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32 Research-Based Instructional Strategies

32 Research-Based Instructional Strategies | |
You want to teach with what’s been proven to work. That makes sense.

In the ‘data era’ of education that’s mean research-based instructional strategies to drive data-based teaching, and while there’s a lot to consider here we’d love to explore more deeply, for now we’re just going to take a look at the instructional strategies themselves.

A post is not the best way to share this kind of information, honestly. A video for each one might be better, so maybe a YouTube channel? Or a book, as Hattie and Marzano and others have done. Professional development may also work–take 12 strategies or so and work with teachers to integrate them into different kinds of lessons may be useful.
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The unintended consequences of 70:20:10

The unintended consequences of 70:20:10 | |

I’ve always struggled with the 70:20:10 principle. Not that it exists, and certainly not that it isn’t something that should be supported by organizations. No, my issue has always been with the idea that it’s primarily about learning.


The 70 and the 20 (+/-90%) are simply about pulling; pulling information for work, pulling insights out of our own work, pulling ideas from the rich flows of the Internet and pulling on others’ knowledge to influence our thinking in the work we do.

Via juandoming
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[Webinar] eLearning and the role of Instructional Design

A brief overview of some of the considerations made by an instructional designer when developing elearning courses (and other learning resources).
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8 New Presentation Tools for Teachers

8 New Presentation Tools for Teachers | |

Presenting information to anyone can be difficult, but presenting to students adds a new dimension. Most adults sitting through a presentation actually made a choice to be there. Students, on the other hand, are required to attend class, and therefore are required to sit through presentations nearly every day in every class.

If that doesn’t scream monotony, I don’t know what does—all you have to do is watch students’ body language to guess it: loud yawns, heads on desks, glazed over expressions.


The first time I noticed this, I felt like a comedian on stage, dying before my audience. It was at that moment that I made a vow not to be that teacher.


You don’t have to be that teacher either if you learn how to use a few new digital tools and embrace a different way of sharing information to your students.

Via Ariana Amorim, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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[VIDEO] Big Data, the Science of Learning, Analytics, and Transformation of Education

From the mediaX Conference “Platforms for Collaboration and Productivity”, Candace Thille, with the Stanford Graduate School of Education highlights the power of platform tools and technologies to transform observation and data collection. This process enables researchers from industry and academia to know their user better – as consumers, as producers, and as learners.

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[VIDEO] 5 technologies that will change Classroom Education

The potential for new technology in the classroom is really cool – and also kind of creepy. Here are five technologies that could dramatically change the way we learn.
Edumorfosis's insight:

Cuando estas cinco grandes tecnologías lleguen al aula, la sociedad estárá en una dimensión transhumanista completamente difertente a lo que se practicará en el Sistema Educativo....

David W. Deeds's curator insight, August 20, 6:51 PM

Thanks to Juan Doming.

Educity Pedagogy's curator insight, August 22, 11:52 PM
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Es importante lo útil (I)

Es importante lo útil (I) | |
Creo que podríamos explorar más estos planteamientos que son muy novedosos, por supuesto, como todo lo que les propongo, pero que de alguna manera significan el futuro de la sociedad, un futuro que es MESTIZO, no uniforme (afortunadamente), inclusivo y por tanto se mueve en terrenos poco trabajados hasta ahora.

Bien, adelante con sus ideas, experiencias, mejoras etc etc... Se terminaron los espacios supercerrrados y con la gente mirando como si lo hiciera en un cine, en un teatro, ¿por qué no tomar café, por ejemplo, por qué no estar sentados alrededor de mesas pequeñas tomándolo y hablando mientras se realiza todo el acto, por ejemplo?

