Learners promoting change

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The videos accompanying these posts also reveal student concerns over traditional methods of teaching and learning, and a significant shift toward more autonomous, proactive and collaborative learning approaches. Some students set up their own learner group Facebook pages, so that they can communicate to each other more easily and regularly on course related issues. bett2014 BETT show BYOD Change education FaceBook innovation learning Technology

Meet Learner 2.0

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They are younger than the Internet and mobile phones, and they don't recall a time when there was no Google or Facebook. will be quite a challenge for many teachers, particularly those who are ingrained in the old methods of education. by Steve Wheeler was written in Liberec, Czech Republic and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Changing the learning landscape

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The range of different social media platforms is ever expanding and it can seem quite daunting trying to navigate through this and find effective methods for learning and teaching. Such user generated content can be found on YouTube (over 70 hours uploaded very minute) and Vimeo, images on Flickr, Facebook and Snapchat, and other content on a myriad of blogs, wikis and other content sharing platforms.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Strategies?

Learning Visions

Im not just thinking about the gadgets and the gizmos that you use or the instructional design "method" behind the process (e.g., My bet is many eLearning designers dont often have the time to develop creative instructional strategies. Online courses provide ample opportunities to creatively and repeatedly introduce learners to concepts through the subtle, yet effective, use of graphics and/or audio.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: More on Learning Styles

Learning Visions

Friday, August 10, 2007 More on Learning Styles Today Mark Oehlert points to Stephen Downes post Professor Pans Learning Style Teaching Method (in particular, the comments thread which I had missed as I typically just read Downes post right through the feed reader). Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0

Can Doodling Actually Enhance Training? Apparently, Yes


An April 24 Wall Street Journal article pointed out that several high-tech companies like Facebook are responding to a growing body of evidence that suggests that doodling — sketching ideas out graphically, even if crudely — can simplify communication, fuel collaboration, and help generate new ideas. Image used under Creative Commons by INPIVIC. We usually think of doodling on your legal pad during a long presentation as a way to stay sane.

Freinet and social media

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When I wrote Blogging with Freire , I was speculating on what that great Brazilian educator and theorist might have made of educational blogging - a concept he never knew, because he died before the Internet and social media came in to common use. Here are five of his then radical methods placed into the context of social media: 1) The Pedagogy or Work. 2) Enquiry Based Learning Method. 3) Co-operative Learning Method. 4) The Natural Method.

Digital age learning

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In some ways, I argued, andragogy theory seems outmoded in the light of recent rapid developments in new teaching methods, learning resources and digital media. If this sounds familiar, it is exactly what happens informally day in, day out on Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites. Image source by Steve Paine Digital age learning by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

7 ways to support learner-teacher interaction

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That never worked in the student bar and it won''t work on Facebook. Student groups tend to set up their own Facebook groups anyway, without any prompting from their teachers. When I''m invited in to a Facebook group or Google Hangout, I tend to lurk until asked a direct question. I have managed many meaningful conversations with students about their work through this method, both during lessons and also post-lecture, but it''s clearly not for everyone.

Knowledge, practice and community

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Communities of Practice (CoP) are made up of people who have a common purpose and interest, and who are essentially learning together. In an ideal CoP information is shared between members as they discover new methods to improve their domain of expertise, and discussion flows freely between members. Lave Situated Learning Photo by Steve Wheeler Knowledge, practice and community by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Tracking sentiments

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This is known as sentiment tracking, a method that may well come in useful in education in the future. The same applies when you mention something on Facebook, or simply let slip your date of birth, location or other personal information such as hobbies and interests. Before you know it, Facebook is pushing targeted advertising to your page, and it's highly effective. Clearly there are opportunities to harness the power of these methods in education.

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Literacy, wot literacy?

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I was messaged on Facebook yesterday by another Steve Wheeler (no relation, and certainly no friend) who going by his picture, is probably of the same generation as me, but behaving more in compliance with his shoe size than his age. But print is now having to move aside to make some space as newer methods of mass communication take a more prominent role in our world. by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Choose your words carefully

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Clarke was not championing technology, but rather identifying the need for teachers to reach beyond instructional and didactic methods into deeper engagement with their students. My post argued that teachers should not and could not be fully replaced by technology, because of the rich emotional, relational and creative aspects of the role they performed.

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New wine in old bottles

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Facebookers for example, generally use their real names and images. Do we need a new set of methods to cut through these issues, or is it new wine in old bottles? Should they see all a student's Facebook photos for example? Image source New wine in old bottles by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 I'm speaking at ALT-C this week in a symposium called ' New Bottles, Old Wine?

Windmills on the mind

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Copyright is an issue, and not many people understand the notion of creative commons. The question was posed: do students know the possible consequences of posting for example, images of themselves in compromising contexts on FaceBook? New methods of metatagging are needed to ensure cross-operability of platforms, and portability of digital objects between sites.

The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

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The Social Web promotes collaboration Collaborative forms of learning are becoming increasingly popular methods of adult education, because they involve all students in the process of learning. This is particularly evident on a cursory inspection of any social web space, whether it be Facebook, Snapchat or any other popular free space. This is a continuation from yesterday''s blog post on changing times and the survival of higher education.

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Learning and performance

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This kind of performance is commonly referred to as formal assessment. Some forms of assessment are ill suited because they are not designed to measure important aspects of learning, or more commonly, are too narrow to consider the entire performance. Inappropriate assessment methods can be a disaster. Learning and performance by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Learning is performance.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

Learning Visions

e-Learning = teaching and learning through electronic methods. Learning Objects and Repositories Location-based Technologies Mashups (came from hiphop -- artists would take samples and pieces and put them together into one creative work. It is being used by college students working on group projects, and professors who see this as a new teaching method for conveying strategy and process to their students at the time they assign individual or group projects.

63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

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Most of us have a Facebook account, and maybe a LinkedIn account too. FACEBOOK privacy issues. One article on the site takes apart some common myths about video games. This method was more or less authority guided. Kirsten Ellenbogen describes some of these methods on the American Evaluation Association blog. Email is the most commonly used collaborative tool. Creative Commons (16). Facebook (57). Great content again this month.

Free L&D webinars for August 2018

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It was method. Learn the method and you can make your own magic. That method is based on five leadership, customer and “castomer?” Once you and your organization develop a mindset for change, unconscious and reactionary decisions will slowly evolve into creative and intentional decisions. Don’t miss this chance to ensure that you are implementing the best and latest evaluation methods in your work, and to get your questions answered.

How to Record Your Desktop with Screencasting

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Common examples of screencasts are onscreen tutorials , video lessons , or slideshare presentations. Screencasts add a personal touch in ways that other methods (I’m looking at you PowerPoint decks and written proposals!) Screencasting–also commonly referred to as a “secret weapon” by seasoned screencasters–is a work hack you can jump in and use it today. You can’t just have a great proposal, you need to find new and creative ways to stand out from the rest of the pack.