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The Threat of Scholarly Openness: Twitter and Its Discontents

The Threat of Scholarly Openness: Twitter and Its Discontents | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

"I was roused from my teaching this week by the cacophony of tweets and blog posts on the merits and pitfalls of tweeting another scholar’s ideas (the most cited ones authored or collected by Roopika Risam, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Kathleen Fitzpatrick and Adeline Koh), culminating in “The Academic Twitterazzi” on Inside Higher Ed."

Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.

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No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down

No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Pupils choose their own subjects and motivate themselves, an approach some say should be rolled out across Germany
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Google says machine learning is the future. So I tried it myself

Google says machine learning is the future. So I tried it myself | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
If deep learning will be as big as the internet, it’s time for everyone to start looking closely at it
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The Future of Jobs

The Future of Jobs | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is interacting with other socio-economic and demographic factors to create a perfect storm of business model change in all industries, resulting in major disruptions to labour markets. New categories of jobs will emerge, partly or wholly displacing others.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 24, 4:55 AM

Interesting in terms of the skills that will be needed by our kids.

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Augmented and Virtual Reality: Where Is the Educational Value?

Augmented and Virtual Reality: Where Is the Educational Value? | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Looking back through the archives of THE Journal, you can find articles about the potential of VR dating all the way back to 1999. So why have previous VR technologies failed to catch on in public schools? And are the consumer technologies being introduced today, such as the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, more likely to find a home in classrooms?

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 18, 12:42 AM

Good to see more articles about the role of VR and AR in the classroom.

Ben's curator insight, June 22, 7:00 PM

Virtual Reality in the classroom provides a higher level of interactivity in subjects where both the instructor and students can explore together. With the rise in gaming VR devices, they are now becoming cheaper and more powerful in their capabilities. They can be used to explore geography, teach math, and even discover historic sites. This is coupled with their ability to create motivation through educational VR games.

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The Simple Human Interactions That Make Learning Possible

The Simple Human Interactions That Make Learning Possible | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

Nothing will ever take the place of one person actually being with another person. Let’s not get so fascinated by what technology can do that we forget what it can’t do. A computer can help you learn to spell “H-U-G,” but it can never know the risks or the joy of actually giving or receiving one. It’s through relationships that we grow best–and learn best.


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Web 2.0 for ELT's curator insight, February 1, 2:21 AM

It is the combination that works best! 

Dinah Galligo's curator insight, February 1, 5:39 AM

Rien ne remplacera jamais les relations humaines !

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 1, 6:39 AM

Indeed!!! Soooo true!

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What makes a successful research project blog? Forums for generating ideas fare better than sharing final results.

What makes a successful research project blog? Forums for generating ideas fare better than sharing final results. | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Coordinating a research project blog has many benefits, but it can lead to some difficulties in practice. Pat Thomson reflects on the types of project blogs in her experience worked better than oth...
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The Learning House Online Adjunct Faculty Report: A Survey of Practices

The Learning House Online Adjunct Faculty Report: A Survey of Practices | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

Key findings include:

One-size-fits-all policies are common. Policies that were designed for on-campus adjuncts were frequently applied to those who teach online, which can present challenges in the different modality.Adjuncts teaching online are often given responsibility and flexibility. Thirty-one percent of online adjunct faculty are often given responsibility for course design, and 21 percent of institutions allow online adjunct faculty the ability to totally customize the courses they teach.There are two approaches to how institutions have adjunct faculty develop online courses. Colleges and universities tend to fall into two camps, either using a “master course” philosophy (the institution develops the course) or “full development/customization” (the faculty member develops the course.Professional training and development are not guaranteed. Eighty-four percent of respondents reported high levels of technical and instructional design support, but most professional development and training requirements were offered face-to-face or on campus.Recruiting is the same for online and on-campus adjuncts. Online adjuncts are hired using the same advertising and screening methods used to hire on-campus adjuncts.
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Preparing for the digital university: a review of the history and current state of distance, blended, and online learning

Preparing for the digital university: a review of the history and current state of distance, blended, and online learning | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

The sheer scale of numbers of students led to bold proclamations of education disruption and a sector on the verge of systemic change. However, from the perspective of 2015, these statements appear increasingly erroneous as moocs have proven to be simply an additional learning opportunity instead of a direct challenge to higher education itself. Many of the issues confronting early mooc development and offerings could have been reduced if greater consideration was given to research literature in learning sciences and technology enabled learning.


