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What theories could be used to explain these phenomena, and how can social/psychological models better our understanding of how people learn when their communication, relationships and learning are mediated through technology? I plan to explore several of the older social science theories, and compare and contrast these with some of the newer, emerging theories to determine what they offer. How many people read an article in a closed journal?

Yesterday's blog post

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But it is probably still true that you are only as good as your last journal article, book, or conference presentation. This is a little different to publishing a paper based journal article or book. I can go back and change something I have written if I subsequently discover that I made a mistake (maybe just a typo, but perhaps even a fundamental error of theory, or a miscalculation) and change it. creative commons ethics blogging

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Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

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One of the more controversial theories of the digital age is the claim that technology is changing (or rewiring) our brains (Greenfield, 2009) whilst some also claim that prolonged use of the Web is detrimental to human intellectual development (Carr, 2010). It could be argued that these theories stem back to the seminal claim of Marshall McLuhan (1964) that ‘we shape our tools and thereafter, our tools shape us.’ Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 26, (3), 344–356.

Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

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In many ways, heutagogy is aligned to other digital age theories, in that it places an importance on ‘learning to learn’, and the sharing rather than hoarding of that knowledge. This is an excerpt from a forthcoming publication entitled: Personal Technologies in Education: Issues, Theories and Debates] References Beishuizen, J. 2007) Heutagogy: A Child of Complexity Theory, Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education , 4 (1), 111–118.

An interview with Michael G Moore

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He is well known as one of the pioneers of distance education, one of the original team of academic consultants working with the British government to establish the Open University in the 1960s, and latterly, as the long serving founding editor of the American Journal of Distance Education. He is also credited with the theory of transactional distance , which has influenced many studies and publications on the topic over the last 30 years.

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

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One of the more controversial theories of the digital age is the claim that technology is changing (or rewiring) our brains (Greenfield, 2009) whilst some also claim that prolonged use of the Web is detrimental to human intellectual development (Carr, 2010). It could be argued that these theories stem back to the seminal claim of Marshall McLuhan (1964) that ‘we shape our tools and thereafter, our tools shape us.’ Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 26, (3), 344–356.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Hey! Editors of "Educational Researcher".Get a FREAKING CLUE!!!!!

Mark Oehlert

Mallette.and anybody else directly involved with the choice to publish the journal " Educational Researcher " through SAGE. Why not license this work under Creative Commons ? Why not follow the model of the Public Library of Science Journals ? Or Open Access Journals ? Your authors work is seen by more people, your hard work in editing this journal is seen by more people, the credibility of your peer reviewers is judged by more people.

Engaging online learners 1

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1995) Social presence theory and implications for interaction and collaborative learning in computer conferences. International Journal of Educational Technologies , 1 (2/3), 147-166. 2009) Destructive creativity on the social web.

Engaging online learners 3

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1995) Social presence theory and implications for interaction and collaborative learning in computer conferences. International Journal of Educational Technologies , 1 (2/3), 147-166. activity creative writing discussion education engagement learning online support Technology wiki

Engaging online learners 2

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I also mentioned a very useful model that promotes creative, collaboration online writing. 1995) Social presence theory and implications for interaction and collaborative learning in computer conferences. International Journal of Educational Technologies , 1 (2/3), 147-166.

Deeper learning

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This is number 5 in my blog series on major learning theories. My plan is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of their theories, and how each can be applied in education. This is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the original works. Other explanations of memory have focused on the functions of various types of memory, and such approaches are often referred to as multi-store theories.

Future skills #metalearning

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There is a connection here also to the theory of heutagogy , which in Blaschke et al's terms, places the learner at the centre, as 'the primary driver of the learning process and experience.' British Journal of Educational Psychology , 55, 185-212. Future skills #metalearning by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Instagram, WhatsApp and Learning

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Here's an excerpt from the article, published in the open access journal Future Internet. Learning is essentially a social activity, where people scaffold and extend each other’s knowledge gain [ 54 ], but in recent years, new theories have emerged to explain distributed forms of learning that have been made possible through mobile technology and social media. Another emerging theory relates to the increasing mutability of knowledge in the digital age.

