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Teoría del Fluir (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi)

MIHÁLY CSÍKSZENTMIHÁLY Nacido en 1934, es profesor de psicología en la Universidad de Claremont (California) y antiguo jefe del departamento de psicología en...
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A new tool for turning Webpages into Whiteboards

A new tool for turning Webpages into Whiteboards | |
Here is a new interesting tool for teachers. Whiteboard , we discovered via Stephen Gale, is a Chrome app that enables you to draw on top of webpages using things such as a stylus, trackpad, mouse…etc. The app is particularly useful for annotating and illustrating content on a webpage.
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[PDF] Using Instructional Interactivity to improve eLearning Designs

[PDF] Using Instructional Interactivity to improve eLearning Designs | |

The real benefit of e-learning is being able to create a design that improves learners’ skills and behavior while simultaneously achieving the operational advantages that e-learning offers organizations. Yet much e-learning is composed of largely wasted opportunities for useful interactivity.
What most people fail to understand about e-learning, is that the mere presence of technology in a learning environment does not change the essential aspects of how people learn. Learning does not occur passively. In live teaching, lecture formats with minimal activity on the part of the learner do not work very well. Yet some eLearning designers tend to create e-learning lessons that are little more than exercises in listening or reading. Learners need to be intellectually engaged for learning to happen. Lasting change requires meaningful and compelling mental engagement and interaction.

The real challenge as designers of e-learning is not so much how to best convey information (that part is relatively easy), but rather, it is to design experiences that engage learners in meaningful activities—activities in which the otherwise trivial actions of pointing and pressing of keys take on a significance that represents consequential thinking. Read on to learn how Allen Interactions’ CCAF Design Model achieves true instructional interactivity and leads to actual performance

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¿Quiere la sociedad esta educación?: "El ocaso de los dioses"

¿Quiere la sociedad esta educación?: "El ocaso de los dioses" | |
A veces incluso el E-learning puede llegar a ser tan “dirigista” y “rigido” como cualquier otra forma de aprendizaje formal, por eso mismo y escuchado a mi amigo Juan Cristobal Cobo , investigué sobre un aprendizaje DISRUPTIVO que va más allá incluso de los aprendizajes informales y naturales (invisibles) y llegar hacia escenarios mucho más “disonantes, , pero muy escalables e inclusivos.

La cuestión es que las personas que nos dedicamos a pensar sobre la educación hemos hecho mal la primera premisa, establecer ideas sobre la educación, si, parece un absurdo, pero nunca hemos tenido claro que quizás esta Sociedad no quiere que la EDUCACIÓN sea lo mismo que ha sido hasta ahora, y aquí radica el principal handicap, hemos empezado por un terreno “contaminado” y lo único que conseguimos es ir descontamienando algo que ya no tiene remedio, que pertenece a otras épocas y que en esta nueva Sociedad no tiene razón de ser.
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Online Teaching as a Career: Advice from a Modern Educator

Online Teaching as a Career: Advice from a Modern Educator | |

How about you?

1) Do you regularly text and Tweet about education on facebook, Twitter and Linkedin?

2) Do you follow leaders in your field online?
3) Do you read a lot of blog articles on education?
4) Do you attend webinars and join online courses?
5) Do you try to integrate technology into your courses?
6) Do you have a virtual bookmarking site where you store your favourite links?
7) Are you always tempted to add your own touch of creativity to your courses?
8) Are you tired of following course books?
9) Do you feel morally and intellectually crushed by the establishment?
10) Do you have hidden talents, passions and dreams that you’ve never allowed yourself to entertain or realise?

If you answered yes to five or more of these questions, then you have already crossed the line and there’s no going back.

You are a user and connoisseur of online delights. You have the mindset and inspirational dissatisfaction to do something about your online teachng career.

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Investigan un modelo que ayude a predecir los casos de abandono en cursos online

Investigan un modelo que ayude a predecir los casos de abandono en cursos online | |
El elearning, con sus MOOC o cursos masivos abiertos en línea, no para de conquistar corazones a lo largo y ancho del planeta. Un reciente estudio de la escuela de negocios online OBS Business School aseguraba que España era el quinto país del mundo con más alumnos atendiendo a este tipo de formación. Entre los motivos esgrimidos con más frecuencia por los encuestados para escoger estos cursos, primaba el de la facilidad para compaginarlo con otras ocupaciones como el trabajo.
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[Infographic] Skills, challenges, and trends in Instructional Design

[Infographic] Skills, challenges, and trends in Instructional Design | |
To keep up with the changes in the workplace and in order for learning professionals to be competitive in the evolving global workforce, instructional design (ID) must progress as current conditions evolve, challenges become more complicated, and new trends emerge. Have ID skills changed? What other competencies are needed to be successful in the profession? The Association for Talent Development has partnered with the International Association for Continuing Education and Training and commissioned Rothwell & Associates (R&A) to conduct Skills, Challenges, and Trends in Instructional Design research. R&A President William J. Rothwell of Penn State University led this research. The Skills, Challenges, and Trends in Instructional Design Infographic presents the most important tasks for Instructional Designers and the most often used design models
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20 Social Media Tips for Teachers by @TeacherToolkit

20 Social Media Tips for Teachers by @TeacherToolkit | |
On 1st July 2015, I presented at The Digital Education Show (UK). In my keynote presentation, I share what has worked for me and share my social media journey through a professional bias. Essentially I discuss, not only what has made @TeacherToolkit reach over 3,000,000 classrooms worldwide, but how it has impacted on my own professional practice. In this blog you will find out;

1. How it all started and what motivates me?
2. My social media journey.
3. What influence(s) my social media presence has had on …
4. My top tips and how I manage my time.
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Actively Learn: Create, distribute, assess reading activities

Actively Learn: Create, distribute, assess reading activities | |
Actively Learn was one of my favorite discoveries at the ISTE conference this week. Actively Learn provides teachers with a platform through which they can create, distribute, and assess reading activities.

To get started on Actively Learn first register for an account then create your first classroom within your account. Students join your Actively Learn classroom by entering a class code at After creating your classroom you can begin adding reading assignments to it.
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Top 4 Android Video Editing apps for teachers

Top 4 Android Video Editing apps for teachers | |
We have been receiving this request from several teachers asking for some reliable Android apps for editing and creating instructional videos. Here are four titles we would recommend. These are very simple Android apps that any teacher teacher can use with ease to create beautiful videos. You can use them to edit your videos the way you want. Editing include: adding soundtracks, adding photos, inserting video effects and transitions, assembling video clips, trimming parts of your video and many more.
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[Infographic] eLearning development: 4 brilliant tips to manage your SME

[Infographic] eLearning development: 4 brilliant tips to manage your SME | |
Training managers put a lot of effort while rolling out an eLearning project, as it involves many complex tasks.

As an eLearning professional, I often work with many training managers and admire their managerial skills. It involves a lot of work like training needs analysis, collecting content, dealing with Subject-matter Experts (SMEs) and developing the course for the stakeholders and learners.

Personally, I feel that dealing with the SMEs and getting their approval is the most difficult task. This is because they don’t have time and are not completely dedicated to their project.

I have seen many training managers struggling to get their projects reviewed and validated. Unfortunately, some projects are put on hold due to SMEs’ hectic schedules. There are a few training managers, who learnt some best practices to manage the SMEs for accomplishing the things.

Here are some lessons, which I have learnt from these successful training managers, to deal with SMEs.
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Turmoil and transition

Turmoil and transition | |
One of the greatest issues that will face Canada, and many developed countries in the next decade will be wealth distribution. While it does not currently appear to be a major problem, the disparity between rich and poor will increase. The main reason will be the emergence of a post-job economy. The ‘job’ was the way we redistributed wealth, making capitalists pay for the means of production and in return creating a middle class that could pay for mass produced goods. That period is almost over. From self-driving vehicles to algorithms replacing knowledge workers, employment is not keeping up with production. Value in the network era is accruing to the owners of the platforms, with companies such as Instagram reaching $1 billion valuations with only 13 employees.
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Facebook as an eLearning tool: How can Facebook support eLearning? -

Facebook as an eLearning tool: How can Facebook support eLearning? - | |
There is no doubt that internet has changed the way people search for information, interact, buy products or services, and even learn. Before seeing why and how use Facebook as an eLearning tool, let us have a look at some internet and social media trends.
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Los docentes ya no somos "arquitectos" del aprendizaje, lo son los aprendices

Los docentes ya no somos "arquitectos" del aprendizaje, lo son los aprendices | |
Si hablamos de los Escenarios de aprendizaje son micromundos reales y contextualizados que ayudan al desarrollo de capacidades, destrezas y actitudes de los estudiantes. Por ejemplo, una plaza, una municipalidad, un museo, una mina, una panadería, Etc.

Se trata de una nueva metodología que conlleva una serie de cambios que alcanzan desde la administración de los recursos hasta las prácticas pedagógicas en el aula, lo que implica abordar de manera interdisciplinaria los contenidos curriculares y asumir un diseño de programación abierto y flexible, lo que determina una nueva forma de aprender, informall (no formal), más autónoma y autogestionada, pero más ajustada a la ublicuidad de lo que representa la Sociedad y las enseñanzas que de ella emanan. Se han realizado algunas investigaciones que han demostrado la efectividad de este estilo de trabajo, especialmente en lo referido al desarrollo de las habilidades cognitivas, en el uso de estrategias de aprendizaje de nivel superior, en el logro de habilidades socioafectivas y en el aumento de la autoestima social, entre otras.
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Some new interesting updates to Google Classroom

Some new interesting updates to Google Classroom | |
Google Classroom has recently released a bunch of new updates. Most important of which is Classroom share button that will enable students and teachers to ‘seamlessly assign or turn-in links, videos and images from another webpage or product without having to leave the website they are on'. Up till now, over 20 educational content and tool providers have already committed to integrating the Classroom share button (e.g PBS, Quizlet, Duolingo, Discovery Education, American Museum of Natural History…).
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Personalize Learning: Where are all the Expert Learners?

Personalize Learning: Where are all the Expert Learners? | |

When you see the various levels of Universal Design Learning (UDL) implemented in the classroom, right away you can see the benefits to learners. Impressive changes happen with levels of student engagement. Student on-task behavior improves. Students with more persistent and complicated learning barriers can have greater and more routine access to rigorous academic content. Teachers seem happier and better resourced to respond to diversity. UDL can look like a magic bullet.

As you walk into a classroom designed more along the UDL principles, almost every observer notes a change in control. Students are driving more of the decisions in how learning takes place. There are varied pathways to instructional goals. These new routes are intended to be more efficient and avoid barriers to success. Our best teachers try to anticipate learners’ preferences and needs, watch the varied learning that is taking place, and measure success towards learning goals in innovative ways. They adjust their subsequent learning designs based on new insights on the interaction of their learners with the more flexible design of learning.

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¿Cuáles son las principales causas de abandono del estudiante en línea?

¿Cuáles son las principales causas de abandono del estudiante en línea? | |
La alta tasa de abandono de la formación virtual es uno de los principales motivos de preocupación de las instituciones u organismos que ofrecen actividades en la modalidad de e-learning o blended learning.

En el artículo “La frustración del estudiante en línea. Causas y acciones preventivas” Federico Borges plantea que todas las instituciones deberían abordar de manera sistemática los problemas más habituales que provocan el abandono de los estudiantes. Se trata de una buena propuesta que permite identificar las principales causas así como algunas de las principales soluciones o medidas preventivas que se pueden implementar.

El autor enumera diferentes factores relacionados con los tres principales actores que intervienen en la formacion virtual (el estudiante, el docente y la institución u organismo que organiza la acción formativa). A modo de resumen éstos son:
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5 common problems of organizational bLearning and how to overcome them

5 common problems of organizational bLearning and how to overcome them | |
Technology and Innovation today open the way for corporate learning and limit classroom-only approaches. Gone are the days when training was limited by distance and cost; employees can now avail themselves of multiple learning modules to enhance their learning.

Most organizations are not, however, completely abandoning traditional modes to favor newer models such as online learning. Blended learning is often a preferred route where the best delivery methods available are utilized for a specific objective. This includes online learning, classroom-based instruction, electronic performance support, paper-based, and formalized or informal on-the-job solutions.

There is evidence that a solid blended learning design makes sense both instructionally and economically; however, there are various challenges that can sabotage learning success.
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The new breed of Competency-Based Education degree programs: A trend or fad? (Part 3)

The new breed of Competency-Based Education degree programs: A trend or fad? (Part 3) | |
This is the final installment of Robert Hill’s three-part series on competency-based education (CBE). In the second installment, Hill questioned whether CBE could satisfy the multiple roles of higher education. In this conclusion, he discusses the steps that must be taken to ensure students enrolling in these programs are supported to success and are not taken advantage of.
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Instructional Design Models and Theories: Anchored Instruction

Instructional Design Models and Theories: Anchored Instruction | |
The Anchored Instruction Educational Model was introduced in 1990 by The Cognition and Technology Group at Vanderbilt University, with John Bransford overseeing the research and considered to be the “founder” of Anchored Instruction. Since its inception, The Cognition and Technology Group has designed a wide range of multimedia programs that are based upon the Anchored Instruction Educational Model. In this article, I’ll briefly explain 3 basic principles of the Anchored Instruction and I’ll give you some ideas about its practical application in eLearning course design.
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The ultimate guide to Online Courses

The ultimate guide to Online Courses | |
Professional and personal development are important to many people. Professional development allows you to stay current in your field, make connections with likeminded professionals, and satisfy any continuing learning requirements your job may have. Personal development allows you to grow as a person, learn new skills, and try new things.

In order to grow, professionally or personally, in the past, you had to sign up for college courses, pay a lot of money, and rush to class after work or on weekends. But that set-up as changed. Online courses, many of which are totally free, have revolutionized the way in which many people access professional and personal development. Thanks to the advent of massive open online courses (MOOCs), people can attend free courses offered by Stanford, Harvard, and MIT in the luxury of their own home, taking the courses at their own pace at a time that is convenient.
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A very good app for creating Educational Screencasts

A very good app for creating Educational Screencasts | |
Screencastify is an excellent screen video recorder for teachers. It is also one of the few apps out there that works seamlessly on Chromebooks. Screencastify is very simple and easy to use with no technological learning curve. Just install the app on your Chrome, grant it access to your camera and microphone for voice and video recording. Next, select where you want to store your recordings whether in your Google Drive or on your local desk and there you go.
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Enseñar y aprender en la virtualidad

Enseñar y aprender en la virtualidad | |
Distancia y separación son elementos centrales de la Educación a Distancia, y conforman la distinción clave respecto a la educación presencial pero ¿Representa un problema?
Podemos decir que gracias a las tecnologías es posible cada vez más suprimir la distancia entre docente y alumno, y así reducir la brecha entre educación presencial y educación a distancia.

En el siguiente video, Manuel Area nos presenta un recorrido desde los inicios de la Educación a Distancia hasta la llegada del llamado "elearning", término que nos invita a pensar la educación a distancia hoy, mediada por la tecnología.
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[Infographic] Teaching Tech to Teachers

[Infographic] Teaching Tech to Teachers | |

While classroom technology continues to grow in popularity, according to a survey conducted by GfK on behalf of Samsung Business, K-12 teachers are having trouble keeping up. By redefining professional development for the curriculum of the future, teachers will have the skills and resources necessary to help students thrive. The Teaching Tech to Teachers Infographic illustrates the survey findings and provides Samsung’s recommendations for improved professional development programs.

Today’s Classrooms

With Chromebooks, tablets, interactive whiteboards apps and more, technology is becoming an increasingly important part of today’s K-12 classrooms. School districts are rapidly adopting these new digital tools and teachers agree that making this transition is critical to improving learning outcomes:

  • 81% of teachers agree that tech in the classroom enables students to get more hands-on experience during lessons.
  • 90% of teachers believe that modern technology in the classroom is important to achieve success.

Today’s Teachers

However even with so much technology at their fingertips, K-12 teachers need help to effectively use these devices to motivate their students and enhance their lessons:

  • 37% would “love” to use technology in the classroom but say they support they simply do not know how.
  • Nearly one-third are not satisfied with the receive from their schools in integrating technology into the classroom (32“).
  • 60% agree they would like to better integrate technology but need more training.
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9 essential online resources for establishing a more efficient eLearning process

9 essential online resources for establishing a more efficient eLearning process | |
In the century of technology, studentship can become an easier period of life. Even if professors assign more and more tasks, students now have the possibility of completing those faster by using the right resources as well powerful online tools and applications.

Below, you can find some of the most useful resources when it comes to boosting productivity and staying focused. Check them out and start being an efficient student. Remember – you must study smart, not hard!
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eLearning 101: Getting started with online training

eLearning 101: Getting started with online training | |
eLearning can be any situation where you use technology to learn outside of a traditional classroom. Originally, it was only delivered via a desktop computer. This was in 1960 when the first computer based training program was created for students at the University of Illinois. The course was called PLATO-Programmed Logic for Automated Teaching Operations. Sounds riveting, right? Don’t worry—eLearning gets much more exciting, and I’ll get to that soon.

eLearning took off in the business world around 2000, when companies realized that online training was a cost-effective, timesaving way to share information with their employees. As a bonus, eLearning also happens to be great for the environment, although this was way before the “go green” movement really started. I guess we—and the polar bears—just got lucky there!
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