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Drawing a line from @elgg to @withknown: an adventure in #edtech and #indieweb

Drawing a line from @elgg to @withknown: an adventure in #edtech and #indieweb | WCEL | Scoop.it
1. Elgg: a social networking engine for education.In November, 2004, we released the first version of Elgg to the world. We originally called it a
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Ben Werdmuller describes Known which provides a social media space that is self owned.

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Digital Literacy 2.0

Digital Literacy 2.0 | WCEL | Scoop.it
Digital Literacy 2.0 sets out to develop and implement training programmes for staff in non- and informal learning settings such as Public Libraries to enable them for the use of Web 2.0 and the provision of ICT based non-formal learning offers to socially disadvantaged and learning distant people.
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An EU project looking at digital literacy across the populace and using it to reduce disadvantage.

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Feeling-Better-Connected-report-final.pdf


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70:20:10 - a model approach for learning? | Personnel Today

70:20:10 - a model approach for learning? | Personnel Today | WCEL | Scoop.it
Every so often a new "flavour of the month" comes along in learning and development (L&D) - and one of the hottest topics among training professionals

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The habitus of digital scholars | Costa | Research in Learning Technology

The habitus of digital scholars | Costa | Research in Learning Technology | WCEL | Scoop.it
The habitus of digital scholars

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Academics engagement with digital scholarship and the participatory web is related to their online social capital.

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ePortfolio and RPL in 2013

An annual personal perspective, based on face to face and virtual attendance at ePortfolio events, and the author's Personal Learning Network
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Overview of some current ePortfolio themes.

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What is Digital Xamanism?

The term Shaman (or Xaman from the Russian) is a western anthropological construct, used as an attempt to describe a generic type of spiritual practitioner. The term is informed by western religious...

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Creating magical space to remove our thinking from the mundane and allow us to imagine what was previously unimaginable. Part of PhD research into leadership & change.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, August 17, 2013 11:03 PM

"We become the mediators between the mundane world and the magical by imagining ideal futures. We envision magical worlds and then try to create them for others to share. 


We problem-solve by venturing into realms of the imagination, and allowing the subconscious room to manoeuvre.


By facilitating co-creation processes we carry willing participants with us on transformative journeys.


By following a deeply self-reflective process, and viewing design problems through multiple lenses we are able to use empathy and awareness to conceptualise solutions acceptable to multiple stakeholders in the face of complexity."

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Social Learning: The Changing Face of Workplace Learning

Keynote, ICELW, New York, 12 June 2014

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Great presentation recognising that the training paradigm is past its sell by date!

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Social Media in Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship: 6 Tales of Practice

Keynote at the 2013 Teaching & Learning to the Power of Technology Conference at Saskatchewan, Canada. Abstract: The last ten years have seen dramatic changes i

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Key ePortfolio Implementation Resource | UBC Portfolio Community of Practice

Key ePortfolio Implementation Resource | UBC Portfolio Community of Practice | WCEL | Scoop.it

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E-Portfolio and (Self)-Assessment


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Account of the use of an eportfolio for reflection and assessment. Includes exaple of rubric used.

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New Models of Coherence

Presented to TIE lab, Victoria, British Columbia

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Another excellent detailing of the current HE landscape, the pressures at multiple levels and the areas where responses should be made.
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Elahe Amani's curator insight, February 20, 2013 3:33 PM

This presentation is about Canada, but there are many shared concepts with the Higher Ed in US.  Consider checking it out.

António Maneira's curator insight, February 25, 2013 3:54 AM

Great overview of what is happening in education focusing on the way knowledge development is becoming network dependent. Once again MOOCs attract attention! 

uTOP Inria's curator insight, March 6, 2013 5:32 AM

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Sorry, this class site is now closed! The failure of a #Coursera Course: missing E-Moderation?

Sorry, this class site is now closed! The failure of a #Coursera Course: missing E-Moderation? | WCEL | Scoop.it

I’ve been taking the Coursera course Fundamentals of Online Education for the last week. I nearly said fortnight because it seems like longer and it seems like a lot has happened yet at the same time nothing has happened.  The course was supposed to last 6 weeks but today (now yesterday), without any prior warning, the plug was pulled and the course unceremoniously closed.  As a number of people on Twitter said, “Wow! Just wow!”.  It’s difficult to know what any of the supposed 41000 enrollees are thinking because the site is shut. No one has anywhere to discuss or comment on their feelings or thoughts about the closure. Well we have e.g. our blogs, Twitter, FaceBook, but we are disconnected from each other. No community had developed in the week that the course was open and even in FaceBook, there was little widespread engagement.

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Week 1 is where the detailed instructions for the ‘Join A Group’ spreadsheet are. Week 1 is the start of the course. Week 1 is meant to welcome us and make sure that we can all access the technology.  When I look in the forums it is clear that this is a widespread issue, not something local to my set up.  Getting the start right is not something which we’ve just realised is important. Gilly Salmon wrote about this nearly last century and this is stage 1.

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http://www.atimod.com/e-moderating/5stage.shtml

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Groups

So let’s look at joining a group. The course is using a Google spreadsheet for group sign up.  There are no instructions within the spreadsheet but the rows are labelled Group 1, 2, etc and they are 20 columns wide.  Seems the intention is that there will be 20 people in a group. Someone will add a new row and give the group a number which is one more than the group before. When 20 people have added their names to a row then someone creates a new row. When I first looked at it there were about 30 or 40 rows, most full.  The spreadsheet did say that due to high traffic it was only showing list view but I’ve seen that before so no great worries.

 

 

 


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What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education

What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education | WCEL | Scoop.it

In a paper published this spring, the CSAIL team outlined some key findings on what online learners want from videos. These include:


Brevity (viewers generally tune out after six minutes)


Informality, with professors seated at a desk, not standing behind a podium


Lively visuals rather than static PowerPoint slides


Fast talkers (professors seen as the most engaging spoke at 254 words per minute)


More pauses, so viewers can soak in complex diagrams


Web-friendly lessons (existing videos broken into shorter chunks are less effective than ones crafted for online audiences)


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What we already knew and any academic should intrinsically understand this if they are in tune with the people they teach,
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Stephen Bright's curator insight, July 29, 3:06 PM

Analysis from MIT about the features of online videos used in MOOCs that online learners prefer. Interesting analysis for MOOCs but these features could be applied to videos used in any implementation of blended learning.

 

Also shows that the slick, production theatre videos with a highly professional look may not be the ones that students prefer to watch.

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PLEs, CoPs and Connectivism: A Bee Fable

A BSU Social Networks Learning Assignment

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Cool little animation describing distributed knowledge with a bee - see!

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Net Neutrality in the US: Now What? - YouTube

Comprehensive info. Time is of the essence, so forgive my inevitable errors. Much links and fun times below: We've stopped things like this before! You have ...
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Understanding the net neutrality debate.

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70:20:10 - YouTube

70:20:10 is a model used to descirbe how best to break up learning strategies into their formal and informal learning components, in order to have the greate...

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Useful short overview of the 70-20-10 model for PD.

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Overview of MOOC platforms trends: Creating your own open online course using WordPress

Slides used as part of ocTEL week 5 webinar. The session introduces the wider landscape of MOOC platforms before highlighting how the ocTEL platform was develop

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Using the power of WordPress to develop course infrastructure while allowing learners to work in their own spaces, the ones that already made sense for them.

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Understanding and Creating Professional Learning Networks

A video summary of four articles related to experiences, and strategies for creating professional learning networks in an organization. With a nod to Vi Hart...

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Fishtree Education's comment, November 18, 2013 7:30 AM
Great video. Thanks for sharing!
David Bramley's curator insight, November 20, 2013 2:01 PM

Changing your behaviour to develop a personal/professional learning network will be essential to thrive in an era of perpetual change.  The old focus on Continuing Professional Development is no longer fit for purpose and this video delivers  advice on creating a network  based on research

CedricBorzee's curator insight, January 22, 2:01 PM

The author points 3 criteria for Learning Networks to emerge :

- user ownership

- user independence

- user self-determination 

 

Then 3 "values" - that could also be defined as "Attitudes"
- Trust 

- Openness

- Integrity

 

Last part is on how to "nurture" the right climate for Learning Networks to thrive.