#LearningIs symbolic

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Many keep libraries of books, journals and other media on their shelves, used for reference to remind them of theories, principles or methods they wish to recall. For me though, the most important way to represent my learning, and to continually reinforce it, is to write about it, either here on this blog, as articles and pieces for journals and magazines, and occasionally in the form of books or book chapters. How do you represent your learning?

Teacher beliefs

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Journal of Experimental Social Psychology , 22, 453-474. 1992) Accessibility and stability of predictors in the theory of planned behaviour. Journal of Personality and Social Behaviour , 63 (5), 754-765. Photo by Steve Wheeler Teacher beliefs by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 How can we promote successful change in education? Schools are notoriously conservative institutions, so it is often difficult to introduce new ideas.

The natives are revolting

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So here, just for the record are my own, and other people's thoughts on the controversy of Marc Prensky's Digital Natives and Immigrants theory. from Open Education.net ) Bullen goes on to warn of the dangers that lurk when politicians and school leaders swallow the digital natives theory whole and assume that policy and provision should be based upon it: ".there The natives are revolting by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Personalised learning

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It was entitled: Personalised Learning: Ambiguities in Theory and Practice. et al (2007) Personalised Learning: Ambiguities in Theory and Practice. British Journal of Educational Studies , 55 (2), 135-154. Image source Personalised learning by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 I have been thinking a lot about personalised learning lately.

#3quotes from Bruner

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Photo by Crabchick on Flickr In my #3quotes series I have been citing directly from the texts of education thinkers, because it is important to apply ideas and theories in context. Journal of Child Psychiatry and Psychology, 17(2), 89-100. 3quotes from Bruner by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Through a child's eyes

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It could be argued that these findings support Vygotskiian social constructivist theory (Zone of Proximal Development - Vygotsky 1978) over Piagetian cognitive constructivist theory, confirming to those who adhere to ZPD theory, that human brains are naturally wired to learn better in social contexts. She advocates doing and making, rather than receiving instruction as the best way for students to excel, especially in creative areas of learning.

An audience with.

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These are theories that guide many educators today. Mindful of these theories, I have recently been working alongside students to encourage them to write for an audience. They improved their academic writing skills by concentrating on better sentence construction, grammatical accuracy, critical articulation of theory, ensuring that their referencing was accurate and the avoidance of plagiarism. We learn best when we are fully involved in the process.

Blogging: Five of the best

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I haven't given up on peer reviewed publishing, but I have turned away from closed journals and publications toward openness and accessibility. All this has been possible because they are all labelled as Creative Commons with a repurpose licence. I gave the post the title in homage to former US Vice President Al Gore's book on climate change, An Inconvenient Truth , which similarly was an attempt to debunk commonly held views in society.

Work in progress

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The division of labour required to engage an entire community of learners in these activities is often uneven and can be explained within the activity theory framework proposed by Engeström (1993). 1993) Developmental studies of work as a test-bench of activity theory: The case of primary care medical practice. Sociocultural theory and second language acquisition. British Journal of Educational Technology , 39 (6), 987-995.

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Cultural hegemony and disruption

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The Italian political theorist Antonio Gramsci is best known for his theory of cultural hegemony. Commonly referred to as 'brainwashing' hegemony is an insidious way to indoctrinate the masses into a ' false consciousness ' where each person believes they have ultimate control of their own destiny. Blogging and open access journals are becoming the first choice of publishing for many academics and scholars.

Scaffolds and spirals

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Bruner was one of the founding fathers of the theory of social constructivism, an approach that pervades many of the daily activities in schools across the world. His first contribution was an extension of Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development theory. Journal of Child Psychiatry and Psychology, 17 (2), 89-100. If you're a psychologist, an educational researcher, or a teacher, you have almost certainly quoted him at some point in your career.

