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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.

Connected pedagogy: Social networks

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Photo by Steve Wheeler In a previous post I outlined some of the metrics around the use of digital media, technologies and social networks. I wrote that: "The age of social technologies has radically transformed the way we live our lives, and that includes how we learn and teach.

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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.

Inspire to learn

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The conference is themed around excellence in teaching of the social sciences, which reflects my own professional and academic background. I still disseminate my own research widely, but now I do so through social media, blogs and open access journals.

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.

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.

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.

Digital age learning

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In my Learning is learning post yesterday, I started a debate about andragogy and pedagogy. 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.

It's complicated

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We discussed the evolution of social media in higher education and also how institutional virtual learning environments (learning management systems) are being developed to cope with new demands of new learners.

I blog and I understand

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So, a big thank you to all those of you who continue to read and support this blog. blog and I understand by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 I hear and I forget. I see and I remember.

Blogging: Five of the best

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It's important to realise that the posts listed below have been amplified through social media, reposted and shared on various platforms, and also translated into other languages. All this has been possible because they are all labelled as Creative Commons with a repurpose licence.

Teacher beliefs

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Teacher beliefs about pedagogy are central to the successful integration of new technologies into schools. Technical support can be second to none, and all the support in the world on offer, but if the teacher is not convinced of its usefulness, forget it.

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.

Inspired

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Here is an excerpt from the website nomination, with endorsements from a former student and a current student: This team has been developing a collaborative, open and meaningful social media presence in e-learning and primary pedagogy.

Parabolic learning

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The incorporation of a number of social media tools into the mix proved to be an amazing platform from which the students and I could reflect on the process of learning, and amplify our ideas to each other and the world.

Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

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Present-day students, who interact with a steady stream of digital media throughout the day, are generally unsurprised by video in the classroom; if anything, they expect it. Boclips education learning micro teach pedagogy teaching Technology television video

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Conversation as curriculum

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The post provoked a number of comments, some supportive, some antagonistic to my position. In the digital age, conversation as curriculum can be extended beyond the classroom through the use of social media and other communication technologies.

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 ?

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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The future is not here yet

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The biggest surprise for me so far has been social media: it is the biggest thing in the last ten years to hit the world of learning technology. You already mentioned social media as one of the most important technologies that have changed learning.

10Q: David Mitchell

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What many people don't know is the pedagogy behind the good practice that goes into the learning behind a great blog. What do teachers need to know about social media in schools? Teachers need to know that social media doesn't need to hurt.

#40years of educational technology: Computers

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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.

#LearningIs mobile

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4) One of the most powerful methods of learning (and associated pedagogy) is to incorporate social media into mobile phone use. This addresses number 3, and provides learners with a lifeline when they are in need of motivation, inspiration and support.

Teacher Voices: Chris Nesbitt

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Through social media such as Twitter, I have seen several inspiring accounts that share great examples of how their schools try to make teachers' lives easier. Where is the government support for teachers?

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All you need is love

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This kind of love is apparent in education when teachers go the extra mile and do extraordinary things to support their students and encourage them to achieve their potentials. Phileo is a love that describes feelings of belonging, and a sense of common purpose.

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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. I wrote about this some time ago, when there were discussions about whether there were any differences between andragogy and pedagogy.

Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

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One challenge for education providers is to decide whether they will support the desire of students to self regulate their learning activities using personal technologies. A number of collaborative and social networking tools regularly play a role within the average student PLE.

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Botanical metaphors and learning

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Ideas are propagated , learning should be rooted in pedagogy, students are encouraged to blossom , and there is a learning ecosystem. The metaphor is not solely limited to learning, but can also be applied to the tools and technologies we use to support our learning.

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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10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

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blogs, social media, learning objects, OERs, MOOCs, etc in this period. MOOC dropouts are a real issue - at the Open University we''ve known for a long time that students really require a lot of support if they are to succeed.

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2020 teachers

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Much of what I have written has been informed by crowdsourced through conversations with teachers on Twitter and other social media, as well as face to face. He envisaged an education provision that would be "less top down and more social."

Make like a tree - and learn

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Ideas are propagated , learning should be rooted in pedagogy, students are encouraged to blossom , and there is a learning ecosystem. The metaphor is not solely limited to learning, but can also be applied to the tools and technologies we use to support our learning.

Blogging with Freire

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So Freire didn't actually live to see the power and potential of social media, or the impact blogging would have on education. Dialogue, as the encounter of those addressed to the common task of learning. 5) Use blogging to support thinking. not exactly.

Interview with Terry Anderson

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His work around the study of social and cognitive presence in distance learning contexts has been cited many times, and his research has led to a number of high profile keynote speech invitations around the globe.

Learning pathways

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The advent of social media, mobile communications and digital media facilitate large, unbounded personal learning networks that mimic the characteristics of rhizomes. I recently heard a story about the building of a new university campus.