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New learning environments

Learning with e's

Our final #EDENchat of 2015 focused on new learning environments, namely MOOCs, flipped classrooms and blended learning methods. Those who participated shared their experiences of MOOCs and flipped learning both as teachers and as learners.

Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

She authors the blog Wishful thinking in medical education , which she uses to advance thinking about the training of student doctors. In fact they spend too long waiting around for someone else to turn up to teach them, and on activities that have little educational value.

New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

Learning with e's

In recent years, education has evolved to the point where learning can take place anywhere and at any time, usually beyond the walls of the traditional learning space. What are the challenges of these new learning environments?

The evolution of personal learning environments

Origin Learning

A personal learning environment refers to the tools, technologies, resources etc. By and large, this constitutes John’s Personal Learning Environment (PLE). The coming of technology has naturally exposed us to more entertainment, and at the same time, to more learning.

Future learning environments: professional, powerful, personal

Learning with e's

Once again, thanks to Don H Taylor and his crew, this year's Learning Technologies conference was a highly successful event. My own presentation in the main arena at Olympia is entitled Future Learning Environments: Professional, Powerful, Personal.

Culture and Language Diversity in Online Learning Environment

TalentLMS

If there is one dimension that needs careful planning when designing an online learning program or a course, this is the culture and language diversity. This loss of knowledge defeats the purpose of online education! By providing options, you are encouraging non-native English speakers to learn a concept in their own language and boost their productivity. As a result, motivation and interest levels were higher and so were learning achievements.

6 Emerging Technologies in Education

LearnDash

It certainly is an exciting time to be involved with learning and technology. Because of the great advances we are making in educational technology, new doors of opportunity are opening in classrooms. Virtual learning environments are one example of cloud computing.

Education Industry Experts build interactivity into eLearning - Their Experience

Raptivity

Recently, four leading experts from education industry came together to share their experience of working with Raptivity for creating learning interactions. They shared how Raptivity has helped them deliver interactive learning content for their learners.

3 Trends of Digital Education

LearnDash

Digital content delivery is opening new possibilities in education. But how do you define digital education? Mass Distribution - Transforming content to digital outlets streamlines the distribution and enables learning to happen from anywhere – which people prefer.

How Technology is Shaping the Future of Education

Learnkit

Technology has not only made innovations in the way that we perform daily tasks, it’s also had a huge impact on education and has started to completely transform the way we learn. What does the future for technology and education look like? We are living in the digital age.

Create Autonomy in Gamification and Other Learning Environments

Kapp Notes

When thinking about creating a gamification experience (or any learning experience), allow and encourage the learner to make meaningful and consequential choices. Fake choices = fake interest in the learning event. Does it reflect a clear area to click on in an online environment?

Making it personal

Learning with e's

For too long education systems have been standardising content, assessment and the learning experience. Clearly, one size does not fit all, and we need personalised learning experiences for our students if we are to prepare them for an ever changing, volatile world.

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

“One small step for e-learning technology, One giant leap for the e-learning industry.” Tin Can API (or ‘Experience API’) is one of the most extensively discussed technical topics amongst learning professionals all over the world today.

Google Wave - Learning Environments - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. New Possibilities with Mobile Learning 2.0. Mobile Learning Gains Momentum. Unleashing The Power Of Social Learning. Open Source E-Learning Development 5: Media Capture - The E-Learning Curve , October 14, 2009. Live online learning – a free download - Clive on Learning , October 13, 2009. Educational iPhone Apps to Make You Smarter - Kapp Notes , October 8, 2009. Rhizomatic Learning: What is it?

Student voices unheard?

Learning with e's

In yesterday's post I mentioned the Youth Media Team who featured at the ICT in Education Conference in Ireland. I also stressed how important it is to give students a voice in their own education. If we ignore student voices, we will miss some valuable insights into the way they learn.

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Social, mobile, and personal learning futures

Learning with e's

Many of my public presentations have the prefix: Digital Learning Futures, because for me, the future of education and learning will be greatly influenced by digital technologies. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

Growing Use of Social Media in Education

LearnDash

However, its use is rapidly expanding into the educational sector. Each year, Pearson Learning Solutions puts out the results of an annual survey of social media use in education. Across the board, educators are using social media more in 2013 than they did in 2012.