 

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Through the Wild Web Woods - A game by the Council of Europe based on the Internet Literacy Handbook

Through the Wild Web Woods - A game by the Council of Europe based on the Internet Literacy Handbook | WCEL | Scoop.it
Through the Wild Web Woods is an online game for teaching basic Internet safety in a fun and friendly fairy tale environment. The game is available in 14 European language versions.

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Could be smoother to operate. Think many people will give up on tha basis it's not that interesting :(

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Survey Examines British Academics' Use of Digital Tools

Survey Examines British Academics' Use of Digital Tools | WCEL | Scoop.it
They largely stick to traditional ways of seeking out and disseminating research, a study of 3,500 scholars has found.

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The Chronicle summarises the Ithaka report on UK academics use of digital technology and social media. Basically, they are conservative on the whole with innovation only happening at the level of the individual, not the institution.

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The MOOC Moment and the End of Reform – The New Inquiry

The MOOC Moment and the End of Reform – The New Inquiry | WCEL | Scoop.it

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Moocs - an examination that is worth engaging with. Why the rewriting of history, the new narrative of moocs, should be treated with care and why we need to carfully think about the real purpose of a mooc and education.

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Trish McCluskey's curator insight, May 17, 2013 4:42 AM

This is one of the most considered and constructively critical articles I have read on the four letter word that dare not be spoken!!

Ellie Kesselman Wells's comment, May 18, 2013 5:01 AM
Thank you. That article is entirely correct. I think the MOOC phenomena would be diagnosed as a mass delusion, a pathology, in more rational times, hopefully to include the future. It isn't online learning! It is videotapes of Sal Khan, and TED-style evangelicism. Circus tent religious revivalism with without the religion. K12 public schools and community colleges in the USA are great! No one wants to pay taxes for them to exist though. Hardly anyone earns much money in order to provide a tax base though. If I hear about a "flipped classroom" one more time, I am going to scream. How are students supposed to teach students? The argument that education hasn't changed since the industrial revolution is silly. Our brains haven't changed since 10,000 BC! We still learn the same way, which isn't by osmosis! Thun doesn't have a great reputation regarding his electric car inventiveness at Stanford. He seems like something of an impressario. Sal Khan has now become an expert on the evils of fractional reserve banking, and offers "abolish the Federal Reserve Bank" videos. It is a shame that people like you, responsible and hard working teachers and academicians, should have your precious time wasted with this MOOC silliness. I read the article, and it is correct. MOOCs resemble what a poor quality version of University of Phoenix in 1989. And Univ. of Phoenix is nothing to get excited about! Put in those terms, I fail to see the innovation of MOOCs! I think they are popular among students because they seem like a way to avoid the necessary toil and effort of learning, without any guilt. Again, thank you, Nigel Robertson!
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Social Media for Research / Les médias sociaux pour la recherche

Social Media for Research / Les médias sociaux pour la recherche | WCEL | Scoop.it
David Phipps, RIR-York Can you use social media in your research? Yes! Can you build capacity among research administrators to help researchers use social media in you research? Yes, and Krista Jen...

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Links to a long slideshow but it includes some useful examples and also a number of supporting resources linked to at the end.

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MOOCs are Not the Enemy

MOOCs are not the Enemy:Networked, non-Imperialist MOOC models #TtW13 Bonnie StewartUniversity of Prince Edward Island

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Would have liked more exploration of why cMoocs are worthwhile even though that is my stance.

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Helen Wybrants's curator insight, March 7, 2013 7:22 AM

Thought provoking title...

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Confounding redundancy: LMS, Social Networks & E-portfolio Systems ...

This is the presentation that Jon Dron and I did in Vancouver for the Canadian Moodlemoot. We looked at the redundancy between three big institutional e-learnin

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Good compare & contrast of LMS, eportfolio and social networks
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Mark Smithers's curator insight, February 13, 2013 5:49 PM

Interesting model.

Katrina Way's curator insight, February 19, 2013 6:58 PM

Simple explanation!