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Can Adaptive Learning Software Personalize Education?

Can Adaptive Learning Software Personalize Education? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
By carefully logging students’ every action online, a company called Knewton says, it can personalize questions and lessons to help people learn faster. Skeptics say that’s not proven.
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This is an interesting article on how software can adapt the flow of course materials to the individual needs of the student.

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Rajashree Basu's curator insight, December 29, 2012 3:36 AM

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k3hamilton's curator insight, December 29, 2012 10:31 AM

evidence needed

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Digital Video by Nik Peachey on iBooks

Read a free sample or buy Digital Video by Nik Peachey. You can read this book with iBooks on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.
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We Need to Rewrite the Textbook on How to Teach Teachers

We Need to Rewrite the Textbook on How to Teach Teachers | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Only 15 percent had more than a single page devoted to evidence-based practices; the remainder contained either zero or only a few sentences on methods that have been backed up by the decades of scientific findings that exist in the field of educational psychology.


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Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, February 13, 2:06 PM

This is important, and needs to be paid more attention to.  We need more on methods, practical methods - but those that are based in solid research and are based on real evidence.

Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, February 13, 2:07 PM

For both teacher ore-service and inservice training, this is important, and needs to be paid more attention to.  We need more on methods, practical methods - but those that are based in solid research and are based on real evidence.

Sharon Berman's curator insight, February 13, 7:49 PM

Even though the article is long, and does seem to repeat what it is saying, this is an interesting read.  Why are our teachers not being taught so that they can support the needs of our children in the 21st century.  We need to come up with more engaging ways of exciting our children about learning, and about their futures, so that they see tertiary education as more than just a ticket......

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The Future of Education Isn’t Free. It’s Open

The Future of Education Isn’t Free. It’s Open | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Listening to the political debates about education in the United States, you might get the mistaken impression that nothing is changing other than costs going up and performance going down. Things are better than you may realize, especially in one area: instructional resources. We are on the threshold of sweeping change that will make it easier for teachers to teach and students to learn faster and more effectively.

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Not so sure this is something new.

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Samih Ahmed's curator insight, February 11, 7:46 AM

Pour les cadeaux

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Sugata Mitra appeals to education decision makers to allow use of the Internet during exams

Sugata Mitra appeals to education decision makers to allow use of the Internet during exams | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The future of pedagogy has got to allow spontaneous order as a new method in children’s education in the presence of the Internet. Internet must permeate the education system.


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I certainly think exams need to change in order to drive real change in education.

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Web 2.0 for ELT's curator insight, February 11, 1:57 AM

What a revolution this would cause! 

 

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EFLtalks - talks for teachers - videos

EFLtalks - talks for teachers - videos | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

This is a non-profit mission to help new and future language teachers.

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Huge collection of ten minute video presentations by language teachers. Great teacher training resource.

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ELTISI's curator insight, February 11, 6:43 AM

Such a useful collection! A big thank you to all teachers for their time and effort :-)

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Mapping the future: The future of education

Mapping the future: The future of education | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

How do we best educate the students of tomorrow? What we teach our children - and how we teach them - will impact almost every aspect of society, from the quality of healthcare to industrial output; technological advances to financial services.

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Very interesting.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, February 9, 11:10 AM

Interesting perspectives on the future of education from the advancement of technology in education perspective.  But what happens to the concept that "The Teacher Is The Lesson?"  And it seems to be seeing education as something to be given by the adults, rather than as something to be acquired by the students. -Lon

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, February 11, 1:49 AM

Interessant!

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, February 12, 5:28 AM

Useful post, presenting an interesting vision of education's future. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in continuous education, please visit  http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com.

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When We Worry About Screen Time, Are We Worrying About the Wrong Thing?

When We Worry About Screen Time, Are We Worrying About the Wrong Thing? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The real question we should be asking is not just, how long are they watching? But also, what are they seeing? How is it affecting them? How does what they see challenge their existing beliefs? What sort of cognitive loads and higher order thinking skills do they volunteer themselves for with their online behavior? Do we want them being told a story from a book, or creating their own story in an digital universe where they’re in control? Which one more naturally creates thinking habits and behavioral shifts and skill acquisition that they can transfer to the real world?

