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How To Know If You're Correctly Integrating Technology - Edudemic

How To Know If You're Correctly Integrating Technology - Edudemic | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Want to know if you're correctly integrating technology into your classroom? This matrix and insight will help you get a firm grasp on what to do.

The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, collaborative, constructive, authentic, and goal directed (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells.
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Anne Whaits's curator insight, December 16, 2012 12:02 AM

TIM = Technology Integration Matrix and it serves as a very useful guide to strategically shift your classroom and learn how to integrate technology to transform the learning experience. Download the PDF version of TIM for more details and actual learning designs.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 17, 2012 1:00 PM

A useful matrix that can be used as a self check to see how we'll you are teaching using technology.

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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley | Video on TED.com

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.

 

Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence

 

 

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“The real role of leadership in education … is not and should not be command and control. The real role of leadership is climate control, creating a climate of possibility.”

 

Great Talk!

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Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, September 7, 2013 11:58 AM

Worth watching..

Laurent Picard's curator insight, January 22, 9:22 AM

Une vidéo trés intéressante (et amusante) où Ken Robinson parle du système éducatif américain. Mais ses propos s'appliquent aussi au notre...

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Occupy Mindfulness

Occupy Mindfulness | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Mindfulness is a way to occupy yourself, to fully inhabit your body and mind with presence and awareness and not over-identify with one's fleeting thoughts and unmindfully act on them; in this sense it mirrors the occupy movement itself by committing to a stand of non-participation. Non-participation is a conscious position of openness, of noticing, questioning, checking in with and exploring one's own and other's needs, feelings, and desires. It refuses to foreclose on the present by seeking a pre-determined goal or outcome or to become overly attached to one particular worldview, identity, or behavioral regimen. Adopting this stance allows one to fully participate in activities that reflect inclusiveness and openness themselves.


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Teacher Appreciation: Why We Teach

Teacher Appreciation: Why We Teach | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

All good teaching originates from the motive of generosity. To help others understand history, literature, mathematics or science is the ground upon which all learning stands. Fundamentally, education is the transmission of wisdom from one scholar to another.

 

 

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Blended Learning Infographic: A Disruptive Innovation | e-Learning Infographics

Blended Learning Infographic: A Disruptive Innovation | e-Learning Infographics | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Disruptive innovations fundamentally transform a sector by replacing expensive, complicated, and inaccessible products or services with much less expensive, simpler, and more convenient alternatives. Blended learning is a disruptive innovation in education that can take many forms. At the Blended Learning Infographic: A Disruptive Innovation, your will find out what blended learning is, why it’s spreading, and how it works in real and virtual classrooms.
- Defining Blended Learning
-- The Blended Learning Matrix
-- Blended Learning on the rise
- Blended Learning models
-- Blended Learning in practice
-- Blended Learning spotlights
-- The need for more education technology solutions.
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The "Immeasurable" Part 2

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"What I’m trying to get at is that our school assessment lives primarily in the bottom left part of that graph, and that we rarely if ever get to the “immeasurable” stuff that resides toward the top right. To put it another way, we focus in schools on that which is quantifiable when, I think, our real value as places of learning rests in that messy stuff that isn’t."

By Will Richardson http://willrichardson.com/post/28626310240/the-immeasurable-part-2 (Read Part 1 too!)


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Sue Alexander's curator insight, April 18, 7:15 PM

It's exciting to see the whole of education coming to grips with what art educators have wrestled with forever!

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Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Many educators are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0. This post compares the developments of the Internet-Web to those of education. The Internet has become an integral thread of the tapestries of most societies throughout the globe. The web influences people’s way of thinking, doing and being; and people influence the development and content of the web.


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 18, 3:55 AM

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Androgagy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, April 18, 12:14 PM

Educación 3.0

Adam Lenaarts's curator insight, April 21, 11:07 AM

 This education 3.0 concept combined with Keegan's levels of Ego Development should help educators and students in their question for glory.

