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[Slideshare] Twitter como centro del PLN

TWITTER ! Redes Personales de Aprendizaje (PLN) Juan Sánchez Martos @jsmartos
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Hackeando la educación tradicional

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El sistema educativo tradicional ha convertido el aula como la única plataforma de aprendizaje que la sociedad necesita. Su estructura física ha cambiado muy poco desde finales de la Revolución Industrial, cuando se crearon las las leyes en contra del trabajo infantil y se provocó el movimiento social que sacó a la gente de las granjas para desparramarlas al trabajo de las fábricas. Esto ocasionó que los niños fuesen removidos del trabajo casero al trabajo académico del aula para moldearlos como futuros funcionarios corporativos del capitalismo industrial. El sistema fue concebido para convertir a los estudiantes en consumidores pasivos de contenidos didácticos. El aula fue diseñada inicialmente para controlar el ambiente de aprendizaje de las masas estudiantiles, logrando que la mayoría de los egresados pensara y actuara de la misma manera que sus superiores. La enseñanza que antes era heredada de generación en generación o de cultura a cultura, pasó a ser escolarizada, obligatoria y estandarizada.
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El sistema educativo tradicional ha convertido el aula como la única plataforma de aprendizaje que la sociedad necesita. Su estructura física ha cambiado muy poco desde finales de la Revolución Industrial, cuando se crearon las las leyes en contra del trabajo infantil y se provocó el movimiento social que sacó a la gente de las granjas para desparramarlas al trabajo de las fábricas. Esto ocasionó que los niños fuesen removidos del trabajo casero al trabajo académico del aula para moldearlos como piezas independientes a engranar en el gigante motor que mueve la industria. El sistema fue concebido para convertir a los estudiantes en consumidores pasivos de contenidos didácticos. El aula fue diseñada inicialmente para controlar el ambiente de aprendizaje de las masas estudiantiles, logrando que la mayoría de los egresados pensara y actuara de la misma manera que sus superiores. La enseñanza que antes era heredada de generación en generación o de cultura a cultura, pasó a ser escolarizada, obligatoria y estandarizada.  

Este es el paradigma educativo imperante en pleno siglo 21. Por tal razón, muchos educadores disruptivos nos cuestionamos lo siguiente: ¿Absorver pasivamente la información transmitida por el profesor es la mejor manera de aprendizaje en esta era? ¡Para nada lo es! 

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A wonderful chart of educational web tools to use in class

A wonderful chart of educational web tools to use in class | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Here is a wonderful chart featuring a plethora of diverse tools arranged according to the task they are to perform. From web tools to create digital quizzes to note taking and brainstorming tools, this chart is definitely a must have. The only inconvenience I see in it is that the web tools mentioned are not hyperlinked so you need to Google them yourself to access them. I am not really sure who has created this chart. I did an extensive search online but still could not figure it out.

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Connected courses MOOC and #oclmooc: The 'why' of connections, collaboration, and learning  

Connected courses MOOC and #oclmooc: The 'why' of connections, collaboration, and learning    | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Various learners often walk away from learning opportunities with tremendously different results and rewards. And that’s certainly going to be the case in two new connectivist MOOCs (massive open online courses)—the Connected Courses MOOC (#ccourses) offered by a “collaborative network of faculty in higher education developing online, open courses that embody the principles of connected learning and the values of the open web,” and the Open Connected Learning MOOC (#oclmooc) open to trainer-teacher-learners worldwide. That each-learner-his/her-own-reward outcome is one of the many strengths this sort of innovative, high-engagement learning opportunity provides: we grow with colleagues within dynamic global communities of learning; we set and achieve our own learning goals; and we emerge from the experience as better, more empathetic facilitators of learning.
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Online Teaching and the Modern Educator: Student-Centered Instructional Strategies

Online Teaching and the Modern Educator: Student-Centered Instructional Strategies | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
There is little question that the field of distance learning is a viable option for students and there will be continued growth as a result of the number of traditional and non-traditional universities that offer online classes. However, questions concerning the quality of online courses will persist and what it means for the field is that there is a growing demand for someone who is more than a competent online instructor. This is a time when a highly proficient and highly skilled Modern Educator is needed, someone who is capable of communicating within a technologically enabled virtual environment. The initial appeal for instructors who wanted to teach online classes was the flexibility and convenience provided. Instructors were often hired because they were working in their subject field or they were subject matter experts. But this is no longer enough as the Modern Educator must be adept at digital communication and skilled in the art of developing student-centered instructional strategies.
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[Slideshare] Salmons and Ghost Cities: Challenges and solutions for the Social Enterprise

Challenges, solutions and best practices on how to improve the success rate of Social Enterprise projects. Delivered at Social Now 2013, Lisbon
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7 tips to use Google sheets in eLearning

