New and emerging technologies

Learning with 'e's

The video below is the result of that interview, in which I answer questions such as: what emerging technology trends have the greatest potential for learning? What tips you you have for people wanting to invest in emerging technology? and should we be waiting until our learners adopt new technology or should we be leading the way as learning providers? Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Is sharing caring? #OpenBlog19

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Krzyboy2o on Wikimedia Commons This is a post for #OpenBlog19. I attended an event in Utrecht, in the Netherlands way back in 2007, at around the time that social media was emerging as a serious learning technology. Together for two days, we discussed how digital technologies and networks could support learning. That's what a community is, and should be - sharing and learning together. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personal Learning Earthquake

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, June 05, 2007 Personal Learning Earthquake Sometimes tectonic plates shift and earthquakes form cracks in the crust. My personal view of e-Learning is from the corporate side of the aisle. Not the type of group with which I have had a lot of personal interaction, and certainly no professional contact. The care of a whole person.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, June 28, 2007 Emerging Technologies in e-Learning I sat in on a lunchtime WebEx presentation with Gary Woodill -- Director, Research and Analysis, Brandon Hall Research. The topic: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning. Developed over 60 e-learning programs. In the 90s there were one or two ways to do e-Learning: CDRoms and then the web.

Just for me learning

Learning with 'e's

I took part in a very interesting panel discussion with several other keynote speakers during the Adult Learning Symposium last week, in Singapore. The theme of the conference was 'Future of Work, Future of Learning', which sent a clear message to delegates that the two are inseparable. One of the questions from our audience, largely made up of learning and development professionals, was about how we could optimise learning in organisations.

Three things

Learning with 'e's

There are three things we need to know about learning for this generation. The first is that learning needs to be personalised. As I argued in a previous post , learning must be differentiated, because one size does not fit all, and standardised curricula and testing are not fit for purpose in the 21st Century. Personal learning is unique to each learner. Secondly, learning needs to be social. Thirdly, learning needs to be globalised.

A day in the life: The quantified self

Learning with 'e's

Much has been written recently about personalised learning. Many educators agree that one size does not fit all and that student centred learning is what we should all aspire to. It will be of great interest then, for anyone who subscribes to the notion of personal learning, that the latest Higher Education version of the Horizon Report lists ''The quantified self'' as a trend we can expect to see adopted in the next 4-5 years. The emergence of wearable devices.

Everyone has one

Learning with 'e's

Everyone has one - a personal learning environment, that is. We all learn. We all use tools to help us learn. Personal learning environments or PLEs, are the collection of tools (not just online) that enable us to connect, create and share content with our own communities of interest and practice. Mine will be different to yours, because my choices and preferences about what and how I learn are different to yours.

Identity play

Learning with 'e's

This is the second post in my series of retrospective reviews on seminal books about learning and technology. I have scoured my personal book library in search of a dozen books that have influenced my own thinking, and share a synopsis of their contents with you. Although technology has moved on a pace - since the book was written we now have social media, mobile phones and touch screen tablet computers - many of Sherry Turkle''s ideas still resonate with personal meaning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Be the Node

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Saturday, June 02, 2007 Be the Node To Michele Martins most excellent post on the Psychology and Skills of Personal Learning Environments. Karyn Romeis talked about "lifewide learning." Im a practical person at heart; not a theory-based one). People have been learning forever without widgets and web2.0. I have a PLE, therefore I am learning on my own terms.

Moodle 100

Digital literacies online

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler I'm currently writing several short online courses for educators, and I've just published the second module in my online series about digital learning. And here's the link to the first online module about personal learning environments.

Ten Things I Believe About Workplace Learning

Tom Spiglanin

For nearly three years, I’ve been exploring social learning, informal learning, and the changing workplace. My beliefs about workplace learning have evolved quite a bit over those years, partly by experimenting with new ideas and learning from the results, both positive and negative. I’ve also grown by narrating what I learn here, whether you call that learning out loud, working out loud, or showing my work.

PKM 139

MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 2: Designing a MOOC

ID Reflections

@ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis, which I have referred to: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. Participants learn as much from one another as from the content.

