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Sugata Mitra’s ‘Hole-in-Wall’ project - Why teachers are important for online learning

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By Donald Clark

 

“I wouldn’t take it if you offered it to me for free” said the head of the school I visited  in the huge Katutura Township on the outskirts of Windhoek in Africa. In 2008 some guys turned up started to drill four holes in the wall, installed dial-up computers, and left explaining almost nothing. 

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As we all know, just giving students technology will not be as productive as giving them the tehcnology and guidence in the form of an educator, who knows the big picture.

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Learning and Teaching in an Online Environment

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Welcome! While eLearning has been around for some time now, we are always looking for new ideas and good practice tips in an effort to make our online learning activities more effective.

 

This topic is curated by staff in Learning Environments at the University of Melbourne, along with invited colleagues.
 
Note: These articles are posted around a common interest in MOOCs, to provide information and promote discussion. They do not represent the views or positions of the University of Melbourne.

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9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts | Learning and Teaching in an Online Environment | Scoop.it
What does the future of eLearning hold?

Where do you even start?

I think a good place is by asking 49 of the world’s leading eLearning experts the top 3 trends they predict for 2017.

So that’s just what I did.

Here are the two most interesting takeaways from surveying 49 eLearning experts:
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eLearning and resources

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“More resources were provided than were needed, thus giving the learner the opportunity to exercise judgment about the value of reviewing everything on offer. The learner is also able to exert significant control over the sequencing of activities.”



SHAW, K. (2001). Designing online learning opportunities, orchestrating experiences and managing learning.
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I love this quote from Shaw. This was the text book I used in my post grad cert in eEducation with Nola Campbell from Waikato University. While it's a bit dated now, I think it is still very relevant.
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Digital learning credentials: New course to teach teachers how to teach online

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Deakin University's new digital course will teach teachers how to teach online.
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​A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers - EdSurge News

A 2016 report funded by the Gates Foundation found that in the U.S. alone, there are 13,000 instructional designers. Yet, when I graduated from colleg
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BadgeChain

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It had to happen, right? There’s so much hype around blockchain that colleges and universities have begun to take notice. Why? Well, historically, established educational institutions have been interested in teaching people (training them? Maybe that’s a discussion for another post…) about subjects organized by the institution’s vouched experts. Now, they are also interested in two other goals: remaining relevant in tremendously turbulent times and remaining solvent. Both of these last two goals are becoming increasingly important in a time of MOOCs, bootcamps, and the numerous, cheap or free learning experiences available on the web.

A quick review of post-secondary institutions now offering courses on blockchain reveals that a range of educational institutions worldwide are jumping into the game. Makes some sense given that certain aspects of blockchain are quite complex: some of the potentially related cryptography appears extremely daunting. 

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JISC Member stories

Our members tell their stories of how we are helping them to transform their worlds through digital, whether by opening up resources, sharing data or enabling collaboration.
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Using Clickers? A Note of Caution

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A new study shows that the popular edtech devices can improve fact retention but hinder deeper understanding.
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Video: 4 FAQs About Watson as Tutor

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IBM is exploring the use of artificial intelligence in learner tutoring.
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3 Ways Colleges Are Utilizing the Internet of Things

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As demand for more connected devices increases, universities are leading the way in implementing the IoT.
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The Maker Movement Is Poised to Thrive in Higher Education

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With cutting-edge tech, universities expand how makerspaces are used.
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Turnitin 'Revises' the Writing Process -- Campus Technology

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Turnitin, a company typically known for catching plagiarism in students’ writing assignments, is refocusing its efforts on the needs of instructors with its newest formative writing tool, Revision Assistant.
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What Edtech Tools Are Community Colleges Flocking To? - EdSurge News

Like all education ecosystems, community colleges have an array of different edtech tools to choose from. Where does one begin to search through th
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Educational Technology Buzzwords

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Education buzzwords have for a long time driven me insane as we spend our lives in schools latching on to phrase after phrase that tries to make us sound more knowledgeable without actually being more knowledgeable. I fear sometimes us “tech geeks” in schools ( definitely me included) are getting caught in the same trap as we move from one innovation to the next just to look more tech savvy than the next guy. This is a long list of edtech trends and pedagogies. It can seem quite daunting to the uninitiated and we can scare them off trying something really useful if keep pushing for more change.

 

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The learning journey

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“Learners can explore material in whatever sequence they choose (although there is a recommended route) and can decide which exercises to undertake and how long to spend on them.”

SHAW, K. (2001). Designing online learning opportunities, orchestrating experiences and managing learning.
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Ten Online Teaching Tips You May Not Have Heard

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In this article, I outline 10 online teaching tips that may be less well-known but can lead to a more positive experience for both professor and student.

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Together, technology and teachers can revamp schools

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IN 1953 B.F. Skinner visited his daughter’s maths class. The Harvard psychologist found every pupil learning the same topic in the same way at the same speed. A few days later he built his first “teaching machine”, which let children tackle questions at their own pace.
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Digital Literacy Training Improves Mobile Learning Outcomes

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Even digital natives need support when it comes to using educational technologies effectively.
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Teaching using interactive visualization: Project-based learning at UVA

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The University of Virginia is offering a new way to connect students directly with faculty researchers in authentic inquiry using the latest digital
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Jisc member stories: being a digital leader with Deborah Millar

Deborah took part in our 2016 digital leaders programme, which equips participants with the tools, knowledge and skills to become digitally informed an
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How to Help Faculty Build Online Courses -- Campus Technology

How to Help Faculty Build Online Courses -- Campus Technology | Learning and Teaching in an Online Environment | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona developed a toolkit to help new instructional designers and online instructors get up to speed in creating courses for students that might never show their faces on campus.
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Online Students Need More Interaction with Peers and Teachers

Online Students Need More Interaction with Peers and Teachers | Learning and Teaching in an Online Environment | Scoop.it
New research shows online learners are seeking more interaction, mobile device support and career services.

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Flipping the Public Law Classroom at The University of Adelaide - Matthew Stubbs

Students in Principles of Public Law at the University of Adelaide reflect on learning using pre-lecture videos and quizzes which lead in to active
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What Is the Next Generation?

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If we want to see our digital learning environments evolve quickly and in a particular direction, we need to understand what evolution means. What are
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The N2GDLE Vision: The “Next” Next Generation Digital Learning Environment

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Is it possible to have the best of both a networked learning environment and an adaptive learning model implemented in the same system? The authors sh
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Academics ‘fail to change teaching due to fear of looking stupid’

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Anthropologist spent more than a year among lecturers to understand why they don’t adopt innovative methods
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