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The 7 Golden Rules of Using Technology in Schools

The 7 Golden Rules of Using Technology in Schools | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
From last year's ISTE talk by Adam Bellow that's making the rounds again: The new "F" word is Fear. Fear of using technology in schools, in the hands of kids. Here's why that should change.
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Hoy día ya no existen excusas válidas  para no integrar la tecnología en las escuelas. Los estudiantes aprenden más cuando se conectan con el mundo y no cuando se encierran en las aulas....

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The future of Online Education 

The future of Online Education  | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
We at Reverse Tide love to speculate about the future and we’re going to take on one of our favorite subjects… online education. For years, people have said that the future of education are MOOCs or other forms of online learning. The field has grown substantially from individual teachers to larger enterprises to bigger companies starting to get involved. There are more and more students across the world. However, where online education has struggled to hit the lofty predictions is through any replacement of traditional education sources. So where will online education be in the next decade? Here’s our predictions:

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Periodic Table of Educational Technology

Periodic Table of Educational Technology | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Get connected with native speakers from around the world to finally & really learn, chat & practice your new language easily! ...and it's FREE! Guaranteed to accelerate your language-learning!

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Is the Microlearning solution the new black?

Is the Microlearning solution the new black? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Consuming anything in smaller quantities is easier… Even the latest “it” diet plan focuses on six small meals eaten at regular intervals than over eating three large meals. eLearning is experiencing a similar shift where long and heavy modules are being replaced by shorter bite-sized chunks. Given that we have entered the mobile age and have a large mobile workforce, microlearning emerges as the perfect solution to provide continuous learning and knowledge to meet an extended learning goal. Microlearning disseminates discrete chunks of digestible skill-based knowledge which are delivered in short bursts of time. The microlearning solution enables learners to be nimble in their approach towards training and learning and development without compromising on their working duties.
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Don't skip the Training Needs Analysis! Here's why

Don't skip the Training Needs Analysis! Here's why | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
As an eLearning course designer, you will often encounter clients who don’t have the time or budget to do an assessment before beginning training. Some clients may simply feel they already know what their employees need.

However, like with many scenarios, a skipped step today ends up costing way more in the long run. Training without asking the right questions is prone to give too much training, too little or just completely wrong training.

While there is a variety of constraints pushing clients and you to rush the process, there are three much worse things that can happen when you skip the training needs analysis.
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Flipgrid: A tool you need to try

Flipgrid: A tool you need to try | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Flipgrid is simple yet powerful. Educators create grids with topics and students respond with recorded videos to discuss, reflect, and share via webcam, tablet, or mobile device.
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Why eLearning is better than Face-to-Face Learning

Why eLearning is better than Face-to-Face Learning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Many people still tend to see e-learning as a poor alternative to face-to-face learning.

This is often based on poor experiences with uninspiring e-learning courses that simply plonk a slide presentation or PDF onto a web page, with little thought for engagement or interaction.

The question still pervades whether, despite the emergence of new digital learning technology, e-learning can ever be ‘as good’ as the supposed exemplar of classroom learning.

The answer is quite simple: e-learning gives us the opportunity to extend learning beyond borders with more benefits than traditional learning could ever offer.

Here are four reasons why:
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La conexión en red: sincronizar las nuevas formas de aprendizaje y TIC.

La conexión en red: sincronizar las nuevas formas de aprendizaje y TIC. | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
La conexión en red entre los conocimientos, tecnologías y nuevas formas de aprendizaje, tiene un papel de especial interés para sincronizar multimedia o hipermedia dependientes del tiempo, los diferentes formatos de aprendizaje y los procesos cognitivos.

Un medio puede ser estático (texto, imagen) o dinámicos (audio, vídeo). En los medios el estado estático es independiente del paso del tiempo y puede cambiar sólo con una intervención exterior, mientras la dinámica (por ejemplo, música, vídeo, animación) dependen del paso del tiempo, tienen una temporalidad interna y su situación cambios de forma independiente de los acontecimientos externos.
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Teachers easy guide to creating quiz shows on Google Drive

Teachers easy guide to creating quiz shows on Google Drive | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Flippity is a powerful web tool that you can use with Google Spreadsheets to perform a variety of tasks. In the last post we published here we talked about how to use Flippity to create Flashcards and we visually demonstrated how teachers can go about creating their own flashcards using this tool. Today, we are sharing with you another great functionality provided by Flippity. This time you will get to learn how to use Flippity to create a Quiz Show from a Google Spreadsheet.
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Online College Students 2016

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According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, overall higher education enrollments dropped by 1.7 percent for the fall of 2015. Eduventures, however, reports that 3.5 million students enrolled in online degree programs in 2016. In a world of declining enrollments, understanding the unique student population who is studying online will be critical for those institutions who want sustainable, long-term success.

