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2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond

2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

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Very interesting 2020 vison, but can we please stop using 2020

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Usein González's curator insight, January 21, 2014 3:51 PM

Aprendizaje en línea una realidad.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 22, 2014 2:04 PM

Excellent article. Very thorough. This will help with looking at open classrooms. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 9, 2014 7:26 PM

It sounds like digital technologies are the only way people will be educated. Blending what has been done with new tools is essential moving forward.

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How to Make Infographics Work for eLearning Courses (Tips & Tricks)

How to Make Infographics Work for eLearning Courses (Tips & Tricks) | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

"But before you blindly jump on the infographics bandwagon and splatter your course with these visuals, make sure that you stock up on information about how they work and when to use them. Badly-designed infographics or placing them out of context can increase the cognitive load of a course. So here's the lowdown on infographics."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 26, 11:11 PM

Infographics seem to be everywhere today, and educators are taking note and using them with students. This post provides information on the use of infographics for elearning, but the same concepts apply to face2face learning. The post is divided three sections that include:

* When to use infographics

* When NOT to use infographics

* 6 tips to create effective and stunning infographics

Additional resources are included in the post. If you are designing or revising a course and have not made use of infographics that post may provide you with ideas on how to best incorporate this form of visual learning into your curriculum. And if you currently use infographics check it out to learn more.

jane fullerton's curator insight, March 29, 10:26 AM

Awesome resource for a quick how to tutorial on infographics!

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40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies

40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

"You can’t watch a video like you read a book; the modalities couldn’t be much different."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 2, 11:03 PM

We know that students are now seeing videos as components of online testing. Most students know strategies to use when reading text, but what works best with videos? This post provides 40 comprehension strategies that you may want to teach in your classroom.

The post begins with a short exploration of text and videos and then explores the interaction between video and text. The comprehension strategies are divided into four sections (information below quoted from the text):

* Before viewing comprehension strategies that promote understanding of video and streaming content.

* During viewing comprehension strategies that promote understanding of video and streaming content.

* After viewing comprehension strategies that promote understanding of video and streaming content.

Each of these sections has ten questions that provide anchor strategies. For example, the first section (before viewing) includes Anchor Strategies: Viewing Purpose, Preview, Predict, Connect
Click through to the post to learn more.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, April 5, 8:38 AM

If you are able to use Video in class, these are some things yoiui should think about.

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Amazing Views of the Sun! Video from NASA

February 11, 2015 marks five years in space for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which provides incredibly detailed images of the whole sun 24 hours a day....

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 6, 10:45 PM

This video may change the way you view the sun. For the last five years NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has been taking images of the sun and this video provides views that are breath taking. I have shown this video to students from kindergarten through grade 7 and all want to see it again. There are amazing images with music, and very few words. Try to find five minutes in your day to watch this, and chances are you will find yourself forwarding the link to others.

Quoting from NASA "Watch the movie to see giant clouds of solar material hurled out into space, the dance of giant loops hovering in the corona, and huge sunspots growing and shrinking on the sun's surface."

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Sir Ken Robinson – Learning {Re}imagined (video)

Sir Ken Robinson – Learning {Re}imagined (video) | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
As a treat for the readers of this blog here is a longer and more complete interview with Sir Ken Robinson that was recorded as part of the Learning {Re}imagined book where he discusses educational technology, creativity, assessment and the future of learning (15 minutes).   There are more exclusive videos contained within the book…

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Lisa Gorman's curator insight, March 26, 7:02 PM

I have a great admiration for the thinking of Sir Ken Robinson... He speaks so eloquently and argues for creative learning...and so much more...

 

A stand out quote for me from this interview;

 

"What tends to dull the appetite [for learning] is being force fed things that people can't see an immediately relevance in or don't have an immediate interest in it...or where they are forced to learn in situations where they are inimitable... you know, 8 hours a day, sit still, do as you're told."

 

Bring on different ways of engaging with people around learning so that they not only 'get it' but they really enjoy it and become life long learners.

 

I recommend this 15 minute video to you!

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 27, 2:03 PM
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The Future Shapers's curator insight, March 30, 5:44 AM

Sir Ken Robinson on how we should be teaching our children if we want a future rich with creative and innovative leaders.

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Active Learning in the Online Classroom: Examples and Ideas

Active Learning in the Online Classroom: Examples and Ideas | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

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Tim Boileau's curator insight, March 11, 7:58 AM

Nice! A pragmatic list of instructional strategies to increase learner engagement in virtual learning spaces.

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MOOC design : from peer assessment to social networks

MOOC design : from peer assessment to social networks | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, February 22, 10:22 AM

MOOCs seem like a simple concept, but they demand a new way of approaching education--it means REALLY letting the learner be in charge of their learning rather than having professors be both the font of knowledge and gatekeeper/policeman.  The design structure to accommodate large numbers of participants, deliver content at multiple levels, different learning styles and demanding different time investments while including assessment strategies that evaluate a reasonable level of expertise and provide feedback of any value for the participant, while precluding cheating, is nearly impossible.  This traditional model is behind the Certificates offered for a price.  They are a clever way of monetizing MOOCs, but not a very reliable representation of knowledge acquisition.   The movement toward peer assessment is an interesting permutation, but still begs the question of how (or if) knowledge should be demonstrated and documented.