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Santos Arturo Gamez's curator insight, October 16, 2015 4:26 PM

A research study, explaining several ways of implementing educational material and methodologies that could be used for each one.  Taking into consideration the impact of technology and its growth into the educational area.  For example distance education, blended and online learning and the adaptation of technology in this field.

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, October 19, 2015 1:47 AM

añada su visión ...

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, October 20, 2015 3:28 AM

añada su visión ...

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The 10 Most Critical Issues in Education Today

The 10 Most Critical Issues in Education Today | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
What are the most critical issues in education today? What are challenges that we must face, and the problems that can't afford to ignore?

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Web 2.0 for ELT's curator insight, September 19, 2015 3:26 AM

I'd add motivation on behalf of both students and teachers! Of course, as separate issues.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 2, 2015 8:30 AM

adicionar sua visão ...

Nancy Papy's comment, October 25, 2015 5:44 AM
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Making the most of Bloom's Taxonomy

Making the most of Bloom's Taxonomy | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Sadly when most educators think of Bloom’s they think of just the single domain, the Cognitive, that rules so much of what we do in education. Had we focused on all three domains equally we may have better understood the part we do use and be much closer to a holistic view of education where the ‘Affective’ and ‘Psychomotor’ domains are viewed as equals to the cognitive. It is a shame that partly due to our obsession with Bloom’s we ignore the important aspects of our student’s feelings (hearts) and their doings (hands) despite these clearly playing a part in the taxonomy.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 14, 2015 12:35 AM

Some food for thought.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, September 14, 2015 6:52 AM

Sounds good in theory.

Jim Barentine's curator insight, September 15, 2015 1:32 AM

So important to work in the upper tiers with students!

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6 Things Warwick University’s New Temp Agency Tells Us About Academic Precarity

6 Things Warwick University’s New Temp Agency Tells Us About Academic Precarity | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Warwick University is to start trialling a new way of employing hourly paid staff. The ‘Teach Higher’ scheme has been met with strong opposition by both staff and students so far – but what does it tell us about academic precarity today? 1. We should get used to the idea of ‘internal outsourcing’. Precarious work […]
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Tackling transition in STEM disciplines report published

Tackling transition in STEM disciplines report published | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
This report is a result of a series of events run during the academic year 2013-14, and identifies transition as one of the most important issues facing STEM educators at the current time.
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Most university undergrads now taught by poorly paid part-timers

In Canada today, it’s estimated that more than half of all undergraduates are taught by contract faculty. They often teach the large introductory courses that tenured faculty like to avoid.  They put in 60- to 70-hour weeks grading hundreds of essays and exams, for wages that sometimes barely break the poverty line.


It’s what Kimberley Ellis Hale calls the university’s “dirty little secret.”  

 

Our universities are rightly celebrated for their great achievements in research. That’s what attracts the money, the prestige and the distinguished scholars. But the core of the teaching is being done by the most precarious of academic labourers.

 

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What is informal education?

What is informal education? | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
So what is informal education? Here Tony Jeffs and Mark K Smith cut a path through some of the confusion around the area. They focus on informal education as a spontaneous process of helping people to learn. Informal education they suggest, works through conversation, and the exploration and enlargement of experience. It’s purpose is to cultivate communities, associations and relationships that make for human flourishing.

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Edgar Borgen's curator insight, July 5, 12:28 PM
Classrooms : somewhere to exchange experience and understanding.
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If we were really serious about educational technology

If we were really serious about educational technology | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
better educate and train school administrators rather than continuing to turn out new leaders that know virtually nothing about creating, facilitating, and/or sustaining 21st century learning environments;

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 27, 1:08 AM

Some good points and an interesting discussion in the comments.

