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What is teaching? A definition and discussion

What is teaching? A definition and discussion | Teacher Education | Scoop.it
In this piece Mark K Smith explores the nature of teaching – those moments or sessions where we make specific interventions to help people learn particular things. He sets this within a discussion of pedagogy and didactics and demonstrates that we need to unhook consideration of the process of teaching from the role of ‘teacher’ in schools.

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Anny's curator insight, February 19, 7:39 AM
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Daniela Montoya's curator insight, February 28, 5:52 PM
I find this article of special relevance to all those involved in a teaching program. Understanding the very meaning of the concept “teaching” will influence the teaching practice as Paul Hirst (1975), cited in the article, states: ‘being clear about what teaching is matters vitally because how teachers understand teaching very much affects what they actually do in the classroom’.

With the purpose of helping the reader construct the definition of “teaching”, the author addresses the term from two different approaches: Transmitting knowledge or learning things, and observing and working on students’ needs, feelings, and experiences. Moreover, he covers the concept of pedagogy, didactic, scaffolding, and teacher-centered method and student-centered method.
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What is teaching? A definition and discussion
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What Do We Really Mean When We Say ‘Personalized Learning’?

What Do We Really Mean When We Say ‘Personalized Learning’? | Teacher Education | Scoop.it
Personalization is often used in the ed-tech community to describe a student moving through a prescribed set of activities at his own pace. The only choice a student gets is what box to check on the screen and how quickly to move through the exercises. For many educators that’s not the true meaning of “personalized learning.”

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 4, 2017 1:36 AM

Worth a read.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 4, 2017 5:12 PM
"Personalization is often used in the ed-tech community to describe a student moving through a prescribed set of activities at his own pace."

How is that different than the traditional process of prescribed set of activities. The only difference is pacing, maybe? What is different is it is an facile and trite new expression that is easy to throw out there and impress people. It is part of a nonsensical neo-liberal agenda.

I subscribe to John Dewey, William Doll, and Ted Aoki and letting students have a voice in their learning in ways that allow them freedom to make choices and still follow the curriculum-as-plan.
Jerry Busone's curator insight, December 5, 2017 7:39 AM

Personalized learning is not learn at your pace and check the box when you are done. Thats control and compliance to learn something. Personalized learning misgiving the learner the  freedom to follow a meaningful line of inquiry, while building the skills to connect, challenge and analyze information and make their assumptions on best way to leverage those skills.

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Research Paper Writing Platform with Complete Guidance | Author Path

Research Paper Writing Platform with Complete Guidance | Author Path | Teacher Education | Scoop.it
Research paper writing platform offering writing guidance from start to finish, easily collaborate with co-authors, find and submit to the best journal.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 2, 2017 2:06 AM

This looks like an interesting free service.

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What Does Connectivism Mean for Education?

What Does Connectivism Mean for Education? | Teacher Education | Scoop.it

The theory of Connectivism provides new insight into what it means to facilitate learning in the 21st Century. Those responsible for teaching and training need to incorporate instructional strategies that match learner expectations and the physical changes that technology has wrought on the human brain.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 22, 2017 1:32 AM

Nice short article on the classroom implications of connectivism.

Oskar Almazan's curator insight, May 23, 2017 8:28 AM
Siemens has done a good job laying out the core principles of Connectivism in his 2004 piece, "Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age."
 
Andrea Mejia Medina's curator insight, May 23, 2017 12:28 PM
Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age George Siemens
Behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism are the three broad learning theories most often utilized in the creation of instructional environments. These theories, however, were developed in a time when learning was not impacted through technology. Over the last twenty years, technology has reorganized how we live, how we communicate, and how we learn. Learning needs and theories that describe learning principles and processes, should be reflective of underlying social environments. Vaill emphasizes that “learning must be a way of being – an ongoing set of attitudes and actions by individuals and groups that they employ to try to keep abreast of the surprising, novel, messy, obtrusive, recurring events…” (1996, p.42). Learners as little as forty years ago would complete the required schooling and enter a career that would often last a lifetime. Information development was slow. The life of knowledge was measured in decades. Today, these foundational principles have been altered. Knowledge is growing exponentially. In many fields the life of knowledge is now measured in months and years. Gonzalez (2004) describes the challenges of rapidly diminishing knowledge life: “One of the most persuasive factors is the shrinking half-life of knowledge. The “half-life of knowledge” is the time span from when knowledge is gained to when it becomes obsolete. Half of what is known today was not known 10 years ago. The amount of knowledge in the world has doubled in the past 10 years and is doubling every 18 months according to the American Society of Training and Documentation (ASTD). To combat the shrinking half-life of knowledge, organizations have been forced to develop new methods of deploying instruction.” Some significant trends in learning:  Many learners will move into a variety of different, possibly unrelated fields over the course of their lifetime.  Informal learning is a significant aspect of our learning experience. Formal education no longer comprises the majority of our learning. Learning now occurs in a variety of ways – through communities of practice, personal networks, and through completion of work-related tasks.  Learning is a continual process, lasting for a lifetime. Learning and work related activities are no longer separate. In many situations, they are the same.  Technology is altering (rewiring) our brains. The tools we use define and shape our thinking.  The organization and the individual are both learning organisms. Increased attention to knowledge management highlights the need for a theory that attempts to explain the link between individual and organizational learning.  Many of the processes previously handled by learning theories (especially in cognitive information processing) can now be off-loaded to, or supported by, technology.  Know-how and know-what is being supplemented with know-where (the understanding of where to find knowledge needed).
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What students want and how universities are getting it wrong

