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Los MOOC han cumplido su función

Los MOOC han cumplido su función | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Los hijos de los primeros alefitas —en el escenario posible de la vida en digital en que podrá desembocar este tiempo confuso que estamos viviendo— no habrán oído hablar de los MOOC. Y, si les hablan de ellos, tendrán la misma impresión de extrañeza, incluso motivo para una sonrisa, que la producida por muchos artefactos que se ven en los museos de la técnica. Ingenios que cumplieron su función, que ensayaron caminos de desarrollo de una idea, de una invención, pero que su concepción primitiva fue rápidamente superada. En esos cachivaches estaba ya el germen de la ruptura con lo establecido y el inicio de otro camino evolutivo, es decir, incierto.

Los MOOC — los cursos masivos (massive), en red (on line), y abiertos (open)— han esbozado ya por dónde puede ir una de las vertientes que tienen que confluir en la necesaria transformación de la educación en esta sociedad alterada.


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Using Kolb's Learning Styles to create engaging custom eLearning courses

Using Kolb's Learning Styles to create engaging custom eLearning courses | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Kolb’s learning styles help in understanding what works well when we are designing courses. An intricate model, Kolb’s learning cycle is often used to explain the learning process. I will share my thoughts on how Kolb’s model can be used to create better eLearning courses.

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5 ways teachers can stay current with developments in pedagogy

5 ways teachers can stay current with developments in pedagogy | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Most teachers- both new to the field and the ones that are experienced are apprehensive at the moment that they do not have the requisite skills and training that is necessary to educate their students properly with technology. Some even think that, education technology may somehow disrupt their teaching methods or even go as far as replacing them in the classroom. While, feeling anxious about new professional challenges are natural, the crux of the matter is to not let fear overrule mind.

They need to rather take things in good spirit for implementing edtech will help them to resolve many challenges in their day- to-day pedagogical approaches and improve students’ learning. This also brings us to our point of discussion here in this piece - how can teachers stay current with developments in pedagogy?

By incorporating edtech, teachers can try out different methods to keep students interested in the subject matter, as well as keep them motivated to learn. It’s also an opportunity for them to enhance students’ needs as well as their interests. Thus teachers have to set aside a few minutes to explore the various technology enabled pedagogical practices, the variety of learning tools and products available to make it learning easier for the students.

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7 tecnologías que están revolucionando la Educación

7 tecnologías que están revolucionando la Educación | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Si comparamos las aulas en las que hoy en día se imparten clases en los colegios con aquellas aulas en las que muchos de nuestros padres eran alumnos allá por los 70 podemos encontrarnos con multitud de objetos y herramientas que han ido sustituyendo a los medios tradicionales de impartir clase y que, con el tiempo, se han convertido en imprescindibles para la docencia (el proyector, la pizarra digital, los clickers o dispositivos de control de asistencia y participación, etc.).

Gran parte de ello es consecuencia de la tecnología que poco a poco se ha ido abriendo paso en el sector de la educación hasta tal punto que ahora podemos hablar de una rama de la tecnología que únicamente se centra en la educación. Las innovaciones tecnológicas permiten que los estudiantes del presente disfruten de muchas experiencias y alternativas que antaño no podían siquiera concebirse.

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Microlearning and mLearning: The two trends you should adopt right now

Microlearning and mLearning: The two trends you should adopt right now | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

According to data collected by StatCounter Global Stats [1], 55.12% of all worldwide internet sessions are mobile. The stats from SimilarWeb [2] are even higher – 63%. Moving toward a mobile-first experience means drastic changes in the way people assess and consume content. eLearning content is no exception.

Over the many years the internet has been with us, the primary way of viewing online content was through a browser. Now, things have changed. With our mobile devices in hand, we don’t open a browser to see what’s new on Facebook, we go straight to the app; and if we have a question or need to make a note or reminder, there are personal voice assistants ready to help.

As for learning, people also tend to look for answers outside of traditional channels (formal training and courses). To find the information they need for their jobs, employees turn to their smartphones and get just-in-time solutions. All we can do now is try using it to our advantage and get started with special tools for mobile learning development.

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7 Instructional Design Standards for better eLearning

7 Instructional Design Standards for better eLearning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Global organizations like yours are relying increasingly on eLearning to train their geographically dispersed workforce. So, it is very important for eLearning course developers, whether in-house or external, to develop standardized courseware which can be used across multiple environments. Today we will explore 7 instructional design standards.

