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Preparing for 2020

Preparing for 2020 | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
We cannot look at the 2020 workplace merely from the perspective of what will be different from today, as if these five years will pass in splendid isolation. How we think of work has changed over the millennia and one major factor has been our communications technologies. When communication changes, work does too, as well as our understanding of what is knowledge, and what it means to be knowledgeable.

When our various civilizations shifted from a predominantly oral society to the rule of the written word, we saw the rise of kingdoms and institutions. The age in which Socrates was able to guide discourse in the open agora was slowly replaced by structured academies, in the spirit of Plato. But Socrates felt that men who relied on written words would be a burden to their fellow men, as these artifacts would give them the ‘conceit of wisdom’. Despite Socrates’ reported concerns, the written word dominated for over 2,000 years.
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Defining Instructional Technology: Key to differentiation and growth for small institutions

Defining Instructional Technology: Key to differentiation and growth for small institutions | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
For years, Information Technology (IT) and Instructional Technology were misconstrued as synonyms. The assumption was that an IT professional could seamlessly integrate technology into the classroom without the need to know anything about pedagogy. After all, the professor was the keeper of pedagogy and all the software had to do was what they told it to do. This also applied to the technician, seen largely as a worker bee and not a partner, and created frustration on both sides when the hardware or software tool did not live up to expectations.
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Flipped Learning y el desarrollo del talento en la escuela

Flipped Learning y el desarrollo del talento en la escuela | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Hemos hablado y escrito mucho sobre el modelo de aprendizaje inverso, como un enfoque pedagógico que permite recuperar el protagonismo del alumno y ponerlo en el centro del proceso de aprendizaje, donde debe estar. Por otro lado, este enfoque otorga al profesor un papel que se me antoja mucho más importante que el que tenía hasta ahora, convirtiéndolo en guía y apoyo de cada alumno allí donde estos lo necesitan. En la era conceptual no necesitamos un profesor que se convierta en un emisor de lecciones por vía oral, sino en un consejero que ayuda al alumno a superar las dificultades que se encuentra en su aprendizaje. Y más aún, que fomenta el desarrollo de sus intereses, motivación, autonomía y potencial al máximo. Es decir, en una persona que logra que el talento de cada alumno se desarrolle de modo óptimo.
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Retos de los docentes en el uso de TIC

Retos de los docentes en el uso de TIC | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Así, nuestra manera de relacionarnos cambió, ya que el desarrollo tecnológico y el Internet permiten interactuar usando otras modalidades tales como las virtuales: nos comunicamos con otros usando redes sociales como Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, por tan sólo mencionar las más populares; leemos publicaciones en blogs, revistas y periódicos digitales en los que podemos comentar artículos y, en un instante, conocer la opinión de otros o interactuar en tiempo real con los propios autores, quienes posiblemente se encuentran a kilómetros de distancia.

Internet también pone a nuestra disposición información que nos lleva a navegar en su océano infinito en el que el que sabe poner rumbo al barco y usar el viento a su favor, resulta más habilidoso.

De esta manera, las dinámicas de nuestra vida se extienden hacia una infinitud de posibilidades, complejizándose de acuerdo a los distintos entornos en los que vamos tejiendo interacciones, lo cual exige una reconfiguración de la cotidianidad.
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Ellos viven en su época, nosotros no

Ellos viven en su época, nosotros no | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

El mundo natural se compone de sistemas complejos y por tanto tiene sentido que las mejores estrategias para una población son las que toman en cuenta esta complejidad.
Esta es una limitación de los modelos de organización jerárquicos. Ellos no pueden hacer frente a los niveles a gran escala de complejidad. Las jerarquías amplifican la escala de comportamiento de un individuo pero no aumenta su complejidad, en todo caso, la limita y la disminuye. Para uamentar la complejidad en una sociedad y que ésta le permita encontrar diferentes caminos, para diversas situaciones, se necesita una transversalidad, unalateraralidad, una REDARQUÍA, que permita establecer planteamiento complejos abiertos, ya que si los jerarquizamos, los cerramos y delimitamos, con lo que ya no sirven para la sociedad. Si bien nos debemos salir de las jerarquías oficialistas, necesitamos redes sociales fuertes, pero no en el sentido dogmático y uniforme, si no en redes transparentes y confiables entre sus componentes.

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Comparisons of Online vs Traditional Education miss the point

Comparisons of Online vs Traditional Education miss the point | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Traditional education comparative research often, though subtly, communicates the researcher’s own modality bias. Traditional education supporters, those that believe a traditional approach, such as lecture, and similar classroom-based processes are the only effective means of educating individuals, suggest caution in accepting advances in online education enrollment, including the technology of online education. There have been several research studies attempting to evaluate or compare traditional and online education delivery methods, all coming to the same conclusion: Traditional education is better. The results are usually valid, but we need to ask ourselves if we’re looking at the right studies and asking the right questions. Are we simply trying to find validation for years of tradition?
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Mobile learning: Moving past the myths and embracing the opportunities

Mobile learning: Moving past the myths and embracing the opportunities | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Mobile learning (mLearning) in the open and distance learning landscape, holds promise and provides exciting new opportunities. In order to understand and embrace these opportunities within various contexts and circumstances it is imperative to understand the essence of the phenomenon. In this regard, we first need to understand the core fundamentals of mLearning and gain insight in what mLearning entails.

Using critical reflection, this paper clarifies what mLearning is by invalidating myths and misperceptions related to mLearning. Acknowledging the lessons learnt through past experience, the authors then explore the opportunities that mLearning provides. mLearning challenges and risks are discussed to assist those who are keen to embrace these opportunities, in avoiding unnecessary risks and pitfalls. The paper concludes by sharing a few thoughts on the future of mLearning.

These perspectives on mLearning seek to provide an overview of what mobile learning entails, recognise the achievements of mobile learning to date, and stimulate an appetite to embrace the opportunities in open and distance learning, while minimising the potential negative effects of technological, social and pedagogical change.
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Some very good Google Forms tools for teachers

Some very good Google Forms tools for teachers | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Google Forms is one of the versatile tools we use for a wide variety of instructional purposes. From creating survey forms to designing short formative assessment quizzes, Google Forms is definitely a life saver for teachers.With the added functionalities brought about by integrated add-ons , teachers can now perform some amazing things with their forms. Below are three examples of tools to simplify your classroom workflow.
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Using Facebook for eLearning: The ultimate guide for eLearning professionals

Using Facebook for eLearning: The ultimate guide for eLearning professionals | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Facebook is an increasingly popular social networking site that helps us keep in touch with friends and stay up-to-date with the latest news and events. While Facebook was not created as an educational tool, creating eLearning groups, sharing eLearning content and participating in eLearning course-related online discussions on Facebook, have been proven effective strategies for a large number of eLearning professionals. If you are not one of the 90,000 eLearning professionals who follow eLearning Industry on Facebook to keep up with what we’re doing, working on, and seeing great sources focused on eLearning, you are more than welcome to do so!

The nature of this social network enables the enhancement and support of eLearning, as it makes it particularly easy for your audience not only to connect and build relationships with their virtual classmates, but also to exchange eLearning information. In this article, I'll present the advantages and the disadvantages of integrating Facebook into your eLearning strategy, in order to determine whether it will work for you. I will also give you 9 tips on how to use Facebook for eLearning purposes.
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ALGOZEN: la nueva ciudadanís de Internet

ALGOZEN: la nueva ciudadanís de Internet | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
La Ciudadanía Algoritmica, es una nueva forma de ciudadanía, sus derechos, sus lealtades, estan siendo constantemente preguntados, calculados y reescritos…asi es vivir en la red, en internet, creer que es otra cosas es engañarse.

A la mayoría de las personas se les asigna una ciudadanía al nacer, desde el lugar que se nace, que se llama derecho de suelo.

Todo el mundo se supone que tiene una ciudadanía, aunque millones de personas apátridas no lo hacen, como resultado de la guerra, la migración o el colapso de los Estados existentes. Muchas personas también cambian la ciudadanía a lo largo de su vida, a través de diversos mecanismos legales. Algunos países permiten que usted mantenga más de una ciudadanía a la vez, y otros no.
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Sway: Reimagine the way your ideas come to life.

Sway: Reimagine the way your ideas come to life. | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Sway is an intelligent app that helps you easily create an interactive web-based canvas of your ideas. Pull your content from a variety of sources with minimal effort and use the built-in layout engine to craft a cohesive look and feel that looks great on any screen.


Sway by Microsoft is an intelligent app that helps you express your ideas on an interactive, web-based canvas. It’s integrated with the web, social networks and your devices, making it easy to drag and drop your content from a variety of sources right onto your canvas. The built-in design engine integrates that content into a cohesive layout without any hassles. From there, you can easily modify the design to create a look and feel unique to you. The results will look great on any screen and can be sent to coworkers or friends as effortlessly as sharing a link.

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Curriculet: Smarter reading. Deeper learning

Curriculet: Smarter reading. Deeper learning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Curriculet is a simple yet dynamic digital reading platform that is revolutionizing the way kids read, and how teachers create, share, and teach. As students read a text, questions, quizzes and annotations pop out of the text, so students are instructed and assessed as they read. This digital layer of questions, quizzes and rich media, placed on top of a digital text is called a “curriculet.” Curriculet enables teachers to deliver customized, Common Core aligned reading experiences and digitally create and share their curriculum and lesson materials.


