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Learning Layers and Co-design Mobile Learning (#mlearning)

Learning Layers and Co-design Mobile Learning (#mlearning) | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

The concepts and technologies we develop help to bridge the gap between scaling and adaptation to personal needs. By building on recent advances in contextualised learning, Learning Layers provide a meaningful learning context when people interact with people, digital and physical artefacts for their informal learning, thus making learning faster and more effective. Building on mobile learning research, we situate learning into physical work places and practices to support situated, faster and more meaningful learning. Learning Layers provide a shared conceptual foundation independent of the tools people use and the context they are in.

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La visión educativa de Ken Robinson, en diez puntos

La visión educativa de Ken Robinson, en diez puntos | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
La conferencia ¿Matan las escuelas la creatividad? es una de las charlas TED más descargadas. En ella Ken Robinson desglosó en 2006 algunas de sus ideas sobre el sistema educativo y sus principales fallos. Cuatro años después, este escritor y profesor británico, experto en creatividad e innovación, continuó su disertación en ¡A iniciar la revolución del aprendizaje!. Hemos resumido en diez puntos las ideas principales de ambas intervenciones para dibujar cómo ve Robinson el presente y el futuro de la educación en el mundo.
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Improving schools through Design Thinking

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Design thinking is a human-centered approach to problem solving that begins with developing empathy for those facing a particular challenge. It serves as a framework that helps to define problems, empathize with others, develop prototypes of possible solutions, and hone those prototypes through multiple iterations until they have generated a viable solution to the challenge at hand. Design thinking encourages a bias toward action and, because of its reliance on rapid prototyping, frees practitioners to embrace the notion of failing forward because it's OK to make mistakes -- that's where breakthrough ideas are born.
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Organizing research and digital files with Evernote

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Using Evernote is like having an incredibly organized file cabinet with folders for every assignment, project, idea, interaction, or anything that you want to keep together in a safe place. Evernote is different than Dropbox in that Dropbox is like an external hard drive in the cloud. Dropbox holds files.

Dropbox does not organize information or duplicate a file cabinet, unless the user somehow pulled that organization together. Google Drive is similar to Dropbox in that it holds files, however, its main advantage is that it allows multiple people to collaborate on projects, in real-time, from anywhere in the world.
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La "relatividad" de la sociedad del conocimineto!

La "relatividad" de la sociedad del conocimineto! | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
La innovación disruptiva es aquella que, aunque en el corto plazo puedan ofrecer un peor rendimiento que los productos que sustituyen, triunfa de forma clara en el largo plazo consecuencia de una mayor capacidad de evolución. Este tipo de innovación, por definición, no saldrá de los cauces habituales dentro de nuestra organización. Creo que ejemplifica de una forma muy nítida esta forma de abordar la innovación la frase de Henry Ford, creador del primer coche comercializado a gran escala, el Ford-T: “si le hubiera preguntado a la gente qué querían, probablemente me hubieran dicho ‘caballos más rápidos’ “

Por el contraposición, la innovación sostenida es la que tiene que ver con la mejora (puede ser radical o incremental) de procesos o productos existentes dentro de la cadena de valor de nuestra organización, y cuya rentabilidad resulta mucho más fácil demostrar. Las innovaciones que caen en este planteamiento normalmente no suponen una ruptura con el modelo actual de la empresa.
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[PDF] Viaje a la Escuela del Siglo XXI

[PDF] Viaje a la Escuela del Siglo XXI | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Las tecnologías de la información están transformando la educación, configurando nuevos modos de trabajo en el aula, de búsqueda de información y de aprendizaje colaborativo, para lo que son necesarias nuevas competencias. Viaje a la escuela del siglo XXI es una guía para exploradores de innovaciones educativas en la que Alfredo Hernando nos ayuda a descubrir las escuelas más innovadoras del mundo. Además de dar a conocer nuevas metodologías educativas, este libro pretende animar al lector a que sea él mismo quien haga su propio viaje hacia la innovación a través de 80 acciones concretas.
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La Educación nos hace libres...

