"As more and more districts, give in and extend at least a little rope when it comes to the creation and participation of online learning communities more and more educators will need to understand how to develop a successful online learning community. In her recent interview for the USDOE-supported Connected Educators site, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach author of The Connected Educator explains how to develop effective online learning communities."
Blended Learning is not so much an innovation as it is a natural by-product of the digital domain creeping into physical boundaries. As digital and social media become more and more prevalent in the life of learners, it was only a matter of time before learning became “blended” by necessity.
Why our kids need a powerful disposition to be self-managing learners when they finish their schooling, why they are unlikely to have it, and what we can do about it.
For some time now it has been obvious that middle class kids are becoming more vulnerable. This is so despite the fact that they may be living in nice homes with supportive parents and attending well resourced schools and having comforts that their Third World counterparts can only dream of. They are vulnerable because learning is not personally significant to them. Kids who learn to avoid the discomfort of unfamiliar ideas, who do not welcome the instructive complications of error, who think learning is a boring necessity because it is basically about preparing for tests, who are reliant on parents and teachers to tell them what to do, or to do it for them, who expect university degrees to be passports to employability and financial security – such kids are now in real trouble.
The statement stresses the crucial role the school library program plays in preparing students to become active, contributing members of the 21st century. The statement not only looks at the role of the library program, but the role of the school librarian as an instructional partner, thus integrating the concepts set forth by AASL’s learning standards and program guidelines.
School Libraries in the 21st Century” panel discussion on December 6, 2011. The panel and audience raised many questions, concerns, and ideas. A brief summary of the conversation is available at www.accessola.com with ...
The Ontario Library Association has produced an excellent resource "Together for Learning - School Libraries and the Emergence of the Learning Commons" as a resource for re-inventing the school library for the 21st ...
Researchers in Digital Media and Learning Conference stressed upon the fact that for learning to be effective, it definitely needs to be " interest-driven and reinforced in the different contexts of kids lives by parents, educators, and knowledgeable peers." This model of learning is what they called Connected Learning
Connected Learning is " when you are pursuing knowledge and expertise around something you care deeply about, and you're supported by friends and institutions who share and recognize this common passion or purpose".
Study: Teacher Support for Common Core Standards Growing. It also an opportunity for school librarians to step up and be noticed. The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) encourages its members to study the standards to determine how library programs support students in meeting the CCSS.
It’s no secret that online and blended learning are picking up momentum.
While many use the terms interchangeably, online learning and blended learning differ slightly, said webinar moderator Butch Gemin of the Evergreen Education Group, which publishes iNACOL’s annual “Keeping Pace with Online Learning” report.
Online learning is teacher-led instruction delivered primarily via the internet, and it includes software to provide a structured learning environment. Teachers and students are separated by geography.
Blended learning occurs any time a student learns in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar place, away from home, and at least in part through online delivery, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace.
Libraries have existed for millennia. Their purpose has always been focussed on knowledge acquisition and sharing for the development of society. In the 21st century, school libraries are re-engineering themselves to focus ...
The ability to think critically and analyze information is the most important skill 21-century-post-secondary students should learn, according to respondents. Those skill outpaced the more traditionally valued interpersonal skills, such as leadership, productivity, and accountability, collaboration.
Web 2.0 allows students and educators to create and interact both synchronously and asynchronously, formally or informally, at school, at home, in distance education programs, in the workplace, on all manner of devices. This shift has required an open mind about future possibilities, while also documenting innovative or exemplar practices and their relationship to curriculum. Now Web 3.0 heralds a further development in online information behaviours and knowledge discovery techniques. Are we keeping up-to-date with the relevant network and social media changes that are affecting the online learning environment that we wish to embrace? Can you spot the wolf in sheep’s clothing?
This was a short presentation and discussion starter.
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