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Digital Storytelling 106: Open, Participatory, Student-centric, Social...the Future? | DMLcentral

Digital Storytelling 106: Open, Participatory, Student-centric, Social...the Future? | DMLcentral | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
Far more important to me than all the venture-capitalized consortia of elite university MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) and the hundreds of thousands of students flocking to them is a course taught by an adjunct professor at University of...

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Kati Sipp's curator insight, September 10, 2013 8:39 AM

"Twitter...is where the learning happens" feels like a very important part of this piece. We don't just learn by bits, but by banter. 

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, September 10, 2013 9:22 PM

Interesting perspective on abandoning the LMS in favour of individual student learning blogs

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Student-centric learning approaches

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Open University: Online Learning Must Be Collaborative, Social

Open University: Online Learning Must Be Collaborative, Social | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
The future of online education must include more social, collaborative contact among students and professors, suggests an Open University report.
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Current MOOCs are highly built on video based presentations or video conversations.  The suggestion in this article is that there be a shift to a more social and collaborative learning model.  


Blending both seems to be where the industry might end up...however I would hope to see us blend instructive, collaborative, and active learning into the model.



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Jean Lave, Etienne Wenger and communities of practice

Jean Lave, Etienne Wenger and communities of practice | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
Jean Lave, Etiene Wenger and communities of practice. The idea that learning involves a deepening process of participation in a community of practice has gained significant ground in recent years. ...
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This is a fairly substantial article about collaborative learning which, in part, describes and discusses communities of practice.  Learning from and with others generates knowledge and develops networks.


Learning is in the relationships between people.  This relationship allows people to bring perspective and share experiences which builds understanding.


As you read the article, consider how utilizing collaborative learning, especially the circles of practice, might impact your organization.  Do you have some "circles of practice" that exist that you could maximize?  What are key areas in your organization that might be impacted with a strong circle of practice? 

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Want More Work Contacts? Try The 80/20 Rule For Unselfish Networking - Forbes

Want More Work Contacts? Try The 80/20 Rule For Unselfish Networking - Forbes | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
If you really want to elevate your career to the next level, it's time to practice the art of unselfish networking.
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This may seem odd in as an article curated into collaborative learning... but hear me out on this.... being able to be a leader of collaborative learning means one needs to BE collaborative.  


That means that you need to know how to work with people you are in contact with and how to unselfish discussions will better allow you that connection.  


80/20...spend 80% of your time engaged around their interest and only 20 or less on your personal agenda/opinion.

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ERIC - The Computer as a Tool for Learning through Reflection. Technical Report No. 376., 1986-Mar

Because of its ability to record and represent process, the computer can provide a powerful, motivating, and as yet untapped tool for focusing the students' attention directly on their own thought processes and learning through reflection.

Reflection is important to learning because: (1) students can compare their own process to the way more expert performers carry out the process; (2) with reification, it is possible to reconfigure a process representation so that students can see separate aspects of the process together and can view the process itself from perspectives not seen before; (3) students can derive abstractions about the process by comparing multiple performances simultaneously;

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Interesting report on the use of a computer as a tool for learning. This supports that reflection is important in learning and sets out some specific information describing why.


As a learner, how do we use reflection to better learn information or build a skill?

As a learning professional, how do we incorporate reflection into our designs and/or delivery of content?

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Do Team Games for Employees Really Improve Productivity? - Newsweek

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Do Team Games for Employees Really Improve Productivity?
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Interesting question and a lot of information was gathered in this article... with no real conclusion.


For me, the best part of the article is the comment that follows from David Goldstein, one of the people interviewed in the article.:


I really appreciate being interviewed for this article. I am not sure that the article or the information in the article actually answers the question that was asked in the headline: "Do Team Games for Employees Really Improve Productivity?" The photos of the foosball and the rowing also don't fit the article. I wonder if the editor and the writer communicated at all. Maybe they can use team building?


