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The changing skill set of the learning professional

The changing skill set of the learning professional | Ongoing PD | Scoop.it
‘What we are’ is constantly changing as we continue to develop our existing skills and take on new challenges to respond to a changing world around us. Learning professionals are no different. Perhaps more than ever before, we need new skills to respond to the developing expectations of both employees and our key stakeholders, and to take advantage of the fantastic opportunities afforded by technology.

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A much more holistic view!
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Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, March 31, 2017 10:14 AM
Para formarse en TICs: cambio de paradigma
Mark Cottee's curator insight, April 2, 2017 7:00 PM
Worth a look for a self auditiing purposes
R's curator insight, April 6, 2017 1:25 PM
A pitch for a product, but still lists valid points to pay attention to regarding four changes for learning professionals.
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Strategies for Developing Critical Thinking in EFL

Strategies for Developing Critical Thinking in EFL | Ongoing PD | Scoop.it
This paper focuses on three sets of research-supported teaching strategies which are useful in promoting CT and applicable to EFL classrooms; that is, explicit instruction, teacher questioning, as well as active and cooperative learning strategies. Meanwhile, common features of effective CT instruction are discussed, which aims to illuminate instructional strategies for CT at a macro level.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 1, 2016 4:30 AM

An important area, so well worth reading.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, September 2, 2016 5:15 AM
Interesting article
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From Books to MOOCs? Emerging Models of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

From Books to MOOCs? Emerging Models of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education | Ongoing PD | Scoop.it

In this volume, researchers in the field of educational technology, MOOC developers and users critically analyse and discuss the current state-of-the-art from different perspectives. In addition, the volume presents views on possible future developments and influences of open and flexible digital learning and teaching.


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An interesting free download for anyone interested in MOOCs. You can download each chapter individually.

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ismokuhanen's curator insight, April 4, 2016 9:10 AM

An interesting free download for anyone interested in MOOCs. You can download each chapter individually.

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, April 15, 2016 3:45 PM
Well...if you want to know everything about MOOCs, look no farther. Better yet, take a MOOC and see for yourself.
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We Need to Rewrite the Textbook on How to Teach Teachers

We Need to Rewrite the Textbook on How to Teach Teachers | Ongoing PD | Scoop.it

Only 15 percent had more than a single page devoted to evidence-based practices; the remainder contained either zero or only a few sentences on methods that have been backed up by the decades of scientific findings that exist in the field of educational psychology.

 


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Research finds that teacher training has to be based on hands-on experience! Theorising is not enough!!!

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Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, February 13, 2016 2:06 PM

This is important, and needs to be paid more attention to.  We need more on methods, practical methods - but those that are based in solid research and are based on real evidence.

Sharon Berman's curator insight, February 13, 2016 7:49 PM

Even though the article is long, and does seem to repeat what it is saying, this is an interesting read.  Why are our teachers not being taught so that they can support the needs of our children in the 21st century.  We need to come up with more engaging ways of exciting our children about learning, and about their futures, so that they see tertiary education as more than just a ticket......

Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, February 15, 2016 7:12 AM

There is indeed much room for improvement.  Already putting the student at the centre would be a good start.

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Making the most of Bloom's Taxonomy

Making the most of Bloom's Taxonomy | Ongoing PD | Scoop.it
Sadly when most educators think of Bloom’s they think of just the single domain, the Cognitive, that rules so much of what we do in education. Had we focused on all three domains equally we may have better understood the part we do use and be much closer to a holistic view of education where the ‘Affective’ and ‘Psychomotor’ domains are viewed as equals to the cognitive. It is a shame that partly due to our obsession with Bloom’s we ignore the important aspects of our student’s feelings (hearts) and their doings (hands) despite these clearly playing a part in the taxonomy.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 14, 2015 12:35 AM

Some food for thought.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, September 14, 2015 6:52 AM

Sounds good in theory.

Jim Barentine's curator insight, September 15, 2015 1:32 AM

So important to work in the upper tiers with students!

