : “ Competency-Based Education and Extended Transcripts: IMS Global Learning Consortium Enabling Better Digital Credentialing.” ” Trends to watch: investors’ interest in English language learning (software). They don’t even write white-papers , man.

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