Connected pedagogy: Smart technology

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The theme of the conference is 'connecting through educational technology' - this echoes the themes of a number of other recent conferences, many of which explore the idea of connected learning. Take the Pilot Smart Earbuds technology for example.

Connected pedagogy: Shared minds

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I posed some questions for educators to address, and proposed that much of our technology in recent years has been used to connect and to communicate. I call this connected pedagogy. When people connect using technology, they seek out commonalities and look for shared experiences.

3D Pedagogy

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I recently wrote a blogpost entitled ' Maker Pedagogy ' where I outlined some of the emerging educational benefits of learning through making. Then one day he saw a 3D printer being demonstrated in his classroom during a technology lesson.

Networked pedagogy

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New theories for the networked, digital age, emerging cultures of learning and a hyper-connected and networked society. Flipped classes, Massive Open Online Courses and Mind Technologies. The future of education and the potential impact of new and emerging technologies.

New spaces, new pedagogies

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Here's the abstract for my keynote: New Spaces, New Pedagogies: Harnessing the Power of Social Media in Education A rapid emergence of social media – the so called ‘Web 2.0’ – has opened up new opportunities for participatory learning in all sectors of education.

Future technologies now

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HTC Vive in action - Photo by Steve Wheeler At the JISC Connect More event held in Cheltenham recently, a number of futuristic technologies were on display for delegates to experience. The technology has plenty of potential to be used across the curriculum, and not solely in creative arts.

EMEA Reporter: New Pedagogies in Our Connected World by Nic Laycock

Learning Solutions Magazine

Change has not only brought us new technologies, it is also making possible new ways of supporting learning. Design Strategies Emerging Topics Training Strategies

#40years of educational technology: Games

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This combination was not only the mainstay for entertainment and commerce, it also became the technological touchstone for many courses and programmes of study. It was developed into an art form, and obviously survives today in many new and emerging forms.

#40years of educational technology: Games

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This combination was not only the mainstay for entertainment and commerce, it also became the technological touchstone for many courses and programmes of study. It was developed into an art form, and obviously survives today in many new and emerging forms.

The power of the narrative

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Other times, a Chekov's Gun may be present - something that may appear to be irrelevant to the narrative, but ultimately emerges as an important occurrence, artefact or character, salient to the plot.

Digital age assessment

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These posts were prompted by a blog written by Daniel Christian on emerging trends of new pedagogy. Christian''s third trend is perhaps the most technology focused. Assessment and learning are inseparable in any good pedagogy.

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. Students are often dissuaded from using technology unless they are in a designated area such as an ICT suite.

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. eXSpace education interactive whiteboard learning number bonds pedagogy schools smart Technology

Learning spaces of the third kind

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Many of these, the blackboard, the projector and the screen, and eventually other new technologies such as television and video, were placed at the front of the room because this was where all the action was. They had technology on the tables. The third kind of space is still emerging.

What Coursera can teach corporations about doing learning differently

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One of the emerging trends in the training and development field is the shift from “trainer” to “community manager.” They are extremely well-done, even though yes, they are pedagogy.

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What Coursera can teach corporations about doing learning differently

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One of the emerging trends in the training and development field is the shift from “trainer” to “community manager.” They are extremely well-done, even though yes, they are pedagogy.

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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. In his blog on Learning Ecosystems, Daniel S.

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.

5 of the best

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As 2016 was my 40th year working in educational technology, I also started another series of posts called #40years (7 posts), which traced the history of learning technology from 1975 to the present day. assessment blogging education learning pedagogy teaching Technology

Reflections of a mooc unvirgin

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Educational Technology and Media mooc, but I was put off by its heavy connectivist approach. I recommend they seed each week with a pinned discussion thread, which marks the official line of enquiry and discourages multiple (and confusing) threads emerging about the same concepts.

