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ePortfolio — The LMS for students?

ePortfolio — The LMS for students? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
ePortfolio technology has evolved over the years — or maybe it's more accurate to say that the understanding of eportfolio and its application, or eportfolio practice, is still evolving. How will eportfolio find its place and differentiate itself among education technologies? Trent Batson, president of AAEEBL, the eportfolio field's professional association, comments on the current understanding of "eportfolio".
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Learning is the work (formación irrelevante)

Learning is the work (formación irrelevante) | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
La complejidad de estos tiempos hace que lo que vamos aprendiendo, investigando…debamos comunicarlo a la sociedad y ahí radica precisamente el problema: cómo hacer que la sociedad no solo comprenda lo que le queremos transmitir, si no que ésta sea capaz de llevarla a cabo, de eso trata el conflicto y la complejidad de estos tiempos de transformación.
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Rasgos de la nueva educación (IV): Los MOOC como un síntoma

Rasgos de la nueva educación (IV): Los MOOC como un síntoma | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Ahora, allí donde nacieron, y en buena parte del mundo desarrollado, los MOOC son otra cosa. Constituyen una nueva forma de educación universitaria, llamada de rendimiento, con la expedición de títulos grado y de máster convencionales pero con unas características distintas y singulares.
No cabe pues hablar mucho de los déficits de algo que ya ha muerto, aunque aquí no nos hayamos enterado, y en la actualidad se sigan organizando, con la consiguiente inversión de medios y de esfuerzos.
Hay un planteamiento crítico clásico que venimos haciendo desde 2011, cuando aquí ni tan siquiera se conocían. Es muy claro y sencillo: los MOOC son un modelo de educación que adolece de los déficits que atribuíamos a la peor enseñanza universitaria tradicional y expositiva: Clases no interactivas, apoyadas con apuntes (ahora son PDFs) y con evaluación mediante pruebas de conocimiento basadas en preguntas con respuesta múltiple.
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What type of eLearning content should you create?

What type of eLearning content should you create? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
As an eLearning professional, your goal is to create courses and modules that resonate with your audience. But what type of eLearning content is best if you want to deliver bite-sized chunks of information?
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MOOCs prove that universities can and should embrace Online Learning

MOOCs prove that universities can and should embrace Online Learning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
For centuries, universities have taken an active approach in tackling major challenges of the day – from addressing the changing role of women in society to researching the future health of our planet.

They have often been at the centre of progress, driving deep, meaningful change and helping build a better, more just future.

But universities have also, traditionally, been extremely elitist and available only to a small, select part of the population. Nominally at least, access to university has been based on intellect, but often class and wealth have weighed heavily on access. As a result, their potential for impact and influence has been often cut short and their role as change-drivers constrained.
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¿Qué son los PLE’s?

¿Qué son los PLE’s? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Llamamos PLE (Personal Learning Environment o Entornos personales de aprendizaje en castellano) al conjunto de herramientas, metodologías y fuentes de información que permiten a un estudiante tomar el control de su propio proceso de aprendizaje (fijando sus propios objetivos, gestionando sus propios contenidos y comunicándose con otros). Cada PLE se compone en una serie de elementos o procesos:
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Reports and findings that show the Global Skills Gap and requirement

Reports and findings that show the Global Skills Gap and requirement | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Skill gap is a complex issue. With a lot to say, agree, disagree and argue about; the four reports on global skills gap will help you get a better perspective and understand it in various ways along with researches and findings in each report.
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El aula del futuro: 5 cambios que debemos esperar de la mano de la tecnología

El aula del futuro: 5 cambios que debemos esperar de la mano de la tecnología | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Vivimos en un mundo cada vez más complejo donde se ha hecho notoria la necesidad de modificar el sistema educativo para que este acompañe a los avances tecnológicos que se producen a diario. A continuación te proponemos conocer 4 cambios que marcarán cómo será el aula del futuro.
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Digital Leadership: A new paradigm shift

Digital Leadership: A new paradigm shift | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Leadership has transformed over the years. Long gone are the days when school leaders managed employees using a top-down approach. Today, school leaders are expected to not only be collaborative and run the day-to-day functions of the school but also serve as instructional leaders. It is also not enough for leaders to only have a fundamental knowledge of technology; they need to embrace it from an instructional perspective and utilize it as a platform to share ideas and best practices. The questions then become, how does this get accomplished? and what should it ultimately be called?

