De la mano de un puñado de pioneros, Youtube está empezando a llenar ese hueco, sobre todo en el contexto anglosajón, donde la tendencia del e-learning está más consolidada. De hecho, en Silicon Valley se ha convertido en uno de los sectores preferidos por los inversores; e incluso Steve Jobs señaló esta tendencia de la tecnología como una de las que todavía permanecían sin explotar en este siglo. En cuanto a los youtubers-profesores en idioma español, salvo ejemplos contados en Latinoamérica, como el colombiano Julioprofe, el terreno está libre. Ahora, un madrileño lo está ocupando.
Why haven't education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Overhauling the educational paradigm means replacing the metaphor — the concept of the world and its inhabitants as machine-like entities — that has shaped the education system, as well as many other aspects of our culture.
Creating “Collaborative Learning Communities”
“It is essential to view learning as a total community responsibility,” he says, and to expect no short cuts. Children need to be integrated, fully contributing members of the broader community, so they can feel useful and valued. (It is not just the children who need this, he adds; healthy communities also need children.)
On a practical level, the most powerful lever for change, Abbott says, is people coming together to “rethink the role of community in the learning process,” agreeing how to divide up responsibilities among professional teachers and other community members, and then launching small pilot projects that are true to their new vision. These efforts will build on each other, he says, and large-scale change will follow.
Word-processing for students has long been the domain of Microsoft Word. The recent release of add-ons is making Google Docs an appealing free option. The five add-ons we are about to meet have the potential to become quick favorites for people working on research papers, essays, and collaborative projects. But, are they good enough to…
Ever since the introduction of computers into the workplace in the sixties, our office space has been constantly evolving. Through the seventies and eighties, computing technology in the office improved and got more advanced, yet you'll notice that the worker is always sitting at a desk behind a monitor and a keyboard. What do you…
Classroom is a new product in Google Apps for Education that enables teachers to send assignments, make announcements, and conduct question & answer with students. Classroom was designed hand-in-hand with teachers to help them save time, keep their classes organized, and improve communication with students.
Pisa se ha convertido en un mastodonte y su influencia es cada vez mayor. La prueba diseñada por la Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico (OCDE) ha evolucionado. Ha pasado de ser una herramienta para diagnosticar debilidades y...
Tom Barret has recently updated some of his popular presentations in his "Interesting Ways" series. 80 ways to use Google Forms to support learning is one of the works Tom has relaunched and which I am sharing with you below. If you have new interesting ideas on how to use Google forms in class you can add them to the slide. just click on "open editor" button and a copy of the slideshow will be opened in your Google drive, from there you can add to the slides.
On Tuesday, we gave you a Visualization of the Big Problem for MOOCs, which comes down to this: low completion rates. To be clear, the completion rates aren't so much a problem for you; they're more a problem for the MOOC providers and their business models. But let's not get bogged down in that.