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Why Professors at San Jose State Won't Use a Harvard Professor's MOOC

Why Professors at San Jose State Won't Use a Harvard Professor's MOOC | aect | Scoop.it
In an open letter, the San Jose professors worry that public higher education will suffer if scholar-student interaction is replaced with videotaped content.
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I hope that we can begin to move the conversation to open education resources (OER) and away from technology platforms, although I credit MOOCs as a catalyst for the conversation.

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MOOCs seem like a 'throwback' to the early days of the internet where we marveled at the sheer power of being connected, but as a method of learning, they leave lots of needs unmet.

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Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)

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Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A), Special issue on 'Connecting Learning Design and Learning Analytics.

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Three lessons from rigorous research on education technology - The Hechinger Report

Three lessons from rigorous research on education technology - The Hechinger Report | aect | Scoop.it
School district administrators and principals are inundated with salesmen peddling computers and software programs. Many claim that scientific research proves their wares work. Can they be believed? The researchers at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), an organization inside the economics department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, scoured academic journals, the internet …
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What is the future of accreditation (and how do microcredentials impact it)?

What is the future of accreditation (and how do microcredentials impact it)? | aect | Scoop.it
Higher Education Accreditation and the Federal Government
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Interesting conversation as it presents another perspective of acceptance of microcredentials (and digital badges)--in terms of accreditation. The point most would agree on, regardless of political party affiliation, is that accreditation first and foremost should be about quality of education and learning outcomes. 
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A Model of Personal Learning - by Stephen Downes

What does personal learning look like? Stephen Downes demonstrates the model he has developed over fifteen years of research on education technology and learni…

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LearningOS: The Now Generation Digital Learning Environment

LearningOS: The <em>Now</em> Generation Digital Learning Environment | aect | Scoop.it
Instead of designing and implementing a complicated next generation digital learning environment, consider using a simpler learning ecosystem that sup
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ISTE | Standards For Students | #ModernEDU #Infographic

ISTE | Standards For Students | #ModernEDU #Infographic | aect | Scoop.it
Promote future-ready learning with the ISTE Standards for Students

Today’s students must be prepared to thrive in a constantly evolving technological landscape. The ISTE Standards for Students are designed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process. Connect with other educators in the ISTE Standards Community and learn how to use the standards in the classroom with the ISTE Standards for Students ebook.

 

 

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Promote future-ready learning with the ISTE Standards for Students

Today’s students must be prepared to thrive in a constantly evolving technological landscape. The ISTE Standards for Students are designed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process. Connect with other educators in the ISTE Standards Community and learn how to use the standards in the classroom with the ISTE Standards for Students ebook.

 

 

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Nearly half of prospective college students don't expect to graduate

Nearly half of prospective college students don't expect to graduate | aect | Scoop.it

News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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Retention and persistence to graduation continue to be an issue for students in traditional post-secondary educational programs.
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Virtual Reality and Learning: The Newest Landscape for Higher Education

Virtual Reality and Learning: The Newest Landscape for Higher Education | aect | Scoop.it
When you think of higher education, chances are that virtual reality is not something that immediately comes to mind. In recent years, online learning has changed the face of education by becoming a supplement to traditional methods, allowing people to learn at a distance, on their own time and at their own pace. It has…

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 7, 7:12 PM

Amen! TESTIFY! :;)

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A Model of Personal Learning (Take Two) By Stephen Downes

Presented at #LearningTechDay in Ghent, Belgium

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How a MOOC Can Help You Land Your Dream Job!

How a MOOC Can Help You Land Your Dream Job! | aect | Scoop.it
We have all “been there,” that dreadful place of indecision about which way to go with our careers and or how to get the job we want. Perhaps you are a qualified professional, with a Bachelors, Masters, or even a Ph.D. from an accredited university, or maybe you are a member of your town council, your professional organization, and have been working in your field for 5+ years, but still you can’t quite obtain your “dream job.” How can you make your application stand out from the rest? What Are Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)? Why Take Them? One way …
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Homepage - Digital Promise Research Map

"An interactive “Research Map” website – with data visualizations, videos and links to relevant studies on an array of topics – hopes to bridge the divide [between ed tech research and the classroom]. It draws from 100,000 articles published in 180 journals."

