“Critical Considerations for Teaching Students with Disabilities in Online Environments”
In the article, Critical Considerations for Teaching Students with Disabilities in Online Environments, the authors provide an overview of the K-12 Online Learning Environments. As a parent, who experienced my child attending online classes through K-12, it is a huge commitment on the part of the parent. Essentially the parent becomes the coach, and mentor. The online instructor is a facilitator/teacher. While it was not a good fit for my son, I can see the promising future in K-12 online classes.
Above is an interesting table from the article, illustrating the common misunderstandings and the current practices in K-12 Online instruction. ( Greer, et al., Pg.83)
Greer, D., Rowland, A. L., & Smith, S. J. (2014). Critical Considerations for Teaching Students With Disabilities in Online Environments. Teaching Exceptional Children, 46(5), 79. doi:10.1177/0040059914528105
This Will Revolutionize Education
By – Veratasim
This 7 minute video is worth the review. It begins with a quick review of the history of technology and how it relates to education. That gives and interesting take on the future of education and the learning process regarding technology. Some of the concepts review were introduced in LT 8360.
The narrator sums it up by saying “as transformative as technology can be, what matter is what happens inside the learners head and making a learner think seems best achieved in a social environment, with other learners and a caring teacher.”
Short 3 minute video – very cool stuff
Technology in Education: A Future Classroom