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Check out my social networks on XeeMe

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Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future

Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future | Perspectives in Education | Scoop.it
Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future

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20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning

20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning | Perspectives in Education | Scoop.it
20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning Recently we took at look at the phases of inquiry-based learning through a framework, and even apps that were conducive to inquiry-based learning on the iPad.

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5 Teaching Strategies To Keep Students From Turning Off Their Brains

5 Teaching Strategies To Keep Students From Turning Off Their Brains | Perspectives in Education | Scoop.it

"Dr. Judy Willis–resident brain investigator at Edutopia and TeachThought–is a neurologist turned educator whose work...focuses on the brain–how it works, and how teachers can respond."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 16, 2013 5:06 PM

This post looks at five strategies to help students keep their brains turned on. You can also watch a video where Dr. Willis discusses "how boredom and fear cause students to literally switch their brains off." Below are two of the five items shared:

* Promote curiosity not as a thing, but the thing

* Use indirect signals rather than "telling"

You might also want to check out the post "Five Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious" located at

http://www.teachthought.com/learning/5-learning-strategies-that-make-students-curious/

Ra's curator insight, October 20, 2013 1:33 PM

Familiar ground but good to revisit with student teachers. Link to formative assement for clarity of purpose in planning.

Mary Cunningham's curator insight, October 20, 2013 7:27 PM

This would be great to use in conjunction with the video from HOW YOUTH LEARN 

http://youtu.be/p_BskcXTqpM

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10 popular MOOC instructors with brilliant Twitter accounts

10 popular MOOC instructors with brilliant Twitter accounts | Perspectives in Education | Scoop.it
Check out how they interact with their students and wider audiences. You might get some ideas.

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The long tail of academic publishing and why that isn’t a bad thing

The long tail of academic publishing and why that isn’t a bad thing | Perspectives in Education | Scoop.it

Universities are foolish to focus on academic superstars at the expense of staff that expand the ‘long tail’ of research. David Glance argues that increasing the numbers of academics who can publish and encouraging collaboration are better fixes than increasing the number of superstars.

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Massive Open Online Courses and Beyond: the Revolution to Come

Massive Open Online Courses and Beyond: the Revolution to Come | Perspectives in Education | Scoop.it

"The New York Times dubbed 2012 the year of the MOOCs – massive open online courses. Suddenly the discourse of MOOCs and the future of the university hit the headlines with influential reports using the language of “the revolution to come.”.


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Robert Farrow's curator insight, August 21, 2013 3:22 AM

This articles sets out some of the thinking behind the MOOC 'revolution', and is a compact review of the subject.  Some highlights relevant to #oerrrhub:

 "One of the claims that has been made is that the major MOOC providers do not tend to hire people who have experience or training in instructional design, course design, digital pedagogy, the learning sciences or educational technology. Instead they are hiring programmers, often with little or no experience."


"MOOCs are to get a great push from legislation being considered in the California and Florida senates. Senate Bill 520 – “Student instruction: California Online Student Incentive Grant programs” – was introduced by Sen. Darrell Steinberg in early June 2013 and passed unanimously, although the amendments have been significant. The position paper The Right to Educational Access: Using Online Education to Address Bottleneck Courses in California, written for The 20 Million Minds Foundation, outlines the extent of the bottleneck problem and the online solution. Nearly 90 percent of California’s 112 community colleges reported waiting lists for courses in autumn 2012, with an average of 7,000 students on waiting lists per college. Meanwhile, only 60 percent of students at the University of California and a paltry 16 percent at California State University were able to earn a degree within the standard four years, largely because of their inability to register for the courses they need to graduate."


The conclusion is worth reproducing in full:

"I would like to suggest that “peer philosophies” are at the heart of a radical notion of “openness” and would advocate the significance of peer governance, peer review, peer learning and peer collaboration as a collection of values that form the basis for open institutions and open management philosophies. This form of openness has been theorized in different ways by John Dewey, Charles Sanders Pierce and Karl Popper as a “community of inquiry” – a set of values and philosophy committed to the ethic of criticism that offers means for transforming our institutions in what Antonio Negri and others call the age of cognitive capitalism. Expressive and aesthetic labor (“creative labor”) demands institutional structures for developing “knowledge cultures” as “flat hierarchies” that permit reciprocal academic exchanges as a new basis for public institutions.

