Category Archives: Blended Learning

Finalist – Next Gen Learning Challenges Planning Grant

Source: Next Gen Learning Challenges e-mail, Feb 2014 Advertisements

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High-quality online instruction with F2F TAs

Source: The American Interest, Jan 2014  the real case for MOOCs, and the reason the professoriat (except for stars like Dan Drezner) needs to stay braced for big change has to do with empowering TAs and cutting the cost of highly paid, tenured and mediocre senior faculty. It is a lot cheaper to train people to be …

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High School with No Walls: iZone Academy

Source: WSJ, Dec 2013 New York City is planning to open a new high school next year—but it won’t have a gym, library, science lab or even a math classroom. The city wants to open a so-called school without walls, one where students would take courses that combine online and classroom learning, while giving them …

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1-to-1 Learning

Source: EdSurge, Nov 2013 Teachers College Study Columbia University Teachers College’s Center for Technology and School Change releases its initial findings on the outcomes of the Teach to One program. The study tracked 2,264 students who attended schools participating in the TtO program in Chicago, NYC, or Washington, DC) and analyzed their growth on the …

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Columbia B-School Explores Flipped Classroom Approach

Source: Businessweek, Oct 2013 To free up time for greater student engagement in the classroom, professors will now ask students to watch five-minute to 10-minute video lectures online before class. For example, you might watch a video on distributions before stats class so you can jump right into the conversation without needing a lengthy lecture …

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Flipped Classroom Improves Learning

Source: NYTimes, Oct 2013 Like everything disruptive, online education is highly controversial. But the flipped classroom is a strategy that nearly everyone agrees on. “It’s the only thing I write about as having broad positive agreement,” said Justin Reich, a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard who studies technology and …

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Blended Learning Implementation Guide (version 2)

Source: Digital Learning Now website, Sep 2013

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Flipped Classroom Improves Grades by 5%

Source: The Atlantic, Sep 2013 A three-year study examining student performance in a “flipped classroom” — a class in which students watch short lecture videos at home and work on activities during class time — has found statistically significant gains in student performance in “flipped” settings and significant student preference for “flipped” methods. The study, provided exclusively to The Atlantic, …

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Using Technology for the Sweet Spot of Learning

Source: KQED Mindshift, Sep 2013 The first thing to know is that everyone likes to learn. “There is a sense of satisfaction, of fulfillment, in successful thinking,” writes Willingham. But it’s not fun to try to learn something that’s too hard. “Working on a problem with no sense that you’re making progress is not pleasurable,” …

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OCPS Considers Blended Learning

Source: OCPS website, Aug 2013

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