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M-learning, the way to go. Anu wakes up in the wee hours to finish her household chores, wash and be ready for her classes.

M-learning, the way to go

She is 17 years old and aspires to be a fashion designer specialising in weaves that originate from her village in Maharashtra. With help from a local NGO working with talented students like her, she has her curriculum material in place just in time to begin today’s lessons. Within minutes of logging into the network on her mobile phone, she is connected to her mentor from the U.K. who takes her through the techniques of weaving. With mentorship from a college in the U.K., and help from the NGO, it seems like her dream will be a reality soon.

This can be a reality for several rural talents in India, all thanks to the growing scope of long distance education and mobile learning (m-learning). According to a report, penetration of m-learning is around 7 per cent to12 per cent in India, which is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. Reaching out. mLearning Is Not eLearning on A Mobile Device. Keeping Introverts in Mind in Your Active Learning Classroom. October 28, 2013 By: Nicki Monahan in Teaching and Learning Introverts.

Keeping Introverts in Mind in Your Active Learning Classroom

Who are they and how do we ensure they thrive in active learning classrooms? If you have ever come to the midterm point of the semester and graded a stellar paper of a student whose name you don’t recognize and who has never raised her hand in class, you may have just identified an introvert in your classroom. The Gifted Introvert - High Ability. By Lesley Sword, Gifted and Creative Services Australia Western civilisation today is dominated by the extravert viewpoint.

The Gifted Introvert - High Ability

This is because extraverts outnumber introverts 3 to 1, are more vocal than introverts and are more understandable than introverts. [NOTE: the ratio is more like 50/50 – see section at bottom: The prevalence of introversion.] However, while introverts are a minority group in society, they form the majority of gifted people. Moreover, it appears that introversion increases with intelligence so that more than 75% of people with an IQ above 160 are introverted. 50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About. Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved.

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About

Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom.

Social Learning These tools use the power of social media to help students learn and teachers connect. Ed Tech/Web 2.0 Tools for Educators and Students: Web 2.0 List. 101 Web 2.0 Teaching Tools. Online tools and resources have made it easier for teachers to instruct students, and for students to collaborate with those teachers and with other students and parents.

101 Web 2.0 Teaching Tools

These “Web 2.0” teaching tools aren’t magical, but they may seem to defy definition at times since they save time, help you to stay organized, and often take up little space on a computer. Some of these applications are Web-based, which means that they can be accessed from any computer. The following list is filled with tools that will make a teacher’s, or those enrolled in the best online education programs, life easier. The categories are listed in alphabetical order and the links to each tool are also listed alphabetically within those categories. Aggregators The following list includes free tools that you can use to stay on top of current events, including headlines and blogs. Aggie: Aggie is an open source news aggregator that’s also a desktop application. Bookmark Managers. Instructional design model. This article or section is incomplete and its contents need further attention.

Instructional design model

Some sections may be missing, some information may be wrong, spelling and grammar may have to be improved etc. Use your judgment! 1 Definitions “ Design is more than a process; that process, and resulting product, represent a framework of thinking” (Driscoll & Carliner, 2005:9) Usually, an instructional design model tells how to organize appropriate pedagogical scenarios to achieve instructional goals.

ADDIE Model. Summary: The ADDIE model is a systematic instructional design model consisting of five phases: (1) Analysis, (2) Design, (3) Development, (4) Implementation, and (5) Evaluation.


Various flavors and versions of the ADDIE model exist. Originator: Unknown. Malcolm Knowles and the Theory of Andragogy. Malcolm Knowles Andragogy Andragogy is Distinct from Pedagogy Education of adults has long been perceived as different from education of children in both theory and practice.

Malcolm Knowles and the Theory of Andragogy

In this section general views of the purposes and characteristics will be given.