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The 10 Biggest Trends In Online Education Right Now | Edudemic

The 10 Biggest Trends In Online Education Right Now | Edudemic | Shifting Learning | Scoop.it
Here are ten trends in online education that are currently materializing in the field that we can expect to continue onward into the near future:


A shift to open source...

Being considered more valuable by employers—Online educational degrees...

Hybrid courses are surfacing—Blended classes that feature some online education and some face to face...

Enrollment growing exponentially compared to brick-mortar-schools...

Shared data, collaborative functionality...

Shift from books and closed texts to digital content distribution...

Social learning systems to be cloud-based...

Podcasting is on the rise...

Better technology is emerging...

Social media becoming educational...
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Building a Blended School -- THE Journal

"We felt strongly that blended learning is not only a new and modern instructional model, but it’s proven. With an online component, you can use the classroom for project-based learning, enhance and remediate, enrich during the online time, and you don’t have gaps in learning." ..."We went with Blended Schools ( http://blendedschools.net/ ), which provides Common Core-aligned courses that teachers can adapt and make their own. In addition to our internal time for professional development, as part of the package Blended Schools provides support to teachers: on-site training, regular online webinars and other online professional development opportunities." Read more at http://thejournal.com/articles/2014/04/09/innovator-rich-kiker.aspx
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Education Rethink: Ten Myths About Technology @edrethink

Education Rethink: Ten Myths About Technology @edrethink | Shifting Learning | Scoop.it
John Spencer: "The following are ten myths I have found myself believing over the years:

Myth #1: Technology Dehumanizes...

Myth #2: Technology is Neutral...

Myth #3: Technology Makes Us Relevant...

Myth #4: We Can Use It Wisely...

Myth #5: Technology Saves Time...

Myth #6: Technology Is Just a Tool...

Myth #7: Technology Happens in a Vacuum...

Myth #8: Technology Equals Innovation...

Myth #9: "It's Not About the Tech"...

Myth #10: Technology Makes Us More Creative...

The bottom line: Technology has its place. Simply rejecting it outright is as dangerous as accepting it blindly. The point is to think critically about it and to do so with a sense of humility.

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Well worth the read! http://www.educationrethink.com/2013/04/ten-myths-about-technology.html
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Audrey Nay's curator insight, April 7, 2013 6:30 AM

Technology has a place in student learning 

Marc Crompton's curator insight, April 7, 2013 11:36 AM

Some good discussion points here. Not a full argument for any of them excellent fodder for further thought. 

 

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The changing role of L&D: from “packaging” to “scaffolding” plus “social capability building”

The changing role of L&D: from “packaging” to “scaffolding” plus “social capability building” | Shifting Learning | Scoop.it
Rather the future is going to be more about “scaffolding“.  I mean by this, working in partnership with the relevant team or group in the organization to help to provide a framework – ie the infrastructure (platforms, tools etc) as well as the right conditionsfor learning and performance support and improvement to take place.

"And furthermore, rather than trying to design, create, deliver or even “control” what happens there, there is also a need for a focus on “building the new personal and social capabilities” that are are going to be required by the new “connected workers”, in order for them to work and learn effectively in the digitally connected workplace."

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I think this is very relevant as we look to create meaningful, connected learning environments that are blended in nature. I'm espeically interested in scaffolding and creating collaborative opportunities for students learning outside of the classroom.

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CBAM: Stages of Concern about Personalized Learning

CBAM: Stages of Concern about Personalized Learning | Shifting Learning | Scoop.it
CBAM: Stages of Concern about Personalized Learning provides descriptions and strategies to guide change for each stage.

Via Kathleen McClaskey
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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 22, 2013 8:22 AM

Change is not easy. If you are considering transforming to personalized learning environments, you may have concerns about the changes you have to do to make this work for you and your learners. If you are a coach or professional developer, you are working with teachers guiding them through the changes they need to do to personalize learning. This chart can help you determine what type of strategies to use to guide change about the following seven stages:

> Awareness:  do not know about or sure what Personalized Learning is
> Informational: tell me more about Personalized Learning
> Personal: concerned how Personalized Learning will impact them as a teacher
> Management: concerned about managing the classroom when learning is personalized
> Consequence: wants to know how Personalized Learning will impact teaching and learning
> Collaborative: looking forward to share with and learn from other teachers
> Refocusing: nterested to support teachers and lead the way to personalize learning

Karin Gitchel's curator insight, February 26, 2013 11:40 AM

This model provides a great starting point for addressing the concerns of change inside both the education department and elsewhere.