4 Modern-Day Learning Trends in Education

LearnDash

Learning trends are starting to take on a whole new shape as schools and businesses leverage modern technologies and strategies to creatively deliver content in various ways. When looking at the 21st century learning, some of the more common trends include: 1. elearning online learnin

Future schools, future visions

Learning with e's

Richard was also kind enough to write the foreword of my latest book Learning with 'e's , in which he swears blind that we met on a camel in the Saudi desert - during a social event for the ELI conference. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

and The ILE and the FLE in harmony , I advocate the development of a virtual Informal Learning Environment (ILE) to work in tandem with the Formal Learning Environment (FLE) to support both the learning process and its administration. Informal learning.

Keynote Resources from Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference

Kapp Notes

Remember to have an indepth debrief to solidify the learning. Create a “Learning Documentary.” – Demonstrate to the learners how others have solved similar problems.a. Gamification Myths Debunked: How To Sidestep Failure And Boost Employee Learning.

5 Ways Online Learning is Vital to Education

LearnDash

If you ever need to make the case for online learning in your classroom, then this article is for you. The benefits of a blended, online learning component in education are too great to ignore. In some ways, educational institutions are doing their students an extreme disservice if they ignore online learning in their institution. Reducing the need for physical space, meaning educational institutions can increase enrollment sizes.

This time it's personal

Learning with e's

That means that when you learn, you do it differently to everyone else. It follows that the tools and technologies you use for learning are those you have selected to use because you are (or should be) comfortable with them, personally. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

Learning with e's

This is a continuation from yesterday''s blog post on changing times and the survival of higher education. Below are four reasons why the Social Web and associated media are changing higher education. British Journal of Educational Technology , 39(6), 987-995.

The survival of higher education (1): Changing roles

Learning with e's

So what will be the future of higher education, and how will it survive against this hostile backdrop? Such change and disruption has been in the background of my thinking about learning technology for the past decade. Online Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #2 Facilitating Learning Organizations

Your Training Edge

The Internet has had profound impacts on education and training—not just on the practical aspects of how it is done, but on something much more fundamental: it has changed our core conceptions of what it means to teach and to learn. When you can learn anytime, not just from 6 to 8 p.m.

PLN or CoP?

Learning with e's

But it is about making connections for learning through the ''free'' tools we have at our disposal - social media. In the context of this post, PLN stands for Personal Learning Network , and CoP stands for Communities of Practice. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

How important is engagement of students in classrooms?

Raptivity

It is often said that education is the shortest route to success for any country as it helps overcome many evils. Educating the masses is a herculean task but again there is no magic trick to education. Community interactive learning PowerPoint Active classrooms conventional methods of teaching discussions and activities learning environments learning with games school experience understanding and retention of the concepts using interactive content

MOOCs are Focusing on Fundamentals

Your Training Edge

Learning in a number of organizations is passing through immense change. Organizations have been remodeling their learning and training strategies around new and rising technology. However, I contend that online learning has been there since 1998, and MOOCs are just the extension of it.

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Disruptive Educational Research Conference in India

Jay Cross

I’ll be taking part in EdgeX , an event that covers two important themes for educationLearning X.O (the There is a revolution brewing in our conception of what learning is and how educational systems can be rethought. Learning Analytics, Ubiquitous learning.

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Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap

Association eLearning

Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap was originally published in the IACET blog as a guest post by Digitec President Jack McGrath. According to the 2015 Membership Marketing Benchmark report, continuing education is the #2 reason why members join an education.

3 things you should know about Edupunk

Learning with e's

Those who are involved in the ''do it yourself'' approach to learning will tell you that there is quite a struggle going on right now between institutions and individuals over what tools to use for the serious business of lifelong learning.

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Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

“ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm ”, a recently published whitepaper, outlines the potential for Associations to lead a much needed change in the current education industry. Attracting New Members with Association Education Programs. “We

Do Games Have a Future in Education?

LearnDash

With the growing popularity in gamification and game-based learning, more and more conversations are being held about the viability of games in the educational sector (particularly K-12). Many are wondering to what extent should K-12 education use gamification in their learning. It’s one thing to say that kids play video games, but does that mean it translate effectively to an educational (and classroom) setting? Sources: GameSalad for Education.

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