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Medical Students Get an Education Treating Syrian Refugees

Medical Students Get an Education Treating Syrian Refugees | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it

good to A mobile clinic in Lebanon provides frontline healthcare to those who have fled the conflict.

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heartwarming to see the younger generation care and doing something valuable to help those in need.

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The MOOC Moment and Its Impact on K-12 Education - Education Week News (blog)

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The MOOC Moment and Its Impact on K-12 Education
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New technologies have a funny effect on them, they can spark periods of disequilibrium, where communities re-evaluate their practices and the future of teaching and learning.
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Schools need to prepare students for higher education.  The MOOC model may help 6th form students to gain the skills required to become autonomous learners and work with peers to create constructivist learning networks.

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The pedagogy of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): the UK view | Siân Bayne and Jen Ross, the Higher Education Academy

The pedagogy of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): the UK view  | Siân Bayne and Jen Ross, the Higher Education Academy | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it

The report contains four main sections:

• an overview of the current UK MOOC landscape, illustrating the rich and to date rather neglected history of innovation in open course delivery within the UK during the period preceding our engagement with the large MOOC platforms and the launch of FutureLearn;

• a literature review which addresses key areas of concern within the current published and grey literatures on MOOC pedagogy and associated contextual issues; here we outline what we see as the most important themes currently driving the MOOC pedagogy debate;

• a series of ‘snapshots’ of current UK MOOCs, with an emphasis on looking at the detail of teacher practice, and on approaching the question of MOOC pedagogy from the position of the active teacher-practitioner;

• a conclusion which brings together themes from the literature review with the ‘snapshots’ in order to outline what we consider to be the most pressing issues the UK higher education community should be addressing in relation to MOOC pedagogy.


Via Peter B. Sloep
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Important to remember that MOOCs are designed to give people a "taster" in a particular subject.  They are not intended to replace university degrees.

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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, March 9, 2014 12:26 PM

This is a valuable report, particularly since it doesn’t try to cover everything but focuses on pedagogical issues in particular. Also, the fact that the report limits itself to the UK situation may bother some, but the benefit again is depth. And the UK situation is contrasted with the well-known US MOOC platforms, portraying the UK MOOCs as being European in character. This is exemplified by the pan European OpenupEd platform, which exhibits such European values as equity, quality and diversity. A strong point is the literature review and the in-depth discussion of five exemplary MOOCs. Together, they show that the distinction between cMOOCs and xMOOCs is too simple, meanwhile intermediate and different kinds MOOCs have enriched the MOOC landscape.

 

The report contains a wealth of other interesting facts and views. Although it is of course a mere mark on the developmental timeline of MOOCs, anybody with an interest in their pedagogy should read it. It is time well spent.  @pbsloep

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Stimulating Participation in Lectures - Technology Enhanced Learning

Stimulating Participation in Lectures - Technology Enhanced Learning | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
Mandy (@MandyAsghar) and I recently delivered a workshop to colleagues in the Faulty of Arts to stimulate thinking and consider effective strategies including (but not limited to) the use of technology to promote engagement ...
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Nice use of Google quiz.  could also do similar with other apps such as Socrative or dedicated hardware such as turning point clickers.

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Managing your Digital Footprint – Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

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Managing your Digital Footprint – Technology Enhanced Learning Blog: http://t.co/aLQx1nMx #edchat #edtech #education...


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digital literacy skills need to be embedded in HE. @flea palmer has done some great work in this field.

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Using Social Media to Teach Visual Literacy in the 21st ... - Edutopia

Using Social Media to Teach Visual Literacy in the 21st ... - Edutopia | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Dave Guymon, an online middle school teacher and edtech Master's candidate, defines visual literacy and proposes using three popular social media modes - Instagram, Emoji and memes - to enhance ...

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certainly, using blogging for students to articulate their learning experiences and share these with their peers is a great way for students to showcase their achievements, air their concerns and encourage peer collaboration.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 5, 2014 11:19 PM

Visual learning should be integrated into any lesson and teaching students how to add social media into this equation is a win win.

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What BYOD Means for e-Learning

What BYOD Means for e-Learning | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
The number of devices that corporate elearning must support is growing at an unprecedented rate. Is your elearning ready to meet the demands of BYOD policies?
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BYOD another hot potato in higher education right now.  Fits in well with the flipped classroom model.

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The HEA-Nottingham seminar | Online & open: modelling sustainability & 'greening the academy' through E-learning

The HEA-Nottingham seminar | Online & open: modelling sustainability & 'greening the academy' through E-learning | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
A seminar, titled ‘Online and open: modelling sustainability and 'greening the academy' through E-learning,’ will take place at the University of Nottingham on 5 March 2014. Hosted as part of the W...
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sustainability seems to be a hot topic in HE at the moment.

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Rachel Barnum – Google+ - When researching color schemes for e-Learning, I realized…

Rachel Barnum – Google+ - When researching color schemes for e-Learning, I realized… | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
When researching color schemes for e-Learning, I realized how much argument there was on readability alone!
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accessibility/usability always important when creating any electronic resource

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No More Final Exams?

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Adaptive systems and continuous assessment puts testing to the test. GUEST COLUMN | by Christina Yu Testing today can be anything from a mere bureaucratic hurdle to a nerve-wracking, future-determining experience for students.

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a good idea particularly for those who suffer exam anxiety.  Might be difficult and not always appropriate to completely replace exams though for example in medical and legal professions.

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The article is about continuous assessment and mastery-based learning. It reminds importantly that "testing doesn’t have to be postponed until the end of an instructional module and then administered in a batch mode."

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Ridiculously Simple Ways to Create Awesome Custom E-Learning Graphics - E-Learning Heroes

Ridiculously Simple Ways to Create Awesome Custom E-Learning Graphics - E-Learning Heroes | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
E-Learning Heroes: Step-by-step tutorials for building better courses, fast answers to your e-learning questions, free downloads for your e-learning projects.
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This looks neat and simple. : )

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Today's eLearning: Michael Allen & Experts Say "Enough is Enough"

Today's eLearning: Michael Allen & Experts Say "Enough is Enough" | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
While there are a few shining examples of instructional design, a large percentage of elearning created today is woefully inadequate. Instead of deep and meaningful learning, most elearning encourages learners to stay away ...
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Find out more about the serious e-learning manifesto in this article and the chance to enrol for a Google Hangout with the authors followed by a Q&A session

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Video: How do we educate the missing 66 million?

Video: How do we educate the missing 66 million? | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
Even though we’ve made great progress in getting girls into school, there’s still about 66 million girls today who don’t attain education of any kind.
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so distressing that this is happening in the 21st century!  

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The National Student Survey

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The National Student Survey (NSS) is an excellent opportunity for final year undergraduates to feedback on their academic experience, while the results will be used to help prospective students to choose courses that best suit their needs and...
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The NSS always a good source of data for student feedback.  

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Sign Solutions Deaf Awareness Demo - YouTube

http://www.signsolutions.uk.com/elearning/ Sign Solutions Language and Learning presents a unique Deaf Awareness e-learning programme, aiming to improve the ...
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Good to see e-learning programmes being used to disseminate and teach about deaf awareness

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Build your own 'App Swap Breakfast' event #AppSwap #AppSwapLeic

Build your own 'App Swap Breakfast' event #AppSwap #AppSwapLeic | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
A space/s for sessions to be held; Common interests (teaching / learning / scholarship / institutional / subject / revision / reference / entertainment / etc.) Branding ... EduBlogs Best Blog on Educational Technology 2012.
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this is a great idea.  We are looking into doing something similar at Plymouth University

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Flexible Pedagogies: technology-enhanced learning

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New HEA report on technology enhanced learning published: http://t.co/YmvqwrH3Og

Via Yasemin Allsop
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Will be bookmarking this report.  Good to get an insight into how the HEA perceives the part TEL will play in teaching and learning in HE 

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A collection of VLE or learning ‘bad’ practices, pt.1 – Comments welcome – Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

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A collection of VLE or learning ‘bad’ practices, pt.1 – Comments welcome – Technology Enhanced Learning Blog


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This could form a very stimulating and valuable discussion

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How problem-based learning can help develop innovation skills

How problem-based learning can help develop innovation skills | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
RT @nmiro: PBL e innovación http://t.co/6IhLb6H22p
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we use PBL here at the Plymouth University Medical and Dental school.  I think it has great potential in all areas as it helps contextualise the learning experience.

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How Digital Reading and Adaptive Learning Are Revolutionizing Education | Digital Book World

How Digital Reading and Adaptive Learning Are Revolutionizing Education | Digital Book World | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
Content provided by Impelsys.A study conducted across the United States revealed that higher education institutions faced instructional and learning ("How Digital Reading and Adaptive #Learning Are Revolutionizing #Education"
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This could be a bit one sided as it is a sales pitch, but does anyone have any personal experience of uptake of digital books by students?

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20+ #EdTech Lovers Worth Following On Twitter - #Edudemic

20+ #EdTech Lovers Worth Following On Twitter - #Edudemic | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
Ever wonder who you should be following on Twitter? Here's a great guide to some awesome #EdTech Twitterers.

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always useful.

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Pedagogy of the Oppressed: Noam Chomsky, Howard Gardner, and Bruno della Chiesa Askwith Forum - YouTube

On Wednesday, May 1, the Askwith Forum commemorated the 45th anniversary of the publication of Paolo Freire's "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" with a discussion a...
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I scooped details of Freire's  book a few days ago.  This is worth a watch.

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7 Common Instructional Design Pitfalls in E-learning Storyboards

7 Common Instructional Design Pitfalls in E-learning Storyboards | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
Storyboard writing is a core skill that all e-learning instructional designers must master. Yet there are common pitfalls that pop up frequently - both for newbies and seasoned instructional designers.
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Sweetrush resources always worth a look. : )

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Rowan gets ready to plunge into virtual reality

Rowan gets ready to plunge into virtual reality | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
It's not Minority Report; it's real life. Kind of.
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looks interesting and system lends itself well to engineering.

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Oppia: Google's New, Free E-Learning Tool

Oppia: Google's New, Free E-Learning Tool | Technology Enhanced learning in education | Scoop.it
By Stefanie Panke Editor, Social Software in Education Interested in creating simple, interactive e-learning content? Meet Oppia, Google’s new open source tool that allows anyone to create basic, f...
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One to watch maybe?  I will be investigating this myself. : )

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