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PKM is making sense of complexity

PKM is making sense of complexity | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

“Ideas emerge in the complex domain …” which is where creative knowledge workers in a network economy need to be active, probing, and playing. We also need to do shallow dives into the Chaotic domain. Neither of these activities will be helped through automation. If anything, automation will make us lazy, or unaware.

 

The process of seeking out people and information sources, making sense of them by taking some action, and then sharing with others to confirm or accelerate our knowledge, are those activities from which we can build our knowledge. Managing and sharing information, especially through conversations, are fundamental processes for sense-making in the complex domain. Sense-making is acting on one’s knowledge.

 

A key principle of PKM is that no one has the right answer, but together we can create better ways of understanding complex systems. We each need to find others who are sharing their knowledge flow and in turn contribute our own. It’s not about being a better digital librarian, it’s about becoming a participating member of a networked organization, economy and society.

 

Sense-making consists of both asking and telling. It’s a continuing series of conversations. We know that conversation is the main way that tacit knowledge gets shared. So we should continuously seek out ideas. We can then have conversations around these ideas to make sense of them. Sharing closes the circle, because being a personal knowledge manager is every professional’s part of the social learning contract. Without effective sense-making at the individual level, social learning at the organizational level is mere noise amplification.

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Jeff Maggioncalda y el valor de las credenciales alternativas

Jeff Maggioncalda y el valor de las credenciales alternativas | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

En muchos trabajos donde la especialización es muy importante, creo que ciertas microcredenciales podrían ser más valoradas que un título universitario.  — Jeff Maggioncalda.

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Llevamos tiempo diciendo que el target de ingreso a la universidad ya no debería enfocarse directamente a los estudiantes de escuela superior. Los profesionales son los nuevos aprendices "no tradicionales" que necesitan expandir sus horizontes de posibilidades. Las universidades están estancadas en sus programas académicos saturados del siglo 20. Es por eso que vemos nuevos organismos educativos ofreciendo nuevas alternativas adaptadas a las necesidades de la sociedad milenial.

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How universities' smart campuses resemble mini smart cities

How universities' smart campuses resemble mini smart cities | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Colleges and universities with significant campuses operate much like miniature cities. They have their own rules, their own buildings, their own mobility services and, most times, dedicated security officials and devices.

Long known as centers for advancement and testbeds for innovation, many higher education campuses are also mirroring cities by installing smart technologies and focusing on sustainability. Essentially, college campuses are becoming must-watch landscapes for trends that resemble those of smart cities.

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The implications of Gartner’s Top 10 Tech Trends of 2018 for Education

The implications of Gartner’s Top 10 Tech Trends of 2018 for Education | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Education often falls behind the business world in realizing the potential of new technologies. There are however a few bright spots where the timing might be right for the tech trends in the business world to have a positive impact in education sooner rather than later.

The top 10 trends according to Gartner are analyzed below for their implications for education:

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How to give students Future-Ready Skills through community service

How to give students Future-Ready Skills through community service | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Two students feed strips of recycled paper into a paper shredder. They will soon blend the paper into a pulp and let it dry in paper frames for future classroom use. They are hoping to encourage a lower carbon footprint amongst their peers. Meanwhile, two floors above them, a group of older students pace around the campus, equipped with tape measures and clipboards. They are busy creating scaled maps of each floor for the scavenger hunt they will hold in three weeks time. To participate, students will be required to trade in a book and one article of clothing. In a smaller meeting room down the hall, students work collaboratively in a Google Doc on a writing piece they will soon publish. They are busy creating the school’s first student-led newsletter and video news podcast for the new school website.

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¿Cuándo llegará la tecnología a las aulas universitarias?

¿Cuándo llegará la tecnología a las aulas universitarias? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Sin duda, las presentaciones de PowerPoint han desplazado a los pizarrones, las inscripciones en “cursos online masivos y abiertos” muchas veces superan las 100.000 (aunque la cantidad de estudiantes que participan tiende a ser mucho menor) y las “clases invertidas” reemplazan las tareas para el hogar con la observación de conferencias grabadas, mientras que el tiempo de clase se pasa discutiendo los ejercicios realizados. Pero dada la centralidad de la educación a la hora de aumentar la productividad, ¿los esfuerzos para revitalizar las escleróticas economías occidentales de hoy no deberían centrarse en reinventar la educación superior?

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Building the ship while sailing: Faculty Learning Communities and Technology

Building the ship while sailing: Faculty Learning Communities and Technology | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Dana Schutz has a visually cacophonous, 13-foot-long painting titled Building the Boat While Sailing. In reviewing the work for the New Yorker, Andrea Scott referred to it as, “an allegory for the process of making a painting.” We think this painting might also serve as an allegory for teaching, which is very much its own creative process. Even in courses with clearly stated objectives and fastidious alignment, the learning environment changes shape frequently as a given term unfolds.

