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Online and traditional courses: Is the debate finally over?

Online and traditional courses: Is the debate finally over? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"This is the sort of article that you read and reread with a shake of the head in between. In 'Onsite and Online Learning: A Meaningful Distinction Any Longer?' (WCET, 12.7.11), Gary Brown and Trent Batson claim that 'the debate between online and traditional courses is over.' After repeated readings, I still find myself nodding in agreement with the conclusion that 'almost all' classes include online components but shaking my head at the logical leap that, therefore, the debate is over."

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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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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.
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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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How to Ensure Data Remains Safe in the Age of Ransomware

How to Ensure Data Remains Safe in the Age of Ransomware | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Data security strategies should advance at the same speed as evolving school systems.
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Two high school models reveal how virtual internships can still provide work-based learning’s most critical asset

Two high school models reveal how virtual internships can still provide work-based learning’s most critical asset | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
How can schools ensure that students are building new, high-quality relationships during virtual internships? The answer lies in measuring the quality of connections forged.
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What does an edtech coordinator do?

What does an edtech coordinator do? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
What does an edtech coordinator do? Let’s explore some ways in which an edtech coordinator helps schools transform their daily activities:
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Curating Content For A Virtual Classroom

Curating Content For A Virtual Classroom | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

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Content is the most important element in a virtual classroom but the curation process can be quite demanding. It is vital to understand how and why this process is so important."
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Can Your Students Tell the Difference Between Fact and Fiction?

Can Your Students Tell the Difference Between Fact and Fiction? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Information flies by in our social media feeds, pops into our private messages and invades our inboxes. Sometimes I feel like I can’t even keep up. On more than one occasion, I’ve shared something, then had to walk it back. I know better, and yet I still fail to be a critical consumer of information."

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Who Is Missing From College During the Pandemic? A Lot of Students, Actually

Who Is Missing From College During the Pandemic? A Lot of Students, Actually | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"They might be on your roster, but they’re ghosting you. So what’s an online professor to do when students just aren’t participating?"

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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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The Power of Networks in Education Innovation

The Power of Networks in Education Innovation | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The origin, learnings, and impact of the Education Innovation Clusters movement offer vital lessons
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How to facilitate meaningful discussions in hybrid or virtual classrooms

How to facilitate meaningful discussions in hybrid or virtual classrooms | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Classroom discourse remains as important as ever. Here's how to facilitate meaningful discussions in hybrid or virtual classrooms:
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The Edge: Will 2020 Be a ‘Lost Year’ for Students?

The Edge: Will 2020 Be a ‘Lost Year’ for Students? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Creative assignments, making online education more than a blip, and other insights from recent panels taking the pulse of the pandemic.
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The Evolution Of Learning Content Over The Past 10 Years

The Evolution Of Learning Content Over The Past 10 Years | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Ten years is a long time. Longer still when that decade welcomes the most noticeable technological change of most of our lifetimes. So, what effect has that had on learning content and what it looks like in 2020?"

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K-12 Class Sizes Have Ballooned With Online Learning. It’s Not a Good Thing.

K-12 Class Sizes Have Ballooned With Online Learning. It’s Not a Good Thing. | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"When leaders at Megan Claffey’s Colorado district decided to give parents a choice between online and hybrid learning, they didn’t expect many to choose the all-online option. But instead of the 100 or so families they had planned for, more than 2,800 opted to keep their kids home full time. Without an influx of new teachers, Claffey and her colleagues were left scrambling to adjust."

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UDL's essential place in the post-pandemic learning environment

UDL's essential place in the post-pandemic learning environment | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Leveraging Universal Design for Learning, or UDL, will help ensure effectiveness and a level of normalcy in an unexpected new learning reality
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