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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. Unported License.

3D Pedagogy

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I recently wrote a blogpost entitled ' Maker Pedagogy ' where I outlined some of the emerging educational benefits of learning through making. So how will 3D printing contribute to the development of pedagogy? Unported License.

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New pedagogies?

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We need a new set of pedagogies (and we also need to know how these can be supported with theory) if we are to maximise the impact of technology on education. Photo by Alan Levine on Flickr New pedagogies? Unported License.

New spaces, new pedagogies

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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. Unported License.

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. Unported License.

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. Unported License.

How can we engage online learners?

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Quantity was more important than quality, because a rapid population of new digital spaces was deemed to be expedient - the pedagogy could wait. by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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How to Measure Online Course Effectiveness

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One important factor to consider when measuring behavioral changes is whether learners have the appropriate environmental support (e.g. Image: “ Improvement ” by thinkpublic, via Flickr Creative Commons License.

Schools and online education

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We see many creative uses of personal technologies, such as games consoles, smart phones and e-readers, and social media can be used in a variety of ways to promote deeper engagement and reach. In my next post I will present the questions, and elaborate on them to support an online discussion.

MIS en place

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Jackie Mulock, Business Manager at Marner Primary School , London said: "The move from our own system to RM Integris was seamless and happened virtually overnight, thanks to the support of RM Education and our local authority. Unported License.

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. Image: “ I Heart Graphs ” by Ken Kuchih via Flickr Creative Commons License.

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What is authentic assessment?

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This is a simple principle of pedagogy known as constructive alignment (Biggs and Tang, 2011) where we start with outcomes that students need to achieve, support these with appropriate pedagogy, and then assess accordingly (Biggs, 2014). Unported License.

Top ten UK education blogs

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This blog comes in at number 4 for 2019, so I'm delighted that the metrics (visitor traffic, design, social media shares, post frequency, interactions, etc) support the many hours of effort I make each month to contribute to the knowledge of my learning community. Unported License.

What teachers need

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However, the same teachers thought that technology to support formative and summative assessment was the most important (84 per cent). Unported License. Bett2020 access assessment data education engagement Integris learning MIS pedagogy RM school teachers Technology

What students need

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Children need a great deal of support throughout their learning journey. Although grades matter, more important still is the feedback students receive on their work and performance, and the interventions that teachers can make to support those they see struggling. Unported License.

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.

Digital age assessment

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These posts were prompted by a blog written by Daniel Christian on emerging trends of new pedagogy. He says: "An increased use of technology not only to deliver teaching, but also to support and assist students and to provide new forms of student assessment." Unported License.

#3quotes from Dewey

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It's clear from the above quotes that Dewey abhorred the pressures placed on children by schools, and was a great advocate of students as individuals, supported active engagement in learning, and favoured a balanced authentic curriculum that could be applied to real life. Unported License.

#Learning is.

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From this, the many definitions and perspectives that were offered made me think that each could be elaborated on, supported with pedagogical theory and opened up for further discussion. Unported License. Aaron Davis education Geelong College learning pedagogy teaching Technology

Learning spaces of the third kind

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Education is co-constructed, and the tools and technologies provide the scaffolding to support the learning. eXSPace will be a place we can try out new ideas, new pedagogies, new tools. Unported License. The first kind of space was highly organised.

Tested to distraction

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For the current UK government, testing is not there to support better learning. They are forced to teach to the test , which detracts from good pedagogy and also leads to higher stress and anxiety levels, not only for the teachers themselves, but also for many of their students.

Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

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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. Unported License. Boclips education learning micro teach pedagogy teaching Technology television video

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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. Unported License. education lecture MOOCs pedagogy teaching technology learning university

Fantasy and reality

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It is daunting because a great responsibility rests on everyone of us to ensure that the very best characteristics of technology supported learning are exploited, while the very worst aspects are negated. Unported License.

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. Unported License. assessment blogging education learning pedagogy teaching Technology

Learning by design?

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Do they lecture, or do they support? Our curricula and schemes of work are so crammed full of content there sometimes seems little room for movement, no flexibility or scope for creativity. Photo from Wikimedia Commons Learning by design? Unported License.

Twitter in the classroom

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No, you can be assured that if I use any technology with my students, it is for a clearly thought through, and logical reason that supports good pedagogy. Twitter continues to be a versatile tool for good pedagogy. Unported License.

Connected learning

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In a sense, an algorithm has much in common with a schema, particularly because both have rules and sequences of instruction that can be followed to achieve a specific goal. Unported License. algorithm connected education learning pedagogy Scaffolding schema Technology ZPD

Testing times

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We need to support teaching, not distort it. Photo by Wecometolearn on Flickr Testing times by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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. Unported License.

#LearningIs.

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From this, the many definitions and perspectives that were offered made me think that each could be elaborated on, supported with pedagogical theory and opened up for further discussion. Unported License.

Power sharing

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In my last post I discussed Daniel S Christian''s three trends of an emerging pedagogy. I speculated on whether a new social divide might also emerge as a result of the new pedagogy he outlines. How willing will they be to take on a less central role in this new pedagogy ?

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. Unported License.

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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. Unported License. Learning is highly complex.

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Opening up #learning: Simpler does not mean better

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Using an interactive whiteboard (IWB) to transform the learning experiences of your students is great pedagogy. Yet when the IWB is used in much the same way as a traditional white board, it is often a failure in pedagogy. Unported License.

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