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MOOCs and other ed-tech bubbles

MOOCs and other ed-tech bubbles | EduTech & Elearning | Scoop.it
Why most of what currently excites the ed-tech world is hot air: MOOCs, Learning Analytics and Open Education Resources, amongst other fads. I already know what my new year’s resolution will be. As...

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As someone who is immersed in MOOCs, Learning Analytics and OER this makes an interesting read. [BTW David K, HEFCE spent money on SCORE as well as JISC/HEA so the truth is somewhere between your figure and Crispin's. I feel that there are some interested open initiatives emerging that may gobeyond bubbles. But the business cases often don't stand up to closer inspection (as yet anyhow). Lots of work still to do.

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ChrisPegler's curator insight, January 7, 2013 5:19 AM

As someone who is immersed in MOOCs, Learning Analytics and OER this makes an interesting read. [BTW David K, HEFCE spent money on SCORE as well as JISC/HEA so the truth is somewhere between your figure and Crispin's. I feel that there are some interested open initiatives emerging that may gobeyond bubbles. But the business cases often don't stand up to closer inspection (as yet anyhow). Lots of work still to do.

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A Connectivist Approach to Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners: The Role of Social Technologies (PDF Download Available)

A Connectivist Approach to Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners: The Role of Social Technologies (PDF Download Available) | EduTech & Elearning | Scoop.it
Official Full-Text Publication: A Connectivist Approach to Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners: The Role of Social Technologies on ResearchGate, the professional network for scientists.

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Ludus - limitless creativity for your slides

Ludus - limitless creativity for your slides | EduTech & Elearning | Scoop.it
The web is full of beautiful ideas and services. Ludus is the first one to provide an easy way to gather them all in a single place.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, May 18, 1:17 PM

Ludus is a new and smart presentation maker (launched in beta on 10 May) that will let you create exciting and dynamic presentations. Just be patient, it will take more time than PowerPoint but the result will look amazing!

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 19, 11:07 AM

New slide presentation tool worth exploring.

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Stop Trying to Define Personalized Learning (EdSurge News)

Stop Trying to Define Personalized Learning (EdSurge News) | EduTech & Elearning | Scoop.it
Defining personalized learning gives the illusion that we know what works. But we don’t. There are no classic recipes to use yet—just breadcrumbs to follow, and we are not even sure where they all lead.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 16, 3:54 AM

Well argued. Have to agree with a lot of this. Edtech companies are all rushing to commoditise this.

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Using Metacognition to Reframe Our Thinking about Learning Styles

Using Metacognition to Reframe Our Thinking about Learning Styles | EduTech & Elearning | Scoop.it

"References to learning styles have become commonplace when faculty and students discuss learning experiences. Although learning styles seem to provide a useful explanation of why students perform differently on different tasks, there is a lack of methodologically sound research confirming their existence in the way they are most often described (Reiner & Willingham, 2010). In fact, most research suggests that people do not use one discrete style to learn new information but vary considerably in the methods they use to learn (Paschler, et al., 2009). Rather than relying on learning styles, focusing instead on metacognition can provide students with strategies that can be adapted and applied based on the learning environment and task. In this article, we briefly address the research on learning styles and metacognition and provide examples of activities to help students develop key metacognitive behaviors."


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Should Students Take Notes on a Computer? | Edudemic By Alex Summers

Should Students Take Notes on a Computer? | Edudemic By Alex Summers | EduTech & Elearning | Scoop.it
Today's educators must now ask themselves whether or not taking notes on a laptop has a detrimental effect on their student's performance.

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Jan Swanepoel's curator insight, May 12, 8:48 PM
The basic act of writing something down sets off a process in our brains that essentially helps us remember things better. On the other hand, using a laptop in class to take notes during lectures can also enable students search for more information on the topic, maximising their exposure to the material.
David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 12, 9:11 PM

Yes. ;) Thanks to Tom D'Amico. 

