Strategies for En...
Follow
Find
315 views | +2 today
Rescooped by Designing for Learning from Implementing e-Learning
onto Strategies for Engagement
Scoop.it!

27 Ways To Make Sure Students Pay Attention In Class

27 Ways To Make Sure Students Pay Attention In Class | Strategies for Engagement | Scoop.it
It's just about the end of the school year and that means you need to figure out ways to make sure students pay attention. It's not easy, but this'll help.
The post 27 Ways To Make Sure Students Pay Attention In Class appeared first on Edudemic.

Via Mario Zidar
Designing for Learning's insight:

Easy ways to shake up a distracted, dozy lecture theatre or tutorial.

more...
No comment yet.
Strategies for Engagement
We learn by actively participating in observing, speaking, writing, listening, thinking, drawing & doing.
Using Blended Learning with strategies for engagement can help make your teaching more effective.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Designing for Learning from E-Learning and Online Teaching
Scoop.it!

Blended Learning: Creating Awesome Online Discussions

Blended Learning: Creating Awesome Online Discussions | Strategies for Engagement | Scoop.it

Tim Robinson: If our students think that the discussion posting is useless and not at all entertaining. It likely means that it is useless and not at all entertaining. We know this because we often feel the same way when we have to make contrived discussions posts. It’s not that our jobs are about entertaining students, but we do need to do what we can do make it at least tolerable.

 

If we can expand our understanding of the tool to get beyond just ‘discussions’ but see it as a platform for other creative ways to explore a topic, we’ll find a much richer level of learning. We can, maybe, even have some fun with it.


Via Dennis T OConnor
Designing for Learning's insight:

Tim Robinson gives examples on how to make online discussions more engaging and interactive, how to encourage students to participate and how to make discussion posting more entertaining. 

more...
Chris Carter's comment, April 9, 10:30 PM
Thanks for sharing!
Jamie Torgerson Willett's curator insight, April 10, 5:03 PM

Online discussions can be awesome or a pain.  I think we've all experienced that.  Here's a way to help ensure that they are awesome.  

dawsonloane's curator insight, April 29, 3:05 AM

some ideas on how to make online discussions more engaging - an important issue for many online courses!

Scooped by Designing for Learning
Scoop.it!

Games and Gamification of College Course Content: Examples and Best...

This presentation starts with three "Do's" in terms of using games within a classroom and then provides a number of example games from a variety of disciplin...
Designing for Learning's insight:

This presentation offers best practice tips in gamification and example games from a variety of disciplines

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Designing for Learning
Scoop.it!

How To Start Using Augmented Reality In The Classroom - Edudemic

How To Start Using Augmented Reality In The Classroom - Edudemic | Strategies for Engagement | Scoop.it

An interesting look at how to get started with the two most popular tools used in creating Augmented Reality experiences, Layar and Aurasma. AR allow students to extend and enhance the learning context. They work with both iOS and Android devices. Augmented Reality (AR) allows teachers and students to extend the physical world with a virtual overlay. Whether you have iPad, Android, or a smartphone, scanning a trigger in the physical world with an AR app allows a new layer of information to appear. This information could be a link to a web site, a video, …

Designing for Learning's insight:

An interesting look at how to get started with the two most popular tools used in creating Augmented Reality experiences, Layar and Aurasma. AR allow students to extend and enhance the learning context. They work with both iOS and Android devices. 

more...
John O'Connor's curator insight, March 20, 3:56 AM

2014 project.

Scooped by Designing for Learning
Scoop.it!

11 Steps to Create A Google Plus Community for your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

11 Steps to Create A Google Plus Community for your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Strategies for Engagement | Scoop.it
Designing for Learning's insight:

Teachers can also use Google Plus communities to create classroom communities where students get to learn collaboratively, check out this " 11 Steps to Create A Google Plus Community for Your Class " to learn how you can create one for your class.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Designing for Learning from Student Engagement in Online Courses
Scoop.it!

(PETE&C) Increasing Online Student Engagement


Via JohnThompson
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Designing for Learning
Scoop.it!

Social Teaching by Design: 6 Assignment Ideas

Social Teaching by Design Sample Assignments Using Social & Mobile Tools: A Quick Idea Roundup
Designing for Learning's insight:

A great visual presentation on some assignment ideas using social and mobile tools in teaching.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Designing for Learning from iPads and Tablets in Education
Scoop.it!

SlideIdea: An Innovative, Interactive Presentation App for the iPad

SlideIdea: An Innovative, Interactive Presentation App for the iPad | Strategies for Engagement | Scoop.it
Looking for a different way to present content and engage students in your lessons? Take a look at SlideIdea - a free app for the iPad that sets out to rival Keynote, Nearpod, Haiku Deck, Swipe and...

