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5 levers that can unlock smarter demand for education technology

5 levers that can unlock smarter demand for education technology | Education | Scoop.it
When procurement decisions focus too heavily on inputs like enrolling students in online courses or filling tutoring time, it’s hardly surprising to find tools merely providing cheaper seat-time-based learning models. Pockets of the market, such as credit recovery, have largely fallen victim to this trend. Moreover, even if schools want to focus on learning outcomes, they may be purchasing tools blindly when little to no efficacy data exists to inform their decisions.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 29, 8:57 PM

EDtech promise and possibility... how to bridge the gaps.

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Implications Of Learning Theories On Instructional Design

Implications Of Learning Theories On Instructional Design | Education | Scoop.it
The world of Instructional Design has evolved over the years. Influences from various learning theory movements like behaviorism, cognitivism, and social learning have constructed a foundation which acts as pillars of successful approaches. While each theory includes specific focal points with regards to how learning occurs—either by behavioral response or knowledge acquisition—they have contributed unique perspectives on learning as a whole and are responsible for how the field of Instructional Design has changed over time.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 18, 7:36 AM

Worth exploring.

bostmag's curator insight, March 24, 7:37 PM

Worth exploring.

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Video of the Week: Dealing with digital distraction in the classroom

Video of the Week: Dealing with digital distraction in the classroom | Education | Scoop.it

"Here are some of the best ways to manage digital distraction in the classroom."


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GwynethJones's curator insight, March 5, 6:05 PM

Share with your BYOD peeps!

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Free Screen & Video Recording Software

Free Screen & Video Recording Software | Education | Scoop.it
Easy and free screen recorder for Mac, Windows, and Chromebooks. Record your camera and screen with audio directly from your Chrome browser and share the video with your team, friends, and family.

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Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, March 5, 9:50 AM
This looks like a really cool tool for easy recording and editing of videos from your own computer.  I have not tried it yet, but watched the promo and liked what I saw.  I love to share new resources with the field.
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7 solid reasons to suppose that chatbot interfaces will work in learning

7 solid reasons to suppose that chatbot interfaces will work in learning | Education | Scoop.it
So can this combination of AI and Socratic UI have an application in learning? There are several reasons for being positive about this type of interface in learning.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 2, 4:27 AM

An interesting view of AI in education.

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Five Ways to Boost Student Engagement with Flow Theory - John Spencer @spencerideas

Five Ways to Boost Student Engagement with Flow Theory - John Spencer @spencerideas | Education | Scoop.it
If we want students to develop a maker mindset, we need to empower them to hit a state of creative flow. Flow Theory explains what happens when we hit that place of “optimal experience,” where you are fully engaged, present, and focused. The following blog post explores what it means to help students reach a state of flow. A word of caution here. Student engagement is a very personal, internal thing. It starts with the student. You cannot force your students to be engaged in their learning. They have to own it. In other words, the highest place of student engagement isn’t really engagement. It’s empowerment.

But you are the architect that can build the systems that make flow a reality in your classroom. If you’re interested in this, check out the free Flow Theory Blueprint and Toolbox at the bottom of this post.

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[PDF] Instructional Design in Higher Education

[PDF] Instructional Design in Higher Education | Education | Scoop.it

Learning — to some it is the sound of chalk on blackboards,  the search through stacks of scribbled notes, and backpacks full of heavy textbooks. For others with a less traditional lens, learning is the summoning of professors with a click of a mouse, assignments no longer living on paper, but in a cloud, and the ‘classroom’ being everywhere. Education has changed considerably in recent years and we don’t expect it to slow down anytime soon.


Because of the advancement of technology, institutions are able to reach more students than ever with the help of quality and accessible online courses. ‘eLearning’, ‘distance education’, ‘blended learning’, ‘online campuses,’ and other related programs have grown more prominent in higher education institutions. According to NCES data, there were 5.5 million students enrolled in distance education courses at degree-granting postsecondary institutions in fall of 2013.

There are many technologies flooding the market that help foster innovative teaching and learning. These tools, such as learning management systems, lecture capture systems, simulation creators, authoring, and video and audio tools, have flooded into the classrooms and lecture halls of higher education. However, the inference that these innovative tools aid learning should not be immediately assumed. With faculties’ full work load, learning and implementing new and often complex tools to improve their online pedagogy isn’t a priority. In fact, as the needs and tools of institutions have evolved, instructional designers have positioned themselves as pivotal players in the design and delivery of learning
experiences. Instructional designers exist to bridge the gap between faculty instruction and student online learning. But who, exactly, are instructional designers? What do they do? Where do they fit in higher education?


