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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].

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7 Characteristics Of A Digital Mindset

Learnnovators

The digital five forces – Social Media, Big Data, Mobility and Pervasive Computing, Cloud, and AI and Robotics – are disintermediating, disrupting and deconstructing the old world order. Dealing with this mega disruption calls for a digital mindset, which is not equal to tech savviness or the ability to use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with ease. Growth Mindset. Agile Approach.

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.

The Roadmap From ‘Digital Immigrants’ to ‘Digital Natives’

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Nearly 15 years ago, educational thought-leader Marc Prensky wrote, in a piece on ‘Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants‘: “Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.” This statement was apt in 2001 and with technology’s rapid development, it’s perhaps even more valid for many of today’s ‘digital learners’ Read More Published on September 8, 2016. All Training Tips

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

As digital conversations. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly. moving from traditional performance. management systems (organized as. an annual review process) to newer. performance development systems. organized around real-time dynamics). Here, in Part 1, we describe why.

Textbooks: paper or digital?

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The question as to when (or if) paper textbooks will be replaced with digital editions keeps cropping up, and I was asked this again on twitter today by @SteljesEdn : “Are textbooks coming to the end of their life? Reading: Digital Vertigo #digitalvertigo. what do you think” : read the discussion we had on the link. shame on you! readers from all over the world. 

3 Trends of Digital Education

LearnDash

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 literacies in the age of remix

Learning with e's

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 Badges for Educational Achievement

Web Courseworks

Digital badges are a type of micro-credential , meaning that they are smaller in scope than traditional credentialing systems such as degrees and certifications. Digital badges are gradually gaining acceptance in the higher education market, and continuing/ professional education is poised to follow that trend. Is Your Organization Ready? From Mozilla’s Open Badges wiki page. Summary.

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

As digital conversations. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly. moving from traditional performance. management systems (organized as. an annual review process) to newer. performance development systems. organized around real-time dynamics). Here, in Part 1, we describe why.

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.

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.

Digital me, digital you

Learning with e's

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.

Our Digital Future 2: Smart clothing

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The Internet of Things , when it arrives (and some would claim it is already here) will introduce a new global digital infrastructure that features, among other things, ubiquitous sensors. conductive thread connected clothing Digital education Internet IoT learning smart clothing Technology wearablesOne recent disruptive innovation is mobile technology. camera in your shirt button?

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. 

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.

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.

"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".

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.

Digital classrooms

Learning with e's

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.

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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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 power of Digital Storytelling: A corporate learning perspective

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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

7 Best Practices to Create e-Learning Courses For Digital Immigrants

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By Guest Blogger Christopher Pappas / @cpappas. eLearning Course Design Christopher Pappas

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 Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

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. have tried to contrast the characteristics of the Industrial Era with the Digital. It might if we let it.

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).

Our digital future 4: Pervasive computing

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Digital Learning Futures: 3 things about future learning from Steve Wheeler In the 1980s, we saw the rise in popularity of multi-media, which revolutionised content both inside the classroom and beyond it. context aware Digital education future learning museums pervaisve computing RFID schools Technology ubiquitous computingSo what next? What exactly is pervasive computing?

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 ?

“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 Key Traits of Digital Learners

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Millennials, the Net Generation, Digital Natives, Digital Learners – however you label them, the modern learner is evolving. Is your organisation and training programme evolving to accommodate them? Organisational change is a massive challenge, especially change at the same pace as that of technological advancement. Scott Scott Brinker, Editor of Marketing Technology blog chiefmartec.com, proposed Read More Published on August 25, 2016. All Training Tips

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? To me, digital influence can be measured either subjectively or objectively. The objective measurement of digital influence. The 3 determinants of digital influence. Maybe, indirectly.

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.

Can we teach digital literacies?

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In a blog post entitled '' Digital literacies and the bottom line '' Steve Philp questions whether digital literacies should be taught as a part of the school curriculum. The term ''digital literacies'' is a relatively recent addition to our vocabulary. It is essentially the skill set that enables us to become digital citizens. So what can schools do? Unported License.

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 Artefact for #edcmooc Wk.5

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What’s that then? I was not sure when the MOOC started what a digital artefact was, but now understand it’s just another term, albeit slightly pompous, for a blog post, a video, an image, a collection of audio/visual elements that make are collected together in one ‘presentation’ mode. The artefact has something to say about digital education. edcmooc. edcmooc.

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.

3 Best Practices for Planning Good Digital Learning Content [Infographic]

CommLab India

Infographics are a popular form of digital training content. Related Posts Creating Good Digital Learning Content – Planning for Infographics Creating Effective Digital Content – 3 Tips to Make E-books for Tablets 3 Reasons Why Problem-based Learning Is Effective Learning. eLearning Design Digital Learning ContentWell, by adapting the 3 best practices.