Pandemic pedagogy

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Pandemic pedagogy by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Coronavirus education learning pandemic pedagogy resources teaching TechnologyImage source: pxfuel The buildings may be closed but learning never stops, not even for a global pandemic.

Cruel pedagogy

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Ban the use of all technology from your classroom (With thanks to Bryan Alexander) Cruel pedagogy by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. classroom discussion learning pedagogy school teaching TechnologyImage by Amboo Who? on Flickr 1. Place all chairs and tables in rows facing 'the front' 2. Talk at your students 3.

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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. Previously I wrote about the origins of the word pedagogy , and how it can be appropriated into current practice. Pedagogy is about leading learners to the place of education. Unported License.

Connected pedagogy: Shared minds

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I call this connected pedagogy. One essential element of connected pedagogy is communication. Connected pedagogy also relies on establishing an environment that is characterised by meaningful engagement, participation, self expression, problems solving and peer-evaluation. Related blog posts Connected pedagogy: Social media Connected pedagogy: Smart technology References Maslow, A. Unported License.

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. The advent of 3D Printing (also known as additive manufacturing) has brought maker pedagogy opportunities to schools and other educational institutions in a fairly affordable manner. So how will 3D printing contribute to the development of pedagogy? Unported License.

Music, learning and pedagogy

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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. learning music pedagogy performance Stuart Sutcliffe teaching The Beatles transferrable skillsImage from Pexels Being interviewed by Rick Zanotti last week got me thinking about music and learning.

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New pedagogies?

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We need a new set of pedagogies (and we also need to know how these can be supported with theory) if we are to maximise the impact of technology on education. New wine needs to be poured into new wineskins, and similarly new technologies require new pedagogies, which requires us to change the way we teach, assess, and even represent knowledge. Photo by Alan Levine on Flickr New pedagogies? Unported License.

Maker pedagogy

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More and more teachers are beginning to realise that creating environments and possibilities where students make things is a very powerful pedagogy. American educator Jackie Gerstein makes some important observations about how teachers can change their perspectives and embrace maker pedagogy. Photo by Pamela Adam on Wikimedia Commons Maker pedagogy by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Connected pedagogy: Smart technology

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A variety of new approaches to pedagogy have been introduced as a result of our hyperconnected society (of which more in a future blog post). The fact that any of us can access knowledge, expertise and resources so we can learn at any time and in virtually any place, means that the way we see pedagogy must change. Probably not, but teachers will need to re-evaluate what they do, and the pedagogies they employ, when we have tools such as the Pilot available. Unported License.

Dodgeball pedagogy

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This is innovation in pedagogy - using existing and familiar contexts, to revise and modify as great learning experiences. Dr Tim Lynch's Professional Website Plymouth Institute of Education blog Photo courtesy of Suarts on Flickr Dodgeball pedagogy by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Networked pedagogy

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Image by Calvinius on Wikimedia Commons Networked pedagogy by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. New theories for the networked, digital age, emerging cultures of learning and a hyper-connected and networked society. Differentials between academic practices, and the variety of roles we adopt within communities of practice and learning. Flipped classes, Massive Open Online Courses and Mind Technologies.

People, politics and pedagogy

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Working on that project, I think I learnt far more about people and politics than I ever learnt about technology or pedagogy. People, politics and pedagogy by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. businesses computer education learning pedagogy people politics ratio satellite Technology training videoconference

The meaning of pedagogy

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Following on from my recent posts on praxis and the meaning of education , here are a few thoughts on pedagogy. We seem to have many views on the nature of pedagogy and how it is conducted. To gain a clear understanding of pedagogy, we first need to examine the origin - the etymology - of the word. The word pedagogy has its roots in Ancient Greece. Taken in this context, we would probably all agree that pedagogy is about children''s education. Unported License.

Narrative pedagogy 3: Problem solving

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In this short series (on what I will call 'narrative pedagogy'*) I'm exploring some of the storytelling techniques that can be adapted for use in education. Photo by Kabir Bakie on Wikimedia Commons *Yes, I know that the term 'narrative pedagogy' has been used before, but in other contexts. My use signifies how storytelling devices can be applied to everyday pedagogy. Unported License. Teachers can learn a lot from the techniques writers use.

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. Image source New spaces, new pedagogies by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Narrative pedagogy 1: Focusing their attention

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In this short series on what I will call 'narrative pedagogy' I want to explore some of the storytelling techniques that can be adapted for use in education. Image source Narrative pedagogy 1: Focusing their attention by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. education interrupting routine learning narrative pedagogy story telling teaching

Bear pit pedagogy

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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. Image source Bear pit pedagogy by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. In our digital literacy teacher training programme at Plymouth University we create environments that encourage critical thinking.