Moreover, with each new section and group of learners the process begins anew. Diligent instructional design is an ongoing and iterative process, and it presents time and knowledge demands that can be difficult for faculty to resource on their own. The challenges presented by such a dynamic situation are particularly evident when one attempts to incorporate new digital technologies into the teaching and learning process. Consider the following:

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20 recursos de Internet imprescindibles para cualquier profesor

20 recursos de Internet imprescindibles para cualquier profesor | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Internet es esa fuente de conocimiento donde se puede encontrar prácticamente todo. En lo relativo a educación, los recursos para educación en Internet se están volviendo imprescindibles al permitirnos el acceso a un mundo de posibilidades en unos pocos segundos, y de forma muy sencilla.

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6 tips to apply Connectivism in Online Training 

6 tips to apply Connectivism in Online Training  | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

George Siemens and Stephen Downes are the main proponents of the Connectivism Theory, which suggests that online networks and resources play a vital role in the learning experience. It also delves into the significance of social interactions and their impact on our behaviors and cognitions in a virtual context. According to Siemens and Downes, learning involves a series of nodes and connections. The nodes represent information, emotions, learning materials, and other essential components. An online learner must be able to link these individual nodes to expand or enhance their network. Another key aspect of connectivism is that the learning process is fluid. New information, technologies, and social resources are always changing and evolving. Here are 6 tips to apply Connectivism in online training.


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Five top tips for delivering live online learning

Five top tips for delivering live online learning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Webinars can be passive experiences where you receive information. Interactivity can be quite low-key and participation in the session might be limited. We don’t want to lecture to people. That’s not what we are about at all.

We want to create an online experience that makes the attendees part of the session itself. An experience where their views matter and input is key. With this approach in mind we want to share with you our top tips and the benefits.

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Are Webinars dead? How to make a webinar that works in 2018

Are Webinars dead? How to make a webinar that works in 2018 | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

As an acquisition marketer, I hear questions like this all the time: "Is the PDF dead? Is the webinar dead now too? How should we continue generating leads for our sales team while continuing to innovate on the content formats we produce and gate behind a form?"

It’s 2018, and the way our prospects and customers find and consume content has certainly changed. While I would love to say that there’s one new, highly optimal content format that all marketers should use for lead generation instead of older formats, I can’t -- it's a little more complicated than that. Instead, I’ll make a bold claim: webinars aren’t dead

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10 principles of Proficiency-Based Learning

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Great Schools Partnership continues to produce great resources to support states and districts converting to competency education. They have drawn from what districts are doing in New England and have created Proficiency-based Learning Simplified resources. They are a good resource for states, districts and schools to start the conversation about the new policies and practices that need to be put in place.

We know that we are on a journey, and its a creative one, so don’t be surprised if you find that you want to take these ideas further or that you come up with other ways to address the policy and practice elements. No matter what, these resources will save you time in getting started and structuring the conversations needed to build clarity and consensus.

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Realidad Aumentada y Realidad Virtual

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El concepto de Realidad Aumentada y Realidad Virtual están siendo utilizados cada vez más en el campo de la educación, como puede verificarse en el prestigioso Informe Horizon (Johnson y cols., 2016), donde se registran las tendencias educativas de mayor relevancia en el futuro próximo a nivel mundial. Dicho informe señaló que ambas tecnologías serán claves en el futuro de la educación, con un crecimiento exponencial en un plazo de 3 años.

En el año 2016 la Realidad Aumentada (RA, por sus siglas) pasó de ser un término de moda entre geeks de la tecnología al colarse en las conversaciones de todo el planeta. La aplicación del juego Pokémon Go convirtió los espacios verdes, las plazas y los centros comerciales de las grandes ciudades en parques temáticos donde jugar y relacionarse con otros jugadores (Marín, 2017).

En ese mismo año, las grandes compañías de la tecnología lanzaron al mercado sus diferentes dispositivos de Realidad Virtual (RV, por sus siglas): Facebook rediseñó el casco Oculus Rift, Google apostó por Daydream como plataforma de RV para smartphones y Sony lanzó la PlayStation VR con sus lentes de RV.

Aunque la implementación de estas tendencias es muy reciente dentro del sistema educativo, se ha comprobado los efectos positivos en el aprendizaje. Sin embargo, estamos en una etapa aún exploratoria y son más las dudas que las certezas. ¿Cómo se están aplicando la RA y la RV en la educación? ¿Qué implicaciones tienen estos recursos en la manera en que un profesor enseña? ¿Qué impacto tienen en el aprendizaje y cómo evaluarlo? ¿Qué desafíos enfrentan para volverse recursos fundamentales en la educación? Responder con sencillez a estas interrogantes es el propósito de este Edu Trends.

