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Objectivist approach - Building Scenarios for E-Learning

Objectivist approach - Building Scenarios for E-Learning | Digital Age and Learning Theories | Scoop.it
Generally you have two types of courses.  Some are all about pushing information out to the learners.  And some focus on changing behavior and performance. Both have their roles in the world of elearning. Performance-based courses are easier to assess because you can measure performance before and after. Information-based courses are a bit more challenging [...]
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The scenarios are developed around learning and responding.  As learners make decisions they are rewarded/praised (Skinner). Learners move forward if correct, or return to information if reinforcement is required.  Once the learner makes the correct choice they can move forward.  Information should be given in small chunks.


When reflecting on the SAMR model, this tool would be at the Augmentation stage as technology has made a direct substitution to in-class activities, with functional improvements.

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Social Constructivism - Learning Circles

Learning Circles For Online Teaching Dr. Margaret Riel Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University October 13, 2011
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Learning circles has provided many opportunities in adult education.  They have been used for many group based tasks, learners have the opportunity to collaborate in a safe environment and share their experiences and knowledge as described by von Glaserfield.  It has also enabled learning to take place further than the location of the institute, to across Australia and globally.  An example in my context is Administer Projects, where the circle is the base for all learning and transferring of information, development of specific project documentation, risk planning, etc. This tool has redefined learning as it has given us the opportunity to recreate our tasks outside of the classroom.

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Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool

Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool | Digital Age and Learning Theories | Scoop.it
Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool

Via Cheryl Belbin
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As Cheryl, this tool is new to me as well. I have found a multitude of information on e-learning. Information can be viewed, filtered and a decision made as to the importance of my needs. In my context I believe this tool will bring a redefinition to the learning experience in my online learning. One of the issues that colud be faced with these introduction of these tools is students struggling with technology or unwillingness to establish profiles in many different online applications.
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Channylt's curator insight, April 7, 2014 10:48 AM

Scoop.it! is such a invaluable tool for learning its can be used on multiple devices and the visual presentation is amazing, it is a great content curation site and allows learners/users to scoop any material available on the web and add their personal insights, it allows for collaboration, critical thinking and I personally found it to be a great tool in my own learning. It is user friendly and has a great interface and visually very appealing. It allows you to curate content into topics (note only two topics can be created without cost).

Constructivist learning theory (along with Connectivism theory) would   be supported by this technology it allows learners and the teacher to independently and collabrativley work by researching and scooping relevant subject matter as artefacts and then curating the collection, allowing sharing, higher level thinking, reflection, research and allowing students/learners to be active participants in their own learning journey. It takes them out of the classroom/lecture room and  opens up a digital world in a simple to use interface that they can access anywhere anytime on multiple devices. 

This is a useful tool that enhances the learning experience and also a great example of technology that has allowed learning to occur in a innovative way and fits in to the Redefinition phase of the SAMR model and a perfect example of a transformational learning tool. 

 

It would be useful in a teaching context as could be tailored to any subject and learning outcomes/criteria for example in an Ancient history class students could be given a Ancient civilisation to study and scoop/re-scoop researched artifacts to then curate and reflect on items in their own collection and in collaboration with others comment and scoop other ideas, insights, interests with each other and with other classes around the world. Learners learn more than their chosen topic, they learn how to use the technology enhancing digital literacy, learn how to communicate online and online research skills etc. It is an innovative digital learning tool that enriches and leads to transformational learning. 

