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Learning first, technology second

Learning with e's

Learning should always come before technology. Many teachers welcome the idea of bringing new technology into the classroom. There is nothing wrong with any of these approaches, provided they don''t get in the way of good pedagogy.

New Technologies Making MOOCs Even Better

Your Training Edge

Early MOOCs were often nothing more than long video lectures with a few multiple choice questions at the end—if you read much MOOC literature, you will know that these early implementations were roundly criticized for their poor pedagogy and almost complete lack of meaningful learning experiences.

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. The class can be flipped, the narrative pared back to key messages, and a scenario-based design adopted to train not the content, but its application.

How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I read a paper called Perspectives on learning and technology: A review of theoretical perspectives "This paper provides a review of literature pertaining to theoretical references on educational practice and technology from perspectives of learning theories of the 20th and 21st centuries."

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6 interactive whiteboard tips

Learning with e's

Photo by David Goehring on Flickr In my last post, entitled Cinderella Technology , I wrote about the tremendous potential of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) and highlighted some of the reasons why it often fails to be realised in school classrooms. Reference Wheeler, S.

Generation next

Learning with e's

These young people - sometimes referred to as Generation Z, or Centennials - will redefine our understanding of learning, and will challenge the way university education is conducted. Students are often dissuaded from using technology unless they are in a designated area such as an ICT suite.

The cult of the grade

Learning with e's

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.

Stuck in the past?

Learning with e's

What changes has technology made in schools? Toffler, 1970, p 251) By new machines, Toffler was clearly referring to computers and their associated tool sets. By mass pedagogy, he referred to the factory production model of education that schools have been caught in for over a century.

Five things

Learning with e's

It is increasingly apparent that learning technology and digital communication will play a key role in the shaping of future higher education. For digital technologies to become as successful in education as ‘paper and pencil’, I believe that five strategies will need to be put into place: 1.

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2009 Technology Trends That Impact Online Learning

The eLearning Coach

The arena of online learning is continually reshaped by technological advances. Just as we must pay attention to the latest research on learning and pedagogy, it’s important to be aware of current technological trends. Mobile Technologies.

“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. This can be referred to as the e-learning chasm.

Three things all teachers need

Learning with e's

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.

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SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

Where we are today: Primary forms of social learning technologies used in corporations today appear to be e-mail, live online learning (Web conferencing), threaded discussion, and collaborative content development. Organizations are just beginning to use social media technologies and few are using the social learning technologies available in their LMSs. Tagging/Bookmarking - described how they worked; relatively low adoption but may increase as more LMSs include.

Teacher beliefs

Learning with e's

Teacher beliefs about pedagogy are central to the successful integration of new technologies into schools. The extent to which they see technology skills as relevant and valuable directly relates to the extent to which these skills are practised and applied in their work.

Come the revolution.

Learning with e's

David Jonassen and his colleagues (1999, p 219) were not slow in responding to the trends in e-learning, arguing that in order for students to learn effectively from new technology, it will first be necessary for their teachers to accept a new model of learning. Reference: Jonassen, D.

What a MOOC Is and What It Isn’t

Your Training Edge

This is unsurprising for two reasons: MOOCs have changed considerably since they first came out, and they are continuing to evolve as both the pedagogies and the technologies. Although MOOCs use a wide variety of technologies, they are not actually technologies at all.

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Interview with Terry Anderson

Learning with e's

Olaf had the idea to create a summary reference for the major research issues that we struggle with, research and write about in distance education. Second,to follow from Marshall McLuhan the Medium is the Pedagogy (first coined by Cousin (2005). Reference Cousin, G.

Shock of the new

Learning with e's

Teachers in many schools will tell you they are running hard just to stand still as they attempt to adopt new technologies for learning. Mandinach and Cline (1994) identified four distinct phases of adoption of new technology in schools. References Venezky, R.

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How Machine Learning and AI are Making Online Learning More Beneficial

QuoDeck

In simple words, online learning refers to the type of learning where the learning process is mediated by the internet i.e. the learners use the internet to learn. Read the 2019 HR Trends in the Workplace by Kamalika Bhattacharya , Co-founder, QuoDeck Technologies.

Making the future of education

Learning with e's

A lot of institutions are adopting versions of this method, and are employing technology, particularly video and online content to achieve it. Alternatively referred to as hackerspaces or hacklabs, makerspaces are based on the principles of peer learning and knowledge sharing.

We Teach as We are Taught

Kapp Notes

As schools adapt to new technologies and hardware and software, curriculum changes need to reflect more than just the inclusion of technology; changes needs to impact methodology, approach and instructional activities. Today’s educators grew up in a technological culture considerably different than the culture of their students and they often have trouble leveraging the tools of the current culture. References: Borko, H., & Putnam, R.

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People, Process and Product. P3 in eLearning

TalentLMS

What educational technology resources do you have in hand? Pedagogy refers to teaching and learning. Technological Examines issues of technology infrastructure in eLearning environments. Interface Design Refers to the overall look and feel of eLearning programs.

Starting young: learning entrepreneurship

Coorpacademy

In the area of entrepreneurship skills, a change of content, pedagogy, learning outcomes, and assessment strategies can be introduced as the student progresses, with a gradual increase in the extent that a start-up orientation is offered (OECD, 2015). References: Cunha F.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

Learners who suffer from sensory, intellectual or technological difficulties will need assistive technology to successfully access and complete their training courses. A small unit of a larger piece of learning content is referred to as a chunk. Pedagogy.

People, Process and Product. P3 in eLearning

TalentLMS

What educational technology resources do you have in hand? Pedagogy refers to teaching and learning. Technological Examines issues of technology infrastructure in eLearning environments. Your choice of learning management system and course authoring tool will determine how technologically up to date is your eLearning system. A rule of thumb for the current learner and knowledge consumer is to integrate mobile learning technologies in your program.

Why yesterday’s skills and development strategies aren’t enough to survive today’s digital transformation

Learning Wire

Digital technologies have steadily been making their way into organizations and now impact every facet of organizational behavior, both externally and internally. As history illustrates, technological progress will prevail. Information, media and technology skills 2.

5 eLearning trends to wave goodbye to today!

TalentLMS

Technology comes and goes. Pedagogy strategies come and go. As research in eLearning broadens and evolves, so do adopted practices. UX, as it’s most commonly referred to, is now dictating the way learners (and website users) prefer to view online interfaces.

Serious games

Learning with e's

Watching him was a relevant little distraction, because I'm currently ploughing through a number of new books that have landed on my desk from IGI Global under the banner of their Information Science Reference series.

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Free e-Learning books

eFront

All readers will find job aids, references, examples, and information to significantly reduce the amount of time required to produce online learning events. Facilitation Online - The Center for Education Technology. Hi Mitesh, the blog post refers to Free e-Learning books.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report

Learning Visions

Has been in the Educational Technology field for 10+ years (mostly at Intel). Passionate about new technologies and how we use them in the learning and training space. Loves any new technologies that helps us achieve our goals. Technology is unbelievable and can be overwhelming.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

While still important, a more critical role to support the convergence of learning assets and workflows requires consideration of robust EPSS technology to play a pivotal role in the very near future. Trainers won’t be replaced by technology. They will be replaced by trainers who are willing to use technology.” Refer. eLearning Technology. Google TV for Education - Learning and Technology , May 28, 2010 Earlier, Google showed their new Google TV solution.