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How Google Glass is being used in classrooms around the world

How Google Glass is being used in classrooms around the world | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

I’ve been lucky to be a member of the Google Glass Explorer Program for the past year. I was excited to learn about how this technology could be advanced in terms of education and everyday activities… however it never dawned on me how much potential it truly had until I began the Explorer Program. Over the past year using Glass in class I have began to see the potential not only in education, but also for the everyday consumer. Right now Google glass is expensive and limited among education and consumers…but it is a technology that is moving towards being more cost efficient for all users. (Cost to Build Google Glass) This is why, as educators, we need to take a more in depth look at how this technology will reform education as a whole.

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3 common Microlearning myths debunked

3 common Microlearning myths debunked | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Microlearning, in the context of corporate training, refers to knowledge nuggets that are made available to employees to help them do their jobs better. They are usually of short duration and accessible on multiple devices – smartphones, tablets, or laptops. It means that employees can access and apply the knowledge immediately in their job situation. Companies are increasingly exploring microlearning options to provide just-in-time learning for their employees. However, just as is the case with any innovative technology, microlearning is also misunderstood by many. Here are 3 common microlearning myths debunked.
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For the Future of Education, answer the calling to the classroom

For the Future of Education, answer the calling to the classroom | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Today, the educational environment is plagued by teacher shortages and uncertainty; our top priority should be building a strong pipeline of talented educators committed to preparing students for success. In the midst of a changing education climate, many people are leaving their jobs in search of a career with purpose and intrinsic reward where they feel impactful on a daily basis. Known as career changers, these dedicated educators make the switch to the classroom to fulfill a need in their communities and in their hearts.
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Education must foster creativity - and fight inequality

Education must foster creativity - and fight inequality | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Nowadays, two of the most frequently discussed topics in the media are perhaps the growing gap between rich and poor, and the challenges presented by Artificial Intelligence (AI).

These two problems are mentioned in my sci-fi novelette Folding Beijing, and people still haven’t found satisfactory solutions to them.

The causes of the widening social gap are various: globalization, the financial system, political policies, and, the most important one, the replacement of workers by automation.

As AI becomes more advanced, it is expected that it will replace more and more jobs now done by humans, increasing joblessness and social inequality.

These problems are not easy to solve.

Social welfare can help people survive, but it cannot help create hope.
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The 5C Framework: A smarter alternative to ADDIE

The 5C Framework: A smarter alternative to ADDIE | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Introducing our 5C Framework – essential steps for digital learning success. We’ve paired our experience in supporting over 2 million learners with the expertise of our Professional Services team to provide you with a failsafe design framework that will help you create and deliver digital learning that works.
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Microlearning: Overcoming 4 assumptions

Microlearning: Overcoming 4 assumptions | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
The training industry’s interest in microlearning shows no signs of slowing. We’ve seen an enormous response to the ebook and blog posts we’ve shared on the topic, and an increasing number of clients are asking us to help them create microlearning solutions.

I’m not surprised. Microlearning corresponds with cultural shifts in how we engage with media. There’s an increased desire for immediacy in the way we use technology, especially mobile. In a 2015 study by Google, 90% of respondents reported using their mobile devices to make incremental progress towards longer-term goals (PDF, p. 12). Many instructional designers see these behaviors as opportunities to boost learning and skill development.

But so-called micro-moments aren’t always the best place for learning. Shorter isn’t always better. It depends on what you want to accomplish.

We probably all know people who read article after article on workplace productivity, but never seems to get any more done with their day. Shorter articles will not help these folks. Rather, they need help putting their learning into practice. So, when learners say that they want microlearning, we can’t just assume it’s the right solution. We need to dig deeper and figure out what’s truly preventing them from accomplishing the kind of performance they want.
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Top 4 benefits of Mobile Learning for your organization

Top 4 benefits of Mobile Learning for your organization | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
The phenomenal increase in the use of mobile devices is changing the ways we do things in our lives – from the way we communicate to the way we learn. In fact, smart devices have revolutionized the way organizations deliver their training programs to their employees. Be it a performance support tool or collaborative learning environment, mobile learning can be used in many situations. But, why is mobile learning so popular?Let us see the top benefits mobile learning offers an organization:
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Synchronous Online Classes: 10 tips for engaging students

Synchronous Online Classes: 10 tips for engaging students | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
There’s a widely circulated YouTube video you may have seen called “A Conference Call in Real Life.” To spoof the strange, stilted dynamics of conference calls, it replicates them in a face-to-face setting. Participants stiffly announce their names at the door of a meeting room, are suddenly interrupted by bizarre background noises, and find themselves inexplicably locked out of a room they were just in.

