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5 Tips for Supporting Inclusive and Open Pedagogies

5 Tips for Supporting Inclusive and Open Pedagogies | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
IT, academic technology, and library units can support open pedagogies across different learning modalities as one way to promote and sustain an inclu

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The Public Necessity of Student Blogging

The Public Necessity of Student Blogging | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
This article was borne out of my frustration, admittedly with both my own practice and that of my colleagues, in asking students to produce work only to have it locked away for a limited audience, mostly the marker but occasionally small groups of fellow students. We have the technical capabilities and infrastructure to push student work into the world

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 4, 5:19 AM

Very much agree with this well argued piece.

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Launch of USP Open Educational Resources (OER) Repository

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10 Open Educational Resources You Should Know About

10 Open Educational Resources You Should Know About | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
A lot has changed since MIT first announced that it would be making its course materials freely available online. Back in 2001, the idea that university-level content could be accessed at no cost by users anywhere in the world was virtually unheard of, and the MIT OpenCourseWare initiative was a...
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How to Make an Open Educational Resource

Open educational resource (OER) is something for teaching or learning from that has been created to share freely online. It could be a lesson, a quiz, a whol...
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Report from the 2018 EDUCAUSE Task Force on Digital Transformation


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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, November 21, 5:05 AM

Executive Summary


Digital transformation (Dx) is having a profound impact across all industries, and
higher education is no exception. What we are experiencing today is a seismic
shift as the diverse digital landscape becomes woven throughout everything we
do. This shift suggests a continuing and accelerating evolution of the higher
education institution as well as IT’s place within it. It requires not only an
awareness and understanding of the transformation, but action and change to
adjust and adapt traditional practices to today’s technology-enabled and -driven
world. Given its proximity to the pace and scope of digital change, the IT
organization has a unique opportunity to contribute to and participate in
institutional transformation.
A hallmark of a digital transformation is a focus on the interplay between strategy
and technology to enable an institution to adapt to environmental circumstances
that are changing both quickly and radically. Technology adoption alone will not
bring about digital transformation. Modernizing an ERP (enterprise resource
planning) system, for example, will not by itself result in digital transformation,
nor will installing the latest in classroom technologies. Instead, Dx focuses on the
intersection between technology and institutional strategies, and then shapes
digital architecture, applications, campus organizations, workforce, and staffing
to achieve strategic goals.
For some time, the role of IT has been evolving from that of technology provider
to that of service provider. Dx is a new phase in that evolution; in this phase, IT
becomes a trusted advisor and strategic partner, intrinsic to the institution’s
strategic mission and goals.

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Wooclap - An interactive platform that makes learning awesome

Wooclap - An interactive platform that makes learning awesome | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

A collaborative platform for your classes, conferences and training sessions. Intuitive and simple, Wooclap makes your presentations interactive.


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50 Blended Learning Resources For Teachers [Updated For 2019]

50 Blended Learning Resources For Teachers [Updated For 2019] | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
From Open Courseware to tools, models, and definitons, this is a collection of 50 of the best blended learning resources for teachers now updated for 2019.

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Open Educational Resources (OER): Where to Find Videos and Images

Finding videos and images that are licensed to reuse in your classroom isn't always easy. In this video, we explore easier ways to search and specific reposi...
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Blended Learning 101

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Best content around CLO Gamification selected by the eLearning Learning community.

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Hacking Design Thinking For Education Part 1: What Is Design Thinking?

Hacking Design Thinking For Education Part 1: What Is Design Thinking? | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Inspiration. Ideation. Implementation.

There are many ways of looking at the stages of the design thinking process. Many experts believe there are 5 stages to design thinking. Some cite 4 or 6. Others 7 or more.

And guess what? They are all probably correct!

And guess what else? I bet that all of them use Inspiration, Ideation, and Implementation in some way, shape, or form for they are the bare bones basic spaces all innovations go through.

Today, I give you the first Infographic in the Hacking Design Thinking For Education Series I am creating. This is Part 1: What Is design Thinking?

