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Improvising our way beyond emergency remote teaching

Kadenze

point out we have been catapulted into the moment of “ emergency remote teaching ” where the COVID-19 emergency has meant we all, whether we like it or not, (or the students like it or not), must teach in responsible, socially distanced ways.

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Connected pedagogy: Smart technology

Learning with 'e's

The theme of the conference is 'connecting through educational technology' - this echoes the themes of a number of other recent conferences, many of which explore the idea of connected learning. In the industrialised nations of the world, digital is now default.

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Connected pedagogy: Shared minds

Learning with 'e's

In the previous posts in this series (see list below) I explored the digital age and its impact on learning and teaching. I posed some questions for educators to address, and proposed that much of our technology in recent years has been used to connect and to communicate.

Networked pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

New theories for the networked, digital age, emerging cultures of learning and a hyper-connected and networked society. Flipped classes, Massive Open Online Courses and Mind Technologies. The future of education and the potential impact of new and emerging technologies.

Digital literacies online

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler I'm currently writing several short online courses for educators, and I've just published the second module in my online series about digital learning. It focuses on digital competencies and literacies and takes under an hour to complete.

Digital identity

Learning with 'e's

When we immerse ourselves in the digital world, and we mediate our communication through technology, it becomes more complex still. It's just the ticket for teachers who have recently been compelled to adopt technology supported learning.

New spaces, new pedagogies

Learning with e's

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.

Digital age assessment

Learning with 'e's

These posts were prompted by a blog written by Daniel Christian on emerging trends of new pedagogy. Christian''s third trend is perhaps the most technology focused. Assessment and learning are inseparable in any good pedagogy.

Embodiment Online

Kadenze

Three areas of concern and ultimately, intersection emerged: the pedagogy (teaching practice), the methodology (curriculum delivery) and technology (what is possible in the two-dimensional world?). And the technology matters.

The foundations of innovation in L&D

E-Learning Provocateur

There are two sides of the innovation coin in corporate learning & development: technology and pedagogy. Terms such as “flipped classes” and “microlearning” emerged unprompted in my conversations with them.

Future technologies now

Learning with 'e's

HTC Vive in action - Photo by Steve Wheeler At the JISC Connect More event held in Cheltenham recently, a number of futuristic technologies were on display for delegates to experience. The technology has plenty of potential to be used across the curriculum, and not solely in creative arts.

Digital age learning

Learning with 'e's

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.

Digital Learnscapes

Learning with 'e's

Many have said that Pelecon events inspire and energise delegates and challenge perspectives on education, learning and development, and the role of technology. Others have said that Pelecon is one of the best forums for informal debate on the learning technology conference circuit.

Corporate learning in the digital age

Learning with 'e's

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. Do companies use these technologies, and how?

Digital tribes

Learning with e's

Today I'm giving a keynote speech at the Engaging the Digital Generation Conference which is being held at the Hendon campus of Middlesex University. Digital Tribes and the Social Web: How Web 2.0 YouTube, Flickr ) reveals the emergence of collective digital literacies.

What is digital learning?

Learning with 'e's

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. We live in unprecedented times where everything technology touches grows exponentially. How would you define digital learning?

Reflections of a mooc unvirgin

E-Learning Provocateur

Educational Technology and Media mooc, but I was put off by its heavy connectivist approach. Each participant was charged with peer assessing the digital artefacts of at least three fellow participants – and this was enshrined as a requirement for your own completion.

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Communities and connections

Learning with 'e's

My opening keynote speech at the 29th annual EDEN conference at VIVES University of Applied Sciences in Bruges, Belgium earlier this week was given the title Connected pedagogies - Learning and teaching in the digital age. Photo by Airina Volungevi?ien?

Education, schooling and the digital age

Learning with 'e's

Pedagogy in the best sense of the word is where knowledgeable others such as teachers and experts provide the guidance and support for good learning to be optimised. Co-production of knowledge is emerging as a new model for learning in the digital age.

What do online educators need?

Learning with 'e's

Distance education in all its forms has been used for more than a century in education, leveraging the potential of each new technology as it emerges. Digital distance education knowledge online pedagogy radio schools skill teachers Technology television web

How can we engage online learners?