-¿Quién dice que las salas de conferencias tienen que consistir en una mesa grande que exige que todos se sientan en un bonito, limpio, rectángulo?
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Choosing the right tool for Mobile Learning solutions

Choosing the right tool for Mobile Learning solutions | |
Over the past few years, we’ve all seen the shift from mobile learning as a “growing trend” to mobile learning as an important requirement of most corporate learning initiatives. At the same time, the availability of authoring tools for developing mobile learning solutions has increased, which creates the potential for more noise and confusion as you are deciding on the right tools for your project or organization as a whole. Rather than list the features and benefits of various tools, I’d like to focus instead on the important considerations you should have in mind as you search for the right tool for mobile learning solutions or generally discuss mobile learning solutions with your vendor-partner.
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3 reasons why AI is education’s future

3 reasons why AI is education’s future | |
If you ask kids today why phrases like “hang up” the phone or “roll down” the window exist, chances are they’ll have no idea. Fast-forward to the near future and “search the web” may also cause a few head scratches.

“We’re evolving, but remain electronic ‘hunters and gatherers,’” explained Ralph Lucci, cofounder and user experience director at Behavior Design.

But that’s about to change thanks to today’s quickly emerging artificial intelligence (AI) technology for practically every industry, including education. “The day will soon come when we’ll sardonically ask ourselves: ‘Remember when we had to visit a website and look around for what we needed?’ Now the data comes to us.”

And while mainstream AI isn’t at that level just yet, innovative industries and some schools are already either beginning to implement AI basics or planning to structure entire departments or services on the potential power of AI.
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Desaprender, desempoderar, personalizar…así se progresa

Desaprender, desempoderar, personalizar…así se progresa | |
Desaprender,es esencialmente el proceso por el cual dejamos ir un poco fuera de nuestras creencias, opiniones, actitudes, percepciones, enfoques y otros que habíamos celebrado a principios como la verdad e inmutable. El hecho del asunto es que sin necesidad de aprender a desaprender uno no puede aprender nada nuevo. Así desaprendizaje es un requisito previo y desempeña un papel dominante en nuestro proceso de aprendizaje y reaprendizaje.

Desaprender también como aprendizaje es ayudado por los libros, la literatura, las influencias de los amigos y por las experiencias personales y que fuera de otros. La explosión de TI y la llegada de aparatos han hecho desaprender una condición sine qua non para la supervivencia. Cualquiera de comprar un nuevo aparato tiene que desaprender esencialmente sobre su viejo y volver a aprender sobre el aparato más nuevo para mantenerse conectado y actualizado.
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Why should educators use data?

Why should educators use data? | |

People often ask us, “How can I get more people to use data and educational technology tools?” It’s a fair question, as school districts are often bombarded with initiatives and, as a result, have traditionally slower rates of technology adoption.

However, instead of focusing on the goal of blanket adoption of a tool, a better starting point would be with the question, “Why?” Many schools are focused on getting the latest technology into their classrooms without first identifying the educational goal. Educators being asked to adopt a new tool need to stop and ask themselves, “What problem are we trying to solve? What questions can data and technology help us answer?”

Via Nik Peachey
Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 18, 1:51 AM

Useful article for education managers, planners and course designers.

Darlyn Nicole Ortega Aroca's curator insight, August 19, 11:47 PM
Personally I think is important today that teachers have knowledge in the different kinds of technology to teach, we are in an era, where the majority resources around us are technological. "As educators, figuring out the purpose behind using data and educational technology can help propel the initiative forward." It is important because as future teacher I need to know about the differents resources that technology offers me, resources that I will use with my future students to help them to learn more about the language.!

Diseñando un curso eLearning siguiendo los 9 eventos instruccionales de Gagné (parte 1)

Diseñando un curso eLearning siguiendo los 9 eventos instruccionales de Gagné (parte 1) | |

En este artículo de dos partes se comparten algunos conceptos y recomendaciones para aplicar los 9 eventos instruccionales desarrollados por Robert Gagné con el fin de crear experiencias de aprendizaje en línea eficaces e integrales.

Via Net-Learning
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5 ways to ensure your learning is relevant and useful

5 ways to ensure your learning is relevant and useful | |

Make sure your learning venture is meeting learner and business needs by giving its production the right start. In this article, we share five tips to help you get to the heart of the problem you’re trying to fix and ensure your learning projects stay relevant.

