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When Wednesday, September 26 @ 4:00 p.m. EST Summary During a series of focus groups, 51 students from three Michigan high schools shared their perceptions and feedback about instructional and facilitation support for online learners. Two reports —  the… Read more

When Friday, September 21 @ 3:30 p.m. EST Summary Blended teaching — which combines online and in-person instruction — is becoming more commonplace in K-12 schools.  In this webinar, we share the results of a two-year long project to… Read more

Jeff shows how teachers can use YouTube’s closed captioning to support access to videos for those with hearing impairments and other accessibility needs.

Jeff reviews Non-Visual Desktop Access (NVDA), an open source screen reader for Windows. Screen readers help those with vision impairments to access digital content. Teachers can use screen readers to check that web content for lessons is accessible to… Read more

The Accessible Classroom is a video series exploring web accessibility for K-12 education. We’ll dive into concepts and tools that can help schools ensure access to digital learning spaces for all students. In this first video, Jeff takes takes… Read more

NOTE: By clicking through to the YouTube page for this webinar, you can participate in the live chat during the presentation, or review the comments that were made. When May 23, 2018 @ 2 p.m. EST Summary Based on… Read more

When May 2, 2018 @ 2 p.m. EST Summary The Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students (MITECS), released December 2017, replace the 2009 Michigan Educational Technology Standards for Students (METS-S). These updated competencies focus on learning enhanced by technology,… Read more

In this episode, we’re joined by two researchers affiliated with the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub – Mimi Ito from UC Irvine and Justin Reich from MIT. First we’ll get acquainted with their work more generally and learn about the unique research topics they’re pursuing at their respective institutions. Then, we talk extensively about a recent publication that they authored that was published through the Hub, called From Good Intentions to Real Outcomes: Equity by Design in Learning Technologies. We talk about the process of producing this report, including convening stakeholders from many different organizations involved in education technology and online learning, and the challenges and strategies identified with regard to the equitable use of learning technologies in K-12 settings.

In this episode, we’re joined by Jordan Rickles, principal researcher at the American Institutes for Research. Jordan’s work focuses on K-12 education and has recently examined outcomes of virtual learning for credit recovery. We talk about some of the big questions being researched in a recently launched initiative with Los Angeles Unified School District aimed at studying the efficacy of online learning solutions in a credit recovery setting.

John Jacobs, the Director of the Wisconsin eSchool Network, joins us for this episode. He paints for us a picture of the digital learning landscape in Wisconsin and explains how his organization fits into that landscape, helping multiple entities across the state form a holistic approach to digital learning in the K-12 public school space. He talks with us about the benefits of partnering with the Wisconsin eSchool network and the exciting research efforts that they are undertaking in the coming year.

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