Podcast: Tom Vander Ark Discusses How Online Learning Is Shaping the Educational Landscape (10:33)

Vander Ark talks about some recent trends and his preferences for online learning.  He tends toward blended learning for most students.

The educational landscape is continually being changed by new innovations in online learning.  Online learning solutions provide access to high-quality course materials, which can be administrated in a cost-effective manner.

For school districts looking to embrace online learning, this new approach to learning also provides a method for offering blended classes and is ideal for advanced courses in STEM and foreign languages.  And it is a great way to leverage talented teachers, and to provide new career options for many of your teachers.

These are some of the key insights from a recent podcast interview with Tom Vander Ark, who is the author of Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World.

As an advocate for innovations that customize and motivate learning and extend access, Tom is also the CEO of Getting Smart, a learning advocacy firm and is a partner in Learn Capital, an education venture capital firm investing in education technology startups.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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Infographic: How Do Employers View Online Degrees?

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Story by EdTechMagazine.com

Online learning has been growing rapidly over the past 10 years. Students have flocked to online universities and massive open online courses (MOOCs) because they want to make themselves more appealing to potential employers. Is it working?

Time magazine explored this issue in an effort to understand whether online learning is actually helping students get jobs and employers find qualified employees. While employers are somewhat skeptical about online learning, attitudes are shifting as more students look to the web for a degree.

Full EdTechMagazine.com post is here.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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iPad e-Learning Guide from Lectora

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Lectora has created a guide for those wanting to create e-Learning content for iPads.   The guide provides useful guidelines for content being developed especially for iPad.  You do not need to be using their development software or their learning management system (Course Mill) to find this guide useful. Continue reading “iPad e-Learning Guide from Lectora”

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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