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More Resources for Google Forms

More Resources for Google Forms | Educational Technology - then and now | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, contributor Beth Still shared an introduction to Google Forms. In this article, we give you a curated list of other resources where you can find more about this digital tool, bot...

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Do you use Google Docs?  The OU does. I do for joint paper writing.

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And Google training:


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Recursos para aprender las diferentes herramientas ofimáticas y aplicaciones educativas de Google.

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George Siemens: Preparing for the Digital Universitiy

George Siemens:  Preparing for the Digital Universitiy | Educational Technology - then and now | Scoop.it

In the field of educational technology 2012 was touted as the year of the Massive Open online course (mooc). While the number of

MOOC offerings have since rapidly increased, the research in this space has been lagging. To help facilitate the development of research and examine the potential of MOOCs in education the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation supported the massive open online course (MOOC) research initiative (MRI).

Athabasca University, long a pioneer in distance education, was selected as the principal investigator for the grant. The MOOC conversation was largely occurring in the popular media and was focused on the technologies and the large numbers of learners enrolling. Thesheer scale of numbers of students led to bold proclamations of education disruption and a sector on the verge of systemic change. However, from the perspective of 2015, these statements appear increasingly erroneous as MOOCs have proven to be simply an additional learning opportunity instead of a direct challenge to higher education itself. Many of the issues confronting early MOOC development and offerings could have been reduced if greater consideration was given to research literature in learning sciences and technology enabled learning. This report is the final component of the MRI grant.

Additional work in the MRI grant includes research  reports, conference, and a special issue of the International Review of Research in open and Distributed learning. The articles presented in this report provide an overview of research literature in:

Distance educationBlended learningOnline learningCredentialingMOOC researchFuture learning technology infrastructures


It is our intent that these reports will serve to introduce academics, administrators, and students to the rich history of technology in education with a particular emphasis of the importance of the human factors: social interaction, well-designed learning experiences, participatory pedagogy, supportive teaching presence, and effective techniques for using technology to support learning. The world is digitizing and higher education is not immune to this transition. The trend is well underway and seems to be accelerating as top universities create departments and senior leadership positions to explore processes of innovation within the academy.

It is our somewhat axiomatic assessment that in order to understand how we should design and develop learning for the future, we need to first take a look at what we already know. Any scientific enterprise that runs forward on only new technology, ignoring the landscape of existing knowledge, will be sub-optimal and likely fail. To build a strong future of digital learning in the academy, we must first take stock of what we know and what has been well researched.

During the process of completing this report, it became clear to us that a society or academic organization is required to facilitate the advancement and adoption of digital learning research. Important areas in need of exploration include faculty development, organizational change, innovative practices and new institutional models, effectiveness of teaching and learning activities, the student experience, increasing success for all students, and state and provincial policies, strategies, and funding models. To address this need, we invite interested academics, administrators, government and industry to contact us to discuss the formation of an organization to advocate for a collaborative and research informed approach to digital learning.


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Five Minutes with Cristóbal Cobo: Redefining Knowledge in the Digital Age.

Five Minutes with Cristóbal Cobo: Redefining Knowledge in the Digital Age. | Educational Technology - then and now | Scoop.it

How has and how will the overload of digital information impact the way that scholars look to absorb, disseminate, and assess new knowledge in journals and beyond? Scholastica‘s Danielle Padula interviews Cristóbal Cobo of the Oxford Internet Institute on how technology is shaping the research and publishing process for the modern scholar.


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My own research would be a lot less efficient without the WWW.

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Post-2015 Education Indicators

Post-2015 Education Indicators | Educational Technology - then and now | Scoop.it
An expert consultation on the development of lnew indicators to measure global education goals and outcomes, post-2015.
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Do no harm - the duty of the learning professional

Do no harm - the duty of the learning professional | Educational Technology - then and now | Scoop.it

One of the key differences between professions and other forms of occupation is the fact that professionals are bound by ethical codes. If they contravene these codes they are liable to be disbarred from the profession. Doctors sign a Hippocratic oath, which binds them to do no harm to their patients. Their patients’ interests take priority over those of government or their own opportunities to make financial gains. Now we all know that, in practice, some doctors, lawyers, bankers, accountants and other professionals do break this trust and put themselves first, but generally we are shocked when this happens and expect it to be dealt with harshly.


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End of School Roundup: Using Creation & Curation in Education

End of School Roundup: Using Creation & Curation in Education | Educational Technology - then and now | Scoop.it
According to the Content Marketing Institute, original content should be the cornerstone of your content marketing. And curating content can raise your brand awareness and bring more visitors to your website. So how do these two fundamental marketing pieces work together? Very nicely. In terms of content marketing in any industry, how you marry creation and curation could mean your success or failure.

Specifically in education, EdTech consultants, teachers and librarians are doing a great job combining creation and curation to showcase student creativity, school information and thought leadership. We've pulled four worthy examples of users in the EdTech space who exemplify using powerful online tools to master creation and curation consistently. Continue reading →
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Curation I think is still under-explored in education.  I use it a lot personally but have not done so yet in teaching and learning.