Hace un par de semanas, afirmamos que tenemos un modelo de pensar hecho en un molde y en serie cultivado por un sistema de educación que estimula esa forma neutra de pensar y de percibir la realidad. Hoy proponemos empezar a analizar juntos nuestro sistema de educación; nuestro sistema de enseñar y de aprender; nuestro sistema de comunicar valores.
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Eight technologies that are changing education

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Whether in a preschool or in a university computer lab, technology is rapidly transforming the way teaching and learning takes place.

A baffling array of new tools is competing for the attention of students and teachers. They range from real-time updates on pupils’ progress in class to a new wave of “micro-degrees” that could upend traditional university qualifications.

Opinion is divided about the merits of this new frontier. Some fear students will become too dependent on technology; others insist it will free up time to develop sought-after skills such as critical thinking.

Whatever your view, teachers, students and academic institutions cannot afford to ignore these rapid developments. Here we look at eight of the most popular and how they changing the face of the modern classroom.
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[PDF] World Employment Social Outlook

[PDF] World Employment Social Outlook | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
The global economy is showing new signs of weakness...

The world economy is estimated to have expanded by 3.1 per cent in 2015, over half a percentage point less than had been projected a year earlier. If current policy responses are maintained, the outlook is for continued economic weakening, posing significant challenges to enterprises and workers. Indeed, over the next two years, the world economy is projected to grow by only around 3 per cent, significantly less than before the advent of the global crisis.

The continuing slowdown in economic growth is being driven by weakness in emerging and developing countries. China is facing a pronounced slowdown. This, combined with other factors, has contributed to a steep decline in commodity prices, particularly those related to energy. This situation has, in turn, affected large emerging economy commodity exporters, such as Brazil and the Russian Federation, which have entered a period of recession. The benefits accruing to net commodity importers have been
insufficient to offset the decline affecting exporters. Another sign of economic weakness is the fact that global trade, which had typically expanded twice as fast as the global economy, is now growing in line with or at a lower rate than global growth.
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Este artículo evidencia el colapso del Sistema que tanto promueve el estatus quo. Por más que intenten resucitarlo, será una pérdida de tiempo, esfuerzo y dinero. Mientras eso ocurre, nuevas narrativas económicas, empresariales, socio-culturales, científicas, tecnológicas, ambientales y pedagógicas vienen gestándose a través de movimientos sociales disruptivos. Los actuales líderes del sistema utilizan sus influencias para impedir que lo nuevo reemplace a lo viejo. Y como último intento, lo que pretenden hacer es buscar las maneras de integrar lo nuevo dentro de lo viejo para así mantenerse en sus esferas de poder. Por eso es que no vemos el esperado aumento en el desarrollo de las nuevas tecno-industrias y empresas emergentes. Las viejas políticas, restricciones, regulaciones y procesos burocráticos impiden que los nuevos proyectos socio-técnicos sean lanzados al mercado global en sus algoritmos redárquicos.

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8 skills to look for in a Director of Technology

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As education has evolved, we've come to depend on so many more stakeholders than simply teachers and parents. I've written before about how vital stable administrators are to the running of a school. I've written about how much we rely on policy makers as well. But as our reliance on technology continues to grow, we must cultivate and ensure that the position of director of technology is not merely the most advanced IT guy in the district.

There are specific qualities that make up a great tech director, and while they are hard to find, I want to make the case that this position is critical to get right. Don't settle on someone who just knows technology and networking. Make sure they have other skills as well.

To help me create a list of qualities and expectations that the ideal school tech director should have, I enlisted the help of Tim Scholefield from Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District in California. First and foremost, Tim is an educator, and his level of knowledge of both technology and curriculum should be a goal for all districts in selecting a director of technology or CTO. Earlier in his career, when he was a network administrator, Tim realized that to address the current evolution in education he needed to have an understanding of instruction and curriculum so he could better support all stakeholders.
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[PDF] Social Machines: Integrating IoT and Social Networks

[PDF] Social Machines: Integrating IoT and Social Networks | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Heydt, founder of Seamless Thingies, discussed and demonstrated how devices and humans can be integrated from a simple cluster of Raspberry Pi/IoT devices, up through cloud connected devices, severs, wearables and humans.



