Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sophia.org--a new form of Education

Last week, I stumbled upon Sophia.org. Though I am an Edmodo and Moodle fan, Sophia.org offers something that either of them don't: lessons with objectives, and immediate evaluations of lessons.

In Sophia.org, teachers can:

  • create classes
  • build tutorials
  • assign grades
  • follow tutorials
  • take professional development
  • follow educators 
  • and more

What I like best about it is the handy tutorial-creating feature. It forces teachers to cite their sources, but gives them the ability to insert video, documents, and other media needed in teaching a concept. And, the teacher is required to choose objectives that the tutorial matches. Teachers can reference text books, authors, page numbers, and more. They can add a quiz for students to take after completing the tutorial. 

Sophia.org allows educators and students to run flipped classrooms successfully. In fact, you can even become "flipped certified" through Sophia.org.

If you haven't checked it out, you're missing out! 

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