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Classroom participation startup Top Hat Monocle strengthens its team with addition of elite CFO and CPO

Classroom participation startup Top Hat Monocle strengthens its team with addition of elite CFO and CPO | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Toronto-based classroom education startup Top Hat Monocle takes a contrarian position on students’ smartphones. Rather than insist that they put them away, which we all know is a losing proposition...
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Issues and priorities arising around academic development, teaching and learning in Higher Education.
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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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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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9 ways to support collaboration in higher ed - eCampus News

9 ways to support collaboration in higher ed - eCampus News | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The next step in improving students’ experience in higher ed may be in rebuilding campus spaces for collaboration and data sharing.

campus-design-collaborationInstitutions need to create layered, blended and personalized places that support a variety of interactions and digital platforms, rather than creating specialized spaces, such as computer labs.

These findings are part of a recent study, which also found that mobility has transformed the way students learn, and therefore requires careful attention to physical spaces now more than ever.

This revelation may just be one of the factors to shed light not only on how student homes or spaces affect learning in the classroom at college, but also how students interact in common university spaces.
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IMS Global Webinar: Connect to a Vast Ecosystem of Peer-Curated Learning Tools and Analytics via CASA

IMS Global Webinar: Connect to a Vast Ecosystem of Peer-Curated Learning Tools and Analytics via CASA | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Date: 13 July 2015
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Gartner says that interoperability, is the future! Imagine if faculty and instructional designers had thousands of peer-curated learning tools right at their fingertips, sourced from a vast ecosystem of vendors, universities, and other developers, capable of being added into their course site without any development or system admin work. CASA, which stands for Community App Sharing Architecture, enables the learning eco-system to crowdsource the best learning apps. Today, via networks enabled by CASA and integration via Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI®), this is possible. Provide course builders with awareness of the information cloud-based tools share regarding your users' data.
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Why Ed Tech Is Not Transforming How Teachers Teach

Why Ed Tech Is Not Transforming How Teachers Teach | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A mountain of evidence indicates that educators have been painfully slow to use technology to change and improve the ways they teach.
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Digital Learnign 24/7 - Speak UP 2014 National Findings from K-12 Students

Digital Learnign 24/7  - Speak UP 2014 National Findings from K-12 Students | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Results from the 2014 Speak Up survey, released Thursday by Project Tomorrow, give us a glimpse of how students view modern learning. The findings indicate that they understand their learning process very well. They have clear preferences for how they want to learn, which devices they want to use, how they want to communicate with teachers and which social media platforms they favor.

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While the context is USA 2014 k-12 - this has braod relevance to all contemporary educators.  These students are already transitioning to higher education (sometimes concurrently with k-12) and to dismiss their insights and expectations is probably not only foolish, but somewhat unethical.

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Innovation Excellence | 20 Things EducatorSkillss Need To Know About Digital Literacy ~ by Saga Briggs

Innovation Excellence | 20 Things EducatorSkillss Need To Know About Digital Literacy ~ by Saga Briggs | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"Digital literacy isn’t about knowing computers inside and out; it’s about using technology to change the way you think. If critical thinking skills haven’t yet become a part of your students’ digital citizenship, it’s time to rethink your teaching strategy.

"These are vague descriptions, as are most of the descriptions you’ll find of digital literacy in blog posts and journal articles online. What teachers need, more than a fancy synopsis of how digital publication affects the meaning of a text, is a practical and applicable guide to helping students think productively about the digital world.

"Below are the top do’s and don’ts we’ve come across–in research and in our own experience–when it comes to making students digitally literate."


