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Issues and priorities arising around academic development, teaching and learning in Higher Education.
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Putting the pedagogic horse in front of the technology cart. In the ASCILITE TELall Blog, By @michael_sankey

Putting the pedagogic horse in front of the technology cart. In the ASCILITE TELall Blog, By @michael_sankey | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
First, pedagogic strategies (the ones instructional designers talk about) are based on general learning theoretical concepts: Behaviorism, Instructivism, Cognitivism, Constructionism, Constructivism, Socio-constructivism, Situated learning, etc.  There’s often an overlap between these theories that explain how people learn and how one could bring people to learn. But I have seen over the years, we often put this under the one catch-all category, or banner of Constructivism, but it’s much more than that. It’s kind of like saying ‘Pedagogy’ when it’s so much more that that.

Second, design of strategies draws a lot from general pedagogical theory, but also from specialized research, such as understanding Heutagogy, Paragogy, Andragogy, etc. And these help us to understand how we will implement different technologies to meet our learning goals.

Third, educational technology has been a driving force to develop new strategies, with the basic assumption that educational technologies can facilitate pedagogical scenarios, but often we have tried to fit the pedagogy in after the fact, not as the reason for adopting a particular tool. It’s been kind of like putting the cart before the horse (please excuse my photoshop skills).
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Edtech driving ‘sage on the stage’ to the ‘guide on the side’

New educational technologies are creating mounting pressures on university educators according to the recent NMC Horizon Report: 2018 Higher Education Edition.

The report – developed with input from 71 experts from around the world – identifies six trends, six challenges, and six developments that may influence the uptake of education technologies in universities and their subsequent impact on teaching and learning.

The authors note that university lecturers have always been expected to structure information into a curriculum and make it interesting for students.
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The rise and rise of technology in highered

Digital technologies are ubiquitous in today’s higher education landscape.

They have changed, and continue to change, the ways in which students study and learn, and how academics teach and research. New ways of accessing higher education have emerged through MOOCs and other online courses. Data analytics have become central to administration and governance. Artificial intelligence is on the rise.
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Why It's Time for Education Technology to Become an Academic Discipline -- Campus Technology

Why It's Time for Education Technology to Become an Academic Discipline -- Campus Technology | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Eddie Maloney, executive director of Georgetown's Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, makes the case for a new academic discipline built around the study of educational technology, learning analytics and instructional design.
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How can a distracted generation learn anything?

How can a distracted generation learn anything? | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
If smartphones are harming our ability to focus, how should teachers change their methods to give children the skills they need?
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Ten reasons teachers can struggle to use technology in the classroom

Without addressing teacher concerns about integrating IT in the classroom, we risk creating a generation of students ill-prepared for a digital future.
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7 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018 -- Campus Technology

What education technologies and trends will have the most impact in the coming year? We asked four higher ed IT leaders for their take.
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Peter Mellow's curator insight, January 21, 2018 7:59 PM
I like Campus Technology as a publication, I even attended one of their conference a few years back. However I get annoyed at how they spread the article over several pages so usually don't curate them here too much as I figured that it would annoy my readers as well! But their future yearly predictions is such a major bit of work that it warrants inclusion. Cheers!