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The future belongs to the Makers

The future belongs to the Makers | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

I had a group of three or four students who were outliers. One student wrote novels. Another had a YouTube channel and created resources for parents that he planned to sell when he reached high school. One kid had a podcast. I realized that the real divide wasn’t a digital divide. It was a creative chasm — a break between the consumers and creators, the makers and the takers. And, though “taker” might sound a bit extreme, I couldn’t help but remember the words of Mrs. Smoot. We rob the world of our creativity when we never make anything.

As my former students move into college and step into careers, I notice that the makers are better equipped for life. They are taking ownership of their careers and forging a way into whatever vocation they have chosen. But this goes beyond economics. The makers have better endurance and deeper thinking. They know how to handle frustration.


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Nearly half of faculty say pandemic changes to teaching are here to stay

Nearly half of faculty say pandemic changes to teaching are here to stay | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

In a recent survey, the majority of faculty (71 percent) reported that their teaching in Fall 2020 was "very different" or included a "number of changes" compared to pre-pandemic times. And almost half (47 percent) felt those changes would remain in place post-pandemic.

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Learning how to learn is the future of Higher Education

Learning how to learn is the future of Higher Education | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

The internet makes world-class education available to anyone with a connected device these days, particularly if you want to study technology. From Harvard’s Introduction to Computer Science to Coursera’s Advanced Computer Vision with TensorFlow, free course offerings run the gamut from beginner to expert.

But where to begin? Students don’t need more content, they need curation and a framework to guide them through the maze of available courses so that they spend their time wisely, building up useful knowledge that will translate into a career.

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Using VR to design better classrooms

Using VR to design better classrooms | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Virtual Reality (VR) can be used to improve the design of classrooms and learning spaces, allowing students to learn without distractions, a new study has revealed.

A team of researchers from Bond University used VR headsets to test the acoustics of virtual classrooms to determine students’ cognitive performance in three settings – no ambient noise, typical classroom ambient noise, and ambient noise with acoustic treatments.

Edumorfosis's insight:

Virtual Reality was not created to improve classrooms. It was invented to improve user experiences. At educational level, to design hyper-connected learning experiences.

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¿Qué creen los aprendices sobre su aprendizaje?

¿Qué creen los aprendices sobre su aprendizaje? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Los aprendices-profesionales de una amplia gama de dominios a través de actividades como debates y blogs en línea, se trabajan las ideas introducidas en lo que pretenden aprender en sus propias circunstancias y desarrollar su propia comunidad mediante la aplicación de investigaciones sistémicas relacionadas. En este proceso, se desafían a sí mismos, los demás y los autores como los diseñadores de proceso críticos de aprendizaje. Reflexionamos sobre lo que se aprendió por quién y cómo y con qué fines, así mismo con quien podemos colaborar.

Las formas automáticas de computación educativa no solo identifican los procesos de aprendizaje sino que establecen simulaciones para influir en las personas y convencerles de que su aprendizaje será personalizado ( computación persuasiva psicológica) Todo esto da lugar a un “capitalismo de datos” que condicionan las políticas educativas de los estados construyendo sistemas totalmente condicionados y dirigidos a la estandarización, uniformización, prescripción… que les hace elevarse a la categoría de dogma pedagógico.

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eLearning: Why employees expect a Netflix experience

eLearning: Why employees expect a Netflix experience | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Employees are used to intuitive interfaces and services such as Netflix knowing what they might like. Skillsoft’s Steve Wainwright investigates how e-learning platforms can use such consumer experiences to create a community of learners who keep coming back.

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[eBook] Back to the Future of Education: Four OECD Scenarios for Schooling

[eBook] Back to the Future of Education: Four OECD Scenarios for Schooling | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Close your eyes for a second and think of something that happened over the last 20 years and you would have never expected to occur. Be it the pandemic, smart phones or something else, the truth is that the future likes to surprise us.

Our world is in a perpetual state of change. There are always multiple versions of the future—some are assumptions, others hopes and fears. To prepare, we have to consider not only the changes that appear most probable, but also the ones that we aren’t expecting.

Inspired by the ground-breaking 2001 Schooling for Tomorrow scenarios, this book provides a set of scenarios on the future of schooling, showing not a single path into the future, but many. Using these scenarios can help us identify the opportunities and challenges that these futures could hold for schooling and education more broadly. We can then use those ideas to help us better prepare and act now.

