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Future educators

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What will educators do in the future? Certainly, people''s perceptions of education seem to be changing. They suggest that the future of education will see learning located in any place, with technology mediating all forms of communication. Others argue that schools will always be needed, especially to maintain the social context of education. Unported License.

The battle for education

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Education is underpinned by several philosophies, some of which are incompatible. As a result, there are many educational approaches, a myriad of theories and a bewildering number of perspectives. From these ancient roots grew two separate and opposing philosophies on how education should be conducted. Unported License. It shows where the battle lines have been drawn.

Remix culture and education

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Since then, several have asked me what I mean by remix culture, and how it applies to education. However, in formal education settings, remixing is sometimes seen as undesirable. There are many educational applications for remix. Unported License. creativity Digital education Garageband learning Photoshop remix schools TechnologyIt is always a work in progress.

Is Your LMS License Model Misaligned? How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Talented Learning

Making Sense of LMS License Models. Throughout the last month, I’ve reviewed 12 RFP responses for 3 different LMS business scenarios: association learning, commercial training and corporate channel/customer education. However, the proposals were inconsistent in all respects — format, approach, assumptions and license model. 6 LMS License Models: An Overview.

#40years of educational technology: Social media

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Previous posts in this series tracked the development of educational technology over 40 years. I first started working in the field of educational technology in January 1976, at a time when technology was used more for teaching than it was for learning. I then began also to experiment with wikis as alternatives to Learning Management Systems in teacher education around 2006-2008.

Freedom, democracy and education

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Education can bring freedom, the capability to break out from the confines of one''s mind, to take risks , to ask difficult questions. True education can draw people out from within, enabling them to see themselves from a new perspective, as someone who has creativity, and can apply it to achieve just about anything they wish. 1916) Democracy and Education. Unported License.

What does ‘Creative Commons’ mean?

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You want to use an image or media from a website and it says it is licensed under ‘Creative Commons’ What does ‘Creative Commons’ mean? Here I refer to the Creative Commons license often used on online images and media. Related posts: World Academy – Unique Online Education Platform. Posted in Course Development Interesting Stuff Uncategorized.

#40years of educational technology: Games

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Sadly, much of education has been slow to exploit the potential of social technologies, and in particular has not grasped the huge potential of social games. Games based learning (GBL) has yet to gain a strong foothold in formal education spaces, but there are already some signs of success. Unported License. The 20th Century was the century of the moving image.

Disruptive education

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June, who is at the Norwegian Business School will be presenting a keynote speech tomorrow at the event on ''Disruptive Education.'' She has some strong views on how education needs to be changed, and believes that disruption is necessary to challenge the current paradigms of teaching in higher education. Unported License. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

Connected educators

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Are you a connected educator? Steven Anderson (@web20classroom) has a lot to say about the connected educator. Connected educators know that in doing this they become global educators, with their content being amplified across a worldwide community of practice. On the #authorspeak Twitter hashtag today there was a lot of commentary about connected educators.

Top 7 places to find free photography. The holy grail of free images

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Image licenses? ICT Education and UNESCO. Uncategorized Creative Commons E-learning elearning Flickr GNU Free Documentation License learning toolsPosted in Uncategorized. Sick of searching to find free images or photography to use on your website or e-learning course just to find a hidden charge? Have a read of this post explaining Creative […].

Manufactured education

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Perhaps the most notorious resistance to the technological wave comes from the state education systems. The factory model of education persists, because in the mind of its proponents, it is still the most efficient, cost effective way to train the workforce of the future. In e recent speech, Robinson intoned: "We still educate children by batches. Unported License.

Minimally invasive education

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The media and education worlds have been buzzing for the last few weeks over the ground breaking work of a quiet, unassuming Indian-born professor. Most recently, Professor Mitra won the prestigious TED prize of US$ 1 million in acknowledgement of his work setting up computer kiosks in developing rural areas, and for his studies into ‘minimally invasive education’. Unported License.

#40years of educational technology: Computers

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These are some of the most important things I have learnt from my 40 years working in educational technology: Technology doesn't improve teaching. You can't simply drop technology into education. I firmly believe that the gradual shift from teacher centred education to personalised, learner led education has evolved in parallel to the development of new technologies.

Distance Education in transit? #EDENchat #EDENchatUS

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What will distance education look like in the future? Distance education has been with us for a long time. More formally, distance education has existed since the early, primitive but quite effective correspondence courses of Sir Isaac Pitman , who used the developing technology of the time, the uniform penny postal service to support his endeavours. Unported License.

Teacher or educator?

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In our society, we often think of that knowledgeable other person as a professional educator, a tutor, lecturer or classroom teacher. Not everyone is cut out to be a professional educator, but anyone can teach and most of us do exactly that, just about every day. It takes passion, dedication, drive, tenacity and self-belief to become a professional educator. Unported License.