 

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The Innovation of Loneliness - The connection between social media and loneliness

What is the connection between Social Networks and Being Lonely? Quoting the words of Sherry Turkle from her TED talk - Connected, But Alone. (http://www.ted.com/talks/sherry_turkle_alone_together.html)

 

Also Based on Dr. Yair Amichai-Hamburgers hebrew article -The Invention of Loneliness.

 

Script, Design & Animation: Shimi Cohen

Final Project at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design.

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Stephen Downes: The MOOC of One: Personal Learning Technologies - YouTube

What will it happen after the MOOC? How will they influence the next generation technology? Stephen Downes, who built the world's first MOOC software, describes the development of MOOC and examines the transition from the idea of the massive open online course to the personal learning environment. 

While much attention has been paid in recent years to the massive numbers of students able to participate in open online learning, what is often overlooked is the capacity of individual learners to use open online learning to shape and design their own curriculum and pedagogy.

This talk will examine how open online learning puts the control of learning into the hands of learners, how educators will adapt with new learner-driven pedagogies and curriculum design, and the technical infrastructure supporting personal learning in a community and cooperative environment.


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 16, 4:33 AM

Stephen Downes: The MOOC of One: Personal Learning Technologies

Lee Schlenker's curator insight, April 18, 12:04 AM

In moving away from distance teaching to focusing on the idea of proximity learning

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New! Blended Learning Infographic

New! Blended Learning Infographic | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

"Blended learning incorporates multiple methods of instruction in order to customize the learning experience for each student, leading to increased student interaction and engagement."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 15, 6:41 PM

The blended classroom is beginning to happen in many school districts. This infographic provides a great overview of blended learning. In addition to the section shown above, which looks at how teacher-led instruction connects to quality digital learning time to group work and projects (and the ongoing cycle) you will find sections on:

* Turning Computer Time into Quality Learning Time

* Empowering Teachers with Real-Time Student Performance Information

* Tying It All Together

Online learning happens in a variety of ways. This post looks at some of the critical features that must be included for an online or blended class to be successful.

Coolwired's curator insight, April 16, 11:31 AM

This Infographic  illustrates the best of both worlds in modern education!

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Statisticians slam popular teacher evaluation method

Statisticians slam popular teacher evaluation method | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
The evidence against VAM is at this point overwhelming. The refusal of school reformers to acknowledge it is outrageous.

 

"*VAMs are generally based on standardized test scores and do not directly measure potential teacher contributions toward other student outcomes."

 

"*VAMs typically measure correlation, not causation: Effects – positive or negative – attributed to a teacher may actually be caused by other factors that are not captured in the model."


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Srdjan Verbić's curator insight, April 14, 11:52 PM

"value-added method" seems to be unreliable

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OPINION: Ban "Digital" Learning (EdSurge News)

OPINION: Ban "Digital" Learning (EdSurge News) | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

It’s time to ban “digital” learning.

 

For 20 years I have dedicated my career to understanding and demonstrating the value of technology in the teaching and learning process. I once held a job where my title was “School of the Future Technology Architect.” I’m a believer in instruction that is, as the buzzwords go, data driven, adaptive, personalized, one-to-one, online, blended, flipped, and gamified.


I am, put simply, bought in. But we’ve lost our way. We’ve elevated the digital conversation to levels that represent reform-celebrityism.  We have forgotten to read the “under-promise and over-deliver” section of the handbook on effective reform. We’ve amplified the virtues, necessity, promise, and potential of technology so much that we are perilously close to forgetting what it was all about in the first place: helping teachers to teach and students to learn.

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It's time for the Department of Education to invest in using the research available on brain science to improve the teaching and learning process. It’s time we talked about increasing the ratios of heros to students rather than tablets to students. Let’s make sure that the quality of the content we put in front of our kids is measured by research rather than by “likes.”  


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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently assessed 770 seventh graders in two states to study these areas, the results definitely got our attention. Unfortunately, over 70 percent of their responses suggested that:

- Middle school students are more concerned with content relevance than with credibility.

- They rarely attend to source features such as author, venue or publication type to evaluate reliability and author perspective.

- When they do refer to source features in their explanations, their judgments are often vague, superficial and lack reasoned justification.