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Google in eLearning offers a wide range of free educational tools that have the power to enhance the interactivity and the organization of you eLearning course. For those who are looking for spreadsheet sharing applications, online storage, and real-time collaborative editing, Google Sheets may be the ideal solution. Best of all, it's free, secure, and easy to use.
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5 critical questions for the innovative educator

5 critical questions for the innovative educator | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Technology is a crucial part of what is happening in the classroom, and whenever a new hardware or software comes out, educators are thinking, “How could we use this in the classroom?” Although we should have different ways and options to reach all students, we far too often start thinking about the “stuff” instead of what our students need. For learning to be “student-centred”, then our questions should often focus on the student experience in the classroom.

Here are some questions that can help us create new and better opportunities for our students in their learning:
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Top 100 tools for learning 2014 is ready

Top 100 tools for learning 2014 is ready | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
I spent the weekend compiling this year’s Top 100 Tools List, updating the Top 100 Tools site and producing a slideset that I have uploaded to Slideshare and embedded below. I’ve also done a full analysis of this year’s list, and produced a Best of Breed categorised list, but here are some of the highlights from this year’s list.

The list was compiled from 1,038 votes from learning professionals from 61 countries worldwide. (There were a number of unverifiable and invalid votes.)

Twitter is the No 1 tool for the 6th year running. Google Docs/Drive and YouTube remain at No 2 and 3 on the list. PowerPoint moves up one place to 4 (for reasons that will become clear below). LinkedIn moves up into Top 10, and knocks Google+ out of the Top 10. There are 16 new tools on the list this year, with the highest new entry, at 46, being PowToon - a tool for creating animated video explainers, but the others are worth taking a good look at.

Once again, it is still free online social tools that dominate the list, and it is again clear they are being used significantly for both continuous and on demand independent personal learning. However, e-learning authoring tools have made a good showing this year – undoubtedly due to the fact that a number of vendors encouraged their users to vote for them! But interestingly, the majority of those who did vote for authoring tools, voted not just for one, but for a range of content development tools – which might suggest that there is no one authoring tool that fits all their course development needs.
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El "aprendizaje" hoy, no es el mismo que el de ayer! (Educación Disruptiva)

El "aprendizaje" hoy, no es el mismo que el de ayer! (Educación Disruptiva) | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Estamos en un momento de primero tener claro como actua nuestra mente y por tanto las sinergias que se producen a nivel neuronal y por otra parte su correspondencia con nuestras relaciones y por tanto con nuestros aprendizajes en red.

Estamos viendo que es vital ya no solo parea tener en cuenta como llegar a nuestra Excelencia Personalizada, si no para encontrar la ayuda necesaria para conseguirlo, bien a nivel de memorias externas y de retroalimentacion personal o de Inteligencia artificial-.

Necesitamos un software escalable pero tambien readaptable a cada situación, por lo que las programaciones deben estar preparadas (abiertas) para que en aulquier momento nos puedan ser útililes, ya no tanto por su calidad estandar (que lo deben cumplir) si no bajo la posibilidad de modificarse y continuar siendo de calidad.

La estrategia a utilizar con el PKM es crear un mapa mental de la información que gestionamos de modo que se convierte en nuestro conocimiento personalizado y personal. Nuestros discos duros de ordenador pueden servir como un sustituto -? un lugar para crear o una representación? -…obviamente nos pueden servir de soporte, de ayuda.
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Big data, big applications, bigger results

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There’s a lot of buzz surrounding big data. From banks claiming the next big thing for interest rates from your phone company promising you better offers, the huge supersets of data being harvested from personal information, online activity and even buying history is big news for business. But when custom eLearning comes into play, big data can make a big difference in how you interact with learners in the L&D arena. Knowing what your participants are thinking and tracking their learning-based actions helps you build a better machine, so long as you know which information is important and which is just noise.
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How to craft effective Learning Objectives for an eLearning course?

How to craft effective Learning Objectives for an eLearning course? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
have no clue about others but when I, as an instructional designer develop an eLearning course, would surely consider the learning objectives to be the first priority. A learning objective can be defined as a statement or a combination of statements that describes what the learners are expected to learn from the course. It helps the instructional designers to get clarity on what to include in the course and what instructional strategy to be used.
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Are startup schools the new MBA alternative?

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Today’s job market is increasingly competitive. Young professionals in the workforce are faced with a mountain of educational debt and the decision to continue with their career, or go back to school. While an MBA might be the right career move for someone in the financial sector, it might not be the right move for everyone.

In 2012, Forbes reported that an alternative MBA, in the form of a startup school, may be better than an actual MBA. This perspective has shifted the focus from a traditional post-graduate education to a more innovative one.

