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Online Classes Booming, But With Red Flags, by Morgan Smith

Online Classes Booming, But With Red Flags, by Morgan Smith | Virtual schools | Scoop.it
As the popularity of online learning grows, public schools are grappling with how to most effectively integrate it into their classrooms — and some in the education community worry about the increasing influence of for-profit companies.
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How Free Online Courses Are Changing Traditional Education

As tuition costs continue to rise, it seems counterintuitive that professors at top universities would give away their courses for free. But that's exactly what they're doing, on web-based platforms known as "Massive Open Online Courses." Spencer Michels reports on how a boom in online learning could change higher education...

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timokos's curator insight, May 31, 2013 6:43 AM

Nice documentary that zooms in on the history of xMOOCs, and adresses some of the key issues and possible impact on higher education. With interviews with Koller, Ng, Thrun and Susan Holmes

Goly Rabbanim's curator insight, June 1, 2013 3:36 AM

איך הכל התחיל, התגלגל, והביקרות של אקדמיה.

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Utbildning för elever i samhällsvård och fjärr- och distansundervisning

Utbildning för elever i samhällsvård och fjärr- och distansundervisning | Virtual schools | Scoop.it
Detta är en artikel delad från regeringen.se - läs hela artikeln där.
Swedish report suggest changes in the legislation on distance education. Students in health care are suggested to have the right to DL. The report also suggests to divide it into distance learning and remote teaching.
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Åland besökte Västerås – Virtu / SWE

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Integrating online tools and social media for short-term courses

Integrating social media in on line learning.
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IRRODL New Issue: Vol. 13, No. 3 « Virtual School Meanderings

IRRODL New Issue: Vol. 13, No. 3 « Virtual School Meanderings | Virtual schools | Scoop.it
Tags: articles, cyber school, e-journal, education, high school, International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, IRRODL, online journals, open access, research, virtual school. This also showed up in my ...
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UNESCO - Mobile Learning for Teachers in Africa and the Middle East (PDF)

UNESCO - Mobile Learning for Teachers in Africa and the Middle East (PDF) | Virtual schools | Scoop.it

The paper looks closely at how a handful of programs have employed mobile devices to support teachers and enhance their professional development.


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Online courses beneficial to HCC and its students - Baltimore Sun

Online courses beneficial to HCC and its students - Baltimore Sun | Virtual schools | Scoop.it
Online courses beneficial to HCC and its studentsBaltimore SunHCC offers online programs in general studies, business administration and psychology, but the programs with the majority of online courses are in technology, teacher education and...
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7 key questions to ask about ed technology, online learning

7 key questions to ask about ed technology, online learning | Virtual schools | Scoop.it

What we most need right now is to pause before we pontificate and to patiently untangle the many intertwined strands in the arguments for and against ed tech. By separating out different threads in this conversation, we can make better decisions about if, when, and in what situations we can really learn effectively online.


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Free Technology for Teachers: Resources to Help Schools Understand Social Media

Free Technology for Teachers: Resources to Help Schools Understand Social Media | Virtual schools | Scoop.it
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A pedagogy of abundance or a pedagogy to support human beings?

A pedagogy of abundance or a pedagogy to support human beings? | Virtual schools | Scoop.it

The research shows that it is possible to move from a pedagogy of abundance to a pedagogy that supports human beings in their learning through the active creation of resources and learning places by both learners and course facilitators. This pedagogy is based on the building of connections, collaborations, and the exchange of resources between people, the building of a community of learners, and the harnessing of information flows on networks.


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VISCED Handbook - Virtual Schools and Colleges - Providing Alternatives for Successful Learning | VISCED

VISCED Handbook - Virtual Schools and Colleges - Providing Alternatives for Successful Learning | VISCED | Virtual schools | Scoop.it
VISCED, a Transnational Appraisal of Virtual School and College Provision
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Här kommer en (två) bok om vad projektet VISCED hittade när vi undersökte virtuella skolor och högskolor i världen. Den innehåller lite smått och gott så som undersökningar, best practice och rekommendationer.

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Dubspot ONLINE | Online Music School, Music Production & DJ Courses | Dubspot

Dubspot ONLINE | Online Music School, Music Production & DJ Courses | Dubspot | Virtual schools | Scoop.it
At Dubspot New York, we have been training students in electronic music production and performance to help them make great music. Now, this experience is available to anyone.
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20+ Tips From The Most Effective Online Teachers

20+ Tips From The Most Effective Online Teachers | Virtual schools | Scoop.it
The fundamentals that define a great teacher don’t differ much whether classes are taught in the online setting or off, but there are certain things that need greater emphasis and gain greater importance when a teacher is working with students who...
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School districts offer online alternatives to traditional classroom ...

School districts offer online alternatives to traditional classroom ... | Virtual schools | Scoop.it
In a room full of computers, more than a dozen high school students sat quietly, either working in small groups or alone. "I wanted to try something different, something I could concentrate on more," Larissa Dominguez said.
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Mobile Learning and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture

Mobile Learning and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture | Virtual schools | Scoop.it

This post continues the series by providing an overview of The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture using mobile devices. Each phase of the model has suggestions and ideas for mobile-driven learning activities which can be implemented on most devices. This supports Bring Your Own Devices programs and increases the chances students will use similar learning activities on their own devices outside of the classroom environment.


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New model schooling: The heart of a revival - TheChronicleHerald.ca

New model schooling: The heart of a revival - TheChronicleHerald.ca | Virtual schools | Scoop.it
TheChronicleHerald.caNew model schooling: The heart of a revivalTheChronicleHerald.caOne is Rankin School of the Narrows, overlooking the magnificent Bras d'Or Lakes, where Caitlyn and 137 other students attend classes from Primary through high...
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eLearning Africa 2012 - Virtual School Meanderings

eLearning Africa 2012 - Virtual School Meanderings | Virtual schools | Scoop.it
Filed under: Africa,call for papers,conferences,cyber school,e-learning,education,high school,virtual school — mkbnl @ 6:51 pm. Tags: Africa, call for papers, conferences, cyber school, e-learning, education, high school, ...
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Virtual schools are in session - Worcester Telegram

Virtual schools are in session - Worcester Telegram | Virtual schools | Scoop.it
Virtual schools are in sessionWorcester TelegramAnd while those schools only educate about 200000 students nationwide, that number is growing by about 25 percent each year.
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Einstein’s Secret to Amazing Problem Solving (and 10 Specific Ways You Can Use It)

Einstein’s Secret to Amazing Problem Solving (and 10 Specific Ways You Can Use It) | Virtual schools | Scoop.it

Here are 10 strategies you can use to see problems from many different perspectives and master what is the most important step in problem solving: clearly defining the problem in the first place! [Also includes some useful links to help with this.]


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Online Classes Booming, But With Red Flags, by Morgan Smith

Online Classes Booming, But With Red Flags, by Morgan Smith | Virtual schools | Scoop.it
As the popularity of online learning grows, public schools are grappling with how to most effectively integrate it into their classrooms — and some in the education community worry about the increasing influence of for-profit companies.
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