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Los Angeles school district to shift away from Apple's iPad to Windows, Chromebook

Los Angeles school district to shift away from Apple's iPad to Windows, Chromebook | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
A report over the weekend confirmed the Los Angeles Unified School District is planning to switch up a $1 billion technology in education project, allowing certain high schools in its jurisdiction to choose from six different Windows and Chromebook laptops instead of Apple's iPad.
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I totally agree with the statement "To have a one-device-fits-all approach does not make sense" Different learners, disciplines and capabilities require a "best-fit for purpose" approach rather than a "fit as best you can" technology mind-set ..

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Nanodegrees: A New Kind Of Credential For Jobs in Technology - Udacity

Nanodegrees: A New Kind Of Credential For Jobs in Technology - Udacity | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Built and recognized by industry leaders (AT&T,
Cloudera, Facebook and Autodesk) to advance your career.
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This is an interesting post. Has Sebastian Thrun  got it right this time?

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Why higher apprenticeships? They're a debt-free route to a top quality degree

Why higher apprenticeships? They're a debt-free route to a top quality degree | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Students increasingly value the chance to earn while they learn, says Aston vice-chancellor
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Once again we can see a focus on competencies and the workplace. As learners acquire identified and recognized skills ( micro-credentials) they are able to build a "qualification". Is this focus a ripple or a wave?

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Reports | MOOC Research

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If you want some "light" reading on MOOCS this is the ultimate source. 

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Harvard resists MOOC models and opts for selective, expensive online program

Harvard resists MOOC models and opts for selective, expensive online program | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
To remain competitive, Harvard implements a new online business program that runs conversely to the MOOC programs of Stanford and Wharton School.
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This model,  a user pays (i.e. Non-Open), will possibly have more appeal to institutions than the for free, open model.  

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Behind Harvard’s explosion of online classes: a flurry of lights, camera, action - The Boston Globe

Behind Harvard’s explosion of online classes: a flurry of lights, camera, action - The Boston Globe | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Quietly, Harvard has built what amounts to an in-house production company to create MOOCs, or massive open online courses, high-end online classes that prestigious universities have for the last two years offered for free to anyone in the world, generally without formal credit.
John Clayton's insight:

The investment in MOOCs still continue although the quote

"In just two years, the MOOC has gone through a high-speed cycle of hype and letdown, heralded as the future of higher education — maybe even the death of the traditional campus — before being dismissed as a fad"

sums it up for me.

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Sharing micro-lectures as talking videos, the rapid way | The SlideTalk blog

Sharing micro-lectures as talking videos, the rapid way | The SlideTalk blog | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
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Continuing the theme of "Fragmentation of Learning" we are now looking at the creation of micro-lectures. The concept of acquiring knowledge at "point of need" is definately growing

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With iBeacon, Apple is going to dump on NFC and embrace the internet of things

With iBeacon, Apple is going to dump on NFC and embrace the internet of things | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
When iOS 7 is released next week, retailers and other large indoor spaces are going to be able to use a technology called iBeacon to send data over short distances to iPhones. Here’s how it will work.
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This will be an interesting development in the push for "Internet of Things"

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Capturing Tacit Knowledge in a 70:20:10 Environment

Capturing Tacit Knowledge in a 70:20:10 Environment | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
The challenges of capturing tacit and informal knowledge in a“70:20:10” workplace through technology.
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Capturing the knowledge in a workplace is always a challenge. However, impact on performance means we need to do this systematically and well.  

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Princeton University - 'MOOC World': Experts clash over differing visions of education technology

Princeton University - 'MOOC World': Experts clash over differing visions of education technology | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
John Clayton's insight:

Agree with Koller co-founder of corsera, "employers increasingly use online learning certificates as a "signaling mechanism" putting a value on online learning" and also .Lawton, director of the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education, "the future is blended"

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Badges? We Don't Need No LinkedIn Badges

Badges? We Don't Need No LinkedIn Badges | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Social capital is increasingly replacing high school diplomas and college degrees.
John Clayton's insight:

Totally agree with the argument that micro-credentials / performance ratings / badges earned in the workplace are a greater indicator of candidate performance, skill and knowledge than college degrees. The aggregation of micro-credentials,, not MOOCs, is the real disruption of higher education. 

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What is 70:20:10 Learning and Why Should I Care?

What is 70:20:10 Learning and Why Should I Care? | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
70:20:10 learning is based on observations of how people actually learn in the workplace - the theory has implications for workplace performance.
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A nice overview of 70/20/10 concepts.

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Usability Insights Made Easy with Crazy Egg

Usability Insights Made Easy with Crazy Egg | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Read on to receive more usability insights and to find out why Crazy Egg should be in your box of testing tricks.
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This tool should spark some interest from web-designers  / web administrators.

