Parents and Students Support Online Learning at Twice the Rate of Teachers

Online classes are increasing in popularity among both students and parents, according to a survey report released today from Blackboard Inc. and Project Tomorrow. Nearly half of high school parents and students grade 6-12 would like more online courses, according to the report, yet only 17 percent of teachers are interested in teaching a class online and only 20 percent use online curriculum as a part of instruction.

via WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013: Parents and Students Support Online Learning at Twice the Rate of Teachers | PRNewswire | Rock Hill Herald Online.

Comprehensive Literature Review on Flipped Learning

As thousands of teachers around the country are moving from the traditional “sage on the stage” model of teaching to what is broadly understood as “flipped learning,” they are looking for research and resources that suggest proven methods they can rely on as they implement this innovative new instructional approach.

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Measured Results Demonstrate Enhanced Learning Outcomes in the Flipped Classroom

Teacher and Administrator James Szoka shares empirical evidence demonstrating improved learning outcomes in the flipped classroom. Flipped Learning Model Yields Higher Grades in High School Math Course While an administrator at a rural secondary school district in America, with the poverty level at about 65% free and reduced lunch (an indicator of the level of poverty in the United States school systems), I observed teachers who implemented a flipped classroom with materials they designed and created.

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Flipping the Classroom

At first glance, Jon Meister ’13 looks like a teacher from another time with his handlebar mustache, black satin vest, and thick-framed glasses, but his teaching style – honed at the University of Mary Washington – is anything but old fashioned. For his final research project, Meister explored one of the latest trends in education, a flipped classroom.

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Cloud schools offer new education

Children in developing countries could educate themselves using computers, the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh has been told. Prof Sugata Mitra was outlining details of the first “school in the cloud”. While there would be an online adult moderator at times, the pupils would largely organise themselves, he said.

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Is the Flipped Classroom really reinventing education?

The concept of a “flipped classroom” emerged in the late 2000s as an alternative (or the beginning of one) to the classical system of teaching where the teacher introduces the content in class and the students practice it at home. Instead, in the flipped classroom, students learn the content at home, and do the “homework”…

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The future of learning

Prof Sugata Mitra is a professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, UK. He is drawn to self-organising systems, especially for primary education. He shot to the limelight with his Hole-in-the-Wall experiment (1999) at a slum in New Delhi, where a computer was installed and left for children at the slum to play with, and hopefully, learn something from.

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Are children naturally better with computers than their parents?

We’re often astounded by the ability of children to pick up, use and master the latest technological innovations. You frequently hear stories from parents of how they left a tablet computer lying around and after a couple of hours they came back to find their toddler using it to play games, look at kittens on the internet or open an offshore bank account.

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