My last post was about integrating technologies into education. This post examines some of the categories of technology and the places they might occupy when they are integrated into the learning process. It's important for teachers to consider that integrated technology can provide a doorway to deeper learning, characterised for example in critical analysis and personal reflection. A journal article by Kirk and Pitches (2013) is a useful starting point, because they identify three specific categories of technology that have a place in contemporary learning.
What is micro-learning? When and where does it work well? What characteristics define micro-learning?In this post, I have looked at micro-learning from the point of view of efficacy as well as applicability
Via Juan Jesús Baño Egea
Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, took the world by storm in 2012. After years of experimentation at the fringes of higher education, prestigious universities from around the world progressively surged…
I am currently in Kuala Lumpur doing a keynote at the 5th International Personal Learning Environment (PLE) conference. The focus of my talk is on the notion of ‘PLE+’, i.e. I want to argue that we are entering a third phase of learning environments; the first are Virtual Learning Environments (where tools are provided by the institutional system, and where the teacher chooses which are used for their courses), the second are Personal Learning Environments (where learners create their own learning space, mixing and matching institutional tools with cloud-based tools). The third generation, PLE+, builds on this and relates to the impact of ‘The Internet of Things’, and seamless learning across different contexts, surfaces and devices; in other words, learning across digital and physical spaces.
There is much talk about openness in education. Most of us by now are familiar with open learning, and many could describe their use of open source software such as Moodle, Mahara, Linux or Open Office. Many can also articulate what open educational resources look like, and have knowledge of Massive Open Online Courses - otherwise known as MOOCs. How many though, are familiar with the concept of open scholarship?
Mobile devices have become deeply engrained in our everyday lives. From reading to schedule management to entertainment to GPS, it is The Multi-Purpose Gadget in our lives and some have even said to suffer from the “phantom limb” syndrome without it! Mobile Learning, or mLearning for short, lets learners learn and get performance support via their mobile devices. This article introduces to you the unique features of mLearning, what it can be used for and the difference between mLearning and traditional eLearning.
El proyecto de innovación educativa "FORMapps" para la experimentación de nuevas metodologías en la formación permanente del profesorado a través de los dispositivos móviles. Con el fin de mejorar un proceso formativo que unifique actuaciones, se ha creado esta web con diversos formularios, tutoriales, presentaciones y recursos que aporten una guía coherente de implantación, haciendo especial hincapié en metodologías activas a través de soportes digitales en combinación con otros recursos y estrategias: aprendizaje basado en proyectos, trabajo en grupo, competencias básicas...
Pertenezco al equipo de investigación del Proyecto de Educación y Nuevas Tecnologías (PENT) y, en el marco de la investigación “Educación en línea: tendencias y nuevas experiencias”, me encuentro desarrollando mi tesis de maestría en Procesos Educativos Mediados por Tecnología en el Centro de Estudios Avanzados de la UNC. El presente trabajo sistematiza mis avances respecto a la definición del problema de tesis y la construcción del marco teórico.
Is there an inverse relation between the use of learning management systems (LMS) and social media in education? There does seem to be a certain conflict since they represent two very different types of learning environment for students. The LMS offers a secure all-inclusive enclosed arena with all services under one roof whereas social media offer a diverse, uncontrolled and highly personalised arena that the school/university has little influence over. The two would seem to be incompatible.
Victoria Marín's insight:
Reflection on the need for students to learn to move seamlessly between open and closed environments.
So I want to take a step back and look at a bigger picture for a moment. The previous diagram I created was meant as more of a “learner design” perspective, in the sense that the dual paths would be the two main possibilities for learners. This was meant to look at the course from the eyes of a learner. But, the diagram breaks down in many ways since this will not be a traditional course. This course will attempt to deconstruct what it is to learn, be a learner, and to move through a course.
Learning in Real Life: Mobile Learning and Non-Traditional Students. Mobile-friendliness means more than creating programs for cell phones in distance education; it means creating programming flexible enough to suit the ...