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Creative Problem Solving with SCAMPER

Creative Problem Solving with SCAMPER | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
SCAMPER is a technique you can use to spark your creativity and help you overcome any challenge you may be facing. Click for a complete SCAMPER primer, along with two free creativity-boosting resources.
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Future Higher Education: responding to the revolution of online learning

The Conversation's authors present their ideas on the online revolution facing higher education to Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans at a Canberra symp...
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'Designing A New Learning Environment', a new online course led by Paul Kim is now live! | Stanford University School of Education IT

'Designing A New Learning Environment', a new online course led by Paul Kim is now live! | Stanford University School of Education IT | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

What constitutes learning in the 21st century? Should reading, watching, memorizing facts, and then taking exams be the only way to learn? Or could technology (used effectively) make learning more interactive, collaborative, and constructive? Could learning be more engaging and fun?

 

We construct, access, visualize, and share information and knowledge in very different ways than we did decades ago. The amount and types of information created, shared, and critiqued every day is growing exponentially, and many skills required in today’s working environment are not taught in formal school systems. In this more complex and highly-connected world, we need new training and competency development—we need to design a new learning environment.

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Transitioning from the old to the new in the classroom. There is such a need for on line PD to allow us to become aware of the possibilities in the ever diminishing time we have for research.
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Q&A: Every Expert Will Teach Online In 10 Years - Getting Smart by Sarah Cargill - blended learning, IOLchat, MOOC

Q&A: Every Expert Will Teach Online In 10 Years - Getting Smart by Sarah Cargill - blended learning, IOLchat, MOOC | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Udemy co-founder Eren Bali makes a bold statement: "In 10 years, we believe every expert in the world will be teaching online." Find out more about his thoughts behind massive open online classes (MOOCs) and mission behind the fast-growing online platform Udemy.

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Teaching & Learning - An Assignment that Prevents Plagiarism - Magna Publications

Teaching & Learning - An Assignment that Prevents Plagiarism - Magna Publications | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

McGown and Lightbody felt that students needed instruction beyond the guidelines and that they needed repeated instruction in subsequent courses, especially those courses in the major. Not all fields handle the use of sources in the same way. Once students are in a major, they need to learn the particulars of referencing for that field.

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Textbook Publisher Pearson Takes Down 1.5 Million Teacher And Student Blogs With A Single DMCA Notice | Techdirt

Textbook Publisher Pearson Takes Down 1.5 Million Teacher And Student Blogs With A Single DMCA Notice | Techdirt | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

If there's one thing we've seen plenty of here at Techdirt, it's the damage a single DMCA takedown notice can do. From shuttering a legitimate ebook lending site to removing negative reviews to destroying a user's Flickr account to knocking a copyright attorney's site offline, the DMCA notice continues to be the go-to weapon for copyright defenders. Collateral damage is simply shrugged at and the notices continue to fly at an ever-increasing pace.

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Higher Ed Disruptive Technology Ideas: Not So New

Higher Ed Disruptive Technology Ideas: Not So New | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"For at least the past decade there has been much talk about the advantages of highly sophisticated online courses and the use of online tools in traditional courses. One of the significant advantages of technology-enhanced courses, it is said, is that they can be tailored to individual students’ needs, and thus achieve desired learning outcomes for each student better and faster... But using technology to individualize student learning is not at all a new idea — it does not originate with online courses or with the technology developments of the past decade, or two, or even three."


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Australian educators “blinkered” to online opportunity: Robb

Australian educators “blinkered” to online opportunity: Robb | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Australia’s education sector must set aside concerns about cost and risk, and embrace technology to digitise and distribute content in the emerging markets of India and China, says Shadow Finance Minister…...
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How One Instructor Teaches 2,670 Students - The Digital Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

How One Instructor Teaches 2,670 Students - The Digital Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
John Boyer of Virginia Tech employs a host of technologies in a world-events class that attracts students in droves—and they're learning.
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Online education: can we bridge the digital divide?

