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If Freire Made a MOOC: Open Education as Resistance - Hybrid Pedagogy

If Freire Made a MOOC: Open Education as Resistance - Hybrid Pedagogy | Learning, Teaching & Assessment | Scoop.it
Openness can function as a form of resistance both within and outside the walls of institutions. But open education is no panacea.
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Why “Psychological Androgyny” Is Essential for Creativity

Why “Psychological Androgyny” Is Essential for Creativity | Learning, Teaching & Assessment | Scoop.it
"Creative individuals are more likely to have not only the strengths of their own gender but those of the other one, too."

Despite the im
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4 reasons to build an online undergraduate learning community | The Acclaim Blog

4 reasons to build an online undergraduate learning community | The Acclaim Blog | Learning, Teaching & Assessment | Scoop.it
The Acclaim Blog highlights innovative educators who use fresh, engaging, and effective teaching methods to improve our education system and positively influence students' lives every single day.
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Curation: Creatively Filtering Content

Curation: Creatively Filtering Content | Learning, Teaching & Assessment | Scoop.it
We are living in an era of information overload.  So much content is shared online that curation is needed as a way to get value out of the information flood. Content curation is the process of shi...
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the future is open: cc report

the future is open: cc report | Learning, Teaching & Assessment | Scoop.it
Creative Commons isn’t just about licenses. It’s about changing how the internet works.
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In Connectivism, No One Can Hear You Scream: a Guide to Understanding the MOOC Novice - Hybrid Pedagogy

In Connectivism, No One Can Hear You Scream: a Guide to Understanding the MOOC Novice - Hybrid Pedagogy | Learning, Teaching & Assessment | Scoop.it

This article is an attempt to address a possible gap in Connectivist thinking, and its expression in cMOOCs. It’s to do with the experience of technology novices, and unconfident learners in cMOOC environments. It comes from a phenomenon, and experience I identified in a recent MOOC I participated in and the experience is best described like this:

 

Introduction

 

I’m not a Constructivist, Behaviourist, Cognitivist, or Connectivist. This is not a call for a return to an older theory. I’m a pragmatist, like many educators. I flirt outrageously with every theory that will have me. I’m ideologically promiscuous. I go with what works, and I am ruthless in weeding out what doesn’t. I do this because there is no “one size fits all” theory. Because there is no “one size fits all” student. And because students, participants, and learners are the final metric that measures any theory, and experience is the proving ground for theory. Faith to a theory, ideological monogamy, gets in the way of the evidence.

This is the beginning of a conversation with myself and others about where my online practice should go, rather than the end of one.  I want to focus on the novice experience in cMOOCs, and how the theory may badly serve some of its participants.

 

What we think about who we are, and where we are, tells us how much we are likely to learn. This is key to the gap in Connectivist thought. Central to that gap, at the core of what I think Connectivism might be missing is this idea:


Motivation is the engine of effort, and the sense of self is the ticking heart of motivation. Our sense of self is formed by the experiences we have, the environments we have them in, and the people who design those environments. And that negotiated sense of self can engineer the success or failure of the educational experience. It can also shape our sense of ourselves long after the experience is over.

 

"One of the most important aspects of the learning experience is motivation. And one of the most important aspects of motivation is our sense of our own capability, and our sense that the environment we are learning in will allow us to achieve.


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Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, May 12, 2014 3:36 PM
"To learn in a cMOOC you need to connect.To connect in a cMOOC you need to learn."


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The Reed Diaries: Web 2.0 and the Boundaries of Formal & Informal Learning

The Reed Diaries: Web 2.0 and the Boundaries of Formal & Informal Learning | Learning, Teaching & Assessment | Scoop.it
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Everyone is a curator in a digital world - stephen perse foundation

Everyone is a curator in a digital world - stephen perse foundation | Learning, Teaching & Assessment | Scoop.it

"Curation. When I was growing up this word had a specialised connotation attached to museums, galleries and any other kind of collection. Not any more. I believe that with the explosion of digital resources today everyone needs to be a curator."

 


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Jisc Digital Media | video-creation-home

Jisc Digital Media | video-creation-home | Learning, Teaching & Assessment | Scoop.it
Digital media help desk – digitise, create, manage and use still images, sound and video – free for UK higher education, further education and skills.

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Eoin McDonnell's curator insight, March 27, 2014 4:05 AM

JISC, as they always do, nail it with an accessible and readily-applicable guide to making videos.

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How the Humanities Compute in the Classroom

How the Humanities Compute in the Classroom | Learning, Teaching & Assessment | Scoop.it
Humanities programs are teaching students to deconstruct technologies, not just texts.
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[INFOGRAPHIC] An Overview of the Principles of Adult Learning

[INFOGRAPHIC] An Overview of the Principles of Adult Learning | Learning, Teaching & Assessment | Scoop.it

By Nicole Legault

 

"After humming and hawing I decided that my third instructional design/learning themed infographic would be the Principles of Adult Learning. Now, I will be honest and say that while I knew a few principles (adults have experience, adults like control over their learning experiences, etc.) I was lacking in my overall knowledge in that area. Creating an infographic is a great cure to this. I need to research, read articles and gather the appropriate information. Then I have to boil it down to its most simple form and try to find visuals that represent what I am trying to communicate. Anyways, it’s a good learning process.

