Virtual School Meanderings

June 12, 2018

Benefits Of The Flipped Classroom Model Of Blended Learning

Note this item from the inbox…

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This series is a follow-up to the series on blended learning from last fall. Those posts, based on a course that Robert Godwin-Jones teaches regularly, discussed the basic what, why, and how of blended learning.

In this new series, we will be widening the focus, starting with a discussion of different available models of blended learning for both higher-ed and K-12 schools. That will lead into a discussion of the particular benefits and drawbacks of each model. We will also be looking at the related issue of how to tailor a blended learning approach to achieve maximum benefits for all students, through personalized learning and sticky content. Finally, we will look at the opportunities to expand the reach of the blended/online course through the use of mobile technology and micro learning.

In this second post, focused on the flipped classroom, the main takeaways are:

  • Options and flexibility in content delivery
  • Additional classroom time for collaborative learning activities
  • How to be successful in a flipped classroom format

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This article is one of a series published in SoftChalk Talka blog covering timely issues related to all aspects of instructional design and published by SoftChalk LLC.

Have a comment on this topic? Suggestions for future topics or interest in being a guest writer? Send me an email at natalie@softchalk.com.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Natalie Saltzberg

SoftChalk LLC 22 S. Auburn Ave. Richmond VA 23221  877-638-2425

June 8, 2018

Integrate Your Interactive Lessons In Blackboard, Canvas And Brightspace

From yesterday’s inbox…

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What learning are you managing?

To develop the quality learning experiences your students deserve, your LMS probably doesn’t cut it. That’s whereSoftChalk Cloud comes in.

As an award winning online learning content authoring solution, it’s the perfect companion product to use with your LMS. Our rapid content authoring program allows you to create, manage and share engaging and interactive digital content.

You might ask yourself…

1. Can it track student scores?

Yes! In fact, you can track detailed student score results from your content directly into your LMS gradebooks in multiple courses simultantousley with SoftChalk Cloud.

2. What if I need to update content, it must take hours to update every lesson in every course?

Piece of cake! One content item in SoftChalk Cloud can link to multiple courses in one or more LMSs. Change it once in the cloud and every course in every LMS is updated at once. It is that simple.

3. How hard is it to integrate?

Not hard at all. Simply paste a SoftChalk Cloud content link in your LMS course and you’re done!

Your content lives in the Cloud, so even if you change your LMS, you never have to move your content. Join us for this webinar series and see just how easy it is to use SoftChalk Cloud to create exciting digital content for your students and easily deliver it through your learning management system.

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We look forward to seeing you there!

The SoftChalk Team

IMS Certified Content created with SoftChalk Cloud seamlessly integrates with virtually any LMS. Visit the SoftChalk website for more information on LMS integration with SoftChalk Cloud.

SoftChalk LLC 22 S. Auburn Ave. Richmond VA 23221  877-638-2425

June 6, 2018

Quickly And Easily Create High Quality, Interactive Online Lessons – Deliver In Your LMS

From yesterday’s inbox…

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You have a learning management system (LMS)—but is the content in your LMS course awesomeor is it meh? If you’re a college or university educator, instructional designer, or school administrator who is looking to upgrade the LMS course experience, look no more!

In this webinar, we’ll show a fast and easy way for faculty to create high quality online lessons that are interactive and will engage students. Did we mention it’s FAST and EASY?
You’ll also learn how you can deliver your lessons directly inside of your school’s learning management system (LMS).

Register for a FREE webinar today and see how you can create a professional-looking, interactive, online lesson in an hour with SoftChalk Cloud!

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We look forward to seeing you there!

The SoftChalk Team

SoftChalk LLC 22 S. Auburn Ave. Richmond VA 23221  877-638-2425

May 30, 2018

Blended Learning Models For Higher-Ed And K-12

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

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This series is a follow-up to the series on blended learning from last fall. Those posts, based on a course that Robert Godwin-Jones teaches regularly, discussed the basic what, why, and how of blended learning.

In this new series, we will be widening the focus, starting with a discussion of different available models of blended learning for both higher-ed and K-12 schools. That will lead into a discussion of the particular benefits and drawbacks of each model. We will also be looking at the related issue of how to tailor a blended learning approach to achieve maximum benefits for all students, through personalized learning and sticky content. Finally, we will look at the opportunities to expand the reach of the blended/online course through the use of mobile technology and micro learning.

In this first post, the main takeaways are:

  • How to prepare for blended learning
  • The local conditions to consider, i.e. curricular mandates, teacher experience
  • An overview of the various blended learning models

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This article is one of a series published in SoftChalk Talka blog covering timely issues related to all aspects of instructional design and published by SoftChalk LLC.

Have a comment on this topic? Suggestions for future topics or interest in being a guest writer? Send me an email at natalie@softchalk.com.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Natalie Saltzberg

SoftChalk LLC 22 S. Auburn Ave. Richmond VA 23221  877-638-2425

May 24, 2018

Create High Quality Online Lessons That Are Interactive And Will Engage Students

Note these up-coming webinars from SoftChalk.

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You have a learning management system (LMS)—but is the content in your LMS course awesomeor is it meh? If you’re a college or university educator, instructional designer, or school administrator who is looking to upgrade the LMS course experience, look no more!

In this webinar, we’ll show a fast and easy way for faculty to create high quality online lessons that are interactive and will engage students. Did we mention it’s FAST and EASY?
You’ll also learn how you can deliver your lessons directly inside of your school’s learning management system (LMS).

Register for a FREE webinar today and see how you can create a professional-looking, interactive, online lesson in an hour with SoftChalk Cloud!

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We look forward to seeing you there!

The SoftChalk Team

SoftChalk LLC 22 S. Auburn Ave. Richmond VA 23221  877-638-2425

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