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Learning Analytics: Big data applied to training, teaching, and learning

Learning Analytics:  Big data applied to training, teaching, and learning | |
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El tiempo me dio la razón...

El tiempo me dio la razón... | |

En esta entrada les comparto una de mis tantas experiencias laborales como profesor universitario. Ser docente fue una de las experiencias más gratificantes que he tenido. Esas experiencias me enseñaron a conocer muy de cerca a los estudiantes y ha desarrollar habilidades muy necesarias para mi trabajo actual que se basa en capacitar a los compañeros profesores en la integración tecnológica en sus procesos de enseñanza y aprendizaje.

Luego de haber prescindido mis servicios profesionales como profesor de Educación en 2003, fui contratado nuevamente en 2012 para impartir el curso básico de la Microcomputadora en la Educación. El curso original había sido actualizado con algunas de las recomendaciones que había sometido en mis primeros años docentes. Fue muy gratificante revivir en 2012-13 mis experiencias docentes con los estudiantes del programa de Educación. Fue muy decepcionante el trato que me dio la directiva por segunda ocasión. He llegado a pensar que nunca me aceptaron como miembro del claustro por ser y actuar diferente a ellos.

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Los invito a leer la más reciente publicación de mi blog. Espero que les sirva de utilidad...

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[PDF] Digital Skills Insights 2020

[PDF] Digital Skills Insights 2020 | |
COVID-19 has impacted life around the globe for most of 2020. It has caused a global health, economic and social crisis whose impact is likely to be felt for generations to come. It has also demonstrated the vital role of digital technologies. With a significant share of the population being confined at home during various periods of the pandemic, the need for good Internet connectivity, appropriate digital tools and digital skills to use those tools has surfaced rapidly. A large number of activities related to work, school/education, caring, shopping, socializing and other pastimes, among others, moved from the physical to the virtual world. Internet-based companies such as Amazon, Zoom, Netflix and TikTok experienced record growth in sales and customer base, although others such as travel and transport-related platforms faced a steep decline.
This accelerated digital transition also revealed the challenges that still exist when it comes to connecting households and people, and the digital skills required to participate effectively in the online world – particularly in developing countries. With 90 per cent of schools closed and 1.6 billion children out of school during the pandemic, many educational institutions, teachers and pupils/students were confronted for the first time with remote teaching and online learning as the only way to continue education. In many developing countries, no teaching and learning took place at all due to insufficient or costly Internet access, lack of computers or laptops, and lack of remote teaching facilities and abilities, among others.
In the world of work, employers were forced to close offices. According to International Labour Organization estimates, workplace closures in the second quarter of 2020 resulted in the loss of 305 million jobs worldwide and 94 per cent of the global workforce was affected due to COVID-19. It has hit those in precarious jobs hardest, such as the 2 billion workers in the informal economy, of whom 1.6 billion face a threat to their livelihoods.
Organizations whose business could be carried out digitally moved towards remote working environments. The International Labour Organization estimated that about 18 per cent of workers are doing jobs and are in locations which lend themselves to teleworking. These numbers are significantly higher in developed countries, in large organizations and among higher-income workers. However, teleworking also brings challenges related to connectivity, equipment and skills – apart from those related to home-based working arrangements in combination with child and elder care responsibilities, etc.
Recognizing the benefits of working from home, public and private sector organizations alike are now reconsidering how they organize their work and remote working arrangements may continue to some extent beyond the pandemic. Others are reflecting on accelerating the use of technologies to enable new ways of working in the light of their pandemic experience.
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5 predictions for Educational Technology in 2020

5 predictions for Educational Technology in 2020 | |

Many things have changed in the education world during COVID-19. Technology has provided unprecedented amounts of support to continue K-12 education in 2020 virtually. New software and technologies have been created and implemented in classrooms everywhere. Educators are taking this time to further their knowledge of different technology tools and the benefits of educational technology. We recently had a conversation with Instructional Technology Training Specialist, Sean Coffron, who shared his predictions on how educational technology will affect education in 2020.

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4 crucial things to consider before creating an Online Course

4 crucial things to consider before creating an Online Course | |

“Distance learning”, “how to create online courses“ and “starting an online business from home” have been three of the hottest search terms on Google in 2020.

Research and Markets has reported that the online education industry is predicted to become a $325 billion industry by 2025. Many business owners, especially coaches, consultants and online entrepreneurs, are taking action and adding an (additional) passive income stream to their product suites. Others are starting to build their very own e-learning platforms.

However, many course creators out there are making the same mistakes when creating their online courses. Course creators get very excited about creating their digital products and dive right into creating them, which, in many cases, will result in them creating a product nobody wants to hear and see about. Most forget to consider the simplest steps every business should take before starting a new project.

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¿Se ha convertido la Educación en un negocio que aprovecha la pandemia?

