There’s been a lot of discussion recently on what schools should be teaching kids. Just this month, the United Kingdom announced the addition of cybersecurity to its curriculum in response to a lack of education in the field and the rising industry skills gap.
I believe U.S. schools have been hesitant and even neglectful when it comes to how they discuss social media with students, and it’s time for this to change. Social media is a very real and ongoing aspect of our everyday lives: It no longer makes sense that, in 2014, several states still teach cursive writing when many students can text much faster on their smart devices. We need to be educating students on applicable skills for the world that they will interact with, and that means providing them with an understanding of how social media can affect their future. The gaping generational chasm between teachers who grew up before smartphones existed and students who were raised on them has resulted in a trial-and-error model of internet education and exploration, which could potentially wreak havoc on a student’s future. The internet is written in pen, not pencil.
Bloom's Taxonomy Tools is a Google document created by NJ superintendent Scott Rocco and it features a list of 89 web tools and mobile apps that correspond with every thinking level of Bloom's taxonomy. This work is a collective effort from different teachers and educators who have come together and crowdsourced ideas and tools to help teachers make the best of Bloom's digital taxonomy in their instruction. As you can see below, the document features five columns: one for the name of the app, the other specifies the level of Bloom's taxonomy the app addresses, the third column is for links of the apps, the fourth is on what the app does and the last one captures some ideas on how the app can be used. I invite you to have a look and contribute with an app or tool to the list. Enjoy
Gamification in eLearning is the use of game theory and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage users in solving problems. The main goal of gamification is to motivate your students – and those motivated students typically perform better.
Myth: visuals are just decoration and don't really impact learning. Fact: aesthetics have not only been proven to improve usability, but also to increase learning gains. Of course, this will depend on how well your visuals are ...
Al calor de las nuevas tecnologías y de su aplicación en la educación, nos encontramos en una realidad sumamente dinámica y compleja, donde conocimiento, docencia, aprendizaje y enseñanza son conceptos tradicionales y a la vez novedosos, que en estos últimos años fueron adoptando nuevas formas, nuevas estrategias, nuevos derroteros. Es el e-learning el actor con mayor potencial para aprovechar estos cambios y capitalizarlos en una educación de excelencia y calidad, adaptada y personalizada para cada estudiante.
El conocimiento ya no se circunscribe a un aula, con las puertas cerradas, con un docente que transmite unidireccionalmente el conocimiento hacia un puñado de alumnos. El aula abrió sus puertas; el conocimiento ya no se encuentra en un solo lugar, sino que está en todos lados, a toda hora, formando una gran red de conexiones, de nodos, de significados, de recursos, de información en la que el centro es el propio estudiante.
Sometimes it could be confusing to draw the line between what’s useful and what’s not. This criterion is very important when it comes to eLearning Instructional design. Right from the content creation to the design of the page, there are several ways in which it could go wrong. Below are the lists of don’ts when it comes to eLearning
The key idea behind the Individualized Instruction Model is that learners will not only be able to better understand the materials that are being presented, but that they will be able to effectively retain information for much longer. Those who have the ability to grasp a particular concept in a short amount of time can move on to the next subject, while those who are having a difficulty understanding the concept can move at a slower pace, in order to delve further into the topic. As such, every learner is given the opportunity to get the most out of the experience, even if he/she is in a group with other learners who possess different skill levels or strengths.
Another key application for the Individualized Instruction Model within the educational environment is to offer learners of various skill levels and learning styles different learning materials. For example, if a learner is more of an auditory one, instructors can use multimedia presentations via the computer, which he/she can complete at his/her own pace. On the other hand, if a learner is more of a visual one, then the instructor can use graphic textbooks to better illustrate the points of the concept.
Do classroom training and eLearning exist in two different silos? Absolutely not. Classroom training and eLearning are two different training media that are used to achieve the same objective – equip the learner with the needed knowledge and skills in an effective manner. By blending classroom training with the digital training medium, organizations can deliver first-rate training to their staff members at low cost.
So, how can you formulate a winning blended learning strategy? Well, here are 5 very useful tips.
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