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The Emergence of Virtual High Schools – What You Need to Know

The Emergence of Virtual High Schools – What You Need to Know | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Most people have heard about online colleges and students who earn degrees as elearners. Fewer people are aware of the virtual high schools that are emerging which permit students to earn on their high school diplomas online. While some individuals may have concerns regarding virtual high schools, there are numerous benefits that should be explored. What do you need to know about virtual high schools?"

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The latest news related to the meaningful and effective implementation of educational technology and e-learning in K-12, higher education, corporate and government sectors.
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Earn an M.Ed. in Educational Technology at UTRGV

Earn an M.Ed. in Educational Technology at UTRGV | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

The Online M.Ed. in Educational Technology is a 30-hour accelerated program designed to prepare persons in K-12, higher education, corporate, and military settings to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for the classrooms and boardrooms of tomorrow. Graduates of this program will have a much better understanding of the uses of technology and how they can be applied in instructional/training settings.

 

In addition to earning an M.Ed. in Educational Technology, students also have the opportunity to earn a graduate certificate in E-Learning or Technology Leadership, or both.

 

Learn more here: Master of Education in Educational Technology.

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Get Future Ready, Earn a Master of Education in Educational Technology. Learn more here: Master of Education in Educational Technology.

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What the Edtech Industry Should Know About the Worst Parts of Remote Learning

What the Edtech Industry Should Know About the Worst Parts of Remote Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"In these unprecedented times, the expectations for education technology solutions have never been higher. They must meet the pedagogical standards of experienced educators, and also be easy enough to use by a grandmother and kindergartener at a dining room table. They must elegantly integrate with—yet also stand out from—the myriad other tools schools are juggling. And as budgets shrink in a time of decreasing tax revenue, school leaders are forced to prioritize their “need to haves,” over their “nice to haves.” The edtech solutions they invest in must address their most critical and pressing problems."

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How one college fosters robust remote learning

How one college fosters robust remote learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Innovative thinking helped this small college secure faculty buy-in and ensure students were prepared for—and successful in—remote learning.
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Restoring learning at scale in a remote environment

Restoring learning at scale in a remote environment | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"COVID-19 disrupted students’ learning in classrooms across the globe—here’s where to focus to make remote learning successful"

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Eleven Alternative Assessments for a Blended Synchronous Learning Environment

Eleven Alternative Assessments for a Blended Synchronous Learning Environment | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Ideas from faculty who were tasked with creating alternative assessments to implement in a blended synchronous learning environment.
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Inclusive Design and Design Justice: Strategies to Shape Our Classes and Communities

Inclusive Design and Design Justice: Strategies to Shape Our Classes and Communities | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Design matters in higher education. Inclusive design and design justice provide frameworks and strategies that are attentive to learners for whom education has not typically been designed."

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UTRGV hosts distance-learning innovator Badrul H. Khan

UTRGV hosts distance-learning innovator Badrul H. Khan | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the university professor, author and lecturer credited with inventing the term e-learning says distance learning’s worldwide embrace is widening the gap between privileged and underprivileged children. Badrul H. Khan, a world-renowned speaker, author, educator and e-learning consultant and whose 1997 book “Web-Based Instruction” heralded the rise of distance learning, …
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Virtual learning can’t succeed without digital skills training

Virtual learning can’t succeed without digital skills training | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Even when students have devices and internet connections, they must have training to develop the digital skills necessary to make virtual learning a success"

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It takes years to develop the skills to effectively teach online. Every course is an experiment of what works and what doesn't.

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Colleges turned training for online instruction into overdrive. Can it last?

Colleges turned training for online instruction into overdrive. Can it last? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
You can't "unexpand what people now know," one instructor said. But logistics, cost and burnout are likely barriers to permanent virtual expansion.
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Why AI chat is lighting the torch for virtual student support

Why AI chat is lighting the torch for virtual student support | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"As COVID-19 shut down colleges in March 2020, we observed that the ones that successfully transitioned to remote service did not replace their existing student service model with a completely new one. Rather, they found ways to augment their staff and traditional processes with new technology."

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How deeply will digital learning transform K-12 long term?

