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THE Journal Cover, August 2012 ETLO's Director Shares Insights on Blended Learning with THE Journal
posted 9/25/12

ETLO’s Barbara Treacy shares her thoughts on the importance of planning for high-quality face-to-face time in hybrid and blended programs in THE Journal's article on 9 Keys to Success in Hybrid Programs. ETLO's Blended Learning Training online course is helping educators around the country to learn the skills necessary to teach in blended learning environments. Click the links below to read the article in THE Journal and learn more about ETLO's Blended Learning Training online course.

9 Keys to Success in Hybrid Programs, THE Journal, August 2012 | ETLO's Blended Learning Training
MCCWDTA Logo ETLO Releases Report on Contextualization in Developmental and Adult Basic Education
posted 8/27/12

EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO) is partnering with the fifteen Massachusetts community colleges as part of the Massachusetts Community College/Workforce Development Transformation Agenda (MCCWDTA) funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. ETLO has been working with community college faculty and industry representatives to develop curriculum modules for developmental education and adult basic education contextualized for Health Care, Advanced Manufacturing, and Information Technology. During the initial phase of this project, ETLO prepared a research report  on “Models of Contextualization in Developmental and Adult Basic Education” (July, 2012). Click the link below to download this report.  

edWeb Logo ETLO Launches Webinar Series and Online Community on edWeb
posted 8/16/12

ETLO has partnered with edWeb to launched the Keys to Successful Online Learning and Community-Building community on edWeb. Through a series of webinars and online discussions, this community is designed to help educators implement successful online and blended learning programs. The series of monthly webinars are focusing on topics such as 10 Tips for Effective Online Facilitation and Supporting Online Learning with Synchronous and Asynchronous Tools. The next webinar in the series will be on Tuesday, January 29th at 3:00 PM ET and will focus on Keys to Keeping Your Online Community Alive. Click the links below to join the online community and access the archives for each webinar where you can listen to the webinar recording and download the presentation slides.

Keys to Successful Online Learning and Community-Building Community on edWeb | 10 Tips for Effective Online Facilitation Webinar Archive | Supporting Online Learning with Synchronous and Asynchronous Tools Webinar Archive | Integrating Social Media in Your Online Course or Community Webinar Archive | Aligning Goals and Objectives with Online Activities in Your Online Course or Community Webinar Archive
Blended Learning Online Conversation
posted 7/27/12

In celebration of Connected Educator Month, ETLO hosted an online conversation entitled Blended Learning: What Is It and How Is It Changing Our Schools? Blended Learning has created a huge buzz but do we really know what it is, how to implement it effectively and how to prepare teachers to teach and assess learning in a blended environment? This open discussion focused on how Blended Learning creates connected educators and students. Click the link below to learn more about Connected Educator Month.

Connected Educator Month
Common Core Connections
posted 7/19/12

As part of a larger project with Intel®, ETLO is hosting state Intel coordinators and leaders this summer at EDC’s Waltham offices to identify Common Core State Standards (CCSS) connections in the Intel Elements online professional development courses.  The Intel Elements courses address Project Based Learning, Assessment, Leadership, Data, and Collaboration and the newest course, Science Inquiry, will be released later this summer. ETLO has worked with Intel to incorporate a learning community design into their Elements courses and to enable these courses to be deployed in a range of course management systems. ETLO is training facilitators to deliver these courses locally.  The Intel courses with the CCSS highlights will be available in the fall of 2012.  For more information, please contact Leinda Peterman at lpeterman@edc.org.To learn more about ETLO's custom development for effective delivery in online and/or blended models, please visit the link below. 

ETLO's Custom Development
ETLO Partners with BU
posted 7/19/12

ETLO is collaborating with Boston University's (BU) Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) to develop a self-paced online course that will provide informatics training to researchers from three different domains: social and behavioral science, clinical and population science, and biomedical science, all of whom can benefit from understanding how to better organize, communicate about, and share data.

ETLO Hosts Online Learning Institute
posted 7/19/12

The 8th Annual Online Learning Institute jointly sponsored by ETLO, the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) was a huge success! The day included inspiring keynote presentations by Dr. Chris Dede and Dr. Curtis Bonk, interesting roundtable discussions, thoughtful remarks by Leslie Fetzer, Matthew Wicks, Myk Garn, and our own Barbara Treacy, and great conversations during networking time with educators from around the country interested in online and blended learning.Thank you to all of the members of the ETLO community who helped to make it such a great day of learning. You can view the presentations and notes from the 2012 Online Learning Institute by clinking the link below. We look forward to the 9th Annual Online Learning Institute during ISTE 2013 in San Antonio. If you are interested in serving on the Online Learning Institute 2013 Planning Committee, please contact Leinda Peterman at lpeterman@edc.org.

Online Learning Institute 2012 Website
ETLO Discusses Successful PD with Education Week
posted 6/13/12

ETLO’s Barbara Treacy discusses the importance of professional development that focuses on educators demonstrating skills in this Education Week article that explores ways to officially recognize professional development activities. Instead of focusing on time spent in traditional PD activities, ETLO’s online courses focus on educators gaining the skills and knowledge to make a positive impact on teaching and learning. Click below to read the article.

EdWeek: Providing Credit for Teacher Online PD Efforts
TERC Partners with ETLO for Courses
posted 6/12/12

The Education Research Collaborative (TERC) has partnered with ETLO to offer online courses to prepare teachers to implement TERC’s Investigations mathematics curriculum. ETLO will work with existing professional development materials TERC uses in face-to-face workshops and develop these materials into online courses that are based on ETLO’s research-based online learning community model. ETLO will also train TERC staff as online facilitators so they can deliver these online courses to educators nationwide. For more information about ETLO’s custom online course development offerings, please visit the link below.

ETLO's Custom Development
ETLO Logo New Updates to ETLO Online Facilitator Course
posted 6/12/12

ETLO's popular eight-week training course, Facilitating and Implementing Online Professional Development, adds a focus on time management when teaching and learning online, and includes expanded content for educators regarding assessment in online courses, a more robust and differentiated approach to learning the course management tools, and a greater emphasis on effective communication with online participants. This recent update to the course builds upon the course's existing focus on creating and sustaining an online learning community, preparing to facilitate a specific online course, learning to use the course management tools, motivating and working with diverse adult learners, and facilitating meaningful online discussions. The new course is now available . To enroll participants, please contact us at edtechleaders@edc.org. Visit the link below for more information. 

Online Facilitator Training Program

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