Aqua-tnet
Follow
Find tag "teaching"
4.4K views | +10 today
Aqua-tnet
Collated articles relevant to Aqua-tnet, the EU Erasmus Lifelong Learning Thematic Network for Aquaculture, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management (www.aquatnet.com)
Curated by John Bostock
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by John Bostock
Scoop.it!

European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning: Web 2.0 Use in Higher Education

European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning: Web 2.0 Use in Higher Education | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

An article by Michelle Rogers-Estable on research carried out in the USA

"This study analyzed current uses of emerging Web 2.0 technologies in higher education with the intent to better understand which tools teachers are using in the classroom. A total of 189 faculty in higher education from three western US universities were invited to participate, with 54 completing the survey. The survey included open-ended questions as well to offer an alternative analysis approach. In this study, the respondents claimed that the intrinsic factors of a lack of time and training were the main barriers to use, and reported positive views of Web 2.0 use in class, with 75% saying that these tools would benefit students and 83% saying they would benefit teacher-student interactions. In contrast to these results only 44% of the respondents used at least 4 of the 13 listed Web 2.0 tools with students. The reported uses did not match with the reported benefits, and this would support the results that extrinsic factors (time, training, support), instead of intrinsic factors (beliefs, motivation, confidence) are the main barriers to faculty in this study using more Web 2.0 in education. The top five Web 2.0 tools used, in order of preference, follow: (a) video sharing with tools like YouTube; (b) instant messaging; (c) blogs; (d) social communities, such as Facebook; and (e) podcasts or video casts."

John Bostock's insight:

This mirrors Aqua-tnet findings in Europe, that lack of training and confidence in using Web 2.0 tools on the part of faculty (teachers) is one of the major constraints to wider adoption.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Bostock
Scoop.it!

The Promotion of Language Learning and Linguistic Diversity through the aquatic sciences ERASMUS network AQUA-TNET - Online First - Springer

The Promotion of Language Learning and Linguistic Diversity through the aquatic sciences ERASMUS network AQUA-TNET - Online First - Springer | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
The ERASMUS academic network AQUA-TNET, prompted by reports of a lack of concern regarding language training provision for exchange students which had been raised in successive European Universities Association Trends reports, carried out a detailed examination of the language training provided by its partners for exchange students through its Language Learning and Linguistic Diversity (LLLD) group. The group carried out several European-wide surveys to ascertain whether the reported lack of concern was also evident in the AQUA-TNET partnership. The results of these surveys reveal some disparity between staff and student perceptions of language provision for exchange students. The group also investigated the incidence of English as the main delivery language for aquatic science courses, as well as the need for language provision at the basic rather than the intermediate or advanced level, as advocated by the academic sector. The AQUA-TNET LLLD group’s activities were responsible for several studies and reports used to inform or update the network on developments relevant to their language learning policies: desk study on marine science courses in the AQUA-TNET network; review of European schools’ language (and science) policies; reports on EUROPASS, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and the use of the Internet for delivery of multilingual language learning. The needs analysis derived from the student survey on online language course provision led to changes in the chosen online language course.
John Bostock's insight:

Another valuable output from the AQUA-TNET project on linguistic diversity and language learning linked with aquaculture and aquatic science student mobility 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by John Bostock from Learning Technology News
Scoop.it!

What’s the Difference Between a Flipped Classroom and Flipped Learning?

What’s the Difference Between a Flipped Classroom and Flipped Learning? | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

Why do I characterize this explanation as a flipped classroom and not flipped learning? Because, contrary to popular belief, these terms are not synonymous. Yet nearly every article written on these topics mistakenly equates them.

 

 


Via Nik Peachey
John Bostock's insight:

Useful definition of flipped learning

more...
Moana TeaniniEnglishteacher's curator insight, September 14, 12:10 PM

very good

 

Maria Persson's curator insight, September 18, 11:13 PM

Keep in mind that no matter what 'method' you use it should be focused on the student and their learning. Very well explained in this article!

Robin Yu's curator insight, November 29, 7:45 PM

Well explained.

Rescooped by John Bostock from Learning Technology News
Scoop.it!

What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

Without professional development that can give teachers the full practical knowledge on the use of technology, you will not see technology being successfully integrated in the classrooms for better learning.


Via Nik Peachey
John Bostock's insight:

Hopefully the recent Aqua-tnet Digital Teaching Skills Workshop was a useful start!

more...
Paul's curator insight, July 24, 4:03 PM

Teachers need the time to try out new devices - this is essential for adoption of new technology in the school

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 29, 12:50 PM

Sure!

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 1, 2:21 AM

Good points

Scooped by John Bostock
Scoop.it!

DigiSkill Network

DigiSkill Network | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

The strategic guidelines of Europe 2020 put particular emphasis in strengthening horizontal cooperation and the sharing of experience and good practice among the Member States. It’s really crucial for education to fulfil its role in the knowledge triangle, research and innovation objectives and outcomes need to feed back into education, with teaching and learning underpinned by a strong research base, and with teaching and learning environments developed and improved through greater incorporation of creative thinking and innovative attitudes and approaches. Additionally there is a mainstream of eLearning in national policies for the modernisation of education and training, including in curricula, assessment of learning outcomes and the professional development of teachers and trainers.


According to the OECD survey, teachers have few incentives to improve their teaching, as while the most common types of professional development activity available to them are not the most effective. The majority of teachers would like more professional development (particularly on ICT skills, and student behaviour). It has to be mentioned that education and training play a fundamental role in achieving the ‘Europe 2020’ objectives.


All the above create a great deal of activity to ensure basic ICT skills as part of digital competence and learning to learn skills. Current developments in ICT and Web 2.0 technologies have offered the potential for new services, which has significantly transformed our day-to-day personal and professional activities; bare the potential to do the same for education and training. Known as ICT learning, using such technologies can be as simple as accessing a training timetable online, through very complex as developing virtual communities of practice for sharing and creating knowledge.

John Bostock's insight:

New project to help promote and develop digital teaching and learning skills

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by John Bostock from Open Educational Resources (OER)
Scoop.it!

How Open and Free Content will Transform Post-secondary Education | Contact North

How Open and Free Content will Transform Post-secondary Education | Contact North | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

If current trends continue, we may well see the day quite soon when most, if not all, digital 'content' will be open and free to use for educational purposes. If that trend develops further, and is combined with online learning, there will be major consequences for teaching, learning and, above all, our post-secondary institutions.


Via Andreas Link
John Bostock's insight:

Nice article on how higher education institutions and instructors need to adapt to a world with greater access to (open) online resources. 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by John Bostock from Learning Technology News
Scoop.it!

From face-to-face teaching to online teaching: pedagogical transitions

From face-to-face teaching to online teaching: pedagogical transitions | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

As higher education has embraced online education as a way to reduce costs, increase flexibility, and enhance access to students it is important to gain an understanding of the perceptions of instructors moving into online teaching. This study found a change in the beliefs and teaching presence of the instructors from their initial resistance to online teaching to an approach which is mindful of the student experience and promotes a dialogical approach to online learning.


Via Nik Peachey
John Bostock's insight:

Not new, but some useful insights on how tertiary education is changing as greater use is made of digital technologies.

more...
Evelyn Izquierdo's curator insight, April 23, 9:36 PM

There are more benefits from implementing a blended learning approach than keeping the traditional teaching style; however, before incorporating online teaching into our classrooms, there are several factors teachers should take into account. Here is an interesting perspective offered by the University of Southern Queensland you might consider for the pedagogical transition.

Santiago Moral's curator insight, April 24, 5:09 AM

The role of the teacher has to change

Christiane Moisés's curator insight, April 24, 3:52 PM

excellent article!

Scooped by John Bostock
Scoop.it!

EUROPA - Press release - EU high level group: train the professors to teach

EUROPA - Press release - EU high level group: train the professors to teach | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

The EU high-level group on modernisation of higher education publishes its first report today on improving the quality of teaching and learning in universities. The group, chaired by former President of Ireland Mary McAleese, makes 16 recommendations which include a call for mandatory certified training for professors and other higher education teaching staff, more focus on helping students to develop entrepreneurial and innovative skills, and the creation of a European Academy of Teaching and Learning.

