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ePortfolio — The LMS for students?

ePortfolio — The LMS for students? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
ePortfolio technology has evolved over the years — or maybe it's more accurate to say that the understanding of eportfolio and its application, or eportfolio practice, is still evolving. How will eportfolio find its place and differentiate itself among education technologies? Trent Batson, president of AAEEBL, the eportfolio field's professional association, comments on the current understanding of "eportfolio".
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What are the benefits of participating in a Hackathon?

What are the benefits of participating in a Hackathon? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

If you don’t know already, hackathons are programming events that last anywhere from 24 hours to one week. The purpose of a hackathon is a for a group of programmers to work together on a collaborative project. Most hackathons are competitions where several teams are competing to create prototypes that innovate on a theme or improve upon an existing project. A hackathon has plenty of benefits, which I plan to discuss below.

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Can digital equity close the achievement gap?

Can digital equity close the achievement gap? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Closing the achievement gap has been a focus of those looking to improve education for decades. The term “achievement gap” refers to the gap between the test scores of low-income students (or students of color) and their wealthier (or white) peers. There are dozens of theories on why this gap continues to exist and what we can do to bring low-income students’ achievement levels up. In recent years, one idea has come to light that has promise—using digital equity to close the achievement gap.

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La universidad parchea la falta de digitalización con cursos en Internet

La universidad parchea la falta de digitalización con cursos en Internet | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Alfonso Jiménez, socio director de PeopleMatters, asegura que a las universidades "les queda un largo camino por recorrer, tanto en el ámbito de sus procesos administrativos, como en los procesos educativos". Uno de los retos que tienen por delante es "intentar digitalizar todos sus procesos, desde los más administrativos hasta los puramente académicos para generar una buena experiencia a todos sus stakeholders".

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5 changes shaping the future of Learning Technology

5 changes shaping the future of Learning Technology | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

A perfect storm of disruptors is leading us all into uncharted territory. Given this uncertainty, it’s not surprising that Ambient research [1] has forecast negative 14% growth for the US LMS market over the next 5 years.

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How can we think bigger as Instructional Designers?

How can we think bigger as Instructional Designers? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Here's a radical idea: maybe we've been thinking too small when it comes to instructional design.

Relying on proven principles while purposefully expanding the scope of our vision can help us accomplish organizational goals and empower learners to better navigate their modern workplaces. We believe in a more thorough model so much that we practice and preach perpetual learning design.

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Defining the Modern Learner Experience

Defining the Modern Learner Experience | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

When designing and delivering content, we need to balance five elements of the learner experience: technology, design, people, place, and time.

In order to achieve this balance, we need to focus on the learner experience. We need to define and leverage how learning is structured, including when it is taking place, where it is taking place, and how it is being delivered.

In formally structured learning experiences, time, place and delivery modes are set. Proper sequencing leads learners through a scheduled beginning and a scheduled completion in a set environment (in-person or online). Learning events are sequenced to enable learners to practice and master a learning objective before mastering something else in the curriculum.

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How Microcredentials help educators develop new Tech Skills

How Microcredentials help educators develop new Tech Skills | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

A lot is demanded of teachers. In addition to their daily task of educating students, teachers must also continue to learn. Traditionally, that requires educators to take courses, whether in the classroom or online.

In efforts to make time-mandated and compliance-based professional learning efficient, technology offers microcredentialing as a vehicle for educators to pursue personal growth. Also known as digital badges, these tools are increasingly used to improve student focus as well as provide a means to incentivize teachers to complete new disciplines.

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Traditional Learning vs Online Learning

Traditional Learning vs Online Learning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

These days online courses/training have become extremely popular, as more and more institutes and companies are offering courses online. However, despite the popularity of online education, vast groups of people consciously stay away from such methods, mostly due to misconception. At the same time, despite the rising popularity of online courses, traditional (classroom) training is fighting back and trying to adopt newer means of retaining learners' interest. There are always two sides of a coin. For some individuals, online training is more appropriate, while for others classroom training is the preferred delivery method.

Let us compare the two methods.

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5 ways to create Microlearning Online Training Content

5 ways to create Microlearning Online Training Content | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Learning has been around since the 1990s when the internet started becoming popular. Over the years, schools, trainers, and businesses realized the benefits of leveraging technology for training and education, allowing flexibility and reduced costs. As technology continued to evolve at exponential rates, learners, both young and old, became overwhelmed with information overload, the focus was no longer on the transfer of knowledge but turned to how to better achieve learning objectives. The use of animations, multimedia, on-screen interactions started to become more important, and also, learning concepts such as using a modular approach.

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How to market yourself as an eLearning Designer

How to market yourself as an eLearning Designer | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Whether you’re looking to work for a large corporate organization or for yourself as a freelancer, your success depends on how well you market yourself as an eLearning designer. As the eLearning industry continues to grow and boom, it’s increasingly important that you stand out from the crowd!