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A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking

A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking | Ongoing PD | Scoop.it
How to create a community of learners. Reflective prompts for students, teacher and principals. Modeled on Bloom's approach to thinking.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, September 1, 2015 9:36 PM

Over the last few years I’ve led many teachers and administrators on classroom walkthroughs designed to foster a collegial conversation about teaching and learning. The walkthroughs served as roving Socratic seminars and a catalyst for reflection. But reflection can be a challenging endeavor. It’s not something that’s fostered in school – typically someone else tells you how you’re doing! At best, students can narrate what they did, but have trouble thinking abstractly about their learning – patterns, connections and progress. Likewise teachers and principals need encouragement and opportunities to think more reflectively about their craft. 

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Must Know Strategies for Successful Reading for ESL Students

Must Know Strategies for Successful Reading for ESL Students | Ongoing PD | Scoop.it
If you are teaching beginning ESL students, it’s important to teach them but also to encourage them on their English learning journey. It is easy for new learners to become discouraged

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 2, 2015 10:31 AM

Some useful tips.

Audrey Donovan's curator insight, September 11, 2017 6:47 PM

Inquiry session 1: universal design

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Handbook | blendsync.org

Handbook | blendsync.org | Ongoing PD | Scoop.it

The Blended Synchronous Learning Handbook is the primary output of the Blended Synchronous Learning Project. It includes the summative findings of the Blended Synchronous Learning case studies, a Blended Synchronous Learning Design Framework, and a range of other resources and information to support blended synchronous learning design research and practice.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 7, 2014 8:27 AM

This free 190 page book looks really well constructed and well worth downloading.

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, August 7, 2014 4:06 PM

looks interesting and useful to add to the research on blended learning

Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, August 7, 2014 4:49 PM

The Blended Synchronous Learning Handbook is the primary output of the Blended Synchronous Learning Project.

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The Anatomy of the 21st Century Educator

Keynote given at the King's College London Excellence in Teaching Conference, June 2014

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RESENTICE's curator insight, June 16, 2014 8:14 AM

Présentation synthétique de ce qu'est un enseignant du 21 ème siècle par Simon Bates from the University of British Columbia.

N Kaspar's curator insight, June 17, 2014 4:32 AM

Great overview and ideas.

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The Selfie Syndrome- Great Visual ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Selfie Syndrome- Great Visual ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Ongoing PD | Scoop.it
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 27, 2014 8:20 AM

Guess I didn't realize it was a "syndrome" yet. ;)

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Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning | Ongoing PD | Scoop.it

Many educators are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0. This post compares the developments of the Internet-Web to those of education. The Internet has become an integral thread of the tapestries of most societies throughout the globe. The web influences people’s way of thinking, doing and being; and people influence the development and content of the web.


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Adam Lenaarts's curator insight, April 21, 2014 2:07 PM

 This education 3.0 concept combined with Keegan's levels of Ego Development should help educators and students in their question for glory.

 

Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 5, 2014 3:12 PM

Special thanks to Feed the Teacher (Giselle Santos) for sharing this diagram originally posted by Dr. Jackie Gerstein.  

 

The one point I really like is the definition of Education 3.0 - planning and implementing education.  The key is being thoroughly infused and reinvented. 

Jeremiah Stanley's curator insight, August 6, 2014 3:16 PM

This article provides a great foundation on web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 and how making a shift to web 3.0 can benefit students in their learning.

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10 Ways to Use Backchannels in Your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Ways to Use Backchannels in Your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Ongoing PD | Scoop.it

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Podcasting: Do-it-yourself professional learning

Podcasting: Do-it-yourself professional learning | Ongoing PD | Scoop.it
Educators have become some of the world’s most active content consumers. But why aren’t more educators creating their own digital content?

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Autonomous creation of digital content? I love it!