 

Other studies highlight similar shortcomings of high school and college students in these areas. From my perspective, the problem is not likely to go away without intervention during regular content area instruction.

 

So, what can you do to more explicitly teach adolescents how to evaluate the quality of online information?

 

 

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A new MOOC on how to do blended learning

A new MOOC on how to do blended learning | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

EDUCAUSE and the University of Central Florida are offering a free MOOC called ‘BlendKit2014 – Becoming a Blended Learning Designer‘, which will run initially from April 21 to May 27.

 

It is aimed primarily at faculty and instructional designers, will come away with best practices for developing design documents, content pages and peer review feedback tools. In particular it will offer:

 

 1. a consideration of key issues related to blended learning and

2. practical step-by-step guidance in producing materials for a blended course (e.g., developing design documents, creating content pages, and receiving peer review feedback at one’s own institution).

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Blended Learning Becoming Standard | LearnDash

Blended Learning Becoming Standard | LearnDash | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Why is it Popular?

The increased usage of mobile devices and elearning tools in our daily lives is certainly a contributing factor to the rise in popularity of blended learning. But there are other potential factors as well.

For instance, recently the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan described education’s “new normal”, which puts an emphasis on schools to do more with less. Blended learning could play a critical role as schools begin to re-think about course delivery, structure, and materials in an effort to accomplish more with “less”. Blended learning allows for economies of scale never possible before.

It is projected that by the year 2019, roughly 50% of high school courses will be delivered online. With the course material online, it opens the possibility of using the flipped-classroom model – ultimately changing the fundamental way we approach learning.

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EDUC 8845: Connectivism Mindmap

EDUC 8845: Connectivism Mindmap | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

EDUC 8845: Module 4 Questions:

How has your network changed the way you learn?

Which digital tools best facilitate learning for you?

How do you learn new knowledge when you have questions? 


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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, April 21, 2:22 AM

Comment le réseau tranforme-t-il votre apprentissage ?  Un article sur l'apprentissage connectiviste en réseau.

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Is There a Sustainable MOOC Business Model?

Is There a Sustainable MOOC Business Model? | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

They said 2012 was the Year of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). It’s little surprise, then, that 2013 turned out to be the Year of the Backlash.

 

If last year was a tough one for MOOCs and their various stakeholders — the platform companies, faculty members and sundry market cheerleaders — it can only have been a consequence of the absurd expectations for MOOCs, both as an agent of change and as a harbinger of educational doom.

 

Perhaps 2014 will turn out to be the Year of Thinking Sensibly.

 

Sebastian Thrun may have won some new admirers when he copped to Udacity having “a lousy product,” but it’s hard to see how the remark helped his own cause or that of the MOOC movement generally. Ditching the world of free education for the crowded marketplace of corporate training seems like a pretty damning judgment on free education


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Psychologist: Social Media Causing A ‘Distancing Phenomena’ To Take Place

Psychologist: Social Media Causing A ‘Distancing Phenomena’ To Take Place | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

With over 73 percent of online adults now using a social networking site, social media has dramatically impacted the world in both positive and negative ways. It has left many people to wonder how and if social media can mentally affect people.

 

Lemoyne College professor of psychology Krystine Batcho believes that social media has made changes for the better and also not so great for society.

 

“Overall we’ve benefited greatly from social media as a society,” Batcho said. “But I think there are a lot of fears of what’s happening that we’ve made interactions with other people too impersonal and a distancing phenomena is taking place.”

 

Batcho explained that what a person does in cyberspace is quite different than what someone can do face-to-face in an actual conversation.

 

 


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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, April 18, 2:00 PM

Important article. 

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What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains - YouTube

Most of us are on the Internet on a daily basis and whether we like it or not, the Internet is affecting us. It changes how we think, how we work, and it even changes our brains.
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Time to retire from online learning?

Time to retire from online learning? | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

I was 75 yesterday and as I’ve tried to do each birthday for the last 25 years, I spent the day skiing at Whistler. (A wonderful day: sunshine and still tons of snow, and a lot of terrain to cover). How to spend yesterday was an easy decision. The hard one is how to spend the rest of my life (yeah, welcome to the club).