Educational leadership programs are numerous and teach many important topics. Yes, school law, school finance, organizational theory, and curriculum development will always be important; but it now appears as though digital leadership is a new frontier that is only minimally offered as part of leadership training. We recently had the chance to create our own digital leadership program from the ground up with Kean University Board of Trustee Member, Dr. Lamont Repollet.

To do so, we posed two essential questions: what should be focused on when considering digital leadership? and what should educational leadership programs be promoting? We think that the following key tips and suggestions should be considered moving forward.
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5 powerful Digital Clickers for teachers

5 powerful Digital Clickers for teachers | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Digital clickers are interactive learning technologies that provide teachers with an effective way to collect meta-data about their teaching and engage students in learning. Clickers are proved to increase students learning outcomes and can be used for a variety of purposes. For instance, teachers can use them to pose questions at different intervals during class instruction to check on students understanding. They can also be used for delivering short quizzes, polls and surveys and gather informal data to inform ones teaching methodology. There are a variety of digital clickers to use in class. The collection below features some of our favourite titles:
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Aprendiendo con PBL (ABP) - 2ª parte

Aprendiendo con PBL (ABP) - 2ª parte | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
La mayor parte de la sociedad de hoy (si lo vemos en cualquier pirámide de población que nos saque promedios) veríamos que la mayor parte son adultos y como tales , incluso muchos educadores, ,nunca fueron expuestos al aprendizaje basado en proyectos durante sus años escolares. Y así, puede ser un poco difícil de entender el concepto y entender sus beneficios. Después de todo, hay una línea de tiempo, el currículo para satisfacer, y ciertos conocimientos y habilidades que los niños deben dominar; hay esas pruebas que vienen en la primavera….
Así mismo, los que se quieren llamar innovadores, no tienen claro si pueden mejorar mejorar, transformar el curriculo y menos aun des de donde, es decir, des de dentro del sistema o desde fuera…

Nos encontramos en una sociedad donde la tecnología está cambiando lo que realmente entendemos como aprendizaje en la escuela, en la universidad. Por desgracia, parece que nuestros legisladores estatales y “gurús” de pruebas no han conseguido la nota todavía. Todavía estamos tratando de encajar nuestra escolarización en los modelos no-tech y no la realidad a base de edad, cuando deberíamos estar preparando para trabajar las habilidades que necesitarán para convertirse en aprendices de por vida y satisfacer las demandas de un lugar de trabajo que está cambiando más rápidamente de lo que podemos ser capaces de ajustar a nuestras necesidades.
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[PDF] What leaders need to know about Remote Workers

[PDF] What leaders need to know about Remote Workers | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Today’s workplace is a global one, with companies and even teams that stretch across geographical boundaries. Distance is no longer a barrier to collaboration, thanks to technologies that allow forinstantaneous communication across state and country borders.
 
The idea of supervising and working with employees you rarely meet in person — if at all — is more and more commonplace.
 
According to Gallup, 37% of of U.S. workers say they have telecommuted, a massive increase from the 9% who said the same back in 1995. Employment site FlexJobs saw a 26% jump in remote work postings between 2013 and 2014. It’s safe to say that, even if your company does not currently employ remote workers at the moment, you’re likely to hire or work with them soon.
 
If that worries you — or if you already have remote employees and are concerned about them — it might be because of the stereotypes that run rampant about telecommuters being lazy, unreliable, or disconnected from the rest of the company. But the reality is that remote workers have a lot of potential to contribute to their organizations in unique ways.
 