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Making a MOOC ‘successful’

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Designing a ‘successful’ MOOC is one thing. Making a MOOC ‘successful’ is something completely different.

Much has been written by far better and more eloquent people than me (here and here and here and here and here) on what makes a successful MOOC – all about interactions, journeys, optimum length, appropriate materials, platform, etc.. But what about making a MOOC successful? To me, there is a difference.

This isn’t about making / building / designing a MOOC, it’s about making / encouraging / promoting / informing people about the MOOC.

The argument about MOOC success, learner retention, completion numbers, registrations, etc., is one that will rage on and on, everyone has an opinion, everyone looking at something different, all very valid, and all very important questions. There isn’t a definitive answer – each MOOC is different, for a different audience, for a different demographic (maybe), and designed in a way that different learner ‘profiles’ can get something different out at the end. If indeed they reach the end, which of course they don’t have.
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Practical applications to individualize and personalize learning

Practical applications to individualize and personalize learning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Possibly one of the most important shifts needed in schools is to provide individualized and personalized learning experiences to students. Learning has fundamentally changed with the evolution of the Internet and other technologies that allow for ubiquitous access to information and knowledge. Digital leadership focuses on transforming learning environments through online course offerings (synchronous and asynchronous), independent studies, and use of OpenCourseWare to provide students with continuous options to learn anytime, anywhere, and about anything.
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[TEDxTalks] Teaching kids real math with computers

[TEDxTalks] Teaching kids real math with computers | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity's most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach — calculation by hand — isn't just tedious, it's mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming.
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6 new EdTech tools for teachers

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This month's New EdTech Tools for Teachers features 6 good websites for you to try out. Some of the things you can do with these web tools include: creating different types of diagrams (e.g flowcharts and organizational charts), solve math problems using Symbolab calculator, design print-friendly Bingo cards to use in class, build and share word searches online, convert/compress and share video files.
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Personalized Learning is not a product

Personalized Learning is not a product | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
For all the hype surrounding so-called “personalized learning,” plenty of skeptics worry that it could do more harm than good—especially within the context of larger trends in academia. They worry that, among other things, personalized learning products will be used not to improve student learning, but as cheaper and “good enough” replacements for faculty labor. Jonathan Rees, a history professor at Colorado State University – Pueblo, articulated this worry in a recent blog post:
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11 Instructional Design truths according to Cat.Gifs

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If the Internet has taught us anything over the last twenty-five years, it’s that every single event in the history of all humanity can somehow be represented by adorable cat videos. Why fight it? We present some common instructional design truths best illustrated by, you got it—those furry little monsters.
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[iJET] ePortfolio: A descriptive survey for contents and challenges

[iJET] ePortfolio: A descriptive survey for contents and challenges | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Online learning is currently garnering increasing interest. Through the Internet, all available data can be shared to anyone without limited accessibility. ePortfolio is one of the media for students and lecturers to share their knowledge online. Students can upload and share their works, and lecturers can access the works of students anytime and anywhere as long as they remain connected to each other. This learning process gives students the freedom to show their ability and skills without meeting face to face. In literature, ePortfolio has contributed numerous advantages to students and lecturers in terms of the competency, marketability, self-confidence, and visibility of the students. This paper analyzes the development of ePortfolio contents to ensure the reliability of the instrument used. Furthermore, the challenges to implement ePortfolio in the learning system in Malaysia are determined. A total of 100 respondents, who are educators and students from public higher education institutions in Malaysia, participated in the Google survey form to share their perspective on the development of ePortfolio and the challenges of its implementation in the learning system. The majority of the respondents gave positive feedback on the development of ePortfolio as one of the holistic approaches to evaluate a student’s knowledge and skills.
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A dire shortage of alternative models

