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Professional Learning | Really?

Professional Learning | Really? | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
You may have seen this YouTube clip that is circling social media at the moment. It was taken at a Chicago Professional Development session and was shared as an example of why teachers are going ou...
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Scarier than "The Shining."  Yikes!

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Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology

Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
A major criticism I have of most educational institutions is that their primary focus is on students' intellectual and cognitive development.  Too often individual learner's needs do not enter into...

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David Baker's curator insight, March 15, 2014 7:21 PM

This is the second perspective on Maslow's hierarchy I have seen in the past few weeks.  As we try to make learning more rigorous and more inclusive for all students the importance of meeting student needs in a variety of ways is very important.  This must include Social/emotional as well as technological.  

Ali Anani's curator insight, March 18, 2014 4:42 AM

A fresh perspective on Maslow's Pyramid of Needs

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 29, 2014 5:43 PM

I really like this pyramid. It certainly makes the psychology of learning clear. 

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Study Links Responsive Teaching to Academic Gains

Study Links Responsive Teaching to Academic Gains | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
A teaching approach that emphasizes fostering students' autonomy and social and emotional skills leads to academic gains, according to a new study.
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From the article:  "The research-based Responsive Classroom approach emphasizes fostering student autonomy and developing the foundational social and emotional skills that they'll need as they continue into higher learning. It does so by raising teachers' abilities to promote academic engagement, create a positive community, and effectively manage the classroom."  Worth a read...

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The Serious eLearning Manifesto - YouTube

What happened when four industry leading professionals talked about ways to improve the state of elearning?   Join Michael Allen, Julie Dirksen, Clark Quinn,...
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» Does teaching presence matter in a MOOC? Virtual Canuck

» Does teaching presence matter in a MOOC? Virtual Canuck | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
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From the article:  "The study concluded that teacher presence had no significant relation to course completion, most badges awarded, intent to register in subsequent MOOCs or course satisfaction."  Interesting, and worth investigating. 

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Top 9 Competencies of an Informal-Social Learning Designer

Top 9 Competencies of an Informal-Social Learning Designer | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Knowledge of the instructional approaches, tools, systems, and processes required for designing and developing effective informal/social learning content; Knowledge of the different models that advocate informal and social ...
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The Web is 25 years old today – so how has it changed the way we ...

The Web is 25 years old today – so how has it changed the way we ... | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
25 years ago today, on 12 March 1989, the British scientist Tim Berners-Lee wrote a proposal to develop a distributed information system for CERN, and in doing so lay down the foundation for what was to become the World Wide Web.
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An interesting article you might enjoy. Recommended.
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Stanford, Cal leaders explore perspectives on online learning - Stanford University News

Stanford, Cal leaders explore perspectives on online learning - Stanford University News | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Stanford University News Stanford, Cal leaders explore perspectives on online learning Stanford University News Higher education is in a "period of great experimentation" in the field of online learning, President Hennessy told an audience in...
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For Rural Kids, Technology Opens New Horizons | Remake Learning

For Rural Kids, Technology Opens New Horizons | Remake Learning | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
how #edtech is giving kids in #WestVirginia more learning opportunities
http://t.co/iVCo4CbC1c via @remakelearning #ruraltech #broadband
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4 Reasons Companies Should Adopt Mobile Learning…Are You Missing the Boat?

4 Reasons Companies Should Adopt Mobile Learning…Are You Missing the Boat? | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
If you aren't yet using mLearning in your company, the following four benefits will show you how many opportunities to grow you are missing out on.
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You may find this useful if you are exploring mLearning as an option.

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Create Educational Comic Tales on iPad Using The Free Make Beliefs Comix App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Create Educational Comic Tales on iPad Using The Free Make Beliefs Comix App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
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Social media in professional services: learning from Microsoft | kscopemarketing

Social media in professional services: learning from Microsoft | kscopemarketing | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Annabelle Atchison, Social Media Manager at Microsoft Germany talked about their approach. How can what Microsoft does apply to professional services?
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From the article:  "I love the way the team has developed a coordintated, common-sense approach to social media that empowers employees and is led from the top. This has enabled the organisation to build real communities who provide the Microsoft team with feedback."  Worth a look if you are interested in a practical approach to implementing social media.

