Education and Cul...
Follow
Find
23.1K views | +3 today
Education and Cultural Change
How our culture is co-evolving with the digital medium and the education is following this process
Curated by Pierre Levy
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

Learn to code

Learn to code | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Codecademy is the easiest way to learn how to code. It's interactive, fun, and you can do it with your friends.
more...
luiy's curator insight, November 24, 2013 8:07 AM

Codecademy is an education company. But not one in the way you might think. We're committed to building the best learning experience inside and out, making Codecademy the best place for our team to learn, teach, and create the online learning experience of the future.

Education is old. The current public school system in the US dates back to the 19th century and wasn't designed to scale the way it has. Lots of companies are working to "disrupt" education by changing the way things work in the classroom and by bringing the classroom online.

 

We're not one of those companies. We are rethinking education from the bottom up. The web has rethought nearly everything - commerce, social networking, healthcare, and more. We are building the education the world needs - the first truly net native education. We take more cues from Facebook and Zynga in creating an engaging educational experience than we do from the classroom.

We do not want to open up universities. We want to open up knowledge. Everyone knows something they can teach someone else and we want to help them do it. Our community has created tens of thousands of courses and taken millions of courses. At this point, more than a billion lines of code have been submitted to Codecademy.

 

Education is broken. Come help us build the education the world deserves.

Helena Andrade Mendonça's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:31 AM

Para aprender a programar. Alguns dos alunos do F2 estão usando este site. Vale a pena!

Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

Universities should use Twitter to engage with students

Universities should use Twitter to engage with students | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Would you follow your university on Twitter? Universities are engaging with students via social media – but will it catch on?
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Pierre Levy from Digital Delights
Scoop.it!

Design for Learning Spaces and Innovative Classrooms

Design for Learning Spaces and Innovative Classrooms | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
more...
Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, November 11, 2013 11:54 AM

Articles

 

 

Moving through time and space - Learning history on the moveAuthor(s):Alexander König, Daniel Bernsen

Learning Spaces as Accelerators of Innovation Ecosystem DevelopmentAuthor(s):Markku Markkula, Pia Lappalainen, Kari Mikkelä


The ritual and the rhythm: interacting with augmented reality, visual poetry and storytelling across the streets of scattered L’AquilaAuthor(s):Giuliana Guazzaroni


Research challenges in informal social networked language learning communitiesAuthor(s):Katerina Zourou


Easing access to digital libraries with m-DSpaceAuthor(s):Isaias Barreto da Rosa, David Lamas


The e-Learning Café project of the University of Porto: innovative learning spaces, improving students’ engagement in active and collaborative learningAuthor(s):ligia ribeiro, Andrea Pera Vieira, Pedro Leão Ramos Ferreira Neto, Maria Pinto


A New Direction for the Learner Experience. Engaging Students in Participatory Design of a 21st Century Classroom Chair-DeskAuthor(s):Andrei Dacko


Välkky library bus - A service, interaction and spatial design for engaging and creative learningAuthor(s):Dipti Sonawane, Teemu Leinonen


Translating user perspective into spatial designAuthor(s):Mirja Lievonen, Mikko Vesisenaho


ICT and class design at the CLCS language modules in Trinity College DublinAuthor(s):Celia (Vasiliki) Antoniou

Rescooped by Pierre Levy from Digital Delights
Scoop.it!

The genesis and emergence of Education 3.0 in higher education and its potential for Africa

The genesis and emergence of Education 3.0 in higher education and its potential for Africa | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
The genesis and emergence of Education 3.0 in higher education and its potential for Africa

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
more...
Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, November 9, 2013 2:30 AM

Abstract:

 

This paper presents a scenario in which education is approaching a potential tipping point, where major changes are about to happen as a result of developments in technology, social networking, deeper understanding of educational process, as well as new legal and economic frames of reference. The set of changes constitute what we refer to as Education 3.0, and it impacts on the roles and behavior of key stakeholders. Education 1.0 is mainly a one-way process, Education 2.0 uses the technologies of Web 2.0 to create more interactive education but largely within the constraints of Education 1.0. Education 2.0 is laying the groundwork for Education 3.0, which we believe will see a breakdown of most of the boundaries, imposed or otherwise within education, to create a much more free and open system focused on learning. The scenario we describe suggests that Africa can shape these changes to benefit its own development, but that if it fails to do so, it will be left behind and will end up impacted negatively by the changes that are inevitable. We list the adjustments required at the level of institutions of higher education to become leaders of Education 3.0 and present some of the activities that the University of the Western Cape is undertaking in this area. Finally, we offer a fictional short story to provide an Education 3.0 narrative.

