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In Tanzania, MOOCs Seen as "Too Western"

In Tanzania, MOOCs Seen as "Too Western" | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
For many low income countries around the world, including Tanzania, MOOCs are being hailed as digital salvation, bringing “elite” education to the masses.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, November 23, 2013 9:32 AM

"For many low income countries around the world, including Tanzania, MOOCs are being hailed as digital salvation, bringing “elite” education to the masses. Right now in Tanzania, a World Bank supported initiative is piloting in partnership with Coursera, a major online education company, to make MOOCs an ingrained part of their higher education efforts in the country by offering free courses at the university level. In conjunction with the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), they are supporting the development of SMART Knowledge Hubs starting in the capital, Dar es Salaam. These hubs are intended to assist in forming a support system for the development of education in IT, and a broader set of 'new economy skills' in the country. This young initiative in many ways encapsulates the growing discord about the viability and legitimacy of making MOOCs a key part of education development.

 

 

 

The 18-year-old activist and author of One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School,Nikhil Goyal, says a major issue with MOOCs are that they don’t address foundational issues in education. Echoing Lee and Tarimo’s comments he says MOOCs utilize “the same pedagogical approach to learning.” He later adds, “It’s not very much different in college where we have the 5,000 [people] lecture hall. It’s pretty much the same, and that is an issue for me. If you’re just making what’s already bad enough in colleges and school today, I’m not sure you’re really contributing.” "

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A List of 10 Social Media Skills for Every Modern Teacher [Infographic] 

A List of 10 Social Media Skills for Every Modern Teacher [Infographic]  | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 12, 1:34 AM
A great place to start as a teacher if you are wanting to think about using social media in the classroom. 
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Innovating Pedagogy 2017 – The Ed Techie

Innovating Pedagogy 2017 – The Ed Techie | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
When we started the intention was to make it distinct from the NMC New Horizon reports by focusing on pedagogy. I think, to be honest, in those early ones there was probably a technology focus still, but as it’s progressed it has really moved away from this to more pedagogy, socially focused issues.

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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, December 10, 6:21 PM
A good guide to current methodologies defined and how their collective impact supports a 'new' paradigm of teaching and learning with pedagogy as the key to delivering, with technology and technological resources as important tools.
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Very cool read I like the part about open textbooks 
 
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A UK product that attempts to look at the pedagogy rather than the technology to emerging trends in education and learning K-12.
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8 Must-Have Artificial Intelligence Apps and Tools - The EdTech Advocate

8 Must-Have Artificial Intelligence Apps and Tools - The EdTech Advocate | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it

The emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) technology is transforming every aspect of education, from curriculum development all the way to assessment.

Do you want to bring some of these cutting-edge advances to your own classroom, but you’re not sure how to do it?

Here are eight AI tools and apps that are well worth the necessary learning curve.


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a useful list of apps especially for cutting-edge advances to your own classroom
 
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Blockchain in Education | A study on the digital accreditation of personal and academic learning | #ModernEDU

Blockchain in Education


1. Joint Research Centre the European Commission's in-house science service Blockchain in Education A study on the digital accreditation of personal and academic learning Andreia Inamorato dos Santos @aisantos Groningen, The Netherlands 5th September 2017


2. 2 Joint Research Centre - JRC The JRC (Seville) is the in-house science service of the European Comission. Our main goal is to support policy making in Europe via research evidence. We have over 100 policy reports published in the field of education, to include reports on Open Education, area in which we locate our blockchain study.  It can be downloaded from: http://bit.ly/openeduframework   

 

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Blockchain in Education


1. Joint Research Centre the European Commission's in-house science service Blockchain in Education A study on the digital accreditation of personal and academic learning Andreia Inamorato dos Santos @aisantos Groningen, The Netherlands 5th September 2017


2. 2 Joint Research Centre - JRC The JRC (Seville) is the in-house science service of the European Comission. Our main goal is to support policy making in Europe via research evidence. We have over 100 policy reports published in the field of education, to include reports on Open Education, area in which we locate our blockchain study.  It can be downloaded from: http://bit.ly/openeduframework   

 

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Paz Sánchez Zapata's curator insight, September 10, 3:17 PM
Identificadas 10 dimensiones de la educación abierta. 
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Cryptography is the future of the curriculum. Now is the time to learn about the shared ledger.
 
