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A Liberal Arts Education - New York Times

A Liberal Arts Education - New York Times | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
A Liberal Arts Education
New York Times
Employer surveys, moreover, show that graduates lack basic competencies that a liberal arts education provides. Gov. Rick Scott is correct: Florida's higher education needs reform.

Via Jem Muldoon
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It is good to hear someone is concerned with a decline.

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Cloud schooling: why we still need teachers in the internet age

Cloud schooling: why we still need teachers in the internet age | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Education guru Sugata Mitra and his colleagues — who have pioneered the “School in the Cloud” — are sending ripples through the world of education. Their idea is simple: provide learning spaces with ready…

Via Elaine Roberts, Ph.D
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Teachers are essential in education, including in the cloud. Teaching does not guarantee learning and, for that reason, our understanding of what teaching is and the role of teachers should be continuously changing. This is not a product of the current modernist discourse that argues the change will come from outside the teaching. Instead, it is embedded in a new discourse which argues the real change can only happen from within teaching.

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, Today, 5:54 AM

Today I learned about the Granny Cloud. Read the article and you'll learn about it, too.


Teachers are still important for a lot of reasons. Many of which many educators seem to have forgotten.

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Think Like a Commoner | Think Like a Commoner

Think Like a Commoner | Think Like a Commoner | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"In our age of predatory markets and make-believe democracy, our troubled political institutions have lost sight of real people and practical realities. But if you look to the edges, ordinary people are reinventing governance and provisioning on their own terms. The commons is arising as a serious, practical alternative to the corrupt Market/State.

The beauty of commons is that we can build them ourselves, right now. But the bigger challenge is, Can we learn to see the commons and, more importantly, to thinklike a commoner?"


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It sound like an interesting book.

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, April 14, 1:44 PM

David Bollier has been thinking, writing, and acting about the commons for a long time. I haven't read it yet, but it's on my short list.

Lia Goren's curator insight, April 15, 6:20 AM

El comentario me dispone a compartirlo por la importancia del tema y para mi propio archivo personal. Es un tema que no quiero dejar de profundizar. 

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Online Student Engagement

Online Student Engagement | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Preface. The following is a piece of writing that I submitted as part of a Masters project. Apologies for the formatting, some of which was lost in the transfer to the Web. Introduction. A great de...

Via Kyoko Kawasaki, Luciana Viter
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There is a lot to digest in what looks like a well-thought out article.

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How Digitally Enabled Educators are Using Technology and What They Want to Learn More About

How Digitally Enabled Educators are Using Technology and What They Want to Learn More About | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Survey Results: Today's Tech-Aware Educators are Focused on Engaging Students, Learning About New Tools, and Enabling Active Learning.

Via WebTeachers, Blaine Morrow
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The key finding is that only 30% of the teachers surveyed felt their job was to help prepare students for future jobs. Students learn what is important now. They aspire to things, but those dreams are fluid and skills, dispositions, attitudes, etc. become essential.

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How Is The Internet Changing Education? - Edudemic

How Is The Internet Changing Education? - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The internet has brought many wonders to our lives. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I don’t get lost much anymore (thanks to my Google Maps app), I never have to look up hot spots for meals ahead of time when I travel (thanks, Yelp), and when I want to know more …

Via Santiago Moral, Victor Krasnikov
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I like the title. It suggests we are looking into what is happening through direct experiences that teachers, students, and others are having. The article does not do that, but points out the obvious. Technology is here to stay and it is big money.

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The irresistible urge for students to talk

The irresistible urge for students to talk | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

From Academica Top Ten, Friday April 11, 2014

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MOOCs go bricks and mortarMassive open online courses (MOOCs) have become increasingly popular in countries around the globe, with Coursera alone registering more than 7 million users – more than the entire university population of the UK and France combined. But students in these MOOCs, which are essentially designed around independent, self-guided learning, are becoming more interested in learning with others. Learning hubs, where students meet to take MOOCs together, have popped up all over in many different forms. Some are more formal, where students follow online lectures and assignments together, and others are casual meet-ups where students discuss topics and assignments with others taking the same MOOC. Some learning hubs, like one in Moscow, Russia, recruit experts to answer questions and act as mentors. Traditionally, MOOCs have very low completion rates, but according to Coursera’s coordinator of international development, completion rates for students attending learning hubs is much higher, between 30-100%. BBC"


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Online may never be completely online.

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New research sheds light on the tech-habits of children

New research sheds light on the tech-habits of children | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Britain’s youngest are in many ways its brightest, particularly when it comes to technology. Chances are, your eight-year-old can use your tablet far more intuitively than you can, and this kind of whip-smart tech-knowhow means that the education sector has some very exciting years ahead, as shown in research undertaken by ebuyer.

Via Fishtree Education
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1 out of 2 children feel safe on-line. That is a pretty interesting research item.

