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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 Technology News | 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.

 

Nik Peachey's insight:

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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Research-based proof that students use cell phones for LEARNING

Research-based proof that students use cell phones for LEARNING | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

A new study conducted by TRU provides a body of research which supports the idea that students use cell phones to learn, and also that schools are not acknowledging or supporting them fully, yet.

 

Nik Peachey's insight:

Haven't had a detailed look at the original source, but this does look interesting.

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Toni Thompson's curator insight, February 22, 2013 3:47 AM

Proof at last that mobile technology can enhance learning..... please make use of learners mobile devices, don't ban them!

Adam Lenaarts's comment, February 22, 2013 4:28 AM
Of course a Verizon study is gonna promote the use of mobile devices and shift the debate in favour of the BYOD (Bring your own device) advocates.
Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, February 22, 2013 9:21 AM

Ναι, και στην Ελλάδα απαγορεύονται τα κινητά με 1-2 μέρες αποβολή, αν  γίνει χρήση τους εντός της σχολικής τάξης από τον μαθητή, αλλά υπάρχουν και καθηγητές που τα εντάσσουν στη διδασκαλία τους όποτε μπορούν, κρυφά από τον ...διευθυντή.

 

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Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech?

Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Only half of current working teachers believe they can use technology to motivate students to learn, compared to 75 percent of incoming teachers. Only 17 percent of current teachers believe technology can help students deeply explore their own ideas, compared to 59 percent of incoming teachers. And 26 percent of current teachers believe students can use technology to apply knowledge to problem-solving, compared to 64 percent of aspiring teachers.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This is an interesting article which reports into research into attitudes of present and future teachers towards technology.

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Jeff Van de Poël's curator insight, February 18, 2013 3:45 AM

Great question indeed ;-)

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, February 22, 2013 8:47 AM

Une question qui se pose souvent ;-)

Paulo Moekotte's comment, February 25, 2013 1:39 PM
The major findings corroborate research conducted in the Netherlands in 2011.
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Heutagogy and lifelong learning: A review of heutagogical practice and self-determined learning

Heutagogy and lifelong learning: A review of heutagogical practice and self-determined learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The approach has been proposed as a theory for applying to emerging technologies in distance education and for guiding distance education practice and the ways in which distance educators develop and deliver instruction using newer technologies such as social media.

 

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Interesting article on learner autonomy in relation to technology.

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, February 22, 2013 8:46 AM

Ressource assez intéressante autour d'une réflexion sur les pratiques en matière de Distance education

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How The Memory Works In Learning

How The Memory Works In Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Teachers are the caretakers of the development of students’ highest brain during the years of its most extensive changes. As such, they have the privilege and opportunity to influence the quality and quantity of neuronal and connective pathways so all children leave school with their brains optimized for future success.

 

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A good read.

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How much data privacy can you expect to have? - Technology & Science - CBC News

How much data privacy can you expect to have? - Technology & Science - CBC News | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Experts say that the social media technology and the ability for companies to harness our personal information is moving faster than the laws in place to protect our privacy.
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This is a good read and a good thing to make students aware of.
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Protecting Children Online: Teachers' perspectives on eSafety

Protecting Children Online: Teachers' perspectives on eSafety | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

This report provides an analysis of the responses to questions from a bespoke NFER online teacher survey, using NFER's Teacher Voice Panel, for the DfE's Vital Programme (delivered by the Open University).

Nik Peachey's insight:

The ebook is free to download. Some grim statistics though.

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Aris P. Louvris's comment, February 3, 2013 10:25 AM
Pls also take into consideration http://www.eunetadb.eu/en/
Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:28 AM

η βρετανική οπτική γωνία των εκπ/κών για την online προστασία των παιδών

Paula Correia's curator insight, April 12, 2013 12:54 PM

Este e-book é grátis para download.