We surveyed 509 U.S. employees who work remotely at all times to find out about their experiences in the workplace. And to put their responses in context, we compared them with benchmarks calculated from responses from over 200,000 employees across all work arrangements.
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Higher Ed offers new opportunities for digital learners

Higher Ed offers new opportunities for digital learners | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Higher education today faces considerable pressures. The cost of attending college is increasing at a rate that outpaces inflation, and many students are saddled with burdensome student loans.

All in all, higher education is becoming more like a business as students, parents, and alumni have a much more transactional relationship with institutions. Career centers are expected to serve as job placement firms as donors want to see returns on their investment in their alma mater.
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[PDF] Millennial Carreers: 2020 vision

[PDF] Millennial Carreers: 2020 vision | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

By 2020 Millennials will make up over a third of the global workforce. That’s one reason so many reports about them exist. Some say they are disloyal, self-absorbed and lazy, while others claim they’re a generation of digital entrepreneurs and innovators. Some aim to dispel the myths others have created. Just type “Millennials are...” into a Google search  to see the stereotypes.

This is not just another Millennial report. This report presents new findings with fresh insights  from the perspective of both employers and employees. As world of work experts, we have nearly 30,000 employees advising 400,000 clients on hiring decisions and talent development every year. We find work for 3.4 million people—about half of whom are Millennials.

We carried out quantitative research across 25 countries surveying 19,000 Millennials, including 8,000 ManpowerGroup associate employees and more than 1,500 of our own hiring managers. We asked what they look for in a job, what development opportunities they seek and what would make them stay with an employer. We wanted to understand how different they are or aren’t from the rest of the workforce and from generations before them. We wanted to ensure that the sample represented all working Millennials; not just the top percent of tech-savvy earners, but also the graduates and non-graduates across all industries, income and education levels.

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Great new survey data on Millennials.

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The role and opportunities for Universities in the Digital Economy

The role and opportunities for Universities in the Digital Economy | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
2016 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting times for higher education in Australia, with universities taking an active and important role in digitizing not only campuses but the wider Australian economy. If Australia is to be a genuine force in the digital economy, then universities will need to play several roles as sources of innovation and IP, talent managers and hubs of collaboration.

From a talent perspective, universities must educate our future workforce to be prepared to innovate and thrive in a digital world, not just to be domain specialists. Universities also have an important role to help the industry navigate the digital transformation by bringing a broad range of knowledge and IP to the table.
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Nuevas tendencias educativas: acompañamiento e incentivación

Nuevas tendencias educativas: acompañamiento e incentivación | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Nuevas Tendencias Educativas. Un informe del Observatorio de Tendencias Coolhunting Community, revela algunas de las tendencias emergentes en la educación. El objetivo del informe es señalar las novedades educativas en educación que puedan garantizar el éxito académico, es decir fijar las tendencias con las que la educación trata de adaptarse a los continuos cambios sociales y estructurales que se dan en su radio de acción sobre la población.

 

El informe se detiene especialmente en diez puntos que considera que son los más relevantes en lo que a innovación educativa se refiere. En todos ellos se pueden percibir dos conceptos que parecen ser el factótum sobre el que gira esta necesaria evolución de la educación para adaptarse a las nuevas realidades y no quedarse desfasada.


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JUAN NUÑEZ MESINA's curator insight, May 30, 9:58 PM
NUEVAS TENDENCIAS... Examinar y recomendar.  Profesor Juan Nuñez Mesina
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Taking control of your Professional Development

Taking control of your Professional Development | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it


Recently I was talking to a teacher friend of mine. He is what I would consider a very good teacher. He is engaging in the classroom, works very hard to meet the needs of all his students and regularly reflects on his teaching to understand his strengths and weaknesses. It's through that reflection that he is figuring out how to be better.

He told me about an email he got from his district. Over the summer teachers were going to go to some professional development in their content area. The district had looked over where the majority of teachers were weak and were going to provide them some learning in those areas. When he looked at what this PD was going to consist of he was dumbfounded. This wasn't at all the areas he was weak in. In fact he was one of the highest performing teachers in those areas.

