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[Slideshare] 20 ways to use Edmodo

20 Ways to Use Edmodo

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Joselu's curator insight, August 11, 2015 2:34 PM

Utilizo Edmodo hace tres años. Tiene un potencial muy interesante. Mis alumnos valoran muy positivamente el hecho de trabajar con esta plataforma. Todos los exámenes que hago son on line y autocorrectivos. Los resultados en la evaluación son congruentes con la metología adoptada. 

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Is Project-Based Learning the new way to teach?

Is Project-Based Learning the new way to teach? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Imagine a school now, though, where students choose their own curriculum and teachers are more like mentors guiding them through activities and topics of interest. Instead of homework and tests, portfolios and exhibitions would display your films, writing, art, and creations, and you were constantly encouraged to keep doing more. A new wave of schools are increasing in number, particularly in the U.S., many of them flipping the traditional style of schooling to a more personalized-style of education.

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[Series] Planning your eLearning course

[Series] Planning your eLearning course | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

When it comes to creating eLearning, a little planning goes a long way. This series offers effective strategies on how to set your course up for greater success. You’ll learn how to identify strong course objectives, collect and manage good content, work effectively with subject matter experts (SMEs), create the right look and feel for your course, and successfully execute your plans. You’ll walk away with a solid understanding of what it takes to plan outstanding courses.

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The jobs of today may not exist tomorrow – How do we prepare students?

The jobs of today may not exist tomorrow – How do we prepare students? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

This report reaffirmed the fact that in the near future, millions of jobs will be lost to automation and AI that can do these tasks not only just as well, but often better than their human counterparts. These are not just rudimentary, repeatable tasks, but sophisticated, white-collar jobs that have generally been considered “safe” from automation: dermatologists, journalists, claims adjusters, financial reporters, and more. With the rise of automated driving, millions of workers who rely on driving as their means of employment are looking at becoming obsolete (long-haul truck drivers, taxi drivers, delivery wo/men, and more).

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You can’t automate blood, sweat and tears (versions 1, 2 and 3)

You can’t automate blood, sweat and tears (versions 1, 2 and 3) | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Thesis v1: Bespoke eLearning will never be produced by robots. Artificial intelligence is simply not going to replace the blood, sweat and tears of instructional designers, graphic designers, developers and project managers.

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Chatbots in eLearning

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Chatbots are all the rage now. From Facebook and Twitter chatbots to virtual voice assistants that are programmed to respond to basic queries; chatbots have grown in popularity. The popularity of Alexa and Siri and Cortana to a lesser extent are ample proof of how chatbots have evolved considerably.

Most product-based websites now have a chatbot built into their website to respond to basic queries by product-users. Service providers are also using Twitter chatbots quite effectively to address issues raised by users on their Twitter page. In this blog post, we look at how chatbots can be used effectively in eLearning solutions to offer an enhanced learning experience.

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Why you should use Mobile Learning to reach your learners

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By 2020, Marketsand Markets predicts the mobile learning market will be worth $37.6 billion. Mobile learning is growing faster than ever as organizations recognize the power it holds to speed-up learning, and increase learning access and flexibility. Growth is being fuelled by the ubiquity of smartphones. People have bought into the cost-benefits of mobile learning. Smartphones, now, provide the lowest cost solution for accessing the greatest quantity of knowledge. And then, there is the very important fact that well-designed mobile learning places a lower demand on our time which is a big plus, given we all face more distractions than ever and no longer have large chunks of time to devote exclusively to learning.

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8 elements that Modern Learners expect in Online Training

8 elements that Modern Learners expect in Online Training | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

You need to keep your modern learners happy if you want to retain your top talent and reduce attrition rates. This includes online training programs that live up to expectations and personalize the L&D process. But what do today’s corporate learners long for when they click on that sign-in button? The following 8 online training activities and resources are now commonplace for modern learners.

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Why Instructional Designers should develop their technical skills

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After a long discussion we came to the conclusion that it is not a necessity for instructional designers to have technical skills. But, it is a huge plus to at least have an understanding of the technical elements of eLearning development.

And it seems that we aren't the only ones who feel this way. In the eLearning Industry's 'Top 10 In Demand Instructional Designer Skills', three out of ten were in relation to technical skills. And a similar post from the eLearning coach said that instructional designers must know the capabilities of eLearning development tools and software.

However, instructional designers should be lifelong learners, and be obsessed with learning everything. And although technical skills are beneficial, and will set you apart from the crowd, the most important skill for an instructional designer is to know and understand the principles of learning design.

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How eLearning creates a Global Community

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The rise in popularity of eLearning and its associated programs is well on its way to creating a tightly-knit global community. These new programs are making it easier than ever to find realistic ways to communicate with others and connect with people around the globe. Regardless of language barriers, the eLearning community is slowly grabbing hold and helping us to overcome some of these once-prominent obstacles.

How is eLearning responsible for the creation of an improved and more stable global community? Take a look at a few of these reasons why it could be the essence of the future.

