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Despite Low Completion Rates, Harvard And MIT Say MOOCs Work | On Campus

Despite Low Completion Rates, Harvard And MIT Say MOOCs Work | On Campus | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

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I think it might be hard to put an exact measure on completion rate. What students who enrolled in a MOOC got out of it might not be the same way as in a brick and mortar or even an online class where there are marks and you for the course. Students might still get what they wanted out of a MOOC without completing it. There is more at stake than completing perhaps.

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Blogging for authentic trans-disciplinary learning…

Blogging for authentic trans-disciplinary learning… | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Overwhelmed by demands of mandated curricula?

Via Karen Kurczak
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We need more ideas about overarching themes that emerge across curricula. They are there. One challenge is the overspecialization of teachers, but this might be overcome with collaboration.

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Understanding The Internet: A different Approach

Understanding The Internet: A different Approach | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
. . Understanding Internet-Internet, the virtual savant child Internet is a "living product" technique! To be viewed as a "child" to be educated by millions of people simultaneously, with different...

Via Gust MEES, Dean J. Fusto
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This fits with the what I am suggesting in my dissertation about education and living curricula.

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The ABCs of school technology programs | eSchool News | eSchool News

The ABCs of school technology programs | eSchool News | eSchool News | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
School technology implementations must be properly planned and sustained. But what are the essential steps in ensuring tech success?
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

Two things caught my eye. First, ask why the digital technology is being used. That leads to the second point. There is a moral imperative to using technology.

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Eliminate Tech from the Education Discussion

Eliminate Tech from the Education Discussion | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
After five decades of being an educator, I am growing weary of the constant discussion over the divide between education and technology. When will we reach a point where we will discuss Education, ...

Via Nancy Jones
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

I think education has one goal and that is the responsible emancipation of students through education. That means they have to become self-disciplined and apply freedom which is not an easy trick. Learning and education are not the same thing. Learning should be the flip side of the teaching coin when things work well. Education encompasses both. The etymological roots of education are educare which is nurturing and educere which is leading. Good education would make the conversations about technology irrelevant, because students and teachers would be able to make wise and prudent choices through their education.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, February 28, 2014 3:31 PM

I really appreciate the nature, not only of this article about skills for the future, but the interesting comments that followed this post.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Educational Technology Infographic

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Educational Technology Infographic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Educational Technology Infographic clarifies the habits of highly-effective educators, who use edtech!

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I marvel at the way we can turn something into a limited and finite number of traits or habits.

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Introduction to Internet Safety.

Introduction to Internet Safety. | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Dan Kirsch
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There is a continuing need for many of these offering multiple paths towards Internet safety. It is interesting that our guru of technology where I worked would often discount the parental and teacher concerns as unwarranted.

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Dan Kirsch's curator insight, February 27, 2014 4:36 PM

Students learning about Internet Safety by accessing information via @GCFLearnFree website. 

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Bridging the Digital Divide, Technology, Teachers, & Students

Bridging the Digital Divide, Technology, Teachers, & Students | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Bridging the Digital Divide, Technology, Teachers, & Students http://t.co/kUNVUoS1gu #esl #eltchat

Via Lewis Walker, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

Digital technologies are important. What that means is still evolving and that is important. We need to be attentive, mindful, and ask questions without presupposed answers.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 27, 2014 7:07 PM

Quite often, my students knew more than me about technology and I was good with that.

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8 Ways to Make Class Blogs Useful Conversation Spaces.

8 Ways to Make Class Blogs Useful Conversation Spaces. | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Dan Kirsch
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These are reasonable, common sense ideas. Nice to see.

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A Network Way of Working: A Compilation of Considerations about Effectiveness in Networks

Networks aren’t new, but the role they play in our working lives is expanding significantly through technology. The potential for impact is great, but newly enhanced networks require new strategies.

Via Pam John Laflamme
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

I think the opening line is critical. Networks are not new, but their importance is accelerated in a hyper-connected world.

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Cybergogue: A Critique of Connectivism as a Learning Theory

Cybergogue: A Critique of Connectivism as a Learning Theory | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Having explored a “learning theory” that George Siemens (2005; 2006a) and Stephen Downes (2005; 2007) developed for a networked and digital world called connectivism. Fascinating and extensive conversations in the blogosphere and in educational journals debate whether connectivism is a new learning theory or whether it is merely a digital extension of constructivism. Siemens and Downes initially received increasing attention in the blogosphere in 2005 when they discussed their ideas concerning distributed knowledge.