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3 Warning Signs That Your LMS Is Preventing Learning

3 Warning Signs That Your LMS Is Preventing Learning | Educational Technology - then and now | Scoop.it

Today, many schools and districts have opted to use a Learning Management Systems, sometimes called "LMS" for short. These tools serve as online hubs for teachers and students to share files, feedback, and grades. Examples include Blackboard,Haiku, and Edmodo. And while these tools can enable anytime, anywhere learning for students, they must be used carefully. In some cases, this tool can actually negatively impact the kinds of learning that students experience.

Here are 3 warning signs to watch out for:


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Is your LMS/VLE facilitating learning or getting in the way of it?

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The Four Important Models of Blended Learning Teachers Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Four Important Models of Blended Learning Teachers Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Technology - then and now | Scoop.it

In its basic and simplest definition, blended learning is an instructional methodology, a teaching and learning approach that combines face-to-face classroom methods with computer mediated activities to deliver instruction. The strengths of this instructional approach is its combination of both face to face and online teaching methods into one integrated instructional approach.


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Models of learning for blended learning

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20th Century Assessment In A 21st Century Learning Environment

20th Century Assessment In A 21st Century Learning Environment | Educational Technology - then and now | Scoop.it
20th Century Assessment In A 21st Century Learning Environment by Terry Heick Testing is a major challenge in education. Agreeing on what's to be tested…
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Assessment seems to lag behind learning in an on-line world.  However, here is an interesting post:

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Facebook in the Back of the Classroom | Inside Higher Ed

Facebook in the Back of the Classroom | Inside Higher Ed | Educational Technology - then and now | Scoop.it

How do you deal with the surfing student?

The folks paying more attention to Facebook or ESPN.com than the classroom discussion that you are trying to facilitate.

How many times have you wished for a classroom Web kill switch?  

Or a podium based electromagnetic pulse emitter that could temporarily knock out all of those smart phones, tablets, and laptops that are draining precious attention away from everyone’s learning.


Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/facebook-back-classroom#ixzz2ziMd5yMk ;
Inside Higher Ed 


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Why would you want to turn off the WWW in class?

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Patrick McAndrew and Robert Farrow: The ecology of sharing - synthesizing OER research

Patrick McAndrew and Robert Farrow: The ecology of sharing - synthesizing OER research | Educational Technology - then and now | Scoop.it

"Arguably, Open Educational Resources (OER) are starting to enter the mainstream, though some fundamental questions about their value and impact remain to be answered or supported with appropriate evidence. Much early OER activity was driven by ideals and interest in finding new ways to release content, with less direct research and reflection on the process. Furthermore, the majority of OER studies are localised, making extrapolation problematic. At the same time there are considerable practical experiences and ideas that it would be valuable to share. This presentation introduces the ‘hub‘ as metaphor for the kind ofnetworked research that is needed by the OER movement."


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More on Open Educational Resources from my colleagues here in the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University, UK.

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There is now a great deal of progress made in both the practice of producing and applying OER and the initiating of a strand of OER research in recent years (e.g. UNESCO/COL,2013).

Martyn Cooper's curator insight, May 9, 2014 1:19 PM

More on OERs from my colleagues at the OU

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Web Literacy Education for Educators

Web Literacy Education for Educators | Educational Technology - then and now | Scoop.it
Impart vital information literacy skills to your students.

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Educators need web literacy:

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Resources for Educators and Students on Digital Literacies. 

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thanks!!!

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Twitter EDU

Twitter EDU | Educational Technology - then and now | Scoop.it
This is it. My one-stop-all-you-need-to-know-guide to Twitter.

It's the why and the how to get you started, to move you beyond the initial frustrations, and to create a fantastic learning network.

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Making use of Twitter in learning 

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Twitter Adds Search For Timelines And Lists Offering A New Way To Find Curated Content Sources

Twitter Adds Search For Timelines And Lists Offering A New Way To Find Curated Content Sources | Educational Technology - then and now | Scoop.it

Excerpt from the article on Search Engine Land:

"Twitter continues to expand its collection of search filters with the recent addition of search for Timelines and Lists.

It’s showing up as a search filter on Twitter.com and in the official Twitter apps (both iOS and Android).

 

The option in the left-side navigation says “Timelines,” and then once you’ve selected that search filter, there’s a secondary option above the search results to switch between Timelines and Lists.

 

For users, the new filters offer a way to find curated content sources from other Twitter users..."

 

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http://searchengineland.com/twitter-quietly-adds-search-timelines-lists-188943


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This should make Twitter more useful to me:

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Imel Seda's curator insight, April 13, 2014 8:39 AM

For users, the new filters offer a way to find curated content sources from other Twitter users..."

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The corridor of uncertainty: Supporting new learners in open education

The corridor of uncertainty: Supporting new learners in open education | Educational Technology - then and now | Scoop.it
Last week I attended a conference at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm called MOOCs in Scandinavia which was an opportunity to take stock of the development so far and hopefully create a springboard to future development. Scandinavia is a rather late arrival on the MOOC front and there are still only a handful of institutions offering courses in the major consortia but there are also many examples of off-piste open courses that haven't got the MOOC label but are extremely interesting nonetheless. The highlight of the event was of course the final keynote from George Siemens, MOOCs and Learning Sciences: Where we have been. Where we are going, who concluded by claiming that MOOCs are actually rather irrelevant but that they raise important issues about how higher education needs to adapt to the digitalisation of society. A welcome perspective to warn against focusing on just one interpretation (or misinterpretation) of open learning.

