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Action mapping: Design lively elearning and training. Open Educational Resources Meet Instructional Design | Edutopia. Well, we made it to 2015, the year in which we were supposed to have hover boards, flying cars, and the Cubs winning the World Series (that may still happen). Back to the Future II gave us a glimpse of what 2015 might look like through the eyes of Doc Brown and Marty McFly. Despite the many great innovations we've developed since that 1989 movie, one constant remains in our world: paper. Despite advances in tablet technology and eReaders, paper has found a way to coexist with technology and live on. Personally, I enjoy reading a book made out of paper. I also like the romanticism of the Sunday New York Times and a cup of coffee. Asking the Right Questions In my previous post, I suggested a strategy that would help organize the transition from textbooks to digital content delivery. What skills do you want students to learn and apply?

Ultimately, these questions will help begin the instructional design process. Finding the Right Content iTunesU OER Commons. Introduction to Instructional Systems Design | ALISON. Course Description Instructional Systems Design is the process of designing and developing instructional courses or materials that bring greater efficiency and effectiveness to acquiring knowledge or skills for learners. This free online course in Instructional Systems Design reviews important aspects such as learning theories and learning objectives and how they influence the design process.

It also reviews the role of memory, needs analysis, and design models such as ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation). Robert Gagne's Nine Events of Instruction are also discussed with examples of their application and use. Finally, learning technologies and how they are used to deliver training are reviewed, as well as techniques for measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of the instructional materials.

Certification Learning Outcomes Manage a Group of Learners. The Global Search for Education: How to Lead Well | C. M. Rubin. "The existing model of collaboration between the public and private sectors limits innovation in sectors that are substantially publicly funded. " - Esko Aho How do highly effective leaders lift their organizations to extraordinary levels of achievement? How do you they lead their people well and subsequently bring about change on a global scale? Andy Hargreaves, Alan Boyle and Alma Harris conducted an extensive seven-year global research study that focused on fifteen high-performing organizations in business, sports and education to find out the answers to these questions. Prepare to be inspired by their extensive research and their conclusions, which are the subject of Uplifting Leadership: How Organizations, Teams and Communities Raise Performance, a new book that Sir Ken Robinson predicts will "overturn many conventional assumptions about leadership.

" What are the 21st century skills essential for future leaders? Michael Fullan: 1. New digital solutions cannot be created without risk. 10 Ted Talks That Will Help You to Make ELearning Meet Modern Learners’ Needs. Does your learning correspond with modern learner’s needs? Recent Bersin by Deloitte research on changes transforming learners’ needs inspired us to share with you informative TED lectures that will help you to make your eLearning project satisfy modern learners’ needs and be appealing to society and market changes. Inspire, reinvent, revolutionize! "Someone, at some point, came up with this very bad idea that an ordinary individual couldn't make a difference in the world. I think that's just a horrible thing. " John Skoll Develop Creativity Rapidly changing environment, globalization, scarcity of resources and growth rates of human knowledge makes critical thinking and creativity the primary skills students need to obtain to get ready for an adult life.

Ken Robinson in his inspiring speech provides compelling reasons of necessity to develop students’ creativity and help them not to be afraid of making mistakes. 1) Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? Personalize Learning Approach. Andrew McAfee: What will future jobs look like? The Future of Learning. Remember the Jetsons? That iconic family of the future depicted in the 1960s cartoon? They lived in a futuristic society marked by flying cars and advanced technology -- and yet, they learned in a lecture-based system with the teacher (albeit a robot one) directing the process from the front of the room. We have always struggled to envision the future, often superimposing new technology over our current views. Though the creators of the Jetsons did not have the constraints of standardized tests, limited budgets, or even gravity, their schools closely resembled those of the 1960s -- which, in many ways, still look like those of today. The challenge of imagining the future of learning can seem daunting.

Key Tenet #1: Flexible, Customized Learning The Jetson kids' schools, Orbit High and Little Dipper, mirror many of the teacher-centric learning environments that we see today. The reality of flexible, customized learning environments struck me when I started taking a spin class at the gym. What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning? The following is an excerpt from Open: How We’ll Live, Work, and Learn in the Future written by British learning Futurist David Price. By David Price For 150 years, formal education has adopted an ‘inside-out’ mindset – schools and colleges have usually been organised around the needs of the educators, not the learners.

In areas such as research, this is nothing to be embarrassed about. Ground-breaking inventions and pioneering new thinking often arise from the selfishness that informs so-called ‘blue-sky’ research. Defending such freedoms from the external drive for practical and commercial implementation has often encouraged a necessary insularity. The new landscape presents a significant upheaval. The challenge presented by Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is a high-profile example, but not the only one, of a desire for us to ‘hack’ our own learning. Although this upheaval is currently taking place in tertiary education, schools are far from safe. Schools In Search Of A Purpose. The Future of Thinking. 21st Century Fluency Project. How Technology Has Impacted Education. The Current State Of Technology In K-12 6.60K Views 0 Likes What is the next device most students will soon purchase? How many schools have a digital strategy? Find out in the current state of technology in K-12. How Online Education Has Changed In 10 Years 10.91K Views 0 Likes We all know that education, specifically online education, has come a long way in the last few years.

