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Social Media Series: Introduction to Social Media in Education - 9/28/2012

Do you use Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube? Have you ever considered leveraging social media tools like these in your teaching?
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Communities of practice in Healthcare Forum

RT @bacigalupe: RT @bacigalupe: Communities of Practice: The Social Fabric of a Learning Organization (Etienne Wenger, 1996) http://t.co/KIWXypG0 #mfaps... informative identification of what formulates learning within a sociocultural perspective

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ICTlogy » ICT4D Blog » Personal Learning Environments and the revolution of Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development

ICTlogy » ICT4D Blog » Personal Learning Environments and the revolution of Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development | sociocultural learning theories | Scoop.it

Developmental psychologist Lev Vygotsky defined what the person or a student can do — or the problems they can solve — as three different stages:

What a student can do on their own, working independently or without anyone’s help.
What the student can do with the help of someone.
What it is beyond the student’s reach even if helped by someone else.


Via Mark Smithers, NLafferty
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Ovid: Viewpoint: Power and Communication: Why Simulation Training Ought to Be Complemented by Experiential and Humanist Learning.

Lovely paper on the gaps with simulation training and the trouble of assuming that reality is the driving force of learning in simulation. Analysis of how power dynamics differ between SP-student and patient-student - does that matter for edcuation? Does realism = learning? What is authenticity?

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Future Research Leaders - Call for Proposals 2012/13 | ESRC | The Economic and Social Research Council

Future Research Leaders - Call for Proposals 2012/13 | ESRC | The Economic and Social Research Council | sociocultural learning theories | Scoop.it

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funds research and training in social and economic issues prestigous and well funded research opportunities for 3 years for ECR

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