 

Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, said: "My goal in setting up the group was to encourage new thinking and ideas. Its recommendations are timely, practical and do not necessarily require large amounts of additional expenditure. Quality teaching in our higher education and training systems is crucial for ensuring that students are equipped with the right blend of skills for their future personal and professional development. The Commission will do all it can to support the implementation of these recommendations."

John Bostock's insight:

Rather late picking this up, but an interesting report that counters the trend to prioritise research excellence over teaching quality 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by John Bostock from Open Educational Resources (OER)
Scoop.it!

Jim Phillips: On the Curation of Instructional Content (EDUCAUSE Review)

Jim Phillips: On the Curation of Instructional Content (EDUCAUSE Review) | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

Higher education institutions are prodigious content producers. Although there are long-standing policies in place to permit the curation of instructional content and of the transactional artifacts of the learning experience, librarians have traditionally concentrated more attention on research. This stance is quite justifiable given the massive amount of research data being generated today as a result of revised data-planning requirements by grant-funding agencies. However, with the tacit rules governing instruction and with market pressures rapidly evolving, has the time come for librarians to intentionally curate instructional content, in all its unwieldy diversity? And as we come to better understand the lasting value of data analytics, what would be the consequences of inaction?


Via Andreas Link
John Bostock's insight:

A very interesting article that raises the issue of ownership and use of teaching materials. It suggests they may increasingly be held by commercial companies (such as Pearson OpenClass) unless university libraries take a more active role in curation, archiving and ensuring accessibility. Add into this debate the rise of Open Educational Resources and you have a very potent set of issues concerning for instance, power, academic freedom, intellectual property rights management, student and teacher privacy......

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by John Bostock from Aquaculture Research
Scoop.it!

Auburn University School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences

Overview of the Auburn University School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences. This program is recognized world wide as one of the best. The E.W. S...

Via Global Aqua Link
John Bostock's insight:

No sound on the video, but the scale of facilities is impressive

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Bostock
Scoop.it!

The Aquaculturists: First Aquaculture Learning Centre from Aquaculture without Frontiers

The Aquaculturists: First Aquaculture Learning Centre from Aquaculture without Frontiers | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF) is pleased to announce that we have signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Universidad Tecnológica Del Mar De Tamaulipas Bicentenario (UTMarT) based at La Pesca, Soto la Marina, Tamaulipas, México.
The UTMarT currently offers Technical, Bachelor and Graduate programs in aquaculture and is building a new centre in Tampico. The target of this agreement is to jointly develop food security and personnel training in the International Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer for Aquaculture (CIITTA), which will be AwF’s first Aquaculture Learning Centre (ALC). 
John Bostock's insight:

The call for greater engagement between academia, industry and third sector organisations is starting to bear fruit!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Bostock
Scoop.it!

100 Great Game Based Learning and Gamification Resources

100 Great Game Based Learning and Gamification Resources | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
Lots people want to get started with game based learning, gamification and serious games in their training.
John Bostock's insight:

This is likely to save a lot of searching for any teachers interested in how to gamify aspects of their courses

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Bostock
Scoop.it!

Why Open Education Matters

A video we made about a topic close to our hearts - Open Education! Blink Tower is a small team based in Cape Town, South Africa - and we love making explainer…
John Bostock's insight:

Simplistic - Yes; Effective - Yes

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by John Bostock from iPads in Education
Scoop.it!

The teacher's guide: 50 resources for using tech in the modern classroom | ZDNet

The teacher's guide: 50 resources for using tech in the modern classroom | ZDNet | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
A roundup of educational articles, apps and tutorials for educators looking to integrate technology into the classroom, updated for 2014.

Via John Evans
John Bostock's insight:

Try something new!

more...
Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 24, 10:08 AM

An updated list of technology integration options. Using any of these?