Via Hybrid Pedagogy, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Theories should change over time. Largely, I see connectivism as the necessary changes to constructivism that help us think about the wa we construct and reconstruct learning.

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, February 26, 2014 1:49 PM

This piece calls into questions connectivism as a shiny new theory toy, vs. prevailing knowledge about learning through the lense of constructivism.    For theorist examples, look to the learning perspectives of Maria Montessori, John Dewey and David Kolb.  Constructivism defined also has roots in art and architecture, of Russian heritage.


Via the Talent & Performance Development curation stream, I was able to give name to constructivism as my preferred lense, reference experiential learning, action research, productive tension in learning.  Via Wikipedia, the definition includes, "a perspective in education, is based on experiential learning through real life experience to construct and conditionalize knowledge."    ~ D

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This learning style is creating a new digital divide in the U.S. | eSchool News | eSchool News

This learning style is creating a new digital divide in the U.S. | eSchool News | eSchool News | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
States that still don’t support online and blended learning styles are creating a major digital divide for students across the U.S.
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The digital divide is growing and new ones appearing. That is not good news.

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Revisiting if Educational Technology Is Worth the Hype

Revisiting if Educational Technology Is Worth the Hype | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Each January, I have the opportunity to facilitate a course in Leading and Managing Technology for the Educational Leadership Program at the Kalmanovitz School of Education at Saint Mary's College of (Revisiting if Educational Technology Is Worth ...
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

There is a reference to Michael Fullan's new book Stratosphere and the importance of pedagogy. I don't disagree pedagogy trumps curriculum, which is a technology, and digital technology, but Fullan left a lot of room about what he meant. The challenge is without great conversing and great leading at ground level we are left with managers who act as cheerleaders for the next great technology. I think the use of digitize technologies is important. I just think the hype needs to be toned down and conversations happen that help make it happen in ways that improve teaching (pedagogy) and learning.

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New Padagogy Wheel Helps You Integrate Technology Using SAMR Model - Edudemic

New Padagogy Wheel Helps You Integrate Technology Using SAMR Model - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The new Padagogy Wheel features another band focusing on the SAMR Model and on helping teachers (and admins) effectively integrate education technology.

Via buket
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Where do students and teachers fit into this?

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10 Modern Teaching Skills

10 Modern Teaching Skills | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Do you possess Modern Teaching Skills? As with most professions today, there are rapid developments in teaching that are being driven by social and technological changes. Keeping up to date with these developments within education will pay dividends with...

Via Betina Astride
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Being committed is different than being devoted. Most of these have been around for some time, but it worth being reminded of them from time to time and creating our own lists.

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Classroom Design Principles for an Increasingly Online World

Classroom Design Principles for an Increasingly Online World | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
There is no doubt that we must stem the tide of rising costs and tuition and adapt our current business models to change. But as one provost I talked with put it, "The future of education is not 18-year-olds going to college in their bedrooms. L...

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

One piece of information that jumped out was the average of schools. Good teaching can overcome a lot.

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Learning with 'e's: Blogging with Freire

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This is an excellent article that approaches the use of blogs as part of the learning scheme differently. Steven Wheeler used Pedagogy of the Oppressed to describe the way Paulo Freire might have responded in the digital age to e-learning.

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The Future Of Games In Education

The Future Of Games In Education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Gamification is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

This thinking has merit if we do not go overboard with it. We need to find the balance between digital and more traditional technologies. Both will continue to be necessary in the world we cannot plan for.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 28, 2014 12:45 PM

I find it a little comical to call gaming in education a "trend." Is it not true that human children have learned through play since the beginning of time? It is only within the last 200 years or so that we have taken away that concept and replaced it with teachers delivering content to children sitting in hard chairs in perfect little rows with the expectation they would be able to spit back any delivered information on a test to prove they got it. Maybe we should just call gaming what it is: getting back to the real way children learn.

