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Online Education Is Replacing Physical Colleges At A Crazy Fast Pace | TechCrunch

Online Education Is Replacing Physical Colleges At A Crazy Fast Pace | TechCrunch | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

Educators knew the online revolution would eventually envelop the physical classroom, but a torrent of near-revolutionary developments in the past month are proving that change is coming quicker than anyone imagined. In just 30 days, the largest school system in the U.S. began offering credit for online courses, a major university began awarding degrees without any class time required, and scores of public universities are moving their courses online.

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The Single Most Important Factor for iPad Success in Schools

The Single Most Important Factor for iPad Success in Schools | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

The researchers found that "personal 'ownership' of the device is seen as the single most important factor for successful use of this technology." They found ownership is fundamental for increasing students levels of motivation, interest, and engagement. Personal ownership promotes greater student autonomy and self-efficacy. Best of all, ownership encourages students to take more responsibility for their learning.


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Apple Might Finally Solve Photo Storage Hell | TechCrunch

Apple Might Finally Solve Photo Storage Hell | TechCrunch | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

We take a bazillion photos with our phones and digital cameras. The digital images mostly just sit, clogging up our hard drive(s). This has been a problem for as long as digital photography has existed and it’s getting worse. Camera resolutions are getting bigger and with it, the file sizes of our digital photos are growing.

Although many companies have taken a crack at this problem, I think Apple’s upcoming iCloud Photo Library could be the perfect solution — if they do it right.

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Blogging as a Curation Platform

Blogging as a Curation Platform | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
Don’t andomly sharing a large amount of links in a rapid fire sequence or in a looong bulleted list of links is collecting, not curating. Most of the time, it is seems that “link collectors”  just skim over the titles and at most a few sentences of the resources without reading, nor digging deeper into the content. It is by sharing quality and relevant content and by adding value to make me see connections, new background information or a different perspective I had not considered, that curators will gain my trust.
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New Learning - by Stephen Downes

New Learning - by Stephen Downes | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

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But what is more fundamental is the change to our understanding of knowledge itself. We are shifting fromknowledge as remembering to knowledge as recognizing. The difference is that we understand knowing, not as an accumulation of facts, but rather, as a development of the self, of the creation of a 'mental muscle', which is in essence a set of reactions and instincts.

Sometimes, new knowledge looks like remembering, especially then the knowledge being applied is simple and straightforward. Sometimes it looks like a performance or skill, as when we perform a complex and adaptive task. Somethings it looks like mastery of the tools, as when we know exactly what and where to look up the information we need.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 11, 8:57 AM

Gert Biesta proposed we use the language of learning which is instrumental i.e. students are clients versus the language of teaching which is relational and situational. What adaptive software cannot do is replace the relational, contextual, and situational teaching in learning.

 

I just finished reading Madeline Grumet's Bitter Milk which speaks to a patriarchal paradigm in education which is non-relational. Is this what we want?

Daniel Tan's curator insight, June 11, 4:43 PM

Knowing from "knowing" to "recognizing"!

Daniel Tan's curator insight, June 13, 12:53 AM

Learning is moving from "knowing" to "recognizing"

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Infografiikka on kaunista tietoa

Infografiikka on kaunista tietoa | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
Infografiikka jalostaa tylsän datan kauniiksi tiedoksi. Rantautuuko maailmalla vaikuttanut tiedon visualisoinnin trendi vihdoin Suomeenkin?
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10 Best Apps to Train Your Brain - Life by DailyBurn

10 Best Apps to Train Your Brain - Life by DailyBurn | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
Here are the best apps that can help promote better mental health — from boosting memory and brainpower to soothing frayed nerves.
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Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
As education grows and changes educators have the opportunity to change the way they envision their roles and their classrooms.

 

Jobs in education, Pink said in a recent interview, are all about moving other people, changing their behavior, like getting kids to pay attention in class; getting teens to understand they need to look at their future and to therefore study harder.

 

At the center of all this persuasion is selling: educators are sellers of ideas.


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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, May 21, 11:37 AM

The author of Drive talks about how to use these theories in education! 

Allan Shaw's curator insight, May 21, 3:04 PM

'One of the big topics Pink tackles in his current book is the idea of moving from transactions to transcendence — to making something personal. That’s the best way to “sell” students on what they’re learning, Pink maintains. This has been a recurring theme in education: connecting what’s taught in classrooms to students’ personal lives. But, as evidenced by current school dynamics, that’s not the way the tide is moving.

“Most of our education is heavily, heavily, heavily standardized,” Pink said. ... The idea that you treat everybody the same way is foolish, and yet the headwinds in education are very much toward routines, right answer, standardization.”

Why is it moving this way? One of the reasons, Pink said, is the “appalling” absence of leadership on this issue. “One of the things that I see as an outsider is that so much of education policy seems designed for the convenience of adults rather than the education of children,” he said.... "Why do we have standardized testing? Because it’s unbelievably cheap. If you want to give real evaluations to kids, they have to be personalized, tailored to the kids, at the unit of one. Standardized testing: totally easy, totally cheap, and scales. Convenient for politicians and taxpayers.”

cioccas's curator insight, May 21, 3:07 PM

Think a lot of this is relevant to teaching language to adults too - supporting autonomy, etc.

