The label of “21st Century learning” is vague, and is an idea that we here at TeachThought like to take a swing at as often as possible, including:
–weighing the magic of technology with its incredible cost and complexity
–underscoring the potential for well thought-out instructional design
–considering the considerable potential of social media platforms against its apparent divergence from academic learning
Some educators seek out the ideal of a 21st century learning environment constantly, while others prefer that we lose the phrase altogether, insisting that learning hasn’t changed, and good learning looks the same whether it’s the 12th or 21st century.
At TeachThought, we tend towards the tech-infused model, but do spend time exploring the limits and challenges of technology, the impact of rapid technology change, and carefully considering important questions before diving in head-first.
The following take on 21st century learning developed by TeachThought is notable here because of the absence of technology. There is very little about iPads, social media, 1:10 laptops, or other tech-implementation. In that way, it is closer to the “classic” approach to “good learning” than it is the full-on digital fare we often explore.
The size of the circles on the map are intended to convey priority.
Dans cette synthèse, nous proposons diverses approches méthodologiques, illustrées d'applications concrètes dans le contexte de la mise en place de dispositifs hybrides sur une plateforme d'eLearning, afin de mieux comprendre les rapports systémiques entre des configurations technologiques (outils, usages) et leurs impacts sur l'apprentissage des étudiants et sur le développement professionnel des enseignants du supérieur. Des pistes sont ouvertes afin de mieux comprendre ces rapports interactifs et de définir ainsi des perspectives pour des recherches plus fines et mieux circonstanciées.
Connected learning is a necessity in this digital age. More and more of our students learning, attention, and access to information is taking place outside of classrooms and through online networks and exchanges. Connected learning, however, can help them cultivate the skills necessary for fulfilling adult lives and careers and that formal instruction alone could not afford.
This article examines the differences between reading in print and reading online, and proposes some tools and strategies to help aid students' reading comprehension and information literacy in online environments
How to create guidelines for responsible use of social tools.
1. Examine your school culture. Gain an understanding of how your community feels about social media.
2. Organize a team. Include both educators who use social media in the classroom and those who do not.
3. Research. Evaluate policies already in place at your school. Look around at other schools. See what they’ve done. Get a sense for what works and what doesn’t.
4. Write a draft and solicit feedback. This is the hard part, says Anderson. Gather the information you’ve collected and ask others to weigh in. Schedule meetings and talk to stakeholders face to face.
5. Have the draft vetted by the school attorney and school board. Make sure your policy does not violate any current laws, policies or ordinances.
6. Introduce the policy to the community. Every team member should be tasked with reaching out to different stakeholder groups, says Anderson. It’s important to be open and transparent.
7. Conduct periodic reviews. Your new social media policy should be “a living document that is revisited often.”
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The Hybrid Learning Model is an extremely versatile tool, developed by CETL(NI) to capture, describe, reflect on and plan good practice in teaching and learning. The model combines the 8 Learning Events Model developed by LabSET, University of Liège, Belgium with Sue Bennett's teaching and learning verbs (University of Wollongong).
With each passing day political parties and citizens, business leaders and employees, and brands and consumers, have an increasing array of media outlets through which to share and access personal information. As such, it’s more important than ever to own and manage your reputation before another person or institution defines it for you.
Today, most educational systems are designed to work from the microscopic to the macroscopic. Students learn facts and figures and tiny fractions of knowledge long before anyone really puts things into a larger context.
Depuis le lancement par les bibliothèques de prêtnumérique.ca, les canadiens sont devenus adeptes aux ebooks.
"(les éditeurs)... se rendent compte que finalement, le prêt numérique ne nuit pas à leurs ventes, parce que les grands emprunteurs de livres dans les bibliothèques sont aussi des gens qui en achètent beaucoup."
Do you know what technology you’ll be using in the classroom 5 years from now? What about 10 years from now? A new visualization may be able to help.
Thanks to the hard work by Envisioning Tech, it’s simple to see what we could expect to happen in the next few decades. From today’s iPads to holograms in the year 2040, there’s a lot coming to a classroom near you.
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