Tag: online learning

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

It was the mother of all educator ironies. I was in a class to learn how to effectively do “blended learning” — the combination of in-person and online course activities to improve student learning. Planted at Starbucks with laptop, iPad, headphones and the largest caffeine-hyped iced tea they could brew me, I stared at the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Parents and social media (via Pew Research Center) 2. Fostering creativity with makerspaces (Nicholas Provenzano / Edutopia) 3. Why teachers make the best edtech administrators (Mary Jo Madda / EdSurge) 4. Web platform seeks to give students an alternative to the ‘wall of text’ (Meg Bernhard / Chronicle of Higher Education) 5. UF College […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Opinion: Change, don’t cut, journalism programs (Christina Coleburn / Washington Square News) 2. What net neutrality means for the future of education (D. Frank Smith / EdTech) 3. New principles aim to guide use, protection of student data (Benjamin Herold / Ed Week) 4. When it comes to digital education tools, diversity and individualization […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Our online learning community’s online learning failures (Joshua M. Kim / Inside Higher Ed) 2. Michigan State wants a big data professor on campus (D. Frank Smith / EdTech) 3. Social media gains momentum in online education (Jordan Friedman / US News & World Report) 4. What Georgia Tech’s online degree in computer science […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. ‘Landmark’ student-data-privacy law enacted in California (Benjamin Herold / Education Week) 2. EDUCAUSE 2014: Online learning could fundamentally change role of universities (D. Frank Smith / EdTech Magazine) 3. How edtech tools have revved up 21st century STEM instruction (Bill Church / EdSurge) 4. MOOC U: The revolution isn’t over (Jeff Selingo / The […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. MIT study finds learning gains for students who took free online course (Nick Anderson / The Washington Post) 2. Can Google X’s recently departed founder save the MOOC? (Michael del Castillo / Upstart Business Journal) 3. Tech industry-designed higher education heats up with $35M investment in Udacity (Gregory Ferenstein / VentureBeat) 4. Using digital […] more »

by Mark E. Johnson

You’re neither a dusty old prof sliding acetates onto a projector nor are you all revved up for a full MOOC. You’re just you, wanting to be a little better, hoping to engage your students in a new way or free up a little face time for talking. It’s time to start flipping. MOOC? Flipping? […] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

I remember the exact moment I got sold on blended learning. My multimedia boot camp course met Monday mornings, most weeks with tech-based assignments due. My Sundays became increasingly bogged down with emails, instant message chats and even the occasional call as students wrestled the demons of HTML, video editing and page design. My husband […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Journalism innovation lab may be ‘game-changing’ (Rem Rieder / USA Today) 2. Google launches new courses in programming with Udacity (Gregory Ferenstein / VentureBeat) 3. EdX CEO on the future of online learning (Rahim Kanani / Forbes) 4. Can MOOCs lure international students to US colleges and universities? (Charlie Tyson / Inside Higher Ed) […] more »

by Mark Glaser

When I launched PBS MediaShift back in January 2006, I wanted to focus our coverage on how digital disruption was changing various media businesses, from newspapers to magazines to TV to movies. But when I visited Ball State’s communication and journalism program in 2007, I realized that there was yet another institution about to be […] more »