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How Blended Learning Has Changed

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“Blended learning takes advantage of the power of technology to deliver training “just in time,” anywhere and anytime. However, in blended learning, technology (and in particular, online education) is not used as an isolated tool, but as a key part of a comprehensive workplace performance solution. Online education, therefore, is not considered the only means to educate, but it should be considered an adjunct to the overall education process.” Evolution of Blended Learning.


Actually giving learners the power to decide where, when and how they’ll learn is the ultimate example of Blended Learning — rather than trying to control what happens when. 

 

This is sometimes a difficult idea for teachers to take on — the siren song of control is a sweet one, and giving it up causes a messy and chaotic environment.  But once you’ve experienced seeing students take responsibility for their own learning it’s a powerful idea.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=blended+learning

 


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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, November 1, 2:10 PM

Always interesting to remind people that technology is only a tool, even in the blended learning approach

Lucila Pérez's curator insight, November 2, 9:30 AM

El uso de múltiples recursos didácticos facilita el aprendizaje

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10 Tips To Build Your Professional Learning Community Infographic

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The How To Build Your Professional Learning Community Infographic presents how you can curate your own professional learning community.

 

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- http://www.scoop.it/webwizard

 


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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 15, 7:47 PM

So very true.

Profleluherne's curator insight, July 16, 5:59 AM

Bon, là il me manque le blog

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, July 16, 8:44 AM

For more resources on Advanced Manufacturing and STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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The 7Cs of The 21st Century Lifelong Learning Skills

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 2, 8:36 AM

A MUST read!


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 2, 9:43 AM

These have been important for some time. I struggle with the final one. I am not sure that learning as a concrete enjoyable activity is well-served by career management. I wonder what that means to a kindergarten student.

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What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning?

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Author David Price writes: "If schools are coming into direct competition with the learning opportunities available in the informal social space, it has to be said that this is a pressure, which barely registers within the political discourse.

 

In the following pages, Price describes three cases across the globe — in London, Sydney, San Diego — that have mapped a vision that answers the questions above. Here’s what they have in common:

 

- By insisting that their teachers and mentors share their learning, all three have de-privatized teaching and learning.

 

- By opening up the commons, and by designing workspaces without walls, they have brought Edison’s ‘machine-shop culture’ into education.

 

- By bringing into the commons, experts, parents and investors, they have given an authenticity to the work of their students that is impossible to simulate in an enclosed classroom.

 

- By modelling collaborative working to their students they have fostered the peer learning which is at the heart of ‘open’.

 

- By emphasizing adult and real-world connections, they ensure that students are preparing for the world beyond school by being in that world.

 

- By making their expertise and intellectual property freely available, they have created high demand from their peers and ensured that knowledge travels fast.

 

- By seeing technology not simply as an aide to learning but as the imperative for change, they ensure that their programs are relevant to societal needs and societal shifts.

 

- By trusting in their staff and students, and by giving them freedom and responsibility in equal measure, they have fostered a culture of learning that rewards respectful challenge, shuns unnecessary deference, and therefore constantly stays in motion.

 


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Carol Rine's curator insight, January 3, 11:59 AM
Wondering what is on the horizon for education.... Significant upheaval, hacking our own learning, and the ability by our students to learn by....
compiling their own learning playlist, putting together units of study that appeal to their passions, (and) the one-size-fits-all model of high school will appear alarmingly anachronistic... Great quote by the Singapore Minister of Eduction -- “The educational paradigm of our parents’ generation, which emphasized the transmission of knowledge, is quickly being overtaken by a very different paradigm. This new concept of educational success focuses on the nurturing of key skills and competencies such as the ability to seek, to curate and to synthesize information; to create and innovate; to work in diverse cross-cultural teams; as well as to appreciate global issues within the local context.”
María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 14, 4:46 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 14, 1:43 PM

Sometimes what is most obvious is what we do not see readily. Whitehead suggested this was the case, but other, including the Buddha and Jesus, said similar things. We need to examine what we are doing, be aware of what we want from education. This takes leadership that moves away from easy, facile ways of doing things with 7 habits, 4 methods, etc. and makes real and meaningful change.

 

We simply cannot continue to add more changes without removing some of the architecture that currently exists. This includes with technology.

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Content Curation: an Introductory Guide by Sadie Baxter

Content Curation: an Introductory Guide by Sadie Baxter | Learning At Work | Scoop.it

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harish magan's comment, October 1, 2013 3:12 AM
Easy learning easy in remembering .
enrique rubio royo's curator insight, October 20, 2013 1:44 PM

Sencilla y útil exposición del proceso de curación de contenidos (excelente síntesis la de la imagen), incluyendo recursos y herramientas que lo facilitan en cuanto al coste temporal requerido en toda curación de contenidos.

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, February 1, 12:04 PM

Nice guide

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20 Ways To Make Professional Development More Effective

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Administrators often ask how to best utilize their staff meeting time to promote best instructional practices and improve professional development.