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Will Gamification work for everyone?

Will Gamification work for everyone? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Gamification is one of the hottest topics in eLearning today. In short, Gamification involves adding elements to eLearning similar to what you would find in an online game. For example, participants are given “avatars” and compete with each other for points, badges, or access to higher levels of the “game.”

Gamification’s benefits are reported to include rapid feedback and higher levels of engagement and excitement. For as long as I’ve been involved in learning, educators have searched for ways to move beyond passive learning (e.g., classroom lecture) to more active learning, and Gamification seems to move learning in that direction.

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MIT is investing $1 billion in an AI College

MIT is investing $1 billion in an AI College | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Ever since the beginning of the AI boom in the early 2010s, there’s been a corresponding drought in talented AI developers and researchers. The way to fix this is to educate more of them, and today, MIT announced a $1 billion initiative to do exactly that: it will establish a new college of computing to train the next generation of machine learning mavens.

Importantly, the college isn’t just about training AI skills. Instead, it will focus on what MIT president L. Rafael Reif calls “the bilinguals of the future.” By that, he means students in fields like biology, chemistry, physics, politics, history, and linguistics who also know how to apply machine learning to these disciplines. (Presumably, Reif feels safe borrowing the term “bilingual” because, in the future, AI will be doing all the translation anyway.)

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How the Iron Triangle will help colleges survive

How the Iron Triangle will help colleges survive | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

That’s not the trope you’ve heard before with predictions about technology disruption or the rising student loan debt or other factors that may move higher education one way or another. Whether those things set in or not, colleges will have to accept and adjust to absolutely certain demographic changes that will inevitably alter who and how they teach.

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De la digitalización de las universidades a las Universidades Digitales

De la digitalización de las universidades a las Universidades Digitales | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

En todo caso, es importante que las universidades entiendan que el destino de este camino no ha de ser simplemente su digitalización sino llegar a convertirse en universidades digitales. La simple digitalización de un periódico en papel para que pueda descargarse en un dispositivo electrónico no es lo que entendemos como periódico digital, que ha de ser concebido, diseñado y construido específicamente como tal. Tampoco es lo mismo digitalizar los contenidos docentes que diseñar una verdadera educación digital.

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Traditional Education & Progressive Learning – How can students learn better?

Traditional Education & Progressive Learning – How can students learn better? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

When it comes to the topic of traditional education & progressive learning, a lot of heated up debates arise. At some points, both sides are right. But if this matter is seen by a student’s perspective, which side is going to be favored?

Traditional education, as the name suggests, refers to the usual, teacher-centered education system where a class of students is headed by teachers of different courses who provide the students education of the respective subjects. In fact, this is the education system what most people are familiar with. While progressive education, which may be considered the opposite of traditional education, is a pedagogical movement which suggests that students need to have actual experiences in order to learn new things. In simpler words, progressive education emphasizes on learning by doing. Most people are not aware of progressive education and learning and the ones who are either love it or hate it.

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[PDF] Identity in a Digital World: A new chapter in the social contract 

[PDF] Identity in a Digital World: A new chapter in the social contract  | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

As more people, devices and associated personal data get online, there is growing focus on a foundational element of this new digital environment – our identities. The ability to prove we are who we say we are will increasingly determine our opportunities to establish trust with each other and to carry out meaningful interactions in a digital economy.

 
All over the world, a growing number of organizations – from the public and private sectors – are advancing systems that establish and verify digital identities for people, devices and other entities. This community is expanding in scope, growing beyond traditional identity practitioners to include a broader set of actors exploring the promises and perils of digital identities – from domains such as healthcare, financial services, humanitarian responses and more.
 
Yet we are still learning what “identity in a digital world” means. We are also still evolving policies and practices on how best to collect, process or use identity-related data in ways that empower individuals without infringing on their freedoms or causing them harm. There is significant room to improve how identity data is handled online, and how much control individuals have in the process.
 
At the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2018 in Davos, a diverse group of public and private stakeholders committed to shared cooperation on advancing good, user-centric digital identities. Since then, a broader group of stakeholders has joined this conversation: experts, policy-makers, business executives, practitioners, rights advocates, humanitarian organizations and civil society.
 
