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Innovating Pedagogy 2014 | Open University Innovations Report #3

Innovating Pedagogy 2014 | Open University Innovations Report #3 | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

The series of reports explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation.

 

This third report proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education.  


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An easy-to-read summary of this year's top ten pedagogy innovations!

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Is Student Feedback A Waste Of Time?

Is Student Feedback A Waste Of Time? | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

From the Aqua-tnet project blog :

 

"Obtaining student feedback on courses has become standard practice in many institutions. There is surely a simple logic that teachers and course managers should be listening to the views of students and taking them into account as they revise or develop future courses? I was therefore interested to read two other blog posts that take a very contrary view....." 

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Some muses on a couple of recent blog articles about the value of student feedback questionnaires...

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Assessment on the Web: Part 2

Assessment on the Web: Part 2 | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

The second part in a series of discussions from the Peer 2 Peer University on assessment in the context of web learning

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Interesting starter on how we approach "expertise" in network based learning.

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Assessment & feedback programme : JISC

Assessment & feedback programme : JISC | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

The programme is focused on supporting large-scale changes in assessment and feedback practice, supported by technology, with the aim of enhancing the learning and teaching process and delivering efficiencies and quality improvements. A final summary report is now available which highlights the main themes and lessons learnt from the first two years of the programme - 'Supporting assessment and feedback practice with technology: from tinkering to transormation 

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This is a very useful report from the UK at a time when assessment and feedback practices are a major concern for students and staff

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Welcome to iversity - Take Open Courses with us.

Learn more and enrol in our courses: www.iversity.org Directed by Abigail Liparoto & Sergej Hein @ Be Proud Of Your Kids Script: Hannes Klöpper Art Departmen...
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Yes - a quick introduction to MOOCs without any reference to MOOC!

 

 

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Got Skills? Why Online Competency-Based Education Is the Disruptive Innovation for Higher Education (EDUCAUSE Review)

Got Skills? Why Online Competency-Based Education Is the Disruptive Innovation for Higher Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

Online competency-based education can even out the playing field by taking students to the furthest point possible in their learning experiences, regardless of their starting point, race, geographical location, or family income. <Article by Michelle R Weise>

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I have mixed feelings about competency-based education but see its role and importance in many contexts. This is a very thought provoking article from Michelle Weise which although focused on higher education in the USA underlines the importance of the work Aqua-tnet has been doing in Europe with ESCO, ECVET, Tuning and other initiatives. 

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Assessment on the Web: Part 3

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Accreditation is the main roadblock to innovation in assessment and the wider educational landscape. Credentials are often the gatekeepers to opportunity, recognition, success. Unfortunately, accreditation systems are extremely slow to change, often deeply hierarchical, and transcripts don’t tell us much about interpersonal skills or mastery. But the web can.

On the web, communities come up with their own way to recognize accomplishment. Sometimes they are in line with traditional accreditation and sometimes they are not. These mechanisms are transparent and evolve over time in step with the way communities work and learn. Not surprisingly software developers were the first professional community to do this. They have developed standards of accomplishment and recognition that are built on the web. Other communities are following.

We’ve proposed a number of “opportunities” for how assessment can evolve on the web. The tension between new ways to recognize learning, and the old mechanisms of accrediting learning will increase. And however accreditation shakes out, the web will be an important aspect of how we showcase to others what we have done, the things we have learned, and who we are.

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The third part in this series on assessment for Internet based learning.

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Assessment on the Web: Part 1

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What if learning looked like the web?A series of conversations about the current state and future of learning online. Brought to you by the folks at Peer 2 Peer University. 
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I hope this develops into an interesting discussion on how to develop new models of learning and assessment for the Internet age.

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ExamTime - Changing the way you learn

ExamTime - Changing the way you learn | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

How ExamTime can Improve Learning

ExamTime is changing the way students learn by providing free study tools for students and teachers. ExamTime has been developed to help students make studying more than just a mind exercise. It can be a “do” activity.

Learning is a lifelong endeavour. Students need to take responsibility for your learning. Through our platform, ExamTime empowers students to build best practices into their study habits – goal setting, personal learning styles, comprehension techniques, brainstorming, practice & testing and collaborative learning.

Students and teachers all around the world are creating Mind Maps, Flashcards, Notes and Quizzes using ExamTime. The intuitive and easy to use tools in ExamTime allow users to create, discover and share study resources that can engage, inspire and endure. Plus, ExamTime is allowing teachers the freedom to easily form learning groups to share resources and conduct discussions.

When you are engaged in learning you are engaged in a development process requiring different tools. What we are focused on is building the right tools to enable you to get through the learning process. That’s why we call ExamTime a Personal Learning Environment (PLE).

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Useful set of tools for traditional teaching and learning practices

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