Networked pedagogy

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Differentials between academic practices, and the variety of roles we adopt within communities of practice and learning. Image by Calvinius on Wikimedia Commons Networked pedagogy by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 New theories for the networked, digital age, emerging cultures of learning and a hyper-connected and networked society.

Discursive or recursive? The fractal nature of education

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" What would it take for us to leave the safe and mundane world of product based, recursive education behind and adopt new pedagogies that promote self discovery, digression from prescribed pathways and learning by a process of serendipity?".

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Discursive or recursive? The fractal nature of education

KnowledgeStar

" What would it take for us to leave the safe and mundane world of product based, recursive education behind and adopt new pedagogies that promote self discovery, digression from prescribed pathways and learning by a process of serendipity?".

The foundations of innovation in L&D

E-Learning Provocateur

There are two sides of the innovation coin in corporate learning & development: technology and pedagogy. I had envisaged an arduous intellectual slog trying to convince my colleagues in the L&D team – let alone in the broader business – of the value of evolving our pedagogy to become more effective in the digital age; and of leveraging technology as an enabler of the outcome, rather than it being the outcome per se.

How to Plan a New Online Course, Part 1: Establishing the Basics

CourseArc

For example, you may choose to present all information related to the care of a new pet sequentially, starting with “Adoption” through “End-of-Life Care.” Instructional Design Online Learning eLearning instructional design learning objectives mandatory compliance training Pedagogy quality control retention storyboarding training user experience

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Let’s get rid of the instructors!

E-Learning Provocateur

By adopting an instructivist approach, the expert can scaffold the learning experience and construct a foundational framework for the subject matter. The title of my previous post, Let’s get rid of the instructional designers! , was a tongue-in-cheek reference to a radical view of instructional design. I think it would be safe to say that the vast majority of us in the L&D profession do not advocate the riddance of instructional designers.

Meta-ethics of learning design

Clark Quinn

Part of the development of metacognition is to see the pedagogy being used and internalizing it. If our pedagogy is visible (as it should be), it needs to be scrutable if we want our learners to adopt appropriate skills. .

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Digital identity

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What's more, they are placed into the context of online learning, digital pedagogy, social and psychological theory and teaching in the technology enabled world of the virtual classroom. It's just the ticket for teachers who have recently been compelled to adopt technology supported learning.

What do online educators need?

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There was a wide spectrum of responses, from fervent adoption through to vehement rejection of the idea. The bottom line for online education is schools today though, is how prepared teachers are to adopt new online educational practices. The question is over what teachers need, in terms of knowledge, skills and disposition, to be able to make a success of such a radical change in pedagogy.

The A to Z of learning

E-Learning Provocateur

More than just a game, I found the exercise prompted me to critically reflect on the broad range of instructional approaches that are adopted in the digital age. pedagogy A to Z game learning prefixes TwitterIt all started with a tweet by Anne Bartlett-Bragg ( @AnneBB ) observing an instance of the term s-learning representing social learning.

Informal first

E-Learning Provocateur

On the contrary, when we adopt the informal first mindset, informal learning becomes the central offering. It is well documented that the vast majority of learning in the workplace is informal. According to extensive research undertaken by the Center for Creative Leadership: • 70% of learning occurs “on the job” • 20% of learning occurs through feedback from others. • 10% of learning occurs “off the job” (eg attending classes, reading).

How can we engage online learners?

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Photo by Filip Mroz on unsplash In my first post in this blog series I outlined the changes taking place in schools due to the adoption of online forms of education. Quantity was more important than quality, because a rapid population of new digital spaces was deemed to be expedient - the pedagogy could wait. Today, an important, vital question for all educators to address is this: What forms of content, activity and pedagogy are needed now to ensure the success of online education?

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The cult of the grade

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It seems strange that the education community is willing to adopt new technologies and develop new theories and methods of education, but it can't arrive at a way to get rid of grading. Assessment drives pedagogy, so if assessment doesn't change, it's difficult to teach in new ways. It's bad pedagogy, and needs to be challenged. It is difficult, when leaders resist, for institutions to break out of old, traditional thinking about pedagogy.

It's a complicated business.

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A year long study found that younger academics held on to strong ideas about what they considered to be 'good pedagogy', often because they had inherited these ideas from their own professors while studying at university. Other methods, including interactive, collaborative and student centred approaches to teaching were shunned, because to adopt them would expose the younger academics to potential ridicule or loss of face.

What you learn not as important as how you learn!

