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Tendencias eLearning en 2017: Hombre vs Máquina

Tendencias eLearning en 2017: Hombre vs Máquina | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

¿Cuáles serán las principales tendencias para el e-learning en 2017?

  1. La personalización progresiva de todos los procesos educativos en un entorno cada vez más social y conectado. Los grandes operadores de la red como Google, IBM, Facebook, Apple o Microsoft entre otros, están experimentando con el Big Data en todos los aspectos de nuestra vida y la Educación no será una excepción.
  2. La implantación de los MOOC como gran repositorio de contenidos en entornos sociales en que todos aprendemos de todos.
  3. El Social Learning es una fórmula ganadora en estos momentos de conocimiento compartido.
  4. SPOOC (Self-Paced Open Online Course), orientada al desarrollo de competencias profesionales, tales como la gestión autónoma del aprendizaje.
  5. NOOC nanos cursos masivos

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Studies that prove the existence of Generic Gkills

Studies that prove the existence of Generic Gkills | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

The education zeitgeist assumes the existence of general skills and abilities. The influential Partnership for 21st Century Skills claims that there are ‘Learning and Innovation Skills’ such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. The Australian Curriculum posits the existence of a ‘general capabilities’ such critical and creative thinking and personal and social capability which it requires schools to teach and assess, and has developed various rubrics to help do this. Which is not a trivial matter: The OECD has invested time and effort in developing its own methods for attempting to assess supposed skills such as collaborative problem solving.

If such skills did exist, then this would be huge for education. Typically, we find that knowledge and skills that students learn in one context do not transfer very well to similar contexts, and very poorly to quite different contexts. This is the problem of ‘transfer’.

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Trend Lines: The Future of Social Media Education

Trend Lines: The Future of Social Media Education | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Teens build relationships with friends through FaceTime and group chats. They nurture friendships with compliments on Instagram and Snapchat. They stay in touch with friends and family overseas with messages on WhatsApp. Social media is just how they socialize these days.

Students are spending an average nine hours each day on their screens, according to Common Sense Media, and social media has become one of the greatest influences on our children’s happiness, health, safety, and future success, according to other reports. Many of the parents and school leaders I’ve talked with initially just wanted social media to go away, but now that it’s here to stay, some adults and students are beginning to see it as a powerful and positive tool.

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Piloting change in higher education

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Academia, with its traditional regalia and storied institutions, is no stranger to resistance to change. Despite a plethora of new models coming to market in higher education—bootcamps, badges, microcredentialers, and others—traditional institutions can find that their attempts to transform are whittled down into small tweaks. This resistance to change is not entirely a bad thing, and as we describe in a recent paper, “College Transformed,” it can be a sign of a robust organizational culture. But cultures that reject innovation can frustrate leaders who are innovating against higher education’s major challenges, and organizations that can’t evolve inevitably lose relevance in eras of disruptive innovation.

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We can't address higher education's challenges without innovation

We can't address higher education's challenges without innovation | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

College, we can’t afford you. Tuition at many of America’s top schools now tops $50,000, living expenses easily add another $15,000, and course materials and transportation push the costs even higher. Millennials are so overburdened with debt they are saving nothing, and delaying having children, getting married, and buying houses. As the economy becomes more turbulent and oriented toward high-skill jobs, higher education is more important than ever before—but for millions of Americans, it’s also never been more out of reach.

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How to profile your eLearning projects

How to profile your eLearning projects | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Have you ever started an eLearning project, seemingly with the right people to deliver but then realised that you had a serious gap between the project requirements and the skills at hand?

Why does this happen? Well, part of the problem is that demarcations between instructional designer, eLearning developer and content developer are often very blurred. I was co-hosting an instructional design workshop the other week and was struck by how many people were attempting to do all these roles at once. Yet, the skillsets involved are quite different. Sometimes I think you could equate it to asking a plumber to do an electrician’s job. These are allied trades but would you want the plumber to re-wire your house? No. But, you might be OK with them replacing a plug.

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Universidad como eje regional de innovación

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La Universidad no puede ser una pared impenetrable, tiene que ser una pared permeable y permitir que las interacciones con la comunidad sean de ambos lados. Si permites que los espacios sean abiertos, que los esfuerzos sean transparentes, que la gente pueda involucrarse en las actividades, podemos crear valor y conectar lo que esté en desuso, por ejemplo, edificios, con las personas que quieren hacer algo con ellos. Nos queremos posicionar como socios en potenciar la economía y que la educación de primera que ofrecemos sirva como agente de cambio”, puntualizó el catedrático de Ingeniería Química del RUM, quien previo a su nuevo nombramiento se desempeñaba como ayudante especial de la Rectora.

