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Blended Learning Explained in 33 Slides

The future of higher education is a fusion of online and traditional learning.
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Clean and simple slideshare presentation of what differentiates blended learning from the MOOC paradigm. Clue: involvement of pedagogues and  face-to-face contact.

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Online learning: pedagogy, technology and opening up higher education

Online learning: pedagogy, technology and opening up higher education | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
How can online learning open, widen and formalise access to quality higher education?

 

Online Guardian debate 23rd November 2012

 

Higher education has always been fond of its acronyms and they don't get much more prolific than the current four letters doing the rounds. From the December 2011 launch of MITx Stateside to the University of Edinburgh's decision to join the Coursera platform, MOOCs (or Massive Open Online Courses) have barely been off the education news menu. Nor was the Observer alone in recently asking: "Do online courses spell the end for the traditional university?"

 

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Critical & Creative Thinking: The start of a research journey

Critical & Creative Thinking: The start of a research journey | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

As well as being a professional designer I’ve been teaching design thinking skills, design theory, design history and critical & creative thinking to design students at undergraduate and post-graduate level now for fifteen years or so.

 

I am concerned that within higher education there seems to be an inexorable and ultimately deleterious move towards some expediency driven imperative to skim-teach creative skills and critical and creative thinking and that this has more to do with saving costs than it is with any notion that it might be more efficacious paradigm for nurturing and developing the creative potential of student minds. My suspicion is that this shift is justified and sustained on a potentially shaky foundation of easily collated and conveniently determined metrics in combination with a fear of the economic consequence should the paying customers submit an unhelpful and student satisfaction survey.

 

It’s against this background I’m exploring currently researching avenues that I hope will lead to a doctoral thesis research proposal that will explore the role of pedagogy in critical and creative thinking studies within higher education.

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Distributed Creativity: open education and challenges for higher education

Distributed Creativity: open education and challenges for higher education | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
"I don’t think education is about centralized instruction anymore; rather, it is the process [of] establishing oneself as a node in a broad network of distributed creativity." - Joichi Ito

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity - How to Make Your High School Students Fail Online Courses

Moving at the Speed of Creativity - How to Make Your High School Students Fail Online Courses | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

An interesting take on the mess that online learning represents to some students and teachers.

Most research done for K12 learners show “no significant difference in student achievement” using technology and ‘traditional classroom instruction’
- dropping enrollment and use has followed each kind of technology use
- there is a lack of research into the causes of that failure

will online learning follow this pattern?
- how can we prevent it?


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Online Learning: a Manifesto | Online Learning | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

Online Learning: a Manifesto | Online Learning | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Online Learning: a Manifesto

December 03, 2012 | Filed in: Online Learning

by Jesse Stommel

 

Online learning is not the whipping boy of higher education. As a classroom teacher first and foremost, I have no interest in proselytizing for online learning, but to roundly condemn it is absurd. Online learning is too big and variable a target. It would be like roundly condemning the internet or all objects made from paper.

 

Much of the rhetoric currently being used against MOOCs is the same rhetoric that has been used against online learning since the 90s (and against distance education since the mid-1800s). There are important questions to be asked, such as how do MOOCs change the business models of higher education, or how do we maintain online the intimate and tailored experiences some of us create in the classroom, but these are not new questions. What I find exciting aboutthe rise of the MOOC is that it brings with it a new level of investment in discussions of online learning. This isn't to say that MOOCs are necessarily good or bad (they are, in fact, a lot of different things, depending on the MOOC), but to get lost entirely in the stories being told about MOOCs is to miss the forest for the trees, so to speak.

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Opinion: Academia Suppresses Creativity | The Scientist

Opinion: Academia Suppresses Creativity | The Scientist | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

Opinion: Academia Suppresses Creativity ...

 

The results of this suppression of creativity are not limited to the world of grant-funded research. The same leadership that fosters the status quo in research also affects the classroom. A university education is supposed to teach students how to think critically. However, that goal has been set aside in many of our classrooms, being traded for the less ambitious goal of memorizing facts. Curiously, when the rote memorization is emphasized, creative students are often penalized. Multiple-choice exams are the standard for testing a student’s ability to memorize facts, and creative students are usually not adept at guessing what a test writer is thinking. They are much better at solving problems, generating hypotheses, designing protocols, and developing a deep understanding of their discipline—all key aspects of good critical thinkers and professionals in science.

 

By rewarding those students who accept the current facts as gospel, rather than skills that are likely to lead to the creation of knew knowledge, universities are stifling the next generation of scientists.

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What is Critical Pedagogy?

What is Critical Pedagogy? | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
21st Century Schools, Anne Shaw, critical pedagogy, Douglas Kellner, curriculum.
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Learning Through Digital Media » The Wicked Problem of Pedagogy, An Afterword

Engaging and relevant discussion on pedagogy as a 'wicked problem'.

 

The institutionalization of learning has to do with the possibilities for change—with learning’s need to be different each time. The job of an institution of education is to administer for, with, and to pedagogy’s need to be worked out again and again. This is also the job of any digital learning platform or environment. Including this book—which places in productive tension its diverse accounts of efforts to create pedagogical set-ups that are as alive and unprecedented as are the situations and students they address.

 


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