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Top 7 Trends in LMS for 2014 - Capterra Blog

Top 7 Trends in LMS for 2014 - Capterra Blog | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
7 trends in Learning Management Software (LMS) we see coming in 2014. Capterra has been helping organizations make smarter software purchases since 1999.
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While a number of these trends are well advertised I wonder how many focus on the 'learner record' (Tin Can). Do we recognise how important this will be in the future when micro-credentials / personal learning plans / customisation take a leading role..  

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TitanPad

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A nice "wiki- like" tool that allows the sharing of thoughts and ideas.

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5 Common Core facts Bill Gates says must be made clear

5 Common Core facts Bill Gates says must be made clear | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Gates defended the new standards at a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards conference Friday, addressing the sometimes controversial conversation surrounding them.
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If governments, politicians and business leaders are prepared to support "standards" in schools, and the associated criticism of parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts. Will tertiary educators arguments against standards be effective?

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Is Competency Based Education the Next Game Changer on the Horizon? Can it Succeed?

Is Competency Based Education the Next Game Changer on the Horizon? Can it Succeed? | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
This Innovate Model has Exciting Potential and is Gaining Momentum, but it Requires Embracing Change in Order to Succeed Many educators (myself included) are
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This needs to be read in conjunction with  http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/7-things-you-should-know-about-competency-based-education

 

CBE  illustrates how learners can gain  qualifications from a aggregating a range of micro-credentials. This is not new, NZQA is based on standards, but the funding models required to make it work would be challenging. 

  

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A Periodic Table of Instructional Design

A PERIODIC TABLE OF INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN: A unique, graphical presentation of Instructional Design Concepts in a concise and structured manner. We hope this is useful for the Instructional Design and Elearning Community.
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This uses ADDIE as a framework. The definitions/comments are short and easily understood. 

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23 Virtual Tools for Tablets (all free!)

23 Virtual Tools for Tablets (all free!) | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
A great way to capture the attention of your students is to introducethese virtual tools.  If they are bored with traditional flashcards, post-its or math manipulatives try out one of the virtual t...
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Title says it all

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SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0

SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0 | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Evolution, in its broadest sense, serves as a force to help humans move towards a better way of living given the current times or Zeitgeist.  It follows, then, that the education field should evolv...
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A brief overview of what has been called "web3" might spark some discussion

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MOOCs are a fundamental misperception of how teaching works

MOOCs are a fundamental misperception of how teaching works | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
During break (e.g., multi-hour long car rides), I gave a lot of thought to MOOCs and the changes that are coming to higher education. I realized that people can only believe that MOOCs can replace ...
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You have to agree that content alone does not constitute good teaching

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Harvard plans to boldly go with 'Spocs'

Harvard plans to boldly go with 'Spocs' | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
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The move to mass-customisation is now on the radar of the Ivy League institution. Have a look at this article on SPOCs  "Small Private Online Courses"  and see if you agree.

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@Ignatia Webs: Flexible #pedagogies for Technology Enhanced Learning

@Ignatia Webs: Flexible #pedagogies for Technology Enhanced Learning | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
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Some interesting conceptions to stimulate your thinking

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Why Blended Learning Is Better

Why Blended Learning Is Better | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Blended learning is a buzz word that’s been thrown around quite a bit lately and brings together the best of both classroom learning and elearning. In fact it seems to be the ideal solution all-around as it appeals to all learning styles, circumstances, needs and demands. It combines the support of classroom learning with the flexibility of elearning.
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Worth looking at for the nice matrix from Ontario Ministry of Education

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A nice info-graphic of the potential future of higher educational institutions.

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Ready or Not, Change is Coming | Inside Higher Ed

Ready or Not, Change is Coming | Inside Higher Ed | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
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A most telling comment

"Our colleges and universities continue to organize their schedules, policies, services, and curricular pathways around traditional students, although a substantial majority, even in the 18-to-24 year old segment, do not fit this profile".

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Demystifying how we learn at the Workplace: Creating pathways for impactful learning

Demystifying how we learn at the Workplace: Creating pathways for impactful learning | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
In the corporate scenario, Knowledge is what equips an employee to do his or her job better. Not only training managers, but employees themselves are fast realizing this and are open to the concept of
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The title does not indicate the useful information outlined in this. It is worth a read.

