Key report findings include: Over 7.1 million students were taking at least one online course during the fall 2012 term, an increase of 411,000 students over the previous year.
The online enrollment growth rate of 6.1 percent is the lowest recorded for this report series. Thirty-three percent of higher education students now take at least one course online.
The percent of academic leaders rating the learning outcomes in online education as the same or superior to those in face-to-face grew from 57.2 in 2003 to 77.0 percent last year, but fell back to 74.1 percent this year.
The proportion of chief academic leaders that say online learning is critical to their long-term strategy dropped from 69.1 percent to 65.9 percent.
Ninety percent of academic leaders believe that it is likely or very likely that a majority of all higher education students will be taking at least one online course in five year’s time.
Only 5.0 percent of higher education institutions currently offer a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), another 9.3 percent report MOOCs are in the planning stages.
Less than one-quarter of academic leaders believe that MOOCs represent a sustainable method for offering online courses.
Minds on Fire is a provocative critique of educational reformers who deplored role-playing pedagogies, from Plato to Dewey to Erikson. Carnes also makes an impassioned appeal for pedagogical innovation. At a time when cost-cutting legislators and trustees are increasingly drawn to online learning, Carnes focuses on how bricks-and-mortar institutions of higher education can set young minds on fire.
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Packt is pleased to announce the release of Learning Articulate Storyline an indispensable guide to getting up and running with Articulate Storyline, a powerful and easy-to-use feature that has changed the landscape of e-learning development.
Haiku Deck is a completely new kind of presentation software -- it’s simple, beautiful, and fun.
Marty Note Haiku Deck is one of my favorite content creation tools. Based on a simple brilliant idea - how to make the creative commons accessible - Haiku Deck finds amazing images and you won't get sued when you use them.
That description is really the tip of how I use Haiku Deck. Their UI is so clean, so NOT PowerPoint, I use it to help create TED-like slide decks (i.e. storytelling, visual and no death by bullet points lol).
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When you first step into a classroom, poised and ready to launch into a new discussion or lesson, you probably feel a sense of excitement. You’re about to embark on a journey with your class and every student is along for the ride.
"There are many benefits to teaching young people to code. As a musician starts learning a piece of music, the process can be daunting. Musicians, however, naturally start breaking the song into parts. By slowly mastering small phrases, scales, chords, and patterns, the song slowly emerges from the student. The discipline of decomposition and persistence shows up in computer programming too."
"I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think." - Steve Jobs
"The above quote is on the homepage of the coding website Tynker. Coding, formerly known as programming (I still remember teaching myself BASIC on my Commodore 64 back in the '80s!), has once again returned to classrooms nationwide. A range of high-profile individuals, including Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Dr. Oz and Ashton Kutcher, among others, have lent their support to Code.org, a non-profit that advocates a return to coding in the classroom."
Although technology in the classroom is evolving from computers to tablets, a new survey from the Games and Learning Publishing Council highlights that the use of digital games in the classroom is becoming more common and teachers are increasingly valuing the ability games have to motivate low-performing students.
"Type Rocket is a free typing game from ABCya that Joanne Villis reminded me of in one of her recent posts. Type Rocket is a sixty second game in which students make fireworks explode by typing the letters that appear on the rockets in the games. In the sixty second span of the game students try to correctly type as many letters as they possibly can. The rockets speed up as the game progresses."
What I really like about e-publishing and in particular blogging, is the immediacy of the process. You can have an idea today and publish it today and by tomorrow you can start reading peoples responses to that idea. For me that’s really fantastic and I get a real buzz from it and learn so much from doing it. Often the responses and the interaction I get as a result of that cause me to modify and rethink my ideas and beliefs, so I continue to learn from what I do.
"What do you see as the big 'game changer' in education?"
The biggest game changer in education is not out there (as I point all around me). It is in here (as I point to my head, but symbolizing all of our brains, not just mine) and has ALWAYS been in here (pointing to my chest, around the heart area).
The “game changer” is, and always will be, being open to new learning opportunities, doing something with them, and making that human connection to our learners.
The best teachers have always done this, and will continue to do so.
"According to Code.org, 90 percent of U.S. schools are not teaching any computer science. Eyebrows have been raised this year as the U.K. passed a plan to educate every child how to code.
In my opinion, parents of every student in every school at every level should demand that all students be taught how to code. They don't need this skill because they'll all go into it as a career -- that isn't realistic -- but because it impacts every career in the 21st century world. Any country recognizing that will benefit in the long term. Here's how you can start."