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Society is becoming less equal, less just … and higher education seems to be following suit

Society is becoming less equal, less just … and higher education seems to be following suit | Culture of Teaching | Scoop.it
The English higher education system is going through a counter-revolution, writes Peter Scott
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Wonder Years: Schools and Teachers Catch Up With the 21st-Century

Wonder Years: Schools and Teachers Catch Up With the 21st-Century | Culture of Teaching | Scoop.it
Behaviorism is in our rear-view mirror, and now Constructivism is riding shotgun. But the road ahead appears to be Connectivist.
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An Open Letter to Professor Michael Sandel from the Philosophy Department at Sa Jose State University

"Dear Professor Sandel, San Jose State University recently announced a contract with edX (a company associated with MIT and Harvard) to expand the use of online blended courses. The SJSU Philosophy Department was asked to pilot your JusticeX course, and we refused. We decided to express to you our reasons for refusing to be involved with this course, and, because we believe that other departments and universities will sooner or later face the same predicament, we have decided to share our reasons with you publicly. There is no pedagogical problem in our department that JusticeX solves, nor do we have a shortage of faculty capable of teaching our equivalent course. We believe that long-term financial considerations motivate the call for massively open online courses (MOOCs) at public universities such as ours. Unfortunately, the move to MOOCs comes at great peril to our university. We regard such courses as a serious compromise of quality of education and, ironically for a social justice course, a case of social injustice...."

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well worth the read! They certainly make some good points

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Digital Bill of Rights Open to Student Crowdsourcing

Digital Bill of Rights Open to Student Crowdsourcing | Culture of Teaching | Scoop.it
Academics and business leaders came up with rights and principles around online learning for students to continuously revise.
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Journey to 2030: What Happens When Teachers Imagine the Future of Education?

Journey to 2030: What Happens When Teachers Imagine the Future of Education? | Culture of Teaching | Scoop.it
Journey to 2030: What Happens When Teachers Imagine the Future of Education?

 

" 1. We dream of new teaching and learning ecologies that combine teaching expertise with new discoveries in brain research and cutting-edge technology. Teachers will develop a fine-tuned, personal education plan for each student.

 

2. We dream that schools become community hubs with seamless connections in and out of cyberspace. Teachers, students, and families join local and distant professionals, volunteers, and businesses to work on activities that benefit the entire community.

 

3. We dream that innovative teachers can choose different career paths. Teachers will be able to combine a half-time teaching job with another half-time role that benefits students.


4. We dream that teaching will be an esteemed profession, sought after by top graduates. Some of the highest paid professionals in school districts will be teacher leaders who develop the most innovative programs, resources and community relationships. No one will remember when it was otherwise.

 

 

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Personal Learning Networks: Knowledge Sharing as Democracy | Collaboration | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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Unbored: The Power of 'Making' in the Classroom

Unbored: The Power of 'Making' in the Classroom | Culture of Teaching | Scoop.it
The idea of "learning by doing" stretches back to education legends Maria Montessori and John Dewey, both of whom felt teachers should act more as guides to students' independent discoveries than as founts of information.
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How would you design a school: Graham Brown-Martin at TEDxEastEnd

Graham is the founder of Learning Without Frontiers (http://www.learningwithoutfrontiers.com/) a global platform for thinkers and practitioners from the educ...
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worth viewing--education as a right! -Play- Collaborate-Share

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The future of data, technology and the Internet: Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard #Online12

 

 

We'll all be just data in the cloud!

 

 

EllipsisWikipedia: Ellipsis (plural ellipses; from the élleipsis, "omission" or "falling short") is a series of dots that usually indicate an intentional omission of a word, sentence or whole section from the original text being quoted. →

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5 Ways Social Learning Communities Transform Culture and Leadership - Forbes

5 Ways Social Learning Communities Transform Culture and Leadership - Forbes | Culture of Teaching | Scoop.it
A client of mine is closing in on his 61st birthday - He's a baby boomer. He’s also embarking on an amazing career journey, leaving a sort-of safe corporate job to jump back into the start-up pool. Risky?
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The Voice of the Active Learner

A collaborative project by Blackboard and JESS3.

