Six Elements at the Core of Great (Online) Teaching - The Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning By Dr. Ian Kelleher I am of a certain age where reskinning Winamp was a thing. Winamp was a media player way before Spotify existed, and you could completely change the way it looked, from a 1980’s boombox to a sleek car stereo to a sophisticated looking tower system, by reskinning it — but it was, at its core, the same Winamp underneath. Yes, we are all teaching and learning online now, but the core of what we do should be the same because the core is based on how students learn best. We are reskinning teaching, not reinventing it. Rhizomatic Learning - The community is the curriculum Doing this course I've put together a blog post to give you a sense of 'where' the course is happening and what you might like to do as part of it. READ THIS FIRST = Your unguided tour of Rhizo14 Why might this course be for you? Rhizomatic learning is a story of how we can learn in a world of abundance – abundance of perspective, of information and of connection.
George Siemens Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age December 12, 2004 George Siemens Update (April 5, 2005): I've added a website to explore this concept at www.connectivism.ca Where Social Learning is Stuck Today Do you know the story of the elephant and the twig? It’s the tragedy of social learning today: what is possible is not thinkable. It’s kind of difficult to plough through the clutter about social media and the stories of how it is supposed to reshape the way we are doing things today. The noise of the circus is getting so loud that nobody notices that we are almost stopped moving .
A Guidebook To Help with Remote Learning To get the complete tutorial playlist of all the tools that will help teachers in a Remote Learning situation feel out this FORM. The Need for Help As more and more schools are closing with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, teachers and students have to grapple with lost learning time in the classroom. Students and parents are worried about kids falling behind in school with little chance to get caught up. 20 Resources for Teaching Kids How to Program & Code Isn't it amazing to see a baby or a toddler handle a tablet or a smart phone? They know how technology works. Kids absorb information so fast, languages (spoken or coded) can be learned in a matter of months. Recently there has been a surge of articles and studies emerging about teaching kids to code. We live in a "Back to the Future" movie.
Amy's EDC MSc blog Often when trying to understand an online phenomenon, looking to the non-online version (if applicable) is a useful tool to start with for comparative purposes later of how the entity has changed in its online guise. “Online communities” – topic of exploration this week Task: Find an online community and study it. Professor Gráinne Conole Professor of Learning Innovation Director, Institute of Learning Innovation Gráinne joined the Institute of Learning Innovation as Director on 1st September, 2011. Coronavirus: 14 simple tips for better online teaching The past few days have seen increasing numbers of schools and universities across the world announce that they are moving to online-only learning. Hundreds of thousands of teachers are busy working to move their face-to-face lessons online. Designing online courses takes significant time and effort. Read more: Coronavirus: universities are shifting classes online – but it's not as easy as it sounds Right now, however, we need a simpler formula.
Ary's blog A few months ago, I stumbled upon MOOCs. Immediately, I was hooked. I found Coursera, was intrigued by the EDC-MOOC course description and signed up in seconds flat. Gilles Deleuze's Difference and Repetition Gilles Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) was a French philosopher, literary critic, art critic, and film critic. He was born in Paris, and was educated at the Lycée Carnot and at the Sorbonne.
10 Best Practices To Be An Effective Online Teacher The digital classroom brings with it a range of unknown and unexplored territory, mostly in part to its relative newness when compared to traditional teaching methods. To be an effective online teacher, there are 10 simple but effective practices you can follow. When coupled with a comprehensive course load and the right resources, there’s no reason why online learning can’t be even more effective than a traditional classroom setting. Towards Reproducible Descriptions of Neuronal Network Models Introduction Science advances human knowledge through learned discourse based on mutual criticism of ideas and observations. This discourse depends on the unambiguous specification of hypotheses and experimental procedures—otherwise any criticism could be diverted easily. Moreover, communication among scientists will be effective only if a publication evokes in a reader the same ideas as the author had in mind upon writing . Scientific disciplines have over time developed a range of abstract notations, specific terminologies and common practices for describing methods and results. These have lifted scientific discourse from handwaving arguments about sloppily ascertained observations to precise and falsifiable reasoning about facts established at a well-defined level of certainty.