Peter Parise's curator insight, February 22, 8:30 PM

A guide for managing higher and lower level participants in an open mooc.

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Jeopardy Rocks - Jeopardy game creator for teachers

Jeopardy Rocks - Jeopardy game creator for teachers | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
Make fun and cool Jeopardy games for school or class projects. Choose from four vegetable themed characters and help your students learn!

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yes, I like it

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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.

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flea palmer's curator insight, February 3, 4:58 AM

Interesting techniques - would any of these be relevant for teaching?

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Verso - a Free Tool to Engage Student Voice

Verso - a Free Tool to Engage Student Voice | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

cool tool"Flip learning App, scaffold effective pedagogy with this simple mobile app that works across all platforms."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 14, 2014 8:42 PM

Verso is a new tool that come to us from teachers in Australia. It provides teachers the ability to create a 'challenge' and provide a prompt, which may be a video, document, website, etc. Add some thought provoking questions and students may answer within Verso. Students must post their own answer before they can respond to others, and all answers are anonymous.

Verso provides a number of resources to help you get started, including:

* Getting Started - This section "shows you how to Verso in 90 seconds", providing a number of examples (and you may choose one to try with your students).

* Strategies to Support Deeper Thinking - This section is very robust, and it is worth the time to check it out. They provide nine strategies to support deeper thinking, including:

     - Ask for more than one type of response from your student

     - Be explicit about how you want your students to respond, model an answer in your instruction

     - Be provocative to promote debate amongst your students

     - Let your students answer the questions. This section has an excellent resource "Asking Googleable vs NonGoogleable Questions"

*Verso Strategies: Building Deeper Collaboration Using Google Drive

* How To - Discover a range of videos and examples to help you get started

* Example Provocations - Find a wide variety of examples that you may choose to use.

They also have a blog that provides additional resources.

Their website uses three key words: Challenge, Engage, Learn. This website will allow your students to be challenged, engaged and learn and is worth taking some time to explore.

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Comparing Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning

Comparing Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

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Interesting idea

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 8, 6:56 PM

Asynchronous learning allows for reflection and is not exclusive to online learning. The two are complements to each other regardless of media.

 

@ivon_ehd1

Armando's curator insight, January 10, 5:30 AM

Comparing Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning

Andrew Hockley's curator insight, January 27, 2:10 AM

Nice little summary.  For more on developing an e-learning strategy check out http://the-round.com/resource/managing-education-in-the-digital-age/ ;

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Instagram Growth: How to Build a Community on Instagram (Marketing)

Instagram Growth: How to Build a Community on Instagram (Marketing) | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
Social Media Marketing Podcast 121, in this episode Sue Zimmerman explore how to improve your marketing and grow your audience on Instagram.

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3 Key Concepts That Will Help You Understand Learning in the Digital Age

3 Key Concepts That Will Help You Understand Learning in the Digital Age | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
These three "gogies" of effective online learning will help you get a clearer picture of learning and eLearning in the digital age.

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New words, new insight, interesting!!

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eLearning Trends to Follow in 2015 [Infographic]

eLearning Trends to Follow in 2015 [Infographic] | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
Fantastic infographic with eLearning Trends to you should follow in year 2015.

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What do you do with occulus rift, $4 billion but what pedagogical use

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 22, 8:25 AM

Fantastic infographic with eLearning Trends to you should follow in year 2015.

EduMel's curator insight, February 22, 9:16 AM

interesting

Nathalie Mercken's curator insight, February 26, 3:20 AM

ajouter votre aperçu ...

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What is Innovation in Education?

What is Innovation in Education? Stephen Downes Ghent, Belgium March 30, 2015

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Flipped Learning: The Big Picture

Flipped Learning: The Big Picture | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
As we progress rapidly into the middle of the second decade of the 21st century, questions continue to be raised about how education addresses the ever ..

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 5, 11:11 PM

This post includes the inforgraphic (shown above) as well as additional information on pros and cons of flipping a class.

The sections in the post are:

* Flipped Learning for a Flipped World

* Flipping the Numbers

* Flipping to Engage Active Learning

* Flipping from Passive to Active

* In a Nutshell

You may find new ideas in this post that will allow your learners to be be more engaged

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How To Teach Visual Thinking – 5 Strategies From Around The Web

How To Teach Visual Thinking – 5 Strategies From Around The Web | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

"The misconceptions about visual thinking are alarming. On one hand, this critical skill seems integral for contemporary learning, since almost every modern input is visual in nature. Yet this key proficiency seems almost entirely absent from state standards and daily classroom lessons."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 7, 5:53 AM

What is visual thinking? How can we teach visual thinking to our learners? ASIDE has an excellent post that provides five presentations that explore visual thinking from different perspectives. All of them share information on the "the power of visuals to craft a layered approach toward teaching with creative design." The five presentations (all from slideshare) are:

* Visual Thinking Presentation

* Visual Thinking and the Writing Process

* Visual Thinking for Brainstorming, Planning, Learning, Collaborating, Harvesting

* An Introduction to Visual Thinking

* Visual Thinking Help us to...

