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Downloadable Materials

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A great set of posters you can share with students to help them develop effective learning startegies.
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Janita Keating's curator insight, August 14, 8:46 PM

really well designed graphics of strategies to increase learning

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Data collected about student behaviour doesn't help improve teaching or learning

Data collected about student behaviour doesn't help improve teaching or learning | eLearning, Medical Education and Other Snippets | Scoop.it
Schools and universities pump lots of time and money into collecting data on learning analytics, but there is no research to show that such data actually helps to improve learning outcomes.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Reading this makes me question whether we are acting on what we should be able to glean and from the data we already have. 
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Better Reading Through Annotating: An Anthropology Example

Better Reading Through Annotating: An Anthropology Example | eLearning, Medical Education and Other Snippets | Scoop.it
“This class would be a lot less fun without Hypothes.is” —–student comment about “A History of Anthropological Thought” At the recent conference for Mellon Digital Pedagogy grantees at Austin College, Brian Watkins, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, presented his project on digital annotation in the anthropology classroom. In his update posted prior to the conference, Brian briefly ... Rea
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Nice example of using Hyopthes.is to stimulate student engagement and discussion.
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SOLO Taxonomy

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SOLO (Structure of the Observed Learning Outcome) Taxonomy outlining levels of understanding - helpful if you're implementing constructive alignment.
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How Personal APIs Let Students Design Their University (EdSurge News)

How Personal APIs Let Students Design Their University (EdSurge News) | eLearning, Medical Education and Other Snippets | Scoop.it
I sat at a table with faculty, technologists, CIOs, startup founders and students, all gathered under one roof to tackle the question: How might we use application program interfaces (APIs) to empower students and faculty members to have voice, agency and digital literacy in their institutions? W

Via Mark Smithers
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This sounds like a super event, would be great to run something similar in the UK.
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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, March 29, 4:59 AM
one of the key for future higher education in my humble opinion
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ID and Other Reflections: Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses

ID and Other Reflections: Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses | eLearning, Medical Education and Other Snippets | Scoop.it
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In some senses this is already starting to happen and it's being driven by individuals at the grass roots engaging in learning networks and communities like #FOAMed.  Not sure many organisations are grasping that this type of learning is better than the typical click, click, click learning.

 

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NLafferty's curator insight, January 7, 4:14 PM

Uberized learning sounds a lot like FOAMed to me.

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Critical Digital Pedagogy

The digital humanities is as much about reading humanities texts with digital tools as it is about using human tools to read digital text. We are better users …

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Not sure critical pedagogy is talked about that much in medical education circles. 

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Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, August 13, 2015 8:25 AM

Jesse Stommel Assistant Professor en la Universidad de Wisconsin-Madison expone los fundamentos de la pedagogía crítica, basada en planteamientos de Paulo Freire, e informa de las características del open-access journal Hybrid Pedagogy.

De interés su planteamiento de que toda enseñanza es híbrida.

Alex Enkerli's curator insight, August 13, 2015 3:35 PM

Technopedagogy can be critical and resolutely (inter)subjective. via @Ana Cristina Pratas

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E-learning: what is it good for?

E-learning: what is it good for? | eLearning, Medical Education and Other Snippets | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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A helpful blog post from Clive Shepherd.  eLearning has become a boring chore for many learners, with death by clicks.  It seems increasingly that developing an elearning resource is seen as the answer to meeting a learning need.  If you're thinking about developing an elearning resource it's worth considering the areas Clive highlights  where learning can be useful. 

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Janita Keating's curator insight, March 22, 6:04 PM

A helpful blog post from Clive Shepherd.  eLearning has become a boring chore for many learners, with death by clicks.  It seems increasingly that developing an elearning resource is seen as the answer to meeting a learning need.  If you're thinking about developing an elearning resource it's worth considering the areas Clive highlights  where learning can be useful. 

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Note-Taking Jujitsu, Or How I Make Sense Of What I Read

Note-Taking Jujitsu, Or How I Make Sense Of What I Read | eLearning, Medical Education and Other Snippets | Scoop.it
So notes are important, we get that. But how do we use them to their utmost? How do we even gather them together and store them? How do we use them for our writing, for our thinking? These are all important questions which I don’t feel have been properly answered, and where those answers have been given, they’re buried or hidden somewhere out on the internet.

I want this post to get into the weeds about how to get your materials off a Kindle device, how to store it usefully on a Mac (my apologies, PC/Linux users), and how to repurpose those notes to be creative, to write, and to think.