Clark Quinn

You could say pedagogy supersedes curricula, but that’s just being pedantic. ;) And I’m pushing the boundaries of the concept a bit, but I think it’s worth floating as an idea. While the pedagogy of one isn’t obvious (though claimed to be very practical), the other clearly touts the ways in which the learning happens. So the pedagogy is very hands on. Learners, to adopt their own pedagogy, need to see a pedagogy.

Learning with bees

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Other schools are now adopting these ideas, and several have set up apiaries for keeping bees. Beau Lotto beekeeping Blackawton Primary School Dave Strudwick education learning pedagogy schools situated teaching TechnologyPhoto by Patrick Brinksma on unsplash One of the most impressive TED talks I ever viewed was presented by Neuroscientist Beau Lotto and a 12 year-old student called Amy O'Toole.

Passion for education

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Unconditionally regarding each child with positivity is key to good pedagogy (Rogers, 1983). Effective pedagogy not only has impact, it's contagious. Often, in my own practice, if I witness a good method or technique, I adopt it myself. assessment education inspiration learning passion pedagogy schools teaching

Generation next

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It's safe to claim that much of higher education is firmly rooted in the past , reflecting colonial history, traditional values and 20th (or even 19th) Century pedagogies. This might be seen as a generalisation, because there are some pockets of innovative pedagogy to be found in every large education institution. Yet innovative pedagogy in higher education is not prevalent, and academics are generally reluctant to change their methods.

Learning as dialogue

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Indeed, the Zone of Proximal Development and other social pedagogy models were largely unheard of in the West before the 1970s. Participatory and collaborative forms of education soon followed, as student centred approaches to education were adopted across all sectors of education. dialogue education learning pedagogy social learning teaching teaching machines ZPD Many of the earlier learning theories place the learner in splendid isolation.

Learning first, technology second

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There is nothing wrong with any of these approaches, provided they don''t get in the way of good pedagogy. Or is it because you have actually sat down and worked out what problems technology will solve, and how pedagogy will be enhanced by its introduction? Is your school community ready to adopt new practices or will they resist? mlearn14 digital strategy education learning LMS MLE pedagogy schools teaching Technology universiy VLE

Schools and online education

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Some schools have begun to experiment, and a few are well down the road to adopting and using online education as a viable supplement, or even replacement for face to face teaching. Digital distance education learning online pedagogy schools social media students teachers Technology video conferencingPhoto by Sergey Zolkin on unsplash Many educators are now investigating how online technologies can improve, extend or enrich teaching and learning experiences.

6 interactive whiteboard tips

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Thirdly, teachers need time to tinker, experiment and test out new ideas and new pedagogies. Managers need to win the hearts and minds of teachers if they wish to see IWBs successfully adopted into everyday practice (Wheeler and Winter, 2005). To bring this Cinderella technology to the ball, teachers need to spend some time and energy preparing it and practising its use, exploring the possibilities and testing out new ideas and pedagogies.

Why lectures?

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One astute observation is that even when universities do adopt online modes of teaching such as MOOCs , all that seems to occur is the lecture is transferred to digital format. In my next blog post I'm going to argue that lectures can be transformed into active learning events with the appropriate application of pedagogy and technology. education lecture MOOCs pedagogy teaching technology learning university

The battle for education

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A battle of words and ideals is raging about which is the most effective, and indeed, the most appropriate approach to adopt for the needs of today''s society. EEVV351 Aristotle curriculum education idealism learning pedagogy philosophy realism socrates teaching theory 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.

Power sharing

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In my last post I discussed Daniel S Christian''s three trends of an emerging pedagogy. I speculated on whether a new social divide might also emerge as a result of the new pedagogy he outlines. How willing will they be to take on a less central role in this new pedagogy ? Will they expect their professors to continue to take the lead in delivering knowledge, or will they readily adopt the role of co-creators of knowledge?

Meet Learner 2.0

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The shift is occurring in the responsibility that learners are adopting to learn for themselves. digital pedagogy education Edutopia FaceBook Google Internet learning metacognition mobile phone Technology universityI'm presenting a keynote speech in Brisbane for EduTech next week, and the theme for my talk is 'Meet Learner 2.0'. I want my audience of mainly higher education teachers to think about the cohort of students that is now coming through the doors of universities.

Discursive or recursive? The fractal nature of education

Learning with 'e's

What would it take for us to leave the safe and mundane world of product based, recursive education behind and adopt new pedagogies that promote self discovery, digression from prescribed pathways and learning by a process of serendipity? discursive education fractals learning Mandelbrot Set mathematics pedagogy recursive

Stuck in the past?