Learning with 'e's

Quantity was more important than quality, because a rapid population of new digital spaces was deemed to be expedient - the pedagogy could wait. classroom Digital education learning online pedagogy schools students teachers Technology

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Engaging the digital generation

Learning with e's

The conference is entitled: Engaging the Digital Generation in Academic Literacy , and looks like it's going to be a very interesting event. Below is the title and abstract of my keynote: Digital Tribes and the Social Web: How Web 2.0

Our digital future 11: AI enhanced course design

Learning with 'e's

We have traversed several emerging ideas, including the use of virtual teaching assistants (chatbots), ultra-personalised learning and machine intelligence, but the most important component in education is still the human element.

Top ten UK education blogs

Learning with 'e's

blog Digital education influencer learning pedagogy social media Technology top ten UK VuelioPhoto by Hence The Book on unsplash Today I was notified that this blog has been listed in the top ten of the UK's most influential education blogs by Vuelio for 2019.

#40years of educational technology: Games

Learning with 'e's

This combination was not only the mainstay for entertainment and commerce, it also became the technological touchstone for many courses and programmes of study. It was developed into an art form, and obviously survives today in many new and emerging forms.

#40years of educational technology: Games

Learning with 'e's

This combination was not only the mainstay for entertainment and commerce, it also became the technological touchstone for many courses and programmes of study. It was developed into an art form, and obviously survives today in many new and emerging forms.

A growing divide?

Learning with 'e's

Christian claims that a new pedagogy is emerging that is directly driven by the upsurge in online activity. Christian identifies three key changes in pedagogy that I want to discuss over my next three blog posts. In his blog on Learning Ecosystems, Daniel S.

Something old, something new.

Learning with 'e's

There are signs that a new learning ecology is emerging. As you will see, it arises largely from the interface between humans and their technology, and is mediated through their need to connect with each other.

Stuck in the past?

Learning with 'e's

What changes has technology made in schools? By mass pedagogy, he referred to the factory production model of education that schools have been caught in for over a century. So why has technology wrought so few changes in the school classroom?

Who's driving?

Learning with 'e's

One of the most impressive features of the ICT in Education conference at Limerick Institute of Technology was the high profile involvement of school children. I talk a lot about the emerging theory of paragogy and how it can be applied.

Generation next

Learning with 'e's

It's safe to claim that much of higher education is firmly rooted in the past , reflecting colonial history, traditional values and 20th (or even 19th) Century pedagogies. Students are often dissuaded from using technology unless they are in a designated area such as an ICT suite.

What the Future Holds for Learning and Development

CLO Magazine

The changes are occurring at lightning speed and are spurred by technological advances, generational cohorts, environments/industry and data analytics. The rise in digitization is also transforming workplace learning and talent development. Nick Elkins is digital design manager at PwC.

5 of the best

Learning with 'e's

As 2016 was my 40th year working in educational technology, I also started another series of posts called #40years (7 posts), which traced the history of learning technology from 1975 to the present day. assessment blogging education learning pedagogy teaching Technology

Txt in the city

Learning with e's

I hope it hits the mark: Everything you wanted to know about Txt but were afraid to ask In this keynote presentation I will trace the history of written communication, and the emergence of communication technologies that have been used to convey our words.

Perfect Partners: Microlearning and Higher Education

MagicBox

They want affordable, purposeful learning that will prepare them for a lifetime of occupational leapfrog and they prefer technology over lecture halls and expensive, outdated print textbooks. Into this environment enters microlearning : a conceptual framework for creating and delivering discrete, focused digital content in short bytes. Its experts and technology tools convert courses and texts into elearning, to which interactivity and assessment can be added.

Learner engagement: why any corporate learning has to have the learner at its centre

Coorpacademy

The speed of technological disruption is accelerating and in our rapidly changing job market, with new job roles constantly emerging, we need to up-skill to survive, so training is crucial. Press content digital digital learning interview learner press user user-centric

All our tomorrows

Learning with 'e's

Many technologies are a lot older than we realise, and many are already on the drawing board, or in production before we see them even appearing in science fiction movies. Newer technologies such as the tablet computer and mobile telephone were first conceived in the 1960s.

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