The winds of education change were gusty in 2014: declining and inequitable public funding, a new demographic future, advancing technology, rethinking accreditation, the credit hour and the needs of a tough job market....
Are you an online learning blogger, an instructional designer, a teacher or just have some knowledge you want to share?
Then you may be considering offering your expertise in the form of online courses. There are a lot of online learning platforms and it’s easy to go broke trying to get students to even check out your course, let alone take it and finish it.
When learning becomes a game, it’s an enjoyable, effective experience for students and teachers alike. Edudemic curated 23 of the best game-based education resources for 2014. If your class hasn’t gotten its game on yet, then now is the time.
Massive Open Online Courses have already made their mark in the field of education. Many students, professionals, teachers, lifelong learners, etc., across the globe are interested in taking or delivering MOOCs. Here are a few facts about MOOCs.
Find out some of the amazing resources tweeted by great educators, educational leaders and edtech enthusiasts this week on topics such as Education Technology, STEM, 21st century education, educational leadership and project based learning.
Social media offers some great opportunities for learning in the classroom, bringing together the ability to collaborate, access worldwide resources, and find new and interesting ways to communicate in one easily accessible place.
If we’re going to integrate technology into education successfully, we need to understand the difference between learning “from computers” and learning “with technology.”
When students learn “from computers,” the computers essentially serve as information delivery systems. In this capacity, technology simply presents a student with basic knowledge. Learning “with technology,” by contrast, means using technology as a tool that can be applied to a variety of goals in the learning process.
The point is, educational technology has advanced far beyond what can easily be measured by standardised tests, and if we do not take advantage of this fact, then we are doing our students a disservice.
"Keeping up with the biggest trends in education is no easy task. There are many that come and go before you even realize what they were. There are a few major learning trends that don’t look like they’re going away anytime soon. That’s become they’ve proven themselves to effective methods of helping students of any age learn. That is the idea of education, after all, no?
One of the biggest trends that you should try (not just know about and ignore) is personalized learning. So what is personalized learning, you ask? Here’s my take:"
“I couldn’t work on computers. I’m just not good with them.”
“I’m not smart enough to run my own business.”
Do you know what these statements have in common? They’re all examples of the fixed mindset - the belief that intelligence, ability, and success are static qualities that can’t be changed.
When you have a fixed mindset, you believe that at a certain point, what you have is all you’re ever going to have: You’ll always have a set IQ. You’re only qualified for the career you majored in. You’ll never be any better at playing soccer or dating or taking risks. Your life and character are as certain as a map.
The problem is, this mindset will make you complacent, rob your self-esteem and bring meaningful education to a halt.
Twitter is a remarkably popular tool with educators the world over for a number of very good reasons. But while it is truly loved by many, its incredibly powerful Advanced Search feature remains somewhat underappreciated.
With access to torrents of current ‘up to the moment’ streaming data, thoughts, links, images and videos, the power and versatility of Twitter’s Advanced Search feature really is incredible.