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Exploration of transformative learning design through use of digital media & tools
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16 Learning Trends, We Simply CAN'T Ignore!

This presentation explores 16 learning trends, we need to take more seriously in 2013 and beyond. These learning trends won't run away, so we better find learning ways to make the best out of them.

 

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David Bramley's curator insight, February 7, 2013 6:11 PM

The future, in the form of new educational tools, is accelerating towards us at a 'rate of knots'.  This presentation identifies the underlying trends and leaves it to you to create your own dialogue.  Who knows which of these trends will be sustainable? Educators and learners will decide 

David Bramley's curator insight, February 7, 2013 6:56 PM

The future, in the form of new educational tools, is accelerating towards us at a 'rate of knots'.  This presentation identifies the underlying trends and leaves it to you to create your own dialogue.  Who knows which of these trends will be sustainable? Educators and learners will decide 

Sheila Warren's comment, February 8, 2013 4:34 AM
Very interesting piece. I think the use of tablets will be the critical factor. I asked a group of 20 graduates I was working with who had a tablet. The answer was NONE amazingly. That won't be the case in 2 years time.
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Inquiry-Based Learning Design

Inquiry-Based Learning Design | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it

The YouthLearn website offers a wealth of resources and guidelines to assist teachers in using technology, media and the inquiry process to inspire young minds through project-based learning.

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tammy bailey's curator insight, January 10, 2014 12:40 PM

This infographic is very helpful.

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Learning Through Digital Media » How I Used Wikis to Get My Students to Do Their Readings

Learning Through Digital Media » How I Used Wikis to Get My Students to Do Their Readings | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it

"We have heard the complaint or issued it ourselves one too many times: “They don’t read!”

 

But can Digital Media provide some simple pedagogical models to promote a more active engagement with that most ancient and passive form of learning: the reading assignment? In this article, I describe the use of Wikis (web pages that people can easily edit as a group) to get students to summarize, ask questions, and comment on a reading before they even meet for class. And while many new—and old—tools can be used to accomplish similar results, what is innovative about this approach is that whereas before reading and writing was something students were supposed to do individually in the isolation of their rooms or the library, now—thanks to Wikis—it is a project they tackle collaboratively as a class. The goals of this critical pedagogy are thus both modest and radical, at the intersection of old and new technologies: to use Digital Media to change the way students interact with texts."

 

Assignment provided and reflection on it's impact on student learning. A really worthwhile read!

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Ken Morrison's comment, October 3, 2012 8:45 AM
This has been on my mind a lot lately. It frustrates me that so many teachers are ready to gather around Wikipedia like a pinata and beat it down. It is still sooooooo young. It can become something really special if we nurture it and encourage wise use. For example, the most powerful part is not the front page but by going under the hood and looking at the discussions about what should be on the front page. Helping our students find those discussions is so important. Ken
Anne Whaits's comment, December 15, 2012 1:50 PM
Thanks Ken!
slesch's curator insight, December 17, 2012 8:27 AM

Interesting use of Wiki's to foster student engagement with course readings

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Quick review of the Larnaca Learning Design Declaration

Quick review of the Larnaca Learning Design Declaration | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it

Late last month the Larnaca Declaration on Learning Design was published. Being "that time of year" I didn't get round to blogging about it at the time. However as it's the new year and as the OLDS mooc is starting this week, I thought it would be timely to have a quick review of the declaration.

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A lovely review! Worth reading especially for participants of #oldsmooc which starts today 10 January 2013.

PDF version of the Larnaca Learning Design Declaration here:

http://www.bibsonomy.org/bibtex/2583f256b2a0a714836b0749b96529912/sialker1

or here

https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.larnacadeclaration.org%2Fuploads%2FLarnacaDeclarationDec2012.doc

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5 Great Ways for Students to Collaborate on Twitter

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Twitter is a brilliant resource for student collaboration. Here are 5 great ways for students to collaborate using social network.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 27, 2012 1:01 PM

Brief, on point, collaborative messages can give a sense of immediacy to online discussions that helps engage all learners. 

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Teens & iPads

Find resources here, http://teacherrebootcamp.com/free-ebooks/mobile-learning-50-resources-tips/
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Shelly S Terrell shares some great ideas to engage high school students in using digital media to demonstrate and personalise their learning.

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What’s the Best Way to Practice Project Based Learning?

What’s the Best Way to Practice Project Based Learning? | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it
Project Based Learning can mean different things to different people, and can be practiced in a variety of ways. For educators who want to dive in, the good news is that a rich trove of resources are available.

In order to create your own definition and practice, here are some parameters to consider. This diagram, enhanced by the critical eye of Brenda Sherry, can help you figure out what’s important to you and your students.
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Well designed PBL supports deep, authentic learning that is student-driven and enables students to fully engage with the content.

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Student-Driven Multimedia Powered Project

Student-Driven Multimedia Powered Project | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it

."..students can construct deep knowledge about a topic as they engage in building a multimedia project. If used efficiently, a well designed student-driven learning experience can take the place of traditional methods of teaching content..... Effective instructional technology integration calls for using technology as a tool for learning, not as an add on. To truly make a difference, there needs to be an adjustment in instructional practices. My suggestion is for teachers to abandon the role of "Content Deliverer" and take an approach in which they become a "Facilitator of Learning". 

 

Susan Oxnevad (@soxnevad) provides a great list of tips for designing an effective technology powered multimedia project and shares an exemplar of this with one of her student-driven multimedia projects in which the student demonstrated their construct of knowledge using ThingLink. The PBL nature of the learning design is beautifully illustrated through an essential driving question.

 

Read more and see it here: http://d97cooltools.blogspot.com/2012/10/common-core-connections-powerful.html

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E-Portfolios? Blog, content aggregator or storage in the cloud? Is there more to this for e-learning?

E-Portfolios? Blog, content aggregator or storage in the cloud? Is there more to this for e-learning? | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it

Fig. 1. The two faces of e-portfolios. Barrett (2010).

 

Think of an e-portfolio in terms of:

* Workspace

* Showcase

* Specific academic fields

* A Learning journey

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Mapping Media to the Curriculum » What do you want to CREATE today?

Mapping Media to the Curriculum » What do you want to CREATE today? | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it

Dr. Wesley Fryer is a digital learning consultant, author, digital storyteller, educator and change agent. He has created Mapping Media to the Curriculum to diagramatically illustrate how digital media can be used by students to create content to demonstrate their learning.

 

Read more here: http://www.wesfryer.com/bio/

 

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Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

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University of Houston : The Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

 

"Digital Storytelling is the practice of using [multimedia] computer-based tools to tell stories. As with traditional storytelling, most digital stories focus on a specific topic and contain a particular point of view. However, as the name implies, digital stories usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and/or music. Digital stories can vary in length, but most of the stories used in education typically last between two and ten minutes. The topics that are used in Digital Storytelling range from personal tales to the recounting of historical events, from exploring life in one's own community to the search for life in other corners of the universe, and literally, everything in between."


The website offers a rich collection of resources: an introduction video, examples by category, video/audio/image tools, tips and tutorials, the Microsoft DS eBook, assignment rubrics and much more.


Read more about the 7 elements of Digital Storytelling: point of view, a dramatic question, emotional content, the gift of your voice, the power of the soundtrack, economy and pacing.

http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/7elements.html


A paper entitled  "A Multilevel Approach to Using Digital Storytelling in the Classroom" provides further guidelines to educators with clear examples provided.

http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/multilevel-approach.pdf

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Digital storytelling in the classroom

Digital storytelling in the classroom | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it
When students create a movie or interactive slide show to tell their story, learning becomes personal.

Microsoft in Education offers an excellent Digital Storytelling Teaching Guide - download it here: http://www.microsoft.com/education/en-us/teachers/guides/Pages/digital_storytelling.aspx

Additional resources available to download include: an evaluation rubric example and a storyboard template.

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Learning Through Digital Media : Experiments in Technology and Pedagogy

Learning Through Digital Media : Experiments in Technology and Pedagogy | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it

"The simple yet far-reaching ambition of this collection is to discover how to use digital media for learning on campus and off. It offers a rich selection of methodologies, social practices, and hands-on assignments by leading educators who acknowledge the opportunities created by the confluence of mobile technologies, the World Wide Web, film, video games, TV, comics, and software while also acknowledging recurring challenges."

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7 Cs of Learning Design - update

An update on the7Cs of Learning Design Gráinne Conole University of Leicester 11/1/2013
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Grainne has expanded on this update in a recent blog post on current thinking on the principles of Learning Design http://e4innovation.com/?p=628

 

 Four categories are proposed: Vision, Activities, Synthesis and Implementation which cover the 7 Cs of conceptual learning design. Very useful indeed!

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Introduction to Learning Design

http://www.olds.ac.uk/the-course/week-1/introduction
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A nice introductory presentation on Learning Design from #oldsmooc. The slide that talks to Education: Craft or Design?  is particularly good.

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plerudulier's comment, January 22, 2013 4:09 PM
there is a bit to much of text in this presentation so the power of Prezi is diminished by that much (who wants to read text in a presentation); Regardless,, Prezi is an awesome tool, way superior to Powerpoint and dead easy to master.
Ignacio Sáenz de Miera's comment, January 22, 2013 4:18 PM
That's true, sometimes it is something dizzying when not used as a synthesis tool to transfer ideas.
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Venturing into Project-Based Learning

Venturing into Project-Based Learning | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it

Jenny Luca, popular edtech blogger, teacher and librarian, describes her first foray into project based learning in her English classroom. A great reflective post in which Jenny shares the principles and practice of PBL. A lovely student assignment is also shared.

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Blogging for Learning

Why use blogs in education? Blogs can provide an empowering and engaging communication and collaboration space for educators and students to share and reflect their discoveries, ideas and research together. Actually, the possibilities for using blogs for learning and teaching are mind boggling. For example, you could set up a course blog to keep students updated with the latest trends and news in a particular learning domain. Why do it yourself? Assign students to manage the blog. More importantly, blogs are great for empowering students to improve their reflective writing and thinking skills in a more social and engaging manner compared to hard or soft copy submissions to the lecturer (only). This presentation explores a variety of ways to use blogs for learning and teaching.
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Jose Antonio Delgado's curator insight, March 10, 2013 10:36 PM

Creo que esta presentación puede ser de gran apoyo para aquellos que no sabemos que hacer con el Blog :)

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it
How do you make students better online researchers? By understanding how they can and should use Google, of course! Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google.
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It's not just students who turn to Google to search for something - everyone does it! This series of lessons organised by level of difficulty is useful for everyone who uses search engines to find credible information and great for developing critical literacies too. We have a responsibilty to help our students develop better search/research skills and become critical in their comsumption of the content available online.

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: An Updated Digital Differentiation Model

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: An Updated Digital Differentiation Model | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it
Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills, an idea supported by the Common Core.


At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success. Here is a closer look at three components of effectively using technology as a tool for digital differentiation.


The goal is to design student-driven learning experiences that are fueled by standards-based Essential Questions and facilitated by digital tools to provide students with flexible learning paths.


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Susan Oxenvad has updated her Digital Differentiation Model - nice! She makes a strong case for teacher as learning designer and facilitator of student-driven learning experiences guided by key questions. Susan's blog offers a rich collection of resources for teachers with some excellent toolkits!

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Design Is Hacking How We Learn

The next big disruption in lifelong learning will be by design. We are innately trained and poised to have a global impact on how other people can survive and t
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Reading LESS IS MORE http://www.jarche.com/2013/01/less-is-more/ ; (a great read!) I came across this lovely presentation. Slide 24 & 25 make a good point - learning is deepened through active engagement. Slide 32: imagine, seek, build, plan, make to achieve educational goal maps out the learning design journey.

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Digital Learning Design

A presentation for the Independent Schools' Deputy Heads' Association (ISDHA) at St.Andrews College in Grahamstown, South Africa, 14 September 2012.
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Open Learning Design Studio's MOOC

Open Learning Design Studio's MOOC | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Open Learning Design Studio's MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) "Learning Design for a 21st Century Curriculum". The course will run from 10th January to 13th March 2013.


This free, open and online course (MOOC) has been designed with further and higher education professionals in mind - lecturers, qualification teams, awarding bodies, learning technologists, library and student support staff and learning and teaching specialists - but may also be of interest to teachers (or teachers to be) in secondary schools or informal/work based learning facilitators, in fact, anyone with an interest in curriculum and learning design.
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For those with a key interest in innovative learning design - this is the MOOC for you! Thanks @OLDSMOOC.

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Teaching Students to Become Curators of Ideas: The Curation Project

Teaching Students to Become Curators of Ideas: The Curation Project | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it

Dr Corrine Weisgerber (@corrinew) teaches a Social Media Class at St Edward's University in Austin, Texas. On this site she shares details of her Transformational Digital Learning Designs in which her students are actively engaged in a Personal Learning Project, Blogging Project, Curation Assignment, Conversation Engagement, Live-Blogging/Live-Tweeting Project and Participation Assessment. The details of these assignment briefs to students can be found here: http://myweb.stedwards.edu/corinnew/comm4352/COMM3309SP12.pdf

 

Corrine shares some of the best examples of her students' work too - check out the blog roll which takes you to a selection of her students' blogs and some delightful curation projects where students used Scoop.It! and Storiful as the choice of digital media to present their work and demonstrate their learning.

 

One of her most rewarding learning designs was The Curation Project.

A MUST read here: http://academic.stedwards.edu/socialmedia/blog/2012/04/16/teaching-students-to-become-curators-of-ideas-the-curation-project-3/

 

 


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Mrs Michelle Zgombic's curator insight, December 30, 2012 11:53 AM

I learned how to better curate myself, plan now to go back into some of my tools and reorganize and review my material.  Note: lots of links to useful shared presentations

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How to Design Open-Ended Assignments

How to Design Open-Ended Assignments | Transformative Digital Learning Design | Scoop.it

"The Common Core State Standards aim to help students become independent learners and thinkers. Students should “become self-directed learners, effectively seeking out and using resources to assist them, including teachers, peers, and print and digital reference materials” (The Common Core State Standards, p. 7). ....But what exactly is an open-ended assignment? It doesn’t mean asking students a subjective question and accepting all of their random opinions. In Students Taking Charge: Inside the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom, Nancy Sulla gives a great example of what an open-ended assignment does and does not look like."

 

Read more here: http://eyeoneducation.com/Blog/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/2558/How-to-Design-Open-Ended-Assignments-to-Meet-the-Common-Core#.UJSmrWl25KE

 

And here: http://www.eyeoneducation.com/bookstore/productdetails.cfm?sku=7185-0&title=students-taking-charge

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(re)Designing Learning Spaces for a Digital World

These slides are part of a keynote speech delivered to staff at Massey University in Palmerston North and Wellington, in New Zealand on 24-25 November, 2011.
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