"I would like to make just one point, that it is not "Siemen's 'Connectivism,'" that he gave a name to a theory and approach a number of us had been working on for some time. I don't mind saying I borrow the name from him, but I would certainly say this is as much my theory (and that of numerous other people) as it is his."
“In yesterday’s post I described where I (and many others) see the LMS market heading in terms of interoperability. At the same time, the LMS does a very poor job at providing a lot of the learning technologies desired by … Continue reading →”
Via Ana Cristina Pratas
September 6, 2014Below are some valuable resources for ELL and ESL teachers. With these resources, you can find great ways to communicate more effectively, explore lessons, and be a great ELL teacher.
Via Dennis T OConnor
“ Baidu says its 100-billion-neuron deep learning system will be complete within six months, powering a fast transition away from text as the dominant search input. Thanks to smartphones and its new Baidu Eye technology, the company expects voice and image search to dominate within five years.”
"Reading content on the Internet has changed the way people process information, and nowhere is this change more obvious than in fields where design must adapt to new technology such as in eLearning. eLearning course creators need to refine their content to suit learners’ behavior and accessibility to training. This is where chunking comes into play."
Via Beth Dichter
“ Learning has long been defined as “knowledge and skills acquired through studying or being taught”. However, as learning animals we can’t help but learn! As children we learned instinctively from o...”
Via Marta Torán
“ In the summer of 2011, massive open online courses, or MOOCs, appeared seemingly out of nowhere and changed the education landscape forever. In many ways, MOOCs are like the troublemakers in Apple’s legendary “Think Different” ad: You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is…”
Via Dorian Love
No matter what happens, there will always be a demand for data visualization tools. Data on its own can be pretty boring and brightening it up with images and other visual tools, it can make normally inaccessible information much easier to digest. (Editor’s Note: It’s also great for information reading literacy, and the new Common Core demand for multimedia “texts.”) There are a number of fantastic tools out there that will present your data in an accessible manner. All of the tools listed below are free and chances are you’ve used one or two of the tools mentioned before.
Via Lauren Moss, Garry Jenkin
“ Hypergrid Business 5 ways virtual reality will change education Hypergrid Business We've covered before a story about the students in Ireland who recreated a historic place in OpenSim and explored it with an Oculus Rift headset.”
Via David W. Deeds
"With back-to-school in full swing you may have noticed all of the new apps and updates flooding the Apple App Store for iOS devices. There are iPad apps designed to help students prepare for the new school year whether they are entering preschool or starting their first year of high school. These five apps are all brand new or have been updated this month. Each one shows the power of the iPad as an educational tool when used at home or in the classroom. This list includes selections that push children to think deeply about simple tasks and interact with complex information. These iPhone and iPad apps use high quality graphics and interactive content to help students explore and learn about new concepts."
Via John Evans