What students want and how universities are getting it wrong | Teacher Education | Scoop.it
Remarkably, educational policies are usually written by those who are the most removed from actual teaching. That’s how we get the curious disparity between what students want and need, and what university managers think will be good for them.

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Laurent Mabire's curator insight, December 17, 2016 1:49 AM
"students want interaction and personal connection, as well as more use made of mobile devices"
Deb Talbot's curator insight, December 18, 2016 7:15 PM
I agree....#educationsystem needs a shakeup! The old system just doesnt work! Do you agree?
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 10, 2017 1:43 AM
What students want and how universities are getting it wrong
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New Media Literacy: What Students Need to Know About Fake News

New Media Literacy: What Students Need to Know About Fake News | Teacher Education | Scoop.it
Sometimes it seems as if educators can’t take on one more responsibility, and yet the scourge of fake news is not something that we can ignore. If we are to help our students to become critical and independent thinkers and responsible citizens, we need to empower them with the tools to take on fake news and other manipulative media.

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Quanah Zimmerman's curator insight, December 29, 2016 2:27 AM

The two best takeaways: "Google isn’t always right" and "Dealing with fake news is the responsibility of everyone."

Carol Hancox's curator insight, January 1, 2017 12:26 AM
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Understanding the Role of Achievements in Game-Based Learning | Blair | International Journal of Serious Games

Understanding the Role of Achievements in Game-Based Learning | Blair | International Journal of Serious Games | Teacher Education | Scoop.it
The objective of the current research was to examine whether one potentially effective gaming strategy—achievements—has a positive impact on learning in a game-based environment. An achievement in a video game is a reward or recognition earned by players for an in-game accomplishment. This paper describes a series of studies to evaluate the effects of achievement types on learning in a game designed to teach about health resources.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 30, 2016 4:57 AM

Interesting research.

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Rubric for Deeper Thinking About Learning

Rubric for Deeper Thinking About Learning | Teacher Education | Scoop.it
We were exploring how to make metacognitive thinking more visible for our students, keeping it aligned with our mandate to keep thinking and learning visible, transparent, tangible, critiqueable and accountable within learning spaces.

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Ginger Jewell's curator insight, October 11, 2016 10:35 AM
Always a fan of a rubric, I think they help students immensely if consructed correctly.
Robyn Lockwood's curator insight, October 11, 2016 2:42 PM
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Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, October 11, 2016 2:49 PM
Don't often see a rubric specifically for metacognition: Rubric for Deeper Thinking About Learning
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Online Grammar Tools

Online Grammar Tools | Teacher Education | Scoop.it

I hope you enjoy these sites and find them useful. If you want more grammar related sites just click the link to see more Grammar links


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 25, 2016 4:30 AM

A collection of tools to help teachers and students with English grammar.

DocBiodiv's curator insight, July 25, 2016 10:13 AM
Allez, on révise son anglais et en particulier la grammaire !
Educity Pedagogy's curator insight, July 27, 2016 12:24 AM
I hope one another website to provide study material for banking sector, see it  http://www.oureducity.com/
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Teacher Feedback for Teacher Trainers

Teacher Feedback for Teacher Trainers | Teacher Education | Scoop.it

As a developing teacher, there are lots of courses you can do and resources that you can access to aid your development, but when you become a teacher of teachers, this often isn't the case. Feedback especially, is an area in which the door is often literally and metaphorically closed and you get little feedback yourself on this area of practice.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 15, 2016 1:27 AM

Useful new site for teacher trainers or those who want to be.

David Baker's curator insight, June 16, 2016 10:47 AM
This blog supports an ongoing conversation about the different needs and skills for supporting teachers leaders that are working with preservice teachers. One area we are looking at as a district is how do we create systematic support or training for cooperating teachers. 
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FoxType  - Sentence Analysis

FoxType  - Sentence Analysis | Teacher Education | Scoop.it

Visualise the grammar of a sentence.