Online education: can we bridge the digital divide? | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION: We continue our series on the rise of online and blended learning and how free online courses are set to transform the higher education sector.
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E-Learning down at the crossroads: ‘up there is just a sea of possibilities’ – Innovation in all its guises | Peter Bryant

E-Learning down at the crossroads: ‘up there is just a sea of possibilities’ – Innovation in all its guises | Peter Bryant | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Innovation in the digital university can equally appear in many unique forms and arise from the most obvious and darndest of places. Recently I went to a conference where I saw some brilliant examples of tiny innovations occurring within the context of massive organisational behemoths (such as a VLE or a research intensive university). Some were cutting edge; others were using established technology or pedagogy for the first time, like an 18 year old discovering Patti Smith in their parent’s record collection and deciding to pick up a guitar or a notebook
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Matching Pedagogy and Technology | Contact North

Matching Pedagogy and Technology | Contact North | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

When Collège Boréal, established in 1995, moved to its main campus in Sudbury in 1997, it used videoconferencing to serve students spread across northern Ontario. Some first year courses, for the programs in its northern campuses, were transmitted through videoconferencing and then students would come to the Sudbury campus for subsequent years for most diploma programs. In 1999, technology improvements were made to address issues of time lag and quality. In 2010, another large investment was made to upgrade the videoconferencing system which continues to be used extensively for course delivery throughout northern, southern, and southwestern Ontario.

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Where is Technology Leading Higher Education?

Where is Technology Leading Higher Education? | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
By Doug Ward The rush to create large, free online classes has generated anxiety at universities around the country.

With finances already tight and with a surge of movement toward online learning, universities are being forced to move quickly to change centuries-old models of learning. Terms like historic, seismic and revolutionarynow pop up in descriptions of the challenges that higher education faces in the coming years.

 

Many institutions have been preparing for these changes for years, building infrastructure and expertise, experimenting and recruiting, and integrating online learning into long-term strategies. Many others, especially traditional research universities, have been caught flat-footed as education has transformed around them.

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Universities must adapt or perish: report

Universities must adapt or perish: report | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Australian universities will not survive the next 10 to 15 years unless they radically overhaul their current business models, according to a report released today.The Ernst & Young report, titled…...
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Understoodit.com - Understand Your Students

Understoodit.com - Understand Your Students | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Let's say Professor Smith wanted to use Understoodit. She would start by creating an account and choosing the screen name 'smith'. Professor Smith would then tell her students to go to understoodit.com/smith on their laptop, tablet or smartphone. When students are confused they would click the 'confused' button, and when they understand they'd click 'understood', and in real-time Professor Smith can see the percentage of students that understand. It's that simple.

 

Professor Smith's students only need to create accounts if she wishes to keep track of their progress or answers. This means that Professor Smith can use Understoodit at conference presentations, even if her audience members don't have Understoodit.com accounts.

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Online learning calls for new set of skills

Online learning calls for new set of skills | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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Online opportunities: digital innovation or death through regulation?

Online opportunities: digital innovation or death through regulation? | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION: The rise of online and blended learning and the development of free online courses is set to transform the higher education sector.

 

The steady measured progress of innovation in higher education has been replaced with an explosion of new ideas. The change is both exhilarating and frightening. Each day there are new innovations, as more and more experts explain where these changes might take us.

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Live-stream: Future of Higher Education symposium

Live-stream: Future of Higher Education symposium | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Live-stream.Five of our authors will today present their ideas on the future of higher education in a conversation with Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans.
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Why Wikipedia Does Belong in the Classroom

Why Wikipedia Does Belong in the Classroom | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The proper place of social media in the classroom remains a mystery to most people, with Wikipedia standing as the biggest, baddest new media nemesis of them all.
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How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different

How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different...

 

New contexts—digital environments that function as humanity-in-your-pocket—demand new approaches and new habits. Specifically, new habits of mind.

Persisting.

Managing Impulsivity.

Responding with awe.

Questioning.

Innovating.

Thinking interdependently.

And in an era of distinct academic standards and increasingly brazen technology, they are increasingly relevant.

 

The tone of thinking in the 21st century should not be hushed nor gushing, defiant nor assimilating, but simply interdependent, conjured to function on a relevant scale within a much larger human and intellectual ecology, one that exposes itself daily across twitter, facebook, and a billion smartphone screens.