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, December 7, 2017 2:04 AM
Instructional Design in Higher Education
Kim Flintoff's curator insight, December 7, 2017 6:17 PM
Learning — to some it is the sound of chalk on blackboards, the search through stacks of scribbled notes, and backpacks full of heavy textbooks. For others with a less traditional lens, learning is the summoning of professors with a click of a mouse, assignments no longer living on paper, but in a cloud, and the ‘classroom’ being everywhere. Education has changed considerably in recent years and we don’t expect it to slow down anytime soon.
Jorge Jaramillo's curator insight, December 15, 2017 11:06 AM
Les comparto un interesante artículo relacionado con una investigación sobre la importancia de los Diseñadores Instruccionales en Educación Superior, realizada con el auspicio de la fundación Gates.
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Teaching in the Digital Age: Guidelines for Designing Teaching and Learning

Teaching in the Digital Age: Guidelines for Designing Teaching and Learning | Education | Scoop.it
So the question is, what kind of cultural values do you want to have implicit in what you teach? We need to think of this - it’s a chance to break away from institutional cultures, which are not always good things.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 18, 2017 12:53 AM

Some interesting and thoughtful insights.

drula eric's curator insight, October 20, 2017 9:49 AM
Savez-vous que le coaching est l'une des 3 industries à plus forte croissance? Comme c'est déjà le cas aux États-Unis, en particulier dans la Silicon Valley, l'utilisation d'un autocar deviendra évidente dans les années à venir en Europe. Nous devons tous être accompagnés pour atteindre notre plein potentiel et épargner des années de frustration et de stress. Avec cette demande croissante, une opportunité de carrière rare est ouverte à ceux qui vont apprendre à devenir d'excellents coachs.
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8 Lessons Learned from Teaching Online

This video list of insights comes from experts in the field of online teaching. Here is a collection of 8 lessons that might improve your online course

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 13, 2017 2:12 PM

Learn lessons from the experts!

Shenaz Shaffee's curator insight, October 22, 2017 3:32 PM

Teaching to learn and learning to teach in the digital classroom.

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How Universal Design for Learning can help the LMS reach every learner - eCampus News

How Universal Design for Learning can help the LMS reach every learner - eCampus News | Education | Scoop.it
UDL is gaining attention in colleges and universities as a way to make digital learning programs more accessible to all learners.

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, October 3, 2017 10:08 AM
UDL is pretty much just common sense and basic for course design. UDL is an expectation, not an option.
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 6, 2017 8:49 AM
Universal Design for Learning can be adapted and modeled into your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.
Cindy Smith's curator insight, October 6, 2017 10:19 AM

" UDL...it is meant to design learning that’s engaging and effective for everyone, right from the get-go."

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How to Use iOS 11’s New Files App on iPhone and iPad

How to Use iOS 11’s New Files App on iPhone and iPad | Education | Scoop.it
It’s been a decade since we first saw the iPhone and iOS. Apple has never included a “user exposed” file system on iPhone or iPad. Each app would have its own sandboxed storage system. With iOS 11, that’s changing.

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20 Types Of Learning Journals That Help Students Think

20 Types Of Learning Journals That Help Students Think | Education | Scoop.it
Writing is thinking; there are as many types of learning journals as there are ways to think. Here are 20 that are well-suited for critical thinking.

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Learner Engagement: Probably not what you think

Learner Engagement: Probably not what you think | Education | Scoop.it

Research helps us understand that engagement, like attention, is hard to measure directly. So, like attention, we measure engagement by what is occurring. Vicki Trowler, in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University, describes three dimensions of instructional engagement:

Behavioral: The degree to which people follow expected norms (such as attendance).Emotional: The degree to which people willingly add to their own and others’ enjoyment.Cognitive: The degree to which people mentally invest in the experience.


