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Learning spaces – are we doing enough? – Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Learning spaces – are we doing enough? – Technology Enhanced Learning Blog | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
With the start of a new academic year swiftly approaching (I realise many have already started, sorry) I am again having discussions with academics on the best way to use the spaces they’re given.
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Guide: Using the SAMR Model to Guide Learning

Guide: Using the SAMR Model to Guide Learning | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it

Technology is an immense tool that can transform the way students learn. One of my favourite quotes which demonstrates this comes from Steve Jobs:
 “What a computer is to me is it’s the most remarkable tool that we’ve ever come up with, and it’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.“



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Ann Middlemiss's curator insight, August 14, 2015 4:55 AM

Interesting and intuitive way of looking at how technology can enhance learning.

Maria Bañeres's curator insight, September 19, 2015 12:17 PM

Just technology!

Sebastián Vásquez's curator insight, September 21, 7:13 PM
In my opinion, substitution, argumentation, modification and redefinition (SAMR) model is a very useful tool to have into account as a starting point, or as a reference one, to start thinking about the way teachers can design lessons and the role they want technology to play into the classroom. It could also be used as a way to make students reflect upon the way they normally use technology and to make them aware of other possibilities and different ways in which they could do it. Furthermore, we can use this method as a pretext to discover others and to explore other ways in which technology could help us all to enhance teaching-learning processes.
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Memories of an analogue world

Memories of an analogue world | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Digital technology is such an integral part of our lives today that it's easy to forget how things were before the revolution. Unlike many of my colleagues I was completely uninterested in computers until the internet came along. Pre-1990 computers were simply more trouble than they were worth and I couldn't see any advantage in learning how to use them. But once I discovered www I was converted; suddenly the world opened up!
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The Overselling of Open

The Overselling of Open | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
I gave two presentations yesterday, one to a faculty cohort at Coventry University about Domain of One’s Own, I also presented a session titled “The Overselling of Open” as part of the Open Education Tuesdays series through the UNLR.
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10 questions universities don’t want to be asked at open days

10 questions universities don’t want to be asked at open days | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Union asks students to probe institutions’ employment practices when visiting campuses
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Two Trends Driving Change in the ePortfolio Market - Eduventures

Two Trends Driving Change in the ePortfolio Market - Eduventures | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
At the recent AAEEBL conference in Boston, Eduventures moderated a panel of experts on the adoption of ePortfolio by colleges and universities.
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“The fun they had” or about the quality of MOOC | Ghislandi | Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society

“The fun they had” or about the quality of MOOC

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Are lessons for lecturers the way ahead?

Are lessons for lecturers the way ahead? | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
While universities and academics need to assess the quality of their teaching, are professional development courses effective? Harriet Swain reports on a recent roundtable
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Start your Website, with Bookmark’s Website Builder

Start your Website, with Bookmark’s Website Builder | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Make your mark online with Bookmark's powerful yet simple website builder and e-learning platform.
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The corridor of uncertainty: Music while you work

The corridor of uncertainty: Music while you work | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
It's hard to avoid music these days. It's pumped out in every shop, cafe, mall, hotel and gym and often I find it hard to concentrate on what I really want to do; talking with friends or reading if I'm on my own. Many places can't turn off the music because they get sponsored by local radio stations to play that particular station all day long whether the customers like it or not.
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A compulsive audience and a complicit news media

A compulsive audience and a complicit news media | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
When is a distribution method that harms users’ brains no longer an acceptable cost of doing business?
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Myth busted: Older workers are just as tech-savvy as younger ones, says new survey - TechRepublic

Myth busted: Older workers are just as tech-savvy as younger ones, says new survey - TechRepublic | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Tech employees over age 55 are actually less stressed using technology in the workplace, and better at using multiple devices than their younger peers.
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New study could be another nail in the coffin for the validity of student evaluations of teaching

