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[Vídeo] Depth of Knowledge: Why Common Core

This video describes how the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) can help prepare students for college and career readiness. For more information on how the NYC DOE is supporting the roll out of the CCLS, go to the NYC and the Common Core page, located here: schools.nyc.gov/Academics/CommonCoreLibrary/Why/NYSStandards/default.htm

For a transcript of this video, go to: schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/F7620C80-FD3F-400F-9CED-68236475B766/0/WhyCommonCore.pdf

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Education 4.0: The future of learning will be dramatically different, in school and throughout life

Education 4.0: The future of learning will be dramatically different, in school and throughout life | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Global connectivity, smart machines, and new media are just some of the drivers reshaping how we think about work, what constitutes work, and how we learn and develop the skills to work in the future. The concept of a “100 year life” becoming the norm, and the majority of that spent studying and working, means that learning will be a lot more important, and different, for the next generations. Most people will have at least 6 different careers, requiring fundamental reeducating, whilst the relentless speed of innovation will constantly demand new skills and knowledge to keep pace, let alone an edge.
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3 top leadership competencies for Instructional Designers

3 top leadership competencies for Instructional Designers | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

A successful instructional designer not only needs to be excelling in design and development, but also needs to be a leader, a change agent, and a strategist. Within higher education organizations, instructional design leaders are in demand because they are uniquely qualified to envision the future of education, give critical and strategic direction to others, and ultimately provide an organization with the leadership necessary to move institutions deeper into the 21st century and beyond (Shaw, 2012). However, both International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (IBSTPI , 2012) competency standards and the ATD (2014) competency model put strong emphasis on the design competencies but focus much less on the leadership competencies. In this blog, I will share the top three leadership competencies for instructional design leaders.

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Technological and Human metaphors and their impact on education 

Technological and Human metaphors and their impact on education  | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
We are creatures of comparison, which explains why metaphor is important to us. Yet, how often do we consider the impact of our education metaphors?

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3 E's of Learning: Why engagement

3 E's of Learning: Why engagement | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

When you’re creating learning experiences, you want to worry about the outcomes, but there’s more to it than that.  I think there are 3 major components for learning as a practical matter, and I lump these under the E’s: Effectiveness, Efficiency, & Engagement. The latter may be more of a stretch, but I’ll make the case .

 

When you typically talk about learning, you talk about two goals: retention over time, and transfer to all appropriate (and no inappropriate) situations.  That’s learning effectiveness: it’s about ensuring that you achieve the outcomes you need.  To test retention and transfer, you have to measure more than performance at the end of the learning experience. (That is, unless your experience definition naturally includes this feedback as well.) Let alone just asking learners if they thought it was valuable.  You have to see if the learning has persisted later, and is being used as needed.


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International perspectives on Next Generation Digital Learning Environments 

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At the time the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative wrote its leading-edge report on Next Generation Digital Learning Environments (NGDLE),1 other countries conducted research on this topic as well. In the Netherlands, the effort is organized on a national scale, where they choose a generic approach for all institutions of higher education to create a digital learning environment (DLE) that supports flexible and personalized learning. In Spain, the Open University of Catalonia (UOC - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) chose to collaborate with MIT to develop a concrete architecture based on the NGDLE principles for its new virtual campus. Although these approaches differ, they share the same goal: to create the right conditions for the NGDLE.


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From Connected Learning to Connected Teaching: A necessary step forward

From Connected Learning to Connected Teaching: A necessary step forward | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
I am lucky to know some amazing teachers. I know teachers who are throwing open the doors of their classrooms and partnering with community organizations, libraries, and museums to expand students’ learning opportunities. I know teachers who are flipping the hierarchical teacher-student relationship on its head to allow students to take the lead in their learning. I know teachers who are linking their students to networks that discuss and take action on the most pressing issues of the day.

When I ask these teachers why they are making these innovative moves in their practice, they tell me they feel compelled to do so in order to prepare their students for the interconnected world in which we now live. They recognize that schools cannot continue to use 20th century approaches in our 21st century society. They want students to be active, engaged, and passionate scholars and citizens, and they know that intellectual agility needs to be cultivated.
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5 tips to increase the emotional impact of Online Training

5 tips to increase the emotional impact of Online Training | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
There are two key reasons why emotions play such a pivotal role in online training. The first is that positive experiences stand out in our minds. These online training experiences are associated with feelings of happiness or satisfaction. Thus, our brains automatically flag the ideas that are linked to these favorable emotions. For example, employees are more likely to remember the company policies if they are framed within a positive online training environment.

The second reason is more physiological in nature. Our brains house the amygdala, which is in charge of regulating our emotional state and retaining memories. When an online training course triggers the amygdala, employees are more likely to remember and retain the information. This small but powerful region of the brain also determines the emotional significance of everyday events and activities. It also uses our feelings to evaluate and interpret the meaning of personal experiences.