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“Tribalism has strong appeal in periods of rapid, tumultuous change, as what the political philosopher Karl Popper called the “the strain of civilization” exerts its pressures on society. The issue of immigration is a particularly potent one: the mythical tribe suddenly under attack by invading hordes from afar. And its impact can be seen everywhere today. A wall must be built against Mexico. The United Kingdom must restore control of its borders. Germany must slam shut its doors. Society must close, and quickly –the barbarians are coming.” – The Angy Quarter
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[PDF] Instructional Design Now: A new age of learning and beyond

[PDF] Instructional Design Now: A new age of learning and beyond | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Although business leaders may not equate excitement with the topic of instructional design, perhaps they should. Instructional Design Now: A New Age of Learning and Beyond, a collaboration of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), explores a learning landscape rich in emerging opportunities, populated by professionals eager to create and unleash content that drives employee development and organizational performance.

A century ago, education systems and instructional design (ID) were shaped by the concepts of scientific investigation and empirical knowledge. Fifty years later, instructional systems, as well as their components and properties, were revealed in the writings of Robert Gagne, James Finn, and others (McNeil 2014). Today, instructional design is at the core of an organizational learning industry that finds itself inundated with new tools, technologies, and approaches. Many instructional design professionals seem to find this atmosphere exhilarating and challenging. “So many tools and resources allow for better design and greater creativity,” explained a training and workforce development director working in state government. On the other hand, a public-sector learning program manager admitted difficulty “keeping up with the pace of technology and having the skills necessary to successfully develop for that environment.”

Instructional design appears to be retaining many traditional touches, despite the constant challenges from evolving technologies, corporate expansions taking employees’ learning needs global, and perennial struggles for funding and support. Live, instructor-led classrooms are still widely used in organizations, and other personal-touch learning methods, such as face-to-face coaching and mentoring, continue to produce effective results.

But ATD and i4cp found that instructional designers don’t rate their profession’s overall efforts as highly as they might. Only about half of surveyed design and learning practitioners characterized their ID efforts as effective in helping to meet organizational business objectives. Far fewer believed that their instructional design was highly effective at addressing learning needs.

The diverse influences on instructional design today raise many interesting questions. Does formal education still play a valuable role in preparing designers for the challenges of the workplace? Are most organizations embracing high-tech options, such as mobile learning, social learning, and MOOCs? Which of the newer tools and approaches produce better learning results for companies? And what can instructional designers expect the next few years to bring?
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12 principles of Modern Learning

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What are the principles of modern learning?

Well, that depends on how you define ‘learning’ and what you’d consider ‘modern.’ Richard Olsen put together this useful visual way, way back in 2013–a chart that lays out three categories of a modern approach to learning–Modern, Self-Directed, and Social.

These broad categories are then broken up into four principles per category. Each principle is then described by its Reality (its function) and Opportunity (the result of that function). Honestly, these two categories are a bit confusing–or at least the distinction between some of the entries are (the ability to participate and enables modern learners to participate, for example).

Overall, though, defining ‘modern learning’ through inquiry, self-direction, and connectivity is at the core of what we preach here at TeachThought. Let’s take a look at what it’s saying by exploring the first category, Modern Inquiry Learning.
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[CINAIC 2015] Tendencias en Innovación Educativa (Francisco J. García)

Lejos está la época en la que las aulas eran los únicos lugares donde se realizaba formación y aprendizaje. Actualmente se encuentra en todos los lugares, surge en todo momento y se necesita de forma continua. Es cierto que nos encontramos en la sociedad del conocimiento, pero el conocimiento moriría pronto si lasociedad no aprendiera continuamente. Por tanto, es necesario potenciar la Sociedad del Aprendizaje.


La innovación educativa siempre ha perseguido la mejora en la formación tradicional, la formación académica. Pero desde hace unos años también busca la construcción de bases para consolidar e impulsar la sociedad del aprendizaje. Esto se consigue integrando la formación formal con la informal, el conocimiento académico con el social, los canales tradicionales con las redes sociales.


La construcción de la sociedad del aprendizaje no es sencilla. Por este motivo, los avances científicos y su inclusión en los procesos de aprendizaje cobran especial relevancia.


