O'Donnell Learn | June 24, 2020
Elana Noetzel is taking on the role of Vice President of Learning Design Product Development, a newly created position at leading design firm, O'Donnell Learn.Noetzel's first initiative is leading the development of LX Accelerate, a suite of new technology-based services, currently underway at O'Donnell Learn. Begun in response to internal market research, industry trends and client insights, LX Accelerate will help higher education institutions build momentum around transforming online and blended learning experiences."While O'Donnell Learn didn't develop LX Accelerate in response to COVID-19 [development began in mid-2019], the crisis certainly highlighted the need for it," Noetzel shares. "Faculty were tasked with quickly moving their courses to the virtual environment and most have no training. Their expertise is in their field of study. LX Accelerate provides the tools for higher ed institutions to support and empower their faculty to create engaging, effective learning experiences around their expertise."Noetzel's 20-year career spans many facets of education, including academic and online publishing, content development, instructional design and product development. Most recently, she leveraged her expertise as Senior Director Web Strategy and Business for education and technology company, Cengage. Prior, Noetzel co-founded learning platform Cafe Learn, where she led instructional design and product development.
prnewswire | August 05, 2020
As schools prepare to re-open, most struggle supporting some form of digital learning— whether blended or fully online. Spring school closures highlighted that many teachers lack expertise teaching remotely and many districts do not have the digital learning programs in place to support high quality remote instruction. The Successful Practices Network (SPN) and Penda Learning have partnered to provide member districts with a powerful combination of professional development in remote instruction best practices and a digital, game-based platform to deliver rigorous online science instruction to students grade 3–10.
k12 | March 16, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is sparking school closures all across the United States. It’s impacting more than 37 million public school students in at least 37 States so far. So how can parents create a virtual school day at home?
Fox News spoke with the Director of Leadership Development at K12 online schooling, Joel Medley and his children Brandt and Campbell.
Joel offered some practical virtual learning tips for parents to help ensure that their students don’t fall behind in their education while they’re at home for the next few weeks: