Bringing Cooperative Learning Online

On July 23, 2013, in Technology in Education, ed tech, online learning, by Scott Cronenweth
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Is cooperative learning happening online today? After researching the topic, I feel—oddly!—like I’m not exactly sure.

The Socioeconomic “Achievement Gap” is Widening

On June 25, 2013, in Teaching, Tutoring, online learning, by Scott Cronenweth
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It is by and large accepted that all students experience learning loss if they don’t participate in learning activities for a period of time. But students from lower-income families seem to lose more academic skills over the summer than peers with higher socioeconomic status.

The State of Digital Education — Are You Ready for Disruption?

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Just as it has disrupted major industries like telecommunications and retail, the Internet is now rapidly disrupting educational paradigms as well.

Learning Analytics and MOOCs

On April 30, 2013, in ed tech, learning analytics, online learning, by Scott Cronenweth
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According to a recent piece in the Stanford News, Stanford”s Lytics Lab is gleaning learning analytics data from MOOCs to understand how people learn.

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Post-College Professional Training: The Next Big Trend in Tutoring?

On February 26, 2013, in Tutoring, online learning, by Scott Cronenweth
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Enter the online tutoring startup Thinkful. Its tagline is "Online school for a better career." Its aim is to bridge the gap between the skill set you have when you get out of college and the skill set you really need to get a good job: "level-up to find the job you”ll love" as they put it.

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Blended Learning: 3 Reasons Tutors Should Be Interested

On January 29, 2013, in export, online learning, by Scott Cronenweth
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Blended learning – a combination of face-to-face and online learning that reduces "classroom contact hours" while incorporating "computer-mediated activities" to form an integrated instructional approach – is getting attention as a solution to a range of academic and financial challenges in education today, particularly in higher ed settings.

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Measuring the Motivation of MOOC-Takers

On January 23, 2013, in export, online learning, by Scott Cronenweth
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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have come under increasing scrutiny as the modality has grown in popularity. A recent criticism of MOOCs is that their effectiveness is limited because their completion rates are so low.

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Coursera Offers Fee-Based "Verified Certificates" to MOOC Students

On January 15, 2013, in In The News, export, online learning, by Scott Cronenweth
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By linking students" coursework to their identities, Signature Track provides a way to show achievement and share course records with employers, schools, or whomever you choose.

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2013: The Year of Learning Analytics in Online Education?

On January 1, 2013, in learning analytics, online learning, by Scott Cronenweth
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Among the questions these learning analytics can potentially answer is: How can the online course instructor improve his or her instructional approach and better support students?

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Can Live Online Tutoring Boost US Academic Achievement?

On December 18, 2012, in Technology in Education, Tutoring, online learning, by Scott Cronenweth
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Is live online tutoring “the answer” to America’s educational challenges? Probably not – but it can undoubtedly help deliver affordable, high-quality tutoring to many kids and adults.

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