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Strategies for more effective student-centred, authentic engagement in the higher education context
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Bringing Authenticity to the Classroom

Bringing Authenticity to the Classroom | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Authenticity -- we know it works! There is research to support the value of authentic reading and writing. When students are engaged in real-world problems, scenarios and challenges, they find releva
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Metta = Storytelling + Polls In One Compact Format

Metta = Storytelling + Polls In One Compact Format | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Metta helps turning stories into short movies out of pictures, videos, text and sounds that are already published on the web. Polls and quizzes can also be embedded anywhere inside a video presentation to get controlled responses from viewers.

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Integrates with EdModo - a useful tool for anyone looking at "flipping" strategies

 

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, November 14, 2013 2:24 AM

It allows teachers and educators to produce learning guides

Ingrid Cristina Florence Yamine's curator insight, November 19, 2013 1:14 PM

very interesting and useful one! I'll preset on it next monday!

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 28, 2016 11:35 PM
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Metta (which is the former Soo Meta) is a versatile web application that lets you create presentations with text, images, videos and voice recordings, as well as create polls and stories.


Metta is integrated in Edmodo. It is a great tool for flipped classrooms.

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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

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Rudi Permana's curator insight, October 3, 2013 10:04 AM

Sometimes we often forget to take lessons from the process (playing the game) or experience (in the real life)  that we've been through.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, October 3, 2013 7:25 PM

Couple of games to try  with added benefits

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, August 12, 2014 12:37 AM

Need an idea for team-building with your students for those first days of school?  These are classic ice-breaker activities any grade level can enjoy.

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Student-Centred Learning: Toolkit for Students, Staff and Higher Education Institutions

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The Post-Lecture Classroom: How Will Students Fare?

The Post-Lecture Classroom: How Will Students Fare? | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A new study finds moderate student gains in courses where lectures take place at home and "homework" happens in the classroom.
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Zaption - Making Video Interactive

Zaption - Making Video Interactive | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Zaption, a San Francisco based tech startup, is revolutionizing online video for education. Teachers, trainers, and content publishers use Zaption’s intuitive web app to quickly add images, text, quizzes, and discussions to existing videos from YouTube, Vimeo and private video libraries. The result is an interactive learning tour that transforms video from a “lean back” experience to an engaging “lean forward” activity.


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Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, September 9, 2013 12:05 PM

The teacher can add questions, quizzes, text, polls to the video and involve students in interactive learning experience.

You get a free 30-days trial period to explore the tool.

Marisa Conde's curator insight, September 15, 2013 1:50 PM

#herramientasVE

Mary Starry's curator insight, September 17, 2013 10:08 PM

Allows you to take a YouTube or other video and create an interactive lesson from it. Free for one month, but then over $600 a year if you want to use with up to 200 students.

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Designing online role plays with a focus on story development to support engagement and critical learning for higher education | Dracup | Journal of Learning Design

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Online role plays as they are designed for use in higher education in Australia and internationally are active and authentic learning activities (Wills, Leigh & Ip 2011). In online role plays, students take a character role in developing a story that serves as a metaphor for real-life experience, in order to develop a potentially wide range of subject-related and generic learning outcomes. The characteristics of these stories as stories are rarely considered as factors in the design?and success?of these activities. The unspoken cultural assumptions, norms and rules in the stories that impact on the meanings students make from their experiences are also rarely scrutinised in the online role play literature. This paper presents findings from a case study of an asynchronous text-based online role play that highlights the centrality of students' collaborative story-building activity to their engagement and learning, including their development of critical perspectives. The study underlines the importance of certain aspects of the role play's design to support students' story-building activity.

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Leah Irving's comment, September 4, 2013 4:07 AM
The thesis by Mary is terrific - great methodology etc. Online Roleplay http://dro.deakin.edu.au/view/DU:30042602
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Using Active Learning Instructional Strategies to Create Excitement and Enhance Learnin

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jenniferbarnett - Active Learning Strategies

jenniferbarnett - Active Learning Strategies | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The following list of teaching strategies can be very helpful in planning a lesson where constant formative assessment is used to determine student mastery of content while teaching. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but there should be enough here to get you going in a new direction!

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Learning technology for Math, Engineering, Science & Tech | Spark101

Learning technology for Math, Engineering, Science & Tech | Spark101 | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
An online tool that brings technology & professional perspectives to the classroom, with teaching resources in Math, Science, Engineering & Technology

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Though not set in Higher Education context - it is a brilliant resource that could be applied in first year units.

