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December 29, 2015

At The Heart Of An Educator

In this 5th geeky article, a writer contends that in a shaky, apathetic and dystopian world on the brink, the educator (eLearning or non) has a profound responsibility to open up minds. In this article, an educator is struggling to break free of his cynicism, but is finding his cynicism is invariably trying to keep him in check.
by Chris Alexander
December 16, 2015

eLearning In Egypt: Will eLearning Be The Optimum Solution For Egypt's Educational System?

In today’s challenges that Egypt is facing generally and in its educational system specifically, it is highly essential to highlight some of the segment’s challenges and whether eLearning will be a helpful approach to overcome them or not; especially under the global and local economic tights. In this article and later ones, I will be highlighting some of the challenges of implementing eLearning in Egypt and I will also be mapping them with eLearning concepts to be overcome.
by Haitham Khedr
May 13, 2015

Backchannel Applications: Embrace The Backchannel

Those in the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) movement in K-12 and Postsecondary education advocate for multiple means of communication among teachers and students that include using devices equipped with backchannel applications. These applications, which allow for a digital conversation while a verbal conversation is happening, can allow those who are afraid to speak in class, or those who prefer not to speak in class, to contribute to the discussion through written responses. Those who are shy and those who are introverted have an outlet that is suitable to their personalities, which helps them contribute to the conversation in productive ways.
by Heather MacCorkle Edick
April 25, 2015

Planning Digital Learning For K12 Classroom

Ravi is a grade VII student. Recently, his school got interactive whiteboards installed in the classroom. He was very excited about the Science class last Monday, which was the first class to use the smart-board. The teacher started the class by showing a series of pictures, which were a slightly better version of what were in the chapter. Then she showed a video of a teacher who was explaining what was written in the book. Class was over and Ravi was very disappointed. He was not sure what he was expecting, but he definitely expected something more. The problem stated above is common. Technology is used without much thought about the delivery style or method.
by Khalid Siddiqui
April 21, 2015

Online Learning And Teaching: Teachers Are Critical To Students' Success

As another MOOC comes to a close, I have been thinking about the impact of technology on teaching and learning. Back in the early days of my online learning journey, teachers were afraid that moving education efforts online would eliminate the need for teachers. Some professors were hesitant to "teach online" because they felt they were teaching themselves out of a job, somehow proving that they were nothing more than grading machines and forum monitors. Some online instructors actually did nothing more than that and kept their jobs, which only made other teachers more fearful of the trend to move classes online.
by Heather MacCorkle Edick
March 15, 2015

The Impact Of eLearning On K12 Education

eLearning, aka Internet-based fusion / hybrid learning, is by far the most significant of learning technologies that has emerged in the last 10 odd years and pervaded our lives. There is research done in evaluating programs, and documentation of the manner in which eLearning has rapidly found entry into all classes of learning in the United States and other parts of the world as well.
by Mukul Agrawal