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Will at Work Learning: eLearning is Overdue for a Makeover

Will at Work Learning: eLearning is Overdue for a Makeover | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
I've been an observer of elearning for almost 30 years. I've seen brilliant, compelling, effective elearning. I've built some pretty damn good elearning too. And yet, after four decades of human effort to improve elearning, there's ...
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Learning with 'e's: Innovative practice

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An interesting article on the Taupaki School in Auckland.  Children ages 5-13 years old employ technology in creative ways to learn “through making.”

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Why it Requires a Community to Transform Education for the 21st century - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Why it Requires a Community to Transform Education for the 21st century - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
It requires a community to enable the significant education transformation needed for the 21st century.
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Teacher training’s war on science

Teacher training’s war on science | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
When I trained as a teacher, seven years ago, these are some of the things I was taught: it’s better for pupils to discover a fact than to be told…
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From the article:  "Discovery learning is hugely inefficient and ineffective. Authentic projects overload working memory and confuse pupils. Skills are domain-specific and depend on a well-organised body of knowledge securely committed to long-term memory. Deliberate practice — what might be called ‘drill’ — is necessary for mastery. Here’s the real truth: direct teacher instruction is good for pupils’ academic achievement and their self-esteem."  What do you think?

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Portfolio

Portfolio | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
elearning Projects I am currently developing a series of eLearning courses about clinical assessments for a pharmaceutical company (U.S.). These modules created with Articulate´s Storyline include ...
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Some interesting ideas shared that you may find useful...

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The Next-Big-Thing in Online Education…Learning in Real Time ...

The Next-Big-Thing in Online Education…Learning in Real Time ... | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
The next steps are when the real work of course design begins, developing the learning strategy to meet learning objectives ideally by following a model of learning or instructional design [I write extensively about instructional design.
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Do you agree that this is the next big thing?  Worth thinking about (and discussing).

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3 pros and 3 cons of MOOCs - Page 3 of 3 - eCampus News

3 pros and 3 cons of MOOCs - Page 3 of 3 - eCampus News | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
A new report cautions that there may be drawbacks to supporting all forms of distance learning, like MOOCs, and that some trends might not last forever.
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To MOOC or not to MOOC, that... (well, you know the rest.)

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Rae Largura: Is Technology in the Classroom Good for Learning? - Noozhawk

Rae Largura: Is Technology in the Classroom Good for Learning?
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Differing opinions on whether educational technology is beneficial to learning in the classroom may primarily lie in a person's fundamental opinion about technology in general.
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From the article:  "According to Atsusi Hirumi, associate professor of instructional design and technology at the University of Central Florida, research shows that technology itself has little relevance on increasing learning — it is the design of the instruction that causes the most variance on learning."  Check it out for more.

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Smarten Up! Three Facts About the Learning Brain | Brain Awareness Week

Smarten Up! Three Facts About the Learning Brain | Brain Awareness Week | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Share these facts with students to spread the word about why good nutrition, sleep, and learning habits matter.
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How to Create Learning Objectives

How to Create Learning Objectives | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Step away from fuzzy learning objectives where the expected outcomes aren't clear. Learn to create clear objectives focused on action and performance.
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From the article:  "One of the biggest challenges in course design is creating a course consistent with the organization’s learning objectives."  Read on to learn more about an approach to address this challenge.

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Digital Learning Resources in the Classroom: Using Khan Academy ...

Digital Learning Resources in the Classroom: Using Khan Academy ... | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Today's teachers are using online learning resources and blending digital learning with traditional teacher-led instruction. But it's challenging to identify high-quality resources and determine how they will work best in ...
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Collaboration for improved student learning

Collaboration for improved student learning | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Collaboration for improved student learning Recently my school welcomed Dr. Ben Jensen from the Grattan Institute. Dr. Jensen presented a summary of his findings into top tier Asian schools, based ...
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