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Videos and Posts from Thought Leaders on Connected Learning and the mindful use of Social Technologies

Conference magazine. Ripping Learning off the Page. Virtual reality is a powerful, low-cost, easy-to-access resource for teachers.

Ripping Learning off the Page

MIL as Composite Concept. Blended learning: what’s in it for the learner? A Digifest debate. Blended learning is a buzzword in teaching, but what does it really mean for the learner?

Blended learning: what’s in it for the learner? A Digifest debate

We take a look at the practical impact that flexible and creative approaches to blended delivery is having on different kinds of learners in a range of higher education (HE) and further education (FE) institutions. What's on the Horizon (Still, Again, Always) for Ed-Tech. 3 min read The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative have released the latest NMC Horizon Report for Higher Education.

What's on the Horizon (Still, Again, Always) for Ed-Tech

I have written quite a bit about the problems (as I see them) with the Horizon Report, most recently in a talk I gave last fall at VCU: “The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release.” I have taken issue with the NMC’s refusal to revisit previous years’ predictions, for example, which is why I started a project where you can see at a glance how the predictions have and have not changed over the decade-plus of the Horizon Report’s existence. Taxonomy Of eLearning: Does eLearning Need A New Taxonomy? - eLearning Industry. When we think about eLearning and taxonomy we often think of Benjamin Bloom’s well-known taxonomy of educational objectives (created in 1956), which is easily understood and is probably the most widely applied today, serving as the backbone of many teaching philosophies.

Taxonomy Of eLearning: Does eLearning Need A New Taxonomy? - eLearning Industry

Bloom's taxonomy is most often used when designing educational, training, and learning processes; particularly when wanting to promote higher forms of thinking in education, such as analyzing and evaluating concepts, processes, procedures, and principles, rather than just remembering facts (rote learning, etc.). Bloom identified 3 ‘domains’ of educational activities or learning: Cognitive.Mental skills (knowledge).Affective.Growth in feelings or emotional areas (attitude or self).Psychomotor. Manual or physical skills (skills). What Makes a Successful Online Student? Three Strategies to Power Your Self-Directed Learning. The most important skill for a young person today is learning quickly and effectively.

Three Strategies to Power Your Self-Directed Learning

Since the Great Recession, nobody buys the false impression that you can get a credential after studying for four years, land a job, and then have a career with the same core set of skills over your entire life. Even professional career tracks like medicine and law are under outside economic and technological pressure to change and adapt at a faster pace than ever before. The idea of school and college teaching you the skills you need to succeed is so laughable today that it is considered a joke among employers. Demand for Digital Courseware Is Higher Than Supply, Survey Says. Now, more than ever, higher education stakeholders believe digital course materials are the key to solving systemwide problems.

Demand for Digital Courseware Is Higher Than Supply, Survey Says

A recent Pearson Education survey called “Digital appetite vs. what’s on the table,” found that at least 84 percent of students, teachers and administrators said a shift to digital could help with challenges they face. Modern educational process undergoes regular changes and one of the main reasons of that is technological development.

Not only the technology develops nowadays, children and teachers do too. This fact contributes to the constant enhancement of the approaches, methods of teaching let alone accommodation, devices, and facilities. Though there are many disagreements on this topic, classrooms also change their look getting much more technologically advanced. How Well are we Preparing Students for the Future of Work? As a former history teacher, it makes me laugh and cry that so many prominent figures in education (especially education technology) have such a poor understanding of the history of their subject.

How Well are we Preparing Students for the Future of Work?

Many, for example, assume that the school summer vacation was due to children helping get the crops in. Not so. Similarly, the factory origin myth of compulsory education is almost entirely made-up. We’re fond of post hoc explanations that allow us to quickly get onto the point we really want to make. If we sidestep Ivan Illich’s (fairly compelling) arguments that we should be deschooling society, society believes school is part of the holistic education of young people.

Eight inspirational learning spaces - from Digifest speaker, Andrew Harrison. The following learning spaces are not necessarily spectacular pieces of architecture destined for awards but what they represent to me are a series of spaces that interest and intrigue me, that point to thinking about learning spaces in a different way – blurring the boundaries between learning, working and living to meet the diverse needs of learners.

