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Feels like we only go backwards – The need for a new pedagogy in HE #1 | Peter Bryant

Feels like we only go backwards – The need for a new pedagogy in HE #1 | Peter Bryant | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

A focus on metrics, whether this is completion rates, measures of time spent on the website or hits to a youtube lecture, ignores the critical notion of learning.  Simply digesting information from someone else, whether it is open, remixed, funky or interesting is still that – digested information.  Tapscott and Williams (2010) argue that collaborative learning and collaborative knowledge production represent the necessary future of modern higher education. A fully integrated web 2.0 approach linked with a pedagogy that is designed to fully utilise the benefits of social construction and collaboration requires significant change to both the practice of teaching and the practice of learning.

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Issues and priorities arising around academic development, teaching and learning in Higher Education.
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Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors

Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The diverse team of eLearning advisors provide elearning workshops, send out periodic newsletter, provide customised consultation, support the eScholar program and more.

 

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Are 'Learning Styles' Real?

Are 'Learning Styles' Real? | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked.
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Reframing Learning with Learning Glass and Lightboard | EDUCAUSE

Reframing Learning with Learning Glass and Lightboard | EDUCAUSE | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Faculty explore various uses of a new technology that incorporates hand-drawn elements into online lectures.
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Lesson learned? Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education

An analysis of more than 2,000 college classes in science, technology, engineering and math has imparted a lesson that might resonate with many students who sat through them: Enough with the lectures, already.
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The Evolution of Tutoring at Middle Tennessee State University | EDUCAUSE

The Evolution of Tutoring at Middle Tennessee State University | EDUCAUSE | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Hear how one institution used tutorial support — including an increase of 126% for its tutoring program — to improve student retention and graduation
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For the first time, study proves university imparts social skills

For the first time, study proves university imparts social skills | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Last month, former Education Minister Craig Emerson termed university a “civilising experience”. He wasn’t wrong. In a world-first, researchers from the University of Sydney have empirically established that this kind of education indeed develops people’s social skills.

University Education and Non-cognitive Skill Development, published by Oxford Economic Papers, also determined that the longer the university experience, the more pronounced some positive attributes. The type of degree a person undertook had no bearing on the results.
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Last month, former Education Minister Craig Emerson termed university a “civilising experience”. He wasn’t wrong. In a world-first, researchers from the University of Sydney have empirically established that this kind of education indeed develops people’s social skills. University Education and Non-cognitive Skill Development, published by Oxford Economic Papers, also determined that the longer the university experience, the more pronounced some positive attributes. The type of degree a person undertook had no bearing on the results.
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Learning Design for Student Success: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Opening keynote presentation at RIDE2018, University of London, 16th March 2018.
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Leveraging Instructional Designers for Research on Teaching and Learning: Challenges and Opportunities | EDUCAUSE

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Oregon State University investigated the ways in which instructional designers could be more closely involved in research on teaching and learning. This Brief reports results from a survey that was conducted to better understand what previous training instructional designers have received in research methods and design, how they are engaging in research on teaching and learning, and whether they feel prepared to conduct research in their current roles.
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Abstract Oregon State University investigated the ways in which instructional designers could be more closely involved in research on teaching and learning. This Brief reports results from a survey that was conducted to better understand what previous training instructional designers have received in research methods and design, how they are engaging in research on teaching and learning, and whether they feel prepared to conduct research in their current roles.
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Cogitations on ePortfolio in the age of LinkedIn – ASCILITE TELall Blog

Over recent years several universities have asked the question of themselves, ‘do we really need to support an ePortfolio system at X thousands of $ a year, when not all our disciplines are using it, unlike the LMS. Wouldn’t it be better for us to just ask our students to use LinkedIn, or set-up their own WordPress site?’  And on the surface that is a legitimate question, as LinkedIn does serve a useful purpose for the emerging professional.

Really the answer to that comes back to what we, as universities, are willing to do for our students to help them get a foothold in the workplace. To me it’s not a matter of which system will help them, it’s more about what combination of systems will help them, as no one system has yet been able to be all things for all people (otherwise we would all be using it).
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Margaret Gardner: freezing university funding is out of step with the views of most Australians

Margaret Gardner: freezing university funding is out of step with the views of most Australians | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
This longer read is an edited excerpt from a speech given by Margaret Gardner at the National Press Club in Canberra.

