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New International Study by Research Now with Support of K&A BrandResearch Gives Insight into How the ‘Digital Generation’ Behaves on the Internet
The study of 2,490 respondents aged 12 – 17 years old from the US, Poland, Germany and the UK, looked at how this new digital generation connects with the internet, what they do online, and how they feel about digital and traditional advertisements.
The survey found that teenagers in all four markets enjoy unlimited and unsupervised access to the internet. Respondents reported that they are able to go online as long and as often as they wish, they do not need to ask for parental permission, and only in Germany are teenagers required to share internet access with siblings. 62% of the young people surveyed report that they go online every single day - 46% several times a day. Age does not make a big difference when comparing the amount of time teens spend on the net. There is no sudden explosion in internet use at the age of 16; more a gradual increase in the amount of time spent online as children age. Of those who go online several times a day, 11% are 12 years old and 21% are 17 years old. Teenagers in the UK and Poland use the internet 20% more often than their counterparts in Germany and America.
Why teens go onlineThe top reason why teens go online, cited by 92% of respondents, is to find out information – ‘looking up things I don’t know.’ The second most popular activity is finding out about events and what’s happening, with 83% of teens doing this. Next, young people use the internet to research public transport and ‘window shop’ (researching and browsing for items), with 74% saying that’s why they go online. Teenagers in Poland use the internet to search for and purchase products more frequently than their international counterparts. Overall, only 35% of teens say they actually purchase items online. After ‘window shopping,’ the most popular activity is playing games, with 73% of teens going online to do this.
Devices used to access the internetRoughly one-third of the teens surveyed from each country go on the internet most often via a PC or laptop. The additional two-thirds reported accessing the internet through a tablet, smart phone, video game console, television or other device. According to the survey, 27% of British teens go online via their smart phones, whilst fewer American (11%), German (9%) and Polish (2%) teens use their smart phone to get online.
What teenagers search for and buyMusic and CDs are the most popular items to search for online. Teens in Poland, however, search for online games more than music (64% in Poland as opposed to 59% in the US; 57% in the UK; and 56% in Germany). Shoes are also a popular search item among British (62%) and Polish (57%) teens, but not as popular among German (53%) and American (42%) teens.
E-Learning and Online Teaching Certificate Program Infographic
Here's an infographic I've been working on to give you all a sense of the E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program at UW-Stout.
E-learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate.
Conference at SIMO Education 2013 - Madrid (Spain)
A very large and visually interesting set of slides.
This is a huge slide set, but visually very arresting.
I love AR!
Morris, S.M. and Stommel, J. (2013) A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age Hybrid Pedagogy,
" The question then comes to my mind as to why it has been necessary to spend time discussing and agreeing on principles and rights that most people in public education already accept. One reason I suspect is a concern that developments in online learning outside formal, public education have the potential to run roughshod over these rights and principles. For instance, highly selective, campus-based, elite universities, at least until very recently, have not subscribed to some of these rights and principles, yet are now ‘discovering’ open learning through MOOCs, while still denying many of these rights to potential on-campus students."-online-learners/#sthash.eZpqTl5m.dpuf
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August 12- 14, 2014 Madison WI
Thinking about going back to finish a degree online after an absence of several years? In the two articles, I will detail five pitfalls you should seek to avoid. Even the most prepared students can fall prey to these traps — and this is especially true for those who have not had an online class experience.
Thinking about going back to school online? Here is some solid advice to help you prepare for the new challenge of learning online.
This is the first article I wrote about 'the flip', back in 2011. The articles I reference provide a good introduction to flipped instruction.
Here's a series of articles about the flipped classroom written by Kay Walsh and curated by Kay Lehmann of UW-Stout.
7 stories from 7 teachers about flipping the classroom.
Larry Ferlazzo's picks for 2013.
A lot has been written about the digital native since the coining of the term about ten years ago. A lot of what has been originally written by the digital native has been taken as common sense and has been repeated many times in many educational contexts, but until recently the true nature of the digital native has not been explored. Because the myth of the digital native is still alive and well, this article aims to examine the findings that have come out of recent research with regard to digital natives and their true nature, as well as turn a critical gaze onto the assumptions, taken as common sense knowledge, of what the characteristics of digital natives are.Keywords: Digital Natives, Research, Characteristics, Technology, Availability, Usage
A lot has been written about the digital native since the coining of the term about ten years ago. A lot of what has been originally written by the digital native has been taken as common sense and has been repeated many times in many educational contexts, but until recently the true nature of the digital native has not been explored. Because the myth of the digital native is still alive and well, this article aims to examine the findings that have come out of recent research with regard to digital natives and their true nature, as well as turn a critical gaze onto the assumptions, taken as common sense knowledge, of what the characteristics of digital natives are.
