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Teachers learning about and with ICT as collaborative design

Teachers learning about and with ICT as collaborative design | Learning and Technology -- Curated by Paul Signorelli | Scoop.it

The key concept in all these initiatives is collaborative design. Collaboration and design have been increasingly promoted and explored in the years following the emergence of the WWW mostly because of the alignment of network technologies, a growing interest for the socially situated and communal nature of work and learning, and the development of design-based research as a promising approach to foster innovations in education. The notion of “communities of practice” has certainly provided useful conceptual tools to understand teaching as composed of a joint enterprise, a shared repertoire of knowledge and artifacts, and mutual engagement in community activities, roles, and relationships.


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Reflections on 20 years of collaboration using information and communication technologies (ICT) in learning

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 21, 2013 12:33 PM

Collaborative design is certainly an area that's close to my heart and at the core of the true power of the internet and online learning.

Evelyn Izquierdo's curator insight, June 22, 2013 3:53 PM

Collaboration in a must when using ICT. Based on that purpose, communities of practice become useful spaces to share, learn and grow together professionally. If you are starting in the ICT field, I recommend you to websearch about "well known" or "recognized" communities in your teaching field; as well as creating a Twitter  account, so you can start building your personal learning network (PLN). Follow the leaders in your field, very soon you will be participating in collaborative projects; sharing ideas, resources and materials; or simply enjoying your new discoveries. :) 

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NMC Horizon Project Technology Outlook: Where Our Learners Are Going

NMC Horizon Project Technology Outlook: Where Our Learners Are Going | Learning and Technology -- Curated by Paul Signorelli | Scoop.it
With the release of their first Technology Outlook: Community, Technical, and Junior Colleges (2013-2018), our colleagues at the New Media Consortium (NMC) have provided the fourth of a four-part c...
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Reflections of a mooc unvirgin

Reflections of a mooc unvirgin | Learning and Technology -- Curated by Paul Signorelli | Scoop.it
I recently completed my first mooc, and I will soon receive the certificate to prove it. Many people don't think a certificate of completion means much, but this one will mean a lot to me. I put su...

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Wonderfully balanced first-hand account of the writer's first experience with an online open massive course (MOOC)--The University of Edinburgh’s E-learning and Digital Cultures course through Coursera; what Ryan Tracey documents in this article is very similar to the positive experiences I've had with #etmooc, the Educational Technology & Media MOOC (http://etmooc.org/sample-page/) and have been documenting extensively on my own blog (http://buildingcreativebridges.wordpress.com/?s=%23etmooc).

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MOOC --- Massive Open Online Course and learning around it:)

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The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Learning and Technology -- Curated by Paul Signorelli | Scoop.it
In the largest survey of instructors who have taught massive open online courses, The Chronicle heard from critics, converts, and the cautious.

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Interesting article featuring positive views about massive open online courses (MOOCs) from educators who have actually been involved in designing and facilitating MOOCs 

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Study finds some groups fare worse than others in online courses | Inside Higher Ed

Study finds some groups fare worse than others in online courses | Inside Higher Ed | Learning and Technology -- Curated by Paul Signorelli | Scoop.it
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Good overview of a first-rate research-based study showing that learners who face challenges in face-to-face community-college settings are more likely to drop out of e-learning courses than those who do better in face-to-face settings. While the "Inside Higher Ed" story does a great job of summarizing some of the findings documented in the original research paper, reading the original paper written by Di Xu and Shanna Smith Jaggars for the Community College Research Center at Teachers College, Columbia University, provides a wonderfully nuanced discussion of challenges some learners face in online settings: http://ccrc.tc.columbia.edu/media/k2/attachments/adaptability-to-online-learning.pdf. Plenty of useful information here for anyone involved in training-teaching-learning.

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Infographic: From MOOC to eBooks… Deconstructing The Ed Tech Alphabet Soup, Acronyms & Jargon. | WiredAcademic

Infographic: From MOOC to eBooks… Deconstructing The Ed Tech Alphabet Soup, Acronyms & Jargon. | WiredAcademic | Learning and Technology -- Curated by Paul Signorelli | Scoop.it
From MOOC to Flipped Classrooms, the world of EdTech sometimes sounds like alphabet soup at an Olympic gymnastic competition.