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Personalize Learning: Stages of Personalized Learning Environments

Personalize Learning: Stages of Personalized Learning Environments | Shifting Learning | Scoop.it
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David Truss's curator insight, January 3, 2013 8:29 PM

Stage 1: Teacher Centred

Stage 2: Learner-Centred & Co-Designed with Teachers

Stage 3: Learner-Driven with Teacher Facilitation

 

By Barbara Bray & Kathleen McClaskey

http://www.personalizelearning.com/2012/05/stages-of-personalized-learning.html

Jess McCulloch's curator insight, January 3, 2013 8:34 PM

I think immersive environments lend themselves very well to personalised learning., especially when it comes to having learners move at their own pace.

Madelief Keyser's curator insight, March 12, 2013 4:41 AM

Verschillende fases van gepersonaliseerd leren, inclusief de benodigde technologie.

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David Truss :: Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts » 7 Ways to Transform Your Classroom

David Truss :: Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts » 7 Ways to Transform Your Classroom | Shifting Learning | Scoop.it
Connect | Create | Learn

* Learning is social, and connecting meaningfully is vital.

* Creating stuff that matters is what students remember in the years after they leave your classroom.

* Work that Matters, shared publicly and meaningfully, inspires authentic learning.

How will you (continue to) transform your classroom into an inquiry-driven, collaborative, and engaging learning environment?


7 Ways to Transform Your Classroom from David Truss on Slideshare:
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Beyond Googling: Structuring Inquiry

Beyond Googling: Building Conditions for Structured Inquiry Chris LehmannScience Leadership Academy @chrislehmann...
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TEACHING FOR DEEPER LEARNING - Education for Life and Work report brief (pdf)

TEACHING FOR DEEPER LEARNING
Emerging evidence indicates that cognitive, intrapersonal, and interpersonal competencies can be taught and learned in ways that support transfer. Research in the cognitive domain has also identified features of instruction that are likely to support transfer within a given subject area. For example, transfer is supported when instruction helps learners understand the general principles underlying the specific examples included in their original learning. Teaching that emphasizes not only content knowledge, but also how, when, and why to apply this knowledge is essential to transfer. Instruction should follow these research-based teaching methods:

• Use multiple and varied representations of concepts and tasks, such as diagrams, numerical and mathematical representations, and simulations, along with support to help students interpret them.

• Encourage elaboration, questioning, and explanation – for example, by prompting students who are reading a history text to explain the material aloud to themselves or others as they read.

• Engage learners in challenging tasks, while also supporting them with guidance, feedback, and encouragement to reflect on their own learning processes.

• Teach with examples and cases, such as modeling step-by-step how students can carry out a procedure to solve a problem while explaining the reason for each step.

• Prime student motivation by connecting topics to students’ personal lives and interests, engaging students in problem solving, and drawing attention to the knowledge and skills students are developing and their relevance, rather than grades or scores.

• Use “formative” assessments, which continuously monitor students’ progress and provide feedback to teachers and students for use in adjusting their teaching and learning strategies. http://www7.national-academies.org/bota/Education_for_Life_and_Work_report_brief.pdf ;
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Four Barriers That MOOCs Must Overcome To Build a Sustainable Model - e-Literate

Four Barriers That MOOCs Must Overcome To Build a Sustainable Model - e-Literate | Shifting Learning | Scoop.it
"So what are the barriers that must be overcome for the MOOC concept (in future generations) to become self-sustaining? To me the most obvious barriers are:

• Developing revenue models to make the concept self-sustaining;
• Delivering valuable signifiers of completion such as credentials, badges or acceptance into accredited programs;
• Providing an experience and perceived value that enables higher course completion rates (most today have less than 10% of registered students actually completing the course); and
• Authenticating students in a manner to satisfy accrediting institutions or hiring companies that the student identify is actually known.


Given this short timeline and the nature of investment-backed educational experiments, I think the real focus should be on whether and how MOOCs or successor models build on current scalability and openness while overcoming these four barriers."

By Phil Hill http://mfeldstein.com/four-barriers-that-moocs-must-overcome-to-become-sustainable-model/
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High Tech High isn’t that Technical - Digital Literacy

High Tech High isn’t that Technical - Digital Literacy | Shifting Learning | Scoop.it

All the learning starts from projects and then builds on the knowledge. Developing the skills of the students comes before the learning outcomes. Projects don't occur at the end of the unit to show the teacher what they learned; the units are the projects and the teacher draws out the learning in the context of the project. Students say if it is work worth doing, then they work hard to do their best. Motivation doesn't seem to be a big issue.

