Eric
Eric Hudson
Eric Hudson is the Director of Teaching and Learning at GOA. His colleagues turn to Eric for even-keeled evaluation of a situation and solutions that account for many variables. Prior to GOA, Eric taught English at Kingswood Oxford and Buckingham Browne & Nichols Schools, where he spent seven years integrating technology into school classrooms. Connect with him on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Posts by Eric Hudson:

Why do we ask students to complete certain requirements before they graduate? Whether schools require completion of core coursework, fulfillment of athletic or community service commitments, or achievement of certain test scores, there is an important idea that drives these choices: we believe certain experiences, knowledge, and skills are essential to success in the world beyond high school. Ideally, the requirements we designate […]

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Online Learning
Student Experience

How might we leverage our class community to learn about and from each other? In Global Online Academy courses, students from around the world gather in online classes to explore topics they care about. With so many people, places, and perspectives in one learning community, designing for global understanding is not only possible, but important. One of […]

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Online Learning
Student Engagement
Making Connections
Instructional Design
Student Experience

What kind of learning should happen here? It’s a deceptively simple question, one that gets to the heart of why schools and other educational organizations exist. It’s also an increasingly important question as traditional modes of teaching and learning face scrutiny from a world demanding new ways of thinking and operating. It’s why GOA is […]

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Student Engagement
Student Experience

One of my favorite times at GOA is June, when I collaborate with our second-year faculty on teacher evaluations. It’s a chance to do in-depth exploration of courses, analyze student surveys, and have detailed conversations with my colleagues about what they are learning from working with students. The process is interactive and growth-oriented: it culminates in letters I write to […]

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Online Learning
Instructional Design
Blended Learning
Making Connections
Professional Development

By Eric Hudson and Bonnie Lathram Nearly 6 million American high school students take at least one course online. Americans also spend, on average, over 10 hours a day on devices, much of this devoted to consuming media. As the blend of our online and IRL (in real life) learning continues, we will see the […]

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Online Learning
Instructional Design

From April 27-30, more than 300 students from the GOA consortium presented at our Catalyst Conference, an online event that showcased student projects designed to spark change in local communities. The conference is the culmination of a capstone project where students were asked to transform learning from their courses into interactive, relevant presentations that can have real-world impact. Five […]

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Online Learning
Making Connections
Student Engagement
Student Experience

What does it mean to be a successful online student? How do you know if you’ve designed a successful online learning experience? Online environments have transformed education. The ease and sophistication of technology have put more control in the hands of individuals when it comes to making choices about what, when, where, and how we […]

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Online Learning
Instructional Design
Student Engagement

This June, an award-winning poet and her teacher will meet for the very first time at Carnegie Hall inNew York City. How does this happen? Through the GOA course Poetry Writing, where Jaclyn, a senior at Lake Highland Preparatory School (Orlando, FL, USA) wrote a poem that was awarded a gold medal by the Scholastic […]

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Online Learning
Student Engagement

Will you be in Baltimore for the National Association of Independent Schools conference in March? Join us at one of our four sessions. We’re excited to share the work we’ve been doing with the independent school community, and we hope to connect with you! From Teacher to Learner and Back: a Blended Learning Design Studio    […]

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Leadership
Making Connections
Professional Development

This is Part Three of a three-part series. Part One, “Professional Learning as Construction Play,” makes the case for playful, nonlinear professional learning. Part Two, “Vision, Action, Reflection,” tells the story of two educators who did this work in online spaces. Here, we explore in-person learning environments. In the age of the internet, why do we travel for […]

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Blended Learning
Making Connections
Professional Development
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