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How Content Curation Can Support an Existing Educational Framework

How Content Curation Can Support an Existing Educational Framework | Social Learning in Education | Scoop.it

Robin Good: How does content curation fit inside an academic program? Can curation be utilized to enhance a learning program? How? 


William J. Ryan has a good introductory article on Elearning Industry.com, explaining how and why content curation could be a really valuable asset in any new educational program.


To the point. Informative. resourceful. 7/10


Full article: http://elearningindustry.com/subjects/concepts/item/391-test-assess-curator




Via Robin Good, Charles Newton
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Information is ubiquitous, finding individuals with similar interests is the basis of creating a personal learning network.  Content curation is one way of adding value to your network using Harold Jarche's Seek, Sense, Share model.  It would be good to see the current Education framework  embrace content curation and this post is a good place to start

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Does education need to change? The first section identifies current issues, the second suggests potential ways forward, the third looks at social learning and the final section looks at how social learning can be embedded into an education
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Social Learning

Looking at how new technologies change the form of learning...its been described as the best introduction to social learning ever.  Why not judge for yourself?

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Keith O'Hare's comment, April 23, 2013 10:04 AM
Great combination of lovely graphics, quotes and ideas. Felt a bit of 'cliche' overload half way through, but very nice presentation all the same!
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Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - Edudemic

Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - Edudemic | Social Learning in Education | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
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Starts off as a fairly straightforward review of research skills and then morphs into the revelation that Google, Facebook and numerous other search engines are personalising our search results to the extent that we are being placed in a 'filter bubble' that limits our view!

 

The TED video is essential viewing, as the full extent of this manipulation is revealed

 

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The Latest Brain Science Research and its Impact on eLearning - Axonify

The Latest Brain Science Research and its Impact on eLearning - Axonify | Social Learning in Education | Scoop.it
In this free webinar by Axonify, discover how groundbreaking research on the human brain is affecting the future of corporate eLearning.
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Donald Clarke argued that there had been more pedagogic change in the last 10 years than the previous 1000 years.  His assertion is based on our increased understanding in the way people learn, as a result of brain science research.  This post provides three insights that you can incorporate into your teaching or your learning

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Mozilla Open Badges 101: Nov 20 webinar

Mozilla's Open Badges is a new system for credentialing and accreditation that makes it possible for learners everywhere to get recognition for lifelong learning of all kinds through digital badges, and then collect and share those badges across the Web for real results like jobs. But what does this mean for your organization? And how do you get started?


Via Kim Flintoff
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There is an increasing gap between the knowledge and skills that education systems are providing and what employers say they want.  In my experience, education has a long lead in time...planned changes can take 18 months to reach the 'chalk face', whilst changes in skills requirements are a fact of life!

 

Alternative credentialing systems like Open Badges are a way of recognising skills and achievements in a flexible and responsive way.  If you are new to Open Badges this is a great place to start.  There are a series of webnars on developing Open Badges accessible from the post

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Russell Sauntry's curator insight, December 24, 2013 2:55 AM

great explanation of badges and their uses.

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Pearson CEO Shares His Road Ahead (EdSurge News)

Pearson CEO Shares His Road Ahead (EdSurge News) | Social Learning in Education | Scoop.it
Pearson, the world's largest education company, its CEO John
Fallon suggests, is still more or less a teenager.
That means Fallon's job is to apply the discipline it needs
to grow more
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Pearson have developed an efficacy framework they will use to assess if  products deliver the intended outcomes.  To do this they will analyse data sets produced by the activity, interactions with stakeholders, if there are clear outcomes and a system to achieve them

 

Yesterday I attended a presentation by a deputy director of the Business, Innovation and Skills Department, who are looking to develop outcome focused measures of success for qualifications.  To do this they will analyse data sets that government already has to create new success measures e.g. Future learning and employment, pay progression etc.  Sound familiar?

 

It looks as if big data has arrived in education.  The only problem I have is that learning takes place within individuals and they are the only ones who know what they learned and if it has had an impact on their practice...will anyone be asking them?

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Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs – the flipped University?

Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs – the flipped University? | Social Learning in Education | Scoop.it

MOOCs are a phenomenon, a wake-up call for Higher Education and wake-up calls, create a sense of urgency, the first step in the process of change. Here are ten MOOC flips that explain why they may be turning traditional Higher Education on its head.

