2015 K-12 Edition What is on the five-year horizon for K-12 schools worldwide? Which trends and technologies will drive educational change? What are the challenges that we consider as solvable or difficult to overcome, and how can we strategize effective solutions? These questions and similar inquiries regarding technology adoption and transforming teaching and learning steered the collaborative research and discussions of a body of 56 experts to produce the NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition, in partnership with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). > Download the NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition (PDF)> Download the Chinese Translation PDF (courtesy of Beijing Open University)> Download the Korean Translation PDF (courtesy of Korea Education & Research Information Service – KERIS)> Download the Portuguese Translation PDF (courtesy of Colégio Bandeirantes) > Download the report preview (PDF)> Download the interim results (PDF)
General Contemporary Issues in Technology & Teacher Education has a whole new look, and article URLs have changed. We have found 2 articles that may match the URL you entered or followed: by Matthew J. Koehler, Michigan State University; & Punya Mishra, Michigan State University This paper describes a framework for teacher knowledge for technology integration called technological pedagogical content knowledge (originally TPCK, now known as TPACK, or technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge). by Leanna Archambault, Arizona State University; & Kent Crippen, University of Nevada Las Vegas With the increasing popularity and accessibility of the Internet and Internet-based technologies, along with the need for a diverse group of students to have alternative means to complete their education, there is a major push for K-12 schools to offer online courses, resulting in a growing number of online teachers.
Astronauts getting 3-D printer at International Space Station Now Playing NASA awards 'space taxi' contract to Boeing and SpaceX CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space. NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot. The printer, made by a Northern California company called Made in Space, is among more than 5,000 pounds of space station cargo that's stuffed into a SpaceX Dragon capsule that was supposed to lift off before dawn Saturday. Rainy weather forced SpaceX to delay the launch until Sunday. Besides real-time replacement parts at the station, NASA envisions astronauts, in the decades ahead, making entire habitats at faraway destinations like Mars. "If we're really going to set up shop on Mars," we have to do this, Jeff Sheehy, NASA's senior technologist, said Friday. At Kennedy Space Center, the company showed off a number of objects made by its 3-D printers.
U An immersive learning experience from Rheingold U A half-day (four hour) online workshop with Howard Rheingold introduces the mindset, attention training, online media skills, and information tools you need to transform information overload into knowledge navigation. Learn about tools to bring continuous streams of relevant information to your attention and techniques for harvesting useful knowledge and avoiding distraction. Today's Problem: Overload vs Need to Know In business, education, and daily life, each of us are bombarded by an overwhelming amount of information from a growing number of channels; we need to shield ourselves to avoid feeling overwhelmed. From extensive study, practice, and teaching, we have developed some key models to help people deal with this growing challenge. The Solution: Infotention Training Infotention -- a combination of attentional discipline and information-handling tools -- is a method for turning information overload into knowledge navigation.
Documentary 'Print the Legend' Goes Inside the World of 3D Printing The genesis of and challenges to the 3D-printing revolution are subjects that take center stage in a new documentary called Print the Legend. From directors Clay Tweel and Luis Lopez (Freakonomics), the film sets out to act as a "'time capsule' of a nascent industry," Tweel told Mashable. "The result is both a look inside a compelling new technology, and hopefully, a story about the challenges of growing any type of business, and facing the moral dilemmas our marketplace presents." That it is. Tweel said he knew "nothing" about 3D printing when he walked into the doors of MakerBot nearly two years ago, but working behind the scenes has taught him much about the industry. Print the Legend is now in theaters across New York and Los Angeles, and is also available on Netflix. BONUS: What Is 3D Printing and How Does It Work? Have something to add to this story?
Establishing a Quality Review for Online Courses A formal review of online courses measures their quality in key areas and reveals changes needed for improvement, if any By Tracy Chao, Tami Saj, and Felicity Tessier Since the inception of online learning in the 1990s, innovative technology and pedagogy have broadened access to higher education. A quality educational program begins with the development of quality courses. 1. 2. This article focuses on the process of establishing and conducting a quality review based on a proposed framework for examining all aspects of the quality of an online course. Background RRU was established in 1995 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, to provide graduate professional degrees to adult learners. The curriculum is based on learning outcomes. CTET is the central department for course design and production at RRU. Defining Quality Issues Research into online and Web-based learning has probed quality issues from several perspectives. Online Course Quality Framework Click image for larger view. Results 1.