When Australia decided in 2009 to uncap university places, educational opportunity was to be matched to the knowledge demands of the future. It was a bold advance – and one supported by both sides of politics.

Since that time, we have seen 55% growth in enrolments from the poorest fifth of Australian households, 48% growth for regional and rural students, 89% for Indigenous students and 106% growth for students with a disability.
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This longer read is an edited excerpt from a speech given by Margaret Gardner at the National Press Club in Canberra. When Australia decided in 2009 to uncap university places, educational opportunity was to be matched to the knowledge demands of the future. It was a bold advance – and one supported by both sides of politics. Since that time, we have seen 55% growth in enrolments from the poorest fifth of Australian households, 48% growth for regional and rural students, 89% for Indigenous students and 106% growth for students with a disability.
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10 Innovative Learning Strategies For Modern Pedagogy -

10 Innovative Learning Strategies For Modern Pedagogy - | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
This is an excerpt from a report, produced in collaboration with SRI International, that proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education.
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This is an excerpt from a report, produced in collaboration with SRI International, that proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education.
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Academics ‘face higher mental health risk’ than other professions | THE News

Academics ‘face higher mental health risk’ than other professions | THE News | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Lack of job security, limited support from management and weight of work-related demands on time among risk factors
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Lack of job security, limited support from management and weight of work-related demands on time among risk factors
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How Do You Keep Students From Checking Out in a Large Lecture Hall?

How Do You Keep Students From Checking Out in a Large Lecture Hall? | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Colleges can innovate their way out of some problems. Others — like those distracted students in the back of the auditorium — may be harder to crack.

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A common problem, with some potential approaches included in the article.
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It Matters a Lot Who Teaches Introductory Courses. Here’s Why.

It Matters a Lot Who Teaches Introductory Courses. Here’s Why. | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Introductory courses can open doors for students, helping them not only discover a love for a subject area that can blossom into their major but also feel more connected to their campus.
But on many campuses, teaching introductory courses typically falls to less-experienced instructors. Sometimes the task is assigned to instructors whose very connection to the college is tenuous. A growing body of evidence suggests that this tension could have negative consequences for students.
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Introductory courses can open doors for students, helping them not only discover a love for a subject area that can blossom into their major but also feel more connected to their campus. But on many campuses, teaching introductory courses typically falls to less-experienced instructors. Sometimes the task is assigned to instructors whose very connection to the college is tenuous. A growing body of evidence suggests that this tension could have negative consequences for students.
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The transformative effect of university-level learning inside prisons | THE Features

The transformative effect of university-level learning inside prisons | THE Features | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Prisoners rarely get tertiary lessons, let alone have undergraduates study alongside them, but the results can be profound. Helen Lock reports
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The idea that we each have a 'learning style' is bogus -- here's why | Business Insider

The idea that we each have a 'learning style' is bogus -- here's why | Business Insider | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

People often say they learn in a particular way, such as using visual cues.


As it turns out, this is probably not true.


According to previous research and a new study, working out if someone learns visually, orally, or by doing is probably a waste of time.

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What SoTL Research Does and Doesn’t Give Us

What SoTL Research Does and Doesn’t Give Us | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Maybe we’re expecting too much from the research on teaching and learning. We want certainty, predictability, results that repeat, right answers, evidence-based solutions. And that isn’t what the research delivers. But it does give us a lot.
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Study Finds Classroom-Response 'Clickers' Can ‘Impede Conceptual Understanding’ | EdSurge News

Study Finds Classroom-Response 'Clickers' Can ‘Impede Conceptual Understanding’ | EdSurge News | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Plenty of peer-reviewed research shows that classroom “clickers” improve student learning when it comes to delivering facts. But a new study foun
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The Importance of Forgetting

The Importance of Forgetting | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

As educational neuroscientist  Jared Cooney Horvarth from the University of Melbourne suggests:

“Unfortunately we don’t truly learn things by just pouring data in any fashion into our heads. Education research suggests learning only occurs if there is interaction, integration, and reinforcement via different sensory channels. …So long as you know where that information is at and how to access it, then you don’t really need to recall it. ..We intuitively know we need to see it, hear it, feel it, do it, think it and share it, to learn it.”

Or as Tony Wagner has said, it’s not what you know,but rather what you can do with what you know, that matters in our modern world. So what’s the point of us hanging on to our nostalgic use of memory rather than freeing up our brains to think more deeply about more complex ideas and issues that are relevant today?

