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Category: Informal learning


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Helping All Learners Achieve Success on Their Own Terms

August 12, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) attempts to not only identify areas of challenge for a student—fine motor skills, language development, reading and comprehension, written and verbal language skills, social interaction, etc.—but to also put a mechanism in place to address […]


Educational Forms, Educational Stages, Higher Education, Informal learning

2U slows growth plans citing rise in competition for online education

July 31, 2019

Via: Education Dive

“(The) decline and program-specific issues we talked about so much over the past year were masking this broader trend of the mainstreaming of online education,” 2U CEO Chip Paucek told analysts. “In 2008, there were very few high-quality online options. […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, Educational Forms, Informal learning

Montana school officials revise plan to identify autism

June 19, 2019

Via: Education Week

Montana public school officials are revising their plan to create a checklist to identify children with autism amid criticism that the proposal was too restrictive and could misidentify some students. The revised proposal released earlier this month by the state […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Some Excellent Resources for Teaching Learners with Autism

February 18, 2019

Via: Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Learning needs of autistic students require a special attention from those attending to them. This is because autistic learners exhibit a wide range of characteristics that often interfere with their learning and metacognition. Some of these characteristics, according to Autism […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Forms, Informal learning

Ed Dept to review schools’ restraint, seclusion in vow to ‘protect students with disabilities’

January 18, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The Education Commission of the States broadly refers to restraint as “the physical holding or mechanical restriction of a student’s movement” and seclusion as “procedures that isolate a student from others.” When it comes to students with disabilities who are […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

How Can Online Instructors Get Students to Talk to Each Other?

January 9, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

It can be a delicate balance to try to not overwhelm students by the quantity of educational technology we use in a class, while still keeping things interesting through the element of surprise. The easier a tool is to use, […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

I gamified my classroom and students are soaring

January 9, 2019

Via: eSchool News

An average child today will have played 10,000 hours of video games before the age of 21. If playing games is part of our culture, even part of our identities, then it stands to reason that students can be highly […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

How To Use Screensharing to Increase Student Engagement

December 18, 2018

Via: Class Tech Tips

What strategies do you use to promote student engagement in your classroom? Students can take ownership of their work and show off their learning throughout the school year. To bring students into the teaching process, empower every learner with opportunities […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Report: Supply of special ed teachers on a steady decline

December 7, 2018

Via: Education Dive

According to Education Week’s survey, physical science and foreign language are the only subjects more difficult to fill then special education — a true struggle for many school districts. In 2015, NPR conducted an investigation into what is behind the […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Colleges push for more resources to support prison education programs

November 6, 2018

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Learning societal rules about touching and personal space is the lesson of the day in Heidi Arnold’s interpersonal communications class. “How many of you were raised in a touchy-feely house?” she asks her class of 17 women. Two arms, both […]