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Flipping the Classroom in Sweden - David Black-Schaffer, Uppsala University

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Why MOOCs Are Great for Teacher Development | Edudemic

Why MOOCs Are Great for Teacher Development | Edudemic | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
MOOCs have been embraced by a lot of great schools and professors, and the courses now available include a number of subjects aimed directly at teachers.
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4 tools to help introverts in a 1-to-1 classroom

4 tools to help introverts in a 1-to-1 classroom | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it

There is a suggestion that rolling out a 1:1 iPad project will be a great equalizer in the classroom. Indeed many criticisms of BYOD revolve around the problem of inequality – some students will have a better device than others and then there are those that don’t have any technology at all.

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MacBook, Chromebook, iPads: Why Schools Should Think Beyond Platforms

MacBook, Chromebook, iPads: Why Schools Should Think Beyond Platforms | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
If educational technology and 1:1 education are going to thrive, school leaders must be focused on constantly employing the best practices and tools in relation to the most pressing needs of their students. Managing and sustaining these programs means that the big choices don’t stop after a platform has been selected.
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Pedagogy Before Technology?

Pedagogy Before Technology? | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it

Has there ever been a more exciting time to be a teacher? There is certainly more choice and opportunity, with access to tools that were merely an idea a decade ago. Global interconnectivity through technology has transformed the world of work. Offices are paperless; conferences are virtual and information is shared instantly. This is the real world; the future for our students.  So how do we make the link?

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What do we mean by quality when teaching in a digital age? | Tony Bates

What do we mean by quality when teaching in a digital age? | Tony Bates | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Probably there is no other topic in education which generates so much discussion and controversy as ‘quality’. Many books have been written on the topic, but I will cut to the chase and give my definition of quality up-front.
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Will Professors Teach Differently in 10 Years? | The World View @insidehighered

Will Professors Teach Differently in 10 Years? | The World View @insidehighered | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it

Unfortunately, my guess is that the answer to this question is a sound “NO”. Despite continuous claims of a revolution in classroom teaching strategies, the advent of massive on-line open courses, and the huge expansion in the use of technological devices (cell phone, computers, tablets, etc), in most higher education institutions (HEIs) around the world traditional lecturing endures. It will probably continue this way for many years to come, because to do otherwise requires a change of paradigm for hundreds of thousands of instructors, HEIs tradition and culture, and every aspect of institutional operation (research grants, hiring and promotion processes, etc).

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Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas

Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Social media can provide great tools for education. Yet, many teachers remain reluctant to use them. Matt Davis has gathered some of the best resources to help teachers get started.
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A tale of two doctoral students: social media tools and hybridised identities | Bennett | Research in Learning Technology

A tale of two doctoral students: social media tools and hybridised identities | Bennett | Research in Learning Technology | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it

This paper explores the experiences of two doctoral students who embraced Web 2.0 tools in their digital scholarship practices. The paper gives an insider perspective of the challenges and potential of working with online tools, such as blogs, and participating in online communities, such as Twitter’s #phdchat. We explore by drawing on our personal experiences as to how this participation was affected by our hybridised identity as both members of staff at a UK university and as PhD students. We argue that social media tools provide access to a community of doctoral students and knowledgeable others that reduce isolation and provide challenge and support along the challenging journey of undertaking a doctoral study. Whilst the tools involved exposure and risk in relation to managing our hybridised identities, our experience of their use was one we would recommend to others.

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The digital black hole: will it delete your memories?

The digital black hole: will it delete your memories? | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Google’s vice-president Vint Cerf has warned that all digitally stored information could be wiped out by tech upgrades, putting the sum total of human knowledge under threat. An author and scientist explains why today’s systems are so vulnerable – and how pioneers are preparing for the worst
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Reading: Learner engagement in MOOCs | Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Reading: Learner engagement in MOOCs | Technology Enhanced Learning Blog | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it

After attending a FutureLearn partners webinar about designing online courses, the age-old issue of encouraging and engaging learners in online communication came up. It made me reflect on my past posts about online learning, specifically this one: MOOCs – 9 points on what I like, and what I don’t. If you want to go and read it before carrying on, be my guest.

 

- See more at: http://www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk/mooc/reading-learner-engagement-in-moocs/#sthash.Hw86eF9t.dpuf

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The corridor of uncertainty: Horizon Report 2015

The corridor of uncertainty: Horizon Report 2015 | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it

It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future, as the great baseball player and coach Yogi Berra is reputed to have said. However every year at the start of February New Media Consortium unveil the influential NMC Horizon Reporton technology trends influencing higher education. Each year the eagerly awaited report features six trends, technologies and challenges and divides them according to an estimated time to implementation. 

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C-BEN: Competency-Based Education Network

A National Consortium for Designing, Developing and Scaling New Models for Student Learning  
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Translating MOOCs | Higher Ed Beta @insidehighered

Translating MOOCs  | Higher Ed Beta @insidehighered | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it

In May 2014, former HarvardX research fellow Sergiy Nesterko created an interactive map that showed learner registrants hailing from 195 countries---and, yet, the majority of them came from English-speaking ones. The same pattern, no doubt, exists for other open online courses.

Nesterko remarked: “we can further adapt HarvardX educational content to different cultures, languages, and student learning goals.” To expand the impact of MOOCs and improve the completion rate of courses, however, it is important to understand how the design of MOOCs and the platforms that deliver MOOCs can influence English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) learners.