Nicole Kotoski's comment, April 7, 2014 11:17 PM
I have to agree. It is a great learning tool but I think it needs a little more oganisation. Or maybe it is that I am a 'Newbie" at it. I like the collaborative nature of it and believe that in an online learning environment it certainly has its benefits.
Paul Oliveri's comment, April 8, 2014 4:33 PM
I have to agree with Cheryl on this one. For me Scoopit is definitely transformative. Personally I love being able to collate subject material into the one visually appealing location. It’s easy to find, crosses the differing platforms with ease and is a familiar interface for myself and my students.<br>It’s ease of collaboration either synchronously (whilst delivering a blackboard collaborate session) or asynchronously is invaluable. <br>I have plans in place to use this technology in the same way Wendy has with this course. Search, collate, share, reflect, compare and reflect again. This is yet another way for us to remove transactional distance for our students.<br>This allows connection and engagement whether the student is in downtown Tokyo or CAAAIRNS MATE!<br>
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Blubbr - Create Interactive Quizzes Using YouTube Clips

Blubbr - Create Interactive Quizzes Using YouTube Clips | Digital Age and Learning Theories | Scoop.it

Using Blubbr you can create interactive quizzes that are based on YouTube clips. Your quizzes can be about anything of your choosing. The structure of the quizzes has a viewer watch a short clip then answer a multiple choice question about the clip. Viewers know right away if they chose the correct answer or not.


Via Anne Whaits, Dennis T OConnor, Marina Cousins
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This is a great tool. I could see many uses in business.  It is interactive,  so will keep learners motivated.  On the SAMR model it will fall in the category of Augmentation, useful for show and tell and then confirmation of learning (behaviourism).

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netquester's comment, January 7, 2013 2:46 PM
Let me know which works best
Dee KC's curator insight, February 9, 2013 5:49 PM

That solves the problem of 20 minutes tomorrow between put the yourk shire in and the veg on.

Marina Cousins's curator insight, March 26, 2014 2:31 AM

Very interesting.  Something else to look at.

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Traditional learning and the Digital age

Traditional learning and the Digital age | Digital Age and Learning Theories | 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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This infographic depicts my understanding of e-learning and feel it is very useful as a starting point. 

 

The artefacts I have chosen are a representation of some of the online tools I have used in my e-learning environment. They encompass the theories of Behaviourism, Cognivitism and Constructivism. I had not ventured into Connectivism as it was quite unfamiliar.  In my searching for a tool to possibly use for Connectivism, my journey led me to discover quite a few tools and gave me a better understanding as to why we were blogging, scooping, etc.  

 

Although  I do believe all learning theories should be considered when designing online learning, as some will lend better to outcomes than others, Connectivism is clearly more prominent in e-learning.

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Cognitive Constructivism - Toolboxes

Cognitive Constructivism - Toolboxes | Digital Age and Learning Theories | Scoop.it
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There are many toolboxes available to cater the business and finance industry.  This particular toolbox is used for Small Business Management.  Toolboxes are best adapted for the scaffolding of information.  They generally follow Gagne’s 9 steps of learning; gain attention, inform of objective, recall previous information, present new material, provide guidance, bring out performance, provide feedback, assess the learners performance and finally stimulates transference of information. They also provide for learner-to-learner/learner-to-teacher collaboration. These toolboxes are at the Modification level in the SAMR model, as technology has allowed for a significant redesign in tasks.

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#connectivism

What is connectivism? Better to show than to tell!
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This short YouTube clip outlines the response time to a tweet.  In adult education, this tool could be used effectively in sourcing information on a said topic.  Learners can establish nodes for collecting information from responses of their tweet.  As well, others may retweet them, expanding their response to many other people.  Learners can also connect to professionals within their chosen field of study.  Learners can make sound decisions on information gathered.  This technology has redefined learning enabling learners to reach sources of information, never before been available. 

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20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | Ditch That Textbook

20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | Ditch That Textbook | Digital Age and Learning Theories | Scoop.it

“ Google Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. They offer opportunities for students to engage unlike ever before. Here are 20 ideas.”


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I use Google through Adobe Connect.  I will start a discussion and then have students click on link within meeting room, and we discuss and comment on information.  This has become a modification of our current teaching where we would use a whiteboard/smartboard to discuss topics in the past.

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Hazel Kuveya's curator insight, April 7, 2014 10:41 PM
These are very useful tools to use in blended learning, students can share notes, drawings etc among themselves, in doing that they are actually going beyond content. This also helps in problem solving through team work by means of sharing ideas. The point to always remember is how to fit all these in the curriculum so as to meet students' needs