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Flexible Learning is concerned with providing learners with increased choice, convenience, and personalisation to suit the learner.
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Flipping Not Flopping: Infusing Active Learning in Online and Blended Courses - e-Learning Feeds

Flipping Not Flopping: Infusing Active Learning in Online and Blended Courses - e-Learning Feeds | Flexible Learning | Scoop.it
In this keynote session by Jason Rhode at the St.
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Interactive Video: The Next Big Thing in Mobile by Paul Clothier : Learning Solutions Magazine

Interactive Video: The Next Big Thing in Mobile by Paul  Clothier : Learning Solutions Magazine | Flexible Learning | Scoop.it

Learning from videos may be preferred and appealing... but is it really effective? Research suggests it is. Brandon Hall polled over 300 training professionals in 2011 and found that people used video in training specifically because they reported high levels of engagement and found it to be a highly effective means of learning.

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Free Online Classes Are an Unsustainable Gimmick. Here’s a Better Idea. 

Free Online Classes Are an Unsustainable Gimmick. Here’s a Better Idea.  | Flexible Learning | Scoop.it
For a year or two there, free online classes seemed like they just might be the future of higher education.
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Increasing Interaction in Online Learning Environments

Increasing Interaction in Online Learning Environments | Flexible Learning | Scoop.it
Focusing on the qualities of effective online teaching, here are a collection of real strategies to increase interaction in online learning environments.

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Maria Persson's curator insight, July 22, 2013 8:27 PM

Must read if you are new to online teaching and learning and essential if you can about student retention and the quality of your teaching.

Teresa MacKinnon's curator insight, September 15, 2013 2:23 AM

useful insights to share with #cmc #oie 

Teresa MacKinnon's comment, September 15, 2013 2:23 AM
many thanks for sharing this, really useful :)
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MOOC Infographic

MOOC Infographic | Flexible Learning | Scoop.it
Here's a great MOOC Infographic. A MOOC is a course that is open to anyone, in their own time zone - enabling more people to become involved.
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Will Gaming Save Education, or Just Waste Time? -- THE Journal

Will Gaming Save Education, or Just Waste Time? -- THE Journal | Flexible Learning | Scoop.it
Today's sophisticated digital games are engaging students and conveying hard-to-teach concepts like failure and perspective. So why aren't more classrooms playing along?
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Stanford Daily | The Flipped, Flipped Classroom

Stanford Daily | The Flipped, Flipped Classroom | Flexible Learning | Scoop.it

The past years have witnessed the apparition of one of the largest educational revolutions of our time: many prognosticators trumpet how MOOCs and flipped classroom models are one of the most promising educational approaches of the last century.

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Who Is Driving the Online Locomotive?

Who Is Driving the Online Locomotive? | Flexible Learning | Scoop.it
A look at which constituent groups are really clamoring for online courses, and which aren't.
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Classes should do hands-on exercises before reading and video, Stanford researchers say

Classes should do hands-on exercises before reading and video, Stanford researchers say | Flexible Learning | Scoop.it
A study of how students best learned a neuroscience lesson showed a distinct benefit to starting out by working with an interactive 3D model of the brain.
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"The study's conclusion suggests that the current model of the flipped classroom should itself be flipped upside down. The researchers advocate the "flipped flipped classroom," in which videos come after exploration and not before."

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Infographic: elearning vs. classroom learning

Infographic: elearning vs. classroom learning | Flexible Learning | Scoop.it
As elearning becomes ever more popular, what role will classroom-based learning play? Can elearning replace classroom learning, or merely complement it? This
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Bloom's Digital Taxonomy - Get Creative!

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy - Get Creative! | Flexible Learning | Scoop.it

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Anne Whaits's curator insight, April 17, 2013 5:08 PM

Useful concept map of Bloom's Taxonomy with a digital flavour on a great wiki --> Educational Origami http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom's+Digital+Taxonomy

The beauty of this concept map lies in the addition of Creativity at the high order thinking level. How do you design learning so that students are enabled to creatively evidence their learning using digital media?

Two other useful posts on this include: http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2012/06/flipping-expanding-blooms-taxonomy/ by Dr Justin W Marquis

and Bloom's Taxonomy Q&A Design Wheel http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/04/dont-miss-this-awesome-blooms-taxonomy.html

 

Heather MacCorkle Edick's curator insight, May 10, 2013 5:00 AM

This is a nice infographic!

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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Infographic

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Infographic | Flexible Learning | Scoop.it
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process.

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Hein Holthuizen's curator insight, July 15, 2013 6:20 AM

a few years of study in 1 sheet ;-)

Maru Gutierrez's curator insight, September 27, 2013 5:47 AM

A great tool!

Miguel Angel Gutierrez Andrade's curator insight, December 6, 2013 12:26 PM
Muy interesante presentación, sobre los enfoques de las teorías de aprendizaje.
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Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic

Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic | Flexible Learning | Scoop.it
Download an 11X17 version of the Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers Infographic by Mentoring Minds.com.

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Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:05 PM
Mathy: Definitely the time to make some changes...
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
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Here is How to Set Up A Flipped Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is How to Set Up A Flipped Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Flexible Learning | Scoop.it

Here is one of my favourite videos on flipped classroom. In this funny and insightful video, Keith Hughes explains the idea behind the flipped classroom and provides some excellent tips for teachers who want to integrate the flipped teaching methodology in their instruction. The video is a little bit long (24 minutes) but is really worth watching.


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'Flipped Classrooms' May Have No Impact on Learning | 13wmaz.com

'Flipped Classrooms' May Have No Impact on Learning  | 13wmaz.com | Flexible Learning | Scoop.it

In a flipped classroom, students watch their professors' lectures online before class, while spending class time working on hands-on, "real world" problems.