This publication reflects their collective insights, synthesized and translated into a format useful for decision-makers and practitioners. It takes stock of where we are today and identifies gaps in coordination across sectors and stakeholders. It outlines what we’ve learnt to date on what user-centricity means and how to uphold it in practice. It attempts to offer a shared working agenda for leaders: an initial list of immediate-term priority actions that demand cooperation. It reflects, in short, the first stage in collective learning and the creation of shared goals and paths.
 
We urgently need deeper cooperation to shape user-centric identities; otherwise, we risk aggravating or creating digital divides, as well as failing to provide citizens and consumers with the opportunities that the Fourth Industrial Revolution presents.
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10 Mobile Learning trends for 2018

10 Mobile Learning trends for 2018 | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

mLearning or mobile learning is self-paced, learning on the go. Typically, designed for multi-device support, it offers the flexibility to the learners to take learning on the device of their choice. While mLearning or mobile learning as a concept has been there for the last 7-8 years or so, there has been a steep acceleration in its adoption in the last couple of years.

Known for higher engagement, mLearning is being used by nearly 47% of organizations worldwide. This clearly reflects the increased acceptability of mLearning, and also why it is being seen as the future of learning.

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Personal vs Personalized Learning

Personal vs Personalized Learning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Personal Learning and Personalized Learning are two terms, which are being used interchangeably for some time now? Is this trend correct? Do both terms refer to the same type of learning? Or are they different? In this blog post, we look at them and see which strategy influences learning at the modern workplace.

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8 top eLearning trends for 2019

8 top eLearning trends for 2019 | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

We are in the last couple of months of 2018, and as the year is winding down, it's this time of the year when we look expectantly towards the new one and the trends that will affect the learning industry—specifically the eLearning landscape. Let’s look at the top eLearning trends for 2019 that will become stronger as we move forward:

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MIT reshapes itself to shape the future

MIT reshapes itself to shape the future | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

MIT today announced a new $1 billion commitment to address the global opportunities and challenges presented by the prevalence of computing and the rise of artificial intelligence (AI). The initiative marks the single largest investment in computing and AI by an American academic institution, and will help position the United States to lead the world in preparing for the rapid evolution of computing and AI.

At the heart of this endeavor will be the new MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, made possible by a $350 million foundational gift from Mr. Schwarzman, the chairman, CEO and co-founder of Blackstone, a leading global asset manager.

Headquartered in a signature new building on MIT’s campus, the new MIT Schwarzman College of Computing will be an interdisciplinary hub for work in computer science, AI, data science, and related fields. The College will:

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Blended Learning in the workplace: What works and what doesn’t

Blended Learning in the workplace: What works and what doesn’t | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

We’ve established that blended learning [1] is one of the most successful learning methods for the corporate environment. There are also many types of blended learning designs, and we have determined that there are a few approaches you can take to ensure the program is not set to fail. The considerations we are discussing here relate to steps you can take during the blended learning program design.

When implementing a blended learning program, comprehensive redesigns demand a lot of effort, and the more change that is required, the harder it can be to scale. While we advise taking the time required for a comprehensive redesign, if indeed that is feasible, developers can tend to err on the side of caution to ease implementation of a new program. The risk here is designing interventions that are not a significant departure from the original offering, and while that may be comforting to the learner, this type of cosmetic restructuring is not as effective in terms of learning outcomes.

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Responsive eLearning Design and how to optimize it

Responsive eLearning Design and how to optimize it | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Emerging technologies in education are making eLearning content more accessible than ever before. Learners often engage with this content not only through desktop computers but also through their smartphones or tablets to consume valuable information anytime they have a few minutes to spare. This trend has a positive effect on engagement, but it means that eLearning content has to be optimized for these users. In other words, you need to apply responsive design principles to eLearning content to deliver an optimal and seamless experience to all users using multiple devices.

One of the common practices of responsive design is to allow mobile users, for example, to access content on a smaller screen from smartphones or tablets. Most websites resize when accessed on a mobile device, and some of the content might be hidden or replaced.

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[Webinar] The periodic table of Instructional Design: Elements to amp up your eLearning (part 1)

[Webinar] The periodic table of Instructional Design: Elements to amp up your eLearning (part 1) | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

The Periodic Table of Elements gives scientific scholars a way to contextualize and organize the many elements they work with. Inspired by that, we created a Periodic Table of Instructional Design. Two of our instructional designers, Jenn and Misty, presented the Periodic Table of Instructional Design at eLBX and it was an incredibly popular session. Because the session generated so much discussion there, we decided to share it with everyone over a 2-part webinar series.

