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Using Design Thinking in Higher Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Using Design Thinking in Higher Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Design thinking focuses on users and their needs, encourages brainstorming and prototyping, and rewards out-of-the-box thinking that takes "wild ideas" and transforms them into real-world solutions.

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The Future of Learning, Networked Society - Ericsson

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"Can ICT redefine the way we learn in the Networked Society? Technology has enabled us to interact, innovate and share in whole new ways. This dynamic shift in mindset is creating profound change throughout our society. The Future of Learning looks at one part of that change, the potential to redefine how we learn and educate. Watch as we talk with world renowned experts and educators about its potential to shift away from traditional methods of learning based on memorization and repetition to more holistic approaches that focus on individual students' needs and self expression."


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"Can ICT redefine the way we learn in the Networked Society? Technology has enabled us to interact, innovate and share in whole new ways. This dynamic shift in mindset is creating profound change throughout our society. The Future of Learning looks at one part of that change, the potential to redefine how we learn and educate. Watch as we talk with world renowned experts and educators about its potential to shift away from traditional methods of learning based on memorization and repetition to more holistic approaches that focus on individual students' needs and self expression."

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, September 17, 2013 6:34 AM

Maakt de ICT revolutie van ieder kind een Montessori leerling?

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 17, 2013 11:51 AM

Context, as Gregory Bateson pointed out, is the important idea.

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10 Education Startups To Keep Your Eye On - Edudemic

10 Education Startups To Keep Your Eye On - Edudemic | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Education startups offer everything from MOOCs and blended learning experiences to social networks for students seeking jobs and educators seeking feedback on their teaching.

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10 startups that are shaping the future of education

10 startups that are shaping the future of education | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

These ten startups are making big waves in the education space... With massive disruption potentially imminent, here are 10 education startups to watch in this exciting time.

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PalomaRecuero's curator insight, May 17, 2013 9:55 AM

La educación en ebullición....

Ra's curator insight, May 19, 2013 6:29 PM

Great simple explanations to get you looking deeper.

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Technology Outlook > Australian Tertiary Education 2013-2018 | The New Media Consortium

Technology Outlook > Australian Tertiary Education 2013-2018 | The New Media Consortium | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The New Media Consortium and Open Universities Australia jointly released the Technology Outlook for Australian Tertiary Education 2013-2018: An NMC Horizon Project Regional Analysis. This report applies the process developed for the NMC Horizon Project, with a focus on identifying and describing emerging technologies likely to have an impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in tertiary institutions across Australia. Twelve emerging technologies are recognized across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, as well as key trends and challenges expected to continue over the same period, giving campus leaders and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning. View the work that produced the report at www.aus.wiki.nmc.org.

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PandoDaily’s Sarah Lacy: The Promise (and refreshingly low hype) of Online Education | WiredAcademic

PandoDaily’s Sarah Lacy: The Promise (and refreshingly low hype) of Online Education | WiredAcademic | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Independent news source & thought center for the online education community.

 

College is less thorny, but every bit as emotional. People whose self worth is tied up in possessing or providing a half-million dollar Ivy League education don’t particularly love the idea that it should be made available for free online to the rest of the world.

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The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet [Infographic] | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
There's a whole galaxy of terminology that you should know about when it comes to education technology. From PLNs to Blended Learning to Synchronous Online Learning... it can get overwhelming.

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Patricia Christian's curator insight, February 3, 2013 8:14 PM

This is a nice visual summary of terms in education technology.

Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, May 7, 2013 8:10 PM

Implementos tecnológicos móviles y mezcla de entornos presenciales y virtuales para potencializar el aprendizaje, van a requerir de estrategias eficaces pedagógicas variadas y diversas para cada caso y situación concreta educativa.

Dolores Gómez's curator insight, July 23, 2013 2:50 PM

Para familarizarnos con la terminología.

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2012 Yearbook: Technology Innovation in Education

2012 Yearbook: Technology Innovation in Education | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The 2012 Yearbook aims to support and inspire education leaders on their paths to a more digital education. The first part of the Yearbook provides education technology market awareness by taking a look at IT spend, funding opportunities and top trends of the 2011-2012 school year. The second part highlights 50 education innovators that have led the way and provided best practice models to imitate. This look at what was done, who is doing it and where we are going is intended to provide guidance to education leaders on their own innovative quests in education.

