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Mapping Digital Skills in HE

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A few weeks ago this image/infographic was doing the rounds and being tweeted in my network (thank you Catherine Cronin!) – mapping digital skills in Irish Higher Education. Video: Your Digital Impact via @sidneyeve. The Future of Higher Education in a Digital Age. Examples include the humble (?) What do you think – do they have everything here? click to enlarge].

Digital capabilities and curiosity

Learning with e's

Our opening keynote Helen Beetham talked about digital capabilities, which is becoming a well trodden phrase in higher education. Helen said that digital capability is the capacity to thrive in digital environments. Now this might seem simplistic, but actually, it's a profound idea, because there are many different digital environments, and many different ways of using them.

Digital literacies in the age of remix

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I presented this latest version of my digital literacies model at the 2016 Solstice Conference hosted by Edge Hill University. The personal dimension should be equally clear, because the components in this column are focused on personal organisation of space, digital identity and personal branding. This aligns neatly to White and Le Cornu's Digital Residents theory. White, D.

Digital Distraction

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“For many, digital distraction involves the “constant urge to seek out information, check for communication and direct their thoughts to other people and worlds,” the authors write.” ” I like the term ‘digital distraction’ as it is something I find very easy to relate to – I am digitally distracted and I admit it.

New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model

Moreover, accessibility to digital learning and. resources: 73% use open education resources/digital materials that are free at the point of use –. In-Focus. Report. February 2016 Authored by Charles Jennings, Laura Overton & Dr Genny Dixon. Supported by. 70+20+10=100. The Evidence Behind. the Numbers In-Focus: 70+20+10=100. 2016 Page | 2.

3 Trends of Digital Education


Digital content delivery is opening new possibilities in education. But how do you define digital education? suppose there could be a variety of defining figures, but there are three trends in particular that the digital education trend brings to the traditional teaching methodology – all improve learning outcomes. 1. Today they equate to 19.5%. Source: Knewton.

Digital me, digital you

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All of these activities leave behind a trail, a digital footprint, a record of where we have been and what we have done. More significantly, in psychological terms, we are developing our personal digital presences, and modifying our digital profiles. Clearly, digital identity is a complex proposition to talk about. Unported License.

The Time Has Come – Digital Learning

eLearning 24-7

Heck it is still today, but that time… Digital Learning. I, yes I, who has always fought to the end that term e-learning should not be used in an LMS to mean an online course, has come to the realization that something has to change. Reading ebooks, digital interactive textbooks both of which can be used offline too.  Consumer world I could question that, but a lot of people use them and love them.  To me, though its potential is a few years away for a total impact into what I now see as the digital learning industry. Under digital learning.  Digital learning. 

Managing your Digital Footprint

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“Protect your e-reputation and boost your digital presence by staying on top of what’s being said about you online and developing a real digital strategy. ” Related posts: Do students understand their ‘digital footprint’ and how it can affect their employability? Elements of a Digital Classroom #edtech. Why online reputations matter.

Create the digital image you want

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Whether you use the term digital footprint or digital image social identity or online profile or some variant, there is much discussion on and around how we portray ourselves online, and how those who access that see us. Here they are (click on the image for the full interactive versions): Create the digital image you want. Your Digital Footprint, your future.

"Digital Mindset": What is it All About?

ID Reflections

"Digital mindset" seems to have become another buzzword--rather buzz-phrase to be grammatically precise--whenever the conversation (online or offline) veers toward social business, social learning, collaboration, and other 21st Century phenomenon in general. This post is an attempt to distill some of the skills/attitude/knowledge that possibly make up the "digital mindset".

Digital reflections

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This could be a conversation, an image or video, or some other digital artefact. At a little higher up in the manipulation spectrum are archive technologies , which can be used to store, organise and document the digital artefacts that have been previously captured. 2013) Digital reflection: Using digital technologies to enhance and embed creative processes.

Your Digital Footprint, your future

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Related posts: Managing your Digital Footprint. Do students understand their ‘digital footprint’ and how it can affect their employability? Digital story of the Nativity. Social Network Digital Footprint Facebook Social Evolution Social Media Twitter Examples (of which there are many) include: Facebook post costs waitress her job. YouTube: Flame Fart Kid.

