Collaborative learning

Ed App

As I began to study pedagogy more and simultaneously observe in the classroom, I began to see that collaborative learning has a definite place in an educational framework. What is the fear about collaborative learning? This included collaborative learning.

Connected pedagogy: Shared minds

Learning with 'e's

Image from Pixabay In preparation for my EDEN19 keynote later this month in Bruges, I have been making notes on connected learning. In the previous posts in this series (see list below) I explored the digital age and its impact on learning and teaching. Humans have an innate need to connect with each other, to share stories and ideas, learn from each other, to warn and to celebrate. We can now learn at any time, in any place and at a pace that suits our personal preferences.


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Saffron shortlisted for Social & Collaborative Learning Award

Saffron Interactive

Judges at the Learning & Performance Institute have shortlisted Saffron Share, an open source Learning Experience Network, for the 2014 Learning Awards. The versatile product combines learning content management with ‘social activators’ to speed time-to-competence and open up new frontiers for learning technologies. Saffron Interactive has created bespoke learning platforms for FTSE100 companies and government agencies for several years.

eXSpace exploration

Learning with 'e's

In this follow-on from one of my previous posts entitled Going to the wall , I'm going to highlight some of the features we plan to incorporate into our new experimental learning space (eXSpace) at Plymouth Institute of Education. Ultimately, the multi-user touch surface of the SMARTboard 6000 and 7000 series allow a myriad of operations and learning opportunities that I am keen to explore with my students. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.


Learning from each other

Learning with 'e's

There has been extensive work around the concept of students teaching each other - otherwise known as peer learning. This approach to pedagogy has its roots in Vygotskiian Zone of Proximal Development theory , where a more knowledgeable other, whether teacher, adult or simply a better informed peer, can extend someone's learning experience beyond what they might achieve alone (Vygotsky, 1978). Peer learning is rarely asymmetric, and is not restricted to dyads.

Podcast 10: The New Face of Nonprofit Leadership Development – With Meera Chary of Bridgespan

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 10 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. EPISODE 10 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: What does it take to create a compelling facilitated team learning experience? KEY TAKEAWAYS: Innovative learning technology is helping consulting firms provide high-value advisory services to a much broader audience. Want to learn more?

The power of love

Learning with 'e's

It is this kind of love that we experience working in a great team, or involving ourselves in a club or association, and it is an essential ingredient in effective collaborative learning. Rogers'' kind of unconditional pedagogy was person centred, where individual responsibility was placed upon each student. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s. agape education learning love pedagogy phileo Self Fulfilling Prophecy storge Unconditional Positive Regard

The Social Dimension of Learning: Test Your Knowledge!


Do you know what connected learning is? Do you know what factors are positively influenced by the social presence in online learning? Do you have any idea what types of activities are most likely to lead to informal learning in a workplace? Informal Learning 101.

Teacher Voices: Lloyd Chilcott

Learning with 'e's

I’d like to say I wanted to become a teacher because of an inspiring professional who provided me with a love for learning, or for the joy of the lightbulb moment witnessed in the eyes of an enthralled student. Just look, who wouldn't want to learn like this. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. education learning Lloyd Chilcott pedagogy primary teaching Technology

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Open Digital Educational Platform for Online Interactive Learning- ecadema

Professional Online Learning | ecadema

Tech-enabled learning methods through Edtech platforms have redefined education by making it more student-centric and engaging. Innovative digital education offers a crucial tool for engaging students and enhancing their overall learning experience.

Productive Disruption: Kadenze’s Silver Lining in the Cloud


A violent and ugly disruption, especially for those disciplines Kadenze cares about – the creative arts, design and creative technologies – and their studio pedagogies. . Perhaps online and on-campus learning can live alongside each other, each doing the work the other cannot?

6 Immersive Self-paced Learning Strategies to Maximize the Efficiency of Virtual Training Programs

EI Design

In this article, I share 6 immersive Self-paced learning strategies for maximizing the efficiency of your Virtual Training programs. Fully Online (Self-paced Training): Offering highly immersive learning approaches such as Microlearning, Mobile Learning, Gamification, and much more.

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." A learning theory (or theories) helps understand how people learn, thereby assisting educators, trainers and facilitators reflect on their educational practices.

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Pick of the Month: April 2012

Jane Hart

1 - Social networking in online education: It is time to revisit the pedagogy - Sachin Dua, 25 April – the quote in bold for me says it all! “Current educational practices that have a set curriculum, norm or standards based assessments and prescribed lesson agendas are often misaligned with an orientation that celebrates difference in learners and learning (Mentis, Quinn, & Ryba, 2005, as cited in Mentis, 2007). Wouldn’t learning benefit from such an arrangement?

