28-30 September 2012
A 3-day conference for language education in virtual worlds.
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Innovating Pedagogy 2012
This first report proposes ten innovations in pedagogy that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education.
Assessment for learning: Assessment that supports the learning process through diagnostic feedback. Assessment for learning is a process of mutual adaptation: students reflect on, share and regulate their learning; tutors monitor and assist the learning progress; computer systems orchestrate the process, providing timely feedback and overviews.
Badges to accredit learning: Open framework for gaining recognition of skills and achievements. ‘Badges’ offer a way
Learning analytics: Data-driven analysis of learning activities and environments. Learning analytics are concerned with the needs of learners and teachers and so focus on understanding and optimizing learning and the environments within which it takes place.
MOOCs: Massive open online courses. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are attempts to create open access online courses that provide no constraints on class size. In contrast to open courseware, MOOCs are selfmanaged by groups of learners and teachers and run over a defined period of time, typically 6-12 weeks. MOOCs are open to all, have no formal entry requirements, and can provide a framework for ‘badge’ based recognition. They may support opportunistic ad hoc engagement with individual activities or resources, as well as a more disciplined commitment to the course as a whole. MOOCs can be purely informal offerings, or opportunities for independent learning aligned to a formal course, or semi-formal courses offered by an institution for informal certification.
New pedagogy for e-books: Innovative ways of teaching and learning with next-generation e-books. Students in higher education are rapidly adopting e-books for leisure reading and some are using their e-book readers (e.g. the Kindle) or tablets (e.g. the iPad) to read course texts and supplementary materials in pdf format. Surveys of student use of iPads indicate convenience, availability and portability as benefits of electronic books and documents, compared to printed texts. A few institutions are responding by publishing their course materials in standard e-book format. However, several US surveys of student use of Kindles found a wide gap between their use for personal reading and for academic study. The devices did not support the students’ current study practices such as having several documents open on a desk simultaneously, annotating pages, using sticky notes and bookmarking.
Personal inquiry learning: Learning through collaborative inquiry and active investigation. When John Dewey, over 100 years ago, proposed inquiry learning as a basis for science education, he also advocated that the problems to be studied should relate to students’ experiences, with the students as active learners posing questions to which they genuinely want to know the answer, carrying out investigations that relate to their own needs and concerns, and discussing emerging findings with peers and experts. If learners are expected to engage in learning processes modelled on scientific practices, they need tools that offer them investigative powers equal to those of scientists. Such inquiry toolkits are becoming more affordable as mobile phones become scientific instruments equipped with embedded sensors, camera, voice recorder and powerful computer.
Publisher led mini-courses: Publishers producing commercial short courses for leisure and professional development. The traditional business of educational publishing is being disrupted by new types of online content and a revolt from their institutional subscribers over unsustainable charging models and practices. Some traditional media companies are responding by marketing mini-courses, either in affiliation with recognised educational providers, or independently. The aim is to sustain deep and persistent engagement of students, adding value to a publisher’s wares. The courses may operate online at a distance, such as the Economisteducation courses, or involve scheduled face-toface sessions, such asthe Guardian masterclasses. Some compete directly with the further and higher education sector, such as the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design year-long Vogue Fashion Foundation Diploma.
Rebirth of academic publishing: New forms of open scholarly publishing. Academic publishing of journal articles has an
Directory of open access journals:
Rhizomatic learning: Knowledge constructed by selfaware communities adapting to environmental conditions. Seen as a model for the construction of knowledge, rhizomatic processes hint at the interconnectedness of ideas as well as boundless exploration across many fronts from many different starting points. Dave Cormier has done most work on this as a theory, and he suggests that rhizomatic learning is a means by which learners develop problem-solving skills for complex domains. A MOOC can be seen as an example of rhizomatic learning, where students are expected to operate in a networked, open manner and offer peersupport, but the concept is broader than a single course or event. “Curriculum and subject knowledge are constructed from contributions by members of the learning community, and which can be reshaped and reconstructed in a dynamic manner in response to environmental conditions ”
Seamless learning: Connecting learning across settings, technologies and activities. Seamless learning is when a person experiences a continuity of learning across a combination of locations, times, technologies or social settings. Such learning may be intentional, such as when a learning activity starts in a classroom then continues through an informal discussion with colleagues, or online at home. It can also be accidental, for example when an interesting piece of information from a newspaper or television programme sparks a conversation with friends. Seamless learning can be a collective or an individual process. It can extend across time and locations, offer ubiquitous access to learning resources, encompass physical and digital worlds, engage multiple types of device, and integrate different approaches to teaching and learning. The seams that were once apparent – between learning episodes in formal and informal settings, at specific times of the day, in resource-rich places, or with available experts – can blur or disappear.