The eighth-grade class hosted nine UW-Stout technology education majors who are learning to teach K-12 technology classes. The college students created robots that can be used to demonstrate a few basic engineering concepts, said their instructor, Dave Stricker, assistant professor and program director of engineering and technology education at UW-Stout.
Explore how faculty, instructional designers, and learners are finding LiveBinders an indispensable tool for designing electronic portfolios, organizing course materials, and electronically sharing resources to support and demonstrate learning.
Resources and online class announcements from UW-Stout.
Great stuff here.
Some great stuff here.
Zien of deze ELO te gebruiken is voor de pilot.
To look back at every triumph, tragedy and trend, Google creates an annual Zeitgeist, a summary of the biggest events of the year as seen through the eyes of the search engine. This year, NewsHour Extra partnered with Google to offer you, the student, the opportunity to create your own Zeitgeist by compiling the events that have made the biggest impact on your own life using the storytelling tool Meograph.
Here's a terrific way to promote 21st Century research and publication skills.
Jisc webinar on outcomes from the Assessment and Feedback programme 4 Dec 2013
Fortis Online is currently seeking dynamic qualified online instructor candidates. The online faculty member is responsible for all aspects of facilitating a magnetic learning experience in the online classroom. At Fortis Online this includes discussion board facilitation, online synchronous faculty tutoring, feedback on weekly assignments, utilizing web tools, and conducting outreach for at-risk students.
Fortis Online is specifically seeking qualified candidates in the following areas: General Education Subjects:
Qualifications of an earned Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in the subject matter and one year college-level online teaching experience required.
Understanding the Needs of the Instructors
When students are doing research, they sometimes struggle with citing their sources or moving beyond a quick search with Google.com. The Google Docs Research Pane helps to facilitate searching for and citing sources. By going to Tools –> Research, the Research Pane pops up on the right hand side! You can search Google, images, scholar, quotes, and dictionary! By dragging and dropping certain content (e.g. images), not only will the material appear, but a footnote (in MLA, Chicago, or APA format).
Super cool. I had no idea this feature existed!
Great tips for how to integrate use of GoogleDocs into research activites to help support ethical use of information.
A learning design toolkit to create pedagogically effective learning activities
An oldie but a goodie?
Old but still relevant - just needs revising (you can apply web 2.0/social media etc to this and you have a great take on learning design
This insightful and detailed post from Tony Bates gives those of us in North America a more global perspective.
I was recently asked, "Why are you giving the teachers choice of a laptop? Why not just go all in with one device?" My answer, simply stated, is that homogenization of any tool is never a good idea i
"homogenization of devices allows everyone the chance to start out on the same footing, but eventually schools need to open up and let students own the device and, inevitably, own their learning."
A good video can be a powerful tool for helping students understand new concepts. The challenge isn’t locating quality instructional clips—but rather organizing your selections.
COOLNESS! I already use @huzzaz and I like it! Give it a whirl!
"Google Tips is collection of Google product use examples and tips. You can select a specific product to learn about or scroll through the whole gallery of tips for all products."
Check out Google Tips to learn more about the many products that Google offers. One you find a tip that interests you and click on it you will find a short description, "stuff you need" (typically a Google account and perhaps a short amount of time based on what I viewed) and a presentation that walks you through steps. This is geared more to beginners and may be a great tool for students whom may be trying new tools.
Tips for use of Google+ features. Great for inspiring your own use for them!!
Learn what working with SMEs really means. SMEs are valuable members for any learning design team. Their extensive knowledge can be invaluable.
Tips for instructional desigers!
It's important to use great tools to allow you to do what you do best which is teaching.
Aspiring teachers from UW-Stout stopped at South Middle School to talk tokids in a Tech Ed class about the importance of fluid power and technology in our everyday lives.
Steve Hargadon announces in his most recent Learning Revolution Newsletter:
We are excited to announce that the keynote sessions from the following conferences can now be watched on YouTube: School Leadership Summit 2013, Homeschool Conference 2013, STEMxCon 2013, Library 2.012 and 2.013, and the Global Education Conference 2012 and 2013. Visit each of the conference sites to see all of the session recordings.
Jim Lerman's insight:
What a treasure trove of resources. Hargadon is a master organizer.
Some great resources here!
Excellent Guide to Information Resources
Does your writing curriculum include these points? What about #commoncore ... how does this compare? #EdChat
More reasons to stop wasting students' time...
Et en France, aurait-on des graphiques similaires ?
Last year my students designed infographics for the first time. I enjoyed the process and the products. It was a fun strategy to teach my students crucial research skills while encouraging them to think creatively about how to visually communicate information.
Infograpics and research skills: a topic make in heaven!
Great examples of how students can visually represent ideas - much better than a PowerPoint slide
Reading graphic text, creating graphic text - research and project based learning
Infographics could be used in Digital Storytelling. . .
“ You spend like half of your life on that thing. Time to figure out what it really does.”
some excellent tips and tricks for getting the most out of your iOS device.
Some very useful tips here
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