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New Schemas for Mapping Pedagogies and Technologies

New Schemas for Mapping Pedagogies and Technologies
In this article I want to reflect on the rhetoric of 'Web 2.0' and its potential versus actual impact. I want to suggest that we need to do more than look at how social networking technologies are being used generally as an indicator of their potential impact on education, arguing instead that we need to rethink what are the fundamental characteristics of learning and then see how social networking can be harnessed to maximise these characteristics to best effect. I will further argue that the current complexity of the digital environment requires us to develop 'schema' or approaches to thinking about how we can best harness the benefits these new technologies confer. The Tension between Web 2.0 and Education So my primary interest is to focus on the educational aspects of new technologies and in particular what might be appropriate 'schema' for describing the ways in which technologies are being used. Realigning New Technologies to Pedagogy A Pedagogical Framework for Mapping Tools in Use Related:  pedagogy

Flexspan About spiders, starfish and sharks You want to get rich? Well, this is the way to do it. Create a metaphor (it better be a good one of course). Rubbish? The idea is simple and brilliant. Does it work? *Download this mind map from the following location: iMindQ – Starfish_Organisation. Is it really that simple? When Steve Jobs died, did it have effect on Apple, being a centralized organization? In reality things are always more complex than in a simple metaphor. Listen. About the author Hans Buskes is a business consultant, marketing communications manager and mind mapper. Engelbart: Augmenting Human Intellect (1962) These hypotheses imply great richness in the new evolutionary spaces opened by progressing from Stage 3 to Stage 4. We would like to study the hypotheses further, examining their possible manifestations in our experience, ways of demonstrating their validity, and possible deductions relative to going to Stage 4. In search of some simple ways to determine what the Neo-Whorfian hypothesis might imply, we could imagine some relatively straightforward means of increasing our external symbol-manipulation capability and try to picture the consequent changes that could evolve in our language and methods of thinking. Actually, it turned out to be simpler to invert the problem and consider a change that would reduce our capability for external symbol manipulation. This allowed an empirical approach which proved both simple and effective. We thus performed the following experiment. Fig. 2: Experimental Results of Tying a Brick to a Pencil to "De-Augment" the Individual 5. a. b Structure Types

directory of web applications Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning - Educational Research In March I wrote a paper on ‘The Future of Learning Environments; for a publication from the IATEL conference held in Darmstadt last year. I have been asked to produce a short verion of the paper for translation to German. Here it is. The Future of Learning Environments 1. The present ‘industrial’ schooling system is fast becoming dysfunctional, neither providing the skills and competences required in our economies nor corresponding to the ways in which we are using the procedural and social aspects of technology for learning and developing and sharing knowledge. One major impact of internet technologies has been to move access to learning and knowledge outside of institutional boundaries. Schools and universities can no longer claim a monopoly as seats of learning or of knowledge. Technology is also challenging traditional expert contributed disciplinary knowledge as embodied in school curricula. 2. The evolution of the school system can also be seen in terms of dominant media. 3. 4. 5.

E-language - home The Neuroscience of Metaphors is like an Octopus… | Your Incredible Brain Every time we focus our attention we’re making choices about how we fill our relatively limited working memory. Latest research indicates that there are about 4 chunks within our working memory that are filled and lost quickly, but before they slip away there’s a chance for them to integrate into our long term memory. There are a range of ways this happens more effectively, and one of them is how those thoughts connect with our existing mental models. Barbara Oakley compared this process to an octopus. Working memory is relatively fleeting, so it struggles to grip onto something by relating and connecting to your neural structures (your existing concepts and memories). Metaphors help strengthen those gripping points. That’s pretty handy… but wait, there’s more! The Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience reported that taste based metaphors trigger the same parts of the brain that are relevant to taste. What does this all mean?

Why Schools Need to Get Social, Local and Mobile Troy Williams is Vice President and General Manager of Macmillan New Ventures, the global media company’s division that discovers, develops and markets innovative technologies that make learning more engaging. It’s not revelatory that the academic and the tech worlds move at vastly different paces. Education often lags behind when it comes tech adoption and integration. But there has never been a better time for innovation in the classroom. SEE ALSO: Why Education Needs to Get Its Game On While movements to incorporate ebooks and develop better Learning Management Systems (or LMS) are finally taking hold in higher education, more interesting (and potentially disruptive) are the emergent tech trends of Social, Local and Mobile – or what I like to call SoLoMo. Here are several ideas around the SoLoMo space that could improve education. Social The days of mutual exclusivity between traditional learning tools and social networks are numbered. Imagine: Location Mobile

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