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Andy Kessler: Professors Are About to Get an Online Education

Andy Kessler: Professors Are About to Get an Online Education | Learning Technologies @ KCC | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Andy Kessler says Georgia Tech's new Internet master's degree in computer science is the future of education.
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Big Thinkers on Education

Big Thinkers on Education | Learning Technologies @ KCC | Scoop.it
Some of the most compelling visionaries in the world -- from Sir Ken Robinson to Jane Goodall to Martin Scorsese -- are focusing their attention on how to improve education. Get inspired by their big ideas.

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Anna Hu 's curator insight, April 8, 2013 11:34 AM

SOme great insights here

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 8, 2013 7:13 PM

There are some great links here from some larger than life educational leaders.

Denize Piccolotto Carvalho's curator insight, April 9, 2013 6:32 PM

Olha Jimi Estrázulas e César Alcon!

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You're Distracted. This Professor Can Help. - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

You're Distracted. This Professor Can Help. - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Learning Technologies @ KCC | Scoop.it
David Levy's course at the University of Washington puts technology in its place—in the control of students.
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Figuring It Out: Creating the Conditions to Unlearn

Figuring It Out: Creating the Conditions to Unlearn | Learning Technologies @ KCC | Scoop.it

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basil60's curator insight, July 24, 2016 4:46 PM
My favourite quote - it sums up 21st Century Learning - and what it should be all about.
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Alan November: How Teachers and Tech Can Let Students Take Control | MindShift

Alan November: How Teachers and Tech Can Let Students Take Control | MindShift | Learning Technologies @ KCC | Scoop.it

Students and teachers alike have been brought up in an educational system that mimics an antiquated job market. The teacher is the boss, managing the work of his student workers who have to produce goods that meet approval, he said. But many people fear that system no longer serves students headed toward a less certain future, one that could necessitate that a student be able to define and create her own job.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 24, 2013 2:59 AM

Interesting article. I particularly like this - “The real revolution is information and global communication, not technology,” November said. Technology is merely the means to access the information and share it in community.

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Education Needs a Digital-Age Upgrade | NY Times

Education Needs a Digital-Age Upgrade | NY Times | Learning Technologies @ KCC | Scoop.it

(Regarding Cathy Davidson's 2011 book, "Now You See It" -JL)

 

By Virginia Heffernan

 

"As Ms. Davidson puts it: “Pundits may be asking if the Internet is bad for our children’s mental development, but the better question is whether the form of learning and knowledge-making we are instilling in our children is useful to their future.”

 

"In her galvanic new book, “Now You See It,” Ms. Davidson asks, and ingeniously answers, that question. One of the nation’s great digital minds, she has written an immensely enjoyable omni-manifesto that’s officially about the brain science of attention. But the book also challenges nearly every assumption about American education.

 

"Don’t worry: She doesn’t conclude that students should study Photoshop instead of geometry, or Linux instead of Pax Romana. What she recommends, in fact, looks much more like a classical education than it does the industrial-era holdover system that still informs our unrenovated classrooms.

 

"Simply put, we can’t keep preparing students for a world that doesn’t exist. We can’t keep ignoring the formidable cognitive skills they’re developing on their own. And above all, we must stop disparaging digital prowess just because some of us over 40 don’t happen to possess it. An institutional grudge match with the young can sabotage an entire culture."


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Ken Morrison's curator insight, February 6, 2013 12:18 PM

Cathy Davidson says that 65% of US grade school students will be working in careers that do not exist yet.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 6, 2013 6:47 PM

Educators and others need to consider most jobs that children entering school today likely have not been invented or, for that matter, imagined.

