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The “Flipped” Classroom and Transforming Education

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Recently, I wrote a post regarding some ideas that I did not believe that would transform school culture.  Although most agreed on two of the ideas that I shared, there was a large contingent of ed...
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I love this statement from Will Richardson in the post regarding 2013 being the "year of the learner":

"This moment is all about learners having an amazing new freedom to learn, not teachers having an amazing new freedom to teach. I’d love to see 2013 all about making that shift in our thinking around education."

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The 2013 Survey Of Online Learning - Edudemic

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Recently, the Babson Survey Research Group and Pearson released the results of a survey about online learning.
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Technology Evaluation Checklist for Learning Professionals (Free Download)

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We are living in the digital revolution and, much like the industrial revolution, progress is truly exponential. We hear about a new smartphone, new app, new technology every single day. With so many
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A MOOC Delusion: Why Visions to Educate the World Are Absurd - WorldWise - The Chronicle of Higher Education

A MOOC Delusion: Why Visions to Educate the World Are Absurd - WorldWise - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Online Learning Ideas, Research, Tools, etc | Scoop.it

The following is a guest post by Ghanashyam Sharma, an assistant professor in writing and rhetoric at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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Interesting article. More about culture than technology. Here is the author's final question:

If you were to land today in a small town in India, Argentina, or South "Dakota and have to start teaching one of your courses tomorrow morning, how well do you think you would do?"

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Learning with 'e's: Who's afraid of the big bad MOOC?

Learning with 'e's: Who's afraid of the big bad MOOC? | Online Learning Ideas, Research, Tools, etc | Scoop.it

After apparently stalling for a short time, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) seem to be gaining ground again. First there were the cMOOCs, free and open online courses that focused more on learning than they did on accreditation. Learning was fun and informal, and learning was often self or peer assessed.

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10 Ways To Get Started Using Google+ In Your Classroom -

10 Ways To Get Started Using Google+ In Your Classroom - | Online Learning Ideas, Research, Tools, etc | Scoop.it
by Kellie Ady Google+ was enabled for K-12 domains in the fall, and I am now thinking about how Google+ could fit into our district…
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I love the idea of doing Hangouts as either a virtual class session or for virtual office hours. . .

 

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Don't Be "That Guy" In Your Online Classes: Online Student Etiquette

Don't Be "That Guy" In Your Online Classes: Online Student Etiquette | Online Learning Ideas, Research, Tools, etc | Scoop.it
An online classroom environment is very different from what you find in a traditional classroom.
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A few years old, but an interesting topic!

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Applying the Seven Principles for Good Practice to the Online Classroom | Faculty Focus

Applying the Seven Principles for Good Practice to the Online Classroom | Faculty Focus | Online Learning Ideas, Research, Tools, etc | Scoop.it
Almost 25 years have passed since Chickering and Gamson offered seven principles for good instructional practices in undergraduate education.
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Love number two:

2. Develop reciprocity and cooperation among students.

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Mary Kraus's comment, March 13, 2013 9:35 AM
Love #3: Encourage active learning. Learning is not a passive activity. For students to learn, they must actively engage with the content in thoughtful, purposeful ways.
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Does It Matter If You Meet Your Classmates Face-To-Face? « Annie Murphy Paul

Does It Matter If You Meet Your Classmates Face-To-Face? « Annie Murphy Paul | Online Learning Ideas, Research, Tools, etc | Scoop.it

From Katie Kormanik:

So far MOOCs have been an exploration of unknown territory, pushing the frontiers of how we teach and learn. A new pilot program between San José State University (SJSU) and Udacity, one of the leading MOOC providers, aims to determine the effectiveness of three specially designed MOOCs compared to the university’s traditional classes.

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Annie reflects on the value of even one F2F session. . .my experience tends to agree with her. We can build community online, but it can really be accelerated in a brief F2F session.

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Brian @ CLRN - Two Steps Forward and One Step Back for CA Asynchronous Learning

Brian @ CLRN - Two Steps Forward and One Step Back for CA Asynchronous Learning | Online Learning Ideas, Research, Tools, etc | Scoop.it

In his State-of-the-State address, Governor Brown proposed “statutory changes that will enable school districts to offer asynchronous online courses through a streamlined and outcome‑focused independent study agreement.”

 

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Blended Learning: Strategies for Engagement

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There are methods and models for implementing blended learning -- from the flipped classroom, to the flex model.
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Nice statement of one BIG issue in online or blended ed:

However, there is still one piece that is missing from a great blended learning environment: engagement! As an experienced online teacher of both K-12 and higher education students, I am familiar with the challenges of engaging students in virtual work. Luckily, the blended learning model still demands some in-person, brick-and-mortar learning, so there is a unique opportunity to use this structure to engage students.

