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La innovación languidece con el exceso de procedimientos y la falta de experiencia

La innovación languidece con el exceso de procedimientos y la falta de experiencia | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

¿Son útiles los procedimientos cuando hablamos de innovación? Los procedimientos, sean del tipo que sean, nos facilitan la vida y permiten asegurar unos mínimos de calidad evitando errores. Imagínate, por ejemplo, que un equipo médico que vaya a operar a un paciente no revise antes el instrumental (¿habéis visto el hilo de sutura? ups, no tenemos con qué coser la herida) o bien que un piloto de aviones no comprobase el buen funcionamiento de los sistemas del aparato.

 

Ahora bien, a pesar de la utilidad de usar ciertos procedimientos debemos tener claro que no solucionan todos los problemas. De hecho, algunas tareas son incompatibles o se ven perjudicadas cuando intentamos someterlas a procedimientos rígidos y encorsetados. Este es el caso, por ejemplo, de las situaciones en las que debemos explorar y tomar decisiones usando reglas heurísticas, es decir, elaborando hipótesis, evaluando opciones dentro de una amplia madeja de información y generando nuevas soluciones.


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Marta Torán's curator insight, April 19, 2017 3:27 PM

Muy buen post.


Javier Díaz escribe sobre el efecto "anti-innovación" de los procedimientos.


También sobre la importancia de la experiencia para provocar ideas innovadoras.

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K-12 schools, Universities boost Cybersecurity Education to close the skills gap

K-12 schools, Universities boost Cybersecurity Education to close the skills gap | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Experts at the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) conference in November, discussed how creating opportunities for K-12 students to learn the basics of network security, cryptography and cyberethics are critical to encouraging academic study and career awareness, Education Week reported on its Digital Education blog.

With recent research indicating that most young women are deciding against careers in cybersecurity before age 16, it’s not surprising that the experts at the NICE conference insist that cybersecurity education must come earlier in high school.

Sheila Boyington, the president of Thinking Media, who delivered the keynote address, told Education Week that one of the best ways for young students to engage with cybersecurity is to see how the skills can help them solve real-world problems because it illustrates the relevancy of learning the skills.

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Does EdTech have a role to play in out-of-school time?

Does EdTech have a role to play in out-of-school time? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

When it comes to excelling a student’s performance, the first thing that comes in the mind of anyone is shaping different factors in the classroom so that it provides greater impact in student’s performance. But what about the time children spend outside of school? Don’t you think it too needs to be as productive as the time they spent in the classroom for their good academic performance? Various studies reflect that out-of-school time programs help to a greater deal to develop the basic academic skills of at-risk students. Children falling in the age bracket of 5-14 years, are the ones, who spent at least 80% of their time out-of-school.

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Futurist Kevin Kelly reveals the Superskill of the Future

Futurist Kevin Kelly reveals the Superskill of the Future | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

To start learning about your own learning, observe yourself in the learning process. You can do this as a scientist, recording your insights in a notebook, or you can do it casually to get a general sense. Look first for meaning and purpose.

When you are in the midst of the learning experience, notice what makes it meaningful to you. When the meaning is in place, is the learning process more enjoyable? Do you have more drive to stick with it?

Then, notice what makes you feel frustrated. Did you lose your sense of purpose about the task? Did the meaningful element disappear? If so, in what ways might you reclaim that connection?

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Station1, una universidad sin cátedras

Station1, una universidad sin cátedras | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Una exdecana de posgrado del Instituto Tecnológico de Massachusetts (MIT), inauguró un nuevo tipo de universidad sin salones de clase, cátedras o especializaciones. Station1 es el nombre de esta organización sin fines de lucro que tiene como objetivo evolucionar la educación superior con un modelo único que se opone a los pilares tradicionales de la universidad.

Christine Ortiz, renunció a su puesto como decana en el MIT para lograr algo más significativo para ella: fundar una universidad revolucionaria. Station1 se define a sí misma como una experiencia educativa a puertas abiertas que se propone educar a los ciudadanos en los campos de la ciencia y la tecnología para impactar nuestro futuro compartido. Pero, ¿por qué el modelo Station1 es único?

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7 benefits of eLearning for Modern Organizations

7 benefits of eLearning for Modern Organizations | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Numerous enterprises, ranging from worldwide corporations and nonprofits to universities and startups have discovered the benefits of eLearning and are replacing their outdated on-site, Instruction-Led model of Learning and Development (L&D) with a modern eLearning platform.

