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Quality is the real benchmark of value in Technology-Enhanced Learning (part 1)

Quality is the real benchmark of value in Technology-Enhanced Learning (part 1) | |

Over the years, online education has sparked many a lively and often contentious debate around the halls of academia. Yet, given the tremendous impact of interactive technology on our personal and professional lives, it’s becoming increasingly obvious — even to the naysayers — that these digital tools can indeed transform the way we learn.

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El último asalto a las TIC

El último asalto a las TIC | |
Ninguna tecnología pensada como herramienta ha hecho cambios significativos en la historia de la educación. El uso de las Tecnologías en el aula, viejas y nuevas, aportan muy poco o nada al aprovechamiento académico. Tres son las ventajas de las Nuevas Tecnologías cuando las comparamos con las Viejas Tecnologías: son móviles, propiedad del estudiante y sustituyen el espacio aulístico por espacios heréticos. No son para el aula. La mayoría de los docentes, antes de cometer una herejía, prefieren usar las TIC cobarde e irónicamente enla sala de clase.

Todas las tecnologías que el sistema educativo se apropia, empareja y adosa al aula, tarde o temprano se van para no volver. Sólo las TIC, inteligentes, libres, prostitutas, subversivas, arrebatadas por el discente, rehúsan el maridaje aulístico, y se escapan con los hijos del aula a otros espacios para gozar, procrear y co-crear.
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The difference between differentiation and personalized learning

The difference between differentiation and personalized learning | |

The difference between differentiation, personalized learning, and the individualization of learning sometimes seems like a matter of semantics, but that could be that terms are used interchangeably when they’re actually not the same.

The biggest difference really is the starting point. Personalized learning starts with the learner first, where differentiation and individualization take something designed for masses and attempt to adapt it for individuals–a monumental task to consistently do well.

This chart from Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey clarifies some of the other differences.

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[Slideshare] Learning in the modern workplace

The “Post E-Learning Era” – what does that mean?

Well, it doesn’t mean when e-learning no longer exists. It means the time when L&D and managers no longer think they need to turn everything that moves into e-learning – classroom training, presentations, documents, etc. It means the time when e-learning is seen as just one possible way to solve a learning or performance problem – not the only way.

And when this happens it will be the time when e-learning becomes valued by workers, not seen as something to be endured or even avoided at all costs. It will also be the time when all the other ways we learn in the workplace are recognised and valued.

This was the theme of the keynote I delivered at Learntec in Karlsruhe, Germany today – and the first of a number of keynotes I am giving and workshops that I am running over the next few weeks, mostly in the US.  The slideset is embedded below. You can find references I used and cited HERE. I’ll be posting more on this very soon.

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A professional learning teacher toolkit

A professional learning teacher toolkit | |

Professional learning that is relevant, collaborative and future focused can have a highly positive impact on teacher quality. Here you will find resources that develop an understanding of effective professional learning as well as access to free online learning modules.

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Adults toolkit for learning

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If you are providing online courses, or an information product, to adults this is a great reference.!

La curación de contenidos como nueva tarea docente

La curación de contenidos como nueva tarea docente | |
Dentro del gran desarrollo de las tecnologías de la información y las comunicaciones (TIC) en las diferentes esferas de la sociedad, se destacan las herramientas para el tratamiento de la enorme cantidad de información que se genera o publica en internet cada día. Para gestionar este gran cúmulo de datos, los buscadores de información se han desarrollado de manera acelerada, pero estos avances, a pesar del uso de revolucionarias técnicas de inteligencia artificial y minería de datos, siguen siendo insuficientes cuando se trata de recuperar la información más relevante sobre una temática (Avello et al., 2013a).
La información no solo crece rápidamente, además, se presenta en diferentes formatos: texto, imagen, video, sonido o una mezcla de todos ellos como las multimedias; y a las fuentes clásicas de información: periódicos, revistas y libros, se le han agregado blogs, redes sociales, microblogging, marcadores sociales, entre otras. Esta información, para complejizar la situación, en muchos casos, es generada automáticamente por aplicaciones que, luego de ser configuradas, filtran y mezclan contenidos de diferentes fuentes y el resultado es enviado por correo o compartido en algún sitio de internet.
Esta gran cantidad de información en diferentes formatos y procedente de varias fuentes ha convertido, la tarea de recuperar información pertinente y relevante, en difícil y compleja. La persona que hace estas actividades se le ha llamado desde hace algunos años curador de contenidos.
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Mobile Learning: How secure is your information?

