​The Future of Online Learning Is Offline: What Strava Can Teach Digital Course Designers (edSurge)

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We need to reimagine online courses as something that can enable the interplay between offline activities and digital augmentation.

A few companies are heading that way. Edthena enables teachers to record videos of themselves teaching and then upload these to the platform to get feedback from mentors. DIY’s JAM online courses let kids complete hands-on activities like drawing or building with LEGOs and then has them upload pictures of their work to earn badges and share their projects. My team at +Acumen has built online courses that let teams complete projects together offline and then upload their prototypes to the NovoEd platform to receive feedback from peers.

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Colorado partners with video platform for interactive professional development (edscoop)

Teachers in Colorado no longer have to settle for the cursory feedback that follows administrators’ traditional two-minute, “drive-by” classroom observations. The state’s arm of the National Education Association has partnered with video coaching platform Edthena to give teachers interactive, professional development that brings peer-to-peer feedback to the center of the professional learning process, said Casey…