Many educators who begin to teach online believe they can make the transition easily from teaching in a traditional college classroom to an online classroom. What they don’t realize, if they don’t seek out resources to help them learn how to teach in a virtual environment, is that they are putting themselves and their class at a disadvantage.
Engaging students of any age is often easier said than done. Still, when you engage students, it’s much simpler for them to carve out their learning paths towards knowledge retention. Integrating technology into the classroom is an excellent way to heighten engagement.
I wrote an article for the National Association of Independent Schools on the challenges of digital leadership. Here are a few quotes to whet your appetite! Schools often purchase software, computer devices, and technology-based learning systems because they are effective marketing tools for recruitment, or because they want to keep pace with the digital investments of rival institutions, or simply because they fear appearing outdated.
What is the future of eLearning? This is a question I have heard many times before but one which is actually quite difficult to answer. None of us are able to glimpse into the future and see what the landscape of eLearning will look like in 5-10 years; however, we are able look at what technologies we currently have and gauge just how they might influence the direction of eLearning.
It’s not about the technology, it’s all about the learning. Learning then tech? Tech then learning? Both positions are wrong. Both sides have their book-selling evangelists. The truth is a little mroe prosaic.The relationship between learning and technology is a complex dialectic. It always has been and always will be.
A society’s view of education is simply a reflection of the broader culture. Back when America was far more homogeneous and agrarian, we developed schools that reflected those values and ideals, right down to the calendar we taught kids on.
If you want to learn something new-a foreign language, perhaps-you’ll probably study it by reading and re-reading the same words and phrases over and over until it sticks. But you’ll actually have more luck if you just start testing yourself.
by Krish Kupathil, Mobiliya R = e -t/s where R is retention, T is time and S is strength. A formula detailing a chemical reaction, or the new math behind a social media outreach strategy? Actually, an expression of the ability to remember, discovered by the German psychologist Herman Ebbinghaus.
Since the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation began its Teachers Know Best research project in 2013, the work has been guided by a simple premise: No one knows how technology can and should be used in classrooms better than the teachers who put it to use every day.
When designing projects and lessons at Crellin Elementary, teachers regularly look at school and community needs with the idea of using those needs as real-world catalysts for learning, instead of inventing problems for the kids to solve.