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Personalize Learning: 10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013

Personalize Learning: 10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013 | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Teachers and learners of all ages are connecting more than ever. In 2013, we will see teachers expanding their Personal Learning Networks (PLN) using social media. They will be telling more stories and sharing their journeys as they personalize learning. Learners will be using mobile devices for learning in and out of school. We will be seeing learners involved in more global collaborative projects in 2013.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Some very positive and optimistic predictions for 2013.

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John McDermott Neill's curator insight, February 6, 2013 11:26 PM

The future outlined here would seem to be achievable but can students really be trusted to "own" their learning?

Arlene Salyards's curator insight, February 14, 2013 5:26 PM

I like this statement "It is time to bring back inquiry and encourage questions that have no right answers."

EDUCTO's curator insight, August 6, 2013 7:59 PM

We're halfway through the year, how well did we do on these predictions so far?

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TPACK Explained | TPACK.org

TPACK Explained | TPACK.org | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) attempts to identify the nature of knowledge required by teachers for technology integration in their teaching, while addressing the complex, multifaceted and situated nature of teacher knowledge.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This analysis makes sense, but it doesn't really take us any further towards really really achieving this level of knowledge and ability.

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Helena Andrade Mendonça's curator insight, January 31, 2013 6:47 AM

Mais um olhar sobre o TPACK.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, August 4, 2013 8:17 AM

How much is really needed to erealise the technology integration in education...

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A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age

A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The document, drafted by a dozen educators brought together by the MOOC pioneer Sebastian Thrun, proposes a set of “inalienable rights” that the authors say students and their advocates should demand from institutions and companies that offer online courses and technology tools.

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I think I'll start considering whether I provide these or not.

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Sandra V. Barbosa's comment, January 26, 2013 7:09 PM
Acompanhando seus posts...
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 13, 2013 6:05 AM

 I like this .. good stuff.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 13, 2013 6:05 AM
Thank you..
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Try this: Why it's a dog's life in China

Try this: Why it's a dog's life in China | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

It is a great article to build a lesson around as it's a topic which students can easily relate to and because it explores a number of controversial issues about which students are likely to have an opinion.

 

Nik Peachey's insight:

This is the first of a new series from the Guardian which gives tips and ideas on how to exploit their online materials. This one looks at an article about dogs in China. There is also a link to an audio version of the article.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 23, 2013 5:02 AM

This is the first of a new series from the Guardian which gives tips and ideas on how to exploit their online materials. This one looks at an article about dogs in China. There is also a link to an audio version of the article.

Robin Yu's curator insight, January 23, 2013 5:40 PM

The Guardian make suggestions about how to exploit their articles.

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Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs: ‘dropout’ a category mistake, look at ‘uptake’?

Donald Clark Plan B: MOOCs: ‘dropout’ a category mistake, look at ‘uptake’? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

MOOCs must not be seen as failure factories. They must rise above the education models that filter and weed out learners through failure. Good MOOCs will allow you to truly go at your own pace, to stop and start, go off on an exploratory path and return again. This is what true adult learning is and should be. I always drop out of learning experiences as I never go on formal courses. I decide when I’ve had enough. They should not copy but complement or construct new models of learning.

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Good to see people fighting the corner for MOOCs. I think they are really important to the future of education.

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UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Moral education enhanced by internet in IT courses

UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Moral education enhanced by internet in IT courses | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The rapid development of the internet and mobile technology offers learners more educational opportunities, and the prospect of transformative change in teaching and learning. Moreover, by the growing popularity of Internet culture, network is gradually changing not only people’s thinking ways, values and the spiritual world, but also traditional ethics, especially young people.

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Interesting article.

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What Will It Take to Bring Mobile Ed to the Developing World? | MindShift

What Will It Take to Bring Mobile Ed to the Developing World? | MindShift | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In developing countries, where smartphones and dependable cellular networks are still scarce, it’s been difficult to gauge the real impact of the mobile education movement. But with the combination of different factors — the advent of new technology, decreased pricing for data, a worldwide lust for mobile education, and a persisting patience for smaller screens and lower connection speeds in nations where there is little alternative — the landscape in developing countries may be at a tipping point.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Some interesting insights here and some interesting stats "35% of American respondents say that learning on their mobile phones would be their top choice for learning, compared to 30% who indicate that school would be their ideal channel for education."

