It's been a while - but hey I've been really busy. I just returned from the ASCD Conference in San Francisco. I have been invited to present at this conference for the last couple of years with my colleague Barbara Frey, who was the founding principle of Colorado Connections Academy. It's an interesting venue in … Continue reading Catching up….
Lisa Dawley and I are revisiting the first two phases of the Going Virtual! research series with an updated survey for 2010. If you are a K-12 online teacher please visit: http://edtech.boisestate.edu/goingvirtual/callforparticipation.htm Feel free to share this link with your colleagues 🙂
I would like to invite K-12 online teachers - whether you teach in a full-time or blended environment - to participate in an educational book project. The title of the publication is tentatively “Strategies for K-12 Online Teachers” and publication is scheduled for next year with Pearson Education. Included with this invitation is a link to … Continue reading Attention K-12 Online Teachers
Requiring an online experience for students in secondary public schools is a topic that has recently come to the forefront of my work over the last two weeks so I thought I would share just some of the arguments for why this just might make sense... Online learning is emerging as an essential part of … Continue reading Online Course Requirement for Graduation
For me, summer is usually a time of relaxed contemplation and completion of all those things that I just wasn't able to get to during the hectic fall and spring semesters. Not so this year. It's been a whirlwind of activity, excitement, and downright exhaustion since classes ended in May. The following are my excuses … Continue reading Associate Chair, Poland (again), and Speaking Engagements
Newsworthy e-Learning and social media articles and a link for a free book: Mashable: The Social Media Guide: Why banning social media often backfires... Link: http://mashable.com/2010/04/13/social-media-ban-backfire/ Edweek.org: Virtual Ed. Enrollment Caps Face Greater Scrutiny Link: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/04/28/30edtech_onlinereach.h29.html Technofirst Online: E-Learning: Learn it the e-way Link: http://technofirstonline.com/?p=1441 Get a Complimentary Copy of Cyberschools: An Education Renaissance First … Continue reading Newsworthy
A slew of interesting reports have been published lately. Here's a list with a brief summary for a few related to educational technology and K-12 online schools (Summaries have been taken directly from the report website.): SETDA The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is pleased to release its seventh annual report on the technology … Continue reading Latest Reports
Two students in my graduate Advanced Online Teaching Methods course, posted a link to this blog as part of an assignment in which they take the lead in our discussion forum. I was immediately drawn to how similar this experience was to my own experiences and something for which I now advocate. Online educational environments … Continue reading I feel the same way….
I just received a link to a new issue brief from Governor Bob Wise (former governor of West Virginia) for the Alliance for Excellence in Education. (Thank you Susan Patrick of iNACOL for the post.) The brief is titled: The Online Learning Imperative: A Solution to Three Looming Crises in Education (http://www.all4ed.org/files/OnlineLearning.pdf). The article provides … Continue reading New Issue Brief from Alliance for Excellence in Education
I was browsing through my old emails (trying to clean out my inbox) and came across an email by colleague Cheri Toledo with a link to her Women of Web 3.0 webcast. Not only did I locate an excellent webcast, but also a terrific webcasting collaborative called Edtech Talk, self-described as: EdTechTalk is a community … Continue reading Edtech Talk