"Sharing my work online has become a huge part of the way i learn. those connections make it possible for me to gain a bigger audience, which means more feedback and more learning. a lot more people are finding me now" - Mark Klassen.
what is "better education"? the speaker speaks about what is better, and also (i think) his positioned MOOCs in the education system; and contrast it with the real education.
about educating differently; in the second half of the video, the speaker makes interesting argument, which i tink very much relevant to any teachers teaching in any age group including Higher Education.
Issues of social practices in the 21st century teaching and learning; interesting suggestion in recasting existing pedagogies with new digital tools; looking at the new learning and knowledge ecology. activity of making context, through experimentation (“play”) enabled by technology.
"Time is running out for traditional university business models", says a report from EY, the report also recommend three types/model of university for the future. I think this support the argument to emphasize on innovating the pedagogy.
Abby Leafe, principal of New Leafe Research and a QRCA member, explained how the use of social media affected her research on digital dating violence. “As part of a project that had several components, I created a Facebook account that was somewhat personalized and friended the participants before conducting research. They saw me there like all their other friends. Being Facebook friends with the participants added a layer of friendliness and intimacy to the research. It got them to open up more,” Leafe says.
a very interesting article on how research, or at least social research has been affected because the society has been affected by affordances of web 2.0.
But is it just that? Sadly, the original article that provoked my thinking on content curator and WPL, IMHO, did not unpack its statement. Just because a content-curator platform can be used to curate WPL-related content, do not make it valuable (or even relevant) to the practice of WPL.
Reflecting on my own practice since I join the world of digital curating using Scoop.it, I found it’s an exciting process; it’s rather difficult to explain, the excitement is somewhere between bookmarking for my own personal use, blogging my opinion to share to others, and participating in a community of practice. Blog can be intimidating to some people, when our light-bulb is not lit, people who are not a prolific blogger would shy away from the practice. Social-bookmarking can be boring since the lack of appealing visual presentation and difficult to present my annotation in a manner that is attractively consumable by others. Content Curator offers a set of affordances which seemingly can overcome the awkwardness of the other two tools.
How that would then can benefit the practice in WPL? Would be interesting to explore.
With the discussion of MOOC and badge system, “University is no longer the lone custodian of knowledge” I think that sentence has its merits, but would it need to be said in a context; such as “in teaching”? How about “in research”? does university’s role changes in research?
"Education and training is no longer seen as being solely the realm of educational institutions. Education and training is increasingly viewed in terms of a broader system involving workplaces, educational institutions, individuals and a variety of other government and community organisations." WPL from the business' point of view.
Robin Good: "7 Things You Should Know About Social Content Curation" is a technology brief from Educause which aims to introduce, explain and illustrate the emerging social curation trend and why it is relevant to teaching and learning.
From the official abstract: "An emerging class of online tools, including Pinterest, Scoop.it, EduClipper, and others, allows users to quickly and easily gather, organize, and share collections of online resources, particularly visual content.
These applications make it easy to collect and post disparate bits of content, providing visual groupings at a glance that can reveal important patterns.
In academic settings, they can facilitate more visual thinking and discussion among students while providing a means to share collections of online content."
The goal is to develop MOOCs that can stand up to the scrutiny of the normal faculty approval processes at the system’s various campus, then award credit to students who pass them.
The Texas system believes making certain “bridge” courses — low-level courses that typically count toward multiple degree pathways — available as MOOCs will make it less likely that students will be locked out of those courses on their own campuses, said Mintz, who will lead the implementation of the partnership agreement.
“Some students tell us that they are closed out of classes because those classes are over-enrolled or aren’t being offered that semester,” he said.
And there is a growing acknowledgement that many American universities’ prestige came not from being the best at educating, but from being the best at research and from being selective and accepting the best and brightest
-- it's probably the time when universities face their greatest test of weather or not they have a firm grasp on pedagogy and able to implement it.
An interesting article about the origin of this anecdotal data which form conception in many educators, and the danger of conveniently use presented data without knowing and stating the background properly. Hope I haven’t done something like that.. we all seems to be a bit susceptible to this.
The column talks about the assertion that “there must be more to the university experience than career guidance” instead of just being “a drive-through facility on the way to the afternoon shift”; I think they are relevant and imperative discussion, considering the various tides of changes approaching the education sector.
How do universities and students themselves see their experience when learning in a university?
A Personal Learning Network (PLN) is a system for lifelong learning; reading this short article makes me thinking, is it part of the digital literacy needed by today? should it be an educator's responsibility to help students built their PLN?
no doubt it would have significant impact to the way we teach.
i'm quite sad though .. “Because the idea of a full-time student is almost gone – we have very busy students, and we need to address that.” -- the joy and luxury of being a full time student, might one day be a thing from the past.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
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Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.