​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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Cultivating Strong Agriculture Education Teachers Using Video Reflection and Custom Learning Goals

Chemists are exposed to chemistry by their teachers today.  So too are future agriculture engineers, soil scientists, and natural resource managers exposed to these career paths by their agriculture education teachers. Like many other teaching certification programs, in-field teaching experience is a requirement of certification. Before Edthena, Oklahoma State’s ag ed program was unable to…