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Learning styles - Research summaries - THE JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE

Learning styles - Research summaries - THE JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
This document provides a summary of research associated with learning styles. It reviews and evaluates the evidence emerging from empirical research and also the work of schools in recent years. The document includes a review of key aspects such as the meaning of learning styles, preferred learning style, learning styles and pedagogy in post-16 learning, metacognition, preferred teaching style, and implications for the work of schools.
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A very nice overview of learning styles from Scotland 

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The Decay Of Comedy as a Requirement for Teaching | Humor in Classroom

The Decay Of Comedy as a Requirement for Teaching | Humor in Classroom | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Use of humor in classroom can inspire teachers and learners. YouTube has funny celebrities who can provide the right kind of motivation for the teachers.
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Like the quote "any teacher that can be replaced by a computer deserves to be"  :-) 

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Demystifying Competency Models - Just A.S.K.

Demystifying Competency Models - Just A.S.K. | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Competency models apply to those developing eLearning too. Everyone involved in adult education should know what they are and how they’re best used. This article makes competency models easy to remember (just A.S.K.) and provides the top 20 failures programs exhibit when the fail to live up to their potential usefulness.
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I agree a critical feature of competency models is the need to demonstrate the impact on business goals and the meaningful benefits for managers and employees. (i.e. Demonstrate what a competency model is and what it can achieve.)

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LinkedIn Designs a Learner-Centric Enterprise Learning Platform

LinkedIn Designs a Learner-Centric Enterprise Learning Platform | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Research reveals that one third of LMS users are either unsatisfied or very unsatisfied with their platform. How did LinkedIn—the world's largest professional social network—address their own needs?
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Linkedin LMS is following the 70-20-10 model: (70% of learning happens on the job, 20% of learning happens through coaching and feedback, and 10% of learning happens through formal courses). How long before they investigate the credentialing the 70%?

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CareerFoundry Puts a Personal Touch Back in Online Education

CareerFoundry Puts a Personal Touch Back in Online Education | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Berlin-based startup CareerFoundry has launched its mentor-driven “zero-to-job-ready” vocational training platform for those who aspire for a career in tech.
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The CareerFoundry  business model for MOOCs is based upon the concept of mentors and the "personal touch". In their delivery learners gain micro-credentials and not full qualifications. This is the way of the future?. . 

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Top 10 Competencies of a Gamified Learning Designer

Top 10 Competencies of a Gamified Learning Designer | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Gamified learning is one of the major revolutions happening around us that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’. It requires us to unlearn and relearn some of the traditional notions related to learning styles and preferences, and the dimensions and the elements of learning design. In this article, we will take a quick look at the top 10 essential competencies required for a learning designer to design effective gamified learning interventions.
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Some really nice resources included in this thought piece

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One Button Studio | one button, many possibilities

One Button Studio | one button, many possibilities | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
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This is a nice simple solution for spaces that have the capability to record videos.

To me, always looking for innovative ways to assess learners, I think this provides another way of generating evidence for portfolios. . Thoughts? 

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The MOOC Revolution: How To Earn An Elite MBA For Free | Poets and Quants

The MOOC Revolution: How To Earn An Elite MBA For Free | Poets and Quants | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
It's now possible to assemble a full-fledged MBA curriculum from Wharton, Stanford, MIT & other prestige schools for free
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This is an interesting thought piece. The issue, as always, is how do individuals validate certificates / credentials. 

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British MOOC, first in country to give option of paying for credit, gets no takers | Inside Higher Ed

British MOOC, first in country to give option of paying for credit, gets no takers | Inside Higher Ed | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
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For those that think credentialing MOOCs will provide a platform for the future, this Edge Hill example may make them re-think.  The idea that "Learning Centres" will replace traditional institutions is based on a concept that individuals want to build to "qualifications". Emerging conceptions of micro-credentials indicate, at least in the vocational education sector, individuals want to acquire valued skills (such as working at heights, working in confined spaces) that will increase employment opportunities and not bloated qualifications. 

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Keep taking the tablets? Assessing the use of tablet devices in learning and teaching activities in the Further Education sector | Fabian | Research in Learning Technology

Keep taking the tablets? Assessing the use of tablet devices in learning and teaching activities in the Further Education sector | Fabian | Research in Learning Technology | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
Keep taking the tablets? Assessing the use of tablet devices in learning and teaching activities in the Further Education sector
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An interesting article on the use of BYOD (or in this case supplied) approaches.

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Higher education technology predictions for 2014 | Mark Smithers

Higher education technology predictions for 2014 | Mark Smithers | Emerging Technologies in Vocational Education and Industry Training | Scoop.it
TL;DR Wizard by seanmgrath In summary, we’ll have another contentious year. We’ll see big growth in higher education services from outside of the uni
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My experiences tend to lead me to agree with the comment "Mainstream higher education doesn't understand open badges and will find it very difficult to implement them" BUT the landscape is changing.:)

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