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gustavo salazar's curator insight, April 9, 2014 10:51 AM

excelente tutorial para crear podcast

Gary Harwell's curator insight, April 10, 2014 12:21 AM

You can drag a horse to water. However, most teachers make no effort to upgrade their skills beyond getting the certificate that makes them what they are. Teachers have to be on fire and motivated to present the best version of themselves.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 14, 2014 2:57 AM

Podcasting

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Teachers Engaging in Research

Teachers Engaging in Research | Ongoing PD | Scoop.it
Teachers Engaging in Research Edited by Kenan Dikilita ş , Mark Wyatt, Judith Hanks and Deborah Bullock, published by IATEFL in June 2016 Click on the front cover image to the left to freel

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 18, 2016 2:39 AM

A really useful free ebook.

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Defining Critical Thinking

Defining Critical Thinking | Ongoing PD | Scoop.it
Everyone thinks; it is our nature to do so. But much of our thinking, left to itself, is biased, distorted, partial, uninformed or down-right prejudiced. Yet the quality of our life and that of what we produce, make, or build depends precisely on the quality of our thought. Shoddy thinking is costly, both in money and in quality of life. Excellence in thought, however, must be systematically cultivated.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 24, 2016 1:24 AM

A really useful resource for those (which should be every teacher) interested in promoting critical thinking.

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EFLtalks - talks for teachers - videos

EFLtalks - talks for teachers - videos | Ongoing PD | Scoop.it

This is a non-profit mission to help new and future language teachers.


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Thanks, Nik - huge variety and very useful :-)

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 11, 2016 12:51 AM

Huge collection of ten minute video presentations by language teachers. Great teacher training resource.

ELTISI's curator insight, February 11, 2016 6:43 AM

Such a useful collection! A big thank you to all teachers for their time and effort :-)

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Activating Learning: Teaching for Metacognition

Activating Learning: Teaching for Metacognition | Ongoing PD | Scoop.it

In practice, metacognition, or thinking about thinking, is often conflated with reflection, or the conscious exploration of past experiences. Metacognition includes reflection, often called metacognitive awareness, as well as a series of self-directed practices, or metacognitive regulation.

 


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Taking reflection a step further?

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Ricardo Serrano's curator insight, March 2, 2016 8:09 PM

Some good practical tips.

Pepe Crespo's curator insight, March 3, 2016 3:58 AM

Some good practical tips.

Daniel Jäggli's curator insight, March 8, 2016 5:19 AM

Some good practical tips.

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Teachers colleges struggle to blend technology into teacher training

Teachers colleges struggle to blend technology into teacher training | Ongoing PD | Scoop.it
But while would-be teachers are coming in comfortable with technology, this doesn’t translate into knowing how to use it to engage young minds or to tailor a lesson to meet the learning needs and styles of individual students. Although teacher candidates know how to operate the devices, they need to be taught how to use them to help kids learn.

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Just about time ...

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 4, 2015 12:22 PM

Been saying this for years.

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Managing Technology in the Classroom - Instructional Tech Talk

Managing Technology in the Classroom - Instructional Tech Talk | Ongoing PD | Scoop.it
There’s an app for everything these days but when it comes to managing technology in the classroom, there’s no one perfect app for that. While incorporating tech into the learning environment has been shown beneficial again and again (e.g., kids with access tend to be more interested in STEM subjects and more adept at research), […

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 2, 2015 7:55 AM

Some useful tips.

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Experimenting with Tech Tools to Improve Writing Feedback

Experimenting with Tech Tools to Improve Writing Feedback | Ongoing PD | Scoop.it

With these tools (many of which are included in this list), students are placed in charge of their learning. They engage in meaningful self-reflection, highlight according to criteria, and use academic language to critique their own work. The shift is significant. With Google tools, I can provide ongoing feedback while my students showcase digital responsibility and revise throughout the writing process.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 16, 2014 2:37 AM

Interesting approach to marking assignments and some interesting tools used.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, August 16, 2014 1:53 PM

Teaching tools for using Google in the classroom.  Great ideas for engaging writers!