How deeply will digital learning transform K-12 long term? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
While pandemic shifts to remote learning set the stage for significant change, a variety of factors will determine how far and fast it goes, a new report shows.
mohammed obaid's curator insight, October 26, 9:31 PM
" we now have a model for continuing to deliver education in the event of closures due to inclement weather, natural disasters or other unforeseen emergencies". that is in my opinion the only good thing that we Benefited from. because remote learning is not easy, you need motivation, reminders and the will to actually go to zoom and pay attention with no mic or camera on. which makes it less likely  to pay attention. not mentioning the teachers' side, and how difficult it is for some teachers to use zoom and share screen etc..
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An ed-tech specialist spoke out about remote testing software — and now he’s being sued

An ed-tech specialist spoke out about remote testing software — and now he’s being sued | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Proctorio, an online test-proctoring company that monitors students for suspicious behavior while they take virtual exams, is suing a learning technology specialist who tweeted links to the software’s unlisted instructional YouTube videos. Critics say the lawsuit is Proctorio’s latest effort to silence criticism.
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How to Create Beautiful Online Courses: Layout

How to Create Beautiful Online Courses: Layout | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"When you create an online course, you want it to be beautiful, and one must to creating a beautiful online course is mastering the layout."

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Colleges Can Turn Classes Into Virtual Communities. Here’s How. 

Colleges Can Turn Classes Into Virtual Communities. Here’s How.  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"COVID-19 has not only shaken up the way we deliver instruction, but the pandemic also threatens the bonds that connect students to each other and their campuses."

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Best Practices for Securing Your Online Classrooms

Best Practices for Securing Your Online Classrooms | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Making cybersecurity a part of the school culture and understanding cloud computing risks can help schools and districts deliver safe learning experiences virtually.
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Poll: Parents say they want better virtual instruction

Poll: Parents say they want better virtual instruction | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A new poll finds parents are also seeking consistency and better remote learning.
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The new role of the school CIO. Now more than ever, the school CIO is a critical part of district success during remote and hybrid learning.

The new role of the school CIO. Now more than ever, the school CIO is a critical part of district success during remote and hybrid learning. | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"This year’s return to school stands in stark contrast to every school year that’s come before. The usual excitement that marks a new fall semester and the typical scenes of students gathered together in schoolyards, hallways and classrooms was mostly absent as 55 million students took to their seats from home."

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Report: Distance learning amplifies need for focus on student data privacy

Report: Distance learning amplifies need for focus on student data privacy | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Research from the Center for Democracy and Technology finds almost half of teachers reporting they received no substantial privacy training.
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Tutoring: A time-tested solution to an unprecedented pandemic

Tutoring: A time-tested solution to an unprecedented pandemic | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A widespread and versatile instrument within today’s educational toolkit.
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10 things to try during live virtual teaching

10 things to try during live virtual teaching | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Physical campuses are closed, and students have moved online—here are tips from online educators to help adjust to live virtual teaching.
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Digital signage offers teachers the tools they need to succeed

Digital signage offers teachers the tools they need to succeed | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Many of us can recall scratchy, static-muddled murmurs of elementary and high school administrators making announcements over the public address system, accepting such antiquated technologies as th…
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Flexible backup plans keep online learning going through illness, outages

Flexible backup plans keep online learning going through illness, outages | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Planning ahead for the unexpected provides entry points to put students and substitutes at ease in the event of unexpected disruptions.
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COVID-19 could change how professional programs teach online

COVID-19 could change how professional programs teach online | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The pandemic forced disciplines such as medicine and law to make unforeseen and unprecedented adjustments that may stick around.
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Guest post: The Classroom Goes Hybrid

Guest post: The Classroom Goes Hybrid | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"People have been discussing distance learning for years. However, educators have now been forced to suddenly adopt remote instruction because of the ongoing pandemic. Faced with a future where they’ll have to often switch between classroom-based education and at-home learning, schools and universities have to prepare for a system that can support both."

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Assessing Digital Transformation Trends in K-12

Assessing Digital Transformation Trends in K-12 | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Educators from all grades appreciate the use of tech and have started making drastic changes in their instruction, assessments, even the physical layout of their classrooms. But how much of this digital transformation is having a positive impact on student outcomes? In this article, we will examine the trends that are leading this learning revolution and discuss the impact that they are having."

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Why we need a new pedagogy for our post-Covid future

Why we need a new pedagogy for our post-Covid future | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
We have a golden opportunity to reorient American education toward the passions of our students and the priorities of our communities.
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