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Robert Farrow's curator insight, February 25, 2013 4:42 AM
35% of American respondents say that learning on their mobile phones would be their top choice for learning, compared to 30% who indicate that school would be their ideal channel for education.54% of Americans said they would be “very interested” in receiving education via their mobile phones and an additional 21% said they would be “somewhat interested.” For males under 17, the percentage of those “very interested” grows to 62%.41%  of Americans said career development is the number one learning goal
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The Top 10 Educational Trends

The Top 10 Educational Trends | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Teachers rate their interest in today’s Educational Technology trends. With the coming launch of menco.io, you’ll be able to explore these trends and more, and discuss how they will shape the culture of learning around the globe.

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Interesting infographic.

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Laura Starace's comment, June 3, 2013 3:22 AM
I am also surprised 15% have no interests in using whiteboards though, not all schools have the chance or "permission" as already mentioned to use it or implement it
Ali Anani's curator insight, September 10, 2013 12:16 AM

Exploration of the changing teaching landscape

Alfredo Corell's comment, January 26, 9:16 AM
well... Elena, you are speaking about a 2013 post!!!!
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The Brainstorming Tweak: How to Boost Creativity in Groups

The Brainstorming Tweak: How to Boost Creativity in Groups | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In contrast, Electronic Brainstorming allows (forces, even) every member to see what the other's are saying with little or no effort. It means that the group is exposed to the flow of ideas with very little effort.

 

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Interesting article that links to research into effective brainstorming. I've found Tricider really useful to facilitate this.

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Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality by Urs Gasser, Sandra Cortesi, Momin Malik, Ashley Lee :: SSRN

Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality by Urs Gasser, Sandra Cortesi, Momin Malik, Ashley Lee :: SSRN | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Building upon a process- and context-oriented information quality framework, this paper seeks to map and explore what we know about the ways in which young users of age 18 and under search for information online, how they evaluate information, and how their related practices of content creation, levels of new literacies, general digital media usage, and social patterns affect these activities.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a really interesting document and essential reading for anyone interested in digital literacies.

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Online communities are transforming professional development for teachers

Online communities are transforming professional development for teachers | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
From blogging and Twitter to online networks, Fearghal Kelly charts the evolution of professional development and interactions for teachers in the social media age
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is an interesting article that promotes the development of online communities. those seem to have gone out of fashion a bit since everyone started talking about PLN. Some good points here.

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sarspri's curator insight, February 10, 2013 9:00 PM

Finding support for talking about teaching and sharing teaching ideas after graduation can take many forms.

Marco Bertolini's curator insight, February 12, 2013 2:03 AM

Les communautés modifient profondément la façon dont les enseignants développent leurs compétences professionnelles.

GinikaMbanugo's curator insight, May 10, 2013 6:21 AM

This is Awesome.Go to http://www.unn.edu.ng

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C is for Contrastive analysis

C is for Contrastive analysis | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
An article in the latest Applied Linguistics (Scheffler 2012) makes a robust defence of some discredited classroom practices, including the use of translation. While lamenting the lack of research ...
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Providing Feedback | Researched-Based Strategies | Focus on Effectiveness

Providing Feedback | Researched-Based Strategies | Focus on Effectiveness | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Providing the right kind of feedback to students can make a significant difference in their achievement. There are two key considerations. First, feedback that improves learning is responsive to specific aspects of student work, such as test or homework answers, and provides specific and related suggestions. There needs to be a strong link between the teacher comment and the student's answer, and it must be instructive. This kind of feedback extends the opportunity to teach by alleviating misunderstanding and reinforcing learning. Second, the feedback must be timely. If students receive feedback no more than a day after a test or homework assignment has been turned in, it will increase the window of opportunity for learning. Feedback is a research-based strategy that teachers, and students, can practice to improve their success.