Eight inspirational learning spaces - from Digifest speaker, Andrew Harrison

Kiva, Institute for Educational Development, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan The Kiva is a learning space that is based on the kivas of the puebloans of the American south west but has been transplanted to a postgraduate education institute in Karachi to create a democratic space to celebrate story telling and discussion.

Technology has deliberately been pushed to the edge of the room and the space design and pedagogy are completely integrated. University of Melbourne Learning Lab, Melbourne, Australia. The death of the digital native: four provocations from Digifest speaker, Dr Donna Lanclos. In these four provocations, anthropologist Donna Lanclos argues that the notion of the "digital native" is bogus and disempowering, that pandering to student expectations can backfire, universities should be open by default, and our attitude to educational technology needs a rethink.

The death of the digital native: four provocations from Digifest speaker, Dr Donna Lanclos

2016 Student and Technology Research Study Infographic. Educational Technology Infographics Higher Education Infographics Student Infographics Undergraduate School Infographics 2016 Student and Technology Research Study Infographic 2016 Student and Technology Research Study Infographic EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) collaborated with 183 institutions to collect responses from 71,641 undergraduate students across 25 countries about their technology experiences.

Future of work — Part 1 – The Startup – Medium. Background Automation. Disruption. Employee satisfaction. Skills for Success in a Disruptive World of Work – Work Futures. In past decade or two, we have seen so many large businesses being disrupted or transformed completely by digital forces. Future perfect: what will universities look like in 2030? Learning with 'e's: Digital literacies in the age of remix. Russell Stannard: Why are digital literacies so important? - Teacher´s Corner. Allaboardhe. 55 Percent of Faculty Are Flipping the Classroom. Teaching with Technology 55 Percent of Faculty Are Flipping the Classroom Our first-ever Teaching with Technology survey gauged educators' use of the flipped classroom model, blended/online teaching environments and more. The majority of higher education faculty today are flipping their courses or plan to in the near future, according to Campus Technology's 2016 Teaching with Technology survey.

Open Educational Thinkering. Web Literacy - Mozilla Learning. Web Literacy badges in GitHub. I’m delighted to see that Mozilla have worked with Digitalme to create new Open Badges based on their Web Literacy Map. Not only that, but the badges themselves are platform-agnostic, with a GitHub repository containing the details that can be used under an open license. As Matt Rogers from Digitalme documents in A journey into the open, there’s several levels to working open: In a recent collaboration with the Mozilla Learning team – I got to understand how I can take our work to the next level of openness.

Creating publicly available badge projects is one thing, but it’s another when they’re confined to one platform – even if that is your own. LinkedIn doubles down on education with LinkedIn Learning, updates desktop site. LinkedIn, the social network for the working world that now has some 450 million members and is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion, today took the wraps off its newest efforts to expand its site beyond job hunting and recruitment, its two business mainstays. The company has launched a new site called LinkedIn Learning, an ambitious e-learning portal tailored to individuals, but also catering to businesses looking to keep training their employees, and beyond that even educational institutions exploring e-learning courses.

Author discusses new book, 'The Uberfication of the University' MOOCs take their place in the corporate learning world. Education Experts Discuss the Core Content Areas in Perfect Schools. Can We Think Critically Anymore? Digital literacy demands rethinking of necessary skills. The gig economy is making waves in education. 270. 270. New ISTE Standard For Students 2016. ISTE 2016: 5 Tech Trends Reshaping Education. Why learning, adaptability will matter in the future workplace.

Artificial intelligence and education. 3 key trends to shape the future of higher ed. Laptops, classrooms, and matters of electrate concern. Lesson Materials. Is virtual reality poised to transform higher ed? The challenges of teaching in a continuously developing world. Connected Learning. Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2015. Commonwealth Certificate for Teacher ICT Integration. 9780262527743 (2) Connected Learning report.

Paper Calls for New Higher Education Credentialing System. Recognizing Online Degree Programs Across State Lines: Taking a More Uniform Approach. The digital language divide. European Schoolnet. Howard Rheingold. Schools of the future.

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