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The STELLAR (The European Network of Excellence in TEL) Theme Team on “Social Mobile Networking for Informal Learning” (SoMobNet, http://www.somobnet.eu ) International Roundtable at the Institute of Education in London on 21 st November 2011. Participation at the event are by invitation only and free of charge. Places are limited (max 35). Call now closed.
The UK is to participate in a global experiment, based on the social media technology behind Twitter and Facebook, to find out how the social activity around online educational content can be captured and fed back to users, creators and publishers. Working with the Learning Registry, a project funded by the US Department of Education and the US Department of Defence, JISC and the HE Academy are calling for institutions and developers to work with them on a new 10 month project. This project will lay the foundations of an infrastructure that will improve the way people choose educational information online. Amber Thomas, JISC programme manager says, “This international collaboration will see us contributing the UK’s expertise to the Learning Registry.
By Maria H. Andersen Future learning will become both more social and more personal, says an educational technology expert. Humans have always been learning, but how we learn has changed over time. The earliest means of education were highly personal: Oral histories passed from adults to children, informal or formal apprenticeships, and one-on-one tutoring have all been used in the early history of most cultures.
July 25, 2011 (Clay Shirky: How social media can make history ) While education reformers like Michelle Rhee, Joel Klein, Bill Gates, and others will tell you that education is stuck in the status quo, right underneath their noses there is a quiet revolution occurring in education.
Underpinning a disdain for social media in higher education is the assumption that incoming students have an inherent aptitude for new technologies "If you took a soldier from a thousand years ago and put them on a battlefield, they'd be dead," Howard Rheingold , a professor teaching virtual community and social media at Stanford University, told me one morning via Skype. "If you took a doctor from a thousand years ago and put them in a modern surgical theater, they would have no idea what to do.
High school students need to engage in getting-to-know-each-other activities during the first week of school. By incorporating these activities into your first week while you discuss rules and expectations, you will create a high level of comfort and begin forging relationships that will make your classroom successful for the rest of the year. The diagnostics are any-level user friendly and will give you a good idea of where your students are with their writing, vocabulary, and reading skills. Culminating Activity
I’ve been thinking and studying networked learning since last December, when I stumbled into the world of educator personal learning networks, spread across the world. From my first blind stumbles across the edges of various twitter PLNs , to discussions and thinking with Kelly Tenkely about the Learning Genome , to witnessing connected learning courses with MOOCs like Stephen Downes and George Siemens’ CCK11 , to building my own PLN and contributing in collaborative efforts like the Reform Symposium . (Note: there are lots of links referencing deeper material in these posts. All of them will open an external window to avoid continually hitting the Back button in the browser.
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