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Wonderful infographic providing an easy-to-digest crash couse in current education buzzwords

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Project Background - Manaiakalani

Project Background - Manaiakalani | Learning and Technology -- Curated by Paul Signorelli | Scoop.it
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This link to an extensive website chronicling a school-based digital literacy project in New Zealand could keep all of us reading, talking, and acting for days, weeks, and even months. The executive summary lists several challenging/intriguing project goals: 

Raise student achievement outcomesDevelop Personal VoiceDevelop Authentic AudienceDeliver 21st Century Education to 21st Century LearnersHave students who are confident, connected, actively involved life long learners  (NZC)Develop the employable skill level of our student population

The following comment suggests that anyone involved in training-teaching-learning could benefit from even the most cursory examinations of what the project is accomplishing: "Because the work tools of the 21st Century are digital and will become more so, using this medium for education actually prepares people for work in the digital age, just as teaching and learning with pencil and paper prepared people for work in the industrial age."

 

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Big Thinkers: Henry Jenkins on New Media and Implications for Learning and Teaching

USC media professor Henry Jenkins describes the role of digital media in cultural transformation. For more information, please visit: http://www.edutopia.org...
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Engaging interview with Henry Jenkins covering some of the themes from "Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture," by Jenkins and a few of his colleagues; the entire book is available as a free download at http://mitpress.mit.edu/sites/default/files/titles/free_download/9780262513623_Confronting_the_Challenges.pdf

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Jay Cross » 195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross » 195 posts about MOOCs | Learning and Technology -- Curated by Paul Signorelli | Scoop.it
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Unbelievably rich resource, from writer-speaker-learning consultant Jay Cross,  that includes posts by key players in the field of massive online open courses (MOOCs)

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The End of the University as We Know It - Nathan Harden - The American Interest Magazine

The End of the University as We Know It - Nathan Harden - The American Interest Magazine | Learning and Technology -- Curated by Paul Signorelli | Scoop.it
The End of the University as We Know It - Nathan Harden - The American Interest - The higher ed revolution is coming.
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Nathan Harden, in this article for the January/February 2013 issue of "The American Interest," has produced a rich and deeply provoking exploration of contemporary learning and where we may be headed; should stimulate lots of discussion and action among those of us interested in helping shape the near- and long-term face of learning

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Spy v. Spy: A Response to Chronicle of Higher Education’s Response to the Response | HASTAC

Spy v. Spy: A Response to Chronicle of Higher Education’s Response to the Response | HASTAC | Learning and Technology -- Curated by Paul Signorelli | Scoop.it
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Very thoughtful piece, by Cathy Davidson (Duke University/HASTAC), about the proposed Bill of Rights and Principles for Online Learning; includes a link to that document in progress

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Bits n' Bytes - Putting the Pieces Together in #ETMOOC

Bits n' Bytes - Putting the Pieces Together in #ETMOOC | Learning and Technology -- Curated by Paul Signorelli | Scoop.it
I love doing jigsaw puzzles. I remember as a kid doing them with my grandfather and having a knack for it. I still have some in my house, you know, the ones with 1,000/1,500 pieces.  These days, I ...
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Helpful reflections, by #etmooc (Educational Technology and Media massive open online course) colleague Glenn Hervieux, for anyone who is new to online learning and trying to sift through the myriad information streams available to online learners

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MOOCs and online learning: Research roundup

MOOCs and online learning: Research roundup | Learning and Technology -- Curated by Paul Signorelli | Scoop.it
2013 selection of recent research on massive open online courses (MOOCs). (http://t.co/3eWlkZvv MOOCs and online learning: Research roundup)
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A treasure trove of research-based writings on MOOCs and online learning in general

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NMC Publications | The New Media Consortium

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A treasure trove for trainer-teacher-learners interested in the intersection of learning and technology, this resource contains free copies of all Horizon Project reports/technology outlooks prepared by the New Media Consortium

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Digital Citizenship Policy Development Guide

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Although written primarily for educators working in school settings, this magnificent "Digital Citizenship Policy Development Guide" from our colleagues in Canada is a thoughtful review of issues facing anyone involved in the use of online resources; a wonderful resource for anyone involved in training-teaching-learning--and many other endeavors involving online interactions

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Pointillist, cyclical, and overlapping: Multidimensional facets of time in online education | Ihanainen | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Pointillist, cyclical, and overlapping: Multidimensional facets of time in online education | Ihanainen | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning | Learning and Technology -- Curated by Paul Signorelli | Scoop.it
Pointillist, cyclical, and overlapping: Multidimensional facets of time in online education
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A dense and stimulating article on the ideat that "[a] linear, sequential time conception based on in-person meetings and pedagogical activities is not enough for those who practice and hope to enhance contemporary education, particularly where online interactions are concerned." 

