Creating transformational learning experiences online
Online learning refers to learning experiences provided over a digital network. It can be self-directed or instructor-led, and it can be synchronous (live interactions) or asynchronous (elapsed interactions).
But not all online learning is created equal.Providing learning opportunities for students through a remote and digital environment is best implemented using a variety of elements, including:
- Learning environments that allow for rich educator and student collaboration and communication, that may also include collaboration with subject matter experts, instructional support personnel and peers.
- Digital learning content and interactive learning experiences that engage students in reaching specific learning goals.
- The use of data and information to personalize learning and/or provide targeted instruction.
- A wide variety of computer-based formative and summative assessments.
Resources and Support for the Online Educator
This free downloadable collection of excerpts from ISTE books contains strategies, tips and insights to help you navigate a landscape of online learning. The activities and tools are designed for an online or home situation, or can be easily adapted for such environments.
These 1-2 hour, skills-based courses will help you deliver engaging student learning experiences in an online or blended environment. Whether you’re new to online learning or are a veteran, you’ll gain fresh insights and easy-to-implement tips for teaching online.
The Perfect Blend: A Practical Guide to Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences shows you how to embrace the flexibility of blended learning to become a confident designer of student-centered curriculum. Get tips for differentiation, digital content design, multimedia content and more.
To help keep learning going around the globe during COVID-19 closures, ISTE and EdSurge are curating free resources for teaching online. Learning Keeps Going is a website featuring an educator help desk, free technology for learning, and resources and guidance for educators, leaders and parents.
Other resources from ISTE and EdSurge
Guide: How Schools Can Cope With CoronavirusThis updated compilation of articles, columns, webinars, podcasts and more is designed to help K-12 educators navigate the uncertain times of extended school closures brought on by COVID-19.
Webinar: Using Tech Outside the Classroom WallsHow can technology tools be used to inspire learning beyond the traditional curriculum? From after-school activities to field trips to creative projects, learn how two leading educators use tech outside the classroom walls.
Webinar: Leadership Levels to Ensure Blended Learning SuccessLearn about the roles district leaders, school administrators, tech coaches and teachers play in ensuring the success of blended learning programs. Examples and vignettes help you understand how the vision for, and leadership on, blended learning can be shared across an organization.
Webinar: Bright Ideas for E-Learning DesignAs teachers develop more online content for students, new skill sets are necessary – it’s a matter of understanding content, pedagogy and e-learning design. Learn how to think like an instructional designer with this helpful webinar.
OER course from ISTE UGet Started With Open Educational Resources, ISTE U’s OER-focused course, unpacks the basics of OER, reviews existing OER materials and explains how to make the case for adopting and adapting appropriate OER. Become an active participant in the creation and modification of high-quality, transformative instructional resources.