Ken Morrison's comment, February 18, 2013 6:31 PM
Hi Luigi. Thank you for the rescoops. I like what I see on your site. If I spoke your language I would surely follow your topic. Best of luck to you!
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5 Ways Technology Will Impact Higher Ed in 2013 - Forbes

5 Ways Technology Will Impact Higher Ed in 2013 - Forbes | Learning Technologies @ KCC | Scoop.it
Guest post authored by Chris Proulx, President & CEO of eCornell 2012 was a transformative year in education.   Between the introduction of the MOOC (the ‘Massive Open Online Course’), and the explosive growth in the number of online offerings, all...

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, December 15, 2012 12:12 AM

Key takeaways:

 

1. Growth in Online Education will be particularly strong In the Top Tier

2.  Expect to See More Innovation Around “Flipping the Classroom”

3.  Next Year’s Buzz Words are ‘Hybrid Program'

4.  The Race Will Be On For A New Instructional Model.

5. Higher Ed Costs May Start to Decrease…But Not Quite Yet.

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Quality Standards for Online Courses

There are several standards that are used to evaluate quality in online education, some of these have been around and in use for years. I would like to identify some of them here:
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Lars-Göran Hedström's curator insight, December 18, 2012 5:07 AM

Good read before designing Your own online course.

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24 Ed-Tech Terms You Should Know [Infographic]

24 Ed-Tech Terms You Should Know [Infographic] | Learning Technologies @ KCC | Scoop.it
Cutting through the buzzwords to talk about what matters in school technology.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, December 14, 2012 12:45 PM

Cheat sheets are a good thing, when they are 'legal"! : )

Jesse Soininen's curator insight, December 14, 2012 4:06 PM

Whats cooking inside EdTech? via Mary Perfitt-Nelson

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, December 15, 2012 7:15 PM

A must read

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Writing with Images in the Digital Age

Writing with Images in the Digital Age | Learning Technologies @ KCC | Scoop.it

As text and image converge and blend, complement or replace one another, and become something new, our ways of reading and writing and studying have become transformed as well. If we want to help our students become effective communicators, that is, effective users and producers of image-texts, we need to understand these media from the inside out and become better users and producers ourselves.


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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 2, 2012 3:09 PM
Great article, thanks!
Terry Doherty's comment, December 4, 2012 1:20 PM
Drat! I didn't see your finger prints on this one I was going to send it too you!
Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 4, 2012 2:22 PM
Terry, I got your message above - not sure my paws are that big but I love the post - so thanks!
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Do you have the wrong impression about online learning? [Infographic]

Do you have the wrong impression about online learning? [Infographic] | Learning Technologies @ KCC | Scoop.it

Today, no longer is having a high school diploma is enough to land a good job and support family. College is key today, but finding the funds to pay for it can be tricky. Brick and mortar institutions cost a fortune, and most have to work while going to school. But for those who can't juggle both, online learning can be a great option.

 

We know what that you may think this avenue is for slackers, but have a look at our infographic below, and your opinion may just change.

 


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Twitter Tools That Help With Efficiency

Twitter Tools That Help With Efficiency | Learning Technologies @ KCC | Scoop.it

"If you’re as busy as I am, you don’t have time to spend all day finding content, and managing your Twitter account. Steven Hughes wrote a great post a few weeks ago about how to manage Twitter efficiently, and spoke about Twitter tools. I’ll expand more on that topic in this post. There are plenty of Twitter tools out there that make it a lot easier for you to do your daily Twitter work. Here are some of my favourite Twitter tools for content and account management that I could not live without:"


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Pain and Remedies of Sharing iPads in Schools

Pain and Remedies of Sharing iPads in Schools | Learning Technologies @ KCC | Scoop.it

There is no end to the uses of the iPad in education. I’ve discussed that ad nauseum on this blog. As a learning tool, it has the potential to make a great positive change to learning. The only problem is Apple designed it for individual use. Schools are designed for ( or budgeted for) shared use. Conventional wisdom is for iPad use to occur in a 1:1 or BYOD Environment. In the best case scenario, I wholeheartedly agree. Unfortunately, financial realities will often dictate that sharing is the only viable option if we want our students to enjoy the benefits of the iPad. It can be done effectively – I’ve shared my thoughts early in the year about the pros and cons of shared iPads – but doesn’t happen without some time consuming workarounds. What follows is my take on the pains (and remedies) of sharing iPads in a rather large Primary (elementary) school.