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Some interesting points.

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Five habits that boost independent learning! - Innovate My School

Five habits that boost independent learning! - Innovate My School | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Independent learning has many different names - child centred, personalised or self-regulated - but at its core it is the process of shifting responsibility for the learning process from the teacher to the pupil. To achieve this outcome successfully, pupils need to have a deep understanding of their learning, be self-motivated and willing to collaborate with the teacher within the learning environment.

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Some useful tips.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, February 5, 8:01 AM

adicionar sua visão ...

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, February 10, 11:22 AM

Worth reflecting apon the tips. 

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Students in Syria tell UK kids about life in school

Students in Syria tell UK kids about life in school | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Students in the UK and Syria have been discussing their schools and working together to promote international support for education.
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Interesting project.

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Clipping Path Specialist's comment, February 4, 6:05 AM
I think it is the best discussion.
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10 Essential Questions for Teaching Global Digital Citizenship

10 Essential Questions for Teaching Global Digital Citizenship | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Explore these 10 essential questions for teaching Global Digital Citizenship in your classroom. They can be used with our free GDC tools!
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Some useful tips and advice.

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Dinah Galligo's curator insight, February 3, 6:28 AM

Les 10 questions essentielles pour enseigner le numérique d'une façon éthique et citoyenne

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, February 3, 7:21 AM

teaching GDC tips

Charli Wiggill's curator insight, February 4, 12:18 PM

A number of useful (and free) GDC tools linked to this post.

#MIEExpert #MIEExperts

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MIT Dean Takes Leave to Start New University Without Lectures or Classrooms

MIT Dean Takes Leave to Start New University Without Lectures or Classrooms | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

What I’m thinking of is huge project spaces. Large centralized laboratories. Basically just large, large open spaces, as well as big centralized laboratories where no one really has their own individual laboratory. So it’s just one integrated giant laboratory. And that goes with the research model that there would be no departments; it would just be transdisciplinary.

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Interesting that this is happening, but there don't seem to be any great insights here.

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Is It Plagiarism or Collaboration?

Is It Plagiarism or Collaboration? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Perhaps instead of focusing our concerns on technology as a wonderful aid to plagiarizers, we should focus on its ability to foster creativity and collaboration, and then ask ourselves (we are the clever adults here) how we can incorporate those elements into our formalized assessments.

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Some good thinking.

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Clipping Path Specialist's comment, February 4, 5:56 AM
Which is the best Plagiarism software.
Charli Wiggill's curator insight, February 4, 12:48 PM

Thought-provoking and offering each of us a challenge...

#MIEExpert #MIEExperts

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 10, 1:54 AM
Is It Plagiarism or Collaboration?
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Clips – Simple Video Editor for iPhone

Clips – Simple Video Editor for iPhone | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Clips is the simplest video editor in the world. Easily add music and dissolve transitions in this award-winning iPhone app. Also works great on iPad.
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A free video editing app for the iPhone.

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Billy Brick's curator insight, February 3, 8:07 AM
Useful for story telling activities.
Marinhos's curator insight, February 6, 5:52 AM

Professor. Que tal criar cineastas para revelarem o mundo da escola e em volta dela?

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, February 12, 8:15 PM

Another great app for the iPhone. Also works on the iPad. 

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Activating Learning: Teaching for Metacognition

Activating Learning: Teaching for Metacognition | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In practice, metacognition, or thinking about thinking, is often conflated with reflection, or the conscious exploration of past experiences. Metacognition includes reflection, often called metacognitive awareness, as well as a series of self-directed practices, or metacognitive regulation.