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Lateral Thinking - How can Lateral Thinking help you? | #Creativity #ProblemSolving

Lateral Thinking - How can Lateral Thinking help you? | #Creativity #ProblemSolving | EduTech & Elearning | Scoop.it
With logic you start out with certain ingredients just as in playing chess you start out with given pieces. But what are those pieces? In most real life situations the pieces are not given, we just assume they are there. We assume certain perceptions, certain concepts and certain boundaries. Lateral thinking is concerned not with playing with the existing pieces but with seeking to change those very pieces. Lateral thinking is concerned with the perception part of thinking. This is where we organise the external world into the pieces we can then 'process'.

A healthy human brain does not want to always be creative, it is designed to figure out how to do things or how to think about things and then 'locks' that automatic response or behaviour into a subconscious process so that your conscious brain can focus on other matters.

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Think+outside+the+box

 


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Matt Manfredi's curator insight, May 14, 9:08 PM
Thanks Gus-A healthy human brain does not want to always be creative, it is designed to figure out how to do things or how to think about things and then 'locks' that automatic response or behaviour into a subconscious process so that your conscious brain can focus on other matters.
Begoña Pabón's curator insight, May 15, 4:24 PM
Pensar de forma diferente...mirar mas allá de lo evidente... conduce a soluciones inesperadas a viejos problemas.
Andrea Mejia Medina's curator insight, May 23, 7:38 PM
Lateral thinking is the art of looking at things sideways, and not choosing the obvious answer. When we think laterally, we look a little bit deeper into things. Lateral thinking makes new ideas posible If we are able to look at things differently, and make an unlikely connection, this will take us to a new way of problem solving, as suggested by O’Sullivan, 2008, “search as far outside the boundaries of convention as you can” (p.57). Lateral thinking leads us away from the rules and structure we normally encounter; this can be a mental block on our creativity.
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Four Types of Group Work Activities to Engage Students

Four Types of Group Work Activities to Engage Students | EduTech & Elearning | Scoop.it

"Collaboration helps to develop many of the key skills that will be required of students for their future success. Students can develop many of these so-called “soft skills,” or Essential Employability Skills, by engaging in group work and other forms of collaboration (Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development 2005)."


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, May 2, 10:22 AM
Four Types of Group Work Activities to Engage Students
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, May 2, 10:54 AM
Good article on working with groups in your course. 
 
Sam Stephenson's curator insight, June 3, 9:09 AM
A nice clear quick outline of useful group work activities
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The Disruption of Digital Learning: Ten Things We Have Learned

The Disruption of Digital Learning: Ten Things We Have Learned | EduTech & Elearning | Scoop.it
Digital learning is here: what are the ten trends to make sense of this new landscape?

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Two Free Speech-to-Text Tools

Two Free Speech-to-Text Tools | EduTech & Elearning | Scoop.it

This morning on Practical Ed Tech Live I answered a request for a free speech-to-text tool. There were two that I suggested. One was Dictation.io and the other was Dictanote.

On Dictation.io you can simply click "start dictation" then start having your voice transcribed into a text document. No registration is required in order to use Dictation.io. More than two dozen languages are support on Dictation.io. The video embedded [above] provides a demonstration of Dictation.io."

 

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Both tools are simple to use and give good results. These tools can be so helpful in so many ways. A number of languages other than English are available to use.


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18 Good Google Drive Add-ons for Teachers via Educators' Tech

18 Good Google Drive Add-ons for Teachers via Educators' Tech | EduTech & Elearning | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Typetoteach's curator insight, May 6, 9:13 PM

No need to reinvent the wheel...take a shortcut.

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The Future of Social Learning: A Novel Approach to Connectivism

The Future of Social Learning: A Novel Approach to Connectivism | EduTech & Elearning | Scoop.it
The primary goal of this paper is to operationalize the connectivism approach into a new learning model with additions from problem-based and contextual learning that can be effectively implemented together, to improve socioeconomically diverse learners' educational outcomes (attitude and persistence) in STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics) areas.

