Trending Sources

Classrooms in 2050

Dont Waste Your Time

What will classrooms look like in 2050? Yes, I know that I know nothing of this, which is why five leaders in their field were asked what they thought about it: what is the future of education?  by Ariel Bogle. “students will always value personal engagement and active learning with peers, professors, experts, and mentors. ” No more classrooms then?

Blended Learning Outperforms Non-Blended Classrooms

Lambda Solutions

The recent report, 2013-2014 Results—Personalized Learning Drives Student Achievement , summarizes some pretty extraordinary results highlighting the success of blended learning classrooms compared to non-blended classrooms. For those of you who do not know what blended learning is, here’s a brief overview. education technology eLearning

Flipped-Classroom: Future of Education? [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

New technology is opening new doors in classrooms all over the world as more teachers are using a flipped classroom model to deliver their content.  A flipped classroom is a different approach for traditional classwork and homework. Relatively new a decade ago, learning management systems, mobile devices, and social sharing networks makes this concept a reality.

Characteristics of a Flipped Classroom

LearnDash

Flipped classrooms are starting to gain in popularity across various levels of education. Empowered by today’s tech tools, learners can now absorb content on their own time and then use class time to practice what they’ve learned. It is this blended learning approach that makes flipped classrooms an attractive option for educators. Science.

What's Better: eLearning or Classroom?

The Peformance Improvement

We need to examine the proliferation of Web-based education before it gets out of hand (It may be too late.). The Obama administration has been touting the educational value of online courses since coming into office over three years ago, and many colleges, especially community colleges, have adopted that mantra. But this separation between work and learning is a false dichotomy.

The classroom option you should not ignore

E-Learning Provocateur

You’re sitting in a classroom watching a presentation – which started late to allow the “stragglers” to show up – when about 10 minutes in it dawns on you… What am I doing here? Despite my obvious predilection for e-learning, I am actually a fan of the traditional classroom. However the traditional classroom has plenty of downsides too.

Twitter in the classroom

Learning with e's

My view is, let''s use whatever personal tools students bring with them to enhance their learning experience, and provide them with opportunities to extend their learning. My education students are usually in year cohorts of about 180 students. The backchannel is an ideal medium for them to engage with people outside the classroom too. about Twitter. Unported License.

How To Make The Flipped Classroom Effective In Corporate Training

Social Learning

Training Development corporate training flipped classroom

Facebook Guide for Educators

Dont Waste Your Time

This guide, written in collaboration with many organisations including Apps For Good and the Gates Foundation, is “aimed at educators working with young people within schools, colleges, universities, work based learning, formal and informal learning settings.” Facebook Guide for Educators: A tool for teaching and learning.

Digital classrooms

Learning with e's

This is Part 5 in my series of posts on the future of learning and technology. A few years ago Peter John and I wrote a book entitled 'The Digital Classroom'. Everyone in the world of education it seems, has an interest in how technology is going to influence what we do in the classroom. Much more learning will be done outside of the classroom.

Education Balancing Act: Asynchronous, Synchronous, and Blended Learning

Association eLearning

Maybe your mind jumps to webinars or interactive courses in a Learning Management System (LMS). Live webinars and virtual classrooms are both great examples. If you sign up for an in-person workshop but need to watch an online video that explains the basics before you attend, that’s an example of blended learning. What do you think of when you hear the term eLearning? Blended.

How has technology transformed the classroom?

Dont Waste Your Time

Last month I was asked to provide a few lines about how I believe Apple has transformed classrooms. has done to ‘transform’ or enhance the classroom. So I wrote a more generic piece about my experiences with changes in technology, as well as its use, who uses it, and why, in classrooms. Here’s what I wrote: “Classroom learning, and for that matter learning in general, has been transfdormed by the rise of mobile computing. Related posts: 3 Reasons Teachers use Technology in the Classroom #edtech #infographic.

The classroom option you should not ignore

E-Learning Provocateur

You’re sitting in a classroom watching a presentation – which started late to allow the “stragglers” to show up – when about 10 minutes in it dawns on you… What am I doing here? Despite my obvious predilection for e-learning, I am actually a fan of the traditional classroom. However the traditional classroom has plenty of downsides too.

Classroom vs LMS: the battle for the future of education

eFront

E-learning is taking the world of education by storm, with the industry growing stronger every year. But will it replace brick-and-mortar education? Read on to find out… As LMS vendors we’ve witnessed the huge growth of the e-learning industry first hand. Is there an end in sight for e-learning’s growth? Will it replace traditional education?

Educational Reform, Flipping the Classroom and Innovation

Kapp Notes

You may have seen all of these videos before but together they make a powerful case for changing education and viewing instruction and learning in a new light. The first about educational reform with the most interesting piece being how schools are exactly like factories. see my post on What Happened to the Promise of One-to-One Online Learning? We want innovation.

Infographic – The education of tomorrow

Dont Waste Your Time

This is one of the better ones -  The Education of Tomorrow. Here are some of the headline details from the infographic: 90% of college students and high school seniors (yes, another US centric dataset) see tablets as valuable educational tools. 63% of college students and high school seniors believe tablets will transform the way college students learn in the future.

Gamify Classroom Learning with the C2S2C Method!

ZaidLearn

The C2S2C (pronounced See-Es-See) method can be applied to gamify any type of learning activity ! This is my second learning friendly innovation for 2013 (First one: L2T3SEA learning framework )! Description: What if learning could be as engaging and addictive as Angry Birds? tools we can use to gamify classroom learning. tools to gamify classroom learning.

Google Classroom – Should You Use It?

