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The Perfect Storm for Universities

The Perfect Storm for Universities | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Even if universities may look well on the surface there is an increasing (and justified) concern that all will change soon. New data and analysis increase the anxiety that the current monopoly of h...
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Issues and priorities arising around academic development, teaching and learning in Higher Education.
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Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors

Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The diverse team of eLearning advisors provide elearning workshops, send out periodic newsletter, provide customised consultation, support the eScholar program and more.

 

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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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A Note From Your Colleagues With Hearing Loss: Just Use a Microphone Already

A Note From Your Colleagues With Hearing Loss: Just Use a Microphone Already | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
For academics with disabilities, having to self-advocate for even basic accommodations is a daily frustration.
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How to Bring ‘High-Impact Practices’ to Your Courses

How to Bring ‘High-Impact Practices’ to Your Courses | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The phrase is widely known and often misunderstood. How can courses adopt the practices’ core principles to deepen learning?
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How Do You Know When A Teaching Strategy Is Most Effective? John Hattie Has An Idea

How Do You Know When A Teaching Strategy Is Most Effective? John Hattie Has An Idea | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
John Hattie proposes a theory to help educators understand why various teaching strategies work at different stages of learning.
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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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Disability Awareness and Support - MOOC - Online course

Disability Awareness and Support - MOOC - Online course | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Disability Awareness and Support from University of Pittsburgh. The goal of this course is to promote equal opportunity and the full participation of students with disabilities in higher education by helping participants advance their awarenes
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Survey: Online, Blended Dominate Today’s Learning Environments

In our latest Teaching with Technology Survey, the vast majority of faculty members said they teach in either a fully online or blended format.
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A Simple Way to Better Remember Things: Draw a Picture

A Simple Way to Better Remember Things: Draw a Picture | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Activating more parts of your brain helps stuff stick.
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New Insights into How People Learn

When the National Academies issued its first expanded "How People Learn" report, the contents struck a nerve, providing a readable explanation of the various research findings on the science of learning along with guidance on how to turn those insights into instructional practice in the classroom. A new version of that report offers an updated view on the topic and pushes beyond K-12.
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Are professors hindering students’ learning processes by taking away laptops?

Are professors hindering students’ learning processes by taking away laptops? | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Professors in higher education are debating whether laptops should be allowed in the classroom. All learning styles and students learning abilities are different, so why should a student’s options be limited? Laptops and other forms of technology are beneficial and therefore should be allowed in the classroom due to: they help students to easily and quickly write notes, keep them organized and, improve on spelling and grammar. In this post, I will explain why professors should allow laptops in their classrooms and encourage universal design for learning.
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Pedagogy Perspectives: MOOC case studies

Pedagogy Perspectives: MOOC case studies | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Poster supporting my short presentation at the 2017 Coursera Conference.

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Defining Learning Innovation

Defining Learning Innovation | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Institutional commitment, organizational change, and the goal to make non-incremental advances in student learning.
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How to Be a Better Online Teacher

How to Be a Better Online Teacher | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Many professors don’t know how to teach online, and may not know how to improve at it. Our comprehensive guide can help.

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4 Lessons From Moving a Face-to-Face Course Online

4 Lessons From Moving a Face-to-Face Course Online | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
It turns out online teaching and learning aren’t inherently better or worse than the face-to-face variety — just different.
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Many Professors Want to Change Their Teaching but Don’t. One University Found Out Why.

Many Professors Want to Change Their Teaching but Don’t. One University Found Out Why. | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Virginia’s Center for Teaching Excellence noticed that faculty interest in becoming more innovative teachers often faded with time. So they surveyed instructors to find out what was stopping them, and what could
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Rethinking Professional Development for Learning Professionals

From conversation to scholarship.
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Generous Thinking | Johns Hopkins University Press Books

