Montessori vs Waldorf - Montessori and Waldorf Compared Montessori and Waldorf schools are two popular kinds of schools for preschool and elementary school age children. Why are they so popular? What exactly are the differences between the two kinds of schools? Answer: A Montessori school follows the teachings of Dr. A New Pedagogy is Emerging...And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor In all the discussion about learning management systems, open educational resources (OERs), massive open online courses (MOOCs), and the benefits and challenges of online learning, perhaps the most important issues concern how technology is changing the way we teach and - more importantly - the way students learn. For want of a better term, we call this “pedagogy.” What is clear is that major changes in the way we teach post-secondary students are being triggered by online learning and the new technologies that increase flexibility in, and access to, post-secondary education. In looking at what these pedagogical changes are and their implications for students, faculty, staff, and institutions, we consider: What drives the development of this new pedagogy? Changes in society, student expectations, and technology are motivating innovative university and college faculty and instructors to re-think pedagogy and teaching methods.
Blended learning: Uncovering its transformative potential in higher education Abstract The purpose of this paper is to provide a discussion of the transformative potential of blended learning in the context of the challenges facing higher education. Based upon a description of blended learning, its potential to support deep and meaningful learning is discussed. From here, a shift to the need to rethink and restructure the learning experience occurs and its transformative potential is analyzed.
Why Waldorf Works - Home Welcome to the home of Waldorf Education® in North America. The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) is proud to bring you Why Waldorf Works, a definitive source of news and information about Waldorf Education. Here you can explore this remarkable approach to educating children that boasts an 85 year history in North America.
Decoding Learning Our Decoding Learning report looks at the impact of digital technology in the classroom. Key findings Schools spent £487 million on ICT equipment and services in 2009-2010. Welcome to the Rubric for Online Instruction (ROI) - Rubric for Online Instruction California State University, Chico's first strategic priority is "...to develop high-quality learning environments both inside and outside the classroom." The Rubric for Online Instruction (ROI) is a tool that can be used to create or evaluate the design of a fully online or blended course. The rubric is designed to answer the question, "What does high-quality online instruction look like?" The ROI can be applied to any course with online elements.
Holmes-Marking Student Work on the Computer The Internet TESL Journal Martin Holmesmholmes [at] uvaix.uvic. University of Victoria English Language Centre As more and more of our students' work is submitted in word-processed form, it seems logical that we begin to develop tools to mark and annotate written assignments quickly and clearly using word-processors. This article describes some tools which I have developed for marking electronic documents using a word-processor, and discusses some of the advantages and drawbacks revealed by my early trials of the system.
Montessori and Waldorf, a comparison Montessori and Waldorf are the fastest growing educational systems in the world today. Both are based on many years of experience, with all kinds of children, the world over. Both have great respect for the child as an individual, spiritual, creative being. Learning in a Digital Age - extending higher education opportunities for lifelong learning View or download the publication (PDF )1 View the publication in ePub format2 View the publication in Kindle format3