Design 162

The art of Twitter

Learning with e's

Learning how to use Twitter as a tool to develop your personal learning network is not always simple, and as with any other social networking tools, there is an unwritten protocol. When the Internet and e-mail was first emerging as a major communication tool set, several people proposed an Internet ettiquette, or 'Netiquette', which involved guidelines such as using UPPER CASE letters only if you were shouting. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

#EDENchat Up close and personal

Learning with 'e's

I have written a lot about Personal Learning Environments in the past, especially when they were emerging as a concept, and sounded quite new. There were posts about the Anatomy of PLEs , their functionality , their role as a counterpoint to the institutional Learning Management System, and also their relationship to MOOCs and Connectivism. What is your experience of using PLEs in your own learning? Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

New spaces, new pedagogies

Learning with e's

The session is entitled Innovative spaces of learning : debating their origin, nature and pedagogical significance, and is a sub section of the main RGS conference. 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. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

We're better connected

Learning with 'e's

The result can be found as a 20 minute YouTube video - Connected: Supporting Student Blogging and Communities of Learning - complete with audio track and slides below: Pete, Oliver and I spoke about the work we have been doing with undergraduate teacher students in Plymouth, using a variety of social media, including blogging and Twitter to support and encourage critical and reflective learning. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Head, hand and heart

Learning with 'e's

Photo from Pxhere I can't speak for anyone else, but my own personal learning is most enriched when I'm in conversations with others. I recently read a thought provoking article in the RSA journal about how one English school is harnessing the power of dialogue to enhance learning. In Anatomy of Learning, Peter Hyman reports on great developments at School 21 , a school for 4-18 year olds located in Stratford, East London. 2017) Anatomy of Learning.

Talking tech

Learning with 'e's

Whether it''s teacher technology, including wordprocessors, electronic record keeping or databases, or student technology, such as laptops, educational software or personal devices, technology should now be viewed as a set of tools that can be harnessed to extend, enhance and enrich the learning experience. The final line of Learning with ''e''s offers a clue when I say we literally hold the future of education in our hands. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

Selfie number 10

Learning with 'e's

So I thought - perhaps I should write a blog series about the top ten photos and selfies of people I admire, and who have contributed significantly to my own learning. On the left of the picture is Harold Jarche , who is chair of the Internet Time Alliance and a champion of social learning. I have followed his work for some time, but the first time I met Harold was at the Learning Technologies event in London in 2013. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

PLE 48

Selfie number 4

Learning with 'e's

I first met Graham at an event in the UK around 2006, just when I was becoming aware of the potential of social media such as wikis, blogs and social networking platforms as a learning tools. With Josie Fraser, Helen Keegan and Cristina Costa in Utrecht, 2007 Graham invited me to speak in Utrecht the following year at an event called 'Show that you Share', which in retrospect became a pivotal point in my involvement in the open learning movement.

PLE 47

Four Ways to Rethink Employee On-Boarding

Mindflash

Now more than ever, it’s critical for learning professionals to address the incredible costs of high employee turnover. When a new employee joins an organization, they spend the majority of their time going through the on-boarding process, mostly with learning and development people like me. Learning professionals need to think beyond the traditional new-hire training programs they typically design and facilitate.

Digital Learnscapes

Learning with 'e's

It's that time of the year again where we are planning for the Pelecon - the Plymouth Enhanced Learning Conference - that we hold each year in April at Plymouth University. Many have said that Pelecon events inspire and energise delegates and challenge perspectives on education, learning and development, and the role of technology. Others have said that Pelecon is one of the best forums for informal debate on the learning technology conference circuit.

Down under

Learning with 'e's

I'm in Australia this week to give the opening keynote for the Inaugural Technology for Learning and Teaching Forum , which will be held over two days at the Rendezvous Hotel in Melbourne, just across from Flinders Street Railway Station (pictured). My own keynote speech is entitled: Learning Generations: Looking forward, looking back. Here are my topic headings: · A history of learning technology, change management and the adoption of new and emerging technologies in education.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 2: DESIGNING A MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

Get it together

Learning with 'e's

What can we learn from digital curation of content? I wrote about this new model question recently, and critiqued it in the context of emergent forms of digital learning. You may also have dialogue with your personal learning network as you discuss that content. Learning often emerges as a result of the writing, rewriting and editing of this content. It is up to us, the users, to organise content on the Web, and we learn while we do it.