Generous Thinking | Johns Hopkins University Press Books | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
In Generous Thinking, Fitzpatrick roots this crisis in the work of scholars. Critical thinking—the heart of what academics do—can today often negate, refuse, and reject new ideas. In an age characterized by rampant anti-intellectualism, Fitzpatrick charges the academy with thinking constructively rather than competitively, building new ideas rather than tearing old ones down. She urges us to rethink how we teach the humanities and to refocus our attention on the very human ends—the desire for community and connection—that the humanities can best serve. One key aspect of that transformation involves fostering an atmosphere of what Fitzpatrick dubs "generous thinking," a mode of engagement that emphasizes listening over speaking, community over individualism, and collaboration over competition.
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In Generous Thinking, Fitzpatrick roots this crisis in the work of scholars. Critical thinking—the heart of what academics do—can today often negate, refuse, and reject new ideas. In an age characterized by rampant anti-intellectualism, Fitzpatrick charges the academy with thinking constructively rather than competitively, building new ideas rather than tearing old ones down. She urges us to rethink how we teach the humanities and to refocus our attention on the very human ends—the desire for community and connection—that the humanities can best serve. One key aspect of that transformation involves fostering an atmosphere of what Fitzpatrick dubs "generous thinking," a mode of engagement that emphasizes listening over speaking, community over individualism, and collaboration over competition.
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Quality learning in #highered: What does the science tell us? By @jasonmlodge

Quality learning in #highered: What does the science tell us? By @jasonmlodge | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

HELF brings together expertise from neuroscience and psychology to inform teaching practices in higher education. A 5 min read.

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How to Teach a Good First Day of Class

How to Teach a Good First Day of Class | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The first day of class is crucial both for your students and for you. This guide will help you make opening day as effective as possible.
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Online Course Enrollment Grows in Face of Shrinking College Enrollment

The share of college students taking online courses has grown, up by about 6 percent, even as the overall number of people enrolled in higher education institutions dropped by about half a percent. According to preliminary numbers issued by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, of the 20.1 million students enrolled in fall 2017, 6.7 million were taking at least one distance education class, representing 33 percent of the total — a boost from 31 percent in the previous year.
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Adaptive Learning Technologies: Preparing Students through Personalized Content

Adaptive Learning Technologies: Preparing Students through Personalized Content | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The annual NMC Higher Education Horizon Report is a recognized resource that explores emergent areas likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, a
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5 IDEAS for a pedagogy of online learning | Tony Bates

5 IDEAS for a pedagogy of online learning | Tony Bates | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Tony Bates:

"This report provides some intriguing suggestions for designers of blended and online learning. As the report states:

The examples of initiatives discussed ….. may be used as inspiration for course teams, departments or institutions to explore innovative practices.

 

It is clear that universities are going to change, not just because technology is at last beginning to radically shake up how we design courses, but also because the needs of learners are changing. In the end, the value of any new online pedagogy will be judged by how well it helps meets these needs. This report provides many useful ideas and examples that should help stimulate such developments."


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This report was recommended by Tony Bates.  Enough said.

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What Giving Students Choice Looks Like in the Classroom

What Giving Students Choice Looks Like in the Classroom | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Excerpted from "Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement" by Heather Wolpert-Gawron.

Read the companion piece, "Why Choice Matters to Student Learning," for more about the research on student engagement and choice.

By Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Keeping in mind the prior research that proves there is such a thing as too much choice, it’s important to just look at all the possible options that teachers have who are looking to incorporate more choice in their classrooms.

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, November 22, 2018 6:37 PM
Keeping in mind the prior research that proves there is such a thing as too much choice, it’s important to just look at all the possible options that teachers have who are looking to incorporate more choice in their classrooms.
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(PDF) Higher Education Learning Framework: An evidence-informed model for university learning

(PDF) Higher Education Learning Framework: An evidence-informed model for university learning | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Learning as a developmental process is the central consideration of effective higher education. Grounded on a synthesis of existing frameworks, literature, and research on the topic, the Higher Education Learning Framework (HELF) was informed by interviews with national and international experts in learning and higher education offering the latest thinking on university learning. A science of learning lens was applied during development, threading together the often-disparate thinking in education, neuroscience, and psychology, to offer a convergent framework on effective learning in higher education. This unprecedented approach to understanding learning in a tertiary context provides a robust framework that can broadly guide the higher education sector. (PDF) Higher Education Learning Framework: An evidence-informed model for university learning. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328943978_Higher_Education_Learning_Framework_An_evidence-informed_model_for_university_learning [accessed Nov 16 2018].
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