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Pass or Fail: The objectives of America’s Public Education System

Pass or Fail: The objectives of America’s Public Education System | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Let’s take a closer look at some of the original goals and objectives of the American education system. The most notable point about the earliest goals of education seems to be that they were targeted to the individual. Indeed, Benjamin Franklin, one of the most innovative thinkers of his day, recommended an outcome-based approach to education. He saw the need to emphasize literacy and numeracy skills. He saw the need for foundational skills. He maintained that this foundation was fundamental and should be applied to help develop more advanced skills in math and science.

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Integrating Maker Education into the curriculum

Integrating Maker Education into the curriculum | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Rather than the maker experiences being an after school program, an add on activity, or an activity that is implemented when students have done their regular lessons work, it should be part of the regular, day-to-day curriculum. As noted in USC Rossier Online, “In order for your school and students to be fully invested in maker education, it has to be integrated into your curriculum, not squeezed in” (https://rossieronline.usc.edu/maker-education/sync-with-curriculum/). Ayah Bdeir, who invented and runs littleBits, had this to say about integrating maker education into the curriculum:

It’s time for maker ed to move into the mainstream. Making should not be relegated to the times spent outside of class, e.g. lunch or after school. Nor should it only flourish in private schools, which don’t have to teach to standards. We need to work to show how making is a rigorous process that leads to valuable new technologies, products and experiences. Specifically, we need to tie maker projects to standards-based curriculum and show clearly the kinds of knowledge, skills and practices students learn as part of making (https://www.edsurge.com/news/2015-09-24-building-connections-between-maker-ed-and-standards)

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Augmented Reality in Education: How AR is improving learning

Augmented Reality in Education: How AR is improving learning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

AR combines the real world with technology to create a layer of digital over the physical, letting children take a virtual peek into the animal kingdom or the mysterious world of insects and birds through 3D visualisation and interactive games. Children learn at an even deeper level when they are allowed to transform content they're learning into creations and interactions. Instead of reading about the animal kingdom, children can watch them interact before their eyes. Whatever it is, Augmented Reality in education can change a lesson from teaching and learning to experiencing.

AR tools can guide children through learning process in enhanced way, as AR can upgrade traditional books with a digital layer. It will improve both, teaching and learning experience, and bring interactive dimension into the whole picture. We also predict that this new layer will encompass several senses which could speed up memorization process.

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Don’t insult your class by banning Laptops

Don’t insult your class by banning Laptops | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Few topics are as trendy as the evils of technology. Each morning brings more stories of how social media is eating our brains and our smartphones are destroying our sleep cycles, our children’s attention spans, and our will to live — and how the only cure is to cultivate a vinyl record collection. The latest demon is our laptops, which are said to distract us whether we’re in a meeting or attending a lecture.

But the suspicion of laptops in the classroom is deeply misplaced. I’ve studied the effects of technology on university students, and I have found that it not only improves learning, it increases my students’ critical thinking abilities.

Edumorfosis's insight:

¡Vamos! Lo hemos mencionado varias veces. Es más fácil prohibir los dispositivos móviles en las clases magistrales, que aceptar el reto de tener una experiencia de aprendizaje dinámica, cautivante, participativa, creativa, emprendedora. La tecnología móvil de esta era NO fue creada para integrarse a la clase convencional del aula encapsulada. Se creó para rebasar las limitaciones físicas, temporales, cognitivas y socio-culturales. Usar una portátil para tomar notas de lo que se dice en las conferencias, es una integración tecnológica LIMITADA... 

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The Connected Teacher

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One powerful benefit of networked learning is that when you find something interesting, it often leads to someone interesting – and that someone often leads to entire networks of interesting people. Or, as Dr. Alec Couros puts it, “the tools come and go, but the relationships endure.” I found Professor Couros the way many people did, by coming across the intriguing diagram of “The Networked Teacher” that many educators now use in their slide presentations.

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Guide: What does an Instructional Designer do?

Guide: What does an Instructional Designer do? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

If you landed on this page, you’re either considering a career in the eLearning industry, are going to school for a master’s degree in instructional design, or you’re already working as an Instructional Designer (ID) and want to grow in your career. Wherever you’re at on the spectrum, this blog will give you the information and resources you need to position yourself on the cutting edge of learning and design.