Each of these presentations provides a different viewpoint. Many of our learners are visual learners today. This post will provide you with great resources to help them hone the skill of visual thinking (and will also help you).

Michael Patrick Dunn's curator insight, April 7, 4:24 PM

Sketch notaking is just one way!

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, April 9, 7:01 PM

Thx Beth Dichter

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Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Developers, Educators, and Learners

Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Developers, Educators, and Learners | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
SAS Curriculum Pathways provides interactive, standards-based resources in English language arts, math, science, social studies, and Spanish (grades 6-12).

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Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, March 18, 8:20 AM

Des applis intéressantes ! A consulter !

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How to win at academic presentations: top tips on what to say and how to say it.

How to win at academic presentations: top tips on what to say and how to say it. | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
Presenting is an essential skill for communicating research, but unfortunately it is not a skill researchers get much guidance on. Sarah Knowles pulls together some general advice on giving an enga...

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too true

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 21, 5:55 PM

A well-thought out article with solid criteria.

 

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10 key takeaways about differences between classroom, blended, online and open learning

10 key takeaways about differences between classroom, blended, online and open learning | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

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10 Open Education Resource (OER) Tools You Must Know About

10 Open Education Resource (OER) Tools You Must Know About | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
OER(Online Education Resources) are current edtech trend which are providing free online courses from many universities to our teachers and students.

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The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

"Big idea: Teaching kids to ask smart questions on their own

A four-year-old asks on average about 400 questions per day, and an adult hardly asks any. Our school system is structured around rewards for regurgitating the right answer, and not asking smart questions – in fact, it discourages asking questions. With the result that as we grow older, we stop asking questions. Yet asking good questions is essential to find and develop solutions, and an important skill in innovation, strategy, and leadership. So why do we stop asking questions – and more importantly, why don’t we train each other, and our future leaders, to ask the right questions starting from early on?"

 


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Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, February 8, 10:18 PM

A four-year-old asks, on average, 400 questions a day. By the time he or she reaches adulthood, they will ask very few per day. Speaking as someone who’s probably never going to grow up, allow me to emphasize that:

  • Why questions help to find the root of a problem
  • What If questions open up the floor for creative solutions
  • How questions focus on developing practical solutions
Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, February 9, 11:11 AM

Anything that gives students a chance to ask their own questions is a good idea in my opinion.  When the questions invoke critical thinking, it's a double bonus!  Also, writing these questions on any pre-made box would work.  No need to be crafty with scissors and tape.

Simon Awuyo's curator insight, February 11, 2:04 PM

The student teachers need these tips to help them cultivate skills of asking probing questions to become better teachers tomorrow.

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Choosing An Online Learning Platform: Which Makes Sense?

Choosing An Online Learning Platform: Which Makes Sense? | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
Choosing An Online Learning Platform: This post examines a few options for choosing an online learning platform!

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The true internationalisation of education is when you have a class of multiple students from different countries in the same learning space. Does an LMS help or hinder? 

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Educational Technology -Infographic

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Educational Technology -Infographic | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Educational Technology Infographic clarifies the habits of highly-effective educators, who use edtech!

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Two design models for online collaborative learning: same or different?

Two design models for online collaborative learning: same or different? | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

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Chris Brown's curator insight, December 18, 2014 11:32 AM

This article has great information - and conversation - focused on some collaborative learning theories.  This covers a couple of different modes:  Online Collaborative Learning (OCL) and Community of Inquiry (CoI).


I suggest that you read the main writing and the comments associated with this to gain some deeper understanding.  Then ask yourself where these types of learning might be effective in your business.

Almudena Rueda's curator insight, February 9, 4:21 PM

Food for thought

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How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic

How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic | Knowledge Engineering | Scoop.it

"Conveying information in a striking, concise way has never been more important, and infographics are the perfect pedagogical tool with which to do so. Below, you’ll find my experience with designing an infographic-friendly classroom research project, explained in a step-by-step process you can implement in your own classroom."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 21, 2014 9:28 PM

Infographics might be considered the intersection of information, illustration and design. They provide students with the opportunity to share information in a variety of ways. This post shares the story of one teacher and her implementation of a research project which culminated in an infographic. After a brief introduction (which includes an excellent interactive infographic, 13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics). Following this introduction there are six components that are shared:

* Select an Infographic-Friendly Topic

* Begin the Drafting Process by Hand

* Choose the Right Templates or Software

* Refine Content and Design

* Infographic Resources and Tools for Educators

* Share and Critique

Each section provides additional detail and a number of resources that you will find helpful are included.