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WhatsApp for Learning?

WhatsApp for Learning? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

You probably say “WhatsApp” just as often as you’d ask someone “What’s up”. Or may be even more. WhatsApp hardly needs an introduction. But definition wise, it is a freely available, user friendly, cross-platform instant messaging app that requires an internet connection to work. The app has become such a favourite with mobile users globally that it has fostered communication in many ways. All you need is a working phone number and an internet connection, and it seamlessly integrates all your contacts into your WhatsApp friend list. No user IDs, no passwords- just the benefits of messaging, at a fraction of the cost.

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El tiempo me dio la razón...

El tiempo me dio la razón... | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

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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eLearning and Informal Learning: Can they be together at the university?

eLearning and Informal Learning: Can they be together at the university? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

El aprendizaje informal es el no oficial, no programado, es la forma improvisada para la mayoría de nosotros a aprender a aprender a hacer nuestro trabajo. El aprendizaje informal es como montar una bicicleta: el conductor elige el destino y la ruta. El ciclista puede tomar un desvío de un momento a admirar el paisaje o ayudar a un compañero piloto.

El aprendizaje formal es como viajar en el autobús: el conductor decide dónde va el autobús, los pasajeros están a lo largo del paseo. Nuevas personas en el territorio a menudo viajan en el autobús antes de saltar en la bicicleta..

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Ocho errores y falsedades sobre la docencia online que se cuelan en el debate actual sobre el cambio en la universidad...

Ocho errores y falsedades sobre la docencia online que se cuelan en el debate actual sobre el cambio en la universidad... | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Ocho errores y falsedades sobre la docencia online que se cuelan en el debate actual sobre el cambio en la universidad, abro HILO...

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Teaching SEL skills in online education

Teaching SEL skills in online education | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process that helps kids and adults alike to understand and manage their emotions so that they can develop positive and meaningful social relationships.

When socialization alone is not enough to develop those skills, educators should step in and offer support, as social and emotional skills are essential for each individual.

When we cannot identify and process our emotions, there is a potential risk of serious psychological imbalances, such as uncontrolled anger, low frustration tolerance, depression, etc.

The social outcomes may also be negative: difficulty in making and maintaining social relationships, isolation, and loneliness.

Bringing SEL in the classroom is not the latest fad, but an essential core component of any educational system that wants to help students have well-balanced social and emotional lives.

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Key features of an effective eLearning Platform

Key features of an effective eLearning Platform | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

eLearning is big business, and not just for universities and traditional academic institutions. Many professionals are able to provide themselves with a second income stream by curating courses which teach others some of the skills that they have acquired throughout their careers.

If you would like to take advantage of the e-learning trend, there are some things that you should bear in mind when you are deciding whether to invest in a formal learning platform, or whether you think you will be able to deliver your course effectively using other tools.

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La formación es útil a veces, pero a menudo falla, especialmente cuando se utiliza para abordar problemas que en realidad no pueden resolver

La formación es útil a veces, pero a menudo falla, especialmente cuando se utiliza para abordar problemas que en realidad no pueden resolver | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

La formación que conocemos como “reglada” o “formal” por muy ·significativa que se diga que va a ser, la verdad es que siempre está lejos de lo que verdaderamente tenemos enfrente, ya sea trabajo, ya sea relaciones, liderajes… (Hablando con Jane Hart)

Extrapolando a la educación formal sin más, los mismos cursos de formación al uso han perdido toda su importancia, incluso si “glamour”, ya que su utilidad posterior en las aulas es apenas de un 10% como suele explicar y muy bien nuestro amigo Charles Jennings y es cierto totalmente.

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Google, también a por las Universidades: Crea sus propias titulaciones por 250 euros

Google, también a por las Universidades: Crea sus propias titulaciones por 250 euros | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Google quiere ser juez y parte tanto del mercado laboral como del sistema educativo. Su último movimiento, con la creación de tres títulos propios en Experiencia de Usuario, Análisis de Datos y Gestión de Proyectos, reta directamente a las universidades. Denominados certificados profesionales, su duración será de seis meses, la formación online, costarán alrededor de 250 euros y la propia compañía le otorga la misma validez que un grado de cuatro años relacionado con cualquiera de estas tres áreas, según precisa Kent Walker, vicepresidente de asuntos globales de Google.

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Formación Docente: El gran reto de la Educación en Línea

Formación Docente: El gran reto de la Educación en Línea | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Los maestros también necesitan tiempo para aprender, no sólo enseñar. Esto es más evidente hoy en día en aquellos maestros que no dominan el mundo digital o tienen que buscar alternativas para llegar a los alumnos que no tienen computadoras en casa. En internet podemos encontrar material de capacitación gratuito de buena calidad, sin embargo, el docente debe aprender a seleccionar lo que mejor se adecue a sus necesidades.

