Fact Sheets for Online Learning
Online learning environments may provide opportunities for youth to learn, grow, and practice around a subject matter similar to physical learning environments. For online learning environments, educators must continue to plan program goals and a sequence of learning experiences, employ experiential education, and promote positive youth development.
Fact Sheet - Teaching Practices
Three key points: teaching methods first, technology second; involve youth in choices of digital tools; and focus on relationships.
Fact Sheet - Positive Youth Development
When implemented well, positive youth development will occur in online environments and achieve similar outcomes to physical environments.
Fact Sheet - Experiential Learning
Experiential education may be implemented in online learning environments with adaptations to ensure core instructional principles are integrated
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The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) conducts applied research and extension, develops educational programs, and serves as an educational resource for youth development and informal science education. Learn more about UCCE.
Title: 4-H Youth Development Advisor
Specialty: Educational research; design and research of out-of-school (informal) learning environments; positive youth development; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education