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Videos on Learning 2.0

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Although I enjoyed the interviews, I have a question: what is the connection between Learning 2.0 and the disadvantaged? I don’t have a problem with the European Commission trying to do a bit of social engineering to see if new web 2.0 tools will help the unemployed and other disadvantaged groups, but aren’t there other factors, such as social inequity, poverty, economic stagnation, and other larger forces that will largely outweigh the impact of technology, however well designed and well meaning the projects? None of the speakers addressed this.
Don’t misunderstand me – I think learner-centered teaching and web 2.0 tools fit like a glove on a hand, and are the best thing since sliced bread in education – but don’t load up expectations that they are the answer to all the world’s problems, unless they are used for social revolution in the way they have been used in the Arab Spring. But I don’t think that’s what the European Commission had in mind when it funded this project.
This is no criticism of the speakers who did a valiant job answering big questions in a short time.

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Aplha Launch! Cloud Learning Environment, here it is.

Aplha Launch! Cloud Learning Environment, here it is. | eLearning | Scoop.it

You are hereby invited to use the platform for any purpose you wish.
The features are limited and we reserve the right to stop the service without prior notice. Although this blog may have information in advance of anything like that.For now we are opening this mainly to collect your views and feedback. Please feel free to either email me on manish.malik@port.ac.uk or use the commenting feature below to post your thoughts, suggestions, comments etc.

 

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What Is An Online Community?

What Is An Online Community? | eLearning | Scoop.it

...Each type of member plays a role in an online community, and even though lurkers don't appear to engage directly with you or other members they can potentially be part of the silent majority advocating on your behalf. Online communities are about communication regardless of where the discussions originate. What you do with and how you keep track of the engagement is an entirely different story.

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5 Reasons Why Our Students Are Writing Blogs and Creating ePortfolios

5 Reasons Why Our Students Are Writing Blogs and Creating ePortfolios | eLearning | Scoop.it

1. Positive digital footprints

2. Communicating with digital tools

3. Transparency for parents and family

4. New ways of thinking about Web tools

5. Effective digital citizenship

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What comes after the LMS? A Look at Curation in Education

What comes after the LMS? A Look at Curation in Education | eLearning | Scoop.it

I have been following the discussion around rethinking the learning management system (LMS) with interest. The LMS itself is a relict of the web 1.0, and technology together with most of the educators has moved into the social web for quite a while now. One of the key points in the discussion is if there is still value in using LMS technology or if there is a way it can evolve.

 

What I came up with is called curation. You will all remember it from what classic libraries and museums have always done. Selecting, caretaking and presenting. Curating in a web 2.0 sense in that respect is nothing new. It basically means to apply real world rules and principles in the digital environment. In the real world it is highly unlikely that I would disseminate unverified or unreflected information, notably in a professional context. Why should I in the digital world? It doesn’t make sense.

 

Now, the tricky or let’s say challenging part is the deluge of information we’re faced with each and every day when we’re online.....

[read full interesting article http://j.mp/nfXQZL]


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Rapid Intake Shout Out: mLearning Best Practices: How Much Content is Too Much for Mobile Learning?

Rapid Intake Shout Out: mLearning Best Practices: How Much Content is Too Much for Mobile Learning? | eLearning | Scoop.it

...there is growing evidence that learners will happily consume entire courses on mobile devices, assuming the courses are designed appropriately so you don't have a downgraded experience with the content.

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How students use technology

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MIT Launches Center for Mobile Learning with Support From Google

MIT Launches Center for Mobile Learning with Support From Google | eLearning | Scoop.it
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has announced the creation of a new Center for Mobile Learning. The center will be housed at the MIT Media Lab. Google supported the creation of the center with a grant from Google University Relations.
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Do generational differences matter in instructional design ?

• What chronological schemes are used to distinguish among the various generations (e.g., Baby Boomers, Generation X, and the Net Generation) in today’s workplace?
• What is known about the differences among the generations with respect to values, work habits, and motivators in the workplace?
• What is known about differences among the generations in today’s workplace across gender, race, and socioeconomic status?
• What is known about the differences in technology skills and information literacy among Baby Boomers, Generation X, and the Net Generation?
• What is known about the preferences for different approaches to training among Baby Boomers, Generation X, and the Net Generation?
• What evidence can be found for the differential efficacy of various pedagogical approaches (instructional models) for educating, training, and supporting the performance of workers belonging to Generation X and the Net Generation?
• What evidence can be found for the differential efficacy of various learning technologies for educating, training, and supporting the performance of workers belonging to Generation X and the Net Generation?