Professor Michael Wesch live in a conversation with Dr. Nellie Deutsch:
Here's a video Michael Wesch created on Youtube that made him famous: http://youtu.be/6gmP4nk0EOE ;
Happiness interview: Andrew Mangino. By Gretchen Rubin...
How can we usher in a new era of happiness (and inspiration) in America's schools?
Our team at The Future Project believes that just as there is an achievement gap, there is also an inspiration deficit in our schools. When students (and teachers, administrators, custodians, coaches, and parents) are not inspired, they are not happy -- at least not as happy as they could be! Nor do they learn well; reform, we believe, must be built on a foundation of inspiration. So, we're aiming to bring about the world in which all students have found something that inspires and truly excites them, whether civil engineering, French food, botany, or the Roaring Twenties, and channeled it to improve the world around them. All before finishing high school!
Read more, very interesting...:
What's the way to inspire students? I ask that question to myself everyday.... I will keep on asking.. :)
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I have used survey monkey and it's a really nice, easy to use tool to get feedback from students.. This tutorial by Vance is wonderful... give it a try..
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#ArTIC Aprendizaje en Red con uso de TIC
Pagina que recoje las reflexiones de los participantes de la aventura conectada propuesta por Diego Leal... enriquecedora experiencia..oportunidad de observar a un grupo de personas comaprtiendo lo que es el aprendizaje en redes, de manera conectada... Disfrutando la experiencia.. :)
Could high-quality MOOCs eventually do to traditional colleges and universities what Craigslist has done to classified advertising in newspapers and what Wikipedia has done to encyclopedias? In other words, could Coursera and its ilk replace a $250,000 college degree and decimate the world of brick-and-mortar colleges and universities? Coursera doesn’t even have any plans to give degrees yet, or any revenue model. But along with Coursera, there are several other big, prestigious players who have launched successful, high-quality online courses, including edX, a joint venture of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Udacity, founded by Sebastian Thrun of Stanford. What might all this mean 10 or 20 years from now?
Are we offering our sutdents the oportunity to participate in this open source way to educate themselves?
Reflexiones de Moonshadown...un avatar participante de un curso de formacion educativa en Second Life.... muy acertadas las obsrvaciones... si ...me siento muy orgullosa de su actuacion en la experiencia educativa que compartimos... Felicidades Moon!!!
Reflexiones durante el camino:
LAS REDES SOCIALES COMO ENTORNO DOCENTE: ANÁLISIS
Excellent post by my dear Dr. Nellie Deutsch... we have been walking this road for a while..it's been fun and fruitful.. we are proof that these are the tools to help us keep on learning in the present time... not the future.. future holds new things we are getting ready to share to....
Teaching & Learning Is there a paradigm shift to learning in higher education or are universities going to continue focusing on content delivery and expect...
Celebrate London 2012 in Second Life..practice your English and participate in the events celebrating the Olympics.
London City 2012 Olympics, from 26th July.
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Mi amiga Wara Ysabel me compartio el anuncio de un nuevo MOOC... https://www.facebook.com/wara.ysabel... por supuesto ya me registre.. sloodle es una herramienta que permite administrar cursos en linea en Second Life....
ELEARNING3D está preparando, junto con los formadores @davidpostigo y @aureamemotech, el lanzamiento de un MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) sobre SLoodle de 20 horas de duración durante el mes de agosto, bajo metodología constructivista y "aprender haciendo".
Los objetivos de este curso abierto son:
(1) Reflexión y análisis de las competencias a adquirir en la educación inmersiva a través de Mundos Virtuales por parte de los formadores y profesionales del ámbito educativo.
(2) Aproximación teórica al proyecto Sloodle y a las posibilidades de interacción que ofrece para el diseño de actividades de aprendizaje.
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Santia nos hablo de la necesidad de cambiar y abrir las universidades y la educacion... para hacerla accesible a todos.. ademas de cambiar las practicas e la sociedad industrial..
¡Necesitamos DISRUPTORES que deseen liderar la innovación!
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material de lectura para el curso de ARTIC... tomamos esta aseveracion de George Siemens y su conocer el conocimiento...
Los cambios no se manifiestan de forma significativa en la sociedad hasta que alcanzan peso y fuerza suficientes. La construccion de muchos pequeños cambios requiere de largos periodos de tiempo, antes de que tenga lugar un cambio esencial. Nuestra vision conceptual del mundo del conocimiento - estatico, organizado y definido por expertos -, esta a punto de ser sustituida por una vision mas dinamica y multifacetica.
I visited the Harry Potter Roleplay sim this week after reading about it in different blogs. The photos showed a beautiful sim, but what I consider best is the possibility of roleplaying a mage in a mage school there. But then, again I realized I will have to learn a big deal of vocabulary and have to be familiar with Harry Potter's books.