 

What they've discovered is that in the long run eLearning saves costs increases productivity and, ultimately - boosts revenues. Isn't it time you did the same? Indeed, the initial investment in eLearning more than pays for itself, says Christopher Pappas, who is an eLearning expert and the founder of eLearningindustry.com.

 

One of the most significant advantages of online corporate training is that it actually reduces training costs, Christopher Pappas writes. The upkeep costs of an online training platform are minimal when compared to traditional face-to-face employee development.


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The global search for education: AI, algorithms and what should we all be thinking about?

The global search for education: AI, algorithms and what should we all be thinking about? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Ralph Müller-Eiselt is an expert in education policy and governance and heads the Bertelsmann Foundation’s taskforce on policy challenges and opportunities in a digitalized world. In his latest ”Ethics of Algorithms“ project (he is co-author of Die Digitale Bildungsrevolution; English Title – Education’s Digital Revolution), he takes a close look at the consequences of algorithmic decision-making and artificial intelligence in society and education. He joins The Global Search for Education to talk about AI, algorithms and what we should all be thinking about.

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Robots que ayudan a niños y niñas a salir de la pobreza

Robots que ayudan a niños y niñas a salir de la pobreza | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
El mundo en el que vivimos sufre múltiples brechas que rompen los planos de equidad en los que deberíamos poder vivir todas las personas. Una de las más preocupantes es la que afecta a niños y niñas en situación de vulnerabilidad, puesto que les priva de un futuro que les permita romper el círculo de la pobreza que se transmite entre generaciones. Es la llamada brecha digital y afecta a su futuro debido que el mismo pasa por la tecnología en todos los ámbitos de la sociedad. Esta es además una brecha que afecta especialmente a las niñas dado que, como demuestran múltiples estudios, no optan por una educación con base tecnológica por los prejuicios asociados al género en los ámbitos de la ciencia.
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Clay Christensen sticks with predictions of massive college closures

Clay Christensen sticks with predictions of massive college closures | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Christensen has applied his theory to higher education, most prominently in a 2011 book called The Innovative University and more explosively in predictions in a variety of venues several years ago that as many as half of American universities would close or go bankrupt within 10 to 15 years. The gist of his argument was that online education would undermine traditional institutions' business models to the point that many won't survive.

Higher education is facing significant financial and other pressures, and digital technology is enabling an alternative set of providers of postsecondary credentials, challenging traditional colleges and universities. But while the number of institutions closing and merging appears to be on the upswing, judging by recent developments, the pace would not seem rapid enough to support Christensen's prediction.

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As Universities go online, architects rework buildings for active learning 

As Universities go online, architects rework buildings for active learning  | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

David Broz, Gensler Education Practice Area Leader, says despite space constraints, universities “don’t need more buildings. They need buildings that are the right size and shapes for learning.”

The problem is old classroom styles can’t meet new active learning protocols. Old world allowed 20 square feet per student, and this was achieved by rows of chairs in the lecture room. But interactive, experiential learning requires 50 square feet per student. So the existing square footage has to be creatively massaged.

“We find we are having to thicken (widen) the programming of what used to be defined as common elements. Hallways and corridors. Now these have a programmatic function worked into them,” says Broz.


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8 things to look for in today’s classroom

8 things to look for in today’s classroom | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

As I think that leaders should be able to describe what they are looking for in schools I have thought of eight things that I really want to see in today’s classroom. I really believe that classrooms need to be learner focused. This is not simply that students are creating but that they are also having opportunities to follow their interests and explore passions.

The teacher should embody learning as well.

Will Richardson recently wrote this in a comment on one of my recent posts on what teachers need to be like in our current day and the focus that needs to be on learning:

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e-Learning or eLearning? Confusion: It's all in a word

e-Learning or eLearning? Confusion: It's all in a word | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

The funny thing about semantics is that a clarity can be defined. For those of us in corporate Learning and Development, defining ‘educational technology’ isn't at all that easy. For example, what is e-learning and what should we call it? Two distinct questions for seemingly one concept. There appear to be multiple terms and various meanings to the applications of electronic technologies in educational and training settings.

eLearning is becoming an everyday term. Many of us use some form of eLearning to study, for work, or personal development. The term enters the social popular vernacular as we become more familiar with the concept(s) (i.e., training provided via computer or digital device, where technology can facilitate learning anytime, anywhere). However, a current and interesting topic is the discourse around the appropriate terminology to use for electronic educational technology, one which deserves a moment’s attention.

