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10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013

10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013
The main change that will happen in teaching and learning in 2013 will be about empowerment. Teachers and learners will be more empowered to take charge of their learning. We will see this through the evidence they share as they learn. Connected Learners: Teachers and learners of all ages are connecting more than ever. In 2013, we will see teachers expanding their Personal Learning Networks (PLN) using social media. Evidence of Learning: Assessment will look different in 2013. Related:  Introduction to the Changing World of Social Media - workshop

Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator We all know that education budgets are getting cut more and more, and that meaningful professional-development opportunities have unfortunately become a bit of an oxymoron in education. Not only can being a "connected educator" help change that, but it can also provide you with ongoing inspiration and support. I'd even go as far to argue that being connected will be the most impactful thing you can do in your career. So with all of that said, I'd like to provide you with these ten tips on how you can get connected -- starting tomorrow. 1. I've been in so many meetings with educators who talk about the power of making mistakes. 2. When I teach others how to get started using social media for professional development, many request a manual of some sort -- a detailed step-by-step account that tells you exactly what you need to do. 3. I recently heard this playful metaphor of a puppy getting loose for the first time to describe how people should use social media. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

PLE, conectivismo y el aprendizaje informal | Escuela 2.0 ¿Cómo hemos llegado hasta aquí? El conocimiento siempre ha existido fuera del aula, pero hoy con las nuevas tecnologías, internet, la web 2.0 y las redes sociales esto se hace más evidente. Hemos pasado de una forma solida del conocimiento caracterizada por el saber contenido en los libros, las aulas, los docentes, a una líquida en la cual el aprendiz puede moldear según el contexto y las circunstancias a las que se enfrenta dicho conocimiento, el cual ahora tenemos en forma de audio, videos, textos digitales, entre otros. El impacto de las TIC (Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación) en nuestro entorno social es innegable, como innegable es el aumento de la socialización que estas permiten y en particular las redes sociales que generan el intercambio de ideas que aceleran de manera considerable el desarrollo de todas las áreas del conocimiento. Esta generalización del uso de las tecnologías a impactado en el aumento de la capacidad de utilizar la inteligencia colectiva.

MOOC2Degree – 40 universidades públicas ofreciendo cursos online gratuitos con créditos redimibles Y si hace un par de días hablábamos del pronto inicio de World Education University (WEU), una plataforma de carreras universitarias gratuitas y en línea que promete ser una revolución, quienes hoy se suman a la enseñanza de nivel universitario online a tal punto de pretender ser alternativas a las físicas, son las universidades públicas de USA. 40 universidades públicas como las de Florida, Arizona, Arkansas y Cincinatti, asociadas con Academic Partnerships, una empresa dedicada a la creación de ambientes virtuales para el sector educativo, han establecido acuerdos para llevar a la red varios de los cursos online que ofrecen normalmente en sus campus. Por supuesto, es de destacar que serán gratuitos, libres para todo el mundo y, por si fuera poco, valdrán por créditos académicos válidos para las admisiones en tales universidades. El proyecto lo han titulado MOOC2Degree haciendo alusión a los MOOCs como una parte del proceso para conseguir un título universitario. Hospedado en RedCoruna

A Printable Guide to Social Media [#Infographic] Cram a dozen educators into a conference room and ask them to name the most popular social media tools used by students, and it’s a safe bet everybody at the table could rattle off the top two: Facebook and Twitter. But those are far from the only online applications making inroads in schools. As administrators warm to engaging students through social media, the list of potential resources at their disposal grows longer by the day. Facebook and Twitter are the obvious choices. Of course, if naming the latest social media tools seems tough, learning how to use them all is harder still. As the editors at Edudemic were right to point out, the infographic, which was written with small businesses in mind, has a few glaring omissions — Pinterest, for one. Is there a social media application not listed here that you’d like to learn more about?