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Corporate learning in the digital age

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When I was invited to speak at a Human Resources and Corporate Learning conference in Cologne, Germany I did an interview about how organisations are remodelling their learning strategies around new and emerging technology. Do companies use these technologies, and how?

Learning futures

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I have enjoyed my short stay here in Doha, Qatar, where I was an invited speaker at the Technology in Higher Education Conference. There is major construction work wherever you look, and the technological infrastructure is impressive.

Power sharing

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In my last post I discussed Daniel S Christian''s three trends of an emerging pedagogy. I speculated on whether a new social divide might also emerge as a result of the new pedagogy he outlines. How willing will they be to take on a less central role in this new pedagogy

Outdated practices

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New technologies emerge, outmoded devices are discarded; old buildings are knocked down to make way for new ones, and children grow up fast. Very few were about technology. In short, many teachers saw a need to change pedagogy.

Something old, something new.

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There are signs that a new learning ecology is emerging. As you will see, it arises largely from the interface between humans and their technology, and is mediated through their need to connect with each other.

Stuck in the past?

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What changes has technology made in schools? By mass pedagogy, he referred to the factory production model of education that schools have been caught in for over a century. So why has technology wrought so few changes in the school classroom?

New wine, new wineskins

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The rapid influx of new technologies into formal learning environments has created a large amount of disruption to old practices, and it has created a fair amount of stress for those practitioners who have become comfortable with old practices.

Who's driving?

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One of the most impressive features of the ICT in Education conference at Limerick Institute of Technology was the high profile involvement of school children. I talk a lot about the emerging theory of paragogy and how it can be applied.

All our tomorrows

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Many technologies are a lot older than we realise, and many are already on the drawing board, or in production before we see them even appearing in science fiction movies. Newer technologies such as the tablet computer and mobile telephone were first conceived in the 1960s.

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Teacher Voices: Tyla Elworthy

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6) What are the most innovative uses of technology in education (that you have done yourself, or have seen)? There we saw some incredibly innovative uses of technology and we particularly loved the use of Virtual Reality technology to bring literacy to life.

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A Primer on Learning Game Design

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Challenges for Game Designers by Brenda Brathwaite and Ian Schreiber, Course Technology, 2009. Learning by Doing: A comprehensive Guide to Simulations, Computer Games, and Pedagogy in e-Learning and Other Educational Experiences by Clark Aldrich, Pfeiffer, 2005.

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Digital age learning

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In my Learning is learning post yesterday, I started a debate about andragogy and pedagogy. Both are highly applicable when we consider the advance of learning technologies and the deep pervasion of social media into many learning spaces, formal and informal.

Learning Analytics & Adaptive Learning to Shape Higher Education in the Future

Lambda Solutions

The New Media Consortium recently published a report on the technology trends and developments they foresee in the next five years, in higher education institutions. Analytic data empowers educators with information that allows them to shape better learning pedagogies.".

A solid education platform

Clark Quinn

However, nowhere was there the option of ‘a deeper pedagogy’ And that’s a problem. The other initiative has three ways to contribute: lifelong learning, a marketplace, and emerging technology. And, again, the big gap is talking about the pedagogy to begin with.

Here comes the SAMR

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In previous posts I articulated some thoughts on how technology can (and should) be integrated into education. In an initial post I argued that technology use is not the same as technology integration. education embedded technology integration learning SAMR Technology

The EDEN interviews: Manjula Srinivas

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Sitting down with her after her keynote at the summer EDEN conference in Jonkoping, Sweden, we discussed a number of issues around diversity and inclusion, the use of technology in education, games based learning, peer learning and emerging learner-led pedagogies.

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

Where we are today: Primary forms of social learning technologies used in corporations today appear to be e-mail, live online learning (Web conferencing), threaded discussion, and collaborative content development. Organizations are just beginning to use social media technologies and few are using the social learning technologies available in their LMSs. Find opportunities where social learning technologies will foster learning. Educational Technology Systems, Vol.