Whether parents or students, teachers or educational leaders, researchers or policy makers, this book has been written for all those who want to think about futures that haven’t occurred to play their part in shaping the future that will.

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UM Dearborn 'closed the door' on Remote Proctoring

UM Dearborn 'closed the door' on Remote Proctoring | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

The provost’s office at UM Dearborn sent a message to all faculty last April strongly discouraging them from using remote proctoring. In addition to noting that some eproctoring services charge students directly, adding unanticipated costs, the message said that some students “are demonstrably uncomfortable with what they perceive as an invasion of privacy by e-proctoring solutions.”

The statement added that, “Given the circumstances of this transition to remote teaching, and the multiple stresses our students are experiencing, we strongly discourage you from resorting to e-proctoring solutions unless you have been using them routinely in your program and courses before this transition and unless the students were made aware of this on your syllabus.”

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Higher Education's increasingly nuanced, AI-powered chatbots

Higher Education's increasingly nuanced, AI-powered chatbots | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Until last year, California State University, Northridge used its CSUNny chatbot simply to communicate with first-year students, part of a larger effort to bolster retention. Then came COVID-19.

As the pandemic unfolded and the university shifted to remote learning, CSUN opened up the bot to all students, says Elizabeth Adams, associate vice president of undergraduate studies. Through the chatbot, the school distributed pandemic-related information and polled students on whether fall classes should be online or in person. Better still, the bot yielded unexpectedly high engagement with a return rate percentage in the 30s.

It really allowed us to be in touch with tens of thousands of students in a way I don’t think we would have been able to without the bot,” Adams says. “It’s been a real lifesaver in that sense.”

Edumorfosis's insight:

Tal y como lo presentamos en DERRUMBANDO LAS CATEDRALES DEL CONOCIMIENTO (2019), los chatbots comienzan a adentrarse en la Educación Superior.

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Escenarios futuros de aprendizaje: ¿La profesión docente que conocemos se vuelve obsoleta?

Escenarios futuros de aprendizaje: ¿La profesión docente que conocemos se vuelve obsoleta? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Los docentes del siglo XXI, han de comprender que ya nunca más serán las”estrellas”, de la educación, que nunca más serán mejor que nadie. Los docentes de la sociedad del conocimiento son aquellos que nunca saldrán “en la foto”, pero si que acompañarán a los alumnos en su aprendizaje, ya nunca serán “el pozo del conocimiento”, sino personas con las competencias necesarias de ayudar a los aprendices en su aprender a aprender…. (en la foto salen los aprendices, ellos son los protagonistas y los responsables de su vida)….

El Rol del Docente Tradicionalmente ha sido la figura de autoridad en el aula, desde el punto de la capacidad intelectual y del poder. El docente era visto como el depositario del conocimiento y su rol era el de llenar las mentes de sus alumnos con su conocimiento y entonces luego lograr que los alumnos regurgitaran este conocimiento en el proceso de evaluación. Esta es la forma en que muchos de nosotros fuimos enseñados y como en muchos casos algunos todavía enseñamos. Después de todo, los alumnos son más fáciles de .controlar cuando están sentados en sus asientos, escuchando una clase expositiva.

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Getting ready to include Adaptive Learning in Instructional Design

Getting ready to include Adaptive Learning in Instructional Design | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it
With VR, AR, microlearning, AI, design thinking, and UX all crammed into any discussion about modern organizational learning, it’s tough to pinpoint what adaptive learning means. It sounds good because adaptability has positive connotations in any corporate context.

In its essence, adaptive learning defines any form of nonlinear learning. It challenges the traditional model where the user starts in one place, goes through a series of checkpoints on a learning path, and finishes at an endpoint.

Instead of treating all learners in the same way, adaptive learning allows L&D specialists to create training modules that are dynamic and adapt to individual needs, preferences, and abilities. It sounds good, but there are a few things to consider before implementation.
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Best UX Design tools 2021

Best UX Design tools 2021 | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

What is UX Design or user experience design and why is it important for you to have access to the right UX design tool? The art of UX is a deep subject that involves many components, the most important of which is what the end-user considers to be an intuitive, frictionless, and pleasurable interaction with technology. That means your UX design tool must be flexible enough to handle usability nuances, robust enough to offer the right design components, and easy for a designer with no coding experience to use. Among other considerations, this is what you need to look for in a design tool. Let’s look at some of the other factors that should impact your decision to pick one tool over another:

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21 ways to structure an Online Discussion (Part 1)

21 ways to structure an Online Discussion (Part 1) | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Discussion forums. Love them or hate them, they are an essential component of online learning. They give introverted learners a chance to articulate their thoughts. They enrich the learning environment by giving everyone an opportunity to share their experiences. And they are a space for the co-creation of knowledge and meaning.

