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3D Pedagogy

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I recently wrote a blogpost entitled ' Maker Pedagogy ' where I outlined some of the emerging educational benefits of learning through making. Then one day he saw a 3D printer being demonstrated in his classroom during a technology lesson.

New spaces, new pedagogies

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Here's the abstract for my keynote: New Spaces, New Pedagogies: Harnessing the Power of Social Media in Education A rapid emergence of social media – the so called ‘Web 2.0’ – has opened up new opportunities for participatory learning in all sectors of education.

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Twitter in the classroom

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No, you can be assured that if I use any technology with my students, it is for a clearly thought through, and logical reason that supports good pedagogy. The backchannel is an ideal medium for them to engage with people outside the classroom too.

Inspire to learn

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I have gone on record as saying that although I don't need to work any more , I continue to work at Plymouth University, mainly because it is a great place to learn and to continue developing my research interests around digital pedagogy.

How can we engage online learners?

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Quantity was more important than quality, because a rapid population of new digital spaces was deemed to be expedient - the pedagogy could wait. by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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How to Measure Online Course Effectiveness


Are they now able to share their learning with others in the workplace / classroom? One important factor to consider when measuring behavioral changes is whether learners have the appropriate environmental support (e.g.

Schools and online education

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We now need to think about learning environments rather than simply 'classrooms'. We worked with the Star Schools project to connect over 300 schools in the US state of South Dakota, installing fast internet, satellite television and full motion interactive video into classrooms.

MIS en place

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Jackie Mulock, Business Manager at Marner Primary School , London said: "The move from our own system to RM Integris was seamless and happened virtually overnight, thanks to the support of RM Education and our local authority.

How complex is learning?

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Is dialogue more important than structure in a classroom? We flounder and stumble as we try to navigate a plethora of educational theories and we become bogged down in prescribed institutional pedagogies, providing no more than glimpses of true education for our students.

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Flipping the teacher

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Today, the idea of flipping the classroom is a familiar one. A little history: Aaron Sams and Jonathan Bergmann developed the term ''flipped classroom'' by considering the time spent by teachers with their students in classroom.

What teachers need

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Teachers too are less localised, often working and teaching in places that extend beyond traditional classroom boundaries. However, the same teachers thought that technology to support formative and summative assessment was the most important (84 per cent).

Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

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The first time I saw video being used in a classroom was in 1973. Today, video use in the classroom is more commonplace. There is good reason to believe that the next generation of learners will also continue to use video as a favoured method to support their learning.

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March of the robots

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A few of the robots I saw were potentially useful tools to promote interesting and engaging pedagogy, but some seemed to do nothing more than follow a black line around in circles. BETT2019 classroom education learning programming robots schools teachers Technology

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Learning spaces of the third kind

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At the front of the classroom were all of the important things, such as the teacher, and of course, the teacher's tools. Education is co-constructed, and the tools and technologies provide the scaffolding to support the learning. The first kind of space was highly organised.

Tested to distraction

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For the current UK government, testing is not there to support better learning. They are forced to teach to the test , which detracts from good pedagogy and also leads to higher stress and anxiety levels, not only for the teachers themselves, but also for many of their students.

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 ?

eXSpace exploration

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Firstly, it will support collaborative learning in numerous ways, not least because students could use the board for the purposes of brainstorming ideas, organising their projects, mapping out alternative approaches to solving a problem, group mind mapping, and so on.


Corporate learning in the digital age

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Some are ditching their training rooms in favour of digital delivery of content, and bosses that are forward thinking are investing in social learning, social media and mobile devices to support the learning of their employees. Learning in many organisations is going through radical change.

Unevenly distributed

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I believe that this will become an important gulf to bridge in the coming years, as new learners enter the gates of universities and demand more in terms of technologies, new pedagogies and support. education flipped classrooms INTED2015 learning Madrid Technology

New wine, new wineskins

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For example, if new technology is used in the same way as old technology, the pedagogy ''wineskin'' is likely to break. I could go on, giving other examples of how the old paradigm needs to be discarded in favour of new pedagogies and theories, but time and space prevent me.

Teacher Voices: Naomi Hancock

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I had to drop the heavy burden of self doubt and continue as the classroom teacher and pass my final term as an NQT. Put less pressure on testing and assessment, more trust in teacher to instil a love of learning and supporting the children’s needs and interests.

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#40years of educational technology: Computers

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It's clear to me, watching the development of technology from my early days in the 1970s, it has developed from a set of tools that were designed to support the teacher, to a range of tools that enable everyone to learn.

Teacher Voices: Megan Douglas

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I’ve always enjoyed education and I really did enjoy going to school, I had brilliant teachers and some not so brilliant teachers but they have all shaped the kind of teacher I am and the teaching methods I use in my classroom.

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What is it about games.?

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Some teachers extol the virtues of any game, and claim that all games have the potential to support learners as they acquire new skills, problem solving abilities and knowledge gain. by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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#LearningIs mobile

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4) One of the most powerful methods of learning (and associated pedagogy) is to incorporate social media into mobile phone use. This addresses number 3, and provides learners with a lifeline when they are in need of motivation, inspiration and support.

Five things

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That is, technology will need to become so embedded into the day to day experiences of teachers and students that it becomes common place, and even mundane. Universities must offer better support to academics.

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Teacher Voices: Hannah Shelton

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However, she had an excellent NQT mentor who supported her throughout and is now her Head of School (also a Plymouth University graduate!) education Hannah Shelton learning pedagogy Plymouth University primary schools teaching Technology

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New learning environments

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Our final #EDENchat of 2015 focused on new learning environments, namely MOOCs, flipped classrooms and blended learning methods. The final question asked whether new learning environments such as MOOCs, flipped classes and blended learning represented a new or emerging pedagogy.

Learning is a journey

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The educational theorist and humanist Carl Rogers once wrote that we should aim to foster 'a climate of trust in the classroom in which curiosity and the natural desire to learn can be nourished and enhanced' (Rogers, 1983). 1993) Pedagogy of the Oppressed.

Here comes the SAMR

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Technology integration results in digital tools being embedded into learning, so that for example maker cultures emerge, or the classroom activities are flipped , supporting more effective pedagogies and improving student learning outcomes.

Fade away

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Technology in itself is not enough to solve all of the problems inherent in education, but in concert with new pedagogies, visionary educators, and strong leadership, change can, and does happen. I wrote a post last year that argued for pedagogy to remain uppermost in our minds.

Mind the gap

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It takes a number of forms, including language use, acceptable behaviour, approaches to learning, power structures and the inevitable age differential, but the most visible gap is around the perception of how technology can be used in the classroom.

#EduGoalsMOOC resources

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Image from Wikimedia Commons For the # EduGoalsMOOC Twitter chat today, I have compiled a short list of useful resources that relate to the use of technology in education, and specifically technology integration.

Our digital future 11: AI enhanced course design

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Rather, it is the persistent assumption that 'grading' is paramount for the measurement of student understanding, and that we should focus the power of AI to support this kind of pedagogy.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"

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I have never taken a class in pedagogy. After a few years, I got involved in an IT initiative (then it was called MIS) -- designing a new software application to support our call center business. I did stand-up classroom sessions on the software. We had a novelist, turned video pro, who was our most creative instructional designer. This is how I support my family. So lets get the tools and information out there to support folks like me.