Si bien algunos docentes han sido receptivos y positivos ante los cambios que ha traído la COVID-19, para muchos otros impartir clases en línea no ha sido fácil, especialmente para aquellos que tienen una conectividad limitada o no cuentan con las herramientas tecnológicas básicas para poder desempeñarse. Tratar de apegarse al nuevo plan de estudios en línea, y hacerlo de manera divertida para captar la atención de sus alumnos, resulta abrumador.

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La competencia digital y su desarrollo frente a la nueva realidad

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Eleven alternative assessments for a Blended Synchronous Learning Environment

Eleven alternative assessments for a Blended Synchronous Learning Environment | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Our mid-sized state university decided to institute a blended synchronous delivery model this year. A facilitated online workshop was offered over the summer to assist faculty in designing classes for the new learning environment, where almost 600 faculty registered. One area we explored included alternative assessments. We, as educators, are aware of the benefits of alternative assessments; they are less stressful for learners, can be low tech, are often scaffolded to provide formative assessment, and can increase academic honesty, student motivation, and learning. The following are ideas from faculty who were tasked with creating alternative assessments to implement in a blended synchronous learning environment.

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Harmonizing with Microcredentials: 7 steps to reimagining your school's Professional Learning

Harmonizing with Microcredentials: 7 steps to reimagining your school's Professional Learning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Over the past four stories, we’ve taken a look at how Harmony Public Schools, an extraordinarily innovative and hardworking group of educators, have fortified their teaching staff with a concentrated focus upon career advancement. Their commitment to awarding microcredentials aligned to career pathways is more than an act of good faith; it’s an investment in what makes Harmony so valuable to their entire learning community of nearly 100,000 staff, students, parents, and collaborators spread across Texas.

We’ve heard the voices representing these roles and have seen how the program has been well-received by the teachers participating and even the students on the receiving end of their action research projects. In short, the commitment to building these pathways and offering incentives to teachers to sharpen their skills has made Harmony stronger and more effective in delivering high quality learning experiences for their learners.

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¿Tenemos miedo a aprender? ¿Nos damos cuenta de ello?

¿Tenemos miedo a aprender? ¿Nos damos cuenta de ello? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

¿Por qué teneos miedo a aprender? ¿Por qué tememos a los que les encanta aprender? ¿Por qué no queremos que los demás aprendan si a nosotros no nos gusta hacerlo?…preguntas importantes que nos podemos hacer, pero todavía hay más…

¿Por qué no entendemos que las tecnologías convergentes nos van a facilitar la única manera posible de tener un aprendizaje individualizado? ¿Por que las administraciones públicas no se dan cuenta de ello? Es la solución a los problemas de masificación en las aulas, de tener muchos profesores pero pocos que valgan para este tipo de aprendizaje…

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Presente y futuro de las Humanidades (II): Entre la digitalización y la IA

Presente y futuro de las Humanidades (II): Entre la digitalización y la IA | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Los humanos hemos entrado en un escenario tecnológico en el que, por primera vez en la historia, disponemos de la capacidad de capturar casi todos los acontecimientos de nuestra vida y contamos con máquinas y potencia de cálculo suficientes para examinarlos (Cortés).

La inteligencia artificial pone en cuestión, en esta línea, ciertos valores del humanismo clásico, es decir, la confianza en el valor y el poder de los individuos, que tienen como meta principal la búsqueda del conocimiento y el aprendizaje continuo; el convencimiento de que la educación es el elemento clave para mejorar la sociedad; y, la apreciación de la idea aristotélica de la física como la observación científica de la realidad.

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Importance of Mobile Apps in Education

Importance of Mobile Apps in Education | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Our educational system is facing one of the greatest evolutions of our times. With the advent of technology, it has made it easier for students to explore, understand and nurture their curiosities anytime and anywhere. All thanks to the increased presence of mobile phones in our lives.

There are over 500,000 educational apps in various app stores. These apps are revolutionizing the way learning is perceived. From the age old method of student-teacher interactive learning inside the four walls of a classroom, mobile phones and the millions of applications in them have taken pedagogy to a whole new level, one that does not require the presence of a teacher or strict timing. Educational mobile apps have helped to make learning a fun and stimulating experience.

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What the EdTech industry should know about the worst parts of Remote Learning

What the EdTech industry should know about the worst parts of Remote Learning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

In these unprecedented times, the expectations for education technology solutions have never been higher. They must meet the pedagogical standards of experienced educators, and also be easy enough to use by a grandmother and kindergartener at a dining room table. They must elegantly integrate with—yet also stand out from—the myriad other tools schools are juggling. And as budgets shrink in a time of decreasing tax revenue, school leaders are forced to prioritize their “need to haves,” over their “nice to haves.” The edtech solutions they invest in must address their most critical and pressing problems.

It’s an interesting paradox: EdTech has never been so prevalent, and yet the need for high-quality, relevant solutions has never been more dire.

