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e-Learning & m-Learning: “The key is always understanding the employees needs”

e-Learning & m-Learning: “The key is always understanding the employees needs” | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

Is it possible today to understand the training instances without incorporating learning through mobile devices? A prestigious international expert analyzes the recommendations to develop effective and successful mobile learning projects and the keys to generate attractive and stimulating content for training.

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Applies to learners of all types. Good advice for employers here.

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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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Response: Goal Of Classroom Management Is To Have Power 'With,' Not 'Over,' Kids

Response: Goal Of Classroom Management Is To Have Power 'With,' Not 'Over,' Kids | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Educators Dr. Debbie Silver, Richard L. Curwin, and Marcia L. Tate share their advice on classroom management strategies in Part Three of a four-part series.
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Another take on the shared responsibility model.

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ICT in Education

ICT in Education | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
This study collected and benchmarked information from 31 European countries (EU27, HR, ICE, NO and TR) on the access, use, competence and attitudes of students and teachers regarding ICT in schools.
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For those wishing to compare across the Atlantic. Interesting to note that while most teachers now use ICT in some way for lesson preparation, there has been no rise in the level of teachers using ICT for more than 25% of their lessons. 

It seems traditional preparation methods remain the most practical for many lessons.

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Lack of home internet access hinders students with school-provided iPads | eSchool News | eSchool News

Lack of home internet access hinders students with school-provided iPads | eSchool News | eSchool News | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
School officials are trying to find ways to give internet access to families with school-provided devices, but no at-home access.
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We have heard this before. Solutions include providing equivalent deliveries: digital, traditional, hearing impaired, visually impaired and so on...

It is also possible to download information (such as textbooks) to the device so it is functional offline.

The point being that mobile eLearning is not online learning. Learner needs suffer as learners have the least voice and our system continues to be driven by financial needs of corporates and dated pedagogy (as opposed to a more empowering heutagogy).

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What is an Acceptable Passing Test Score for eLearning Courses? - eLearning Brothers

What is an Acceptable Passing Test Score for eLearning Courses? - eLearning Brothers | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
So how do we test knowledge? Usually in eLearning courses, we measure our learner’s progress using knowledge checks, quizzes, or some type of tests.
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The comment 'it depends' is really the salient point. Examples of the variables include: are you testing knowledge which requires instant recall in the field, or is it something that would normally be looked up? Is the test a portion of the total knowledge or everything taught? Is the course competence based - what is your agreed definition of competence? Is the test summative for the purpose of accreditation, of formative to move to the next section of learning?

This complexity is why assessment is best guided by principles and supported by a rubric so the SME, accreditors and designers have some common ground on which to base their decisions.

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Top 10 Education Trends to Watch in 2015 and Beyond

Top 10 Education Trends to Watch in 2015 and Beyond | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
The winds of education change were gusty in 2014: declining and inequitable public funding, a new demographic future, advancing technology, rethinking accreditation, the credit hour and the needs of a tough job market....
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Accountability seems to be driving some positive action: equity considerations, use of data, collaboration, and reporting for improvement.

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7 Telling Statistics About the State of K–12 Online Learning

7 Telling Statistics About the State of K–12 Online Learning | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
A new report finds that more digital learning avenues are open now to students nationwide, but there are big gaps in availability
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I wonder if the business model of education is getting in the way of sharing and collaboration.

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Students don't know what's best for their own learning

Students don't know what's best for their own learning | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Universities and governments around the world rely on student evaluations to assess university teachers and degrees. Likewise, potential students check online ratings when deciding where to study. These…
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Interesting - although some surveys ask the students to reflect on their experience and offer advice to prospective students rather than rate a course. (https://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/ako-aotearoa/ako-aotearoa/news/review-it-deanz

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The Conversation | The Student Engagement Partnership

The Conversation | The Student Engagement Partnership | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Home of student engagement in England
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Ten principles of student engagement

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Blended Learning Infographic: 10 Trends - e-Learning Infographics

Blended Learning Infographic: 10 Trends - e-Learning Infographics | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

Blended Learning Infographic: 10 Trends you will find in-depth information on the 10 latests trends in blended learning.

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Good points here: enables data driven decision-making, personalised learning and productive gamification. Also some issues: schools without broadband capability and many students without their own or access to devices.

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Tablets 'hold students back'

Tablets 'hold students back' | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Increased smart device use at schools is hampering pupils' computer skills development, industry experts say.
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Tablets are for consuming, not creating. The issue is people expecting phones or tablets to do something they are not designed for.

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Will Gen Z be as connected?

Will Gen Z be as connected? | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Teenagers are pushing back against the technology dependence that previous generations have developed.
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Debt, education and jobs feature as concerns for GenZ

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eLearning Trends to Follow in 2015 [Infographic]

eLearning Trends to Follow in 2015 [Infographic] | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Fantastic infographic with eLearning Trends to you should follow in year 2015.
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Responsive content (my take on automation of course content) has some real potential in the area of formative assessment.