In the past 2 years, startup schools have been popping up across the country, touting themselves as the MBA alternative. Offering full and part-time classes in sales and business development, marketing and analytics, product and design, and web development, these classes are taught in the context of educating students for a job at a startup without the hefty price tag of a formal MBA.

So, how do you know if these programs are right for you, and what exactly can you get out of them? Here are some things to consider:
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You are asking the wrong questions about Education Technology

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Education technology is trendy. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t read an article or have a conversation in which someone makes the familiar argument that “education is the one industry that hasn’t embraced the technologies of the 21st Century.” The world has changed–so the story goes–and while business has adapted, school hasn’t.

It sounds convincing. We should certainly embrace tools and technologies that will help educators become more impactful. But we should do it because it works, not for the sake of modern humanity’s obsession with progress, newness, innovation, and disruption. These buzzwords of the industrial age, let’s remember, paved the road that led to the current landscape of education.
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[Slideshare] Presentación panorama de la Educación 2014: Indicadores de la OCDE

Presentación de Panorama de la Educación 2014: Indicadores de la OCDE. Informe Nacional basado en Education at a Glance 2014: OECD Indicators.
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[PDF] Technology in Education: Teacher guide 2014/2015

One of your teaching goals this year may be to discover new ways to incorporate technology in educationand we’ve got just the thing to help you achieve this with our free teacher guide.


Moving towards classroom 2.0 can enhance student’s learning experience and allow you to connect with the rest of the world. In the fast-paced environment of teaching, any bit of support is greatly appreciated. We have worked hard to contribute to your goal of creating a modern classroom environment to benefit your students. Last year our popular guide for students introduced a number of ways to introduce technology into the study routine.  This year however, such was the success of the student guide, we have created a guide for teachers too.


In this guide you can explore various teaching techniques and tips we hope will broaden your horizon when it comes to technology in education. Best of all, it’s free! To download the guide all you need to do is perform a social action (share via Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus) and you can access the guide in PDF format immediately.

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#oclmooc and Connected Courses MOOC: The world as our learning space

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Diving into two connectivist massive open online courses (MOOC) this month, I am learning to pay more attention to how rapidly our learning space is evolving.

Each of the MOOCs—the Connected Courses MOOC (#ccourses) offered by a “collaborative network of faculty in higher education developing online, open courses that embody the principles of connected learning and the values of the open web,” and the Open Connected Learning MOOC (#oclmooc) originally started by a group of educators in Alberta and now expanding rapidly to include trainer-teacher-learners worldwide—offers me a different learning opportunity.
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[Conferencia Magistral] El valor de Educar (Fernando Savater)

Primera Conferencia Magistral 2014-2015 de la Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Río Piedras.


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How social can you be?

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Is the internet all about being social? Doesn’t it wear us out? Doesn’t it keep brilliant introverts away from the action? Doesn’t it turn us into online social animals but offline antisocial beasts? Are we not living and going through life increasingly alone?


Also, does ‘going social’ mean we can never be purposeful any more because we always react epidermically, superficially? Like having difficulty finding a balance between thinking and acting?

Is ‘getting social’ our collective goal? Is that the only guarantee that people will share, learn and improve, or are there propositions on the table?

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Proven online course framework

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The infographic below, created by SHIFT ELearning, displays one framework you could potentially use when creating your courses. Just know that this should be a starting place. Each one of these areas could be sub-divided further and go in multiple different directions. Still, it’s a good place to start, especially if you are just beginning in the instructional design field.

One of the most important aspects in this framework that often goes overlooked are the bookends – or, the evaluations. Having a pre-training evaluation is critical to knowing how effective your course is at delivering upon the learning objectives. Creating effective evaluations is an art in itself, so for a little more information check out this article.

The blue boxes in the middle represent how the content is delivered and the variety of ways learners should interact with the content. If you just focus on one of these boxes, then your course will probably be pretty ineffective.

Instead, try to get a good balance across all the areas, or at least have each area represented in some fashion where possible, particularly the application piece. Too often elearning modules will just deliver content but never give the learner the opportunity to apply (in a safe environment) the content they just learned. Simulations are a fantastic way to create this safe “test” environment.

Again, this is an arguably oversimplified framework for instructional design, but it still is useful if you are trying to figure a general set-up for your course material.
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A 6 step process for teaching argument analysis

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How “basic” this is depends on who your audience is, but this is more of an overview to help students systematically look at an argument piece by piece–and these are the pieces.

This is one of the organizers I used as a teacher–there’s a lot here, from thesis to tone, pathos/ethos/logos to implicit/explicit, audience awareness to media form, to “next steps” that ask students to consider the “So? So what? What now?” closure of any learning experience.

