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IT-Ausstattung der Schulen wird immer schlechter (Presseinformationen) - BITKOM

IT-Ausstattung der Schulen wird immer schlechter (Presseinformationen) - BITKOM | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

T-Ausstattung der Schulen wird immer schlechter

54 Prozent der Schüler sind mit dem Zustand der Computertechnik unzufrieden
Digitale Medien werden nur selten im Unterricht eingesetzt
Zwei Drittel der Schüler lernen in ihrer Freizeit online und digital

Berlin/Karlsruhe, 9. Dezember 2014 - Schüler geben der IT-Ausstattung an ihren Schulen von Jahr zu Jahr schlechtere Noten und wünschen sich einen stärkeren Einsatz von digitalen Medien im Unterricht. Das ist das Ergebnis einer repräsentativen Befragung von 512 Schülern weiterführender Schulen im Auftrag des Hightech-Verbands BITKOM und der LEARNTEC, der Messe für digitales Lernen. Mehr als jeder zweite Schüler (54 Prozent) bezeichnet den Zustand der Computertechnik an seiner Schule als mittelmäßig oder schlecht. Die Kritik der Schüler an der mangelhaften IT-Ausstattung der Schulen wird damit immer schärfer.“

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In eigener Sache: OER-Broschüre jetzt in aktualisierter Auflage verfügbar

In eigener Sache: OER-Broschüre jetzt in aktualisierter Auflage verfügbar | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Der Ratgeber „Offene Bildungsressourcen (OER) in der Praxis“, herausgegeben von der Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg (MABB), wendet sich an Lehrkräfte und Multiplikatoren der schulischen und außerschulischen Bildung. Nachdem die erste Auflage vergriffen war, erscheint nun die zweite, aktualisierte Fassung, gedruckt und als PDF-Version. Die Broschüre wurde vom iRights.Lab umgesetzt, Autor ist John Weitzmann.
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The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Teaching Online | Edudemic

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Teaching Online | Edudemic | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
The benefits of teaching online? Simple: Flexible hours; work from almost anywhere; greater student diversity; growth industry; more control over what you teach; global network of colleagues; personalized instruction; larger pool of students; easier and cheaper to share content; small investment to get started. But what factors are most important to consider when teaching an …

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GML² Tagungsband 2014 erschienen

GML² Tagungsband 2014 erschienen | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

Am 13. und 14. März 2014 fand die nunmehr zwölfte GML⊃2; an der Freien Universität Berlin statt. Unter dem Motto „Der Qualitätspakt E-Learning im Hochschulpakt 2020“ widmete sich die GML⊃2; 2014 Themen rund um den Einsatz digitaler Medien und Technologien im Rahmen des BMBF-Programms „Qualitätspakt Lehre“ des Hochschulpaktes 2020.

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i2Speak - Free Online Smart IPA Keyboard

i2Speak - Free Online Smart IPA Keyboard | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

i2Speak is a free online Smart IPA Keyboard (International Phonetic Alphabet) to quickly write phonetic symbols using Roman letters without the need to memorize any symbol code.

 

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 27, 3:39 AM

Well I'm not so sure about quick and not needing to know the symbols and code, but it does work well.


Jennifer Dorman's curator insight, August 27, 8:26 AM

Free IPA keyboard resource - great for ELA/ESL/EFL educators

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 28, 2:47 AM

About time! Easy way to have phonetic transcription at hand!

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3 education myths busted

3 education myths busted | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Spoiler alert: There's no such thing as 'math people.'

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Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 21, 11:53 PM

There's no such thing as 'math people

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Is lecture really the thing that needs fixing? By Robert Talbert

Is lecture really the thing that needs fixing? By Robert Talbert | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

Image: Automated Blackboard eraser...

 

Based on the headline and framing of the article, you might be tempted to think that the problem is that lecture is ineffective and that data might be able to fix it. But that’s not really it. (Nor is the problem that students are stupid and lazy, which you might get from the comment section.) Actually I think Samson himself nails the problem:

He is not shy about admitting where teaching falls on the list of priorities for most of his peers: a distant third, after publishing articles and landing research grants. “Instructors want to do the right thing,” he says. “They’re just busy guys, and they don’t sense that the bean-counting is heavily weighted toward the teaching.”