In my mind, context is the key.  Playing games for games sake.... probably doesn't improve productivity.  Performing an activity in context or as a metaphor for a task, role, process, etc.... can facilitate learning a skill that can improve productivity.
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Learning Journeys: the road from informal to formal learning | Taylor | Journal of Interactive Media in Education

Learning Journeys: the road from informal to formal learning | Taylor | Journal of Interactive Media in Education | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
Learning Journeys: the road from informal to formal learning
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This is from the Journal of Interactive Media in Education.  Josie Taylor, director at the Open University has written a paper that considers the relationship between technologies and learning.  


Make particular note of the discussion of "learning design".


This information creates a nice foundation to shifting from broadcast learning to interactive learning.  


The key points to note here are: (i) the shift in agency from the teacher-centered view to a learner-centered view and all that that entails, and (ii) the customization and individualization of the learning process, leading to a much more fulfilling learning experience that is likely to go on far beyond the formal setting, becoming a natural habit in people's lives.


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These Are The Reasons Why Learners Forget Your Training

These Are The Reasons Why Learners Forget Your Training | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
"Training doesn’t help one jot if people can’t remember it in the real world"  —Teresa Ewington
Our biggest goal in training is to get students to remember the material.
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As eLearning professionals, it is almost as important to understand how the human mind forgets as it is to understand memory. Both concepts are part of the same coin and must be addressed together to make a program as successful as possible.


This article talks about five reasons learners tend to forget training.  


Reason number three of why learners forget... Shallow processing.  

Deep processing occurs when meaning is placed on the material being learned.



Good reminders!

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3 First Steps For Collaborating On Creative Projects - Fast Company

3 First Steps For Collaborating On Creative Projects - Fast Company | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
Some of your best creative ideas could be born of great teamwork. Step one, leave your ego at the door.
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Three steps?  Doesn't sound like much, does it?  These steps go to the core of being able to collaborate...Checking your ego, ridicule less, and planning initial sharing from everyone.


The last suggestion, set out as "Once around the table" in this article, may sound patronizing.  The article points out that:


Much will be revealed. Those who are shy will be quieter. Those who are arrogant will be more so as well. Once around the table is like a crucible that exaggerates the best and worst of those sitting in it.



Some sound steps to remember as you collaborate.

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Learning Trends and Challenges Webinar

Learning 2014
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In his annual "Learning Trends and Challenges" webinar, Elliott Masie spends a few minutes discussing numerous topics.  These range from TedEd. Collaborative learning, Gameification, connected classrooms, 50 plus,  and even Big Data.

 

The video is an hour long and starts some interesting discussions that will be developed further in the coming months.  

 

This is an excellent way to see the broadness and impact learning can have while understanding the need to make learning as personally appealing and applicable as possible.   What a challenge!

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Bryan Mathers on Twitter: "students navigate for themselves the gulf between formal and informal learning" @catherinecronin #altc #educate http://t.co/QnSwsVINXW

Bryan Mathers on Twitter: "students navigate for themselves the gulf between formal and informal learning" @catherinecronin #altc #educate http://t.co/QnSwsVINXW | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it

This RT @drjfrank: RT @BryanMMathers: "students navigate for themselves the gulf between formal and informal learning" http://t.co/m7IITkm1UO #a…

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This illustration is worth some time spent on how formal and informal learning work together.  As a learning organization, how do we help build that bridge?

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The merging of Informal and Mobile Learning

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The merging of Informal and Mobile Learning. 5 reasons why mobile informal learning might be motivating. http://t.co/osfBhDMwc2 via @zite
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Learning mobile and informal... the need to look at designing learning in engaging ways for use as informal learning delivered on a mobile platform.   An interesting article.

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Bibblio: Social and Open Learning Tool Launches in time for the New Academic Year -

Bibblio: Social and Open Learning Tool Launches in time for the New Academic Year - | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
Join the learning resources revolution, visit Bibblio and be a part of a new community of educators.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Bibblio is a new online tool that you might find of interest.  This is a library of curated content has learning resources that are not widely known.


Interesting tool.  Read the article, then try the tool.  See what you think.

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Terri Rice's curator insight, September 1, 4:19 PM

Bibblio is a wonderful tool. If you haven't tried it yet, you must! I joined for free and began reading, curating, and sharing immediately. Exceptional!