Via Howard Rheingold
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Interesting workflow, seems quite complex but maybe worth a try and provides a helpful insight in to how you can get round the Kndle limit on exporting your book clippings.

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, October 24, 2014 3:29 PM

Taking notes on digital texts is an issue. Diigo is great for highlighting texts and sharing your highlights,  leaving and responding to sticky notes on texts with those in your Diigo group. This article delves into extremedetail about note-taking, including Evernote, DevonThink, Tinderbox, and Kindle.

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The Flipped Classroom™ Is A Lie

The Flipped Classroom™ Is A Lie | eLearning, Medical Education and Other Snippets | Scoop.it
“Don't ask for guarantees. And don't look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were heading for shore.” O...

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Some practical experience on how to use a flipped approach in learning & teaching as opposed to the flipped classroom.

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Beyond institutions - personal learning in a networked world - by Stephen Downes

In this presentation I look at the needs and demands of people seeking learning with the models and designs offered by traditional institutions, and in the spi…

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Lots of useful references in this presentation by Stephen Downes to follow up and read round. Also Downes helpfully makes the distinction between personal and personalised learning which I think are being used interchangeably in some contexts without individuals realising they are different things.
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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 10, 2014 2:38 PM

Beyond institutions- personal learning in a networked world.-by Stephen  Downes

David Parkes's curator insight, July 11, 2014 3:53 AM

Excellent challenging manifesto from Stephen Downes - todays online learning models are yesterdays with new names

Annalisa Manca's curator insight, July 11, 2014 1:21 PM

Interesting differentiation between personal and personalised learning

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The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard

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Interesting piece about the value of note taking in lectures.

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Twitter and #MedEd Conference: Educational tool or a white noise ba...

CCME 2014 Presentation: Twitter and #MedEd Conference: Educational tool or a white noise background channel !?
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Ali Jalali's presentation at CCME14 on the role of Twitter as an educational tool.

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Maker Education and Social-Emotional Development - User Generated Education @JackieGerstein #makered

Maker Education and Social-Emotional Development - User Generated Education @JackieGerstein #makered | eLearning, Medical Education and Other Snippets | Scoop.it

"Maker education, when planned around skills acquisition, can enhance social-emotional development.

Self-Awareness: Making in all its forms requires a full range of skills including cognitive, physical, and affective skills. Given this need for multiple and diverse skill set, effective and successful making comes from an accurate assessment of one’s strengths and limitations as well as having optimism and confidence that challenges can be overcome within the making process. Example questions related to self-awareness and making include:

     * What strategies am I using to increase my awareness of my emotions and how they influence my performance during the making-related tasks?

     * What are my strengths given this particular making task?

     * What are my limitations and how can I use my strengths to overcome them? ..."


Via John Evans
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This this post includes an infographic which summarises areas where students can gain self-awareness when involved in maker projects in the classroom. While the piece focuses on maker education in the school classroom it's also applicable to higher education. The areas of social-emotional development highlighted here resonate with the ones we've seen students identify in their reflective blogs when we run our Doctor as Digital Teacher SSC where they design and develop a digital learning resource.  
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heather bell's curator insight, May 10, 3:33 PM
Connections with IYT social emotional awareness and is particularly important for students with additional learning and behavioural needs
Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, May 11, 5:59 AM
Successful making comes from an accurate assessment of one’s strengths and limitations as well as having optimism and confidence that challenges can be overcome within the making process.
Helen Teague's curator insight, May 12, 1:26 PM
had not seen this skill combo before
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20 ways to prepare yourself for modern workplace learning

Listed below (in the right hand column) are 20 things that you, as a learning professional, will need to have done PERSONALLY in order to be adequately prepared to support new approaches to workpla…
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So much online learning in healthcare professions education still revolves around click, click, click e-tutorials SCORM packages. Whilst the attributes Jane Hart details here are second nature to advocates of #FOAMed I wonder how many involved in leading educational and learning development teams in healthcare are?
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Oculus Rift Gives Medical Students a Surgeon's Perspective

Oculus Rift Gives Medical Students a Surgeon's Perspective | eLearning, Medical Education and Other Snippets | Scoop.it
When Facebook announced its Oculus VR acquisition in March, Mark Zuckerberg said video games would be "just the start" for the company's virtual reality Oc
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Documenting Learning