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[Infographic] A checklist for every Instructional Designer

[Infographic] A checklist for every Instructional Designer | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

If you are involved in instructional design, it is good to have a checklist in place, so as to maximize the success of your eLearning program. Checklists can make your job a whole lot easier. Using them ensures that you cover the major factors, so as to avoid bigger problems down the road, especially in eLearning, where there are so many details to take into consideration.

Following a checklist enables instructional designers to focus on creating eLearning courses that resonate with their course objectives. Here’s a checklist that can be used as a quick reference tool while analyzing instructional content.

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Escape the Dungeon! A BreakoutEdu Digital on area of shapes

Escape the Dungeon! A BreakoutEdu Digital on area of shapes | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

A couple of weeks ago, my students were asking when we would have another BreakoutEDU Digital in our math classroom since the last one we had done was in early February. Before you begin thinking that I don’t like BreakoutEDU Digitals, I have to tell you – I absolutely LOVE using BreakoutEDU Digital in our math classroom. The students enjoy it, their engagement is at an all-time high, and they are able to review and practice material from class. The only drawback is that it takes me a few hours to make and the last couple of months have been very busy. So, last weekend I told myself I would sit down and build a new BreakoutEDU on reviewing area of shapes.

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Does Edtech reduce the cost of Teaching and Learning?

Does Edtech reduce the cost of Teaching and Learning? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

It’s no secret that our modern education system is under extreme pressure to slash the budget even further. Classroom sizes are increasing, teacher salaries are decreasing, and yet administrators believe it should still be possible for students to have rising test scores. The reality is that teachers simply can’t make all of these things possible without a little help from key tools like edtech.

The technology used in education is reducing the overall cost in the classroom. It lowers the expenses and has the potential to improve the academic standings of students. How could edtech help your school to lower the cost associated with teaching and learning? Examine a few of these primary benefits to see how they could help you.

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Alternative Credentials are reshuffling the Higher Education deck

Alternative Credentials are reshuffling the Higher Education deck | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

In a simple version of the world, work and learning are considered separate spheres. But in fact the categories are not so clear. The world of work involves learning too, and while much of this learning is experiential or “on the job”, companies have built a range of solutions to help their employees develop and learn new skills, including internal training sessions, external seminars, and corporate universities. They also turn to colleges and universities. But these institutions are but one piece of the puzzle.

We generally break learning down further into a neat progression of schools: elementary, middle, high, college, & graduate. But here, too, the complexity of the real world defies our schemes to classify it. For instance, 40-60 percent of college students require remedial classes, to the tune of $1.3 billion per year. Put differently, this means that millions of college students are spending money—including their own cash, federal loan dollars, and federal grants—to take high school courses from colleges and universities.

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[Infographic] The Future Of eLearning

[Infographic] The Future Of eLearning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Learning is not a destination, but a journey. Every day, every new experience, every interaction with a person, known or unknown, is an opportunity to learn something new. At times consciously; at times, subconsciously. At your workplace, it becomes even more critical to keep learning, whether it’s new skills, new knowledge or simply to upgrade your knowledge. A willingness to learn is often seen as an eagerness to adapt and change oneself as per the requirement of the job or the client. But more than that, it adds a new dimension to you as a professional, enhancing your career prospects.

Here are 5 reasons for and benefits of upgrading your skills and knowledge:

 

  1. Improve Your Performance: Perhaps you want to improve or address a weakness; perhaps you just want to learn from someone you admire. Talking to your immediate superior or reviewing your past performance reports will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, and help you arrive at an improvement plan.
  2. Improve Your Productivity And Business Performance: Even within the organization, it is important to acquire new knowledge. Every year the industry is filled with younger people with the latest knowledge. To safeguard your position, and enhance the company’s business, you need to keep abreast with the latest developments.
  3. Get Worldly-Wise: Geographical boundaries are no longer a block to business or personal growth. If you have the right (and latest) skills and knowledge, you could get picked up by any organization in any part of the world. Your specific skills could be what a potential employer is looking for to get an edge over the competition. And if you can fill that gap, you are already a step ahead in your career.
  4. Rise Up The Ranks: As you move up the corporate ladder, management will view higher-certification and knowledge as tools to manage newer responsibilities. The expertise you gain will give them the confidence in your ability to handle specialized leadership roles.
  5. Soft Skills: Nobody works in isolation, even freelancers. Every professional interaction requires soft skills – it could be to diffuse a conflict, handle emotions or just to keep team members motivated. When you’re looking to move up the corporate ladder, soft skills are extremely handy and can make the difference between two equally technically sound individuals.
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What is Microlearning? Is Microlearning the right strategy for your eLearning and training programs?