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iPad vs Mac: Episode 7 – Monday Note

iPad vs Mac: Episode 7 – Monday Note | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
With the sophisticated user interface and powerful system apps afforded by iOS 11, the iPad feels like it’s finally reaching maturity. But what does the device’s clarified identity say about the Mac…
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Why Education Is the Hardest Sector of the Economy to Automate

Why Education Is the Hardest Sector of the Economy to Automate | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Creating an effective education system through automation has shown to be incredibly complex. Learn how AI researchers are trying to automate education.
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Why Professors Shouldn’t Ban Smartphones

Why Professors Shouldn’t Ban Smartphones | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it

"As smartphones have become more common, educators have struggled with the question of what to do with smartphones in the classroom. For K-12 educators, the answer has been to ban smartphones from the classroom completely."


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Nataliacp's curator insight, May 29, 1:01 PM
A study conducted by researchers in Singapore found that undergraduate students who were allowed to keep their phones with them actually scored better on tasks that measured their cognitive functioning. Even when they weren’t allowed to use their phones, students who were allowed to keep their phones in their pockets performed better than students whose phones were confiscated. 

As teachers, we need to take into account in which moments it is necessary to use the cell phones within the classrooms and which situations is essential confiscate them. Furthermore, we need to consider the age of the students and the subject that we are teaching.
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, June 1, 4:29 AM
Obvious statements? Maybe, but still necessary to be mentioned!!! Good easy read on the need to incorporate mobile devices in our classrooms!
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Why Professors Shouldn’t Ban Smartphones
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5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices

5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, a piece from the Edutopia website was doing the rounds under the title "5 highly effective teaching practices".  I automatically question pieces like this as I doubt somewhat whether the purpose of the piece is actually to raise standards in the profession and develop teachers - or whether it is simply to…

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The Feynman Technique for learning | #LEARNing2LEARN

The Feynman Technique  for learning | #LEARNing2LEARN | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
The Feynman Technique is perfect for learning a new idea, understanding an existing idea better, remembering an idea, or studying for a test. The Feynman Technique is a mental model that was coined by Nobel-prize winning physicist Richard Feynman. Known as the "Great Explainer," Feynman was revered for his ability to clearly illustrate dense topics…

 

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By attempting to explain a concept in simple terms, you’ll quickly see where you have a good understanding of that concept. You’ll also be able to instantly pinpoint your problem areas, because they’ll be the areas where you either get stuck or where you end up resorting to using complex language and terminology. In addition to helping you pinpoint those problem areas in the concept you’re trying to learn, the Feynman Technique gives you a quick, efficient way to shore up those areas using targeted learning. It’s a simple technique, but it’ll help you study much more efficiently once you put into action. How to Use the Feynman Technique: Step 1: Grab a sheet of paper and write the name of the concept at the top. You can use pretty much any concept or idea – even though the technique is named after Feynman, it’s not limited solely to math and science. Step 2: Explain the concept in your own words as if you were teaching it to someone else. Focus on using plain, simple language. Don’t limit your explanation to a simple definition or a broad overview; challenge yourself to work through an example or two as well to ensure you can put the concept into action. Step 3: Review your explanation and identify the areas where you didn’t know something or where you feel your explanation is shaky. Once you’ve pinpointed them, go back to the source material, your notes, or any examples you can find in order to shore up your understanding. Step 4: If there are any areas in your explanation where you’ve used lots of technical terms or complex language, challenge yourself to re-write these sections in simpler terms. Make sure your explanation could be understood by someone without the knowledge base you believe you already have. Step 5: think like a child; while you’re working through the Feynman Technique for any given concept, it can be useful to pretend that you’re explaining that concept to a child. Doing this will boost your own understanding for one simple reason; a kid is probably going ask why? Why does that formula work? How can you know it`ll always work? While older people often become accustomed to taking things at face value, kids are naturally curious. They’re quick to point out their confusion. This is a great mindset to adopt.
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The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement

The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it

Metacognition, simply put, is the process of thinking about thinking. It is important in every aspect of school and life, since it involves self-reflection on one’s current position, future goals, potential actions and strategies, and results. At its core, it is a basic survival strategy, and has been shown to be present even in rats.


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The 16 Habits of Mind (Costa and Kallick) include metacognition.
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We allow extra time each period so teachers can talk about thinking process in their content area and students can think about thinking. It can improve the application of what they are studying, which provides deeper learning.
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Metacognition - the key to everything.
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Inteligencia Colectiva para Educadores. Conferencia de Pierre Lévy

http://www.ibertic.org Tenemos que comprender que la inteligencia colectiva existe desde siempre y la especie humana es un ejemplo maravilloso de ello. Per
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Apprendre en gazouillant | Quartier Libre

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Les initiatives intellectuelles se multiplient sur Twitter. Elle devient l’outil pédagogique de certains professeurs.