 

Projects are completed to the best of the student's ability, not to the completion date. To draw out the best possible work, the school has created "critique protocols" that provide real feedback from a variety of sources. Students keep going on their projects and "tune" them to reflect deeper and more meaningful connections. At the end of projects students always demonstrate their learning to "real audiences." Throughout the process students document their learning, encouraged to erase or delete nothing.

 

By Gary Kern http://2di.me/KernHTH ;

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West Vancouver School District – Digital Dashboard

...I noticed my kids, two boys in Grade 5 and a daughter in Grade 7 on the computer writing, checking homework and communicating with other kids in their classes. My kids are all too young for Facebook, even though in my daughter’s class, she is apparently one of the only kids “not on Facebook” despite the age restrictions. As a parent, I appreciated that they had in the Digital Dashboard something similar to Facebook where they could interact with their peers, where they could access their homework information and resources, where they could be creators of content, not just content consumers… and all using a platform that respected their privacy.
(By Cyri Jones, ZEN Strategic Consulting Services Inc.)
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Digital Generation Parents Share Their Wisdom

Moms and dads provide insight and advice about raising tech-savvy children in the digital age, to help them stay focused and achieve in school and at home...

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Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Pyramid

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Shifting Learning – Presentation for RSCON4

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Shifting Learning  – What Did You Learn At School Today?
We hear a lot these days about project based learning, inquiry based learning, etc… What does that mean? What does it look like when schools shift away from “drill and kill” learning towards big ideas, questions, and “no right answer” kind of learning? And what kind of questions can ‘we’ ask to  support students in their learning?

 

 

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10 Ways to Teach Innovation | MindShift

10 Ways to Teach Innovation | MindShift | Shifting Learning | Scoop.it

"...I do believe there are a number of ways that teachers can bypass the system and offer students the tools and experiences that spur an innovative mindset. Here are ten ideas:

 

Teach concepts, not facts.

Distinguish concepts from critical information.

Make skills as important as knowledge.

Form teams, not groups.

Use thinking tools.

Use creativity tools.

Reward discovery.

Make reflection part of the lesson.

Be innovative yourself.

By Thom Markham
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Brilliant!

These are just the titles, read the article and follow the links!

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/04/10-ways-to-teach-innovation/

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Around the Corner @MGuhlin Cobbling Together an LMS: Towards Self-Directed Learning

Around the Corner @MGuhlin Cobbling Together an LMS: Towards Self-Directed Learning | Shifting Learning | Scoop.it
...cutting-edge learning environments that allow learners to be self-directed are where it is at. I sense a mountain of resentment when I'm told to learn something, to use ONE technology (e.g. paper-n-pencil, computer, iPad, whatever) but when I'm invited to explore, to make my own connections with a text, with ideas, I'm inclined to blog it, to curate content, to do more with various devices.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 23, 10:22 PM

I can learn anything I want to learn... Pinned on the wall above my computer.

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Badges, Gaming, and Digital Media

Badges, Gaming, and Digital Media | Shifting Learning | Scoop.it
...I’m very interested in using gaming strategies in education and I’m also interested in providing students with opportunities to both learn at their own pace, and also to represent how they have met criteria or learning outcomes in ways that students want to, rather than ways dictated by teachers...
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Witnessing a fundamental shift in the role of teachers to that of creative directors | Connected Principals

Witnessing a fundamental shift in the role of teachers to that of creative directors | Connected Principals | Shifting Learning | Scoop.it
“People come from all over the world to the Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning. Typically they come to see buildings, spaces and furniture. They leave seeing the possibility for reconstructing their own learning spaces, pedagogy, teams and thinking...

What is the best opportunity for innovation in education?

The best opportunity for innovation in education occurs when school leaders are willing to take measured risk and make structural changes to the way their learning community works. This requires a team approach and necessitates swinging all group times away from meetings and to recurrent personal professional development. Everyone in the community needs to view themselves as a lifelong learner with a potential to improve.
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Education I Wish i Had

In the world of educational technology, we often hear Pedagogy Before the Technology. hmmmm . . . really? By Jackie Gerstein
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The "Immeasurable" Part 2

The "Immeasurable" Part 2 | Shifting Learning | Scoop.it
"What I’m trying to get at is that our school assessment lives primarily in the bottom left part of that graph, and that we rarely if ever get to the “immeasurable” stuff that resides toward the top right. To put it another way, we focus in schools on that which is quantifiable when, I think, our real value as places of learning rests in that messy stuff that isn’t."

