Online Learning Consortium Announces 2020 Award Winners for Outstanding Work in Online and Blended Education

NEWBURYPORT, Mass., Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced the 2020 award winners for outstanding work advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner – anyone, anywhere, anytime.


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The award recipients below were hand selected by OLC’s esteemed board of directors and awards selection committee for their exemplary contributions to the field.

The Bruce N. Chaloux Scholarship for Early Career Excellence recognizes Marleigh Perez, Ed.D., Director of Student Success, Oregon State University Ecampus, for achieving extraordinary accomplishments in the field of online education. Dr.

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Launch of Altura – a Blended Learning Solution from Macmillan Education India

Macmillan Education – with over 125 years of expertise in content development and pedagogy is at the forefront in supporting schools with online resources and training. Reinventing itself to meet the changing needs of the educational ecosystem, Macmillan Education is proud to offer a blended learning solution called  Altura-Advancing Learning and Teaching Using Resources and Assessments, to meet the needs of students, teachers and parents alike. Coming from Macmillan Education, known for its innovative resources, like ‘Hop Skip and Jump’ and ‘English Ferry’ – Altura is sure to grab the attention of progressive school leaders looking to take their school to the next level.

With experiential learning at its core and aligned to the National Education Policy 2020, Altura harnesses EdTech to personalise learning through flexible and engaging learning resources and activities. Teachers, who always hard pressed for time, will love and appreciate the suite of teaching aids and readymade

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Technical Education Leader’s Response To Pandemic And New Blended Training Model Lead To Employment For Graduates

PHOENIX, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As the pandemic continues to deliver a colossal shock to the economy, with weekly unemployment claims increasing to 870,000 for the week ending September 19 and topping an unprecedented 700,000 each week for over six months, Universal Technical Institute‘s (NYSE: UTI) pandemic response plan and blended training model are delivering results, with graduates finding employment across the nation.

“In a time of extraordinary challenges, our students are completing their education and going to work,” said Jerome A. Grant, Chief Executive Officer. “The fact that there are good jobs waiting for our graduates speaks to industry’s urgent demand for skilled technicians and the quality of our industry-aligned education model.”

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimated pre-pandemic there will be more than 110,000 job openings for automotive, diesel and collision repair technicians on average annually across the U.S.

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Parents react to CPS decision to move to blended learning

We’re hearing from a lot of unhappy parents as Cincinnati Public Schools prepares to move to blended learning.Thousands of families are still processing what this means for them. Gina Brenner is the mother of four CPS students.She’s not satisfied with the model adopted by the district. “I understand the appeal of getting kids back in school, but a blended model is a halfway answer that is actually going to cause more problems than it solves, I think,” said Brenner.Brenner is immunocompromised. She feels staying with remote learning is what makes sense for the most people.She also has many questions about the 1-2-2 model.”Who’s going to be teaching the kids that are at home when the cohort A is in class and cohort B is doing online learning?” she asked.Students will go from seeing a teacher five days a week with remote learning, to three days of teacher-led instruction each week.One … Read More

Universal Technical Institute Launches Blended Learning Development Initiative

PHOENIX, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As part of its wider growth and diversification strategy, Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI), the nation’s leading provider of transportation technician training, is evolving and enhancing its instructional and operational model to better serve the country’s need for skilled workers, capitalize on fast-growing interest in its educational programs and meet the changing needs of students and employers.

This learning model will blend UTI’s high-quality hands-on training with best of breed instructor-facilitated online instruction. The learning model will not only increase access for students but will also better prepare them to be life-long learners. Students will continue to receive the industry-aligned hands-on lab training UTI is known for and the blended delivery model will allow UTI to continue to optimize the physical footprint at each of its campuses.

“Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated our journey toward blended learning and, because today’s technicians

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