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Where does managed learning stop and self-managed learning begin?

Where does managed learning stop and self-managed learning begin? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I was recently asked this question: Where does “managed learning” stop and “self-managed” learning begin? So I created a chart ,which I am sharing below, to visualise my tho...

Via Ove Christensen
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We have to be careful in education. Education of children is not a business and we need to remember this, but this might help the adults who work with children and adults in their learning.

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How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning | MindShift

How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning | MindShift | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Scientists are always uncovering new ways into how people learn best, and some of the most recent neuroscience research has shown connections between basic su
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The integration of creative space into professional and personal lives will be an essential ingredient for the youth of today. This will be writing poetry, drawing, playing an instrument, dancing, acting, etc.

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Changing the Conversation in Your Company

Changing the Conversation in Your Company | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
In our experience, it's rare for a diverse group of headstrong Executive Education participants from around the globe to agree on anything.

Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Excellent suggestions and, if and when they are implemented in education, it would begin to transform education.

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"Internal communication isn't just an HR function. It's an engine of value that boosts employee engagement and improves strategic alignment."

 

Absolutely...!

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A predictive study of student satisfaction in online learning programs « Online Learning Update

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This is only the abstract or executive summary so might take some digging around with links to find the complete article.

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Ten educational technologies you should try this year | eSchool News

It’s always hard to predict what technology will be a game-changer, but here are 10 educational technologies that have sparked our interest in recent months.
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Good ideas, but who will pay and who will support the time needed for teachers to learn.

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My Adventures in Educational Technology: Integrating Technology into the Classroom

My Adventures in Educational Technology: Integrating Technology into the Classroom | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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The word integrate suggests choice and decision making at the heart of bringing technology into the classroom. What is being learned? Who is the student? What is the context? These and other questions lead the decision making each time.

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Approaching 100%: The Current Future of Learning Infographic

Approaching 100%: The Current Future of Learning Infographic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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The key is to focus on the individual, their needs, the context of learning, and the activity. This means we may not use digital technology.

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Case study on Open Educational Resources

Case study on Open Educational Resources | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Open Educational Resources encompass a wide set of resources – e.g., learning materials, course ware, software tools, educational services and support (Case Study for Business Models in OER: A Contingency Approach

Via Blaine Morrow
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This one has some digging around that needs to be one with links and videos, but open source in education, if that is what they mean, is important in education.

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Serial Entrepreneur Damon Horowitz Says “Quit Your Tech Job and Get a Ph.D. in the Humanities”

Serial Entrepreneur Damon Horowitz Says “Quit Your Tech Job and Get a Ph.D. in the Humanities” | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Damon Horowitz, a philosophy professor and 'serial entrepreneur,' recently joined Google as an In-House Philosopher/Director of Engineering. Prior to his work at Google, Horowitz co-founded Aardvark, Perspecta, and a number of other tech companies.
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We will need people who can ask the what questions rather than the how questions. The former is leadership; the latter management.

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Ed-tech leaders brace for online testing

Ed-tech leaders brace for online testing | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
eClassroom News
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Who is developing the tests? Is this done by educators? I doubt it. Who is profiting?

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Climate Control: Six Ways to Improve Your School Environment

Climate Control: Six Ways to Improve Your School Environment | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Spring vacation is just around the corner, and the dreaded state tests are inching ever closer. It is a time of year when you may be running out of ideas, patience and energy, and so is everyone arou
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These are six very good ideas, but why not ask them of administrators and central office staff?

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Experts Make a Case for Later School Start Times

Experts Make a Case for Later School Start Times | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Getting adequate sleep is critical to brain development, memory function, and cognitive skills in children and teenagers, experts and advocates tell a symposium in Maryland. Pushing back school start times helps ensure that they get enough rest.
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This research has been around for a number of years. The reason we do not change school hours is due to the bureaucratic rigidness of educational systems. What other alternatives do we have? This might a question to ask.

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“Now Is Our Time” - Harvard Business Review

“Now Is Our Time” - Harvard Business Review | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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The term work-home balance should be work-home integration. This suggests it is not about equal time, but a genunine need to attend to the person or task right in front of me. It is also gender neutral. Men need to find the same integration.

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The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have

The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

In order to implement modern technology in your classroom, you better know about the important skills modern teachers must have in order to succeed.


Via EDTC@UTB, Jamie Forshey, GwynethJones
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This is the bricolage or blend on the edges of new and old so to speak. We cannot teach and learn without authentic relationships which reach out to others. What do we do to accomplish this?

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Ulrike Grabe's curator insight, March 14, 2013 10:08 AM

From the text: "So that’s why I’d encourage you, the modern teacher, to tackle each modern method one at a time."

