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Connected pedagogy: Social networks

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Global social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter support various forms of communication and sharing actions that were previously unavailable. eden19 collaboration collective action connections Digital education learning media pedagogy social networks Technology tribe

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 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.

Assessment in the digital age

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In principle, each of the four pedagogical perspective seem discrete, but in practice, the best teachers tend to borrow from all of these approaches at different times to support students in multiple ways. JISC (2017) Effective Assessment in the Digital Age.

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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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.

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. 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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Tested to distraction

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For the current UK government, testing is not there to support better learning. 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 testing

5 of the best

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It can be a thorny topic and a bone of contention for any number of reasons, but continues to absorb most of the oxygen in the debate about what constitutes good pedagogy. assessment blogging education learning pedagogy teaching Technology

Why lectures?

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The first, as has been clearly articulated by Vicki Davis , is that technology should be used to support student learning and as a set of tools to encourage the creation of original/new content. education lecture MOOCs pedagogy teaching technology learning university

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.

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The numbers game

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But it is a vitally important part of pedagogy. Some would argue that giving grades reflects a product-based pedaogogy, while offering feedback supports a process-based pedagogy. When you mark a student''s work, do you give them a grade or do you offer them advice?

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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.

How complex is learning?

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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. Learning is highly complex.

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It was a difficult time for our family and also for his teachers, but Carol was incredibly supportive, making sure my son had all of the resources to ensure he received a quality education. Autistic spectrum disorder education inspection learning ofsted pedagogy school

Flipping the teacher

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The work of Harvard University professor Eric Mazur supports this approach, because, as he says - instruction is easier than assimilation, and advocated coaching rather than lecturing as early as the 1990s. education flipped classroom flipped roles learning pedagogy school teaching Technolog

Teacher Voices: Naomi Hancock

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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. Live Skypes also have had the same effect giving the children a window of opportunity to immerse themselves in the topic and conversation.

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#40years of educational technology: Computers

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Technology needs relevant pedagogical actions to be wholly effective. 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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As a learner, I believe an excellent teacher should be supportive, funny, challenging and fair. Our teamwork is smooth, neat and effective through the use of sharing files, planning and working collaboratively on documents.

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#LearningIs mobile

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However, these are still used effectively by those who desire to access educational opportunities to which they would otherwise have no access. 4) One of the most powerful methods of learning (and associated pedagogy) is to incorporate social media into mobile phone use.

Distance Education in transit? #EDENchat #EDENchatUS

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More formally, distance education has existed since the early, primitive but quite effective correspondence courses of Sir Isaac Pitman , who used the developing technology of the time, the uniform penny postal service to support his endeavours.

Tablets: The correct prescription

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A total of 27 quantitative studies on the use of tablets in schools dating from 2010 were analysed and the major finding was that the tools are most effective when used in student centred learning, rather than within teacher controlled environments (Tamim et al, 2015a).

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.

What has been and what is yet to come

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In the meantime, here's the title and abstract of my keynote: Technology Supported Learning: What has been, and what is yet to come In recent years education has been assailed by waves of new technologies, theories and practises.

Our digital future 11: AI enhanced course design

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However, replacing some aspects of what teachers do is both effective and inevitable. "AI Where it is implemented, AI will rapidly transform the design of courses, providing educators with vast amounts of new insight into what students do, how they study and what is most effective.

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.

#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.

New learning environments

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One of the key discussion points was around the nature of these approaches and their effectiveness as learning environments. The final question asked whether new learning environments such as MOOCs, flipped classes and blended learning represented a new or emerging pedagogy.

What is digital learning?

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Over the next two weeks I''m in New Zealand, doing a series of keynote presentations to teachers on the future of education and technology supported learning. Using the tools and technologies I outline above will enable you to connect with more content and peers, more quickly and effectively.

A fine balance

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Perhaps the biggest objection traditional educators have about learners taking control is the argument that students don't really now what they want, so can't effectively direct their own learning. It will require effective management of expectations - of both students and teachers.

What you see is what you do

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Researchers point out that the split screen functionality on many IWBs supports aspects of differentiation, where students from mixed ability groups can work together or in parallel on the screen (Smith et al, 2006).

Shifting sands

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Such approaches to pedagogy were rooted in the behaviourist model of psychology that privileged expert knowledge and formalised its transmission to novices. With the agenda for student centred learning, teaching staff should now act more as a supporting cast rather than as leading actors.

Good morning Barcelona!! Jim Groom at #EDEN15

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He has set up a number of alternative learning experiences, but most notably, his MOOC on digital storytelling, more commonly known as ds106, has had tremendous impact on what we now consider to be possible with global, networked learning.

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Personal devices in higher education

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This is because learners are intimately familiar with the capabilities of their own devices, and are able to use them to learn in creative and productive ways. Bring your own device'' is now common place in universities and students no longer need to study in a single location.

Shock of the new

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In the first phase, known as survival , teachers struggle to define what they wish to achieve with the new technology, and attempt to learn how to use it effectively to support pedagogy.

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The survival of Higher Education (5): Recommendations

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Recommendations Ultimately, to ensure that technologies are successfully adopted, institutions need to demonstrate that each is relevant and can be used effectively to support, enhance and extend learning beyond what is currently possible.