Top 10 Videos on 21st Century Learning. 1- Expanded Learning Opportunities 2- What is 21st Century Education 3- Educate The Heart 4- Learn to Change, Change to Learn 5- Teachers Inspire Us ( this is really an amazing video I love it ) 6- The Art of Teaching ( Sir Ken Robinson ) 7- Make your Voice Heard: Discover Democratic Education 8- An Introduction to Technology Integration 9- Project Based Learning Explained 10- The Future Starts Now. The Future of Education - Charting the Course of Teaching and Learning in a Networked World. The Future of Learning (Video & Report) Next Generation Science Standards. Hire Edupreneurs: Advice for School Start-Ups - Getting Smart by Guest Author -

“Hire Edupreneurs: Advice for School Start-Ups” by Jon Bacal first appeared on Blend My Learning. In the jargon-filled world of education, neologisms should be used sparingly. For a new school aimed at inspiring innovators and entrepreneurial leaders with a new learning model, the termedupreneur is indispensible. Edupreneur combines the concepts of education and entrepreneur – a person who undertakes any enterprise or venture, usually with considerable initiative and risk. Edupreneurs bring passion, imagination, grit and a sense of urgency in their zealous drive to create and constantly refine optimal learning for young people, organization-wide and for every learner. See my co-edupreneur Kerry Muse’s take on the concept, as well as former Medtronic CEO Bill George on innovative leadership. Now seven months away from opening Venture Academy in Minneapolis, I’ve worked on 25 new school start-ups over the last 15 years.

Five Suggestions for Picking New School Edupreneurs. Teaching In The 21st Century. Top 10 Education Gamification Examples that will Change our Future. New to Gamification? Check out my post What is Gamification & my Gamification Framework: Octalysis Education Gamification in Action. There’s a lot of potential in the field of Education Gamification. I believe that humans have an innate Desire to learn.

If you ask children, “What is work?” Clearly there should be a way to help kids learn from what they do best – play. No longer viewed as a mundane process for presenting information while testing for retention and understanding, the modern educational challenge involves tasks of engaging students, stimulating their interests, retaining their attention, and maintaining a positive attitude in a nurturing environment Key to these goals is the effort to maintain a rich communications environment that encourages feedback and reinforcement, not only between the instructor/teacher and students, but also between the students themselves. Education Gamification Example #1 – DuoLingo:Learn a language while translating the Web What about you? A Crash Course In EVIDENCE BASED TEACHING. Flexible Classrooms: Providing the Learning Environment That Kids Need. What is a 21st century teacher? People toss around terms in education and attach the words “21st century” to appear cutting edge or on the front end of trending ideas.

As a teacher in the 21st century, I find it amazing to see some of the things that are so-called 21st century and yet are no different from ideas from the 20th or even the 19th century. With that in mind, I reflected on what it takes to be a teacher in the 21st century and what such a teacher looks like. Obviously, a 21st-century teacher should be tall, handsome and have a sweet spot for superheroes. Beyond that, I think there are some key characteristics that good 21st-century teachers need. Be a connected educator.

The idea of being a connected educator is not necessarily new, but it is certainly transformative through the technology of social media. Be a master of technology. Interactive whiteboards are being used as chalkboards once were, computers are being used to make flash cards and tablets are being used to do word searches. Be an advocate. 9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning. The label of “21st Century learning” is vague, and is an idea that we here at TeachThought like to take a swing at as often as possible, including: –weighing the magic of technology with its incredible cost and complexity –underscoring the potential for well thought-out instructional design –considering the considerable potential of social media platforms against its apparent divergence from academic learning Some educators seek out the ideal of a 21st century learning environment constantly, while others prefer that we lose the phrase altogether, insisting that learning hasn’t changed, and good learning looks the same whether it’s the 12th or 21st century.

At TeachThought, we tend towards the tech-infused model, but do spend time exploring the limits and challenges of technology, the impact of rapid technology change, and carefully considering important questions before diving in head-first. The size of the circles on the map are intended to convey priority. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Classcraft – Make learning an adventure. “Classcraft saved my classroom! My class immediately changed behaviorally and academically after implementing it in my courses.“ — Roy Rodriguez, Public Speaking, Theatre & Debate, Grades 9-12, College Station, Texas. The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014. Edudemic has covered game-based learning and gamification in the classroom on numerous occasions in the past.

When learning becomes a game, it’s an enjoyable, effective experience for students and teachers alike. We’ve curated 23 of the best game-based education resources for 2014. If your class hasn’t gotten its game on yet, then now is the time. Understanding Game-Based Education Image via Flickr The concept of game-based education is one that’s easily dismissed as being frivolous or time-wasting.

The Institute of Play explains how games nurture the higher-order thinking skills kids will need in their futures, including the ability to analyze and solve problems using media resources. Resources for Getting Started Even if you’re sold on the idea of game-based learning, you might be at a loss on where to begin. Tools You Can Use Once you’ve developed an understanding of game-based learning and decided how to get started, it’s time to move forward with deciding on the games you want to use.

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning. Some Struggles Teachers Face Using Games in the Classroom Lack of time and administrative support are just some of the obstacles to using games in the classroom. Continue Reading The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning explains key ideas in game-based learning, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment. This guide makes sense of the available research and provides suggestions for practical use.

Continue Reading How Digital Games Help Teachers Make Connections to Lessons and Students Teachers finding the most success are good at creatively connecting the game back to the curriculum, while allowing it to maintain the qualities of a good game. Continue Reading Video Games and the Future of the Textbook Curriculum designers are rethinking not only the textbook, but educational content delivery in general. Continue Reading Could Video Games Measure Skills That Tests Can’t Capture? Continue Reading Screen Time That’s Valuable For Young Kids.

Four Inventive Games That Show Us the Future of Learning.