Microlearning is a type of training delivered in small units. They’re designed to help learners tackle a large volume of learning content by taking small chunks at a time. A microlearning course can be just a five or 10 minute lesson, or a series of short standalone lessons that are targeted on just one certain learning objective. One lesson = one skill. What could be better in the world of hectic schedules?

In addition to being short, microlearning is focused on results here and now. Unlike traditional courses, where you have to study the first lesson to move forward to the second, each chunk of a microlearning course is a complete meaningful unit. Learners can study lessons one by one or choose them depending on their individual learning paths. Completing each unit lets learners quickly see results, feel progress, and not feel guilty because of a large incomplete task.

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La Educación Formal impide la entrada de la Informal

La Educación Formal impide la entrada de la Informal | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

El aprendizaje informal es la manera no oficial, no programada, improvisada que la mayoría de la gente aprende a hacer su trabajo. El aprendizaje informal es como andar en bicicleta: el jinete escoge el destino y la ruta. El ciclista puede tomar un desvío en un momento para admirar el paisaje o ayudar a un compañero de viaje.

En la Educación Superior (UNIVERSIDAD) el auto-aprendizaje, tanto las empresas y las instituciones de educación superior deben estar disponibles para el aprendizaje auto-organizado y auto-dirigido durante mucho tiempo , pero significa una cierta pérdida de control del proceso de aprendizaje. Sin embargo, dado que el aprendizaje independiente y el trabajo se ha convertido cada vez más como “calificaciones clave“, ahora muchas formas de formación interna en las acciones de auto-organización, no funcionan del todo, pero parece que el camino está abierto.

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Chatbot: Un nuevo recurso para el aula

Chatbot: Un nuevo recurso para el aula | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Quien más y quien menos se habrá encontrado mientras navega por Internet con una ventana emergente que aparece en determinadas páginas con una pregunta Un chatbot es un programa informático capaz de mantener una conversación con una persona sin que haya intervención humana.

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El alumnado como activista del aprendizaje 

El alumnado como activista del aprendizaje  | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Últimamente, hay muchos docentes que nos apuntamos al desarrollo de las pedagogías activas en el aula. La emoción y la sinergia con la que este fenómeno está funcionando es motivo de alegría para todos los que creemos que #otraeducacionesposible, y que la inclusión del alumnado en su proceso de aprendizaje, haciéndole motor del mismo, es un buen camino.

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You’re not in 2006 anymore, Toto: The Future of Education

You’re not in 2006 anymore, Toto: The Future of Education | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Content only gets you so far, but learning skills gets your further. We’ve traditionally viewed school as a place to learn content, however where I see it heading is a place to truly develop skills that stand the test of time. That’s exactly what Newlands Intermediate is doing with their Minidevs programme and instead of teaching content they are enabling kids to not only create the content, but also learn how to learn!

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Blended Learning is proving more effective than Traditional Education

Blended Learning is proving more effective than Traditional Education | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Last month, researchers from the University of Iowa presented new findings to the American Physiological Society (APS) Institute on Teaching and Learning in Madison Wisconsin. Especially among students at risk of failing a course, they found, blended learning helps boost grades.

Greater than 95 percent of students enrolled in the blended course section earned course grades [of] C- or higher, compared with 82 percent in the large lecture sections and 81 percent in the online sections,” Rogers told Science Daily. In addition, fewer students who took the blended version withdrew from the class and fewer reported end-of-semester anxiety.

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Educational Psychology

Educational Psychology | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Education is the process of acquiring knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits throughout various methods like teaching, training, and researching. psychology on the other hand is the scientific study of the mind and behavior. It seeks the complete understanding of the brain’s properties. Psychology is divided into many fields and specialties like forensic psychology, industrial psychology, sports psychology, and most importantly (for the purpose of this article) educational psychology.

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To Quiz or Not to Quiz...That is the question

To Quiz or Not to Quiz...That is the question | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

How do you incorporate quizzes into your eLearning? Do you believe in the “quiz early, quiz often” strategy, or do you wait until the end of the course? Or do you live on the edge and say “who needs those darn quizzes anyway?”

Some people argue that delivering multiple choice quizzes in eLearning makes adult learners feel like schoolchildren. However, at eLearning Brothers, we know that quizzes can take many forms! Instead of a multiple choice quiz, you could include a fun game like the Jump game from The Training Arcade, or our popular Millionaire game template.

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