British Museum now lets you 3D print its artifacts using Sketchfab Why visit a museum halfway around the world, when you can check out 3D scans, and print them from your own home? Sketchfab, a platform that lets users publish and share 3D content online, unveiled on Thursday an option for users to make their files downloadable. Under Creative Commons licenses, a user can either publish 3D content "for display and download" or "for display only," Sketchfab said in a blog post. Users can apply the content in a variety of ways, such as using it in virtual reality environments, when developing video games or, if the files are compatible, for 3D printing. The company also announced that it is hosting the "first downloadable collection" of the British Museum in London. Colossal marble bust of Zeus by britishmuseum on Sketchfab Sketchfab currently offers more than 200,000 3D objects, but not all uploaded files are immediately downloadable. Pete Cashmore by lanceulanoff on Sketchfab Christina Warren by lanceulanoff on Sketchfab
Instructional Strategies for Online Courses Instructional Strategies for Online Courses Effective online instruction depends on learning experiences appropriately designed and facilitated by knowledgeable educators. Because learners have different learning stylesor a combination of styles, online educators should design activities multiple modes of learning in order to provide significant experiences for each class participant. In designing online courses, use multiple instructional strategies. Teaching models exist which apply to traditional higher education learning environments, and when designing courses for the online environment, these strategies should be adapted to the new environment. Traditionally, in a teacher-centered classroom, instructors control their environment because they have a monopoly on information. Online learning environments permit a range of interactive methodologies. Learning contracts connect educational needs to individual student needs. The discussion group Guided design Role playing Games The panel
Maker Movement.pdf Strategies for Effective Lesson Planning Stiliana Milkova Center for Research on Learning and Teaching A lesson plan is the instructor’s road map of what students need to learn and how it will be done effectively during the class time. Before you plan your lesson, you will first need to identify the learning objectives for the class meeting. Then, you can design appropriate learning activities and develop strategies to obtain feedback on student learning. A successful lesson plan addresses and integrates these three key components: Objectives for student learningTeaching/learning activitiesStrategies to check student understanding Specifying concrete objectives for student learning will help you determine the kinds of teaching and learning activities you will use in class, while those activities will define how you will check whether the learning objectives have been accomplished (see Fig. 1). Steps for Preparing a Lesson Plan Below are six steps to guide you when you create your first lesson plans. (1) Outline learning objectives
Losing confidence in university teaching We’ve come to expect less and less. Before we came to university most of us had perceptions which provoked images of ancient libraries, world class academics, the sense of an academic community and regular tutoring with a couple of fellow students. However, in the last decade I think it is fair to say that this utopian image of a university experience has been shattered. Today’s students appreciate that they study in a larger student body with fewer resources to go round. Results from the National Student Survey this summer indicate that students think they’re getting a bad deal when it comes to contact time, feedback and general standards of teaching. Looking at Edinburgh University in a bit more detail it is easy to see where the problem arises. Obviously this isn’t a view taken by staff in most of Edinburgh's universities. And it isn’t really a surprise that students haven’t felt engaged to campaign for improvements in their courses. So what can students do about it?
03_Ni.pdf Implementing FELTAG Implementing FELTAG The government’s response to the FELTAG recommendations published on the 16 June confirmed the government’s commitment to the use of technology for learning. However, there are unanswered questions to how the FE and skills sector can meet the FELTAG challenge. To help support members and providers in supporting learners, NIACE are running series of webinars on the subject of "Implementing FELTAG" with input from national agencies, providers, leaders, practitioners and learners, the sessions will examine how the implementation of FELTAG recommendation can include more people in learning throughout life and avoid exclusion of those who could benefit most. This page will host recordings of these webinars, along with other associated resources. Book into our forthcoming FELTAG webinars at www.niace.org.uk/events Session 1: Meeting Learner's Needs Webinar Recording: Session 2: Online & Blended Learning Webinar Recording:
How to use Learner View | Ofsted Learner View You will need to access your email account and click the link in the email you receive to activate your log-in. Search You can give your views about your further education and skills provider. Questionnaire There will be a number of questions to answer – for example, ‘My lessons/training sessions are well taught' – with a choice of responses: Strongly agree; Agree; Disagree; Strongly disagree; Don’t know.