Via Marta Torán, juandoming
Marta Torán's curator insight, August 22, 1:40 PM
Consejos para asegurar aprendizaje relevante y útil: 
dar un paso atrás (analizar "la raíz del problema")
- hacer las preguntas necesarias 
- entender y acercarse al contexto
- encontrar modelos reales de mejores prácticas
- averiguar qué es lo que ya está funcionando!

[TEDxTalks] The brave new world of Online Learning (Amy Collier)

Amy Collier works with faculty, instructional designers and doctoral students to explore and design online learning experiences at Stanford.
shazia.wj's curator insight, August 22, 8:22 AM
The brave new world of Online Learning (Amy Collier)!

Google updates Classroom with new tools for students, parents and teachers

Google updates Classroom with new tools for students, parents and teachers | |
Google Classroom, the company’s platform that brings together Google Apps for Education and a number of tools for managing classes and content, is getting one of its regular summer updates today (right in time before the next school year starts).

While Classroom has traditionally focused on offering tools for teachers and students, this new version now also brings in parents and guardians. Parents can now automatically receive summaries of their kids’ work so they can know exactly how they are doing in any given class (helicopter parents will surely love this feature, though students may not be so happy about it). This feature is optional, and teachers can opt in parents to daily or weekly emails.
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4 new education features from Google that can help teachers

4 new education features from Google that can help teachers | |
When Google Classroom debuted in 2014, the tech giant started its quest to create an innovative — and paperless — world for teachers. Since then, Google reports that 10 million students and teachers use the platform as of last October.

With a smartphone and virtual viewer headset made of cardboard, Google Expeditions has allowed students to take virtual reality field trips to over 200 destinations. And its Google Apps productivity suite, which includes applications such as Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Forms, has streamlined classroom assignments and records.

This summer, Google has announced the release of even more updates to its various education products.
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New Models of Open and Distance Learning

New Models of Open and Distance Learning | |
Historically most learning that has ever taken place has taken place in a classroom with a teacher giving instruction and students reading books and writing on paper. Though the 20th century, however, more and more learning has been taking place outside the classroom, using technology to reach students at a distance. For example, Australia’s ‘School of the Air’ used wireless radio transmissions to send lessons to children growing up on isolated sheep stations.[ii] And of course institutions like Britain’s Open University became expert providing learning by correspondence.

The first online classes were offered starting in the 1980s and over the last 30 years the internet has been used to offer lessons at all levels all over the world. These new technologies have changed the way educators look at learning. The need to adapt to students working from home and at a distance caused educational institutions to examine their practices more closely.

For example, one of the first technological developments was the ‘course pack’. This was typically a package of printed material containing all the guidance that would normally be provided in class by a teacher: lessons, readings, quizzes. Course packs are still used to this day; the Open University offers them online as part of its OpenLearn initiative.[iii] These packs need to be created ahead of time, so their authors had plan every detail of a distance education class ahead of time. As they did so, their understanding of the process changed.
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Connecting with students to impact learning: A teacher’s reflection around Pokémon Go

Connecting with students to impact learning:  A teacher’s reflection around Pokémon Go | |
As a National Board Certified Teacher, I know that knowledge of my students is the crucial first step in reaching them and impacting their learning. So when I heard about the incredible popularity of the game Pokémon Go I was curious to learn about its features.

I have seen the impact when a teacher can quickly reach a student by referencing a video game character, location, action, etc. So for those of you teachers who haven’t played Pokémon GO, I share some tips to use and things to think about.

Pokémon GO develops traits that help students learn. To succeed it takes perseverance, collaboration, inquiry, strategy, and risk-taking. You even must avoid the temptation to cheat …the same as in the game of learning!
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Experiment with New Education Providers also tests new ways to measure quality

Experiment with New Education Providers also tests new ways to measure quality | |

Four coding boot camps, three companies offering other alternative-education offerings, and the global conglomerate General Electric were chosen on Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in a new experiment that will allow eight colleges to offer Pell Grants and federal student loans to as many as 1,500 students in programs where unaccredited providers supply a majority of the education.