Via Sam Gliksman
Designing for Learning's insight:

A nice iPad app that allows you to import PPT slides or create new ones, and produce either a screencast or presentation. This could be great for students who want to practice a live presentation so that they can play it back for peer or self-assessment. Better still, it also includes some interactive polling tools to encourage audience participation. Definitely worth a look.

more...
tammy bailey's curator insight, February 27, 12:38 PM

I will try this out this afternoon!

Scooped by Designing for Learning
Scoop.it!

Gamification Meets Mobile Learning: 4 Best Practices

Gamification Meets Mobile Learning: 4 Best Practices | Strategies for Engagement | Scoop.it
How do you give learners engaging, instant access to e-Learning content? You combine two of the most popular e-Learning trends and create a mobile game.
Designing for Learning's insight:

So, what happens when you combine gamification with mobile learning? According to the article, "gamification is engaging and mobile learning is convenient. The result when these two powerful trends meet is an awesome learning experience - that’s both popular and effective." Here are 4 best practices when combining the two.

more...
HC's curator insight, January 21, 5:17 PM

Combine mobile learning and gamification and what do you get? "An awesome learning experience - that’s both popular and effective."

Rescooped by Designing for Learning from Quality and benchmarking in open learning, OER and UGC
Scoop.it!

3 Learning Content Trends to Watch in 2014 -- Campus Technology

3 Learning Content Trends to Watch in 2014 -- Campus Technology | Strategies for Engagement | Scoop.it
We asked 5 higher ed IT experts to rate the "hotness" of MOOCs, e-textbooks and more.

Via Ebba Ossiannilsson
more...
Designing for Learning's curator insight, January 14, 9:00 PM

There is no doubt technology has a tremendous impact on learning content. Here is an interesting discussion between edtech experts on current learning-content trends of 2014, assessing the "hotness" of MOOCs, e-textbooks and open education resources.

Rescooped by Designing for Learning from Engagement Based Teaching and Learning
Scoop.it!

Know Thy Impact: Teaching, Learning, and Leading Interview w/John Hattie


Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
Designing for Learning's insight:

A must-read interview with John Hattie, Professor and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne. Meta-frames are a key driver of our values and beliefs, and Dr Hattie's book "Visible Learning..." presents eight ways of thinking fundamental to effecting deep learning.

more...
Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:27 PM

An interview with John Hattie around his Eight Mind Frames for teaching and learning.  

ech08ravo's curator insight, January 7, 4:27 PM

A must-read interview with John Hattie, Professor and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne. Meta-frames are a key driver of our values and beliefs, and Dr Hattie's book "Visible Learning..." presents eight ways of thinking fundamental to effecting deep learning.

Rescooped by Designing for Learning from E-Learning and Online Teaching
Scoop.it!

Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age

Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age | Strategies for Engagement | Scoop.it

Is the one-size-fits-all, top-down classroom a misfit for the Digital Age? 

 

Standards-based education is ruining the way educators teach and children learn. Education should not be about teaching to the next level in education and vocation and yet, that is exactly what our current school system is designed to do.

 

Our goal should be to foster a love of learning for learning sake. Learning is not something that we should force onto our children to ensure they go to college and get a good job. True learning is intrinsically motivated and the reward is knowledge.

 


Via Gust MEES, Lynnette Van Dyke, Dennis T OConnor
Designing for Learning's insight:

We want learners to be self-directed, but what role does our educational paradigm play in whether that occurs? Fundamental change often takes years to enact in institutions yet an agile response to emerging social and career shifts is essential.

more...
Bianca Partyka's curator insight, March 31, 11:39 AM

I also think there is no limit to using technology in the classroom. I think every student learns differently and integrating technology in the classroom can help students find new means of studying that works well for them. I agree that teaching students to test them all the the same level is not the way to go about it. I think that it is "destroying our youth" and causing them to be high anxiety. 

ykn.espresso's curator insight, April 19, 5:22 PM

Owning the experience of discovery, especially as it pertains to learning about a situation or topic, results in a deeper understanding of the situation. 

Nick Sigrist's curator insight, May 12, 6:19 AM

Leaning towards the digital age is very important for education, because students have recently begun to center their lives around such devices like iPads, computers, and phones. This article explains the slow advances towards the use of computers and other devices that not only make our lives easier through communication, but can also do so very well through education.

Rescooped by Designing for Learning from E-Learning and Online Teaching
Scoop.it!