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Higher Education 2.0 and the Next Few Hundred Years; or, How to Create a New Higher Education Ecosystem (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Higher Education 2.0 and the Next Few Hundred Years; or, How to Create a New Higher Education Ecosystem (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Three important developments stand to dramatically change the way we think about degree programs and pathways:

 

1- The rapid adoption of competency-based education (CBE) programs, often using industry and employer authority for guiding the creation of the competencies and thus programs


2- An eventual move to suborganizational accreditation, with Title IV funds available for credits, courses, and micro credentials offered by new providers in new delivery models, part of the accelerating trend toward "unbundling" higher education


3- Increasing recognition that postsecondary education will no longer be contained to the existing and traditional degree levels but will instead be consumed at various levels of granularity—less than full degree programs and continuing throughout lives and careers


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New Vision for Education - Unlocking the Potential of Technology

New Vision for Education - Unlocking the Potential of Technology | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
To thrive in a rapidly evolving, technology-mediated world, students must not only possess strong skills in areas such as language arts, mathematics and science, but they must also be adept at skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, persistence, collaboration and curiosity. All too often, however, students in many countries are not attaining these skills. In this context, the World Economic Forum has taken on a multi-year initiative, New Vision for Education, to examine the pressing issue of skills gaps and explore ways to address these gaps through technology.

In this report, we undertook a detailed analysis of the research literature to define what we consider to be the 16 most critical “21st-century skills”. Our study of nearly 100 countries reveals large gaps in selected indicators for many of these skills – between developed and developing countries, among countries in the same income group and within countries for different skill types. These gaps are clear signs that too many students are not getting the education they need to prosper in the 21st century and countries are not finding enough of the skilled workers they need to compete.
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Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources

Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when everyone,and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. A framework for making decisions about your teaching is provided, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching.The book enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not so much the IT skills, but the thinking and attitudes to learning that will bring them success. [Scroll down for list of contents] Book release date (final version): 1 April 2015
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Why hasn't technology revolutionised teaching in Higher Education?

Why hasn't technology revolutionised teaching in Higher Education? | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

This weekend I’m reading Why hasn’t technology disrupted academics’ teaching practice? Understanding resistance to change through the lens of activity theory (Blin & Munro 2007). This is a follow up reading after having read Technology Enhanced Learning and teaching in higher education: What is ‘enhanced’ and how do we know? A critical literature review (Kirkwood & Price 2014),  which has highlighted to me how many technological interventions in learning and teaching are trying to replicate existing teaching and learning processes.

 

In this post I’d like to quickly explore a couple of ideas raised by Blin and Munro (2007) as to why learning technologies haven’t had more of an impact on how and where teaching and learning happens.

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Serious Beats

Serious Beats | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
YourTurn! The Video-Game‹ is a music-based game and a social community for Viennese youth. Players engage in ›versus‹ battles on Facebook. Taking turns, they select snippets of Youtube (music) videos, which they append to a mutual DJ mix. Playing against each other leads to a shared and creative result; a DJ mix made by two players who previously did not know each other. Thus ›YourTurn!‹ brings together youth of different ethnicity, gender and place of residence who normally would not be in contact with one another. Thereby, music acts as cultural and identity-related tie. The sustained yield of the forming relationships is supported by a series of events and workshops.

›YourTurn! The Video-Game‹ is currently in development by Viennese games company Platogo. YourTurn! is available online since February 21st, 2012. Over a period of three months gameplay is be supported (i.a.) by workshops with DJs, events in youth centers, creating content on the Rec'n'Roll bus (a mobile recording studio) and a closing party where prizes are awarded for the best contributions to the game. A further highlight is an invitation to the most successful players to present their DJ mixes at GameCity, Austria's biggest video games festival held at Vienna city hall.
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Professors Resist Higher Education Innovation

Professors Resist Higher Education Innovation | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Modern technology makes it possible, if done right, to deliver education much more cheaply than in a face-to-face setting. It is time to accept the value and legitimacy of online education. 

 

 


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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 16, 10:33 AM

"A majority of college professors refuse to "accept the 'value and legitimacy of online education"? Fine. Make them exhibits in the museums of intellectual fail their cozy homes are becoming.

And develop some more damned learning apps." Copy that.

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Visualization Technology in Higher Education - YouTube

Professors, researchers, and students are using visualization technology at colleges and universities across the globe. Large displays and immersive environments allow users to get inside of their data sets, seeing problems from a new perspective and allowing them to see new, innovative solutions and to make discoveries.

