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Common Core, technology will elevate school learning - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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Student performance continues to propel the conversation on what Americans think is wrong with our nation's public education system.

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Learning - How To Learn In A Better Way....:): Procrastination

Learning - How To Learn In A Better Way....:): Procrastination | Learning Futures | Scoop.it
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Why MOOCs are still worth it - The Oracle

Why MOOCs are still worth it - The Oracle | Learning Futures | Scoop.it

In spite of the poor reputation massive open online courses (MOOCs) have gained due to their low completion rates, these courses remain a valuable option for students and non-students alike.


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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, February 17, 2:48 AM
The low completion rates argument was very old (in MOOC time) I think most of us in education know that it's not a measure of success. The article mentions how courses are accessed in a valuable way
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The Evolution of Learning Technologies

How has learning evolved over the course of human history and what might the future hold for us? Follow our time traveller on his journey through time and space.

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callooh's curator insight, February 19, 7:31 PM

The website is as cool as the content...

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45 Free Stock Images for E-learning

45 Free Stock Images for E-learning | Learning Futures | Scoop.it
Here are 45 free stock images for you to use in your e-learning courses. They are curated from the free stock images available via Unsplash.com.

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callooh's curator insight, February 25, 5:41 PM

Among the great tips in this article, a curated collection of desk/office images

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Cut Through the Hype, and MOOCs Still Have Had a Lasting Impact

Cut Through the Hype, and MOOCs Still Have Had a Lasting Impact | Learning Futures | Scoop.it
Perhaps the biggest legacy of the free online courses, say some of their pioneers, is unintended: increased pressure on colleges to spend more money on teaching.

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The Place of Virtual, Pedagogic and Physical Space in the 21st Century Classroom

The Place of Virtual, Pedagogic and Physical Space in the 21st Century Classroom | Learning Futures | Scoop.it
This paper outlines work connected to the successful convergence of digital, pedagogic and physical space. The Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning (SCIL) has been focusing on the gap that has existed in schools where the physical layout is often stuck in an industrial-era education model, rather than reflecting the possibilities of ICT-enhanced personalised learning. SCIL has been working to create digital spaces so that students can consistently transition from

the real to virtual world


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 14, 2014 8:41 AM

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Lia Goren's curator insight, July 15, 2014 9:41 AM

More recent researchers have been quick to highlight that in a world of rapid technological change, today’s students are demonstrating serious signs of disengagement. As Marc Prensky highlights in ‘Engage Me or Enrage Me – What Today’s Learners Demand’ (Prensky, 2005,p.2):


“Rather than being empowered to choose what they want … and to see what interests them … and to create their own personalized identity – as they are in the rest of their lives – in school, they must eat what they are served. And what they are being served is, for the most part, stale, bland, and almost entirely stuff from the past. Yesterday’s education for tomorrow’s kids.”


The challenge is patently clear – schools have to embrace the ‘megachange’ required and construct new paradigms for learning in the twenty first century world. Mavers made the comment that:


“As digital technologies proliferate and become established in the everyday world of home, work and community, schools are inhabited by young people who are experienced users of a range of media and whose use is characterized by agency and adaptability.” (MAvErS, 2007, P.52) 3The Place of Virtual, Pedagogic and Physical Space in the 21st Century Classroom — Stephen Harris Page 5 No longer is the change a topic for conversation, it is an imperative.


Guski talked about the importance of spatial perception in school architecture, highlighting that ‘we don’t only see an object, we also feel, smell, taste and hear it’. (Guski, 2000, p.2) and Walden picks up that same spatial theme stating that:


“A space is much more than four walls, floor and ceiling. The spatial conditions that should be considered for human well-being include color scheme, lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation, acoustics, smells and furnishings. All these aspects can significantly influence the sense of well-being and readiness to learn and therefore learning performance.” (WALDEN, 2009, P.78)

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, July 15, 2014 10:45 AM

Los espacios en el aula del Siglo XXI

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Experts: Internet of Things and Wearables Will Dominate by 2025

Experts: Internet of Things and Wearables Will Dominate by 2025 | Learning Futures | Scoop.it

Experts believe the Internet of Things — the concept that all devices, objects and systems could be connected and share information in the future — will have a widespread effect on the way we live our everyday lives by 2025.


