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What is driving the mobilization of learning, what levers can educators and businesses apply to surf the wave?
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Soil, Food and Society: a free science learning resource | ReGear Learning

Soil, Food and Society: a free science learning resource | ReGear Learning | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
ReGear Learning specialises in Mobile Learning Solutions for your business or learning institution.
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Soil, Food and Society has been developed by ReGear Learning in partnership with New Zealand’s Ministry of Primary Industries and primary sector industry partners. This resource explores where our food comes from. It offers both students and teachers activities and lessons that are integrated with the NZ Curriculum.
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The LMS market glacier is melting

The LMS market glacier is melting | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
The world of edtech is strange and full of apparent contradictions. Venture capital investment has exploded since 2010, hitting an all-time high of $3.1..
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The LMS is a part of the system - not the system. "Schools are no longer looking for just one system to manage the virtual classroom". Institutions are adopting systems where the LMS is  one component. This move is enabling broader adoption of new pedagogical approaches.
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Enabling e-Learning. NZ schools

Enabling e-Learning. NZ schools | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
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A great resource for schools and tertiary institutions. Does your organisation have a digital learning community of practice?
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Most Likely To Succeed

Most Likely To Succeed | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
The feature-length documentary 'Most Likely To Succeed' examines the history of education in the United States, revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in todayʼs innovative world. The film explores compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionize teaching as we know it. After seeing this film, the way you think about “school” will never be the same.
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This is a must see - particularly for educationalists in New Zealand. Supporting students to study online through legislative changes is a good start. We must be proactive to ensure blended experiences are supported by inquiry and project learning in authentic contexts. Big job.
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Homepage - Adapt Learning

Homepage - Adapt Learning | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
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A great authoring tool - but there remains the need for an understanding of instructional design and plenty of time to build the resources. Do we expect our teachers and lecturers to have this time?
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Living, Learning and Earning in the Digital Age: Beyond the Leaving Certificate

Living, Learning and Earning in the Digital Age: Beyond the Leaving Certificate | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
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Ongoing study and skills development has been around forever. The ability to study and develop skills anywhere, anytime at reasonable cost; that has now irrevocably arrived through technology, and more recently, a developing awareness of the value of open education. Great time to be involved in learning technologies.
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Why Pedagogy First, Tech Second Stance is Key to the Future

Why Pedagogy First, Tech Second Stance is Key to the Future | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
As districts across the country purchase technology at a feverish pace, they must ensure they have a solid implementation plan.
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Begin your change process with an agreed 21 century learning and teaching model. This does not have to be set in stone - allow practice to inform the model over time. Support 21 century learning and teaching practice: provide learner and teacher support; resource rich media production; integrate online learning platforms; communicate. Provide devices equitably: do NOT introduce a voluntary BYOD policy.
As an institution leader none of this should be a surprise. If it is  - get professional help.
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21st Century Learning: Themes of Submissions to the Productivity Commission | ReGear Learning

21st Century Learning: Themes of Submissions to the Productivity Commission | ReGear Learning | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
ReGear Learning specialises in Mobile Learning Solutions for your business or learning institution.
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From the themes emerging from New Zealand's Productivity Commission Inquiry into Tertiary Education the more confronting appear to be the growing need for a digitally fluent faculty and the challenge authentic learning poses for traditional delivery institutions.
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What a Decade of Education Research Tells Us About Technology in the Hands of Underserved Students (EdSurge News)

What a Decade of Education Research Tells Us About Technology in the Hands of Underserved Students (EdSurge News) | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Despite all the celebratory rhetoric around our nation's
declining dropout rates, during a given year, nearly 20% of students expected to graduate do not. Furthermore, according to John Hopkins and Civic Enterprises, “unacceptably low levels of minority, low-income, English Language Learners,
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Connections here with New Zealand's inquiry model of teaching. The Nature of Science curriculum in particular has capabilities relating to communication, collaboration and investigation. 
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Allowing devices in the classroom hurts academic performance, study finds

Allowing devices in the classroom hurts academic performance, study finds | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Study by faculty members at West Point finds students perform better academically when laptops and tablets are banned from the classroom.
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A study showing the importance of the pedagogical model in using technology in learning and teaching. The finding really being that getting lectured at is boring so students look out the window - or, in this case, look into the screen window. 
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Reinventing School: 106 Ed Tech Startups Across Learning Management, Language Teaching, And More

Reinventing School: 106 Ed Tech Startups Across Learning Management, Language Teaching, And More | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Our market map also includes classroom management systems, and next-gen study tools like digital audiovisual flash cards.
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So many. No wonder teachers need support to make sense of it. Perhaps the best partner in that support is the learners. Imagine the learner interface (platform) that supports collaborative application choice: for cohort, for class, for individual.
Now that's an app with investing in!
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Ideas and EdTech | Technology and Learning

Ideas and EdTech | Technology and Learning | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
7 ideas at the intersection of learning, technology, and organizational change.
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So why don't EdTech skilled managers make it to executive leadership roles? Perhaps the marriage of tech and business management has not been around long enough for those people to climb to the top.
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Towards Maturity - Corporate Learning 'Wildly Out of Sync' With How Individuals Learn for Themselves, Research Reveals

