Connected pedagogy: Social networks

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Many writers have highlighted the power of the global digital tribe , particularly the way groups tend to solve problems more effectively than individual experts (Surowiecki, 2009). Unported License.

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.

Music, learning and pedagogy

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Teachers who work with their students tend to be more effective than those who stand apart. Music, learning and pedagogy Steve Wheeler was written in Liberec, Czech Republic and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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New pedagogies?

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In a recent blog post, Antonio Teixera , President of EDEN wrote: "By just adding 21st century technologies to 20th century teaching practices we’ll only be diluting the effectiveness of teaching." Thirdly, the effectiveness of both technology and teaching will be diluted.

How to Create Effective Test Questions

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If every student answers a question correctly, does that mean your question is too easy, or is it a perfect example of an effective test question? How to Create Effective Tests and Quizzes. Image: “ Quiz ” by Animated Heaven, via Flickr Creative Commons License.

Bear pit pedagogy

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In order to develop key critical thinking skills, learners need to be able to argue effectively. One final point: We also give students the license to challenge us, and sometimes, if we feel it necessary, tutors may even debate each other in front of the students. Unported License.

How to Measure Online Course Effectiveness

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Instructional designers aim to provide the necessary content to accomplish these goals, but sometimes the delivery of a course or training isn’t very effective. How to Implement Effectiveness Measurement Plans.

Narrative pedagogy 4: Connecting the dots

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It's a very effective method to help the audience join the dots. Used appropriately, it can be a very effective method to prepare students' minds for when an important principle or concept needs to be conveyed. Unported License.

#EDENchat How effective is mobile learning?

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There will no doubt be several conversations, some around usability, others around technological or social trends, and of course, we will address the perennial questions about pedagogy and the impact of technology on learning. Unported License.

Assessment in the digital age

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The table above helps to simplify the complexity somewhat, and provides educators with models that helpfully describe alternative approaches to pedagogy. JISC (2017) Effective Assessment in the Digital Age. Unported License.

How to Make Sure Your Course Meets Its Learning Objectives

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To be effectively measured, these objectives must be framed in terms of the ABCD guidelines proposed by educational psychologist and theorist Robert Mager to include: A = Audience. Image: “ Bullseye ” by Emilio Kuffer, via Flickr Creative Commons License.

The Secret to Beating the Forgetting Curve

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This is more effective than cramming the entire arc of a lesson into one nonstop session. Image of hourglass by Alexander Boden via Flickr Creative Commons License. Is it better to binge on new lessons, or to learn incrementally over time?

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Blends, borders and boundaries

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Elements are often separated by boundaries, and these must be transgressed if blends are to be effected. Unported License. asynchronous Blended learning border content distance education pedagogy remix synchronous teaching Technology

Tips for Adapting an In-Person Course to an Online Course

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Effectively transferring your in-person courses to an online format requires a deliberate strategy, planning, and execution. Images: “ UX Pile ” by Alper Cugun and “ Full Lecture Hall ” by Southern Arkansas University via Flickr Creative Commons License.

Online assessment: the student voice

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Online assessment by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. assessment Digital education learning online pedagogy schools students teachers Technology

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Cinderella technology?

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The latter seem not to have made connections between the affordances of the IWB and authentic, situated pedagogy. In short, one of the significant issues around the use of IWBs has been a lack of transfer of the tool into effective pedagogy. Unported License.

Tips for Better Data Visualization

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So, what are the best and most effective practices to consider during data visualization? Mastering data visualization tools is just part of your path to effectively using data. Image: “ I Heart Graphs ” by Ken Kuchih via Flickr Creative Commons License.

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What is authentic assessment?

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These have their uses, but there is much more available in the assessment repertoire of effective teachers. by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The power of the narrative

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Leaving the audience guessing with a classic ' cliff hanger' (Glen Rhee falling from the top of the garbage into a herd of zombie walkers in TWD) can have a powerful effect on bringing them back for more in the next episode (or in Glen's case three episodes later!). Unported License.

#TwistedTropes 12. Dante's lukewarm inferno

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The most chilling effect is the sign over the gate of Hell - 'Abandon hope, all ye that enter here'. Sod's unlucky law Dante's lukewarm inferno by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Video: The power and the story

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As politely as I could, I explained to him that making his students sit through a full 90 minutes of video was not particularly good pedagogy. There are many more effective methods in which video can be used to engage, inspire and motivate students. Unported License.

Blogging: Five of the best

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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. Unported License. blog education learning pedagogy schools teachers Technology

Passion for education

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Unconditionally regarding each child with positivity is key to good pedagogy (Rogers, 1983). Effective pedagogy not only has impact, it's contagious. Unported License. assessment education inspiration learning passion pedagogy schools teaching

Going to the wall

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It's called the eXSpace and will be a showcase for a range of new and emerging technologies, a place to study new pedagogies and a sandpit to try out new ideas and methods. In effect, the boards have been used as substitutes for the old dry wipe boards and projection screens.

Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

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They need to find resources quickly and effectively, so navigation of content must be quick and simple. No wonder video is considered by many teachers to be so effective. 2015) Effective educational videos, Available online at: [link] (Accessed 30 April, 2019). Unported License.

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6 interactive whiteboard tips

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Thirdly, teachers need time to tinker, experiment and test out new ideas and new pedagogies. I have seen some incredibly effective teaching that involves students taking turns to use the board to present their ideas, perform their work and interact with content on the screen.

Generation next

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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. Unported License. Centennials education future Generation Z learning pedagogy Technology university

Future technologies now

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The capability of the system to allow you to render 3D images and then view them from all angles and perspectives was quite a powerful effect. As they develop and the software becomes more powerful and responsive to our needs and desires, we will see some exciting new pedagogies emerge.

Tested to distraction

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The side effects of over-testing are that children become victims of the scramble to be best in the league tables. Unported License. assessment learning pedagogy PISA schools testingShould we put our children through so much stress? Get ready for a rant.

Why lectures?

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If a lecture is nothing more than an expert standing in front of an audience speaking for an hour, then there are clearly issues around its effectiveness. by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

A growing divide?

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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. Unported License. In his blog on Learning Ecosystems, Daniel S.

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. Unported License. assessment blogging education learning pedagogy teaching Technology

Comfortably numb

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The process of co-learning between teachers and students can only effectively occur if and when teachers realise that learners can offer something new. Unported License.

The battle for education

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A battle of words and ideals is raging about which is the most effective, and indeed, the most appropriate approach to adopt for the needs of today''s society. Unported License. Education is underpinned by several philosophies, some of which are incompatible.

The power of love

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It is this kind of love that we experience working in a great team, or involving ourselves in a club or association, and it is an essential ingredient in effective collaborative learning. Unported License. In my two most recent posts I considered the role love plays in education.

Passing of the year

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Salomon, an educational psychologist from Israel, was interested in studying the effects of technology on cognition and learning. He studied the sociological effects of new and emerging technologies but he had much to say about how these might be applied to improve formal education spaces.

eXSpace exploration

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This has the potential, if used effectively, to connect students, teachers, and devices together. Simply being exposed to the use of new technologies may promote some innovative thinking about alternative pedagogies. Unported License.

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