What Will Education Look Like in a More Open Future? By David Price In my book, OPEN: How We’ll Work, Live And Learn In The Future, I argue that a relentless focus upon high-stakes accountability — through student testing and teacher evaluation — has done little to improve outcomes, and has de-professionalized and demoralized teachers. On the other hand, the flourishing of social collaboration among educators offers hope for a profession under siege, because it’s through self-determining their own professional learning that teachers and administrators can both offset the worst effects of being told how to do their jobs and accelerate innovation. After the failure of command-and-control, there is now a growing interest in self-managed work-groups, radical transparency and open learning systems as productivity and innovation drivers. What would that look like for educators? Going Open
Overview of learning styles Many people recognize that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques. Learning styles group common ways that people learn. Everyone has a mix of learning styles. Some people may find that they have a dominant style of learning, with far less use of the other styles. Others may find that they use different styles in different circumstances. There is no right mix. Stop Stealing Dreams (the entire manifesto on the web) - Stop Stealing Dreams Feel free to read and share. But don’t edit or charge for it. If you’d like the other editions, including a handy PDF on-screen edition, click here.
12 Incredible Ways Custom eLearning Helps Distributed Workforce Custom eLearning development offers a wide range of advantages in the private sector, but is custom eLearning really the way to go for distributed workforces? When your employees are scattered around the globe, designing and developing an online training program can be a challenging task. In this article, I’ll share 12 of the most convincing reasons why custom eLearning is a worthwhile investment for global organizations, so that you can enrich the overall experience for your staff that is located in different parts of the world. Intrinsic Motivation In Online Training Intrinsic motivation centers on internal rewards. Rather than participating in an online training course to earn tangible rewards or to avoid a negative consequence, employees who are intrinsically motivated become active participants because they are excited about the online training experience or view it as an opportunity to learn something new and expand their knowledge base. Coon and Mitterer (2010) summed up intrinsic motivation quite nicely by stating that "Intrinsic motivation occurs when we act without any obvious external rewards.
Pixel BIT In contexts in which we are, in which the "Information and Communication Technology' (ICT), become an element of development and empowerment of our schools and training institutions. Pixel-Bit, Journal of Media and Education, aims to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas, experiences and research on the application of ICT, regardless of the format in which they are submitted and training contexts in which they develop, whether these formal, non-formal or informal, and educational level. Pixel-Bit, Journal of Media and Education, aims to be a channel of distribution and exchange of ideas and information between researchers in different countries and communities concerned about the introduction, improvement and understanding of ICT in training processes.
Is Your Language Making You Broke and Fat? How Language Can Shape Thinking and Behavior (and How It Can’t) Julie Sedivy is the lead author of Sold on Language: How Advertisers Talk to You And What This Says About You. She contributes regularly to Psychology Today and Language Log. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary, and can be found at juliesedivy.com and on Twitter/soldonlanguage. Keith Chen, an economist from Yale, makes a startling claim in an unpublished working paper: people’s fiscal responsibility and healthy lifestyle choices depend in part on the grammar of their language. Here’s the idea: Languages differ in the devices they offer to speakers who want to talk about the future. For some, like Spanish and Greek, you have to tack on a verb ending that explicitly marks future time—so, in Spanish, you would say escribo for the present tense (I write or I’m writing) and escribiré for the future tense (I will write).
The LinkedIn Guide For eLearning Professionals You are almost constantly online; But are you sure that you are successfully promoting your eLearning professional identity? LinkedIn is a social network that has been used by countless employers and business professionals to connect, hire, and market. With a bit of creativity and ingenuity, eLearning professionals are now using LinkedIn to transform their eLearning courses into memorable and highly collaborative online experiences. In this article, I'll share a LinkedIn guide for eLearning that will give you invaluable tips that will help you use this professional network for the benefit of your eLearning career. How eLearning Professionals Can Use LinkedIn For eLearning 6 eLearning trends for the future New tips reveal how to maximize online, blended learning using the technology available Online and blended learning, or eLearning, is becoming par-for-the-course in everything from company professional development to campuses across the country. But trying to ascertain how to implement eLearning can be a nightmare, thanks to a glut of information and hard-to-find current studies. However, thanks to new, broad data about major trends and design best practices from innovative tech think-tanks and industry veterans, learning how to effectively design and implement eLearning has been broken-down into easily digestible chunks for anyone interested in taking those first eLearning steps. And though every course, university mission, and class aptitude is different, understanding why online and blended learning has become so popular, and which trends are likely to continue or evolve in the future, is a good way to ensure the vision for eLearning is on the right track.
Top 12 Education Technology Blogs The top twelve education technology blogs are packed full of thoughts from educators, health professionals, and technology experts dedicated to sharing information. These must-read blogs contain valuable insight into the tools and processes for technology in education. Yes Tech! Web: Yes Tech! Facebook As An eLearning Tool: How Can Facebook Support eLearning? There is no doubt that internet has changed the way people search for information, interact, buy products or services, and even learn. Before seeing why and how use Facebook as an eLearning tool, let us have a look at some internet and social media trends. UK Internet Trends According to the Office for National Statistics, in 2013 36 million adults (73%) in Great Britain accessed the internet every day; that is 20 million more than in 2006. Furthermore, 72% of all adults bought goods or services online, up from 53% in 2008 (Office for National Statistics, 2013).