The truth is, a beautiful résumé and LinkedIn profile aren’t enough to catch the attention of future employers and potential clients—they want to see what makes you different and special from everyone else in the endless stack of résumés on their desks.

Here are six ways to market yourself as an eLearning designer and snag that next big job or client!

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In the digital age, the standard lecture may not be enough

In the digital age, the standard lecture may not be enough | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
  • For the time being the traditional lecture format still works for higher education, but as "other organizations can create credentials of equal or greater value, universities, as they are currently structured, are in trouble," wrote Steven Murphy, the president of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, in a guest post for The Globe and Mail. 
  • The reason for that, he wrote, is that the ways of delivering education are changing drastically, with opportunities like free-machine learning courses from Google. Murphy contends that while most institutions are trying to experiment, the industry as a whole is lagging behind with innovation, especially as pressure mounts to improve efficiency and reduce operational costs. 
  • To confront this challenge, Murphy offered three pieces of advice. First, institutions should partner with the private sector "to enhance experiential learning." Second, they should turn risk management into an opportunity for embracing change, where disruptive technological advances can be beneficially leveraged; and, finally, institutions ought to educate administrators and boards of governors on how to prepare for disruption, setting "benchmarks to measure innovation outcomes." 

Via Leona Ungerer, Ines Bieler
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Mobile Learning vs Microlearning – Is there a difference?

Mobile Learning vs Microlearning – Is there a difference? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Mobile learning services provide contextual content “Just in time, Just enough, and Just for me” to each user. This effective approach to learning gives users the right amount of information so that it is efficient and not overwhelming. A big misconception about mobile learning is that it is simply just eLearning on a mobile device. This misconception is proved wrong by understanding the differences between mobile learning and eLearning. One of our first blog posts, written by Float partner, John Feser, details the four primary differences between mobile and eLearning timing, including differences in information access, context, and assessment. It’s important to remember that the real “mobile” in “mobile learning” are the learners themselves, not the device.

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The top eLearning trends of 2018

The top eLearning trends of 2018 | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

The Learning Industry is a global, nearly $500 billion-dollar behemoth. Let’s break it down to see where the term Digital Learning fits in. The Learning Industry encompasses online and offline learning from both Academic Learning and Development (L&D) at approximately $300 billion dollars per year (primary, secondary, higher learning, continuing education and trade schools) to Corporate L&D at $180 billion dollars per year. Of that Corporate L&D budget, eLearning Development, or the online portion of that L&D budget, comprises about $28 billion. Digital Learning, or custom eLearning, is a sub-sub-sub category where we at ELM live. In this smallish (possibly $6 Billion dollar?) space you will find the most potential for disruption. Digital Learning is a growing, creative, tech heavy, learner-driven industry.

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10 characteristics of an Innovative Classroom

10 characteristics of an Innovative Classroom | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

If your goal is to engage and educate students to the greatest extent possible, you need to consider the benefits of an innovative classroom. An innovative classroom will possess several key traits, including:

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Technologies created to change education forever

Technologies created to change education forever | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

When we think about how education changed, from when we ourselves were the students, to how it is now, where some of us are now the teachers, we see a dramatic change and progress that can be linked to the advancement of human technology and tech that will dominate the world.

Example are students of this generation who are now more geared to the use of the Internet than the books in the library, compared to the previous generation because it's much easier. You don’t have to spend time in the library or carry books from the library to and fro your house. Now all you need is a PDF scan of the books or eBooks you’ll find in the library, uploaded somewhere in the Internet. You can read it in your computer or in your smartphone. You can even easily share the information you have to your friends.

But what technology could possibly further advance the fields of education? In this day and age what new technology has the potential to change the classrooms? There are several pieces of technology that can do this:

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5 reasons why we are still talking about Microlearning in 2018

5 reasons why we are still talking about Microlearning in 2018 | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

The term ‘microlearning’ never stops appearing on my LinkedIn feed, and you would be hard pushed to find a learning tech conference this year without a dedicated segment on microlearning. In short (excuse the pun), microlearning is the buzzword "du jour" in the digital learning sector.

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Are we really ready for Disruption in Learning? 

Are we really ready for Disruption in Learning?  | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

The notion of 'disruption' featured heavily at the Learning Technologies conference 2018 in London. Yet the exhibition felt as safe as ever. If 'disruption' is what will create the biggest leaps in learning, are we really ready to embrace this and where will it come from?

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Does VR hold the key to the Future of Education?

