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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 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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10 habits that help you learn twice as fast

10 habits that help you learn twice as fast | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
The world is in constant change due to advances in technology, science, and innovation. What was considered “hot” a year ago may no longer be relevant today. Just look at all the new social media platforms that have sprouted since Facebook was created.

Despite all the good that change can bring, you have to keep up or you may get left behind. One of the best ways to stay competitive is to develop habits that can help you quickly learn new skills.

Here are 10 habits to incorporate into your learning to help you learn new material twice as fast.
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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) Volume 11, Issue 07 (2016)

International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) Volume 11, Issue 07 (2016) | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
This interdisciplinary journal aims to focus on the exchange of relevant trends and research results as well as the presentation of practical experiences gained while developing and testing elements of technology enhanced learning. So it aims to bridge the gape between pure academic research journals and more practical publications. So it covers the full range from research, application development to experience reports and product descriptions.
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Edcamps: The new professional development

Edcamps: The new professional development | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
By now, many educators are familiar with Edcamps, also known as unconferences. Hundreds of Edcamps have occurred on the ground and virtually in at least 18 countries since 2010. Kristen Swanson, an originator of the movement and board member of the organization, discussed its history and features in her Edutopia post Why Edcamp?

The Edcamp premise is unlike most forms of professional learning. Instead of traditional conferences, where organizers usually serve as gatekeepers and must approve which kind of knowledge can be provided by whom, Edcamps work differently. Conversations are the platform for the sharing of information.

The key to it all is that Edcamps cultivate a space filled with choice and voice. For years, teachers have been told what they need to learn, where the learning will take place, and how they will apply the new knowledge. By nature, Edamps are the complete opposite, which is why it is no surprise that teachers are leaning more toward this style of learning.
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[PDF] Te impact  of computer usage on academic performance

[PDF] Te impact  of computer usage on academic performance | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

We present findings from a study that prohibited computer devices in randomly selected classrooms of an introductory economics course at the United States Military Academy. Average final exam scores among students assigned to classrooms that allowed computers were 18 percent of a standard deviation lower than exam scores of students in classrooms that prohibited computers. Through the use of two separate treatment arms, we uncover evidence that this negative effect occurs in classrooms where laptops and tablets are permitted without restriction and in classrooms where students are only permitted to use tablets that must remain flat on the desk surface.

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How to build real-world learning interactions 

How to build real-world learning interactions  | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Creating great interactive learning experiences requires a few core building blocks: relevant content, pull versus push, and real-world decisions. With those building blocks you’re able to structure effective learning scenarios that are meaningful to the learner and helps meet the objectives of the course.

One of those building blocks in creating relevant content or content that is placed in a meaningful context. Essentially, you want to recreate the types of scenarios that are similar to the ones the learner has in real life. This allows them to see the content in a meaningful context.
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Common misconceptions of teaching with technology

Common misconceptions of teaching with technology | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
All of the above misconceptions promote a sense of fear among educators and impede the adaption of educational technology. But we can’t turn a blind eye to the fact that technology is going to pervade into every aspects of education and changes, both subtle and disruptive, are inevitable. Teachers, technologists and other stakeholders such as government should work together and make the best use of technology to improve teaching and learning and prepare our children for the future.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 20, 11:53 AM

Some good points.

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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

Online College Students 2016 | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
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

Socratic: Homework done in a snap | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

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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Disruption: La télica y la necesidad de la eduación!

Disruption: La télica y la necesidad de la eduación! | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Planteamientos como los de Gregory Bateson, en hacer frente a situaciones paradójicas, en educación, por supuesto, en que no hay manera de salir de la "educación", es decir, de su supuesta "inutlidad", refiriéndose a que algo que no produce no tiene utilidad, pensamos que la única forma es a campo través.

Tengamos en cuenta que no hay ironía en mi reclamo a la inutilidad, si no es la elección específica de la palabra (que podría haber ido por alternativas menos provocativos, tales como "antiutilitarismo" o "improductividad"). Estoy siendo completamente recto al afirmar que el papel y la gloria de la educación es que puede ser inútil, al no estar limitada por criterios de producción y el propósito predeterminado.

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Engagement from Technology Use is different than Engagement from Learning

Engagement from Technology Use is different than Engagement from Learning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
If the goal is to engage students, then focus your time and energy exploring how to create the powerful conditions for learning before you utter “ed tech.” Once you’ve mastered those skills, technology will serve as rocket fuel and take your instruction to the next level.

Now, I know this type of instructional shift takes time, but this is not about how teachers prefer to learn, or how comfortable teachers are with technology. There isn’t enough time or money in the world to provide teachers with face-to-face professional development on all of the technology that exists today. It’s not sustainable, and we can’t keep up with the pace of change.
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Might teachers work on-demand in the future?

Might teachers work on-demand in the future? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
For years many teachers have been employed on a temporary basis.

In more recent years there has been a shift across all industries to move towards an economy that is known as the On Demand economy. The new economy can provide a new way for teachers to find work. This economy was created by technology companies. The On Demand economy fulfills a demand by providing a good or service to a consumer. Some more recognizable On Demand companies are Under and Airbnb.

Having infiltrated cities across the world, these companies provide consumers with the ability to fill a need or want more efficiently and more effectively. Increasingly there are companies and industries that are representatives of the On Demand economy on a consumer level. However, more recently the On Demand economy is infiltrating the business-to-business model.

For businesses the On Demand model allows an organisation to scale their business appropriately to the fluctuations of demand. For workers, the On Demand platform provides work flexibility, increased pay and having that balance between work and life.
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In defense of Computers in the Classroom

In defense of Computers in the Classroom | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

I didn’t think I would have to write this post. But apparently someone needs to write it. This past week a highly acclaimed organization (NPR) put out a story where a college professor denounces the use of computers in the classroom, based on the research of “taking notes by hand vs taking notes on a device” (and then how well those students did on a multiple choice test).

First, let me say that this post is NOT going to be about:

  1. Taking notes by hand vs taking notes on a device
  2. How well technology prepares students for multiple choice tests


Those arguments are for somewhere else. I don’t care how students take notes, or if they take notes at all. If you take notes and your learning benefits from it, that’s great. Notes suggest a system in place where students have to “remember” what the teacher said in class in order to get a good grade on a multiple choice test. In my experience, almost all of the questions on these types of tests can be Googled or answered with a simple search online. But enough about the power of computers, let’s get back to real crux of this debate: The new digital divide isn’t about access to technology so much as access to creative opportunities.

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Online learning for beginners: 3. ‘Aren’t MOOCs online learning?’

Online learning for beginners: 3. ‘Aren’t MOOCs online learning?’ | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Just in case you don’t know what MOOCs are (massive, open online courses), they are usually courses that use video recordings of lectures from top professors from elite universities, such as Stanford, MIT and Harvard, and computer-marked assessments, sometimes combined with unmonitored online student discussions and peer review. MOOCs are made freely available to anyone who wants to sign up.

 

 

The main platforms for MOOCs are Coursera, edX, Udacity and FutureLearn.

The first MOOCs attracted over 200,000 enrolments per course, although numbers in recent years are more in the 2,500 range. Nevertheless it is estimated that there are more than 34 million participants worldwide registering in MOOCs each year.

 

Since the first ones launched in 2008, MOOCs have been rapidly evolving.


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Marta Torán's curator insight, July 20, 3:53 PM
Tony Bates escribe en este post sobre MOOCs. Conceptos clave. Referencias.