While acknowledging that the whole concept of self-determination – or ‘Google learning’ as it has been called, pejoratively, in certain circles – is fraught with the potential for missing the point, being distracted into rabbit warrens or just getting bad information, we would like to emphasise that this is only a potential.
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Watch this space for chapter and verse, as we will soon be publishing case studies of several recent programmes that feature high levels of learner self-direction.
Learners are changing, learning is changing – and heutagogy can give important clues about rebalancing the burden of responsibilities and permissions in an always-on, networked, instructorless, post-course world.
What is the future of learning? Learning that is personal, meaningful, and that happens in a supportive, facilitative environments, according to Peter Smith, founding president of Kaplan University’s Open College.
As the business environment and learner needs change, traditional higher education institutions will need to figure out how they fit into a new learning ecosystem and identify a sustainable role they can play—most likely, as infrastructure provider, content curator, or lifelong career coach.
Hackers are exploiting a security flaw in Microsoft PowerPoint to attack computer systems
Fortunately, the attack requires user interaction the attack requires user interaction, so you would have to consent to open the file containing an infected OLE object. So if you tried to download a PowerPoint file from the web, a display prompt would ask for download permission. Consent prompts are fairly common, however, so users might not even realize they're granting permission to an infected file.
As for now, Microsoft suggests users avoid opening any PowerPoint files from an untrusted source.
These teachers see the internet and digital technologies such as social networking sites, cell phones and texting, generally facilitating teens’ personal expression and creativity, broadening the audience for their written material, and encouraging teens to write more often in more formats than may have been the case in prior generations. At the same time, they describe the unique challenges of teaching writing in the digital age, including the “creep” of informal style into formal writing assignments and the need to better educate students about issues such as plagiarism and fair use.
Can kids solve real life problems that affect our world? Sure! Why not? Many of you know the 7 sterile steps to PBL. How about adding a little more to the 7 steps? Here are a few ideas about how to solve real-life problems with your class.
While the rest of us were out building basic houses with Legos, 15-year-old Morgan Spence was hard at work using the iconic plastic blocks to replicate classic movie scenes.
The Scottish teen reportedly spent three weeks tirelessly recreating 15 different famous film scenes using only Legos and stop motion video. The resulting clip was made to promote "Brick City," a new book from Lego masterbuilder Warren Elsmorethat includes sets and movie posters from 60 iconic films -- built entirely from Legos, of course.
I’m writing this book more or less on my own, although I do have some support from an instructional designer and I’m anticipating getting some help with marketing once the book is complete. I’m also getting a lot of useful feedback, because I am publishing as the book is being developed (the first five chapters are already available here) and also publishing excerpts in this blog.
We know today’s students will have to create their jobs, not look for jobs. They will compete with others around the globe. They will have jobs replaced by outsourcing and technology if their skills are easily replicated or duplicated. To succeed, students will need creativity, communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and entrepreneurship.
They will need to be able to adapt to change, be resilient and able to work effectively in a variety of environments.
The most important aspect of PKM is that it is personal. In order to stick with a routine over time, people have to find what works for them. Blogging has been a core part of my sense-making routine over the past decade. When I conduct workshops, my primary aim is help others discover what works for them. I do not have a secret formula, only some general guidelines developed through experience, plus a lot of ideas and suggested areas to explore.
My colleague Jane Hart shared her daily PKM routine recently and it’s different from mine, which of course it should be.
Google Keep is an excellent tool to use for creating digital sticky notes. You can use both text and images to capture and share your notes. You can also use it to create to-do lists and bookmark content from the web.It has an intuitive and user friendly interface that makes it way simpler to navigate and control than is the case with several other note-taking apps out there.
Affordable, accessible technologies can democratize opportunities for EVERYONE to become innovators and inventors. Countries can take advantage of this opportunity to create new jobs, new industry and skilled workers to achieve further economic growth and increase competitiveness. Also, preparing citizens with problem solving skills and entrepreneurial mindsets helps solve various social problems in the country.
Comic strips are good learning tools to use with students to get them engaged and to motivate them to write. They can also be used for storytelling where students get to narrate a story drawing on a multitude of ready-made characters, or in the case of ESL/EFL students, be used to teach English. There are, in fact, several other ways to use comic strips in class and this post features some interesting samples.
Integrating new tools and workflows whilst introducing a new unit of inquiry would traditionally be steered away from. However, keen to pilot Google Classroom having launched GAFE in school two months ago, we were willing to challenge tradition and experienced a resounding success with both learning outcomes and engagement.
Setting up Classroom was incredibly straightforward using the resources below which were available for students to engage with from the moment they accessed Classroom.
To ensure productive group work, teachers must communicate expectations, strategically build groups, structure activities, scaffold work with a supportive classroom culture, and stress individual accountability.
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