These three dimensions represent a continuum from engaged to not engaged to negatively engaged (shown in the examples in Table 1). I found thinking about learner engagement this way to be extremely helpful. I’ve experience these examples as a trainer and facilitator. But I decided to add another dimension, social, because research shows that social engagement adds aspects to organizational learning that the other dimensions do not.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 23, 2017 5:30 PM

Interesting reading.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 12 Alternatives to Google Image Search - Comparison Chart

Free Technology for Teachers: 12 Alternatives to Google Image Search - Comparison Chart | Education | Scoop.it

Richard Byrne: "Unless they're introduced to other options, Google Images tends to be the default image search tool for students and adults. Google Images is convenient, but it's not the best place for students to find images that are in the public domain or to images that have been labeled with a Creative Commons license."


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 14, 3:09 PM

Richard Byrne comes through again with a detailed chart comparing sources for public domain / creative commons images. Download the pdf! 

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106 Experts Share Their Thoughts on the Future of Education, Part 1: PreK-12

106 Experts Share Their Thoughts on the Future of Education, Part 1: PreK-12 | Education | Scoop.it

The future of education is digital. We live in an increasingly digital world, where technology is a part of our lives in so many ways. Now more than ever, it is crucial that we incorporate digital technology into education. To prepare students for higher education and future jobs, we must ensure that they are familiar with technology.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 11, 3:01 AM

Some interesting views.

Chong Jiaxuan's comment, March 11, 10:42 AM
The experts mentioned in the articles all give opinions that classrooms will become more digitalised. This is not a doubt as at a young age of 2-3 years old, children are exposed to many forms of technology, like mobile phones, laptops and computers. They grow up accustomed to such items and will therefore use these technologies intensely as they enter school. One expert says that lectures in homogeneous classrooms will be a thing of the past because students now have access to knowledge at their fingertips, and thus teachers need to teach soft skills such as collaboration and teamwork to the students. I agree with this because as children grow up in a digitalised age, they lose the chance to interact with other children because their eyes are glued to their screens. The children lose their abilities to socialise, and thus schools will come into play.
T@T lab's curator insight, March 12, 4:19 PM

Some interesting views.

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IATED Talks

IATED Talks | Education | Scoop.it

The International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED) is an organisation dedicated to the promotion of international education and university cooperation in the field of Technology and Science.

Through the organisation of different international events, it brings together institutions, bodies and organisations from different countries of the world for discussion and cooperation.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 8, 1:15 AM

This is a really interesting collection of plenary talks from IATED.  The focus of the talsk is on the use of technology in education.

Olli Hatakka's curator insight, March 9, 3:31 AM

I originally rescooped this from Nic Peachey's scoop.

I urge you to view this about 30 minute IATED inspiring talk by Jon Bergmann. Flipped Learning Network (USA), about the flipping and what it actually is all about.

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LiveSlides - Embed any website in a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation

LiveSlides - Embed any website in a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation | Education | Scoop.it
LiveSlides is a PowerPoint add-in that embeds any web content like YouTube, Vimeo & Twitter Feeds in your presentation. Download our Add-in to embed your content today.

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Mark Arthur's curator insight, February 21, 8:16 AM
(Another) Presentation tool with Kahoot-style interactive functions.This space is getting competitive what with Slidio, Hypersay and now this.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, February 21, 1:17 PM
I wanted to try this, but it wants me to uninstall PollEverywhere. Since I have no admin privileges on my work computer, I'm hesitant to ask IT to uninstall something and then if this doesn't work well, I will have to go back and get PollEverywhere reinstalled. Anyone have this issue? 
 
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Digital Tools for Teachers - Trainers' Edition

Digital Tools for Teachers - Trainers' Edition | Education | Scoop.it
In this Training Edition of Digital Tools for Teachers I have built on the original volume by updating and extending many of the original chapters and also by adding four additional new chapters with links to an additional 35 new tools and resources.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 26, 2017 1:53 AM

My manual to help teachers become edtech trainers.

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Getting educational research right – RSA – Medium

Getting educational research right – RSA – Medium | Education | Scoop.it
Those who argue that educational research has nothing to say to teachers are likely to waste a considerable amount of time innovating in ways that do not benefit their students. Those at the other extreme, who focus on ensuring that practice is based on ‘what works’, will find that no educational initiative can be implemented in the same way in every school. Adjustments need to be made, but they need to be made by people who understand the research so that the initiatives do not suffer what Stanford education professor Ed Haertel called “lethal mutations”. Teachers, leaders and policymakers all need to be critical consumers of research.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 3, 2017 1:46 AM

An interesting read.