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How Technology Enables Blended Learning

How Technology Enables Blended Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"Sometimes, it pays to start over. That's certainly been the case for California'sMilpitas Unified School District.

Wanting to modernize education across all 13 K–12 schools, Cary Matsuoka and Chin Song — the Silicon Valley district's recently hired superintendent and chief technology officer, respectively — asked staff at each school the following question in March 2012: If you could design a school of the future, what would it look like?"


Via EDTC@UTB, michel verstrepen, iPamba
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Asking school staff a question about designing a school for the future is a great start.

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BYOD Pros and Cons in Education [Infographic]

BYOD Pros and Cons in Education [Infographic] | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The BYOD Pros and Cons in Education Infographic highlights many of the advantages and disadvantages to letting students use personal devices in the classrooms.

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/bring-your-own-device-advantages-dangers-and-risks/http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?q=BYOD

 


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One of the unstated aspects of the emerging hidden curriculum is that we are connected 24/7 to our work. We learn this in school. Furthermore, we now provide our employers with our devices to do their work.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 9, 7:54 AM


The BYOD Pros and Cons in Education Infographic highlights many of the advantages and disadvantages to letting students use personal devices in the classrooms.


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Monty Bell's curator insight, April 10, 8:35 AM

A balanced discussion on a very contentious issue

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The 3 Costs of Multitasking

The 3 Costs of Multitasking | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
(Watch the video above, or here.)Are you a task switcher? This is the quintessential rhetorical question, because we all switch between tasks, and we do so often.While the answer to this question is
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There are probably more than three, but these are well-spelled out.

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What We Really Need To Know About Ed Tech

What We Really Need To Know About Ed Tech | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Those "5 Things You Need to Know About EdTech" posts seem to crop up on Twitter every couple weeks -- Tech isn't the Point of EdTech, EdTech is about Learning, EdTech is Exciting. But for those who've heard and read it all before, here's a completely different take on that headline.
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

This has some interesting points about a need to know what the costs are going into using technology. It is fair to say that tech companies have a motivation to make money. Educators need to think about this as they enter into relationships where they are using technology in any form.

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Reading is different online than off, experts say

Reading is different online than off, experts say | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Our brains, neuroscientists warn, are developing new circuits with a big impact on non-digital reading

Via Melissa Marshall
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It may be that this changes over time and humans adapt, but it is quite a risk to take. Reading and reading for depth is part of being an educated person in a civil society. Certainly, reading online has its place but it is one place not the only place.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, April 8, 5:16 PM

What is the impact of scanning and non-linear reading? Is it changing our brains? In this article, the argument is yes: that scanning is resulting in shorter reading attention spans and limited time looking at information in depth. Online material may also be having an impact on us being able to read critically. 

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Open Practices and Identity: Evidence from Researchers and Educators’ Social Media Participation | George Veletsianos

Open Practices and Identity: Evidence from Researchers and Educators’ Social Media Participation | George Veletsianos | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I recently wrote a paper which examined the activities and practices arise when researchers and educators use social media and online networks.

Via ICTPHMS
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The way technologies, in general, are experienced by educators and researchers is poorly understood. This includes digital i.e. social media and discursive i.e. curricula technologies. They become taken-for-granted tools rather than continuously exploring what relationship we have with them.

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A Tidal Wave of Data -Impacts of the Digital Ocean on Education

A Tidal Wave of Data -Impacts of the Digital Ocean on Education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Certainly, digital technologies do provide some immediate feedback, but do they provide reassuring and comforting words and actions?

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 15, 9:57 AM

"Kristen DiCerbo and John Behrens argue that this transformation from ‘digital desert to digital ocean’ has the potential to help decipher how students learn and to help them succeed. According to a study by John Hattie in which he analysed 800 studies about factors that influenced students’ achievement, the most important factor was when teachers use information about their students’ learning. The report sets out the ways in which the variety and abundance of data captured when students carry out their school work could provide teachers with the key to help students learn. "

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What Does Your Digital Footprint Say About You? Post #8

What Does Your Digital Footprint Say About You? Post #8 | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Read the article. Article #6 - What does your digital footprint say about you. This article discusses your Digital Footprint. Take into account all of the research and information you have found an...


Via ICTPHMS
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Yet, I know ed tech gurus who discount the key points in the article.

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Break Your Social Media Addiction, Without Completely Cutting Ties

Break Your Social Media Addiction, Without Completely Cutting Ties | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

“ Social media is a fantastic way to communicate and stay in touch with people from around the world, but it can also cause an individual to become too dependent, to the point that they are actually battling an addiction that adversely impacts their...”


Via Rami Kantari, ICTPHMS
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I try taking breaks on a regular basis. I call them sabbath events and short sabbaticals. Sometimes, it falls by the side. Yesterday, I used technology to complete some writing that had a deadline. I will find time to take an extra break and unshackle myself. A simple way is to leave the PDA on the charger while I go to yoga practice.