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Unis face big tech changes, but not all good: US poll

Unis face big tech changes, but not all good: US poll | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
US internet experts in higher education are tipping the sector to be "transformed" by technology and economics by the end of the decade, but exactly how and whether it will be good or bad remains open.
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Why Educators Should Spend 15 Minutes a Day on Social Media

Why Educators Should Spend 15 Minutes a Day on Social Media | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Busy schedules are one reason why educators don't collaborate and connect through social networking platforms. But a lack of time isn't the main issue. It's priorities.


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CORE Education's Ten Trends 2012 | CORE Education

CORE Education's Ten Trends 2012 | CORE Education | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

CORE Education is an eduction think tank and consultancy located in New Zealand. Each year, CORE publishes a list of 10 significant educational trends, with a focus on technology. Individual scholars are invited to write about each of the trends on a monthly basis. As of today (8/8/12) the first 6 of the articles have been published. A very interesting interactive ISSUU media document, which briefly describes the 10 Trends, can be accessed from the landing page (just click on the image or title above).

 

The 10 Trends for 2012 are:

 

1. Open-ness

2. Ubiquitous Learning

3. Smart Web

4. Data Engagement

5. Virtual Learning

6. Personalisation

7. Citizenship

8. Thinking 3D

9. Social Learning

10. User + Control


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Ten Guiding Principles for the Use of Technology in Education

Technology in learning is many things.
• It is the tools we use to deliver instruction in classrooms and in virtual space.
• It is the tools learners use to extend, enhance, and transform their learning.
• It is the tools we use to increase our productivity as learners, instructors, and administrators.
• It is the processes we engage in to construct learning environments.
• It is the design of learning activities and programs.
• It is the process by which we learn.
• It is curricula – a body of knowledge and skills – that studies how things are done.

 

Technology is a complex term, made more so by the many interpretations we all have of it.


Our application of technologies in learning has been in many ways unfocused. The following principles are intended to provide a (far from definitive!) guide for reflecting on the purpose and use of technology in learning.

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Google Apps Expert | Google Apps Training Videos

Google Apps Expert | Google Apps Training Videos | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Did you know that in 2011, Google Apps released 100+ new updates? With so many new updates how to keep does one keep up with all the new releases and updates? Try Ask Google Guru where you can find Google Apps Training Videos by topic, by level (beginner, intermediate, Gooru), and Migration Guides.


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Online Ed Skepticism and Self-Sufficiency: Survey of Faculty Views on Technology @insidehighered

Online Ed Skepticism and Self-Sufficiency: Survey of Faculty Views on Technology @insidehighered | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Virtually all faculty members and technology administrators say meaningful student-teacher interaction is a hallmark of a quality online education, and that it is missing from most online courses.


A majority of faculty members with online teaching experience still say those courses produce results inferior to in-person courses.

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How Technology Will Change Entry-Level Higher Education | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

How Technology Will Change Entry-Level Higher Education | Innovation Insights | Wired.com | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
University of Maryland, College Park. Image: carmichaellibrary/Flickr For years, ?invest in education? has been a mantra consistently repeated to stude
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Practical skills the focus of university's new course

Practical skills the focus of university's new course | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
UTS is introducing an online learning program developed by enterprise software giant SAP to ensure Australian students acquire practical skills.
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300 Years of Distance Learning Evolution [INFOGRAPHIC] | WPLMS

300 Years of Distance Learning Evolution [INFOGRAPHIC] | WPLMS | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

If you thought that distance learning was a product of today, then you would be mistaken. In fact, the first distance learning program on record took place in 1728, when a local teacher by the name of Caleb Phillips advertised shorthand correspondence lessons offered by mail! By 1800, the growth of the U.S. Postal Service brought about an increase in the number of distance learning correspondence courses in the country.

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Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, May 8, 2013 8:34 PM

Sería interesante elaborar un infográfico sobre la historia de la educación a distancia de América Latina y El Caribe para apreciar la evolución y desarrollo de esta modalidad y oferta educativa en esta región.

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What is Education 3.0

What is Education 3.0 | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Education 3.0 is a term that has been used to describe a level of transformative capabilities and practices for education in the 21st century.

 

Professor Derek Keats, of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa,[1] and his co-author Jan Philipp Schmidt, FreeCourseWare Manager at University of the Western Cape, South Africa, used the term in 2007 to apply to the use and impact on education of collaborative and personalized learning, reusable learning content, and recognition of prior learning (RPL) whether by formal or informal means.

