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Moving from Digital Portfolios to a domain of one’s own

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Digital portfolios are personalized, active, and multimodal. These can take the form of a personalized, web-based collection of work and reflections used to demonstrate key skills and accomplishments for a variety of contexts and time periods.

 

In an earlier post, I detailed the elements of a digital portfolio, and described the benefits for students and educators. This post will dig a bit deeper into the research and theory to identify possibilities for identity development and supporting literacy practices in the construction of digital portfolios. Specifically, we’ll look at student agency, developing identity, and moving to a domain of one’s own.


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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, 30 October 2016, 07:29

"Digital portfolios are personalized, active, and multimodal. These can take the form of a personalized, web-based collection of work and reflections used to demonstrate key skills and accomplishments for a variety of contexts and time periods.

 

In an earlier post, I detailed the elements of a digital portfolio, and described the benefits for students and educators. This post will dig a bit deeper into the research and theory to identify possibilities for identity development and supporting literacy practices in the construction of digital portfolios. Specifically, we’ll look at student agency, developing identity, and moving to a domain of one’s own."

L. García Aretio's curator insight, 30 October 2016, 16:21

"Digital portfolios are personalized, active, and multimodal. These can take the form of a personalized, web-based collection of work and reflections used to demonstrate key skills and accomplishments for a variety of contexts and time periods.

 

In an earlier post, I detailed the elements of a digital portfolio, and described the benefits for students and educators. This post will dig a bit deeper into the research and theory to identify possibilities for identity development and supporting literacy practices in the construction of digital portfolios. Specifically, we’ll look at student agency, developing identity, and moving to a domain of one’s own."

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Reinventing Education for the Future of Work

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British educationalist Ken Robinson retains the distinction of getting the most viewed TED talk ever, and his broadly seen skewering of the contemporary education system was adorned upon in numerous presentations and books. He yells from an education system that was forged in the heat of the industrial revolution to create a workforce fit to execute the one task they’d need to do for the entirety of their working lives.

It is a system that is increasingly unfit for purpose, not only in terms of fulfilling the widely reported skills shortages in specialized disciplines, but also in skills such as collaboration and problem solving which are cited as being critical for the commercial revolution. With technology increasingly capable of performing routine tasks, it’s beholden on us to develop those skills that are fundamentally human.

They mention programs such as the Compte Personnel de Formation in France, which intends to supply all employees with access to 24 hours of training for each year they have been in the labor force.

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Beyond Millennials: The next Generation of Learners

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Pearson recently released the findings of its new report, “Beyond Millennials: The Next Generation of Learners”, highlighting the similarities and differences between Generation Z (defined as ages 14-23) and Millennials (defined as ages 24-40).

As Generation Z enters and settles into college, technology has already shaped their educational expectations, even more so than for the previous generation of traditional college students, Millennials. Generation Z expects experiences both inside and outside the classroom that are more rewarding, more engaging and less time consuming. Technology is no longer a transformative phenomena for this generation, but rather a normal, integral part of life.

This research was conducted by The Harris Poll, a global market research firm based in New York. Results are based on responses from a 30-minute nationally representative online survey of 2,587 respondents, 14 to 40-years old.

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University Education is ripe for dIsRuPtIoN

University Education is ripe for dIsRuPtIoN | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Disruptors have been compared to viruses that must survive the white blood cells of resistance within established businesses and institutions.

 

Overcoming resistance to change, especially when there is no apparent immediate crisis, remains an essential element of successful self-disruption within an organization. Resistance to change weakens as evidence mounts in favour of the self-disruption strategy.


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The Power of Collaborative Learning: More important than ever

The Power of Collaborative Learning: More important than ever | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

In today’s skills-based economy, people want to learn faster than ever. More than $200 billion is now spent on various forms of workplace training and the volume of content is massive. There are tens of thousands of videos, courses, articles, and tools dedicated to helping people learn. And more and more of it is designed to be “in the flow of work,” so you can learn where you are, when you have time, and when you need the help.

