Learning Technology News
458.4K views | +189 today
Follow
Learning Technology News
Educational technology news, research and articles from around the web
Curated by Nik Peachey
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Nik Peachey
Scoop.it!

Why allow ed-tech access? 'We owe it to our students' | eSchool News

Why allow ed-tech access? 'We owe it to our students' | eSchool News | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Since beginning to transform our school, we have experienced steady gains in standardized test scores (although they dropped a bit this year). Student motivation to learn has greatly increased, and students have referred to our BYOD initiative and our use of social media in the teaching and learning process as a privilege. Unleashing student creativity increases motivation.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nik Peachey
Scoop.it!

Facing the Screen Dilemma: Young Children, Technology and Early Education

Facing the Screen Dilemma: Young Children, Technology and Early Education | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

This guide is designed to help educators and parents make informed decisions about whether, why, how, and when to use screen technologies with young children. Just because products are marketed as “educational” doesn’t mean they are. How do we best support children’s growth, development, and learning in a world radically changed by technology? Download your free copy here.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nik Peachey
Scoop.it!

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google. Lucky for teachers (and students, of course), Google has a handy set of lesson plans that are just waiting to be unleashed upon the leaders of tomorrow.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nik Peachey
Scoop.it!

Online Environmental Management Game

Online Environmental Management Game | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Play Catchment Detox to see if you successfully manage a river catchment and create a sustainable and thriving economy.

It's an online game where you're in charge of the whole catchment. You get to decide what activities you undertake - whether to plant crops, log forests, build factories or set up national parks. The aim is to avoid environmental problems and provide food and wealth for the population.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nik Peachey
Scoop.it!

“It’s Not Going Away” | open thinking

“It’s Not Going Away” | open thinking | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

We live in complex, media-rich, connected environments. As adults, we have built these spaces for our kids and set them up in situations where I’ve heard members of our generation exclaim, “I’m sure glad Youtube or Facebook didn’t exist when I was a kid!” But these do exist. And no one – no one – really understands the full implications of what these devices and spaces have on the future of our children. So what are our *obligations* in all of this as administrators, parents, and educators? Do we selfishly ignore “it” because it feels uncomfortable and complex? Or do we roll-up our sleeves, embrace this discomfort, and live up to our ethical responsibilities for our kids?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nik Peachey
Scoop.it!

5 videos on connected learning

5 videos on connected learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Here are four very powerful videos from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub that are guaranteed to make you think hard about learning, teaching, and schooling. You can watch them all in less than half an hour.

more...
António Maneira's curator insight, February 7, 2013 11:12 AM

Asking the right questions is always the most important. Thinking about learning taking into account the student experience is a great idea!

Scooped by Nik Peachey
Scoop.it!

Where Education Has Gone Wrong With Technology - Edudemic

Where Education Has Gone Wrong With Technology - Edudemic | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

While the amount of technology school boards and administrators purchase increase with each passing year, the amount allotted for professional development for the teachers intended to use the technology has decreased or is non-existent.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nik Peachey
Scoop.it!

The Most Important Education Technology in 200 Years

The Most Important Education Technology in 200 Years | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Technology will define where online education goes next. All those millions of students clicking online can have their progress tracked, logged, studied, and probably influenced, too. Talk to Khan or anyone behind the MOOCs (which largely sprang from university departments interested in computer intelligence) and they’ll all say their eventual goal isn’t to stream videos but to perfect education through the scientific use of data. Just imagine, they say, software that maps an individual’s knowledge and offers a lesson plan unique to him or her.

more...
Alejo Castillo's comment, November 4, 2012 11:23 AM
Awesome article. Tks!
Scooped by Nik Peachey
Scoop.it!

Technology Is Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say

Technology Is Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Scholars who study the role of media in society say no long-term studies have been done that adequately show how and if student attention span has changed because of the use of digital technology. But there is mounting indirect evidence that constant use of technology can affect behavior, particularly in developing brains, because of heavy stimulation and rapid shifts in attention.

more...
Brad Robinson's curator insight, July 28, 2014 11:15 AM

NY Times perpetuating attention-apocalypse paranoia.

