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The Flipped Approach to a Learner-Centered Class - Magna Publications

The Flipped Approach to a Learner-Centered Class - Magna Publications | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In a flipped classroom, students watch lectures outside of class and complete homework during class. Become learner-centered and flip your classroom.
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Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning

Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.

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Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.

 

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Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.


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Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.


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Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.

 

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Partnership to evaluate impact of active learning on student outcomes - eCampus News

Partnership to evaluate impact of active learning on student outcomes - eCampus News | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Jefferson Education Accelerator (JEA) announced today the selection of teaching and learning platform Echo360 as the first company partner for JEA, which helps to evaluate and scale education solutions that can make demonstrable impacts on student learning outcomes.

“Echo360 is an excellent example of the type of company JEA intends to support,” said Bart Epstein, Founding CEO of Jefferson Education Accelerator. “Echo360 is already used by nearly 3 million students in 8,000 classrooms at 650 higher education schools across 30 countries. Our review of its internal data shows strong evidence of significant impact on student engagement and outcomes. They have integrated a unique combination of teaching tools in a way that makes scaling potentially much easier. Through formal research and engagement with faculty, students, and administrators, JEA seeks to further document, validate, and communicate the impact of Echo360’s platform.”
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Why Change Our Approach to Teaching?

Why Change Our Approach to Teaching? | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Transforming a class, especially a large lecture class, isn’t easy. Roberts experimented with a variety of techniques. Some have failed; others succeeded.
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The flipped classroom: six myths

The flipped classroom: six myths | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What is the flipped classroom?

 

I’d rather not get into the business of erecting fences and proclaiming who is in and who is out. However, it is important to correct misinformation and expose marketing claims masquerading as pedagogical philosophy, so that thoughtful teachers can make wise choices as we plan for the upcoming academic year.

 

Following are six common misconceptions about the flipped classroom, and my attempts to correct them based on peer-reviewed research and several years’ experience flipping my own classes.

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Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, July 13, 7:15 PM

There are some really good tips and ideas in here as well as clear information clearing up some Flipped Classroom myths.

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6 Secrets of Active Learning Classroom Design -- Campus Technology

6 Secrets of Active Learning Classroom Design -- Campus Technology | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Like a jazz dance performance, active learning combines doing, movement and impromptu variety in a way that gets students and faculty up and out of their usual positions in the classroom. The room and its technology trappings become the stage and props for encouraging the unexpected to unfold.

The goal of active learning is to create a space that can become the catalyst for change, noted Lennie Scott-Webber, director of education environments for Steelcase and former head of the Department of Interior Design & Fashion at Radford University (VA). "When you open the door to a space, does it give you permission to act differently other than to be behaviorally conditioned to 'sit and git' or 'stand and deliver'? If the space doesn't give permission to change, then it's too easy to revert back to what we know."
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Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Consider using autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance as practical classroom strategies to reinforce the intrinsic motivation students need for making the most of their learning.

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Sue Alexander's curator insight, July 3, 5:35 PM
And where better than the Art Room?
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, July 4, 3:32 AM

La motivation des étudiants est un  problème épineux. J'aime bien l'approche assez complet du problème.

Diana Short 's curator insight, July 4, 3:38 PM

Love it. These skills, gained and practiced support nearly every social, business, or personal interaction. Yay!

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Texting In Class May Distract Students, But It Could Also Help Them Learn

Texting In Class May Distract Students, But It Could Also Help Them Learn | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Gone are the days when kids would get in trouble for passing notes in class. Today’s youngsters are much more sophisticated, technologically speaking, than those who grew up in the days of flip phones and CD players — let alone those whose only access to a phone growing up was a spin-dial one. This means there’s a lot more texting, tweeting, and Facebooking on smartphones in your average high school or college classroom than ever before.

Does this also mean that kids today are way more distracted by the bombardment of information reaching them via their tablets and iPhones? A new study out of the National Communication Association wanted to find out whether increased smartphone and social media use in class impacted student learning — and what they found was that it had both negative and positive effects.

In the study, researchers analyzed kids who were using phones in class to respond to text messages — both relevant and irrelevant to the class material. They measured the type of messages and the frequency of them, and found that students who were texting about the material actually scored higher on multiple choice tests about the subject than those who were texting about non-class related things.