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Plataforma eLearning LMS + CRM + EVA + Webinar

Plataforma eLearning LMS + CRM + EVA + Webinar | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

multiCLASS eLearning Solution es una solución que está revolucionando la formación en todos los ámbitos: educación primaria, secundaria y universitaria, centros de formación profesional, academias, escuelas de negocios, empresas, etc.

Se trata de una plataforma online totalmente modular y personalizable, que combina al mismo tiempo:

  • un sistema de gestión de aprendizaje (LMS) para formación online,
  • un sistema de gestión y captación de clientes (CRM) para la comercialización de cursos,
  • una plataforma Webinar para realizar seminarios y formación a través de videoconferencia,
  • un entorno virtual de aprendizaje (EVA) multieditorial para apoyo en el aula y totalmente compatible con la mochila digital.
Edumorfosis's insight:

La plataforma de la universidad tradicional como única y exclusiva forma de aprender no compite solamente a nivel nacional o internacional. Ahora compite con nuevas plataformas y APPS que buscan atender las necesidades, intereses y preferencias que la universidad tradicional es incapaz de atender.


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Here comes Disruption... Open Educational Resources, Part 1: What are they?

Here comes Disruption... Open Educational Resources, Part 1: What are they? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

This is Part One of a five part series exploring the global impact of OpenCourseWare (OCW) and Open Educational Resources (OER).  Part Two will explore the growth of the movement.  Part Three will address some of the benefits of OER, particularly in the developing world.  Part Four will address the challenges.  And Part Five offers final commentary.



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Marta Torán's curator insight, June 1, 3:16 PM

Sobre OpenCourseWare y Open Educational Resources. Primero de una serie de 5 post. Qué son los OERs.

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[PDF] Why ePortfolios? Student perceptions of ePortfolio use in continuing education learning environments

[PDF] Why ePortfolios? Student perceptions of ePortfolio use in continuing education learning environments | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Over the past decade, there has been an increased exploration of ePortfolios in higher education across disciplines at both the undergraduate and graduate level. ePortfolios have been significantly under-explored, however, in the context of non-traditional continuing education environments within higher education. This paper explores students’ perceptions of ePortfolios in a non-credit continuing education environment in three programs—Fine Arts, Writing and Editing, and Residential Interiors—unpacking some of the opportunities, challenges, and barriers associated with ePortfolio use. It concludes that continuing education students, at least in programs where traditional (hard copy) portfolios are commonplace, are positively inclined towards the introduction and use of ePortfolios, though the study still identifies two major concerns that need to be addressed—the level of computer literacy in the student body due to their variability in age and previous educational backgrounds, and the support for and portability of the ePortfolios for students and instructors.

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ID and Other Reflections: L&D's Role in a Purpose Driven Workplace

ID and Other Reflections: L&D's Role in a Purpose Driven Workplace | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

The new generation of the workforce, today's employees, want much more from work than just a pay check. And we have to acknowledge and respect that. They are focused on the three qualities of work defined by Daniel Pink in Drive: Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose. They want to work for organizations with a Purpose. They want to know the Why and not only the What or the How. Simon Sinek expresses this brilliantly in his popular TED talk: How Great Leaders Inspire Action:

But very, very few people or organizations know why they do what they do. And by "why" I don't mean "to make a profit." That's a result. It's always a result. By "why," I mean: What's your purpose? What's your cause? What's your belief? Why does your organization exist? Why do you get out of bed in the morning? And why should anyone care?

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Should we rename Instructional Design?

Should we rename Instructional Design? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
In her article, Connie makes the case for why she is in favor for changing Instructional Design to Learning Experience Design (shortened to LX). By its nature, the nomenclature suggests more of an emphasis on experience than the current Instructional Design title.

I’m hesitant to say that this potential industry shift is the “next best thing”, I do think it makes sense.

While I agree with the three reasons Connie mentions on her blog (read them here), I personally like the change because of how it shifts our attention from the “instructor” to the “learner”.

