Building global learning communities Thomas Cochranea*, Ilona Buchemb, Mar Camachoc, Catherine Cronind, Averill Gordone and Helen Keeganf aCentre for Learning and Teaching, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand; bDepartment of Economics and Social Sciences, Beuth University, Berlin, Germany; cDepartament de Pedagogia, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalunya, Spain; dDepartment of Information Technology, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland; eDepartment of Communications, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand; fAcoustics, Digital Media and Audio Engineering, Salford University, Manchester, UK Abstract Within the background where education is increasingly driven by the economies of scale and research funding, we propose an alternative online open and connected framework (OOC) for building global learning communities using mobile social media. Keywords: community of practice; mlearning; global collaboration framework *Corresponding author.
A best-practice checklist for professional development experiences While innovations typically involve a high degree of novelty and a paradigm shift, tried-and-true best practices often serve as their launch pad and rocket fuel. In designing and selecting professional development opportunities that harness and reflect best practices in education, there are four key elements for a high-quality experience: authenticity, contextual learning, a creative climate, and reflection and transference. These insights have been validated through conversations with National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees—some of the country’s greatest innovators—over the last quarter of a century. Authenticity What are the stories that constitute the experience, whose stories are they, and do they feel like credible inspiration for your growth and development? We asked many of our inductees to speak directly to educators and administrators across the nation.
Podcast 434: Discovering Useful New Ideas as a Connected Educator (October 2015) This podcast primarily features a recording from the October 22, 2015, OACTE, OEQA, OATE Fall Conference in Edmond, Oklahoma, held at the University of Central Oklahoma. The recorded session was my breakout presentation titled, “Discovering Useful New Ideas as a Connected Educator: Tips for Using Flipboard, Pocket, Twitter and Nuzzel.” Check out the podcast shownotes for links to my presentation slides (shared as a Google Presentation) and other referenced links and videos. Access that website using the shortened URL wfryer.me/ideas. The introduction of this podcast includes some reflections on the 2015 Write Well, Sell Well Conference in Oklahoma City, on October 22-23, 2015.
ISTE MLN - Webinar Archives November 30th 2017: "Making Learning Replayable: Gameful Mobile Learning" presented by Dr. Matthew Farber. This webinar stems from Dr. Farber's new book, Game-Based Learning in Action: How an Expert Affinity Group Teaches with Games, which reports on how are expert educators use games in their classrooms to give students agency, while also teaching 21st century skills, like empathy, systems thinking, and design thinking. edWeb.net - Cookies Required Check out one of our most popular webinars below! Emerging Tech is a professional learning community (PLC) where school librarians can explore all the ways to integrate technology and 21st century learning into school library programs. The community hosts free monthly webinars and live chats presented by Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School (CT).
Using Video for Social Learning Video can be an engaging content medium, when done professionally, for social learning and sharing knowledge. As we can see online education has grown nearly 25 percent in the past four years, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education, this may also suggest the public’s interest in video as a learning tool. Video can also be easily deployed to virtual teams and the general public to: Google for Education: Training Center We designed our lessons so that every minute you spend on training gets you closer to your professional goals. Professional Growth Lifelong learning is essential to developing yourself as an educator. No matter your level of experience with technology, there's always room to grow. Engage in co-learning with colleagues, immerse yourself in a welcoming community, and discover your leadership potential as an educator. Find lessons on Professional Growth in:
Teacher Training: Web Resources for Staff Development A first year teacher feels overwhelmed. A principal needs an evaluation rubric for integrating technology. You're looking for a listing of summer workshops for teachers in your area. International Education News l The PIE News l 2020: Demand for HE to outpace international student mobility Improved domestic provision of higher education, increased intraregional student mobility and the overall growth of Transnational Education (TNE), will meet the growing demand for higher education in 2020 say over 20 global higher education leaders. “TNE variants may prove to be a more prudent recruitment vehicle than relying only on international students” Growth in global HE international enrolments will decline from 5-6% to 1.4% annually in 2020 as demand in the developed world slows and supply in BRIC countries increases, the paper claims. Major destinations such as France, Germany and New Zealand are already experiencing this: their international enrolments grew by less than 10% from 2005 to 2010.