Many factors contribute to the rapid growth in higher education's online course offerings, from economic realities to the need for alternative ways to teach a new media-savvy generation. As online classes reduce and often eliminate face-to-face (F2F) interactions, it's important for instructors to learn new ways of understanding and interacting with their online students to further enhance their success.
Studies show students' cognitive styles play a key role in their success in online courses.1 As one researcher noted, "Satisfying online learners' cognitive styles was a critical success factor for online instruction"2 and suggested further research studies to identify instructional strategies addressing online learners' cognitive styles to improve learning outcomes were also provided."
"Blended learning has taken off as one of the big trends in education over the past several years. Like flipped classrooms and 1:1 environments, it’s one of the top ways for teachers to leverage the power of technology in the classroom. It’s not a new concept, to be sure. However, there’s a new guide to understanding and implementing what’s being billed as blended learning 2.0.
"There are a few key stages of proper implementation that you should know if you’re looking to start climbing the blended learning tree. Starting from down at the roots is the planning process. It’s about a lot more than just ‘planning’ on buying some iPads. Planning involves creating appropriate blended learning spaces. That means you have a nice place for students to gather and collaborate while using technology. Scroll down to the bottom of the graphic below to get started."
Would you like to improve your students' writing skills and help them bridge the gap between writing in school and writing in the real world? Learn how to leverage the power of Google Docs to help students write better and more frequently than with pencil and paper.
Join me and Infinitec as we explore ways to thoughtfully incorporate digital writing into the curriculum by utilizing the latest Google Docs features and writing supports.
"Google Drive is a powerful productivity suite with an increasing potential in education. From storing documents to creating stunning presentations and drawings, Google Drive empowers you with the necessary tools to enhance your productivity and augment your workflow. I have been sharing several guides and materials on how teachers can tap into the power of this platform and this section aggregates all I have shared in this regard so far."
A big difference between universal design and disability accessibility is that universal design strategies help all people, not just those with disabilities ... I use captions on TV and movies frequently although I do not have a hearing disability; it helps me understand better primarily when people have accents.
February, 2014 Since I posted about the " 20 online museums for teachers and students " I received several emails with links, apps, tools and more tips related to educational virtual field trips. One...
Flipped classroom or flipped learning is a methodology, an approach to learning in which technology is employed to reverse the traditional role of classroom time. If in the past, classroom time is spent at lecturing to students , now in a flipped model, this time is utilized to encourage individualized learning and provide one-on-one help to students, and also to improve student-teacher interaction.
Many of us use Google on a daily basis. Yet, we barely know how few keywords can return such massive and accurate results for hundreds of web pages. Take a look at this infographic and learn how Google search works.
The essence of flipped learning is not its methodology, Education Consultant Jon Bergmann told Convene, but a question that's relevant to teachers and meeting planners everywhere: “What is the best use of face-to-face time?