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Oskar Almazan's curator insight, May 6, 1:48 PM
"Since learning is a social phenomenon, social technologies can help develop the capacity to learn beyond classroom boundaries. For example, social learning can help students experience the distributed nature of knowledge, discover and navigate connections of ideas, entities, and events, while nurturing and maintaining social connections (Smidt, Thornton, & Abhari, 2017). Social technologies also help students learn about diversity through social exchange and encourage students to practice respect and tolerance in diverse social settings. "
 
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Popular tools for Teacher Collaboration

Popular tools for Teacher Collaboration | EduTech & Elearning | Scoop.it
Imagine if these teachers collaborate with the different ideas and methodologies they use, the level of innovation that will come out. The twist in usual activities and lessons and collaboration among teachers can help them develop better lessons and utilize content from each other as well.

Teacher collaboration is important for many reasons. To name a few; it leads to the decreased chances of teacher isolation, build relationships, better content and more. Enlisted are some of the most popular tools teachers can use to collaborate.

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9 top eLearning trends of 2017 from 49 experts

9 top eLearning trends of 2017 from 49 experts | EduTech & Elearning | Scoop.it
What does the future of eLearning hold?

Where do you even start?

I think a good place is by asking 49 of the world’s leading eLearning experts the top 3 trends they predict for 2017.

So that’s just what I did.

Here are the two most interesting takeaways from surveying 49 eLearning experts:

Trend of Trends: 9 trends were picked by 10% or more of the experts. See the infographic below.
Expert commentary reveals insights: In addition to their 3 votes, each expert included commentary on why they picked the trends. There are a lot of amazing nuggets in the details, all of which is included below in the detailed interviews..

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Six Ways the Teacher's Role is Changing | #LEARNing2LEARN #ModernEDU

Six Ways the Teacher's Role is Changing | #LEARNing2LEARN #ModernEDU | EduTech & Elearning | Scoop.it
During this time of significant educational change, we are forced to ask ourselves, what is the role of the teacher?

Teachers continue to be central to learning, but the role is changing significantly. Our children still need to develop real skills and real knowledge, but they also need to be self-reliant, resilient, and fully capable of re-inventing themselves. This means students must learn how to self-direct their learning.

So if students are self-directing their learning, what's the role of the teacher?

Teachers build the curriculum/lessons with the individual student based on his/her needs and interests rather than move through a fixed curriculum en masse.


Teachers provide the experiences and tools to access new knowledge in specific areas of interest as facilitators of individual pathways, rather than being a provider of the content or expert in one or every area,Teachers become experts in how people learn, not only in teaching.


Teachers support a community of learners in teams, possibly of multiple ages, rather than alone in classrooms with fixed grades of students.


Teachers have more autonomy over their daily schedule, and can be flexible to adjust their schedules to support student needs.


Teachers provide opportunities for real-world, connected, practical learning rather than isolated academics.
These are the types of changes in the teacher's role that are fundamental to developing students who are capable of independent learning and reinvention in a rapidly changing world.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/so-whats-the-change-for-teachers-in-21st-century-education/

 


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Jan Swanepoel's curator insight, May 26, 7:31 PM
During a time of significant educational change, this article addresses the contemporary question: "What is the real role of the teacher?" Teachers continue to be central to learning and students still need to develop real skills and real knowledge, however 21st century learners also need to be self-reliant, resilient, and fully capable of re-inventing themselves, meaning that students must learn how to self-direct their learning. Please visit my blog at http://mymathsrules.weebly.com for my extended curator's insight.
PEEP Matisse's curator insight, May 29, 4:21 AM
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Sarah's curator insight, June 4, 8:25 PM
This is a short article on the ways that teachers' roles are changing. It is important to note that teachers are not becoming obsolete, but are just as important as ever. Teachers are here to facilitate learning and assisting the students in becoming resilient, self directed and capable learners.
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What is Your Character and is it Helping or Hurting You as a Leader? | #LEADERship

What is Your Character and is it Helping or Hurting You as a Leader? | #LEADERship | EduTech & Elearning | Scoop.it
Every day, it seems, we’re bombarded with news of leaders, corporate heads, politicians and other key figures in our society whose behavior shocks and deeply disappoints us.

