Virtual Education

Questions or discussion about Kagan theory, research, or implementing Kagan in your classroom.
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Virtual Education

Post by Mindyggo » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:18 pm

Hello! I work for a virtual school. I previously taught at a BAM school that embraced the use of Kagan. I have tried to implement activities that support Kagan; however, it is very much a trial by error. I have seen success but I am also wondering if Kagan has completed any research in this area of education. I would welcome any advice or other teachers I could network with if this is being studied in virtual education. Thanks!

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Re: Virtual Education

Post by Elia Chesnoff » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:37 am

Hi Mindy,

My sister is an administrator for K12 Virtual Academy. I am a Kagan Trainer. As one might imagine, we have interesting discussions on education. I applaud your efforts to bridge virtual school with Kagan Cooperative Learning. I am not aware of research conducted in the use of Kagan Cooperative Learning in terms of being applied to a virtual school setting, but that does not mean it does not exist.

As I imagine how structures might me used within a virtual setting, I think it would be determined on the capacity of the technology to support interaction. For example, if the two students are on a live online discussion panel, I do not see why they could not do a RallyRobin over video or a RallyTable within the messaging format.

Implementing the seven keys, on the other hand, would be a challenge. Classbuilding would be a primary example. Also, using Principles from Brain-Friendly Teaching might be challenging. Specifically the principle of "Social". It is much more difficult to pick up on all the non-verbal communication that occurs when one is not in the same place with the person he or she is conversing with.

If students are working independently at their own pace, as they do in many virtual settings, then it would be extremely difficult to implement any cooperative learning since the basis of it is dependent on interaction.

Unfortunately this is the best answer I have available, but it would be interesting to read what others post on the topic.


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Re: Virtual Education

Post by Oppest » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:20 am

I took several online courses and I practically didn't communicate with other students. I talked with the teacher a couple of hours a week on Skype. If you have a different way of learning, then this system may work. I'm a fan of virtual education, even in college we received most of the tasks by mail, I'm glad that now more and more universities use electronic textbooks. It helps to make education accessible (here the article ... ffordable/ describes well several reasons), it's an environment friendly and the availability of education anywhere, anytime. But completely virtual learning reduces the contact of people only on the Internet. It seems to me important to be able to work in a team, have the skills to communicate with people, the ability to lead and carry out assignments.

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Re: Virtual Education

Post by ZacharyManning » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:03 am

I totally agree. This is great to have some distance education and courses. I think it makes education more available to everyone. You can listen to professionals who are far away from you. I really like services like Coursera or Skillshare or Me personally this is a wonderful opportunity to learn something new.

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Re: Virtual Education

Post by soniroy » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:10 am

Great Information.Thanks for your valuable reply

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Re: Virtual Education

Post by Bravestone » Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:06 pm

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Re: Virtual Education

Post by shokoman » Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:42 pm

I think that now most of the teachers have learned virtual learning because of the quarantine. This is a rather unusual and interesting experience. All information is available via the link , essays , interesting video presentations, online conferences. To be honest, I even liked this format.

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Re: Virtual Education

Post by KaganMarketing » Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:27 pm


Kagan is now offering multiple workshops to address virtual learning needs. Visit this link ... t_options/ to see all of your options for Kagan Workshops focused on Virtual Learning. Also check out this Discussion Board post ... f=2&t=1296 to see trainer and other discussion board member input on a topic very similar to yours.

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Kagan Marketing Team