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Eric Moss's curator insight, June 29, 11:02 AM

It is time to make decisions on what we want to do for kids who are going to be on their social media devices during class time. After looking at this insightful article, I agree that being able to discuss class work with other students while class is in session is only going to help. Interestingly, the study showed that discussing materials through social media lead to greater test scores. I think that a big problem is that kids are trying to hide their devices while in class, and this is the part that is distracting them. Maybe if we implemented new technology, which allowed for students to have a built in I pad in his or her desk, allowing group chats, and online public discussions to take place, this would be beneficial. Staying on topic, posting to friends and family about what you are learning is only going to lead to a better understanding of the topic. Changing what many might view as a negative action, to a positive idea might be key when thinking about the future of our education system, and all of the social media available. Higher grades will be the reward, while lower grades will be the consequence for kids who reject using this new feature the proper way.

JoanHughes's curator insight, June 30, 5:58 AM

This article gives food for thought.  Are mobile phones being used to engage learners or do teachers see it as a distraction?

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5 Tips for Active Learning Space Design - YouTube ^ by Crhis Kobza

Chris Kobza is managing director for learning spaces at the University of Oklahoma.

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MONICA LOPEZ SIEBEN's curator insight, June 24, 2:25 AM

Cómo el espacio puede fomentar el aprendizaje. Flexibilidad para aprender mejor.

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Agency and Opportunities for Future Educational Technologies

Agency and Opportunities for Future Educational Technologies | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Like every other skill – from playing the piano to factoring polynomials to reasoning about the likely causes of historical events – learning how to learn requires practice. Learners need opportunities to plan out their own learning and select their own study strategies and learning resources. Learners need opportunities to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the strategies and resources they’ve selected in support of their own learning. Learners need to experience – and reflect on – a range of successes and failures in regulating their own learning in order to understand what works for them, and how they should approach the next learning task they encounter in school or life.
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Student Engagement with Blended Learning: 9 Unique Ideas

Student Engagement with Blended Learning: 9 Unique Ideas | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
These 9 strategies for blended learning are certain to help you engage students quickly and consistently.

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Michelle Nimchuk's curator insight, June 5, 12:53 PM

9 Great strategies to incorporate in a blended learning environment.

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Эти 9 стратегий для смешанного обучения помогут вам заниматься со студентами  быстро и последовательно

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Mentimeter - A free audience response system

Mentimeter - A free audience response system | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Mentimeter allows you to use mobile phones or tablets to vote on any question you specify. Our vision is to improve the meeting between a presenter and an audience.

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Daniel Tan's curator insight, May 20, 7:40 PM

I think all these online response systems requiring the use of the students' devices are wonderful. However, is there an impact, perhaps one that might be significant enough, of the use of students' devices in that the device is personal. Do students using an older device relatively to others in the class be sensitive in its use When majority of the classmates have the latest ohone device models. Also when teachers and faculty be comfortable of students while using the devices in the exercise are distracted (actual or presumed or perceived) with other apps during that exercise? 

 

Also when the wireless access point be robust and reliable enough when it experiences a surge/flood of signals when large numbers of simultaneous responses are transmitted in a small time window. 

 

My observation is that teachers do not want to be encumbered with such distractions, uncertainty and confrontation when only partial student responses are recorded due to technical issues. The latter also leads to the technical support of student devices which is unknown (which version of OS), unfamiliar (what other apps or potential of interdependencies) and uncertainty (are you sure they are not checking on their apps while others are still thinking of their responses?)

Chris Carter's curator insight, May 20, 8:11 PM

There are a number of student response systems. The more important question, rather than which one are you using, is are you using any one at all?

MSU_TCEE's curator insight, May 26, 5:31 PM

Will cost you to get benefit of asking multiple questions, securing data & privacy, and being able to export data. $75/year for basic protections & additional questions, or $180 to add colleagues and get all Mentimeter has to offer. Device agnostic - works across platforms. Real time answers to multiple choice, open-ended or scaled responses.

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Deekit - Online Whiteboard

Deekit - Online Whiteboard | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

nicely designed whiteboardDeekit is a shared whiteboard that enables online editing using any kind of content, be it drawing, text, image, anything. A whiteboard that is available anytime, anywhere on any device.


