Archive for the ‘K-12’ Category

ASU Prep Digital: Designing Beginnings with the End in Mind

Arizona State University is pleased to introduce ASU Prep Digital, a new college prep option where online high school and university courses converge in a unique learning opportunity for all students. Built on the Cambridge International Curriculum framework, this rigorous virtual school program prepares students for acceptance at leading universities and encourages them to explore […]

Improving the K-12 Online Course Design Review Process: Experts Weigh in on iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Courses

Within the K-12 online learning environment there are a variety of standards that designers can utilize when creating online courses. To date, the only research-based standards available are proprietary in manner. As such, many jurisdictions have begun adopting online course design standards from the leading advocacy organization, which that have yet to be validated from […]

Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft Battle for K-12 Market, and Loyalties of Educators

If there’s a common thread that unites the rival technology giants Apple, Google, and Microsoft in the education market, it’s this: They’re big. The three major tech companies—along with Amazon, a relatively new player on the scene—go head-to-head in vying for big chunks of school business, most notably in sales of devices and operating systems, […]

Sequoia Choice – Arizona Distance Learning is elevating education

Receiving a highly-personalized higher education would be academic nirvana for most students. But for a lucky few Arizona kids, college learning in high school is a reality, not a pipe dream. The Arizona Republic

Identity and agency in school and afterschool settings: Investigating digital media’s supporting role

This study documents opportunities for identity and agency experienced by students in urban school and afterschool contexts, with a focus on digital media’s role in shaping these opportunities. We conducted focus groups and interviews with 43 students and six teachers affiliated with an urban public high school and a network of afterschool programs in the […]

Building Reflective Practice Through an Online Diversity Simulation in an Undergraduate Teacher Education Program

This paper discusses preservice teachers’ perceptions of an online, in-house diversity simulation in an undergraduate teacher education program conducted over a 3-year period. The diversity simulation was a nontraditional capstone experience for 193 preservice teachers in majors ranging from early childhood to secondary education. The diversity simulation included scenarios at the kindergarten, middle school, and […]

A Design Case of Scaffolding Hybrid/Online Student-Centered Learning with Multimedia

Implementing student-centered learning in hybrid/online settings is very challenging due to the physical separation of instructor and students. This article discusses the need for instructors to provide scaffolds and multimedia modules to facilitate knowledge construction in the student-centered learning process. To offer students solid learning supports, four types of scaffolds and multimedia modules were used […]

Catholic schools turn to blended learning as a way to address students’ individual needs

A mix of computer and human teaching can help reach the wide variety of learners in Catholic schools — and attract more enrollment The Hechinger Report

Case study for the ABLE Project: Achieving benefits from learning analytics

Learning analytics is a phenomenon emerging throughout Europe and they have a great potential to help educational institutions provide better learning. The ABLE project believes learning analytics is ultimately only as useful as the action it generates. OEE interviewed project partners Rebecca Edwards, Ed Foster and Tinne De Laet to learn more about the ABLE […]

Children in the cloud: Literacy groupware and the practice of reading

Through this paper we examine children’s literacy groupware, cloud-based reading management systems that combine digital reading collections with behaviour tracking and analysis, communication tools, and reader incentives. Children’s literacy groupware extends the notion of a digital library for children by providing value-added tools for teaching, monitoring, evaluating and encouraging young readers. We offer an analysis […]