Digital habitus

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So what of our habitual use of digital media? Do these constitute a digital habitus? When we observe our digital representations, our lives portrayed on screen, and our ideas played out in a virtual simulacrum of reality, what do we see? Does the digital trail we leave online represent any part of our real lives? As ever, your thoughts and comments are very welcome.

Learning to Work in a Time of Digital Disruption

The Peformance Improvement

What will employees be doing and what will managers be doing when companies are going through digital transformation? This is how the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation describes the challenge: In an age when technology seemingly reigns supreme, people remain a company’s greatest asset. What will the workplace be like in an age of disruption ?

MUST READ: Teaching in a Digital Age

eLearning Acupuncture

The reason you will be a fan of his is because you are going to read his book Teaching in a Digital Age. Ok - full disclosure. I'm a big fan of Dr. Tony Bates. won't go into the details why except to say, you'll be a fan of his soon. Check out his bio if you want to know more). Don't go to Amazon, Chapters, Barns & Noble, or Walmart to find the book. The book is free. Then read it.

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Digital classrooms

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This is Part 5 in my series of posts on the future of learning and technology. A few years ago Peter John and I wrote a book entitled 'The Digital Classroom'. There were sections on digital literacies and mobile learning, both of which we considered to be important for the success of education and learning in the future. Much more learning will be done outside of the classroom.

The power of Digital Storytelling: A corporate learning perspective


With the growing adoption of technology-aided learning, delivering stories too has taken a different form – the form of Digital Storytelling. digital story is a short (typically 3-5 minutes long) audio-visual presentation, created with images (real or computer-generated), photographs, background music, some text and a distinctive narrative. Creating a Digital Story. Learning

The nature of digital influence

E-Learning Provocateur

The emergence of digital influence. In today’s world of the interwebs, one of the primary vehicles of influence is social media – hence the adjective digital. find digital influence intriguing because of its scalability. The subjective measurement of digital influence. The next obvious question, then, is how to measure digital influence? Heaven forbid.

Explaining Elearning to Non-Digital Natives


Me: Not really – it’s more creating interactive digital material, that gives you the hands-on experience that you need to gain new skills, and in a lot of cases can replace in-class instruction. During this time, the college made a switch to become completely digital, which meant a switch from all students receiving textbooks, to receiving tablets. Dad: What do you mean by elearning?

Maybe digital isn’t all it’s cracked up to be?

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So much of what I do these days, and what I produce, is digital. For me it’s realisation that not everything that is digital is good. realise that I now miss the old analogue, non-digital things like opening a CD or DVD case and reading the insert, opening a gatefold LP and reading the lyrics and seeing the band photos, holding the vinyl on the edges so as not to scratch the surface. The connection is missing with digital artefacts, which is bizarre as I feel more connected with the world than I did back in 1992 (when I bought my first CD player).

Constructing learning in the digital age

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Learners with digital technology can discover for themselves, and drive their own learning, but it will be less structured than formal educational processes. Photo by Till Krech on Wikimedia Commons Constructing learning in the digital age by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Digital story of … Rock n’ Roll

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Back in June 2012 we were all sharing this great video –  Digital story of the Nativity. Related posts: Digital story of the Nativity. Social Network Digital Culture Digital Identity Video VimeoUsing the different forms of social media and social sharing the story of the nativity was brought (amusingly) up to date with things like online purchasing, messenger systems, etc. Now someone has used the same approach and premise of social media activity and Facebook share/likes on the history of Rock n’ Roll. Enjoy! History of Rock from Ithaca Audio on Vimeo.

Taking Learning Digital – Do You Have A Roadmap?


Digital is in! No one can refute that digital and social technologies are here to change the way we live and also the way we learn. All these are now enabled by social and digital technologies that have taken the world by storm. Also, within digital, there is now a vast array of options available. Blog Digital Learning

The Digital Disruption of Corporate Learning

Your Training Edge

The digital wave disruption of corporate learning that has been taking place since last couple of decades is clearly supporting the conclusion the conference came up with. In this article, I will be discussing how the corporate learning is witnessing a new digital wave and the way it is causing disruption. Lastly, they must be relevant to the digital natives.

“The Proof, Promise, and Potential of Digital Education” NESTA Report

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What’s worse, however, is that it also confirms what we’ve all thought for a while now, that while “digital technology that has the power to transform education [it] often sits in boxes because teachers do not know how best to use it, a study claims.” Click the image above or use this link to download the full ‘Digital Learning’ report.

