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Educational Leadership and the E-Learning Paradigm | Bostrom | Global Partners in Education Journal

Educational Leadership and the E-Learning Paradigm | Bostrom | Global Partners in Education Journal | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

School systems today need leaders who are technologically savvy and can navigate the online environment. They must also have skills ranging from financial and human resource management to outcomes measurement, and government relations-all with a solid grounding in ethics and personal conviction. Some educational leaders are concerned that the online environment does not have the same high quality as the campus environment, but comparing campus and online classes may be like comparing apples and oranges because there are differences in the type and caliber of learners who choose one delivery model over the other, and there are differences in personality and communication skills of campus instructors and online instructors. After careful consideration of the potential benefits and challenges of the e-learning paradigm, it is reasonable to conclude that when it is done well, e-learning can be authentic and active. Quality online programs and global partnerships enable best practices institutions to develop professional adult educators and invest in faculty development of scholar-practitioners.

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Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors

Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The diverse team of eLearning advisors provide elearning workshops, send out periodic newsletter, provide customised consultation, support the eScholar program and more.

 

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Craig Patterson's comment, June 13, 2013 1:52 AM
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The website was redesigned and we disappeared ... This scoop is simply a flag about who's curating... We didn't expect anyone wold ever want to visit us.....
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Joi Ito on Education, Technology, and Innovation - YouTube

At #BbWorld14 Joi Ito, the director of the MIT Media Lab, delivered a keynote address for thousands of educators on education, technology and innovation.
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Understanding What Tools Professors Actually Want: The Need For Design Thinking In Higher Ed

Understanding What Tools Professors Actually Want: The Need For Design Thinking In Higher Ed | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Design thinking in higher ed has been a lot of talk, but not much action.

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Does Tech Hold Back Educators?

Does Tech Hold Back Educators? | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Teaching is not easy. It is a profession that requires educators to be relevant. Being relevant doesn’t come with age. Just the opposite occurs, and it requires work to keep up. Teaching is not a profession that enables one to stop learning after the degree is earned and the job is secured. Technology is moving us all too fast for anyone to sit back relying on old methods and tools.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 15, 3:48 AM

Lots to agree with here.

Alessandra's curator insight, August 20, 6:23 PM

"Teaching is not easy. It is a profession that requires educators to be relevant. Being relevant doesn’t come with age. (...) Teaching is not a profession that enables one to stop learning after the degree is earned and the job is secured."

Carmen Arias 's curator insight, August 23, 5:27 AM

Tom Whitby`reflections always worth a slow reading

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Do Teachers Need iPad Training? - Edudemic

Do Teachers Need iPad Training? - Edudemic | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"We have come to a point in the education technology journey where it seems rather dull to still be asking if the iPad is the right device for the classroom. The answer, in case you’ve missed the last few years of debate is that it is a great option, but this is not universally accepted and never will be. Nonetheless, one of the attributes you’ll hear put forward is that it is easy to use because of the intuitive nature of iOS. This is absolutely true; you can put the iPad into the hands of almost any child and within a short period of time they will have mastered it.


So does it then follow that you can out the iPad into the hands of teachers and expect the same results?

 

No."


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The emphasis on iPads is a bit of a distraction here - the issue is related more to the ability of teachers to create engaging learnng opportunities where technology use extends and enhances the students' capacity for self-direction, information literacy, collaboration. culural awareness, etc... be it with an iPad or other ICT, the point is that too many teachers still rely on delivery and control, rather than authentic opportunities for learning.
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Nicky Mohan's curator insight, August 10, 5:24 PM

Really good points for both teachers and parents

Joel Weekes's curator insight, August 10, 5:30 PM
Very true - PD is necessary and needs to keep coming back to 'what is best practice'. It is not about the iPad, it is about the learning that is taking place.
Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 18, 3:38 PM

The answer if YES!

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Are Courses Outdated? MIT Considers Offering ‘Modules’ Instead – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Are Courses Outdated? MIT Considers Offering ‘Modules’ Instead – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

People now buy songs, not albums. They read articles, not newspapers. So why not mix and match learning “modules” rather than lock into 12-week university courses?

That question is a major theme of a 213-page report released on Monday by a committee at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology exploring how the 153-year-old engineering powerhouse should innovate to adapt to new technologies and new student expectations.