Roadside assistance

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So are we to conclude that the 'media is neutral' theory has been overhauled by new and richly interactive technologies? British Journal of Educational Technology , 25(1), 41-57. Image by Museum Wales Roadside assistance by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Technology supported learning has long been a contested terrain, and there are at least two views about its effects.

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An academic writes.

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Published in 2009 in Volume 91, Issue 4 of the journal Social Realism , my paper performs a complex Derridian critique of Lacan's Semanticist Model. Impact factors for each journal are calculated over a three year period on the average number of times its articles are cited in other articles appearing in the list of indexed journals. Some also sit on the editorial boards of Social Realism and other journals I have published in, so their integrity is not to be doubted.

60 years ago today

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I completed a degree at the Open University in psychology, which piqued my interest further toward all forms of learning - both the theory and practice. I led several initiatives, including editing high profile ed tech journals, leading academic programmes and chairing professional bodies. Image from Wikimedia Commons 60 years ago today by Steve Wheeler was written in Jonkoping, Sweden and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Identity in a digital age

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It was a fluid theory that allowed for behavioural adjustments on the fly, as people saw themselves 'reflected in the eyes of the other' - the impact of what they were saying - as they conversed. Applying Goffman's theory to the performance spaces of social media, we could cast a spotlight on videosharing services such as Youtube and text based performace spaces such as traditional blogs. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 21 (3), 381-8.

Interview with Terry Anderson

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He is one of the pioneers of online and distance learning, and currently serves as the editor of the influential online open access journal International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning ( IRRODL ). He had done a fairly extensive study that extracted the 15 major research themes from the major international, peer reviewed journals in distance education.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: "Work is Going to Be a Game"

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McNeil says, The Wall Street Journal just had a great article which said “Work is going to be a game.&# Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Little Shots of Theory Instructional Design as a practice in corporate vs. A Conversation with Karl Kapp ► February (11) ID Live with Charles Reigeluth on EdTechTalk Kineo Insights Webinar: Kronos Moodle Case Study Kineo Insights Webinar: The Truth About Open Sourc.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Two Very Different Views of Publishing (heres a hint.I think one is WAY wrong!)

Mark Oehlert

Later I was perusing my feeds and I noticed that the journal of Dialectical Anthropology had two recent articles in it that I thought would be worth checking out: Creative Social Research: Rethinking Theories and Methods and the Calling of an Ontological Epistemology of Participation and Virtual Speakers, Virtual Audiences: Agency, Audience and Constraint in an Online Chat Community.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Personalized Personal Work Learning Environmental World

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I started a private Live Journal , but Ive only written there a few times. I have an old-school paper-based journal that is sometimes about personal and sometimes about blog entries. 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

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

My understanding from documentaries, journals and books (mostly my partners for her psychology degree) is that without assistance and guidance a child will not naturally (or infomally) learn to talk, eat or walk. In theory I agree. 39) Workscaping (2) WordPress Admin This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

My understanding from documentaries, journals and books (mostly my partners for her psychology degree) is that without assistance and guidance a child will not naturally (or infomally) learn to talk, eat or walk. In theory I agree. 39) Workscaping (2) WordPress Admin This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

My understanding from documentaries, journals and books (mostly my partners for her psychology degree) is that without assistance and guidance a child will not naturally (or infomally) learn to talk, eat or walk. In theory I agree. 39) Workscaping (2) WordPress Admin This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5

Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

My understanding from documentaries, journals and books (mostly my partners for her psychology degree) is that without assistance and guidance a child will not naturally (or infomally) learn to talk, eat or walk. In theory I agree. 39) Workscaping (2) WordPress Admin This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5

Maslow, technology and learning

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It's creative and it's often thought provoking. How much more could we say about the uses of technology when we place them up against a pre-digital age theory such as Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs model? I followed this up with Lev Vygotsky, Jean Piaget and how learning from YouTube draws on constructivist theories, and then Wikipedia - a Marxist perspective. I love a good mash-up. It's a digital age version of synthesis.