Archive for the ‘K-12’ Category

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 […]

A Dual Placement Approach to Online Student Teaching

Many school districts across the United States now offer online K-12 education, and the proportion of all students in higher education taking at least one online course is at an all-time high of 32% (Allen & Seaman, 2013). With the evolution of online teaching and learning, teacher preparation programs must establish and offer online student […]

Learning and Teaching Technology in English Teacher Education: Findings From a National Study

This paper reports on one aspect of a large-scale nationwide study that surveyed English teacher educators about English teacher preparation programs throughout the United States. One aspect of the study focused on how technology is integrated within the context of English teacher education programs, asking the question, “As an area of emphasis in the teaching […]