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What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education

What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

In a paper published this spring, the CSAIL team outlined some key findings on what online learners want from videos. These include:


Brevity (viewers generally tune out after six minutes)


Informality, with professors seated at a desk, not standing behind a podium


Lively visuals rather than static PowerPoint slides


Fast talkers (professors seen as the most engaging spoke at 254 words per minute)


More pauses, so viewers can soak in complex diagrams


Web-friendly lessons (existing videos broken into shorter chunks are less effective than ones crafted for online audiences)


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Stephen Bright's curator insight, July 29, 6:06 PM

Analysis from MIT about the features of online videos used in MOOCs that online learners prefer. Interesting analysis for MOOCs but these features could be applied to videos used in any implementation of blended learning.

 

Also shows that the slick, production theatre videos with a highly professional look may not be the ones that students prefer to watch.

Nigel Robertson 's curator insight, July 31, 8:04 AM
What we already knew and any academic should intrinsically understand this if they are in tune with the people they teach,
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12 New Yorker education articles to read while the archives are free ~ Vox

12 New Yorker education articles to read while the archives are free ~ Vox | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

from the website

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"The New Yorker has made its archives since 2007 (and a few articles from before that) free for the next three months. That includes some great journalism on education — a tour of the biggest debates in K-12 and higher education.


"If you need something to read on your next flight, want a break from beach reading, or are aiming for a better grasp of the American education system before the kids go back to school this fall… here's your summer reading syllabus."



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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 23, 7:11 PM

There are interesting titles and summaries listed.

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Humility Is An Interesting Starting Point For Learning

Humility Is An Interesting Starting Point For Learning | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Humility Is An Interesting Starting Point For Learning

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Chris Carter's comment, July 10, 11:36 AM
Humility makes sense. Socrates knew that he was ignorant, and therefor was ready to learn. If I think that I already know a thing, or do not need to know a thing, then my mind is closed to it. All learning starts from a point of ignorance, and then move to greater approximations of understanding until mastery.
Srimayee Dam's comment, July 10, 11:43 AM
Absolutely! Most are unable to do so, unwilling to learn .. Being ignorant is fine, but lack of humility won't ever help
umh1467's curator insight, July 11, 4:57 AM

Es evidente que sólo si crees que puedes aprender lo harás.

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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

by Katie Lepi

 

"This year’s “The Learning Curve” report from Pearson takes a look at education across the globe. One of the main things the report does is rank the world’s educational systems (which we’ll talk about in a different post). What I find even more interesting is the focus on what skills current students need to meet the ever changing needs of the global market, and some potential ways to address shortcomings in our collective educational systems."


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There are obvious parallels with Graduate Attributes.

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U Iowa Consolidates Support Units in Office of Teaching, Learning and Technology -- Campus Technology

U Iowa Consolidates Support Units in Office of Teaching, Learning and Technology -- Campus Technology | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Curtin University made this shift The University of Iowa will launch a new Office of Teaching, Learning and Technology for the fall 2015 semester in an effort to better meet the needs of faculty, instructors and teaching assistants.

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We made this shift over a year ago...

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Bard Looks To Advance Experimental Humanities -- Campus Technology

Bard Looks To Advance Experimental Humanities -- Campus Technology | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Drawing upon contemporary digital tools and the rich traditions of humanities inquiry, Experimental Humanities is committed to the study of how technologies mediate our understanding of what it means to be human."

 

The 2-year-old Experimental Humanities is an interdisciplinary concentration involving the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences, with courses ranging from The Science of Creativity (Biology 122) to Digital Animation (Film 203) to Introduction to Computing (Computer Science 117). Courses that are part of the concentreation also focus on such diverse topics as religion, race, celebrity, architecture, video production, music history, Arthurian legends and the intersection of art and technology, among others.

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It seems to becoming evident to even the most die-hard conservatives that the shift to embrace new tools, new connections and new ways of understanding the world is an absolute necessity. 

Plurality, indisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity are shifting from elite, obfuscated academic principles to core undergraduate expectations.

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New Academy guide offers insights to excellent tertiary teaching - Ako Aotearoa

New Academy guide offers insights to excellent tertiary teaching - Ako Aotearoa | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Striving for excellence: A guide for tertiary teachers  

 

The Ako Aotearoa Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence (our member group of past TTEA recipients) has just released a two-volume reflective guide - Striving for excellence: A guide for tertiary teachers; making it easier for educators to access the growing body of good practice material from those recognised nationally for their sustained excellence in teaching, and apply it to their own teaching contexts.