Neuroeducación: estrategias basadas en el funcionamiento del cerebro « Escuela con cerebro La información que tenemos sobre el cerebro humano, órgano responsable del aprendizaje, se ha visto claramente incrementada debido al desarrollo de las nuevas técnicas de visualización cerebral. Como consecuencia de estas investigaciones recientes, aparece una nueva disciplina en la que confluyen los conocimientos generados por la neurociencia, la educación y la psicología que nos pueden aportar información significativa sobre el proceso de enseñanza y aprendizaje. La neuroeducación consiste en aprovechar los conocimientos sobre el funcionamiento cerebral para enseñar y aprender mejor. En el siguiente artículo mostramos ocho estrategias fundamentales basadas en el funcionamiento del cerebro que tienen un soporte experimental definido y que resultan imprescindibles en la práctica educativa. En cada una de ellas hemos seleccionado un artículo de investigación relevante que constituye una evidencia empírica sólida y aportamos una serie de sugerencias prácticas fáciles de aplicar. La prueba

Educadores, ¿seguro?, a distancia Educadores, profesores, docentes, decentes y profesionales de la educación y la formación, también a distancia. El logro de aprendizajes valiosos y coadyuvantes al pleno desarrollo humano es objeto de cualquier acción formativa que se precie, sea ésta presencial o adistancia, y los docentes, formadores o profesores tienen, tenemos, la misión de ayudar, guiar, dirigir, orientar… a otros en ese proceso de desarrollo personal y logro de autonomía en que se configura la educación. ¿Y esto puede lograrse también a distancia?, ¿o al hacerlo así quedamos en mera instrucción o enseñanza? Entendemos que todo profesor tiene influencia (educativa o deseducativa) sobre sus alumnos, sea de manera consciente o inconsciente, sea a través de sus gestos percibidos cara a cara o por sistemas audiovisuales clásicos o digitales, de su palabra oral o escrita, de sus silencios, elecciones y toma de decisiones. Sobre estos compromisos volveremos en una futura entrada de este blog. Imprimir ésta entrada

13 Million Facebook Users Haven't Touched Their Privacy Settings As Facebook prepares Graph Search for wide release, some have concerns about the privacy issues the new feature raises. How can you be sure only your friends will see your name during searches? After all, more than a quarter of Facebook users share information with an audience much wider than their social circle. And 13 million users haven't even touched their privacy settings. To see how Graph Search will affect you, as well as a few helpful tips for customizing your privacy settings, check out this infographic, courtesy of Marketo. Are you worried about Graph Search invading your privacy? Homepage image courtesy of Flickr, D.

How Deloitte Made Learning a Game - Jeanne C. Meister by Jeanne C. Meister | 8:00 AM January 2, 2013 “Training is a funny thing,” James Sanders, Manager of Innovation at Deloitte Consulting, told me recently. “No matter how easy you make it to access, or how brilliant the learning programs are, training is simply not the first thing people think of doing when they have some free time. Let’s face it, for most people, on a typical Sunday morning, if given the choice between ‘Am I gonna watch ESPN, or am I gonna do some training?’ And yet, by using gamification principles, Deloitte has seen use of its Deloitte Leadership Academy (DLA) training program increase. Gamification takes the essence of games — attributes such as fun, play, transparency, design and competition — and applies these to a range of real-world processes inside an organization, including learning & development. Deloitte is well on its way to staying ahead of the trend. As learners complete each online learning program, they receive a badge to mark their achievement.

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10 Ways To Promote Your School Image Credit: blog.socialmaximizer.com There are so many neat ways to promote your school and/or district in this day in age. Leveraging the power of social media, Web 2.0 Tools, and mobile devices enables schools to inform stakeholders of the innovative learning experiences happening daily. Highlighted in this blog post you will read about ten of my favorite ways to hype up your school and/or district. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. iPad/Smartphone (Over the past several years I have been using mobile devices such as the iPad and Smartphone to help archive all of the wonderful experiences that take place. 8. 9. 10. Like this: Like Loading...

Self-regulated learning Self-regulated learning (SRL) is learning that is guided by metacognition (thinking about one's thinking), strategic action (planning, monitoring, and evaluating personal progress against a standard), and motivation to learn.[1][full citation needed] "Self-regulated" describes a process of taking control of and evaluating one's own learning and behavior.[2] Self-regulated learning emphasizes autonomy and control by the individual who monitors, directs, and regulates actions toward goals of information acquisition, expanding expertise, and self-improvement” (Paris and Paris 2001). In particular, self-regulated learners are cognizant of their academic strengths and weaknesses, and they have a repertoire of strategies they appropriately apply to tackle the day-to-day challenges of academic tasks. Self regulated learners are successful because they control their learning environment. Four phases of self-regulation[edit] Next, students set goals and plan how to accomplish the task.

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