The McAllen Independent School District (TX) is gearing up to bring technology--namely, mobile devices--to every single child, teacher, and administrator, and into every aspect of its curriculum.
A better question than "Does online learning work?" might be "Under what circumstances and conditions does it have a positive impact on educational outcomes?"
- By Peggy Clements and Jessica Heppen
T.H.E. Journal is entering a new era in its 40-year history as a magazine serving the educational technology market. Beginning with its August issue, T.H.E. Journal will become an entirely paper-free, digital publication. The June/July issue will be its last as a traditional print magazine.
- By THE Journal Staff
EdCamp is a grassroots movement of do-it-yourself professional development "un-conferences." In just a year and a half the phenomenon has gained serious momentum thanks in part to networks on Twitter. T.H.E. Journal speaks to four participants.
- By Jennifer Demski
Sure, voice over IP can save your schools money; but don't neglect the security aspects in your rush to get it running.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
T.H.E. Journal Associate Editor Stephen Noonoo recently spoke with the flipped learning founders about the movement's newest developments, the importance of at-home internet access, and how to flip your flipped learning professional development.
- By Stephen Noonoo
T.H.E. Journal spoke with instructors and administrators in online ed tech programs and identified five critical elements of any online master's programs in education technology that you should look for when evaluating which program is right for you.
Looking for a way to expand the horizons of its 600 students without leaving campus or breaking the annual budget, Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes, DE, turned to videoconferencing as a viable alternative. Instead of buying some AV equipment and installing it in classrooms, hoping that teachers would use it, the school took a calculated approach to the initiative.
- By Bridget McCrea
School districts all over the country are taking advantage of technology to better communicate not only with parents and students, but members of their communities not directly involved with schools.
After two decades in online teaching in both the corporate world and higher education, I regret to report that the grass is not necessarily greener on the other side of the network connection. While online teaching offers many rewards for instructors, it takes a special set of skills and attitudes to excel at it. And these are emphatically not the same skills and attitudes that make an exceptional classroom teacher. Here's the mindset it takes to be a successful online teacher.