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[Study] Online Learning improves retention, graduation rates

[Study] Online Learning improves retention, graduation rates | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Retention and completion rates would seem to be higher among students in online learning courses because there are fewer metrics that could contribute to low performance in coursework. Accessing a class on an electronic device from home could potentially be easier than having to travel to campus, and the material is seemingly easier to digest at a comfortable pace instead of being restricted by specific class time and office hours with professors. This prospect was outlined in a 2016 study on why students enroll in online for-profit institutions.  


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Co-Learning: Modeling Cooperative-Collaborative Learning

Co-Learning: Modeling Cooperative-Collaborative Learning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Moving the classroom chairs in a circle had radical effects on the way we all looked at our learning: As I told my students, if we transported a warrior from 1,000 years ago to a present-day battlefield, he would die quickly; if we transported a surgeon from 1,000 years ago to a modern operating room, he wouldn’t know what to do; but, if we transported students and a teacher from 1,000 years ago to most contemporary classrooms, everyone would know where to sit, who was in charge, who would speak, and who would remain silent. In a circle, the teacher isn’t privileged as the single most important voice; there is no back row; instead of students and teacher staring at each other, we all become visible to each other. For me and my students, changing the physical arrangement of the classroom was only the first step.


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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, February 1, 8:36 AM
Moving the classroom chairs in a circle had radical effects on the way we all looked at our learning: As I told my students, if we transported a warrior from 1,000 years ago to a present-day battlefield, he would die quickly; if we transported a surgeon from 1,000 years ago to a modern operating room, he wouldn’t know what to do; but, if we transported students and a teacher from 1,000 years ago to most contemporary classrooms, everyone would know where to sit, who was in charge, who would speak, and who would remain silent. In a circle, the teacher isn’t privileged as the single most important voice; there is no back row; instead of students and teacher staring at each other, we all become visible to each other. For me and my students, changing the physical arrangement of the classroom was only the first step.
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6 eLearning strategies that will change the Traditional Education Methods

Children have always been taught to learn in a certain way. In this very archaic approach, emphasis in learning is put into memorizing information - dates, people, events, formulae, etc. rather than applying critical thinking and problem solving. Both online and offline, we’re seeing these same problems.

However, there are ways where employing effective elearning strategies can usher in a paradigm shift in the education system — bringing about a complete learning experience away from the lethargy of rote memorization and usual classroom activities, online and offline.

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[eBook] Training in an Online World

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People have been talking about it for over 20 years. Yet, online learning has never before been such a popular topic. In the early 90s, the first universities that were convinced of the need to modernize teaching methods attempted to publish their course material online with the scant resources available at the time, a simple Web Page. The work of James O-Donnell, University of Pennsylvania, is a perfect example [1]. These first attempts so brilliantly illustrate the fundamental challenges of digitizing educational content. What is the ideal format? How do you make it attractive and engaging? These are questions that have only recently been answered.

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17 ways to facilitate Student-Centered Learning

17 ways to facilitate Student-Centered Learning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Long gone are the days when students would sit quietly in their manicured rows, as the teacher lectured. That’s not how the teaching and learning process works anymore. Instead, students are active participants in the learning process and construct their own knowledge. The teacher is a guide who provides them with context, background knowledge, and activities that will help them acquire the skills that they will need to compete in our global economy. How can teachers facilitate student-centered learning? Easy. To help you get started, we decided to share a graphic that lists 17 ways to facilitate student-centered learning.

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5 myths and misconceptions in Learning Theory

5 myths and misconceptions in Learning Theory | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

There are a number of common myths surrounding learning theory that arise time and time again. In this post we’ll be separating some of the facts from the myths. So what can we learn from this? That it’s worth investigating any theories we hear and that we shouldn’t accept ideas as true just because a large amount of people believe in them.


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Why a learning chatbot might soon be your closest colleague

Why a learning chatbot might soon be your closest colleague | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

We’re all painfully aware that artificial intelligence is poised to revolutionise the world of work. Learning and performance, HR, IT… every department is set for a machine-led overhaul. As the pace of change only continues to speed up, adapt to survive becomes no longer just a biological imperative, but a technological one.

No business will be able to remain competitive without the power of machine learning and all the insights it can generate from the huge amounts of data we’re accumulating. One survey of over 350 AI experts predicted that AI could even be writing a bestselling novel by 2049 (and who knows, maybe I might even have finished the first chapter of mine by then).

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Corporate Learning looks forward to the future...

Corporate Learning looks forward to the future... | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

For a company to remain competitive on the market, it must focus on upgrading the skills of its employees. However, corporate training can no longer be limited to the traditional classroom modalities. It must provide for coexistence of a plurality of approaches, which consider the person as an active subject and not simply a passive subject. New technologies, social interaction and the sharing of experiences are just some of the tools Docebo is deploying to deliver the most comprehensive eLearning platform on the market.

The future is the time that best distinguishes man from other species – it’s the form through which expectations, dreams and the projection of oneself into tomorrow are expressed. Man is characterized by a thirst for knowledge, a desire to explore the unknown, which led Ancient civilizations to cross borders, discover new lands and enrich the wealth of their experiences.

