Beyond blended learning: Reaching every student At the 2010 NCTIES conference in Raleigh, LEARN NC’s Bobby Hobgood delivered a presentation about blended learning. The archived session is available at the following link: Access to the archived session requires Microsoft Silverlight software. About this presentation Presentation title Beyond blended learning: Reaching every student Presenter Bobby Hobgood, LEARN NC — UNC School of Education Target audience Elementary, middle, high, K-12, administration Presentation goals Viewers of this hour-long presentation will learn what blended learning is, why blended learning is important, current research findings about blended learning, a theoretical framework underpinning the value of blended learning, what blended learning “looks like” in a classroom, and ten ways to improve teaching using a blended approach. Presentation abstract Dr. Dr.
Blended Learning Toolkit | Blended Teaching & Learning Feature Developing courses that combine face-to-face and virtual instruction in pursuit of 21st-century skills in classrooms by LIZ PAPE A few months ago, I walked into the computer lab at EBC High School for Public Service in Brooklyn, N.Y., and watched as students, working in teams, created blogs and wikis to share information about human rights violations. The network news report looked at New York City Opportunities for Online Learning, or NYCOOL, and the reporter interviewed the students and their teacher, Kimberly Cahill. Liz Pape is president and CEO of the Virtual High School Global Consortium in Maynard, Mass. Cahill’s students in the Participation in Government and Global History course are using Web 2.0 tools — wikis, blogs, podcasting, digital storybooks and discussion forums as well as cell phones and home and school computers — to share information on human rights violations, where they occur and what is being done to correct them. Nick loved math. read more read more
Don't Confuse Technology With Teaching - Commentary By Pamela Hieronymi This spring, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced a $60-million venture to offer free classes online. Just last month the University of California at Berkeley said it would also join the effort. John Hennessy, president of Stanford, recently predicted that a technology "tsunami" is about to hit higher education. When justifying their decision to remove Teresa Sullivan as president of the University of Virginia, the Board of Visitors cited, in part, the need to ride this wave. As we think about the future of education, we need to sharpen our understanding of what education is and what educators do. Education is not the transmission of information or ideas. Educators are coaches, personal trainers in intellectual fitness. A set of podcasts is the 21st-century equivalent of a textbook, not the 21st-century equivalent of a teacher. Of course, computers do much more than deliver podcasts. These capacities should be celebrated.
Pedagogy and Moodle Let's sit back and really reflect on the pedagogy that is at the core of what we, as online educators, are trying to do. Definition of Pedagogy One definition of pedagogy in Wiktionary says The profession of teaching The activities of educating, teaching or instructing Wikipedia has a much longer page on Pedagogy. At one point it said Pedagogy is the art or science of being a teacher, generally refers to strategies of instruction, or a style of instruction. Moodle in three short paragraphs The heart of Moodle is courses that contain activities and resources. There are a number of other tools that make it easier to build communities of learners, including blogs, messaging, participant lists etc, as well useful tools like grading, reports, integration with other systems and so on. For more about Moodle, see and particularly the main community “course” called Using Moodle. Social Constructionism as a Referent How Moodle tries to support a Social Constructionist view Progression
Edmodo - free social learning platform expands and improves Edmodo is a free social learning network for teachers, students and schools, providing a way to connect and collaborate, share content, access homework and grades, communicate, organize lessons, and much more. It provides teachers a private, safe way to connect with their students and parents, organize and share lessons, share resources with students, manage projects, remind students of important dates, and even distribute quizzes. The fact that it is a private system is what makes it appealing to teachers and school systems. It's also free. There are also mobile apps, allowing access to Edmodo and it's features on your smartphone or tablet. Edmodo recently announced that it has over 7 million users and is used in over 80,000 schools in both the US and around the world. One of the features that makes Edmodo popular and more "student friendly" is that it is similar to Twitter and Facebook in that it has a stream-based environment. Edmodo is a great resource for education. Related:
Moderators HomePage | Berge Collins Associates mauri collins and Zane L. Berge Berge Collins Associates This page is a growing set of resources for moderators and moderators-to-be of online discussion in both academic and non-academic settings. Where possible I have linked to the full text of articles, and provided abstracts on this page. These pages have been designed to be accessible with a text browser and with the assumption that the papers will be scanned on screen and then printed out. Do not be put off by early copyright dates (1993-1997) on articles written by Berge and Collins. Please send your questions or suggestions for new resources to email@example.com This page was featured in the On Line column in the Chronicle of Higher Education, September 19, 1997, Page A29. Starting and Managing email-based discussion lists The LISTPROC homepage CREN’s listprocessor software…find the docs and guides The LISTSERV® homepage L-Soft’s homepage…find the docs and guides for LISTSERV® list owners and users. The Majordomo homepage 6.1. 6.2.
7 Strategies to Make Your Online Teaching Better This GradHacker post is by Andrea Zellner, PhD candidate in Ed Tech/Ed Pysch at Michigan State University, @andreazellner There is no doubt that online education has arrived in Higher Education. Each year, the numbers of colleges and universities offering online courses increases. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.Provide support for self-regulation. 7. In the end, there is a lot to consider when teaching online. P.S. What are your tips for teaching online?
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