Flipped Classrooms, Blended Learning & Virtual Schools


Students Who Comment More in MOOCs Have Higher Rates of Completion

A recent study found that students who comment more on massive open online courses (MOOCs) are more likely to complete the course than those who do not comment.

Florida Virtual School Boosts CTE

The Florida Virtual School (FLVS), a statewide online public school, has developed two new courses to round out its career and technical education offerings.

Online Courses Marketplace Launches Live, Affordable Tutoring Service

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.

Online Schools Growing Yet Reasons Students Choose Them Haven't Changed

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.

Free Online Course Outlines How to Avoid Bad Tech Choices for Flipped Learning

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 Introduces New Student Voice Video App, Grows to 40,000 Classrooms

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.

South Korean Company Maxst Unveils Two New AR Products at CES 2017

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.

Report: Instructional Software Can Help Teachers Move Toward Personalized Instruction

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 Network K12 Rejects Transparency Proposal

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 Support Teachers Pushing Blended and Online Learning

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.

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