Connected pedagogy: Smart technology

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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.

Connected pedagogy: Shared minds

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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.

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.

True pedagogy

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Pedagogy is not about directing children. In its absolute form, pedagogy is not just about teaching. In the truest sense, teaching is just one element of pedagogy and not the entire story. Pedagogy focuses on the learner and what they are capable of achieving.

Is the pedagogy of MOOCs flawed?

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That of course is not to say that the e-learning designer is prevented from using these devices; for example, he or she might leverage other non-LMS technology within the organisation or in the cloud. This is a question that I tackle in my Udemy course The Wide World of MOOCs.

Maker pedagogy

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More and more teachers are beginning to realise that creating environments and possibilities where students make things is a very powerful pedagogy. They are constantly creating new content, and presenting their new knowledge in blogs, videos and on other digital media.

Networked pedagogy

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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.

Cinderella technology?

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Image by Glamhag on Flickr Large screen touch displays seem to be the 'Cinderella technology' of education. The latter seem not to have made connections between the affordances of the IWB and authentic, situated pedagogy. Cinderella technology?

Digital me, digital you

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All of these activities leave behind a trail, a digital footprint, a record of where we have been and what we have done. More significantly, in psychological terms, we are developing our personal digital presences, and modifying our digital profiles.

Communities, spaces and pedagogies for the digital age

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Communities, spaces and pedagogies for the digital age View more presentations from Steve Wheeler. I enjoyed a very interesting and stimulating day at Colchester Institute yesterday, where I gave two workshops for staff entitled: Communities, spaces and pedagogies for the digital age.

Digital age assessment

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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.

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.

Surfing the Future Pedagogies: Augmented Learning

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A super-glorified way to present educational technology? Digital Objects & Multimedia embedding (i.e., The post Surfing the Future Pedagogies: Augmented Learning appeared first on TalentLMS Blog. What’s so great about augmented learning anyway?

Learning, storytelling and technology

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In particular, I built upon my recent blog series on narrative pedagogies, including a discussion around the use of literary devices in the classroom. ds106 digital narratives digital storytelling education Jerome Bruner learning pedagogy Technology

Learning first, technology second

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Learning should always come before technology. Many teachers welcome the idea of bringing new technology into the classroom. There is nothing wrong with any of these approaches, provided they don''t get in the way of good pedagogy.

Communities and connections

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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?

Digital reflections

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My last post was about integrating technologies into education. This post examines some of the categories of technology and the places they might occupy when they are integrated into the learning process. This could be a conversation, an image or video, or some other digital artefact.

Future technologies now

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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.

Integrating technology into learning

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Using technology in the classroom and integrating technology for learning are two different things. The first is something that any teacher can do without much thinking, but to truly integrate technology into education takes a great deal of imagination, thinking and planning.

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.

Digital capabilities and curiosity

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Our opening keynote Helen Beetham talked about digital capabilities, which is becoming a well trodden phrase in higher education. Helen said that digital capability is the capacity to thrive in digital environments.

Digital Learnscapes

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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

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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. Do companies use these technologies, and how?

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

#40years of educational technology: Computers

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These are some of the most important things I have learnt from my 40 years working in educational technology: Technology doesn't improve teaching. If you are a poor teacher, no amount of technology will turn you into a good one. You can't simply drop technology into education.

New Technologies Making MOOCs Even Better

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Largely, these changes have been due to more investment and research into the development of digital learning environments. This post examines a few of the innovative new technologies that are helping MOOCs evolve into powerful active, collaborative, and immersive learning experiences.

Education, schooling and the digital age

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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.

The foundations of innovation in L&D

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There are two sides of the innovation coin in corporate learning & development: technology and pedagogy. Any reduction in training volume creates more space to explore emerging technologies such as AI, VR and AR.

Digital tribes

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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.

How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

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I read a paper called Perspectives on learning and technology: A review of theoretical perspectives "This paper provides a review of literature pertaining to theoretical references on educational practice and technology from perspectives of learning theories of the 20th and 21st centuries."

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Curiosity, cognition and content

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In the digital age where knowledge seems to be increasingly democratised , how can we be sure that knowledge is not adulterated, or contaminated with false evidence? The digital age has spawned digital literacies - extensions of standard literacies that were developed in the Industrial Age.

Engaging the digital generation

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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

#40years of educational technology: Games

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This combination was not only the mainstay for entertainment and commerce, it also became the technological touchstone for many courses and programmes of study. These match some of the key skills required to succeed in the world of work where digital technology is prevalent.' ( source ).

#40years of educational technology: Games

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This combination was not only the mainstay for entertainment and commerce, it also became the technological touchstone for many courses and programmes of study. These match some of the key skills required to succeed in the world of work where digital technology is prevalent.' ( source ).

Reflections of a mooc unvirgin

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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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Going Digital

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Going Digital. Organizations that provide employee training, or whose core offering is training services, have reached a tipping point: Cutting spending to improve their bottom lines while meeting the expectations of today's digitally-savvy learners is more difficult than ever.

Human enough #edcmooc

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TEDxWarwick talk in Week 3 of The University of Edinburgh’s E-learning and Digital Cultures course. Similarly, digital technology is an extension of our notion of humanity. So when we view online pedagogy through this lens, we recognise very little of it that is not human.