 

The reinvention of the university as a public institution allows an embrace of a diverse philosophical heritage based on the notions of “public”: “the public sphere,” “publics” (in the plural), “civil society” and “global public sphere” – all concepts that hold open the prospect of addressing the local and the global – both the community, the regional as well as the national and the global. This is a philosophy out of which values can be forged and orientations adopted that reflect this heritage, which squares with an institutional identity as a part of a historical public system of higher education and which contributes to a global civic agenda of common world problems. MOOCs have a significant role to play in this situation.

 

The notion of the university as a public knowledge institution needs to reinvent a language and to initiate a new discourse that reexamines the notions of “public” and “institution” in a digital global economy characterized by increasing intercultural and international interconnectedness. This discourse needs to begin by understanding the historical and material conditions of its own future possibilities, including threats of the monopolization of knowledge and privatization of higher education together with the prospects and promise of forms of openness (open source, open access, open education, open science, open management) that promote the organization of digital creative labor and the democratization of access to knowledge."

 

Tom Hood's curator insight, August 21, 2013 4:20 AM

Big questions for our Profesison...

 

How will this impact the CPA Profession's continuing education programs? How could MOOCs change the nature of "college eductaion" and the pre-requisites for CPA Exam qualification?

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Educational Leadership:Technology-Rich Learning:The Basics of Blended Instruction

Educational Leadership:Technology-Rich Learning:The Basics of Blended Instruction | Perspectives in Education | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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Do Apps That Advertise Learning Make Your Baby Smarter? Advocacy Group Says No

Do Apps That Advertise Learning Make Your Baby Smarter? Advocacy Group Says No | Perspectives in Education | Scoop.it
Need to entertain your baby? There's an app for that. But whether or not mobile device applications are actually educating your baby is under debate. An advocacy group has filed a federal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.

 

Read more at: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/science/july-dec13/baby_08-08.html


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TED winner Mitra warns teachers to be ready for change

TED winner Mitra warns teachers to be ready for change | Perspectives in Education | Scoop.it
Newcastle, the United Kingdom. This is where Sugata Mitra, this year’s TED award winner lives and teaches. Thanks to him, millions of children in the poorest areas of the world are now…

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Alexandra Guité's curator insight, August 17, 2013 10:02 AM

"Professor Mitra is a Physicist and teaches Educational Technology at Newcastle University. Some years ago he had a revolutionary idea: “The Hole in the wall”. He installed computers in the streets of the slums of India and observed that children organize by themselves and learn naturally. So have we all a teacher’s soul inside us?''

Daniel Moix's curator insight, August 18, 2013 6:39 AM

The Granny Cloud.  What an inspiring notion!

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 28, 2013 11:21 PM

Like it or not, things are moving in one direction, and that is where Mitra is pointing at!

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Teaching MOOCs: A Guide for Ph.D.s and TAs

Teaching MOOCs: A Guide for Ph.D.s and TAs | Perspectives in Education | Scoop.it

The MOOC revolution is an exciting movement, but there are challenges that arise when courses go online, especially when they’re offered to thousands of students at once. Professors and support teams regularly deal with issues including cheating, translating course materials into interactive content and discussion, and maintaining a connection with students. Here are some things you should know if you’re planning on leading a MOOC.

 Read more at: http://www.onlinephdprograms.com/teaching-moocs-a-guide-for-ph-d-s-and-tas/
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Commonwealth of Learning - Pan-Commonwealth Forum

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COL’s Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF7) will be held in Abuja, Nigeria from 2 - 6 December 2013, in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Education and the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). The Forum will address "Open Learning for Development: Towards Empowerment and Transformation" through five themes: "Girls’ and Women’s Education", "Skills Development", "Promoting Open Educational Resources (OER)", "Innovation and Technology" and "Institutional Development".

 

PCF7 website: www.pcf7.net

 

Delegate registration: www.col.org/pcf7registrations

 

Early-bird registration discount is available until 30 September 2013.