LLZ Uni Halle's curator insight, June 27, 2:46 AM
10 rules
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Donald Clark Plan B: 10 amazing ways Blockchain could be used in education

Donald Clark Plan B: 10 amazing ways Blockchain could be used in education | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

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Robots in Education: What’s Here and What’s Coming

Robots in Education: What’s Here and What’s Coming | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
As with so many types of tech, how useful (and potentially harmful) robots can be to education will have more to do with how educators and students choose to use them than with the technology itself. We may not be on the cusp of having robot teachers like in the Jetsons, but robots have already made their mark in education and will continue to do so.

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Francisco Restivo's curator insight, February 21, 5:39 PM

Uma reflexão muito interessante.

Pamela Hills's curator insight, February 24, 3:15 PM

There is no doubt Robots are the wave of the future as they take over many jobs that humans once held !

Dinah Galligo's curator insight, February 29, 6:35 AM

Les robots sont déjà dans l'éducation ... Et ils vont continuer mais pas comme on se les représente ...

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Can philosophy survive in an academy driven by impact and employability?

Can philosophy survive in an academy driven by impact and employability? | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Simon Blackburn, Mariana Alessandri and John Kaag on why reports of Socrates’ impending demise are greatly exaggerated
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Reification, Technological Progress, and Post-Capitalist Horizons | Interview with Andrew Feenberg by R.C. Smith

Reification, Technological Progress, and Post-Capitalist Horizons | Interview with Andrew Feenberg by R.C. Smith | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
In this interview I’ll be talking with Andrew Feenberg. Andrew currently holds...
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Ten reasons to teach thinking

Ten reasons to teach thinking | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
The teaching of thinking is a critical endeavour for teachers and one that brings enhanced learning opportunities for students. Unfortunately thinking is not something that we naturally do well and as a consequence it is a skill we need to learn. Understanding this is the first step towards establishing a culture of thinking in your classroom

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Bill Ruma's curator insight, October 28, 2015 8:11 AM

Students have trouble formulating opinions and creating ideas; we must help them generate thoughts and problem solve by sharing frameworks for thinking.

Makhosonke Sydwell's curator insight, October 28, 2015 1:58 PM

That is true.

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The Document: an Open Letter From San Jose State U.'s Philosophy Department

The Document: an Open Letter From San Jose State U.'s Philosophy Department | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

Professors in the philosophy department at San Jose State University wrote the following letter to make a direct appeal to Michael Sandel, a Harvard professor whose MOOC on "Justice" they were being encouraged to use as part of the San Jose State curriculum. (See a related article and a response from Mr. Sandel.)

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An argument against introducing MOOC 

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How Does Your Choice Of University Affect Your Future?

How Does Your Choice Of University Affect Your Future? | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Last year’s graduate labour market was the toughest on record. More people completing degrees and fewer jobs meant lower rates of full-time employment. A third of recent graduates seeking full-time work in 2014 were still looking four months after completing their studies.
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Does Assessment Make Colleges Better? Who Knows?

Does Assessment Make Colleges Better? Who Knows? | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Accreditors who are driving the push toward measuring outcomes need to provide evidence that it offers benefits commensurate with the expense that goes into it.
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New research shows benefits of independent learning

New research shows benefits of independent learning | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

A new research report, Effective practice in the design of directed independent learning opportunities shows the need to direct independent learning through integrating it into programmes and ensuring its benefits are clearly communicated to students. These benefits include the development of deep understanding, taking personal responsibility for learning, and the enhancement of skills expected of graduates.

 

Higher education is characterised by independent learning. The study, which was conducted by Professor Liz Thomas, references recent debates about what determines the quality of the students’ educational experiences, including whether contact hours are a useful measure, and the ways in which students engage in their learning.

 

The research shows that effective independent learning involves providing a clear structure and ongoing support for students, especially as they make the transition to higher education learning. A collection of good practice from across different disciplines has been created.

 

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