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Sign up for Copy and get 20 GB free!

Sign up for Copy and get 20 GB free! | Learning Technologies @ KCC | Scoop.it
Copy is a cloud for people, friends, and companies. Use it to keep your computers in sync and your files available from anywhere and from any device. Sign up and get 15 GB FREE.
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Ten Things Educators Should Know About Introverted Students | Business 2 Community

Ten Things Educators Should Know About Introverted Students | Business 2 Community | Learning Technologies @ KCC | Scoop.it
I’ve been doing more interviews on introversion this year as a result of the success of my eBook, “The Introvert’s Guide to Success in Business and
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How to Blend Face-to-Face Delivery with Online Tutoring

How to Blend Face-to-Face Delivery with Online Tutoring | Learning Technologies @ KCC | Scoop.it

Social media can be a powerful pedagogical tool in the classroom, but the key to its success lies in building a dynamic and sustainable 'online teacher presence'. The 10 strategies below offer insight into effective online tutoring techniques that complement traditional face-to-face educational delivery styles.

 


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Monicaaparicio's curator insight, March 25, 2013 9:59 PM

Blending

Clare O'Connor's curator insight, April 2, 2013 2:54 AM

This article has a useful list of 10 strategies for making online learning work alongside face to face, or 'blended' learning.

Mike Smith's curator insight, March 10, 2015 3:04 AM

http://abcdraw.com/blog/face-face-vs-online-tutoring/

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Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics

Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics | Learning Technologies @ KCC | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Must-read article on ClutterMuseum.com by Leslie M-B, exploring in depth the opportunity to have students master their selected topics by "curating" them, rather than by reading and memorizing facts about them.

 

"Critical and creative thinking should be prioritized over remembering content"

 

"That students should learn to think for themselves may seem like a no-brainer to many readers, but if you look at the textbook packages put out by publishers, you’ll find that the texts and accompanying materials (for both teachers and students) assume students are expected to read and retain content—and then be tested on it.

 

Instead, between middle school (if not earlier) and college graduation, students should practice—if not master—how to question, critique, research, and construct an argument like an historian."

 

This is indeed the critical point. Moving education from an effort to memorize things on which then to be tested, to a collaborative exercise in creating new knowledge and value by pulling and editing together individual pieces of content, resources and tools that allow the explanation/illustration of a topic from a specific viewpoint/for a specific need.

 

And I can't avoid to rejoice and second her next proposition: "What if we shifted the standards’ primary emphasis from content, and not to just the development of traditional skills—basic knowledge recall, document interpretation, research, and essay-writing—but to the cultivation of skills that challenge students to make unconventional connections, skills that are essential for thriving in the 21st century?"

 

What are these skills, you may ask. Here is a good reference where to look them up: http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/P21_Framework_Definitions.pdf (put together by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills)

 

 

Recommended. Good stuff. 9/10

 

Full article: www.cluttermuseum.com/make-students-curators/

 

(Image credit: Behance.net)

 

 


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Education Creations's curator insight, May 12, 2014 12:00 AM

How to turn students into curators.

Sample Student's curator insight, May 5, 2015 10:14 PM

We often ask our students to create annotated bibliographies, and this focuses on their capacity to evaluate and make decisions about the validity, reliability and relevance of sources they have found. using Scoop.it, we can ask them to do much the same thing, but they will publish their ideas for an audience, and will also be able to provide and use peer feedback to enhance and tighten up their thinking. This is relevant to any curriculum area. Of course it is dependent on schools being able to access any social media, but rather than thinking about what is impossible, perhaps we could start thinking about what is possible and lobbying for change.

