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Technology Is Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say

Technology Is Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
There is a widespread belief among teachers that digital technology is hampering students’ attention spans and ability to persevere, according to two surveys.

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Pedagogy Before Technology – Sometimes?

Pedagogy Before Technology – Sometimes? | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
Excellent article by George Couros.  I often use the phrase "Pedagogy Before Technology" and am mindful of the ways technology can get in between the learner and what is being taught.  This example is terrific though.  Sometimes technology appears that gives us new ideas about pedagogical methodologies.  Virtual reality is certainly one of those -…
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Learning Theories: Double-Loop Learning

Learning Theories: Double-Loop Learning | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
One of my favorite adult learning theories, Double-Loop Learning, coined by Chris Argyris, is in an article on +TeachThought .  Always interesting that theories traditionally put in the "adult" silo are more and more often applicable to any stage of learning.  Perhaps it is only the third loop, not referred to here, that is meant for…
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Don’t Panic, But Our Technology Now Defies Human Understanding 

Don’t Panic, But Our Technology Now Defies Human Understanding  | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
<> This is a great article as we enter an age when we are not sure of jobs and functions that will be replaced with artificial intelligence.  No question it is happening now…
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Five Things Education Technology Could Learn from Pokémon Go

Five Things Education Technology Could Learn from Pokémon Go | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it

Whether you are a technologist working on the next great learning app or a teacher trying to figure out how to engage your students, Pokémon Go offers a powerful model that has quickly changed the way users behave and engage with digital content.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 18, 1:59 AM

A must read for anyone designing elearning.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 18, 2:21 AM
This article discusses how educators can learn from the new Pokemon Go game. A really interesting read. 
Darlene Clapham K12's curator insight, July 18, 9:53 AM

A must read for anyone designing elearning.

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Active Learning: Surmounting the Challenges in a Large Class

Active Learning: Surmounting the Challenges in a Large Class | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
Whether online or face to face, large classes are challenging!  As always, Maryellen Weimer shares some great suggestions in this article from Faculty Focus.     After completing the assigned reading, students take a short online quiz that must be completed before class. Their answers help guide that day's lesson. Source: Active Learning: Surmounting the…
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The Inside Story of How Oculus Cracked the Impossible Design of VR

The Inside Story of How Oculus Cracked the Impossible Design of VR | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
"After nearly four years of work, Oculus is about to share its long-gestating dream with the world." There are so many fantastic implications to Oculus and making VR that is user friendly and not too unwieldy.  Medicine, education, elder-care - you name it.  There aren't too many verticals that won't be touched. Still this is…
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Could Slack Be the Next Online Learning Platform?

Could Slack Be the Next Online Learning Platform? | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
This article from EdSurge is about Slack for Learning. While I personally like Slack very much, there is a pushback movement about its always on nature.  Yes, you could argue we are always on anyway.  But there is something about Slack that is even more "on" than we are accustomed to.  Waiting to respond to…
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Want To Transform the Lives of Low Literate Adults?

Want To Transform the Lives of Low Literate Adults? | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
Rethink the online job application.
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This is How Some of America’s Best Teachers Spend Their Time — Bright

This is How Some of America’s Best Teachers Spend Their Time — Bright | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
"Teaching is one of the most important roles in our society." People don't realize how much teachers actually do - but they fit incredible amounts of work into each day.   This Medium post from TNT...
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Shifting the Professional Development Paradigm for K-12 Online Learning

Shifting the Professional Development Paradigm for K-12 Online Learning | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
With contributing authors Dr. Donna Murdoch, Penn GSE VOLT instructor & Cat McManus, Penn GSE Doctoral Candidate Previously we discussed the landscape of online learning in higher education. The ground is shifting in K-12 education as well, and learning online is now not only an option for many students, but in [...]
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Children learn to write by teaching robots

Children learn to write by teaching robots | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
This is a good article about using teachable agents to help learners with writing skills.  Learning by teaching, or using teachable agents, has been around for some time. What is a teachable agent?...
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The 10 Most Valued Work Skills in 2020

The 10 Most Valued Work Skills in 2020 | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
There are many of these "2020 Work Skills" lists, but I liked this one.  It is a blend of intelligences and skills - hard and soft.   The 10 Most Valued Work Skills in 2020.
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A Crowd-sourced List of Google Cardboard Apps & Videos

A Crowd-sourced List of Google Cardboard Apps & Videos | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
  From one of my favorite sites, a list of apps and videos for your Google Cardboard - fun!  It was crowdsourced at ISTE - the International Society for Technology in Education.  No better place.  Grab your cardboard!  I am always looking for new things to do with mine.   Source: Free Technology for Teachers:…
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Why e-learning is better than face-to-face learning (is it?)

