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The Shift From Teaching Content To Teaching Learning

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The Shift From Teaching Content To Teaching Learning


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David Hain's curator insight, June 26, 2014 3:23 AM

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Is Online Education Opposed to Face-To-Face Education? [M.A. Escotet] via Scholarly Blog

Is Online Education Opposed to Face-To-Face Education? [M.A. Escotet] via Scholarly Blog | Technology | Scoop.it
Open education is particularly characterized by the removal of restrictions, exclusions and privileges; by the accreditation of students' previous ex­perie

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 13, 3:53 PM
They should not be. Online can be used effectively with adults and motivated students. It is about integrating each effectively into the teaching that each students needs.
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When I Think of Student Success

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The tendency to link software with student success has accelerated since 2012, as the educational technology sub-sector known as "integrated planning and advising for student success" has gained prominence through a series of grants funded by the Bill

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The Rise of Educational Technology as a Sociocultural and Ideological Phenomenon

The push for educational technology exists within a broader political, economic, ideological, and technological context. The all-too-common ignorance of this context and the subtleties of learning itself may prove problematic for edtech — and higher education's future.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 11, 2:17 PM

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The rise of educational technology is part of a larger shift in political thought, from favoring government oversight to asserting free-market principles, as well as a response to the increasing costs of higher education.


The technocentric view that technology can solve these challenges combines with a vision of education as a product that can be packaged, automated, and delivered to students.


Unless greater collaborative efforts take place between edtech developers and the greater academic community, as well as more informed deep understandings of how learning and teaching actually occur, any efforts to make edtech education's silver bullet are doomed to fail.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 11, 4:33 PM
The artitcle critiques the neo-liberal ideology schools have gone down with digital tools.
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4 Education Technology Trends That Are Redefining K–12 -- THE Journal

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4 Education Technology Trends That Are Redefining K–12
By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
04/03/17
Usually articles that talk about education technology trends and predictions appear at the end of year (e.g., Schaffhauser and Kelly’s predictions) or at the beginning of the year (e.g., Kajeet’s predictions). Throwing tradition to the wind, in this week’s blog post, coming during the home stretch of 2016 income tax filing season, we identify four trends that we predict will redefine K–12 education over the next five years. Redefine K–12? Yes! We understand the serious nature of that claim. So, without further ado, let’s see if we can’t convince you of our vision!

Trend 1: Paper-based textbooks are disappearing.

Yes, textbooks are some of the last paper-based books to stick around since, yes, districts are still purchasing paper-based textbooks. (Want a reference? Check with your local school board!) But the paper-based textbook industry is not growing; just the opposite. Textbook publishers are cutting their workforces and regrouping to produce… digital materials!  

Trend 2: Digital curricula is increasing.

Curriculum drives K–12:

"Research tells us that high-quality, aligned instructional material is important in helping teachers support their students…" Bob Hughes, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Teachers must have their curriculum! So as the paper-based curriculum industry is dying, the digital curriculum industry is emerging. For example, OER marketplaces (e.g., gooru, Edmodo, CK12) that focus on OER content continue to expand (Amazon is about to open Inspire, an OER website), while organizations that provide full OER-based curricula are beginning to hit their stride (e.g., EngageNY, Open Up). The latter provide the curriculum free — since it is based on free OER materials — but make money, and stay afloat to produce more curricula, by providing PD and other support services.

And yes, teachers too are producing digital curriculum — though, we (as well as others, e.g., Learning Counsel and the Rand Corp) have voiced concern on more than one occasion about the challenges classroom teachers face in producing "high-quality" curriculum while doing the zillion other things teachers are already required to do. Bill Schmidt, a well-regarded, math ed researcher concurs:

"It’s a rather elaborate and extensive endeavor to write instructional materials for a whole year, and I think that no one should expect that teachers have the time nor the professional background to do that."
The above caveat and concerns notwithstanding,

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Using laptops in class harms academic performance, study warns

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At times, it can seem as if the march of technology in higher education is unstoppable. But using a laptop in class can significantly damage students’ academic performance, a study warns.

The paper, based on an analysis of the grades of about 5,600 students at a private US liberal arts college, found that using a laptop appeared to harm the grades of male and low-performing students most significantly.
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The two US academics who conducted the research found that students who used laptops, typically in “laptop required” or “laptop optional” classes, scored between 0.27 and 0.38 grade points lower on a four-point grade point average scale than those who took notes using pen and paper.