 

In this mad flurry to put more and more content online (YouTube now has 23 million channels and gathers more than 5 billion views per day), we seem to have left something out. The most powerful and memorable learning actually occurs when we talk with other people. Take a look at the research done on the Ebbinghouse Forgetting Curve, which essentially shows how quickly we forget what we learn.


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4 key ways AI is impacting Higher Ed

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What is the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in higher education? A new report from The Learning House, Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education: Current Uses and Future Applications, outlines some of the ways AI is impacting higher ed and also examines implementation challenges.

The report also highlights important policy guidance and recommendations that are likely to accelerate AI innovation or, if unrealized, stifle its growth and adoption. For example, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) last updated in 2001, predates many common education technologies including smartphones, tablets, wireless data, MOOCs, and even online education programs in general. The brief also cites necessary changes to policies on data security and accreditation.

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eLearning Evaluation Alternatives: Beyond Kirkpatrick

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Effective eLearning evaluation is one of the most critical aspects of making sure your learning and training programs do what you need them to do: Improve the skills and knowledge of employees in a way that has a positive impact on the company’s bottom line. I spent a good deal of time investigating the Kirkpatrick Model for learning evaluation, which was around long before eLearning appeared. It applies well to any kind of learning, and is still recognized by many as the gold standard for evaluation. But there are other eLearning evaluation alternatives available for those who want to try something different.

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5 Levels of Student Engagement: A continuum for teaching

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The idea behind Shlechty’s framework is, in short, to focus on the work that students do, and the systems that produce that work. While there are critics of how it works in practice, the ideas are sound. One of the stickier takeaways for me from the “WoW” resources was the idea of levels of student engagement. I had recognized every level in my classroom as a teacher (struggling students usually in the ‘Retreatism’ area, while even the ‘best’ students I had seemed to be around the ‘Ritual Compliance’ level. It was eye-opening for me.

For starters, the idea of ‘authentic engagement’ now had a new standard. No longer was ‘paying attention’ and eye contact and completing the assignments the standard. I started looking for sustained immersion.

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Project Chimera uses VR to put remote students in the classroom

Project Chimera uses VR to put remote students in the classroom | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

With education in all forms today, classes tend to be either wholly online or wholly face-to-face. While some hybrid degrees are gaining in popularity in fields such as nursing and law, these mostly demarcate courses between remote and in-person. But what if the same class—and not just the same class content—could be taught to both in-person and remote students at the same time? Jimmy Giliberti, general manager of Number 9, a VR video production company, has been thinking about scenarios like these for some time. Number 9 operates as a subsidiary of the Glimpse Group, an umbrella company that brings together VR and AR expertise across numerous fields. Along with another company, Foretell, Giliberti has recently developed Project Chimera, a VR presentation solution that brings together live and remote audiences and presenters in the same space.

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50 ways to measure Understanding

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How do you measure what a student understands?

Not give them an assessment, score it, then use that score to imply understanding. Rather, how do you truly ‘uncover’ what they ‘know’–and how ‘well’ they know it?

The Challenge Of Outcomes & Standards-Based Assessment

First a preface: itemizing ways to measure understanding is functionally different than students choosing a way to demonstrate what they know—mainly because in a backward-design approach where the learning target is identified first, that learning target dictates everything else downstream.

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7 creative ways to foster Interpersonal Skills on online training

7 creative ways to foster Interpersonal Skills on online training | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Our modern workplace can be a cold, isolating place. Team members separated by offices, if not oceans; the traditional working day stretching out to cover different time zones. Less cash floating around for face-to-face gatherings. Fewer interactions with other people, in general. Yes, hiring the right person for the job regardless of location is positive. But if we don’t use the online training resources we have to help bring people closer, then disengagement will be inevitable. eLearning is one of the building blocks of modern personal development. Whilst training, why not enable individuals to develop their interpersonal skills at the same time?

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How to build a high-functioning Remote Team for your EdTech Company

How to build a high-functioning Remote Team for your EdTech Company | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

It’s no secret that remote work is growing rapidly, thanks to advancements in communication and productivity tools. A study by the International Workplace Group estimates that 50 percent of people globally work outside their headquarters for at least 2.5 days each week. Employees report higher productivity, greater efficiency and less stress, while companies can benefit from lower real estate costs and an expanded talent pool.

