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Category: Informal learning


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Distance learning: Not the new norm

April 6, 2020

Via: Education Dive

“Wei Ji,” the Chinese word for crisis, translates into “dangerous opportunity.” The COVID-19 outbreak has presented a dangerous opportunity to innovate public school education. The closure of thousands of K-12 public schools has forced school districts to provide distance learning […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Online learning is helping students pursue their passions

April 2, 2020

Via: eSchool News

As a high school principal at an international school, I want students to successful and well supported if they journey into online learning. Our students in grades 11 and 12 can take online classes for the IB Diploma Program (DP), […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning, News

Remote learning poses hurdles for students with disabilities

April 1, 2020

Via: Education Week

At school, Rose Hayes, 8, works with a team of teachers and therapists trained to help with her genetic condition. They set goals for her reading, give her physical therapy to improve her balance and make sure she stays on […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Coronavirus closures present districts opportunities to rethink schedules

March 30, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The sudden closure of schools due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic creates both challenges and opportunities for districts. At this point, few states indicate schools will reopen before the end of the school year. The lengthy break will likely lead […]


Education Tech, Educational Forms, Informal learning

Free One-to-one Coaching for Kids Struggling to Learn

March 24, 2020

Via: eSchool News

With schools around the country closed due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, teachers are scrambling to teach online classes, students are muddling through a new way to learn, and parents are worried their children will fall behind. For students who […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning, News

Librarians helping teachers, parents find resources during coronavirus school closures

March 23, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Most academic libraries have tech-savvy staff with access to plenty of digital content. Now that many schools have closed, however, librarians are creatively finding ways to keep students in touch. Social media, such as Twitter threads, is one way to […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning, News

Educators ‘scrambling’ to continue special ed services as nearly all states close schools

March 23, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Extended school closures are becoming the norm as the novel coronavirus spreads and districts are moving to put in place equitable remote learning systems as a result. But how those systems will ensure a free and appropriate public education for […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

FCC waives E-rate gift rules as coronavirus closures highlight remote learning inequity

March 20, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Prolonged school closures related to coronavirus are now the reality nationwide. While many districts — particularly those with more affluent student populations — may have had infrastructure, devices and plans in place for remote learning, the truth is that great […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

New rules limit states’ oversight of online colleges. How will they react?

January 30, 2020

Via: Education Dive

State attorneys general were left out when the U.S. Department of Education rewrote its state authorization rules for distance education. The department “didn’t feel attorneys general had a strong role to play in the potential regulations compared with other groups […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

The Future (Revisted) of Online Education

January 9, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Given the demands on students’ time and the pressure to increase credit accumulation, online education will certainly play a growing role in undergraduate as well as graduate and professional education. Many of those classes will offer a pale imitation of […]