Social learning – challenges and opportunities Alastair Creelman, Distance Learning Coordinator and Project leader, Linnaeus University.
My presentation on video and slides on SlideShare.
Via Alastair Creelman
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Aunque la formación presencial sigue siendo predominante, el e-learning y su combinación con las clases tradicionales blended learning siguen creciendo en Europa, especialmente a través de los dispositivos móviles, los juegos online y los vídeos.
Via L. García Aretio
While much of the research on iPads in education to date has focused on usage statistics, a Texas university is shifting toward examining how the tablets affect student learning.
...In the university's first paperless classroom, associate professors Ian Shepherd and Brent Reeves compared how their section of a microeconomics class used iPads with a section that had laptops. Through their devices, the students accessed an online textbook from McGraw-Hill and Inkling, as well as their Blackboard learning management system.
Via Jenny Pesina
The sociotechnical context for learning and education is dynamic and makes great demands on those trying to seize the opportunities presented by emerging technologies. The goal of this paper is to explore certain theories for our plans and actions in technology-enabled learning.
Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Durante más de una década los LMS y CLMS fueron soberanos absolutos en la distribución del conocimiento a través de soportes tecnológicos. Si bien su vigencia sigue gozando de buena salud, al momento de evaluar soluciones a implementar, las respuestas se han ampliado y diversificado en relación al universo de plataformas tradicionales. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, You Tube, Elgg, las Google Apps, Ning y Second Life, se apuntan como nuevos actores en la gestión de los procesos educativos.
Via Carlos Lopez Ardao
Google Image Search by Drawing, es una servicio muy divertido, que nos permite tratar de dibujar la imágen que queremos buscar, con el nuevo servicio que ha incorporado Google, de búsqueda de imágenes con una imágen, es decir buscar imágenes similares o muy parecidas a la que queremos buscar.
Via Mauricio M. Escudero
Educational Paradigms: Learning and Leading in the 21st Century
How do you make the case for technology integration? Is it because kids are incessantly using technology, including many multifunctional mobile devices and they ‘demand’ that our pedagogical choices match their ‘digital learning style’ ‘in the 21st Century’? Are they really wired differently?
Most of what I read (and view) on the web regarding the why’s of tech use in education makes this argument. I’ll call it the Digital Native Argument. Videos are put up (copycat versions of original videos) that star ‘wise’, ‘tech-savvy’ children confronting an (apparently) ignorant non-tech using teacher. The claims are that kids spend countless hours immersed in media, texting, 'surfing', etc. and if teachers aren’t allowing them to do the same at school, they are out of touch and, well, ‘bad teachers’. These videos would have us believe that all this time spent doing media is all good. Unstructured, undifferentiated time but time well spent! Hmm.
Via Jesús Salinas
One team shined brighter then all the others and built an augmented reality first-person-shooter game. It's amazing to see what they could get done in a single day. Included below is a short video where give a demo of the app and briefly explain how they built it. Did I mention this was built using the Beta1 tools for Windows Phone Mango?!
The next mobile app hackthon will be held on October 15th in Seattle, Washington. There is no charge to attend this event, but you do need to register in advance. I won't be able to attend, as I'll instead be attending the Portland Startup Weekend. If you're thinking of attending the hackathon, be sure to register now. Let me know if you do attend, I'd love to see what you build.
Via Gary Hayes
"Many of us take a Field of Dreams approach to elearning. If we build it, they will learn. But the reality is that elearning is just an event in the timeline of learning and not the entire learning process. And in some ways, the elearning course is an intrusion on the person’s natural learning process. Because of this, we want to make sure that the investment we make in elearning produces the results we desire. ..."
This piece was written by Oscar Berg (@oscarberg) for CMS Wire and curated by JanLGordon covering her topic "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond" on Scoopit.
I was especially drawn to this article in relation to Scoopit, as I know from discussions I've had with Guillaume Decugis, this very much speaks to his vision of what this platform could and should become.
**By sharing content and helping each other source, review and curate topics of interest, we stay informed, expand the conversation and contribute to others. It's like a collective intelligence of sorts.
**An essential part of community building is giving others credit if you repost their content and thanking them for posting it.
"Since the dawn of time, primates have relied on social networks to help the whole group with their environments.
This of course applies to humans and our enterprises as well."
Here's what caught my attention:
Understanding the Dynamic of Your Networks
Today we also have information technologies such as social software that anyone can use to build, nurture and make use of their informal networks.
**And as the informal networks become visible, they become more usable to both individuals and organizations
**as we can better understand their dynamics and how to make proper use of them.
**In an environment where change is business as usual and being
**more responsive, agile and innovative is the only way to adapt to the environment, who can afford not to understand the dynamics of networks and harness their power with the use of social technologies?
Why and for how long?
Image by: Sujin
With the help of these awesome tools you can schedule your tweet for future or any date or anytime. So here are the list of 15 Twitter Tools to Schedule Tweets For Later.
Sometimes back we mention about 110+ Best Twitter Tools and 21 Great Twitter Analytics Tools. So again we are here to tell all our twitter readers about Twitter Tools, which help them to Schedule Tweets For Later. So no need to sit in front of computer all day to post tweets. With the help of these awesome tools you can schedule your tweet for future or any date or anytime...
Via Martin Gysler
Published by the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), this is a report on research undertaken to find out how schools use, and anticipate using, new technology. It covers funding, hardware used by teachers, hardware used by pupils, software used by teachers, communicating with parents through social networking and other means, and home access.
Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Today, my students reviewed their first graded essays. I tried out a new way of assessing student work — screencasting. Instead of collecting printed papers, I asked students to write in Google Docs and then share their papers with me so I would also be able to view them online. Instead of scribbling marks in the margins of printed papers, I opened each student’s paper in Google Docs, highlighted text and inserted comments to clarify my thoughts, and then turned on the screen recorder (Jing) to record my voice as I scrolled through the paper and pointed to items with my mouse. Right after recording, I uploaded the finished recording to Jing’s companion hosting site, and then I simply copied and pasted the link to the recording directly into the Google Doc.
Via Peggy George
A website to support the use of GoogleApps to construct ePortfolios in both K-12 schools and in higher education...
This Google Site has been set up by Dr. Helen Barrett to focus on the use of Google Apps to create ePortfolios. On this site, there are instructions on how to use the different elements of Google Apps to maintain e-portfolios.
Via Jesús Salinas, juandoming