5 eLearning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

| February 6, 2018

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What’s inside the new eBook?
- Vital first eLearning steps that people often skip
- Instructional design mistakes that kill learner engagement
- Why you must think about the technology
- Ways to build a better mobile course
- How NOT to evaluate results.

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Venture Academies

Venture Academy is a new public charter school serving grades 6-12 in Minneapolis, opening with 6th and 7th grade during the 2013-14 school year.Venture’s mission is to ignite the passion of all young people to become innovators and entrepreneurial leaders who will change the world. Venture seeks to enable young people to achieve unprecedented learning growth, demonstrate character and leadership and learn to imagine opportunities, take initiative and create solutions.

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How to use an LMS to simulate the publishing process with undergrads

Article | February 11, 2020

As a quick side note, the saying should be “publish in English or perish”, but we will tackle multilingualism in the academic world on a different occasion. While in some contexts the constant pressure to publish may have its disadvantages – the first that comes to mind being that it favors quantity over quality – it is not hard to understand why publishing is so important in the academic world. Publishing your results is essential for the advancement of science. As a researcher, you read what others have done in your field and then you try to identify how you might contribute with a novel approach, a clever solution, or a different idea.

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Preparing to Teach Online: Blending What’s New With What You Already Know

Article | August 25, 2020

This entry is the 13th in a blog series called Pandemic Response and Educational Practices (PREP), which aims to highlight and further the important work educators are doing amid the worldwide COVID-19 crisis. Based on Creating the Anywhere, Anytime Classroom. Gloria’s situation is not unfamiliar. In fact, over the last six months, millions of teachers everywhere have been asked to suddenly transition from traditional face-to-face instruction to working either fully online or in some type of blended-learning configuration.

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Getting Your School Board on Board for Educational Tech

Article | March 23, 2020

School boards play a critical role when it comes to implementing new initiatives such as educational technology programs and deployments. They typically hold the purse strings for K–12 school districts and are responsible for making sure funds are allocated in a way that best meets district needs and learning objectives. But getting school boards to approve funding for new tech isn’t so easy. Administrators and IT leaders must keep in mind that school boards are balancing budgets and technology requests but may not be experts in the technologies presented to them.

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Effective Distance Learning Pedagogy In Developing Countries

Article | June 9, 2020

In some instances in developing countries, assumptions prevail that all online learning is a self-study process in which content (for example, readings) serves as didactic material and that learners can learn key concepts on their own simply by watching a video or reading the text. Learners, on their own, sift through a considerable amount of content material without needing critical academic guidance. Thus, instructors assign lots of content material to learners without proper mediation or coaching. According to Bernard Bull (2013), skillful online instructors must:

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Venture Academies

Venture Academy is a new public charter school serving grades 6-12 in Minneapolis, opening with 6th and 7th grade during the 2013-14 school year.Venture’s mission is to ignite the passion of all young people to become innovators and entrepreneurial leaders who will change the world. Venture seeks to enable young people to achieve unprecedented learning growth, demonstrate character and leadership and learn to imagine opportunities, take initiative and create solutions.

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