If you haven’t watched it, do. You’ll recognize the familiar awkwardness of virtual meetings, where the rhythm of conversational interaction is thrown wildly askew by technological hiccups and the absence of visual cues.

Virtual space is not always easy.

Yet, virtual meetings are increasingly common, not only for geographically distributed work teams, but also for online courses.
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9 communication tips for eLearning freelancers

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eLearning freelancers have to play many parts throughout the course of their work day. They must balance the books, tout their talents, and keep the peace with their collaborators. However, one of the most important hats that you wear is that of an "effective communicator." You need to keep your clients well-informed and clarify expectations to avoid stressful situations later on. Here are 8 communication tips that every eLearning freelancer should know.

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Mobile Learning should disrupt what 'School' is

Mobile Learning should disrupt what 'School' is | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
In education, we tend to think of mobile learning as learning in classrooms with tablets and smartphones. And that’s part of it.

Students being able to untether themselves from desks is an extraordinary development that brings with it all kinds of possibility. The benefit of mobile learning thus far has been primarily personalization. Students that can move and access content on individual devices can have that content personalized for them in a just-in-time, just-for-me context. But we stifle the potential gains of technology and mobile learning when we simply shift the tether from the desk to the classroom walls.

This is only the beginning of how students will eventually use technology to inform their work and study. It’s true that mobile learning can solve the problem of creative spaces, but that misses the point of mobility–to go where you want, when you want, to be with who you want to be with to do the work you believe needs to be done. And to further combine local resources and spaces with digital networks and communities to do your best work.
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Project Based Learning is a roller coaster

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One of the most challenging aspects of this school year has been using project-based learning to integrate curriculum. Projects are a beast! It feels like I am boarding a roller coaster each time we begin a new project. In fact,

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One of the most challenging aspects of this school year has been using project-based learning to integrate curriculum. Projects are a beast! It feels like I am boarding a roller coaster each time we begin a new project. In fact, it feels like every project follows the same emotionally turbulent trajectory as pictured below.
 
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The Future of Social Learning: A novel approach to Connectivism

The Future of Social Learning: A novel approach to Connectivism | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

This is an interesting paper seeking to extend and apply connectivism. If I were picky I would complain about the interpretation of connectivism (for example: I don't think it's really true that "Connectivism largely treats technology as a tool independent from its context and its users." But no matter. I like the way the authors define three pillars of the learning model (learning process, learninmg content and learning environment). And I think this is a classic implementation of ARRFF: "(a) find information for hands-on assembly and installation of IoT devices; (b) agglomerate and visualize data for student-initiated reasoning on local energy challenges with the aid of mathematics and data science; (b) simulate, and examine different strategies for reduced energy consumption and improved classroom comfort; (c) discuss and collaborate on strategies using the online platform."


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Cómo afecta el uso de las TIC a la estructura del aula y a los roles de alumnos y maestros

Cómo afecta el uso de las TIC a la estructura del aula y a los roles de alumnos y maestros | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

La omnipresencia de las Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación (TIC) en muchas de las facetas de nuestras vidas ha cambiado, en muy poco tiempo, nuestra forma de entender el mundo, comunicarnos con los demás y, también, de educar y educarnos en la llamada sociedad de la información. La importancia del acceso a la información como sinónimo de progreso, la naturaleza global de nuestra sociedad que favorece el rápido intercambio de información gracias a ordenadores u otros dispositivos con conexión a Internet, o la aparición de redes colaborativas a distancia, son sólo algunas de las características de esta ya no tan nueva sociedad que la educación debe enseñar a comprender tanto a los alumnos como a los maestros que pretendan formarles.