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Education Technology Vendors in Higher Ed: Friends or Foes? - EdSurge News

Education Technology Vendors in Higher Ed: Friends or Foes? - EdSurge News | aect | Scoop.it

During recent interviews with education technology decision-makers at institutions of higher education, I was struck by the sometimes extreme view
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An overview of every Data Visualization course on the internet

An overview of every Data Visualization course on the internet | aect | Scoop.it
A year ago, I dropped out of one of the best computer science programs in Canada. I started creating my own data science master’s program using online resources. I realized that I could learn…
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Guide: Top Tactics For Creating A More Engaged Classroom - Top Hat

Guide: Top Tactics For Creating A More Engaged Classroom - Top Hat | aect | Scoop.it

Successful educators must not only deliver relevant and engaging course material to their students, but also boost class attendance, increase student participation in class, integrate technology and improve grades and graduation rates. It’s no easy task. This free eBook spotlights how 13 professors have used top student engagement tactics to create a lasting impact on their classrooms.

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Cognitive Load Theory: Research that Teachers Really Need to Understand


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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 13, 2:41 PM
Excellent article. Well supported by research. 
 
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International Perspectives on Next Generation Digital Learning Environments

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Worldwide, higher education institutions face challenges to their digital learning environments. Next generation digital learning environments must me
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Using Technology Doesn’t Make You Innovative – George Couros – Medium

Using Technology Doesn’t Make You Innovative – George Couros – Medium | aect | Scoop.it
If a classroom gets iPads, a question you will often hear immediately is, “What apps should I download?” In our concern for machines taking over education, we often do things that encourage machines to take over our teaching. I have been privy to seeing many educators use “flashcard” apps with students, not because they see it as a better process, but because they feel they need to justify iPads in their classroom by using them (the device) in some way with their students. This is often because devices are thrust onto educators without much thought and support on what is possible to do with them and how this aligns with the vision of the community.


I always ask educators to think, “What could you create with this iPad that you couldn’t create before?” Focusing on what we can “create” versus what we “consume” only, is a great starting point. It is not that consumption and content isn’t important. It is just that both consumption and creation should be evident in education for true deep learning.


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"I always ask educators to think, “What could you create with this iPad that you couldn’t create before?” Focusing on what we can “create” versus what we “consume” only, is a great starting point. It is not that consumption and content isn’t important. It is just that both consumption and creation should be evident in education for true deep learning."

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Movers shakers & policy makers - Carol Dweck, author, professor of psychology | #GrowthMindset #ModernEDU

Movers shakers & policy makers - Carol Dweck, author, professor of psychology | #GrowthMindset #ModernEDU | aect | Scoop.it
What would you say are a few of the biggest myths about growth mindset?

OK, myth No.1 is the myth that it’s all about effort, and that you instil it by praising effort. Effort is one factor that leads to learning. So the ultimate value is growth, progress, learning. And effort is one thing that leads there but there are many other things – strategies, using resources, getting advice, guidance and mentorship, and when people leave that out and just praise effort, it’s not transmitting a growth mindset. Adults have nagged children for centuries to try harder. That’s not a growth mindset, it’s an adult nagging a child to try harder!

Also, we find that when teachers think it’s just about effort and praising effort they may praise effort that isn’t even there, or that’s not effective. So if a child tries hard at something and you say ‘great job, you tried hard’, but they didn’t make progress, they didn’t advance, you’re actually conveying a fixed mindset because you’re saying ‘great effort, I didn’t really expect you to do that, and I don’t expect you to do that, so I’m trying to make you feel good about not doing it’. So we need people to understand that it’s appreciating a variety of process variables that lead to learning.

The second myth is that you can teach students a lesson on growth mindset and put a poster up in the front of the room, and that’s that, that they will have a growth mindset from then on. And we know if the teacher doesn’t then embody a growth mindset, if teachers don’t embody growth mindsets in their teaching practices, in the way that they give feedback when the child is stuck, and the way they present a new unit, in the way that they give opportunities for revision and growth of understanding – if they don’t embody that growth mindset, they are not teaching it. And in fact, if their behaviour contradicts the poster at the front of the room, then maybe they’re doing a disservice.

