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Teaching with Tech: The Incredible—and Inevitable—Evolution of the Digital Classroom

Byte Technology

a single computer running basic DOS for an entire school was considered the very cutting edge of the tech-enhanced learning environment. Institutions of teaching still wholly relied on the skill and effectiveness of the individual standing in front of a chalkboard to impart information to a hopefully wide-eyed audience—no matter if they were first graders learning their multiplication tables or medical students delving into the maze of human anatomy.

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New Models for Children's Museums: Wired Classrooms?

Museum 2.0

Apple calls this program “one to one” learning, meaning not one instructor but one computer per child. There’s a thriving debate about the role computers should play in children’s museums, with many professionals sounding the alarm about the negative impact of exchanging screen time for tactile environments. To many of these folks, Bob's wired classrooms seem threatening. Bob argues that giving kids laptops enables more participatory, engaged learning.

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At AFP Lead in Houston, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance students prepare for leadership liftoff

ASU Lodestar Center

AFP Lead is a national conference where the best and brightest fundraisers gather to learn and share about their successes and trials in the nonprofit sector. I was one of the lucky students who was able to travel and learn so much from the professionals at the conference. posted by.

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7 Ideas for Virtual Back to School Events

AccelEvents

With the new school year in full swing all over the world, many are still trying to navigate COVID-19 pandemic physical distancing precautions, hybrid school events, and online learning.

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7 Ideas for Virtual Back to School Events

AccelEvents

With the new school year in full swing all over the world, many are still trying to navigate COVID-19 pandemic physical distancing precautions, hybrid school events, and online learning.

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Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

Beth Kanter

Graduate Students at MIIS Class Doing Group Exercise in Flexible Classroom Space. Being able to to set up “learning stations” where students can be participate in different activities paves way for more learning because you are giving participants a choice to learn in a way that they learn best. Research about the physical space can impact learning, can be found here. The flexible classroom is a large open space.

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What Makes Social Learning so Interesting?

Gyrus

​. What Makes Social Learning so Interesting? A Comprehensive Examination of Social Media in Our Learning Programs. Social learning, relied solely on what one could obtain in a classroom setting, working with direct peers, or what could be conveyed back in forth on a phone. Why does this matter to those of us in the Training, Learning, and Development field? Social Learning can best be defined as working with others to understand ideas, concepts, and procedures.

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PowerMyLearning: Free Online Education Games and Videos for Nonprofits and Libraries

Tech Soup Blog

CFY was founded by Elisabeth Stock in 1999 with the mission of helping low-income students do better in school by improving their learning environments at home. Since then, the organization has partnered with hundreds of schools and provided digital learning resources to 50,000 families in five cities. It is designed not only to enhance instruction in the classroom, but also to extend learning beyond the classroom. to learn more or get a customized icon.

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The 6 Hottest Training Technologies That You Can’t Overlook

Gyrus

It is redefining workforce learning methods and tools, allowing organizations to nurture their talent in the most effective way. Struggling with gaps in talent and skills, organizations are starting to invest more heavily in technologies to predict their training requirements, understand their learners and to create exciting ways to deliver training and learning to their employees. is encouraging organizations to leverage mobile learning technologies for their workforce training.

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The Importance of Nonprofit Workplace Culture: How PENCIL Thrives by Writing Their Own Path

NonProfit Hub

There’s probably a specific classroom you remember from those earlier days, and a teacher who left a huge impact on your life. They’re no stranger to a fun and engaging learning environment. After all, their organization was built to provide programs that help students in the classroom by providing resources and making education interesting. Think back to a time where glue sticks, pencil sharpeners and new folders and books were abundant.

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Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process

Gyrus

Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process. It appears that the work of a learning professional is never done. In order to establish an effective learning program, there must be a great consideration for the future needs of the day to day business, and the workforce themselves. Learning is a fairly nebulous industry. How to safeguard your users’ learning experience. Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are the foundation of the learning process.

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70:20:10: Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process

Gyrus

Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process. It appears that the work of a learning professional is never done. In order to establish an effective learning program, there must be a great consideration for the future needs of the day to day business, and the workforce themselves. Learning is a fairly nebulous industry. How to safeguard your users’ learning experience. Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are the foundation of the learning process.

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Nonprofits Who are Making A Difference Through Play

Beth Kanter

We’ll share some of these case studies below, but for more, check out these projects and learn more about the people behind them at the Games for Change Festival ( [link] ), NYC’s largest gaming event that convenes the social change community and game makers, next month (April 22-24 & 26). GlassLab ( [link] ) explores the potential for existing, commercially successful digital games to serve both as potent learning environments and real-time assessments of student learning.

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Games for Change 2007: Funders Perspective Panel

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The key takeaway for me is the whole point about the need for new metrics to measure learning from games. Mentioned recent studies about taking laptops out of the classroom and there is a problem with using old metrics and it is important to look for new metrics and rethink learning environments in general. New learning environment puts games at the center. It is a new form of teaching, not just skill-based learning. Photo by Rikomatic.

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The Birth of a Field: Digital Media and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This morning I attended the MacArthur Foundation Digital Learning briefing that was taking place at the Natural History Museum in NYC. The MacArthur Foundation announced that it will be funding a five-year $50 million initiative, mostly for research, to try to understand how young people are using digital media and its impact learning. The environment for learning is no longer in the classroom and its online, and outside of school. They document their learning."

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Intermediated Conferences and Backchannels

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Since the workshop is essentiallly about designing more interactive face-to-face learning environments, I don't want to model a 85 minute lecture with 100 slide powerpoint, leaving 5 minutes for q&A at end. I'm thinking of ways to integrate the chat with the phone discussion -- similar to what I experienced and learned about during Nancy White's Online Facilitation Workshop last fall. I wonder if there are learnings or ideas one can take from here?

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Gyrus ranked as a Specialist in the 2018 Aragon Research Globe? for Corporate Learning

Gyrus

Analyst firm Aragon Research positioned Gyrus as a ”Specialist” in the Aragon Research Globe™ for Corporate Learning. Gyrus Systems , a leader in the Learning Management Systems (LMS) industry, proudly announced today that analyst firm Aragon Research has recognized Gyrus as a ”Specialist” in the Aragon Research Globe™ for Corporate Learning, 2018.

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How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth Kanter

Designing and delivering a training to a nonprofit audience is not about extreme content delivery or putting together a PowerPoint and answering questions. If you want to get results, you need to think about instructional design and learning theory. And, there is no shortage of learning theories and research. You also need to consider the learning environment, any constraints, the delivery options, and the timeline for the project.