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2015 Facts About E-Learning You Should Know
The Blue Blog, Boise State University, May 7,2015
2015: Twenty Facts about eLearning demonstrates how eLearning has dominated the economy and the status quo of learning and teaching.
EDUCAUSE’s Top 10 IT Issues of 2015 Define the ‘New Normal’ for Higher Ed
Technologies and policies to support mobile devices on campuses dominated this year’s list.
Check #2: Optimizing the use of technology in teaching and learning in collaboration with academic leadership, including understanding the appropriate level of technology to use
Students’ Mobile Learning Practices in Higher Education: A Multi-Year Study
Baylun Chen, et al, EDUCAUSE, June 22, 2015
Key takeaways from this study:
•Two university-wide surveys about students’ mobile technology ownership and learning practices show that mobile device ownership is high and continues to increase among students.
•Students and instructors need technical, logistical, and pedagogical support for integrating mobile devices and apps in formal and informal learning environments.
•Continuous support and targeted training resources at the University of Central Florida have produced positive changes in students’ mobile learning practices.
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Virtual Schools Bring Real Concerns About Quality
Anya Kamenetz, NPR, All Things Considered, February 2, 2015
And then there’s the idea that online learning, ideally, allows each student to work at his or her own pace and take advantage of multimedia resources and contemporary digital ways of working.
But there are big quality divides in the world of e-learning providers. Most full-time online students are enrolled at schools run by two for-profit companies: K12 and Connections Academy. Of those full-time schools
that have academic ratings, an independent report found last year that two-thirds are rated academically “unacceptable.” And their graduation rates are less than half the average of all public schools. Find information on virtual schools here
Tech Tools by Subjects and Skills
Many resources are included by topic, academic subject and learning activity.
Ensuring the Quality of Digital Content for Learning Recommendations for K12 Education
SETDA Policy Brief, prepared in partnership with Foresight Law + Policy, March 2015
ALTEC is committed to taking hold of the promise of technology to empower learners of all types and ages. We focus on instructional Web-based resources, professional development, program support scaleable online assessment, and assistance for special needs. About Us
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E-Learning Support Bibliography
“Technology Integration in Education”
Edutopia, October 29, 2013
There are several components to this feature. Effective technology is the key. Effective technology integration is achieved when its use supports curricular goals. It must support four key components of learning: active engagement, participation in groups, frequent interaction and feedback, and connection to real-world experts. Watch an introduction video
“Characteristics of Highly Effective Teaching and Learning (CHETL)”
Kentucky Department of Education, July 31, 2013
e-Learning Support Services
University of Florida eLearning Support Systems
The mission of e-Learning Support Systems is to support University of Florida faculty in the core missions of teaching and learning, research, and extension by researching, adopting, and supporting campus-wide, Internet-based systems. Links are provided to teaching tools, research tools, student links and more.
Spotlight on E-Learning
Education Week brings together a collection of articles hand-picked by the editors for their insights on:
- understanding different models of online learning
- choosing the right e-learning company
- increasing access and equity in digital learning
- how elementary schools incorporate e-learning
- parental involvement in online education
- what works best for classrooms that blend face-to-face and virtual learning, and
- new standards outlining online-course design.
What Makes a Successful Online Learner?
Two key advantages of online learning are flexibility and convenience. But online learning is a lot more challenging than it may seem. ISEEK offers seven comprehensive skills that are helpful — even essential — for success.
Guidelines for Creating Student Services Online
Pat Shea and Sue Armitage, WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) LAAP Project Beyond the Administrative
Core: Creating Web-based Student Services for Online Learners
A little dated but still applicable to eliminating a bifurcated system of providing services to students on campus and separately to those who take courses online, the Beyond the Administrative Core project addressed one of the biggest gaps in online education: the need for institutions to provide time- and location-independent student support services beyond the “administrative core” (e.g., admissions, financial aid and registration).