In that one quote, you get everything you need to know about why traditional instructor-centered teaching still reigns supreme on many university campuses, despite mountains of evidence, not to mention anecdotes, that interactive-engagement methods are far more effective. It all boils down to that one word:Priorities.



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" If you really want something to happen, you make it a priority and make the time. I have to conclude that I think many universities, and sadly many faculty, say that they want effective teaching and high student performance, but they don’t want it badly enough to make sacrifices for it."

 

He has point there. :-)

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 13, 12:40 AM

Here's a bit of insight: Professors should also be teachers, colleges should make teaching a priority, teaching skills should be rewarded.


You know what they say about should... Still it's a clean, simple, low tech solution a major problem in the college classroom. 

Michelle Allwright's curator insight, August 20, 5:11 PM

Interactive, engaging and the learning around core skills is where it is heading. It's about ensuring that the students are industry ready; not just theory ready.

Jim Goldsmith's curator insight, August 20, 8:18 PM

A number of good points made about priorities in higher education; also, some intelligent disussion in the comment sections from (mostly) learning peers.

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Evolution der Internetverbindung | Die Infografik | upc cablecom

Evolution der Internetverbindung | Die Infografik | upc cablecom | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Entdecken Sie die Entwicklung des Internets seit Datenklo & 56kb Modem. Jetzt durch die Web Evolution klicken & Internet Speed von damals & heute erleben!

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UNIKAT Crowdfunding

UNIKAT Crowdfunding | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Hochschulperle Juni 2014: Die Universität Kassel bietet Existenzgründern eine eigene Online-Plattform, um ihre Projekte vorzustellen und um finanzielle Unterstützung zu werben.
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IT and Academics Don't Plan Together Much, New Survey Finds

IT and Academics Don't Plan Together Much, New Survey Finds | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

From the Campus Technology report: "Campus IT is a disjointed effort at most campuses. For example, in more than four out of five colleges and universities, IT professionals report that they do not regularly develop joint plans with academic departments for IT initiatives. These are some of the results that came out of a survey of 152 higher ed IT people in June by MeriTalk, a government-focused Web site."


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, August 6, 4:29 PM

And: "Nearly six out of 10 don't survey academic or research staff on IT needs; and more than six out of 10 lack a catalog of IT services. Perhaps that's why 57 percent of end users view IT as the 'fix it' folks and just 22 percent say IT is considered a 'trusted ally.'"


The survey itself can be downloaded from this website.

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Uni-Klausuren am PC: Klick, klick. Error - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Uni-Klausuren am PC: Klick, klick. Error - SPIEGEL ONLINE | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Die Uni Mainz ist Vorreiter bei Klausuren am Computer, zur Prüfungshochsaison nehmen die Maschinen den Dozenten viel Arbeit ab und korrigieren binnen Sekunden. Doch das Hochschulmagazin "duz" zeigt: E-Klausur haben Tücken.
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Opinion: Tablets Are a Fad — They’ll Largely Disappear in 2–3 Years

Opinion: Tablets Are a Fad — They’ll Largely Disappear in 2–3 Years | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
The iPad came out of the Apple chute in 2010 like gangbusters, setting all kinds of sales records. Schools picked up on the iPad too. But the tablet is a fad, we argue; it will pass away in short order (two to three years) because it is neither a mobile device nor a work device – and folks (and schools, we should hope) want those two types of devices!

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"the implications for K-12 schools ... if our prediction about the tablets’ demise is right ... or wrong?

Possible Responses:

Schools and districts are rolling out iPads from kindergarten to grade 5, one grade per year. If we are right, then there may well be precious few tablets for those 4th and 5th graders!  It doesn’t matter whether we are right or wrong: schools are going BYOD — Bring Your Own Device, and thus it is students — and their parents — that will determine what devices are brought into the classroom.  It doesn’t matter whether we are right or wrong: Schools will come to see that, at least for K-5 or even K-8, smartphones — not tablets - are the appropriate learning tool. (Wheeling in the laptop cart when a long writing project is assigned.) One can always hope!"
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gideonwilliams's curator insight, August 11, 11:52 AM

The resulting comments are as equally revealing as the article itself.