"Data visualization is no longer a novelty. It's a tool that's critical to every industry now," says Joe Swaty of ISAAC Corporation. ISAAC Corporation, along with several other corporate and industrial companies, partners with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Emerging Analytics Center. This type of partnership between academic institutions and corporate clients is becoming more and more common as visualization technology is making its way into universities everywhere.

See how educational institutions such as the University of Illinois at Chicago, Boise State University, and Tennessee State University are using visualization environments in and out of the classroom.
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Do colleges and universities really teach higher-order thinking? - eCampus News

Do colleges and universities really teach higher-order thinking? - eCampus News | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
If higher education is supposed to teach higher-order thinking, then why is the business industry frustrated?

career--critical-businessIn today’s fast-paced economy, employers need new hires who can fail fast, solve problems quickly, and learn continuously. At the core of these abilities are critical thinking and information literacy skills.

But, after completing four years of college, one-third of all college students do not improve their complex reasoning or critical thinking skills. This gap in skills undermines the careers of these young people, stunting their professional growth and preventing them from leading productive and satisfying careers.
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U.S. Millennials Know Technology, But Not How to Solve Problems With It, Study Says

U.S. Millennials Know Technology, But Not How to Solve Problems With It, Study Says | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Despite U.S. millennials' widespread use of technology, they still score "dead last" among adults from various countries in their ability to problem-solve with it, a report says.
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Just because we have the first generation of so-called “digital natives” doesn’t mean they are more in control of the technology. They may be less concerned about using the technology but far from all of them are capable of managing the technology. The “prosumer” or “produser” may be able to rip, mix and burn but we can’t assume they can grip, fix and turn. This notion of GRIP, FIX and TURN – the capacity for control (grip), the capacity to remedy, revise, repair (fix) , the capacity to reposition, reconsider, re-evaluate (turn) – needs to be fostered more effectively within all educational contexts.

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What is 'Sticky Teaching' and how does it work? - Daily Genius

What is 'Sticky Teaching' and how does it work? - Daily Genius | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Trying to figure out if your lessons are resonating? Time to consider the idea of becoming a ‘sticky teacher’ and seeing how it works in the classroom. Here are a few quick tips that will help you understand how to make your lessons actually stick to your students’ brains. These are the fundamental ideas and reasons behind sticky teaching – a fun term that will help teachers think twice about the most effective ways to truly connect with student

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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 17, 11:23 AM

research tells us that the human brain awakens by novelty...this applies to students in the classroom, and also to teachers.  The title "sticky teaching" is sure to catch their attention.  Included in the infograph are great tips that will help any teacher!  The title and visual help engage teachers.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 18, 5:59 AM

Bright ideas to enlighten those who still don't know what it takes to be a teacher in the 21st Century

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We all want the lesson to stick with our students.

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5 core functions of the post-LMS era - eCampus News

5 core functions of the post-LMS era - eCampus News | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
New EDUCAUSE report explored the gaps between current LMS functionality and what’s needed for the next-gen digital learning environment.

LMS-digital-EDUCAUSEAccording to over 70 higher-ed IT specialists, current LMS functionality is great for administrative tasks, but doesn’t provide support for the new learning approaches on today’s campuses.

The next generation digital learning environment (NGDLE), says a new EDUCAUSE report, will need a “Lego” approach, where components are built that allow individuals and institutions the opportunity to construct learning environments tailored to their requirement and goals.
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The 16 characteristics of a modern teacher

The 16 characteristics of a modern teacher | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Becoming a tech-savvy teacher is great. Running a flipped classroom is impressive. Doing a variety of hybrid and blended learning is incredible. Does this make you a modern teacher, though?

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 8, 3:18 PM

Great teaching is not about technology-it's about being a learner, who takes risks!

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, May 12, 6:27 PM

It is not about being a tech-savvy teacher, it is about embracing the fact that we do not, and cannot know everything, but that we are comfortable learning and trying with the students. "If you are not learning in the 21st century you should not be teaching in the 21st century."