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Edumorfosis's curator insight, April 5, 7:58 AM

¡Volvemos a lo mismo! Los dispositivos móviles NO se crearon para integrarse en la sala de clase tradicional. Esta tecnología convergente se diseño para adaptarse a los estilos de aprendizaje y trabajo de la Sociedad-Red. Para que esta tecnología impacte la educación, se tiene que derrumbar las paredes del aula, destemporalizar los currículos, eliminar las asignaturas, desmaterializar los contenidos y deshacerse de la cátedra magistral. Los profesionales del siglo 21 aprenden más en ambientes de trabajo y trabajan mejor en ambientes de aprendizaje. La tecnología móvil le sirve mejor a los aprendices cuando estos se apoderan de las herramientas de su tiempo para construir redes de aprendizaje.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 5, 4:18 PM
The proper use of a tool is central to its effectiveness.
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The case for optimism as we face a daunting wave of technological change 

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In fact, in this new era, no single organization can go it alone. As a business leader, I’ve always stressed the importance of putting partnership first. You’ll succeed if you build a strong ecosystem of partners that allows you to focus on what your organization does best.
We are just at the beginning of discovering what’s possible in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and as global leaders, it’s our responsibility to steer the world through the challenges and opportunities ahead. It will take strong collaboration across the public and private sectors to leverage technology for the greater good, and ensure the Fourth Industrial Revolution puts people first. Leaders who come together across business, government and academia will learn new tools to help their stakeholders thrive and obtain more useful information and insight from the data to make better decisions.
Technology is about opening doors to make new things possible. As the world becomes more connected, we must be proactive and open to new approaches that will help our fundamental institutions shape the way we use technology — not the other way around.


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David Hain's curator insight, January 17, 6:20 AM

Meg Whitman on the potential of the 4th Industrial Revolution - but only with active collaboration...!

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Collaboration for innovation: Why technology alone isn’t enough

Collaboration for innovation: Why technology alone isn’t enough | Technology | Scoop.it
I’ve spent 20 years in Silicon Valley working alongside the tech industry in a variety of capacities. From my experience, effective collaboration is the key ingredient to making innovation happen. And that’s reflected in our survey: Collaboration is already a priority for many CEOs, with 86 percent saying collaboration is a very important skill. That direct link between collaboration and innovation is something also borne out in PwC’s ongoing Innovation Benchmark study, where leaders cite innovative behaviors and culture as integral to success.

Without collaboration and the cross-disciplinary fertilization that it enables, it’s difficult to generate radically new ideas. Without challenges from outside your domain, it’s too easy to get stuck in the same boxes. Without outsiders to test your preconceptions and push you to defend your more outrageous ideas, it’s hard to develop inspiration into true innovation.


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David Hain's curator insight, March 20, 6:43 AM

All the technology in the world won't guarantee success, without a genuinely collaborative mindset and skills!

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20 Ideas for Professional Development in the Digital Age

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What is professional development?  It is pretty much anything that helps one develop professionally. At the heart, professional development is about growth and learning.  In the field of education, it seems like many quickly think of educational opportunities that mimic what they see in their schools. As a result, they turn professional learning and education into schooling.  The problem with that is that schooling is too limiting.  In this age, there are many other exciting and high-impact learning opportunities for teachers that extend beyond traditional notions of schooling.  When we hear the phrase “professional development,” certain practices likely come to mind, things like in-services and conferences. In the digital age, there are countless other opportunities for professional development and restricting one’s thoughts to just a few options limits our insight into what is possible for our students.  With that in mind, here is a brainstorm of 20 options available to educators today. This is far from an exhaustive list, but it is enough to start exploring the possibilities.  Feel free to suggest others in a comment to this post.

 

Learn more:

 

Professional Development: WHY EDUcators And TEACHers Can’t Catch UP THAT Quickly AND How-To Change It

 

LEARNing To LEARN For MY Professional Development | I Did It MY Way

 

 

 


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Growth and learning beyond schooling - think outside in-service and conferences/professional workshops.
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 25, 3:17 PM
What teachers likely need more than ever is to choose their professional learning. I use words like andragogy, forming, and learning, rather than development.
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Transformational Leadership: Definition, Examples, Future

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Transformational leadership is designed to entice people to achieve extraordinary things. Here is a concise definition, including examples.