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Lernen in der Cloud: Was steckt heute dahinter?

Lernen in der Cloud: Was steckt heute dahinter? | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

“Corporate MOOCs will be the big trend in 2014” schrieb vor einigen Monaten der kanadische Bildungsexperte George Siemens. Ob es wirklich hierzulande ein „big trend“ ist, darüber mag man streiten. Doch MOOCs sind ein Thema auf Konferenzen und in Workshops und haben längst das Interesse vieler Unternehmen geweckt, die jetzt ihre Online-Angebote für Mitarbeiter, Partner und Kunden auf den Prüfstand stellen. Dabei sind MOOCs nur eine aktuelle Form des Lehrens und Lernens, mit der eine Antwort auf eine Reihe drängender Anforderungen verbunden wird. Die Rede ist von der Flexibilisierung und Virtualisierung der Arbeit, von immer kürzeren Produktzyklen, von Innovationsdruck, Vernetzung, vom technologischen und demografischen Wandel und, nicht zuletzt, Kostendruck.

Vor diesem Hintergrund wächst der Druck auf Corporate Learning, Programme, Angebote und Leistungen entsprechend anzupassen. Längst ist deutlich, dass das Lernen in der Cloud aus einem zukunftsfähigen und innovativen Portfolio nicht mehr wegzudenken ist. Doch von E-Learning wird bereits seit 1998 gesprochen, als Jay Cross, so wird kolportiert, das erste Mal den Begriff nutzte, um das netzgestützte Lernen zu beschreiben. Was also ist neu, wenn wir heute auf das Lernen in der Cloud blicken? Hier ein Überblick über die wichtigsten Trends:


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MPFS - Medienpädagogischer Forschungsverbund Südwest : JIM-Studie 2014

MPFS - Medienpädagogischer Forschungsverbund Südwest : JIM-Studie 2014 | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
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Essaywettbewerb: Bildung heute. Bildungsideal einer digitalen Zeit

Essaywettbewerb: Bildung heute. Bildungsideal einer digitalen Zeit | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Der Stifterverband ruft in Kooperation mit dem Hochschulforum Digitalisierung und der Initiative "Was bildet ihr uns ein?" junge Leute dazu auf, in einem Essay sich mit dem Bildungsbegriff in einer von digitalen Medien geprägten Gesellschaft auseinanderzusetzen.
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Spielend Geschichte lernen: Mit dem Lernspiel und der E-Learning-Anwendung „1961“ können Schüler mehr über den Mauerbau erfahren

Spielend Geschichte lernen: Mit dem Lernspiel und der E-Learning-Anwendung „1961“ können Schüler mehr über den Mauerbau erfahren | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Das Jahr 1961 ist auch 25 Jahre nach dem Mauerfall noch ein denkwürdiges Jahr deutsch-deutscher Geschichte. Der Bau der Berliner Mauer steht im Mittelpunkt der nun veröffentlichten gleichnamigen multimedialen Lernumgebung für den Geschichtsunterricht der neunten und zehnten Klassen.

„1961“ besteht aus einem digitalen Lernspiel in Form eines Point-&-Click-Adventures und aus einer zugehör ...
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Beyond Words: How to Write for Readability

Beyond Words: How to Write for Readability | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

POSTED BY ANDREA AYRES

...If you are a purveyor of online content you have a duty to your reader. How text looks greatly impacts the willingness of your reader to interact with that text.



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That! That's how online text should look.It's like balm on my frayed nerves and pleasant for the eyes. :-)

 

No wonder retaining information from an online text is so hard if presented in the wrong way.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 13, 1:15 AM

This article goes into considerable depth about many aspects of web writing and readability.  


Great lessons for anyone who creates web content. (Online instructors... learn these lessons!)

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Can Colleges Use Data to Fix What Ails the Lecture?

Can Colleges Use Data to Fix What Ails the Lecture? | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
In a culture of accountability, some professors call on technology to collect information about student participation in the classroom.
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Interesting discussion going on in the comments, several good points made.

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Engage your students with #MysterySkype

Engage your students with #MysterySkype | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

Mystery Skype is an educational game, invented by teachers, played by two classrooms on Skype. The aim of the game is to guess the location of the other classroom by asking each other questions.