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Interactive Andragogy or How to Motivate Adult Learners


While the term “pedagogy” is pretty much well-known even to the broader audience, the term “andragogy” is mainly familiar to education experts. Unlike pedagogy, which focuses on teaching children of different ages, andragogy focuses on adult learning. . There are many methods that can facilitate learning while on the go such as mobile learning, microlearning, gamification. . eLearning adult elearning androgogy elearning for adults interactive learning

WebTools For Teachers 01/15/2009

Web Tools for Learners

Dismissing critical pedagogy: Denis Rancourt vs. University of Ottawa | tags : critical_pedagogy , academic_freedom , pedagogy , Freire , grading. “The physics department has replaced the traditional large introductory lecture with smaller classes that emphasize hands-on, interactive, collaborative learning. tags : pedagogy , technology , wePapers - Creating the world’s biggest study group.

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Universal Design Principles and Their Application in Education


Therefore, my efforts were focused on helping students in vulnerable situations, and their teachers create meaningful and affordable learning experiences. This was done for both online and in-person learning environments. Journal of Online Learning Research, 4(2) 147-171.

TCC09: Wikis that Work: Effective Wiki Practices for Virtual Learning Communities

Experiencing eLearning

In this session, we will share a collaborative wiki created by a self-organized, self-managed group of online graduate students. This virtual learning community took the initiative to form a study group and share strategies for completing course problem-solving assignments. They effectively managed issues of trust, workload, and learning within their social network. We will discuss our observations and recommendations for using wikis as a collaborative learning tool.

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7 principles of 21st-century learning and elearning


In its Innovative Learning Environments project, the OECD has identified seven principles that should be integrated into any learning environment to ensure that it is truly effective and relevant to the needs of 21st-century learners. Next-generation personalized learning.

Collaboration - Knowledge Management - Expert - Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List - May 29, 2009 to June 5, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Clive on Learning , May 29, 2009 Capture Examples - eLearning Technology , May 29, 2009 Mistakes made in Academic Blogs - Don't Waste Your Time , June 3, 2009 Time Spent - The Learning Circuits Blog , June 1, 2009 Presentation: Camtasia in eLearning - Don't Waste Your Time , June 4, 2009 Does Deliberative Practice Lead to Quick Proficiency?

All you need is love

Learning with 'e's

Collaborative learning is on the rise in modern pedagogy, because teachers have discovered that children tend to learn more when they discuss, compare and contrast their ideas. The essence of good collaborative learning is when students work together to achieve a common goal, and draw on each other''s strengths and abilities to reach that end. In such rich learning contexts, love really is all you need.

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Racing robots and learning

Learning with 'e's

It's clear that collaborative learning can be powerful, because it draws on the knowledge and skills of the entire team, but it is even more effective when there is a challenge to be met. Challenge based learning , coupled with learning through making is more powerful still, and can be adapted and applied across any age group of learners. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Individual and Team-based Critical Thinking Skills in the eLearning Environment


Are your learners applying their learning in the performance context? Critical thinking can be described as a mental exercise – the capability to think about complex issues or relate learning directly to experience. Corporate learning courses are required to have such mental exercises in order to improve the value of the eLearning course. Current pedagogy and andragogy research and practices are rife with critical thinking strategies in the learning environment.

Learning with 'e's: Mashing it up

The paper is based upon some talks I gave recently at Online Educa Berlin , the Plymouth E-Learning Conference , and the JISC Regional South West Conference. tools to create collaborative and reflective learning spaces Recently teachers have used wikis, blogs and other open architecture Web tools to encourage student interaction (Richardson, 2006). Wikis can promote collaborative learning, and serve as repositories for user generated content (Wheeler et al, 2008).

The AfL truth about assessment

Learning with 'e's

This is assessment for learning (AfL) rather than assessment of learning, and it''s critical for good pedagogy. You have a lot of scope to change learning, unlearn, relearn in formative contexts. Testing in many schools is far too frequently administered in many schools to be effective and many exams still rely heavily on the testing of fact based learning - essentially the testing of crystallised intelligence. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

What's different about mobile learning?

The Learning Circuits

As the doors open to a new era of mobile learning and performance support, it's a good time to step back and think about the new mindset required when designing for mobile. Although a mobile pedagogy will continue to evolve, we already know quite a bit about how people use mobile devices and some of the advantages of mobile learning. That's an old-fashioned and highly collaborative approach.

A Learning Paradigm Shift: Cybergogy

Janet Clarey

It’s way cooler than pedagogy or andragogy, no? So here’s the definition, from the cybergogy entry on the edutech wiki: One of the central elements of cybergogy is the intent to combine fundamentals of both pedagogy and andragogy to arrive at a new approach to learning (Carrier & Moulds, 2003). At the core of cybergogy is awareness that strategies used for face-to-face learning may not be the same used in the virtual environment.

Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 1, 2009 to June 12, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. eLearning Technology , June 3, 2009 Student Guide: Introduction to ‘Wikis’ in Blackboard - Don't Waste Your Time , June 12, 2009 Discovering Instructional Design 11: The Kemp Model - The E-Learning Curve , June 10, 2009 I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe - Learning Visions , June 9, 2009 Attribution in a Web 2.0

Do you need a fix?

Learning Cafe

The fix I am of course referring to is the good old prefix, more specifically the prefix used to identify types of learning delivery methods. The most notorious being the ‘e’ in e-learning and more recently the ‘m’ in m-learning. The blog It’s time to drop e-learning was first published in TrainingZone in 2007 and debate still rages within the learning community. So does the same apply if you’re a learning professional?

Any e-learning professional

CommLab India

The way e-learning has transformed the distribution of information is truly remarkable. From A-Z, the e-learning industry has a language all its own. In this article, I am listing the various terms involved in a successful e-learning. Here is my A-Z of e-learning. A – Adult Learning Principles. Part of being an effective educator involves understanding how adults learn best –Steven Lieb. B – Blended Learning . Involve me and I learn”.

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

Learning Wire

For example, geographically dispersed teams on opposite sides of the globe now have the opportunity to collaborate and innovate in real time, while big data can be analyzed to identify which talent is at risk of leaving the organization. Learning for life. To master perpetual change, both people and organizations must consider learning and development as a never-ending cycle of continuous improvement. An individual who stops learning is endangering his/her career.

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. These have the potential to redefine what it means to learn online. What technology trends of 2009 have impacted online learning and will continue to do so in the coming year? Related Articles: 10 Social Media Tools For Learning.

Personal devices in higher education

Learning with 'e's

Here are some of my recent thoughts on learning spaces at universities, and the impact of student owned personal technologies: As the shift from location specific learning to untethered learning gathers pace, so the personal device gains increasing importance. Distributed forms of learning are burgeoning, and geographical distance between learners and their parent institutions is less of a problem. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

What you see is what you do

Learning with 'e's

I also suggested that affordances of IWBs should be considered when deploying them in learning and teaching contexts. Here are a magnificent seven ways interactive whiteboards can be used to enhance learning and engage learners: Firstly, IWBs can promote better engagement in learning. Secondly, large screen interaction can call upon many of the senses and engage learners in activities beyond fact learning. 2007) Learning and Teaching with Interactive Whiteboards.

#EDENchat Growing minds

Learning with 'e's

When we learn we grow. Such growth can be chaotic and seemingly void of structure at time, especially in the digital age where there are multiple pathways and a bewildering number of choices we can make as to what we learn, how (and with what tools) we learn it, and at what pace we learn. Don't worry though, there's a theory for everything, including chaotic forms of learning. What tools and technologies do students need to be able to learn in this way?

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

From Learning Management to Personal Knowledge Management. E-Learning Generations. version française ) In recent years I have been working on two major concepts:first, the connectivist theory of online learning, which views learning as anetwork process; and second, the massive open online course, or MOOC , which isan instantiation of that process. The future belongs to those who take charge of their own learning. we learn. Learning 2.0.

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Learning pathways

Learning with 'e's

The institutional learning platform - the VLE - is a classic case of decisions made about learning without consulting the learner. How can we reach a place in education where students find their own level and make their own pathways through learning? Rhizome theory is also a useful framework for understanding self-determined learning - the heutagogy described by Hase and Kenyon. Students can, and do, create their own personalised learning pathways.

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#EDENchat Growing minds

Learning with 'e's

When we learn we grow. Such growth can be chaotic and seemingly void of structure at times, especially in the digital age where there are multiple pathways and a bewildering number of choices we can make as to what we learn, how (and with what tools) we learn it, and at what pace we learn. Don't worry though, there's a theory for everything, including chaotic forms of learning. What tools and technologies do students need to be able to learn in this way?

Serious games

Learning with e's

This led me to some thinking about games based learning, and how we can conjecture by simulating events that will never happen. The one I'm concentrating on at the moment is GBL focused and has the grand title: Games-Based Learning Advancements for Multi-Sensory Human Computer Interfaces : (Techniques and Effective Practices). The book seeks to: 'disseminate knowledge on the theory and practice of games-based learning, promoting the development and adoption of best practices'.

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eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 1-5, 2012 Learning Forward Conference, (Learning Forward is the new name for the National Staff Development Council, NSDC), Boston, Massachusetts, USA. link] December 4-6, 2012 International Symposium on Open, Distance, and e-Learning (ISODEL), Bali, Indonesia. link] December 6-7, 2012 mLearning : Making Learning Mobile, offered by the eLearning Guild, online. link] January 7-11, 2013 Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN (LION 6), Catania, Italy.