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How Performance Support Apps Are Faring In Today’s Workplaces - Learnnovators - Bringing INNOVATION to E-LEARNING

How Performance Support Apps Are Faring In Today’s Workplaces - Learnnovators - Bringing INNOVATION to E-LEARNING | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
We all know… this is the age of mobile apps! These are revolutionizing all aspects (personal and professional) of our lives. They have started capturing their space in our workplaces too. Thanks to the ubiquitous nature of mobile devices and the amazing power fuelled by their ever-expanding features, mobile apps are enabling us perform at our workplaces in ways never imagined before! Therefore, it is quite natural for these to be touted as one of the best forms of performance support for today’s workplaces. We, at Learnnovators, have been excited about leveraging this technology for workplace performance support (especially, in the context of ‘on-the-job learning’). We have been doodling about the possibilities this learning technique offers while developing cost effective and powerful mobile performance support solutions. Read on…
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This links to some very interesting articles and reviews

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Why Clayton Christensen Is Wrong (And Michael Porter Is Right) | Poets and Quants

Why Clayton Christensen Is Wrong (And Michael Porter Is Right) | Poets and Quants | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
The innovation guru thinks Harvard Business School's online strategy isn't disruptive enough
John Clayton's insight:

To me Porters comment “I think the big risk in any new technology is to believe the technology is the strategy" is right. Institutions need to take an holistic view of all their delivery mechanisms to make the right choices for the right audience.

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The $10,000 Bachelor's Degree Arrives

The $10,000 Bachelor's Degree Arrives | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Competency-based education is the next big thing in higher education, and it's perfect for people in the working world who have no time for keg parties
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The growing attention placed on "competencies" and the learning in the workplace are trends we cannot ignore. 

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One semester in, students satisfied with unfinished Georgia Tech online degree program @insidehighered

One semester in, students satisfied with unfinished Georgia Tech online degree program @insidehighered | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
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Has Georgia Tech got it right? Looks very much like Harvard's preference for online activity.

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When will the Internet replace college?

When will the Internet replace college? | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
It's no secret: the American education system is in the toilet.
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The conclusion        "There's nothing you can learn for $30,000 on a college campus that you can'tget on the Internet for free. It's about time the world realize that instead of signing their life away for a sheet of paper signed by a glorified con man"         is pretty brutal!

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Gaming in the Workplace - IEEE - The Institute

Gaming in the Workplace - IEEE - The Institute | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
How mixing work and play can motivate employees
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A basic overview of improving engagement in workplace training by using games. I would argue the progression of learners through the various stages is an example of using micro-credentials

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Teachers’ Most Powerful Role? Adding Context

Teachers’ Most Powerful Role? Adding Context | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
When information is available in abundance, teachers will still be subject matter experts, but their true value will lie in their ability to facilitate and share the expertise of their students.
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Like the line 

"Teacher as Conductor in the Classroom Orchestra"
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A new look for eLearning guidelines…

A new look for eLearning guidelines… | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
eLearning Guidelines for the tertiary sector are now improved, with updated guidelines and a new website to support online teaching and learning.
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Some nice guidelines for us to use as guidelines in the development of our e-learning activities.

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Do People Need Libraries in the Digital Age? - Speakeasy - WSJ

Do People Need Libraries in the Digital Age? - Speakeasy - WSJ | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
The Public Library Association's biennial conference in Indianapolis next month will feature discussions about libraries in the digital age. But the answer to where libraries need to go in the future could be in the ancient past.
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A nice thought piece on future of libraries

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A Biologist's Continued Experience with the Flipped Classroom

A Biologist's Continued Experience with the Flipped Classroom | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Dr. Jeremy Pritchard, Head of Education at the University of Birmingham, details the five lessons he's learned from flipping his classes.
John Clayton's insight:

The critical role of linking activities with the final assessment is the key point of the article

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, April 8, 2014 8:25 PM

I like how he links the formative and summative assessments together so the students can clearly see the connection. 

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5 eLearning Trends Leading to the End of the Learning Management System

5 eLearning Trends Leading to the End of the Learning Management System | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
With so much information easily accessible from multiple sources in the cloud, learners will take more and more control of their own learning, changing the role of learning professionals, departments and software. I believe this will lead to an end of the corporate Learning Management System (LMS) within 5 years.
John Clayton's insight:

As learners take charge of their learning experiences they will want personally controlled spaces to engage with materials (portfolios) and personal display functionality (badges / micro-credentials)

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E-Learning Makes the List of Top 10 Internet and Technology Trends for 2014 - Enterprise Learning! Blog

E-Learning Makes the List of Top 10 Internet and Technology Trends for 2014 - Enterprise Learning! Blog | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
For those of you wondering if the “e-learning” label is officially passé, as some industry leaders have pressed for, you’ll be pleased to note that it’s alive and well. You’ve heard us tell you astonishing numbers like 240% year-to-year growth
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Always interesting to discover what is on other peoples horizons. 

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