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Some good practical tips.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, February 13, 5:29 AM

Interesante artículo de como la clases de redacción que van más allá del correcto uso del idioma, sino que promueven el pensamiento crítico, que toman en cuenta la conexión emocional del estudiante, que sugieren diversas estrategias de redacción, que promueven el aprendizaje activo y que por tanto, desarrollan una evaluación más integral de las competencias alcanzadas, generan finalmente en el estudiante una práctica metacognitiva rica y estimulante que los ayuda en toda su carrera y su vida profesional. ¿Cuanto de esto hacemos realmente en las carreras de ingeniería, por ejemplo?

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Modern learning: The digital future is now - Innovate My School

Modern learning: The digital future is now - Innovate My School | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

There is a tale, which may or may not be true, that tells of when Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence was in its infancy, in the middle of the first decade of the millennium. The tale was that - along with the areas of Literacy, Numeracy and Health & Wellbeing – ICT was to be a responsibility of all practitioners. This would mean that every Scottish educator would be required to explicitly take ownership of supporting and tracking the digital skills of the learners in their care. Then sadly, the story goes, for some reason ICT was quietly removed.

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Interesting article on attempts to integrate digital literacy into the curriculum.

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Samih Ahmed's curator insight, February 11, 7:41 AM

je vous en prie

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eLearning Modules will Die… and 702010 will hold the Smoking Gun

eLearning Modules will Die… and 702010 will hold the Smoking Gun | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
When talking about technology and learning it’s hard not to think about elearning modules. They’ve been the bread and butter of digital learning solutions for decades and the industry behind them has helped many, including myself, feed our families. So I take no joy in predicting that elearning modules will inevitably be murdered.
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I'm not so sure that 70:20:10 means the death of elearning modules. We still have to get the 10 from somewhere.

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How Google Is Reimagining Books

How Google Is Reimagining Books | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Editions At Play sees designers and authors working simultaneously to build a new type of e-book from the ground up.
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I'm not so sure that this isn't just a Google version of iBooks Author that's slow in coming together, but either way it would be good to have as a tool for creating textbooks.

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Depth-sensing cameras will open up a whole new frontier for smartphones

Depth-sensing cameras will open up a whole new frontier for smartphones | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Depth sensors will not only make a smartphone more aware of its immediate environment but will also improve the ability to accurately isolate and identify a user’s body in space. Ultimately, this will spark an explosion in consumer applications ranging from virtual apparel try-on to personalized VR experiences mapped to your living area.

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The article doesn't point to educational use, but clearly the potential for education is huge.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 10, 1:52 AM
Depth-sensing cameras will open up a whole new frontier for smartphones
Norton Gusky's curator insight, February 10, 10:44 AM

There's no doubt that VR will make its way into the education world. It's already happening in small doses, but with Google Cardboard and other inexpensive tools, this will become part of the day-to-day experience for all learners.

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How digital publishing is changing the face of storytelling

How digital publishing is changing the face of storytelling | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The idea that print books exist at the top of a storytelling hierarchy, with video games, web series, YouTubers, podcasts, zines and interactive apps beneath them, is archaic and regressive: all platforms should be as highly regarded as print.

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Some interesting links.


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, February 7, 7:45 AM

adicionar sua visão ...

June Rumiko Klein's curator insight, February 7, 4:27 PM
Very intriguing and exciting.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 10, 1:53 AM
Digital publishing
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What do we mean when we say, “Transformative learning experiences powered by technology”?

What do we mean when we say, “Transformative learning experiences powered by technology”? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

A transformative learning experience fundamentally changes our understanding of what it means to learn and what it means to work together with others to learn.

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A very good read.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 5, 11:15 AM

Technology is not a tool. Heidegger proposed it involves two intertwined definitions: human/anthropological and technological/instrumental. He proposed that technology is about a way of thinking, acting, and speaking about, with, and through the tools humans use. In that sense, the line about technology being transforming is accurate. When the two definitions are separated, that is not the case.

Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, February 6, 3:32 AM

Nice example of how a persons life and learning strategies became transformed by an experience at a young age (in this particular case it was an encounter with primitive computer technology, but in general it  could have been anything: e.g. hearing the saxophone played well for the first time, or "seeing" the mother of god in a cave)  

 

Alas, also a typical example of unwarranted educational proselytizing. The man is so enthusiastic about his new insight that everybody has to hear the good news. Worse, everybody has to convert and repent. The idea that Catholicism, Jazz or technology enhanced project based learning  does not work for everybody, never enters the man's mind.

 

Lets stop with this kind of "inspirational" stories in educational design. Lets stick to science (mainly cognitive and social psychology). I know it is boring, but it is our best shot at finding out what works for whom under which circumstances.  

Norton Gusky's curator insight, February 6, 7:35 AM

Personal story that highlights the power of technology to transform learning - the preamble to the 2016 National Educational Technology Plan

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Is Technology Ruining Your Brain?

Is Technology Ruining Your Brain? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The infographic below takes an interesting look at some of the negatives that technology can cause if not used in moderation. While I can’t say I necessarily think that technology is ruining our brains, I can certain see some of the points.

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Interesting infographic.

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Senior, Personnes Agées & Silver Economie's curator insight, February 5, 1:34 AM

Homme augmenté versus cerveau diminué?

Web 2.0 for ELT's curator insight, February 5, 1:48 AM

The key probably lies in the equilibrium of everything!

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Inside and Outside Digital Sharing

Inside and Outside Digital Sharing | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

As teachers, we are most familiar and comfortable with “inside sharing.” Inside sharing includes student work we post on the walls of our classroom and school hallways, and the ideas we share in hallway conversations, at lunch, or in the teachers lounge.

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Learning Technologies

Learning Technologies | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Learning Technologies, co-located with Learning & Skills, is Europe's leading showcase of organisational learning and the technology used to support learning at work. And it continues to grow in importance, value and attendance year on year.

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A huge collection of more than 200 videos of presentations from last year's Learning Technologies conference.

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johanna krijnsen's curator insight, February 3, 7:18 AM

collection of presentations on Learning Technologies

Fran Walton's curator insight, February 3, 7:57 AM

Knowledge  for the future, for keeping a-breast of current trends, my my age group.

Mark Cottee's curator insight, February 3, 4:59 PM

Blam

 

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Nik Peachey – 3×3 interview – Part 1

Nik Peachey – 3×3 interview – Part 1 | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Jo Hayes, our joint web editor, interviews Nik Peachey in our new 3 x 3 interviews series where she asks Learning Technology experts their views on all things EdTech in 3 short interviews with 3 questions in each.

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Part 1 of a three part interview with Jo Hayes from the IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG.

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The Simple Human Interactions That Make Learning Possible

The Simple Human Interactions That Make Learning Possible | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Nothing will ever take the place of one person actually being with another person. Let’s not get so fascinated by what technology can do that we forget what it can’t do. A computer can help you learn to spell “H-U-G,” but it can never know the risks or the joy of actually giving or receiving one. It’s through relationships that we grow best–and learn best.

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Well worth remembering.

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Web 2.0 for ELT's curator insight, February 1, 2:21 AM

It is the combination that works best! 

Dinah Galligo's curator insight, February 1, 5:39 AM

Rien ne remplacera jamais les relations humaines !

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 1, 6:39 AM

Indeed!!! Soooo true!

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Why online learning often fails - EnglishUp

Why online learning often fails - EnglishUp | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The internet has made it easier, cheaper and some would argue even more effective to study than ever before. You can now log into online learning courses from some of the world’s most renowned learning institutions and study with some of the most highly qualified teachers from almost anywhere in the world with just an internet connection and some form of digital device.


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This article explores the issues of online learning and why it often fails.

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Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, January 30, 8:21 AM

 

A list of some of the main reasons why online learning fails and how we can deal with them.

Dinah Galligo's curator insight, February 1, 5:33 AM

Les cours en ligne ne sont pas la panacée. Il ne suffit pas d'avoir des professeurs hautement qualifiés des institutions les plus renommées pour obtenir des résultats ...