Connected pedagogy: Shared minds

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I call this connected pedagogy. When people connect using technology, they seek out commonalities and look for shared experiences. It's comforting to know that others are experiencing the same doubts and difficulties as we are, or that we can all work together to succeed in a common task. The selection of common goals and purposes is a powerful motivator for those engaged in collaborative learning. One essential element of connected pedagogy is communication.

Music, learning and pedagogy

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When everyone plays at the same time, the usual result is cacophony - which is quite literally defined as a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds. Music, learning and pedagogy Steve Wheeler was written in Liberec, Czech Republic and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 learning music pedagogy performance Stuart Sutcliffe teaching The Beatles transferrable skills

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Mixed up

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I often write about blended in all its many guises (I don't get out much these days), and several posts that haven't yet been taken down are still available including this one about boundaries and how to transgress them (yes, sounds like a disaster waiting to happen, and it probably is).

Learning spaces of the third kind

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We are planning makerspaces , technology sandpits, soft play areas, gaming and robot testing zones, experimental lighting and sound systems. eXSPace will be a place we can try out new ideas, new pedagogies, new tools. Photo by Steve Wheeler Learning spaces of the third kind by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 The first kind of space was highly organised.

Twitter in the classroom

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Well, firstly, this sounds as though I am deliberately trying to hide behind technology, which is patently untrue. 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. They also use them to capture images and sounds during the lecture for reference later on. Twitter continues to be a versatile tool for good pedagogy.

9. Hobson's multiple choice

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Thomas 'Happy' Hobson via Wikimedia Commons Automobile manufacturer Henry Ford once promised his customers: ' You can have any colour you like as long as it's black'. He sounds like he would be a bundle of laughs to visit. Noah's character ark Hobson's multiple choice by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Digital age learning

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In my Learning is learning post yesterday, I started a debate about andragogy and pedagogy. 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 digital pedagogy heutagogy education Bruner social media paragogy learning Knowles Baudelaire

Words in mind

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To enable students to remember ideas and concepts better, associations can be made with objects, images, sounds, actions, tastes, aromas and other memorable sensory experiences. Helping learners to make connections between movement and visualisation is a common technique in physical education and sport. Piaget Cognitive Stages of Development Photo from Wikimedia Commons Words in mind by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"

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I have never taken a class in pedagogy. I thought multimedia sounded pretty glamorous. We had a novelist, turned video pro, who was our most creative instructional designer. went on to do a short ID course, which introduced me to valuable theories (that supported what I had been doing instinctively and gave me a sound background) but did not teach me the practical aspects. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

Racing robots and learning

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This is not as easy as it sounds. The teams had to work closely and creatively to complete the task. Challenge based learning is an effective pedagogy that can be useful when teaching just about any subject, not least because of the wide range of transferable skills that can be encouraged. These images show what we got up to with our first year education students on their first full afternoon of specialist study in computing and ICT.

Selfie number 4

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Among his many projects, Graham was instrumental in launching the Personal Learning Environment (PLE) Conference, a global event that showcases research and practice in student centred pedagogy, and Sounds of the Bazaar - a live, internet radio programme that promoted open learning in all its forms. Photo source unknown Selfie number 4 by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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The Red House opens

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The Red House houses PSCA - the newly established Plymouth School for the Creative Arts. Situated in the heart of Plymouth's drab dockland area of Millbay, it is a colourful haven for creativity and self expression. Some of the children performing at the Red House opening As leader of this creative community, Dave Strudwick has a progressive vision for the curriculum of the Red House. creativity education learning Plymouth PSCA Red House Technology

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Mind the gap!

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Sounds like a no-brainer, I know, but it''s actually a lot more complex and nuanced than that. This is partly down to social, cultural and demographic differentials such as values and beliefs, but also the result of changes in pedagogy and differing uses of technology. by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Teachers should listen to children more.

#40years of educational technology: Games

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From cinema, through to television, the experience of media was defined by an amalgamation of sound and vision. It's true that 'games alone will not make schools more efficient, replace teachers or serve as an educational resource that can reach an infinite number of students' ( source ) but they can, coupled with good pedagogy, create exciting, creative and informative environments for good learning. The 20th Century was the century of the moving image.