Sample Student's curator insight, May 5, 2015 10:18 PM

We often ask our students to create annotated bibliographies, and this focuses on their capacity to evaluate and make decisions about the validity, reliability and relevance of sources they have found. Using Scoop.it, we can ask them to do much the same thing. But they will publish their ideas for an audience, and will also be able to provide and use peer feedback to enhance and tighten up their thinking. This is relevant to any age, and any curriculum area. Of course it is dependent on schools being able to access social media. But rather than thinking about what is impossible, perhaps we should start thinking about what is possible, and lobbying for change. Could you use a Scoop.it collection as an assessment task?

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New Report Highlights School Libraries' Promotion of Digital Literacy

New Report Highlights School Libraries' Promotion of Digital Literacy | Learning Technologies @ KCC | Scoop.it

“School libraries always have been interdisciplinary spaces deeply connected to the curriculum, instrumental in developing students' research and information literacy skills, and committed to creating an environment of free reading that supports lifelong learning and curiosity. These traditional roles and strengths are increasingly critical as society faces a deluge of digital information, and the lines between content user and content creator are blurred and even actively deconstructed.”


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Audrey Nay's comment, February 8, 2013 3:53 PM
Great description of SL's role
Christine Margocs's curator insight, February 10, 2013 2:37 PM

Libraries are great resources when teaching digital literacy.

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, February 11, 2013 8:16 PM

Libraries are digital platforms serving the needs of schools and communities. 

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"Terms of Use" cartoon | Tom Fishburne: Marketoonist

"Terms of Use" cartoon | Tom Fishburne: Marketoonist | Learning Technologies @ KCC | Scoop.it
The large print giveth and the small print taketh away. Consumers rarely read the small print. That's partly because so much of it is written in legalese that is not easily understood.
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Universal instructional Design Principles for Moodle

Universal instructional Design Principles for Moodle | Learning Technologies @ KCC | Scoop.it

The paper identifies a set of universal instructional design (UID) principles appropriate to distance education (DE) and tailored to the needs of instructional designers and instructors teaching online. These principles are then used to assess the accessibility level of a sample online course and the availability of options in its LMS platform (Moodle) to increase course accessibility. Numerous accessibility-sensitive plug-in modules are found to be available to Moodle users, though relatively few features were included in the sample course analysed. This may be because they have not been made available to instructors at the institutional level. The paper offers a series of recommendations to improve the accessibility of online DE to learners with diverse abilities, disabilities, and needs.


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Scaffolding for Deep Understanding

Scaffolding for Deep Understanding | Learning Technologies @ KCC | Scoop.it

That learning takes place in a social context is a significant issue. This is why collaboration or ‘cooperative learning’ has become so popular – but it has to be more than social collaboration. Cognitive collaboration needs to be encouraged. As students communicate their ideas, they learn to clarify, refine, and consolidate their thinking. Schoenfeld has said that, ‘Groups are not just a convenient way to accumulate the individual knowledge of their members. They give rise synergistically to insights and solutions that would not come about without them.’


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Teaching and Learning with Social Media Facebook

Do you Facebook with your students? This presentation dives into teaching and learning with social media geared to using Facebook. Talking about Groups vs.


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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning | Learning Technologies @ KCC | Scoop.it

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Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization.

As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. For 2013, the focus is on a variety of challenges, from how learners access content to how the idea of a “curriculum” is defined."


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Helene Testud's curator insight, December 17, 2012 2:41 AM

 

 

 
Emily DiGiulio's curator insight, July 12, 2013 9:48 AM

12 Principles of Mobile Learning

roberto gilli's curator insight, October 31, 2013 5:46 AM

I would add: "on-the-job".

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How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different - TeachThought

How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different - TeachThought | Learning Technologies @ KCC | Scoop.it

If the 20th century model was to measure the accuracy and ownership of information, the 21st century’s model is form and interdependence. The close thinking needed to grasp this is not beyond the reach of a typical middle school student, but it may be beyond their thinking habits.


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