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Hacking the Classroom: Beyond Design Thinking

Hacking the Classroom: Beyond Design Thinking | Initiate! What is learning design? | Scoop.it
Design Thinking is trending is some educational circles.  Edutopia recently ran a design thinking for educators workshop and I attended two great workshops at SXSWedu 2013 on Design Thinking: Hack ...
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Essays on the flaws of peer grading in MOOCs | Jonathan Rees - Inside Higher Ed

Essays on the flaws of peer grading in MOOCs | Jonathan Rees - Inside Higher Ed | Initiate! What is learning design? | Scoop.it

The implicit assumption of any peer grading arrangement is that students with minimal direction can do what humanities professors get paid to do and I think that’s the fatal flaw of these arrangements. This assumption not only undermines the authority of professors everywhere; it suggests that the only important part of college instruction is the content that professors transmit to their students.


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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, March 6, 2013 3:38 PM

A insightful and thorough critique of why peer grading in the humanities won't work. Jonathan Rees is a professor of history himself who uses peer assessment in this classes a lot certainly is the right person to pass judgement (note the difference between assessment and grading, the former is formative, the latter summative). And it is negative. Indeed, he argues that if this practice were to catch on, it suggests grading (in the humanities) is easy, while in actual fact it is through careful comments and not the grades per se that people learn. Actuallly, I think this applies quite generallly. It is through reflection that you learn deeply, good feedback helps you reflect more deeply and a grade isn't good feedback. (@pbsloep)

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Hacking the Classroom: Beyond Design Thinking

Hacking the Classroom: Beyond Design Thinking | Initiate! What is learning design? | Scoop.it
Design Thinking is trending is some educational circles.  Edutopia recently ran a design thinking for educators workshop and I attended two great workshops at SXSWedu 2013 on Design Thinking: Hack ...

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, March 11, 2013 7:06 AM

I think the issue raised in this article, again, is that we must always know our purpose for everything we do.  Indeed, design thinking could be used in a canned approach, inappropriately.  This is true, only if people design lessons without understanding and clarifying the purpose from the start.  

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 5, 2015 10:50 PM

I think the issue raised in this article, again, is that we must always know our purpose for everything we do.  Indeed, design thinking could be used in a canned approach, inappropriately.  This is true, only if people design lessons without understanding and clarifying the purpose from the start.  

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Communities of Learning and the effect of existing hierarchies | Peter Sloep - Stories to TEL

Communities of Learning and the effect of existing hierarchies | Peter Sloep - Stories to TEL | Initiate! What is learning design? | Scoop.it

Last week, I had the honour of  being asked to sit in on a PhD defence committee. The thesis was about the impact existing hierarchies have on the learning that goes on in communities of learning.


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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, March 10, 2013 6:49 PM

A blog post of mine (@pbsloep)

EsdeGroot's curator insight, April 17, 2013 3:34 AM

Interesting indeed. To judge whether the effect of existing hierarchies is cause for concern, I would need additional information about the way these communities have been set up. 

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Education | Governance | Quality assurance documents and tools - Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Internet

Education | Governance | Quality assurance documents and tools - Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Internet | Initiate! What is learning design? | Scoop.it
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HOMAGO: A Guidebook | DMLcentral

HOMAGO: A Guidebook | DMLcentral | Initiate! What is learning design? | Scoop.it

Hang Out, Mess Around & Geek Out) is an experiential learning theory based on research by Mimi Ito on how youth learn in new and social media environments. Our goal was to explore how HOMAGO could be applied within a space of cultural production and how we could translate it into a method that would be useable by our teaching artists.

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I like the idea of this new pedagogy...!

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Transforming the Way We Learn: Why Digital Literacy is So Important

Transforming the Way We Learn: Why Digital Literacy is So Important | Initiate! What is learning design? | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 14, 2013 7:36 PM

It is the way we understand and process information in other formats. The key understanding is there is a larger body.

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Gonna be a new race! Scaling the walls of institutional change | Peter Bryant

Gonna be a new race! Scaling the walls of institutional change | Peter Bryant | Initiate! What is learning design? | Scoop.it

'What is important to note is that I strongly believe that underpinning of this should be a vision for what kind of institution you want to be a part of, what kind of pedagogy informs your learning, teaching and assessment, how do you want find out about your learners and adapt to their skills?  And that this vision should be supported by action, people, evaluation and sharing.  It should align pedagogy and technology in an agile and collaborative way.  And finally that there is not one size this will fit all and they as markets have fractured, retail has personalised and the largest selling book of 2012 was originally a piece of internet distributed Twilight fan fiction, we also need to find unique and personalised paths through our reconstruction.'