Discursive or recursive? The fractal nature of education

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I chose it because I wanted to use it to make a point about what education is, and what education can become. The point I wanted to make at the conference was that much of our education systems are fractal in nature. Education is delivered recursively, where students are required to reproduce knowledge that is already known. Unported License. Follow that?

External Customers Need Learning, Too

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Thanks to digital learning solutions, companies are continuously finding ways to better train and educate their workforce. SAP SuccessFactors’ customers are using its external learning license to price courses. Homepage Top Story - Right Column Learning Delivery external clients learning delivery learning licenseCamaron Santos is a Chief Learning Officer editorial intern.

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Five tools for global educators

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In effect, through the use of social media and telecommunication technologies, these teachers are becoming global educators. I consider myself a global educator and have tried to articulate my ideas on why this is a different role to traditional teaching. Blog: Blogging is arguably one of the most powerful tools for global education. Unported License.

Making the future of education

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Many would agree that a lot needs to be done to bring education up to date. But this is just the start, and more can be done to ensure that the present day education system adequately prepares young people to take up their roles in a rapidly changing world. Unported License. They are zones of self directed learning where there are few limits to the imagination.

#40years of educational technology: Games

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Sadly, much of education has been slow to exploit the potential of social technologies, and in particular has not grasped the huge potential of social games. Games based learning (GBL) has yet to gain a strong foothold in formal education spaces, but there are already some signs of success. Unported License. The 20th Century was the century of the moving image.

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. A paradigm shift is happening in the world of education, and it is tearing away at the fabric of traditional schooling. Photo by Steve Wheeler Innovative practice by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Personal devices in higher education

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Some would argue that the millions invested in building traditional rooms for education in the last few years might easily have been spent on more relevant and future-oriented projects. Secondly, the pedagogy that underpins higher education is in need of reform. Unported License. BYOD education learning mobile learning spaces Technology university

#40years of educational technology: Telematics

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Because of my work in educational technology at the nursing college, I naturally chose to study something that I was familiar with, but with an aspect that would present me with a challenge. The result was that I managed to gather a number of completed questionnaires from participants to analyse, and eventually wrote up a successful dissertation on satellite broadcasting for education.

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Hacking education

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We discussed the idea of bricollage, do-it-yourself education using new tools or repurposing of old ones. Image source Hacking education by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. We had a great day on Sunday at the Learning without Frontiers festival at the Brewery in the East End of London.

Do it yourself education

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Reading Edupunks, Edupreneurs and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education by Anya Kamenetz has been fascinating. Her key message is simple - that education needs to change to make it more accessible to those who want to, but cannot afford to enter into full time higher education. Unported License. But we all know you don't judge a book by its cover.

#40years of Educational Technology: First days

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I've just celebrated 40 years working in educational technology. But for most of my new job I was going to be working with something called educational technology. But I can honestly say that during 40 years working in educational technology, there has always been change, and I have often had to run to keep up with it. More tomorrow on educational technology 40 years ago.

The survival of Higher Education (5): Recommendations

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This is the fifth and final part of my short series of posts on the future of higher education. Younger students who entered higher education in 2008 were the first students who had grown up in a world in which connection to the internet had always been there. Unported License. change management disruption education higher education learning Technology the future of education

#40years of educational technology: Networks

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For many it was impossible to see it being used for anything more than admin, and as an application for education, it was out of the question. Photo by Grant Hutchinson on Flickr I#40years of educational technology: Networks by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

#40years of educational technology: The moving image

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When I first started working in educational technology 40 years ago , the discipline was very new and none of us really knew where we were headed with it, but it was advancing rapidly. Generally, the technologies were also teacher controlled, which reflected the dominant philosophy of the time, where most education was didactic in nature. Unported License.

The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

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This is a continuation from yesterday''s blog post on changing times and the survival of higher education. Below are four reasons why the Social Web and associated media are changing higher education. Although this is not the entire story, I believe we will need to adopt these and other new technology mediated approaches widely if we wish to secure the future of higher education.

The survival of higher education (1): Changing roles

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So what will be the future of higher education, and how will it survive against this hostile backdrop? In May 2000, I was invited to present two keynote speeches about the role technology would play in the future of higher education. I argued that in order to survive the economic and societal challenges, universities would need to revise their approaches to education provision.

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Continuing Education and Learning Management Systems

Tony Karrer

Continuing Education Requirements Requirement #1: The LMS needs the ability to apply multiple types of continuing education credits to a single course, have the user select multiple types of credits to obtain and print certificates with the appropriate wording for the desired credit(s). She has acquired HCS-D credentials and must complete continuing education to maintain the certification as well as nursing continuing education for her RN license. Use Case: Becky Bonds is an RN with the responsibility for coding the plan of care in her office. Solutions?

The survival of Higher Education (4): 5 key objectives

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This is a continuation of my short series on the future of higher education, and builds on yesterday''s blog post on why Social Web tools are useful to support student learning. We start with the question.how will technology help to shape the future of Higher Education? Unported License. Technology will need to become more ‘transparent’ (Wheeler, 2005). Norman, 1990). 2008).

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