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[PDF] The Future of Education and Skills 2030

[PDF] The Future of Education and Skills 2030 | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
We are facing unprecedented challenges – social, economic and environmental – driven by accelerating globalisation and a faster rate of technological developments. At the same time, those forces are providing us with myriad new opportunities for human advancement. The future is uncertain and we cannot predict it; but we need to be open and ready for it. The children entering education in 2018 will be young adults in 2030. Schools can prepare them for jobs that have not yet been created, for technologies that have not yet been invented, to solve problems that have not yet been anticipated. It will be a shared responsibility to seize opportunities and find solutions.
 
To navigate through such uncertainty, students will need to develop curiosity, imagination, resilience and self- regulation; they will need to respect and appreciate the ideas, perspectives and values of others; and they will need to cope with failure and rejection, and to move forward in the face of adversity. Their motivation will be more than getting a good job and a high income; they will also need to care about the well-being of their friends and families, their communities and the planet.
 
Education can equip learners with agency and a sense of purpose, and the competencies they need, to shape their own lives and contribute to the lives of others. To find out how best to do so, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has launched The Future of Education and Skills 2030 project. The aim of the project is to help countries find answers to two far-reaching questions:

  • What knowledge, skills, attitudes and values will today's students need to thrive and shape their world?
     
  • How can instructional systems develop these knowledge, skills, attitudes and values effectively?

This position paper describes the first results from this work. The initial framework was reviewed, tested and validated in an iterative process involving a range of stakeholders from around the world. They ensured that the framework is relevant across the globe, consistent with wider policies and can be implemented. We will finalise the framework by the end of 2018. In 2019, we will change gears and begin to explore the translation of the framework into pedagogy, assessment and the design of an instructional system.
Working with policy makers, academic experts, school networks, teachers, education leaders, students and social partners, the framework provides a space in which to exchange ideas, compare proven and promising practices, discover cutting- edge research and contribute to a new ecosystem of learning. If you’d like to join us, please get in touch.

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Embracing the Modern Workplace

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Google something or someone and there’s a good chance the top result will be a Wikipedia entry. That’s not necessarily surprising, as we’ve always turned to reference books and encyclopedias for the facts.

But Wikipedia is different, not just because it’s online, but because it’s a collaborative exercise. Its entries are written, edited, and updated or rewritten all the time. And this vast online resource is not just the preserve of world-renowned experts, but the common preserve of a community of internet users. It’s still authoritative, but it’s democratic.

As we exercise our freedom to engage, one big question remains: what do we want from all this information and online activity? Naturally we want answers (otherwise why pose the question?). However, the kind of answers we want and the format we want them in are also relevant. In fact, we want very specific information as and when we need it.

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10 qualities of the ideal Instructional Designer

10 qualities of the ideal Instructional Designer | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

People employed as instructional designers come from wildly varied educational backgrounds. I’ve met writers, teachers, media specialists, psychologists, programmers and all types of subject matter experts who somehow have ended up designing web-based and instructor-led courses.

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What Instructional Designers do

What Instructional Designers do | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Instructional design involves the process of identifying the performance, skills, knowledge, information and attitude gaps of a targeted audience and creating, selecting or suggesting learning experiences that close this gap, based on instructional theory and best practices from the field.

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Connectivism

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Connectivism is this an informal learning theory or is it a combination of learning theories based on our digital age? The simple fact is that information, unlike in the past, is now available to anyone who has an internet connection. Because of the explosion of information, learning is not something confined to a certain environment, a certain time, or a certain place. Learning can happen both formally or informally. For example, if I need to install a new dishwasher, I can go to the appliance store and have them come and install the dishwasher, or I can have it delivered and search different applications for a repair person who can come and install it, or I can watch a YouTube video of someone installing a dishwasher and try it myself. The availability of information means that I as a learner have a choice as to how much I want to learn and what I then decide I am able to do. How connected I am depends on my own desire to learn.


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Trends in L&D – past and future

Trends in L&D – past and future | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

The first part of the session was for each panelist was to respond to the following questions:

  • What has changed in the L&D context since the time of your keynote?
  • Which of your recommendations have been put into practice? Which of your predictions came true?
  • Which of your recommendations have not (yet) been implemented? Which of your predictions decidedly did not come true?
  • Looking into the future, which new recommendations would you make?

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Online instructor jobs require these 5 skills

One of the best advantages of becoming an online instructor / trainer is that the skills and qualities are quite standard across all industries. This means that online instructors for pharmaceutical companies have the same skills as those in manufacturing, retail, IT, or any other industry that you can think of. So, if you’re planning to switch careers, then becoming a trainer is a good choice mainly because you can go into any industry as long as they have online instructor jobs available.

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Unschooling yourself by building your Personal Learning Network

Unschooling is a relatively new term that has found itself in the annals of the global edtech community. It’s a controversial approach to learning. Why, you say? It’s because it advocates learner-chosen activities — particularly for children. Not only does it shun the traditional approach of institutionalized learning, but it also greatly considers the learner’s experiences, play, personal interests, travel, social interaction, and such unstructured/semi-structured methods as learning media.

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