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Connected pedagogy: Social networks

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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. eden19 collaboration collective action connections Digital education learning media pedagogy social networks Technology tribe

How the 8 Effects of Arts Education Are Changing Online Pedagogy, Part 4


discusses the distinctive effects arts-led learning is having on online learning design. Here he introduces the Mastery effect. Have you also noticed the same approach is used over and over to teach about ‘learning’? The Mastery Effect. Photo by Teddy Kelly / Unsplash.

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." Firstly, the technology will not fit the teaching method.

Contextualized Learning: Teaching made highly effective!


There’s no doubt about it: Contextualizing can dramatically boost teaching and learning outcomes! In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the contextual knowledge definition, so that we can better understand how it can be leveraged in corporate teaching and learning settings.

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Assessment in the digital age

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Image from JISC publication This table is very useful summary for anyone who is interested in aligning assessment with teaching methods. The table above helps to simplify the complexity somewhat, and provides educators with models that helpfully describe alternative approaches to pedagogy.

Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

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We recorded micro-teaches - usually a 10 minute lesson - and then played back the footage to the students so they could see and hear themselves and learn from the experience. They need to find resources quickly and effectively, so navigation of content must be quick and simple.

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How Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction Can Make Your Online Courses Better


This famed nine-step process can be adapted to help instructional designers and trainers in all fields create highly-effective courses in any topic. That’s not much time to gain (and keep) someone’s attention, which makes teaching students something new even more complicated.

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. assessment blogging education learning pedagogy teaching Technology

Collateral damage

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The antagonism stems from the popularity of learning styles in the educational discourse – not to mention vocational curricula – despite a lack of empirical evidence supporting their effectiveness when incorporated into instructional design.

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. We learn by teaching. Ask students to peer-teach.

Tips for Bridging Generational Gaps in Workplace Training


If you’ve ever had to juggle the personalities and opinions of a wide array of relatives at a holiday party, imagine doing the same at a large corporation, where the volume, scope, and network effects of these challenges are magnified 10 or even 100-fold!

How to Plan a New Online Course, Part 2: Goals and Assessments


Now let’s explore the process of assessing your learners’ progress to make sure your course clearly and effectively delivers its intended lessons. Defining Teaching and Learning Activities.

Teacher Voices: Megan Douglas

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She is half way through her second year of teaching. She now teaches in Berkshire where she grew up. It really is the little things that I enjoy about teaching, the ‘light bulb’ moments and watching children grow throughout the year.

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What is authentic assessment?

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It's important because it shows that assessment drives they way we teach. These have their uses, but there is much more available in the assessment repertoire of effective teachers. 2011) Teaching for Quality Learning at University.

TCC09: Wikis that Work: Effective Wiki Practices for Virtual Learning Communities

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They effectively managed issues of trust, workload, and learning within their social network. Support for group work. If you use third party, your internal tech support can’t help. Personality Pedagogy. Wiki Wiki. Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference.

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Blogging: Five of the best

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Blogging has always been one of the ways I best express my ideas, and coupled with teaching, public speaking and a number of interviews on video and through podcasting, it has been my main channel of communication and dialogue with my professional community in recent years.

Podcast 24: DNA of High-Impact Learning – With Paul Morton of CrossKnowledge

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So I think we find high-impact learning in the difference between two wonderful terms: pedagogy and andragogy. (Or ” That means, if you design adult learning the same way you teach children, it’s not high-impact learning. How technology can support your goals.

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. assessment learning pedagogy PISA schools testing

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. When you mark a student''s work, do you give them a grade or do you offer them advice?

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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.


How complex is learning?

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Consequently, any attempts to teach, or to provide formal environments within which learning can occur, yield complex problems. Is that really the only way to teach? To support learning of any kind, personal choice of method, tools and context are vital.

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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. Autistic spectrum disorder education inspection learning ofsted pedagogy school

#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.

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.

Teacher Voices: Naomi Hancock

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It's also a chance for them to voice their hopes and fears about teaching, now they are actually in the thick of it. I got into teaching because I wanted to continue my backpacking lifestyle in Thailand but needed some funds so teaching TEFL English was my ticket.

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What you see is what you do

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I also suggested that affordances of IWBs should be considered when deploying them in learning and teaching contexts. Finally - and especially for those who teach mixed abilities and grade levels - the IWB can be used as a tool for differentiation.

#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 good teacher, you can teach well in any context, either with or without technology.

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.

Interesting Flipped Classroom Statistics


Evidence is building that supports a flipped model for teaching. Teachers are finding it useful as well as effective. 46% of teachers researched have been teaching for more than 16 years, but are moving towards flipped classrooms.

Direct Instruction and Learning Experience Design

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And, something again pointed me to the most comprehensive survey of educational effects. So, I tracked both of these down, and found some interesting results that both supported, and confounded, my learning. Teaching student self-verbalization (.67).

#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.

In theory.

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There are many who are expert in learning and teaching though, who have scant appreciation that in technology mediated learning environments, things can be very different. My own teaching experience has led me to theorise why certain things happen.

Loss of control

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When I first started teaching I thought my role was to transmit knowledge. I was caught up in the cycle of teaching-learning experiences I remembered from my own formative years. I was essentially perpetuating the kind of teaching style I had myself been exposed to.

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How to Create a Better Blended Learning Experience on Mobile


How can mobile learning make blended classrooms more effective? Problems aside, the educators who are able to effectively combine mobile learning and blended learning will have set themselves up for a successful learning program.

Blended Learning: The best of Video and ILT training

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It synergizes the support of the classroom learning with the flexibility of e-learning. Blended training for instance, uses a learning management system (LMS) in order to teach and support classroom learning [4].

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Heutagogy, Self-Directed Learning and Complex Work

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Pedagogy had always established an unequal relation between the teacher and the taught. However, the premise was that there was someone doing the "teaching" so to speak. In the Complex domain: “Complex – relationship between cause & effect can only be perceived in retrospect.

Strategies for Making the Transition from Instructor-Led Training to a MOOC

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Teaching a MOOC is much different from leading an in-person training course, and what all of the differences point to is the need for more advance planning than you’ve probably ever done before.