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Social media helps students learn scientific argumentation better, study says

Social media helps students learn scientific argumentation better, study says | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Jana Craig-Hare et al. The Effect of Socioscientific Topics on Discourse within an Online Game Designed to Engage Middle School Students in Scientific Argumentation, Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health (2017). DOI: 10.21891/jeseh.325783
Amber Rowland et al. Social media: How the next generation can practice argumentation, Educational Media International (2017). DOI: 10.1080/09523987.2017.1362818
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Survey: Daily classroom edtech use on the rise

Survey: Daily classroom edtech use on the rise | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Sixty-three percent of K-12 educators use edtech in their classrooms each day--an increase from the 55 percent reporting the same in 2016.

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Digital skills that teachers need for the classroom #3: The ability to crowdsource information

Digital skills that teachers need for the classroom #3: The ability to crowdsource information | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
As teachers we frequently promote ourselves in our modern role as facilitators rather than knowledge owners and yet when we get into the classroom so much of what we do tends to be telling rather than asking.

Crowdsourcing information is about doing the opposite. It’s about collecting information from the room and beyond and enabling our students to share what they already know and develop their knowledge together.

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The third in a series of articles I'm writing for CUP.

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Digital skills that teachers need for the classroom
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Engaging students in Online Courses: Adding experiential to asynchrony

Engaging students in Online Courses: Adding experiential to asynchrony | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Teaching online is a unique experience for faculty and students. Although I love the online environment for some courses, it does present its own challenges. One of those challenges is how to engage online students in activities that push them to go beyond simply reading, interpreting, and interacting. After all, the idea (in most cases) is that the student can apply their learning, knowledge, and skills in their respective fields of study. As such, we are constantly seeking ways to engage students in learning that goes beyond the “click-through” material.

In this article, I share a few ideas—starting with the simplest and working through some more complicated endeavors—that may assist you in bringing more engagement to your online classroom.

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There's an epidemic of grade inflation and unearned As in American high schools

There's an epidemic of grade inflation and unearned As in American high schools | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it

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Could subjects soon be a thing of the past in Finland? - BBC News, via @christian_ebel

Could subjects soon be a thing of the past in Finland? - BBC News, via @christian_ebel | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Finland is an education success story, so is it right to move away from old-style lessons?

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Why Faculty Shouldn’t Ban Smartphones in Classrooms

Why Faculty Shouldn’t Ban Smartphones in Classrooms | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Allowing students to bring mobile devices into class can boost collaboration and improve learning outcomes.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 30, 9:44 PM

I understand why teachers ban phones or collect them. I get it. But I also know that banning phones can, in fact, limit student learning. Sure, there is the risk they'll spend more time playing a game or texting their friends. On the other hand, if you make the digital connections sufficiently engaging, they'll be texting or tweeting to tell their friends what a great class it's been and maybe even something about what they learned!

Julie Lindsay's curator insight, May 2, 5:51 PM
Yes, and also schools should not ban faculty from using mobile devices
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 1, 8:38 PM
Also, students can learn to self-regulate their uses with regular tech breaks. What do they learn if we take their phones away?
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France’s academy: liberty, autonomy or permanent bureaucracy?

France’s academy: liberty, autonomy or permanent bureaucracy? | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
On the eve of the first round of France’s presidential elections, Matthew Reisz considers its complex higher education sector and the appetite among politicians, institutions and academics for reform
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OttawaU - Media Blog

OttawaU - Media Blog | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Portfolio of David Chartrand. A young freelance photographer from Ottawa,
passionate about capturing life as he sees it.
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Comment mieux évaluer le travail des élèves ?

Comment mieux évaluer le travail des élèves ? | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
Des chercheurs testent actuellement, dans 70 collèges et lycées, une alternative au traditionnel système de notation : l’évaluation par compétences. Si les premiers résultats sont prometteurs, l’expérience est bien loin d’être finie. Décryptage.
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Mindfulness for teachers

Mindfulness for teachers | Education and Cultural Change | Scoop.it
When educators are buried under problems beyond their control, here's a solution: Get mindful.
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When educators are buried under problems beyond their control, here's a solution: Get mindful.