Instructional Design by its nature places the emphasis on the “message sender”. There’s nothing wrong with this approach of course. However, lately the tools that we leverage for both elearning and live instruction have been created with a greater importance on the “message receiver”. The Learning Experience Designer title is very much in-line with this perception swing.
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Encouraging student collaboration through Twiddla

Encouraging student collaboration through Twiddla | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
If you have been searching for an online collaboration tool that is versatile and easy to use, then Twiddla may be what you are looking for. Twiddla is a real-time collaboration whiteboard that allows an unlimited number of people to come together at one time to share or edit documents, images or websites.
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Nuevos entornos de aprendizaje: herramientas de elearning

Nuevos entornos de aprendizaje: herramientas de elearning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
En la actualidad, más del 40% de las empresas que se encuentran en el listado “Fortune 500″ ya cuentan con alguna herramienta on-line para ofrecer formación y otras muchas empiezan a plantearse hacerlo. El e-learning permite el ahorro de, al menos, un 50% de los costes y los gastos que conllevan aparejados la metodología tradicional, reduce el tiempo de capacitación hasta un 60%, incrementa los niveles de retención del aprendizaje y de la información transmitida hasta un 60% y, según un estudio de IBM, por cada dólar invertido en formación on-line la empresa recibe un retorno de 30 dólares en concepto de productividad.”
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Edgardo Vargas Pacheco's curator insight, June 1, 11:59 AM

El año 2015 será el año del e-learning

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Personal Learning Networks: Knowledge sharing as democracy

Personal Learning Networks: Knowledge sharing as democracy | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Sherry Turkle famously argues technology has begun to overtake our attention and time, which has led to increased physical isolation and shallow online interaction. She contends, in a community-starved world, we need to disconnect from our smartphones and other Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-enabling devices in order to create greater balance: “We think constant connection will make us feel less lonely. The opposite is true … If we don’t teach our children to be alone, they will know only how to be lonely”. Detractors such as David Banks, Nathan Jurgenson and others counter that Turkle’s assessment of alienation creates a digital dualism. As David Banks at Cyborgology suggests, it may be more appropriate instead to consider our technique—how we use technology.

Surely, online interactions can be shallow, but it’s no certainty. I’ve spent over a decade in different online spaces—primarily as a member of various web fora where sub-communities exist—and I cannot say that what I’ve witnessed and experienced was anything less than a human desire to connect with others. Sometimes these online spaces offered, for those who felt lonely or isolated by their interests in their physical environments, a place to belong. In other words, for many people I’ve encountered, these are not places for leading a shallow existence.
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The cycle of Reflective Teaching

The cycle of Reflective Teaching | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
The more reflective you are, the more effective you are. This is a phrase that has become synonymous with the work we have done with building teachers’ reflective capacity. With a century’s worth of research touting the benefits of self-reflection and a slew of tools to help teachers (and the coaches and administrators who support them) strengthen their reflective habits, the causative relationship between the two is growing more evident.

People often ask us, “If self-reflection is a skill that can be developed, how exactly am I supposed to develop it?” Fortunately, with the release of our new book, Teach, Reflect, Learn: Building Your Capacity for Success in the Classroom, we have provided hundreds of reflective prompts and dozens of strategies. Here’s a cheat-sheet: 3 steps we can all take to build our self-reflective habits.
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Six styles of classroom video projects

Six styles of classroom video projects | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
The process of creating and publishing videos can be a great way to get students excited about researching, storytelling, and sharing their work with an audience. For teachers who have never facilitated video creation projects in their classrooms, choosing the right style of video and the right tools can be a bit confusing at first. To help bring clarity to the styles and tools, I have a rather simple outline that I use in my video creation workshops. That outline with suggested tools for creating videos in each style is included in the PDF embedded below. You can download the PDF here.
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Instructional Design needs a new name!

Instructional Design needs a new name! | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Do you ever feel envious of the trendy two-letter acronyms used by practitioners in User Experience (UX), Information Architecture (IA) and User Interface (UI) design?

Well, I’m not embarrassed to say that I do. I long for a contemporary acronym I can say with a confident toss of the head. An acronym that sounds so right, the uninformed will think they should know what it means and will never ask.
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QuotesCover.com: Fastest quote maker

QuotesCover.com: Fastest quote maker | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

QuotesCover.com turns any ordinary quotes texts into beautiful quotes picture for Facebook, Twitter header, Google Plus, E-Cards, Wallpapers, Pinterest, Posters and other print design.

If you want to make a message or saying to be more memorable, you need to make it more “eye-catchy”. But, designing is a complex process. It involves things like typography, shapes, color combination, composition etc. You don’t have to think this! Let QuotesCover application handle the process and you just choose the results.


For Marketers, QuotesCover is a real gem because it can save tons of time! without compromising the result. Take a look at this simple 3 steps:


  1. Step 1: Select Wording Choose wording from our vast collection or use your own
  2. Step 2: Choose Editor We have wide range of output dimension for all your needs
  3. Step 3: Start Designing Generate, tweak, play! Our designing approach will save you time and it is fun too. Once it done just save it as image.


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3 ways to get inspired with eLearning

3 ways to get inspired with eLearning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Is your eLearning a giant snooze fest? There’s a way to fix that. Your learners shouldn’t be taking their afternoon nap during your online training course. If you’re looking for some new ways to get inspired before you start designing, then I have a few ideas. Get ready to change the way you think about eLearning development.


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