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MOOCs and Pedagogy: Part 2

MOOCs and Pedagogy: Part 2 | Initiate! What is learning design? | Scoop.it
Hard as it is for me to keep up with the spread of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) in higher education and the sizable issues accompanying how they are organized, taught, and what students take...

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#oldsmooc MOOC or COOP?

#oldsmooc MOOC or COOP? | Initiate! What is learning design? | Scoop.it
Earlier today I made this comment on the blog post of an OLDS MOOC participant. “The serendipitous nature of connected learning has quickly led me to a like minded learner. Many thanks for co...

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Using Moodle: Open Badges and Moodle

Using Moodle: Open Badges and Moodle | Initiate! What is learning design? | Scoop.it

"Hi, I'm very pleased to announce that Totara Learning Solutions (the distributors of the corporate distro of Moodle called TotaraLMS) will be developing an Open Badges solution for Moodle and Mahara."


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Anthony Beal's curator insight, February 10, 2013 10:38 AM

Thanks to @ScottHibberson for pointing this out to me, could be a lot of potential for badges recording achievement in Moodle

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The Short and Shorter of Instructional Design : Ag Communication ...

The Short and Shorter of Instructional Design : Ag Communication ... | Initiate! What is learning design? | Scoop.it
I've been wondering about very short instructional design as well. Twitter recently introduced Vine, a mobile service (currently available for iPhone and iPod touch) that lets you capture and share short (limited to six seconds) looping videos.
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Analyzing MOOCs - A SWOT Analysis

Analyzing MOOCs - A SWOT Analysis | Initiate! What is learning design? | Scoop.it
One of my many roles at @Understoodit includes conducting onging analysis and research of education technology tools and trends.  One of the most interesting and heavily discussed areas relates to ...

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The Persistence Of Sharing Knowledge

The Persistence Of Sharing Knowledge | Initiate! What is learning design? | Scoop.it
When we persist in sharing knowledge for social benefit it becomes easier for us to do.  Not that the nature of the knowledge has to be earth-shattering, but it’s the ongoing action of taking steps...

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Tom Hood's curator insight, April 3, 2013 7:38 AM

Leadership is about connecting and collaborating. The number 1 slill identified by IBM's Global 2013 CEO study is collaboration. It is also one of the top five comoetencies for CPAs in the future from the CPA Horizons 2025 report. Sharing knowledge has been my experience with social media as a tool for sharing and collaboration. It has created that "serendipitous insight' that allows me to connect the dots more easily and make great friends in the process.                                                                                                      I like this quote in the article, "As we share our knowledge more openly with each other, our world becomes more connected, which can lead to greater recognition of our diversity and our common humanity – ultimately leading to greater understanding, and hopefully a world of greater harmony."



Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 3, 2013 6:14 PM

We need to continue to develop effective ways to share knowledge.

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Being social in a MOOC

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Social media and digital learning environments are now combined. As part of the MOOC experience, students are requested to join debates and course’s topics on social networks, such as Facebook, Twi...

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Design Thinking for Educators

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Design Thinking is a mindset. Design Thinking is the confidence that everyone can be part of creating a more desirable future, and a process to take action when faced with a difficult challenge. That kind of optimism is well needed in education.

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Anne Whaits's curator insight, March 9, 2013 4:54 PM

"Design Thinking for Educators is… A creative process that helps you design meaningful solutions in the classroom, at your school, and in your community. The toolkit provides you with instructions to explore Design Thinking."

Free toolkit available to download from the site.

Ignasi Alcalde's curator insight, March 11, 2013 5:10 AM

Design Thinking aplicado a los docentes.

Mark Sheppard's curator insight, March 12, 2013 9:21 AM

Targeted mostly for the K-12 segment, that shouldn't preclude other L&D professionals from reviewing, learning, and applying the basic concepts.

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Group work advice for MOOC providers - by George Siemens

Group work advice for MOOC providers - by George Siemens | Initiate! What is learning design? | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"The most valuable aspect of MOOCs is that the large number of learners enables the formation of sub-networks based on interested, geography, language, or some other attribute that draws individuals together. With 20 students in a class, limited options exist for forming sub-networks. When you have 5,000 students, new configurations are possible.

 

"The “new pedagogical models” (A Silicon Valley term meaning: we didn’t read the literature and still don’t realize that these findings are two, three, or more decades old) being discovered by MOOC providers supports what most academics and experienced teachers know about learning: it’s a social, active, and participatory process.

 

"The current MOOC providers have adopted a regressive pedagogy: small scale learning chunks reminiscent of the the heady days of cognitivism and military training. Ah, the 1960′s. What a great time to be a learner.

In order to move past this small chunk model of learning, MOOC providers will need to include problem based learning and group learning in their offerings. That won’t be easy. MOOCs have high dropout rates. Which means that if you’re assigned to a group of 10 learners, by the end of the course, you’ll be the only one left.

 

"The large MOOCs can improve the quality of learning by creating a model for rapid creation/dissolution of groups. If you have teenagers in your house (or if you are a gamer), you’re likely familiar with how groups form in many video games or virtual worlds. There are two extreme opposites: World of Warcraft involves highly cohesive social units where individuals spend long periods of time together in solving problems and engaging in quests. In contrast, Call of Duty has low social cohesion as groups are formed on the spot and once a player logs off, the group dissolve (yes, you can log in and play with friends in a more cohesive unit on CoD as well). The latter model is worth considering for MOOCs."


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, March 11, 2013 9:49 AM

Quite an important article for those considering the design of MOOCs.

Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, March 11, 2013 11:58 AM
Absolutely Jim!
Mark Gillingham's curator insight, March 12, 2013 3:56 PM

Thinking of using a MOOC for your students or yourself? Think about the limitations that are usual but not necessarily forced in the typical MOOC and break into groups. Although many drop out of MOOCs, many do because they didn't find a suitable group or didn't think to look for one. 

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How Do We Teach Critical Thinking in a Connected World?

How Do We Teach Critical Thinking in a Connected World? | Initiate! What is learning design? | Scoop.it
Along with creativity, collaboration, and communication, critical thinking is one of the four components of learning in the 21st century.

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In some ways, I would argue that we don't need to teach it, we need to harness and repurpose the critical skills learners already have.  just my 2 cents worth

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 11, 2013 4:32 PM

It will be creativty and innovation that uses colllaboration and communication in the form of true dialogue that will have to emerge

Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, February 19, 2013 2:17 PM
I tend to agree with you Peter; it is fostering and instigating rather than "teaching". I usually tell students that they are critical thinkers but now need to focus that skill to their learning subjects.
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Will MOOC as curation kill the paid journal? - by Dave Cormier

Will MOOC as curation kill the paid journal? - by Dave Cormier | Initiate! What is learning design? | Scoop.it

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Your Massively Open Offline College Is Broken

Your Massively Open Offline College Is Broken | Initiate! What is learning design? | Scoop.it
I wrote a thing last fall about massive open online courses (MOOCs, in the parlance), and the challenge that free or cheap online classes pose to business as us

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Richard L. Edwards's curator insight, February 11, 2013 12:25 PM

Further thoughts on MOOCs from Clay Shirky

Peter Shanks's curator insight, February 17, 2013 7:35 PM

maybe more 'bent' than broken... time will tell

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Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics

Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics | Initiate! What is learning design? | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Must-read article on ClutterMuseum.com by Leslie M-B, exploring in depth the opportunity to have students master their selected topics by "curating" them, rather than by reading and memorizing facts about them.

 

"Critical and creative thinking should be prioritized over remembering content"

 

"That students should learn to think for themselves may seem like a no-brainer to many readers, but if you look at the textbook packages put out by publishers, you’ll find that the texts and accompanying materials (for both teachers and students) assume students are expected to read and retain content—and then be tested on it.

 

Instead, between middle school (if not earlier) and college graduation, students should practice—if not master—how to question, critique, research, and construct an argument like an historian."

 

This is indeed the critical point. Moving education from an effort to memorize things on which then to be tested, to a collaborative exercise in creating new knowledge and value by pulling and editing together individual pieces of content, resources and tools that allow the explanation/illustration of a topic from a specific viewpoint/for a specific need.

 

And I can't avoid to rejoice and second her next proposition: "What if we shifted the standards’ primary emphasis from content, and not to just the development of traditional skills—basic knowledge recall, document interpretation, research, and essay-writing—but to the cultivation of skills that challenge students to make unconventional connections, skills that are essential for thriving in the 21st century?"

 

What are these skills, you may ask. Here is a good reference where to look them up: http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/P21_Framework_Definitions.pdf (put together by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills)

 

 

Recommended. Good stuff. 9/10

 

Full article: www.cluttermuseum.com/make-students-curators/

 

(Image credit: Behance.net)

 

 


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Education Creations's curator insight, May 12, 2014 12:00 AM

How to turn students into curators.

Sample Student's curator insight, May 5, 2015 10:14 PM

We often ask our students to create annotated bibliographies, and this focuses on their capacity to evaluate and make decisions about the validity, reliability and relevance of sources they have found. using Scoop.it, we can ask them to do much the same thing, but they will publish their ideas for an audience, and will also be able to provide and use peer feedback to enhance and tighten up their thinking. This is relevant to any curriculum area. Of course it is dependent on schools being able to access any social media, but rather than thinking about what is impossible, perhaps we could start thinking about what is possible and lobbying for change.

Sample Student's curator insight, May 5, 2015 10:18 PM

We often ask our students to create annotated bibliographies, and this focuses on their capacity to evaluate and make decisions about the validity, reliability and relevance of sources they have found. Using Scoop.it, we can ask them to do much the same thing. But they will publish their ideas for an audience, and will also be able to provide and use peer feedback to enhance and tighten up their thinking. This is relevant to any age, and any curriculum area. Of course it is dependent on schools being able to access social media. But rather than thinking about what is impossible, perhaps we should start thinking about what is possible, and lobbying for change. Could you use a Scoop.it collection as an assessment task?

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Ten Virtues for the Modern Age

Ten Virtues for the Modern Age | Initiate! What is learning design? | Scoop.it

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Jelmer Evers's curator insight, February 12, 2013 3:39 PM

Now these are 21st cent skills I fully subscribe. Alain de Botton's school of life- resilience, empathy, patience, sacrifice, politeness, humour, self-awareness, forgiveness, hope, confidence

Jacqueline Boerefijn's curator insight, February 13, 2013 5:03 PM

Deze "deugden" komen overeen met de Values in Actions (VIA) Strengths, kun je bij jezelf meten via:

http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/Entry.aspx?rurl=http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/tests/SameAnswers_t.aspx?id=310 

In het NL's te meten voor kinderen vanaf ongeveer 12 jaar via "Hier ben ik een ster in" test in Lessen in geluk, zie www.lesseningeluk.nl

 

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Toward Digital Collaboration Fluency

Toward Digital Collaboration Fluency | Initiate! What is learning design? | Scoop.it
As I reflect upon some of my recent experiences in MOOCs (most recently #ETMOOC and #EDCMOOC) and online communities (especially my recent participation in #COOPLIT), I find myself thinking about t...

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Keeping up with MOOC developments | Tony Bates

Keeping up with MOOC developments | Tony Bates | Initiate! What is learning design? | Scoop.it

"MOOCs are a very interesting development, and have some potential to bring about major changes in the post-secondary education system.

 

However, they are only a side show to most online educational developments. Many other interesting things are happening and these are being drowned out by the hysteria and hyperbole surrounding MOOCs. It seems any new development in online learning has to be called a MOOC to get any recognition (even if it is neither massive nor open).

 

We need to get back to a sense of proportion here. It’s not the number of enrolments that matters, but the learning that takes place. For-credit online programs have had to prove that students can learn just as well online as on campus. There is over 20 years experience of what works and what doesn’t in credit-based online learning that is being ignored in most (but not all) MOOC developments. Not a single MOOC has been able to demonstrate clear learning gains for the students (or a viable financial model, for that matter). When that happens, they deserve to be taken seriously. Until then, I suggest you focus on the real world."


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Steven Verjans's curator insight, February 9, 2013 8:47 AM

I would be quite interested in some research about the learning effect of MOOCs

Peter B. Sloep's comment, February 11, 2013 6:27 AM
Agree, see my scoop of Cameron Norman today, who asks for the same kind of research. The problem is likely to be that the learning effect so situation dependent and is determined by the learner and his or her specific situation. It is hardly possible to answer that question in the way we may compare the effects of various pain killers.
Anne Whaits's comment, February 15, 2013 6:00 PM
I too wait with bated breath for some research on the effectiveness of MOOC's..whether they be of the cMOOC variety or the xMOOC. Until then, I am wetting my toes as a participant in the #OLDSMOOC's on Learning Design. An interesting experience as student.