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3 Ideas About Future Learning (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

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Succinct discussion. Insightful comments about the importance of support for learners and the role of evidence collection (and display) in the future job market.

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6 Important Components Of A Successful Online Learning Environment - eLearning Industry

6 Important Components Of A Successful Online Learning Environment - eLearning Industry | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
What are The Components Of A Successful Online Learning Environment? Check the 6 Important Components Of A Successful Online Learning Environment.
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Sound advice here. Note the point about releasing responsibility. The more distant learners are from the teacher (often a result on online delivery) the more responsibility they must take for their own learning.

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Innovations in Mobile Learning

Innovations in Mobile Learning | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
By Andrew R. McIlvaine Having an effective mobile learning strategy does not include simply repurposing existing content, say experts.
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Some clear places where mobile adds value. In many cases, however, it is a blended strategy which covers the spectrum of needs. For training institutions the challenge will be ensuring each learner achieves equivalent outcomes no matter the blend of instruction.

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Marzano's 9 Instructional Strategies Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Marzano's 9 Instructional Strategies Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Marzano's 9 Instructional Strategies Infographic can help teachers stay focus and provide learning practices students need.
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I don't get it. These are just random processes. The tile colour does not seem to represent a trope. This infographic is meaningless - might as well be my shopping list.

What happened to the classroom flip? Where is formative assessment? How do the strategies group?

If there is something I have missed here please correct me.

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The Pedagogy, Andragogy, Heutagogy of Mobile Learning

This presentation explores the move from pedagogy to andragogy to heutagogy and from instructivism to constructivism to connectivism – all within the context o…
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Interesting reading. It may be the role of the teacher is more to recognise the type of instruction required, rather than simply move towards self directed learning. In my experience many learners still need to learn how to learn - self motivation remains a long way off, with learning often driven by fairly ugly realities such as fear of being uneducated or there having no alternatives (like a job).

That said there is a need for teachers to understand this learning styles spectrum so they can provide for the wide range of needs learners present with.

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Top 8 eLearning and EdTech Trends for 2015 - eLearning Industry

Top 8 eLearning and EdTech Trends for 2015 - eLearning Industry | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Check the Top 8 eLearning and EdTech Trends for 2015 plus the Top 6 eLearning Industry Factors Driving Instructional Designer Compensation.
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General agreement. Agile development will be a feature, particularly for those institutions using in-house capability and with large numbers of courses.

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CS EdTech News

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CS EdTech News, by David Glover: The latest Edtech stuff from around the world
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Nice summary of Ed Tech News.

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eLearning Content Development Lifecycle Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

eLearning Content Development Lifecycle Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
eLearning Content Development Lifecycle Infographic: consist of Learning Design, Learning Content development, and Learning Delivery.
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Simplification perhaps misses some points, such as the need to consider device use during design.

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Do Employers Value Online Learning? [#Infographic]

Do Employers Value Online Learning? [#Infographic] | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Increasingly, graduates from online colleges are competing in the job market.
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Employers are seeking assurance when it comes to hiring. It is part of sensible risk management.

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Mobile-Based Training Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Mobile-Based Training Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
The Mobile-Based Training Infographic provides a clear overview of the current state of mobile training and where it’s headed.
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Interesting stats. It seem the big companies are investing in mobile training - that says something about the cost/affordability and the resource-intense nature of quality digital training

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NAP Members Area: Antonio Moreira Teixeira's blog: The Persistence of (Distance) Learning

NAP Members Area: Antonio Moreira Teixeira's blog: The Persistence of (Distance) Learning | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

There has been a dramatic shift in the last decade. Knowledge is no longer the preserve of the elite organisations, and has been slipping through their fingers for some time. It is now possible to find content on just about any subject under the sun, simply by searching and finding it on the Web

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Distance education may be on the out. Whether institutions continue to provide distance education will depend on viable economic models. Distance learning, however, will continue to grow simply because of the availability of information through the Web. 

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Ivory Tower

Ivory Tower | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Skyrocketing tuition. $1 trillion in student debt. Coming in November, CNN Films' "Ivory Tower" questions higher education in the U.S. What's at risk? An entire generation of young Americans.
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US higher education is like a slow-mo earthquake. Still not sure what magnitude.

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Three Ways to Shift Instructional Practices to Meet the Needs of 21st-Century Learners

Three Ways to Shift Instructional Practices to Meet the Needs of 21st-Century Learners | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

With our student populations becoming more and more non-traditional, our pedagogy could probably use a little dusting off and updating. In fact, let’s start with shifting from talking about pedagogy, technically the instruction of children, to andragogy, the teaching strategies that address needs of adult learners.

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Asking a lot of the teacher but perhaps that is part of the challenge. As learning blends into life so does the teaching of a course.

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