 

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 14, 1:41 PM
Carol Dweck outlines several myths about the pychology of a growth mindset.
Ian Berry's curator insight, August 14, 7:15 PM
Great reminders of several aspects what I call appreciative leadership.  "Effort is one factor that leads to learning. So the ultimate value is growth, progress, learning. And effort is one thing that leads there but there are many other things – strategies, using resources, getting advice, guidance and mentorship, and when people leave that out and just praise effort, it’s not transmitting a growth mindset."
Chris Carter's curator insight, August 14, 7:31 PM
Carol Dweck gave words and concrete research to the belief that kids can succeed, that hard work matters, and that being "smart" has more to do with focus and determination than genes. 
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Top 7 Educational Technology Tools, Apps, and Resources for Higher Education

Top 7 Educational Technology Tools, Apps, and Resources for Higher Education | aect | Scoop.it
Higher education is experiencing a time of rapid change. The traditional picture of a college-aged student sitting in a large lecture hall is no longer. Students complete their education at any age, in a variety of formats, and, sometimes, from multiple institutions. A recent study by the Babson Survey Research Group as reported in US News and World Report found that approximately 5.8 million students took at least one online class in 2014. The average age of someone enrolled in higher education now is 25. This change puts the focus on educational technologies that can provide solutions for classroom management, …
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How can Technology Be Used to Decrease the Dropout Rate?

How can Technology Be Used to Decrease the Dropout Rate? | aect | Scoop.it
It seems that the phrase “high school dropout” is often accompanied with the word “crisis.” Depending who you ask, kids everywhere are giving up on education before they obtain a diploma and the situation has never been worse. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that dropouts bring in just $20,241 annually, which is $10,000 less than high school graduates and over $36,000 less than a person holding a bachelor’s degree. The poverty rate for dropouts is over twice as high as college grads, and the unemployment rate for dropouts is generally 4 percentage points higher than the national average. In the …
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Podcast - Michael Fullan part 1 – New Pedagogies for Deep Learning

Podcast - Michael Fullan part 1 – New Pedagogies for Deep Learning | aect | Scoop.it
NPDLConnect Podcast series Michael Fullan is a worldwide authority on educational reform. Michael “walks the talk” by leading our NPDL Partnership – a global endeavor to shift pedagogy and deepen learning  in over 1000 schools in 7 countries. A former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto, Michael …

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 21, 12:16 PM
I agree with the point about overlooking teachers as a source of theoretical understanding about their own pedagogy. Fullan might feel he encourages policy makers and local school districts to use teachers as leaders. It isn't happening.

I am concerned about the use of catch phrases i.e. deep pedagogy and deep learning in this case. What do they mean in the day-to-day practice of teaching and learning?
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Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume - EdSurge News

Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume - EdSurge News | aect | Scoop.it

"One of the biggest misconceptions students at last week’s New Media Consortium’s Summer Conference (NMC) brought up was the idea that millennials are digital natives.

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Students struggle with digital skills because their teachers lack confidence

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This article was written by Amber McLeod and Kelly Carabott Australian teenagers are increasingly struggling to achieve the basic level required in information and communications technology (ICT). In 2014, only around half (52%) of students in Year 10 achieved the minimum standard of digital competence. Examples of where students struggled include: searching for relevant resources on the internet; using a web browser history; creating tables and charts; sorting data in a spreadsheet; displaying hidden toolbars; inserting images; changing font formats and colours; and using animations and page transitions effectively. There is a risk that a large proportion of students may …
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Why teacher education should include Neuroscience

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The neuroscience of how the brain learns and what influences the most successful brain acquisition and application of learning should be included in all teacher education programs.

Teachers need to be prepared with foundational knowledge to understand, evaluate, and apply the neuroscience of learning. With this knowledge they will be able to recognize future implications from this rapidly expanding field of research to increase the effectiveness of their teaching and build and sustain students’ joy of learning.

Teacher education needs to prepare tomorrow’s teachers with the knowledge and tools to prepare their future students for the game-changing realities globalization. The new Common Core standards align well with the preparation for students need to be prepared with the thinking skills already sought by employers. These skillsets are those described in the neurology literature for almost 100 years, and they remain the brain networks that can be strengthened so all students can participate in the opportunities and challenges in higher education, vocations, a global society.

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