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Narrative Practices & Google's Team-Effectiveness Research -- Rethinking How You Build Teams

Narrative Practices & Google's Team-Effectiveness Research -- Rethinking How You Build Teams | Education | Scoop.it
Why hiring the best and brightest might not be enough.

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 17, 2017 4:24 PM

Hopefully you've seen this by now. But if not, this blog post clearly spells out the essential ingredients needed for building high performing teams.

 

What the article lacks are methods to make any of these 5 ingredients happen. There are good tools and methods out there.

What most neglect to tell you however is the significant role deliberate story evoking, story listening, and storytelling play in creating a high performing team.

 

Story evoking, story listening, and storytelling is narrative work and is critical in ingredients #3 (structure & clarity), #4 (meaning) and #5 (impact). When you add #2 (dependability) you generate #1 (psychological safety).

 

Psychological safety is also created by other ways you communicate (appreciation, acknowledgement, fairness, etc.). That means no yelling, threats, attacks, passive-aggressiveness, etc. You know -- all those qualities of toxic leaders.

 

Keep this list handy. Send me a question if you want more specifics about narrative practices and creating high performing teams.

 

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 17, 2017 4:26 PM

Hopefully you've seen this by now. But if not, this blog post clearly spells out the essential ingredients needed for building high performing teams.

 

What the article lacks are methods to make any of these 5 ingredients happen. There are good tools and methods out there.

What most neglect to tell you however is the significant role deliberate story evoking, story listening, and storytelling play in creating a high performing team.

 

Story evoking, story listening, and storytelling is narrative work and is critical in ingredients #3 (structure & clarity), #4 (meaning) and #5 (impact). When you add #2 (dependability) you generate #1 (psychological safety).

 

Psychological safety is also created by other ways you communicate (appreciation, acknowledgement, fairness, etc.). That means no yelling, threats, attacks, passive-aggressiveness, etc. You know -- all those qualities of toxic leaders.

 

Keep this list handy. Send me a question if you want more specifics about narrative practices and creating high performing teams.

 

This review was originally published by Dr. Karen Dietz for her Tech Leaders curation: www.scoop.it/t/tech-leaders 

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6 Free Online Teaching Platforms 

6 Free Online Teaching Platforms  | Education | Scoop.it
Our guide covers online learning platforms that let teachers design their courses. The best online learning sites let teachers shape their own curriculum.

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Create Your Online School with a Great Virtual Classroom

Create Your Online School with a Great Virtual Classroom | Education | Scoop.it

As well as sharing links to websites, the link sharing feature allows you to share links to videos from the web and collaborate on Google Docs, Google Slides or Google Spreadsheets. This takes Webroom beyond the usual presentation and chat type class and enables teachers to do work on writing skills too.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 13, 2017 2:40 AM

A really great platform for creating synchronous virtual learning.

Juanita Amiel Townsend's curator insight, October 13, 2017 4:41 PM

A really great platform for creating synchronous virtual learning.

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Is Google taking over the classroom?

Is Google taking over the classroom? | Education | Scoop.it
These elite conversations around the ‘Future of Education’ are conducted almost entirely without input from teachers (and very rarely pupils and definitely not parents). Instead, techno-reform is something that is done to the profession. It is communicated to educators (and the public) through hype and marketing slogans – such as ‘personalized learning’ – that are designed to persuade and win support, not open up debates.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, September 30, 2017 2:10 PM
The shift from one group of businesses i.e. industrial factory owners and another i.e. digital is taking place. It is happening with limited, if any, input from teachers, parents, and students.
David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 2, 2017 12:34 AM

Yes! Thanks to Jim Lerman. 

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Free online timeline maker

Free online timeline maker | Education | Scoop.it
Time.Graphics is a timeline and free of charge online service for creating infographics. Is it possible to make historical analysis in one click? Yes, it’s real. We present to your attention the innovative service!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 15, 2017 1:58 AM

This looks like a great free tool that has been nicely integrated with Google apps.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, September 19, 2017 6:47 AM
A good tool to create rich timelines and infographics where different element can be embedded
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New Google Forms Visually Explained for Teachers

New Google Forms Visually Explained for Teachers | Education | Scoop.it
Today's post is on the new Google Forms' guide we published a few months ago. The guide, which is based on instructions and insights from Docs Help center, walks teachers through the process of setting up, editing and sharing forms using the new Google Forms platform. More specifically, the visual covers the following how-tos:

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 30, 2017 1:20 PM

Great Google form job aide / infographic.