 
Rescooped by Pierre Levy from Salle de classe mondiale
Scoop.it!

Conception des MOOC : deux guides publiés par le ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur

Conception des MOOC : deux guides publiés par le ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Le ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur a publié 2 guides à destination des établissements, pour les aider à concevoir et lancer leurs propres MOOC.

Via fduport, Dominique Demartini
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Pierre Levy from Educación flexible y abierta
Scoop.it!

A New Pedagogy is Emerging...And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor

A New Pedagogy is Emerging...And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it

In all the discussion about learning management systems, open educational resources (OERs), massive open online courses (MOOCs), and the benefits and challenges of online learning, perhaps the most important issues concern how technology is changing the way we teach, and - more importantly - the way students learn. For want of a better term, we call this “pedagogy.”

What is clear is that major changes in the way we teach post-secondary students are being triggered by online learning and the new technologies that increase flexibility in, and access to, post-secondary education.

As a first step in an exploration of what these pedagogical changes are and their implications for students, faculty, staff, and institutions, we begin here by:


Via manuel area, Jesús Salinas
more...
Jo Schiffbauer's curator insight, November 4, 2013 8:02 PM

online learning...

Conrad Albertson's curator insight, November 15, 2013 10:19 AM

A very interesting (albeit long and detailed) discussion about the changes driving education and information management in schools and beyond.

 

There are some very good insights that some may find disturbing. One in particular where the teacher is no longer the expert, but a facilitator for students to guide them in their learning and  information gathering/management. When everyone can look up almost anything on Google and get answers, sometimes more accurate than the instructor has provided, a change was inevitable.

 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 29, 2014 8:44 AM

Online Learning

Rescooped by Pierre Levy from Les jeux vidéo
Scoop.it!

De nouveaux supports de cours sur les jeux vidéo

De nouveaux supports de cours sur les jeux vidéo | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Le site Ludoscience vient de mettre à la disposition du public 5 nouveaux supports de cours sur les jeux vidéo : Une vue d'ensemble de l'histoire du jeu vidéo (de 1952 à 2013). Un panorama des ...

Via Yann Leroux
more...
Rescooped by Pierre Levy from Digital Delights
Scoop.it!

Dialogue and Connectivism: A new approach to understanding and promoting dialogue-rich networked learning

Dialogue and Connectivism: A new approach to understanding and promoting dialogue-rich networked learning | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Dialogue and connectivism: A new approach to understanding and promoting dialogue-rich networked learning

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
more...
Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, October 28, 2013 7:30 AM

Connectivism offers a theory of learning for the digital age that is usually understood as contrasting with traditional behaviourist, cognitivist, and constructivist approaches. This article will provide an original and significant development of this theory through arguing and demonstrating how it can benefit from social constructivist perspectives and a focus on dialogue. Similarly, I argue that we need to ask whether networked social media is, essentially, a new landscape for dialogue and therefore should be conceived and investigated based on this premise, through considering dialogue as the primary means to develop and exploit connections for learning. A key lever in this argument is the increasingly important requirement for greater criticality on the Internet in relation to our assessment and development of connections with people and resources. The open, participative, and social web actually requires a greater emphasis on higher order cognitive and social competencies that are realised predominantly through dialogue and discourse. Or, as Siemens (2004) implies, in his call to rethink the fundamental precepts of learning, we need to shift our focus to promoting core evaluative skills for flexible learning that will, for example, allow us to actuate the knowledge we need at the point that we need it. A corollary of this is the need to reorient educational experiences to ensure that we develop in our learners the ability “to think, reason, and analyse.” In considering how we can achieve these aims this article will review the principles of connectivism from a dialogue perspective; propose some social constructivist approaches, based on dialectic and dialogic dimensions of dialogue, which can act as levers in realising connectivist learning dialogue; demonstrate how dialogue games can link the discussed theories to the design and performance of networked dialogue processes; and consider the broader implications of this work for designing and delivering sociotechnical learning.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, October 28, 2013 1:27 PM
Ana Cristina Pratas's insight:

Connectivism offers a theory of learning for the digital age that is usually understood as contrasting with traditional behaviourist, cognitivist, and constructivist approaches. This article will provide an original and significant development of this theory through arguing and demonstrating how it can benefit from social constructivist perspectives and a focus on dialogue. Similarly, I argue that we need to ask whether networked social media is, essentially, a new landscape for dialogue and therefore should be conceived and investigated based on this premise, through considering dialogue as the primary means to develop and exploit connections for learning. A key lever in this argument is the increasingly important requirement for greater criticality on the Internet in relation to our assessment and development of connections with people and resources. The open, participative, and social web actually requires a greater emphasis on higher order cognitive and social competencies that are realised predominantly through dialogue and discourse. Or, as Siemens (2004) implies, in his call to rethink the fundamental precepts of learning, we need to shift our focus to promoting core evaluative skills for flexible learning that will, for example, allow us to actuate the knowledge we need at the point that we need it. A corollary of this is the need to reorient educational experiences to ensure that we develop in our learners the ability “to think, reason, and analyse.” In considering how we can achieve these aims this article will review the principles of connectivism from a dialogue perspective; propose some social constructivist approaches, based on dialectic and dialogic dimensions of dialogue, which can act as levers in realising connectivist learning dialogue; demonstrate how dialogue games can link the discussed theories to the design and performance of networked dialogue processes; and consider the broader implications of this work for designing and delivering sociotechnical learning.

Teacher Rose's curator insight, November 1, 2013 4:59 AM

Los latinos somos conectivistas por naturaleza. 

Rescooped by Pierre Levy from Personal [e-]Learning Environments
Scoop.it!

12 Effective Ways To Use Google Drive In Education - Edudemic

12 Effective Ways To Use Google Drive In Education - Edudemic | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
You probably already have a Google Drive account. Why not figure out the best ways teachers are using Google Drive in education right now?

Via ThePinkSalmon
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Pierre Levy from Personal & collective knowledge management
Scoop.it!

Collective Intelligence: has the golden age of the 'citizen scientist' finally arrived? | 21.10.2013

Collective Intelligence: has the golden age of the 'citizen scientist' finally arrived? | 21.10.2013 | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
After years of skepticism about the contribution ordinary people can make to scientific research, the latest thinking is citizen scientists do good science. But can it be trusted?
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Pierre Levy from Digital Delights
Scoop.it!

Mooc creators criticise courses’ lack of creativity

Mooc creators criticise courses’ lack of creativity | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Original vision lost in scramble for profit and repackaging of old ideas, say pair

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
more...
Lance W. 's curator insight, October 18, 2013 5:01 PM

"...what he calls the 'biggest failing of the big Mooc providers': they are simply repackaging what is already known rather than encouraging creativity and innovation."

Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, October 19, 2013 1:09 AM

Stephen Downes' Full Article

Doudou FENG, Fidel FABIAN, Julie FELL, Tchaï SENE's curator insight, November 3, 2013 5:25 AM

Pay attention to the piece of the anti-moocs information.

Rescooped by Pierre Levy from Personal [e-]Learning Environments
Scoop.it!

REFLEXIONES SOBRE APRENDIZAJE: El poder de los datos

REFLEXIONES SOBRE APRENDIZAJE: El poder de los datos | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it

Soy una convencida. Llevo ya muchos años trabajando en formación on-line  y siempre he repetido lo mismo: cuanto más sepamos de nuestros alumnos, más podremos hacer para conseguir que su experiencia de aprendizaje sea positiva.


Via Marta Torán, ThePinkSalmon
more...
PaolaRicaurte's curator insight, December 15, 2013 9:11 PM

Identificar el perfil de los estudiantes es necesario al inicio de todo curso. No solamente en términos demográficos, sino en cuanto a intereses, competencias y expectativas. Si partimos del principio de que todo curso debe ser un co-aprendizaje, la mejor forma es reconocernos como grupo para poder tomar decisiones sobre cómo debe desarrollarse.

Rescooped by Pierre Levy from Salle de classe mondiale
Scoop.it!

Infographic: Why Aren't Students Completing MOOCs?