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Learning in the digital age - theory and practice

Learning technology is just about everywhere in education. Universities are replete with lecture capture tools, interactive media, web based content and person…

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, December 31, 2016 11:39 AM
while this presentation is really quite in depth (74 slides) it covers some important points. Semms like something that would be interesting to share with colleagues as it really covers a number of topics that apply to modern learners.
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 25, 8:32 PM
Digital tools and the theory about using them in teaching and learning are linked to the practical implications (praxis and pedagogy) of what that means and does not mean. At the heart of it all, is the slide that says we cannot describe the future. We have never been able to, so why is that surprising us?
Ajo Monzó's curator insight, February 28, 6:14 AM
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Open Up: High Quality Standards-Aligned Math Curriculum

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By Tom Vander Ark - Newly launched Open Up Resources is piloting an OER standards-based middle grade math curriculum with partner districts for 2017.

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Five Ways to Ensure Real Learning Happens in Maker-Enhanced Projects

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Maker education is a great way to get kids engaged with solving problems and creating elegant solutions, but if teachers don't clearly tie class projects to

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Unlocking the Potential of Technology

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To thrive in a rapidly evolving, technology-mediated world, students must not only possess strong skills in areas such as language arts, mathematics and science, but they must also be adept at skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, persistence, collaboration and curiosity. All too often, however,
students in many countries are not attaining these skills. In this context, the World Economic Forum has taken on a multi-year initiative, New Vision for Education, to examine the pressing issue of skills gaps and explore ways to address these gaps
through technology.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 23, 2016 12:48 AM

32 page ebook - Well worth reading if you want to understand how to unlock the potential of educational technology.

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Disengaged Students, Part 7: Too Much Information Access?

Disengaged Students, Part 7: Too Much Information Access? | Technology | Scoop.it
In this 20-part series, I explore the root causes and effects of academic disengagement in K-12 learners and explore the factors driving American society ever closer to being a nation that lacks intellectualism, or the pursuit of knowledge for knowledge’s sake. It’s no secret that we are living in an information age, one that has lifted data barriers across the world and opened up access to knowledge like never before seen in the history of modern humankind. On the surface, this access to information appears to be a democratization of knowledge – a way that more people can learn about …
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 14, 4:25 PM
With easy access to information (false and otherwise), teaching is about helping students make sense of it and form skills.
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Open Educational Resources (#OER)

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Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may use and re-use for free! These resources are created by individuals or organizations who choose to retain few or no ownership rights so that you can download or share resources with others.  Some OERs can also be edited or re-mixed, depending on the…

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, April 13, 5:42 PM
Always good to access free resources! We are all better when we share!
António Leça Domingues's curator insight, April 14, 5:43 PM
Recursos educativos de código aberto.
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Cartoons on Digital Life

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For this month, I have selected an array of cartoons that slice-and-dice the influence of digital technologies on our daily lives. Enjoy!                      

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 7, 2:54 PM
Larry Cuban provides a number of funny (maybe not so funny) looks at how digital tools shape our living and learning.
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27 tools for diverse learners

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Something remarkable has happened in the past decade. New discoveries about the workings of the learning brain have converged with advancements in educational technology to finally make possible the kinds of flexible learning environments that students need to prepare for their future.

According to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework, flexibility is key because it allows educators to accommodate their students’ natural variability in learning styles and preferences. While UDL is not just about technology, this idea is at the heart of how technology can make personalized learning a reality.

Neuroscience has revealed that learners show a great deal of variability in three key areas: how they engage with learning (through the brain’s affective network), how they best perceive and process information (through the recognition network), and how they are best able to respond and show their understanding (through the strategic network). To account for learner variability in each of these areas, CAST developed UDL Guidelines that call on educators to provide options in the form of multiple means of engagement with learning, multiple means of representation for information, and multiple means of action and expression through which learners can demonstrate their understanding. The ultimate goal of these guidelines is to develop expert learners who are purposeful, motivated, resourceful, knowledgeable, strategic and goal directed.

Read on to find out about a number of free and low-cost UDL-aligned apps and websites that you can use to make their learning environments more flexible and personalized. Or, if you prefer to view the list visually, take a look at our Pinterest board.