LearnDash

It only makes sense that they also have their involvement within education. From a formal standpoint, Google scrapped their course builder program in favor of partnering with edX , but they still have other tools that are being leveraged across classrooms big and small. Most notably, the Google Classroom program. online learning This evolution of Google makes sense.

Snagit for Chrome and Google Classroom

Visual Lounge

This post is part of a series around using TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome with Google Classroom. For those of you in the Google Apps for Education world, youve no doubt been waiting excitedly for the release of Google Classroom. That day has finally come, which means its time to start playing to learn just what it can do. Cant see the embedded video?

To Flip or Not to Flip Your Classroom

Visual Lounge

Guest post by South Florida State College and Florida Keys Community College instructor, Erik Christensen, written for the quarterly educator newsletter The Learning Lounge. This would enable you to shift the focus of classroom time to higher order thinking and application of knowledge. This is not a dream but can be a reality in your classroom. My Classroom.

Top Five Ways to Use Screencasting in the Classroom

Visual Lounge

This article was written by guest author Ron Kotlik for our quarterly education newsletter,  the Learning Lounge. Screencasting is one of the most dynamic tools educators can use to transform their classroom in a dramatic fashion without investing a tremendous amount of time learning a new software piece or app. Online/Hybrid/Blended Learning.

Flipped Classroom Facts and Figures

LearnDash

It isn’t uncommon for classrooms today to be flipped, but what exactly is a flipped classroom? For some this may be a new term, but it has actually been around for the last decade or so, but it is becoming more popular in today’s educational setting. The Future of the Flipped Classroom. Technology is a driving factor for the adoption of the flipped classroom.

The Flipped Classroom Cheat Sheet

LearnDash

With so much information available today on flipped classrooms, it is easy to get confused on what it actually entails. Truth is, a flipped classroom approach to learning can be rather simple or complex depending on the desired end result. With that said, let’s get to the quick-facts: What is a Flipped Classroom? elearning flipped classroom What Does it Do?

Field Guide for the Flipped Classroom

Dont Waste Your Time

With the new academic year upon us I regularly hear and read about the flipped classroom, and how people are going to use it. I was disheartened to read from Alan Cann ( @AJCann ) in his “Condensed Milk And The Flipped Classroom” post that his lengthy preparation for a flipped approach was not going to taken forward and implemented. Facebook Guide for Educators.

What is the Flipped Classroom?

Learnkit

The flipped classroom has grown in popularity in the education space over the past decade – and for very good reason. At Learnkit, we’ve helped a number of our clients  transition to a flipped (also known as blended learning ) model for their employee training programs. However, it is still a new concept to many learning professionals in various industries.

The Digital Isolation of Classrooms

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

Our classrooms are digitally isolated by their very design. It is a distortion of our bureaucratic education systems wherein, on the one hand, grade levels are broken down into separate groups/classrooms, insulated from each other, while each group is encouraged (or mostly not) to independently interact with the outside world. This distortion is brought upon us by our approach to managing scale in the education system. Even for teachers, there is this near-complete isolation between the classrooms she teaches and what others teach, in the same location or worldwide.

Discursive or recursive? The fractal nature of education

KnowledgeStar

" What would it take for us to leave the safe and mundane world of product based, recursive education behind and adopt new pedagogies that promote self discovery, digression from prescribed pathways and learning by a process of serendipity?". Advancement classroom learning Corporate Learning future of learning learning technologies "push" learning adopt and adapt creativity in learning learning assessment learning process learning technology recursive learning standardised testing standardized testing

How Flipped Classrooms Work

LearnDash

Flipped classrooms are becoming more popular in the education system as teachers look for new ways to present content, and for better ways to utilize live classroom time. Instead of focusing on lectures, class time in a flipped classroom is dedicated to some form of activity designed to get the students applying the concepts they are learning.

Case Study: Flipped Classrooms Work for Students. Period.

KnowledgeStar

It’s time to change education forever.". Education Flipped Classroom LearningThis case study grabbed my attention for several reasons. It is written by the Greg Green, the Principal at Clintondale High School in Clinton Township, Michigan. It talks about how he flipped what he terms ". a financially challenged school near Detroit". The flipped version of the school way out-performed the standard model that was failing in almost every respect.

Using ELearning in the Classroom

LearnDash

Using elearning in the classroom is not only considered an add-on, it has become an integral part of the educational setting. For many fields, such as IT for example, having intensive hands on and properly structured education helps prepare students for the job better than traditional textbook training. Beyond basic education and college. ed tech elearning

Three Guidelines for Effectively Integrating Games in the Classroom

Kapp Notes

A number of meta-analysis studies have been conducted in the field of game-based learning attempting to create generalizable findings that can be used to select and create meaningful educational and instructional game experiences. The vast frozen wilderness faces the player as she learns about heat flow formula. This process ensures that learning occurs from playing the game.

Ten Ways to Use Video in the Classroom

Visual Lounge

It’s back-to-school season for most educators and this year, the TechSmith Education team is writing a series of blog posts with some ideas for the classroom. Today, we want to take a look at using video in the classroom. Many people may think of video in the classroom as delivering a TED talk, History or Discovery Channel video. Check them out!

Reading: Education and the Internet

Dont Waste Your Time

the internet, within the correct context, is a valuable educational tool and that specific skills are facilitated by access to the internet. concerns over plagiarism and originality limit the current impact of the internet for pupils’ learning. ” “online learning platforms should be widely and freely available to all pupils across the globe.”

Classroom without walls

Learning with e's

I've written before about the idea of the classroom without walls. Today, with the sun shining down on the UK's warmest March in recorded history, my students and I sat in a classroom without walls - literally. know this is not what I normally mean when I talk about classrooms without walls. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. But today was the real deal.