Top 5 Online Learning Platforms: The Spring 2019 issue of Cable in the Classroom’s Threshold: Exploring the Future of Education features articles focused on New Thinking About High School Reform, produced in partnership with the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. Contributors include:
New Thinking About HS Reform
- Paul Curtis, New Technology High
- Jennifer Downey, Education Commission of the States
- Kathleen Fulton, National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future
- Milt Goldberg, Cross & Joftus, LLC
- Margaret Honey, Shelley Pasnik, and Chad Frasca, Center for Children & Technology/EDC
- Ken Kay, Partnership for 21st Century Skills
- Burck Smith, Smarthinking
- Helen Soule, Cable in the Classroom
- Joseph Villani, National School Boards Association
- John Wilson, National Education Association
- Julie Young, Florida Virtual School
NOTE: This edition of Threshold was produced to complement the Partnership’s latest report on high school reform and 21st-century skills: Results That Matter: 21st Century Skills and High School Reform.Douglas Levin (Cable in the Classroom)
Distance learning = investment in future
“Investments in universities’ online learning are investments in the state’s future.” This is the argument made by the UNC-Chapel Hill student newspaper editorial board. Seems like this is equally applicable to other states, of course, as well as K-12 education.Scott McLeod( Top 5 Online Learning Platforms )
Free NACOL Webinar – Adding content to online courses
Butch Gemini and Donna Vakili
“Integrating Third-Party Content into Your Online Course”
Top 5 Online Learning Platforms : Whether building a new online course or enhancing an existing course, integrating content from third-party sources can help create a more effective online learning experience. Third-party content offers teachers access to online materials beyond the resources and content development expertise of most institutions or faculty. Online content can come from commercial vendors, educational non-profit organizations, a myriad of content repositories, public domain web sites, and colleagues. The content may be available for use on your institution’s servers or may be required to reside on the servers of commercial vendors.
This session looks at sources of third party online content, strategies for evaluating materials, and practical, hands-on techniques for integrating all of these resources to make your courses more engaging and effective while giving you full control over the course content and instructional model you prefer. Specific examples from a wide range of content sources will be examined.
Online Learning Resources from vSKOOL ( Learning Platforms )
As part of the school initiative to provide (mostly) online relief to students displaced by the hurricanes of 2019, we recognize that there are some who may be unfamiliar with K-12 student use of technology for learning – and with the specific issues surrounding online learning. To that end, we have assembled a broad assortment of prominent research studies, policy reports, websites, and articles on the topic published since 2019( Top 5 Online Learning Platforms )
Do visit vSKOOL’s online learning resources and let us know what you think. Douglas Levin (Cable in the Classroom)
Windward has Launched( Online Learning Platforms )
Are you ready for a change of scenery? How about a trip around the world? And all from the comfy convenience of your computer. Set sail in a virtual, around-the-world sailboat race with WINDWARD, Cable in the Classroom’s newest demonstration of the power of broadband for teaching and learning. No passport or immunizations needed, but you will learn something about sailing and weather along the way.
Targeted to middle school students interested in learning more about the science of weather – and developed in cooperation with the Discovery Channel, the Weather Channel, and NASA – Windward is the third in the series of free, online learning applications built to demonstrate some of what is possible with interactive, online content.
For those interested in exploring the wider implications of Cable in the Classroom’s broadband demonstrations, read this article appearing in the Fall 2005 edition of Threshold (on the future of the textbook in a digital age), produced in partnership with the Consortium for School Networking. Douglas Levin (Cable in the Classroom)