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Beyond MOOCs: Sustainable Online Learning in Institutions

White paper title: Beyond MOOCs: Sustainable Online Learning in Institutions (licensed under CC BY) Authors: Li Yuan, Stephen Powell and Bill Olivier The key opportunity for institutions is to take the concepts developed by the MOOC experiment to date and use them to improve the quality of their face-to-face and online provision, and to open… Read More ›

K-12 Distance Learning and Blended Learning Trend

By Maggie Wirtane, www.OnlineSchools.com Rotational… Flex… Self-blended… Enriched-virtual… What are these terms describing? Apps? Cars? New types of virtual gaming? Actually, these terms describe a nascent form of learning referred to as blended learning or hybrid learning. Indeed, a 2011 report by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) indicates that blended learning is on the rise and… Read More ›

OpenEd Free Video Library for Open Web Learning

OpenEd is an effort to collect free educational videos aligned to Common Core State Standards for all teachers and students with internet connection and computers. It’s now accepting user applications into beta release, and of course user feedback. This is their letter for an introduction: OpenEd helps you find the best videos and other content… Read More ›

Blended Learning Implementation Guide (#DLDay)

Blended learning is not ‘just another district initiative,’ It is a large scale opportunity to develop schools that are more productive for students and teachers. It’s a fundamental redesign of instructional model. In honor of Digital Learning Day, Digital Learning Now! (DLN) today released its fifth white paper in the DLN Smart Series, “Blended Learning Implementation… Read More ›

Creating Videos for Interactive Learning Experience on Screen

Flipped classrooms and online learning are here to stay, even explode. Watching videos is a crucial part for the learning. To be honest, watching videos on the screens often makes me sleepy unless the videos are more like a performance instead of lecturing. But of course a performance is a kind of visual arts appealing… Read More ›

15 Ways Online Educators Can Light Social Engagement Afire

Social engagement may help eliminate the student retention problems that have plagued higher education for many years. Stephen Abram, author of the Stephen’s Lighthouse blog on library trends, pointed out that, “For decades, research has been pointing to social engagement as a key factor in helping improve student retention. While much progress has been made in working toward… Read More ›

12 Must Read Papers on Digital Learning(2012)

This post “12 Must Read Papers of 2012” by Tom Vander Ark originally appeared on GettingSmart. Following are the 12 papers I most frequently cite (or plan to cite over the next few months) including a couple I co-authored.  The cover blended learning, online learning, competency-based learning, and edtech.  They come from our friends at SETDA, iNACOL, Digital Learning Now …. Read More ›

10 Predictions and 20 Stories for Blended Learning

Michael Horn and Heather Staker from Innosight Institute, a nonprofit think tank focused on education and innovation, gave 10 predictions for blended learning in 2013. (published on TheJournal) Some examples were given. 1. More Rotation Models at the Elementary School Level KIPP Empower Rocketship Education 2. More Self-Blending at the High School Level 3. More Flex-Model Prototypes 4. Growth in Enriched-Virtual Models Among Full-Time… Read More ›

Leveraging Digital Learning to Facilitate Deeper Learning

Getting Smart® today launched “How Digital Learning Contributes to Deeper Learning,” a white paper that examines how key aspects of personal digital learning – common standards, next-generation assessments, blended learning, and affordable devices – can provide deeper learning opportunities for students. Check this article and the infographic to learn more! ***** Co-written by Tom Vander… Read More ›

Professional Development for Flipped Learning

Pearson and the Flipped Learning Network have joined forces to offer new and exciting blended professional development for educators looking to switch to the new “flipped learning” teaching model (See the Press Release). Through this partnership, and based on the pioneering work of Flipped Learning Network’s founding members, Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams, highly skilled trainers… Read More ›

Technology Matters for Students

Technology is not only a critical part of learning, it’s an essential tool for communication and student-teacher engagement.  Which technologies are most important to students ? How technology impacts academic experience and achievement? Muhammad Saleem sent us this infographic about undergraduate students and technologies to share with you. Original source: http://www.bachelorsdegreeonline.com/

ECAR Report of Undergraduate Students and Technologies

The use of devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones is pervasive. According to the 2012 ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, a full 86 percent of college students own a laptop, with smartphone ownership topping 60 percent. Clearly, there is need for these devices, and colleges increasingly are providing the infrastructure to make… Read More ›

Personalized Learning – A Student’s Perspective

What I learn in a day is more etched into my mind than what it might’ve been had I been learning in a generic format in the traditional high school. It’s also easier to make personal connections to what you learn, when you’re the one in control of learning it, and we all know that… Read More ›

Anticipating a Blended Classroom Boom Led by Education Startups

Thanks to many start-ups, more instruction is now being simultaneously delivered–by a live teacher, via web-based curricula, and in the form of students teaching one another, among other forms–within the walls of traditional classrooms. Take a look at these innovations helping to reshape our education nowadays. Be prepared for a paradigm shift. (Note : Department of… Read More ›

Stanford Creates Vice Provost For Online Learning To “Fundamentally Reshape Education”

MIT and Harvard provide interactive courses from both schools online for free through edX, which UC Berkeley recently joined. Stanford has the aforementioned programs, some of which include other Universities, a curriculum redesign in the medical school to eliminate lectures and now has doubled down with the Vice Provost for Online Learning.