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Adaptive learning solutions in higher education - report

Adaptive learning solutions in higher education - report | Learning Innovations and Developments | Scoop.it

Education Growth Advisors, in their recently released Adaptive Learning white paper, describe at length how adaptive learning solutions represent a promising but still emerging approach to improving student success and course mastery at scale in colleges and universities. 


2 papers available for download on their website.

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The Bill & Linda Gates Foundation are encouraging education institutions and learning technology partners to participate in a program to drive robust implementations of adative learning. 

 

Sample areas of focus are: intelligent tutoring systems, machine learning, knowledge space theory, memory retention, and cognitive load theory.

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HTML5 3D gaming for mobile platforms

HTML5 3D gaming for mobile platforms | Learning Innovations and Developments | Scoop.it
Ludei, an HTML5 game development platform, has just added support for WebGL 3D applications. With this addition, the company says that developers can now deliver 3D gaming across any ...
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3D is now moving into mainstream for developers. This is really exciting as it opens up endless possibilities for various uses in training and marketing. I think we will see more companies over the next 12 months target this technology for mobile.
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BYOD Part 1 - 10 essential elements of BYOD training and strategy

BYOD Part 1 - 10 essential elements of BYOD training  and strategy | Learning Innovations and Developments | Scoop.it
Training is a critical part of any BYOD initiative, introducing users to security and policy guidelines and allowing IT and management to set expectat
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If you haven't heard of BYOD yet, it stands for "Bring Your Own Device." This has been around in education communities for sometime.  Many corporates are starting to look at how they can leverage BOYD within their business. 

 

BYOD puts fear into the hearts of many IT operations in organizations with perception of loss of control (monitoring use, updates, etc).  But it doesn't have to be a scary thing.  

 

Before you start thinking about a BYOD initiative, I would encourage you to think how this fits into your Digital Strategy. If your Digital Strategy is that you do not yet have one.......get one!

 

The second part of is understanding how mobility fits into your your Digital Strategy and organization.  That doesn't mean it necessarily sits with IT (they are operations), but how would it sit as a strategy across your organization. 

 

Remember (this is really, really important), it isn't about the hardware device it is about the "mobility of your data and information." 

 

You need to answer the questions: why BYOD for your organization and will it work for your culture?

 

The fourth part is understanding what the rules of engagement are for a BYOD initiative.  How will it be rolled out?  What are the expectations?

 

Techrepublic.com [ http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10things/10-essential-elements-of-byod-training/3600?tag=content;siu-container ] has a great article on the "10 essential elements of BYO training."

 

Trendhunter.com [ http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/going-byod-infographic ] has a series of infographics that explain the BYOD concept.

 

You might be thinking to yourself right now - who is actually doing this?  Trendhunter lists Cisco, IBM (headquarters), Colgate-Palmolive (headquarters) are just a couple of the organizations that have started to implement BYOD.

 

Remember:

Step 1 - what is your digital strategy?

Step 2 - how does mobility fit into your digital strategy

Step 3 - Is BYOD for you?

Step 4 - What are the rules of engagement for BYOD?

 

Watch for Part 2 - BYOD ROI

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iPad Required for Many New Toys

iPad Required for Many New Toys | Learning Innovations and Developments | Scoop.it
Toy makers are putting the iPad front and center at playtime.
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Business opportunities keep evolving around mobility beyond the digital space and into the physical. Next thought, are education communities ready for this next wave of digital savvy learners? Is your business ready?
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Guan Grace's comment, February 27, 2013 1:44 AM
It's realy a fun way for Children's learning.
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The Unfair Stigmatization of Digital Notetaking

The Unfair Stigmatization of Digital Notetaking | Learning Innovations and Developments | Scoop.it
Why is it heresy to criticize paper notebooks but OK to ban digital devices that can increase productivity?
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Even though it is faster for me to capture ideas and meetings on my iPad, I still feel pressured sometimes to use paper.  In fact I carry a thin moleskin notebook tucked in my iPad folio and will use it depending on the audience in the meeting.

 

I think we still have a perception that if you are on a digital device in a meeting you aren't focused on the meeting and you might be checking your email or Craig's list!

 

Waves of students are coming into the workforce that are brought up using digital devices to capture their thoughts and ideas. We need to accept that people are constantly receiving and seeking information and actively encourage that within the workplace. 

 

I encourage this within my own team -we are all constantly plugged into various digital networks. Anytime a team member has a problem or design issue one of them will jump onto their networks and within seconds often come back with some great solutions.

 

This also helps to encourage a research ethos within your team. As we all are constantly seeking and receiving information, the team benefits by being in tune with what is happening locally and globally. Which is often applied to new thinking for products and solutions.

 

How are digital devices in meetings received in your organization? Do you still feel the "paper pressure" at some meetings?

