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Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

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Join me for a FREE Webinar: Training Tips that Work for Nonprofits on Jan.29th at 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST. I'll be sharing my best tips and secrets for designing and delivering training for nonprofit professionals that get results.
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NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Higher Education Edition | #ModernEDU 

Download the NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Higher Education Edition at http://go.nmc.org/2017-he. The New Media Consortium (NMC) and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiativ

 


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Download the NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Higher Education Edition at http://go.nmc.org/2017-he. The New Media Consortium (NMC) and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiativ.

 

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10 highlights capture the big picture themes of educational change that underpin the 18 topics:

1 Advancing progressive learning approaches requires cultural transformation.
2 Real-world skills are needed to bolster employability and workplace development.
3 Collaboration is key for scaling effective solutions.
4 Despite the proliferation of technology and online learning materials, access is still unequal.
5 Processes for assessing nuanced skills at a personal level are needed
6 Fluency in the digital realm is more than just understanding how to use technology.
7 Online, mobile, and blended learning are foregone conclusions. 
8 Learning ecosystems must be agile enough to support the practices of the future.
9 Higher education is an incubator for developing more intuitive computers.
10 Lifelong learning is the lifeblood of higher education
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Jamie B on LinkedIn: “Great article Zach Groshell “It’s…

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“It’s time to change the direction of the arrow"

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The EduBlogger's Guide To Podcasting

The EduBlogger's Guide To Podcasting | Training and Assessment Innovation | Scoop.it
Do you like podcasts? Chances are, either you or someone you know is a fan of listening to podcasts. According to a 2018 Nielsen study, not only is the number of people listening to podcasts growing rapidly, but the level of engagement is also increasing.

Podcasts and education go hand in hand!

This guide will help you understand what podcasts are, why they’re popular, and how to access or create your own podcasts. We’ve also included a PDF with 50 ideas for student created podcasts.

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Integrating MOOCs in traditionally taught courses: achieving learning outcomes with blended learning 

Integrating MOOCs in traditionally taught courses: achieving learning outcomes with blended learning  | Training and Assessment Innovation | Scoop.it

"It has been several years since Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) have entered the higher education environment and many forms have emerged from this new way of acquiring knowledge. Teachers have been incorporating MOOCs with more or less success in a traditional classroom setting to support various learning preferences, introduce this new way of learning to students, and to make learning available to those who might not be able to follow traditional instructions. This paper researches a blended learning model where a MOOC has been integrated in a traditional classroom."


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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, May 30, 10:14 AM

In our graduate EdTech program, we have been experimenting with wrapping graduate courses around MOOCs. It's one way to offer academic credit for MOOCs.

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5E Instructional Model for eLearning Preferred by NASA

5E Instructional Model for eLearning Preferred by NASA | Training and Assessment Innovation | Scoop.it

"Custom eLearning development is one of the challenging as well as an interesting area for an instructional designer. Its major challenge lies in finding efficient and effective learning solutions that meet unique learning needs. In this blog, I will describe 5 E’s instructional model and propose important suggestions to implement it in eLearning."


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Maintaining the Cool Factor in E-Learning—Without Blowing Your Budget 

Maintaining the Cool Factor in E-Learning—Without Blowing Your Budget  | Training and Assessment Innovation | Scoop.it
Here are a few ways to cut down on development costs without negatively affecting the quality and effectiveness of e-learning deliverables.

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How can we develop e-learning that respects adult learning principles?

How can we develop e-learning that respects adult learning principles? | Training and Assessment Innovation | Scoop.it
Which e-learning approaches are most likely to adhere to Knowles’ adult learning principles (andragogy)? I explore examples in Articulate and Moodle.

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(34) Teaching art or teaching to think like an artist? | Cindy Foley | TEDxColumbus - YouTube

What is the purpose and value of Art education in the 21st Century? Foley makes the case the Art’s critical value is to develop learners that think like Artists which means learners who are creative, curious, that seek questions, develop ideas, and play. For that to happen society will need to stop the pervasive, problematic and cliché messaging that implies that creativity is somehow defined as artistic skill. This shift in perception will give educators the courage to teach for creativity, by focusing on three critical habits that artist employ, 1. Comfort with Ambiguity, 2. Idea Generation, and 3. Transdisciplinary Research. This change can make way for Center’s for Creativity in our schools and museums where ideas are king and curiosity reigns.