Does VR hold the key to the Future of Education? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Twenty years ago, computers in schools were a novelty, not a necessity. By 2014, however, one-third of students in the United States were issued mobile devices by their schools. Some might not agree with children getting access to iPads, but like it or not, technology has already radically reshaped education from preschool all the way up to the graduate level. But of course, there’s still more to come. Could Virtual reality (VR) be the next step?

VR has been used for everything from gaming to PTSD treatment, but we’ve only just begun to scratch the surface in terms of what we can do with the technology. Education is an area that could benefit immensely from VR in several different ways. But how could VR change the future of education? Here’s how it could be used to help people of all ages learn.

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8 examples of Video-Based Learning for Corporate Training

8 examples of Video-Based Learning for Corporate Training | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

The usage of videos for learning is an established practice. It is seeing an acceleration in adoption on account of the wider usage of Mobile Learning and Microlearning. In this article, I share 8 examples on how you can use video based learning.

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[Infographic] 5 benefits of using Mobile Learning for Corporate Training

[Infographic] 5 benefits of using Mobile Learning for Corporate Training | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Can you imagine a day without your smartphone? Mobile phones make our lives easier, and they have become an essential part of our lives. Forrester’s survey on mobile adoption has revealed that a staggering 66% of employees use two or more devices every day, including desktops, laptops, smartphones, and tablets.

Most organizations today are constantly looking to provide efficient training to their workforce, and mobile learning has proved its worth. Why are firms increasingly turning to mLearning? What are the advantages

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Teaching strategies to prepare students for the jobs of the future

Teaching strategies to prepare students for the jobs of the future | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

When we talk about automation, the transformation of employment and skills that students must develop to face the challenges of the future, we usually focus our attention on the role of universities, companies and students. However, what do teachers think? Aren’t they the foundation of education? A recent survey revealed the point of view of teachers facing the imminent transformation of the educational ecosystem, and what they consider are the best strategies to prepare students for 21st-century jobs.

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), with the help of Google for Education, conducted a survey of 1200 educators from more than 16 different countries —including Latin American nations such as Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. The research sample brought together teachers from elementary and secondary schools (70%), administrators, principals and assistant principals (30%). The objective of the study was to discover which teaching strategies are the most effective in preparing elementary and secondary students for the future of work, and how technology can help support educational innovation.

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Learn@Forbes: Forbes gets into the Online Learning business

Learn@Forbes: Forbes gets into the Online Learning business | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

On June 6, Forbes, the online publication best known for letting executives share their views on everything from personal finance to training, launched Learn@Forbes. The new eLearning platform will offer 60 self-paced courses for aspiring professionals who want to learn more about leadership, entrepreneurship, business, sales, IT, cybersecurity, and software.

Edumorfosis's insight:

Las empresas tecno-científicas y las firmas independientes están creando sus propios programas académicos, con ofertas atractivas que la universidad NO ofrece. Se está perdiendo la oportunidad de atraer miles de profesionales al campus universitario y de generar sus propios ingresos sin tener que depender de los grants. Por eso la universidad se está vaciando con el pasar del tiempo...

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Claves para aplicar la Curación de Contenidos en clase

Claves para aplicar la Curación de Contenidos en clase | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

La abundante información que ofrece Internet requiere que los estudiantes aprendan técnicas de filtrado, selección y organización. Esto es lo que se conoce como curación de contenidos. Un informe de la Universidad de Guadalajara (México), publicado en su revista educativa Apertura, analiza esta técnica y explica por qué es recomendable aplicarla en el aula.

 

La curación de contenidos ofrece múltiples beneficios en el entorno educativo. Por ejemplo, favorece el aprendizaje colaborativo y permite que los alumnos desarrollen su capacidad para estructurar la información y comprender temas complejos.


Via Marta Torán
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Marta Torán's curator insight, June 12, 1:26 PM

Curación de contenidos y aprendizaje

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10 habilidades para el trabajo que no te enseñaron en la escuela

10 habilidades para el trabajo que no te enseñaron en la escuela | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Aunque en algunas profesiones las competencias técnicas siguen siendo fundamentales para progresar en un trabajo, hoy en día el peso que reciben las habilidades personales es mayor que antes.

En este contexto, te compartimos 10 habilidades que no te enseñaron en la escuela y que debes tener para destacar en el trabajo y alcanzar el éxito profesional.

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eLearning Development Tools: Our top 7 picks

eLearning Development Tools: Our top 7 picks | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

If having the right tools didn’t matter, we’d all brush our teeth with hammers. No-brainer decisions between hammers and toothbrushes are nice, but life doesn’t work like that. If you believe Google (as we all do), you can end up with over 30 different hammers for one basic function—nail—in. Choosing which eLearning course development tool to use gets even crazier, with hundreds of different products on the market all basically doing the same thing—information—in. So, here’s the lowdown on some of the course authoring tools we use for niche audiences and why, as well as some useful insider video tutorials thrown in.

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