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The future of educational publishing - Tools of Change for Publishing

The future of educational publishing - Tools of Change for Publishing | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
The ebook revolution started with the launch of the original Kindle back in late 2007. More than 5 years later the world is now moving away from dedicated e-readers...
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"Despite the dramatic rise in ebook sales most students are still lugging around backpacks full of heavy textbooks. Why has this sector been so slow to switch to digital?"

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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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How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED

How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
In less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now have
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A good read for understanding what is happening around the world.

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RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal

RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal. Revista de Universidad y Sociedad del conocimiento
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Practical training in eLearning environments - interesting

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Beyond the Factory Model - Blended learning in Oakland schools

Beyond the Factory Model - Blended learning in Oakland schools | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

“Student control” over the pace of learning is on display in Will Short’s Math 8 class at Elmhurst. Laptop users are working on Khan Academy quizzes geared to each student’s skill level. At the front of the class, a display charts their “energy points,” a measure that includes “on taskness” and the percentage of correct answers. Students receive instant feedback.

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Baby steps - good. Now you need to give them a lerner-facing learning framework. Power to the learners!

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Independent Learning Through the Common Core | ReGear Learning

Independent Learning Through the Common Core | ReGear Learning | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

Independent learning may emerge as the big winner from the introduction of the Common Core. It is empowering for a budding independent learner to have clarity about the year ahead and the expectations of their teachers. Educators have a responsibility to provide that clarity and the Common Core helps.

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Information is no longer learning gold. It is context, clarity and guidance that now front-foots learning success 

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Corporate Leaner’s Mobile Training Habits Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

Corporate Leaner’s Mobile Training Habits Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
At the Corporate Leaner's Mobile Training Habits Infographic you will find out the 5 Mobile Training Habits of the Corporate Learner.
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Mostly agree - except I prefer images and text for information - it is quicker and offers the learner control. Videos are great for explaining concepts.

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Current Issue

Current Issue | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
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If it can change the mind set of employers so they embrace online degrees and qualifications - then, yes.

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Is College Worth The Skyrocketing Costs?

Is College Worth The Skyrocketing Costs? | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Between skyrocketing tuition and student debt, we couldn't help but wonder: Do four-year degrees still pay off?
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The model of delivery was able to remain unchanged because, "as state funding declined, the student loan industry stepped into the void."

Private business is not socially conscious.

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Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning

Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
We are now in the age of visual information where visual content plays a role in every part of life. As 65 percent of the population are visual learn
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Combine this knowledge with the principles of digital design.

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​Hapara Rolls Out Tools for Managing Google Apps (EdSurge News)

​Hapara Rolls Out Tools for Managing Google Apps (EdSurge News) | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Hapara's latest version of its Teacher Dashboard (above) Palo Alto-based Hapara released three new tools this week at the annual ISTE conference, aimed at making it easier for teachers to use Google apps in school.Use of Google Apps For Education is growing like wildfire: In 2010, Google said there
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Kiwi roots - nice.

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NSWDEC BYOD Literature Review | Piktochart Infographic Editor

NSWDEC BYOD Literature Review | Piktochart Infographic Editor | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
NSWDEC BYOD Literature Review
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Agree on a learning framework and then seek tech solutions

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Increasing student engagement through Interactive Learning Design

Increasing student engagement through Interactive Learning Design | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

Modern learning is a social and collaborative process of knowledge building where a learner interacts with the content and the instructor as well as with peers. 

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They say the downloadable resources also creates an opportunity of offline learning – which is quite a boon for learners who have sporadic internet connectivity.

Now imagine a downloadable resource which has interactive elements - this is learner centred and engaging.

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Tracking Online Education in the United States | ReGear Learning

Tracking Online Education in the United States | ReGear Learning | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

The proportion of chief academic leaders that say online learning is critical to their long-term strategy dropped to 66 percent in 2013. 

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Less than a third of education industry professionals see issues of online course quality receding. The number of academic leader 'believers' dropped from 72% to 66%

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How to Choose Digital Curricula for Blended Learning Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

How to Choose Digital Curricula for Blended Learning Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
The How to Choose Digital Curricula for Blended Learning Infographic provides answers to 10 crucial blended learning related questions educators should answer.
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Do these people know what curricula is? Curricula is the scope of the learning down to the learning goals. The info graphic asks useful questions, but is not focussed on the curricula, more the process of developing a course. 

 

My nine steps for developing a curricula, and ultimately, a course.

 

Consider learner needs and wants

Understand learner capability

Clarify learner access to digital tools

Establish learning goals (the curricula)

Define measurable outcomes which demonstrate understanding

Decide on teaching, learning and assessment processes

Locate teaching, learning and assessment resources

Consider hardware and infrastructure needs

Cross-reference against research and accredited programmes

 

Steps 1-5 are about the curricula. The remaining steps are about developing the course.