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4 ways how Blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin, can transform Education

4 ways how Blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin, can transform Education | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

This revolutionary distributed ledger technology for data management uses networks of nodes, with all data not stored in any single location but instead spread out between millions of computers at the same time. Basically, everyone in a community has a copy of the information and all community members validate updates collectively. The technology can create a self-checking network that is unprecedented in its transparency and cannot be corrupted. Imagine a world where there are no transaction errors and a highest degree of accountability exists. That utopia is the holy grail of blockchain.

Check out this helpful graphic from BlockGeeks for more on how blockchain works:

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How to manage Cell Phone use in your Classroom

How to manage Cell Phone use in your Classroom | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

In today’s technological world, there is no escaping the smartphone phenomenon. The average person uses their smartphone anywhere from 8 to 10 hours a day. Most people are even checking their phones every 15 to 20 minutes while they’re awake. The ways in which smartphones have become such an essential part of modern life is staggering, and something to be aware of when teaching in a classroom.

Smartphones can be both a great educational tool and a great distraction in the classroom. It should come as no surprise that almost every child in the US owns or has access to a smartphone. Statistics show that 56 percent of children age 8 to 12 have a smartphone. That number jumps up to 88 percent of teenagers ages 13 to 17 have or have access to a smartphone. And a whopping 91 percent of middle and high school aged students primarily access the internet via their smartphones.

This change in the way we interact with technology and integrate it into our lives has come dramatically and fast. It’s sometimes hard for teachers, many of whom grew up in an era with no mobile phones or even the internet, to adapt to this fast-paced technological generation. While smartphones can easily be the downfall of your students’ attention spans and performance, they don’t have to be. More and more educators these days are incorporating modern technology and students’ own smartphones into their classroom to engage and excite students about learning. Below you will find useful tips on how to manage cell phone use in your classroom, and use it for your teaching benefit.

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Online Education will Revolutionize the Workforce (Michelle Weise)

Michelle R. Weise, the Executive Director of Sandbox Collaborative, the R&D arm of strategy and innovation at Southern New Hampshire University, speaks about how online competency-based education will revolutionize the workforce at the sold-out ChangSchoolTalks 2016: Experiential Learning in Action event hosted at Ryerson University on February 17, 2016.

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How Blockchain will transform Credentialing (and Education)

How Blockchain will transform Credentialing (and Education) | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

According to a new report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, Blockchain will end paper based certificates, automate the award, recognition and transfer of credits, increase learner ownership and control over their own data, reduce institutional data costs and risk--but only if open standards are adopted.

The JRC report points to likely benefits from blockchain including:

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10 tips for designing effective Social Learning

10 tips for designing effective Social Learning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Social Learning is one approach to learning design, an approach where we combine the best of ‘formal‘ learning (the story that the organisation tells), with the best of the community (the co-created, sense making, ‘social‘ story that the community writes). Social Learning must be designed as such: it’s not simply a case of adding a forum alongside an eLearning course, or putting a workshop online.

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Virtual and Augmented Reality in college classrooms: More hype than help

Virtual and Augmented Reality in college classrooms: More hype than help | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

In recent months, both virtual reality (VR) and its little cousin, augmented reality (AR), have made quantum leaps into personal technology. Magic Leap, an AR hardware company, just gave the world a peek at its long-awaited, but still unreleased, mixed reality goggles, demonstrating that enormous hype can exist even in the absence of real value.

AR applications, which provide realistic enhancements of our environment through technology, have become commonplace, from The Last Jedi stickers exclusive to Google’s Pixel phones to the truly impressive AR gaming features showcased at the launch of Apple’s iPhone 8. Meanwhile, Google Cardboard has made virtual reality headsets affordable, offering users a more immersive experience -- like a sort of mini-holodeck -- for under $20. Back in February, the product reached two milestones, with 10 million Cardboard headsets shipped and more than 160 million app downloads.

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¿Hay que recuperar la disciplina y la autoridad en la Escuela? Una entrevista rebatida desde las Competencias, Inteligencias Múltiples y las Metodologías Activas

¿Hay que recuperar la disciplina y la autoridad en la Escuela? Una entrevista rebatida desde las Competencias, Inteligencias Múltiples y las Metodologías Activas | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

En su momento me dejó pasmada una entrevista que salió en El País el año pasado, pero en esas fechas simplemente lo pasé por alto porque lo consideré un argumento más de la “vieja escuela”, lo que no quiere decir que lo antiguo no sea bueno, sino el pensamiento anacrónico. Hoy al volverlo a ver publicado, esta vez por Webmaestros, lo he releído y no he podido evitar que algo se me remueva por las tripas… tantos argumentos y… ¡tan equivocados!

