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Learning Theories for the Digital Age

A slidedeck created for the ELESIG webinar on 9 May, 2013 hosted by Nottingham University

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 7, 2013 2:01 AM

Food for thought! Nice presentation with some good ideas on the different learning theories en vogue today.

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How are teachers using social media?

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"The internet: probably the most important human invention since the printing press…" A long-overdue technological revolution in education is at last under way, says The Economist. This week, The E...

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25 Ways Teachers Can Integrate Social Media Into Education

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"Some teachers embrace technology and social media. Others lurk. Many ignore. So what does the average teacher do if they’re somewhere in the middle?"

Just about every social network can play a pivotal role in education, so it’s time to start learning about all of them. This handy infographic from Online Colleges is a guide to who is using social media (pretty much everyone is aware of it) to which actual social networks they prefer.

 


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Organize, Share and Discuss Valuable Learning Resources Into Cloudscapes

Organize, Share and Discuss Valuable Learning Resources Into Cloudscapes | Daily Magazine | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Cloudscapes are collections of "clouds" about a certain topic. A "cloud" can be anything of relevance to learning and teaching clike an essay, a presentation, a resource, tool or event.

 

A cloudscape is therefore a user-driven collection of learning materials/resources pulled together for a specific need.

 

A cloudscape contains multiple elements:

1) Content - the actual text content

2) Cloudstream - tracking all the editing activities in the collection

3) Clouds - individual information objects

4) related Tweets

5) an RSS feed

6) a discussion area

 

Cloudworks, the platform where cloudscapes are born, is an open repository of educational and learning materials that motivates participants to share, find and discuss learning and teaching ideas.

 

Although the word "curation" is never used on the site or in the related documentation, this is yet another example of how the convergence of open repositories, open content and sharing platforms like this one, provide a natural and fertile ground for spontaneous curation approaches.

 

On this platform users can create topical learning collections by bringing together a selected set of existing content resources.

 

 

Cloudworks is developed by the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University in the UK and it is part of the Open University Learning Design Initiative (OULDI) project.

 

Example of a cloudscape: http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloudscape/view/2035

 

More info: http://cloudworks.ac.uk/

 

 


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Are Kids Who Make Their Own Video Games Better Prepared For The Digital Future?

Are Kids Who Make Their Own Video Games Better Prepared For The Digital Future? | Daily Magazine | Scoop.it
"Stemville" a game created by STEM challenge winner, Nicolas Badila (Middle School). It is easier than you might think for kids to make their own video games. Gamestar Mechanic is a great web based place for younger children to start.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, July 11, 2013 3:04 AM

Good reflection... how far must we go with games in learning? As far as possible!

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Curation for Teachers [Infographic]

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In Professional Learning in the Digital Age: The Educator's Guide to User-Generated Learning, Kristen Swanson shows educators how to enhance their pro...

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Rosie Peel's curator insight, June 8, 2013 3:07 AM

This is very insightful when creating an effective, authentic and reliable curation collection.  It is resources like this one that I feel will benefit others in their teaching and learning journey.

Dorothy Minor's curator insight, July 8, 2013 3:29 PM

This infographic provides insight into showing how to enhance learning. Critical thinking is an important skill in today's world. Students need encouragement in taking ownership of their own learning. We can find ways to encourage students from this link.

Daniel Jimenez Zulic's curator insight, August 3, 2013 12:04 PM

Ya en el esquema se ve como ir mejorando la practica, seleccion y calificacion de los sitios y contenidos.

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A personal philosophy of principled eclecticism for language teaching

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Shona Whyte:

Scott Douglas, assistant professor at the University of British Columbia, teaches English as an Additional Language (EAL), particularly EAP (English for Academic Purposes).

 

He's taken the time to write up a personal philosophy of education, detailing how and why he teaches the way he does.  He covers constructivism, Freire and Krashen, as well as critical thinking.

 

An interesting read, and a useful exercise for individual professional development as well as for teacher training classes.

 


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