¿Se ha convertido la Educación en un negocio que aprovecha la pandemia? | |

Con todas las noticias que en los últimos meses y semanas están apareciendo sobre educación, se ha puesto de moda hablar y escribir que esta debe cambiar en las escuelas.

Y cuando esto ocurre, irremediablemente comienzan a verse las consecuencias: vendedores de cambios, filantropía empresarial y oportunistas que quieren visibilidad más económica o mediática que educativa. ¿Cuántas plataformas nos han ofrecido debates en redes y medios de comunicación durante toda la pandemia?

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Desconexión Universidad-Red-Sociedad

Desconexión Universidad-Red-Sociedad | |

La aparente desconexión entre lo que los estudiantes están aprendiendo en sus programas de grado y las habilidades que los empleadores requieren ha despertado interés en los programas de formación basados en competencias. Las empresas necesitan empleados con las habilidades y los necesitan ahora y si la universidad nos el os proporciona, la pregunta es obvia ¿para que sirve hoy la universidad?

Querer que la Universidad permanezca en el tiempo, lo del espacio ya no está tan claro, debemos entender que “el saber”: conocimiento, aprendizaje… está fuera de la misma, en la sociedad, solo entonces seremos capaces de que sea útil en el siglo XXI”

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A new way to Learn: Acer for Education

A new way to Learn: Acer for Education | |

Technology has long been integrated in education and workforce solutions, but the world is more reliant on devices now than ever before. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the globe are closing physical doors in favor of virtual classrooms, and Acer is here to help with that.

Through Acer for Education, the company provides end-to-end educational support to schools and institutions through superior products and adaptive software solutions. As kids around the region embrace e-learning, the team at Acer Middle East have shared some helpful tips to ensure efficient learning during this period:

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Keeping pace with the new trends in Online Learning

Keeping pace with the new trends in Online Learning | |

In 2020, with the emerging trends in digital learning and the rapid evolution of education technology, teachers and students are adapting to online learning at an increased pace. It is important to keep up with the new trends in e-learning to not only get the most out of your online classes but also to enhance your virtual learning experience.

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Eight essential principles for improving Grading

Eight essential principles for improving Grading | |

We define grades as the symbols assigned to individual pieces of student work or to composite measures of student performance created for report cards. Grades are usually letters, numbers, figures, or a set of descriptors that designate different levels of performance.

Discussions of grading touch on complex, occasionally emotional questions and bring out strikingly differing views on seemingly straightforward things like the role of evaluating student performance. It helps to clarify from the start one's view on some of these questions. Before we made recommendations for improving grading practices, we noted some things we could agree on.

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The 5 competencies of Digital Citizenship

The 5 competencies of Digital Citizenship | |

The digital world is evolving rapidly and so must the way we educate students about navigating it. For over a decade now, digital citizenship has been mainly about the don'ts: Don't share your passwords, don't steal the intellectual property of others, don't post or share inappropriate content on social media.

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Humanoid Robot replacing Teachers - Robots conducting Artificial Intelligence class, future teachers

In the future, robots will be teaching in the classrooms. The video shows two robots teaching in the classroom real environment.

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Formación: Motor del cambio para la digitalización

Formación: Motor del cambio para la digitalización | |

Los datos de los organismos internacionales avalan la necesidad de formar al tejido laboral en nuevas competencias. El Foro de Davos, por ejemplo, señala que se necesitará el reskilling de más de 1,000 millones de personas para 2030. En España se destinan unos 2.400 millones a la formación. Apenas un 16% de los 18 millones de trabajadores han decidido capacitarse en el último año según el último dato disponible por la Fundación Estatal para la Formación en el Empleo (Fundae). “La formación es la gran olvidada dentro de las empresas y es imprescindible para ser competitivo”, apunta el CEO de ISDI.

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4 trends in EdTech happening now

4 trends in EdTech happening now | |

Today, EdTech comes in all shapes and sizes, from learning management systems that help teachers connect with students, to virtual reality tools that bring far-flung cultures to a student’s doorstep. Technology is an integrated and powerful part of modern learning and life. And it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

In the face of rapid social and technological advancement, learners will experience a future far different than the world they know today, and tech-based learning imparts the malleable skills they need to succeed, like collaboration, problem-solving, and digital literacy, all while promoting life-long learning.

But much like the future, EdTech itself is ever-changing. With big investments, emerging tools, and important implications around equitable access, we’re asking: What’s happening now in EdTech, and what might we see on the horizon?

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Repensando la Educación para un modelo 100 % en línea

Repensando la Educación para un modelo 100 % en línea | |

El uso de la tecnología para impartir educación en línea, ha dejado de ser la respuesta a una situación de emergencia y se ha convertido en la nueva norma. Al pasar a esta segunda fase, nuevos retos se presentan para mejorar la experiencia en línea de alumnos y maestros.

