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The learnification of education

E-Learning Provocateur

I start this post by thanking Angela Towndrow , a fellow Aussie whom I met virtually via a mooc, and from whom I continue to draw insights on things related to education. On the contrary, I see facilitation as a means of education.

Educate everyone

E-Learning Provocateur

It heralded a new dawn in educational technology. With the trust and goodwill your education generates, I’d wager that plenty of prospective customers will prefer the brand that empowered them. So don’t just educate your staff. Educate everyone.

Reasons to be teaching

Learning with e's

Being an educator of children is one of the most noble callings anyone could answer. Choosing to educate means being a professional learner. How you learn often reflects how you teach. How you behave while in view of the children teaches them something else.

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Should Instructional Designers “Teach to the Test”?

Bottom-Line Performance

There is a lot of angst these days in the education field about “teaching to the test.” They are viewed as hold-overs of an out-of-touch education system. This reviewer said, “We need to go beyond teaching to the test.”

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We learn by teaching

Learning with e's

Although I am employed to teach, I consider it something of a disappointment if I don't learn something myself during my teaching sessions. There is an old Latin aphorism - Doscendo discimus - which means, we learn by teaching. If you want them to learn, get them to teach.

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Teaching artistry

Learning with e's

Passing colleagues were a little surprised to see me teaching in the art room, completely out of context. Normally I'm found teaching a session on educational theory or psychology, or information and communication technologies. I taught my first art lesson today.

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Keynote Resources: Distance Teaching and Learning Conference

Kapp Notes

Great time at the Distance Teaching and Learning Conference in Madison Wisconsin. Wonderful conference discussing all the great things happening in higher education around distance learning. Core Strategies for Teaching in Higher Ed. Grant Writing for Education.

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Top Tools for Online Teaching

eFront

Recently Top5 Online colleges.org published a list of the 99 Top Tools For Online Teaching , including eFront. Teaching Tools & Technologies. Tap into Sloan-C for community, insight, inspiration, education, and professional resources geared specifically to online educators.

Teaching and learning through dialogue

Learning with e's

Learning with ''e''s: Educational Theory and Practice in the Digital Age is published by Crown House Publishing, ISBN 13 978-1845909390 Photo by Steve Wheeler Teaching and learning through dialogue by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Entrepreneur Camp for Instructional Designers: Teaching Disruption

Kapp Notes

Then entrepreneur Jan Bakker, the Co-Founder of QuizWorks discussed his journey to becoming an educational entrepreneur and how he quickly tests ideas and concepts to see if the potential buyer will but the idea or not…literally.

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TechSmith Acquires Knowmia Teach

Visual Lounge

Today, TechSmith takes a big step forward with this promise by acquiring key technology from Knowmia , which has some of the best apps and services we’ve seen for educators and learners. Knowmia, Knowmia Teach and Knowmia Teach Pro represent a completely new way to create and assemble interactive video content on both mobile and web-based platforms. Want to try Knowmia Teach Yourself? Visit the App Store today to download: Knowmia Teach and Knowmia Teach Pro.

Online Versus Traditional Education

LearnDash

If you were to look at the educational landscape only 15 to 20 years ago then it would look a lot different than it does today. In fact, these strategies are so common today that one might say they are now part of the ‘traditional’ education model.

Ruth Clark Claims “Games Don’t Teach”

Experiencing eLearning

Ruth Clark posted at ASTD an article titled “ Why Games Don’t Teach.” Journal of Educational Psychology, 104, 235-249. Gee, that “under two hours” point seems like an important limitation of the research, maybe one that should have been mentioned by Clark when claiming that games have no value and “don’t teach.” ” The Educational Games Research blog features exactly what you would think it does based on the title.

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6 Emerging Technologies in Education

LearnDash

Because of the great advances we are making in educational technology, new doors of opportunity are opening in classrooms. Cloud Computing - If you are using some form of we-based tools, then you are enabling further student-educator collaboration.

3 Ways Leaders Can Embrace Online Education

CLO Magazine

With the explosion of online education, business leaders have a new tool to develop their organization’s talent. One of the biggest draws of online education — the ability to learn anytime, anywhere — can also be its biggest drawback. Use Online Components With In-Person Education.