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My New LibGuide On #MOOCs

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I created a MOOCs LibGuide this month, which I thought might be of interest to the larger education community, as some of my colleagues and I begin our own discussion about MOOCs -- what they are, key issues and concerns, and what impact MOOCs...

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Great set of resources from Colleen Greene, a " librarian, web developer & strategist, and educator from Orange County, California"

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Nuts and Bolts: What Is “Good” eLearning, Anyway? by Jane Bozarth : Learning Solutions Magazine

Nuts and Bolts: What Is “Good” eLearning, Anyway? by Jane Bozarth : Learning Solutions Magazine | Learning and Technology -- Curated by Paul Signorelli | Scoop.it

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David Kelly's curator insight, March 5, 2013 9:52 AM

Forget the snobbery: Can the learner perform? A great question explored by Jane Bozarth

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As always, Jane is spot on topic when she reviews an e-learning  'cheesy video' about cooking a hamburger. Yes, she says, it was garish and cheesy but in the end it worked. The intended learner learned how to cook a burger, no more, no less.

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Ideas that Matter :: Malcolm Brown

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Wonderfully inspiring video of EDUCAUSE Director Malcolm Brown's presentation on creating thinking and wicked problems, delivered at the New Media Consortium "Future of Education" summit held in Austin, Texas, in January 2013

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9780262513623_Confronting_the_Challenges.pdf

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Henry Jenkins and his co-writers, in Confronting the Challenges, engage us in a book-length exploration regarding “core social skills and cultural competencies” for anyone interested in being “full, active, creative, and ethical participants in this emerging participatory culture.” The book (available free online as well as in a printed edition) is well worth reading for its concise descriptions of those skills; for the examples provided at the end of each section; and for the summary of those elements on pages 105-106: play, performance, simulation, appropriation, multitasking, distributed cognition, collective intelligence, judgment, transmedia navigation, networking, and negotiation. More importantly, the writers conclude the book with a reminder of why digital literacy is important: to “ensure that all students benefit from learning in ways that allow them to participate fully in public, community, [creative,] and economic life…”

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Teaching for Tomorrow: Flipped Learning

How students are learning is changing, just ask Aaron Sams, a Flipped Learning Pioneer. In Flipped Learning, students watch podcasts of their teacher's lectu... (RT @MsFindlater: Teaching for Tomorrow: Flipped Learning.
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Good (magazine) introduction to the topic of flipped learning and why it's attracting attention from trainer-teacher-learners

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2013-Horizon-Project-Summit-Communique.pdf

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This newly-released "set of five essential challenges for education," compiled by the New Media Consortium (NMC) from its January 2013 Horizon Project Future of Education summit in Austin, Texas," document "a foundational shift in how we think about teaching, learning, and the work of knowledge creation" as a way of fostering discussion and action.

 

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Impatient Futurist: Science Finds a Better Way to Teach Science | DiscoverMagazine.com

Impatient Futurist: Science Finds a Better Way to Teach Science | DiscoverMagazine.com | Learning and Technology -- Curated by Paul Signorelli | Scoop.it
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#lrnchat colleague Jane Bozarth, in initially calling attention to this article about why lectures aren't the best learning technology, made an astute observation: "Only in education can we be drowning in evidence & fail to adopt better practices."

 

David Freedman's "Science Finds a Better Way to Teach Science" article for "Discover" ("the magazine of science, technology, and the future") draws from a variety of sources, including a paper first published in 1982 (Graham.Gibbs "Twenty Terrible Reasons for Lecturing"; http://www.brookes.ac.uk/services/ocsld/resources/20reasons.html), to explore the idea that "Humans don’t learn concepts very well by having someone blab on about them. In other words, the college lecture is to a large extent a waste of time"--a theme that could as easily be exlored in workplace learning and performance (staff training) offerings. 

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Diana Laufenberg: How to learn? From mistakes

http://www.ted.com Diana Laufenberg shares 3 surprising things she has learned about teaching -- including a key insight about learning from mistakes. TEDTal...
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Engaging TEDx talk, by Diana Laufenberg, on the changing face of education/learning as we use the tech tools available to us; experiential learning; and the role of failure in learning.

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Connectivism in Practice – How to organize a MOOC | Peeragogy.org

Connectivism in Practice – How to organize a MOOC | Peeragogy.org | Learning and Technology -- Curated by Paul Signorelli | Scoop.it

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