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Alicia Sanchez truly understands the value of being a rock star. She knows being a rock star really isn't about being in the limelight simply because you have a desire to be the center of attention. ...
In 21st century pedagogy, educators must focus on the key fluencies, higher order thinking skills & learning styles.
The Predatory Pedagogy of On-Line Education
"As the BIG 3 automakers cravenly eye China, the e-learning behemoth is licking its chops at the classroom. On May 14, major industry officials announced their study showing the “enormous potential for the future of the e-learning market.” IBIS Capital and the Edxus Group, said that “While education as a whole is triple the size of the media and entertainment industry at $4.2 trillion, digital education is currently only 20% of the size of the digital media market. Since education is undergoing the same disruptive effects of digitalization that the media industry has seen in recent years, they expect to see fifteen fold growth in the e-learning market in the next 10 years to represent 30% of the total education market,” reported Pippa Cottrell in Realwire, (Cottrell 2013). ...."
Joanna Bejus, a former English Professor and computer critic argues that “with the move to online learning, another massive expropriation of social space will have succeeded. And let’s not kid ourselves; this will not happen because online learning is better. It will happen because it is yet another way to guarantee profits and to fragment and isolate the working class.” She adds that, “Online learning makes the structure of domination absolute, the prospect of appeal, unrealistic, and the likelihood of universal surveillance, a sure bet” (Bejus 2013a).
Engagement is a critical element of learning.
So how do we drive engagement in eLearning and mLearning? Interactivities can help, but only if we design those interactivities effectively. Learners also need engaging content, an engaging (or at least not frustrating) interface, engaging media and visual design, and maybe a game here and there. In this eBook, experts provide 68 tips for making sure your learners are fully engaged
YouTube, Twitter, Googe+, Linkedin, Pinterest, MySpace, Instagram, Tumblr, and Foursquare all gained users between the two years. Facebook did not.
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New technologies often go through a honeymoon phase where educators hold them up as the futuristic savior of learning.
A joint study by the Pew Research Center and the Berkman Center for Internet Society, titled Teens, Social media and Privacy, has found that teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past; are cognisant of their online reputations and are taking steps to better manage their privacy and information they share, and there is a change is social media preferences as new technologies are gaining popularity.
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Heed these top tips for setting up a new, or tweaking an existing, online synchronous learning initiative.
Technology and Learning - An ETEC 512 Presentation
Los verbos más interesantes que han traido las TIC: colaborar,cooperar,compartir !
In this prickly NYT op-ed, Pamela Paul bemoans the rise of game-based learning, pointing the finger directly at education technologists who "believe computer games (the classroom euphemism for video games) should be part of classroom lessons at increasingly...
With effective pedagogy, technology adds new dimensions to curriculum and dilates the bounds of learning capacity.
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New type of intra-weLearning - the dance of the right and left brain!
A recent thought provoking and very useful article Ethics, Big Data, and Analytics: A Model for Application addresses questions of responsibilities associated with the data mining of student information. ‘Systems now exist that link students’ demographic data with data on past and current performance, engagement with online courses materials or in-class participation levels to predict, with startling accuracy, specific outcomes such as final grades within a course’ (p. 1). However, using learning analytics based on big data means that issues such as ‘what it means to “know” with predictive analytics’ (p. 1) become critical to ensure educational integrity. For example, ‘What is the obligation to act on information?’ In an educational context, relations between students, lecturers and institution administrators have a learning focus that values academic success and so acting on information using learning analytics becomes sensitive for all parties involved in learning.
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Created especially for Instructional Designers and campus leaders, this free informational poster explains key steps to a successful technology initiative using the Technology Adoption Lifecycle, a recognized theory by Geoffrey Moore that explains the bell curve of technology implementations.
One of the highlights of the entire http://StartupGrind.com/2013 global event. Mark Suster interviews the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration a...
Great insight of the "new" learning by Christensen.