12 Free Microsoft Teaching Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

Microsoft Partners in Learning has created an abundance of resources for professionals and educators around the world to take new approaches to teaching and learning. We’ve put together a list of 12 teaching tools to help better teach and engage your students.

3 Trends of Digital Education

LearnDash

Digital content delivery is opening new possibilities in education. Traditional teaching was delivered in a “one size fits all” manner, which made it easy to leave learners behind. But how do you define digital education?

Remember, CLOs – You’re Teaching Humans

CLO Magazine

Corporate learning has been evolving to match the needs of the modern, digital employee, and learning technology has played a large role in making education more flexible, personalized and accessible.

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Learning and teaching with Twitter

Learning with e's

I have presented a few workshops now on how to use Twitter as a learning and teaching tool. One of my most viewed blog posts was entitled Teaching with Twitter so there is a lot of interest in the topic - how can we harness the potential of this tool in a teaching and learning context?

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Can we teach digital literacies?

Learning with e's

There is a disconnect between teaching and learning. We are at the mercy of the curriculum of our time, and also the whims of the teaching staff who were in charge of our education. Photo by Gennadiy Ratushenko Can we teach digital literacies?

My ethos for teaching

Learning with e's

Photo by Laffy4k My ethos for teaching by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 creativity dance education learning music painting teaching

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Education Programs Prepared With Purpose

Association eLearning

Training can be used to help teach many different things including facts, step-by-step processes, and soft skills like team work. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that there are different ways to teach and assess these various types of learning.

Manufactured education

Learning with e's

Perhaps the most notorious resistance to the technological wave comes from the state education systems. The factory model of education persists, because in the mind of its proponents, it is still the most efficient, cost effective way to train the workforce of the future.

Client Success Story: Tricycle Online Courses for Buddhist Teachings

Thought Industries

Tricycle, a not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1990, is working with Thought Industries to make Buddhist teachings and practices broadly available.

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Teacher or educator?

Learning with e's

In our society, we often think of that knowledgeable other person as a professional educator, a tutor, lecturer or classroom teacher. Not everyone is cut out to be a professional educator, but anyone can teach and most of us do exactly that, just about every day.

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. Mobile Devices: Smart devices have become a very effective means of teaching and learning in a variety of ways.

Whither higher education? To the opera!

Allison Rossett

I often think about the condition of higher education, but was concerned not at all when I went to see “La Boheme” in a movie theater at the mall. Technology is doing the same to higher education. Higher education also has habits.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. If you are going to teach a course online or run an online learning event or an online conference, then there’s even more to being successful at that. So, what I thought I would do is go back and see what resources I could find some good resources that would help me and could be used by instructors be better prepared to teach online.

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The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Educators today are pursuing professional development by building their very own Professional (or Personal) Learning Networks (PLNs). An Educator’s Professional Learning Network. Diigo , Delicious ) allow educators to highlight, tag, and organize relevant webpages.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Educators today are pursuing professional development by building their very own Professional (or Personal) Learning Networks (PLNs). An Educator’s Professional Learning Network. Diigo , Delicious ) allow educators to highlight, tag, and organize relevant webpages.

#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with e's

Previous posts in this series tracked the development of educational technology over 40 years. I first started working in the field of educational technology in January 1976, at a time when technology was used more for teaching than it was for learning.

#40years of educational technology: Games

Learning with e's

Sadly, much of education has been slow to exploit the potential of social technologies, and in particular has not grasped the huge potential of social games. Games based learning (GBL) has yet to gain a strong foothold in formal education spaces, but there are already some signs of success.

Teaching on WordPress

LearnDash

Since its inception, WordPress has been molded and shaped in unique ways, and has rightfully found its way into education and training. Because of its ease-of-use, WordPress allows educational and training professionals to quickly create valuable content.

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Find the Best Educational Technology Tools for Your Teaching Style

OpenSesame

Old-school educators may despise educational technology because they are used to conventional teaching methods, but teachers who have tried using modern tools cannot deny that they enable them to connect with their students better than ever.

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