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Online education at the coalface: what academics need to know

Online education at the coalface: what academics need to know | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION: We continue our series on the rise of online and blended learning and how free online courses are set to transform the higher education sector.
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At Stanford, scholars debate the promises, pitfalls of online learning

At Stanford, scholars debate the promises, pitfalls of online learning | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Tanner Lecturer and respondents tackle the challenges of preserving the best of higher education while venturing onto new ground.
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Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension

Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

This is quite a clever and helpful device to tie together a large number of ideas about Bloom's Taxonomy in the Cognitive Domain. I highly recommend that interested readers visit the website and play with it. It's done quite well (although it would be even better if the few misspellings were attended to). Access it at http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 

But this gets me up on my soapbox because it highlights quite a significant oversight, in my opinion.

 

When Benjamin Bloom wrote his original work, he spoke of 3 domains, not just one. All 3 were, and are, of roughly equal importance in educating young people. The other 2 are the Affective Domain and the Psychomotor Domain. These correspond roughly to what, in today's parlance, might be called Social and Emotional Learning (Affective) and Mental and Physical Health (Psychomotor). Too much (or too little) emphasis on any one of the domains almost guarantees a lack of balance in childrens' learning and development. We can see this in the pejorative, hurtful names students call their peers when one of the domains assumes an unblanced priority over the others. Cognitive imbalance can lead to students being called eggheads or nerds, Affective imbalance to students being called geeks or loners, and Psychomotor imbalance to students being called dumb jocks or crazies.

 

It seems to me that the standards movement and the high-stakes testing movement have come to represent an educational environment that is seriously out of balance...with far too much emphasis on the Cognitive Domain, and too little on the Affective and Psychomotor. We have too many students who excel in one domain, and too few who are well rounded in two or three, as well as too many who do not reach their potential in any.

 

Furthermore, the emphasis on the separation of the Cognitive from the Affective and Psychomotor, has created structural imbalances in the operation of schools (read allocations of time, financial and material resources, personnel, and intellectual energy) that work to the detriment of our young people and our communities.The drive toward home schooling and charter schools can be viewed as two manifestations of this structural imbalance...increasing numbers of parents view schools (especially public ones) as unsuitable places to send their children and clamor for alternatives that offer a better balance among the 3 domains.

 

This is a great graphic organizeer, but it represents only an exaggeratedly large part of a much more important whole. -JL

 

 


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Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, July 16, 12:35 PM

La rueda taxonómica se irá enriqueciendo en la medida que las TIC sigan su propia evolución creativa e innovadora en lel proceso de implementación, evaluación y seguimiento en los entornos de aprendizaje físicos, virtuales y mixtos.

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Pretty cool...interactive Adobe Flash site. Click on an area to see additional information.

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http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 

Interactive animation that breaks down the 'wheel' - includes suggested 'tools' that could be used for different related activities.

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35 Ways To Build Your Personal Learning Network Online | Edudemic

35 Ways To Build Your Personal Learning Network Online | Edudemic | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Posted by Katie Lepi

 

"Personal learning networks are a great way for educators to get connected with learning opportunities, access professional development resources, and to build camaraderie with other education professionals.

 

"Although PLNs have been around for years, in recent years social media has made it possible for these networks to grow exponentially.

 

"Now, it’s possible to expand and connect your network around the world anytime, anywhere. But how exactly do you go about doing that?

 

"Check out our guide to growing your personal learning network with social media, full of more than 30 different tips, ideas, useful resources, and social media tools that can make it all possible."


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Education Nation: Program Strives To Create Next-Generation Engineers & Math Talent | WiredAcademic

Education Nation: Program Strives To Create Next-Generation Engineers & Math Talent | WiredAcademic | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A special program at the University of Texas known as UTeach is an effort to entice talented math and science majors who might otherwise become doctors or engineers to choose teaching instead.

 

This story was produced by The Hechinger Report, a non-profit, independent journalism organization housed at Columbia University in New York. It is part of a series written in collaboration with NBC for the annual Education Nation summit.

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