Narrative pedagogy 2: Maintaining the suspense

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this short series on what I will call 'narrative pedagogy'* I want to explore some of the storytelling techniques that can be adapted for use in education. Photo by Daniel Hollister on Flickr *Yes, I know that the term 'narrative pedagogy' has been used before, but in other contexts. My use signifies how storytelling devices can be applied to everyday pedagogy. Unported License. Humans have been telling stories since time immemorial.

Narrative pedagogy 4: Connecting the dots

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Photo by England on Flickr Narrative pedagogy 4: Connecting the dots by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Chekhov's gun education Harry Potter learning narrative device pedagogy storytelling Walking DeadTeachers can learn a lot from the techniques writers use.

Narrative pedagogy 4: Connecting the dots

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Photo by England on Flickr Narrative pedagogy 4: Connecting the dots by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Chekhov's gun education Harry Potter learning narrative device pedagogy storytelling Walking DeadTeachers can learn a lot from the techniques writers use.

How to Create Effective Test Questions

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How to Make Sure Your Course Meets Its Learning Objectives

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Be very careful not to confuse Training Objectives (which may be much broader in scope, like “obtaining a driver’s license”) with individual Learning Objectives for that course (like “understanding the rules of safe vehicle operation”). Image: “ Bullseye ” by Emilio Kuffer, via Flickr Creative Commons License. Scientists, economists, accountants, and mathematicians all have one thing in common: they all deal in “absolutes.”

The Secret to Beating the Forgetting Curve

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Which Strategy Is Better: Frequent Quizzing or End-of-Milestone Quizzing?

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Image: “ Exam ” by AlbertoG via Flickr Creative Commons License. eLearning Tools Instructional Design Online Learning assessment best practices eLearning evaluation instructional design Pedagogy quiz testsHow Should You Design Your Online Course’s Assessments? Assessments are a critical component of eLearning courses, but is there a best practice for designing their frequency or depth?

How to Set Proper Learning Objectives

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Army via Flickr Creative Commons License. eLearning Tools Instructional Design Online Learning assessment bloom's taxonomy eLearning instructional design learning objectives Pedagogy testsAs celebrated inspirational speaker, coach, and author Ben Gay III once said: “No amount of travel on the wrong road will bring you to the right destination.” ” The same can be said about instructional design and the development of eLearning content.

3 Steps for Creating Online Courses Your Students Will Love and Remember

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Images by Betsy Warner and Matt Cornock via Flickr Creative Commons license. Instructional Design Online Learning eLearning instructional design Pedagogy user experienceSeth Godin speaking at Business of Software 2010 • Image by Betsy Weber. Renowned marketer, author, online influencer, and thought leader Seth Godin famously wrote: “You don’t find customers for your products. You find products for your customers”.

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How to Measure Online Course Effectiveness

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How to Create Mnemonic Devices That Help Your Students Remember

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How are you engaging your learners?

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One of the principles of pedagogy I learnt very early on in my career was not to privilege teaching above learning. by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

How to Make Online Learning Easy for First-Time eLearners

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Tips for Better Data Visualization

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Image: “ I Heart Graphs ” by Ken Kuchih via Flickr Creative Commons License. Accessibility eLearning Tools Online Learning accessibility data graphic design graphics images instructional design Pedagogy visual cuesIf you’re in the business of data – analyzing it, assessing it, interpreting it, or presenting it – then you also need to find creative and engaging ways to visualize it. Visualizing data helps others make sense of it.

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Communities and connections

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My opening keynote speech at the 29th annual EDEN conference at VIVES University of Applied Sciences in Bruges, Belgium earlier this week was given the title Connected pedagogies - Learning and teaching in the digital age. I also mentioned some of the emerging tools and technologies that are just becoming available, and speculated on how these might influence changes in pedagogy in the coming years. Unported License. Photo by Airina Volungevi?ien?

Digital literacies online

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Digital literacies online by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. competencies Digital education learning literacies online pedagogy readiness schools skills students teachers TechnologyPhoto by Steve Wheeler I'm currently writing several short online courses for educators, and I've just published the second module in my online series about digital learning.

Desire paths

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Desire paths by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. desire path education learning LMS pedagogy Technology user experience

Digital identity

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What's more, they are placed into the context of online learning, digital pedagogy, social and psychological theory and teaching in the technology enabled world of the virtual classroom. Digital identity by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Digital education identty learning online pedagogy personality selfie social students teachers Technology

Supporting online learners

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Supporting Online Learners by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. communities of practice comparison learning online pedagogy Scaffolding social students support teaching Technology transactional distance theoryPhoto by Steve Wheeler I have just published a third module in my series on digital learning for the ZilLearn platform.

What do online educators need?

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The question is over what teachers need, in terms of knowledge, skills and disposition, to be able to make a success of such a radical change in pedagogy. by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Digital distance education knowledge online pedagogy radio schools skill teachers Technology television web