 

The publication can be downloaded free:

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How neuroscience is being used to spread quackery in business and education

How neuroscience is being used to spread quackery in business and education | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Scientists are generally a cautious bunch. We are trained to equivocate about our results, stress on caveats, consider alternative explanations and repeat the mantra “more research is needed”. Teachers and educators, understandably, don’t have time for this academic hand-wringing. They want techniques that will just work. This is the gap that these scientific cargo cults exploit. They promise easy fixes and quick gains, based on “proven” research. Scientists need to be bolder in refuting some of these claims. At the same time, educators and business leaders need to be more critical in approaching them.

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Reinventing Teaching and Learning Centers for the 21st Century -- Campus Technology

Reinventing Teaching and Learning Centers for the 21st Century -- Campus Technology | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

A Q&A with W. Gardner Campbell

By Mary Grush08/27/14

Virginia Commonwealth University's vice provost for learning innovation and student success tells CT about the university's new ALT Lab, which — with an open house Sept. 10 — is just now launching to redefine the notion of centers for teaching, learning and instructional technology and reshape the way the university supports excellence in teaching and learning.

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Personalized PBL: Student-Designed Learning

Personalized PBL: Student-Designed Learning | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Project-based learning may be the best vehicle for personalized learning as teachers move beyond "course-based" approaches and open the way for student-designed curriculum.

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An art teacher and I (drama teacher) started to use a negotiated approach with students about 15 years ago.  By working with students to be aware of curriculum expectations and discussing "what would this look like" we assisted students with developingntheir own learnign pathways and expressions of their learning - in keeping with the legislated requirements of curriculum.  I've also noted over the years that elements of the International Baccalaureate - particularly the project work from MYP - reflects a similar approach.

Without reference to research literature, I'd speculate that this speaks to engagement, authenticity and relevance... and needn't be confined to K-12 contexts.... well-documented project work could be conducted outside the confines of formal classes and evidenced against formal assessment criteria.

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 20, 1:38 PM

PBL is one way to approach the way to organize the learning for students within the classroom. The use of different tools allows for the development of student-driven designs for learning and provides teachers with the opportunity to allow students more direction in their own learning. 

Durriyyah Kemp's curator insight, August 22, 11:10 AM

Project-Based Learning is a great vehicle for allowing student to gain social and emotional learning (SEL) skills.  The five core competency skills for SEL (self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision-making, and self-management) can be easily integrated into any project-based learning opportunity.

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 25, 12:48 AM

El alumno determina los proyectos en los cuáles va a trabajar.

 

La gestión es compleja pero los resultados lucen prometedores.

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Engagement in Deep Learning

Engagement in Deep Learning | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
If we truly want to connect with students in ways that will activate them to be self-driven lifelong learners, then we must be authentic, deeply engaged learners ourselves.  Deep learning is infect...
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What Higher Ed Can Learn from the Death of Independent Bookstores

What Higher Ed Can Learn from the Death of Independent Bookstores | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Like independent bookstores of the 1990s, leaders of small higher ed institutions are faced with the decision to embrace strategic change or lose out to the transforming marketplace.

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Successful Teacher Education - Partnerships, Reflective Practice and the Place of Technology - SensePublishers

Successful Teacher Education - Partnerships, Reflective Practice and the Place of Technology - SensePublishers | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

This volume presents distinctive, innovative models of teacher education from Australia, discusses their successful elements and considers possibilities for successful teacher education in the twenty-first century. Each model is couched within the international teacher education concerns of the theory practice nexus, school-university partnerships, reflective practice, and the role of technology. The contributing authors, drawn from different contexts and locations around Australia, each offers research-based perspectives on successful teacher education. Responses to teacher education challenges in rural and regional contexts, metropolitan areas, among low socio-economic populations and Indigenous communities are considered. Ways in which technology, and in particular mobile technology, can be used to support learning across these diverse contexts are illustrated, as is the role of reflective practice to encourage critical reflection for improving teacher learning. Collectively, the authors present a range of directions that can guide the future of teacher education both nationally and internationally, demonstrating that context, partnerships, reflection and technology are critical elements in the provision of successful teacher education.

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Pleased to have contributed to Chapter 8...  looking forward to reading the rest of the book!