Maybe it’s time we started forgetting more of what we have taken for granted for so long and learning more about what really matters.


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As educational neuroscientist Jared Cooney Horvarth from the University of Melbourne suggests: “Unfortunately we don’t truly learn things by just pouring data in any fashion into our heads. Education research suggests learning only occurs if there is interaction, integration, and reinforcement via different sensory channels. …So long as you know where that information is at and how to access it, then you don’t really need to recall it. ..We intuitively know we need to see it, hear it, feel it, do it, think it and share it, to learn it.” Or as Tony Wagner has said, it’s not what you know,but rather what you can do with what you know, that matters in our modern world. So what’s the point of us hanging on to our nostalgic use of memory rather than freeing up our brains to think more deeply about more complex ideas and issues that are relevant today? Maybe it’s time we started forgetting more of what we have taken for granted for so long and learning more about what really matters.
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Moving Ahead with Support for Digital Humanities | EDUCAUSE

Moving Ahead with Support for Digital Humanities | EDUCAUSE | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
IT and library professionals need to engage as key partners to achieve coordinated, visible, and sustained support for digital humanities at an institutional level.
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IT and library professionals need to engage as key partners to achieve coordinated, visible, and sustained support for digital humanities at an institutional level.
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The Benefits of Constructivist Learning Design

The Benefits of Constructivist Learning Design | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
When was the last time your students were able to explore a topic freely and construct their own meaning of the material?
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How philanthropy could change higher education funding

How philanthropy could change higher education funding | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Donations from wealthy individuals and organisations have sustained universities since the Middle Ages. Today, the ambitions of universities extend well beyond governments’ preparedness to pay for them. Philanthropy – the donation of wealth towards the welfare of others – can provide an important contribution to the scientific and social advances universities aim to deliver.
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Donations from wealthy individuals and organisations have sustained universities since the Middle Ages. Today, the ambitions of universities extend well beyond governments’ preparedness to pay for them. Philanthropy – the donation of wealth towards the welfare of others – can provide an important contribution to the scientific and social advances universities aim to deliver.
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Article The Fourth Industrial Revolution Will Change Classrooms

Article The Fourth Industrial Revolution Will Change Classrooms | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The New Industrial Revolution

During the Industrial Revolution, classrooms adopted the traditional design: desks in rows facing a chalkboard. This setup mirrored the mentality of the time, that productive information transfer happens assembly line style, from one person to the next. More than 150 years later, most classrooms still adopt this set up. Yet many scholars believe we are in the midst of a new Industrial Revolution characterized by AI, robotics, and the Internet of Things, to name a few elements. The question is, how will classrooms adapt to this new age?
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The New Industrial Revolution During the Industrial Revolution, classrooms adopted the traditional design: desks in rows facing a chalkboard. This setup mirrored the mentality of the time, that productive information transfer happens assembly line style, from one person to the next. More than 150 years later, most classrooms still adopt this set up. Yet many scholars believe we are in the midst of a new Industrial Revolution characterized by AI, robotics, and the Internet of Things, to name a few elements. The question is, how will classrooms adapt to this new age?
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Innovating Pedagogy 2015

Innovating Pedagogy 2015 | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Innovating Pedagogy 2015 Exploring new forms of teaching, learning and assessment, to guide educators and policy makers
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Egoism and defensiveness are poisoning academic judgement | THE Opinion

Egoism and defensiveness are poisoning academic judgement | THE Opinion | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
We are often warned against being judgemental. “Judge not, lest ye be judged”, for example, reminds us how vulnerable we are to others’ estimations of us, and how likely those estimations are to be biased.

Nevertheless, we continue to make judgements, both positive and negative, because we have evolved to do so. Human brains have been “domesticated” by our need to live in groups to survive. We assess others carefully, and monitor their views of us; if those views are negative, we may be cast out of the group.
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7 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018 -- Campus Technology

What education technologies and trends will have the most impact in the coming year? We asked four higher ed IT leaders for their take.
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Peter Mellow's curator insight, January 21, 7:59 PM
I like Campus Technology as a publication, I even attended one of their conference a few years back. However I get annoyed at how they spread the article over several pages so usually don't curate them here too much as I figured that it would annoy my readers as well! But their future yearly predictions is such a major bit of work that it warrants inclusion. Cheers!