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Suzanne's curator insight, May 10, 4:48 AM

Looks good to try out for free.

Don't like that sign in options are only through Facebook, Google or Microsoft, though.  

Liz Horrocks's curator insight, May 10, 11:26 AM

Adult and Teenage students would love this - also good for out of the classroom learning, or virtual one-to-ones. 

Gav Morris's curator insight, May 15, 4:04 AM

This looks interesting.

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CoSN 2015: 10 Reasons Flipped Classrooms Could Change Education

CoSN 2015: 10 Reasons Flipped Classrooms Could Change Education | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A policy expert and author explains why using technology to leverage new forms of teaching excites both teachers and students.

Today's classrooms are outfitted with the latest technologies, but too often the teaching methods don't take full advantage of the options these tools afford. Flipping the classroom — inverting the time spent on lecturing and homework — can create new inroads for learning by leveraging the technology used in classrooms and at home, says Kathleen Fulton, an author and president of Fulton Creative Consulting."


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A Learner-Centered Syllabus Helps Set the Tone for Learning

A Learner-Centered Syllabus Helps Set the Tone for Learning | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A learner-centered syllabus can take many forms, but often includes shared decision-making, a rationale for course objectives and tips for staying on track.

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Good point. All to often, the Syllabus becomes a monster of a document to read because it is developed to satisfy multiple audiences (faculty, administration, accreditors, etc.).

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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, August 1, 1:55 PM

Good point. All to often, the Syllabus becomes a monster of a document to read because it is developed to satisfy multiple audiences (faculty, administration, accreditors, etc.).

Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, August 2, 4:01 AM

Good point. All to often, the Syllabus becomes a monster of a document to read because it is developed to satisfy multiple audiences (faculty, administration, accreditors, etc.).

Dennis Swender's curator insight, August 2, 3:40 PM

Good point. All to often, the Syllabus becomes a monster of a document to read because it is developed to satisfy multiple audiences (faculty, administration, accreditors, etc.).

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An Education Necessity: Mind Blowing Experiences | Just Visiting | InsideHigherEd

An Education Necessity: Mind Blowing Experiences | Just Visiting | InsideHigherEd | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

When we become obsessed with measurement, with coherence, with standardization, we inevitably reduce the experience to those things that can be measured, and often those things are small, and not particularly meaningful when it comes to a life lived[4].

Think about the compromises we must make for the sake of assessment, assignments that are safe, that require students to make the moves we can measure and quantify, but which also come with low probability of mind blowing.

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UDL and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture

UDL and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Jackie Gerstein proposes an experiential flipped classroom learning model where she believes there a  great opportunity to change the predominant didactic model of education that is especially prevalent in upper elementary through graduate school education.

 

"UDL is a strategy, a process that provides opportunities for all students, not just those with special needs (but I believe all learners have special needs), to be successful learners. This is the same goal for the flipped classroom model designed as an experiential learning cycle.

 

This model has experiential learning at the core of the learning process with the content videos supporting the learning rather than being the core or primary instructional piece. Experiential learning is the process of making meaning from direct experience.. Simply put, experiential learning is learning from experience. Experiential learning can be a highly effective educational method[ It engages the learner at a more personal level by addressing the needs and wants of the individual. For experiential learning to be truly effective, it should employ the whole learning wheel, from goal setting, to experimenting and observing, to reviewing, and finally action planning. This complete process allows one to learn new skills, new attitudes or even entirely new ways of thinking. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experiential_learning)"

 

Thank you Jackie for your insight in creating this model where all learners can experience success!


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Steven E Teator's curator insight, July 19, 9:48 AM

This article provides some "brain science" and discusses how the flipped classroom can be applied to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

asli telli's curator insight, August 1, 1:33 AM

Great article connecting UDL/brain science and experiential learning. It even integrates the "Three What " reflection method.

wernerio's curator insight, August 2, 11:27 AM

Great article connecting UDL/brain science and experiential learning. It even integrates the "Three What " reflection method.

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How To Add Rigor To Anything - TeachThought

How To Add Rigor To Anything - TeachThought | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Rigor is a fundamental piece of any learning experience.

It is also among the most troublesome due to its subjectivity. What does it mean? What are its characteristics? Rigorous for whom? And more importantly, how can you use to promote understanding?