#40years of educational technology: Games

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From cinema, through to television, the experience of media was defined by an amalgamation of sound and vision. It's true that 'games alone will not make schools more efficient, replace teachers or serve as an educational resource that can reach an infinite number of students' ( source ) but they can, coupled with good pedagogy, create exciting, creative and informative environments for good learning. The 20th Century was the century of the moving image.

Danger Dog, Pandora and a cast of thousands

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Much press and media coverage has celebrated the many and varied successes the school has achieved through good pedagogy and the appropriate application of social media tools. From the early stages, where parents and peers were engaged, to the latter stages, where Year 6 children (10-11 year olds) are writing creatively for a worldwide audience, Dave explore the nuances and practices of educational blogging.

Learning in round spaces

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Situating learning in rectangular spaces naturally promotes some forms of pedagogy at the expense of others. This is the concept behind vision immersion, where 360 degree projection and surround sound provide enhanced sensory experience. Audiences sit in cinema style seats, and their field of vision is saturated by the images, supplemented by surround sound. Plymouth University''s Immersive Vision Theatre Traditionally, classrooms have been rectangular.

Enjoy your trip?

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Looking back, I can also recall some of the poor pedagogy that we were subjected to. Out imagination was fuelled even more when later that year we saw the first episodes of Star Trek, where people conversed with each other with full motion sound and vision. It has to have some sound pedagogy to underpin it. by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Conversation as curriculum

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Today we have a vast array of technology at our fingertips, and - although I admit this is seldom enough to make informed decisions and knowledgeable actions on its own - combined with the appropriate skills and literacies, individuals will have the ability to apply creative solutions to problems they may encounter on a daily basis. Although this sounds like a no-brainer - an obvious method for language, which has conversation at its heart - it is actually quite profound.

Who will survive?

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They will be institutions that can clearly discern the connections between learning and business, between technology and pedagogy, between individuals and society. There will always be a need for sound, organised education. by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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Manufactured education

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Sound familiar? Technology may be in the schools, but little has changed in terms of the pedagogy practiced in many. Why is there an assumption that the most important thing kids have in common is their date of manufacture?" Manufactured education by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Steps reunion

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Well, Dan Roberts has moved on to warmer climes, but the campaign to aspire to better pedagogy continues. Stephen Heppell, in his inimitable way showed his audience a range of innovative new ways to engage learners in school, including shoeless education, olfactory schools, sound scapes, mirror walls and 100 faces. Photos by Steve Wheeler Steps reunion by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer?

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I've always preferred "Learning Experience Designer" inspired by a previous title I held as "User Experience Designer" An "experience" sounds more wholistic and impactful. "Instruction" to me sounds one-directional, like we are delivering or handing something to someone. Not that the term JANITOR sounds demeaning in any way. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Messy Learning OK. Messy Training Not OK.

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Im just back from two this week, and presented yesterday at USQs Pedagogies and Learning Conference in Brisbane. Creativity and imagination are the mandates, with no end-gaming i.e, It sounds like youre with, what I would call, a "mature e-Learning organization." 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

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

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We bow to the will of the SME… Little room for creativity New technology gives us new tools. That’s where most creative talent in organizations go. Someone in comments wrote “sounds like a business strategy meeting!&# Don’t just read learning design and pedagogy books. Common Craft Videos Great at explaining. One other thing I'd point out - design skill and creativity are not mutually inclusive. But creativity !=

From EDUPUNK to ds106. 10Q: Jim Groom

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I think because I started to sound a bit like a fervent preacher when I started talking about teaching, learning and technology. What is on your horizon for new technology, new ways of learning and new pedagogies? 10Q: Jim Groom by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Recently on this blog I featured an interview with Martin Weller , one of the keynote speakers for EDEN 2015.

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The New Education #bookreview

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No matter what innovations are created inside of the university around pedagogy, it seems they rarely if ever seem to take root and spread across institutions. Cathy Davidson is quite critical of current the higher education system, citing numerous examples of how creativity is stifled and how '.the the teacher's authority, the broadcast model of pedagogy - all the components of higher education.'