En artículos anteriores hemos hablado sobre los aspectos teóricos, pedagógicos y prácticos para adaptarse a una educación que necesita ser online. Aspectos fundamentales como la forma de establecer comunicación con los alumnos y asegurar que se encuentren en buen estado de salud emocional han sido ampliamente tratados en diversos textos sobre los temas básicos y de periferia para avanzar a esta nueva normalidad educativa.

¿Pero qué hay de aspectos más avanzados como el diseño de cursos, las metodologías de evaluación o la brecha digital? Tratar estos temas ya no es cuestión del futuro, es más bien un presente urgente. Ahora mismo los maestros tendrían que estar aprendiendo a construir programas educativos y evaluaciones que sean en línea de inicio.

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[EDUCAUSE 2020] Student Technology Report: Supporting the whole student

[EDUCAUSE 2020] Student Technology Report: Supporting the whole student | |

In this report, readers will find insights and actionable resources across the following dimensions of the student experience, which include several lines of inquiry new to the study this year

In each of these sections, we share key findings from our analysis of students' responses, concrete next steps your institution can take in response to those findings, and opportunities for connecting with peers who are implementing innovative practices in those areas. We believe the research resources we provide at EDUCAUSE are only as good as they are practicable, and so it is our sincere hope that you are able to make effective use of the content provided.

For the 2020 student study reports, 18,536 undergraduate students from 77 institutions in 6 countries and 31 US states participated in the research. The quantitative findings in this report were developed using 16,162 survey responses from 71 US institutions. This report makes generalized statements about the findings based on the large number of survey respondents. Applying these findings, however, is an institutionally specific undertaking. The priorities, strategic vision, student populations, and culture of an institution will inevitably affect the meaning and use of these findings in a local context.

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Technology and Human Skills in Instructional Design

Technology and Human Skills in Instructional Design | |

By virtue of forcing so many people to work from home, the COVID-19 pandemic has become not only a catalyst for increased remote learning but a reinforcement that learning should strictly adhere to core principles such as relevance, self-directedness and goal orientation. Less effective training that could once be delivered by experienced trainers in a face-to-face classroom setting now must meet a different set of requirements to ensure that they can attain learning goals in remote environments, where learners are more likely to face new distractions. With remote working more commonplace now and as we look ahead, the need for strong instructional design has become more critical than ever to ensure learner engagement and learning effectiveness.

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5 major priorities for today's online students  (Page 2 of 2)

5 major priorities for today's online students  (Page 2 of 2) | |

There is little doubt that online learning will be meeting the needs of increasing numbers of college students of all ages as they attempt to cope with dramatic life changes in the months and years ahead,” says Carol Aslanian, president and founder of Aslanian Market Research. “More and more students will be seeking convenient, efficient, readily accessible and cost-effective ways to gain the skills needed in an evolving work environment.”

Top priorities of current online students remain affordability, school reputation and a quick path to completion. When asked the most important factors when choosing a school, respondents listed the below as top considerations.

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Muchas universidades van a empezar a concebirse a sí mismas como plataformas

Muchas universidades van a empezar a concebirse a sí mismas como plataformas | |

Si algo ha trastocado la pandemia es la educación superior. De un día para otro, las universidades se volvieron virtuales, acelerando tendencias que ya venían de atrás y que le cambiarán la cara.

Como parte de nuestra serie del podcast El Futuro del Futuro, patrocinado por Sura, entrevistamos a Alejandro Gaviria, rector de la Universidad de los Andes*, sobre cómo serán las universidades en diez años.

Gaviria fue decano de economía de los Andes, ministro de Salud durante el gobierno de Santos y autor de varios libros. El último, “Otro fin del mundo es posible”, fue recientemente publicado. Pero esta entrevista, editada para mayor claridad, gira exclusivamente sobre la universidad del futuro, que a juzgar por lo que dijo, sufrirá una profunda metamorfosis.

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La Universidad, ¿hace caso a la sociedad de la información y la comunicación?

La Universidad, ¿hace caso a la sociedad de la información y la comunicación? | |

Leyendo a Pablo Lingenfelter, me alegro que ambos coincidamos en aspectos tan divergentes pero a su vez necesarios, lo cual supone un cambio de 360 grados en el modelo de educación universitaria tradicional que se ha mantenido constante de tiempo con el aprendizaje de la variable. Proponemos hacer que el aprendizaje sea constante y el tiempo variable. En relación con esto, abrimos la posibilidad de trasladar fuera de horas de crédito y hacia el desarrollo de la evidencia más significativa de la competencia de los alumnos.