Mobile Learning: How secure is your information? | |
It is one of the biggest questions that a learning design professional will take time to think for a while before answering it. Information or data Security is one of the biggest threats to a learning design Professional, when he discusses about mobile learning.

There are many uncanny thoughts that come to his mind such as:

Can the content be hacked?
Will the organization be sued or liable for the damages caused, if the mobile content is misused?
What are the deadly consequences, if the content falls into the hands of competitors?

And, I do feel that these concerns are well justified. In today’s time, we are more prone to fall prey under such threats or risks (knowingly or unknowingly).
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Managing Cognitive Load is a delicate act of balance

Managing Cognitive Load is a delicate act of balance | |
Cognitive load. What's that? You may not be aware of the jargon, but you are up to your neck in it! Try searching for information on the Internet. Kudos to you, if you can manage to find what you need right away in the midst of spammy websites and pop-up ads. An hour of your favorite animal show on TV instructs you more on detergent brands and car makes than animal trivia. We have to be on top of the cognitive load aimed at us in our daily lives, else we would be lost in the maze of useless information.

Spare a thought for your learners when you create courses for them! Learn about the cognitive load that could creep up in your course (unknowingly, of course) and how to manage it.
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Get your FREE Google Classroom apps user guides

Get your FREE Google Classroom apps user guides | |
I've created two separate user guides, one for teachers and the other for students. Both give a breakdown of the various screens you'll encounter while using the app, and also what exactly can be done on all those screens. A teacher's view is different from a student's view, so it was necessary to create the two separate guides. It's also very important to understand that the app is not full featured, meaning it doesn't allow you to do everything that you can do on the web version. Although, students do have more functionality than teachers in the app at this point. More features are definitely soon to come. Don't forget to submit your feedback if you'd like to see a specific feature! The Google Classroom team is listening and prioritizes all user feedback!
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[Slideshare] Entornos Personales de Aprendizaje: Nuevos Ecosistemas de Aprendizaje

I Encuentro Topaketa AUKERA Bilbao (23/01/2015) Kristau Eskola
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6 ways to build your online teaching brand

6 ways to build your online teaching brand | |
The Internet is a treasure trove of free digital tools that can be used to create and curate your online educational identity and brand.

The process starts with managing your online identity and possibly creating a brand for yourself.
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[PDF] Digital tools for teachers media production

[PDF] Digital tools for teachers media production | |

Teachers are always looking for ways to make their lives easier. And so are we. Get started with the first book in a new series from the Global Digital Citizen Foundation—Digital Tools for Teachers!

Everybody loves free stuff, don’t they? And free digital tools are even better. Today, there are so many fantastic free online tools for practically anything you want to do, make, or learn. When it comes to free digital tools, how do you find the best of the best, and use them in your classroom?

Here at the Global Digital Citizen Foundation, we love to learn and help others learn, too. So we created a series that takes the guesswork out of finding the best resources out there for students and teachers both to use in fun and fascinating class projects. We’re introducing the first ebook in a new free digital tools series—Digital Tools for Teachers: Media Production—for you to download FREE!

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64 varied and essential iPad Apps for teachers

64 varied and essential iPad Apps for teachers | |
What exactly makes an app “essential” is open to interpretation. For pure productivity, you could consider the direction of Google Drive, Skype, Zoom Notes, iAnnotate–maybe a gradebook app, Class Dojo, etc.

But what if your classroom if is full of open-ended projects and you need to constantly communicate with students, parents, and the community? Google+, Google Hangouts, Remind, DIY, and maybe Trello?

College-prepping seniors in high school? Need apps for struggling readers in elementary? It just depends.