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Integration of technology in teaching improves results - Mail & Guardian Online

Integration of technology in teaching improves results
Mail & Guardian Online
The use of technology in the education environment is rapidly gaining popularity.

Via Deborah Banker
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There is no question that when any tool is used well it should improve the way the work is completed. Without adequate time and learning for teachers, how effective can they be in using the tools at hand?

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4 Mistakes That Lead To School Technology Graveyards -TeachThought

4 Mistakes That Lead To School Technology Graveyards -TeachThought | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"If you walk around the dark corners of most of America’s schools, you’ll find tech graveyards–technology that’s outdated, wasn’t properly used, or simply didn’t serve its purpose."

 


Via John Evans, Rod Murray
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Spending a lot of money at once is the way things are done in education. It makes it look like something is changing, but what happens is the resources run out and tech has changed.

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Concerns and Opportunities for Online Student Retention

Concerns and Opportunities for Online Student Retention | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Online student retention has been a major topic of discussion in higher education for more than a decade. This discussion has focused on student dropout (or attrition) and persistence.  Most articles have provided anecdotal information or individual studies carried out by universities (Angelino, Williams, & Natvig, 2007).  In the past decade, there have been a few national reports on student enrollment, but none has focused specifically on dropout or persistence.  What has been widely addressed in the literature is the comparison between the effectiveness of online learning and traditional learning. 

 


Via Rosemary Tyrrell, juandoming
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There is a high-rate of dropping out so there is still considerable work to be done. Online and technology usage is not a given without considerable work to meet the challenges.

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Myths of Technology Series: “Technology Makes Us Narcissistic”

Myths of Technology Series: “Technology Makes Us Narcissistic” | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
For ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, I will be presenting on the “Myths of Technology and Learning”.

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There are legitimate points made, however research reveals narcissism is a reality for many today. I don't think it is a youth problem per se. Many adults are probably narcissistic. Does technology play a role? Yes, but there are likely many other factors. Considering narcissism is not a new problem it likely pre-dates widespread digital technology usage. The article is not based on sound science. It is based on gut which is fine, but what experiences tell the gut is right? What makes instinct a right? How long was this person in a classroom?

 

There are likely myths, but myths are also based on what is held to be true per Joseph Campbell's work.

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Online students and "on-campus students learning online" - is there a difference?

Online students and "on-campus students learning online" - is there a difference? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
In a recent interview with the University of New England’s (UNE) ex Vice-Chancellor Jim Barber, he talked about the disruptive threat of MOOCs to the Australian higher education system. The threat was…

Via Kim Flintoff
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We sometimes say that today's students simply are embedded in technology. Do we actually know what that means? Are they using it effectively in their learning? Those are much different questions.

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Students Want More Alignment of Tech In and Out of School | Mind/Shift

Students Want More Alignment of Tech In and Out of School | Mind/Shift | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Project Tomorrow’s 2013 Speak Up survey of more than 325,000 students and 75,000 parents, teachers and administrators digs into how students and teachers are using technology in school and for learning outside of school, and comes up with some interesting insights about the pervasiveness of tech use.


Via Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.
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Sure they do, but is that always the best? Teaching is not about giving what students want all the time. It is about figuring out to help students learn when they do not have all the choices they want.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, April 8, 7:42 PM

Today's teaching and learning environments require thoughtful educational design on many levels by using blended learning.

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Here's how digital content and teachers align | eSchool News | eSchool News

Here's how digital content and teachers align | eSchool News | eSchool News | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Education is immersed in the world of digital content, but what does it mean to implement digital content? Educators share their views.
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The title is noteworthy. It is like teachers can simply be aligned by an external source totally unfamiliar with a teacher's context. Certainly, teachers have to learn how to integrate technology. What that means is not something imposed, but learned in context and relationship with their setting and students.

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Next gen education:Technology changing the classroom dramatically

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Via Rabbi David Etengoff, Tim Viands
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Using technology, like all teaching, is not a matter of figuring out something. It is a matter of having complex conversations about these things as they emerge and enter our classrooms. It is about thinking about what we do and the relationships we are in including those with all technology, discursive and digital.

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"technology in the classroom has advanced more in the last 10 years than in the last 100, and educators are working to implement those changes in ways that provide students with learning opportunities that prepare them for real-world jobs."

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A Great Poster on The 6 Questions Critical Thinker Asks | Educational Technology & Mobile Learning

A Great Poster on The 6 Questions Critical Thinker Asks | Educational Technology & Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

In an earlier post here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning I talked about the 8 elements of the critical thinking process and I argued that critical thinking is a cognitive process that requires disruptive patterns of thinking, ones that question the status quo of propositions and leads to the creation of alternative lines of reasoning.


Via Elizabeth E Charles, Reucover
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Whether I agree with something means I have to explain what constitutes my disagreement. It is not just that I say I disagree.

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