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. The advent of 3D Printing (also known as additive manufacturing) has brought maker pedagogy opportunities to schools and other educational institutions in a fairly affordable manner. So how will 3D printing contribute to the development of pedagogy? 3D printing education Fablabs learning makerspaces pedagogy teaching Technology

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. Connected pedagogy: Social networks by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 eden19 collaboration collective action connections Digital education learning media pedagogy social networks Technology tribe

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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. New wine needs to be poured into new wineskins, and similarly new technologies require new pedagogies, which requires us to change the way we teach, assess, and even represent knowledge. Photo by Alan Levine on Flickr New pedagogies? EDEN education knowledge learning pedagogies schools Technology

Supporting online learners

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It's called Supporting Online Learners and the link is here. I cover a range of themes around online learning support, and apply several well known theories to explain what is required in digital learning environments. I also offer advice from several years experience in supporting online learners from undergraduate and post-graduate programmes. Photo by Steve Wheeler I have just published a third module in my series on digital learning for the ZilLearn platform.

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. tools have already been harnessed to support professional mentoring and to promote deeper engagement in learning through collaboration and reflection.

Inspire to learn

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Universities are replete with lecture capture tools, interactive media, web based content and personal response technologies; students arrive equipped with social media and mobile devices; technology supported distance education has been long established; universities are experimenting with flipped classrooms, gaming and MOOCs. All of my content is licensed under Creative Commons, so that others who wish to, can freely use it, repurpose it, and redistribute it without cost.

Digital literacies online

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I've written about digital literacies in previous publications, because I consider them vital for the success of any technology supported learning ventures. Digital literacies online by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 competencies Digital education learning literacies online pedagogy readiness schools skills students teachers Technology

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. Audiences, especially at higher echelons of management, prefer a big picture view as opposed to getting mired in minor details, so make sure the data you’re presenting supports the big picture rather than feeling like disconnected talking points.

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Desire paths

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Image from Wikimedia Commons I have argued for a while that the success of digital learning environments such as the LMS ( Learning Management System ) is based on a fine balance. The desire paths had been established and were now bing supported.

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. The table above helps to simplify the complexity somewhat, and provides educators with models that helpfully describe alternative approaches to pedagogy. assessment Biggs and Tang constructive alignment feedback learning pedagogy students teachers teaching

Integrating technology

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I designed the series with teachers in mind, especially those who have been compelled by the recent crisis to migrate all of their teaching to online and technology supported education. So, whether you're supporting and tutoring students using a video conference tool, or developing content and activities for online learning - these modules are for you! Image from pxfuel I'm pleased to announce the launch of module number 4 in my Digital Learning series on the new ZilLearn platform.

Digital identity

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What's more, they are placed into the context of online learning, digital pedagogy, social and psychological theory and teaching in the technology enabled world of the virtual classroom. It's just the ticket for teachers who have recently been compelled to adopt technology supported learning. Digital identity by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

What shapes teachers' uses of technology?

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It summarises the difference between teachers' attitudes to technology depending on whether they subscribe to pedagogy that privileges the transmission of knowledge by experts to novices through instruction, against those who espouse knowledge as something that can be constructed by the learner through negotiation, practice, social interaction and reflection. by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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. As online education evolved, it quickly became clear that new forms of content needed to be developed, and new forms of pedagogy needed to be devised to support the new ways of learning that were emerging. classroom Digital education learning online pedagogy schools students teachers Technology

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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). by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 assessment Cathy Davidson education learning pedagogy schools university workplace

Lockdown learning

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For education people, learning doesn't stop even though all around, social life, commerce, business, mortgage payments, air travel and other common practices have ground to a halt. Schools all over the world have remained open (even though they are officially 'closed'), to provide care and support for the children of essential workers, and also to continue to offer students everywhere remote learning opportunities. Photo source: Pexels Social distancing. Stay at home. Lockdown.

Being there

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It's a common psychological phenomenon to feel that although you are separated by distance, the technology actually mediates your connection with someone else. This is where the technology may have failed to support the interaction. Feelings of intimacy, or warmth, or common understanding through technology all fall under the category of social presence. Distance Education learning media pedagogy social presence teaching Technology video

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. Resourceaholic (new entry) Top ten UK education blogs by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Digital age assessment

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In this continuation of my short series on new and emerging pedagogy, I can reflect on my last two posts which focused on the potential for any time any place learning and the changing roles of teachers and students , The latter is characterised by students who take more responsibility to not only discover their own learning and determine their own pathways, but also using their personal devices to learn through knowledge creation, sharing, repurposing and organisation.

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. Digital distance education learning online pedagogy schools social media students teachers Technology video conferencing

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. One group asked what the origin of the word 'pedagogy' was, and as I explained, I realised that I needed to capture the idea behind 'leading someone to learning'.

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. Photo by Sarah Horrigan on Flickr Tested to distraction by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

MIS en place

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Those who exercise their minds over ICT in schools usually do so for one of two reasons - the first is that schools need to implement a set of tools that integrate seamlessly into classrooms to support effective pedagogy; The second is less about the classroom and more about how to manage the large amounts of data a school can generate in any given period. education Integris learning management MIS pedagogy RM schools students 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. Cross-curricular support is also important - if a student is struggling in one subject area, this may simply indicate their need to be supported more in learning around that subject.

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. 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.

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). Previous posts in this series MIS en place What students need This post is sponsored by RM Education What teachers need by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 This is the third and final post in the series on RM Integris Management Information System.

#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. Previous posts in the #3quotes series Paulo Freire Ivan Illich #3quotes from Illich by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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. Video for learning: Today and tomorrow Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Boclips education learning micro teach pedagogy teaching Technology television video

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? by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 classrooms education knowledge learning pedagogy schools spaces teaching

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. In my next blog post I'm going to argue that lectures can be transformed into active learning events with the appropriate application of pedagogy and technology. by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

#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. I previously wrote on the subjects of the meaning of pedagogy and the meaning of education , and attempted to address the question ' what is learning ?' by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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. Large plenaries are presented with guest speakers in lecture theatres, and then they are split into 6 or 7 smaller seminar groups where discussion, debate, and other forms of discursive learning are supported. Twitter continues to be a versatile tool for good pedagogy.

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. Routine and schedule can be a huge barrier to new ideas, and creative pedagogy is often stifled due to lack of time or support. assessment blogging education learning pedagogy teaching TechnologyI find it useful to look back to see what were the most popular blog posts of the previous year.

One of the best

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It was a difficult time for our family and also for his teachers, but Carol was incredibly supportive, making sure my son had all of the resources to ensure he received a quality education. The children in his class were also incredibly supportive, which is a further testament to the high quality of the teaching at Woodford School. Autistic spectrum disorder education inspection learning ofsted pedagogy school

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. The common view from this camp is that computers and other technologies either distract from the real purpose of education, cause undesirable changes to the structure of our brains, or undermine knowledge and learning by trivializing it. Learning is highly complex.

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#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. I previously wrote on the subjects of the meaning of pedagogy and the meaning of education , and attempted to address the question ' what is learning ?' by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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. This is manifest as a changing professorial role, towards more support and negotiation over content and methods, and a focus on developing and supporting learner autonomy. How willing will they be to take on a less central role in this new pedagogy ?