 

Whether it’s egregious lying, or a lack of accountability, or rampant narcissism or indifference to others, we’re reminded daily of how important character is in our lives and in the successes (or failures) we create and achieve.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 18, 8:17 AM
Every day, it seems, we’re bombarded with news of leaders, corporate heads, politicians and other key figures in our society whose behavior shocks and deeply disappoints us.

 

Whether it’s egregious lying, or a lack of accountability, or rampant narcissism or indifference to others, we’re reminded daily of how important character is in our lives and in the successes (or failures) we create and achieve.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Jan Swanepoel's curator insight, May 26, 7:43 PM
This article shares groundbreaking information about character, and how people at any level can acquire the character habits that can harness the power of doing good and achieving success.
Ebony Egyed's curator insight, June 1, 2:12 AM
 This article, Scooped from a fellow pre-service teacher, Jan (thanks Jan!) spoke to me on many levels.  Although not directly linked to my teaching areas of health and science, these aspects of learning are often forgotten in the classroom.  I am a gentle, nurturing person and I hope that reflects when I am teaching.  Reiterating to my students the importance of being responsible, forgiving and compassionate to themselves and others is vital in creating working relationships in a classroom environment.
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The Disruptive Nature of Digital Learning: Ten Things We've Learned

From e-learning to we-learning to digital learning. How the corporate learning, micro-learning, and spaced learning, and LMS market have changed.

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Phil Buckley's curator insight, May 17, 10:38 AM
Here is excellent research and in-depth projections on how employment and learning are changing within a digital world.
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Synchronous vs Asynchronous learning in the Online World

Synchronous vs Asynchronous learning in the Online World | EduTech & Elearning | Scoop.it
They are "in sync." Synchronous learning takes place when two or more people are communicating in real time. Sitting in a classroom, talking on the telephone, chatting via instant messaging are examples of synchronous communication.

When something is asynchronous, the meaning is opposite. Two or more things are not "in sync" and are happening at different times. Asynchronous learning is considered more flexible than synchronous learning. The teaching takes place at one time and is preserved for the learner to participate in at another time, whenever it is most convenient for the student.

Speaking of the concept in tech era when most of the learning in online the definitions and the impact of both the methods change drastically. Speaking of Synchronous and Asynchronous e-Learning, the definition for both changes something like this:

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The Disruption of Digital Learning: Ten Things We Have Learned

The Disruption of Digital Learning: Ten Things We Have Learned | EduTech & Elearning | Scoop.it
Digital learning is here: what are the ten trends to make sense of this new landscape?

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Tons of Open Educational Resources to Use in Your Teaching curated by Educators' Tech

Tons of Open Educational Resources to Use in Your Teaching curated by Educators' Tech | EduTech & Elearning | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Checklists & Rubrics - TOPkit

Checklists & Rubrics - TOPkit | EduTech & Elearning | Scoop.it
This section covers checklists, rubrics, and guidelines for evaluating online programs and course quality. The Selection/Application/Implementation Guide and Resources/Examples may be used to create a customized program and course evaluation process for an institution’s specific needs. These artifacts may be used in a variety of contexts such as self-assessment, instructional designer review, peer review, institutional online program effectiveness, and accreditation standards.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 5, 2:37 PM

This is a deep resource from TOPkit.  Many links to quality tools for online educators.

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24 important Google Docs Tips and Add-ons for Teachers from GetVoip & Educators' Technology

24 important Google Docs Tips and Add-ons for Teachers from GetVoip & Educators' Technology | EduTech & Elearning | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 6, 8:44 AM
Some very useful hidden tips!
Jeanneen Eagon's curator insight, May 6, 9:05 PM
Share with other teachers as we switch next school year!
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What are the Digital Competences Educators really need?

What are the Digital Competences Educators really need? | EduTech & Elearning | Scoop.it
Digital Competence has become a hot topic, especially for school education. While schools are still struggling with the digital infrastructure, students are already using digital technologies widely, for life and leisure, but also to support their learning - whether or not this is foreseen in curricula. Students' life is a digital life.

