Virtual School Meanderings

September 7, 2018

K-12 Online and Blended Learning Promising Scholar Award

Notice of this award came through my inbox yesterday.  Note the deadline is still a ways off yet.

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education

Dear Michael Barbour,

We hope that you submit a nomination for the K-12 Online and Blended Learning Promising Scholar Award (self nominations welcomed). This award is based on a rigorous review and is in recognition of an unpublished manuscript that demonstrates excellence in the area of K-12 online/blended education. The award recipient will be recognized at K-12 Online Learning SIG meeting during the SITE Conference and the manuscript will be published in the Journal of Online Learning Research (JOLR) pending review. All submissions should be sent to Jered Borup (jeredborup@gmail.com) by December 1, 2018.

Eligibility, criteria, and submission directions are found in the following online flyer: https://goo.gl/GWnvrz

Sincerely,
K-12 Online Learning Chairs
Keryn Pratt and Jacqueline Zweig

Jered Borup and Leanna Archambault, JOLR Co-Editors

September 5, 2018

Article Notice – Connected Teaching and Learning in K-16+ Contexts: An Annotated Bibliography

Please note this article that came across my electronic desk.  When the authors write about “connected teaching and learning,” in a broad sense they are referring to blended learning.

Watulak, S. L., Woodard, R., Smith, A., Johnson, L., Phillips, N., & Wargo, K. (2018). Connected teaching and learning in K-16+ contexts: An annotated bibliography. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 18(2). Retrieved from http://www.citejournal.org/volume-18/issue-2-18/english-language-arts/connected-teaching-and-learning-in-k-16-contexts-an-annotated-bibliography

Connected Teaching and Learning in K-16+ Contexts: An Annotated Bibliography

by Sarah Lohnes Watulak, Towson University; Rebecca Woodard, University of Illinois at Chicago; Anna Smith, Illinois State University; Lindy Johnson, College of William & Mary; Nathan Phillips, University of Illinois at Chicago; & Katalin Wargo, College of William & Mary

Abstract

Connected learning is “an emerging, synthetic model of learning whose principles are consistent with those of positive youth development, sociocultural learning theory, and findings from ethnographic studies of young people’s interest-related interactions with digital media” (Maul et al., 2017, p. 2). It seeks to harness new media technologies and human networks to support interest-driven, production-centered learning that bridges in- and out-of-school and intergenerational disconnects. As such, “it is a fundamentally different mode of learning than education centered on fixed subjects, one-to-many instruction, and standardized testing…” (Connected Learning Alliance, n.d.). The connected learning model has spread rapidly and widely; it has been taken up in the design of programs, courses, and research across interdisciplinary, international, and in- and out-of-school contexts. The goal for this annotated bibliography is to provide an overview of connected learning theory and research that is most relevant to teaching and learning in K-16+ school settings, which can serve as a resource for those interested in connected learning practice and outcomes.

To read the full article, visit http://www.citejournal.org/volume-18/issue-2-18/english-language-arts/connected-teaching-and-learning-in-k-16-contexts-an-annotated-bibliography.

September 4, 2018

Daily Workshops Added For You At E-Learn!

Some interesting workshops for the up-coming e-Learn conference.

OCTOBER 15-18, 2018 • LAS VEGAS, NV
  • Workshop 1 – Writing Instructional Content for Learnability
  • Workshop 2 – How to (Technically) Build an Online Course with (Effectively Designed) Asynchronous Peer Video Exchange
  • Workshop 3 – eLearning Project Management: Adding Value to Your Marketability
  • Workshop 4 – Selecting and Implementing a new Learning Management System: The Good, The Bad,and the Ugly
AACE & LearnTechLib have partnered to offer ALL faculty and students of subscribing university libraries FREE AACE/SITE Membership,
including conference registration discounts!
Presented papers are double-blind peer reviewed and published in the Conference Proceedings & internationally distributed by LearnTechLib.org.
AACE | P.O. Box 719828-246-9558info@aace.org,
Waynesville, NC 28786

August 30, 2018

SITE K-12 Online Learning Proposals Due September 15

Note this up-coming deadline.

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education

Dear Michael Barbour,

We hope you are enjoying the final days of summer!

As a reminder, proposals for the SITE conference are due on September 15th. Click here for information about presentation formats and the submission process. The conference will be held on March 18-22, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. We hope to see you there!

Sincerely,
K-12 Online Learning Chairs
Keryn Pratt and Jacqueline Zweig

August 24, 2018

You’re Invited To Flipgrid Fireside Chat & Happy Hour

Note this e-Learn conference event.

Monday, October 15th at 5PM
Kickoff Fireside Chat & Welcome Happy Hour
Jim Leslie co-founded Flipgrid with the mission of empowering educators to help students define their voices, share their voices, and respect the diverse voices of others.
Transformative change requires ambitious goals and sweating the details. Whether changing a child’s life, a company’s trajectory, or the opportunity for worldwide connections, dreaming big and acting small are essential elements for success. Leslie will share his story and discuss your questions on making a difference for those you love.
AACE & LearnTechLib have partnered to offer
ALL faculty and students of subscribing university libraries
FREE AACE/SITE Membership, including conference discounts!
Presented papers are double-blind peer reviewed and published in the Conference Proceedings & internationally distributed by LearnTechLib.org.
AACE | P.O. Box 719828-246-9558info@aace.org,
Waynesville, NC 28786
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