Category Archives: Online Learning

Finalist – Next Gen Learning Challenges Planning Grant

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

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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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Online Tutoring Options

Source: Mashable, Aug 2013 InstaEDU Kaplan Kids LivePerson WizIQ Sophia e-Tutor Tutor.com Growing Stars eAge

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Active Learning Reinforces Learning

Source: Scientific American, Aug 2013 Our scheme to help make learning happen actively, rather than passively, created many benefits akin to tutoring—and helped to increase motivation. First, as shown in a 2013 study by Karl K. Szpunar, Novall Y. Khan and Daniel L. Schacter in theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, frequent interactions …

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Arne Duncan: How Technology can Enrich Education

Source: Scientific American, Aug 2013 In traditional classrooms, students complete a lesson and move on to the next when it is time for the whole class to do so—regardless of whether they have mastered it or they are already well ahead. Here each student worked at her or his own pace, taking as much or …

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Virtual School Instruction Frees A Student’s Time to Become a World-Class Expert

Source: Colorado News, May 2013 eDCSD also helped Christina Griggs reach professional heights most high school students never could imagine. She already is a recognized expert in World War I German aviation, in large part because online school enabled her to travel, speak and study abroad. “White-haired professors from around the world have consulted with …

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Learn Introductory Biology from MIT’s Best

Source: MIT news office, Mar 2013 The online course is taught by senior members of the MIT Department of Biology: Eric Lander and Graham Walker. Lander, who’ll host the online course, has taught 7.00 to MIT students in the classroom for close to 20 years. He led the Human Genome Project that in the 1990s …

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Searching for Keywords/Ideas within Videos + Knowledge Tree

Source: MIT  news office website, Apr 2013 What may set i2.002 apart is its ease of searching: Search a key word or concept, and a video will start at exactly the moment in a lecture when that concept is introduced. “It’s like Googling your class,” says Ken Kamrin, the Class of 1956 Career Development Assistant …

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edX uses Machine Learning to Grade Essays

Source: NYTimes, Apr 2013 EdX, the nonprofit enterprise founded by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to offer courses on the Internet, has just introduced such a system and will make its automated software available free on the Web to any institution that wants to use it. The software uses artificial intelligence to grade …

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Venture Academies – Selected Excerpts

Source: http://vimeo.com/51535985

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