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21 ways to structure an Online Discussion (Part 3)

21 ways to structure an Online Discussion (Part 3) | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

In this five-part article series, we look at ideas for structuring an online discussion. These inspirations were chosen because they address concerns that discussion forums need to give learners options in the way they participate, in the way they give each learner the opportunity to contribute something unique that is worth reading (i.e. the responses are not repetitive), and learners have an opportunity to express themselves and form communities (Schultz et al., 2020).

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University leaders say governance risks imminent collapse

University leaders say governance risks imminent collapse | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

The UK higher education sector is experiencing a series of fundamental challenges that threaten to destroy its position as a global leader in research, innovation and higher education. This has clearly been made worse by the global pandemic, but even at a local level many universities struggle to identify their unique purpose and the resources required to provide relevant qualifications that meet student and employer requirements.

Some higher education leaders believe as many as 20% of UK universities will not survive in this new environment and some institutions are already failing, while others downsize staff numbers and reduce entry levels in a desperate attempt to increase student numbers.

The result is an overall lowering of quality, which the private sector is more than willing to address with their emergent and sophisticated expertise in online programmes.

Edumorfosis's insight:

¿Se derrumban las Catedrales del Conocimiento?

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Valdosta State creates online college to draw local students away from national universities

Valdosta State creates online college to draw local students away from national universities | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Georgia's Valdosta State University this summer plans to launch an online college targeting adult learners, who are generally considered to be ages 25 and older.

Officials bill the college as a local and less-expensive alternative to national universities with large online footprints, including Southern New Hampshire University and the University of Phoenix.

The online college will offer eight bachelor's degree programs that cost $299 per credit hour. Valdosta joins several other public universities that have launched programs aiming to better compete with large online colleges.

Edumorfosis's insight:

Tal y como lo mencionamos en el libro DERRUMBANDO LAS CATEDRALES DEL CONOCIMIENTO. La oferta académica se extenderá a los adultos profesionales 25+ años. Se lanzarán cursos cortos de 8 semanas y más económicos que los programas convencionales. Los cursos estarán basados en carreras emergentes según las necesidades apremiantes del mercado laboral. La educación será mayormente en línea. ¿Será este el inicio de una nueva educación?

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[eBook] The Future of Work: The role of Instructional Design in converting VILT to eLearning in 2021

[eBook] The Future of Work: The role of Instructional Design in converting VILT to eLearning in 2021 | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Instructional Design and eLearning technologies can help you move your classroom training online and boost employee productivity. Learn best practices and remote performance support strategies for your team.

What is the role of Instructional Design and how can it help your organization support telecommuting teams? The pandemic has shifted the L&D focus and businesses must devise new ways to connect with remote workers and provide engaging eLearning experiences. Fortunately, with the right tools and Instructional Design methods, companies can adapt to change and cultivate their internal talent cost-effectively.

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Aprendizaje, rendimiento y desempeño: cerramos brechas y entramos en otras dinámicas

Aprendizaje, rendimiento y desempeño: cerramos brechas y entramos en otras dinámicas | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Tenemos claro que necesitamos por una parte aprender y por otra, que nuestro desempeño sea mejor, por eso recurro a WISE y a Charels Jennigs, el primero nos dice que la formación está en el lugar de trabajo, fuera de ella va perdiendo calidad y se va alejando de lo que pretendíamos (no hablamos de títulos ya que los consideramos un mal menor), esto representa un modo de pensar fuera de los paradigmas de aprendizaje más tradicionales. Posteriormente, está más allá del alcance y de alquiler para la mayoría de las organizaciones de aprendizaje.