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"thought I would jump online and quickly find the “list” of the 6 adult learning principles, or whatever. No such list exists. After much reading I have come to find out that there is no actual official consensus on what the principles of adult learning are. Many are generally agreed upon, but there is still much theoretical debate going on for each proposed principle.

 

"So here’s my disclaimer: there is no proven adult learning theory and the information in the infographic below is subject to much debate and differing opinions."


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Darius Douglass's curator insight, November 18, 2013 9:27 AM

Learning is about empowerment.  There is a skill in learning how to learn.  Its the purpose and the service I provide to adults as a trainer/consultant.

Bernard Guévorts Authentis's curator insight, November 19, 2013 3:09 AM

Il faut se renouveler sans cesse...

Connie Baques 's curator insight, November 22, 2013 10:37 AM

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Learning beyond the classroom: evaluating the use of Pinterest in learning and... | Pearce | Journal of Interactive Media in Education

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Student use of recorded lectures: a report reviewing recent research into the use of lecture capture technology in higher education, and its impact on teaching methods and attendance - LSE Research...

Student use of recorded lectures: a report reviewing recent research into the use of lecture capture technology in higher education, and its impact on teaching methods and attendance - LSE Research... | Learning, Teaching & Assessment | Scoop.it
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#Digitell Identity

#Digitell Identity | Learning, Teaching & Assessment | Scoop.it
It was lovely to be invited to speak alongside Christian Payne (@Documentally) at the Digitell symposium held at The University of the Arts London. The focus of the student run event was digital id...
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We are the audience; we are the performers

We are the audience; we are the performers | Learning, Teaching & Assessment | Scoop.it
Part 1: PUNCHDRUNK On a dank autumnal evening in 2013 I found myself in an old Royal Mail sorting office next to Paddington Station in London. Along with a friend, I had come to see Punchdrunk Thea...
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Critical Pedagogy: Intentions and Realities - Hybrid Pedagogy

Critical Pedagogy: Intentions and Realities - Hybrid Pedagogy | Learning, Teaching & Assessment | Scoop.it
Critical pedagogy, for me, is not about knowing how to do everything right, or getting it right the first time, or every time.
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Curation as Digital Literacy Practice

Curation as Digital Literacy Practice | Learning, Teaching & Assessment | Scoop.it
I have been writing my PhD so haven't updated this blog for a while. Thesis writing is taking up a lot of my mental space as I get the ideas, storyline and contentions to 'coalesce' and cohere in a...
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We're About to Tell You the Secret to Creativity, and You May NOT Want to Sit Down - InformED

We're About to Tell You the Secret to Creativity, and You May NOT Want to Sit Down - InformED | Learning, Teaching & Assessment | Scoop.it

The study found that walking indoors or outdoors similarly boosted creative inspiration. The act of walking itself, and not the environment, was the main factor. A person walking indoors – on a treadmill in a room facing a blank wall – produced twice as many creative responses compared to a person sitting down.


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Gary Bamford's curator insight, May 8, 2014 3:23 AM

Take a hike!

Anne Whisken's curator insight, May 8, 2014 7:51 PM

'It’s important to note that, according to the study, the type of creativity affected by walking is associated with “divergent,” rather than “convergent,” thinking. In other words, walking benefits creative brainstorming but not the kind of focused thinking required for single, correct answers.'

Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/news/creativity-and-walking/#ixzz31Ag3q0vI

Character Minutes's curator insight, May 14, 2014 4:55 PM

Great info to share with the trait of creativity.

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Developing a professional online presence as an academic

Technology continues to revolutionise the communication landscape.  Connectivity and collaboration have become the keywords to business success, with social ...

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The Landing: Connectivism: a learning theory or a theory of how to learn?

The Landing: Connectivism: a learning theory or a theory of how to learn? | Learning, Teaching & Assessment | Scoop.it
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Academic citation practices need to be modernized — Advice for authoring a PhD or academic book — Medium

Researchers and academics spend a lot of time documenting the sources of the ideas, methods and evidence they have drawn on in their own…
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Higher Ed Could Reinvent Itself. Here's Why It Won't

Higher Ed Could Reinvent Itself. Here's Why It Won't | Learning, Teaching & Assessment | Scoop.it

With the jury coming in on some of the first high-profile MOOC experiments – some successful, some not – the debate continues about whether MOOCs are good for society.


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The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Century Education

The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Century Education | Learning, Teaching & Assessment | Scoop.it

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Annie M Herbert's curator insight, January 15, 2014 9:27 PM

Love the visual representation of the shifts.  They are, themselves, indicative of a shift.  Wonder if there is a poster or .pdf of this.  would be great to have as a reminder right next to my desk.  5 and 6, in particular, speak to Discovery Education's mission with STEM.

DECANOPOSTGRADO's curator insight, July 24, 2014 3:51 PM

Visita http://facebook.com/hotelcasinointernacionalcucuta

... y a click en "ME GUSTA"

CIIDER's curator insight, July 26, 2014 11:12 AM

La nueva educación...

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OER Policy Registry - CC Wiki

OER Policy Registry - CC Wiki | Learning, Teaching & Assessment | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.

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6 Websites With Free Public Domain Images

6 Websites With Free Public Domain Images | Learning, Teaching & Assessment | Scoop.it
When asking our students to create projects or assignments that utilize images, it is really important that we educate them about plagiarism and licensing. I have read more stories than I can count...
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