It's complicated

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While I was there I did several presentations and workshops, and also recorded an interview 'on the sofa' with Director of Learning Facilities, Associate Professor Mike Sankey. We discussed the evolution of social media in higher education and also how institutional virtual learning environments (learning management systems) are being developed to cope with new demands of new learners. Unported License. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Building a Middle School Flipped Classroom

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for the quarterly newsletter, The Learning Lounge. While I don’t love either, I understand the value of being highly skilled in both so I have had to learn how to do each well. In fact, I am still learning. then it why isn’t it possible for how we learn? He has flipped his classes for the last four years and continues to learn about its benefits with each lesson. This is a guest post by Adam Coulter Johnson, math teacher in Birmingham, Ala.

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Memory full

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This is quite a simplification, and requires elaboration, so here is the second post in my blog series on learning and memory. The work of John Sweller and Nillie Lavie on Cognitive Load Theory and Capacity Theory (based on studies by Shalom Fisch ) is useful to help us understand how to optimise digital design environments such as the layout of virtual learning environments or online discussion groups. Unported License.

Reciprocity learning

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In it, they represented a number of perspectives on personal learning environments, including a discussion on the differential between institutionally managed Virtual Learning Environments (or VLEs) and the free tools that learners are now using on the web. In the same way, reciprocity learning relies on the willingness of both parties to give freely. Reciprocity learning by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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Learning first, technology second

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Learning should always come before technology. Ideas range from games based learning , to the use of social media and networking, to simpler approaches such as the use of digital cameras in art or data logging in science. Sometimes, the technology does get in the way of learning and teaching. The technology, designed to make learning easier, actually ends up making it more difficult. It gets in the way of learning instead of facilitating it. Unported License.

#LearningIs personal

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We all learn differently. Unfortunately, most of us are products of education systems that are based on the industrial model of education which is far removed from personalised learning. It means that everyone has to try to fit in, even if the methods and environments don't meet their needs. The personalised learning movement continues to grow in influence. There is also a regular international conference dedicated to personalised learning environments.

A tale of two keynotes

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Such change and disruption has been in the background of my thinking about learning technology for the past decade. I urged universities to develop new strategies that were based upon digital technologies to widen access, increase quality of provision and generally subscribe to the idea that students need no longer attend traditional lectures to achieve quality learning outcomes (Wheeler, 2004). 2007) Online Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Unported License.

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The survival of higher education (1): Changing roles

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Such change and disruption has been in the background of my thinking about learning technology for the past decade. I urged universities to develop new strategies that were based upon digital technologies to widen access, increase quality and generally subscribe to the idea that students need no longer attend traditional lectures to achieve quality learning outcomes (Wheeler, 2004). My main recommendation however, was one grounded in the technology mediated learning approach.

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The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

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Here social media were used to connect people, enabling them to collaborate together in project work, small group learning and online discussions. The Social Web promotes collaboration Collaborative forms of learning are becoming increasingly popular methods of adult education, because they involve all students in the process of learning. One of the most popular activities on our wiki based learning programmes was called ‘goldmining’. Unported License.

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