180 MOOCs to Start the New Year (Is This the Crest of the Wave?)

180 MOOCs to Start the New Year (Is This the Crest of the Wave?) | Strategies for Engagement | Scoop.it
If you haven’t tried a free MOOC, I’d do it sooner than later. In recent weeks, the whole MOOC project took a hit when a University of Pennsylvania study found what was becoming empirically obvious — that MOOCs generally have very low participation and completion rates, and what’s more, most of the students taking the courses are “disproportionately educated, male, [and] wealthy,” and from the United States. This study, combined with other disappointing experiments and findings, will likely make universities think twice about sinking money into creating MOOCs (they can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $50,000 to develop). It might take another 6-12 months to see the shift. But I’d hazard a guess that this January might be the peak of the free MOOC trend. Enjoy them while they last. Whatever their shortcomings, they can be quite informative, and you can’t beat the price.

Via Dennis T OConnor
more...
Steve Vaitl's curator insight, January 7, 7:49 AM

Very little of this do I find this surprising.

MFaculty's curator insight, January 7, 7:44 PM

The insights revealed through the previous studies serves to codify what many educators, and even more marketers knew intuitively; free always begs the question of quality. Don't hear what I'm not saying. I'm not saying ALL MOOCs are low quality, I'm merely saying that without academic rigor and effective management, even the best intentions can slide off the rails.

 

I too had noted a number of previous MOOC supporters distancing themselves from the initiatives. Was there ever an identified demand for MOOCs, or were they simply a result of benevolent thinking? Regardless, it is interesting that the 'target audience' for MOOCs are apparently the ones taking least advantage of them. Perhaps the age old marketing rendition of supply and demand has merit still has merit.

Tammy Morley's curator insight, January 8, 4:43 PM

Food for thought.

Rescooped by Designing for Learning from Quality and benchmarking in open learning, OER and UGC
Scoop.it!

Has the ‘MOOC Revolution’ Drifted Off Course?

Has the ‘MOOC Revolution’ Drifted Off Course? | Strategies for Engagement | Scoop.it
In 2012, "massive open online courses" were lauded as the most important trend in higher education. But this year, educators and even students rebelled against the rapid expansion of online learning.

Via Ebba Ossiannilsson
Designing for Learning's insight:

To MOOC or not to MOOC? That is the question.

more...
Jaana Puukka's curator insight, January 3, 1:57 AM

Interesting article suggests that MOOCS work in with blended learning. some HEIs are embedding MOOCs as part of normal course work and supporting this with human mentors and group work.

Scooped by Designing for Learning
Scoop.it!

How To Use 'App Smashing' In Education - Edudemic

How To Use 'App Smashing' In Education - Edudemic | Strategies for Engagement | Scoop.it
The basic premise behind app smashing, sometimes referred to as “app synergy”, is to find a number of key apps that “play well” with other apps and can communicate information across platforms.
Designing for Learning's insight:

"App smashing opens the door for endless opportunities for both teachers and students to unleash their creativity and use the power of the iPad to create some extraordinary products." A great article introducing the concept of app smashing and how to use it in creating multidimensional activities.

more...
HC's curator insight, March 23, 6:35 PM

App smashing - an interesting concept! Time to get creative!

Rescooped by Designing for Learning from E-Learning and Online Teaching
Scoop.it!

5 Tips for Classroom Management With Mobile Devices - Edudemic

5 Tips for Classroom Management With Mobile Devices - Edudemic | Strategies for Engagement | Scoop.it
Need to navigate the highway of classroom management along with technology into your classroom? Jennifer Carey helps get you there!

 

When adopting technology in the classroom, one of the key concerns for teachers and administrators is classroom management.


Via Dennis T OConnor
more...
Lisa Jones's curator insight, March 8, 2:25 AM

Great article on classroom management of  mobile devices.

Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, March 22, 1:07 AM

The key to good classroom management has and always will be the "two eyes, two feet" technique. You have to be mobile and walk around the room. Off-task Behaviour occurs when teachers disengage. 

Scooped by Designing for Learning
Scoop.it!

"Visual Storytelling" - A Haiku Deck by Ken Shelton

"Visual Storytelling" - A Haiku Deck by Ken Shelton | Strategies for Engagement | Scoop.it
Created with Haiku Deck, free presentation software that’s simple, beautiful, and fun.
Designing for Learning's insight:

Visuals do matter…

Ken Shelton explains, in a few slides, the effective use of imagery to insight thoughtful discussions, and enable digital story telling.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Designing for Learning from Student Engagement in Online Courses
Scoop.it!

9 Tips for Creating a Sense of Community for Distance Learners -- THE Journal

9 Tips for Creating a Sense of Community for Distance Learners -- THE Journal | Strategies for Engagement | Scoop.it
With ever-increasing opportunities for online learning, educators must find new ways to engage their students and create a sense of community in a virtual world.

Via JohnThompson
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Designing for Learning from TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Scoop.it!