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Generation Z is changing how work gets done

Generation Z is changing how work gets done | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
"That's who will start entering the workforce," she said of members of the generation born between 1994 and 2010 who entered the workforce for the first time in 2016. This generation is expected to make up almost one-fourth of the U.S. workforce by 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Her plan: arm herself with information to propel a conversation with managers on the importance of providing a collaborative environment, workplace flexibility, and more-frequent and more-substantive feedback to the company's 1,000 employees, whose workforce employs multiple generations.

"We're trying to be creative and provide what we think employees want tomorrow instead of giving them what they want today," she said. The company has headquarters in Lincolnshire, Ill., and its Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center in Mansfield, Texas.
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eLearning modernization in Higher Education: Case Study

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How do universities engage students in the 21st century? The answer is fairly obvious; mobile delivery. 92% of American aged 18-29 own a smart phone per the Pew Research Center, and 51% own a tablet [1].

A study by Pearson [2], interviewing 1200 US college students, found that the vast majority of students (84%) agreed that tablets will transform the way college students learn in the future. In addition, 64% of the students surveyed said they use a smartphone at least twice a week for school work. Ultimately, 40% of the students survived said they would like to use mobile technologies more often than they do now for learning.
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An interesting visual on Project-based Learning for teachers

An interesting visual on Project-based Learning for teachers | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, below is one of our popular infographics on project-based learning we published awhile ago. The visual features some useful resources to help teachers integrate PBL in their instruction. These resources include: iPad apps, Android Apps, Web tools, and books on project based learning. The infographic is also available for free download in PDF format from this page. Check it out and share with us your feedback.
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What does an Instructional Designer do?

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I’m emphasizing “experiences” here deliberately, even though that isn’t always how others would describe the job. I think one of the crucial things instructional designers can (and should!) do is make sure that students have opportunities to actively practice what they are learning.

If all you’re doing is dumping content into PowerPoint slides or text to read, you don’t need an instructional designer. The Subject Matter Expert or whoever knows the content can just write it, and the students will be passive recipients of that content. What the instructional designer adds to the process is the experiences of learning and practicing; IDs know how people learn and have ideas on how to help them learn better. If you are looking for engaging learning activities or ways to make practice closer to real life skills, that’s when an ID is who you need.
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15 reasons why is preferable to adopt eLearning for IT education

15 reasons why is preferable to adopt eLearning for IT education | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Nowadays, IT Enterprises tend to cope with emerging technologies and ideas so as to quickly streamline their work environment and stay relevant in the industry. With the challenges placed before, every organization wants their employees to enhance their skills. Training employees in the regular conventional methods are not always feasible. It is simply not time sensitive to train in the classroom environment about the new systems, products, or processes. Using eLearning for IT education arrives as the ultimate solution for the above problem.

Designing an efficient eLearning platform that motivates and engages learners can be a bit challenging. But, once it is achieved, it can be a boon to IT learners.

Though web-based training has been a rage since certain time now, its design, style, and operation have been in constant format from the last couple of years making it more striking medium for learning. Very often employees are not aware of the benefits of eLearning. Let us have a brief overview about it!
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Google Classroom could bridge a gap in Online Learning

Google Classroom could bridge a gap in Online Learning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Contrary to popular perception, faculty are not reflexively opposed to online learning. In a recent survey of 3,500 postsecondary faculty and administrators, Tyton Partners found that a majority of faculty—63 percent—valued the potential impact of courseware.

The trouble is, they lack the time and training to pursue it. The solution isn't another learning management system (LMS). Educators need an easy onramp to blended learning that leverages the tools and repositories they already use. Google might have the answer.

Google G Suite for Education is already a fixture in K-12 and higher education. According to Google, 70 million students and teachers rely upon the online suite—half of all primary and secondary students in the US and more than 800 colleges and universities, as of last spring. Increasingly, Google's tools are the tools of education, as noted by the New York Times.