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Donald uses the word 'flip' to give ten perspectives on how MOOC's are challenging traditional methods of delivery.  I particularly like the flip from horizontal to vertical, with the MOOC model spreading into the workplace and lifelong learning.  However, in my exerience the demand for accredited learning and traditional methods of assessment are acting as a barrier, so flipping assessment could be the most important

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Is Grading Necessary?

Is Grading Necessary? | Social Learning in Education | Scoop.it
Is Grading necessary or even beneficial? Do our students need to earn grades? As we head into a new school/homeschool year, let's think outside the box and explore the research.
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Here's an interesting concept....grading and standardised testing focus learners on the test and not on learning!  This Learnist board has a series of posts that look at the problem wwith grading and the benefits of removing them.  I particularly like the articles by Alfie Kohn, as you read them you just know that he is right!

 

This is of particular interest to me as we have just removed grades from a key qualification, by moving to Pass/Refer.  The task now is to encourage teachers and learners to take advantage of the new freedoms

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Digital Tools for Teachers: Creating Video Tutorials for a Flipped classroom

Digital Tools for Teachers: Creating Video Tutorials for a Flipped classroom | Social Learning in Education | Scoop.it
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The appearance of this post is quite 'twee', but don't let that fool you.  Read on and you will find a clear explanation of a Flipped classroom and links to some great tools you can use to create visual content.  I'm off to check some of them out, why don't you

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8 Steps To Great Digital Storytelling - Edudemic

8 Steps To Great Digital Storytelling - Edudemic | Social Learning in Education | Scoop.it
Consider Digital Storytelling as the 21st Century version of the age-old art of storytelling with a twist: digital tools now make it possible for anyone to create a story and share it with the world.
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Digital storytelling has become a bit of a buzzword, but how do you actually produce a digital story and how does it add to the learning experience?  This post provides a process that can be used to push students to become creators of content and enable them to develop 21st century digital skills.  It also includes links to a number of tools that can be used to deliver digital stories

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New Technologies and 21st Century Skills

New Technologies and 21st Century Skills | Social Learning in Education | Scoop.it
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Website from the University of Houston aimed at educators.  Identifies a number of skills for the 21st century and then summarises a range of tools that can be used to practice those skills.  My experience has been that it’s good to try a range of tools and then find the combination that best suit your needs.  Why not a try them out for yourself and then incorporate them into your teaching?

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Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work

Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work | Social Learning in Education | Scoop.it
When it comes to the future of work there are a few key trends which business leaders need to pay attention to.  Understanding these trends will allow organizations to better prepare and adapt to the changes which are impacting the way we work.
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To a certain extent this is telling us what we already know, but in my experience their are still plenty of people who need to be convinced!  This post sets out the arguments in a clear way and I like the section on the importance of the 'cloud' and the way this bypasses IT, assuming they haven't 'battened down the hatches' and restricted access to all things social.  

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The Connected Learners- A Book by Students for Teachers

The Connected Learners- A Book by Students for Teachers | Social Learning in Education | Scoop.it
We have heard plenty from teachers. We have heard plenty from educational "gurus" and theorists what students should/shouldn't be learning and how we should/shouldn't be teaching. I have written an...
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I have some responsibility for developing qualifications and two points in this review have made me sit back and think:

 

1. Let students take ownership; ask them to learn skills that help them perform a 'just in time' (not a 'just in case') authentic task - what a great goal for assessment tasks

2. Make motivation part of your priorities, let learners know why they are learning about something - in future if I can't explain why learners need to know something, I won't put it in! 

 

Can't wait to read the book :)

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Leveraging your online presence to develop a professional learning ...

Presentation at the Higher Education Academy Computing Seminar at Birmingham City University
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Higher Education does Personal Learning Networks :)

 

i've been following the work of Harold Jarche on PKN's for some time and its always been in the context of professional development and work-based learning.  I wonder if this presentation was made at the end of the course to prepare students for work, or at the beginning of the course to help them complete their degree and develop a network of peers?

 

Should have guessed, it's aimed at academics not students!!!

 

My experience is that the use of social media for personal development is learned behaviour, even for those addicted to socialising with friends online.  So, hopefully it was the latter

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Tony Bates » Synergies between online learning, on-campus teaching and flexible learning

Tony Bates » Synergies between online learning, on-campus teaching and flexible learning | Social Learning in Education | Scoop.it
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This is an interesting post that looks at the diversity of student populations and argues that online learning can deliver learning that meets individual needs much more effectively than the traditional lecture.