Audience:
Primary audience would be English-Language Arts students in grades 8-12, but it makes sense to promote this kind of thinking in all content areas, even in simpler form starting in late elementary school.

Purpose:
Students could use something like this to analyze formal or informal arguments, from love songs to political manifestos, from the Declaration of Independence to speeches, advertising pieces, essays, and more. The more it was used, the more comfortable they’d get with the nuance of the structure of the 6 step process, which appears below.

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A 6 step process for teaching argument analysis

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The shift of the role of the teacher

The shift of the role of the teacher | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

We know today’s students will have to create their jobs, not look for jobs. They will compete with others around the globe. They will have jobs replaced by outsourcing and technology if their skills are easily replicated or duplicated.  To succeed, students will need creativity, communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and entrepreneurship.


They will need to be able to adapt to change, be resilient and able to work effectively in a variety of environments.


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- http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/so-whats-the-change-for-teachers-in-21st-century-education/



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Robin Benton's curator insight, September 22, 8:35 AM

We need to re-evaluate our whole education system to ensure that we provide students with what they need to succeed in the global work environment of today.  Especially our college/university structure.  Too many students graduate with degrees that cost them a large sum of money and yet don't provide them with marketable skills.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 22, 8:57 AM

Teaching will be an amalgam of a number of roles perhaps unfolding in very unexpected ways. Is it possible that during the course of the day teaching can be each of the roles listed in the graphic?

 

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Makes Sense.

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10 of the most engaging uses of Instructional Technology (with dozens of resources and tools)

10 of the most engaging uses of Instructional Technology (with dozens of resources and tools) | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Are you looking for ways to integration technology in your lesson plans and courses that provide for an engaging experience for you and your students? Fans of instructional technology know that it can be fun and inviting, and engaged students are far more likely to be learning.

I believe that if you can get students involved and motivated effectively enough, you can improve their learning habits over the long term.

With that in mind, here are 10 highly engaging uses of technology in the classroom, along with dozens of tools and resources for implementation. Most of these involve free web based tools, so that’s an added bonus!
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Connected Courses MOOC (#ccourses) and #oclmooc: Connections (and Learning) Everywhere

Connected Courses MOOC (#ccourses) and #oclmooc: Connections (and Learning) Everywhere | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
It’s no surprise that diving into two new connectivist MOOCs (massive open online courses) would be a richly-rewarding connecting and learning experience. But what is particularly inspiring is how quickly engagement produces results.

Being among the learners in the Connected Courses MOOC (#ccourses) offered by a “collaborative network of faculty in higher education developing online, open courses that embody the principles of connected learning and the values of the open web,” and being a “co-conspirator” in the Open Connected Learning MOOC (#oclmooc) open to trainer-teacher-learners worldwide only adds support to the research-proven assertion that well-designed online learning can produce positive results at least equal to what well-designed onsite learning produces. An unfortunate corollary is that many learners walk away from online learning after one bad experience—a situation that may change as connected-learning efforts continue to grow.
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[Infographic] Benefits of using HTML5 for eLearning development

[Infographic] Benefits of using HTML5 for eLearning development | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
HTML5 – a technology that has taken the eLearning development world by storm. What makes this latest web paradigm the hottest topic of discussion? How can HTML5 be used to develop better eLearning courses? Check out this info-graphic for more details.
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[Infographic] 11 simple ways to start using technology in your classroom

[Infographic] 11 simple ways to start using technology in your classroom | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
If you’re on the education technology fence, you probably can’t decide which device or app is the best one to really use. You aren’t sure if you want to jump into the edtech pool with Evernote, Moodle, an iPad, a Chromebook, or some other hot new product or service. That’s because there are an overwhelmingly large number of options out there. Seriously. Take a gander at the Apple iTunes App Store and click on the education category after you’re done on Edudemic. It’s an almost limitless number of apps that could potentially help you.

And that’s just the apps. There are so many more resources out there worth taking a look at. But you’re a busy teacher and you barely have time to use your own iPad to play a quick round of Angry Birds.

What if there was some sort of time-saving handy visual that could help you dream up nearly a dozen new ways to use technology in your classroom? That’s exactly what you’ve got with this fabulous graphic below. It’s designed by the folks at Really Good Stuff to be simple to read, understand, and implement.
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The future is in how fast you are at unlearning

The future is in how fast you are at unlearning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Through our education, from kindergarten to grad school, then through our professional lives, we have been shaped in the same mold, even though we hear here and there that we need to “think outside the box”, that box being only aimed to fit into a bigger box, like the Russian dolls. Conventionalism, risk aversion and complacency kill innovation and entrepreneurship.

We must unlearn what we have learned in order to be innovative. You don’t want to be an innovation killer, do you?

Here is a (non exhaustive) list of behaviors and thinking patterns we need to unlearn.
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