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, April 4, 10:04 PM
Thx Edumorfosis.it  A great summary of tools to afford a variety of learners ways to access learning and show what they know.
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4 Education Technology Trends That Are Redefining K–12 -- THE Journal

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4 Education Technology Trends That Are Redefining K–12
By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
04/03/17
Usually articles that talk about education technology trends and predictions appear at the end of year (e.g., Schaffhauser and Kelly’s predictions) or at the beginning of the year (e.g., Kajeet’s predictions). Throwing tradition to the wind, in this week’s blog post, coming during the home stretch of 2016 income tax filing season, we identify four trends that we predict will redefine K–12 education over the next five years. Redefine K–12? Yes! We understand the serious nature of that claim. So, without further ado, let’s see if we can’t convince you of our vision!

Trend 1: Paper-based textbooks are disappearing.

Yes, textbooks are some of the last paper-based books to stick around since, yes, districts are still purchasing paper-based textbooks. (Want a reference? Check with your local school board!) But the paper-based textbook industry is not growing; just the opposite. Textbook publishers are cutting their workforces and regrouping to produce… digital materials!  

Trend 2: Digital curricula is increasing.

Curriculum drives K–12:

"Research tells us that high-quality, aligned instructional material is important in helping teachers support their students…" Bob Hughes, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Teachers must have their curriculum! So as the paper-based curriculum industry is dying, the digital curriculum industry is emerging. For example, OER marketplaces (e.g., gooru, Edmodo, CK12) that focus on OER content continue to expand (Amazon is about to open Inspire, an OER website), while organizations that provide full OER-based curricula are beginning to hit their stride (e.g., EngageNY, Open Up). The latter provide the curriculum free — since it is based on free OER materials — but make money, and stay afloat to produce more curricula, by providing PD and other support services.

And yes, teachers too are producing digital curriculum — though, we (as well as others, e.g., Learning Counsel and the Rand Corp) have voiced concern on more than one occasion about the challenges classroom teachers face in producing "high-quality" curriculum while doing the zillion other things teachers are already required to do. Bill Schmidt, a well-regarded, math ed researcher concurs:

"It’s a rather elaborate and extensive endeavor to write instructional materials for a whole year, and I think that no one should expect that teachers have the time nor the professional background to do that."
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Moving to Social

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It can be difficult to move a traditional training organization directly to a social learning focus.  I have found through experience that it is easier to start with performance consulting and then expand to social and collaborative learning. This reflects my own career as a military training development officer, later becoming one of the first Certified Performance Technologists in Canada, and then getting immersed in social networks for learning and performance.

“the labor market increasingly rewards social skills  … social skills reduce coordination costs” – The growing importance of social skills in the labor market (2015)

The aim of this workshop is to cover the components of a modern workplace learning strategy that includes training, performance support, and social learning. It is designed for anyone working in or interested in training, organizational learning, human resources, and organizational development. The workshop comprises 10 main activities, plus resources, links, and tips.

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David Hain's curator insight, February 15, 8:05 AM

A great online course for collaborators!

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How to Use Collaborative Leadership to Address Complexities

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It’s easy to say that different organizations can collaborate to achieve, but if it’s so easy in practice, the world would have solved challenges such as access to clean water by now.

Dr. John Bryson, an expert in collaborative governance and the McKnight Presidential Professor of Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, notes that, “Collaboration is not an easy answer to hard problems; it’s a hard answer to hard problems and there’s no getting around it.”

In a recent paper with colleagues Dr. Fran Ackerman and Dr. Colin Eden in Public Administration Review, he used CCL’s model of Direction-Alignment-Commitment — the shared tasks of leadership — to help explain the results of their study on public-private partnerships (PPPs).


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David Hain's curator insight, March 22, 5:35 AM

Collaboration is hard - but the process is pretty simple!

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common sense to common practice 
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How To Cite Social Media In Scholarly Writing

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How To Cite Social Media In Scholarly Writing

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, March 6, 8:53 AM
Never thought about this, but here it is.
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Social Presence -  Online Learning Insights

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Posts about Social Presence written by Debbie Morrison

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Why teen brains need later school start time

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Sleep deprivation in teenagers as a result of early school start has been a topic of much debate. Are teenagers just lazy, or is there more to their inability to wake up early?

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 21, 4:12 PM
When we allow school managers to call the shots, we end up with poor decisions about learning and teaching.
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Open Up: High Quality Standards-Aligned Math Curriculum

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By Tom Vander Ark - Newly launched Open Up Resources is piloting an OER standards-based middle grade math curriculum with partner districts for 2017.

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Makerspace for Education

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Despite the popularity and trend of the term “ makerspace ”, educators have to search hundreds of articles, websites and books to determine what this term is, how to begin, where t
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