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Issues and priorities arising around academic development, teaching and learning in Higher Education.
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Online students and teachers are no different from the rest of academia

Online students and teachers are no different from the rest of academia | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Demand for online higher education is at record levels – yet the model remains a mystery for many. For David Newton, the only mystery is why everyone thinks it's so unusual

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 9, 2013 8:19 PM

No they are not, but the environment is and that means something.

Chris Carter's curator insight, May 10, 2013 2:33 AM

... except that they are online ...

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The Educational Buffet Idea Spreads Farther & Wider In US Higher Ed | WiredAcademic

The Educational Buffet Idea Spreads Farther & Wider In US Higher Ed | WiredAcademic | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Some states, including Colorado, Minnesota, and Vermont, aren’t waiting for their public universities to award credit for military and career experience. They’re ordering them to start that process.
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A Primer In Heutagogy And Self-Directed Learning

A Primer In Heutagogy And Self-Directed Learning | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
What is self-directed learning, and what role should heutagogy play in a formal learning system?

 

Jackie Gerstein’s passionate thinking about learning is some of my favorite to read. She is rarely pulled down by trend or fad, but is unquestionably progressive and forward-thinking in her approaches to learning and thinking about learning.

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Learning in the New Renaissance

An overview of how school based learning can harness the potential of the New Renaissance in Learning promised by our increasing understanding of metacognition and the potential of new learning technologies.
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Uni cuts will lead to health problems for academics

The consensus on the recent A$2.3 billion funding cuts to the tertiary sector is they will do more harm than good.Plenty of commentators foresee diminishing quality of teaching and research, possible…...
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The 7 Most (And Least) Effective Ways To Improve Student Achievement

The 7 Most (And Least) Effective Ways To Improve Student Achievement | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A study is making the rounds that details a few of the best ways to improve student achievement. It also touches on the least useful methods.
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12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education

12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
If you run a classroom, school, district, or country, you need to know how to properly integrate technology in education. This should help.

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Academics as Teachers: New Approaches to Teaching and Learning and Implications for Professional Development Programmes

Academics as Teachers: New Approaches to Teaching and Learning and Implications for Professional Development Programmes | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

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This article reviews academics’ changing conceptions of and approaches to teaching and learning and how these changes vary according to their professional development, discipline and context. The discussion is structured along these academics’ conceptions and approaches and makes recommendations to enhance professional development programmes. A suggestion is made to take an institutional perspective for quality teaching that effectively aligns the university’s teaching and learning strategy with teacher training and assessment, recognition and quality assurance.

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Contact North Videoconferencing Training Resources | Contact North

Contact North Videoconferencing Training Resources | Contact North | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

    Learn how to effectively teach and engage students using videoconferencing:
-          What do you need to do before class?
-           How do you prepare your students?
-           What are the best ways to encourage participation?
-           How do you better engage your students?

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In Pursuit of In(ter)dependent Learning: Kio Stark | DMLcentral

In Pursuit of In(ter)dependent Learning: Kio Stark | DMLcentral | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Humans are the only social learners of this planet’s uncounted millions of species. We’re biologically equipped to pay attention to and learn from each other, and we’ve devised cultural tools such as speech and writing to augment our biologically endowed cognitive capabilities. We’ve created institutions to equip our young people to benefit from and contribute to civilization. Unfortunately, as is often the case with powerful inventions, schooling has its drawbacks – foremost among them the dulling of many young people’s hunger for independent learning. I’ve thought about these issues ever since I was identified as a troublemaker by my first grade teacher for my inability to sit still and listen to her drone on about knowledge I had already sought out on my own.
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10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013

10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013 | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Check out what Personalized Learning will be like in 2013.

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Thomas Salmon's curator insight, May 6, 2013 1:34 PM

Interesting, in other ways this could also be seen as framing learning as a constant performance of assessment. Where do you draw the line ?