Towards Maturity - Corporate Learning 'Wildly Out of Sync' With How Individuals Learn for Themselves, Research Reveals | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
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Blend the training offer and recognise the success of the learner. Basic steps towards corporate training maturity.
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FLANZ September Newsletter 

FLANZ September Newsletter  | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
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COOL schools, learning analytics, the future of education in NZ 2025. All here in the Flexible Learning Association NZ September newsletter.
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Schools, COOLs and Kids | Derek's Blog

Schools, COOLs and Kids | Derek's Blog | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
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Good points made. Well considered voice and response. It is time to look at the opportunities and be mindful of the pitfalls.
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Principals criticise online learning plan

Principals criticise online learning plan | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Palmerston North principals are hot under the collar over a new online schooling initiative.
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Blended study is not new. This policy change brings it to the mainstream. While there is potential for private business to offer solutions, schools remain responsible for students education. Schools need to think about the model of learning and support they provide and put the student in the centre of that thinking.
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We just need to deliver the best

We just need to deliver the best | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
OPINION: The model of learning needs to ensure all learners, regardless of the mode in which they learn, get a 21st century education.
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Good to see a balanced, considered discussion of COOL online options for school learners. Keep the focus on quality learning and teaching and most concerns raised lose relevance. 
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Students to learn online from home instead of at school under major education reform - National - NZ Herald News

Students to learn online from home instead of at school under major education reform - National - NZ Herald News | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
School-age students will be able to enrol in an accredited online learning provider instead of attending school, under new Government legislation. - New Zealand Herald
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A school with a vision and an appetite for risk could offer a blended option where rich material and experiences were available online and students came to class for supported inquiry and project work on that topic. Yeah right?
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21st Century Learning and Teaching Practice – White Paper | ReGear Learning

21st Century Learning and Teaching Practice – White Paper | ReGear Learning | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
ReGear Learning specialises in Mobile Learning Solutions for your business or learning institution.
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Increased accessibility and flexibility, supporting independent learner awareness of their understanding of subject matter, and an emphasis on authentic learning experiences are all hallmarks of emerging, people-based approaches to 21 century learning and teaching. But how should teachers treat content and activities  to get the most out of technology and provide for modern learners needs?
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NACUBO: What Could It Look Like in 2025?

NACUBO: What Could It Look Like in 2025? | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
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Higher education needs to gear towards accreditation as its core purpose. In this article the more interesting scenario is the rise of adaptive learning systems. Siri-as-your-tutor and responsive analytic systems have potential to support the next development of MOOCs and autonomous learning systems.
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Critical Skills For Learning And Development Professionals (Training Isn’t Enough) - eLearning Industry

Critical Skills For Learning And Development Professionals (Training Isn’t Enough) - eLearning Industry | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Want to know what skills Learning And Development Professionals need to develop? Check some critical skills for Learning And Development Professionals.
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Every senior leader in tertiary organisations should have learning and development on their radar. Building digital fluency in staff is a flagstone for delivering 21 century education experiences.
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The Three Ways Teachers Use Data—and What Technology Needs to Do Better (EdSurge News)

The Three Ways Teachers Use Data—and What Technology Needs to Do Better (EdSurge News) | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
As part of a groundbreaking personalized learning initiative, CICS West Belden put iPads and Chromebooks into the hands of every student at the Chicago charter school—just not right away.For the first year, West Belden tested the devices in just a few pilot classrooms—and only after teachers and stu
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Take control managers. These are your people. Provide structure and support. The importance of the people involved is often understated - but not here - it is the focus. This article also shows the need for control and structure in eLearning development. There may be 1000s of Apps but that does not mean teachers can, or want to, cope with an open environment.

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Ace of All Trades: New Research Looks at Evolving Field of Instructional Design (EdSurge News)

Ace of All Trades: New Research Looks at Evolving Field of Instructional Design (EdSurge News) | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
They lurk behind the scenes of a rapidly growing number of courses at colleges and universities, yet instructional designers are an elusive bunch. Their field is exploding—The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked it as one of the top 10 trends in higher ed this year—as more institutions pursue onlin
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Learning designers, the core of an institution's eLearning development team. My advice: support them, listen to them.
The average age of LDs is 45 years old, 67 percent are female, 87 percent have master’s degrees More than half have teaching experience.

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5 Things Every LMS Must Have

5 Things Every LMS Must Have | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
A Learning Management System (LMS) should be at the core of every corporate training strategy.  Why?  Because a good LMS is capable of storing, delivering, tracking, reporting and analyzing all
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Without good training for tutors eLearning suffers for learners. 
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Why Pedagogy First, Tech Second Stance is Key to the Future

Why Pedagogy First, Tech Second Stance is Key to the Future | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
As districts across the country purchase technology at a feverish pace, they must ensure they have a solid implementation plan.
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This topic has been written about for more than a decade. The fact that it continues to get refreshed and published indicates how far we still have to go to reach maturity of thinking about the application of technology in education.
How long before we can say this thinking is embedded?
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