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Connected pedagogy: Social networks

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Global social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter support various forms of communication and sharing actions that were previously unavailable. Unported License.

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 Measure Online Course Effectiveness


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.

Assessment in the digital age

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In principle, each of the four pedagogical perspective seem discrete, but in practice, the best teachers tend to borrow from all of these approaches at different times to support students in multiple ways. JISC (2017) Effective Assessment in the Digital Age. Unported License.

Tips for Better Data Visualization


So, what are the best and most effective practices to consider during data visualization? vs. $1107.93,” or is the format of “$940 vs. $1100” sufficient and more impactful in supporting your point?

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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.

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. There is good reason to believe that the next generation of learners will also continue to use video as a favoured method to support their learning. Unported License.

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Tested to distraction

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For the current UK government, testing is not there to support better learning. 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 testing

Why lectures?

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The first, as has been clearly articulated by Vicki Davis , is that technology should be used to support student learning and as a set of tools to encourage the creation of original/new content. Unported License. education lecture MOOCs pedagogy teaching technology learning university

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

eXSpace exploration

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Firstly, it will support collaborative learning in numerous ways, not least because students could use the board for the purposes of brainstorming ideas, organising their projects, mapping out alternative approaches to solving a problem, group mind mapping, and so on. Unported License.


The numbers game

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But it is a vitally important part of pedagogy. Some would argue that giving grades reflects a product-based pedaogogy, while offering feedback supports a process-based pedagogy. Unported License.

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How complex is learning?

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We flounder and stumble as we try to navigate a plethora of educational theories and we become bogged down in prescribed institutional pedagogies, providing no more than glimpses of true education for our students. Unported License. Learning is highly complex.

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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. Unported License.

One of the best

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It was a difficult time for our family and also for his teachers, but Carol was incredibly supportive, making sure my son had all of the resources to ensure he received a quality education. Unported License.

Flipping the teacher

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The work of Harvard University professor Eric Mazur supports this approach, because, as he says - instruction is easier than assimilation, and advocated coaching rather than lecturing as early as the 1990s. Unported License.

Teacher Voices: Naomi Hancock

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Put less pressure on testing and assessment, more trust in teacher to instil a love of learning and supporting the children’s needs and interests. Live Skypes also have had the same effect giving the children a window of opportunity to immerse themselves in the topic and conversation.

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#40years of educational technology: Computers

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Technology needs relevant pedagogical actions to be wholly effective. It's clear to me, watching the development of technology from my early days in the 1970s, it has developed from a set of tools that were designed to support the teacher, to a range of tools that enable everyone to learn.

Teacher Voices: Megan Douglas

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As a learner, I believe an excellent teacher should be supportive, funny, challenging and fair. Our teamwork is smooth, neat and effective through the use of sharing files, planning and working collaboratively on documents. Unported License.

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#LearningIs mobile

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However, these are still used effectively by those who desire to access educational opportunities to which they would otherwise have no access. 4) One of the most powerful methods of learning (and associated pedagogy) is to incorporate social media into mobile phone use.

Distance Education in transit? #EDENchat #EDENchatUS

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More formally, distance education has existed since the early, primitive but quite effective correspondence courses of Sir Isaac Pitman , who used the developing technology of the time, the uniform penny postal service to support his endeavours. Unported License.

Tablets: The correct prescription

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A total of 27 quantitative studies on the use of tablets in schools dating from 2010 were analysed and the major finding was that the tools are most effective when used in student centred learning, rather than within teacher controlled environments (Tamim et al, 2015a). Unported License.

7 big opportunities that MOOCs offer corporates

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Consequently, I envisage L&D professionals playing important roles in both curating and supporting MOOCs for their colleagues. Depending on the licensing policy of the content owner, a MOOC (or parts thereof) may be incorporated into an in-house offering.

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Here comes the SAMR

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Technology integration results in digital tools being embedded into learning, so that for example maker cultures emerge, or the classroom activities are flipped , supporting more effective pedagogies and improving student learning outcomes. Unported License.

Fade away

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Technology in itself is not enough to solve all of the problems inherent in education, but in concert with new pedagogies, visionary educators, and strong leadership, change can, and does happen. I wrote a post last year that argued for pedagogy to remain uppermost in our minds.

What has been and what is yet to come

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In the meantime, here's the title and abstract of my keynote: Technology Supported Learning: What has been, and what is yet to come In recent years education has been assailed by waves of new technologies, theories and practises. Unported License.

Our digital future 11: AI enhanced course design

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However, replacing some aspects of what teachers do is both effective and inevitable. "AI Where it is implemented, AI will rapidly transform the design of courses, providing educators with vast amounts of new insight into what students do, how they study and what is most effective.

#EduGoalsMOOC resources

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I like Edutopia because it is dedicated to improving teacher practices in compulsory education, not only in the use of technology, but around an entire skillset that includes pedagogy, assessment and the management of literacy, numeracy and special educational needs. Unported License.

Inspire to learn

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I have gone on record as saying that although I don't need to work any more , I continue to work at Plymouth University, mainly because it is a great place to learn and to continue developing my research interests around digital pedagogy. Unported License.

New learning environments

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One of the key discussion points was around the nature of these approaches and their effectiveness as learning environments. The final question asked whether new learning environments such as MOOCs, flipped classes and blended learning represented a new or emerging pedagogy.

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. Using the tools and technologies I outline above will enable you to connect with more content and peers, more quickly and effectively.

A fine balance

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Perhaps the biggest objection traditional educators have about learners taking control is the argument that students don't really now what they want, so can't effectively direct their own learning. It will require effective management of expectations - of both students and teachers.

Shifting sands

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Such approaches to pedagogy were rooted in the behaviourist model of psychology that privileged expert knowledge and formalised its transmission to novices. With the agenda for student centred learning, teaching staff should now act more as a supporting cast rather than as leading actors.

What you see is what you do

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Researchers point out that the split screen functionality on many IWBs supports aspects of differentiation, where students from mixed ability groups can work together or in parallel on the screen (Smith et al, 2006). Unported License.

Good morning Barcelona!! Jim Groom at #EDEN15

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Groom made several key points around the process of 'uneducation' (borrowed from Brian Lamb) where he talked about 'descent into the maelstrom' - an account of effects of modern networked communication on professional practice. Unported License.

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Personal devices in higher education

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This is misplaced ICT and such resources could be deployed more effectively. Secondly, the pedagogy that underpins higher education is in need of reform. Ultimately, the role of the teacher changes, as lecturers assume supportive and facilitative, rather than directive duties.

Shock of the new

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In the first phase, known as survival , teachers struggle to define what they wish to achieve with the new technology, and attempt to learn how to use it effectively to support pedagogy. Unported License.

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