Think about your purpose - to implement an initiative such as blended learning, you need to achieve more than you do in the current environment - so what will be different? How will it improve student learning?
“ Resources for Educator as a Design Thinker Ideo. (n.d.). Design Thinking for Educators Toolkit - Pfau, P. (2014). Rethinking Education with Design Thinking - Speicher, S. (2013). Design Thinkin...”
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More than ever before we are in search for ideas and solutions of how to prepare online learning materials which take into account the basic principles of cognitive load theory. In this article you’ll find one of the possible solutions for making online learning experience more memorable by utilizing learning maps which rely on micro-learning framework.
Disconnects between policy mandates/supports and desired practice were found in most of the schools and all of the systems in our sample. For example, teachers were often being asked to innovate while being incented and judged solely by measures of the facts that students had acquired through traditional means, or given ICT to use without related curricular materials and models for ways to use it powerfully and effectively in subject matter learning. It was rare that teachers experienced standards, curriculum, professional development, assessments, and incentives that all aligned to support the development of students’ 21st century skills.
A slidedeck created for the ELESIG webinar on 9 May, 2013 hosted by Nottingham University (Slidedeck from my ELESIG webinar on learning theories for the digital age earlier today is here: http://t.co/f9k5CgndJa)...
...in picture form... This is in addition to other resources. It is seeing the student as having the information at the tips of their fingers, analyzing the information, and doing something with it...
Its all about having the right mix - like any creative actitivy you need some creativity, some out of the box thinking and a lot of hard work by yourself but especially with others. Dont neglect the powe rof the group!
Our role as teachers is to enable learning and to encourage curiousity and creativity. Carol Dweck's research suggests that positive encourgement is not necessarily the way to move forward... Check out http://bit.ly/RJXoyp ;
Check out the recently published Innovation Report from the Open University, Innovating Pedagogy 2012: exploring new forms of teaching, learning and assessment, to guide educators ... implications that are not new but are another reminder