Pero la fuerza de trabajo cambiante y los comportamientos adaptativos igualmente asociados a ella, indican la necesidad de un cambio de mentalidad en torno al aprendizaje. Por ejemplo, la generación del milenio están tomando cada vez más roles y responsabilidades en el lugar de trabajo, y la forma en que aprenden y buscan información deben dar a los líderes de aprendizaje una idea donde su estrategia de desarrollo debe estar orientada en este sentido.

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So how did other countries handle the shift to Distance Learning?

So how did other countries handle the shift to Distance Learning? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Are you curious how other countries’ school systems have fared with the sudden switch to remote or hybrid learning, and what countries who’ve found this shift less disruptive to learning have done to see (relative) success?

A report by The National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE)—“How Did the World’s Highest Performing Education Systems Approach Distance Learning?”—looks at how school systems generally considered high performing implemented distance learning during the pandemic, particularly which countries have been most successful and what kind of actions their school systems took to keep teachers, students, and learning strong. Here are highlights—which may give leaders of U.S. school districts ideas for how to respond more nimbly if future public health or other crises demand sudden transformations.

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Future proof? Four scenarios for the Future of Schooling

Future proof? Four scenarios for the Future of Schooling | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

2020, this evocative year of hindsight and foresight, has reminded us that, despite the best laid plans, the truth is that the future likes to surprise us. To prepare our education systems for what may come, we have to consider not only the changes that appear most probable, but also the ones that we are not expecting.

There are always multiple versions of the future – some are assumptions, others hopes and fears. Much of our thinking of the future is linear, and based on extending currently existing trends. But trends slow, accelerate, bend and break, and unforeseen events can disrupt even long-standing trends – with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic being a case in point.

Edumorfosis's insight:

Ante un futuro educativo incierto, la OECD comparte cuatro posibles escenarios. Uno de esos escenarios debería ser el de aprender a vivir en medio de la incertidumbre. No se trata de aprender contenidos de materias, sino de aprender a desarrollar el conjunto de capacidades cognitivas de orden superior.

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EdTech tools for inclusive classrooms

EdTech tools for inclusive classrooms | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

One of the key strengths of learning technologies and more specifically assistive technologies is that they help students with disabilities tap into their full potential and provide inclusive learning environments that respond o0 diverse learning needs. Microsoft Educator Center offers some really great free accessibility resources that teachers and parents can use with their learners to help them unlock their learning potential. In today's post we are sharing with you some of Microsoft's special education tools that can be used to enhance students reading, writing, math, and communication. These are built-in features that can be found in several of Microsoft tools such as OneNote, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Microsoft Team, Office Lens, etc:

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[PDF] Reinventando la Educación: El futuro del aprendizaje

[PDF] Reinventando la Educación: El futuro del aprendizaje | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

La pandemia ha perturbado a todos los sectores de la sociedad y ha revelado sus puntos débiles, especialmente en nuestros sistemas educativos. La reacción a la crisis ha generado respuestas impresionantes por parte de individuos y pequeños grupos, y los educadores han dado un paso adelante para servir a su s comunidades. En algunos casos, las asociaciones públicas y privadas han suplido sus carencias. Algunos sistemas educativos han podido ofrecer rápidamente experiencias de aprendizaje remotas, pero la mayoría han tenido problemas para satisfacer las necesidades de todos. La equidad, el acceso y la capacidad han sido insuficientes. Antes de la pandemia, muchos sistemas educativos estaban estancados; y la pandemia ha puesto de manifiesto el argumento de que se necesitan cambios fundamentales.

 

A causa de esta disrupción, se ha reconocido que los centros escolares desempeñan un papel vital que trasciende la mera enseñanza. Sus funciones de custodia y como entidades comunitarias son esenciales para una sociedad sana. Al enfrentarnos con los problemas de cómo reabrir los centros en esta época tan incierta, debemos aprovechar la oportunidad de reflexionar sobre lo que hemos aprendido y sobre aquello qué es más importante.

 

Los desafíos que han aflorado durante la disrupción no deberían resultarnos sorprendentes. Durante la última década, la implicación de los alumnos se ha desplomado. Su sensación de esperanza se ha visto deteriorada. Casi uno de cada cinco alumnos no alcanza un nivel mínimo básico de habilidades para resultar socialmente funcionales en la actualidad. Además, muchos sistemas escolares no han podido seguir el ritmo de los avances tecnológicos; hay centros que no han podido proporcionar un acceso generalizado a herramientas digitales. Cuando la pandemia llegó, uno de cada cinco alumnos no tenía acceso a Internet o a un dispositivo que pudieran usar durante el confinamiento. Esta disrupción ha descubierto que nuestros sistemas estaban gravemente desprovistos de capacidades para dar cabida a todos los alumnos. Para decirlo de forma clara: ha llegado el momento de hacer de la educación un instrumento para el bien individual y social.

