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MOOCs: Who’s using MOOCs? 10 different target audiences

MOOCs: Who’s using MOOCs? 10 different target audiences | Teachning, Learning and Develpoing with Technology | Scoop.it

The problem is that the decision makers often don’t have the marketing skills to differentiate between different addressable audiences. External adult learners may not want a long-winded, over-engineered, six to ten week course on anything. Life’s too short. Yet academics are used to producing courses of this semester length. What many may want are mini MOOCs. They may want them to be asynchronous starting and ending when convenient for them. This, of course, is exactly what’s happening. All in all, however, the good news is that MOOCs are forcing HE institutions to change. MOOCs may very well be the force that makes them more open, transparent and relevant. There will, of course, be a backlash, but the digital genie is out of the bottle - MOOCs are here to stay.


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Henrietta Marcella Paz-Amor's curator insight, May 1, 2013 11:00 AM

Nice Infographic and article on MOOCs - who is the target audience(s)?

 

Dirigeantsetpartenaires's curator insight, May 2, 2013 3:22 AM

Intereesting infographic on Coursera (I have an account too).

I'd be interested to know if anybody else is actively using a MOOC right now ...?

Sieg Holle's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:51 AM

Knowledge ia personal power -in any form - go grow in whatever form by giving choice to the user

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How To Combat Student Plagiarism - Edudemic

How To Combat Student Plagiarism - Edudemic | Teachning, Learning and Develpoing with Technology | Scoop.it

As teachers, when we assign a research project, we often focus on the end product: the research essay, presentation, etc. However, students (especially young students) do not automatically know how to conduct meaningful research. Our modern students are used to Googling answers. They have grown accustomed to information being readily available. However, as academics, we know that research isn’t a  fast process. It’s slow and deliberate. As a teacher, I need to intentionally slow my students down during this exercise. I do this by breaking down a larger project into more manageable chunks and focusing on the process.


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aisha ertugrul's comment, May 22, 2013 3:17 AM
Yes, which is what is meant by "plagiarism proof" assignments. I would also add that it is essential to practice paraphrasing and do it effectively by using all four skills. I did a poster presentation on this topic: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blogs/aisha-ertugrul/preventing-plagiarism-poster
Elizabeth E Charles's comment, May 22, 2013 4:16 AM
Aisha I have scooped your poster on Information and digital literacy...
AnnC's curator insight, May 22, 2013 7:45 PM

more structure and guidance to help develop the skills for research - okay!

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With Tech Tools, How Should Teachers Tackle Multitasking In Class?

With Tech Tools, How Should Teachers Tackle Multitasking In Class? | Teachning, Learning and Develpoing with Technology | Scoop.it

While some teachers want to remove all digital distractions from the classroom, others say Generation M’s biggest challenges — like giving schoolwork undivided attention — require learninga new set of behaviors that need to be taught and modeled. Besides, tasks like online research, communicating with teachers and other students, and sharing ideas and divvying up work online are mandatory parts of doing school work. So the question for educators is: what to do about it?

 

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 17, 2013 3:04 AM

Not many real conclusions here, but it is asking the right questions and coming up with the right conclusions.

taccle2's curator insight, May 17, 2013 3:55 AM

Ofsted (England schools inspectorate) are talking about banning mobile phones from the classroom

Digital Directions's curator insight, May 17, 2013 11:57 AM

One of the biggest criticisms of millenials is that they are easily distracted and commonly multitasking - how do you make sure that new technology in lessons don't also become a multitasking distraction?

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27 Places For Free Textbooks Online

27 Places For Free Textbooks Online | Teachning, Learning and Develpoing with Technology | Scoop.it
This is a listing of sites that legally offer free textbooks.

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64 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information

64 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information | Teachning, Learning and Develpoing with Technology | Scoop.it
"Julie Greller's blog A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet features some great content for teachers. Posts are sorted by subject and grade level, and there's also a link to some free ebooks. ...

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 7, 2013 2:04 AM

Excellent blog lots and lots of tools here. Enjoy browsing.

Anica Petkoska's curator insight, April 18, 2013 5:35 AM
64 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information
KB...Konnected's curator insight, November 13, 2013 8:14 PM

I'm an avid reader of Julies's blog. She share's awesome resources.

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Interview with Jeremy Harmer | Liverpool Online

Interview with Jeremy Harmer | Liverpool Online | Teachning, Learning and Develpoing with Technology | Scoop.it

Jeremy Harmer was talking about the connection between developing musical ability and developing linguistic ability and some of the parallels between successful musicians and successful language learners.


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Jason R Levine's curator insight, April 17, 2013 7:54 AM

Music and SLA are moving closer...and closer! So happy that I own musicandlanguage.com :D

Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, April 20, 2013 1:57 PM

Good one..

Alejandro Toro's curator insight, August 12, 2013 9:31 PM

Harmer.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 3 Good Books and Videos About Crafting Stories and Presentations

3 Good Books and Videos About Crafting Stories and Presentations http://t.co/HucW0QfNcd (@rmbyrne) #elearning #edtech

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How Alternative Education Can Help Bridge The Skills Gap - Forbes

How Alternative Education Can Help Bridge The Skills Gap - Forbes | Teachning, Learning and Develpoing with Technology | Scoop.it
Coursera Statistics One (Photo credit: AJC1) By Ritika Puri It's no secret that companies struggle with finding the right talent. There's a shortage of skills, top executives say, and employer demand outpaces the labor supply.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 21, 2013 12:55 AM

Sign up  for a free online courses,  and get ready for a job market that needs certain skills in a 21 century world.

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Create Your Own Textbook

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iBooks Author is a fantastic way to get students involved in their own learning. If you're dedicated to providing engaging lessons for your students then creating interactive textbooks needs to go ...

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Chris Carter's curator insight, April 23, 2013 9:29 PM

If you have ever taught IB, or if you innovate to the point that textbooks lose their significance, then this article is for you. BTW, LiveBinders is a great choice for collecting resources into easily used units

Ruth Eckenstein's curator insight, May 8, 2013 4:43 PM

Have students do reflection and journal as they advance in the nursing program. This insight can be a honest look at strengths and weaknesses.

Mike Garcia's curator insight, October 1, 2013 10:02 AM

Books!

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The 5 W's of Personalized Learning eCourse-Starts May 8th. Sign-up Today!

The 5 W's of Personalized Learning eCourse-Starts May 8th. Sign-up Today! | Teachning, Learning and Develpoing with Technology | Scoop.it

The 5 W’s are the What, Who, Where, Why, and Wow to Personalize Learning. Learn what is and what is not personalized learning, learn how learners learn best, walk through the Three Stages of Personalized Learning Environments, understand how teacher and learner roles will change, and how to use assessment AS learning. 

The 5 W's eCourse includes five webinars, online asynchronous discussions, web conferencing, chats, resources, rubrics, checklists, templates, transforming an activity to Stage One, and participation in a Community of Practice. The webinars will be archived for participants in different timezones.

 

 


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Lisa Treml Welch's comment, April 16, 2013 7:13 AM
I am taking the course right now and can't tell you how much it has made me think much deeper into my practice and how though I am familiar with and use personalized learning in my room, there is so much more to learn and grow from. This course is well worth the time and provides great collaboration!
Audrey's comment, April 17, 2013 8:35 PM
I would like to take part in the next course as I need to learn new ways of handling the amount of new research that I have to learn for tutoring, teaching and writing my lesson booklets.
Kathleen McClaskey's comment, April 17, 2013 8:47 PM
Audrey- We look forward to your participation with teachers from Australia and Spain.
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Shelley Wright on Ownership as Framework for Learning

Shelley Wright on Ownership as Framework for Learning | Teachning, Learning and Develpoing with Technology | Scoop.it
Shelley Wright, High School teacher and Consultant in Canada, shares the process on how learners can own their learning.

 

"As my students worked with me to invent our own version of student-centred learning, we realized that the three questions every student in our classroom had to answer were: What are you going to learn? How are you going to learn it? How are you going to show me your learning? This became our mantra — our framework for learning.  This is what it means to give students control over their education.”


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, January 27, 2013 6:31 PM

Shelley shared with us how she and her students have changed since she changed her teacher role and let go so her students took responsibility for their learning. Giving ownership of learning back to the learner became her focus when creating learner-centered personalized learning environments. Discover how she saw her role changing in this thought provoking blog.

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Culture Shift: When the Learner Owns the Learning

Culture Shift: When the Learner Owns the Learning | Teachning, Learning and Develpoing with Technology | Scoop.it
It is not about learner-centered instruction; it is about the learner owning their learning.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, January 22, 2013 7:17 PM

"When the learning starts with the learner, the learner takes responsibility for their learning. The report states that the learner owns their learning, but does not provide evidence how this happens. The teacher, data, and technology guides the learning in the model provided in the report -- not the learner."

Audrey's comment, January 23, 2013 4:52 PM
To own your learning you must have an internal locus of control. This means that you understand how you learn and why you want to learn a topic. You actively seek to master ways to expand your learning.and do not depend on anyone. You have faith in your abilities; you are committed, confident with no belief in fate or luck.
Marcello Stoll's curator insight, January 28, 2013 5:24 AM

"When the learning starts with the learner, the learner takes responsibility for their learning. The report states that the learner owns their learning, but does not provide evidence how this happens. The teacher, data, and technology guides the learning in the model provided in the report -- not the learner."

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Find Instantly Free Images and Creative Commons Photos with Photo Pin

Find Instantly Free Images and Creative Commons Photos with Photo Pin | Teachning, Learning and Develpoing with Technology | Scoop.it
Photo Pin is a free tool that helps bloggers and designers find beautiful photos for blogs and websites using Creative Commons licensing. Download the photos and get attribution links already formatted for you.

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Nedko Aldev's curator insight, May 8, 2013 3:18 AM

add your insight...

 
Johnny Hunt's comment, June 21, 2013 7:00 PM
This will be a cost saving to all Blog & Website developers...
Johnny Hunt's curator insight, June 21, 2013 7:01 PM

Free Images for Bloggers & web designers... Great!!!

 

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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | Teachning, Learning and Develpoing with Technology | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages

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Cyd Madsen's curator insight, May 16, 2013 12:57 AM

Hmmmmm.......

Lou Salza's curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:53 AM

I have been using text to speech almost exclusively for reading articles on the web, newspapers, and courese reading for a course in Leadership I am taking at Case Western Reserve University. I love the e-readers ( Read and Write Gold; Kindle, and Audio books)  because I can jack up the speed and read with my ears as fast as non dyslexics who are fluent readers read with their eyes. We need to understand the 'cost' of eye reading to dyslexic students even when they "graduate" from OG or Wilson: the burden of phonological processing is too high in terms of fatigue. If we don't make the technology more available and acceptable in schools we will deny intelligent students with print challenges the opportunity to study in college, graduate or professional schools. 

I still read paper books.  Right now I am reading  A light in August by Faulkner. It is on my night stand and it is a wonderful if slow experience for me. For some, print will never 'fall away' and allow for effortless decoding and pholonological recoding.--Lou  

 

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"Understanding how reading on paper is different from reading on screens requires some explanation of how the brain interprets written language. We often think of reading as a cerebral activity concerned with the abstract—with thoughts and ideas, tone and themes, metaphors and motifs. As far as our brains are concerned, however, text is a tangible part of the physical world we inhabit. In fact, the brain essentially regards letters as physical objects because it does not really have another way of understanding them. As Wolf explains in her book Proust and the Squid, we are not born with brain circuits dedicated to reading. After all, we did not invent writing until relatively recently in our evolutionary history, around the fourth millennium B.C. So the human brain improvises a brand-new circuit for reading by weaving together various regions of neural tissue devoted to other abilities, such as spoken language, motor coordination and vision..."

AnnC's curator insight, May 22, 2013 7:57 PM

Check out the debate.

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Activate - Motivate - TEXTIVATE!

Activate - Motivate - TEXTIVATE! | Teachning, Learning and Develpoing with Technology | Scoop.it

Textivate is an online facility for creating and sharing interactive browser-based activities. Text re-ordering, gap-fills, text re-construction, anagrams, matching, memory, hangman, flashcards, millionaire and lots more - all automatically generated based on any text and/or list of matching items that you put into the textivate text box. Much of the site is free to use, and subscribers can upload resources to share with their students or embed activities on a blog or website. It is browser-based, so it works on desktops, laptops, ipads etc. The activities are ideal for whole-class work with any interactive whiteboard. You can see video tutorials here: http://textivate.posthaven.com/video-tutorials To help you get started, browse the hundreds of public resources on the site, or click on "textivate now" to see the range of activities available.


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Mariana Pagella's comment, June 2, 2013 11:11 AM
I've tried it. It's really interesting!!
Mariana Pagella's curator insight, June 2, 2013 11:13 AM

Excellent text-based tool

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 6, 2013 7:31 PM

Many activities can be developed with Textivate for ELL's

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Knowble Articles

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Improve your English skills. Sign up for free and start reading news articles at your proficiency level!

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Ana Sclerandi's comment, May 24, 2013 1:57 PM
I'll try it out again, Nik, and get back. Maybe I did something wrong. Thanks for your feedback.
Stewart Whitney's comment, May 24, 2013 5:02 PM
It'll get better. These things usually do. On another note, I just made the best cup of coffee!
Remy Lamers's comment, June 6, 2013 9:25 AM
I'm Remy and I work at the company that invented and developed Knowble. We think it's great that so many of you appreciate Knowble and making the effort to give feedback.

To date we haven't found a proper method to make phrasal verbs work properly. We do consider adding phrasal verbs, but the sheer endless combinations of verbs, context and meaning make this a very though nut to crack. Also; Knowble is designed as a supplementary learners aid instead of an alternative language course. That's why we focus on what Knowble does best; improving vocabulary by reading news articles.

This free version of Knowble offers a rudimentary pre-test. We have developed specific versions with better pre-tests for our clients, such as publishers. These versions also include target word lists, specific resources and translations from dictionaries (instead of Google translation used in the free version). In the paid version of Knowble teachers can also view the progress of individual students.

Still, we hope that our free version of Knowble will continue to help people improve their English in a pleasant way.

Keep your feedback coming!
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Infographic: What Does an Educational Technologist Do? | infogr.am

Infographic: What Does an Educational Technologist Do? | infogr.am | Teachning, Learning and Develpoing with Technology | Scoop.it

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Lily Lara's curator insight, May 19, 2013 9:59 PM

mientras otr@s duermen, van al cine, etc.. Los maestr@s preparamos clases eI domingo en la noche, saludos

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Nik's QuickShout: Exploiting Infographics for ELT

Nik's QuickShout: Exploiting Infographics for ELT | Teachning, Learning and Develpoing with Technology | Scoop.it
For a while now I have been increasingly interested in using infographics in the design of the learning materials and courses I create for students and teachers. For those of you who haven't encountered the term 'infographic' ...

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sarspri's curator insight, April 16, 2013 7:18 PM

Visual, visual, visual ...

A post by a classroom language teacher and teacher trainer, Nik Peachey.

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See change: is Google Glass all it's cracked up to be?

See change: is Google Glass all it's cracked up to be? | Teachning, Learning and Develpoing with Technology | Scoop.it
It was labelled one of 2012's most important inventions and "the next big thing".

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Mark Pegrum's curator insight, April 17, 2013 11:32 PM

Ubiquitous computing comes a step closer.

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Check out Ginger!

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Your #1 grammar and spell checker for social media, e-mails and documents!

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Antoinette Robinson's comment, April 23, 2013 5:48 PM
I downloaded Ginger...looking forward to trying this tool.
Adrianna Kowalska's curator insight, April 24, 2013 5:09 AM

Another inspiring tool from Nik Peachey's Tools for Learners

Danijela Vujisic's comment, April 25, 2013 4:05 AM
Thanks, I just downloaded it! So useful!
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Social Networking with Our Students

Social Networking with Our Students -- considering digital identity, privacy and authenticity. PELeCON presentation #pelc12

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Anne Whaits's curator insight, April 22, 2013 5:32 PM

Some interesting insights shared by Catherine here as she used twitter and g+ in her learning design. I especially enjoyed the comments by students.  The need for a new set of literacies is very clear - both for the educator and his/her students.

Another great presentation by Catherine on Digital Literacies here:http://www.slideshare.net/cicronin/enacting-digital-identities

 

 

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Peer Learning Handbook

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This book presents a range of techniques that self-motivated learners can use to connect with each other and develop stronger communities and collaborations. The book is addressed to everyone who is interested in how learning works, whether you’re an educator, a hobbyist, an artist, a home-school student, an employee, a parent, an activist, an archivist, a mathematician, or a tennis player.  The book was written by a bunch of people who think learning is cool.


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systerwoody's comment, April 24, 2013 11:25 AM
I see the list of update on the right side. I was clicking on the left side menu. So I stand corrected AND I'll join the G+Peeragogy community. Thanks.
David Álvarez's curator insight, April 24, 2013 12:01 PM

Libro sobre técnicas de automotivación para el aprendizaje

LLAS Centre's curator insight, April 26, 2013 5:02 AM

Interesting tool for all keen educators.

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Video-How Youth Learn: A NED Talk

"If you're a teenage speaker brought in to address a crowd of teachers on the subject of how you and your peers learn best . . . what are you going to say? "I — have no clue," Ned Cephalus nervously says from behind the podium. "I'm just a very average teenage brain"—complete with backpack, zits, and a journal he keeps about school. Yet in this funny and fast-paced "NED talk," Ned knocks out eight powerful conditions of learning that can change everything for students."


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 6, 2013 6:26 PM

What better way to discover how learners learn best but to ask a learner. This graphically engaging and funny video where Ned Cephalus shares the eight powerful conditions of learning gives "food for thought" and should get you thinking about why it may be important to understand how learners learn best.

Adam Atodl's curator insight, February 6, 2013 6:48 PM

Funny, but insightfu - and I love these drawing animations :-)

Andrea Ange's comment, February 8, 2013 8:03 AM
Kathleen thank you so much! People forget that what we do is for our students! :)
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The Tri-City News - Personalized learning strikes chord in Inquiry Hub

The Tri-City News  - Personalized learning strikes chord in Inquiry Hub | Teachning, Learning and Develpoing with Technology | Scoop.it

"The Inquiry Hub program, established in September as part of the district's own inquiry into what the much-vaunted "personalized learning" could look like, currently has 37 Grade 9 to 11 students enrolled. They hail from SD43 as well as Burnaby and New Westminster school districts.

 

Stephen Whiffin, who helped start the program, along with Dave Truss, the current lead administrator, said the Inquiry Hub is for any student who is passionate about investigating a subject and likes using technology to seek answers to their questions."


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, January 20, 2013 4:03 PM

Was so glad to see Inquiry Hub featured in this article. It is school that is getting education right from the start and a great example of personalized learning!

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Personalize Learning: OMG! Teacher Roles are Changing

Personalize Learning: OMG! Teacher Roles are Changing | Teachning, Learning and Develpoing with Technology | Scoop.it
Teacher roles change when learning is personalized for and by the learners. Learning starts with the learners.

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Stephen Gwilliam's curator insight, January 8, 2013 4:11 PM

When you create an environment where learning is personal for each learner, your role as a teacher changes.

 

So what does personalized learning really mean?

 

Personalized learning means it starts with learners having a voice and choice in how they learn. They create their Personal Learner Profile using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) lens determining how they learn best indicating their strengths, challenges, aspirations, interests, and talents.

 

It is not about teaching subjects, curriculum, or standards. It is about learners learning how to learn -- how to think for themselves -- to problem solve. The teachers we talk to who are letting go and encouraging learner voice and choice have changed their learning environment and role as teacher. They see and share how learners are taking responsibilities and ownership for their learning. These teachers are finding that they will never go back to traditional teaching methods.

memma's curator insight, January 9, 2013 8:11 AM

When you create an environment where learning is personal for each learner, your role as a teacher changes.

 

So what does personalized learning really mean?

 

Personalized learning means it starts with learners having a voice and choice in how they learn. They create their Personal Learner Profile using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) lens determining how they learn best indicating their strengths, challenges, aspirations, interests, and talents.

 

It is not about teaching subjects, curriculum, or standards. It is about learners learning how to learn -- how to think for themselves -- to problem solve. The teachers we talk to who are letting go and encouraging learner voice and choice have changed their learning environment and role as teacher. They see and share how learners are taking responsibilities and ownership for their learning. These teachers are finding that they will never go back to traditional teaching methods.

Francisco Velasquez's curator insight, January 9, 2013 9:45 AM

When you create an environment where learning is personal for each learner, your role as a teacher changes.

 

So what does personalized learning really mean?

 

Personalized learning means it starts with learners having a voice and choice in how they learn. They create their Personal Learner Profile using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) lens determining how they learn best indicating their strengths, challenges, aspirations, interests, and talents.

 

It is not about teaching subjects, curriculum, or standards. It is about learners learning how to learn -- how to think for themselves -- to problem solve. The teachers we talk to who are letting go and encouraging learner voice and choice have changed their learning environment and role as teacher. They see and share how learners are taking responsibilities and ownership for their learning. These teachers are finding that they will never go back to traditional teaching methods.