Nik Peachey's insight:

There are some good tips here. This could be really useful for online moderators.

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Anne-Marie Armstrong's curator insight, February 1, 2013 11:02 AM

True at all levels.   My goal is to try to do this.

Anne-Marie Armstrong's comment, February 1, 2013 11:03 AM
Making it my goal for my online courses.
systerwoody's comment, February 4, 2013 2:30 PM
The challenge is in providing timely feedback spread across 3-4 courses with 25+ students each. Nearly impossible with writing intensive programs, which is a majority of doctoral programs. Sink or swim!
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Smartphones and iPads must be allowed in class | Herald Scotland

Smartphones and iPads must be allowed in class | Herald Scotland | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

PUPILS should use their own smartphones and tablet computers during lessons despite growing fears over classroom disruption, according to Government experts.

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Well at least in Scotland they seem to be making more progress about the way they approach the sue of mobile devices in class.

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Faducation? The MOOC

Faducation? The MOOC | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Over the course of the five-week MOOC we are engaging upon, a number of us will be posting here on our experience. I look forward to it, but I am not going into this starry-eyed like Friedman. However, I do recognize that, though the MOOCs may be a fad, even in a fad there can be something of value.

 

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Very critical article about MOOCs. Personally I think they are great if want to learn something, but not a great way of getting qualified for something.

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MOOCmania | DMLcentral

MOOCmania | DMLcentral | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

MOOCs make it conceivable, at least, to draw on the most compelling social media practices and on peer-to-peer collaborative learning, the virtues of which in non-online formats are now well established. Where MOOC platform providers are driven more by the possibilities of improved learning capacities than by starry dollar signs

 

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MOOCs finally seem to be hitting education news 'big time'. It's well worth reading this article which gives a good balanced view of some of the pros and cons.

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Solving hard problems facing humanity today through Serious Games

Solving hard problems facing humanity today through Serious Games | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The Center for Game Science focuses on solving hard problems facing humanity today in a game based environment. Most of these problems are thus far unsolvable by either people alone or by computer-only approaches. The Center for Science pursues solutions with a computational and creative symbiosis of humans and computers.
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Some nice looking games to try with students

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ProfeRed's curator insight, January 22, 2013 12:15 PM

"A Web Interface Where Teachers Can See Detailed Information About The Progress Of Their Students In The Game


CGS research is focused around creating the best learning experience for students and providing the best support for teachers. Their current project looks at how they can make Treefrog Treasure dynamically adapt the progression of numberline concepts based on each student’s performance in the game. Here, the game looks at how the student did on past levels, and selects the next challenge so that it will maximize both learning and engagement. The goal is to dynamically create a personalized progression for every student."...

OMA RCM's curator insight, January 29, 2013 9:49 AM

Una nueva propuesta de la mano del Center for Game Science, en el que mediante el personaje de una rana los niños pueden conocer el uso de las fracciones y los números. A través de un portal los profesores pueden observar los progresos.Una buena propuesta si consiguen que los niños se interesen así por las matemáticas.

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Training teachers through innovative methodologies based in serious games

Training teachers through innovative methodologies based in serious games | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

When using the SimAULA platform, the teacher in training controls an avatar that interacts with student avatars (controlled automatically by SimAULA) in a virtual classroom, where lessons are taught and a series of situations liable to arise in a face-to-face environment are played out. By way of a specific example, the first version of SimAULA features a simulated biology class in which the teacher avatar has to help student avatars fulfil various learning goals.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a really interesting area and one that is gaining ground.

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Karen Johnson's curator insight, January 21, 2013 4:12 AM

In the future this could be be very useful for disciplines other than teaching.  I wonder if it will be flexible enough to replace some aspects of what we currently do in virtual worlds.

ElizabethHS's curator insight, January 25, 2013 10:32 AM

This re-Scoop from Nick Peachey. Looks like an interesting simulation/game.

marenas's curator insight, March 18, 2013 7:30 AM

SIMAULA, Formación de profesores a través de metodología basada en juegos