Infographic: Why Aren't Students Completing MOOCs? | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it

MOOCs (free online courses that are open to anyone) are more popular than Justin Bieber right now, but why aren't students finishing the courses they signed up for?


Via SusanBat , Dominique Demartini
more...
Elaine Watkins's curator insight, October 24, 2013 10:29 PM

I was one of the 36% of students who completed the Equine Nutrition course. I can tell you why I was able to... It was because there was excellent support from the lecturers, easy to access video lectures, no hard deadlines until the end of the course, meaning there was much more flexibility for people, like me, who work full time and can't always complete quizzes by 6pm each Monday for example. I could do it in my own time, as long as I stayed within the course duration and I found that some weeks I had much more time and could complete 2 weeks worth of readings & quizzes. 

In contrast, I just attempted to complete an Animal Behaviour course, but unfortunately due to hard deadlines each Monday, I was unable to complete quizzes on time and therefore could not achieve the marks necessary to pass, so I gave up halfway through. I have still completed readings and watched lectures, but with no result as the quizzes did not count after the weekly hard deadlines. Obviously many people had the same issue as me, because out of 24950, only

1428 people completed the course.

I believe course designers need to revisit their courses and ensure they are flexible enough for full time workers to do in their own time. 

Christine Aizpurua's curator insight, October 31, 2013 11:57 AM

Me ! 

Patricia Christian's curator insight, February 8, 2014 5:45 AM

An integral part of any online learning environment is the social synergy created via communication and discussion.  This is where deep reflection and learning take place.  Are students not feeling connected.  Are they collaborating and creating something new with the knowledge they have gained and sharing it with others?  Learning must me meaningful and applicable.

Rescooped by Pierre Levy from Digital Delights
Scoop.it!

In Tanzania, MOOCs Seen as "Too Western"

In Tanzania, MOOCs Seen as "Too Western" | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
For many low income countries around the world, including Tanzania, MOOCs are being hailed as digital salvation, bringing “elite” education to the masses.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
more...
Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, November 23, 2013 9:32 AM

"For many low income countries around the world, including Tanzania, MOOCs are being hailed as digital salvation, bringing “elite” education to the masses. Right now in Tanzania, a World Bank supported initiative is piloting in partnership with Coursera, a major online education company, to make MOOCs an ingrained part of their higher education efforts in the country by offering free courses at the university level. In conjunction with the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), they are supporting the development of SMART Knowledge Hubs starting in the capital, Dar es Salaam. These hubs are intended to assist in forming a support system for the development of education in IT, and a broader set of 'new economy skills' in the country. This young initiative in many ways encapsulates the growing discord about the viability and legitimacy of making MOOCs a key part of education development.

 

 

 

The 18-year-old activist and author of One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School,Nikhil Goyal, says a major issue with MOOCs are that they don’t address foundational issues in education. Echoing Lee and Tarimo’s comments he says MOOCs utilize “the same pedagogical approach to learning.” He later adds, “It’s not very much different in college where we have the 5,000 [people] lecture hall. It’s pretty much the same, and that is an issue for me. If you’re just making what’s already bad enough in colleges and school today, I’m not sure you’re really contributing.” "

Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

Udacity's Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education, Changes Course

Udacity's Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education, Changes Course | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
He captivated the world with visions of self-driving cars and Google Glass and has signed up 1.6 million students for online classes. So why is he...
more...
Mlik Sahib's curator insight, November 20, 2013 11:33 PM

"Higher education is an enormous business in the United States--we spend approximately $400 billion annually on universities, a figure greater than the revenues of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter combined--and the Professor has no trouble rounding up a group of Silicon Valley's most prestigious investors to support his new project. The Professor's peers follow suit: Two fellow Stanford faculty members launch a competing service the following spring, with tens of millions of dollars from an equally impressive group of backers, and Harvard and MIT team up to offer their own platform for online courses. By early 2013, nearly every major institution of higher learning--from the University of Colorado to the University of Copenhagen, Wesleyan to West Virginia University--will be offering a course through one of these platforms.

Suddenly, something that had been unthinkable--that the Internet might put a free, Ivy League–caliber education within reach of the world's poor--seems tantalizingly close. "Imagine," an investor in the Professor's company says, "you can hand a kid in Africa a tablet and give him Harvard on a piece of glass!"