Barbara Blackburn, author of “Rigor is not a 4-Letter Word,” shared 5 “myths” concerning rigor, and they are indicative of the common misconceptions: that difficult, dry, academic, sink-or-swim learning is inherently rigorous.

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Sue Alexander's curator insight, July 11, 8:07 PM

I find it wonderfully fulfilling that Art and art making naturally open the way for all 10!

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An Approach for Our Time.pdf - Challenge Based Learning

An Approach for Our Time.pdf - Challenge Based Learning | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

We need to think differently.

 

*  What if we focused our energy not on test scores and rankings but on engaging students in their work?

*  What if their work was more than facts and formulas as presented in books, but relevant to the world they see?

*  What if rather than trying to teach them problem solving, we actually encouraged them to take on problems that needed solving?

*  Rather than teaching them a science curriculum, what if we opened the door for them to do science?

 

 

Challenge-based learning puts that world in center focus, and surfaces the essential relevance of their core subjects at the same time, as the six remarkable case studies we present make powerfully clear.

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Will the University of Adelaide's lecture phase-out be a flop?

Will the University of Adelaide's lecture phase-out be a flop? | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The University of Adelaide is planning to completely phase out lectures. Is this change good for learning?
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The Skills Gap and the New Economy: Implications for Low-Income Students | GE Foundation Whitepaper

The Skills Gap and the New Economy: Implications for Low-Income Students | GE Foundation Whitepaper | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This week, the GE Foundation released a solutions-driven white paper, titled "The Skills Gap and the New Economy: Implications for Low-Income Students," that outlines strategic steps needed to help low-income students succeed in college and career.

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Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic | PBL | eSkills

Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic | PBL | eSkills | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic presents how teachers can use google apps in project-based learning to streamline learning.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PBL

 


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Karen Dunlap's curator insight, June 21, 9:51 AM

Fantastic framework! 

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, June 23, 6:02 AM

Aplicaciones de Google en el aprendizaje basado en proyectos. Infografia útil y clarificadora!

Lee Hall's curator insight, June 23, 10:30 AM

More reasons to use Google apps for education with your students. 

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A Guide for Making Any Question an Essential Question

A Guide for Making Any Question an Essential Question | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Use this simple guide to help you turn any basic non-essential question into an essential question for developing critical thinking skills.
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Sugata Mitra: Learn to Think Like a Kid | WIRED

Sugata Mitra: Learn to Think Like a Kid | WIRED | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Through what I call “self-organized learning environments.” This is when a semi-chaotic group of learners with no supervision are asked a big question, then go find the answer. Kids have a natural curiosity—they always want to know ‘why?’ So if you can learn science in the process of answering big questions, they remember that information.
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And so it seems with Challenge-based learning.

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How Unconventional, Experiential Learning Is Reshaping Higher Education

How Unconventional, Experiential Learning Is Reshaping Higher Education | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In this article, I highlight the dynamic diversity of unconventional, experiential learning providers and related exemplars, who promote fairly personalized instruction, who do not merely instruct online, and who are not degree-granting programs or institutions. These exemplars — the majority related to entrepreneurship — are by no means comprehensive. I caught up with these folks recently.
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Educational Leadership:Teaching with Mobile Tech:How to Transform Teaching with Tablets

Educational Leadership:Teaching with Mobile Tech:How to Transform Teaching with Tablets | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

During one of our first visits to an iPad school, students told us that their favorite use of the tablet was for note taking. They had an app that enabled them to leave their paper notebooks at home and organize their notes in one place. We're not opposed to gains in productivity, but if all tablet computers do is replace notebooks with notebook apps, we're unlikely to look back on the United States' investment in tablets with much enthusiasm.

Getting computing devices into schools is relatively easy; changing classroom practice with technology is really, really hard. Over the past century, radio, television, video cassette recorders, desktop computers, laptop computers, handheld devices, tablets, and cell phones have all been heralded as potentially transformative classroom tools (Cuban, 1986, 2003). With every generation of computing technology, a small group of educators has been able to use new tools in transformative ways, but on the whole, classroom practices have proven stubbornly resistant to change. Consider this thought experiment: If you could take all the money that schools invested in computer labs in the 1980s and 1990s, would you spend that money again on those labs?

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