Jeff sits down with Lindsay Bellino from Pearson’s Online Learning Exchange (OLE) to discuss how OLE is transforming the way educators share lesson materials with each other.
About Online Learning Exchange
- The Online Learning Exchange (OLE) () is a web and mobile-ready destination that connects people, ideas and best-in-class content from Pearson, other educators and our partners such as NASA, Getty Images, Phet and more.
- Enables teachers to search, organize, customize and share standards-based content to improve teaching, learning and collaboration
- Teachers can upload their own content directly to the OLE platform alongside Pearson content, personalizing assignments for their class or front-of-class presentations and saving them to use again in the future
- Teachers can engage in discussions with their peers using the national teacher discussion board forum to share ideas and extend their professional learning environment
- Teachers can start a dialogue with their class using discussion board forums to gain better insight to their students’ understanding of content, help students make connections to bigger ideas and extend learning beyond the classroom walls
- Teachers can modify Pearson assessments using the new Test Builder feature to customize multiple-choice assessments to check for student understanding of content
- Students can attach a variety of file types to their assignments in OLE to support a differentiated approach to applying understanding through multiple forms of expressionOn August 2-3 we invited 14 educators from around the country to participate in a two-day hands-
- on workshop in Arizona to Create Authentic Learning Experiences: (). During this workshop, teachers created project-based lesson plans based on best practices for teaching and learning that will become a part of a special For Teachers By Teachers collection in OLE. We are actively seeking additional educators who are interested in contributing their authentic learning lesson plans and becoming published OLE authors.
- The OLE Community () blog is an extension of the OLE community where we share tips, tools and tricks for better teaching and learning. We are actively recruiting teachers and students to publish guest blog articles to expand the OLE community.
- OLE’s “Election Series” () blog offers the latest on campaign issues and trends and gives educators and students a forum for sharing ideas. We will be launching our Classroom Voices feature on September 2nd where students can engage in civic discourse through the use of election polls, debate forums and applying to become citizen journalists for a chance to be featured on the OLE Election Series blog.
- Online Learning Exchange
- OLE on Twitter
- OLE on Facebook
- OLE on YouTube
- OLE Blog FREE (www.olecommunity.com) – Where master teachers and Pearson editors blog about tips and tricks for best practice teaching and learning with and without technology.
- OLE Election Series FREE (www.olecommunity.com/election) – Blog posts on current events leading up to the election and classroom activities to dig deeper into the election topics. We’ll be hosting a couple of competitions this fall as well for students to submit their own blog posts and campaign ideas.
- Authentic Learning Experience Workshop FREE - (www.olecommunity.com/authentic-learning-experience) 2-day virtual event to create authentic lesson plans with Richard Byrne of FreeTech4Teachers.com
- Free 30-Day Trial of OLE FREE (www.olecommunity.com/trial)
- Online Learning Exchange SUBSCRIPTION (www.onlinelearningexchange.com)
Lindsay began her career at Pearson Education over eight years ago. Starting out as a multi-media producer and instructional designer, she held a variety of positions within the Learning Technologies Group at Pearson Education that eventually led her to a director role working with Pearson’s Online Learning Exchange (OLE). As the director of onlinecommunities, Lindsay is responsible for working with the OLE team to craft and implement the company’s overall online community strategy for OLE by setting the editorial vision, managing community engagement and interactivity with its audience, and ensuring the fidelity/merit of educational content and community membership is maintained.
Lindsay recently received her master of education degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studied technology, innovation and education. Her academic studies provided her with a strong foundation of educational and developmental principles, instructional design theories, and the skills necessary for creating, developing and instituting innovative educational technology solutions for the 21st century.
Special interests include: instructional design, pedagogy, personalized learning networks, social media in education, online communities, user experience, hiking, the Colorado Rockies (the mountain range, not necessarily the baseball team), reading, MUSIC, snowboarding, family, rainy days (we don’t get too many in Arizona), kickball, design, general quirkiness