Schools, teachers and education ministries are aware of this and are increasingly focusing on developing curricula, guidelines or materials to ensure that students use technology creatively and critically, effectively, meaningfully and responsibly.

As programmes focusing on students' digital competence are taking off, the call for equipping teachers – or more generally: educators at all levels – with digital skills is getting louder. But what are the digital competences educators need to have? Are we talking about dealing with digital devices or compiling digital learning resources? Are we talking about technical skills or pedagogical competences? What is it that makes an educator – as educator – digitally competent?

The European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators (DigCompEdu) intends to answer these questions. And its answer is easy: Yes, educators do need to have a good level of overall digital competence (as captured for example in the 'DigComp' general Digital Competence Framework for Citizens), because they are citizens in a digital age and role models for the next generation. However, to be digitally competent educators, they need a specific set of competences that focuses on their professional activities.
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Infographic Featuring The Benefits of Using Tablets in The Classroom via Educators' Technology

Infographic Featuring The Benefits of Using Tablets in The Classroom via Educators' Technology | EduTech & Elearning | Scoop.it
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Angélica Potes's curator insight, May 9, 9:31 AM
Nowadays, the implementation of technology in the classroom has been an action taken by more and more teachers and institutions that has given a new era to education. Although most of the state schools can not facilitate technology in the classroom having tablets or laptops for each student, they can show different ways to shape the knowledge in a bunch of means to facilitate their learning process. Today, internet offers us a new virtual tool that is so helpful to diagram the information to learn, which eases the manner to observe the things to acquire the data in one fell swoop. This schematization is called infographics and from my point of view, it is a resourceful visual aid that permits students learn different info compiled in one only poster. Therefore, as I am a visual spatial learner (according to the multiple intelligences, Gardner) lots of people like me can use infographics to ease their learning process and boost their knowledge to the maximum.
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Digital Skills Framework | All Aboard | #Interactive Metro Map | #Design #DQ #eSkills

Digital Skills Framework | All Aboard | #Interactive Metro Map | #Design #DQ #eSkills | EduTech & Elearning | Scoop.it
The Digital Skills metro map is now interactive! 
Hover over lines or stations to explore…

 

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https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Digital+Skills

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

 


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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, May 3, 3:40 AM
Aan de hand van deze metromap kun je je eigen digitale vaardigheden (e-skills) inschatten. Het geheel toont aan dat er veel meer bij komt kijken dan men soms denkt. Er zijn veel raakvlakken met het (goed) verwerven van kennis en het werken vanuit de juiste attitudes. 
PEEP Matisse's curator insight, May 9, 10:41 AM
Une page interactive amusante sur les compétences utiles/nécessaires aux apprentissages numériques
Shannon Rasmussen's curator insight, May 13, 11:29 PM
I really love this resource. I think it is VERY comprehensive and informative. Not to mention that it is easy to follow, and very relevant / on point. VERY valuable map! Will definitely be referencing it into the future. 
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What are the Digital Competences Educators really need?

What are the Digital Competences Educators really need? | EduTech & Elearning | Scoop.it
Digital Competence has become a hot topic, especially for school education. While schools are still struggling with the digital infrastructure, students are already using digital technologies widely, for life and leisure, but also to support their learning - whether or not this is foreseen in curricula. Students' life is a digital life.

Schools, teachers and education ministries are aware of this and are increasingly focusing on developing curricula, guidelines or materials to ensure that students use technology creatively and critically, effectively, meaningfully and responsibly.

As programmes focusing on students' digital competence are taking off, the call for equipping teachers – or more generally: educators at all levels – with digital skills is getting louder. But what are the digital competences educators need to have? Are we talking about dealing with digital devices or compiling digital learning resources? Are we talking about technical skills or pedagogical competences? What is it that makes an educator – as educator – digitally competent?

The European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators (DigCompEdu) intends to answer these questions. And its answer is easy: Yes, educators do need to have a good level of overall digital competence (as captured for example in the 'DigComp' general Digital Competence Framework for Citizens), because they are citizens in a digital age and role models for the next generation. However, to be digitally competent educators, they need a specific set of competences that focuses on their professional activities.
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