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Five Online Courses Are Eligible for College Credit - New York Times

Five Online Courses Are Eligible for College Credit - New York Times | Learning Innovations and Developments | Scoop.it

"GigaOM Five Online Courses Are Eligible for College Credit New York Times. Students who want to take the free classes for credit would have to pay a fee to take an identity-verified, proctored exam, and for a transcript to submit to the college of their choice."

Brenda Frisk's insight:

If you haven't heard about MOOCs by now - it's time!  A MOOC is a "massive open online course" that is delivered in an online environment with thousands of students enrolled.  I just started a MOOC with Coursea - "Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies" that is being offered by the University of Maryland.  I am finding the approach fascinating: great marketing tool and exposure for the universities, new business model opportunity for those organizations (like Coursea) that are becoming the broker for the universities.

 

It is going to be interesting to see how MOOCs will keep the learner engaged or is my destiny another online experience of clicking next, next, next, next, next?

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Organisational approaches to e-learning in the tertiary sector

Organisational approaches to e-learning in the tertiary sector | Learning Innovations and Developments | Scoop.it
This report gives an overview of the research literature relating to approaches adopted by tertiary sector organisations when planning or implementing e-learning.
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Very in depth report published by the New Zealand Ministry of Education.
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The eLearning Guild : Announcing the 2013 Global eLearning Salary & Compensation Report

The eLearning Guild : Announcing the 2013 Global eLearning Salary & Compensation Report | Learning Innovations and Developments | Scoop.it
Examines the global trends for pay in the eLearning industry. Free for eLearning Guild and associates to download.
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Apps in Education

Apps in Education | Learning Innovations and Developments | Scoop.it

"One of the hardest things with using the iPad in the classroom is finding the time to go through all of the apps in the iTunes Store listed under the education banner."


Apps categorized in Key Learning Areas.

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Great blog to help educators make sense and keep on top off mobility in education.

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Mobile Apps Support Customized Learning

Mobile Apps Support Customized Learning | Learning Innovations and Developments | Scoop.it
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A mobility strategy doesn’t just belong in business, it also belongs in education. The freedom that it brings is the ability to customize learning experiences within the education ecosystem. Those education institutions that are moving to BYOD (bring your own device) and/or have mobile devices available for staff and students; have the ability to support how individuals uniquely unpack and repack data and information. 

 

The first step of a mobility strategy is to understand ‘where’ learners or others in your education ecosystem will interact with data and information. Giving individuals the freedom and support to customize ‘how’ they will interact with their learning is an amazing empowerment and motivator for the end user.

 

Creating “App Clusters” give individuals that freedom. Bringing together clusters of apps (many of which are free) that support "where, when and how" individuals engage with their data and information.

 

“In 2008 there were 10,000 apps available on the App Store – today there are over 792,398 active apps.  With over 84,325 active education apps” (source: http://148apps.biz/app-store-metrics/ ).  Current number of Android apps in the market are 626,865 (source: http://www.appbrain.com/stats/number-of-android-apps ). Microsoft app store surpassed 20,000 mark in November, 2012 (source: http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2012/11/22/windows-8-store-adds-7000-apps-in-two-weeks-to-pass-20000-mark-almost-18000-are-free/ ).

 

While these numbers may vary, it demonstrates that there is a huge amount of choice for individuals to have “App Clusters” created to support business processes and education outcomes. 

 

At the end of the day, we all learn differently, whether we are a 12 year old in school or a 45 year old executive in the boardroom. A mobility strategy encompasses and supports the uniqueness of end users in an organization. To ensure that there is knowledge connections and growth in productivity.

 

What are you doing in your organization?

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10 Great iPad Apps to Enhance Students Creativity ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great iPad Apps to Enhance Students Creativity ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Innovations and Developments | Scoop.it
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Great apps for students of any age :)

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David M. Schwartz, Ph.D., ABPdN's curator insight, February 10, 2013 5:47 PM

I came accross this article while doing some research on educational technology.  Brenda Frisk's insights are spot on and her recommendations are very good.  Take a look at this.  There is something here for everyone.

William Lyons's comment, February 12, 2013 8:30 AM
Thanks for sharing. I am excited about looking at these more in depth.
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'Big Three' Publishers Rethink K-12 Strategies - Education Week News

'Big Three' Publishers Rethink K-12 Strategies - Education Week News | Learning Innovations and Developments | Scoop.it

'Big Three' Publishers Rethink K-12 Strategies
Education Week News
The push continues for school districts to move away from paper textbooks and toward digital curricula and e-textbooks.

Brenda Frisk's insight:

If anyone still thinks education isn't a viable market to invest in - think again. The research I have done over the last couple of months just looking these markets - the numbers are staggering.  K-12 US market is stil in the leaad as the most mature market. But up and coming education markets Including Eastern Europe, China and South Korea are forging ahead with digital strategies....the digital race has a lot at stake.

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