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In 1970, sociologist Alvin Toffler predicted: ' Within thirty years, the educational systems of the United States, and several Western European countries as well, will have broken decisively with the mass production pedagogy of the past, and will have advanced into an era of educational diversity based on the liberating power of the new machines.' By mass pedagogy, he referred to the factory production model of education that schools have been caught in for over a century.

“Past experiences can result in ‘misadoption’ of e-learning”

Janet Clarey

Is this the adoption curve for next generation of e-learning? Called “ E-learning adoption: Bridging the Chasm “, the paper considers possible reasons for e-learning not reaching its full potential. Elgot… “…suggests approaching the e-learning innovation as a multidimensional process located in two planes: the plane of technology and the plane of pedagogy (or teaching and learning). Tags: Uncategorized adoption E-learning gap

Learning in the real world

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Learning in the real world is an important approach many teachers could adopt more often. authentic learning curriculum education Keith Ansell learning pedagogy real world schoolsReading through Keith Ansell's blog earlier this week took me a little by surprise. He had casually informed me that he had returned to blogging after a bit of a break, but I hadn't realised the extent to which he had 'returned'. He is prolific.

Piece by piece

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This image was sent to me by Simon Ensor, (his blog Touches of Sense is well worth reading by the way) and here is my response: The is a photo of jigsaw puzzle pieces, which brings three things to mind about education that are key to our understanding of good pedagogy. Still others adopt a more random approach. assessment education learning pedagogy personalised learning post modernism process schools testing

Best years of our lives?

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That post served to illustrate some of the bad practices some my teachers adopted, and said a lot more about that particular teacher than it did about me. For me this was a skillful, but relaxed and unobtrusive kind of pedagogy, involving everyone in the room, debating, deliberating and generally exploring together the nuances and intricacies of our subject. teachers pedagogy teacher skills inspiration socratic discourse

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Touch and go

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I have contributed to the dialogue on this blog and there is much to discuss in relation to pedagogy, teacher roles, assessment and curriculum issues. It is a case study conducted at Longfield Academy in Kent, one of the first schools in the UK to adopt a school wide roll out of iPads to all of its students. Touch screen pedagogy Jane Webb education iPad tablets teaching NAACE curriculum schools learning

Who's in charge?

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If students believe they have little or no influence over their own outcomes they may adopt attitudes that are negative and pessimistic. attribution theory education Julian Rotter learning locus of control pedagogy Psychology self-efficacy student centred learning teaching theoryThis is number 35 in my ongoing series on learning theories. In this series I have been providing a brief overview of each theory, and how each can be applied in education.

Danger in transition

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Or, in most cases, teachers adopt the new ideas, but not wholeheartedly, and only casually apply them. autonomous vehicles Change Dagen H education innovation learning pedagogy TechnologyEvery time we change something we take a risk. When it comes to changes at a societal level, the risk intensifies, because it potentially affects many more people. 3 September 1967 was the day Sweden changed from driving on the left side of the road to the right side.

[Case Study] Integrating Virtual Reality in Higher Education: The Faubourg à m’lasse

KnowledgeOne

Using technology just for the sake of technology is useless if it’s not meaningful to students’ learning, and in fact, it becomes counterproductive to the adoption efforts of the technology because students and faculty quickly get the impression that it is just a gimmick.

Five things

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For teachers to adopt new technologies, they must first see the applications and understand the benefits (as well as the limitations) of the tool. I would add that new technologies should only be adopted widely if they have a use and can actually add something new to the learning experience (see point 5 below). universities Technology teachers pedagogy education learning design Change higher education

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Three things all teachers need

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Apart from the surge in technology use, and the new skills teachers need to adopt, implement and harness new digital media and tools (a subject for another blogpost), I would argue that little has changed in our expectations of good educators. This is the basis of good pedagogy, and was referred to by Jean Piaget as 'decentering'. pedagogy teaching methods education learningLast night I took part in a 3-way Skype podcast recording for TeacherCast.ne

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Loss of control

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But I had to do it, and in adopting this new style, I believe I became a more effective teacher. Tags: digital pedagogy e-learning ICT handhelds control literacy Gutenberg Press I'm attending the International Network Conference (INC 2010) conference in Heidelberg today, so this is an opportune time to talk about its most famous son - Johannes Gutenberg. When I first started teaching I thought my role was to transmit knowledge.

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5 Advantages of Custom Elearning Development for In-House Learning Teams

Learnkit

Most instructional designers and learning specialists don’t have a deep understanding of pedagogy, our elearning is rooted in a modern pedagogical approach that maximizes learning retention and application of new knowledge. Elearning courses allow learners to control the pace and adopts to individual learning styles.