Scooped by Nik Peachey
Scoop.it!

Pedagogical innovation in new learning communities

Pedagogical innovation in new learning communities | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In addition to formal education, such communities are increasingly emerging in informal and non-formal lifelong learning environments where learning is happening in a freely organised manner, bringing together learners, experts, and other parties. This study aims to examine these new learning communities in order to find innovative pedagogical and organisational practices that support lifelong learning in different settings and foster innovations in the interaction of teachers, learners and organisations.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nik Peachey
Scoop.it!

5 Instructional Shifts to Promote Deep Learning

5 Instructional Shifts to Promote Deep Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Students can develop transferrable knowledge and skills as they engage in learning experiences that require them to construct knowledge. In order to facilitate these types of deep learning experiences, an adjustment in traditional instructional practices is necessary.

more...
misscrawleymfl's curator insight, March 17, 2013 3:19 PM

This links to flattened classroom idea discussed last week MEd

Mounds View High School's curator insight, January 15, 2014 2:35 PM

Interesting ideas to make our classrooms more student driven. 

Jeffrey Miles's curator insight, March 17, 2014 11:20 PM

I like this infographic about how to help students access higher level thinking skills

Scooped by Nik Peachey
Scoop.it!

Wearing Four Pairs of Shoes: The Roles of E-Learning Facilitators

Wearing Four Pairs of Shoes: The Roles of E-Learning Facilitators | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

An e-learning facilitator's role as instructor is consistent with seminal adult learning research in which instructors guide self-directed learning in problem-centered environments. E-learning facilitators don't hold all the answers: They offer their own unique insights as they help learners acquire knowledge and develop skills.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nik Peachey
Scoop.it!

The Future of Education: Creating Your Own Schools

The Future of Education: Creating Your Own Schools | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

We are entering the era of big data. As the cost of digital devices and technologies continues to decrease, trillions of gigabytes of data will be generated from sensor networks, mobile and context-aware devices, and online interactions. The increased volume, velocity, and variety of data will be so vast that basic information-filtering tools and practices will no longer suffice.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nik Peachey
Scoop.it!

Thinking of Creating an App for your School?

Thinking of Creating an App for your School? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Whichever route you end up going down, and before devoting time, energy and resources to creating an app for your school, consider why you want an app to determine whether a mobile version of your existing website/blog will do all you envisage at this stage.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nik Peachey
Scoop.it!

The Early Results Of An iPad Classroom Are In. - Edudemic

The Early Results Of An iPad Classroom Are In. - Edudemic | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

While the decision to share these positive results is a direct result of the positive impact on student learning, it is also important to realize the impact this initiative is having with teachers. I’ve observed the collective knowledge base of our teachers grow at a rate that far exceeds any other period of time in my 13-years at this school.

I’ve never observed anything else that has had the impact on teacher personal learning like the introduction of the iPad.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nik Peachey
Scoop.it!

Why “Googling It” Is Not Enough

Why “Googling It” Is Not Enough | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

According to a survey of more than 2,000 middle and high school teachers, “research” for today’s students means “Googling,” and as a result, doing research “has shifted from a relatively slow process of intellectual curiosity and discovery to a fast-paced, short-term exercise aimed at locating just enough information to complete an assignment.”

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nik Peachey
Scoop.it!

Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros

Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Groups tend to learn through “discussion, clarification of ideas, and evaluation of other’s ideas”. Perhaps information that is discussed is retained in long term memory. Research by Webb suggests that students who worked collaboratively on math computational problems earned significantly higher scores than those who worked alone. Plus, students who demonstrated lower levels of achievement improved when working in diverse groups.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nik Peachey
Scoop.it!

