10 Ideas to Prepare Engaging Online Learning

| August 19, 2020

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Ask all of your students to set up an optimal workspace for photo/video assignments and online lessons. Pique your students' interest in a new project by making their task available before the online lesson so they'll have independent think time.

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Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized for academic leadership and is home to 18,000 full- and part-time students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs. The university is consistently recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education on the publication's list of "Great Colleges to Work For." Founded in 1829, RIT is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend the university and with approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, it is one of the largest private universities in the nation.

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Digital learning may be the latest and greatest trend in education. It has allowed for creative instructional practices, like flipped classrooms and individualized instruction. Many teachers report that their students are more engaged than ever. But do you know if digital learning is useful in helping your students learn? How can you tell? You assess it, and that should be easy. Schools are in the business of assessment. They routinely evaluate teacher efficacy and student learning, so assessing the quality and impact of digital learning should be easy. Are your digital learning assessment practices up to par? If not, what can you do to correct them? The simple act of observation can tell you a lot about the effectiveness of digital learning in your classroom.

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Virtual Reality brings a whole new immersive learning experience to the classroom

Article | March 20, 2020

Virtual reality (VR) is making its way into the classrooms of local public schools allowing students to immerse themselves in lessons that traditionally would have been taught out of a textbook. For instance, seventh graders at Daniel Morgan Middle School recently learned through VR about the various weapons and techniques used in combat during World War I. All it took was a pair of goggles, a smart phone and a hand controller to get students engaged in the lesson through a computer-generated three-dimensional (3D) world. Daniel Morgan recently created a technology lab to make VR learning possible for its students.

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CoSN2020: Boost the Success of E-Learning with the Right Tools

Article | March 27, 2020

Many students don’t even have laptops and monitors, and so if you have to basically enable virtual learning, all of the students need to have laptops and monitors,” says Aruna Ravichandran, chief marketing officer for Cisco Webex. The surge in e-learning for K–12 schools has also put a stronger spotlight on persistent issues of equity. In recently released guidance on e-learning, the Consortium for School Networking notes this critical question: “Does the district have an adequate supply of devices to support delivering online learning to students?” Many families lack computing devices and internet access. Families with multiple school-age children may have only one device for them to use for e-learning.

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Inspirational Stories From Aspiring Medical Assistants

Article | August 25, 2020

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized for academic leadership and is home to 18,000 full- and part-time students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs. The university is consistently recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education on the publication's list of "Great Colleges to Work For." Founded in 1829, RIT is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend the university and with approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, it is one of the largest private universities in the nation.

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