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Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds

Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

A new study finds that undergraduate students in classes with traditional stand-and-deliver lectures are 1.5 times more likely to fail than students in classes that use more stimulating, so-called active learning methods.

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6 conversations to check out on the TED-Ed Community right now

6 conversations to check out on the TED-Ed Community right now | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

The TED-Ed Community is a great place to meet other people talking about education as it relates to TED-Ed and the world at large. From fun and informative brainstorms about social media in the classroom to thought-provoking conversations about the future of traditional classrooms, we would love your contributions!  Don’t know where to start?  Here are six ongoing community topics that are sure to pique your interest.

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The Dangerous Impacts of Social Media on Mental Illnesses

The Dangerous Impacts of Social Media on Mental Illnesses | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
Research has shown that young adults with a strong Facebook presence were more likely to exhibit narcissistic antisocial behavior.A matter of contention prevalent within the media, several studies have shown that social networking – Facebook in particular – can have detrimental effects on our wellbeing. Researchers from the University of Michigan assessed Facebook usage over a fortnight and found that the more people used this social networking site, the more negativity they experienced concerning their day-to-day activities; as well as over time, incurring higher levels of dissatisfaction with their life overall.
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Google Debuts Classroom, An Education Platform For Teacher-Student Communication | TechCrunch

Google Debuts Classroom, An Education Platform For Teacher-Student Communication | TechCrunch | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

Google is tackling the persistent need in education for better software with Classroom, a new tool launching in betapreview to help teachers make, collect and track student assignments, and to help them better communicate with their classes.

The Classroom app is part of Google’s Apps for Education lineup of products, and it uses Docs, Drive and Gmail to make assignment creation and tracking easier than when you’d do those things manually.

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Instagram, Pinterest ja yhä visuaalisempi sosiaalinen media

Instagram, Pinterest ja yhä visuaalisempi sosiaalinen media | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
Sosiaalinen media muuttuu yhä visuaalisemmaksi. Tietä näyttävät mobiilikuvapalvelu Instagram ja kuratointipalvelu Pinterest. Tässä vinkkejä molempiin.
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3 Ways Professors are Using Social Media In The Classroom

3 Ways Professors are Using Social Media In The Classroom | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

Institutions of higher education are now preparing students who will enter a rapidly changing professional world. As the job market evolves, higher education needs to evolve with it and these schools are forced to adapt their approach and their curriculum.

 
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This tech school has no teachers, no books, no fees - and it can change everything

This tech school has no teachers, no books, no fees - and it can change everything | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

It has no teachers. No books. No MOOCs. No dorms, gyms, labs, or student centers. No tuition.

And yet it plans to turn out highly qualified, motivated software engineers, each of whom has gone through an intensive two- to three-year program designed to teach them everything they need to know to become outstanding programmers.


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Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, June 22, 7:22 AM
no teachers, no books, no tuition but a huge donation ...
Regina Tschud's curator insight, June 24, 1:12 AM

Sounds good to me.

I´m curious, how this will develop within the next years...

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, June 24, 2:48 AM

Worth watching developments,though I can see this having instant appeal to some H.E. Managers and politicians

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Curation: Creatively Filtering Content

Curation: Creatively Filtering Content | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

Below are examples of all the different ways educators used to curate or share information from the Edutech National Congress & Expo.  Comparing the tools used to curate at EduTech with the curation survey results highlights choices are personal and based on the outcome you’re trying to achieve.

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Top 10 Reasons to Publish Online Your Learners' Work

Top 10 Reasons to Publish Online Your Learners' Work | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

From confidence-building to skill enhancement, making the work of a learner public often resulted in an overall enhanced educational experience. Today, thanks to the power of technology, we are able to magnify all of these benefits by posting learners' work online.

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Blogging as Pedagogy: Facilitate Learning

Blogging as Pedagogy: Facilitate Learning | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
Blogging should not be an add-on, not an isolated project, but should be seen as PEDAGOGY. Ann Davis shared a definition of Pedagogy beyond a  simple "method of teaching" (unfortunately I was not a...

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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 9, 4:05 PM

Los Blogs como herramienta pedagógica

Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, June 17, 8:03 PM

Un buen medio de comunicación

Tina Jameson's curator insight, June 19, 4:53 PM

If you are looking at 'blogging' as a possible classroom tool / strategy to use with students - then this infographic and accompanying 'blog' advice could be useful. 

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The Art of Focus

The Art of Focus | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

The lesson from childhood, then, is that if you want to win the war for attention, don’t try to say “no” to the trivial distractions you find on the information smorgasbord; try to say “yes” to the subject that arouses a terrifying longing, and let the terrifying longing crowd out everything else.


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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, June 6, 5:47 AM

This surely is an age of distractions.

John Rudkin's curator insight, June 7, 1:26 AM

Sometimes those dreamy moments connect the dots......

Linda Denty's curator insight, June 9, 3:48 PM

Just to balance out the previous Scoop about multi-tasking.