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The Dawn of the Experience Era - Tech Cocktail

The Dawn of the Experience Era - Tech Cocktail | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
The Dawn of the Experience Era Tech Cocktail Technologies that can record and report an event from multiple angles and perspectives accompanied by contextual data to create a 'situational awareness' that neither humans nor technology could offer...
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The Experience Era is about the integration of technology into our daily lives to complement and enhance our lives in a way that we forget it’s there at all.


From a learning perspective, we see technologies that have integrated into our lives that also afford us to provide training and support.  It is important to understand the impact that technology is having on the learning industry.  Terms like Mobile and Big Data have certainly worked their way into how we do business.  


Let's embrace this dawn of the Experience Era in technology. 

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The New Attention Span

The New Attention Span | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
There are many starting points for addressing the cultural impact that increased mobility, an evolving economy, and generational change are having on attention spans.
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Increasingly, I am recognizing that attention spans are getting shorter and shorter.  Today, much of our information is provided to us in "sound bites" and "micro messages".  Whether technology is responding to our desires or if it is creating new habits, we need to recognize the implications of this shift.  As the article points out:

Personalized, adaptive, and relationship-centric learning approaches give learners the content they need, when they need it. Innovative organizations offer adaptive learning solutions and services to their learning audiences in order to fulfill learner demand for smaller, bite-sized learning, delivering to the learner only the content they need.



What they need, only the content that they need, when they need it.


How do you see this shift impacting your organization?  What plans does your organization have to respond to this?

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Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics

Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
The results raise questions about the continued use of traditional lecturing as a control in research studies, and support active learning as the preferred, empirically validated teaching practice
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Interesting report on a meta-analysis about active learning in Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.


There were a number of studies analyzed for this document and the conclusion is that there would be an increased rate of success for students that learn through active learning rather than the traditional lecture form of learning.


What implications might this have on how we teach other skills?

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Active Learning Leads to Higher Grades and Fewer Failing Students in Science, Math, and Engineering | WIRED

Active Learning Leads to Higher Grades and Fewer Failing Students in Science, Math, and Engineering | WIRED | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
Think back to when you learned how to ride a bike. You probably didn’t master this skill by listening to a series of riveting lectures on bike riding. Instead, you tried it out for yourself, made mistakes, fell down a few times, picked yourself back up, and tried again. When mastering an activity, there’s no…
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Would you hand your teenager a book about driving, then let them to drive your family car to Miami for spring break?


I think there was a resounding NO that I heard to that question... and that is because we all understand that you have to actually practice driving (hopefully in a safe environment) before taking on a longer road trip.


This article in Wired Magazine online provides some empirical data that supports the notion that active learning improves performance even in the traditionally rote learning areas of Science, Math, and engineering.  


Clearly the information supports active learning is a great way to increase the impact for learners.  Learning organizations should consider how this impacts the Delivery and designing of great learning.

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What Is Active Learning?

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Sharing an article I picked up in the edX mooc on EdTech.  This article is from the University of Minnesota and discusses Active Learning.  


Talking & Listening, Writing, Reading, and Reflecting are the basic elements of active learning.  Consider how these play into your next design or delivery of training.


How can we facilitate each of these elements in an effective way?  

How would efficiency concerns impact each of these?


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Facilitating_Social_Learning_TJ_Oct14.pdf

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Good article from River that discusses ways to be successful at facilitating learning in social environments.  


The focus here is to be an advisor in the learning process.  


The advisor must see
himself or herself as a
catalyst for learning, in
fact. The advisor must
lead group members
toward learning and
discovery.

Discussion, collaboration and discovery are building blocks of
social learning. In their absence, transformative learning does not occur.


Having an agenda, understanding behaviors, and active learning are three of the items focused on in the article.


Visit this article as you prepare for facilitating a new course and use the information to assure that you will be that catalyst for learning.


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20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers

20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers
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Some good suggestions about leading students in collaborative learning.  To be able to meet all 20 of these would be outstanding.  


Flexibility, Trust, Diversity are all great strategies to make a mainstay. 