Rescooped by Pierre Levy from Learning Technology News
Scoop.it!

The 21st century is challenging old notions of learning spaces

The 21st century is challenging old notions of learning spaces | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it

Classrooms should be spaces that students don’t want to leave.  Some communities are still hesitant about these futuristic looking learning spaces and have resorted to older, traditional physical spaces. Hopefully, they will begin to embrace changes to better prepare students and move them in the 21st century global economy.

 


Via Nik Peachey
more...
Allan Shaw's curator insight, November 19, 2013 4:52 PM

While I do not ascribe to everything mentioned in this post, there is much to commend it.

Schools and the learning spaces within them should be engaging and attractive places for children in which to learn. Outside of their home, school is where they spend a significant portion of their lives.

richard Forward's curator insight, December 14, 2013 2:35 PM

Are you old school or Mr cutting edge?

www.englishcoach.fr

54321ignition's curator insight, January 18, 2014 6:57 AM

To construct better learning environments we need to deconstruct our traditional view of the classroom.

Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

With social media, Yale grows global reach

With social media, Yale grows global reach | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
As Yale looks to promote itself abroad, administrators say that the use of social media is becoming more and more important.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Pierre Levy from Gestion des connaissances et formations
Scoop.it!

Mooc : un énorme business ... encore à inventer

Mooc : un énorme business ... encore à inventer | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Alors que la France lance cette semaine son programme FUN, les Mooc, Massive Open Online Courses, pour « cours gratuits en ligne », ont déjà séduit des millions d'étudiants.

Via Oziard Claude
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

How the Internet has changed us and why we must change how we educate our youth

How the Internet has changed us and why we must change how we educate our youth | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Michael Wesch, dubbed "the explainer" by Wired talks about how the Internet has changed us and why we must change how we educate our youth
more...
Waldo Conti-Bosso's curator insight, October 30, 2013 5:20 PM
TEDxKC - Michael Wesch - From Knowledgeable to Knowledge-Able: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeaAHv4UTI8
Rescooped by Pierre Levy from Conception & Innovation
Scoop.it!

NAO : la robotique comme solution pour l’autisme | Économie numérique

NAO : la robotique comme solution pour l’autisme | Économie numérique | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it

Qui est NAO ? Une personne ? Presque ! NAO est un robot d’apparence humaine, autonome et programmable développé par la société française Aldebaran Robotics. En plus d’être un bijou de technologie, NAO est utilisé aujourd’hui pour la recherche et l’éducation dans le monde entier. Ses nombreuses possibilités d’interactions sociales ont notamment permis de développer des solutions d’accompagnement pour l’autisme.


Via Oziard Claude
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Pierre Levy from Digital Delights
Scoop.it!

Open Access and Open Learning

In this presentation I consider the different stages of 'open' in the provision of open learning, and consider options and variables in each.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
more...
Rescooped by Pierre Levy from Personal [e-]Learning Environments
Scoop.it!

10 Apps for Student Creativity

Find resources at http://bit.ly/mlearningLINKS

Via ThePinkSalmon
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

Cours en ligne: pour réenchanter la révolution Mooc, passez aux Spoc | Slate

Cours en ligne: pour réenchanter la révolution Mooc, passez aux Spoc | Slate | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Durant un an ou deux, les cours gratuits en ligne ont semblé être l’avenir tout tracé de l’enseignement supérieur.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Pierre Levy from (I+D)+(i+c): Gamification, Game-Based Learning (GBL)
Scoop.it!

20 Serious Games For School

20 Serious Games For School | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Rather than being designed for entertainment, serious games are made with a specific objective in mind. In education, this includes games designed to teach stu

Via ThePinkSalmon
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pierre Levy
Scoop.it!

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired.com

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired.com | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Students in Matamoros, Mexico weren't getting much out of school -- until a radical new teaching method unlocked their potential.
more...
Waldo Conti-Bosso's curator insight, October 17, 2013 9:11 AM

An Unforgettable Encounter between Paulo Freire and Seymour Papert (1990´s)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BejbAwuEBGs

Do século XX: Ler, escrever e calcular (reading, writing and arithimetic).

Para o século XXI: Trabalhar em equipe, resolver problemas e habilidades de relacionamentos interpessoais (teamwork, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills)