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Exploration of engaging learning spaces and technologies that support them
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Confused About Ed Tech Tools? New Rating Site for Apps and Games

Confused About Ed Tech Tools? New Rating Site for Apps and Games | Interactive Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"To evaluate the bonanza of apps, games, and websites that claim to have educational value, Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization best known for rating commercial media for age-level appropriateness, has developed a new rating system called Graphite. The site provides ratings of products in three categories: pedagogy, engagement, and support. Pedagogy is the highest weighted category, and is based on the depth and quality of content and how well it’s integrated into the mechanics of the reviewed game or website. The highest rated games require players to think critically about how to progress, and help build skills that are transferable. The engagement category measures how well the game grabs and keeps players’ attention, and the support category refers to the quality of tools the product offers to help learners when they get stuck. Support also includes tools for parents or teachers so they can help a learner and gets higher marks if it offers content in a variety of ways, catering to different types of learners. Some examples might be clear tutorials or content offered with both visuals and text. "

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Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy of Mobile Learning

Presentation about moving from Education 1.0 to Education 3.0; from pedagogy to andragogy to heutagogy; from instructivism to constructivism to connectivism in the context of mobile learning
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@jackiegerstein shares a detailed presentation rich in resources - from pertinant research cited to a wealth of fit-for-purpose links. She explores what learning should be; provides some guiding principles and offers lots of analytical data that can evidence mobile trends. Her exploration of a new paradigm model: the Education 1.0 - 3.0 spectrum makes for interesting reading/viewing and I love the question she poses to the self-directed learner: "How would you document your learning?"

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CECI Jean-François's curator insight, August 10, 2013 3:23 AM

Un must avec une vision d'anticipation et de synthèse des nouvelles tendances en matière d'éducation... Incontournable !

Kathy Benson's curator insight, August 13, 2013 10:14 PM

I learned about heutagogy which goes beyond learners constructing their own meaning to learners collaborating to act on thier new understanding. 

ech08ravo's curator insight, December 1, 2013 10:15 PM

If anyone has a link to audio or video of this presentation I would be most grateful!