 

I'm not buying the digital native myth, wish they'd give that a rest

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Captain Future e-learning: The Culture of Teaching- The Connected-Disconnected Teacher

Captain Future e-learning: The Culture of Teaching- The Connected-Disconnected Teacher | Culture of Teaching | Scoop.it

Years ago you'd come into the school to teach and you'd stay in your office working- prepping, marking and seeing students. You would have only in-person office hours...Management knew where you were...

 

Has anybody seen my life..I'm thinking of putting up a Wanted Poster!

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20 Social Networks for Lifelong Learners - Mission to Learn - Lifelong Learning Blog

20 Social Networks for Lifelong Learners - Mission to Learn - Lifelong Learning Blog | Culture of Teaching | Scoop.it
There’s more to social networking than Facebook and LinkedIn. These 20 social sites are geared for education and lifelong learning.
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The Age of Technology-Enhanced Teaching

We’ve seen many major industries undergo dramatic change in the last decade (i.e. manufacturing, newspapers, and customer service). With the introduction of M
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Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work? | Video on TED.com

What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn't just money. But it's not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose.
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Why Professors at San Jose State Won't Use a Harvard Professor's MOOC

Why Professors at San Jose State Won't Use a Harvard Professor's MOOC | Culture of Teaching | Scoop.it
In an open letter, the San Jose professors worry that public higher education will suffer if scholar-student interaction is replaced with videotaped content.
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Learning everywhere | emerging technologies | personal learning networks

Learning everywhere | emerging technologies | personal learning networks | Culture of Teaching | Scoop.it
This article scans current research, the technology environment in library and information science (LIS) and recent trends to provide an overview and
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An Open Letter to School Leaders Now Manning the Firewalls of Education

An Open Letter to School Leaders Now Manning the Firewalls of Education | Culture of Teaching | Scoop.it
If we want to prepare students for the real world, schools need to operate in it. If we are concerned about educators’ ability to manage social media in the classroom, we need to provide them with professional learning and support.
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I don't know what I'd do it I worked at places like that

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The Best and Worst of Times to Teach

So, we face a moment where technology dramatically widens the scope of educational feasibility while policy dramatically narrows the scope of classroom possibility. One might hope, in the best and worst of times, that the good would cancel out the bad.

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A familiar lament

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I'm against it! Groucho sings

Groucho Marx "Whatever It Is, I'm Against It!" Don't know about you but I'm with Groucho
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fits with a lot of situations!

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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic | Culture of Teaching | Scoop.it
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process.
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good overview -makes theories visual- interesting side to side comparisons

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Professional Learning Communities

Professional Learning Communities | Culture of Teaching | Scoop.it

"A professional learning community or PLC is an opportunity for a group of colleagues within a specific field to participate in collaborative learning. Typically PLCs are used in schools as a way to organize teachers, students and/or community personnel into specific working groups where they can help enhance curriculum, share visions, contribute and encourage each other with the ultimate purpose of improving education. Professional learning communities are the joining of Professionalism and Community. It brings the specialized knowledge and focus of professionalism to the caring, responsibility and support within a group or a community. ..

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Does the use of Twitter Improve Education? George Couros

Does the use of Twitter Improve Education? George Couros | Culture of Teaching | Scoop.it

"...Engaging in Twitter will work for one person, and will not work for another depending upon their use of it. But if I am engaged more in my learning than I ever have been, while also sharing what I am learning with others, doesn’t that say that “Twitter” works? It does to (and for) me. Do we really need more data? If more teachers focused on being true lifelong learners while sharing that learning openly, don’t you think education would improve? I know what I would put my money on. "

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TEACHER NETWORKS TODAY’S AND TOMORROW’S CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE TEACHING PROFESSION

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