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How to Write a Syllabus

How to Write a Syllabus | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
A well-designed syllabus is an essential tool for effectively managing a course. It gives students a clear understanding of your expectations and a road map for how the course will be conducted. When done right, a syllabus can prevent a lot of misunderstandings as the semester progresses.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 12, 2016 12:55 AM

Really useful article with a syllabus template you can download to write your own.

LibrarianLand's curator insight, August 12, 2016 12:23 PM
This is a good reminder of what should be in a syllabus. At best these provide the instructor with protection from accusations from students of "I didn't know," plus they force us to organize the class and layout its objectives for ourselves and our students.
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15 Actionable Strategies for Increasing Student Motivation and Engagement

15 Actionable Strategies for Increasing Student Motivation and Engagement | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
By Terri Eichholz - Here are 15 ideas for educators to help encourage students to develop their own intrinsic motivation to learn and succeed.

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The Values of Open Pedagogy

The Values of Open Pedagogy | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
To support open educational practices, we must understand the meaning of open pedagogy and articulate the values that shape it.

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A Brief Guide to Creating Learning Outcomes 

A Brief Guide to Creating Learning Outcomes  | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

In higher education, we must be concerned with student learning and development.

After all, we’re in the business of facilitating opportunities and a supportive environment for those things. If our internal reasons were not enough, …


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Another perspective on AI in higher education | Tony Bates

Another perspective on AI in higher education | Tony Bates | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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Textbook Broke - Open Educational Resources

What are Open Educational Resources(OER)? Check out this video for all your answers!#TextbookBroke...
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Open values – Digital – Learning – Culture

Open values – Digital – Learning – Culture | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Universities are caught between network and hierarchy. We are institutions which work at scale, supporting, scaffolding and ranking students – awarding degrees, undertaking research and maint…

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Are MOOCs Going to Disappear? 4 Challenges to Overcom

Are MOOCs Going to Disappear? 4 Challenges to Overcom | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Despite being an ardent supporter of MOOCs, Professor Ignacio Despujol of the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia also acknowledges that MOOCs face significant challenges.

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How to Create Annotations in Online Textbook

Flipped Classroom video showing students how to annotate their online textbook and access the annotations in their online notebook.
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Do You Really Know How Your Students Are Using Technology? [Quiz] 

Do You Really Know How Your Students Are Using Technology? [Quiz]  | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Do you know how your students are using technology? Are they struggling with cyberbullying? Falling prey to fake news stories? If you think you hav

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Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Write Effective Learning Objectives | TIPS

Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Write Effective Learning Objectives | TIPS | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Like other taxonomies, Bloom’s is hierarchical, meaning that learning at the higher levels is dependent on having attained prerequisite knowledge and skills at lower levels. You will see Bloom’s Taxonomy often displayed as a pyramid graphic to help demonstrate this hierarchy. We have updated this pyramid into a “cake-style” hierarchy to emphasize that each level is built on a foundation of the previous levels.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 20, 2017 4:37 AM

You can't have too much Bloom.

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This chart debunks some common myths about university students

This chart debunks some common myths about university students | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
This is why you might be wrong about modern US college students.

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We Need to Teach Kids Creative Thinking, and We’re Teaching Them the Opposite

We Need to Teach Kids Creative Thinking, and We’re Teaching Them the Opposite | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
"Education is far less about a set of facts than a way of thinking," says professor and theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss. "And therefore what I always think should be the basis of education is not answers, but questions."

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 11, 2016 2:12 AM

Short video interview from BigThink

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How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust

How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
It can be overwhelming, frightening and even discouraging to try and shift the culture of your classroom, especially when no one else around you seems to think

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Anna Hu 's curator insight, August 5, 2016 9:57 PM
This has some practical strategies to get started
Barbara McCombs's curator insight, August 6, 2016 8:57 AM
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 12, 2016 1:09 AM

Some really useful tips.