When worlds collide

steve-wheeler.blogspot.com

In yesterday's post I gave the first part of a review of the latest issue of the journal Interactive Learning Environments , which is a special issue entitled: 'Towards eLearning 2.0 There are 7 papers in the issue, each of which focus on social media that are being used to support and enhance learning in higher education. Two papers reporting on research into the implementation of personal learning environments using social media provide a little controversy for the special issue.

Theories for the digital age: Connectivism

Learning with 'e's

Learning in the industrialised world can now be contextualised within a largely technological landscape, where the use of digital media is assuming increasing importance. Much of this learning is informal, (Commentators such as Cofer (2000), Cross (2006) and Dobbs (2000) place the proportion of informal learning at around 70%) and is also generally location independent. 2006) Informal Learning: Rediscovering the natural pathways that inspire innovation and performance.

Blurring the boundaries

Learning with e's

I'm increasingly conscious of the blurring of boundaries between formal and informal learning contexts. We spend much of our time in formal settings such as classrooms, training rooms and 'on the job' training, to learn the stuff that gets accredited through academic or vocational qualifications bodies. And yet, this generally accounts for only around 20 per cent of our lifelong learning time. Through the use of new and emerging technologies, this may all change.

PLE 66

PD in your PJs with #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

NAP is the membership wing of the European Distance and E-Learning Network ( EDEN ) which is a prestigious, global co-operative of education professionals, representing all sectors and aspects of technology enhanced learning. Twitter has been, for me and countless other professionals, a powerful form of informal professional development, where you can learn from each other, share ideas and collaborate across distance. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

#LearningIs personal

Learning with 'e's

We all learn differently. Everyone of us has individual needs and personal requirements. Unfortunately, most of us are products of education systems that are based on the industrial model of education which is far removed from personalised learning. The personalised learning movement continues to grow in influence. There is also a regular international conference dedicated to personalised learning environments. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Reinventing learning spaces

Learning with 'e's

Phone charging station at Stratford Shopping Centre, London I have written extensively about education spaces, architectures for learning , and personal learning environments. I elaborated on these ideas in my recent book Learning with ''e''s like this: If the design of a space is wrong, learning can be constrained or even stifled. Teachers should be the architects of learning spaces (Wheeler, 2015, p 102). Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

Seriously.

Learning with 'e's

It has pushed me to think more creatively and this has emerged in my professional practice in the classroom. Believe me, it is well worth the effort and time to sit down occasionally and write something that relates directly to your teaching (and of course your personal learning). by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

Blogstorm

Learning with 'e's

People are beginning to notice an increase in the quantity and quality of blog posts and tweets emerging from our group of learners in the School of Education. A variety of topics is covered, including txting, personal learning environments, classroom technology, plagiarism and e-safety. What do the students learn from blogging? Image by Adam Gimpert Blogstorm by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Something old, something new.

Learning with 'e's

Commonly, the New Year is a time when we think of renewal, look forward to the future and anticipate what might be on the horizon. Somewhere in the middle of this tension sits the student, who is there to learn, despite sometimes being a political pawn in the game. There are signs that a new learning ecology is emerging. it''s the process of establishing oneself as a node in a broad network of distributed creativity.''

#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?

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with 'e's

I will then speculate on the current changes in practice that might emerge, both for the institution and the teacher. Finally, I will suggest that there are five key objectives to achieve if universities are to achieve success in the use of learning technologies in the future. This is a contested label for new and emergent properties that are found on the Web. Debate centres upon whether the emerging social applications constitute a sea change or revolution in the Web (cf.

Conflict resolution

Learning with 'e's

This is number 11 in my series of short posts on learning theories. This is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature. This may emerge as modified behaviour to reduce the dissonance, or alternatively an entrenchment of our previous beliefs and a rejection of those inconsistent with our own beliefs. Indeed, problem based learning is thought to be one of the most effective situated learning methods.

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.

VLE 52