Which is what made the list below by Craig Nansen so interesting–its diversity. Garage Band, notability, Wolfram Alpha, VoiceThread, Explain Everything–a variety of apps for a variety of needs for a variety of classrooms. There’s not much here for game-based learning or learning simulations, but the universal application for so many of the apps gives the list impressive utility for a lot of you out there–which is why we shared it here.
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Top eLearning trends for 2015

Top eLearning trends for 2015 | |
The eLearning industry grew substantially in 2014 and it will continue to grow and expand as we progress through 2015. There are a few topics that will be trending this year, including the type of content and technology. Let’s take a look at some of the top eLearning trends we will see in 2015.
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Participa de una discusión con Voxopop

Participa de una discusión con Voxopop | |
Asi es voxopop conversaciones en grupo te permite discutir con pasión y emoción con gente de todo el mundo; es una nueva manera de hablar online. Busca gente de tu interés y comienza tus nuevos temas de discución ( para grupos de interés, amigos, familia, bloggers, o en tu sitio web, es gratis).
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Tip #1: Únete a la Nube Virtual

Conoce sobre las herramientas gratuitas que te permiten almacenar información. Evita la pérdida de tu dispositivo portátil utilizando la nube para guardar y ...
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Realmente... ¿sabemos cómo aprendemos hoy? (Educación Disruptiva)

Realmente... ¿sabemos cómo aprendemos hoy? (Educación Disruptiva) | |
El proceso de aprendizaje es la responsabilidad del alumno. Esto se aplica a los estudiantes, sino también para los profesores y personal no docente. Para el aprendizaje permanente es el credo, todos nos hemos vuelto “eterno estudiante de Kwakman, (extraído de “El usuario-alumno pasa a ser el nuevo rey” de Juan Domingo Farnos ) y con ello llegamos a la preponderancia social del aprendizaje informal o natural….

Condiciones importantes para el aprendizaje social en la promoción de un proceso abierto entornos de aprendizaje en línea son la confianza, la creación de conexiones entre las personas, hacer citas y alfabetización digital. La confianza es crucial para la construcción y el fortalecimiento de las relaciones. De acuerdo a la autodeterminación hay confiar una parte una de las tres necesidades psicológicas básicas. Voluntariedad, ayudándose unos a otros y juntos resolver un problema son las razones para que los alumnos participen en una red en línea. Esta condición de la creación de la conexión entre las personas se convierte en un universales otra psicológica básica: la competencia. La competencia es la necesidad de ser capaces de tener en el medio ambiente, la influencia sentir que uno es competente para llevar a cabo tareas con éxito.
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Profesor, quiero ser mi profesor...

Profesor, quiero ser mi profesor... | |
Cuando un equipo de diseño de instrucción permite al estudiante convertirse en investigador, el enfoque de la investigación no es sólo un método de enseñanza, sino también una estrategia, donde el foco de la investigación debe involucrar a los alumnos en su propio aprendizaje, y su conocimiento crece a partir de contenidos que entienden mientras que la construcción en las habilidades que son capaces de hacer. Al ponderar los pensamientos de Kidman, sé que también hay que seguir la ruta de navegación y mirar las estructuras que ayudan a construir los cimientos de este escenario las mejores prácticas.(me estoy refiriendo a un escenario de EDUCACIÓN FORMAL)…

Cualquier aprendizaje marco (establecido en los organigramas orgamicos y estructurados), modelos y estilos de aprendizaje se han desarrollado en torno a la investigación de aprendizaje, por la sencilla razón de que es una forma natural e instintiva de los seres humanos para aprender en sus vidas, simplemente haciendo preguntas y buscando respuestas.

Sin embargo, cuando se hacen preguntas que necesitan un enfoque concreto-a veces dirigido, otras no- especialmente cuando se toman a los estudiantes en un viaje investigación-aprendizaje, el modelo de investigación-aprendizaje proporciona un enfoque a través de actividades estructuradas, lo que hace el proyecto mucho menos creativo..
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[Infographic] 5 benefits of using eLearning to train employees

[Infographic] 5 benefits of using eLearning to train employees | |
The demand for eLearning is increasing day by day. Many organizations are willing to use eLearning to train their workforce. According to the E-learning magazine, in 2012, 50% of training hours delivered through eLearning, online or virtual medium. ELearning can be used to deliver different types of training such as safety training, product training, sales training, etc. Unlike the traditional training medium, eLearning offers benefits such as flexibility, cost effective, ease of tracking, etc.