Now, get the answers about who is studying online and what they are looking for in their education in the fifth annual Online College Students report, developed by The Learning House, Inc., and Aslanian Market Research. “Online College Students 2016: Comprehensive Data on Demands and Preferences” shares the results of a survey of 1,500 prospective, current and recently graduated fully online students.
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Teaching with technology 1- Using ICT resources to support your teaching

This course develops foundational knowledge and awareness of the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (UNESCO ICT-CFT). It sets foundational knowledge of how government economic and educational policy relates to the practice of teaching and learning in the classroom and provides educators with a glimpse into what's possible when ICT is used effectively to support the acquisition of 21st century skills to ensure the success of students in today's global, knowledge based economy.

The education paradigm in the 21st century has moved away from educator-centered instruction to student-centered learning. The challenge for educators is to make the best use of ICT to enhance teaching and learning. This course is about helping educators to meet that challenge by demonstrating how to find appropriate ICT instructional and assessment resources, evaluate them, and incorporate them into different learning activities in order to meet curriculum goals. The emphasis is on practical solutions to support students’ learning.

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Teaching with technology 3- Use basic ICT tools to support teaching and learning

Teaching with technology 3- Use basic ICT tools to support teaching and learning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Are you using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in your classroom? Would you like help identifying the appropriate technologies to match teaching activities and aims? Check out this course, which helps you to consider technology tools and to pair effective ones with specific lesson objectives and with students' needs.

Consider how ICT resources can be used to create more engaging and motivating activities. Learn how, by choosing the right digital tools and information, educators can cater to students' different learning approaches, make effective presentations, and manage just-in-time or unplanned teaching and learning moments, while extending the value of digital resources both within and beyond the classroom.
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Principles for multimedia learning with Richard E. Mayer

Principles for multimedia learning with Richard E. Mayer | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Multimedia instruction helps learners understand concepts with the use of words and images. Dr. Mayer explained that there are three cognitive processes required for meaningful learning: selecting, organizing, and integrating. The multimedia techniques of his research aim to prime these processes. 


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Multimedia instruction helps learners understand concepts with the use of words and images. Dr. Mayer explained that there are three cognitive processes required for meaningful learning: selecting, organizing, and integrating. The multimedia techniques of his research aim to prime these processes

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Socratic: Homework done in a snap

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Socratic is an education technology company obsessed with helping students. We're combining the best AI technology with the web's best educator community to make learning on your phone easy.

Socratic uses artificial intelligence and data from millions of student questions to understand where a student is stuck  

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Out of this
world learning

Out of this <br/>world learning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

This technology extends far beyond these few scenarios. If it exists in reality, it can be modelled in virtual reality.

Think of the possibilities in complex systems visualisation, virtual tourism, 3D art, 3D movies - which would allow you to look around the scene and change your view point.

 

These are just a few examples that provide a small glimpse into the future applications of this technology.

 

For more information, visit the UQ School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering website.

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Why Responsive eLearning is essential to meet modern learner needs

Why Responsive eLearning is essential to meet modern learner needs | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Students today expect courses to be designed to accommodate multiple devices; do your courses deliver?

Long gone are the days when students would only use desktop computers to access a fixed eLearning course.

Today’s students are using devices of all sizes and shapes — their mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and personal computers — and they’re often switching between them multiple times per day depending on their location. Nearly all millennials (87%) say they use two to three devices per day, and employees from all generations are expecting to receive training and learning on their mobile devices.

Is your course meeting their needs? If you haven’t yet implemented Responsive eLearning, then it’s likely many students have, or will soon, move on to somewhere else.
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6 things every Instructional Designer should be able to do

6 things every Instructional Designer should be able to do | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

There are many models and methods of teaching available for instructional designers to use. Keeping up to date on the newest and best practices in teaching will help an instructional designer ensure that every learner at any ability will understand the material presented to them.

In order to develop the best practice for teaching the concept(s) in a lesson, an instructional designer must consider:

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Active Learning: In need of deeper exploration |

Active Learning: In need of deeper exploration | | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Most of us think we know what active learning is. The word engagement quickly comes to mind. Or, we describe what it isn’t: passive learning. Definitions also abound. The one proposed by Bonwell and Eison in an early (and now classic) active learning monograph is widely referenced: involving “students in doing things and thinking about the things they are doing.”
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Why Instructional Design must focus on learning outcomes, not learning activities

Why Instructional Design must focus on learning outcomes, not learning activities | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
t’s no secret that kids learn better when teachers provide learning activities that keep them engaged. Teachers work tirelessly to plan engaging lessons that capture and keep the interests of their students, thereby making content more accessible. However, teachers continue to feel the daunting pressure to compete for their students’ attention amidst the ever-evolving and rapidly-hanging mass media, social media, and entertainment industry, as these elements do a stellar job of keeping students highly engaged outside of the classroom.