In addition, emotions typically trump more practical thought processes, such as decision making, problem solving, or evaluating a situation. As such, creating a positive online training environment puts employees in the right frame of mind. This enables them to build a solid emotional foundation before jumping into other practical pursuits, like putting their skills into practice via an online training simulation.
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Dilemas éticos planteados por la brecha digital

Dilemas éticos planteados por la brecha digital | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Vivimos en una sociedad en la cual se consume, se comparte y se genera información a un ritmo nunca antes visto. A diferencia de épocas anteriores, producir información que instantáneamente pueda tener alcance internacional masivo ya no es privilegio exclusivo de dirigentes de estado o altos funcionarios de corporaciones poderosas.

Se ha ido haciendo borrosa la distinción entre lo que son consumidores de información y generadores de la misma. Esto implica que hoy en día personas particulares cuentan con una capacidad aumentada de participar de alguna manera en un mundo cada vez más dinámico. La capacidad de participar trae consigo la posibilidad de afectar la realidad.

Los cambios a los cuales hemos hecho alusión definitivamente constituyen un proceso democratizador. Sin embargo, el que el cambio sea democratizador no implica que el mismo se haya producido de una manera equitativa. Las posibilidades de participar de forma activa en el universo digital no son de manera alguna un fenómeno generalizado mundialmente.
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5 says to support Social-Emotional Learning in the 21st century classroom

5 says to support Social-Emotional Learning in the 21st century classroom | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Students who feel better about themselves, their relationships, and their ability to constructively contribute to their community perform better academically and socially at school.

Heather Ridge image.pngThis data, collected by a review of over 300 studies, would surprise no educator, anywhere.

As global educators, we observe firsthand the qualitative impact that a sense of wellbeing and a positive mindset can have on educational outcomes. Fortunately, recent attention to the quantitative research on social-emotional learning (SEL) has provided many schools with a framework to help.
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Students take charge of learning, empowered by technology

Students take charge of learning, empowered by technology | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Aided by technology, students across the country are self-directing their own learning, no longer waiting for teachers or schools to catch up. More than 400,000 K-12 students shared how and when they learn via the Speak Up 2016 Research Project for Digital Learning.

In our latest Speak Up data release, Ten Things Everyone Should Know about K-12 Students’ Digital Learning, 2017, Project Tomorrow details some of the findings from the student responses:

Edumorfosis's insight:

Esta investigación valida nuestros planteamientos disruptivos. Los niños de hoy exigen otra educación: más tecnológica, informal, abierta, ubicua, destemporalizada y deslocalizada. Que el aula sea un entorno de desarrollo práctico y social. Estamos frente a una nueva Sociedad Red que no encajará con el sistema educativo tradicional. Una sociedad que aprende, se comunica y trabaja de maneras diferentes.

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ISTE Standards For Students

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Today’s students must be prepared to thrive in a constantly evolving technological landscape. The ISTE Standards for Students are designed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process. Connect with other educators in the ISTE Standards Community and learn how to use the standards in the classroom with the ISTE Standards for Students ebook.


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Promote future-ready learning with the ISTE Standards for Students

Today’s students must be prepared to thrive in a constantly evolving technological landscape. The ISTE Standards for Students are designed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process. Connect with other educators in the ISTE Standards Community and learn how to use the standards in the classroom with the ISTE Standards for Students ebook.

 

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=ISTE

 

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Microlearning: What's old is new again

Microlearning: What's old is new again | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Thankfully, as the dust settled we heard less about informal learning and more about specific disciplines and modalities which help us better serve learners. It has also helped us develop scalable design methodologies to serve the many areas of informal learning.

One thing that has helped me recognize an effective, well-defined discipline has been the response from our industry or the learners we serve. If you can’t explain with a one- or two-sentence answer, you’re in trouble. Virtual instruction, e-learning and instructor-led training are easy to explain. Does microlearning pass the test or do you end up explaining with other modalities such as, “It’s a lot of videos on our server” or “We’ve made a lot of smaller e-learning modules.”

As an industry, we must have the all-important conversation about a new term or modality before we inflict it on learners. I’ve experienced this frustration in my own work in performance support. Gloria Gery did a brilliant job of introducing us to this discipline as far back as 1991 yet I continuously see our industry’s effort to blur the lines with yet another buzzword or approach.
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10 habits of successful eLearning Designers

10 habits of successful eLearning Designers | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Whether you’re fresh out of school or a seasoned commander of an eLearning design team, you still need to practice good eLearning design habits. In fact, one of the worst traps you can fall into as a designer is allowing consistency to turn into complacency, which is more likely for an experienced professional.

