By Dan Brosgol and Debbie Kardon-Schwartz Jewish teens love to be online. And they also love to be at camp. Take our word for it - we see well over a thousand of them every year in the various programs that our two organizations, Prozdor of Hebrew College and the Eli and Bessie Cohen Camps, operate. When the two of us got together in the fall of 2013 to brainstorm a new collaboration to help teach the Cohen Camps’ Dor L’Dor Leadership … [Read more...] about Online Learning For Jewish Teens: You Bet It Works
The Melton Centre of Jewish Education (Hebrew University in Jerusalem) is launching a new distance learning Masters degree track. Taught entirely in English, the program offers students from around the world the chance to earn a Masters degree in Jewish education in just one year of study, with a 6-week summer semester in Jerusalem. Tailored to the needs of educators, the program allows candidates to integrate existing commitments with … [Read more...] about Hebrew University’sMelton Centre launches Distance Learning M.A. in Jewish Education
By Judy Mars Kupchan and Rabbi Johnny Solomon Among the voices of dread about the future of the Jews in Europe is one remarkable prophet whose focus is not politics or Anti-Semitism but an opportunity that is at stake. According to Barbara Lerner Spectre, “a dramatic reclaiming of Jewish identity is currently taking place in Europe’” which she terms “'dis-assimilation.” She explains that “These dis-assimilators represent an emerging new … [Read more...] about Can Online Study Impact Jewish Learning in Europe?
By Aaron Richmond I had a bar mitzvah, have been to Israel twice, recently graduated college, and am 22. I also happen to be blind. Like most young Jews, I want our Jewish community to be welcoming and respectful of all. Thus, I was excited to see the report by the extremely highly regarded Avi Chai Foundation, http://avichai.org/knowledge_base/onlineblended-learning-state-of-the-field-survey-summary-findings-report-2014, which focuses on … [Read more...] about Making Jewish E-Learning Accessible to All
The AVI CHAI Foundation has released “Online/Blended Learning State of the Field Survey Summary Findings Report” by Anne Deeter. This quantitative report provides a field-wide update on new developments in the use of online/blended learning in Jewish day schools since the 2012 “Online Learning: State of the Field Survey.” This report is the second “State of the Field” report on Jewish day school online/blended learning recently released by The … [Read more...] about New Reports Released: Online/Blended Learning in Jewish Day Schools