 

The 10 Skills:

 

1) Build your PLN (Personal Learning Network)

2) Establish Real Relationships

3) Understand Where Technology Fits in Education

4) Know How To Finde Useful Resources

5) Manage Your Online Reputation

6) Know How To Correctly Blog

7) Slow Down!

8) Make Social Media Work for You

9) Don't Be Afraid Of Failing

10) Know When To Disconnect

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, March 17, 2013 11:32 AM

MOre things to think about .. but we cannot avoid learning to understand and  use the tools that are out there. 

Jan Peter van Zijl's curator insight, March 18, 2013 2:45 PM

 

1 Build Your PLN (personal learning network)

 

2 Establish Real Relationships

 

3 Understand Where Technology Fits In Education


4 Know How To Find Useful Resources

 

5 Manage Your Online Reputation

 

6 Know How To Correctly Blog

 

7 Slow Down

 

8 Make Social Media Work For You

 

9 Don’t Be Afraid Of Failing

 

10 Know When To Disconnect

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How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival

How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival
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We should use a different word than survival. If that is all it is about, that is so sad. The rest of article makes excellent points and suggests a bricolage of traditional skills that have been with us for centuries and the use of digital technologies.

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The Most Promising Educational Technologies for 2013-2014

The Most Promising Educational Technologies for 2013-2014 | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Lilly Sheperd shares her thoughts on the most promising learning technologies for 2013-2014: social networks, apps, MOOCs, flipped classrooms.
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We need to choose carefully, but these are good ideas. Where does money come from to access? Where does support for teachers come from?

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Nurturing the Next Van Gogh? Start With Small Steps | MindShift

Nurturing the Next Van Gogh? Start With Small Steps | MindShift | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
If it's true that fostering creativity in learning is not just a nice notion, but an imperative, then educators must find a way to integrate it into a system
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We must make it the essential ingredient that lifts children to lift the future up.

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Fragmented Data Systems a Barrier to Better Schools, Experts Say

Fragmented Data Systems a Barrier to Better Schools, Experts Say | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Many districts and states struggle to provide meaningful, real-time data about student performance to educators.
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It is not just the fragmentation but the nature in which data is collected in schools. Who is collecting it? Are they using sound research practices? Quite often, I witness 'pretend research' or 'bastardized research practices' in schools. We need to be open to what the data reveals as well as seeing the whole of the data.

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Can Twitter open up a new space for learning, teaching and thinking?

Can Twitter open up a new space for learning, teaching and thinking? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Two academics discuss the pros and cons of using Twitter as a learning tool to encourage instinctive thinking in higher education
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The more we question and look at the pros and cons the more we will find what works and what does not. It needs to be an ongoing and engaging conversation.

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Competition: Use with Caution

Competition: Use with Caution | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Sometimes competing against others can actually make our performance worse.

Via stan stewart, Mary Meduna, PhD
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We need to cooperate and collaborate to move our world ahead.

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Shifting the Paradigm: Giving Up Old Mental Models

Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

Via Chris Balogh
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I have one small criticism. When we talk about mental models, why not use Peter Senge's work? Outside of that, it is a great article. It repeats many things we have known, but perhaps we will catch on and use those ideas.

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Chris Balogh's curator insight, March 15, 2013 4:57 PM

An article from 1995, but still extremely relevant today.

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Storytelling for Presentations

Alex Rister: "Storytelling for Presentations" was a short lesson I developed for my online Professional Communication and Presentation course. How do you teach storytelling


Via Baiba Svenca, Ken Morrison
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This looks like a remarkable resource idea. Tell your story.

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Nedko Aldev's curator insight, May 8, 2013 3:17 AM

add your insight...

 
LucaVanin's curator insight, May 17, 2013 2:42 AM

Trasformar euna presentazione in una storia da raccontare: lo sforzo più complesso!

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Integrating the ‘four Cs’ into instruction

Integrating the ‘four Cs’ into instruction | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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"While policy makers and education leaders have been talking about the need to teach 21st-century skills for more than a decade, not enough attention has been paid to how this can be done, Ken Kay believes."

 

I agree. And, who is funding the shift? There is corporate pressure here.

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24 iPad apps to support Bloom’s Taxonomy | eSchool News

During a recent webinar, educational technologist Kathy Schrock presented a variety of apps for iPads that can boost student engagement and collaboration, and that can be used for teaching and learning according to Bloom’s Taxonomy.
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I like this. It appears practical and is choice driven which is different than the fad du jour.

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What does it mean to be an educated person?

What does it mean to be an educated  person? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Content and resources for the education researcher
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This is an important question. It is culturally and community sensitive. What does educated mean in different contexts? This question leads another one. What is school for?

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