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The SRI & ETTC at Stockton University's curator insight, June 11, 2013 8:16 AM

"A new free online resource called Spark 101 features interactive videos made by industry professionals on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics. Teachers can use these brief (about 10 minutes long) videos to engage students in solving real-world problems during one or two class periods. The content is directly connected to national curriculum from the College Board's Advanced Placement, the National Academy Foundation, and Project Lead the Way, making it easy for teachers to integrate the videos in their classrooms. The videos have a three-segment format, with pauses for student dialogue.

Spark 101's partners are employers from business, government, academic, and nonprofit sectors, who create and contribute videos highlighting real-world applications of STEM coursework. These partners include Lockheed Martin, NASA, Proctor and Gamble, PepsiCo, Deloitte, and the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to helping teachers bridge the gap from the classroom to the workforce, the videos are intended to inspire students to consider STEM careers.

While the website is free to all teachers nationwide, some regions are using Spark 101 locally to serve targeted student populations. "

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Creating interactive video on the iPad

Creating interactive video on the iPad | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I think this kind of tool can be really beneficial for creating flipped learning or video orientated learning as the speaker can guide learners to various learning resources on the web. They can also embed visual support for language learners such as text and images and even write over the video as though it were a whiteboard.


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Diana Montes's curator insight, September 9, 2013 2:25 PM

Una poderosa App con la que se puede hacer video para enseñar, para los que tienen Ipad  :D

Dionisio Perez's curator insight, September 18, 2013 9:23 PM

La creatividad usando las nuevas tecnologías.

Ali Anani's curator insight, January 17, 2014 12:54 AM

Videos are growing exponentially in importance as an effective communication tool.

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Bournemouth’s ‘Big ReThink’ Project: An Arts-based Model for Change in a University

Bournemouth’s ‘Big ReThink’ Project: An Arts-based Model for Change in a University | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Change is seldom easy and finding novel approaches that will increase the effectiveness of the process, engage all partners throughout and lead to a difference in culture at the end, adds additional challenge. Creative solutions, using arts-based methods, were seen as a positive way to bring about a reorganisation in a large school in a university. Bournemouth University’s Kip Jones and Gail Thomas report on a process that drew on the underpinning philosophy of arts-based ‘Oblique Strategies’. This was undertaken to bring colleagues together innovatively and constructively to be part of the change process.

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Connected Learning For Educators | Connected Learning

Connected Learning For Educators | Connected Learning | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Many educators agree: our education system needs an update. Too many youth see no clear connection between school and life beyond the classroom. Moreover, the skills most needed to succeed in the modern age - such as critical thinking, problem solving, and communication - are not easily measured on a standardized test.

Connected Learning revitalizes the educational process by forging links between students' academic studies, their personal passions, and opportunities to engage with peers who support and share their interests. As a result, Connected Learning can create new pathways to college, career and civic pursuits.

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The AP50 experience

A hands-on approach to teaching and learning in AP 50 helps Harvard undergraduates learn the foundational concepts in physics by applying them to real-world ...
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Mazur, a Harvard professor and a thirty-year veteran of teaching university Physics discovers the efficacy and simple joy of student-centred learning.

Ho-hum to the many who've already chosen this path and shocking to the most conservative university educators.  Even those of us who "ho-hum" still feel some joy in witnessing others finding this simple shift in thinking and practice.

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, October 6, 2013 10:55 PM

Mazur, a Harvard professor and a thirty-year veteran of teaching university Physics discovers the efficacy and simple joy of student-centred learning.

Ho-hum to the many who've already chosen this path and shocking to the most conservative university educators.  Even those of us who "ho-hum" still feel some joy in witnessing others finding this simple shift in thinking and practice.

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Engaging First-Year Students | Contact North

Engaging First-Year Students | Contact North | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A Blended Learning Model for Active Learning

 

Opportunity

In the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University in Kingston, there are 2,600 first-year students. Popular courses like Psychology might have 1,600 student places and still not meet the demand. Classes have 450-700 students each. Professors, particularly in Psychology and Human Geography, were concerned about the passive experience of students who listen to three hours of lectures every week. They wanted more active learning, during which students would be discussing, applying, and integrating ideas.

A model of blended learning, integrating lecture, learning labs, and online learning, has been developed and implemented to facilitate active learning.  The Human Geography course was first offered in blended format in January 2011 semester; the Psychology course, Principles of Psychology,  PSYC 100 began in September 2011.

