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Scholarly EdTech Journals (Open Access) PaperIDEA 64. Critical Digital Pedagogy: a Definition - Hybrid Pedagogy. Your Personalized Learning Homepage. Limitless Education: Is Open Source an Option? by limitlessoss. NWeLearn: Limitless Education: Is Open Source an Option? Bell tower at Oregon State University.

NWeLearn: Limitless Education: Is Open Source an Option?

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) Limitless Education: Is Open Source an Option? Tamara Mitchell, Assistant Director Career Success Center at Oregon State University / Arkansas State University Mountain Home / Western Oregon UniversityBrian Daigle, Center for Academic Innovation at Western Oregon UniversityAlexis Terell, Undergraduate Pathway Associate Program Manager at Oregon State UniversityCraig Geffre, Division of International Programs at Oregon State UniversityJennifer Kepka, Linn-Benton Community College Open Source tools are reducing barriers and encouraging innovation among higher education faculty, staff, and administrators. Engage with a panel of higher education professionals to learn about the latest trends in OS, discover useful software and content available for immediate use in classrooms and campuses, and participate in a discussion that will record your voice as part of the larger OS community online.

NWeLearn: Creativity in Instructional Design. These are only my notes and impressions.

NWeLearn: Creativity in Instructional Design

Non-tangential ramblings are my own. Contents may settle in shipping: Creativity in Instructional Design Shannon Riggs, Director of Ecampus Course Development and Training at Oregon State University Instructional designers wear many hats in online education. She was reticent to get involved in online education but found that ALL of the online students had to be engaged because the courses were designed that way. The eCampus as 50 online programs, 3k students have earned a degree since 2002, 19k students from 50 states and 19 countries. 1k+ online courses.

They are growing at 15% a year and they are proud that they have not let the quality slip – it has improved. “ECampus Essentials”: This requires the collaboration of an instructional designer. The question for the tables was “what role do instructional designers play on campus?” Quality assurance, assist in course development, OER, education technologist, professional developers, trainer, etc.

Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork. Most online courses are a solitary experience for learners.

Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork

Students lack the ability to strike up an impromptu conversation about last week’s homework or compare notes with whoever’s sitting next to them in class. The absence of social interaction could be one reason behind high dropout rates in online classes. Instead their interactions are relegated to stale chat forums, where questions go unanswered or where few students regularly visit. Sure, there are sophisticated online lectures where learners can see one another on screen and break out into small groups to chat via video. But these are still the minority online classes. ‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning.

What does it mean to be human in a digital age?

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

Some people researching education technology might not spend their days wondering how their work fits into this existential question—but George Siemens isn’t "some people. " “Maybe my mama hugged me extra when I was a baby.” That’s his explanation for how he thinks about the role of education in the 21st century. A researcher, theorist, educator, Siemens is the digital learning guy.

He’s credited with co-teaching the first MOOC in 2008, introduced the theory of “connectivism”—the idea that knowledge is distributed across digital networks—and spearheaded research projects about the role of data and analytics in education. So You Want to Be an Instructional Designer? Good listener.

So You Want to Be an Instructional Designer?

People person. Lifelong learner. Sound like you? No, we’re not trying to arrange a first date. These are some common traits of people with successful careers in a booming job market: instructional design. SAMR Model - Technology Is Learning. Technology affordances. 6 Essential Tips for Planning an Effective Online Course. Education Technology 101: From Assessments to Zombies. Why shouldn't the smartest people in the world want to go into education?

Education Technology 101: From Assessments to Zombies

One reason that comes to mind: maybe they just don't know much about how education--and for that matter, how quickly education technology has been evolving. And yep, we'd like to help. Blended & Personalized Learning Practices At Work. Google Goes Back to School with Updates to Classroom and Expeditions. It’s that time of the year—the time when companies start making back-to-school updates and announcements.

Google Goes Back to School with Updates to Classroom and Expeditions

First up: Google, in the form of updates to Classroom, Expeditions, and the overall Google for Education offerings, all announced on Google’s blog. Google Classroom: Email Summaries and Annotations. Bean Bags in the LMS – OFFICE OF DIGITAL LEARNING. Recently, I spoke with an English teacher at the University of Dayton who despaired over the cold, sterile environment the LMS creates for students and teachers alike.


She asked why should she not be able to create a comfortable space for dialogue in her course? “I want my LMS to have bean bags in it, so that students can have a comfortable place to talk, to study, to engage.” The LMS doesn’t come with bean bags, unfortunately. And while Canvas, Middlebury’s new learning management solution, provides a level of ease in both design and function, it isn’t necessarily cozy. Or beautiful. 7 Game Changer EdTech Tools to Personalize Your Classroom. By Stephanie Shaw I was immersed in the “digital conversion” almost 10 years ago and it was extremely overwhelming for me.

7 Game Changer EdTech Tools to Personalize Your Classroom

I suddenly taught fourth grade to 30 students who all had a laptop. I felt like I had 72 subscriptions and passwords, but I wasn’t sure where to start. I needed technology to make my life easier, not more difficult! Even after many years, it is still easy to feel engulfed by the ever changing technology tools. Educreations: Simply put, this tool allows you to make a video and share it with a link.

Personalized Learning Tip: I have a video for almost all of the skills I teach. Caption, translate, subtitle and transcribe video. My pick of the best posts of June 2016. Here are my favourite 10 posts from June 2016 taken from those I have shared on Twitter last month. 1 – We start with another great infographic from Arun Pradan: Work is Learning (how to burst the training bubble) – shown right – which summarizes a lot of the work from us in the Internet Time Alliance. 2 – In The Driving Test: the canary in the mine for formal training?

My pick of the best posts of June 2016

, Charles Jennings compares learning to drive a car to other skills acquisition processes. “We develop capability through experience, practice, and reflection (individual and shared) over time. Often this capability-building is carried out with others. 3 – In a similar vein, You Can’t Learn Everything from YouTube, Howard Tullman warns not to get the idea that all knowledge can be downloaded over a small screen and into your brain … “In the real, grown-up world, we ultimately learn best by doing– first by listening; then by trying; and finally by succeeding and moving onward and upward. A third of workers are not satisfied. Sign Up.