Ese es mi punto de vista, el de una profesora. Con el título Hay que recuperar la disciplina y la autoridad en la escuela, la catedrática Inger Enkvist nos aporta un sinfín de argumentos para volver a la educación tradicional.

 

Esto me ha removido por dentro, y me gustaría aportar mi punto de vista como profe Millennial que vive en el S.XXI, con todo el respeto del mundo a esta excelente académica.

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Una institución que no es capaz de aprender no puede enseñar a que los demás aprendan  

Una institución que no es capaz de aprender no puede enseñar a que los demás aprendan   | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Toda institución educativa necesita un análisis crítico sobre tu razón de ser, revisar su itinerario y reorientar (si es necesario) l

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Top 3 eLearning Megatrends for 2018

Top 3 eLearning Megatrends for 2018 | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

It’s that time again, when we’ve settled into the new academic year and take a look ahead to plan, in more detail, what and how our lessons and curriculum will roll out over the semesters. Keeping an eye on emerging trends in technology will give your planning some context and perhaps inspire you to try one or two new things in the new year.

These are not just trends; these are megatrends. They create a whirlwind around them and attract everyone. Educators everywhere may try to ignore them or just avoid them as much as possible, but it’s only a matter of time until the education landscape will be reshaped by these trends. Resistance will be futile.

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Universities must prepare for a technology-enabled future

Universities must prepare for a technology-enabled future | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

David Broz, Gensler Education Practice Area Leader, says despite space constraints, universities “don’t need more buildings. They need buildings that are the right size and shapes for learning.”

The problem is old classroom styles can’t meet new active learning protocols. Old world allowed 20 square feet per student, and this was achieved by rows of chairs in the lecture room. But interactive, experiential learning requires 50 square feet per student. So the existing square footage has to be creatively massaged.

 

We find we are having to thicken (widen) the programming of what used to be defined as common elements. Hallways and corridors. Now these have a programmatic function worked into them,” says Broz.


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Cómo formar para los trabajos del mañana

Cómo formar para los trabajos del mañana | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

El mundo de hoy es muy diferente al de hace una década, y la transformación digital lo cambiará todavía más. Una fuente de incertidumbre para las profesiones actuales y también para las universidades, que están obligadas a adaptarse a las necesidades del mercado laboral mucho más rápido que antaño. Esto les supone un examen constante para no quedarse atrás. Cómo diseñar la educación superior para prepararla para las profesiones del mañana ha sido el tema de un debate organizado por EL PAÍS y patrocinado por la Fundación Universitaria San Pablo-CEU.

El principal objetivo de las universidades será mantenerse como la referencia en la formación de los trabajadores cualificados del futuro. "Las universidades están obligadas a reinventarse y se tienen que adaptar más rápido a los cambios", asegura José Luis Guillén, director general de la Fundación Universitaria San Pablo-CEU.

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Can MOOCs solve your training problem? 

Can MOOCs solve your training problem?  | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Companies say they want their people to learn and grow, but in practice they’re skimping on training, often leaving it to individuals to manage their own development. In a recent survey I conducted, more than one-third of 1,481 employed learners—mostly managers and knowledge workers taking online courses—said they had received no training from their organizations in the previous 12 months. Things look even worse if you consider what’s happening in the workforce more broadly. In the United States the proportion of people who received employer-funded training decreased from 21% in 2001 to 15% in 2009 (the most recent data available). And business cycles weren’t to blame: The decline was steeper in boom periods than during recessions.

 

That means a lot of people who want to become better at their jobs are fending for themselves. Organizations could change that—and offset the drop in formal training—by encouraging and supporting enrollment in MOOCs (massive open online courses), which are readily available and relatively inexpensive on platforms such as Coursera and EdX. Since they came on the learning scene, in 2008, MOOCs have gradually shifted toward offering content that is relevant to the world of work. Course topics range from machine learning and Java programming to communication and leadership. Given that employees are already using MOOCs to acquire professional skills and improve their career prospects on their own, companies have an untapped opportunity to harness this kind of learning in the service of organizational goals.


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What will EdTech look like in 100 years?

What will EdTech look like in 100 years? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Let’s take a look at the future and see how technology will improve education in the next 100 years. What will be the new innovations in EdTech? What will future classrooms look like? Will the need to study medicine, law, and science disappear when robots start working in these professions? What about art? Sure, no robot can be better than David Bowie, Leonardo Da Vinci, or Shakespeare (not yet), but with the number of innovations we see every day, we can’t be sure it won’t happen. While these innovations could have some detrimental side effects (such as job loss, impacts to the economy, etc.), they also have their advantages. It is up to us to use these innovations with caution and maximize their benefits.

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