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Totally Addictive Education: The Future of Learning - Forbes

Totally Addictive Education: The Future of Learning - Forbes | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Today, most educational systems are designed to work from the microscopic to the macroscopic. Students learn facts and figures and tiny fractions of knowledge long before anyone really puts things into a larger context.

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Create Amazing Interactive Presentations From Your Browser With Emaze

Create Amazing Interactive Presentations From Your Browser With Emaze | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Browser based presentation platforms are quickly gaining ground as HTML5 has made it possible to create robust presentations online without the need for applications like PowerPoint or Keynote.

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Abe Soltani's curator insight, October 12, 2013 11:55 PM

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Maite Gonzalez's curator insight, October 18, 2013 9:30 AM

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, February 3, 2014 10:39 AM

Looks relaly cool - will have use for this combined with other apps to generate presentations. 

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Lecturing with an iPad

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Lecturing with an iPad, Lecturing with a tabletPC, large class, iPads in class, teaching with an iPad, student engagement, LectureTools, SplashTop
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Active learning

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Active learning is experiential, mindful, and engaging.
Through it you can explore a set of learning experiences that can be more effective and interesting, and you can take more responsibility for your education. This is especially critical in an online environment where you may not even meet your teacher or fellow students.

Begin by defining content (what to study) and establishing your objectives (what to learn). Next read! Do your research. Then build a foundation of activities that can help you learn, and communicate what you have learned. Some may not be interesting to you; some a nice fit with your preferred learning style(s).

 
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Active Learning | CRLT

Active Learning | CRLT | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Active learning is a process whereby students engage in activities, such as reading, writing, discussion, or problem solving that promote analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of class content. Cooperative learning, problem-based learning, and the use of case methods and simulations are some approaches that promote active learning. This section provides links to bibliographies, research summaries, articles, and other resources about active learning.

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NoTosh - Design Thinking: Synthesis 1 ~ Hexagonal Thinking

NoTosh - Design Thinking: Synthesis 1 ~ Hexagonal Thinking | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Complex thinking isn't chaotic, nor is it linear.

 

by Ewan McIntosh

 

"Hexagonal Thinking is where either student or teacher writes key concepts on hexagonal cards, at the end of a period of learning, where the content behind each 'headline' is relatively clear to a team of learners. The students then place the cards together in the way that makes most sense to them - some ideas will connect to up to five others, others will lie at the end of a long sequential order, others still will appear in small outlying positions, on their own.

 

"In schools, we've seen it put to use by practitioners such as Chris Harte and David Didau. Harte has used the visual, tactical hexagons to help students see the complex connections between the various verb structures of the French language, and shared the thinking and impact of this in a TeachMeet presentation, "Why hexagons are better than squares".

 

"After a NoTosh workshop, Brisbane educator Elisabeth Hales used a simple set of cards to help students hone down on the key connections after a rich environmental immersion, as part of a design thinking project. Quickly, students were able to model to one another their different takes on what they had experienced and researched - no two hexagonal syntheses are the same."

 

 

 

 


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, September 2, 2013 1:57 AM

Great starting point for folks interested in exploring this terrific thinkiing strategy. Links to numerous resources provided.

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10 Teacher-Tested Tools for Flipping Your Classroom - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - blended learning, digital learning, education technology, flipclass, flipped class, flipped classroom, O...

10 Teacher-Tested Tools for Flipping Your Classroom - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - blended learning, digital learning, education technology, flipclass, flipped class, flipped classroom, O... | Active learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve spent some time addressing my earlier commitments to flipping at least some portion of my Language Arts classes. (You can learn about my ongoing saga at “4 Ways Flipping Forces Fundamental Change” and at “Why I Haven’t Flipped…Yet”). Reading FlipYour Classroom by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams provided practical advice and a justification for flipping, Learning about the Stanford studies that suggest better results from flipping your flipping (that is, doing hands-on work in the classroom first, reinforced by flipped lessons at night) But, ultimately, what I needed to do was to dive in and try out some tools with my kids and my curriculum in mind. The unexpected result: I’ve had to acknowledge something I hadn’t really thought about — I am a video-phobe.

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Ulrike Grabe's curator insight, December 3, 2013 7:56 AM

from the text:

"Bergmann and Sams are quick to point out that simply transferring a boring lecture to video will not transform anyone’s teaching in a way that dramatically benefits students."

 

so true