Charlie Dare's curator insight, October 27, 5:21 PM
"[24. Video and media? TeacherTube | Video tips 25. The Internet? Webquests -- How, when and why. | Internet safety cheat sheet 26. Presentations? Tips for design and delivery] '
Scooped by John Bostock
Scoop.it!

Evaluation on the use of e-learning tools to support teaching and learning in aquaculture and aquatic sciences education - Online First - Springer

Evaluation on the use of e-learning tools to support teaching and learning in aquaculture and aquatic sciences education - Online First - Springer | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

The study aimed to capture a snapshot of the status of educational means used in teaching and learning in the area of aquaculture, fisheries and aquatic resources management at European level, with specific consideration on the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) and e-learning tools. To achieve this goal, an online survey was compiled and made available to teachers and students across Europe. In total, teachers from 31 institutions and students from 40 institutions participated in this survey. This paper presents the findings, considers trends and poses further questions for sector stakeholders to help in the development of future programmes and support. In summary, it can be concluded that few teachers have a comprehensive knowledge of the wide range of ICT tools available and can make use of e-learning tools with complete confidence. There is therefore a real and urgent need to “train the trainers” to use ICT in their teaching environments. From the students’ end, there is a strong desire to learn more about the application of e-learning tools and to use them in their learning process.

John Bostock's insight:

A third article from the AQUA-TNET project examining the use of information and communication technologies and digital media in aquaculture education across Europe.

more...
Rene Mejia's curator insight, September 30, 10:23 AM

Herramientas de e-learning Aplicadas a Nuestra Vida #eduvm

Scooped by John Bostock
Scoop.it!

elearn Magazine: Design for Online Learning Using a Learner's Perspective Approach

elearn Magazine: Design for Online Learning Using a Learner's Perspective Approach | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

http://elearnmag.acm.org/


For any individual who does instructional design, the challenge falls in the process and the nuances of the process. With the proliferation of online education, the process calls for dynamic and speedy steps because often there is not enough time or resources to waste. However, this type of design process tends to focus more on the teaching than on the learning. The focus on teaching is how content is presented, rather than on how the course design achieves flow for the individual learner. Roderick Sims introduces in his book, Design Alchemy: Transforming the Way We Think About Learning and Teaching, the concept of design for learning—a way for designers to "conceptualize the development process from the learner's perspective rather than that of the content or the teacher." This concept makes the focus on the learning rather on the teacher or content.

John Bostock's insight:

This looks like an interesting book, to help design online courses from the perspective of the learner rather than the instructor.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by John Bostock from Open Educational Resources (OER)
Scoop.it!

Mor, Yishay, Mellar, Harvey & Warburton, Steven (eds.) - Practical Design Patterns for Teaching and Learning with Technology - 2014

Mor, Yishay, Mellar, Harvey & Warburton, Steven (eds.) - Practical Design Patterns for Teaching and Learning with Technology - 2014 | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

"Education aspires to bring about change; whether to change individuals and societies, or to change knowledge, attitudes, and practices. The act of devising plans of activities, resources, and tools to achieve such change is an act of learning design. This book sets out to share design knowledge about the use of technology in teaching and learning, and to explore how we might best share this design knowledge amongst educators, but also between educators, researchers, and technology developers."


Via Andreas Link
John Bostock's insight:

This looks a very interesting collection of papers and open access too!

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by John Bostock from Digital Presentations in Education
Scoop.it!

ParticiPoll - free audience polling for PowerPoint

ParticiPoll - free audience polling for PowerPoint | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
Free audience polling add-in for PowerPoint that uses audience members' mobile devices for voting and displays results live in your slides.

Via Baiba Svenca
John Bostock's insight:

This looks a simple to use solution for greater engagement with larger classes or meetings

more...
Bouchut's curator insight, May 19, 12:12 PM

multi devices. Permet de provoquer des sondages directement depuis power point

 

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, May 27, 6:03 AM

Un autre outil à ranger dans la catégorie des CRS

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, May 30, 7:57 AM

So cool!!  I am envisioning a social studies class with mock elections and student iPads.  What a wonderful way to use the tools we have been given!

Scooped by John Bostock
Scoop.it!