CINAIC 2015 quiere contribuir al desarrollo de la innovación educativa, a la divulgación de los últimos avances científicos y a la presentación de las buenas prácticas. Pero también quiere constituir un punto de encuentro para todas aquellas personas que están construyendo ya la Sociedad del aprendizaje.

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Ubicuidad y Bilocación de la Sociedad en Red

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El constante desarrollo de las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación (TIC), ha llevado a que su uso genere notables cambios en el ámbito social. Las llamadas redes sociales han modificado sustancialmente la forma de comunicarse.

Todos tenemos acceso a información detallada acerca de cualquier materia humana conocida, sin mayores requisitos para hacerlo que saber leer, escribir y estar “conectado” a la red a través de algún dispositivo electrónico como una computadora o un teléfono móvil.

Vivimos una época en que la información es multimedial y encontramos al texto fusionado con la imagen, el video y el audio. Todo esto nos lleva a reflexionar sobre cómo debe ser un proceso educativo para el día de hoy, el que sin duda será distinto que el de mañana.
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Modelos de Aprendizaje (2 de 4)

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En esta segunda entrada me centraré en los modelos de aprendizaje que, bien ya están conviviendo en los centros norteamericanos, bien están analizando tanto las bondades como posibles inconvenientes de llevarlos a cabo en sus escuelas. Es evidente que la progresiva presencia del aprendizaje en línea (online learning) requieren la búsqueda de nuevas pedagogías, nuevos modelos que ayuden tanto a profesorado como estudiantes a desarrollar una competencia digital que es necesaria para una mayor flexibilización en el cambio educativo. Es palpable que los aprendizajes no formales tienen una presencia continua en nuestras vidas, rutinas…, en definitiva, una alteración no solo en modo en el que enseñamos, sino también en el modo en el que se aprende. Se ven alterados elementos, recientemente impensables, como el tiempo, la localización, el ritmo de aprendizaje o el perfil del estudiante. No obstante, debemos tener en mente que el mejor medio para que el aprendizaje en línea o ubicuo debe estar dirigido a los distintos tipos de estudiantes, aplicar las óptimas estrategias pedagógicas, valorar las evidencias de aprendizaje como factor inherente al propio proceso y apoyar o facilitar la integración de las (nuevas) tecnologías en las aulas, ya que son las que proveen aprendizajes múltiples, flexibles y personalizados.
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8 powerful Gmail Tools for teachers

8 powerful Gmail Tools for teachers | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Gmail is a powerful mail service that we have been recommending for teachers over the last couple of years. The strength of Gmail lies in the arsenal of features it provides to users from tips on how to organize and sort emails for easy access to setting auto-replies and automatically saving attachments. Gmail Tips for Teachers section here in EdTech and mLearning features a number of key resources to help you tap into the educational potential of Gmail. Additionally, to take your Gmail experience to the next level you may want to try out some third party tools designed particularly for this purpose. Below is a curated list of some of our favourite apps. Check them out and share with your colleagues. Enjo
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What is the difference between Podcast and Radio?

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Rob Greenly from the New Media Show stops by the show to discuss the differences between Radio and Podcasting.


Educational Podcasting Today is a weekly podcast that celebrates podcasters and podcasting. It’s mission is to help educators learn how to create podcasts and amazing WordPress websites for their podcasts.  For more information, please visit www.EducationalPodcasting.today.

Show Topics
  • History of Podcasting
  • Podcast and Radio
  • Listening to Podcasts in the Car
  • What equipment would work for inside the classroom?
  • About the New Media Show
  • Advice for New Podcasters
  • How should someone new to podcasting get started?
  • What equipment would work for inside the classroom?
  • Best practices of sharing a podcast
  • Podcasting for Free in the Classroom

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Ann
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Tiani Page's curator insight, April 27, 2015 11:53 PM

EDCZ25800 Geography Curriculum students. One of your assignment requires you to create a video podcast. This article may prove highly beneficial for you.

Jennifer Scott's comment, October 27, 2015 11:49 PM
I found this an interesting clip. I didn’t find the technology recommended that helpful because it was quite expensive. I did find the information about the importance of structure of a topic and the value of the information with the podcast helpful with how to create a podcast.