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blended learning

five senses
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E-learning and the challenge of the senses

E-learning

Blending online and physical learning is in most cases the ideal future scenario for education, and there seems little reason to fear that online models will be devoid of the bright, immersive, and inspiring inputs that will one day stimulate all of the senses.

student-centered learning approach
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Going for a student-centered learning approach

E-learning, Higher Ed, K-12, Teachers

The benefits of student-centered learning outweigh its difficulties significantly. Educators realize that a student-centered learning approach is in the students’ best interest by offering higher efficiency throughout the teaching process and creating a mindset that will help students to seek, find and use knowledge from a variety of sources.

e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017
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7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017

E-learning

Here are seven e-learning trends that will shape up strategies of educational institutions in 2017: gamification, personalized learning, bite-sized learning, video-based learning, adaptive learning, peer to peer assessment, official degrees for online courses. What would you add to this list?

students resistant to e-learning
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How to deal with students resistant to e-learning

E-learning, Gamification, Students, Teachers

We are in the realm of 21st century learning, where most students are digital natives and expect their teachers to be the same and deliver all class content online, through an interactive e-learning platform. But let’s flip the script. Suppose teachers are the digital natives, and students are the digital immigrants? I’ve seen students like this, students that question the use and existence of a learning management system, because they prefer seeing lessons in ink rather than on screens. Their teachers are the ones bugging these students to make the switch to e-learning. 

podcasting in the classroom
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Podcasting in the classroom: The digital tool you should be using

E-learning

Podcasts are underutilized in the blended learning environment, especially in light of some stratospheric successes the medium can have. In today’s teaching environment, all but fizzing with new and innovative technologies, podcasts offer a form of digitally-enhanced quiet time, where students can find some downtime to listen and absorb content in a way that is less frenetic, goal-oriented or intrusive.

LMS benefits for K-12
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Top 5 LMS benefits for K-12 Students

K-12, LMS

A learning management system for schools provides more than an organized manner for teachers to deliver lessons and manage student outcomes. New features are developed constantly in order to meet the learning needs of students, from kindergarten to high school, and beyond. Using an LMS to deliver the digital part of blended learning is a great way to equip students for the 21st Century world.

digital access initiatives
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4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives

Teachers

There would be little point in highlighting the benefits of a blended learning environment, where students — empowered with digital tools and access — take control of their learning, if we did not also acknowledge that digital access at home continues to disadvantage students after school, where they are expected to conduct digitally-enabled homework assignments and projects. So here are some of the best digital access initiatives.

ed-tech in the developing world
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The power of ed-tech in the developing world

E-learning

We focus a lot on the K-12 system of the United States in our blog, and I thought it would be fun and interesting to explore how countries in the developing world are facing their specific educational challenges with blended learning models. Not only do I think it is inspiring, but it may offer some context as to what giant gaps in funding and resources can be bridged with well-selected technology.

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How to achieve ed-tech integration using the SAMR Model

E-learning

Grasping the distinction between blended learning and tech integration is critical for teachers in the process of enhancing their lessons and classroom. You can gain insight on your own level of tech integration by using the SAMR Model. The model defines four different stages of technology use in the learning process, helping those on their path to building a blended classroom environment, or, to use a gaming analogy, to level up.

Flipping the classroom with screencasting
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Flipping the classroom with screencasting

Flipped Classroom

Do you like to repeat yourself? I must admit that I don’t enjoy saying the same thing over and over again. For teachers like you and me, there’s one magic solution that reaches the goals of the flipped classroom and blended learning. I’m talking about screencasting.

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