Blended Learning vs Virtual Learning in Career and Technical Education

| February 20, 2019

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Career and technical education (CTE) opens doors to opportunities beyond the classroom—and students know it. It’s no wonder that these programs are gaining momentum in schools and districts. However, getting resources in place to provide the full breadth of CTE options students are looking for is a big undertaking for administrators.

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Data Analytics for eLearning

Article | August 12, 2020

The rapid shift to eLearning has raised questions regarding the remote usage of online tools by students and teachers and the impact digital instruction is having on student engagement. CatchOn’s detailed trend reports reveal how and when students and teachers across the nation are using their EdTech applications and school devices, both inside and outside the classroom. CatchOn has generated these reports based on actual usage data from districts using CatchOn.

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Rethinking assessment practices

Article | August 12, 2020

In the fourth blog in the series from contributing authors to Advance HE’s recent publication, On Your Marks: Learner-focused Feedback Practices and Feedback Literacy, Senior Lecturer in Education, Dr Rachel Shanks, shares her thoughts on how assessment tasks and marking could reflect online professional practice.

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Improve Remote Learning With Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Article | August 12, 2020

The fall 2020 semester won’t be business as usual for many higher education students. While some schools — including the University of Notre Dame and Purdue University — recently announced plans to resume in-person classes, others are planning for continued online instruction. According to recent COVID-19 guidelines from Harvard University Medical School, for example, “fall 2020 courses will commence remotely for our entering classes of medical, dental and graduate students.” Meanwhile, the California State University System announced that its planned approach “will result in CSU courses primarily being delivered virtually for the Fall 2020 term, with limited exceptions for in-person teaching.”

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InstaVR launches affordable remote teaching pricing during outbreak

Article | August 12, 2020

InstaVR Inc., a provider of web-based virtual reality authoring and publishing, today launched organization wide academic pricing to give universities a more cost-effective way of using VR to provide remote learning and online classes during the coronavirus outbreak. The nationwide COVID-19 pandemic has led to numerous statewide and citywide closures of schools and universities, leading to the mandate of online classes for the remainder of the semester for many. The use of VR in remote teaching enables a far more immersive method to provide information than its 2D counterpart, so it’s a way to allow students to experience the classroom more closely without being there.

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NWEA

NWEA is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years, NWEA has developed pre-K–12 assessments and professional learning offerings to help advance all students along their optimal learning paths. Our tools are trusted by educators in 140 countries and more than half the schools in the US.

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