 

http://it.coe.uga.edu/itforum/Paper104/ReevesITForumJan08.pdf

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10 Infographics for Learning

10 Infographics for Learning | eLearning | Scoop.it
We all love infographics. Why? Well, they help us grasp information in a quick and fun way that appeals to our visual senses. In fact, there’s an infographic here explaining that. Below you’ll find 10 infographics that discuss learning in many different capacities – online, blended, mobile, etc. Tell us, what’s your favorite infographic on learning?
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Nuts and Bolts: The 10-Minute Instructional Design Degree

Nuts and Bolts: The 10-Minute Instructional Design Degree | eLearning | Scoop.it

Many people working in training and instructional design came to it through side doors, such as topic expertise or Web design. Is this a problem – or just a fact of life? Either way, what can you do about it?

 

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Three generations of distance education pedagogy

Three generations of distance education pedagogy | eLearning | Scoop.it

This paper defines and examines three generations of distance education pedagogy. Unlike earlier classifications of distance education based on the technology used, this analysis focuses on the pedagogy that defines the learning experiences encapsulated in the learning design. The three generations of cognitive-behaviourist, social constructivist, and connectivist pedagogy are examined, using the familiar community of inquiry model


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Top Resources for Instructional Designers

Top Resources for Instructional Designers | eLearning | Scoop.it

So where do you send new practitioners for ideas and inspiration? Here’s a list Cammy Bean recently compiled for some new members on her team.

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Mobile Learning: “A Perfect Storm” To Drive Changes In The Workplace

Mobile Learning: “A Perfect Storm” To Drive Changes In The Workplace | eLearning | Scoop.it

10 predictions for the way the workplace will be impacted by mobile learning:

- Mobile will be part of the way we do business;

- LMS’s need to become re-imagined;
- Media tablets will become a dominant device;
- Performance review can be and should be immediate;
- Augmented reality apps and search will deliver JIT;
- Design and development of learning will be crowdsourced;

- Social Games for recruiting;
- Choice and continuity across multiple mobile devices;
- New skills and competencies needed;
- The revolution in the workplace and corporate learning is just beginning…


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Managing the Flow of Information in Social Networks: How do you do it?

Managing the Flow of Information in Social Networks: How do you do it? | eLearning | Scoop.it

- Prioritize. The reality is that we can't keep up. Find your points of focus and follow those. Think about what type of information will improve your work. How much can you realistically read during a given week? (Hat tip to Alan Levine aka @CogDog.)
- Personalize. Decide what you want to know, need to know, and who specifically you want to follow. Where is the most current and relevant information coming from? Customize your own unique feed.
- Promote. Establish your own professional profile in one or more social networking sites.
- Participate. Join in the discussions and contribute as a participant in the exchange of information. Share your expertise and seek the expertise of others.
- Persevere. Managing the flow of information is not a one-time task. Be prepared to revisit your news feed periodically to add new sources and remove those that are no longer helpful.

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Online Teachers Deserve Decent Support Services

Online Teachers Deserve Decent Support Services | eLearning | Scoop.it

How can we help online teachers excel, and which support services provide excellence in online teaching?

 

Educational institutions have different requirements, support schemes and wage models for online teaching. This provides opportunities, incentives and boundaries for the actual teaching and workload. Institutions can motivate teachers with flexible work conditions, personal development and occasional bonus schemes. But, how can the institutions provide decent support services which develop an excellent cohort of teachers?

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35% of Universities Now Using Free Email Service > JISC Legal > ManageContent

35% of Universities Now Using Free Email Service > JISC Legal > ManageContent | eLearning | Scoop.it
Over one third of UK universities now use an externally hosted email and collaboration service.
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Innovating e-Learning 2011 - Conference JISC

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Innovating e-Learning 2011, the sixth in the popular series of JISC online conferences, brings together delegates from further and higher education with an interest in technology-enhanced learning and teaching.

 

This year’s programme offers more than ever before with two distinct elements demonstrating the advantages of online conferencing. Firstly, the pre-conference activity week, starting on the 15th November, provides a platform for delegates and agencies, such as the JISC Regional Support Centres, to run their own short presentations and showcase events. The main conference then starts on the 22nd November with sessions programmed under two themes, each with its own keynote presentation and plenary. The final keynote is delivered this year by Ewan MacIntosh. All sessions in the main conference are live but recorded for delegates who cannot attend at the time. Sessions are also supported by asynchronous discussion forums open to all delegates.

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