Competency-Based Degrees: Coming Soon to a Campus Near You

Competency-Based Degrees: Coming Soon to a Campus Near You | Strategies for Engagement | Scoop.it
For the increasing number of students who seek value and industry-relevant skill sets, this model will prove awfully enticing.

Via Alberto Acereda, PhD
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Designing for Learning from Implementing e-Learning
Scoop.it!

27 Ways To Respond When Students Don’t Pay Attention

27 Ways To Respond When Students Don’t Pay Attention | Strategies for Engagement | Scoop.it
27 Ways To Respond When Students Don’t Pay Attention Our initial reaction when seeing the following infographic from Mia MacMeekin was to think about instructional design rather than classroom management.

Via Mario Zidar
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Designing for Learning
Scoop.it!

Infographics as a Creative Assessment

A promo piece (2:26) for my ISTE11 Presentation "A Picture is Worth 1000 Words: Infographics as a Creative Assessment". Royalty free music from Soundzabound.com…
Designing for Learning's insight:

With infographics, you can present large amounts of data meaningfully and communicate a message in an engaging way. Here's a quick video on "Infographics as a Creative Assessment", highlighting ways on how to utilise infographics in learning. A picture is definitely worth a thousand words! 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Designing for Learning from Engagement Based Teaching and Learning
Scoop.it!

Envisioning: Education

Envisioning: Education | Strategies for Engagement | Scoop.it
Our future of education framework

Via Nicholas Fragkias, Mary Perfitt-Nelson
Designing for Learning's insight:

Just in case you want some reassurance - yes you are seeing lots of spots...but for a good reason. This dichotomy is an attempt to organise and visualise likely emerging and influential educational technologies well into the future.

more...
Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 3, 11:55 AM

Very informative!  

Rescooped by Designing for Learning from Quality and benchmarking in open learning, OER and UGC
Scoop.it!

3 Learning Content Trends to Watch in 2014 -- Campus Technology

3 Learning Content Trends to Watch in 2014 -- Campus Technology | Strategies for Engagement | Scoop.it
We asked 5 higher ed IT experts to rate the "hotness" of MOOCs, e-textbooks and more.

Via Ebba Ossiannilsson
Designing for Learning's insight:

There is no doubt technology has a tremendous impact on learning content. Here is an interesting discussion between edtech experts on current learning-content trends of 2014, assessing the "hotness" of MOOCs, e-textbooks and open education resources.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Designing for Learning from Technologies in ELT
Scoop.it!

The reality of assessing ‘authentic’ electronic portfolios

The reality of assessing ‘authentic’ electronic portfolios | Strategies for Engagement | Scoop.it

"This study explores electronic portfolios and their potential to assess student literacy and self-regulated learning in elementary-aged children."


Via EDTC@UTB, Evelyn Izquierdo
Designing for Learning's insight:

While this study was in a K-12 environment, the issues raised are equally relevant to Higher Ed. Is the only way to to truly effectively use porfolios for them to be the ONLY assessable item across units and courses, creating a universal view of student learning?

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Designing for Learning from Engagement Based Teaching and Learning
Scoop.it!

6 Pros & Cons Of Social Media In The Classroom

6 Pros & Cons Of Social Media In The Classroom | Strategies for Engagement | Scoop.it
6 Pros & Cons Of Social Media In The Classroom by Aimee Hosler Like it or not, American youth are decidedly online. According to a 2013 report by Pew Research, 78 percent of teens have...

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
Designing for Learning's insight:

Social media has made its way in to mainstream culture for many students. While there are important considerations in relation to privacy, careful planning can made social media a valuable tool to keep students engaged and connected with you and each other.

more...
Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, December 28, 2013 9:08 AM

Planning and reflecting..........tools to make it work WELL for you and the kids!

Rescooped by Designing for Learning from Quality and benchmarking in open learning, OER and UGC
Scoop.it!

How to Use Hangouts in the Classroom

How to Use Hangouts in the Classroom | Strategies for Engagement | Scoop.it
Here’s a list of some ways to use Google Hangouts in the classroom.

Via Gust MEES, Ebba Ossiannilsson
more...
Gary Harwell's curator insight, December 31, 2013 8:28 PM

Great stuff that every teacher should know about.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 2, 1:56 PM

Amazing

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 6, 3:01 PM

Teachers can start using Hangouts simply by setting up a Google+ page and signing up for the Hangout feature. They can conduct virtual classrooms at a number of places; it allows a teacher to teach up to 10 classrooms at the same time. It makes classes interactive and students can ask questions whenever they want. They can use it to connect their classroom with other classrooms or to connect their students with experts across the world, providing them with connected learning experiences. There are many ways in which teachers and students can derive benefits from using Hangouts in the classroom.