In particular, I have decided to stop (nearly) all professional activities from now onwards. I want to go through the reasons for this, because the reasons are as much professional as personal. Also this change has implications for my blog in particular.
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And then there’s MOOCs. I can’t express adequately just how pissed off I am about MOOCs – not the concept, but all the hubris and nonsense that’s been talked and written about them. At a personal level, it was as if 45 years of work was for nothing. All the research and study I and many others had done on what makes for successful learning online were totally ignored, with truly disastrous consequences in terms of effective learning for the vast majority of participants who took MOOCs from the Ivy League universities. Having ignored online learning for nearly 20 years, Stanford, MIT and Harvard had to re-invent online learning in their own image to maintain their perceived superiority in all things higher educational. And the media fell for it, hook, line and sinker. This is a battle I no longer want to fight – but it needs fighting. But my reaction did make me wonder, am I just an old man resisting the future? And that has definitely left a mark.

Lastly, I am concerned that the computer scientists seem to be taking over online education. Ivy League MOOCs are being driven mainly by computer scientists, not educators. Politicians are looking to computer science to automate learning in order to save money. Computer scientists have much to offer, but they need more humility and a greater willingness to work with other professionals, such as psychologists and teachers, who understand better how learning operates. This is a battle that has always existed in educational technology, but it’s one I fear the educators are losing. The result could be disastrous, but that’s a theme for a whole set of blog posts.

So yes, time to go, and to leave the good fight to the next generation.

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Tony Bates, one of the most influential online experts announced retirement. Must read this blog!

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Distance Education Timeline

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According to the infographic distance learning can trace its heritage back to 1728 with the first correspondence courses sent via traditional mail.   So even as far back as 1728, education was not necessarily bound by four walls!

 

The infographic highlights a few key dates where new changes have taken place in the evolution of distance learning.  Over time, new technologies such as the radio and TV allowed for newer delivery systems for education.

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Surf anonymously - Download now and use for free | CyberGhost VPN | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

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Webroot Mobile security reports that website as a known source of malware!! It could be due to some of the features of the program, I have not checked it out in depth.
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Special Issue of eLearning Papers just published on latest MOOC research

Special Issue of eLearning Papers just published on latest MOOC research | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

eLearning Papers Issue 37 is a special issue dedicated to the latest research on MOOCs (what is a MOOC?). The papers are based on the research contributions made to the recent European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit (EMOOCs2014).

 

In-depth

Dropout Prediction in MOOCs using Learner Activity Features

Encouraging Forum Participation in Online Courses with Collectivist, Individualist and Neutral Motivational Framings

Cultural Translation in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Characterizing Video Use in the Catalogue of MITx MOOCs

 

From the field

Toward a Quality Model for UNED MOOCs

The Discrete Optimization MOOC: An Exploration in Discovery-Based Learning

Designing Your First MOOC from Scratch: Recommendations After Teaching “Digital Education of the Future”

Offering cMOOCs Collaboratively: The COER13 Experience from the Convenors’ Perspective

Mathematics Courses: Fostering Individuality Through EMOOCs

Analyzing Completion Rates in the First French xMOOC

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Half an Hour: Theories Related to Connectivism

Half an Hour: Theories Related to Connectivism | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

The number of theories with similar names is confusing. Here is my own take on it. I have no doubt there are other theories outside the scope of this short discussion.

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Stephen Downes on Connectivism. Constructivism, Constructionism,, Connectionism and some other lerarning theories.

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How Sleep Protects the Brain

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What is HTML5?

This overview describes the new features of HTML5, and how it can help create rich content within various browsers. rel="nofollow">http://www.lynda.com/HTML-t...
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How algorithms shape our world

How algorithms shape our world | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Kevin Slavin argues that we're living in a world designed for -- and increasingly controlled by -- algorithms. In this riveting talk from TEDGlobal, he shows how these complex computer programs determine: espionage tactics, stock prices, movie scripts, and architecture. And he warns that we are writing code we can't understand, with implications we can't control.

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