Google Classroom, which the company brands as "mission control" for G Suite, serves as a gateway to that popular suite. Classroom is no rival to a traditional LMS. However, by prioritizing simplicity and collaboration, it could serve as a bridge between classrooms and the technological infrastructure that administrators use to measure student learning.
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Artificial Intelligence is changing education: Scary, harmful, or awesome?

Artificial Intelligence is changing education: Scary, harmful, or awesome? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Every couple of years internet announces a grand start of a new era. It’s a hot topic: Everyone wants to try out the future. With eras changing so rapidly, even education, the most slow-blooded body in our society, got dragged into the epicenter of it.

The first huge impact that education felt happened in 1990s, when everyone was shouting about the information era. Education absorbed the hit and turned abundance of information into a mundane aspect of schooling.

2000s brought the technology era: Technologies seeped into everything and attempted to reshape education. A decade later, it doesn’t take our breath away anymore. In fact, we have come to expect nothing less from edTech.

In the recent years, there is a new hype: The era of artificial intelligence.
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4 methods the Elucidat Design Team uses for design concepts

4 methods the Elucidat Design Team uses for design concepts | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Great digital learning is derived from solid ideas that target real project needs and the project's audience(s). That's why you should consider getting started on paper to explore ideas and edit concepts.
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Is school too shallow?

Is school too shallow? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
There's an essential skill not being taught enough in classrooms today, say a growing number of American educators. That skill is thinking.

“Most teachers never really ask students to think very deeply…. Most of what is assigned and tested are things we ask students to memorize,” writes Karin Hess, president of Educational Research in Action in Underhill, Vt., and an expert on assessment, in an email to the Monitor.

As people fret about politicians unwilling to compromise or business owners unable to find qualified workers, a common underlying problem is this “dearth of critical thinking skills,” says William Gormley, a professor of public policy at Georgetown University and author of “The Critical Advantage: Developing Critical Thinking Skills in School.”
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9 good Android formative assessment apps for teachers

9 good Android formative assessment apps for teachers | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Formative assessment as we have stated in multiple posts in the past is 'an evaluative approach that allows teachers to take quick snapshots of students learning in class. It’s an ongoing process that can happen anytime during a lesson regardless of content area. Unlike summative assessment whose goal is to assess students' overall learning outcomes at the end of an instructional unit, formative assessment aims at identifying students learning gaps and design remedial work to move learning forward. Data collected through formative assessment is usually translated into operational steps to inform instructional models and lesson planning.' After we have covered web tools and iPad apps to use to formatively assess your students, today we are sharing with you a similar list for Android users. We invite you to check it out and share with us if you have any suggestions. Links to the apps are under the visual.

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Micro Learning in the workplace and how to avoid getting fooled by micro instructionists

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2017 is the year of micro learning. It took 14 years since our initial work in 2003 until the concept hit mainstream. During the first half of this year, I have read several blog posts and tweets since the start of this your and one thing struck me: The focus on learning resources and chunking them into digestible sizes. It appears that video is the big thing in micro learning these days, while it is not.
 
This post is a response to Mirjam Neelen and Paul Kirschner's post that comes with a lot of references but leaves out the most important aspects of micro learning and argues that micro learning is a meaningless concept. One thing that the authors got wrong is the honorary reference to micro instruction from the 70's. Back then it was called micro teaching and not micro learning for a reason. Mainly, micro teaching is about presenting the teachers ideas and concepts and not about the student's learning and performance. More importantly, micro learning is not content-centric just-in-time learning, as the article (like many others) puts it.

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Conditions for Community

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I’m working on some principles for supporting the development of Communities of Practice, so sharing this illustration, which is about ‘foundations’, what are the conditions for Communities to emerge? It’s not intended to be definitive, just part of a conversation about how ‘community’ is more than simply ‘technology’, or ‘space’. We need high Social Capital,…

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The future of work

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The confluence of two digital forces will dramatically reshape tomorrow’s workplace, leading to a sharp reduction in the traditional employer-employee relationship. New platforms allow economic activity to be organized in ways that shift much of what was traditionally accomplished by full-time workers within an organization to a crowd of individual entrepreneurs and on-demand workers. The result is an economy that increasingly relies on short-term freelance relationships rather than on full-time employment.
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