Guest blogger Joshua Block, a high school humanities teacher, explains how student confusion and frustration aren't necessarily a reflection of your teaching skills, but rather an integral part of any authentic learning experience.
Personalized instruction, also known as competency-based learning, has emerged as a holistic, student-centered approach to education. Characterized by the promotion of 21st century skills and the use of technology to create instructional pathways that incorporate students’ needs, interests, and aspirations, the most high-impact personalized learning programs are situated within a strong community of teachers, parents, and students.
What is a blended classroom? The blended classroom learning model combines face-to-face teaching with technology enhanced instruction. This includes having students use Apps, QR codes, websites, surveys, and videos integrated into the lesson. Effectively and efficiently blending the classroom with these technologies can increase student engagement, motivation and build a sense of community as students …
Thirty years ago this month, Benjamin Bloom posed a challenge to the learning sciences community: How could we replicate the effectiveness of one-to-one or small-group tutoring in a more cost-effective, scalable way (Bloom, “The 2 Sigma Problem”)? In Bloom’s study, students who learned a topic throu
It means that common myths about online learning, such as student having limited social interactions and are unable to connect with their community, are just that: myths. This year’s report gives us quantifiable data that online learning has a strong, student-generated value proposition around education and learning.
Mobile devices have become deeply engrained in our everyday lives. From reading to schedule management to entertainment to GPS, it is The Multi-Purpose Gadget in our lives and some have even said to suffer from the “phantom limb” syndrome without it! Mobile Learning, or mLearning for short, lets learners learn and get performance support via their mobile devices. This article introduces to you the unique features of mLearning, what it can be used for and the difference between mLearning and traditional eLearning.