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Defining and Illustrating DX and its role in student success

Defining and Illustrating DX and its role in student success | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Of the numerous benefits universities might cite when discussing digital transformation, the role of DX in student success ranks among the highest — and in multiple ways.

When we asked higher education IT leaders and professionals to tell us how potentially beneficial DX would be in addressing various challenges and opportunities, we didn’t know what to expect, EDUCAUSE Director of Research Christopher Brooks told listeners during an Oct. 28 session at the 2020 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference. As it turns out, DX really is a student-centered endeavor.

In fact, Brooks continued, six of the top 10 major DX benefits that respondents cited were directly related to student success. Those benefits, he shared, included improving the student experience, improving faculty teaching and advising, decreasing student dropout rates, improving student course performance, reaching a more varied array of students, and reducing the amount of time it takes students to achieve their degrees.

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Universidad: Jaque mate

Universidad: Jaque mate | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

El mercado laboral necesita una buena evaluación de destrezas y habilidades. Y es para partirse de risa, ¿quién va a poder competir con Google para determinar en cada momento qué es lo que se necesita o se deja de necesitar? A los antibolonia nos sabían a poco tres años de Grado. En la Google University eso les parece una eternidad, les suena al avanzar de un dinosaurio. Seis meses y punto bastan para poder certificar una habilidad o una destreza. Se dirá que esos "certificados google" no van a ser "oficiales". Y eso es lo más divertido de todo. ¿A quién le va a importar eso, si nosotros mismos, desde la Universidad, llevamos veinte años desprestigiando nuestros propios títulos y diciendo que no se adaptaban a la realidad económica? Los de Google se van a adaptar a las mil maravillas. ¿Qué empresa va a preferir contratar a un titulado estatal, un prepotente sobrecualificado que encima a lo mejor se cree un ciudadano con derechos o algo peor? En un plazo relativamente breve, ninguna empresa se va a fijar ya en el carácter anacrónicamente "estatal" de los titulados. Si lo que se necesita es una destreza, Google se bastará para garantizarla.

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Este artículo expone interesantes argumentos explicados detalladamente en DERRUMBANDO LAS CATEDRALES DEL CONOCIMIENTO. Las compañías tecnológicas están hackeando el sistema universitario con sus ofertas académicas alternativas. Lo que no sabemos es cuántos egresados de la escuela superior decidan inscribirse en estos programas alternativos y cuántos decidan ingresar a la Universidad. Nos guste o no, este será el futuro de la Educación Superior.

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Education Technology and the Future of Higher Ed Leadership

Education Technology and the Future of Higher Ed Leadership | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Education Technology (EdTech) has had a more significant impact on education than anyone expected. Now its effects are reaching into the field of higher education. In this article, we will discuss Education Technology and the future of higher ed leadership.

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Hacia dónde se dirigen los nuevos Modelos de Educación Superior

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[eBook] Design for Learning

[eBook] Design for Learning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Our purpose in this book is twofold. First, we introduce the basic skill set and knowledge base used by practicing instructional designers. We do this through chapters contributed by experts in the field who have either academic, research-based backgrounds, or practical, on-the-job experience (or both). Our goal is that students in introductory instructional design courses will be able to use this book as a guide for completing a basic instructional design project. We also hope the book is useful as a ready resource for more advanced students or others seeking to develop their instructional design knowledge and skills.

 

Our second purpose complements the first: to introduce instructional designers to some of the most current views on how the practices of design thinking contribute towards the development of effective and engaging learning environments. While some previous books have incorporated elements of design thinking (for example, processes like prototyping), to date no instructional design textbook focuses on design-oriented thinking as the dominant approach for creating innovative learning systems. Our aim is to provide resources to faculty and students for learning instructional design in a manner consistent with a design-oriented worldview. But because the classic approaches to instructional design are still important for many professionals, we also include chapters that introduce some of the traditional, systematic processes for designing instructional environments. We hope this blend of traditional and innovative views provides readers with a competitive advantage in their own work, providing them with a larger set of conceptual tools to draw on as they address the professional challenges they face.

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Should more universities embrace holograms in the classroom?

Should more universities embrace holograms in the classroom? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

The use of holograms in class may not have caught on fire – yet – but should universities be open to giving them a try?

While its use in higher education is still selective, Imperial College London has already been deploying holograms via its EdTech Lab this past year with positive results. According to Times Higher Education (THE), Imperial College uses holograms to allow remote speakers to appear as life-size three-dimensional entities in one of the university’s lecture theatres.

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5 ways in which Educational Videos enhance online learning

5 ways in which Educational Videos enhance online learning | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Education experts have been talking about the rise of remote learning for years and years. However, it’s only recently that it has become not only widespread but nearly compulsory, as the COVID-19 pandemic has turned it into the only possible way for safe learning.

Too many educational institutions weren’t prepared nor equipped to provide remote courses. In many cases, their response wasn’t up to par – they just replaced lectures with video conferences!

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