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Great Tools to Create Classroom Multimedia Magazines and Books

Great Tools to Create Classroom Multimedia Magazines and Books | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

Providing students with a space where they can freely create, innovate and share their production is one of the best strategies to enhance their learning. One way to do this is through engaging students in the creation of multimedia magazines and books.

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34 Diverse Blended Learning Apps For iPad - TeachThought

34 Diverse Blended Learning Apps For iPad - TeachThought | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

The following blended learning apps for iPad (most, but not all are available on Android as well) are a purposefully diverse bunch, including Whiteboard apps, mirroring apps, learning management systems, screen capture software, and video creation tools for teachers and students, all to help jumpstart your move to a blended learning–and mobile learning–classroom.


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Designing for Learning's curator insight, May 6, 10:35 PM

A diverse list here from whiteboard apps to video creation tools - to help you kick start your blending!

John Evans's curator insight, May 16, 7:15 AM

Thanks for the suggestion to re Scoop this from Lee Hall!

mrsjgarcia's curator insight, May 17, 7:25 AM

This is a really good list. I haven't come across x-mirage before and look forward to trying it out. Another great mirroring device, is Splashtop that allows you to mirror your Mac on your iPad and control it remotely.

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CORE Education's Ten Trends 2014

CORE Education's Ten Trends 2014 | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

http://www.core-ed.org/thought-leadership/ten-trend


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Each year, CORE Education’s experienced staff of researchers, education trainers, and technology experts pool their knowledge and expertise, and through a thorough process put together and publish CORE’s prognosis on what are the coming ten major trends in eLearning and education generally that will make an impact upon education in New Zealand (and other parts of the world) in the coming year.

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june holley's curator insight, May 16, 6:09 AM

Great wheel for networks and network leadership too.

Alan Ovens's curator insight, May 17, 2:33 PM

Interesting while not attending to the fact that the education is becoming a market place where business principles and ethics will dominate and constrain education.

Steve Bavister's curator insight, May 19, 11:57 PM

Neat graphic. Cool insight.

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Infograafi: visuaalinen verkko ja mobiilikuvauksen räjähdys

Infograafi: visuaalinen verkko ja mobiilikuvauksen räjähdys | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
Infograafi näyttää, miten verkko muuttuu visuaalisemmaksi, Instagram ja Pinterest kehityksen kärjessä. Mukana myös mobiilivalokuvausta esittelevä galleria.
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Disrupting Education: 8 Ideas That Will Break It Once And For All

Disrupting Education: 8 Ideas That Will Break It Once And For All | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

Without quick thinking and rapid adaptation, only the most prestigious universities will survive into the next century—likely as cultural relics and niche training and certification institutes (medical school, law school, etc.) They simply cannot survive as they now exist—an awkward kind of hybrid of career prep and highbrow intellectualism.

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Blended Learning: 10 Trends

Blended Learning: 10 Trends | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

There is mounting evidence that complementing or replacing lectures with student-centric, technology-enabled active learning strategies and learning guidance—rather than memorization and repetition—improves learning, supports knowledge retention, and raises achievement. These new student-centered blended learning methods inspire engagement, and are a way to connect with every student right where they are while supporting progress toward grade level standards.


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Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 5, 7:56 AM

As I was looking through my Scoop.it listings I came across this blended learning option shared by Dennis T OConner.  I like how the infographic addresses learning styles, student centered approaches and newer education trends like gamification. 

Janet Shivell's curator insight, May 6, 8:40 AM

Great info graphic on blended learning.

Lara N. Madden's curator insight, May 19, 10:45 AM

This blended/hybrid & flipped classroom movement intrigues me. Add badging and we will have the trifecta of all elearning.

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Psychologist: Social Media Causing A ‘Distancing Phenomena’ To Take Place

Psychologist: Social Media Causing A ‘Distancing Phenomena’ To Take Place | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
With over 73 percent of online adults now using a social networking site, social media has dramatically impacted the world in both positive and negative ways. It has left many people to wonder how and if social media can mentally affect people.

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, April 17, 5:11 AM

The article looks at the effects on society and individuals by the evolution of social media and social networks. Perhaps not surprisingly, the author - Lemoyne College professor of psychology Krystine Batchois - finds both good and bad.

 

The downside identified by Batchos includes:

 

- cyber-bullying

- younger people adapting more to on-line interactions and therefore lacking real-life social skills

- mental health problems

 

Batcho asserts:

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“The greater the social media use over time, the life satisfaction decreases,” 

 

I think I'd agree with that. There can be no real substitute for real-world life and experience.

 

 

smadar yona's curator insight, April 19, 2:25 AM

מיועד לתמיכה בכתיבת החלק של חשיבות המדיה החברתית כעולמון בפני עצמו.

תרבות חדשה שנוצרת עם כללים וחוזקות משלה

irene's curator insight, April 21, 7:15 PM

Interestingly I now feel more connected to more people than ever before. Support comes at all hours of the day and night - a sentence here and there results in more communication rather than less and increased close connection with groups of peopel who share similar interests. Life is no longer so insular and I find myself supporting more causes and issues of social justice both locally and globally.