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Bronwyn Burke's curator insight, June 16, 2016 4:51 AM
An interesting visual for planning instruction.
António Leça Domingues's curator insight, June 16, 2016 5:58 AM
Análise de construção de períodos de texto.
Marshall Gass's curator insight, June 16, 2016 4:00 PM
invaluable tool for writers. Get it.
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Ten Teaching Trends from the Innovating Pedagogy Report (Infographic)

Ten Teaching Trends from the Innovating Pedagogy Report (Infographic) | Teacher Education | Scoop.it
How are today's most innovative educators engaging with their students? The 2015 Innovating Pedagogy report proposes ten innovations to engage students.

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Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, February 28, 2016 6:06 AM

añada su visión ...

Josi Sierra's curator insight, March 1, 2016 1:57 AM
¿Como implican al alumnado los profes innovadores? Con 10 estrategias pedagogicas innovadoras ;-)
Melissa Vee Rentchler 's curator insight, March 7, 2016 1:25 PM
How are today's most innovative educators engaging with their students? The 2015 Innovating Pedagogy report proposes ten innovations to engage students.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/


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Is It Plagiarism or Collaboration?

Is It Plagiarism or Collaboration? | Teacher Education | Scoop.it

Perhaps instead of focusing our concerns on technology as a wonderful aid to plagiarizers, we should focus on its ability to foster creativity and collaboration, and then ask ourselves (we are the clever adults here) how we can incorporate those elements into our formalized assessments.


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Charli Wiggill's curator insight, February 4, 2016 12:48 PM

Thought-provoking and offering each of us a challenge...

#MIEExpert #MIEExperts

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Is It Plagiarism or Collaboration?
Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, February 21, 2016 8:05 PM

There is a very thin line between plagiarism and collaboration where group assessments are concerned. I also feel that in this digital age, the type of assessments, activities and questions should be re-defined and reworked. I also try to provide "wrappers" in the class especially on ethics. 

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Language Learning Joke Books: Learn French, Spanish, Russian, English

Language Learning Joke Books: Learn French, Spanish, Russian, English | Teacher Education | Scoop.it

Read jokes selected for learners in a language you want to practice. You’ll read around 3500 words and get vocabulary support. Those of you with with ibooks can benefit from a version with full audio. Ideal for students, teachers and anyone wanting to practice a language in an enjoyable way.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 7, 4:27 AM

A great collection of books to learn languages through humour.

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Exploring the Changing Social Contexts of Learning

Exploring the Changing Social Contexts of Learning | Teacher Education | Scoop.it
Contemporary learning environments might be best understood when viewed as a complex mix of environments and overlapping social networks. Learners fluidly move between social networks and their learning is influenced by their participation within and across these physical and virtual networks.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 4, 2017 7:38 AM

A useful article.

Marci Milius's curator insight, December 4, 2017 11:01 AM
Interesting reading a lot of the research is old, however validates active learning environments.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, December 7, 2017 1:42 AM
Exploring the Changing Social Contexts of Learning
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Practical Extensive Reading: Tips and Resources

Practical Extensive Reading: Tips and Resources | Teacher Education | Scoop.it
Fostering a love of reading in our students is a goal that many language teachers share. We know the lifelong benefits of loving books, especially as many of us learned English - or another language – through reading. The challenge is: how to help our students become lifelong readers?

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 5, 2017 7:31 AM

A nice free short ebook.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, June 9, 2017 3:38 AM
All about consolidation and vocab expansion!
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10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills

10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills | Teacher Education | Scoop.it
We pair 10 photos from The Times that we’ve used in our weekly “What’s Going On in This Picture?” with ideas from students and teachers for how you can use them, or images like them, to teach close reading and visual thinking skills.

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Sarah's curator insight, June 4, 2017 8:06 PM
This is an excellent website that can be used as a resource for enhancing visual literacy, close reading and visual thinking skills, which are fundamental within the Arts. In the Arts, specifically Visual Arts and Media Arts, it is crucial to be able to read an image, and these photographs and resources within the link can be easily modified to create some simple exercises in reading the artworks. 
Anne-Marie Rocheleau's curator insight, August 19, 2017 11:19 AM

Faire des inférences; promouvoir la discussion

Alexandra Mápura's curator insight, October 21, 2017 8:27 PM
I like this article since it presents some interesting pictures to teach English. We can use it for making a great conversation (practicing speaking skills) about important social concerns.
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Faculty Development in the Age of Digital, Connected Learning

Faculty Development in the Age of Digital, Connected Learning | Teacher Education | Scoop.it
To promote awareness across our workplace about how digital tools can be used to improve productivity and learning, we are untethering our faculty development offerings from a closed-off physical space and infusing them with principles of openness and connected learning. Untethered faculty development immerses instructors in digital, connected learning environments that develops their digital literacy over time.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 22, 2016 12:53 AM

It's about time.