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Mary Kraus's comment, March 13, 2013 8:44 AM
Engagement is key in any learning environment. Once we become introspective in the part we as educators have played in creating an "engagement gap" perhaps we will then begin to see progress in the "achievement gap."
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10 Steps Towards A Blended Learning Program

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To build support for a blended learning initiative, start by inventorying  hardware and widely used apps, testing broadband, and identifying blended learning programs and strategies. Consider the following ten strategies over the course of six months to begin to lay the groundwork for development and adoption of blended learning models.

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10 Predictions for Blended Learning in 2013 -- THE Journal

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In the ninth installment of their monthly column, blended learning experts Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker predict how blended learning programs will evolve in 2013.
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Interesting Concept!


4. Growth in Enriched-Virtual Models Among Full-Time Virtual Schools
Many virtual schools appear to be finding that their models generate lackluster results among at-risk students. Expect them to take a page from the "no excuses" charter schools by integrating backward and doing more of what families used to do to help those students succeed. To do this, more full-time virtual schools will offer brick-and-mortar components to shore up results among that population.

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The Six Ingredients That Make eLearning Courses Relevant

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If you want to create engaging eLearning courses you should start considering one main factor: relevance. This means creating compelling courses that speak directly to your audience.
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Teacher vs Student: How Each Actually Uses Social Media - Edudemic

Teacher vs Student: How Each Actually Uses Social Media - Edudemic | Online Learning Ideas, Research, Tools, etc | Scoop.it
At some point in my life, a few years back, Facebook became much less....interesting to me. Much less cool, even. I thought it was me. I assumed I was getting old and that my friends, acquaintances, and I were just doing less interesting stuff.
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10 Things You Should Unlearn Before Starting to Teach Online

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There are 10 things that online teachers should unlearn before they take up teaching online. Online Education needs new and open thinkers for sustainability.

Via Nik Peachey, Guido Magliato
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Love that I got this from one of my LEC students! Thanks @gmagliato

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Bill Weigall's curator insight, October 26, 2013 7:40 PM

We all know that bolting innovation onto existing practice is rarely entirely successful or satisfactory.

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Desaprender: imprescindible para avanzar.

Marielos Gutiérrez's curator insight, June 5, 8:52 PM

Me encató este artículo de WizIQ blog sobre los hábitos que nos vemos obligados a modificar para ser capaces de tutorizar un aprendizaje elearning.

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OPINION: What MOOCs Can Learn from the Publishing Industry (EdSurge News)

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It was nearly two years ago that Clayton Christensen, the Harvard Business School Professor and authority on disruptive innovation, announced that higher education would be the next industry disrupted by technology and the Internet...
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Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education

Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free -- not just as a service, but as a way to research how people...
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From one of the founders of Coursera. . .

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California Bill Would Force Colleges to Honor Online Classes

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Legislation to be introduced in the California Senate on Wednesday would require public universities to grant credit for online courses that were not their own.
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Distance Learning and Online Relationships

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This article by Wendy Williams originally appeared on the blog Getting Smart on February 21, 2013.  I never get to meet most of my students in person, because I teach asynchronous online courses vi...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Dealing with Digital Behavior Issues: A Parent Guide

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Growing up in the digital age is hard to do. Opportunities abound for mistakes. Sometimes those mistakes are public, involve schoolmates and can be potentially embarrassing. So what happens when your
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Coursera classes for college credit? Five online courses approved for credit equivalency

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The American Council on Education says that it has approved a handful of Coursera courses for credit equivalency, meaning those classes could count toward a degree.
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The “Flipped” Classroom and Transforming Education

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Recently, I wrote a post regarding some ideas that I did not believe that would transform school culture.  Although most agreed on two of the ideas that I shared, there was a large contingent of ed...
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I love this statement from Will Richardson in the post regarding 2013 being the "year of the learner":

"This moment is all about learners having an amazing new freedom to learn, not teachers having an amazing new freedom to teach. I’d love to see 2013 all about making that shift in our thinking around education."

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6 Types of Blended Learning

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6 Types of Blended Learning

Face-to-face DriverRotationFlexOnline LabSelf-BlendOnline Driver
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Nice infographic with explanation on the six types

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Bri Rob's curator insight, January 1, 2013 3:06 AM

Worthwhile article on different approaches to blended learning.

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The 12 Must Read Digital Learning Papers of 2012

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The 12 papers I most frequently cite (or plan to cite over the next few months) cover blended learning, online learning, competency-based learning, and edtech.
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A great primer for those interested in online or blended education!

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Before We Flip Classrooms, Let's Rethink What We're Flipping To

Before We Flip Classrooms, Let's Rethink What We're Flipping To | Online Learning Ideas, Research, Tools, etc | Scoop.it
We're hearing a lot of talk about education in these back-to-school days, but a few conversations rise above the din. One such is the chatter about "flipped classrooms,"1 in which students listen to
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