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A Dozen Things You Need to Know about Adult Learning | Tomorrow's Professor Postings

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The posting below, a bit longer than most, describes a dozen tips for working with adult learners. It is from Chapter 4 – A Dozen Things You Need to Know about Adult Learning, in the book, Teaching Adults: A Practical Guide for New Teachers, by Ralph G. Brocket. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company. One Montgomery Street, Suite 1200. San Francisco, CA 94104-4594 www.wiley.com All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.

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Donna Farren's curator insight, December 5, 1:27 PM
Great list!
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, December 5, 2:01 PM
Great article form Tomorrow's Professor.
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Freek Kraak's curator insight, December 8, 4:06 PM
Goed om te signaleren op 'Een Leven Lang Leren'.
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Free Images - Pixabay

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, November 18, 2:45 AM

I depend on and use Pixabay every day for blogging, writing, presentations and pretty much every content creation you can think of. Highly recommended! 10/10

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Backward Design, Forward Progress

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First, (re)designing a course via backward design forces us to step back from our fields of expertise, which we know so well and hold so dear, and approach the learning process as novices. That is to say, we are so familiar with our disciplines and their content that it’s hard to imagine anyone not endowed with such knowledge or a burning desire to acquire it.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 10, 4:18 PM

 

Online instructors are often asked to teach a course built by someone else.those given the chance to redesign a course will appreciate this interesting take on backward design.

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Key Issues in Teaching and Learning | EDUCAUSE.edu

Key Issues in Teaching and Learning | EDUCAUSE.edu | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it
Each year, ELI surveys the higher education community to determine key issues & opportunities in post-secondary teaching & learning. These key issues serve as the framework, or focal points, for our discussions and programming throughout the coming year. More than 900 community members voted on the following key issues for 2016

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Dennis Swender's curator insight, October 6, 1:05 PM
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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 7, 1:34 AM
Différents sujets à surveiller pour la pédagogie dans l'enseignement supérieur.
Audencia-innovation's curator insight, October 7, 11:17 AM
Rich and relevant information on pedagogy. Thanks!
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Assessment and Rubrics

Assessment and Rubrics | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it
A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, cooperative learning, research process/report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects.

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Marta Torán's curator insight, November 13, 6:33 AM

Excelente colección de rúbricas

MONICA LOPEZ SIEBEN's curator insight, November 14, 2:26 AM
Muy interesante y prácticos todos los enlaces para generar y consultar rúbricas.
Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, November 17, 6:06 PM
If you need a rubric, or need ideas of what to include on a rubric and how it could be formatted, you will find many examples at this university site.  I was surprised to see rubrics for mind maps and PowerPoint presentations as well as for elementary and middle school research topics.  There is a lot here to look at.
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Banning and unbanning phones in schools

Banning and unbanning phones in schools | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it

Forbidden ... or encouraged? When planning for new initiatives that will introduce and/or utilize information and communications technologies (ICTs) in some way, a simple general rule of thumb is worth considering: The best technology is often the one you already have, know how to (and do) use, and can afford. In many places around the world, this technology is the mobile phone. This is not to contend that 'new' technology devices should not be considered -- far from it! ...


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The Next Generation of Wireless


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Mark Pegrum's curator insight, February 18, 9:32 PM

An informative  overview of the significance of impending 5G networks

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Universities are tracking their students. Is it clever or creepy?

Universities are tracking their students. Is it clever or creepy? | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it
Universities are tracking their students. Is it clever or creepy?

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Mark Pegrum's curator insight, August 4, 10:30 PM
Some thoughts about learning analytics
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Apps and Websites for Improving Parent-Teacher Communication

Apps and Websites for Improving Parent-Teacher Communication | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it

Abrupt phone calls, forgotten emails, and stressful parent-teacher conferences are some of the more familiar ways to connect with parents, but not necessarily the most productive. These apps and websites provide instant, practical, and regular communication tools ...


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Learning Strategies, Not Learning Styles

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long, students were defined and confined by learning styles. It most likely all began as a positive move toward helping students grow as learners, but it was one of those times educators took some research and went the wrong way with it. We (I include myself in this issue) would tell certain students they were visual learners, and others that they were auditory learners.

It's not that we don't have preferred methods of learning, but too often our students are boxed in by their learning styles as if they didn't have more than one. This issue caused me to write about the Myth of Learning Styles a few years ago. It became a big issue because students, and their parents and teachers, began to believe that students only had one way of preferred learning which prevented them from strengthening other styles of learning.

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Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it
“If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve,” Debbie Millman counseled in one of the best commencement speeches ever given, urging: “Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities…” Far from Pollyanna platitude, this advice actually reflects what modern psychology knows about how belief systems about our own abilities and potential fuel our behavior and predict our success. Much of that understanding stems from the work of Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, synthesized in her remarkably insightful Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (public library) — an inquiry into the power of our beliefs, both conscious and unconscious, and how changing even the simplest of them can have profound impact on nearly every aspect of our lives.

One of the most basic beliefs we carry about ourselves, Dweck found in her research, has to do with how we view and inhabit what we consider to be our personality.

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Brook Croat's comment, July 11, 4:00 PM
The topic of the growth vs. fixed mindset was first brought to my attention through a TED Talk last year, and it's still just as interesting as it was then! By far the scariest/most interesting part of this article was when they discussed the effects of the study with young children. Immediately seeing the negative consequences of promoting a fixed mindset is a wake-up call as to just how much of an effect we have on our students. I hope keep this topic in mind in the future and work hard to encourage a growth mindset with my students. Thanks for sharing!
Grace Briese's comment, July 12, 11:06 AM
Good point Stephanie. I was kind of making an assumption that once you tell a student that they are gifted, you are reinforcing the fixed mindset that they should be preforming at a certain level simply because they are gifted (not for effort). But you are right, reinforcing a gifted student's process and effort and encouraging that growth mindset can/should still be done once they are identified as gifted....
So much for me to still explore on this topic- I just bought the book myself. Thanks for the input!
Caroline Halverson's comment, August 1, 10:32 AM
Very interesting question Grace, whether or not to tell a student they are gifted and if it could be harmful on young students. Seeing just how big of an effect it has on the students is a huge surprise to me because I did not think it would be as detrimental as this article states. Thank you for sharing this article with us it was really informative!
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Personal Learning Networks: All eLearning pros need to know

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A Personal Learning Network involves a group of individuals who share ideas, feedback, and experiences. In the realm of eLearning these interactions take place online, through forums, social media, and other collaborative online platforms. Online learners have the power to participate in online discussions when and how it suits their needs. Regardless of their physical location, preferences, or goals, Personal Learning Networks are a valuable eLearning resource. Here are the top benefits of Personal Learning Networks, as well as 5 tips for integrating them into your eLearning course design.

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A Personal Learning Network involves a group of individuals who share ideas, feedback, and experiences. In the realm of eLearning these interactions take place online, through forums, social media, and other collaborative online platforms. Online learners have the power to participate in online discussions when and how it suits their needs. Regardless of their physical location, preferences, or goals, Personal Learning Networks are a valuable eLearning resource. Here are the top benefits of Personal Learning Networks, as well as 5 tips for integrating them into your eLearning course design.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PLN

 

https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/pkm-personal-professional-knowledge-management/

 

 

Maria Angélica Morales Valencia's curator insight, September 4, 7:02 PM
Actually, people have different strategies to learn or study, one of them is Personal Learning Networks. Thanks to the technology, this is strategy is easier and useful since we can study with other people through forums, debates, social Medias, etc… E-learning has some advantages such as no geographical barriers, meet new people, cultures, ideas and thoughts also collaboration is more evident in learning networks than in traditional networks. Some tips to make your e-learning more successful is being active in the process, understanding that contribute with information is important as receive all that information and being clear about the guidelines. E-learning Networks give you a lot of opportunities to increase your knowledge.
Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, September 5, 8:30 AM

Las redes personales de aprendizaje conforman el ecosistema de recursos educativos de los estudiantes.

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Why the Future of Adult Learning Is Mobile Learning | Technology and Learning

Why the Future of Adult Learning Is Mobile Learning | Technology and Learning | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it
Evidence from my wife.

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Charmaine Thomae's curator insight, October 19, 8:56 PM
This article lays out the future of mobile learning. It points out that as children we may not be using mobile learning as much as we will when we are adults. As adults we have an easier time accessing mobile learning rather than children do. What I found most interesting about this article is that adults spend more time on their mobile devices rather then any other source of information.
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Which Colors to Avoid in Web Design – Web Design Tips & Tricks

Which Colors to Avoid in Web Design – Web Design Tips & Tricks | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it

Colors are the heart of any advertisement that decides how successfully it will promote your brand, merchandise or services. The power of color schemes should not to be underestimated. If used creatively, even the simpliest colors can not only boost the ability to advertise but also improve the time a user spends on a website averagely.


However, choosing the wrong color schemes can be disastrous to say the least and can drown any product or service, regardless of how big it is or what it brings to the table. For example, some advertisers choose flashy colors to capture the attention of their target audience. Although they may succeed in getting the heads turn in their direction, the audience will lose interest in the long haul.


This eventually ends up damaging brand image and reputation of the business.In this article, we will cover which types of color schemes to avoid in online advertising. I’ve gathered a list of “NOT TOs” along with an alternative methods for you to try....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, November 29, 1:35 AM

Colors will make or break your website design. Read and learn how to put color theory to work for biggest impact.

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, November 29, 9:18 AM

Use colors the right way for better results.

Yu PANG's curator insight, December 6, 5:28 AM
Which Colors to Avoid in Web Design –#WebDesign Tips & Tricks
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Research: Video Production and Engagement: Guidelines for the Talking Heads

Recently Juho Kim, a Ph.D. student at MIT, Rob Rubin, the VP of Engineering at edX, and Philip J. Guo from the University of Rochester  How Video Production Affects Student Engagement: An Empirical Study of MOOC Videos at the ACM Conference on Learning at Scale (L@S).


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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, September 10, 6:47 PM

Interesantes resultados y recomendaciones que surgen de un estudio realizado a partir del análisis de la data recogida de la observación de 6.9 millones de sesiones de videos por parte de estudiantes de cuatro cursos edX y de entrevistas con equipos de producción de dichos videos. Se midió el nivel de interés (engagement) que estos videos provocaron en los estudiantes de manera indirecta a través del tiempo en que estos permanecían observando el video. Aún cuando esta no es ni siquiera una buena medida para comprender el impacto de estos contenidos multimedia en el aprendizaje de los alumnos, el estudio brinda algunas interesantes luces sobre como deben producirse estos videos para fines educativos y conseguir al menos que los estudiantes no se aburran rápidamente con ellos.

Roberto Aníbal Arce's curator insight, October 12, 9:52 PM
Para nuestros cursantes de edición de video
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 14, 1:16 AM
Research: Video Production and Engagement: Guidelines for the Talking Heads
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Time to Dive in? A Chart of The Best Augmented Reality Apps to Use With Students

Time to Dive in? A Chart of The Best Augmented Reality Apps to Use With Students | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it
Augmented reality is making some huge inroads in the field of education. More and more teachers are incorporating this relatively new technology in their classrooms. Augmented reality is also redefining the notion of learning by adding a layer of interactivity, engagement and vividness to students learning experiences. Teachers have been using augmented reality in many varied ways and across different school subjects, this post from Edutopia provides some good examples in this regard. The success of AR in education is attributed to the increasing availability of mobile apps designed specifically to help learners leverage the power of AR in their learning.  Below are some very good AR apps to try out with your students. This is a work in progress and we will be adding more to the list in the future. Enjoy

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Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, September 19, 11:40 PM

Learning has to be interactive, engaging and personalized. AR apps will be one of the preferred tools.

Lee Hall's curator insight, September 20, 9:47 AM
The apps are divided by category and is being added to as new apps appear. 
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The success of AR in education is attributed to the increasing availability of mobile apps designed specifically to help learners leverage the power of AR in their learning. This chart provides some very good AR apps to try out with your students.
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Technology Tips Newsletter - Curation Tips

Technology Tips Newsletter - Curation Tips | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it
Whether for scholarly research or personal interests, most people come across online articles that they want to save for future reference.

How do you keep track of the articles you want to read? Check out one of these free services that make storing and managing articles easy.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 12, 1:05 PM

Here's a well curated review of bookmarking and curation systems that will help you keep track of what you find on the web.

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5 Mistakes in Using Videos for eLearning Courses Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

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The 5 Mistakes in Using Video for eLearning Courses Infographic presents five mistakes you should avoid when utilizing videos for your curriculum.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 25, 10:45 AM

Short, on point course videos work.  However, there are some basic mistakes to avoid. This infographic informs succinctly.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 26, 2:26 AM
5 mistakes many of us have made... good idea to have them together as a reminder :-)
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4 Ways You Can Blend E-learning Courses with M-Learning

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This blog post shares about several ways to blend e-learning with m-learning.

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Key Mobile Learning Trends For 2016 - eLearning Industry

Key Mobile Learning Trends For 2016 - eLearning Industry | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it
Interested in learning about the top Mobile Learning Trends for 2016? Check the top Mobile Learning Trends for the year 2016.

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Mark Pegrum's curator insight, May 14, 1:49 AM
Nothing very new here, but a good, brief summary of current trends
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It’s been called “The Swiss Army Knife” of Apps! | Teaching Tomorrow's Skills Today


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9 Knowledge Retention Techniques For eLearning - eLearning Industry

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Your online learners have a lot on their minds. Between their busy schedules and everyday distractions, it's easy to forget the key takeaways. In this article, I'll share 9 knowledge retention techniques that make eLearning memorable.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 14, 9:48 AM

Some useful suggestions and links to more materials.

Danielarv's curator insight, September 16, 4:06 PM
This article provides 9 techniques which can help improve knowledge retention in eLearning course. The first technique is doing an audience research in which you know about learner preferences, goals, and preexisting knowledge. Subsequently, you need to incorporate optional self-assessments in order that online learners check their own progress. Next, you can provide to your learners a microlearning online library gathers all of your bite-size eLearning in one place so that online learners can get in, get out, and get back to business. Additionally, you can provide to learners, visual summaries such as graphics, mind maps and infographics due to the fact that the human brain remembers images more effectively than text. Furthermore, the use of games in eLearning course can significantly improve knowledge retention. Also, another technique is the spaced repetition which improves knowledge assimilation by preventing cognitive overload. One of the most important techniques is the creation of mobile learning content in which online learners will actively engage with the eLearning content. At the same time, learner-generated eLearning content is an important technique which gives online learners the chance to refresh their memory and actively recall the information. Finally, the use of online forums to facilitate the online collaboration process allows that learners improve long-term retention. These knowledge retention techniques allow that online learners achieve their learning goals.
Darlyn Nicole Ortega Aroca's curator insight, September 17, 4:57 PM
These kind of articles are very useful for teachers who use virtual teaching tools, in this article we can find some suggestions that may help students to have better concentration when they are developing their tasks. Also, when a student performs his/her tasks using technological tools is exposed to many distraction, and if this kind of distractions are not properly used could become disadvantages for virtual learning process.
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20 ways to prepare yourself for modern workplace learning | #LEARNing2LEARN WITH & about #ICT: #eSkills 

20 ways to prepare yourself for modern workplace learning | #LEARNing2LEARN WITH & about #ICT: #eSkills  | The blended language classroom | Scoop.it
Listed below (in the right hand column) are 20 things that you, as a learning professional, will need to have done PERSONALLY in order to be adequately prepared to support new approaches to workplace learning in your organisation PROFESSIONALLY (as shown on the right-hand side).

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 


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Listed below (in the right hand column) are 20 things that you, as a learning professional, will need to have done PERSONALLY in order to be adequately prepared to support new approaches to workplace learning in your organisation PROFESSIONALLY (as shown on the right-hand side).

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

 

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, July 3, 7:29 AM
Useful post, presenting some good tips. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in business management, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
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New Models of Open and Distance Learning ~ Stephen Downes

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Online learning, new media, connectivism, MOOCs, personal learning environments, new literacy, and more from Stephen Downes

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Rethinking Your Online Classroom with Connectivism

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One of the greatest challenges we face in today’s rapidly changing, tech-saturated educational landscape is the decrease of physical classrooms based on traditional notions of localized, embodied community. Emerging online classrooms mirror digital, distributed mode

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