Learning and teaching experiences in transnational education

Learning and teaching experiences in transnational education | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

The UK Higher Education Academy (HEA) has announced the publication of two new reports focusing on the quality of learning and teaching in transnational education (TNE); one focusing on the student perspective (commissioned from the National Union of Students (NUS)) and the other focusing on the perspective of UK staff leading or delivering TNE, led by the HEA.

John Bostock's insight:

Timely publications looking at the growth in transnational tertiary education and issues that need to be addressed. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Bostock
Scoop.it!

Module 13: Gender in Fisheries and Aquaculture

Module 13: Gender in Fisheries and Aquaculture | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

The World Bank, IFAD, FAO and the Michigan State University have transformed the 2008 “Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook” into an e-learning course. This includes Module 13 on Gender in Fisheries and Aquaculture.

John Bostock's insight:

Some appropriate and useful e-learning materials for World Women's Day 

more...
Charlie Dare's curator insight, March 10, 9:19 PM
Some appropriate and useful e-learning materials for World Women's Day
Scooped by John Bostock
Scoop.it!

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).

John Bostock's insight:

Useful set of tools for traditional teaching and learning practices

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Bostock
Scoop.it!

Aquaculture in action - NZ Educational Materials

Aquaculture in action - NZ Educational Materials | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

The New Zealand Government has created the Aquaculture in Action, web-based educational resource (Aquaculture Fact Sheet) to provide students with meaningful social sciences and science learning opportunities. 

 

To bring the fact sheets into the classroom the resource also includes a teacher’s guide and how the resource links to the New Zealand Curriculum.

 

The lesson plans were developed for Years 7 through 10.

The plans were created to assist teachers in helping students investigate and learn about aquaculture, as well as its impact on the economy and environment.

John Bostock's insight:

This is a great initiative and good example of how aquaculture can be brought into the classroom - just needs a mark 2 version with some video and real sea spray!

 

Incidentally, the links provided do not currently link directly so this may be better: http://www.fish.govt.nz/en-nz/Commercial/Aquaculture/Aquaculture+Archive/default.htm  (under Education). 

 

See also http://www.fish.govt.nz/en-nz/Starfish/default.htm For more educational resources in fisheries.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by John Bostock from E-Learning and Online Teaching
Scoop.it!

Embed Videos with Google Drive- A Useful Tip for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Embed Videos with Google Drive- A Useful Tip for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

 If for any reasons you do not want to upload your classroom videos to YouTube and are looking for another free hosting video that can allow you to upload and share your videos Google Drive is one of your best options. Only few Google Drive users know that there is a functionality in Google Drive that enables anyone with a Google Drive account to instantly upload their videos and after the upload you can get an embed code to integrate your video anywhere on the web. Here is how you can do it.


Via Dennis T OConnor
John Bostock's insight:

This could be useful, especially for anyone using video as a way of providing feedback or one-off exercises etc.

more...
Darleana McHenry's curator insight, October 4, 2013 6:30 PM

I think that this can be used to share videos among teachers as well.

Nataliasterns's curator insight, December 25, 2013 6:09 PM

Para embeber videos que no querés subir a youtube

Scooped by John Bostock
Scoop.it!

Reducing Stress | The Mindful PhD

Reducing Stress | The Mindful PhD | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

In recent weeks, I’ve talked with quite a few colleagues–faculty (full-time and part-time) and graduate students–who were nervous about teaching their first class, or their first class on this campus, the first session of a new course, or a new group of students.  This concoction of stage fright, imposter syndrome, natural uncertainty about anything new, the preparations of an introvert in an extrovert’s role, and who knows what else is just one of the many types of anxiety experienced by those of us in higher education.  We can count on this situational stress at least twice a year, but admittedly it’s one of our mildest sources of stress.

John Bostock's insight:

For anyone seriously stressing over delivering their first (or even subsequent) lectures - this could be a helpful article

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Bostock
Scoop.it!

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...
John Bostock's insight:

Yes - a quick introduction to MOOCs without any reference to MOOC!

 

 

more...
No comment yet.