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Nice work and open education EDEN 2014

Work and education: unemployment and poor quailty work in the European Union, and the potentikal for open education to respond

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MOOCs Are Largely Reaching Privileged Learners, Survey Finds

MOOCs Are Largely Reaching Privileged Learners, Survey Finds | Learning Futures | Scoop.it

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Canadian Vocational Association / Association canadienne de la formation professionnelle's curator insight, January 5, 2014 10:09 AM

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/moocs-are-reaching-only-privileged-learners-survey-finds/48567
Related paper. The MOOC Phenomenon: Who Takes Massive Open Online Courses and Why?
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have commanded considerable public attention due to their sudden rise and disruptive potential. The student population tends to be young, well educated, and employed, with a majority from developed countries. There are significantly more males than females taking MOOCs, especially in BRIC and other developing countries. Students’ main reasons for taking a MOOC are advancing in their current job and satisfying curiosity. The individuals the MOOC revolution is supposed to help the most — those without access to higher education in developing countries — are underrepresented among the early adopters.
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2350964

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Create HTML5 Interactive Presentations, Animations, infographics & banners

Create HTML5 Interactive Presentations, Animations, infographics & banners | Learning Futures | Scoop.it
Use Presenter to create free professional interactive HTML5 Presentations, animations, banners, Splash pages and more.

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Dean Mantz's curator insight, April 22, 2013 9:38 AM

Special thanks to Ana Cristina Pratas for posting this resource site on her Digital Delights for Learners collection page via Scoop.it. 

Alexander Abramov's curator insight, April 23, 2013 1:33 AM

Everything you ever wanted to know

Bilal W.Dawoud's curator insight, April 23, 2013 6:30 AM

A great new way to present your ideas?

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Which Learning Theory would be most appropriate for our Education System? Instructivism, Constructivism, or Connectivism | Initiate! What is learning design?

Which Learning Theory would be most appropriate for our Education System? Instructivism, Constructivism, or Connectivism | Initiate! What is learning design? | Learning Futures | Scoop.it
I know this would set out another fire, though you would surely like to know why this flame of debates about Learning Theory goes out? First, let's see the differences between Constructivism and In...

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Risky Business - Making Phenomenal Decisions (While Not Forgetting the Risk)

Risky Business - Making Phenomenal Decisions (While Not Forgetting the Risk) | Learning Futures | Scoop.it
Learn 5 easy-to-remember steps to maximize your control of risk in your business. Controlling risk means higher profitability - who does not want that?
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Being Digital Isn't Just About Technology, "Technology should never isolate us"

Being Digital Isn't Just About Technology, "Technology should never isolate us" | Learning Futures | Scoop.it

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, March 12, 3:35 AM

Technology at the service of the learning experience.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 16, 10:04 PM

I wonder what Dewey would think about the use of digital technologies in School today? Parents and teachers have to help children integrate digital technologies wisely into their lives.

 

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MOOCs by the numbers: Where are we now?

MOOCs by the numbers: Where are we now? | Learning Futures | Scoop.it
Whatever your opinion of them, you can't deny that MOOCs have grown. To help put these massive online courses into perspective, Alex Cusack, a contributing writer at Moocs.com, shared this handy in...

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, February 27, 3:35 PM

Where are we with MOOCs - nice infographic but still useful not quite up to date 

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Andrew Scott Training: The Problem with Learning Styles

Andrew Scott Training: The Problem with Learning Styles | Learning Futures | Scoop.it

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callooh's curator insight, February 21, 11:28 AM

On the myth of learning styles and self-fulfilling prophecies

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Robert Gagne’s Nine Steps of Instruction: Do’s and Don’ts in E-Learning | Origin Learning – A Learning Solutions Blog

Robert Gagne’s Nine Steps of Instruction: Do’s and Don’ts in E-Learning | Origin Learning – A Learning Solutions Blog | Learning Futures | Scoop.it

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callooh's curator insight, March 12, 1:01 PM

Gagne is a classic that still provides a good framework for instruciton. Would suggest not being too literal about providing a learning objective--rather consider a reminder to include some explicit reference to the WIIFM. Also think that step 4, 5,and 6 can sometimes be combined and/or flipped.  Depends on the content complexity and your learner (novice, intermediate, advanced). Often forgotten, yet very important--step 9, but think it should not just include a recap but an authentic way to take next steps in the workplace/org setting.

sarah kozlowski's curator insight, March 15, 9:21 PM

This article examines gagne's nine step process into an e-learning state of intruction. The one thing that jumped out at me that rings all too familiar is "Do not bombard learners with too much information or too many interactive elements on a single screen as it leads to cognitive overload. Keep the learning experience neat and controllable from the employees’ perspective." In today's e-learning world, people can sometimes become overstimulated with all of the resources available.

