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4 Sources to Help You Find Cool MOOCs

On December 12, 2012, in online learning, by Scott Cronenweth
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MOOCs are proliferating by leaps and bounds – but how do you know what’s available?

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Edmodo in Action

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Dubbed “Facebook for education,” Edmodo can be used in an almost endless variety of ways by teachers and students.

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The Teacher’s Apple

On November 13, 2012, in ed tech, Education Industry, online learning, Technology in Education, by Scott Cronenweth
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As more and more laptops, smartphones and tablets find their way into college, high school and increasingly even middle school and grade school classrooms, more and more of that equipment is designed and sold by Apple. Why haven’t tech giants like Microsoft been more successful at taking market share from Apple in this growing market?

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Top 5 Free Online Tutoring Tools

On October 23, 2012, in ed tech, online learning, Technology in Education, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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As online learning grows in importance and popularity worldwide, new tools are emerging to support it. Here are 5 free tools that enable tutors, teachers – or even just well-intentioned friends and relatives – to interact with learners over the Internet, no pens or paper required. 1: IDroo whiteboard for Skype Everybody already knows about […]

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Student Peer Evaluation: Plusses and Minuses

On September 18, 2012, in Assessment, Assessment & Testing, ed tech, online learning, Technology in Education, by Scott Cronenweth
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With the rapidly growing popularity of massive open online courses (MOOCs) and online education in general, peer evaluation by students is coming to the fore as a way to assess student performance in online courses.

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4 Steps to Bring Learning Analytics to Online Education

On September 4, 2012, in Assessment & Testing, learning analytics, online learning, Technology in Education, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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In the emerging research area of learning analytics, technologists and thought leaders are envisioning ways to reveal how engaged students are, how much they’re learning, and how to enhance the lessons going forward.

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Study Shows Interactive Online Learning Is Effective

On June 12, 2012, in ed tech, online learning, Technology in Education, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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In short, the learners in the hybrid format “paid no price” for using this mode of instruction in terms of pass rates, final exam scores, or performance on a standardized test designed to test how well they actually knew the material. This calls into question the widely held concern that students who receive hybrid instruction won’t learn the material as well.

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The Value of Online Tutoring for Remediated College Students

On June 5, 2012, in Education Industry, In The News, online learning, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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If online tutoring really is highly effective, and is preferred by many learners because of its convenience and the fact that it offers a degree of anonymity… why not leverage it to support remedial students? Better yet, why not build online tutoring support into redesigned, entry-level for-credit classes as “Bridge to Nowhere” advocates?

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MOOCs – 5 Ways They Can Help Tutors Grow Their Businesses

On May 29, 2012, in digital content, ed tech, online learning, Technology in Education, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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Whether you’re an independent tutor or work for a training company, private school or other organization, teaching a MOOC gives you multiple opportunities to grow your business.

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Online-Only Public Schools: Potential Impacts on Tutors

On April 10, 2012, in Education Industry, online learning, Technology in Education, Tutoring, Uncategorized, by Scott Cronenweth
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The popularity of online public schools is increasing nationwide. Full-time online public education is now available to students in grades K-12 in about 30 states. Currently, over 250,000 students are enrolled in public online charter schools. Are cyber-schools really a better way to approach public education?