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Category: Informal learning


Educational Forms, Informal learning

​Are We Recreating Segregated Education Online?

September 8, 2017

Via: Ed Surge

Online courses helped kick off a movement promising that your zipcode no longer had to determine the quality of education you received. People in rural Bhutan could take a computer science class from Harvard. Students at a community college could […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

6 social assignments for online students

August 30, 2017

Via: eCampus News

Online students, like any other students, like to spend time procrastinating before they get to completing assignments given in class. Many teachers struggle to come up with tasks and projects that really engage and motivate students to skip procrastination and […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

The Definition Of Combination Learning

August 28, 2017

Via: TeachThought

Combination Learning is a new teaching and learning strategy for the 21st century. The definition of Combination Learning is learning through the flexible combination of two or more learning components. This is a new learning strategy developed by TeachThought that responds […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Promises and Pitfalls of Online Education

July 7, 2017

Via: Education Next

Online courses have expanded rapidly and have the potential to extend further the educational opportunities of many students, particularly those least well-served by traditional educational institutions. However, in their current design, online courses are difficult, especially for the students who […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

How experiential learning helps students own their future

July 5, 2017

Via: Education Dive

Passion and purpose. One drives students’ ability and eagerness to learn. The other can keep them wavering in life to no end. As an educator and father, I’ve been quick to notice that my students and even my own children, […]


Featured, Informal learning

The perils (and benefits) of social media peer pressure

May 31, 2017

Via: Kelly Redmond

Many of the parents and educators can picture in their mind some utopian times when the adults supervising children and teenagers (and taking care of their education) could claim to be familiar with the young ones’ friends, and by consequence […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Higher ed institutions foregoing OPMs in distance learning to unbundle options

May 8, 2017

Via: Education Dive

As the online higher ed market matures and makes greater flexibility possible especially for continuing ed students, colleges and universities are learning much the same lessons that their K-12 counterparts have learned in recent years with classroom tech: Simply putting […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Major shift in online learning sees pedagogy in driver’s seat

May 4, 2017

Via: eCampus News

There is a significant shift occurring in online learning—one that puts students and pedagogy into the driver’s seat, and colleges and universities seeking new ways to increase enrollment and revenue. One barrier for colleges to capture this revenue has been […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Distance learning enrollment ticks up, though for-profits see declines

May 3, 2017

Via: Education Dive

The 2015 drop in enrollment at for-profit distance learning universities could be due in large part to the trouble of big-name institutions like the University of Phoenix. The Federal Trade Commission announced it had opened an investigation into potentially unscrupulous marketing […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Who’s Up and Who’s Down in Online Education?

May 2, 2017

Via: The Chronicle of Higher Education

While overall enrollment in higher education has fallen in the past three years, the number of students taking classes at a distance has continued to grow, a new report shows. In 2015, more than six million students — nearly 30 […]