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How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Natives? - Edudemic

How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Natives? - Edudemic | Learning Futures | Scoop.it

Young people today are instant messengers, gamers, photo sharers and supreme multitaskers. But while they use the technology tools available to them 24/7, they are struggling to sort fact from fiction, think critically, decipher cultural inferences, detect commercial intent and analyze social implications. All of which makes them extremely vulnerable to the overwhelming amount of information they have access to

 


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Amy Melendez's curator insight, June 3, 2014 10:56 PM

From the post: "It is our job as educators and content producers to encourage kids to be capable, global citizens in a digital age. Integrating a news story into your classroom everyday not only sparks important conversations, but encourages students to create and analyze their own media responses, provides a basis for asking questions and is a seamless, natural way to incorporate CCSS nonfiction content into your daily lesson plan."

Deyanira Sequeira's curator insight, June 4, 2014 1:35 PM

¿cómo dar alfabetización digital a los nativos digitales?

TeachingStudies's curator insight, June 5, 2014 4:58 AM

bridge to cross

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Project-based and Problem-based learning

This presentation describes these two instructional models and discusses their similarities and differences.


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Face-to-face training is not dead; it just needs a 21st century technology make-over

Face-to-face training is not dead; it just needs a 21st century technology make-over | Learning Futures | Scoop.it

With the advent of e-learning, the death knell of face-to-face training was sounded, and yet as we know, it has survived and indeed it is flourishing. In fact it appears that many people prefer face-to-face learning over e-learning for a number of reasons, for example ...


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Are universities teaching the skills needed in a knowledge-based economy?

Are universities teaching the skills needed in a knowledge-based economy? | Learning Futures | Scoop.it

Are universities teaching the skills needed in a knowledge-based economy? This is one of the questions I have been asking myself, and there of course a couple of ways to respond to this: 1. Of course – we teach critical thinking, problem solving, research skills, and encourage original thinking: just the skills needed in today’s work force. 2. That’s not our job. Our job is the pure exploration of new knowledge and ideas and to pass that love of knowledge on to the next generation. If some of that rubs off in the commercial world, well and good, but that’s not our purpose. - See more at: http://www.tonybates.ca/2014/05/29/are-universities-teaching-the-skills-needed-in-a-knowledge-based-economy/#sthash.vbbfRn1a.dpuf


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Reports | MOOC Research

Empirical results from Gates funded MOOC research available for those who can’t wait for peer review vers. in IRRDOL http://t.co/SIAd7dtSsN

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Rose Heaney's curator insight, June 11, 2014 8:56 AM

Some useful stuff in there  from Selwyn and others

Ana Dias's curator insight, June 21, 2014 9:27 AM

mooc 

 

 

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Infographic. Mapping The Future Of Education Technology

Infographic. Mapping The Future Of Education Technology | Learning Futures | Scoop.it
If its true that 65 of todays grade school students will work in jobs that dont exist yet then we better get ready for some drastically different...

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Canadian Vocational Association / Association canadienne de la formation professionnelle's curator insight, January 15, 2014 2:49 PM

If it’s true that 65% of today’s grade school students will work in jobs that don’t exist yet, then we better get ready for some drastically different learning environments.
http://www.fastcoexist.com/1680348/mapping-the-future-of-education-technology

 

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tagala's curator insight, January 15, 2014 4:17 PM

Si es cierto que el 65 % de los estudiantes actuales trabajarán en trabajos que aún no existen será mejor que nos preparemos para algunos cambios radicales que se producirán en las próximas décadas en el area de la enseñanza en nuevos entronos de aprendizajes.  ¿Estás preparad@? @vocalversus

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How We Failed (and Then Succeeded) with Khan Academy

How We Failed (and Then Succeeded) with Khan Academy | Learning Futures | Scoop.it
Last fall I wrote about the need for an ed-tech Test Kitchen – a place that might address ‘what works’ in ed-tech. It’s really a two-part question: which products work and how should they be used? ...
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Wake up! PowerPoint alternatives and tips to caffeinate your presentations - Digital Trends

Wake up! PowerPoint alternatives and tips to caffeinate your presentations - Digital Trends | Learning Futures | Scoop.it
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PowerPoint's grip has tightened as more and more people, not just in technology but in all walks of life, are being asked to give presentations.
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