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Forest Lake blends online and classroom learning | StarTribune.com

July 14, 2010

Forest Lake blends online and classroom learning

Advocates say “hybrid learning” holds the promise of a stronger, and more efficient, education.

By GREGORY A. PATTERSON, Star Tribune

Forest Lake High School could double the number of online classes it offers students next year, as it searches for ways of blending the efficiency of online learning with the educational benefits of human interaction.

Last school year only three of the school’s 150 high school courses had a substantive online component, but next year, it could be six.

http://www.startribune.com/local/east/97994924.html

Marian Casey
Organizational Consultant and E-Learning Advisor
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Jane’s Pick of the Day

July 13, 2010

SearchCredible – educational exploration site

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Enter your search query and then select a credible resource. (Note only a few are displayed in the image above)

http://janeknight.typepad.com/pick/

Learnosity Voice SMS

June 22, 2010

Learnosity Voice SMS enables teachers to send text messages directly to their students’ mobile phones. This is currently being used by the Irish government to deliver vocabulary to students daily, in the Irish language which the students then use in their lesson that day.

http://www.learnosity.com/learning/sms

Learnosity Voice SMS

June 22, 2010

Learnosity Voice SMS enables teachers to send text messages directly to their students’ mobile phones. This is currently being used by the Irish government to deliver vocabulary to students daily, in the Irish language which the students then use in their lesson that day.

http://www.learnosity.com/learning/sms

Timothy Knowles: The Trouble With Teacher Tenure – WSJ.com

June 21, 2010

The Trouble with Teacher Tenure

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703303904575292753427609686.html

Einzstein

June 8, 2010

Einztein is the latest company to try and add a value layer to freely available educational material. More and more of these companies will appear in the near future offering a combination of aggregation of open content, a central place to discover courses, tools to run aggregate courses, discussion forums for learners, and general course management tools (enrolling, sharing with other profs, grading, etc.)

Marian Casey

Khan University

June 8, 2010

A Self-Appointed Teacher Runs a One-Man ‘Academy’ on YouTube

Are his 10-minute lectures the future?

The most popular educator on YouTube does not have a Ph.D. He has never taught at a college or university. And he delivers all of his lectures from a bedroom closet.

This upstart is Salman Khan, a 33-year-old who quit his job as a financial analyst to spend more time making homemade lecture videos in his home studio. His unusual teaching materials started as a way to tutor his faraway cousins, but his lectures have grown into an online phenomenon—and a kind of protest against what he sees as a flawed educational system – Read the Full article at: http://ow.ly/1VHhK