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Preschoolers treated on digital detox programmes - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

Preschoolers treated on digital detox programmes - Life & Style - NZ Herald News | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Children as young as 4 years old are becoming so addicted to smartphones and tablets that they require psychological treatment, British research shows.
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Is this a parenting issue? Gamification has gone too far.

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Supporting staff to care: about themselves and about their work. | ReGear Learning

Supporting staff to care: about themselves and about their work. | ReGear Learning | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

There is a formula that helps organisations become more capable, and it starts with supporting staff to care. 

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Communication is a key aspect, a flagstone, of building a caring culture.

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Coursera Pivots To Focus On Job Training

Coursera Pivots To Focus On Job Training | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Learning for the sake of learning sounds nice but doesn't pay.
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Battle of certificators. Courser vs Linkedin. Who else is in this space? When will employers rate a fist full of certificates?

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Social Broadcast: The Future of IT Education

Social Broadcast: The Future of IT Education | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Cisco's Chief Futurist, Dave Evans and Vice President of Learning@Cisco, Jeanne Beliveau touch upon new opportunities and challenges brought about by emerging technology trends, such as the Internet of Everything.
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Being brave as an organisation, having staff with technical aptitude and good communication (made more complicated by today's digital tools) will define modern organisations.

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Top 10 LMS Requirements For Corporate Training | Litmos Blog

Top 10 LMS Requirements For Corporate Training | Litmos Blog | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Ready to move your corporate training online but aren’t quite sure what your LMS needs are to get the job done? In this article, I´ll share the top LMS requirements for corporate training that you need to know about when choosing a learning management system for your organization. LMS Requirements For Corporate Training In many …
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Another sales list. This one misses 'mobile delivery'. Does that mean it is not a LMS requirement or that the product they are selling does not support mobile? #%@saleslists.

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Here’s What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen as Official

Here’s What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen as Official | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
With information technology poised to transform degrees, students will be able to acquire credentials at a fraction of today’s costs.
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As well as the credentialing there needs to be employer acceptance that online and blended degrees are as good as traditionally taught degrees.

 

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Where Is mLearning Going?

Where Is mLearning Going? | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Mobile learning can be used across multiple devices, even some you might not have thought to use before. Get the scoop about where mLearning is going.
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So much relies on or teachers. Reading this, I wonder if the author has ever taught? Using FitBits in a PE class sounds fine in a blog written from a place of privilege and ignorance.

The reality of teaching includes ensuring your students have FitBits, and the devices they must sync to. And that is before you even think about how the lesson plan supports the outcomes the curriculum requires.

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Why Rich Media Matters For Learning And Development - eLearning Industry

Why Rich Media Matters For Learning And Development - eLearning Industry | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Wondering if Rich Media makes a difference to your corporate training program? Check why Rich Media matters for Learning and Development.
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Simple stories supported by visual elements. Great way to learn on the go.

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4 Reasons Why Mobile Learning Is A Smart Strategy - eLearning Industry

4 Reasons Why Mobile Learning Is A Smart Strategy - eLearning Industry | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Mobile learning is becoming essential if you want to succeed. Find out our 4 favorite reasons why mobile learning is a smart strategy for your company.
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I would add that mobile is the companion of the face to face experience. Prepare using mobile and come together for focussed engagement. Mobile supports a richer face to face experience.

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Moving past the myths of mobile learning - eCampus News

Moving past the myths of mobile learning - eCampus News | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Two research professors discuss the mobile learning myths associated with its adoption infancy, and what they’ve learned since.
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I expect this will remain a discussion for some time. My view is that mLearning is a narrow view of a spectrum of learning styles under the banner of technology supported learning.

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Leadership Foundation: Changing the Learning Landscape

Leadership Foundation: Changing the Learning Landscape | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Changing the Learning Landscape is about enabling higher education institutions in England, including colleges of further education providing higher education, to bring about change in their strategic approaches to technology in learning and teaching.
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Tertiary educators - this is how you do it. Read page 11 first. 

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The 3 key ingredients for mobile learning success | eSchool News | eSchool News

The 3 key ingredients for mobile learning success | eSchool News | eSchool News | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Why are some mobile learning implementations successful while others struggle? It seems struggling districts are missing at least one of a handful of ingredients that successful districts have in common. When it comes to mobile learning success, leaving out just one key ingredient can ruin an otherwise perfect recipe.
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I think there is a lot of power in leading from the middle. Find out what skills and permissions are needed to lead from the middle and empower people who are actively doing the mobile learning.

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How Technological Advances Will Reshape the Online Student Experience in 10 Years

How Technological Advances Will Reshape the Online Student Experience in 10 Years | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

As the world accelerates to 180 mph, those of us working in the higher education industry (the “we” in this posting) can’t be looking at the front of our cars. We need to be peering into the future, into the horizon. 

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I can't really disagree with this. Things will change and they will stay the same. Diversity might be a feature of education futures.

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The Evolution of The Learning Management System | ReGear Learning

The Evolution of The Learning Management System | ReGear Learning | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

How does a LMS like Moodle deal with the plethora of applications and resources now available? How does it accommodate the situation and learning styles of a diverse group of learners, and the differing approaches of tutors? The reality is that it cannot. And that is okay. 