 

It has been said that once teachers start teaching, we become the most uneducated of professionals about our own profession, failing to research and implement the cutting-edge best practices that make the difference in student engagement and learning. We can’t use 20th century practices with our 21st century students.

 

In order to encourage and even demand curiosity, creativity, learning, sharing and growing in our students, we must model those traits within our own profession; a staff meeting is the perfect time to cultivate these skills within and among our colleagues.

 


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A Comprehensive Checklist of The 21st Century Learning and Work Skills

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A Comprehensive Checklist of The 21st Century Learning and Work Skills.

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/so-whats-the-change-for-teachers-in-21st-century-education/

 


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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, July 19, 9:14 AM

¿Le habrán echado una mirada en el MED (MINEDU) a ésto ...? Si no, es el momento.

Philippe-Didier Gauthier's curator insight, July 20, 12:55 AM

#Compétences pour le XXIe siècle.  Très exhaustif, mais peu contestable. Le nouveau référentiel sur les compétences de base est toute même plus simple et facile à appréhender. Sans doute faudra -t il passer un jour des compétences à des concepts plus évolués de  "conscience" ...

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 14, 4:54 AM

A Comprehensive Checklist of The 21st Century Learning and Work Skills

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The 10 Most Important Business Skills in 2020 (Infographic)

The 10 Most Important Business Skills in 2020 (Infographic) | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
In just six years time, the skills you'll be looking for in star employees will be vastly different from those ideal in today's workers. Consider this your crystal ball.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, July 8, 10:46 PM

LOL, rare is it I'm glad I have the Big C and so making 2020 is doubtful, but this infographic made me exhausted and glad I don't have to master all this stuff (lol).

Edumorfosis's curator insight, July 9, 7:50 AM

Si la universidad no se articula a la altura de los tiempos practicando el conjunto de destrezas necesarias para entrar al mundo laboral emergente, lo harán los profesionales por su propia cuenta. Las micro-firmas se encargarán de desarrollar proyectos o programas dirigidos a profesionales en búsqueda de nuevos horizontes de posibilidades. La Universidad Intelectual ya es cosa del pasado. La Universidad Social es el presente y el futuro de la Hiper-Educación... 

Beth Kanter's curator insight, July 9, 10:20 AM

Good list of 21st Century work skills.

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The Hidden Barrier To Learning And What You Can Do About It

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There is a hidden barrier that prevents people from learning - emotions. Instructional designers that fail to take into account the emotional barriers learners face will find their courses met with resistance. It’s important to account for emotions in the design process.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 2, 12:26 PM


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Emotional-Intelligence


Mikko Hakala's curator insight, February 3, 2:15 AM

Three aspects to consider to lower emotional barriers in e-learning: 

1. Proper expectations

2. Gamification

3. Idea of the benefits

Anna-Liisa Hayward's curator insight, February 3, 10:33 AM

This article looks at the role of emotions in learning and their effect on motivation on e-learning. It could equally be applied to learning in general, a useful little summary. 

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The 4 Brain Essential Learning Steps [Infographic]

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Let's look at Brain Essential Learning Steps. In other words, how does the brain process information in the learning process

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 29, 2013 6:32 AM

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Infographic

 

Trevor Galbraith's curator insight, September 29, 2013 11:42 PM

Simple reminder to what we in the classroom are on about

Allan Shaw's curator insight, September 29, 2013 11:58 PM

Thanks Gust! While not essentially digital in construction, this infographic is useful in designing good learning.

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Constructive Criticism -- The Secret To Career Improvement

Constructive Criticism -- The Secret To Career Improvement | Learning At Work | Scoop.it
Have you ever asked someone you trusted, respected or admired for his or her feedback and constructive criticism about your work performance? If not, consider giving it a try

 

Obtaining constructive criticism can be a powerful exercise. For some, it may confirm the perceptions they already had of themselves. Others will find it to be an eye-opening experience.

 

For the most part, you’ll find that people feel flattered to be a part of your proactive personal development.

 

Does obtaining feedback and constructive criticism really work? For me, it’s provided an opportunity to learn things about myself I didn’t always know. The feedback also allowed me to adjust certain behaviors so I could positively impact the perception of others. What’s not to love about that?


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 21, 2013 12:00 PM

 

Obtaining constructive criticism can be a powerful exercise. For some, it may confirm the perceptions they already had of themselves. Others will find it to be an eye-opening experience.

 

For the most part, you’ll find that people feel flattered to be a part of your proactive personal development.

 

Does obtaining feedback and constructive criticism really work? For me, it’s provided an opportunity to learn things about myself I didn’t always know.

 

===> The feedback also allowed me to adjust certain behaviors so I could positively impact the perception of others. <===

 

What’s not to love about that?

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Proactive+Thinking

 

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, July 22, 2013 9:51 AM

Are you being constructive?