Ante Lauc's curator insight, December 26, 2016 2:20 AM
From global we will achieve holistic approach. GAU will become HAU.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 9, 2017 2:05 AM
Faculty Development
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How to teach your students about fake news

How to teach your students about fake news | Teacher Education | Scoop.it
Fake news is making news, and it's a problem. This lesson gives students media literacy skills they need to navigate the media, including how to spot fake news.

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Carol Hancox's curator insight, December 31, 2016 11:36 PM
Digital literacy - students should learn this
Carol Hancox's curator insight, January 1, 2017 12:27 AM
Digital literacy
Teresa Maceira's curator insight, January 2, 2017 12:25 PM

Interesting lesson plan.

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New Media Literacy: What Students Need to Know About Fake News

New Media Literacy: What Students Need to Know About Fake News | Teacher Education | Scoop.it
Sometimes it seems as if educators can’t take on one more responsibility, and yet the scourge of fake news is not something that we can ignore. If we are to help our students to become critical and independent thinkers and responsible citizens, we need to empower them with the tools to take on fake news and other manipulative media.

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Quanah Zimmerman's curator insight, December 29, 2016 2:27 AM

The two best takeaways: "Google isn’t always right" and "Dealing with fake news is the responsibility of everyone."

Carol Hancox's curator insight, January 1, 2017 12:26 AM
Digital literacy
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6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning

6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning | Teacher Education | Scoop.it
A meta-analysis of more than 1,000 online learning studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Education compared traditional in-person instruction, pure online courses and blended instruction. Studies that involved blended learning environments were found to have the greatest impact in improving student achievement.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 1, 2016 10:12 AM

A good basic introduction if you are new to blended learning.

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BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy English Teachers

BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy English Teachers | Teacher Education | Scoop.it
Free printable worksheets and lesson plans for every busy teacher. Find printable worksheets on any topic: vocabulary, grammar, listening, reading, writing and speaking!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 18, 2016 1:10 AM

A great resource for teachers.

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How to make a good teacher

How to make a good teacher | Teacher Education | Scoop.it
Teaching is a mass profession: it cannot grab all the top graduates, year after year. When poor teachers are fired, new ones are needed—and they will have been trained in the very same system that failed to make fine teachers out of their predecessors.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 17, 2016 1:21 AM

Not really technology related but still very relevant to learning.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, June 19, 2016 3:26 PM
I utter agreement!!! No more excuses!!
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Ten innovations that have changed English language teaching

Ten innovations that have changed English language teaching | Teacher Education | Scoop.it

English language teaching is evolving all the time, particularly alongside advances in technology. But what changes have had the biggest impact on teachers in recent years?


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Mario Muñoz's curator insight, May 28, 3:50 PM
As future teachers, we should take into account that English is a changeable subject. Considering that, we should include all the possible advantages that technology offers. This article shows the high importance of common websites such as Facebook  and Google-docs, which are commonly used by most of students worldwide. Also, the use of Corpora, which is a list of collections about language structures used in real contexts is a great idea that we could promote in our classrooms. This text shows us how we can make students realize that they are also responsable for their learning experience, and it is not necessary in a boring way. It mentions crutial aspects that we can show our learners in order to promote autonomy while learning a new language, in our case English. The ten innovations that have change English teaching are great ways we can use for developing curiosity and motivating our pupils. In fact, it helps to break down the taboo about using technology at classrooms since it explains that technology are great sources for searching authentic material about English usage in real contexts, and it also allows us to keep contant online with people, even native speakers, who can help us to improve our language skills and critical thinking abilities. 
Valentina Hernández Hernández's curator insight, August 1, 10:58 AM
The article presents ten innovations that have impacted the most English Teaching. All of them are related with new platforms, Apps, methodologies or techniques that have caused a positive change in the way English teachers carry out their classes. It also mentions the importance of working on lessons that include at least one of the ten things it mentions in the top in order for the students to enjoy the class and motivate. 
Alejandra Lopez's curator insight, September 12, 12:41 PM
The way how teachers teach English is being transformed since now we have many tools and resources to adapt our classes to students' needs. Now, the teacher is not the center, the student plays an important role and teachers allow them to be aware of their own process of learning. What is more, teachers are promoting the critical thinking in their students so they do not recieve all the information as passive learners, but they process what they are learning and also they develops curiosity and autonomy to learn more. 
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Learning Technologies

Learning Technologies | Teacher Education | Scoop.it

Learning Technologies, co-located with Learning & Skills, is Europe's leading showcase of organisational learning and the technology used to support learning at work. And it continues to grow in importance, value and attendance year on year.


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johanna krijnsen's curator insight, February 3, 2016 7:18 AM

collection of presentations on Learning Technologies

Fran Walton's curator insight, February 3, 2016 7:57 AM

Knowledge  for the future, for keeping a-breast of current trends, my my age group.

Mark Cottee's curator insight, February 3, 2016 4:59 PM

Blam