The following suggestion is interesting:

In terms of assessment, it may be beneficial to grade students on the quality of discussion, engagement, and adherence to group norms. Praise younger groups for following collaborative learning standards. This type of learning is a process and needs explicit instruction in beginning stages. Assessing the process itself provides motivation for students to learn how to behave in groups. It shows students that you value meaningful group interactions and adhering to norms.



Many times, we are asked to assess the learning during collaborative events.  The quality of discussion, engagement, adherence to norms, and other interactions would seem appropriate items to measure as part of assessing the participant.


Try this and she how it works for you.

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Better Ways to Learn - New York Times (blog)

Better Ways to Learn - New York Times (blog) | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
Getting a good grade doesn’t mean you retained the information. In his book, Benedict Carey offers better ways than cramming for you to hold on to knowledge.
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A longer article, however there are some great nuggets contained in this information.  A couple that really hit home for me are:

The first step toward better learning is to simply change your study environment from time to time.


One way to signal to the brain that information is important is to talk about it. Ask a young student to play “teacher” based on the information they have studied. 



Take a look and identify a couple of these ideas that you can apply to future learning design and delivery.

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Targeting 6 Social Learning Needs in eLearning Environments

Targeting 6 Social Learning Needs in eLearning Environments | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
It’s time to enable the social learning mode!
When it comes to successful eLearning design, everybody should agree that there’s no such thing as too much information about how the human brain operates.
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Collaborative learning should target specific needs of the learner.  Here, six needs are noted.  The six, belonging, expression, competition, support, seeing change, and applying what was learned, make a lot of sense.  


As we develop key learning environments, keep an eye toward how we keep the individual learning while connecting them with others for support.  


Number 5 is especially key ....

Ability to See What’s Being Learned

Learners need to see what they’re learning. For abstract or very complex topics, focus on 5-10 minute sound bites. Learners need to be able to strip away the trappings and leave with the essentials. Your content needs to be relevant, useful, practical, comprehensive. succinct, organized and engaging.

Examples of helpful visual resources include:

  • Videos and animation
  • Infographics
  • Charts, diagrams and graphs
  • Relatable content with real-world examples
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A Lesson in Digital Learning from Minecraft - Huffington Post

A Lesson in Digital Learning from Minecraft - Huffington Post | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
A Lesson in Digital Learning from Minecraft
Huffington Post
Enable connection making: Allow students to model their academic digital learning networks after their informal digital learning networks.
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Enabling learning in individuals comes from providing opportunities for them to connect to information in digital networks as well as in interactions with other people.  Some good straight forward things to consider as we work to open up these learning networks.

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The new look of learning - Galesburg Register-Mail

The new look of learning - Galesburg Register-Mail | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
The new look of learning Galesburg Register-Mail “Math and science, language arts and history go hand-in-hand” Gillespie said, “but when talking about different wars that happened, kids could learn about the engineering of different planes and...
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More collaborative learning spaces are being used in public schools.  How does this translate to learning in the corporate world?  Do our learning spaces and work spaces evoke collaboration?

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Informal or “Less Formal” Learning?

Informal or “Less Formal” Learning? | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
In order to assess how people define "informal learning" in the workplace, Jane Hart did a survey for an eLearning Guild report and asked respondents for their definitions. - "The first question as...
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As learning professionals, do we really understand what informal learning is in the eyes of the learners?  


Informal learning is primarily seen as learning on the job or in the course of doing one's job.  


How does this impact what you do?

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Creating value from social networking - Financial Express

Creating value from social networking - Financial Express | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
Creating value from social networking
Financial Express
The primary edge that learning through social networks provides is two-way interactive communication, something which the multitudes of e-learning platforms have failed to offer.
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This article provides some updated information on the importance of collaborative learning.  Utilizing social networking designs to connect people with opportunities to learn from one another is not going away anytime soon.  


The primary edge that learning through social networks provides is two-way interactive communication, something which the multitudes of e-learning platforms have failed to offer. Learning can be course-centric as well as informal, without a pre-defined leader or curriculum, when topics originate organically from the learners themselves.


How are you using collaborative learning in your organization?

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