This info-graphic shares 5 benefits of eLearning to train your employees.
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Balancing the use of social media and privacy protection in online learning

Balancing the use of social media and privacy protection in online learning | |
This is a change from earlier versions of the SECTIONS model, where ‘S’ stood for speed, in terms of how quickly a technology enabled a course to be developed.. However, the issues that I previously raised under speed have been included in Section 9.3, ‘Ease of Use’. This has allowed me to replace ‘Speed’ with ‘Security and privacy’, which have become increasingly important issues for education in a digital age.
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Where's the iNnOvAtIoN in education coming from?

Where's the iNnOvAtIoN in education coming from? | |

Innovation matters because it reflects and causes adaptations to a changing world.

But while we stomp our feet for innovation in education and innovative teaching and innovative edtech and innovative innovation, it might be useful to clarify our thinking. First, how does education–as it exists–function as a sequence and model? What are its bits and pieces, and what is the thinking that underpins them?

Four (of the many) underlying questions of modern formal education (as it is) are:

  1. Content: What do we want students to know?
  2. Learning Models: How can they best learn what we want them to know?
  3. Assessment: How will we know if they’ve learned it?
  4. Teaching: How can we best respond if they don’t?
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This is how to create Flipped Videos by adding interactive elements and annotations to YouTube clips

This is how to create Flipped Videos by adding interactive elements and annotations to YouTube clips | |
Using the interactivity feature, teachers will be able to add interactive elements to their videos to boost students engagement with the content of their videos. These interactive features can be annotations, links to other videos or external resources on the web, call-for action buttons and many more. James Sanders has this excellent video tutorial in which he explains in a step by step process how to upload your video to YouTube and add different interactive features to it. I invite you to watch and share it with your colleagues.
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6 tips on interviewing eLearning professionals

6 tips on interviewing eLearning professionals | |
Whether you're a Fortune 500 company who is looking for an eLearning professional to develop your compliance training, or a small eLearning firm who needs an eLearning freelancer to work on a contractual basis, conducting an interview is a time consuming, but necessary, task that will help you to choose the ideal candidate. However, there are some tips on interviewing eLearning professionals that can make the process much more productive and less stressful for everyone involved
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Evaluating Facebook and Twitter for eLearning

Evaluating Facebook and Twitter for eLearning | |
Facebook and Twitter. The two biggest social sites on the web at the moment (there’s also Google+, but that’s for the most part a wasteland analysts say). Chances are that you (and your spouse, mom, and perhaps dog) have an account on one or even both. But are they any good for anything else, besides getting in touch with friends, exchanging gossip and viewing holiday pictures, baby and pet snapshots, and celebrity status updates?
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Scannable: A new powerful app from Evernote

Scannable: A new powerful app from Evernote | |
Here is a wonderful new app released by Evernote a few days ago. Scannable is an app that allows you to easily scan papers and save them to your Evernote or share them with others via email or text. The way Scannable works is pretty basic: simply point your iPad or iPhone camera at the document you want to scan (this could be a post-it note, information on a business card or notes on a whiteboard), Scannable immediately captures it and make it available to you in the form of a shareable document.
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Crea tus propias rúbricas con GoogleApps

Crea tus propias rúbricas con GoogleApps | |

Una técnica para interpretar rápidamente los resultados de nuestras rúbricas, es apoyándonos en ciertas funcionalidades básicas que podemos encontrar en Google Docs (en este caso en las hojas de cálculo de Google).

Para los que no están habituados a trabajar dentro de Google Docs, los animámos a que lo hagan pues las posibilidades que nos ofrece son muy interesantes. Mientras tanto, adjuntamos una plantilla que hemos creado desde la cual puedes crear tus propias rúbricas.

Los pasos a seguir, aunque vienen explicados en la hoja de instrucciones del documento, son los siguientes:

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