To combat this, all of us have to practice looking for inspiration in new places and drawing from the other creative types, trends, and events around us. You also need to look back at your own projects. Do you hate what you did a year ago? Yes? Good! If you look at your past work and think it’s as good or better than your current stuff, that’s when you need to worry because the only way to stay at the top of your field is to be in constant competition with yourself.

To get in the habit of increasing your skills while keeping good design theory in practice, we have some tips for getting and staying inspired:
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How important is use of Technology in Education

How important is use of Technology in Education | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Say for instance, is technology causing education to improve over time or have we just been catching up with the trend of educational technology.

Earlier, technology in education was a debatable topic amongst the society. Everyone had their own views on modernizing education and making it technology aided. There were a huge number of positives and negatives to education technology. But, gradually as technology was embraced by the educational institutes, they realized the importance of technology in education. Its positives outnumbered the negatives and now, with technology, education has taken a whole new meaning that it leaves us with no doubt that our educational system has been transformed owing to the ever-advancing technology. Technology and education are a great combination if used together with a right reason and vision.

To elucidate on the topic of this article, I am more than definite that technology improves education to a great extent and it has now become a need for revolutionizing education for the better.
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Help employees create knowledge — Not just share it

Help employees create knowledge — Not just share it | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Many leaders see organizational learning simply as sharing existing knowledge. This isn’t surprising given that this is the primary focus of educational institutions, training programs, and leadership development courses. It’s the “sage on the stage” model, in which an expert shares what they know with those who are assumed not to know it. These “best practices” are presumed to work in a variety of different contexts and situations.


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[Infographic] The Mobile Future of Corporate Learning

[Infographic] The Mobile Future of Corporate Learning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

The Mobile Future of Corporate Learning Infographic provides an overview of the results of the Speexx Exchange survey conducted among top HR and L&D leaders from the USA, Europe, and Asia. Get a deeper understanding of the challenges that HR and L&D professionals face, as well as how the HR and L&D landscape has evolved in the past few years.

  • What type of training will be the most important in 2017 and what is still hampering the implementation of mobile and blended learning?
  • How has the L&D landscape evolved in the past few years?
  • What is the role of mobile learning in organizations world-wide?
  • What type of learning is becoming predominant across global organizations?
  • What is the status of mobile learning in 2017?
  • What are the top challenges that HR and L&D professionals face?

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The Now Generation Digital Learning Environment 

The Now Generation Digital Learning Environment  | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Great learning can happen when the learning management system (LMS) is flexible, is present when you need it, and doesn't get in the way of learning. Most LMSs start simply, building on core strengths, but they quickly become overbuilt, encumbering learning with too many features and options. The new features attempt to address every flavor of need, for every possible learning situation, and then require too much time to learn, customize, and possibly disable. In the process of using an LMS, you end up with a system constraining the very learning you are trying to support. This is the basic premise we presented at the Designing the Next Gen Digital Learning Environments workshop at the 2017 EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative annual meeting. This article harvests interesting ideas from that workshop and proposes something new for digital learning.


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Google Slides: Add your Webcam

Google Slides: Add your Webcam | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Utiliza una webcam en diapositivas de google. Utilice la extensión de Chrome de la cámara web de Alice Keeler para grabar un video corto e insertarlo en Google Slides

Install the Alice Keeler Webcam Record Chrome extension. This allows you to record 30 seconds of video from your webcam. The video is automatically saved to Google Drive and then the link to the video is saved to your clipboard automatically.


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Critical Knowledge: 4 domains more important than academics

Critical Knowledge: 4 domains more important than academics | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

As academic standards shift, technology evolves, and student habits change, schools are being forced to consider new ways of framing curriculum and engaging students in the classroom, and project-based learning is among the most successful and powerful of these possibilities.

Of course, content knowledge matters. It’s hard to be creative with ideas you don’t understand. Academics and their ‘content’–organized in the form of ‘content areas’ like literature, math, and science–are timeless indexes of the way we have come to understand the world around us through stories, patterns, numbers, measurements, and empirical data.

The idea here, though, is that we (i.e., the field of public education) have become distracted with academics–knowledge that is only useful insofar as students tend to use them as they grow into adults that live through doing so. Studying philosophy or physics or poetry and not living through them as a result

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Freedom to Learn

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I was painfully bored during my K-12 education. I looked forward to college anticipating that it would be different – more engaging, more interesting, more innovative. I was wrong. My undergraduate education, except for a few bright spots, was just an extension of my K-12 education including more grill and drill with sages on the stages (literally since I went to such a large university); taking notes and taking lots of multiple choice tests. During my freshman year, I thought that if I had one wish, it would be to change the educational system (which has stayed with me ever since). One of those bright spots was being asked to read Carl Rogers, Freedom to Learn, which was published 1969 in an upper level Educational Psychology course. The big aha for me was that school systems should be focused on helping learners develop the skills for how to learn not what to learn, one that was sorely lacking in most of my K-graduate-level education and a concept and goal that as an educator I’ve held onto ever since.