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Curtin AHEAD (Addressing Higher Educational Access Disadvantage)

Curtin AHEAD (Addressing Higher Educational Access Disadvantage) | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Curtin AHEAD provides a range of skills-building, self-confidence and career development activities that help people discover their potential to pursue higher education. The program also exposes participants to university life and supplies targeted information about their options.

Curtin AHEAD initiatives are designed for people to access higher education regardless of their background, location or circumstance, including people from regional and remote areas and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.
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A digital ‘Arab Spring’ for higher education? - University World News

A digital ‘Arab Spring’ for higher education? - University World News | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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Ed Circuit | Powering the Global Education Conversation

Ed Circuit | Powering the Global Education Conversation | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

EdCircuit combines the news and information you want with the opinions you crave. We aren’t just going to provide stale education happenings in the same boring formats. EdCircuit will give you the power of video, voice and platform to experience the conversations powering the new narrative in education! We are a collection of thought leaders in education business, practice, policy and innovation. Donna Krache is no stranger to education news and the digital landscape. As our Executive Producer and Managing Editor Krache brings together the voices you’ve heard of and those you need to. Our mission to include all voices, and we encourage your direct participation!

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Debunking the Myth about a Creative Destruction of Higher Education with Technology as the Driver

Debunking the Myth about a Creative Destruction of Higher Education  with Technology as the Driver | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A variety of commentators are suggesting we are witnessing a major transformation in higher education.

Thomas Friedman, of the New York Times, has written that he sees the end of the university as we know it and the beginning of an “unbundling” of college and university education enabling any student to build their qualifications from courses taken anywhere in the world. Others, such as Clayton Christensen, are also writing about the creative destruction of higher education. Indeed, he suggests that:

“A creative destruction is happening in higher education with technology as the trigger and the driver.”

The basic proposition of these writers and commentators is that technology, along with shifts in the demographics of those attending colleges and universities and both societal and individual financial circumstances, created a “perfect storm” for colleges and universities and their response is to reinvent themselves and change the fundamentals of how they function.
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The results are in: major study into the behavioural habits of the “Generation Y” PhD students released by Jisc and the British Library | Jisc

The results are in: major study into the behavioural habits of the “Generation Y” PhD students released by Jisc and the British Library | Jisc | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Research students need more face-to-face and informal support tailored to their own subject area to help them embrace open web technologies and social media fully, according to the UK’s largest study of doctoral students commissioned by the technology consortium Jisc and the British Library.
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Christopher Pappas: 9 Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning - eLearning Industry

Christopher Pappas: 9 Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning - eLearning Industry | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
According to the renowned American educator, Malcolm Knowles there are 5 assumptions concerning the characteristics of adult learners, and 4 principles concerning adult learning (andragogy). Despite the fact that Knowles' adult learning theory assumptions and principles were introduced in the 1980's, each can be utilized today to help eLearning professionals create more meaningful learning experiences for adult learners.

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Phil Hobrla's curator insight, March 16, 8:09 PM

In order for adult learners to be actively involved in their own learning, they must feel (and know) that they have a voice in regards to the content and delivery of their coursework. The degree to which learners determine how a course will play out is, of course, the prerogative of the instructor, but I think instructors who actively gauge the preparedness and receptivity of their adult learners are liable to get ones who are more engaged and grateful.

Jennifer Kleiner's curator insight, March 16, 8:13 PM

Scooped from Amos's Scoop.it page- Adult learning theory is very important to keep in mind when designing learning strategies for adult education. This is a very helpful resource to easily reference when designing instruction, in particular I would highlight the PURPOSE behind each module and activity and remembering that motivation is key with adult learners.

Samantha Patterson 7's curator insight, March 16, 9:05 PM

This is a good article about adult learning with eLearning. It provides information about Knowles' 5 adult learning theory assumptions that can be translated to modern day eLearning experiences.

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Designing Personal Learning Environments


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 5, 4:43 AM

Designing Personal Learning Environments...


Richard Samson's curator insight, February 9, 6:00 AM

A good overview of the territory.