Tag Archives: online learning

Tools Teachers Love

Some practical perspective from an online educator. GUEST COLUMN | by Dominique Baroco Long gone are the days of textbooks and chalkboards. Classrooms have evolved, and teachers are now turning to technology to develop lesson plans. This evolution comes as … Continue reading

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Digital Delivery

Exploring the future of online degrees.  GUEST COLUMN | by Simon Nelson The digital shift in society has navigated its way into the higher education sector, prompting the reimagining of the delivery of education. My company’s partnership with Deakin University … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Learning Journey

Providing true alternatives to a one-size-fits-all approach to public education.  GUEST COLUMN | by Steven Guttentag In 2013, 3.17 million students graduated from public high schools throughout the United States. Among them, a young woman in Ohio who had overcome … Continue reading

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The Changing Landscape of Online Education

As consumers crave personalized experiences, education is no exception. GUEST COLUMN | by Chase Jarvis The concept is almost amusingly anachronistic today, but not so long ago learning beyond the four walls of a classroom meant something called “distance learning” … Continue reading

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Resist the Urge

Truly equipping graduates for the world of work. GUEST COLUMN | by Kieran Webb The recently released 2016 Workforce Skills Preparedness Report compiled by researchers at Payscale suggests that the gap between the skills employers need and the skills students … Continue reading

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Cultivating Extraordinary Youth

Leveraging technology to help students break the cycle of poverty. GUEST COLUMN | by Lynne Martin More than 10,000 students are now using the Students Rising Above (SRA) free online College2CareersHub, and that milestone is an opportune moment to envision … Continue reading

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Desperate for Disruption

A cyber security training community founder shares his lessons in online learning. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Having spent much of their careers in the I.T. and cyber security training sector, Ralph Sita and Ryan Corey came to realize how … Continue reading

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Settling Down for a Long Winter’s Read

‘Tis the season to relax, study, and learn new skills. GUEST COLUMN | by Todd Rothman The holiday season has officially started. Like every year since the emergence of e-commerce, many people around the country have been checking out online … Continue reading

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An Academy of Passionate People

Accessing the right tools – and people – to train someone to be a qualified professional. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Anthony James started Linux Academy, one of the world’s foremost online Linux and cloud training platforms and communities, “because … Continue reading

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On the Shoulders of Geniuses

How an innovative, adaptive approach gets kids the tailored math education they need.   GUEST COLUMN | by Javier Arroyo  In 2009, the homework topic was brewing again. Schools were rethinking long-standing homework policies. Parents wanted to know whether homework … Continue reading

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Maximizing the Investment in Education Technology

Out of the top five people in our lives, where is the teacher? GUEST COLUMN | by Jerry Huang  If you ask a friend, ‘What has education done for you?’ — then you may often get answers like, ‘helped me … Continue reading

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Meeting in the Middle

Innovative ways for underrepresented and underprivileged students to access STEM. GUEST COLUMN | by Frank McCallum There are plenty of conversations and predictions about the economy of tomorrow, but leaders and influencers agree that honing future workers’ STEM interest and … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Smartly from Pedago

Building a faster, more effective way to learn online is Pedago, a company using what they call interactive pedagogy. Their initial strategic focus is on the successful launch of an online MBA degree program. Through their proprietary active learning platform, called Smartly, they … Continue reading

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Trends | Keeping Pace for Over a Decade Now

It may sound incredible, but with roughly 20 years passed since the World Wide Web came into worldwide use, that means that the oldest K-12 online schools and programs are now about, well, 15-20 years old. Keeping Pace with Digital Learning: … Continue reading

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A Distinct Advantage

Online internships increase adaptability to teaching with technology. GUEST COLUMN | by Dawn Towle Few would cast doubt on the need for technology in the modern classroom. A 2015 international study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) … Continue reading

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Strength in Community

Online learning, a passionate commitment and the Detroit Public Safety Academy.   INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Isaiah Pettway started teaching in Detroit in 2008. To equip himself with the essential tools needed to serve a diverse youth population in … Continue reading

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Exploring North Dakota

ND Center for Distance Education’s State Director charts a quality course. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero It may be telling that explorers Lewis and Clark spent more time in what is now North Dakota than any other place on their … Continue reading

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Fast and Furious

While driving rapid change in education, creating an effective virtual school program. GUEST COLUMN | by Carol Ribeiro  In the past several years, we have witnessed a tremendous acceleration of transformative policies and practices driving customized learning in the K–12 … Continue reading

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Flipped and Tracking

Flash progress comparisons help teachers bolster and customize student learning.   GUEST COLUMN | by Tony Glockler Teachers have incredible amounts of data and information to juggle. Keeping track of grades, assignments, and engagement is a challenge that teachers gracefully overcome … Continue reading

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Trends | Are You Edcasting Yet?

There’s a new way for everyone to share their knowledge easily with bite-sized insights pushed out across all devices. If podcasting and tweeting made it easy to share general content, edcasting promises to empower people to share their knowledge and … Continue reading

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Year of the Shake-Up

Five online learning predictions for 2015. GUEST COLUMN | by Andrew Wait  We all know that the online education space is growing at a very rapid clip, but many may not realize just how quickly it’s growing, and what some … Continue reading

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Trends | History of Online Education

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Cool Tool | Helix LMS

Despite the sheer impossibility of adding more hours to your day, Helix LMS can, in essence, give you more time – more time to focus on course activities and student interaction because you spend less time bogged down with administrative … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Social Studies Techbook

This cool tool brings history to life with an innovative multimedia reference library that links key documents to people and places; interactive maps, digital explorations and activities; primary source documents; and informational text. It engages all learners through multiple reading levels … Continue reading

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Tech Trip

The new CEO of Glynlyon (and president of Odysseyware) discusses the future. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Beth Te Grotenhuis recently led the development and execution of the largest new product release in Odysseyware’s history and was instrumental in the … Continue reading

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