 

Some will be surprised that we are still having this conversation, but I have two children at UK universities and neither programme has an online presence that could be called 'learning'.  This despite the fact that one of them is recognised as a leader in online learning.  Clearly this does not stretch across the whole organisation.  Change is happening, but not fast enough for today's students

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A New Pedagogy is Emerging... and Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor | Contact North

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.”

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Like many others, when e-learning started to become popular, I expected the result to be totally online learning solutions.  However, as we now know online learning has become a supplement to classroom based teaching, although a new pedagogy is starting to appear.  A generic term for this is blended learning

 

This post provides a great overview of key trends and best of all ends with a number of case studies mainly taken from Canadian institutions. 

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educational-origami - Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

educational-origami - Bloom's Digital Taxonomy | Social Learning in Education | Scoop.it

This is an update to Bloom's Revised Taxonomy which attempts to account for the new behaviours and actions emerging as technology advances and becomes more ubiquitous


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This is a comprehensive resource that explains how Bloom's Taxonomy has been updated for the digital age.  But more than that, it provides ideas and resources that will enable educators to translate this into their teaching.  For example, there is a rubric that ranks contributions to social media tools such as wiki's or forums as understanding or analysing

 

My favourite quote:  "Collaboration is not a 21st Century Skill, it is a 21st Century essential"  Does it feature in your teaching and learning?

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The Social Learning Revolution & What it means for Higher Education

The Social Learning Revolution & What it means for Higher Education | Social Learning in Education | Scoop.it
Here are the slides I used for my closing keynote at the WCET Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado last week. I've added a few pieces of text to make the slideset a bit more understandable. For more ...
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When it comes to the future of workplace learning, Jane Hart has her finger on the pulse.  In this presentation, Jane identifies the digital literacies that can be used in HE and prepare learners for the modern workplace.  

 

If your new to social learning, or interested in the future world of work, thie is a great place to start

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MOOCS are Evolving: Coursera Embraces Online Blended Model with Worldwide 'Learning Hubs'

MOOCS are Evolving: Coursera Embraces Online Blended Model with Worldwide 'Learning Hubs' | Social Learning in Education | Scoop.it
Online course provider Coursera is developing in-person "Learning Hubs" that will allow MOOC students to work together and with subject experts.

Via EDTC@UTB
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This post explains how MOOC's are morphing into blended learning courses,  at least for those who live close enough to one of their learning hubs.  All they need now is accreditation and commercialisation and we could have true disruption!

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EDTC@UTB's curator insight, November 6, 2013 3:33 PM

MOOCs are evolving...

Linda Haynes's curator insight, November 7, 2013 12:25 PM

This description of Learning Hubs shows an excellent way to extend an online course to the community.  Participants in Learning Hubs could meet in a community center, a public park, a classroom, or anywhere you can imagine!

Steve Klien's curator insight, November 8, 2013 12:45 PM

Coursers moving to blended learning?

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Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning | Social Learning in Education | Scoop.it
The evolution of the web from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and now to Web 3.0 can be used a metaphor of how education should also be evolving, as a movement based on the evolution from Education 1.0 to Educa...
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Technology goes forward in leaps and bounds, but the way we use it develops far more slowly.  This post considers pedgogy and the impact it can have on the way we use technology for learning.  Commercial companies are not necessarily going to innovative, as they they often deliver what we currently want.  Hence the proliferation of apps that deliver content.  So educators need to take the tools and use them creatively

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Has Coursera solved the catch-22 of for-credit MOOCs? - eCampus News

Has Coursera solved the catch-22 of for-credit MOOCs? - eCampus News | Social Learning in Education | Scoop.it
Coursera's announcement that it has reached $1 million in revenue from its Signature Track courses could affect universities offering MOOCs for credit.
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I know I'm becoming an education geek, because I'm constantly surprised by the number of people that haven't heard of MOOC's!  As university fees increase I was sure that learners would be looking for cheaper alternatives, but it seems that when it comes to qualifications we are all traditionalists.  Of course the game changer will be when universities award credits to those completing MOOC's.  This post looks at the experiences of Coursera and concludes that this is still a work in progress

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Twelve Ways Education Could Change by 2025 (EdSurge News)

Twelve Ways Education Could Change by 2025 (EdSurge News) | Social Learning in Education | Scoop.it
IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE: Zoom zoom! Jump into the DeLorean with KnowledgeWorks and re-imagine the how the education industry will transform in the next 12 years.
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"The future is not a fixed point.  It's ours to create."  This is the inspiring first line of the report by KnowledgeWorks, who descibe themselves as 'thought leaders across the learning ecosystem'. If we are to take advantage of the possibilities the future holds we need to be able to visualise what this might look like.  I recommend this report as a great place to start.  The infographic provides 'A Glimpse into the Future of Learning', but I just wanted to add one of my own...