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Worries you the Knowledge Society

Worries you the Knowledge Society | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

En esta Nueva Sociedad , no todos se adaptarán por igual a estas transformaciones, que en la actualidad apenas alcanzan a un 10 % de la población mundial, pero que tienen un importante peso cualitativo.

Quienes no sean capaces de desarrollar una relación fuertemente abstractiva con su entorno, una plasticidad extrema en la adaptación a las circunstancias, un fuerte automatismo en la respuesta a una interactividad creciente, una nueva lógica de la simultaneidad en tiempos y espacios (frente a nuestra lógica lineal), una capacidad de metamorfosis, de mutación constante, y una capacidad dinámica de afrontar los riesgos como parte constitutiva de la vida… lo pasarán mal.

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[PDF] The digital talent gap: Developing skills for today's digital organizations

[PDF] The digital talent gap: Developing skills for today's digital organizations | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
The shortage of digital skills in the current marketplace is unprecedented. It is estimated that over 4.4 million IT jobs will be created around Big Data by 2015; however, only a third of these new jobs will be filled. Martha Lane Fox, the UK’s digital inclusion champion, believes over 16 million people in the UK lack the basic digital skills to fully benefit from the Internet. Even Millenials are a matter of concern. In a survey comprising over 800 middle to upper management executives from over 50 industries, nearly one in five Millenials in the modern workplace are perceived to be lacking in analytical skills.
 
The reasons driving this skills shortage are not hard to identify. The usage of mobile, social and analytical tools is permeating the length and breadth of every function across the organization. Unlike the past, the impact of these digital technologies and tools is felt not just in the IT department. This means that the magnitude of training and re-skilling thatis required is enormous. Moreover, each new technology cycle has brought forth new requirements and these cycles are increasingly getting shorter. Employees must now refresh their skills more frequently if they wish to stay relevant in this rapidly changing digital environment. The head of India R&D Labs of software firm SAP succinctly states: “The shelf life of a software engineer today is no more than that of a cricketer – about 15 years. The 20-year-old guys provide me more value than the 35-year-olds do.
 
Organizations are beginning to recognize the magnitude of the problem. Our own research with the MIT Center for Digital Business has revealed that 77% of companies considered missing digital skills as the key hurdle to their digital transformation. Digital leaders or ‘Digirati’ a are already investing in digital skills and reaping significant benefits in comparison to other companies (see Figure 1). On average, ‘Digirati’ are
26% more profitable than their industry competitors.
 
This skills shortage is creating a ‘war for talent’, where companies have to compete for the best talent with new categories of players. Unlike in the past, the hunt for the best talent is no more limited to localized skills in certain departments. In this case, the talent war is manifest across the entire organization. The important questions are: Do organizations include digital skills as a key component in their workforce plans? Are HR departments equipped and skilled to bring innovative solutions to bridge the digital skills gap? How are Digiratis developing digital skills?
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ABP… personalizado, inclusivo y empírico (3ªparte)

ABP…  personalizado, inclusivo y empírico (3ªparte) | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Afirmar que el Aprendizaje Basado es un método docente en el cual los estudiantes ganan conocimiento y habilidades trabajando para un largo periodo del tiempo para investigar y responder a una contratación y pregunta compleja, problema o desafío, sería lo habitual, pero decir que se trata de una metodología de aprendizaje basada en el aprendiz y que lo lleva a cabo de manera personalizada y autónoma, sería, quizás atrevido, pero en su sustrato interno, la realidad (aunque en seminarios no queda bien decirlo ya que estos lo conforman docentes y aunque ellos se denominen innovadores, no dejan de ser docentes y corporativos) …
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The education institution of the future is here – Leaders must seize it

The education institution of the future is here – Leaders must seize it | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Amazon’s recent announcement that they will launch a free platform for schools and educators to upload, manage and share educational materials is just one example of the significant evolutions taking place within the higher education space. A growing emphasis on and availability of Open Educational Resources (OERs) necessitates that universities shift the lens through which they view digital technology. In order to leverage these new tools to better drive student engagement and student success, educational leaders need to understand that technology alone is not the “silver bullet.” We must shift the culture and mindset within higher education, embracing current trends to better serve students.
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Reclaiming assessment for Deeper Learning

Reclaiming assessment for Deeper Learning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

In this era of high-stakes testing that’s used to rank kids and schools, what if we reclaimed the word assessment and put it more authentically in the service of learning?

