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[FotoGalería] Inspiring classrooms and learning environments

[FotoGalería] Inspiring classrooms and learning environments | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
From double-decker learning buses to tree-top classrooms and eco-huts, this photo gallery explores how schools experiment with their learning spaces
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Porque ya no se aprende en salas de clase encapsuladas consumiendo contenidos rígidos. Ahora se aprende en entornos abiertos y sociales donde las personas se juntan con aquell@s que quieren aprender...

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The true power of MOOCs may have been accidental

The true power of MOOCs may have been accidental | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
MOOCs have since lost their hype, undergoing flameouts and suffering from poor participation and competency rates. A University of Pennsylvania study of 1 million MOOC users who participated in 16 of the school’s Coursera classes, for example, found that only about half of the registrants viewed even a single online lecture and that the average completion rate was just 4 percent.

Even so, it may not be time to write them off. An unexplained phenomenon in early MOOC data, now illuminated by another recent study (this one from Harvard and MIT), could help the courses live up to the education-reform hype after all—but with a somewhat ironic twist. Perhaps one of the overlooked values in MOOCs is not in sharing Ivy League wisdom with the masses, but in teaching educators—and, in turn, improving traditional K-12 schools.
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Essential online resources for efficient eLearning process

Essential online resources for efficient eLearning process | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
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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50+ tools for differentiating instruction through Social Media

50+ tools for differentiating instruction through Social Media | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Imagine a world where resources were limited to what was found in the classroom or the school closet known as the "Curriculum Materials Room." Picture a world where students wrote letters with pen and paper to communicate with other students and adults outside of the building. Due to postage costs, the teacher either sent the letters in bulk or paid for stamps out of his or her own pocket. Can you recall a time when student interests like skateboarding or video were never used as part of learning curriculum because the tools needed were either too expensive or not yet conceptualized? Do you remember a time when non-traditional learners struggled, and absenteeism meant a high likelihood of students doing poorly in school, and possibly having to retake the course?

If you experienced none of these scenarios, then you live in a world of possibility because you grew up with the many social media tools available to support all learners. If any of these scenarios bring back memories as a teacher or student, then you understand that we have many more tools today to ensure that learners succeed despite struggles, because students and teachers have so much more available to meet every learner's needs.
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Citelighter: An indispensable tool for academics and student researchers

Citelighter: An indispensable tool for academics and student researchers | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Cite lighter is a very good web tool for student researchers, teachers and academics. It combines both the features of an academic search engine and an organizational framework for helping students with their research papers writing. Citeligther allows you to easily search for facts and information to back your arguments and it automatically cites your sources using different citation styles: MLA, APA, and Chicago).
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A new tool for turning Webpages into Whiteboards

A new tool for turning Webpages into Whiteboards | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
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 | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

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" | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
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 | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it



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 | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
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 | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
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 | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
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 | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
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 activelylearn.com/signup. 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 | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
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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Learning: It's All About the Connections

Learning: It's All About the Connections | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Connection and all of its implications is one of the most important concepts in understanding, engaging in, and facilitating powerful learning experiences.


Via Andrea Zeitz, Ivo Nový, juandoming
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What’s the difference between Content Creation and Content Curation?

What’s the difference between Content Creation and Content Curation? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Welcome to a six-part series of guest posts that I am beyond excited to be writing for the Constant Contact Blog.

Over the next few months, we’ll focus on the topic of Content Creation versus Content Curation.

What are they? What’s the difference between them? And what purpose do they serve?

How can they help you to grow your following and populate your feeds? What are the best practices?

These are all questions we’ll tackle in the course of this series.

But first, let’s start with some basics.

You’ve all heard the expression, “Content is king.” But what does it mean?
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eLearning modules are dead... They just don't know it

eLearning modules are dead... They just don't know it | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
The best of today’s eLearning modules have learnt from past excesses. They still embrace an engaging, highly visual approach, but also incorporate recent understanding of cognitive load, strategically combining text, audio, and images for greater effectiveness.

From an instructional perspective, they use knowledge checks, scenarios, branched narratives, and gamification. They extend rapid eLearning tools to the limit, so they can increase interactivity and reduce the dreaded “Next” button fatigue. Some even allow learners to assess first, so they can access the support they actually need rather than going through the entire “sheep dip” experience.

In effect, eLearning modules have matured through their heady “Flash driven teenage days” and are in the prime of their life... which makes their inevitable demise even more tragic.
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Hábitos de productividad para diseñadores de eLearning

Hábitos de productividad para diseñadores de eLearning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Como diseñadores de eLearning, tenemos que usar muchos sombreros y hacer malabares con múltiples tareas. Escribimos storyboards, interactuamos con los clientes y las expertos en la materia, coordinamos con los miembros del equipo y debemos garantizar que los diferentes proyectos vayan al día (Oh sí, la mayoría de nosotros trabajamos en más de un proyecto a la vez). Y, por supuesto, se espera que nosotros seamos productivos en todas estas tareas siempre. Es más fácil decirlo que hacerlo. Pero, no hay nada que no se puede lograr con compromiso, paciencia y esfuerzo.

Sólo tiene que hacer pequeños cambios en su rutina de trabajo y cambiar ciertos pensamiento. A continuación se presentan algunas maneras para ser más productivos. No todos pueden funcionarle, pero nunca está de más intentarlo.
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Some new interesting updates to Google Classroom

Some new interesting updates to Google Classroom | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
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? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

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? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
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 | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
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) | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
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 | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
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 | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
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 | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
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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