McLuhan (1911-1980): medium is message - Gutenburg to Zuckerberg

McLuhan (1911-1980): medium is message - Gutenburg to Zuckerberg | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In essence, McLuhan opened our minds to the role of technology and media by asking the right questions. He wanted to know how technology and media affect our minds, habits, society and culture. Late in his life he gave us, what in my opinion, is his most useful piece of work – the tetrad. His "tetrad" of four media laws tried to clarify the nature & impact of a technology or medium

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nik Peachey
Scoop.it!

The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves

The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Whether it’s moribund educational institutions or governments or just bureaucratic red tape, what examples like these show is that the disruption of education continues whether such entities like it or not. Students will find a way to learn if they are given the opportunity, and technology and the social web are providing some powerful ways of doing that.

more...
Amy in ATL's curator insight, March 2, 2015 10:30 PM
Interesting look at tech and edu. Kids will find the information. All we need to do is ask the right questions for them to seek the answers on their own and make their own deductions about where to look and what sources to trust for gathering information.
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 3, 2015 7:51 PM

Jacques Ranciere in The Ignorant School Master wrote about how this happened in the 19th Century without digital technologies. If students are motivated and have the resources they are able to learn. They do not necessarily teach themselves, but they can learn.

 

@ivon_ehd1

Scooped by Nik Peachey
Scoop.it!

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

According to this survey of teachers, conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project in collaboration with the College Board and the National Writing Project, the internet has opened up a vast world of information for today’s students, yet students’ digital literacy skills have yet to catch up

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nik Peachey
Scoop.it!

To empower students, let’s bring interactive learning tools into the classroom

To empower students, let’s bring interactive learning tools into the classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The development of online, offline and hybrid learning environments, along with the spread of the flipped-classroom model, all fueled by the tremendous growth in ed-tech dedicated capital forces us to reevaluate student and instructor interactions when they are physically in the classroom.

more...
Jack-Connor Hinchliffe's curator insight, May 6, 2015 5:10 PM

I think this will be a useful idea to implement more into class rooms. With different ways that students learn, for example those who need to be interactive to learn, this interactiveness will help people no end. 

Scooped by Nik Peachey
Scoop.it!

Hole-in-the-Wall - Activity Based e-Learning

Hole-in-the-Wall - Activity Based e-Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Hole-in-the-Wall's experimental Activity Based E-Learning Solution imparts a playful learning environment by encouraging learning through self and group exploration beyond the classroom. The Activity Based E-Learning (ABeL) initiative aims at building a comprehensive content that extends the MIE pedagogy of HiWEL, which provides a complete solution aimed at achieving better learning outcomes using game-based and simulated activities that promote experiential learning.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nik Peachey
Scoop.it!

Technology Teaching and Learning Global Lessons Learned | EDC, Inc.

Technology Teaching and Learning Global Lessons Learned | EDC, Inc. | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Globally, technology has been regarded as an instrument of, indeed a shortcut to, school reform. This monograph examines educational technology initiatives in Lebanon, Jordan, the United Kingdom, and the United States over the past decade and draws lessons that can help nations moving forward with their own national educational technology initiatives. It demonstrates that technology has not failed educational systems. Rather, these systems have made successful implementation of innovations like technology impossible by failing to develop the terrain, the conditions, the initiatives, the supports—the reforms—necessary to ensure that innovations take root and flourish.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nik Peachey
Scoop.it!

Tablets, But No Teachers

Tablets, But No Teachers | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Within the first week, the children were utilizing 47 apps per child per day, said the researchers, and within two weeks, they had figured out how to hack the tablets' operating system to activate the camera function and customize the desktop. Still, researchers admit that while the results are promising, much more research needs to be done to know how effective this drop-and-dash method could be.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nik Peachey
Scoop.it!

Web Literacies White Paper

Web Literacies White Paper | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The web is for everyone so, in essence, this web literacies paper is also for everyone. It is, however, likely to be of particular use and value to educators and academics looking for a reference point and framework to help develop web literacies in themselves and others.

more...
No comment yet.