TakeLessons, an online marketplace for finding and vetting instructors, earlier this week introduced an affordable way for learners of all ages to receive instruction from real teachers over the internet and in-person.
The top reasons that students take the virtual route for school tend to fall into a few specific categories, which haven't changed in the two decades since online options first surfaced. A new report issued by the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning looks as what has influenced the pace of growth among students choosing to attend blended and online schools, as well as the number of such programs introduced or adopted by "traditional" districts.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The Flipped Learning Global Initiative today announced a new program geared toward helping educators, administrators and IT staff with the technology selection process for flipping the classroom.
Flipgrid, the student-focused video app similar to Snapchat, is today introducing a new version, Flipgrid One, which offers the core social learning functionality of the original Flipgrid, but at no cost.
Maxst, a Seoul, South Korea-based augmented reality (AR) company, is introducing two new AR products Thursday at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Jan. 5-8.
A new research report from the Massachusetts School Support Network Edtech Testbed (MassNET) suggests that technology pilots may help students progress more when the implementation is greater and may help teachers move toward personalized learning when they have access to job-embedded professional development.
Virtual charter school company K12 Inc. rejected a transparency proposal Thursday that would have required the company’s board of directors to create a new report detailing K12’s lobbying efforts. The proposal came from a group of shareholders, represented by Arjuna Capital, who said the company spends millions on state lobbying, even as its stock has been dropping and revenues have decreased.
Grants from the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning are intended to help educators continue creating or expanding personalized learning programs that incorporate blended and online learning components.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The e-learning market is predicted to experience significant global growth over the next five years, largely driven by advances in technology, evolving business needs and a number of emerging learning and development trends, according to Docebo’s newly released research report, “E-Learning Market Trends and Forecast 2017-2021.”
Teachers around the world have a new resource for connecting, problem-solving, innovating and sharing best practices in flipped learning. Launched today, the International Flipped Learning Innovation Center is an online platform designed to support collaboration and innovation among flipped learning practitioners worldwide.