Going a step further, what if we connected educators who are passionate about deeper learning with a coalition of technical assistance providers and researchers, and surround them with resources and tools so that they can develop new forms of assessment as a learning community of grantees?

Recently, I met with the Assessment for Learning Project, a group of leaders who are catalyzing innovative approaches to assessment that encourage observing, collecting and interpreting evidence of deeper learning. They are inspired by the belief that any form of assessment “worth its salt,” as one teacher put it, “should also be an occasion for learning.”

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Personal Learning Environments and the revolution of Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development

Personal Learning Environments and the revolution of Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Developmental psychologist Lev Vygotsky defined what the person or a student can do — or the problems they can solve — as three different stages:

  1. What a student can do on their own, working independently or without anyone’s help.
  2. What the student can do with the help of someone.
  3. What it is beyond the student’s reach even if helped by someone else.


He called the second stage the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) which had, as said, two limits: the lower limit, which was set by the maximum level of independent performance, and the upper limit, the maximum level of additional responsibility the student can accept with the assistance of an able instructor. But "Vygotsky believed that learning shouldn’t follow development, but rather should lead it. A student should constantly be reaching slightly beyond their capabilities rather than working within them" (Jo Turner-Attwell, 2009).

This reaching beyond one’s capabilities can be pictured as the student entering their Zone of Proximal Development. And this exploration beyond one’s capabilities is not to be made alone, but with an instructor to help in the way. Vygotsky called this instructor the More Knowledgeable Other (MKO), the role of which is to help the student throughout their ZPD by scaffolding the path they have to follow to learn how to solve new problems.

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Use the SAMR Model to spearhead technology in your classroom

Use the SAMR Model to spearhead technology in your classroom | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
This is a question I get often from teachers: Technology is always an extra layer of work in my classroom. How can I blend it into what I already do without taking time I don’t have? When I first addressed this issue fifteen years ago, it was all about replacing traditional classroom tools with one on a computer. For example, book reports were typed on the computer instead of handwritten, or math facts were practiced with a math game instead of flash cards. But that quickly became cumbersome. Teachers didn’t know how to use the digital tools and there was never enough training to untip that balance. At the end of the day, paper-and-pencil was easier, faster, and perfectly understood. Soon, even the most stalwart tech-infused teachers discovered it was just as effective to use traditional tools and pull out the tech stuff for special occasions.
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7 claves para enganchar a tus alumnos en los cursos eLearning

7 claves para enganchar a tus alumnos en los cursos eLearning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Se calcula que en el 2025 el 75% de los trabajadores en las empresas habrán nacido entre 1980 y 1995. Son los llamados millenials. Esta generación se caracteriza por buscar soluciones rápidas a los problemas que les surgen y no ser “fieles” a la marcas y empresas. Su objetivo vital es crear un mundo mejor y trabajar en algo que se sientan orgullosos (y si no es el caso se inventarán “su” trabajo). Ante esta situación necesitamos que los cursos eLearning y la formación en la empresa de estas personas sean contenidos atractivos, que provoquen curiosidad y que sean recordados. Necesitamos que los cursos eLearning creen engagement.

 

Cuando hablamos de engagement nos referimos a compromiso o motivación, a la interacción humana y los sentimientos positivos hacia algo o alguien. En educación podemos hablar de motivación, emoción y mejoras en el proceso de aprendizaje. Este tipo de formación nos permitirá mejorar la productividad de la empresa y además se reducirán los porcentajes de abandonos en los cursos.  En el siguiente artículo vamos a desgranar 7 claves para crear enganchar a tus alumnos en los cursos eLearning.


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