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Las repercusiones de la automatización en la educación

Las repercusiones de la automatización en la educación | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

La automatización está anunciando una nueva “carrera” entre la educación y la tecnología. Sin embargo, la capacidad de los trabajadores para competir con la automatización se ve limitada por el desempeño deficiente de los sistemas educativos de la mayoría de los países en desarrollo. Esto impedirá que muchos cosechen los cuantiosos beneficios que otorga la escolarización.

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Innovar no es SATURAR... ¡Y estamos saturando!

Innovar no es SATURAR... ¡Y estamos saturando! | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

¡Ya no sé lo que es innovar! Aunque cada vez estoy más convencido de lo qué no es: innovar no es saturar... ¡Y estamos saturando! Año tras año, introducimos en los centros educativos nuevas metodologías, nuevos materiales y nuevos aparatos. Introducimos muchas cosas en las escuelas, sin sacar o dejar de hacer muchas de las que ya hay dentro de ella. Esto genera agobio, estrés y que nos colapsemos. ¿Es necesario tanto? La educación es muy simple (que no fácil), pero insistimos en hacerla complicada llenándola de demasiados “fuegos artificiales”. Estamos persiguiendo la innovación con tal apresuramiento que la dejamos atrás precipitadamente.

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Is working from home better for you?

Is working from home better for you? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Although co-working works for some (it definitely works for me), an office environment doesn't work for every entrepreneur, side hustler, business or employee. Some of us need to pick up our kids in the afternoon every Monday through Friday. Some of us prefer to work alone. Some of us have frequent medical appointments. Some of us just need the flexibility.

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Microlearning, Macrolearning. What does research tell us?

Microlearning, Macrolearning. What does research tell us? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
Technology can facilitate microlearning, but microlearning is not mostly about technology. Technology offers potential delivery methods for microlearning, but microlearning can work without technologies. Ever had a colleague show you how to ________ (for example, change your profile information in your organization’s employee directory) and then stand by to help while you do it yourself? Ta da! Informal microlearning on changing your profile. Would a video or online demo work as well? It could, but too many people leave out the “complete experience” that Quinn mentions, the “building understanding” aspects that Taylor describes, or the other instructional elements that Thalheimer lists.

Microlearning isn’t new. It’s a repackaging of previous learning ideas, explains Donald Clark, writer, vocal critic on silliness in workplace learning, and former CEO. You’ve likely heard of chunking, learning nuggets, and learning objects. Chunking, for example, is a strategy we use to better work within the constraints of working memory. It involves organizing large blocks of content into smaller, logical segments. Cognitive science research shows that chunking can improve focus, reduce the potential for overload, and make it easier to remember. As you might expect, these are almost exactly why some people call for microlearning. And it also tells us people newer to a topic benefit from smaller chunks than people with more knowledge and skill.
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This is how Generation Z will bypass college

This is how Generation Z will bypass college | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

School originated to train obedient factory workers but hasn't evolved much since then.

Coursera and the University of Phoenix paved the way for people to digitally learn from a distance. Next, traditional and leading colleges began offering online courses--sometimes for free. Then institutions allowed degrees to be completed online, for example, Georgia Institute of Technology partnered with Udacity and AT&T to offer the first online Master of Science in Computer Science from an accredited university that students can earn exclusively online for a fraction of the normal cost.

But are these education changes too little too late for Generation Z who has their sights on more innovative and agile education alternatives?

Edumorfosis's insight:

The physical entity of the university classroom will not disappear in the next 10 or 20 years. What will disappear are the people who need it ... @Edumorfosis

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The physical entity of the university classroom will not disappear in the next 10 or 20 years. What will disappear are the people who need it ... @Edumorfosis

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Alumnos de alta capacidad: ¿Es posible definirlos?

Alumnos de alta capacidad: ¿Es posible definirlos? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

"Personas de alta capacidad son aquéllas que demuestran un nivel de aptitud sobresaliente (definido como una capacidad excepcional para razonar y aprender) o competencia (desempeño documentado o rendimiento que los sitúe en el 10% superior, o por encima, respecto al grupo normativo) en uno o más dominios. Los dominios incluyen cualquier área de actividad estructurada con su propio sistema simbólico (las Matemáticas, la Música, la Lengua...) o su propio conjunto de destrezas sensorio motrices (la Pintura, la Danza, los Deportes...).

El desarrollo de la capacidad o el talento es un proceso de toda la vida. Puede ser evidente en los niños como un resultado excepcional en un test u otra medida de capacidad, o como una alta velocidad de aprendizaje, comparados con otros alumnos de su misma edad, o como un rendimiento dado en un determinado dominio. Como personas, maduran desde la infancia hasta la adolescencia, sin embargo, el rendimiento y los altos niveles de motivación en el dominio de que se trate, se convierten en la principal característica de su alta capacidad. Diversos factores pueden potenciar o inhibir el desarrollo y la expresión de las capacidades".

