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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?

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3 Trends of Digital Education

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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%.

Digital Badges for Educational Achievement

Web Courseworks

The result: helping people of all ages gain and display 21st century skills and unlock new career and educational opportunities. If you’re an association education or technology director, you might be intrigued by the possibility of bringing badges to your members. The post Digital Badges for Educational Achievement appeared first on Web Courseworks. social media).

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.

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

Administrate

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

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.

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.

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. More importantly, how will educators exploit the potential of these new garments? predict this will be slow in coming, because education systems are notoriously conservative.

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.

Digital reflections

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My last post was about integrating technologies into education. 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. Reference Kirk, C. and Pitches, J.

Education, schooling and the digital age

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Education and schooling are not the same thing. Education is where learning is personalised and unique to the individual. paradigm shift is happening in the world of education, and it is tearing away at the fabric of traditional schooling. Co-production of knowledge is emerging as a new model for learning in the digital age. All it needs is enthusiasm and opportunity.

Remix culture and education

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In my last blog post I illustrated a new model of digital literacies in the context of age of remix. Since then, several have asked me what I mean by remix culture, and how it applies to education. In the digital age, where many have access to the participatory web such as social media, it is easier than ever to remix and mashup content. It is always a work in progress.

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. Technological advances:  Virtual Reality is coming, well in a sense for some places in higher education and even corporate (lucky folks who get to have it), it is either here or on its way in just a few months.   Reading ebooks, digital interactive textbooks both of which can be used offline too.  Under digital learning.  Robots. 

Why Digital Badges are the Future of Association Education

WBT Systems

Why are Digital Badges the future of Association Education? Association members use their professional social networks, curated feeds, and a myriad of other digital channels to enhance their professional skills. Digital Badges, and by extension Open Badges , are a part of these changes. Digital Badges Should Provide Value and Benefit to Members. Publish Badges.

“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).

Digital habitus

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Education has been described as the social transmission of this learning to younger generations. 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? Unported License.

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'. Everyone in the world of education it seems, has an interest in how technology is going to influence what we do in the classroom. It was published by Routledge in 2008 and is now also available as a Kindle reader version.

What Millennials Want from Member Education

Association eLearning

What type of education offerings does the incoming generation want and how is what they want different from other generations? However, when it comes to member education there are certainly similarities in how we like to receive information and learn. assnchat. Association Chat (@assnchat) June 3, 2014. This question caught my eye in a recent association chat on Twitter. Visuals.

Infographic – The education of tomorrow

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This is one of the better ones -  The Education of Tomorrow. Here are some of the headline details from the infographic: 90% of college students and high school seniors (yes, another US centric dataset) see tablets as valuable educational tools. 60% of college students prefer digital formats when reading books inside or outside of class. But you know what. Infographic.

Our digital future 4: Pervasive computing

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It was a distinct honour to be invited to keynote, and I spoke on one of my favourite (and probably most dangerous) of topics - the future of education. In my slides (which as I write have topped 110,000 views on SlideShare) I mention the four trends that have been recognised in educational technology in the last 30 years. But how might pervasive computing be used in education?

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".

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

In 2014, the Association of Learning Technologies conducted its annual conference ALTC with title “Riding Giants: How to educate and innovate ahead of waves” [1]. 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. What do these all point towards?

Constructing learning in the digital age

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The idea of discovery learning also originates with Piaget, and has provided some powerful, but at times contentious pedagogical practices in primary education. Learners with digital technology can discover for themselves, and drive their own learning, but it will be less structured than formal educational processes. Unported License.

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’. Isn’t this the current question educators around the world are asking since to the rise of the MOOC and it’s much lauded ‘saviour’ of Universities? How is education being visualised in “A Day Made of Glass” ? YouTube: Sight. link].

Online Versus Traditional Education

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If you were to look at the educational landscape only 15 to 20 years ago then it would look a lot different than it does today. It isn’t uncommon to see school learning management systems, flipped classrooms , online testing, mandatory online forum participation, badges & gamification, online assignments, and other digital components. elearning online learning

Can we teach digital literacies?

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We are at the mercy of the curriculum of our time, and also the whims of the teaching staff who were in charge of our education. Public money funds the systems, so they feel it is their right (as democratically elected representatives of the public) to manage the education of the population. The term ''digital literacies'' is a relatively recent addition to our vocabulary.

Video: Your Digital Impact via @sidneyeve

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Sidneyeve Matrix, from Queens University Canada, is an Associate Professor and researches the digital environment(s) and their impact on us professionally and personally, as well as how we allow them impact our lives. This is Sidneyeve’s keynote from the 2013 AACE Educational Media and Technology  (EdMedia) conference back in June. edcmooc. The Future of Search (video) #edtech.

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. There wouldn’t be too many of these types among educated professionals… right? Numbers never lie… right?

Designing a Digital Future: Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Here are resources from my talk at The Pennsylvania College of Technology for their workshop “Designing a Digital Future” Combining Art, Creativity and Industrial Simulations: Game-Based Tools for Learning and Instruction. The implications for education, especially in manufacturing could be huge. Educational Games for the Classroom. Nobel Prize Educational Games.

INFOGRAPHIC: If Learning Was Water

Learnnovators

Arun Pradhan  has over 17 years’ experience in digital and blended learning. Learning 101 with a quick, slightly soggy, metaphor. x—–x—–x—–x—–x. Designed by our Guest Blogger, Arun Pradhan. Copyright of posts written by our Guest Bloggers are their own. Published on 04-May-2016.

Being Human in a Digital Age

George Siemens

I’m exploring what it means to be human in a digital age and what role universities play in developing learners for this experience. The Becoming is the central role of education in a machine learning, artificial intelligence era. It’s great to see people like Michael Wesch exploring the formative aspect of education. spent a few weeks in Brisbane recently working with the Faculty of Health on digital learning and how to prepare the higher education system for this new reality. Being Human in a Digital Age? Slides are below. from gsiemens

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.

Distributed digital identity

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His mention of the Substrate-Autonomous Person got me thinking about what possible applications should could have for education in the future. So, for a biospheric environment, the person would use a biological body, for the Metaverse, a person would use an avatar, and for virtual reality, the person would use a digital form. Blended forms of traditional and remote education followed.

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.