It's suitable for all age groups and can be used to teach subjects like geography, history, languages, mathematics and science.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 14, 10:04 AM

Here's an online learning activity that will engage and energize your students. It would be a great back to school project. Skype in the Classroom will help you connect with other tech using teachers for a game based exchanged.


National and international connections are waiting to be made.


Jump in and have some fun.



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9 Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning

9 Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning. Applying Adult Learning Assumptions and Adult Learning Principles to eLearning. Apply Andragogy to eLearning!

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Assumption #1 (Self-Concept)
Create learning experiences that offer minimum instruction and maximum autonomy.

Assumption #2 (Adult Learner Experience)
Include a wide range of instructional design models and theories to appeal to varied experience levels and backgrounds.
Assumption #3 (Readiness to Learn)
Utilize social media and online collaboration tools to tie learning to social development.

Assumption #4 (Orientation to Learning)
Emphasize how the subject matter is going to solve problems that an adult learner regularly encounters.
Assumption #5 (Motivation to Learn)
There must be a valid reason behind every eLearning course, module or educational activity.


Principle of Andragogy#1
Adults must have a hand in the design and development of their learning experience.

Principle of Andragogy#2
Experience should be at the root of all eLearning tasks and activities.

Principle of Andragogy #3
Real life applications and benefits must be tied to the eLearning course.

Principle of Andragogy #4
Give adult learners the opportunity to absorb information, rather than memorizing it.

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Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 21, 11:52 PM

Apply Andragogy to eLearning

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10 of the Best Social Media SlideShares from 2014

10 of the Best Social Media SlideShares from 2014 | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Here are 10 awesome SlideShare presentations, all having to do with social media. You’ll find strategies, big-picture ideas, stats, research, and more.

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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, August 10, 10:43 PM

Some good ideas here. .  if you work with or use social media. 

 

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The Most Popular Social Network for Young People? Texting

The Most Popular Social Network for Young People? Texting | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
Texting: The quiet king. I can't decide whether texting's dominance here is obvious or profound. By daily use, it's nearly three times more popular than phone calls.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 21, 4:22 AM

Interesting graphs. Insight is where you find it. 

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, August 12, 6:04 PM

This is not surprising.  Apps come and go for young users of social media.  Snapchat is up and coming, Facebook is fading.  Maybe it's oldsters who keep the old apps and social media going.  But texting is just simple, clean, easy. Promotion coming:   If you or someone you know is going overseas, use WhatsApp - free texting on your phone for 1 year (.99 thereafter) without an international plan.

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Teaching Students Skills to become Better Online Readers

Teaching Students Skills to become Better Online Readers | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it

Soon after Maryanne Wolf published “Proust and the Squid,” a history of the science and the development of the reading brain from antiquity to the twenty-first century, she began to receive letters from readers. Hundreds of them. While the backgrounds of the writers varied, a theme began to emerge: the more reading moved online, the less students seemed to understand."


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Betty Skeet's curator insight, August 1, 12:08 PM

Reading on line...a good habit? Here to stay?

Helen Teague's curator insight, August 3, 9:36 AM
Do students retain more information when they read from books rather than from digital devices? Does reading online present challenges due to distractions? Do students need to be taught skills to become better online readers?
Ruby Day's curator insight, August 3, 5:21 PM

Studies show we are not reading as effectively online as we are with hard copies. This highlights the need for tools to help us read deeper online - e.g annotation type tools. This links to an interesting stuy of year 5 students using collaborative annotation software demonstrating higher performance than the control group's' paper based annotation.

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To Improve Student Performance, Start Thinking Like a Coach

To Improve Student Performance, Start Thinking Like a Coach | e-learning in higher education and beyond | Scoop.it
I have a confession to make. I was wrong. You see, I once thought that teaching was lecturing, and I thought that because that is how my graduate mentors taught me to teach.

But I was wrong. Studies have shown that lecturing has little to do with teaching. A University of Maryland study found that right after a physics lecture, almost none of the students could answer the question: “What was the lecture you just heard about?” Another physics professor simply asked students about the material that he had presented only 15 minutes earlier, and he found that only ten percent showed any sign of remembering it (Freedman, 2012).

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