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6 EdTech companies that are disrupting Higher Education

6 EdTech companies that are disrupting Higher Education | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

There was a time when community colleges, online universities and learning annexes were the only options for individuals looking to broaden their skill set without committing to a pricey four-year undergraduate or graduate program.

Now that almost everyone is technologically literate, tech companies have found their place in the higher education market and are slowly but surely changing the way we approach self-improvement.

Looking to better yourself after high school or in between jobs? There’s an app for that.

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30 of the most popular Trends in Education

30 of the most popular Trends in Education | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

What are the most popular trends in education?

What about the most popular trends in education in 2018 specifically? Well, that’s a tricky question.

Deciding what’s ‘trending’ is an important part of digital publishing and social media interaction. Facebook articles, Google News, Apple News, trending hashtags on twitter, and even our own TeachThought website all depend heavily on statistics.

It’s easy to have a problem with this concept philosophically–namely that the most popular isn’t always the most effective or the ‘best.’ So this post isn’t about the most innovative trends, most exciting trends, or most effective trends, but rather the most popular trends in innovative education insofar as we can see from our necessarily-limited data and individual perspective.

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Top 10 in demand Instructional Designer skills

Top 10 in demand Instructional Designer skills | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Instructional Design jobs are in high demand as more learning professionals are turning to technology to create meaningful educational and training content. In the past several years, training has shifted from classroom training sessions to fully interactive online training modules, delivered online through cloud-based Learning Management Systems. It’s no longer ‘good enough’ to have a basic understanding of learning theory to gain a career in Instructional Design. Today's professional needs to be able to apply learning best practices to technology tools that create remarkable content for the end user.

According to a joint survey conducted by the Association for Talent Development and International Association for Continuing Education and Training, 31% of current Instructional Designers feel that their job title doesn't accurately describe what they do. Many are looked at as ‘Jack of all Trades’, required to take on new and challenging tasks on a regular basis as methods adapt to the needs of learners. It is far better to focus on the top skills that align closely with career goals and the learning objectives of organizations than to be a little good at a lot of things.

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7 Instructional Designer skills to look for in the best ID professionals

7 Instructional Designer skills to look for in the best ID professionals | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

The eLearning industry continues to grow as more and more people not only seek out jobs within the sector but also courses for their companies, schools, and organizations. A recent industry forecast expects the eLearning industry to grow by 7.2% by the year 2025, reaching an estimated $325 billion. If companies hope to thrive in the next few years, they must hire the best talent possible to get the job done.

If you find yourself in the position to hire an Instructional Designer, you will want to look for the important skills outlined here when making your hiring decision. This is not an exhaustive list, but one that should shed some light on how to find the best eLearning Instructional Designers.

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Why even young students benefit from connecting globally

Why even young students benefit from connecting globally | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Some teachers I talk to say they do not have time to connect with other classrooms because they are too busy covering their curriculum. In fact, connecting with others is not an addition to our curriculum. It is not something we do after we have finished our reading and math for the day. It is the way we do our curriculum. From practicing counting by fives or comparing similarities and differences via Skype, to writing for a worldwide audience, to making and sharing videos of social studies concepts on our blogs, we connect and invite the world to learn with us and to help us learn. Although learning from others is a key reason why I continue to connect my classroom online, there are many other reasons as well.

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Is distance education stealing on-campus students?

Is distance education stealing on-campus students? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

This post is essential reading for university and college administrators. It combines the latest U.S. Department of Education data on distance and overall enrolments with a specific survey asking institutions why online and distance education is growing so rapidly when overall enrolments in the USA are static. It therefore raises some fundamental policy issues for institutions.

For Canadian readers, while there are significant differences between the two systems, I think the findings here will be equally true for Canada, since I will show in this post that we have a similar situation with even greater expansion of online learning while overall enrolments have been largely static over the last couple of years.

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A different way to organise the school curriculum

A different way to organise the school curriculum | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

For example, a Year 5 teacher is expected to teach the Year 5 curriculum to all Year 5 students who are then assessed and graded against Year 5 curriculum expectations.

The problem with this approach is that, in each year of school, students are at very different points in their learning. The most advanced 10 per cent of students are about five to six years ahead of the least advanced 10 per cent of students.

This means that less advanced students often are presented with year-level material that is much too difficult. For many students, this occurs year after year. Some fall increasingly far behind with each year of school. By 15 years of age, large numbers of these students fail to meet even minimum standards of reading, writing, mathematics and science, and many have essentially disengaged from the schooling process.

At the same time, more advanced students often are presented with year-level material that is much too easy. Many achieve good grades on year-level expectations with minimal effort. These students fail to make the progress and attain the levels of which they are capable. By 15 years of age, the top 10 per cent of Australian 15-year-olds in mathematics perform at about the same level as the top 40 per cent of students in some other countries.

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