The potential of the model has many educators thrilled - it could be the end of vast lecture halls, students falling asleep and boring, monotone professors.

But four professors at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif. who are studying the effectiveness of a flipped classroom have bad news for advocates of the trend: it might not make any difference.

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Using Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Proactive Approach for Online Learning | Faculty Focus

Using Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Proactive Approach for Online Learning | Faculty Focus | Flexible Learning | Scoop.it
Classroom Assessment Techniques can be used to check for student understanding prior to summative assessment within the online classroom.
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How Mobile Learning Works

How Mobile Learning Works | Flexible Learning | Scoop.it
Ever wonder how mobile learning works? This is a quick guide to how it functions, what the methodology is behind it, and more.

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Anne Whaits's curator insight, August 28, 2013 8:52 AM

According to author, Saurabh Tyagi, the Framework for the Rational Analysis of Mobile Education (FRAME) model is used to describe the mobile learning process from three aspects:  Device, Learner and Social. It is the  interaction of Device, Learner and Social that attempts to define mobile learning, which itself is an ever-evolving process.Mobile capability can enhance learning by facilitating interaction and collaboration, creation of a learning community and providing access to a variety of online resources in real time.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, September 9, 2013 3:20 AM

The main idea is: "To summarize it all, mobile capability helps in learning by facilitating interaction and collaboration, creation of a learning community and providing access to a variety of online resources in real time."

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, September 9, 2013 3:21 AM

The main idea is, "To summarize it all, mobile capability helps in learning by facilitating interaction and collaboration, creation of a learning community and providing access to a variety of online resources in real time."

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Disruptive Innovation vs. Harvard: Who Will Win?

Disruptive Innovation vs. Harvard: Who Will Win? | Flexible Learning | Scoop.it
When I was in business school, I was taught that Coca-Cola was the world’s most powerful brand. But that’s plain wrong: elite universities are the world’s most powerful brands. No
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Don't Fear the MOOC: Re-Invent the Learning Ecosystem

Don't Fear the MOOC: Re-Invent the Learning Ecosystem | Flexible Learning | Scoop.it
The chatter around the need to improve education in the U.S. has been going on for decades, but it looks like something is finally going to happen. Why? Because the business model of higher education is truly under attack.
LiSiong Lim's insight:

On average, with all other predictors being equal, a student who worked offline with someone else in the class or someone who had expertise in the subject would have a predicted score almost three points higher than someone working by him or herself.


"Blended" learning can have more advantages than a purely online or offline learning experience.

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Why are we teaching like it’s 1992?

Why are we teaching like it’s 1992? | Flexible Learning | Scoop.it

The schools we have inherited were designed for standardisation and industrialisation. Their aim was to turn farmers into factory workers and, on a different social level, to show shopkeepers how to be corporate employees.

 

We have inherited this Industrial Age system of specialised, field-driven, silo-ed, top-down, standardised education. We measure achievement in “bubble tests” where you find the best answer from five possible ones.

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Flipping the Classroom | The Martlet

Flipping the Classroom | The Martlet | Flexible Learning | Scoop.it
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A flipped classroom can increase workload not just to the students ("“because it takes a lot of initiative on your part to actually go home, watch the videos and pay attention"), but to the instructors (because some of the videos have to be made from scratch) as well. 

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Anyone Still Listening? Educators Consider Killing the Lecture

Anyone Still Listening? Educators Consider Killing the Lecture | Flexible Learning | Scoop.it
Though some teachers are still adamantly holding onto traditional formal lectures, many others are considering whether this is an ineffective and outdated model that no longer works in the information age.

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Eme Ric's comment, July 26, 2013 5:24 PM
There are others ways. It's not lecture or online, hopefully
Eme Ric's comment, July 26, 2013 5:24 PM
There are others ways. It's not lecture or online, hopefully.
Heather Thompson's comment, July 26, 2013 5:40 PM
agreed engaged learning can happen in a range of ways. Face to face engages differently
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Flipped Classroom - Full Picture - 2013

Presentation slides for virtual presentations about the flipped classroom-the full picture http://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/the-flipped-cl

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D Cashore's comment, May 5, 2013 7:36 PM
Not a fan based on my children's experience with the whole thing. It does not work the way it states. The classroom becomes a time of reteaching what was supposedly learned from the video the night before. The flipped classroom needs an incredible amount of training with highly skilled, and motivated teachers. I am not a fan.
Marie-Hélène Fasquel's comment, May 6, 2013 1:33 AM
Thank you for your insight!
Anne Whaits's comment, May 8, 2013 10:52 AM
Am always interested in the student (and parent) voice! Thank you for that insight D Cashmore. I tend to agree with your view on the skill needed to implement an experiential cycle of learning that is effective for the students' learning.
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Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy of Mobile Learning

Presentation about moving from Education 1.0 to Education 3.0; from pedagogy to andragogy to heutagogy; from instructivism to constructivism to connectivism in the context of mobile learning

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CECI Jean-François's curator insight, August 10, 2013 3:23 AM

Un must avec une vision d'anticipation et de synthèse des nouvelles tendances en matière d'éducation... Incontournable !

Kathy Benson's curator insight, August 13, 2013 10:14 PM

I learned about heutagogy which goes beyond learners constructing their own meaning to learners collaborating to act on thier new understanding. 

ech08ravo's curator insight, December 1, 2013 10:15 PM

If anyone has a link to audio or video of this presentation I would be most grateful! 

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Open Educational Resources & Creative Commons

Ever wondered if you should use the work of others in your own products? How do you attribute these resources? How can you share educational resources openly while protecting your rights?


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Maggie Verster's curator insight, February 1, 2013 10:03 AM

Great visual slideshow in Copyright. Love the pictures.