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Where Edtech Can Help: 10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning - InformED

Where Edtech Can Help: 10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning - InformED | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it

Regardless of whether you think every infant needs an iPad, I think we can all agree that technology has changed education for the better.  Today’s learners now enjoy easier, more efficient access to information; opportunities for extended and mobile learning; the ability to give and receive immediate feedback; and greater motivation to learn and engage.

Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/20-most-powerful-uses-of-technology-for-learning/#ixzz3TLpD0i7B

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Seven myths of university teaching

Seven myths of university teaching | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Paul Ashwin unpicks some cherished nostrums, from Hollywood-style star turns at the podium to the much-exaggerated death of the lecture
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The corridor of uncertainty: Glocal MOOCs

The corridor of uncertainty: Glocal MOOCs | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. Similarly we can offer MOOC students discussion forums but we can't make them discuss. The topic of learner engagement in online courses (not just MOOCs) has been a recurring theme over the last twenty years and it's clear that meaningful discussions don't just happen, they need to be nurtured and managed. Simply providing a space to comment leads to either complete silence or streams of unconnected random comments ranging from supportive to abusive and distasteful.
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University of Glasgow :: Colleges :: College of Social Sciences :: Information for staff :: Learning and Teaching :: MOOC

University of Glasgow :: Colleges :: College of Social Sciences :: Information for staff :: Learning and Teaching :: MOOC | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it

This MOOCs Report has been designed as a point of reference for future MOOC developments, allowing you to gain some insight into the process, resource and timing involved in producing a MOOC. It highlights quantitative data about the enrolled participants on both MOOCs (Right Vs Might in International Relations & The Genomic Revolution) as well as the the pedagogical approach taken in the design and delivery. It also explains the tools and technologies that were deployed and key content sources which where used to make both MOOCs a successful learning experience. 

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Interesting Online Assignments To Engage Online Students - eLearning Industry

Interesting Online Assignments To Engage Online Students - eLearning Industry | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
A description of several unique Online Assignments used in philosophy and ethics online courses.
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Social Interaction in Self-paced Distance Education | Anderson | Open Praxis

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In this paper we present a case study of a self-paced university course that was originally designed to support independent, self-paced study at distance. We developed a social media intervention, in design-based research terms, that allows these independent students to contribute archived content to enhance the course, to engage in discussions with other students and to share as little or as much personal information with each other as they wished. We describe the learning design for the intervention and present survey data of student and tutor perception of value and content analysis of the archived contributions. The results indicate that the intervention was positively received by tutors and by the majority (but not all) students and that the archive created by the students’ contributions was adding value to the course. We conclude that the intervention was a modest, yet manageable example of a learning enhancement to a traditional cognitive-behavioral, course that has positive impact and potential with little negative impact on workload.

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Fast det är lite knepigt att de ska behöva belöna studenterna för att de ska kommunicera på nätet.

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The implications of ‘open’ for course and program design: towards a paradigm shift | Tony Bates

The implications of ‘open’ for course and program design: towards a paradigm shift | Tony Bates | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it

Although in recent years MOOCs have been receiving all the media attention, I believe that developments in open educational resources, ‘open textbooks, open research and open data will be far more important than MOOCs and far more revolutionary. Here are some reasons why. - See more at: http://www.tonybates.ca/2015/02/18/the-implications-of-open-for-course-and-program-design-towards-a-paradigm-shift/#sthash.cTLi5J5F.dpuf

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The corridor of uncertainty: Designing for MOOC accessibility

The corridor of uncertainty: Designing for MOOC accessibility | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it

MOOCs attract large numbers of learners from all over the world and the vast majority of them are in English to cater for that global audience. However many participants are far from fluent in English and many others are unused to studying online. Clearly a major factor for not completing a MOOC is not having the language or study skills to keep up. Many of courses are challenging enough for native speakers so for non-native speakers to have a chance of keeping up with the pace there is a need for some language support. If we want to improve MOOC completion rates we need to provide scaffolding for these learners.

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Stop Pitting Technology Against Quality In-Person Time

Stop Pitting Technology Against Quality In-Person Time | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it

In a New York Times op-ed a couple weeks ago, Susan Pinker, the author of The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter, showcased the evidence that too much technology can be a bad thing, particularly for the most vulnerable students in our society. She made some important points in the piece. But even as she acknowledged toward the end that technology has a role to play, she missed spotlighting how technology can help us redesign schools to allow students to achieve what appears most important in her mind: the chance for students to have far more meaningful face-to-face interactions with teachers and peers—a counterintuitive yet important part of blended learning’s promise for many students.

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e-Assessment Toolkit | The e-Assessment Association

The e-Assessment Toolkit exists to provide clear, current, practical information to e-assessment practitioners, or those thinking of adopting e-assessment.
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Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices

Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it
Here are some activities to stimulate your students' minds when they need a change, and to focus and calm them when they're just too stimulated.
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Maybe digital isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? | Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Maybe digital isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? | Technology Enhanced Learning Blog | Corridor of learning | Scoop.it

So much of what I do these days, and what I produce, is digital. Tweets, status updates, audio & video files, documents, reports, etc. Less than 1% gets to where it needs to get to in any other way than by electronic transfer – money to friends (bank transfer), documents to colleagues (emails, networks, Dropbox), sharing (tweets, blog posts, status updates, etc.). Hell, even a message home to say I’ll be late will be a Facebook message instead of a phone call! - See more at: http://www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk/elearning/maybe-digital-isnt-all-its-cracked-up-to-be/#sthash.DBFDArha.WwfUDnc0.dpuf

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