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The dumbest generation? No, Twitter is making kids smarter

The dumbest generation? No, Twitter is making kids smarter | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
A big change was found in how students were writing – and it was a positive shift

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 18, 2013 5:47 PM

When we say things like the dumbest generation and bathed in bits, we operate in the extremes. We need to look at the quality of learning which may not be easily quantified.

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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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10 reasons teachers do NOT use education technology

10 reasons teachers do NOT use education technology | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
10 reasons teachers do NOT use education technology - Daily Genius.
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Here’s What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen as Official

Here’s What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen as Official | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
Digital credentials, such as badges or other open credentialing, are discussed in this NYT article which frames the traditional diploma as opaque.  What does it mean?  The work done for the degree ...
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Develop a Learning Culture

Develop a Learning Culture | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
    Thanks to Stephen Gill  
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His original article at http://stephenjgill.typepad.com/performance_improvement_b/2015/01/developing-a-learning-culture-infographic.html

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Management in a Digital Economy

Management in a Digital Economy | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
MBAs have traditionally focused on finance, but is that a legacy degree?  Many argue that in a digital world, there should be a combination of skills that are in synch with what leaders need today....
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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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Are you Ready to Teach Online? Readiness Surveys Aim to Help Faculty Prepare

Are you Ready to Teach Online? Readiness Surveys Aim to Help Faculty Prepare | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
Excellent article from Debbie Morrison discussing the instruments we have available for assessing faculty readiness to teach online.    Penn State and University of Washington both have surveys, bu...
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5 Tech Implementation Challenges for Teachers

5 Tech Implementation Challenges for Teachers | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
The mechanics of technology integration, as well as the adoption of any new pedagogical paradigm, involves change.  With change comes the unexpected, which we can't always prepare for.  We can do a...
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Signs That Virtual Reality Is on the Verge of Taking Off

Signs That Virtual Reality Is on the Verge of Taking Off | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
Virtual reality, along with its potential, has been around for years.  While there were some apps that took advantage of its "wow" factor early in development by pointing us to the closest subway o...
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Social Learning Has Never Been About a Single Tool

Social Learning Has Never Been About a Single Tool | Educational Technology and New Pedagogies | Scoop.it
There has been commentary in "best of" 2015 predictions that social learning is a fad.  For those who learned about social learning not as a theory but as something people were talking about last y...
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