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As I've discussed in numerous posts, I am an experiential educator. I believe in and promote learning-by-doing and hands-on learning. I approach experiential learning from a cycle of learning which includes reflecting on and analysis of things done through learning-by-doing. https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/a-natural-and-experiential-cycle-of-learning/ Reflection, as part of the experiential learning cycle, is often as or even more…
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This post highlights the importance of encouaging students to reflect when they are engaged as creators of learning.  It's an approach we've taken in our Doctor as Digital Teacher SSC where students document their learning on a personal blog.  I think one thing that could be added to the visualisation of the learning cycle at play here is feedback.  Providing feedback on students' blog posts and in class discussions can also help support students in their personal reflection.
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Next Generation Learning Analytics: Or, How Learning Analytics is Passé

Next Generation Learning Analytics: Or, How Learning Analytics is Passé | eLearning, Medical Education and Other Snippets | Scoop.it
'Learning Analytics,' as so many know it, is already passé. There is almost always a disconnect between research innovation and the popular imagination. By the time a new concept or approach achiev...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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There's a lot of hype around learning analytics so refreshing to see a piece which highlights some issues.  The piece highlights that we need to be thinking more about digital learning environments than VLEs/LMSs. I agree. Looking at the various pieces of work done around minimum standards in VLEs it seems to me to be focussed on presenting information to students not on learning.
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The Future of the University: Speculative Design for Innovation in Higher Education

The Future of the University: Speculative Design for Innovation in Higher Education | eLearning, Medical Education and Other Snippets | Scoop.it
This essay proposes five models of innovation in higher education that expand our "Ideas of the University," envisioning educational start-ups in the spirit of entrepreneurial experimentation. The author seeks to realize each of these feasible utopias as a way to disrupt higher education.

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Some interesting models presented here.  I particularly like that it highlights:

"The university is indeed ripe for disruption, but that disruption need not be limited to the MOOC-ization of higher education. Too many of our ideas about the future of the university involve technological solutions alone, which divert our attention from other equally efficacious forms of disruption."

 

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Disrupting the Disruption in Higher Education - SXSWedu 2015

For years, we've been told that the higher education system is broken and its demise is near. EdTech companies and startups have responded to this doomsday sce…
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Why Evernote is Amazing · alicedaer · Storify

A collection of articles, blog posts, tutorials, and ideas for making Evernote your best friend ever.

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Evernote is one of the tools I highlight the usefulness of to students. Great list of tips and resources highlighting how to get the best of it including linking it up with IFTTT.

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, September 7, 2014 7:27 AM

I couldn't survive with Evernote, but this is a useful introduction to anyone who hasn't yet discovered this powerful information management system. It's also a good example of how to use Storify as a tutorial tool. 

 

Reading time: 10mins

David Stewart's curator insight, November 5, 2014 11:47 AM

had it for ages - must learn to use it properly, anyone else feel the same?

Chad Gorski's curator insight, July 10, 2015 10:25 AM

An inspiring collection of information for anyone starting out with Evernote or needing a booster shot of guidance.

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Chart of the Week: The hype cycle of emerging technologies

Chart of the Week: The hype cycle of emerging technologies | eLearning, Medical Education and Other Snippets | Scoop.it
The Gartner Hype Cycle tracks emerging technologies from the "peak of inflated expectations" to the "trough of disillusionment" and beyond.
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Self-directed learning

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Stephen D. Brookfield explores the notion of self-directed learning. He takes Knowles' (1975) influential definition as a starting point and then explores some of the problems surrounding the idea....
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Interesting overview of self-directed learning.  It's quite long and probably needs to be read a few times,  can also be considered from different perspectives or through different lenses.  

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Personal Learning Networks, CoPs Connectivism: Creatively Explained

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As part of a graduate course in Social Network Learning, I ask students to create a non-linguistical representation.  Here is the description of this assignment: The intent of this module is to ass...

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Interesting range of creative expressions of connectivisim and communities of practice.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 4, 2014 9:30 AM

Inspiration from Jackie Gerstein.  Will share with my Social Media class.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 4, 2014 12:41 PM

Communities of Practice are organic and creative processes. Several years ago the term came into education as if School managers could structure them and order them.

Helen Teague's curator insight, July 5, 2014 3:05 PM

Dynamic assignment that makes essential connections!

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Articulate Storyline

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Getting started with Articulate Storyline

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Very handy if you're using Articulate Storyline to create content.

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callooh's curator insight, May 13, 2014 8:47 AM

A great use of mindmeister (a mindmapping tool) to curate/organize Articulate resources.

John Curran's comment, May 13, 2014 8:50 AM
Appears not to work on the latest version of Chrome!