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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?

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

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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).

Digital capabilities and curiosity

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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. Again, this is something that all educators should be aware of. It's not as simple as that, but engaging teaching usually motivates and inspires.

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

Moreover, accessibility to digital learning and. education. Our role in helping our people understand how to balance their own learning across the 3. E’s – Experience, Exposure and Education – has been fundamental in supporting business. resources: 73% use open education resources/digital materials that are free at the point of use –. In-Focus. Report. Foreword.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Time Has Come – Digital Learning

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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. 

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 Mindset": What is it All About?

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"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".

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 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.

MUST READ: Teaching in a Digital Age

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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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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.

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

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.

What Millennials Want from Member Education

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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.

The nature of digital influence

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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

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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?

The Digital Disruption of Corporate Learning

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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?

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.

Taking Learning Digital – Do You Have A Roadmap?

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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

7 Characteristics Of A Digital Mindset

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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.

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.

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.

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].

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.

#Plagiarism and digital #citizenship

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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 someone uses content I have built, surely that can only be seen as Open Educational Resources being reformatted (or not) and as such - being a propagator of open education - I must be all for it?

The Untold 'Digital Education Show' Story that Must be Told!

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You never know what you're gonna get." - Forrest Gump.And that certainly applies to Asia's most important Digital Education Show (event) of the year (self-proclaimed)! 2014 Last year (2014), I only attended the Digital Education Show for a few hours (Day 1), due to a dinner invitation by my friend Kelvin Loh (Founder of eLearningMinds ), who was having a booth. Yeah!!!!

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.

What is digital learning?

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Over the next two weeks I''m in New Zealand, doing a series of keynote presentations to teachers on the future of education and technology supported learning. Two of the questions and my responses are below, but I wanted to elaborate, so here is a more complete response (my additional comments are in italics): What excites you about technology in education? Learning is learning.

Reading: Education and the Internet

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the internet, within the correct context, is a valuable educational tool and that specific skills are facilitated by access to the internet. recommendations for both schools and educational organisations in order to identify how to better incorporate the internet into learning environments. “The Proof, Promise, and Potential of Digital Education” NESTA Report.

Facebook Guide for Educators

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This guide, written in collaboration with many organisations including Apps For Good and the Gates Foundation, is “aimed at educators working with young people within schools, colleges, universities, work based learning, formal and informal learning settings.” support the development of digital citizenship skills . Related posts: Facebook tips for Educators.

The nature of digital influence

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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?

Theories for the digital age: Connectivism

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Learning in the industrialised world can now be contextualised within a largely technological landscape, where the use of digital media is assuming increasing importance. The present technology rich learning environment is characterised by a sustained use of digital media, their integration into formal contexts, and a shift toward personalisation of learning. References Cross, J.