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Curation as Digital Literacy Practice

Curation as Digital Literacy Practice | Ongoing PD | Scoop.it

Ibrar Bhatt writes: "Digital curation therefore is not just about finding relevant material, although that is a significant part of it, but is also about creating a specific and unique experience by utilising the resulting materials which then become contextualised within a new space. A curator, therefore, whether she is a journalist-by-proxy such as Popova or a student completing an assignment in a classroom, not only collects and interprets, but also creates a new experience with it. In this respect, curation is a process of problem solving, re-assembling,re-creating, and stewardship of other people’s writing." 


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N Kaspar's curator insight, July 26, 2014 10:39 AM

This would create an interesting twist or option to the practice of assigning an essay as completion of a unit or topic of study.

 

Lourense Das's curator insight, July 30, 2014 9:59 AM

Curation of information for educational content and context: article worth reading

Bodil Hernesvold's curator insight, August 25, 2014 5:05 AM

More on curation. Creating new content from old. When should you blog about it, and when should you tweet?

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Microblogging Activities: Language Play and Tool Transformation

Microblogging Activities: Language Play and Tool Transformation | Ongoing PD | Scoop.it

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Web Literacy Education for Educators

Web Literacy Education for Educators | Ongoing PD | Scoop.it
Impart vital information literacy skills to your students.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 19, 2014 2:55 AM

Resources for Educators and Students on Digital Literacies. 

Martyn Cooper's curator insight, April 21, 2014 3:27 AM

Educators need web literacy:

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, April 21, 2014 3:42 AM

thanks!!!

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Time to retire from online learning?

Time to retire from online learning? | Ongoing PD | Scoop.it

And then there’s MOOCs. I can’t express adequately just how pissed off I am about MOOCs – not the concept, but all the hubris and nonsense that’s been talked and written about them. At a personal level, it was as if 45 years of work was for nothing. All the research and study I and many others had done on what makes for successful learning online were totally ignored, with truly disastrous consequences in terms of effective learning for the vast majority of participants who took MOOCs from the Ivy League universities. Having ignored online learning for nearly 20 years, Stanford, MIT and Harvard had to re-invent online learning in their own image to maintain their perceived superiority in all things higher educational.


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cioccas's curator insight, April 16, 2014 6:33 PM

This paragraph exactly reflects my thoughts about MOOCs. Glad to hear it coming from a leader in the online and distance learning field as this type of voice has been swamped by the unquestioning embracing of MOOCs by all and sundry!

 

OrienTapas Curation's curator insight, April 18, 2014 7:38 AM

vía [url=/u/174100 x-already-notified=1]Jordi Adell[/url] leo este último artículo del canadiense Tony Bates, especialista en "online learning". 

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, April 22, 2014 7:17 AM

Lastly, I am concerned that the computer scientists seem to be taking over online education. Ivy League MOOCs are being driven mainly by computer scientists, not educators. Politicians are looking to computer science to automate learning in order to save money. Computer scientists have much to offer, but they need more humility and a greater willingness to work with other professionals, such as psychologists and teachers, who understand better how learning operates. This is a battle that has always existed in educational technology, but it’s one I fear the educators are losing. The result could be disastrous, but that’s a theme for a whole set of blog posts.

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Web Literacy Learning Pathways

Web Literacy Learning Pathways | Ongoing PD | Scoop.it
A remix of Laura Hilliger's original work on pre-requisite and next steps for Web Literacy learning pathways.

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This looks really useful!

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Jamie Torgerson Willett's curator insight, April 13, 2014 10:03 PM

Amazing Chart!  Great way to see the scope and sequence of developing information literacy skills.  

petra zuiderwijk's curator insight, April 25, 2014 2:10 AM

Je kan dit zelf aanpassen of maken met de HTML software die erachter zit.

Al Post's curator insight, April 27, 2014 10:44 PM

Even if you're not interested in "Web Literacy" - check out this web interface and think of how it could be used in other ways to assist people in learning new skills.