The need to develop critical thinkers has never been as urgent as it is now. In a world that is digitally focused and where there is an outpouring of information surfeit, students need to be equipped with the right tools to live up to the new learning exigencies. Critical thinking as a skill is the mother of all other skills and one that underpins and solidify students overall learning.
"heLearnia is a virtual whiteboard that allows you to record video lessons using your voice while interacting with the whiteboard (write, draw, insert images). It even allows you to import your PPT presentation and convert it to a video lesson. theLearnia is free and. above all very simple to use ..."
"Youtube is undoubtedly a great source of educational content to use in class with your students. It also hosts tons of channels that provide instructional tutorials specifically tailored for different learning needs and styles. We have already reviewed some of these channels in previous posts and today we are sharing with you some of our favourite YouTube channels for learning English ..."
The latest release of Moodle (Version 3.1) provides some powerful new enhancements that will particularly interest educators in the VET sector. The introduction of the long-awaited competency frameworks will provide the flexibility for “clustering” competencies into a single Moodle Course. The application of this new feature is very exciting, where the administrator can now set up site wide competency frameworks that model their organisational capability frameworks or training packages on an RTO scope of registration. They can then create learning plan templates, add competencies to them and assign learning plans to individual selected students or to whole cohorts. In other words Moodle 3.1 will allow easy mapping of multiple competencies in a single course.
"YouTube hosts a treasure trove of excellent educational content that speaks to the learning needs of a wide variety of audiences. Some of this content is created by dedicated teachers and educators who took it upon themselves to promote learning beyond the traditional walls of their classrooms ..."
"The Padagogy Wheel is designed to help educators think – systematically, coherently, and with a view to long term, big-picture outcomes – about how they use mobile apps in their teaching. The Padagogy Wheel is all about mindsets; it’s a way of thinking about digital-age education that meshes together concerns about mobile app features, learning transformation, motivation, cognitive development and long-term learning objectives ..."
Finding the Cloud service than can best serve your needs can be difficult as there are so many available. Consumers need to consider and compare each service’s features, storage possibilities, free space and best price.
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The NMC Horizon Report > 2016 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). This 13th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education.
Over the past several years we’ve seen the rise of the modern edtech industry. There have been massive investments in the space, and the success of these firms will dictate the future of the edtech landscape.
More successful exits (like Lynda) will help to propel the industry forward. Investments in the first generation of edtech have also made it difficult for the second generation of companies to attract investment, as investors have been watching this first cohort closely to gauge results.
The trends that will shape the market over the next 3-5 years are mass customization, certification, and lifelong learning.
The official Moodle Mobile App has been updated to a new version 3.1.2 with many new features and improvements. The new version of the app was released yesterday and available for download on Android devices immediately. It will be released for iOS devices also very soon.
"The old adage states, “Don’t believe everything you read.” It holds true today, more than ever. Since the advent of widespread access to the internet, social media, and other forms of computer-mediated communication, it has become ridiculously easy to disseminate information with a mere click of a button ..."
"By Terry Anderson in Online Learning. This is chapter I wrote on theory for Emergence and Innovation in Digital Learning: Foundations and Applications Emergence and Innovation in Digital Learning Edited by George Veletsianos ..."
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