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Learning Objectives - Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation. Before you decide on the content to cover in your course, endow your course with a strong internal structure conducive to student learning.

Learning Objectives - Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation

Alignment among three main course components ensures an internally consistent structure. Alignment is when the: OBJECTIVES articulate the knowledge and skills you want students to acquire by the end of the courseASSESSMENTS allow the instructor to check the degree to which the students are meeting the learning objectivesINSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES are chosen to foster student learning towards meeting the objectives When these components are not aligned, students might rightfully complain that the test did not have anything to do with what was covered in class, or instructors might feel that even though students are earning a passing grade, they haven’t really mastered the material at the desired level. Aligning these three components is a dynamic process, since a change in onenecessarily affects the other two. Learning objectives should use action verbs. Infographic - A Brief History of Online Learning.

Posted on July 11, 2014 by Beth Dumbauld Thinking about earning your degree online?

Infographic - A Brief History of Online Learning

Want to know more about the history of online education? This infographic provides a brief visual history of online learning. It shows the different roles that technology has played in the evolution of higher ed, provides the cultural context for advances made in distance learning, and highlights the rapid adoption of online courses. Ready to get started? Want to try an online class? Add the A BRIEF HISTORY OF ONLINE LEARNING [INFOGRAPHIC] to your Site or Blog If you'd like to share this infographic, please click the button below to copy and paste the embed code on to your site!

Access and Equity in Online Classes and Virtual Schools. Download (.PDF) Would you like to purchase a hard copy? Contact us. Online education is one of the fastest growing phenomena in K-12 education in the United States today. Over half of states currently have some form of state-run virtual school, with additional state programs in the planning stage. Various surveys have reported that at least one third of high school students have had some form of online education experience (Selzer and Lewis 2005, Allen and Seaman 2006). The focus of this issue brief is to increase the awareness of the importance of making online courses accessible to meet legal obligations.

Additionally, this brief highlights the importance of collecting and disaggregating enrollment and completion data by race, national origin, gender, language proficiency, and disability. 20/20: Costs and Funding of Virtual Schools. Amy Berk Anderson, John Augenblick, Dale DeCesare, and Jill Conrad – Virtual schools are providing individual online instruction and increasing access to courses by providing flexibility in time, place and pace of instruction.

In 2006, 24 states offer some form of statewide virtual schooling to supplement regular classes and provide for special needs and well over half of all states have significant online learning programs at the state or district level. In its school finance work around the country, Augenblick, Palaich, and Associates (APA) was increasingly being asked about virtual schools—in particular, what we knew about the funding of such schools. In order to respond to this need for information, APA embarked on a year-long project, funded by the Bellsouth Foundation (Foundation), to examine issues related to cost and funding of virtual schools, including the cost of operating and the funding mechanisms to support such schools. Virtual-Icebreakers - home. iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Teaching (v2) Illustrating iNACOL's National Standards for Quality Online Teaching on Vimeo. "Illustrating iNACOL's National Standards for Quality Online Teaching" is an eight-part series highlighting the International Association for K-12 Online Learning's standards for quality courses and teaching as put into practice by educators working in "Illustrating iNACOL's National Standards for Quality Online Teaching" is an eight-part series highlighting the International Association for K-12 Online Learning's standards for quality courses and teaching as put into practice by educators working in online and blended learning learning environments.

Illustrating iNACOL's National Standards for Quality Online Teaching on Vimeo

Thank you to partners at the Texas Virtual School Network and Eyecon Video Productions. Becoming an online teacher. Change is.

Becoming an online teacher

I remember that short, powerful statement shared by a mentor early in my career as a classroom teacher. I could comprehend it then, but I could not understand it as I do now as an online teacher. E-learning: How to deliver an engaging Virtual Classroom presentation. Apache OpenMeetings Project – Home. Virtual classroom and elearning software, mobile learning, and on-demand courses. Overview. Forum Hosting, Create a forum with ActiveBoard.com. Learning + Tech = Awesome. Develop elementary reading comprehension, writing and math skills with Kidspiration® Using visual thinking methodologies, Kidspiration provides a cross-curricular visual workspace for K-5 learners.

Develop elementary reading comprehension, writing and math skills with Kidspiration®

Students combine pictures, text, numbers and spoken words to develop vocabulary, word recognition, reading for comprehension, writing and critical thinking skills. Kidspiration works the way students think and learn and the way teachers teach. As students make visual connections, they build fundamental skills in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. Kidspiration offers activities in all curriculum areas, so students use visual learning naturally and confidently. Kidspiration helps students: Develop strong thinking skills Strengthen reading and writing skills Build conceptual understanding in math Develop Strong Thinking Skills With Kidspiration, students use graphic organizers to express thoughts and explore ideas and relationships. Symbol Maker sparks creativity and anchors meaning. LiveLesson® Online Classroom Demo. Adobe Connect eLearning Demo. Home « Keeping Pace. Home - iNACOL.