Nominally, the use of federal student aid for such programs is what’s groundbreaking about the idea. That’s because except for in experiments like this Educational Quality Through Innovative Partnerships program, known as Equip, federal law prevents colleges from using federal student aid when more than 50 percent of the program is outsourced to unaccredited outside providers.

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Es importante lo útil (II)

Es importante lo útil (II) | |
Se terminaron los espacios supercerrrados y con la gente mirando como si lo hiciera en un cine, en un teatro, ¿por qué no tomar café, por ejemplo, por qué no estar sentados alrededor de mesas pequeñas tomándolo y hablando mientras se realiza todo el acto, por ejemplo?

¿Quién dice que las salas de conferencias tienen que consistir en una mesa grande que exige que todos se sientan en un bonito, limpio, rectángulo? Por supuesto, esta configuración es a veces necesario, pero si tiene varias salas de conferencias, intente configurar uno o dos de una manera menos formal. Tener varias pequeñas mesas con grupos de sillas alrededor de ellos, y tal vez algunos sofás. No todas las conferencias es un mal ventilada, mesa redonda, por lo que proporciona un espacio que permite.
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Discussing the Future of Education

Discussing the Future of Education | |
As the debate unfolded, Professor Mitra proposed rather controversially that all students should have free access to the internet when they take exams. The counter argument for computers being decommissioned from classrooms has been well publicized. One study published by MIT recently showed a negative correlation between student performance in exams and frequent use of computers and tablets in classrooms.

Yet Professor Mitra’s logic, at one level, is sound. In the real world, you always have access to the internet and from a real world productivity perspective, it’s more important that a student knows how to effectively use the internet to answer a question than it is for a student to be able to recall the answer from memory.

Elaborating on this further, he used the example of the question: “Why are flowers shaped the way they are?” He further explained that when young children are asked this question as a group and given access to the internet, they rapidly come up with the answer that it has something to do with fractals. Through employing this process, children learnt a great deal and their confidence grew.
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International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education

International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education | |

This open access Journal reports on the latest research into educational technology in higher education, broadly exploring new and innovative uses of educational models and technology. Among the themes addressed in the journal are: University models in the knowledge society; Educational models and technology use in higher education; open access systems for learning material use; Systems for development and use of open educational resources; Technological and pedagogical models and innovations; Transformations in higher education learning or administrative processes resulting from information and communication technology (ICT) use; Organizational and administrative perspectives of ICT use in higher education institutions; University governance and leadership in the knowledge society; and Models of university presence and service using the Internet. The journal is edited by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and the Universidad de los Andes (Colombia).

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7 ways teachers are connecting and collaborating online

7 ways teachers are connecting and collaborating online | |
In a recent survey by the Center for Education Policy, nearly all teachers agreed that collaboration is generally a good use of their time.

To get that valuable time and space to collaborate with fellow educators—in their city, state, country or across the world—some teachers are taking to online networks and DIY-ing their own face-to-face meet-ups. Through grassroots “unconferences” like Edcamps, online forums like #edchat and informal Facebook groups, teachers are taking professional learning into their own hands.
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5 great resources for Instructional Designers

5 great resources for Instructional Designers | |

Keeping up with the newest theories, designs, and technologies is part of an instructional designer’s job. With so many resources out there it’s difficult to find just one resource that offers everything needed to keep up with advances in the market. Here are a few resources that offer instructional designers resources, ideas, and research that can aid in the development of any design project.


Learning Theories, Concepts, and Design Models

Every instructional designer has had a specific project that is designed based on a precise learning theory, concept, or design model. Let’s face it: We all continue to learn as we grow in the profession. Instructional provides instructional designers an easy reference to quickly refresh their memory or learn more about the various requests a client may have for a project.


Via Fernando de la Cruz Naranjo Grisales, Net-Learning
António Leça Domingues's curator insight, August 2, 12:06 PM
Recursos para quem se ocupa com desenho instrucional.
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, August 22, 3:41 AM
Article intéressant pour les enseignants qui sont des 'instructional designers' des concepteurs d'apprentisage.