But building an effective remote team isn’t as simple as flipping a switch. Especially for education companies, it requires careful considerations around factors such as your company culture, infrastructure, processes, hiring procedures and customer interactions.

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What are some key skills required by a L&D Professional?

What are some key skills required by a L&D Professional? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Enough has been written about developing skills in employees. But what about the skills required by the person who facilitates employee skill development? That’s correct – the L&D professional. L&D professionals develop training and development programs as well as eLearning courses and sometimes train employees themselves. What are the skills they absolutely must have in order to do so? In this article we’ll discuss these skills.

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5 ways eLearning helps professionals to gain New Skills and Career Options

5 ways eLearning helps professionals to gain New Skills and Career Options | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Ten years ago, most people could expect to go to college and graduate prepared to take on a role in their chosen industry.

While college is still a good foundation today and absolutely crucial in some industries—more than 60% of jobs will require a post-secondary degree of some kind by 2020—educational demands are shifting. Skills are evolving so quickly that universities are unable to catch up, and we really have no idea of what we can expect education to look like ten years from now.

Students’ needs are also shifting. Fewer and fewer are attending school full-time and living on campus. In fact, fully on-campus students now only make up 14% of those enrolled in colleges and universities.

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Future of Education and Future of Work: Do they match?

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The future of work is unfolding before us. Digitalization, distant work, employee empowerment and labor diversity are high and the market is thriving. Similarly, higher education can also be undergoing a contemporary renovation as more online classes, virtual research groups, and electronic learning management systems are incorporated into instructional design. Both industries are on a clear and speedy path through the fourth industrial revolution and toward the dynamics of modern collaboration…but are they on precisely the exact same route?

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Learning in complexity and chaos

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According to the Cynefin framework we should Probe > Sense > Respond when dealing with complexity, as opposed to Analyze > Sense > Respond when the situation is complicated. Mechanical systems are complicated, but human systems are complex. It means that we cannot over-plan, though planning itself prepares us to deal with what emerges as we probe complex situations and environments. In complicated conditions we can rely on established good practices, but in complex ones we need to continuously develop our own emergent practices.

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The significance of eLearning in the Modern World

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With the changing technology, the field of education has experienced vast changes in itself. The internet has transferred the whole process of Learning and Development to the virtual world. The youth has encouraged it to the beam, and eLearning clearly has a bright future ahead.

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Augmented Reality in Education

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Student engagement in the classroom is dropping every year because they may be bored with that traditional stereotypical learning styles, though we can have better learning in this digitalized era. Ever wondered why they become inattentive in the classroom and fond of smartphones and tabs? Imagine what if we can introduce these technologies to school. Students will prefer technology-based learning than choosing a textbook based live class learning. Augmented reality is an emerging technology in education which can be used in human anatomy learning to space-related learning. It is defined as a technology used to superimpose information in text, image, sound formats. .There are several apps emerged for students to let them engage with interactive learning even though Augmented reality is still developing. It can bring evolution to the field of education than any other technology.


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Desafio Google Geo - My Maps

Este es el tercer programa del #DesafioGoogleGeo. Esta vez exploramos el uso de Google My Maps como estrategia efectiva de enseñanza-aprendizaje en nuestros estudiantes.

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Strategic Planning for custom eLearning development

Strategic Planning for custom eLearning development | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Suppose your son comes to you complaining that he can’t see and his eye hurts. You look down at him and notice that he has a stick in his eye. Realizing you have an emergency, you rush to the phone to set up an eye appointment for some glasses. Then you immediately call the school and ask that your son be moved closer to the front so he can see better. Last, you offer him medication to ease his pain.

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Understanding the Science of Learning and our role in the process

Understanding the Science of Learning and our role in the process | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Over the past 10-20 years, there have been numerous books, articles, and videos centered around the idea of cognitive science—or the science of how we learn.

Still, many of those books and videos focused on one specific stage to the learning process and did not give a full overview of what it looked like to not know something, to know something, and then be able to use that knowledge and understanding in the world.

This (to me) is one of the most important pieces of information we can have as a teacher, coach, or leader. It should be the foundation of our practice.

