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

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). When considering educational objectives, we perhaps need to consider ‘whose’ educational objectives? Untangling eLearning. What Makes a Successful Online Student? Like the facilitator, the online student possesses unique qualities.

What Makes a Successful Online Student?

The online students of today consist primarily of working people who are trying to better their opportunities. This however is changing, as more and more young and older people become aware of the online model. The traditional school will never go away, but the virtual classroom is a significant player in today’s educational community. 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. 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. 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. 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

Provocation one: The death of the digital native The 'digital native' is a generational metaphor. It's a linguistic metaphor. It's a ridiculous metaphor. 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.

2016 Student and Technology Research Study Infographic

Future of work — Part 1 – The Startup – Medium. Background Automation.

Future of work — Part 1 – The Startup – Medium

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. This continues and accelerates as we go into the future that is driven by rise in automation. Experts predict that we are heading towards a “jobless future” and that it is both an opportunity and a threat. Even if we don’t think too much about what happens over a long frame of time, we can still agree that what bought us here (technical skills, expertise, mindsets etc) may not be sufficient to take us towards success in a volatile future.

Future perfect: what will universities look like in 2030? Recently the media had fun comparing the vision of life in 2015 depicted in the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II with the reality – with the internet being the glaring omission. But what if we were to try to predict the academy’s future? Could we do a more accurate job?

After all, isn’t that one of the tasks of university leaders, given that the future is coming even to those who don’t have a time machine in their sports cars? We asked several distinguished academics to tell us how they imagine higher education will look in 2030. The responses, however, could hardly be more disparate. No doubt all this goes to show that predicting the future – as any gambler knows – is a mug’s game. Learning with 'e's: Digital literacies in the age of remix. I presented this latest version of my digital literacies model at the 2016 Solstice Conference hosted by Edge Hill University.

The slide is from my keynote presentation on digital storytelling. Russell Stannard: Why are digital literacies so important? - Teacher´s Corner. One goal of education is to help develop the skills and capacities that people need to survive in the society they live in[1]. This means both in their working life but also to help them function better in society. It is not the only reason we have an education system but it is an important one. It is also probably true to say that education is more influenced by the work market than ever before.

This is due to the skills demands of employers, rising unemployment and the importance of the global market. In other words, more and more we base our curriculum around developing the skills that employers need. As I mentioned, it is not only in the work space. Allaboardhe. Developing and publishing online books. 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. The survey polled faculty members across the country about their use of technology for teaching and learning, their wish lists and gripes, their view of what the future holds and more.

Fifty-five percent of the survey respondents said they are somewhere along the spectrum of flipping all or some of their courses, in which they ask their students to view videos or some other digital matter online before coming to school and then use class time for other activities, such as hands-on and team projects or discussions. Who Responded We were left with 524 qualified participants who held faculty roles. 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. 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. The new site was unveiled today in LinkedIn’s offices in San Francisco, and it comes about a year and a half after LinkedIn acquired online learning site for $1.5 billion.

Author discusses new book, 'The Uberfication of the University' MOOCs take their place in the corporate learning world. According a report released by Technavio, the corporate e-learning market in the USA is predicted to reach a value of nearly $31 billion by 2020. Education Experts Discuss the Core Content Areas in Perfect Schools. Can We Think Critically Anymore? In a May 2015 New Yorker article, satirist Andy Borowitz warned of a “powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life.” Although humans are endowed with an ability to “receive and process information,” he writes, these faculties have been rendered “totally inactive.” Readers enjoy Borowitz because his writing is uncomfortably close to reality.

Digital literacy demands rethinking of necessary skills. Dive Brief: Students need digital skills to complete homework assignments and participate in classrooms that are increasingly embedded with technology as well as complete social and job-related tasks, and it is important that schools foster skills in multiple areas. According to eSchool News, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) recommends schools develop digital skills in students relating to creativity and innovation, communication and collaboration, research and information fluency, critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making, digital citizenship and technology operations and concepts.

ISTE also created profiles for what students should know during four different age ranges, but the key to sharpening these skills among student groups is giving them access to digital tools and the internet, along with plenty of opportunities to use them. Dive Insight: The gig economy is making waves in education. According to a recent FlexJobs report, over one-third of the American workers freelance — and education is one of the top-five industries with high demand for freelance laborers. 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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Teachers know best. It's not chalk and talk any more. Modern Learners - Bruce Dixon and Will Richardson. JISC Digital Literacy Workshop materials. Developing digital literacies. Developing digital literacies. Opening up education through innovation.