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Ed Tech Promoters Need to Realize We’re Not All Autodidacts

Ed Tech Promoters Need to Realize We’re Not All Autodidacts | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Is self-directedness, in fact, innate? Though it doesn’t speak directly of autodidacts, the psychology of motivation and interest suggests that self-directed learners are not only born, but can be made. The research suggests it’s likely that the autodidacts among us did make the wrong turns and poor choices van Merriënboer and Kirschner warn about—made them, but then kept going until they got it right. It’s likely that their keen interest in their subjects carried them past the failures and frustrations that would have deterred less ardent learners.

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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

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Afelio Padilla's curator insight, August 14, 3:41 PM

Rescooped for Charles Voth. Try,alternatively, http://toolkit.aitsl.edu.au/category/professional-learning/

Best Regards!!

Afelio

Louise Robinson-Lay's comment, August 14, 4:51 PM
THe link worked for me. Sorry if you were having trouble Charles Voth, one notification is enough. Regards
Chris Carter's comment, August 14, 8:21 PM
Link works for me, too. Perhaps it was a digital hiccup.
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Sharing good practice in planning education

Sharing good practice in planning education | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

This report highlights aspects of good practice in planning education in the UK (with ‘planning’ variously known for instance as spatial planning, urban and regional planning, city and regional planning, and town and country planning), in order to disseminate relevant ideas and innovations and thereby widen their use by ‘planning schools’ (the Royal Town Planning Institute [RTPI] - accredited higher education discipline units teaching planning).  It also provides suggestions for how to improve the sharing of good practice within planning schools. Good practice is seen here simply as that which provides creditable outcomes in terms of learning and teaching effectiveness, as indicated by higher education providers and supported by wider evidence. The report is based on documentary evidence as well as a survey of the opinion of UK planning schools conducted in Spring 2014.  It is intended to be of interest to academics within planning as well as the broader built environment field, but also to practitioners/employers who have an interest in initial (or pre-qualification) education and/or lifelong learning, for instance via their involvement in teaching/learning, mentoring or similar activities.

 

The report was sponsored by the Higher Education Academy, the RTPI and the Conference of Heads of Planning Schools.

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The Power of Social Presence for Learning (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

The Power of Social Presence for Learning (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Throughout the past decade, we have researched, studied, and explored a variety of face-to-face, online, and blended learning experiences across different modalities, contexts, and audiences. For students and instructors alike, one concept has remained the key to a successful experience: the power of human connectedness for learning.1

 

Our long-term research with administrators, teachers, and students suggests key strategies to better support faculty and students to develop this connectedness.

 

These strategies are as follows:

 

Understand social presence for learning

Create social connections to build community

Understand a variety of tools and media

Harness reflection and prior experiences

Provide early and continuous feedback

Design with assessment in mind

Encourage change in small steps

 

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Student Evaluations Aren’t Useless. They’re Just Poorly Used.

Student Evaluations Aren’t Useless. They’re Just Poorly Used. | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

If it’s early May, then it must be time to talk about what student evaluations of teaching are worth. In a recent essay in Slate, Rebecca Schuman claims that student evaluations are “useless” in their current form, because they encourage students to punish rigorous teachers with low scores and mean comments (and, all too often, sexist or racist ones). The article has gotten a lot of attention from academics I know, who have shared their own stories of uninformed and upsetting comments.

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Nailing it with technology: Using ePortfolios to evidence carpentry students’ practical learning - Ako Aotearoa

Nailing it with technology: Using ePortfolios to evidence carpentry students’ practical learning - Ako Aotearoa | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The latest Ako Aotearoa Good Practice Publication, prepared by Dennis Keys, Cath Fraser and Oliver Abbott of Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, outlines how a practical house-build project and the accompanying ePortfolio assessment have improved student engagement and outcomes, and increased teacher satisfaction.

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Infographic: Competency-Based Teacher Prep & PD

Infographic: Competency-Based Teacher Prep & PD | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Infographic outlines how the role of teachers is changing amid broader shifts to personalized, blended, and deeper learning.

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This infographic, “Competency-Based Teacher Preparation & Professional Development,” outlines how the role of teachers is changing amid broader shifts to personalised, blended and Deeper Learning. It previews the topics that will be covered in the paper  “Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning: Competency-Based Teacher Preparation and Development” that Digital Promise and Getting Smart released 1 May 204..

Gust MEES's curator insight, May 3, 11:41 AM

Learn more:


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


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/how-to-prepare-for-giving-a-good-course/



enrique rubio royo's comment, June 10, 5:27 AM
Thanks for this, muchas gracias Gust MEES