Audrey's curator insight, February 28, 2014 3:19 PM

Children can learn how to use games in the classroom which  helps to  enhance learning.  It is an easy way to stimulate the brain; audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

 

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Envisioning the Future of Education Technology

Envisioning the Future of Education Technology | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Bridging the Digital Divide, Technology, Teachers, & Students http://t.co/kUNVUoS1gu #esl #eltchat

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Quite often, my students knew more than me about technology and I was good with that.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 27, 2014 1:47 PM

Digital technologies are important. What that means is still evolving and that is important. We need to be attentive, mindful, and ask questions without presupposed answers.

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A Look Into Teenagers’ Complicated Online Lives

A Look Into Teenagers’ Complicated Online Lives | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
In the world of social media research, danah boyd is a star. She says most adults misread and overreact to the online lives of teenagers. But as the title of her new book suggests, It's Complicated.

Via Anna Hu , Terry Harding
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

This looks a very insightful book. The review and interview are both thoughtful pointing to challenges that teenagers face along with the benefits.

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Anna Hu 's curator insight, February 27, 2014 9:27 AM
“My phone is my escape from all of the things at school and other things that stress me out.” 
Terry Harding's curator insight, February 27, 2014 5:08 PM

Taking the time to understand, is critical, especially when it involves children.

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Education 3.0: Students as Connectors, Creators, & Constructivists - by Dave Guymon

Education 3.0: Students as Connectors, Creators, & Constructivists - by Dave Guymon | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Do we want students to have relationships with Do we want students to have relationships with

The way that users have utilized the Internet has changed since its inception. References to Web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 allude to an evolved relationship with online information and interactivity.


Via Felix Jacomino
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

Do we want students to have relationships with information? Or do we want them to have relationships with people, present or distant, who help by providing information? Those are quite different. One makes humans a resource that provide information or an extension of technology. The other creates person-to-person relationships which constitutes inter-subjectivity.

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Thanks Chris Carter! Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez - if the question was directed to me - I rescoop to share with the teachers & others who follow me, but not the Scoopiteers I follow and to give the Scoopiteers credit - especially for items and sites I do not normally review myself. I don't consider it "massive rescooping", but curating and sharing as ScoopIt was meant to do...
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News Entrepreneurs: MOOC experts surprised by how they're evolving

News Entrepreneurs: MOOC experts surprised by how they're evolving | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

MOOCs will fill a void which is what this article is getting at. The question is will higher ed and education generally respond in ways that bring about real and substantive change?

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Reviewing Christensen’s Disruptive Technologies (Harvard Business Review, 1995) in MOOC Terms

Reviewing Christensen’s Disruptive Technologies (Harvard Business Review, 1995) in MOOC Terms | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

One of the common citations in xMOOC artifacts and discussion is the idea of xMOOC as a disruptive technology. The concept, developed by Harvard Business professor Clayton Christensen, is tossed into discussion as if it’s vital reading I should already know…none of the authors do more than give a cursory definition to the concept in abstract fashion rather than concrete, and in all of the articles I have read, I don’t see consensus on the definition. This makes me think several possibilities: 1) this is a concept so integral to this field that I should know all about it and am an idiot for not having a foundational knowledge, or 2) this is a concept not fully understood but thrown out there in a way that sounds erudite but lacks foundation. I think it’s a mix of both. As a learner struggling to grasp a topic (my background is in both media and social sciences, not business), the best way is to personally dive in rather than rely on the previews of others. At the same time, it took those previews to get here, so perhaps this review can help others start to nail out a more complete definition on the topic.


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There is a lot to read in this article.

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Blogging Through the Fourth Dimension

Blogging Through the Fourth Dimension | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Education musings, technology, and lessons; my life as a teacher by Pernille Ripp.

Via alaa_n
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I always wanted to blog in the first three dimensions, but this helped. Some of the things to do have been around for a while, but it is good to be reminded.

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Northern San Joaquin Valley, Sierra teacher learn the latest about educational ... - Merced Sun-Star

Northern San Joaquin Valley, Sierra teacher learn the latest about educational ... - Merced Sun-Star | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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Gregg Eilers and Chad King, start their session of ClassDojo: Manage Your Class Like a Ninja.
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

Keeping up with technology is a challenge. Are there other ways to find ways to keep pace. It seems we are always chasing.

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