Cindy Meyers Foley is the Executive Assistant Director and Director of Learning and Experience at the Columbus Museum of Art. Foley worked to reimagine the CMA as a 21st century institution that is transformative, active, and participatory. An institution that impacts the health and growth of the community by cultivating, celebrating and championing creativity. Foley envisioned and led the charge to open the 18,000 sq. ft. Center for Creativity in 2011. In 2013, the museum received the National Medal for Museums in recognition of this work. Foley guest edited and wrote chapters for Intentionality and the Twenty-First-Century Museum, for the summer 2014 Journal of Museum Education.

In 2012, Foley received the Greater Columbus Arts Council Community Arts Partnership award for Arts Educator. She was a keynote speaker for the OAEA (Ohio Art Education Association) 2012 Conference. She is on the Faculty of Harvard University’s Future of Learning Summer Institute.

Foley is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and The Ohio State University. Prior to joining the Museum, she was with the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Maine College of Art, the Portland Museum of Art, and the Wexner Center for the Arts.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, January 17, 5:31 PM
What is the purpose and value of Art education in the 21st Century? Foley makes the case the Art’s critical value is to develop learners that think like Artists which means learners who are creative, curious, that seek questions, develop ideas, and play. For that to happen society will need to stop the pervasive, problematic and cliché messaging that implies that creativity is somehow defined as artistic skill. This shift in perception will give educators the courage to teach for creativity, by focusing on three critical habits that artist employ, 1. Comfort with Ambiguity, 2. Idea Generation, and 3. Transdisciplinary Research. This change can make way for Center’s for Creativity in our schools and museums where ideas are king and curiosity reigns. Cindy Meyers Foley is the Executive Assistant Director and Director of Learning and Experience at the Columbus Museum of Art. Foley worked to reimagine the CMA as a 21st century institution that is transformative, active, and participatory. An institution that impacts the health and growth of the community by cultivating, celebrating and championing creativity. Foley envisioned and led the charge to open the 18,000 sq. ft. Center for Creativity in 2011. In 2013, the museum received the National Medal for Museums in recognition of this work. Foley guest edited and wrote chapters for Intentionality and the Twenty-First-Century Museum, for the summer 2014 Journal of Museum Education. In 2012, Foley received the Greater Columbus Arts Council Community Arts Partnership award for Arts Educator. She was a keynote speaker for the OAEA (Ohio Art Education Association) 2012 Conference. She is on the Faculty of Harvard University’s Future of Learning Summer Institute. Foley is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and The Ohio State University. Prior to joining the Museum, she was with the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Maine College of Art, the Portland Museum of Art, and the Wexner Center for the Arts. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Stephen's Web ~ A Model of Personal Learning (Take Two) ~ Stephen Downes

Stephen's Web ~ A Model of Personal Learning (Take Two) ~ Stephen Downes | Training and Assessment Innovation | Scoop.it
Online learning, new media, connectivism, MOOCs, personal learning environments, new literacy, and more from Stephen Downes

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms | Training and Assessment Innovation | Scoop.it
This is part four of my annual look at the year’s “top ed-tech stories”

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Five Ways to Boost Student Engagement with Flow Theory - John Spencer @spencerideas

Five Ways to Boost Student Engagement with Flow Theory - John Spencer @spencerideas | Training and Assessment Innovation | Scoop.it
If we want students to develop a maker mindset, we need to empower them to hit a state of creative flow. Flow Theory explains what happens when we hit that place of “optimal experience,” where you are fully engaged, present, and focused. The following blog post explores what it means to help students reach a state of flow. A word of caution here. Student engagement is a very personal, internal thing. It starts with the student. You cannot force your students to be engaged in their learning. They have to own it. In other words, the highest place of student engagement isn’t really engagement. It’s empowerment.

But you are the architect that can build the systems that make flow a reality in your classroom. If you’re interested in this, check out the free Flow Theory Blueprint and Toolbox at the bottom of this post.

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After The ATAR: Understanding How Gen Z Transition Into Further Education and Employment - YouthSense

After The ATAR: Understanding How Gen Z Transition Into Further Education and Employment - YouthSense | Training and Assessment Innovation | Scoop.it
Access Below Year13's first research paper, 'After The ATAR: Understanding How Gen Z Transition Into Further Education and Employment' combines the fascinating results of four surveys into Australian high school…
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Interview with Clark Quinn, eLearning thought leader

Interview with Clark Quinn, eLearning thought leader | Training and Assessment Innovation | Scoop.it
Our Vice President, Conor Gilligan, recently interviewed Clark Quinn about his recent book ‘Millennials, Goldfish and other Training Misconceptions.’