"If we want to teach to the best of our abilities, we should have a clear understanding of how our students learn, and what helps them learn best".

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Los universitarios prefieren un buen profesor aunque no use tecnología

Los universitarios prefieren un buen profesor aunque no use tecnología | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Un nuevo estudio sobre la innovación en la educación universitaria revela que la transformación educativa que se está produciendo en el mundo anglosajón está lejos de llegar a España por la falta de impulso de los estudiantes, profesores y consejos de dirección de los campus. Los cambios metodológicos existentes en algunos centros se producen por iniciativas de determinados docentes activos pero no es una cuestión sistémica, que no es reclamada ni por los estudiantes, ni por los claustros ni implementada de forma firme por parte de los rectorados.

Según el mismo, los estudiantes no se imaginan las posibilidades que ofrecen lo medios tecnológicos para recibir una educación diferente a la tradicional, un aprendizaje más participativo y flexible. De hecho, confunden “innovación a través de la tecnología” con “introducción de la tecnología en el aula”. Y, además, prefieren que los dispositivos móviles se usen sólo con fines privados.

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Innovar en Pedagogía: Enseñanza-Aprendizaje Virtual

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Este informe explora nuevas formas de enseñanza, aprendizaje y evaluación para orientar a los educadores y a los responsables de la formulación de políticas educativas. El informe propone diez innovaciones, muchas de ellas actualmente implementadas, pero que aún no han tenido una profunda influencia sobre la educación. Para producir el informe, un grupo de académicos del Instituto de Tecnología Educativa de la Universidad Abierta Británica (The Open University) colaboró con investigadores del Centro para la Ciencia del Aprendizaje & Tecnología de Noruega (Norway’s Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology).

De una larga lista de nuevos términos educativos, teorías y prácticas, este reducido listado de diez innovaciones tienen el potencial para provocar cambios importantes en la práctica educativa:


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Un revisión a opciones educativas diferentes a las tradicionales, intentando entender que pasa con países como Finlandia, Suiza, Noruega, China,  Japón o Vietnam.
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Online Learning Assessments: Why you need them and how to run them

Online Learning Assessments: Why you need them and how to run them | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

Tests and assignments are age-old assessment techniques still commonly used today. We’ve experienced them, you’ve experienced them, and just reading the word “test” is probably conjuring up memories of ticking clocks and looming deadlines. But if assessments are so stressful, why do we keep including them in training?

The obvious answer is that we need them. Assessments help us figure out which competencies employees already have, which they still need, and how training can be improved to achieve better results. But given the power of eLearning technologies, could there be a better way of assessing the online learner?

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Qué pasa en la universidad: Se pasa más tiempo rellenando papeles que enseñando

Qué pasa en la universidad: Se pasa más tiempo rellenando papeles que enseñando | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

La educación superior es el mejor ejemplo de la creciente burocratización de los servicios públicos. La profesora de filosofía y bioética de la Universidad Francisco de Vitoria Elena Postigo manifestó en una ocasión que “la creciente burocratización administrativa de la universidad, a petición de instancias superiores (agencia de acreditación, consejería, ministerio), y el sometimiento a la nueva pedagogía está perjudicando al profesor-investigador que quiere estudiar más para mejorar su docencia”. Los minutos perdidos en “rellenar papeles, gestionar y encuestas de calidad” son tiempo precioso que podía dedicarse a “alumnos e investigación”.

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What is Transformative Learning and can eLearning support it?

What is Transformative Learning and can eLearning support it? | Edumorfosis.it | Scoop.it

As a training manager, there will always be one question on your minds – “How do I train my learners in a better way?” And the fact that they are not just mere learners, but ‘adult’ learners makes it even harder to find the right way to train them. No one can explain the way adult learners learn better than Malcolm Knowles. According to him, adults learn when:

 

  • They know why they should learn
  • They need solutions or workarounds to current challenges
  • Learning is task-oriented
  • Learning is linked to prior knowledge

 

There are many theories linked to adult learning, with the aim to make the entire learning journey effective. One such theory is the ‘Theory of Transformative Learning’ by Jack Mezirow.

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