5 Myths About Digital Natives

Upside Learning

The more I look at this demographic they call ‘digital natives’, I find individuals who take the digital world the internet enables for granted. As a learning designer, it is very important to understand the context and content of the learning; this is in most cases, directly tied to the learners preferences and situation. I’m listing five myths I encountered about the digital natives, and why they don’t really make sense and deserve to be debunked. Digital natives are loners and socially incompetent (geeks, nerds, etc). Digital natives have short attention spans.

Reflection on the ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC, Wk.2 #edcmooc

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On to the second of the five weeks Coursera / University of Edinburgh MOOC: ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’. Again the notion of digital native/immigrant raises it’s head again which, as I’ve blogged about previously , doesn’t sit well with me anymore. Related posts: Reflection on the ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC, Wk.1 YouTube: Sight. EdTechDev. 

Digital Immigrants Zero, Digital Natives Won


If that scares you then you are a Digital Immigrant and should be scared. Learning Digital Immigrants Digital Natives Older Workers Let me repeat myself; training as we knew it is becoming irrelevant.

What digital literacies?

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In June this year I presented a keynote speech at Middlesex University entitled Digital Tribes and the Social Web. One of the themes I developed during my speech was around the concept of new digital literacies. My argument is that new media and new opportunities for learning trhough digital technologies requires new literacies.

Designing Blended Learning with Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

InSync Training

Can any ol’ content be taught using any ol’ technology? This seems to be the perception as the use of various learning technologies becomes commonplace in training departments. But, is it really true? For example: Do you believe that a two-day project management program can be delivered as a four-hour virtual training class? Can a four-hour sales training session that is usually held face-to-face be delivered in a dozen 20-minute self-paced e-learning chunks? Me neither. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Blended learning EdTech

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#Plagiarism and digital #citizenship

Ignatia Webs

The presenter is the wonderful Sophia Mavridi talking about digital plagiarism versus digital citizenship, a war of words. Digital citizenship is put forward as a solution. If you have, at any time, wondered how to react when some of your content was picked up without being cited, this is a nice video to view as you are reflecting on the topic. content repetition.

Enterprise Learning & Digital Transformation

Jay Cross

” It’s a breakout that’s happening throughout organizations as they embrace digital technology. Enterprise Learning is the learning component of Digital Transformation , defined by Altimeter Group as: The realignment of, or new investment in, technology and business models to more effectively engage digital customers at every touchpoint in the customer experience lifecycle.

6 Strategies for Successful Digital Leadership Development

ATD Learning Technologies

The problem is that many organizations are still struggling with getting the results they seek from digital initiatives. Six Strategies for Digital Learning Success , a recent whitepaper from the Center for Creative Leadership, explores tactics organizations can use to make digital leadership development more successful. So what is a digital initiative? Less Is More.

digital workforce skills

Learning and Working on the Web

“Are there new ways to think about our digital workplace skills that allows us to take our thinking up to a new plane, the next meta-level of thinking and working where we have much higher leverage, can manage change that is an order of magnitude or greater in volume than today, work in fundamentally better and smarter new ways — and perhaps even work a bit less — yet produce much more value?”.

Thoughts on digital learning design

Clive on Learning

It previews a digital learning design workshop that I will be running in October and throughout 2015 The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development shot this movie at the Learning and Development Show in London in April.

digital transformation skills

Learning and Working on the Web

Oscar Berg has further developed his digital collaboration canvas that describes nine capabilities required for collaborative knowledge work. Digital Collaboration Capabilities: Oscar Berg. In looking at Oscar’s expanded canvas I see that digital transformation – the ability to work in a networked ecosystem – requires three interdependent skill-sets.

Digital age assessment

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If students are relying increasingly on digital technology to connect them with content, peers and tutors, and to facilitate new, distributed forms of learning, then we should endeavour to assess the learning they achieve in a relevant manner. assessment Change digital pedagogy education learning new roles teacher roles teaching Technology This is an important point. Unported License.

Acquiring a digital culture thanks to learning

Learning Wire

“Going digital” involves more than just familiarity with digital tools and environments. It refers to a culture that training departments must acquire if they want to play their part in corporate digital transformation. Training is at the heart of this transformation, which works on the assumption that all staff must reach a “threshold level” of digital culture.