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Category: Educational Forms


Educational Forms, Informal learning

3 ways to improve the non-traditional student experience

September 23, 2022

Via: eCampus News

Many college students have access to a traditional learning environment, which often includes attending class in lecture halls, collaborating with peers and professors in person or taking exams at a scheduled time in the classroom. Although this approach works for […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

How online tutoring helps us close learning gaps and support teachers

September 16, 2022

Via: eSchool News

A report published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirms that the pandemic greatly impacted students’ academic progress across all grade levels and instructional models. Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) has leveraged pandemic relief funds to invest in additional […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

How edtech helps us create inclusive learning experiences

September 7, 2022

Via: eCampus News

July 26th, 2022 marked the 32nd anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, landmark legislation that offers equal opportunity for people with disabilities. Full participation in all aspects of life is incomplete without access to educational opportunities that promote independent […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Special education students need a whole child approach

September 2, 2022

Via: eSchool News

In early 2020, 7.3 million students received special education services as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), according to the National Center for Education Statistics. That’s 14% of K–12 students in public schools in the United States […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

How to Keep Returning College Students on Track

August 30, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

Returning to college after years away from formal education can feel like a new beginning, as well as a daunting challenge. What sparks students to return? Once they’re back, how can colleges help them stay on track? And what informal […]


Continuous Development, Educational Forms

College degrees don’t equate to career readiness

August 8, 2022

Via: eCampus News

While U.S. employers say they’re facing a talent crisis that’s threating their business sustainability and growth, the reality is that employers are contributing to the talent crisis with the majority (62 percent) requiring degrees for entry level jobs, and more […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Online education’s reputation jumps, survey says

July 26, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

New America has been collecting data for its Varying Degrees survey for six years. That covers a period of significant change in the U.S., including divisive election cycles, the coronavirus pandemic, a reckoning with racism spurred by the police killing […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

How I use PowerPoint to make learning more engaging

July 22, 2022

Via: eSchool News

In my role as a 5th grade teacher, I’ve come to believe that one of the best ways to integrate technology into the classroom is to start with the lesson itself. Lessons can be turned digital, and formatted in a […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Getting real-world experience: High schoolers design a ‘life skills’ lab for students with disabilities

July 14, 2022

Via: eSchool News

A collaboration between two schools co-located in a midtown Manhattan campus has bridged both of their missions in the most fruitful way possible: a hands-on project giving their respective students real-world life skills. Students at Urban Assembly School of Design […]


Continuous Development, Educational Forms

What graduate students in the humanities should learn

July 14, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

For my last semester of teaching this spring and as a prelude to retirement, I taught a graduate religion seminar. Except for a practicum on teaching higher education in the humanities, I had not taught a graduate class in 10 […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Five ways online learning benefited some students

July 14, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

“Being back on campus is really, really good in some ways, but in some ways, it’s harder.” That statement, from one of my former students, stuck with me. It was the first day of fall classes in 2020, and Denison […]


Continuous Development, Educational Forms

Graduate student mentoring must be improved

July 12, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

My institution, New College of Florida, is the nation’s top public college for producing undergraduates who go on to earn Ph.D.s. More than 80 percent move on to graduate school within six years of graduation, and I have the distinct […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

How online learning boosts your engagement and retention

July 8, 2022

Via: eCampus News

A recent National Student Clearinghouse Research Center report reveals that post-secondary enrollment continues to decline. Undergraduate enrollment alone saw a 9.4 percent drop from Spring 2020, resulting in nearly 1.4 million fewer undergrads than before the pandemic. Although the COVID-19 […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

How this teacher uses story coding to spark creativity and collaboration

June 30, 2022

Via: eSchool News

When coding merges with storytelling, you have story coding, in which students use computational skills and design thinking as they demonstrate creativity across core curricular areas. During an ISTELive 22 virtual session, computer science, robotics, and design thinking educator Paige […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

2 years after COVID, remote learning lessons are clear

April 27, 2022

Via: eSchool News

While many American parents and students say they are now ready to move on from the COVID-19 pandemic – 77 percent of the U.S. population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, a number that has not changed […]


Continuous Development, Educational Forms

Where can microcredentials take higher education?

April 25, 2022

Via: eCampus News

The COVID-19 pandemic ushered forth dramatic declines in college and university enrollments, widespread unemployment, and it cast a spotlight on the skills gap and the increased demand for upskilling and reskilling in today’s workforce. As more and more surveys reveal […]


Educational Forms, Formal Education

Students’ Career Interests Are Changing. Here Is Why Our Teaching Must Change, Too

March 28, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

Regularly I run into our students making Tik Tok videos in school stairwells. I often jump in, but that’s a different article for another day. I’ve come to learn that these videos are complicated, skillful endeavors that require multiple takes, […]


Continuous Development, Educational Forms

What Colleges and Job-Training Programs Can Learn From Teenagers’ Hopes and Fears

March 22, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

American teenagers don’t all have money, connections or other advantages. But they all have dreams. Some adolescents are encouraged to follow their dreams. Others grow up hearing that their aspirations are a luxury—nice to have, but hard to afford. This […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Virtual schools can serve students with special needs—and do it well

March 8, 2022

Via: eSchool News

The pandemic brought special education to the forefront of the dialogue about education, with the media focus mainly directed at sharing stories of students separated from the in-school supports that they had come to rely upon, and parents struggling to […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Triumphs and Troubles in Online Learning Abroad

February 18, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

I’ve always thought of the U.S. as the leader in digital learning, representing the most adventurous innovations. But lately I’ve realized my perception may be flawed by a false sense of American exceptionalism. In Canada, for example, about two-thirds of […]