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Susannah Holz

Susannah Holz

Susannah would have liked to be a student forever, but life had other things in mind. Writing is the perfect medium for keeping up with the world of e-learning and edtech.

Future proofing our students through education

We all know that technology is rapidly changing the world around us, and at an increasingly faster rate. We have seen that to be true in communication technology, medical science, transport, space exp...

6 Practical strategies for teaching across the digital divide

Last week we discussed the digital divide, and today I thought we could explore some practical strategies that teachers, as individuals, can adopt in an effort to bridge the digital divide in their cl...

Digital Divide 2.0: a few facts and figures

Welcome to K-20 Blog 2018! This year you can look forward to ever-more interesting news and views on the hot ed-tech and e-learning topics currently doing the rounds of academics, pedagogic experts an...

6 Things you may not know about MOOCs

Despite sounding like a Dr Seuss character, MOOCs are actually seriously learning tech. MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course, and is typically offered as a “taster” introductory course by major ...

The power of ed-tech in the developing world

We focus a lot on the K-12 system of the United States in our blog, and I thought it would be fun and interesting to explore how countries in the developing world are facing their specific educational...

Micro-credentials for teacher PD: Why? What? How?

Professional development is an essential part of the teaching profession — teachers are expected to remain lifelong learners. Naturally, this benefits their students because their teacher continues to...

Get inspired by Project Based Learning! 3 Awesome PBL case studies

We discussed constructivism a while back: in a nutshell constructivist teaching methods hold that students build knowledge through their experiences, rather than through instruction. The key concept i...

Education and Augmented Reality — Really?

We have touched on the subject of Augmented Reality quite a few times in this blog, and based on the outpouring of enthusiastic press the technology receives it is undoubtedly a mega-trend. However, a...

Top 4 microtrends in e-learning for 2018

Last week I introduced three megatrends affecting e-learning. My research revealed a couple more exciting trends and emergent ideas in e-learning, so I promised another four for this week. Let’s call ...

Top 3 e-learning megatrends for 2018

It’s that time again, when we’ve settled into the new academic year and take a look ahead to plan, in more detail, what and how our lessons and curriculum will roll out over the semesters. Keeping an ...

5 Ways to use digital storytelling in class

A major buzzword over the last few years, digital storytelling has emerged as a new way to communicate, specifically to communicate personal stories. It is defined by its use of computer-based technol...

Flipping the elementary school classroom? YES!

Elementary school classrooms do not naturally lend themselves to a flipped or blended environment for a number of reasons. Firstly, there is the trending topic of screen time among young users. There ...

Practical applications of Constructivism in the online classroom

Last week we discussed the theory behind constructivist teaching, today we will explore how to apply constructivist principles to your online learning environment. To recap: constructivism is a learni...

Why constructivist learning can't always work in traditional classrooms

Constructivist learning is an educational theory based on the psychological theories of Constructivist thinkers such as Jean Piaget. His theory — usually referred to as Developmental Stage Theory — de...

What works for tracking student progress in online learning

Tracking student progress is a core function of teaching. With online learning tools this function becomes not just easier, but more effective. While grades remain an important indicator on how well y...

How to use video to teach the 4Cs of education

There’s something special about video as a medium of instruction. The multi-sensory experience, combined with the flexibility of being able to use additional graphics, audio and animation makes for a ...

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