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More on MOOCs (Massive Opportunity for Online Confusion)

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MOOCs: What's Next?

MOOCs and Learning Sciences: Where we have been. Where we are going. George Siemens Scandinavian MOOC Conference Stockholm, Sweden June 12, 2015

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More on MOOCs (Massive Opportunities for Online Confusion) 

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Webinar Or Webcast, Is There A Difference?

Webinar Or Webcast, Is There A Difference? | Educational Technology - then and now | Scoop.it

It's time for another look at terminology in our field. I do this every so often in a futile attempt to track the latest usage patterns among vendors and users of web conferencing technology. 


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Of course there is a difference!

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3 useful iOS accessibility tools for any mobile worker

3 useful iOS accessibility tools for any mobile worker | Educational Technology - then and now | Scoop.it
iOS includes many powerful accessibility tools for users with a variety of disabilities, but a few of these tools can be useful to any mobile worker, providing greater productivity.
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Accessibility benefits all!

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Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds

Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds | Educational Technology - then and now | Scoop.it
"Active learning" boosts grades, reduces failure rates in undergraduate STEM classes, concludes major review

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Well I knew this when I was a student 30+ years ago!
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Patrick McAndrew and Robert Farrow: The ecology of sharing - synthesizing OER research

Patrick McAndrew and Robert Farrow: The ecology of sharing - synthesizing OER research | Educational Technology - then and now | Scoop.it

"Arguably, Open Educational Resources (OER) are starting to enter the mainstream, though some fundamental questions about their value and impact remain to be answered or supported with appropriate evidence. Much early OER activity was driven by ideals and interest in finding new ways to release content, with less direct research and reflection on the process. Furthermore, the majority of OER studies are localised, making extrapolation problematic. At the same time there are considerable practical experiences and ideas that it would be valuable to share. This presentation introduces the ‘hub‘ as metaphor for the kind ofnetworked research that is needed by the OER movement."


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More on OERs from my colleagues at the OU

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Alberto Cardoso's curator insight, April 27, 2014 7:45 AM

There is now a great deal of progress made in both the practice of producing and applying OER and the initiating of a strand of OER research in recent years (e.g. UNESCO/COL,2013).

Martyn Cooper's curator insight, April 28, 2014 4:39 AM

More on Open Educational Resources from my colleagues here in the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University, UK.

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Half an Hour: Connectivism as Learning Theory

Half an Hour: Connectivism as Learning Theory | Educational Technology - then and now | Scoop.it

I think the students in the Building Online Collaborative Environments Course has an almost impossible task. Here is their effort to prove that connectivism is a learning theory.


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Connectivism - one of the more recent learning theories

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Marta Torán's curator insight, April 21, 2014 2:47 PM

Un gran artículo de Stephen Downes sobre le Conectivismo como Teoría del Aprendizaje.

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Connectivism - probably one of the better learning theories!

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Half an Hour: Connectivism as Learning Theory

Half an Hour: Connectivism as Learning Theory | Educational Technology - then and now | Scoop.it

I think the students in the Building Online Collaborative Environments Course has an almost impossible task. Here is their effort to prove that connectivism is a learning theory.


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Connectivism - probably one of the better learning theories!

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Marta Torán's curator insight, April 21, 2014 2:47 PM

Un gran artículo de Stephen Downes sobre le Conectivismo como Teoría del Aprendizaje.

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Connectivism - one of the more recent learning theories

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No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning

No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning | Educational Technology - then and now | Scoop.it
A Boston area innovation studio for middle and high school students is bucking the traditional school model for what students love best: hands-on learning.

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Just learning - an alternative to traditional school:

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More Resources for Google Forms

More Resources for Google Forms | Educational Technology - then and now | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, contributor Beth Still shared an introduction to Google Forms. In this article, we give you a curated list of other resources where you can find more about this digital tool, bot...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Do you use Google Docs?  The OU does. I do for joint paper writing.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 16, 2014 11:53 AM

And Google training:


Google for Education


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juanjovilar's curator insight, April 20, 2014 5:33 PM

Recursos para aprender las diferentes herramientas ofimáticas y aplicaciones educativas de Google.

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SAMR Ladder- A Wonderful Graphic for Teachers

SAMR Ladder- A Wonderful Graphic for Teachers | Educational Technology - then and now | Scoop.it

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Good info-graphic on teaching:

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Hits & thoughts ain't evidence - The Ed Techie

Hits & thoughts ain't evidence - The Ed Techie | Educational Technology - then and now | Scoop.it
This week we've been populating the impact map for the OER Research Hub. The impact map (http://oermap.org/) has been developed largely by Rob Farrow and Martin Hawksey, and features lots of Hawksey-goodness. You can do the following on the map:...

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Good OER work from my colleagues at the OU

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