New study could be another nail in the coffin for the validity of student evaluations of teaching | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
New study adds to evidence that student reviews of professors have limited validity.
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How to procrastinate creatively

How to procrastinate creatively | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Work avoidance doesn’t have to mean going on Tinder or watching Netflix. Here are some inspiring ways to waste time
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Making Sense of Flexibility as A Defining Element of Online Learning | teachonline.ca

Making Sense of Flexibility as A Defining Element of Online Learning | teachonline.ca | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Sir John Daniel Contact North | Contact North Research Associate 
Contemporary developments in online learning have their origins in the technology of the industrial revolution, when new methods and machines were used to create better products inexpensively at scale. Now technology has also broken the hold of the 'iron triangle' that prevented earlier generations from enjoying wide access to education of quality at low cost. 

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Developing students’ employability skills through social media

This session will demonstrate the importance of embedding the use of social media and technology within the curriculum to develop a range of graduate attribute…
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MOOCs making an impact in developing countries

MOOCs making an impact in developing countries | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
MOOCs have been criticised by many on the grounds that they have so far only attracted those who already have a university education and live in developed countries. Several studies have pointed in this direction and this has been used as evidence that MOOCs have largely missed their objective of making higher education more accessible to those who are for some reason unable to access traditional forms. However very few have so far actually studied MOOC participation and attitudes in developing countries to see whether they have made an impact or not.
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We don’t need more teachers, we need more course teams

We don’t need more teachers, we need more course teams | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Next year there are elections in the Netherlands and political parties are already publishing their programmes. Due to the strict policy (budget cuts) and smart investments, government deficit has been reduced significantly. That means that there is money to spend and the different parties are claiming their priorities.

One of the priorities for many parties is more money for hiring more teachers in higher education. Although the workload of many teachers is high, I have my doubts if this will solve the problem.
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The corridor of uncertainty: Unsocial networking

The corridor of uncertainty: Unsocial networking | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Have you noticed a change in your Facebook feed over the last couple of years? How many genuinely personal posts do you see per day? In the past we laughed at the idea of people posting what they had for breakfast or other daily trivia but today I welcome such posts because they connect me with a person. Sadly most posts in my feed are just soapboxing or commercial. Many simply broadcast "evidence" for their particular ideology and in many cases there is no real invitation to discussion.
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Is Anybody Reading the Syllabus? To Find Out, Some Professors Bury Hidden Gems

Is Anybody Reading the Syllabus? To Find Out, Some Professors Bury Hidden Gems | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Professors have long struggled with getting students to read the syllabus thoroughly. Now they are trying different tricks to engage students.
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The corridor of uncertainty: So, what have MOOCs ever done for us?

The corridor of uncertainty: So, what have MOOCs ever done for us? | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Whenever new ideas come to light there are always people who immediately dismiss them without really trying to even understand the innovation. Then when it doesn't immediately live up to initial promises they say "I told you so" and label it as yet another expensive flop. This is especially true in education and at the moment the MOOC is under heavy fire from all sides.
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The MOOC revolution that wasn’t

The MOOC revolution that wasn’t | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
What happened to the MOOC revolution?

Just a few short years after promising higher education for anyone with an Internet connection, MOOCs have scaled back their ambitions, content to become job training for the tech sector and for students who already have college degrees.
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Create a Website with the Best Website Builder - Bookmark

Bookmark.com is a website creation tool for non-technical people. Our simple, drag-and-drop technology makes creating a professional website fast, easy an

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"A Honeypot For Assholes": Inside Twitter’s 10-Year Failure To Stop...

"A Honeypot For Assholes": Inside Twitter’s 10-Year Failure To Stop... | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
For nearly its entire existence, Twitter has not just tolerated abuse and hate speech, it’s virtually been optimized to accommodate it. With public backlash at an all-time high and growth stagnating, what is the platform that declared itself “the free speech wing of the free speech party” to do? BuzzFeed News talks to the people who’ve been trying to figure this out for a decade.
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