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Stephen's Web ~ What Do Online Students Want? 3 Findings From a New Survey Offer Some Clues ~ Stephen Downes

Stephen's Web ~ What Do Online Students Want? 3 Findings From a New Survey Offer Some Clues ~ Stephen Downes | Training and Assessment Innovation | Scoop.it
Online learning, new media, connectivism, MOOCs, personal learning environments, new literacy, and more from Stephen Downes

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Facebook’s Teachable Moment: What Higher Ed Can Do to Improve User Behavior 

"Who among us didn’t review our Facebook privacy settings this past March? Were you spurred to do so by the Cambridge Analytica news? By Facebook’s full-page apology in the New York Times? Perhaps you are naturally cautious and just happen to always review your social media privacy settings on the second-to-last Sunday in March?"


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30 Expert Tips for Creating Stellar eLearning Courses

30 Expert Tips for Creating Stellar eLearning Courses | Training and Assessment Innovation | Scoop.it
You need stellar eLearning courses to keep your learners engaged and glued to the screen. Here are thirty tips to help you create outstanding experiences.

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Clive on Learning: Ten suggestions for interaction-rich virtual classroom sessions

Clive on Learning: Ten suggestions for interaction-rich virtual classroom sessions | Training and Assessment Innovation | Scoop.it
Amazingly, web conferencing has been with us now for close to 20 years. As a tool for virtual meetings it is well established and widel
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A Case For Flipping Learning—Without Videos 

"When professor Lorena Barba talks to other educators about flipping their classrooms, the approach she hears is often similar. Faculty assign homework to expose students to a new concept before they arrive to class, and use class time to ask questions and do more-active learning."


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Gabrielle Edwards's comment, May 27, 11:15 PM
Content based curriculum will always be a part of education that needs to change in order to reflect the ideology of a changing world. Flipping the classroom is an approach many teachers in many institutions are experimenting with, yet it seems that videos have indeed become a crutch for teachers attempting this strategy. In subjects of humanities, this seems to be achieved readily enough, as students can read and work with material prior to class discussion. STEM subjects however become more difficult to deal with. An approach labeled as "Blended Learning" promotes an approach that requires both technology based learning as well as face-time with educators. Is this reasonable to expect? That teachers are capable of balancing the introduction of technology in their classrooms with support and engagement? Perhaps it comes down to pre-service training available to teachers, as they are essentially students learning an unfamiliar platform. Active learning needs to be achieved by teachers first, in order to then be effectively taught to their students.
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Donald Clark Plan B: Why is online learning ‘all fur coat and no knickers’? We design to forget.

Donald Clark Plan B: Why is online learning ‘all fur coat and no knickers’? We design to forget. | Training and Assessment Innovation | Scoop.it

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Considering Community: Communities of practice as vital tools for knowledge management –

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Communities of practice as vital tools for knowledge management

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20 great podcasts for educators (and how to get them) via Matt Miller 

20 great podcasts for educators (and how to get them) via Matt Miller  | Training and Assessment Innovation | Scoop.it
Listen on the go. Find podcasts on almost any topic and download them to your device. It's a great way to improve as an educator.

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Innovating Pedagogy 2017 – The Ed Techie

Innovating Pedagogy 2017 – The Ed Techie | Training and Assessment Innovation | Scoop.it
The Open University’s annual Innovating Pedagogy report is out, this time in collaboration with the Learning In a NetworKed Society (LINKS) Israeli Center of Research Excellence (I-CORE). It’s the sixth year we’ve done one (well done to Rebecca Ferguson and Mike Sharples on pushing this through). When we started the intention was to make it distinct from the NMC New Horizon reports by focusing on pedagogy. I think, to be honest, in those early ones there was probably a technology focus still, but as it’s progressed it has really moved away from this to more pedagogy, socially focused issues.

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, December 10, 2017 6:27 PM
The Open University’s annual Innovating Pedagogy report is out, this time in collaboration with the Learning In a NetworKed Society (LINKS) Israeli Center of Research Excellence (I-CORE). It’s the sixth year we’ve done one (well done to Rebecca Ferguson and Mike Sharples on pushing this through). When we started the intention was to make it distinct from the NMC New Horizon reports by focusing on pedagogy. I think, to be honest, in those early ones there was probably a technology focus still, but as it’s progressed it has really moved away from this to more pedagogy, socially focused issues.
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Joseph Sebbag on LinkedIn: “Amazing #Tech! The Future of…

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Amazing #Tech! The Future of #Medical #Training!
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Remove Image Backgrounds Free & Fast - Background Burner

Remove Image Backgrounds Free & Fast - Background Burner | Training and Assessment Innovation | Scoop.it
Free online background remover to remove the background from any image or photo. The fastest way to remove backgrounds online.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 4, 2017 7:36 AM

useful tool for editing and changing backgrounds on an image.

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Change, challenge and opportunity: 6 trends defining the future of Online Learning 1

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