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Assembling your digital toolkit

Assembling your digital toolkit | Capacity building in higher education | Scoop.it

SENS staff are together undertaking a 12 week project in developing Digital Literacy. Each week we will completing a task to develop a skill, explore an idea or master a set of tools.

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Online Digital Literacy program I developed for staff in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Deakin University.

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Developing Digital Literacies: JISC

Responsibility for the development of digital literacies is often located with specific professionals in the educational organisation, for example with learning support, the library, careers and e- learning teams. But the evidence is that digital literacies are developed and progressed most effectively when technologies are integrated into authentic activities that fulfil educational or scholarly goals. There are examples of this integration being carried out effectively by specialist professionals, and also by mainstream academic, research and administrative staff. A strategic approach is likely to combine elements of both, and to rely on new partnerships across professional roles.
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Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age, by George Siemens

Behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism are the three broad learning theories most often utilized in the creation of instructional environments. These theories, however, were developed in a time when learning was not impacted through technology. Over the last twenty years, technology has reorganized how we live, how we communicate, and how we learn. Learning needs and theories that describe learning principles and processes, should be reflective of underlying social environments.

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To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society

To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | Capacity building in higher education | Scoop.it
Why haven't education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Overhauling the educational paradigm means replacing the metaphor — the concept of the world and its inhabitants as machine-like entities — that has shaped the education system, as well as many other aspects of our culture.

 

Creating “Collaborative Learning Communities”

“It is essential to view learning as a total community responsibility,” he says, and to expect no short cuts. .

On a practical level, the most powerful lever for change, Abbott says, is people coming together to “rethink the role of community in the learning process,” agreeing how to divide up responsibilities among professional teachers and other community members, and then launching small pilot projects that are true to their new vision. These efforts will build on each other, he says, and large-scale change will follow.


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Not just for people involved in education!
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Educación y Sociedad

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Overschooled and undereducated.  Love the statement. Thinking of borrowing it soon.

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The effect of social media use on work‐related learning

The effect of social media use on work‐related learning | Capacity building in higher education | Scoop.it

"The increasing use of social media at work offers organizations new opportunities for employee learning on the job. This study investigated the relationship between social media use and learning activities undertaken by employees".

 

Puijenbroek - 2013 - Journal of Computer Assisted Learning

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NMC Launches Online Training Academy for Teachers

NMC Launches Online Training Academy for Teachers | Capacity building in higher education | Scoop.it
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Why Mobile Learning Is Inevitable - Edudemic

Why Mobile Learning Is Inevitable - Edudemic | Capacity building in higher education | Scoop.it
Mobile learning is here to stay. In fact, it's going to be one of the only options for learning pretty soon. This new presentation tells you why.

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How Teachers Can Start Curating Information for Professional Development

How Teachers Can Start Curating Information for Professional Development | Capacity building in higher education | Scoop.it
In Professional Learning in the Digital Age: The Educator's Guide to User-Generated Learning, Kristen Swanson shows educators how to enhance their pro...

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Great for teacher librarians

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Learning Online: Why MOOCs are Good for Teacher Professional Development! « Online Learning Update

"@TLBissette: Learning Online: Why MOOCs are Good for Teacher Professional Development! http://t.co/SpIuCDY4vQ"

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Building Mobile Learning Capacity in Higher Education - Open Research Online

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Building Mobile Learning Capacity in Higher Education: E-books and iPads http://t.co/E4xvaJJE...

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Academic versus Internet Cultures

Conclusions from the report Learning Literacies for a Digital Age

 

1.Tutors need to be proactive in helping learners to develop learning and digital literacies.

2. Learning and digital literacies need to be embedded into the curriculum.

3. Learners need to be engaged in their own development

4. Academic staff need to be engaged in rethinking their own knowledge practices

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See table comparing Academic versus Internet cultures.

 

 

 

 

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What is 'digital literacy'? Thesis by Douglas Bellshaw

Digital literacy has been an increasingly-debated and discussed topic since the publication of Paul Gilster’s seminal Digital Literacy in 1997. It is, however, a complex term predicated on previous work in new literacies such as information literacy and computer literacy. To make sense of this complexity and uncertainty I come up with a ‘continuum of ambiguity’ and employ a Pragmatic methodology. This thesis makes three main contributions to the research area. First, I argue that considering a plurality of digital literacies helps avoid some of the problems of endlessly-redefining ‘digital literacy’. Second, I abstract eight essential elements of digital literacies from the research literature which can lead to positive action. Finally, I argue that co-constructing a definition of digital literacies (using the eight essential elements as a guide) is at least as important as the outcome.

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Open practices and identity: Evidence from researchers and educators' social media participation

Open practices and identity: Evidence from researchers and educators' social media participation | Capacity building in higher education | Scoop.it

"The ways that emerging technologies and social media are used and experienced by researchers and educators are poorly understood and inadequately researched. The goal of this study is to examine the online practices of individual scholars in order to explore and understand the activities and practices that they enact when they use social media for scholarship".

George Veletsianos - 2013 - British Journal of Educational Technology

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The Future of Identity

Foresight project on the Future Identities set out to explore how changes in technology, politics, economics, our environment and demographics will affect our notion of identity.

Identities set out to explore how changes in technology, politics, 

 

See more at: http://www.bis.gov.uk/foresight/our-work/policy-futures/identity#sthash.B9LOfBn9.dpuf

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Changing Higher Education to Change the World – The Chronicle of Higher Education #FutureEd

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Universal Design for Learning Implementation: Video Highlights

Universal Design for Learning Implementation: Video Highlights | Capacity building in higher education | Scoop.it

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6 videos on implementing UDL principles

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Discover in these six videos some excellent advise from educators involved in the implementation of UDL in their school districts. They include:

> Implementing with a UDL Coach

> Tips from a Baltimore County principal

> Changing district mindsets

> Impact of UDL

> First considerations

> Learning outcomes with UDL

 

These videos were produced by the National Center on Universal Design for Learning.

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How To Create a ‘Personal Learning Environment’ to Stay Relevant in 2013

How To Create a ‘Personal Learning Environment’ to Stay Relevant in 2013 | Capacity building in higher education | Scoop.it
“Our understanding of learning has expanded at a rate that has far outpaced our conceptions of teaching. A growing appreciation for the porous boundaries between the classroom and life experi...

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Tericia Eller's curator insight, January 3, 5:29 AM

Professional development is not just the district's responsibility. Educators need to own and plan for ways to stay in touch with new concepts, ideas, processes, technologies, strategies, etc.

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The Hierarchy of Professional Development Needs

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It's July and we are learning. A month usually reserved for family trips and "honey-do" lists has brought something different for our district: professional development.   The fact that we are doin...

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Identifying, building and sustaining leadership capacity for communities of practice in higher education

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Identifying, building and sustaining leadership capacity for communities of practice in higher education http://t.co/ZIckn4lc >>hmmm...

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Building leadership capacity in higher education digital communities

Building leadership capacity in higher education digital communities | Capacity building in higher education | Scoop.it

This project, co-led by Dr Shirley Reushle, Australian Digital Futures Institute, Associate Professor Jacquie McDonald, Learning and Teaching Support, and Dr Amy Antonio, Australian Digital Futures Institute, will develop, evaluate and implement a model for the sustainable leadership of digitally supported communities in higher education.


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