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Strategic Planning in e-Learning

By Alison Carr-Chellman / May 17, 2016

As most in leadership know well, online learning, e-learning and other forms of distributed learning are increasingly important as parts of strategic plans for organizations, higher education, and k-12 schools. This article briefly takes up a few of the critical elements of strong strategic plans including the uses and importance of needs assessment, reflection, identifying organizational e-learning strengths, opportunities, and resources, seeing novel and unique program opportunities, and the importance of a core group of supporters for the programs forwarded in the strategic plan. » [Full Article]
TYPE: OPINION, CORPORATE LEARNING, HIGHER EDUCATION, K-12 BLENDED AND ONLINE LEARNING

Building a Blended Learning Classroom that Works

By Marcia Kish / September 16, 2015

Blended learning has the potential to significantly improve student learning and growth, but it is only truly successful when educators carefully base their instructional decisions on high-quality student assessment data. Blended learning coach Marcia Kish shares key principles for implementing blended learning that is data-driven and student-centered, as well as ideas and tools that can help make any blended learning model more effective. » [Full Article]
TYPE: K-12 BLENDED AND ONLINE LEARNING

Personalization of Learning: Lessons from RTT-D Winners

By Kevin Oliver, Kathryn Kennedy, Laura Hibbard, Bonnie Swan, Tom Clark, Jason LaFrance, Jonathan Oglesby / September 11, 2015

This article presents a synthesis of personalization of learning strategies as extracted from 16 school district proposals funded in the 2012 Race to the Top (RTT-D) federal grant program. Personalization of learning strategies fell into six overall themes: digital learning materials and courses, data and data systems, curriculum and teaching, repurposed learning facilities, human capital, and professional development. For each theme, the article offers a summary, exemplars from the district proposals, and additional recommended resources. » [Full Article]
TYPE: K-12 BLENDED AND ONLINE LEARNING

Do Online Courses Help or Hinder English Language Learners' Experience With Math Credit Recovery?

By Boris Costa-Guerra, Leslie Costa-Guerra / March 24, 2015

As online learning enrollments continue to grow, the conversation has shifted from the value of online learning to what tools students should be using and in what capacity. The benefits of having such a variety of options are immense and allow schools to meet the needs of individual learners no matter where they are. However, are all of the outcomes from online learning positive? How is online learning effective for English language learners (ELLs) in mathematics? » [Full Article]
TYPE: K-12 BLENDED AND ONLINE LEARNING

Expanding the Uses of Blogs in the Classroom

By Yekyung Lisa Lee, Yeo Hwan Ik / December 31, 2014

Blogs are not only tools for self-expression or social interaction among school children. They also have the potential to influence the cognitive processes of learning. The authors detail their experience using blogs at a public elementary school in Korea. » [Full Article]
TYPE: INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EDUCATION, K-12 BLENDED AND ONLINE LEARNING

Do you Blend? Huntley High School Does

By Amy Garrett Dikkers, Aimee L. Whiteside, Somer Lewis / December 22, 2014

Huntley High School in Huntley, Illinois has recently implemented a blended learning initiative to meet needs of their learners in the 21st century, infusing technology into the schools curriculum and teachers instructional practices, and preparing students for college and career. Huntley's unique mix of traditional and blended learning provides a variety of ways for students to learn in both elective and core classes. We share Huntleys unique model of blended learning, focusing on four lessons learned. » [Full Article]
TYPE: K-12 BLENDED AND ONLINE LEARNING

An Interview with Dr. Rouel Belleza

By Joe Cozart / October 31, 2014

Cherokee County is a suburban school district northwest of Atlanta, GA. In the last several years, the district has seen an explosion of interest in online learning. The district is attempting to leverage digital resources in a way that can enable growth of blended learning district wide as well. » [Full Article]
TYPE: INTERVIEW, K-12 BLENDED AND ONLINE LEARNING

Training Online Teachers Through A Badge Driven Course

By Joe Cozart / September 30, 2014

The Georgia Virtual School is a supplemental online school that employs more than 200 teachers. Due to growth and attrition new teachers must continually be hired, which created a large burden for the school. The problem was addressed through the creation of an open online course driven by badge credentialing. Interested teachers now complete this training course prior to the hiring process. This ensures job applicants have a basic knowledge of online learning and a better understanding of the requirements to teach online, thus decreasing attrition in the first year. Course participants go through five modules and earn a badge after successfully demonstrating an understanding of the material in the respective module. » [Full Article]
TYPE: K-12 BLENDED AND ONLINE LEARNING