By creating labs in a virtual world, we can open access to students who must take courses online. By offering synchronous instruction, even distance students get a complete lab experience in which they can interact with their instructor and classmates. Our community college is doing this successfully.
Harness the same powerful psychological hooks games like FarmVille and World of WarCraft use to make education more engaging for students. I don't mean actual "games" in the traditional sense, but rather just dividing up course material into smaller "levels", with points and "badges" awarded. Have a "health bar" for student behavior, that sort of thing. Disclaimer: I am working on an online platform called http://craniak.com... more »
At my district I am one of the members of a Learning Management System project team. We are in the process of determining and developing the lms for the use with professional developers. We have had constant pressure to find a solution to provide meaningful pd oppurtunites to staff, but at the same time lower the release time of staff away from students. It has always been an issue of finding the happy medium between... more »
The Ultranet is an online student-centred learning environment currently in every Government P-12 school setting in Victoria, Australia. It supports high quality learning and teaching by connecting students, teachers and parents, providing all with 24/7 access to a safe and personalized learning environment. Quality digital content and resources are integrated in the Ultranet to ensure teachers and students have access... more »
An electronic scheme of work to replace the familiar paper course planning grid. It is called a learning portal and topic by topic promotes and supports self paced and independent learning. Visit www.collegenet.co.uk to view an exemplar.
Create a website interface where students in all parts of the country can discuss, question, and introduce ideas based on science and math in the everyday world. Many students think that science and math education ends where the walls of the classroom meet. This would create a virtual community of student STEMiticians discussing ideas about the world that is happening around them daily. Many students never see things... more »