 

Keats' explorations were focused on higher education.[2] Dr. John Moravec at the University of Minnesota broadens this view, and describes Education 3.0 as a product necessary to support what he labels "Society 3.0" - a near future paradigm of social co-constructivism, ambient technology, and propelled by continuous innovation at all levels of society.[3]

 


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Jillian Zuber's curator insight, May 2, 2013 12:57 PM

Interesting...

Bill Weigall's curator insight, October 26, 2013 10:38 PM

One possible imminent future...

Jeffrey Miles's curator insight, March 17, 2014 11:01 PM

The idea of web 2.0, and education 3.0 is interesting to me... what will they be called in the future if they are to become the norm?

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Google Apps for Education - Communication & Collaboration

Google Apps for Education - Communication & Collaboration | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Google Apps has all the tools that schools need to be productive, including email, calendar, documents, and more—all designed for collaboration and built for the web and mobile devices. We offer Google Apps for free to schools.

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51 Education Podcasts For The 21st Century Teacher

51 Education Podcasts For The 21st Century Teacher | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
51 Education Podcasts For The 21st Century Teacher
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Monica Goddard's curator insight, January 24, 2013 7:56 AM

Good collection of podcasts that give ideas for use in all areas of curriculum.

Nancy L Zingrone's curator insight, January 26, 2013 5:58 PM

A wonderful list of podcasts that can enhance your professional development, make your commute less boring, and still flow great wisdom into your ears while you're settling down your eyes and brain from hours of fleeting images on a computer screen.

giovanni nulli's curator insight, January 28, 2013 4:17 AM

In Italy these resources can be very usefull for clil in the secondary school

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Learning Through Digital Media » How I Used Wikis to Get My Students to Do Their Readings

Learning Through Digital Media » How I Used Wikis to Get My Students to Do Their Readings | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

KEN'S KEY TAKEAWAY

This author does a great job of explaining how he uses Wikis to help students organize their thoughts before and after class meetings.  I have used wikis in the past, but I prefer blogs.  My ideal situation would be if a leader took the best of the blogs and created a wiki.  Maybe next semster?

Ken

 

"We have heard the complaint or issued it ourselves one too many times: “They don’t read!”

 

But can Digital Media provide some simple pedagogical models to promote a more active engagement with that most ancient and passive form of learning: the reading assignment? In this article, I describe the use of Wikis (web pages that people can easily edit as a group) to get students to summarize, ask questions, and comment on a reading before they even meet for class. And while many new—and old—tools can be used to accomplish similar results, what is innovative about this approach is that whereas before reading and writing was something students were supposed to do individually in the isolation of their rooms or the library, now—thanks to Wikis—it is a project they tackle collaboratively as a class. The goals of this critical pedagogy are thus both modest and radical, at the intersection of old and new technologies: to use Digital Media to change the way students interact with texts."

 

Assignment provided and reflection on it's impact on student learning. A really worthwhile read!


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Ken Morrison's comment, October 3, 2012 8:45 AM
This has been on my mind a lot lately. It frustrates me that so many teachers are ready to gather around Wikipedia like a pinata and beat it down. It is still sooooooo young. It can become something really special if we nurture it and encourage wise use. For example, the most powerful part is not the front page but by going under the hood and looking at the discussions about what should be on the front page. Helping our students find those discussions is so important. Ken
Anne Whaits's comment, December 15, 2012 1:50 PM
Thanks Ken!
slesch's curator insight, December 17, 2012 8:27 AM

Interesting use of Wiki's to foster student engagement with course readings

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The Importance of "21st Century Skills" - MediaCAST Blog

The Importance of "21st Century Skills" - MediaCAST Blog | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Lately there has been a fair amount of pressure on educators to cultivate “21st century skills” in their students. But what exactly does this mean?

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The future face of learning Web.2.0 tools and education – Curtin news - Curtin University

The future face of learning Web.2.0 tools and education – Curtin news - Curtin University | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

If the traditional ‘expert at the podium’ image of universities has been fading in recent years, the increased use of social media, online publishing and collaboration software tools – such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr and Pinterest, to name a few – is set to challenge this stereotype even more.


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What should a networked educational leader tweet about?

What should a networked educational leader tweet about? | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Thanks to catspyjamasnz for this link! :-)

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