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How To Test If Your School Is Actually Ready For Digital Learning

How To Test If Your School Is Actually Ready For Digital Learning | Technology Integration | Scoop.it

"So you want a 1:1 classroom … or perhaps a BYOD classroom. Or maybe you just want a couple iPads for some project-based learning. That’s wonderful. But what if your school’s wi-fi isn’t up to snuff? What if the process of browsing the web feels like you’re back on your 14.4 baud modem hoping the AOL gods connect you to the web? Sadly, most schools can’t come up with the recommended amount of bandwidth. About 80% of all schools fall short, actually. That’s according to the State Education Technology Directors Association. They say most schools can’t provide the 100Mbps per 1,000 students bandwidth needed for fast browsing and downloading."


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How Teachers' Use Of Technology In The Classroom Is Changing

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"At the beginning of 2014, Versal surveyed over 400 teachers to better understand their perspectives on teaching with technology. Last month, they run the same survey again and analyzed how things have changed."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 20, 9:10 PM

In all of this, the role of the teacher remains vital and keeps evolving.

 

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, March 21, 1:26 AM

Of course, more and more teachers are using technology today, and any survey will show how active technology, or interactive technology is gaining precendance over static technology. Technology is not just the projector and the white board, rather it is much more than that. While the use of powerpoint and word might be on the decline, current use of technology is aimed at developing online surveys, blogs, google spreadsheets, and google docs. My mentor checks answer sheets, and thesis papers online. She does this for multiple drafts as competently as if she were checking notebooks! The effective use of technology however also depends on back end support from the organisation and institution that encourages the use of technology. This includes software and hardware support to teachers who adhere to the BYOD concept. I have known of organisations that restrict updates of operating systems and antivirus software because they feel that updates might eat into bandwidth. Unfortunately, the BYOD devices of the teachers started to give trouble as lack of updates and patches were not available on time.

M. Fagot-Karcher's curator insight, March 21, 5:08 AM

I agree with that, very interesting

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10 Online Learning Trends to Watch in 2015

10 Online Learning Trends to Watch in 2015 | Technology Integration | Scoop.it
The future's biggest online movements in education are taking shape today.

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Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, January 10, 5:41 AM

There's always a danger in trying to make predictions, but this is a handy summary of the way trends are looking at the moment. There's nothing startling in the list, though.

ech08ravo's curator insight, January 12, 12:10 AM

Themes like #bigdata and #gamification are emerging as the focus for education markets globally. This #infographic gives some insight into some of the opportunities these trends might facilitate

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Terrific Timeline Creation Tool for Students (Works on Chromebooks Too) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Terrific Timeline Creation Tool for Students (Works on Chromebooks Too) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology Integration | Scoop.it

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The Best 10 Educational Technology Apps of 2014 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Teachers Will Embrace Students' Smartphone Addiction In 2015

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These are heady days for education technology. In fact, with big investments in outfits like Everspring and Udemy, I’d say 2014 was the biggest year yet in..

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 5, 12:33 PM

And it's about time! 

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Classroom Organisation

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A Must Have Pinterest Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Survey Says: Many Higher Ed Faculty Still Lack Awareness of OER

Survey Says: Many Higher Ed Faculty Still Lack Awareness of OER | Technology Integration | Scoop.it
THE ELUSIVE HUNT FOR OER: Open Educational Resources (OER) is one of those ideas that everyone likes in principle but few actually use. Between two-thirds and three-quarters of college faculty say they are unaware of OER, according to a Babson/Pearson survey of 2,144 faculty members. Part of the

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32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms

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32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms

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High Level Group on the Modernisatio of Higher Education


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A Treasure Trove of Digital Citizenship Resources for Teachers

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With the increasing use of internet by our kids comes the risks that, if not addressed appropriately, would make this use disastrous. From online predators looming around waiting for their next victim to harassment and cyberbullying, these and several other issues are  waiving a red flag for parents, teachers,and education stakeholders to take an immediate action and make digital citizenship an essential component in the curriculum. Kids need to be aware of these risks and should be taught on how to surf the net safely.

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Marianne Hart's curator insight, August 3, 2014 9:19 PM

Using "Digital Citizenship in Schools" by Mike Ribble.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 3, 2014 10:53 PM

Recursos. Ciudadanía Digital

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If You're Designing eLearning for Adults Take Advantage of These 4 Tactics

If You're Designing eLearning for Adults Take Advantage of These 4 Tactics | Technology Integration | Scoop.it
Understanding how adults learn, is the first step to crafting an eLearning material adults will actually want to start and finish.

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3 TED Talks That Might Actually Change How You Teach (And Think)

3 TED Talks That Might Actually Change How You Teach (And Think) | Technology Integration | Scoop.it
How do you conduct yourself in your classroom? As a leader, a learner, an observer, a participant, and a member of a larger group. All of these roles hold so much nuance that your students learn from. It is sometimes easy to forget how much our students are learning from us just by being with …

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Teachers Visual Guide to Blended Learning

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March 14, 2014
Blended learning , like BYOD and Flipped learning, is an educational concept that has gained much prominence with the massive uptake of web 2.0 technologies. According to ...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 17, 2014 9:12 AM

Yet another wonderful graphic that illustrates blended learning beautifully. Anyone involved in a school climate/instructional delivery change (or having those discussions) will want to have this handy

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Transforming your Teaching: The SAMR Model

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Teaching online is always a moving target.  If a particular technique or tool worked well in one class, it doesn’t mean it will work well in the next.

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Benjamin Carmel's curator insight, January 9, 5:52 PM

This has scholastic application in mind, the but the framework is applicable in many online learning program.

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Why Tens of Thousands of Teachers Are Embracing Digital Storytelling with StoryBoard That - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Why Tens of Thousands of Teachers Are Embracing Digital Storytelling with StoryBoard That - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Technology Integration | Scoop.it
Storyboard That has become the world’s leader in digital storytelling with over 600,000 storyboards created and tens of thousands of teachers incorporating it into their curriculum.

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callooh's curator insight, January 10, 12:22 PM

You may use storyboarding for fleshing out your instructional designs but this article suggests the use of storyboards as an instructional tool.

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Google's New Guide for Integrating Technology in Schools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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13 Digital Strategies For Teacher Collaboration

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Start Something: 13 Digital Strategies For Teacher Collaboration

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Impact of Game-Based Learning on Students

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EdTech Insight: Effective Game Based Learning, Impact of Game Based Learning on Students, and Designing Game Environments

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 5, 12:41 PM

It's fantastic, of course! ;)

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Trends & Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, & Learning Science

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By Abbie Brown | Abbie Brown created a magazine on Flipboard. “Trends & Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, & Learning Science” is available with thousands of other magazines and all the news you care about. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Abbie Brown”.

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Creating Multiple Choice Questions Based on Blooms Taxonomy in E-learning

Creating Multiple Choice Questions Based on Blooms Taxonomy in E-learning | Technology Integration | Scoop.it
A common method to reinforce and check learning in classroom-based or web-based training is to include questions. One of the very useful types of questions that can be used to check the learning is multiple choice questions (MCQs). MCQs are used for measuring three levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy – knowledge, comprehension and application outcomes of various types of content, such as terminology, facts, principles, methods and procedures. MCQs are easy to grade and learners are less likely to guess the correct answer, when compared to true or false.

MCQs are a highly preferred assessment question type for most eLearning courses. Learning occurs at many levels, from simple recall to problem solving. There are many types of objective questions such as true or false, multiple choice, match the following, drag and drop, etc. There are certain advantages and disadvantages of MCQs.

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Professors argue for a new online learning model in Teaching Crowds book

Professors argue for a new online learning model in Teaching Crowds book | Technology Integration | Scoop.it
Dron and Anderson propose a number of changes to traditional education — changes that make room for the expanded possibilities that online crowds and networked learning provide. Some of these changes include:

offering courses of variable length
using competency-based assessment tools instead of end-of-term exams
dissolving the boundaries between disciplines

The goal, as the authors write in the final chapter of their book, is to “provide methods of learning that are fitted to the subject and people learning them, not the needs and capabilities of institutions teaching them. This is what (networked learning) allows.”

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Europe struggles with digital education

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European higher education remains too conservative to adapt to technological innovations, said a Commission High Level Group on the Modernisation of Higher Education in its report published last week (22 October).

The group, which was launched in 2012 to examine such challenges, makes 15 recommendations to EU member states about how to integrate digital teaching and learning methods in their educational curricula.

Current learning systems are reluctant to leave behind conventional classroom methods and restructure the way universities and schools operate. Teachers do not have the necessary professional training to cope with new ways of schooling. The institutions themselves are poorly equipped with new technologies in order to deliver high quality, online education.

“Although Europe is starting to make progress, it is still lagging behind the US in using new technologies in our universities and colleges,” said Mary McAleese, the former President of Ireland, and chair of the High Level Group. “We should capitalise on the strengths we have, such as the wide use of ECTS [European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System] credits to ensure that digital learning in Europe is recognised, accredited and quality assured.”

Students are also reluctant to enroll in online degree programs, as an alternative to traditional, classroom-based ones, because many online courses do not offer credits towards obtaining a diploma. In fact, one of the group's recommendations to EU countries is that they recognise e-learning as a legitimate part of the educational system, and formalise it.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 31, 2014 4:07 PM

Students are also reluctant to enroll in online degree programs, as an alternative to traditional, classroom-based ones, because many online courses do not offer credits towards obtaining a diploma. In fact, one of the group's recommendations to EU countries is that they recognise e-learning as a legitimate part of the educational system, and formalise it.


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 31, 2014 8:17 PM

Perhaps we all do in various ways/

 

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The ADDIE Instructional Design Model Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

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The ADDIE instructional design model is possibly the best-known idm. Check both the ADDIE Infographic and the ADDIE PowerPoint Presentation.

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Don't Just Gamify Your Sales Funnel, Gamify Your Employees Too

Don't Just Gamify Your Sales Funnel, Gamify Your Employees Too | Technology Integration | Scoop.it
GamEffective is a next generation gamification company focusing on rich graphical narratives to drive skillful change in organizations. It works across enterprise applications and requires no coding for integration.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, August 1, 2014 9:01 PM

We think this is great advice. The more inclusive and imersive the game environment the more fun and complete the experience. Really love the Ambassadors layer.