 

In my experience, the opportunity to learn is not the only thing that inspires teenagers to attend university..its also about the student lifestyle.  But does that mean they have to attend a 'physical' university?  One possible future could see students studying a 'virtual' course move into a shared house in a city condusive to the student lifestyle.  If they were on the same course they could interact f2f with each other, whilst the tutor and other learners remain virtual.  For this to happen in the UK the rules for maintenance loans would have to change, but that's not such a big step...is it? 

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How Badges Really Work in Higher Education -- Campus Technology

How Badges Really Work in Higher Education -- Campus Technology | Social Learning in Education | Scoop.it
Digital badge initiatives at colleges and universities across the country are challenging assumptions about learning and assessment.
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Surprising post, in that it includes actual examples of universites in the US using digital badges to accredit learning.  Less surprising is the revelation that senior academics and administrators are more sceptical.

 

Fom my perspective, working for a professional body, I can see the potential for digital badges to recognise workplace learning and provide credit that could act as CPD and count towards Chartered membership.  What is needed is a credible measure, so that credits become transferable.  I understand Mozilla are working on a common framework and it will be interesting to see how this develops.

 

I guess the message is, start experimenting

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Hoadley's 3 Laws Of Education Technology - Edudemic

Hoadley's 3 Laws Of Education Technology - Edudemic | Social Learning in Education | Scoop.it
Do you know Hoadley's 3 Laws of Education Technology? They're important to grasp and great for all connected educators and students.
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Couldn't agree more with these three simple laws.  Essential reading for two groups:

 

- those techers who say "I don't do technology!'

- EdTech developers who want to create all singing all dancing tools.  Let teachers work with your product and find out what they can do with it! 

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The Discussion Forum is Dead; Long Live the Discussion Forum | Tools | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

The Discussion Forum is Dead; Long Live the Discussion Forum | Tools | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Social Learning in Education | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of learning, teaching, and technology that combines the strands of critical pedagogy and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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I guess we have all added forums to online courses and LMS's as a way of encouraging collaboration; and we have all seen them fail.  This is due to a number of facors, including poor engagement from learners and and poor design by teachers.  But should we give up on them?  

 

This is a thought provoking article that suggests forums shouldn't be locked away in password protected areas and assessed to ensure learners participate.  Rather they should be run in public areas such as Twitter, Google+ or Facebook, so that learners can interact with a wider group of people.  Brilliant idea that I intend to use next time I'm designing an online course :)

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Donald Clark Plan B: Report on 6 MOOCs turns up 10 surprises

Donald Clark Plan B: Report on 6 MOOCs turns up 10 surprises | Social Learning in Education | Scoop.it
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I recently spoke to someone from the UK university sector who was very sceptical about the impact MOOC'S would have in this country.  This post suggests that universities here will take a more measured and less competitive approach to the development of MOOC'S.

 

i'm not sure I agree with all of the points, for example it is suggested that those enrolling we're more interested in 'learning' than certification. However, the courses were not offered with certification so it's difficult to draw that comparison.

 

But, this is a valuable review of the Edinburgh University MOOC's and a great read for anyone looking to find out more about the phenomenon 

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The More You Automate, The Less You Curate: Sense-Making Requires Manual Effort

The More You Automate, The Less You Curate: Sense-Making Requires Manual Effort | Social Learning in Education | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
David Bramley's insight:

A double winner...an intersting post from Harold Jarche questioning the value of curation, if there's no 'added value' or insight from the person sharing it.  To demonstrate how to add value, Robin Goodprovides a comprehensive review of the post and makes a case for high quality curation.

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Martin Gysler's comment, May 15, 2013 4:57 AM
Yes Deborah, I totally agree with you.
Robin Martin's comment, May 15, 2013 10:28 AM
Absolutely agree!
Robin Martin's comment, May 15, 2013 10:28 AM
Absolutely agree!