Although it is vitally important for us to know and understand our students' interests and the best conditions under which they learn, there is good news: It’s not necessary that we focus our efforts on competing with the devices and activities our students engage in during their downtime outside of the classroom! Recreation, entertainment, and downtime for students outside of the classroom are just that: recreation, entertainment, and downtime. Students expect to come to school to learn and to be challenged (although they may never tell us that).
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The end of ‘just Google it’: Why students need to be digitally literate

The end of ‘just Google it’: Why students need to be digitally literate | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Most students in school today are digital natives. They’ve grown up with smartphones and tablets, interacting with the world in a very different way than we did 15 years ago. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, we're just a click away from information about any topic imaginable. The world has become smaller, metaphorically speaking, and texts are no longer confined to books in a library. Instead there’s a range of interactive resources, image banks, online archives, web-pages, audiovisual material and more recently apps for smartphones and tablets, all readily accessible.
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Higher education report gets digital makeover

Higher education report gets digital makeover | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
A few pieces of paper have been turned into a mobile app.

The New Media Consortium, an international coalition of edtech experts, has partnered with a startup called Mirum to transform their main print report about higher education into an interactive app.

The app is available for free for Apple and Android devices.

“Until now, the report has been a PDF, which is not the most ‘of the moment’ format,” said Samantha Adams Becker, senior director of publications and communications, in an interview with EdScoop. “In our partnership with Mirum, we really wanted to disseminate the content in a way that’s more dynamic and interactive, that allows readers to drill down into the content in a way they couldn’t before.”

The NMC Horizon Report: 2016 Higher Education Edition tracks emerging edtech tools and how universities are using them in the classroom. The report, which came out in February, delves into increasingly popular trends like blended learning designs, measuring learning and "advancing cultures of innovation."
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Emerging EdTech trends to implement today

Emerging EdTech trends to implement today | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Over the years, technology has grown increasingly intertwined in education, from the implementation of computer and the internet into classrooms, to today’s growing trend of providing students with their own laptops or tablets to further aid their education. But with so many new technologies emerging all the time, where should you start? Here are four great trends to adopt and implement in your classes as soon as possible if you haven’t already done so.
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Boost Social Media Skills with online courses

Boost Social Media Skills with online courses | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
In the digital age, social media skills are crucial for marketing purposes and personal branding alike, experts say.

But not everyone grew up with social media, and for some adults, using the various platforms out there doesn't come so naturally.

"What we're finding is there's a large number of people out there with passion and talent but who were trained in non-digital media, or earned their degrees 10 or 15 years ago," says Michael Weigold, director of online graduate programs at the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications, which offers an online master's in social media.

That's where online learning might come into play. There are plenty of options out there for those looking to boost their social media skills.
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Teaching with technology 2- How do technology and pedagogy mix?

Teaching with technology 2- How do technology and pedagogy mix? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Are you using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in your classroom? Would you like help identifying the appropriate technologies to match teaching activities and aims? Check out this course, which helps you to consider technology tools and to pair effective ones with specific lesson objectives and with students' needs.

Consider how ICT resources can be used to create more engaging and motivating activities. Learn how, by choosing the right digital tools and information, educators can cater to students' different learning approaches, make effective presentations, and manage just-in-time or unplanned teaching and learning moments, while extending the value of digital resources both within and beyond the classroom.
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Teaching with technology 4 - Organize and manage the use of ICT for your teaching

As an educator, you know that learners have varying levels of skills and confidence around working with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Explore this course, which focuses on using ICT within different teaching and learning environments.

Learn how to adapt computer lab activities for wide-ranging computer ratios and skill levels. Take a look at different social and organizational arrangements within the classroom, and hear about strategies for teaching and learning using ICT in group settings.
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¿Es el vídeo el nuevo libro de texto?

¿Es el vídeo el nuevo libro de texto? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Para alguien como yo, que hace muchísimos años dejé de usar los libros de texto, escuchar a cada rato que el vídeo es el nuevo libro de texto es, cuando menos, chocante.

El vídeo es una forma de transmitir conocimiento distinto al libro de texto, que ha generado unos entornos de aprendizajes nuevos e impensables cuando se usaba solo el libro.

A nadie se le ocurre decir que el avión es el nuevo tren o que el coche es el nuevo carro de caballos. Nada que ver.

Qué tiene el vídeo que no posee el libro de texto:
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