By Will Richardson http://willrichardson.com/post/28626310240/the-immeasurable-part-2 (Read Part 1 too!)
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Sue Alexander's curator insight, April 18, 10:15 PM

It's exciting to see the whole of education coming to grips with what art educators have wrestled with forever!

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elearnspace › Duplication theory of educational value

Written for higher education, but applies to K12 too!

"Let me posit a duplication theory of education value: if something can be duplicated with limited costs, it can’t serve as a value point for higher education. Content is easily duplicated and has no value. What is valuable, however, is that which can’t be duplicated without additional input costs: personal feedback and assessment, contextualized and personalized navigation through complex topics, encouragement, questioning by a faculty member to promote deeper thinking, and a context and infrastructure of learning. Basically: human input costs make education valuable. We can’t duplicate personal interaction without spending more money. We can scale content, but we can’t scale encouragement. We can improve lecturing through peer teaching, but we can’t scale the timely interventions and nudges by faculty that influence deeper learning."

By George Siemens http://www.elearnspace.org/blog/2011/09/15/duplication-theory-of-educational-value/
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Evolution of the Multidimensional Learning Space Vision

Evolution of the Multidimensional Learning Space Vision | Shifting Learning | Scoop.it

...When we stopped thinking in terms of physical and digital, what began to emerge were discussions that focused purely on learning, teaching, and space deisgn. Our roadmaps for individualized professional development emerged. http://www.ryanbretag.com/blog/?p=2263

Our discussions evolved to learning focused including the move away from “knowledge commons” to “learning commons”. http://www.ryanbretag.com/blog/?p=845

A subtle but important shift. It elevated the importance of space design regardless of physical or digital. The result being the IDEA. http://www.ryanbretag.com/blog/?p=2024

We also started to focus on formal and informal learning, blended learning, and edges. This allowed for a three tiered PD program to emerge.

 

This has and continues to serve us well but there remains a critical piece missing. The digital piece to the learning commons. For me, it is a critical gap and we’ve not been able to fill it with a social networking tool of any value. Yes, we’ve discussed Facebook but the discussions with students, teachers, parents and administrators always left us with no solid answer.

So, this is where I’ve seen it needing to go…

 

By Ryan Bretag http://www.ryanbretag.com/blog/?p=2432 

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals -- THE Journal

7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals -- THE Journal | Shifting Learning | Scoop.it
1. Create an Atmosphere That Inspires Innovation
The Expert's Perspective:
Robert Farrace: "Guiding the culture of the school is one of the most important things that a principal has to do. Unfortunately, it's also the most difficult. A lot of principals are stuck by the question, 'How do I get from where I am to where I want the school to be?'
"How do you go about moving a collective set of values and beliefs that a faculty has built up in a school over years, perhaps even generations? What steps do you need to take to move that toward the kind of culture that allows for innovation?"
The Habit in Action:
"Our mission statement clearly says that we teach responsible citizenship and lifelong learning," explains Patrick Larkin. "I don't think that you can teach responsible citizenship in the year 2012 if you're ignoring digital citizenship and the use of technology." Yet, as recently as 2007, Larkin's Burlington High School in Burlington, MA, didn't allow students to access web-enabled mobile devices during the school day.
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The 10 Biggest Trends In Online Education Right Now | Edudemic

The 10 Biggest Trends In Online Education Right Now | Edudemic | Shifting Learning | Scoop.it
Here are ten trends in online education that are currently materializing in the field that we can expect to continue onward into the near future:


A shift to open source...

Being considered more valuable by employers—Online educational degrees...

Hybrid courses are surfacing—Blended classes that feature some online education and some face to face...

Enrollment growing exponentially compared to brick-mortar-schools...

Shared data, collaborative functionality...

Shift from books and closed texts to digital content distribution...

Social learning systems to be cloud-based...

Podcasting is on the rise...

Better technology is emerging...

Social media becoming educational...
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A culture of innovation in school? Just think like a start up.

A culture of innovation in school? Just think like a start up. | Shifting Learning | Scoop.it

Question: How do we help schools understand the students who want to be in the pebble-business?

 

Answer: Think like a start-up.

 

Innovative breakthroughs come from start-ups with no money...

 

World changers are disruptive...

 

Encourage curiosity and passion...

 

Provide conditions for innovation to flourish...

 

Flatten the leadership that will enable decisions to be made at a faster rate...

 

...A key way that we can rethink school is to learn from the Betahaus. As Harold Jarche, author of The Working Smarter Fieldbook said: Work is learning and learning is work… as we start empowering people to adapt to increasing complexity, the difference between work and learning will blur. This will mean that we will move away from the singular-discipline model of teaching and start integrating learning.

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