 

¿Cómo decidiremos responder? ¿Improvisaremos juntos una reacción transitoria o aprovecharemos la oportunidad para transformar el sistema en sí? La pregunta gira en torno a qué será más convincente, si volver al statu quo o aprovecharemos la oportunidad para ayudar a los alumnos a convertirse en impulsores del cambio, expertos y capaces mediante un aprendizaje más en profundidad. Creemos que tenemos las soluciones ante nosotros. Disponemos de la oportunidad de administrar de forma creativa los problemas inmediatos mientras construimos un puente hacia un sistema educativo replanteado.

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How Digital Transformation leaders can change Organizational Dynamics

How Digital Transformation leaders can change Organizational Dynamics | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Digital transformation is all the rage nowadays with training and education going digital, no matter if it is in the K-12 or higher education context. Traditional lectures and physical materials are replaced by interactive activities with synchronous and asynchronous lessons in various LMSs, not to mention the multimodal representation of knowledge and skills. Teacher training is no longer confined to workshops where specialists sit together enjoying a cup of tea. Instead, they exchange professional ideas in cyberspace with cyber coffee as well.

In fact, digital transformation is taking place substantially in different educational contexts more rapidly than in the past. To achieve success, we have to build a collaborative and forward-thinking teaching team in the planning, implementation, and evaluation stages. Rather than a one-off transformation, the role of digital leaders is changing the culture and future of the organization.

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Understanding Hybrid Learning and how to use it

Understanding Hybrid Learning and how to use it | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

If you’ve attended an institution of higher education or a trade school in the last dozen or so years, chances are high that you’ve encountered a course design known as “hybrid learning.” To say that a course will follow a hybrid learning model is commonly understood to mean that some students will participate in person while others take part remotely. HyFlex [1] is a well-defined example of a hybrid learning model that many institutions follow.

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[PDF] Conocimiento sobre las tecnologías de información y comunicación como herramienta de enseñanza de los docentes universitarios en tiempos de pandemia

[PDF] Conocimiento sobre las tecnologías de información y comunicación como herramienta de enseñanza de los docentes universitarios en tiempos de pandemia | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Las tecnologías de información y comunicación son en la actualidad la herramienta y/o recurso mayormente utilizado por las personas. En el ámbito educativo se ha visto como se ha acrecentado el uso de las tecnologías tanto por parte de los docentes como de los estudiantes. Siendo estos últimos los que mayormente utilizan herramientas tecnológicas para lograr una mayor diversidad en las fuentes de trabajo o actividades educativas. Este es un hecho que se había venido observando desde hace por lo menos una década. Y por lo que ya se sabía que iba en aumento con el avance de dichas tecnologías y la globalización que se encargó de acelerar ese proceso. Sin embargo, pese a que se tenía la certeza de que iba a llegar el momento de utilizar la inteligencia artificial y las muchas herramientas tecnológicas que se ven actualmente, las personas no estaban preparadas para asumir una condición que se puede tornar ilimitada en lo que respecta al uso de la internet como un recurso para hacer sus actividades desde el hogar, llamándolo teletrabajo, trabajo remoto y en otros casos home officce.

Edumorfosis's insight:

Si seguimos midiendo el impacto de la Tecnología Educativa en la enseñanza de los docentes, nunca entenderemos cómo funcionará para alcanzar los niveles de pensamiento cognitivo de nuestros estudiantes... 

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21 ways to structure an Online Discussion (Part 2)

21 ways to structure an Online Discussion (Part 2) | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

In this and the next article, I will describe ideas for structuring an online discussion when the goal is for learners to further explore a concept studied in class. I subdivided the ideas into two categories: Some are useful when the goal is for learners to engage in divergent thinking, in other words, when they are generating ideas and expanding the range of solutions or brainstorming (this article). The second set is useful when the aim is for learners to engage in convergent thinking, to gain a deeper and richer (and common) understanding of a concept (the next article).

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