Distance Learning Panel

By Brad Shreffler

Hello, and welcome to Episode 119 of the Planning Period Podcast, part of the OnPodcastMedia Network. I’m your host, Brad Shreffler.

This week on the show I am joined by Blair Mishleu and Jon Spike. Blair and Jon are both specialists with digital and distance learning. I reached out to them and asked if they would like to join me to discuss the face of education now and what this could mean for the future of the education space.

Jon, Blair, and I talk about the differences between blended models and fully online/distance learning, the importance of letting go of time in online learning, building community in online learning, how to balance the amount of work you give to students now, why all teachers need to give themselves some space to fail, what the elimination of standardized tests means in the future, and how online learning could take over if districts don’t prepare.

So, sit back and enjoy Episode 119 of the Planning Period Podcast, the Distance Learning Panel.

Jon and Blair, thank you so much for joining me to discuss this relevant topic. You both gave awesome insight.

To connect with Jon, find him on Twitter, @JonathanSpike, or at his website gamestormedu.com. You can find Blair on Twitter, @BlairTheBlur, or at his website blairblur.com.

If you have comments or questions about the show, you can always connect with me on Twitter or Instagram, @BradShreffler. I love to hear from you all there and that’s also a great place to connect if you’d like to be a guest on the show. Or, checkout the Feedback Page on my website that gives you other options for feedback as well, which you can find at BradShreffler.com/Feedback.

Until next week, try to build community in your online classroom.

Music provided by:

Vicious by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/