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Is Higher Education the Next Bubble? I Hope so

Is Higher Education the Next Bubble? I Hope so | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
We want our children to be innovative problem-solvers, but we are educating them in a way that discourages creative thinking.
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Slide2Learn 2013 Google Apps EDU Connecting Learners - Google Drive

Slide2Learn 2013 Google Apps EDU Connecting Learners - Google Drive | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories? | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger...

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Franc Viktor Nekrep's curator insight, August 25, 2013 4:32 AM

add your insight...

 
Katie Frank's curator insight, August 25, 2013 10:58 AM

Comprehensive concept map!

JUAN NUÑEZ MESINA's curator insight, May 1, 2014 7:13 PM

Compartiendo conceptos...

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Saving 'generation jobless'

Saving 'generation jobless' | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Our youth are idle, over educated and out of work. Their fault or ours?
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Some ideas for educational institutions to consider.

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Uni is all about teaching, not research papers

Uni is all about teaching, not research papers | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
'We were wrong. In Rwanda … we were wrong.'' The lecture hall is listening attentively.
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Teaching & Learning - Reciprocal Feedback in the Online Classroom - Magna Publications

Teaching & Learning - Reciprocal Feedback in the Online Classroom - Magna Publications | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Understanding learners’ experiences in the online classroom help you improve your courses for current and future students and help build a strong learning
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Jimmy Wales: 'Dull lectures doomed'

Jimmy Wales: 'Dull lectures doomed' | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The boring university lecture is going to be the first major casualty of the rise in online learning in higher education, says Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.

 

The custodian of the world's biggest online encyclopaedia says that unless universities respond to the rising tide of online courses new major players will emerge to displace them, in the way that Microsoft arrived from nowhere alongside the personal computer.

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Colleges Adapt Online Courses to Ease Burden

Colleges Adapt Online Courses to Ease Burden | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Educators are harnessing online materials to meet the toughest challenges in higher education: giving more students access to college, and helping them graduate on time.
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27 Tips For Becoming A Digital Teacher

27 Tips For Becoming A Digital Teacher | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
If you're looking to harness the power of education technology, you should probably know what it means to be a digital teacher in a modern classroom.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 25, 2013 5:00 PM

Gonna pass this on to our teachers. 

Roberto Ivan Ramirez's comment, April 26, 2013 11:46 AM
Más tips para convertirse en un docente 2.0 digital
Wayne Lang's curator insight, April 27, 2013 4:33 AM

This looks good.

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Impact of ERA Research Assessment on University Behaviour and their Staff

Impact of ERA Research Assessment on University Behaviour and their Staff | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

In early 2012, the NTEU undertook research into the effects of the ERA upon university staff involved in research. This was an exploratory, multi-method study conducted between April and September 2012 that included a national survey of 39 senior research administrators, eight focus groups at four institutions, eleven recorded and non-recorded interviews at five institutions, and a Workshop in Melbourne that involved 35 Early Career Researchers (ECR).

The study acknowledges that institutional behaviour around research performance is changing, but in ways that take autonomy away from researchers, that rewards managerialism, and thus that undermines the public interest, on the basis that the public interest is understood as delivering Australian society public benefit through a world-class, sustainable and diverse research sector. In particular, the primary concern that the NTEU has with the ERA is its susceptibility to misuse by institutions through poor research management practices, and the risk posed to the intergity of the ‘research fabric’ through attacks on intellectual freedom.

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Essay on how technology and new ways of teaching could upend colleges' traditional models | Inside Higher Ed

Essay on how technology and new ways of teaching could upend colleges' traditional models | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

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Teaching & Learning - Teaching Strategies That Help Students Learn - Magna Publications

Teaching & Learning - Teaching Strategies That Help Students Learn - Magna Publications | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
What skills do you wish your students had prior to taking your course? Most students could benefit from taking a course in learning how to learn.
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While I don't agree with some of the strategies suggested there are enough useful ideas in this list to warrant consideration.  Make up your own mind if the ebook purchase is warranted.

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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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