Why e-learning is better than face-to-face learning (is it?) | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
E- This article caught my eye in my Feedly reader today.  While the author aptly describes bad e-learning, there is also bad classroom learning - and vice-versa.  Is one better than the other?  I live technology, e-learning, and online learning but I will still say that you can't compare the two.  The only comparison?  They…
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‘Aren’t MOOCs online learning?’ 

‘Aren’t MOOCs online learning?’  | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
Source: I am so happy to see Tony Bates' article because, even years after MOOCs appeared on the scene, articles still confuse MOOCs with for-credit online courses.  They are not the same.  We access both with a computer or device, that is true.  They are both focused on learning.  Everything else?  Tony says it well....…
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Instructional Design Must Focus on Learning Outcomes, Not Learning Activities 

Instructional Design Must Focus on Learning Outcomes, Not Learning Activities  | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
<> While this is definitely true in K12 learning, which is the focus of the article, it is…
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Flipgrid – A Tool You Need to Try

Flipgrid – A Tool You Need to Try | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
By now almost everyone has heard of it, but if you teach online or use any kind of blended format, FlipGrid is a must have.  Asychronous (not real time) video, so that means learners can answer a question when they have time.  They can even watch it again to be sure they said what they…
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Online Learning vs Face to Face – What’s the Difference?

Online Learning vs Face to Face – What’s the Difference? | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
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Active Learning: In Need of Deeper Exploration 

Active Learning: In Need of Deeper Exploration  | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
"A cursory review of what’s considered to be active learning, makes one feature clear: it engages students individually and collectively to different degrees." Active learning definitely engages learners.  I agree with the article, more exploration is needed.  It can be active but how do we make it stick?  There's no question that an experience ("active")…
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The Open Syllabus Project Gathers 1,000,000 Syllabi from Universities & Reveals the 100 Most Frequently-Taught Books | Open Culture

The Open Syllabus Project Gathers 1,000,000 Syllabi from Universities & Reveals the 100 Most Frequently-Taught Books | Open Culture | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
Fantastic resource, and interesting to see so many syllabi.  We see other syllabi in #connectedcourses but this is the first time I've seen them collected anywhere else.  For those who still feel their syllabus is "their IP"  this is a a big step.  Helpful for any educator.  At first I was surprised at the use…
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DON'T Skip the Needs Analysis! Here's Why.

DON'T Skip the Needs Analysis! Here's Why. | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
No matter how unnecessary a Needs Analysis may look to you, Shift says don't skip it!  And they are right.  Figuring out the skills gap, or learning that needs to happen, is a must before developin...
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What Does Higher Education Provide? | New Images of Education

What Does Higher Education Provide? | New Images of Education | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
As we are all aware, the cost of higher education and its implications have been discussed, challenged, and criticized over the past several years.  Rightfully so.   As the cost of attending college has increased, it has left many wondering what higher education actually provides. Kwame Anthony Appiah recently wrote a thought-provoking New York Times Magazine…
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Carts Before Horses: Growth in Online Learning for Students, but Who Will Teach Their Instructors?

Carts Before Horses: Growth in Online Learning for Students, but Who Will Teach Their Instructors? | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
With contributing authors Dr. Donna Murdoch, Penn GSE VOLT instructor & Cat McManus, Penn GSE Doctoral Candidate From early learning to high school, college, professional education, and beyond, can the landscape of for-credit online higher education become more competitive? We think the market is significantly  saturated at this point. We don’t need [...]
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How MOOCs Could Reform Education Completely by Accident

How MOOCs Could Reform Education Completely by Accident | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
When we saw the first reports about MOOCs and lack of  completion, many of us were not surprised.  We were also not surprised to see the demographic statistics - more than half of the learners in m...
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