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Ami Salant, Chief Information Officer of the MOFET Institute writes a comprehensive account of the development of Online Days in Israeli Schools. Since 2001, Israeli schools have been developing and implementing Online Days where students actively participate in group learning activities from their homes instead of participating in regular school classes. The online activities are accessed and submitted via the school website with teachers online, supervising and mentoring the activities. The Online Days are often devoted to a specific theme and involve varied types of learning, often based on inquiry learning. The Online Days provide an opportunity for students to utilize active ICT learning techniques in a concentrated focused time period, while allowing for independent student control of their learning. Students and teachers report greater student motivation and active participation in learning during the Online Days.
Updated: Jul. 13, 2011
The DigitalJLearning Network: Encouraging Online Courses in Jewish Day High Schools and Yeshivot in North America
The Jewish Education Project, JESNA and the AVI CHAI Foundation are seeking up to 15 Day School and Yeshiva high schools in North America to become a vanguard for advancing digital learning. If your school is already providing online learning opportunities for its students or is ready to initiate an online learning program, we encourage your application to the emerging DigitalJLearning Network for the advancement of online learning. During the 2011–2012 academic year, members of this Network will collaborate in documenting their successes, challenges, and promising practices with support from the three sponsors. The sponsors want to help participating schools achieve their individual learning goals while learning more about creating supportive infrastructures for the successful integration of online learning into Jewish high school settings.
Updated: May. 31, 2011
Gratz College, the first transdenominational Jewish college in the United States has opened registration for online courses offered from June 1 – August 10, 2011. The courses are offered for both matriculated and non-matriculated students.
Updated: May. 11, 2011
Ryan Torok writes, in a Jewish Journal article, about how teachers in Israel bring Israel closer to California day school students by teaching them year-long videoconferenced distance classes. Jerusalem teacher, Semadar Goldstein, brings Israel into her ninth grade Shalhevet Day School classroom every week, covering topics from meaningful Israel experiences to polarizing topics such as IDF soldiers' ideological insubordination. The Shalhevet course is run by the Remote Teacher Program, established by the Lookstein Center for Jewish Education at Bar-Ilan University, via two-way video conferencing from Israel, onto the classroom’s whiteboard. A camera and microphones mounted above the whiteboard allows Goldstein to interact with the students.
Updated: May. 03, 2011
Rabbi Melissa Buyer, director of The Stephen S. Wise Temple Religious School in Los Angeles, has been implementing an innovative pilot education program in the school's fourth grade class during the present school year. The iLearn program, developed in collaboration with the Union for Reform Judaism, is a daring attempt to bring religious school into the 21st century. iLearn integrates technology into every area of the learning community, including teaching instruction, student collaboration, student work, and evaluation. One day of the two day a week iLearn program is done online in a virtual classroom, while the second day is done in the school to maintain and develop the feeling of community.
Updated: Apr. 12, 2011
In this article, Esther Feldman of The Lookstein Center shares the history and development of The Lookstein Center’s Remote Teacher program, and presents what Lookstein learned from its experience about conducting successful video-conferencing classes.
Updated: Feb. 01, 2011
World ORT's Kadima Mada will be administering a unique distance learning program for children treated in Israel’s 27 main public hospitals. The program was established in 1993 by The Kav Or Association in two Israeli hospitals and has since grown to serve children in hospitals across the country. The new program has two broad primary objectives: to standardize the equipment and technology in the participating hospitals and to enhance the distance learning component by revamping the Kav Or website to make it into a ‘virtual school’ using videoconferencing technology.
Updated: Nov. 05, 2009
Lookstein Center's Remote Teacher Program addresses a current challenge facing Jewish education: the dearth of quality Jewish Studies teachers in small, isolated North American communities. The program gives these schools the opportunity to hire master Jewish Studies teachers residing in Israel. Using video conferencing technology, which allows for simultaneous audio and video broadcasting, the teachers in Israel teach full courses in North American schools. The program can still accommodate two more schools during the coming school year.
Updated: Aug. 24, 2009
Online Studies toward a Specialization Certificate in the Didactics of Teaching Hebrew as a Foreign Language
The Online Academy for Jewish Studies at The MOFET Institute under the supervision of the Israel Ministry of Education has developed an online program whose aim is to assist teachers of Hebrew as a Foreign Language in the Diaspora. Teachers completing the course of study and fulfilling the practicum requirements will be eligible to receive a Specialization Certificate in the Didactics of Teaching Hebrew as a Foreign Language from the Online Academy.
Updated: Apr. 23, 2009
Alan D. Abbey, the website manager of The Shalom Hartman Institute, writes about how he has been utilizing the web and web2.0 tools to create an effective web presence for the Institute. Some best practices of Jewish educational organizations' use of cutting edge technology is showcased here.
Updated: Oct. 04, 2008