So now when I read about new “pedagogies” and instructional strategies based on self-directed learning, learning how to learn, self-determined learning, I kind of laugh to myself. Solid, valid, and student-focused pedagogy has been proposed ever since the beginnings of institutionalized education – think John Dewey, Maria Montessori, Kurt Hahn, and in this case, Carl Rogers.
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5 important things to know before taking an Online Class

5 important things to know before taking an Online Class | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Online learning is more popular than ever. According to the Digital Learning Compass: Distance Education Enrollment Report of 2017, the number of higher education students taking at least one distance education course in 2015 now tops six million, about 30% of all enrollments. Experts anticipate that figure to rise in coming years, as more and more working students choose convenience over in-person classes. If you’re considering making the move to a virtual education, make the most of it with these tips for online classes:
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Students want access to more Online Classes and Mobile Learning

Students want access to more Online Classes and Mobile Learning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Though just over half of K–12 students have access to a one-to-one device program at school, 56 percent of students say they use more technology at home than in school.

Perhaps this stat is a bit startling, but the new research from Project Tomorrow indicates that overall students are quite interested in exploring more self-directed learning at home, eSchool News reports.

“Students have always self-directed some of their own learning, but with the explosion of mobile devices, 24/7 connectivity and digital resources, students are leaving adults behind as they explore subjects that interest them in the ways they learn best,” says Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow’s CEO, in the report.

Edumorfosis's insight:

Los jóvenes y niños exigen otra educación que rebase las limitaciones físicas, temporales y socio-culturales del aula: Con nuevas plataformas, recursos tecnológicos, otras metodologías instruccionales, currículos flexibles y un ambiente dinámico de aprendizaje. La sociedad global lo está pidiendo. El sistema educativo TIENE que adaptarse a los grandes cambios que se avecinan...

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Blockchain and Education: A big idea in need of bigger thinking

Blockchain and Education: A big idea in need of bigger thinking | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
You've probably been there: an interview, either for a job or university admission, with the interviewer sitting across from you scrutinizing a piece of paper that holds your credentials. And you can't shake the feeling that she doesn't believe you.
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It turns out that interviewers are right to be skeptical. According to a recent survey, over half of resumes and job applications contain falsifications, and over three quarters are misleading.

This past week, Sony revealed progress on the development of a blockchain platform to store and share education records. Developed in conjunction with IBM, the service aims to reduce fraud and make it easier to share the information with third parties for recruitment and assessment.

The goal is worthy. Education credentials have largely resisted the pull of technology, and are still held in diverse formats on siloed databases distributed around the world.

However, Sony's plan to partner with select institutions misses the bigger opportunity: scalability and impact.
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In Higher Education, IT change is what you make of it

In Higher Education, IT change is what you make of it | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
In higher education, change is a constant — a state of affairs we can expect to continue for the foreseeable future. In fact, as institutions seek to leverage their technology investments within this changeable landscape, “future proofing” has taken on a life of its own as an IT strategy. In areas such as wireless networking, even a major upgrade can quickly be overburdened by rapid jumps in user devices and bandwidth consumption. And in established fields, such as security, experts must continually adapt to new threats: ransomware, hijacked printers and different varieties of distributed denial of service attacks, to name a few.

Keeping up with existing trends is one challenge. Responding to emerging technologies is another. Consider the Internet of Things, which is filling campuses with connected devices. We know this scenario will place additional demands on networking and pose new threats to security, but we can’t predict when, how or how much. Data analytics, personalized learning and artificial intelligence are other developments that may bring major changes to higher education.
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Una nueva plataforma basada en tecnología blockchain ayudará a rastrear y administrar el historial académico de los estudiantes

Una nueva plataforma basada en tecnología blockchain ayudará a rastrear y administrar el historial académico de los estudiantes | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Sony Global Education anunció que IBM y Sony Corporation han desarrollado una nueva plataforma de registros académicos basada en tecnología blockchain. La nueva plataforma, desarrollada con IBM Blockchain, utiliza esta tecnología para rastrear el progreso del aprendizaje de los estudiantes y establecer transparencia en la transferencia de logros escolares entre estudiantes, escuelas y empleadores.

Mediante el uso de "tecnología que administra logros educativos y registros de actividades de una manera abierta y segura", este nuevo sistema puede registrar datos académicos de los estudiantes permitiendo a los administradores escolares manejar el historial académico de los estudiantes aunque provengan de diferentes instituciones educativas.

IBM Blockchain permitirá a los estudiantes administrar una variedad de servicios ofrecidos por diferentes instituciones y consolidarlos en un único repositorio verificado, al tiempo que les permitirá compartir sus certificados y logros académicos directamente con posibles empleadores.
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