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Ed Tech specialists in higher ed institutions need to be aware of and willing to test new technologies. The difficulty is in managing the sheer number and weeding out the dross.

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Open texts predicted to save students $25 million - eCampus News

Open texts predicted to save students $25 million - eCampus News | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
OpenStax College has unveiled three new open textbooks and said its free textbooks will save students an estimated $25 million in the 2015-16 academic year.
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Key constraint could be principles of fair and equitable access. Mechanisms to support students with limited internet access need to be in place before this becomes mandatory text. 

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Succeeding Online Requires Planning and an Understanding of Student Needs

Succeeding Online Requires Planning and an Understanding of Student Needs | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

Launching and expanding online offerings is critical for any institution looking to be truly competitive in the modern era, but it’s important for institutions to offer these programs in such a way that they truly meet students’ needs and expectations.

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Unpacking traditional roles so a teacher may not be the marker sounds like it has merit. I can't imagine teachers would like it though.

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Characteristics of a Flipped Classroom | LearnDash

Characteristics of a Flipped Classroom | LearnDash | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

Empowered by today’s tech tools, learners can now absorb content on their own time and then use class time to practice what they’ve learned. This blended learning approach makes flipped classrooms an attractive option for educators

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When flipping the class it needs to be clear why the learner should engage - in terms of what they do and why they are doing it. Tutors who start with this thinking are most successful.

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Group of seven major universities seeks to offer online microcredentials | InsideHigherEd

Group of seven major universities seeks to offer online microcredentials | InsideHigherEd | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

The idea is to create an “alternative credentialing process that would provide students with credentials that are much shorter and cheaper than conventional degrees,” said David Schejbal, dean of continuing education, outreach and e-learning at Wisconsin Extension.

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As I have said, the issue is not the learner or the institution but employers' view of credentialing and learning through digital means. Perhaps the change can start in corporate training by recognising micro-credentialing in staff?

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Welcome to eLearning Guidelines | eLearning Guidelines

Welcome to eLearning Guidelines | eLearning Guidelines | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

The eLearning guidelines (eLg) have been developed to assist the tertiary sector in its engagement with eLearning. The guidelines offer prompts for reflection from five perspectives - the learner, teacher, manager, organisational leader and quality assurance body.  When considering one of these perspectives in the eLearning and eTeaching process, the guidelines assist the designing, implementing and enhancing of your practice to ensure thoughtful and intentional eLearning provision.

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eLearning professionals - if you read one thing today, read this. Amazing free resource to guide your thinking from different perspectives. Applicable whether you work in Africa or America.

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Getting tech-resistant educators to embrace change - eCampus News

Getting tech-resistant educators to embrace change - eCampus News | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Many millions of dollars have been wasted over the years by the well-intentioned, but ad hoc, introduction of technology into education. Eager tech savvy teachers or administrators may jump in feet first, but a significant portion of their colleagues are left struggling along or resisting the change.
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Institutions are a real challenge because not only is there resistance in the faculty there is a lack of understanding and capability in management. The process is complex and needs effort over time. 

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Study: Smartphone use may be detrimental to learning

Study: Smartphone use may be detrimental to learning | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
A yearlong study of first-time smartphone users by researchers at Rice University and the U.S. Air Force found that users felt smartphones were actually detrimental to their ability to learn.
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Structure and guidance is critical to success. No surprises.

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Home - MyPortfolio Tertiary

Home - MyPortfolio Tertiary | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Mahara is an open source ePortfolio and social networking web application.
It provides users with tools to create and maintain a digital portfolio of their learning and social networking features to allow users to interact with each other.
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Classic well supported ePortfolio.

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Easy WebContent Presenter Brings HTML5 Design to the Masses

Easy WebContent Presenter Brings HTML5 Design to the Masses | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

WebContent Presenter, available at http://www.ewcPresenter.com.  allows anyone, from designers to small businesses and non-profit organizations, to maximize the value of their web properties with light, highly interactive features.

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Great to see tools emerging which enable a knowledgeable but unskilled person to do more on the web.

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Edtech fads, trends -- and extra-credit myths

Edtech fads, trends -- and extra-credit myths | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

Education technology is a hotbed of activity. And some developments will stay warm, while others, now overheated, will rapidly cool. At the EdTech for Export conference in New Zealand last week, I flipped the questions I’d been asking other industry execs (“Fad, trend, or it’s complicated?“) into advice for the industry itself. 

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This is a nice round-up of many of the issues the education sector is dealing with. One point raised by a staff member who attended was :where are the tertiary institutions at this conference?" It seemed the conference was filled with business - many of who could use a partnership with an institution to support their value proposition.  

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Identifying, scaffolding, and credentialing skills in an ever-changin…

How do we identify, scaffold, and credential skills in an ever-changing digital environment? In this keynote, Doug Belshaw will discuss work he began at Mozill…
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I like this - "Digital literacies are plural, context-dependent, and socially negotiated." In short, they are complicated.

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The LMS of the Future: Exploring the Next Generation Digital Learning Environment | EDUCAUSE.edu

The LMS of the Future: Exploring the Next Generation Digital Learning Environment | EDUCAUSE.edu | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
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The Logo model? In the first instance try thinking of your institution's LMS as one component of many.

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