After hosting dozens of these conversations, I realize one thing: We just don't listen enough to our students. The tradition in education has been not to ask the students what they think or want, but rather for adult educators to design the system and curriculum by themselves, using their "superior" knowledge and experience.
CBS News LinkedIn adds visual portfolio CBS News LinkedIn is launching a new feature that will cater to creative types. The social network for professionals announced on Wednesday that it is adding visual portfolios to member profiles.
The controversy over writer Nate Thayer’s failure to credit his sources, which some alleged amounted to plagiarism, is just part of an ongoing debate over how we use — and give credit for — information in a digital age.
The problem is that while adding hyperlinks is a great way of avoiding a charge of plagiarism — something that might have helped Fox News opinion writer Juan Williams and other alleged plagiarists — there is no accepted protocol for how or where to add those links, or how much content someone can cut and paste into their story or blog post without crossing the line from borrowing into plagiarism or copyright infringement.
The pedagogical framework of eDidaktik.dk can form the basis for an assessment of whether a digital learning tool is suitable for use in a specific teaching situation. It is based upon a distinction between a monological, a dialogical and a polyphonic form of teaching.
Blended learning is an area of ELT that continues to be of interest to practitioners in the field. Despite this, little can be found in the literature on blended learning course design or detailed descriptions provided of blends used in ELT contexts. This publication, which contains twenty case studies from around the world, addresses this deficit by illustrating blends being employed on EAP, ESP, Teacher Development and general EFL courses.
The problem is that the decision makers often don’t have the marketing skills to differentiate between different addressable audiences. External adult learners may not want a long-winded, over-engineered, six to ten week course on anything. Life’s too short. Yet academics are used to producing courses of this semester length. What many may want are mini MOOCs. They may want them to be asynchronous starting and ending when convenient for them. This, of course, is exactly what’s happening. All in all, however, the good news is that MOOCs are forcing HE institutions to change. MOOCs may very well be the force that makes them more open, transparent and relevant. There will, of course, be a backlash, but the digital genie is out of the bottle - MOOCs are here to stay.
Using Technology Vs Technology Integration- An Excellent Chart for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Leadership to change our schools' cultures for the 21st Century curated by Grant Montgomery (Using Technology Vs Technology...
To tweet or not to tweet is the question. This is the title of one great short video I shared in the list below. Though the question sounds philosophical but it is purely explanatory and illustrative. I am revisiting the educational potential of Twitter but this time in audio visual format. This is the first time I am sharing a video list of tutorials on how teachers can use Twitter for both professional and academic purposes and I believe that this is a great addition to our Twitter in Education section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. - See more at: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/02/10-great-video-tutorials-on-using.html#sthash.vvic41fS.dpuf
Whether you use technology, mobile learning or avoid it please find time to answer these 20 questions and share your ideas, opinions and reflections and I will once again publish the results for all to share.