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The busy educator's guide to mobile learning - Daily Genius

The busy educator's guide to mobile learning - Daily Genius | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Students of all ages seem to have a smartphone in their hand during most of the day. Whether it’s being used for educational purposes (ha!) or for Snapchat and WhatsApp (more likely), these devices are incredibly useful for the modern student. How is a teacher able to tap into this power, though? If only there …
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"The biggest barrier to trying out new learning trends is time" 

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The 5 Most Overhyped Trends in Education

The 5 Most Overhyped Trends in Education | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
A completely subjective list of five things happening right now in education that are getting lots of notice, energy and resources but don't deserve it, and why I think we need to reconsider our co...
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1. Flipping the class does not mean lectures. How about asking learners to watch a video and think about a couple of leading questions in preparation for class?

2. BYOD is not going to stop. Keep the pedagogy first and the technology simple. (this also sorts 3.)

4. I agree 1:1 is tech driven teaching.

5. Agreed. Parents often teach kids the wrong stuff *imagines caveman riding a dinosaur*

 

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Coursebooks: learning frameworks for independent learning.

Coursebooks: learning frameworks for independent learning. | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
ReGear Learning Coursebooks focus on the learner while providing analytics, integration and a low cost quality assured solution.
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Information is everywhere. Learners need context and to understand what is expected of them. Coursebooks do this wherever there is a common curriculum.

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Chromebooks return to NZ

Chromebooks return to NZ | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Google’s answer to Microsoft Windows computers should be back in New Zealand consumer electronics stores within weeks.
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Don't go there if you don't have your learning framework sorted out first. Figure out what technology you need to solve your teaching and learning plans rather than letting you technology purchase govern your teaching and learning.

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Alternatives to Moodle LMS Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

Alternatives to Moodle LMS Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Moodle is one of the top open source LMSs. The infographic explores the most commonly experienced problems with Moodle and some alternatives to consider.
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One solution is to have a downloadable coursebook (generally a Web-app) which provides context and links to resources and support. This is the learner-facing part of your course and may be part of a LMS, or not.

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Michael Gove unveils more changes to GCSEs and A-levels - Education - TES News

Michael Gove unveils more changes to GCSEs and A-levels - Education - TES News | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

The UK education secretary is expected to publish new content today for public consultation in GCSE and A-level subjects including art, computing, languages and geography in a bid to raise standards.

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Computer science - a new subject, and more critical thinking and problem solving. Good.

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7 Refreshingly Simple Ideas to Make Your Content More Engaging - Positionly Blog

7 Refreshingly Simple Ideas to Make Your Content More Engaging - Positionly Blog | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

The competition for audience attention is fierce. Across the board, marketers are increasing their investments in content. Not to mention, human attention spans are getting shorter. Brands need more than great content to engage their audiences – they need to take advantage of every millisecond to delight and engage people on a 1:1 level. »

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I would put six, great photos, and seven, stop selling, at the top.

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The future of the eBook

The future of the eBook | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

So what is a book?  Is it any different from a website? In an always- connected world, do we even need textbooks?  The victory of the worldwide web over the other more complex systems around at the time might still contain a lesson for the developers of e-Books.

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Textbooks are morphing into frameworks for learning, not only containing quality assured information, but links to OERs and support. In effect they are am bedded in the weave of the Internet but provide a device-resident touchstone for learning.

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Lessons in the palm of kids' hands

Lessons in the palm of kids' hands | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
A Kiwi company hopes to bring augmented reality into the classroom to change the way pupils learn.
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Do we use technology to change the way we learn? Perhaps we should apply the technology to support the learning model we want to use.

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Classrooms flooded with devices

Classrooms flooded with devices | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Are all these shiny iPads and laptops actually improving our children's education?
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Good points raised. So, what do you actually need in order to improve teaching and learning (educational outcomes)?

Help learners and teachers keep the curriculum in sight during daily practice.

Highlight the things learners need to do and know in order to demonstrate success.

Curate resources and environments which facilitate (rather than distract from ) learning.

 

 

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Changing How We Evaluate Online Higher Education: Notes on Quality and Cost

Changing How We Evaluate Online Higher Education: Notes on Quality and Cost | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

A direct comparison of traditional online higher education and MOOCs based solely on quality is insufficient for determining the significance of this new format and business model — because, as everyone knows, MOOCs are free (or close to free).

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Higher Ed does not focus "almost exclusively on quality" as this article suggests. Higher Ed is often judged on reputation - not just for quality but for work outcomes, which may relate to the people you meet or are introduced to during your studies. Case in point, Harvard.

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Do Organizations Still Need an LCMS? | Origin Learning – A Learning Solutions Blog

Do Organizations Still Need an LCMS? | Origin Learning – A Learning Solutions Blog | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

LCMSs are slowly becoming irrelevant in the face of ever changing user generated content. The idea of categorizing and maintaining a content repository at a central location managed by a set of administrators is making the content less dynamic and difficult to update.

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A learning framework may be more useful than single-source content. 

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