True pedagogy

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Pedagogy is not about directing children. In its absolute form, pedagogy is not just about teaching. In the truest sense, teaching is just one element of pedagogy and not the entire story. Pedagogy focuses on the learner and what they are capable of achieving.

Connected pedagogy: Social networks

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Many writers have highlighted the power of the global digital tribe , particularly the way groups tend to solve problems more effectively than individual experts (Surowiecki, 2009).

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Music, learning and pedagogy

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Teachers who work with their students tend to be more effective than those who stand apart. Music, learning and pedagogy Steve Wheeler was written in Liberec, Czech Republic and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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New pedagogies?

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In a recent blog post, Antonio Teixera , President of EDEN wrote: "By just adding 21st century technologies to 20th century teaching practices we’ll only be diluting the effectiveness of teaching." Thirdly, the effectiveness of both technology and teaching will be diluted.

How to Create Effective Test Questions

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If every student answers a question correctly, does that mean your question is too easy, or is it a perfect example of an effective test question? How to Create Effective Tests and Quizzes. Image: “ Quiz ” by Animated Heaven, via Flickr Creative Commons License.

Bear pit pedagogy

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In order to develop key critical thinking skills, learners need to be able to argue effectively. Image source Bear pit pedagogy by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

How to Measure Online Course Effectiveness

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Instructional designers aim to provide the necessary content to accomplish these goals, but sometimes the delivery of a course or training isn’t very effective. How to Implement Effectiveness Measurement Plans.

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.

Narrative pedagogy 4: Connecting the dots

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It's a very effective method to help the audience join the dots. Used appropriately, it can be a very effective method to prepare students' minds for when an important principle or concept needs to be conveyed. Teachers can learn a lot from the techniques writers use.

#EDENchat How effective is mobile learning?

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There will no doubt be several conversations, some around usability, others around technological or social trends, and of course, we will address the perennial questions about pedagogy and the impact of technology on learning.

Assessment in the digital age

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The table above helps to simplify the complexity somewhat, and provides educators with models that helpfully describe alternative approaches to pedagogy. JISC (2017) Effective Assessment in the Digital Age.

How to Make Sure Your Course Meets Its Learning Objectives

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Scientists, economists, accountants, and mathematicians all have one thing in common: they all deal in “absolutes.” Image: “ Bullseye ” by Emilio Kuffer, via Flickr Creative Commons License.

The Secret to Beating the Forgetting Curve

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This is more effective than cramming the entire arc of a lesson into one nonstop session. Image of hourglass by Alexander Boden via Flickr Creative Commons License. Is it better to binge on new lessons, or to learn incrementally over time?

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What teachers need

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Recent research carried out by C3 Education and RM Education with a sample of 575 teachers across England revealed that technology effectiveness was uppermost in teacher perception (Connor, 2019). 2019) RM Effectiveness Review.

MIS en place

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Have you ever wondered how information and communication technology (ICT) can be effectively deployed in schools? education Integris learning management MIS pedagogy RM schools students teachers Technology

Blends, borders and boundaries

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Elements are often separated by boundaries, and these must be transgressed if blends are to be effected. asynchronous Blended learning border content distance education pedagogy remix synchronous teaching Technology

What students need

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Without effective tools, teachers' efforts will be limited, and often these limitations can arise from a lack of confidence in new technology. assessment education feedback Integris learning MIS pedagogy performance progress RM school students teachers Technology

Tips for Better Data Visualization

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If you’re in the business of data – analyzing it, assessing it, interpreting it, or presenting it – then you also need to find creative and engaging ways to visualize it. So, what are the best and most effective practices to consider during data visualization?

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Cinderella technology?

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Initially, the most common large screen display, known as the interactive whiteboard (IWB) - was viewed with great promise, but over time, due to misuse, lack of training or knowledge (and in some cases, neglect), interactive whiteboards appear to have been sidelined in some schools.

What is authentic assessment?

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These have their uses, but there is much more available in the assessment repertoire of effective teachers. by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Online assessment: the student voice

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Teachers in schools are considering the extent to which common pedagogical methods can be adapted into online environments, or whether they need to be completely revised and reconceptualised. It is commonly built into online learning environments simply because it is relatively easy to do.

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The power of the narrative

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Leaving the audience guessing with a classic ' cliff hanger' (Glen Rhee falling from the top of the garbage into a herd of zombie walkers in TWD) can have a powerful effect on bringing them back for more in the next episode (or in Glen's case three episodes later!).

Blogging: Five of the best

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All this has been possible because they are all labelled as Creative Commons with a repurpose licence. The Meaning Of Pedagogy (>62,000 views, 8 comments) This was a post I wrote in response to questions from my students while working at the Plymouth Institute of Education.

#TwistedTropes 12. Dante's lukewarm inferno

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The most chilling effect is the sign over the gate of Hell - 'Abandon hope, all ye that enter here'. Sod's unlucky law Dante's lukewarm inferno by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Video: The power and the story

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As politely as I could, I explained to him that making his students sit through a full 90 minutes of video was not particularly good pedagogy. There are many more effective methods in which video can be used to engage, inspire and motivate students.

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. assessment education inspiration learning passion pedagogy schools teaching

Going to the wall

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It's called the eXSpace and will be a showcase for a range of new and emerging technologies, a place to study new pedagogies and a sandpit to try out new ideas and methods. In effect, the boards have been used as substitutes for the old dry wipe boards and projection screens.

Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

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They need to find resources quickly and effectively, so navigation of content must be quick and simple. No wonder video is considered by many teachers to be so effective. 2015) Effective educational videos, Available online at: [link] (Accessed 30 April, 2019).

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Future technologies now

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The capability of the system to allow you to render 3D images and then view them from all angles and perspectives was quite a powerful effect. The technology has plenty of potential to be used across the curriculum, and not solely in creative arts.

6 interactive whiteboard tips

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Thirdly, teachers need time to tinker, experiment and test out new ideas and new pedagogies. Fourthly, in relation to the above point, there should be time for teachers to express their creativity.

Tested to distraction

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The side effects of over-testing are that children become victims of the scramble to be best in the league tables. assessment learning pedagogy PISA schools testingShould we put our children through so much stress? Get ready for a rant.

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. Centennials education future Generation Z learning pedagogy Technology university

Why lectures?

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If a lecture is nothing more than an expert standing in front of an audience speaking for an hour, then there are clearly issues around its effectiveness. by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Comfortably numb

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The process of co-learning between teachers and students can only effectively occur if and when teachers realise that learners can offer something new. co-construction of learning co-learning collaboration education negotiation of meaning pedagogy schools social constructivism teaching

A growing divide?

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Christian claims that a new pedagogy is emerging that is directly driven by the upsurge in online activity. Christian identifies three key changes in pedagogy that I want to discuss over my next three blog posts. In his blog on Learning Ecosystems, Daniel S.