 


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Through the MOOC Darkly - Reflections on Life, Learning and the Future of Education

Saylor Speaker Series with Guest Stephen Downes. Overview of thoughts related to the future of education, looking at the idea of learning as personal develop...

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OMG: Social media may wreck your kid's writing

OMG: Social media may wreck your kid's writing | Perspectives in Education | Scoop.it
The prevalence of Facebook, Twitter and texting has all but obliterated punctuation, capitalization and apostrophes in schools, threatening the future of formal writing, educators say. And it's no wonder.

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Evolution of the Aussie bloke

Evolution of the Aussie bloke | Perspectives in Education | Scoop.it

From beered-up snag-lover to well-groomed SNAG: The quiet evolution of the Aussie male has been rapid and significant – if faltering. (Well, we do have a senator now whose idea of a good time is throwing kangaroo poo at his mates!) New research has found Hugh Jackman to be the celebrity more men aspire to be like than any other. That he is seen as intelligent, friendly, family oriented and a gentleman all run in his favour. Shane Warne is considered a fallen idol. But actually, it’s not so much that Warne has fallen, more that the male standard has risen. Australia, ladies and gentlemen, is coming of age.


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Educational Administration Leadership Masters | Online and Distance Learning

Educational Administration Leadership Masters | Online and Distance Learning | Perspectives in Education | Scoop.it
This page provides information on what is studied in educational administration leadership masters degrees and where you can study them online.

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Canada needs an online education strategy

Canada needs an online education strategy | Perspectives in Education | Scoop.it
Australia and the U.K. have established national strategies for online education where competition is not the driving force

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Studying an Education Management PhD Online

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Education management PhD online degrees are particularly useful if you want to progress in a career in school or college management. This page provides more details ...
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11 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming a Tech Teacher

11 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming a Tech Teacher | Perspectives in Education | Scoop.it
11 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming a Tech Teacher

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Education Management Online | Online and Distance Learning

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Open Universities Australia embraces agile

Open Universities Australia embraces agile | Perspectives in Education | Scoop.it

Open Universities Australia’s goal to offer the world’s first online classroom in one single screen was achieved in 22 weeks using an agile scrum methodology.

Open2Study, which was launched in March, is a teaching, learning and assessment platform which enables universities to offer free courses online. It competes with global online learning platform providers Coursera and EdX, among others.

The platform, which is a highly customised version of open source learning management system Moodle, also includes collaboration and gamification elements that were built in-house at OUA.

 Read more at: http://www.itnews.com.au/News/352674,open-universities-australia-embraces-agile.aspx
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Special Education Doctoral Programs

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Find out about special education doctoral programs online and how they can prepare you for a most rewarding career. This page provides more detail about the programs and where you can take them.

 

Read more at: http://onlineanddistancelearning.com/special-education-doctoral

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Must Have List of Common core Checklists for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Must Have List of Common core Checklists for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Perspectives in Education | Scoop.it

"Using these checklists you will be able to address all that you need to teach throughout the entire school year. "


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PhD Elementary Education | Online and Distance Learning

PhD Elementary Education | Online and Distance Learning | Perspectives in Education | Scoop.it

This page is about PhD elementary education programs. It provides information on what is studied and where you can study these programs.

 

Read more at: http://onlineanddistancelearning.com/phd-elementary-education


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Free children’s ebooks for ages 3-11 | Oxford Owl

Free children’s ebooks for ages 3-11 | Oxford Owl | Perspectives in Education | Scoop.it
Discover a range of children’s ebooks online in the Oxford Owl Library. Books include Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy, plus Project X and Winnie the Witch.

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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, July 24, 2013 8:31 AM

If you already know Oxford Reading Tree series, you wil love Oxford Owl.You'll findthe e-version of many titles with a plus: kidds also can listen to them while reading. Your sts cannot miss it!

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Interesting addition to "Have to look into".....thanks for sharing
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Studying an Online Masters in Secondary Education

Studying an Online Masters in Secondary Education | Perspectives in Education | Scoop.it

Find out about masters in secondary education online programs, where you can take them, the career and salary prospects, and more ...

 

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