Del mismo modo, debido a que el título universitario tradicional no indica las competencias específicas y las competencias, y con el fin de facilitar a los estudiantes estudiar en más de una institución, los marcos de cualificaciones de grado claramente definidas han surgido en Europa y Estados Unidos. Este modelo establece objetivos específicos de aprendizaje-que es, lo que los estudiantes deben saber, entender y ser capaz de hacer-que sirve para evaluar el aprendizaje y desarrollo de competencias de los estudiantes a través de sus años de estudiante. Este procedimiento permitirá un mayor nivel de representación de las cualificaciones individuales del estudiante de un grado, master tradicionales.


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Josep A. Planell: "La educación online no es solo que los profesores se graben mientras dan la clase"

Josep A. Planell: "La educación online no es solo que los profesores se graben mientras dan la clase" | |

En el momento en el que las universidades presenciales hagan la apuesta por el online deberán escoger el modelo pedagógico que quieren y adaptar sus estructuras a este modelo. El vicepresidente primero del MIT ha publicado un libro en el que cuando analiza el futuro de la educación considera muy importante tener en cuenta los periodos de atención del cerebro. Un vídeo de una hora es insostenible. Él dice que la atención se mantiene durante 10-12 minutos. Si tu apuesta online es filmar clases, deberás personalizar al máximo. El online puede considerarse esto, la filmación de clases, que es el modelo igual que el presencial. Tienes un profesor que emite conocimiento, los estudiantes lo reciben, toman notas, etc.

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Microideas, las ideas y su implementación en la sociedad del futuro

Microideas, las ideas y su implementación en la sociedad del futuro | |

LA NUEVA SOCIEDAD se basará en Microideas, ideas más asequibles que pueden modificarse en cualquier momento y en cualquier lado. Ideas y conocimientos a las que puedan acceder cualquiera que las pueda utilizar, tanto para mejorar personalmente como ayudar al progreso de la comunidad.

Si bien hemos hablado de desaprender para aprender, de resintonizar la educación, de los nativos y de los inmigrantes digitales (en lo cuál ya sabéis que no estoy para nada de acuerdo)…mis planteamientos van más allá, pero no creais que son revolucionarios, sino que sólo se fijan en la Sociedad lo que pide…

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Create Immersive eLearning Experiences with interactive avatars

Create Immersive eLearning Experiences with interactive avatars | |

In the context of corporate training, avatars are animated characters that can help personalize eLearning courses. Often, they act as “real-life human coaches,” offering learners on-demand support in their roles, says Norrie Daroga, founder of Nfinity Avatars, a full-service e-commerce concierge and coaching avatars provider.

Learners can customize their avatar’s appearance and even language settings to create a unique persona that they can use to interact with their peers, trainers and coaches.

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Microlearning de Contenidos: Tips para implementarlos

Microlearning de Contenidos: Tips para implementarlos | |

El microlearning de contenidos está de moda, entre otras razones porque ofrecer los contenidos en formato de píldoras formativas proporciona una serie de ventajas que favorecen la experiencia del alumnado. Algunos de estos beneficios son:


  • Mayor retención del conocimiento.
  • Flexibilidad y actualización.
  • Información clara y concisa.
  • Personalización.
  • Compatibilidad con Mobile learning.
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[Podcast] Why Teachers become Instructional Designers

[Podcast] Why Teachers become Instructional Designers | |

Many teachers looking for another career have considered becoming a curriculum designer before. But what it is important to understand is that your skill set as a teacher is not just limited to the world of education.

Any business that has to develop materials to train employees utilizes an instructional designer. Though you may not be using grade level standards as your guide, your experience as a teacher is still incredibly valuable to the organizations who hire for these roles.

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Llevo años planteando en diferentes foros que los Educadores deben aprender a diseñar sus propios recursos de aprendizaje personalizados. No deberían depender de los especialistas en diseño instruccional, tecnología educativa, especialistas TIC, ilustradores, diseñadores gráficos, virtualizadores y creadores de contenidos.

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Una nueva visión de la Educación

Una nueva visión de la Educación | |

La nueva visión de la educación promueve el uso de la tecnología para facilitar el aprendizaje mediante la participación de los estudiantes, la promoción de la creatividad, fomentar el aprendizaje autodirigido, la colaboración y habilidades de pensamiento avanzado, lo que hace que pase a ser un aprendizaje abierto, inclusivo, ubícuo y ahora, AUTOMATIZADO.

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Robots are awesome. But the future of education technology is all about people

Robots are awesome. But the future of education technology is all about people | |

Teachers have long faced the challenge of figuring out which students need extra support with particular aspects of a lesson. During her years teaching college language classes, Blanco remembers looking out at a roomful of students in search of the furrowed brows and quizzical expressions that meant a student was having trouble with a concept.

Today, machine learning engineers can design AI systems that figure out exactly where each student is struggling. What if schools employed more of that tech to pinpoint each child’s needs for extra support? Then teachers could focus on one-on-one interactions or small group projects to give these students exactly what they need.

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