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App Academy launches free online platform for Programming Learners

App Academy launches free online platform for Programming Learners | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

App Academy is one of the preeminent coding bootcamps in the U.S. With an average of 80-90 hours of work per week and an admissions rate of just 5%, it is one of the most rigorous and prestigious private programming educators around. On Monday, the company announced that it had launched a new online platform for coding instruction, and that access would be offered to any learner for free.

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Instructional Design vs Learning Experience Design: Is there really a difference?

Instructional Design vs Learning Experience Design: Is there really a difference? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

I’m an educator in the heart and by trade, and I have played many roles in the industry including that of the instructor, curriculum writer, course developer, and Instructional Designer. Now, I work full time as an eLearning Strategist – a combination of the above – depending on what my clients need. In April 2018, I joined a UX+UI (User Experience and User Interface) Bootcamp with the goal of building mobile learning apps (for adults, not kids). With my new skills and knowledge, I started searching for clients and/or projects with the same goal.

I added new UX keywords to my original search (user research, information architecture, etc.) and to my surprise, I found a new world, Learning Experience Design or LXD. Out of curiosity and FOMO, I wanted to know what it was, how it may impact the work I do, and whether there was an opportunity there.

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Is the Cognitive Load Theory the most important thing a teacher should know?

Is the Cognitive Load Theory the most important thing a teacher should know? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Cognitive Load Theory, designed in 1988 by John Sweller at the School of Education, University of New South Wales, is based on the limitations of the human brain.

Because our short-term memory is severely limited and because of this, teachers should be clear about both task sequence and the ‘design’ of task complexity. If the complexity isn’t a direct cause or effect of the mastery of the learning objective, the task should be modified.

This makes sense. If you’re asking a student to think critically about a concept that they’re only beginning to grasp, at best the critical thinking ability would be limited and, at worst, very little learning would occur at all. If you ask a student to–directly or indirectly–apply problem-solving skills to a project where they are learning (new information) about how DNA drives evolution or how different forms of government work, you’re two things poorly:

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Students should be taught to be Digital Leaders instead of Digital Citizens

Students should be taught to be Digital Leaders instead of Digital Citizens | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Today’s modern world demands that students become digital citizens. This citizenship requires that participants be respectful in communications, cautious in accepting all content as true, and attentive to safety and security. Digital citizenship teaches positive habits in using technology.

Digital citizenship is about responsible technology use, but citizenship alone is not enough.

As the way in which students engage with technology changes, the role of the connected student must also change. Students should be taught to be digital leaders instead of digital citizens.

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Great key points for teaching students to become Digital Leaders instead of Digital Citizens.

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7 ways AI will shape the future of Education and Work

7 ways AI will shape the future of Education and Work | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is set to have a broad impact on future jobs, and the effects will trickle down to higher ed. While artificial intelligence (AI) hasn’t yet had a wide-reaching impact on the workforce, AI skills are predicted to remain in increasingly high demand. With so many industries seeing the potential for AI applications come to fruition, the economy will need highly-trained workers to fill what is likely to be a rising demand for such skills.

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4 experts weigh in on AI's role in the US, education

4 experts weigh in on AI's role in the US, education | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

It's going to change the world like electricity.

It's going to upend our education system and workforce.

The winner of the race will rule the world.

Artificial intelligence cropped up in discussions across technology, business, culture and political leaders at The Atlantic Festival 2018 this week in Washington. And according to experts, uncertainty of what it will truly bring is perhaps the only certainty.

The conversation around AI inevitably contains measures of optimism and pessimism: The technology is already causing friction in the workforce and unintended outcomes without explainability. But it also promises the "fourth industrial revolution," immeasurable innovation and economic progress and the freeing up of workers from remote, robot-like labor.

Among the experts weighing in on the technology at the festival, these four thought leaders offered their perspective on the transformative powers and reality of AI:

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5 must-adopt Mobile Learning Strategies for Corporate Training

5 must-adopt Mobile Learning Strategies for Corporate Training | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Mobile learning for corporate training refers to the anytime, anywhere training that is available on mobile devices. It is a “multi-device” training that is available to the learners on the device of their choice, including smartphones/tablets. They also have the flexibility to access the same training on desktops or laptops.

As a highly learner-centric approach, it can be used to offer both formal and Performance Support Training.

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