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Join #TeachDoNow Summer MOOC

Educator Innovator

By Matt Williams, Educational Technologist, KQED. TeachDoNow is a free, collaborative learning experience offered by KQED this summer in partnership with Educator Innovator and the National Writing Project. This online opportunity is open to anyone interested in learning how to use Twitter and other media sharing applications to promote social and civic discourse with students and will take place this summer from July 7 – August 17. using social media tools.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses.

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Back to #EDEN

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It's a professional community of educators interested in technology supported learning. In that year I was just starting out in the world of educational technology, and I presented some of my research at the EDEN summer conference in Poitiers, France. It was the first international education event I had ever attended, and I remember sharing the stage with Gilly Salmon and Sally Reynolds. MOOCs; and a whole host of other innovations have been birthed during this time.

14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education

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14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education. I don’t follow higher education very closely, so this is all from 20 feet away. Six Common Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education. In a 2016 article, ‘ Innovation in Higher Education: Can Colleges Really Change?’,

Parabolic learning

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Reflection and Amplification Now that I have some time, I can sit down and reflect on an extraordinary two hour session with my BA Education Studies students this morning. mobile learning and a whole host of other themes during the course. The incorporation of a number of social media tools into the mix proved to be an amazing platform from which the students and I could reflect on the process of learning, and amplify our ideas to each other and the world.

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Integrating Technology Meaningfully with Mission Minded Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

They grew up with the Internet, social media, and mobile devices. Educators have experienced life without the Internet and social media. Join my free online course where we work on digital learning missions, The Goal-Minded Teacher MOOC ( #EduGoalsMOOC ). For many of our students, technology is just another aspect of their lives. We realize balance is important to overall wellness.

How complex is learning?

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What are the best methods for education? 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. One of the most important questions for educators in this century is whether technology can offer a transformational influence for learning. It will also depend on your views on the place of technology in education.

New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

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In recent years, education has evolved to the point where learning can take place anywhere and at any time, usually beyond the walls of the traditional learning space. Although distance education has been in existence for more than a century, the various technological means by which it can now be conducted have advanced quickly. And what new skills and knowledge do educators need?

Any colour you like: Learner autonomy and choice

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In the wider educational sense, autonomy has connotations of choice, including decisions about what one learns, where one learns it, and at what pace it is learnt. For too long, state funded educational systems have been removing this autonomy. autonomy e-reader education flipped classroom Games console intrinsic learning MOOC motivation smart mobile student choice Technology

The future of classrooms

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Those who study the future of education often suggest that the demise of traditional classrooms is not only inevitable, but imminent. This is due to the rapid proliferation of mobile technology, the disintermediation of traditional teacher and student roles, new trends such as MOOCs and the upsurge of user generated content on social media sites - all of which take learning away from previously familiar territory.

#EDEN15 BCN

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EDEN2015 promises to be an unforgettable event for anyone involved in digital education. Over the next three days, delegates will listen to keynote speeches from a number of thought leaders in the field of technology supported learning, including Pro-Vice Chancellor of the British Open University Belinda Tynan , Maverick US educator Jim Groom , one of the leading lights of the Open University of Catalonia, Professor Albert Sangra , and veteran distance educator Alan Tait.

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

What can we expect in 2016 from the intersection of technology and education? I’m building on previous posts about trends in technology and educational contexts , plus my FTTE report, naturally. Educational technology trends. There are all kinds of reasons for it to, including funding support, state political support, the aging of American higher education students, decreasing difficulties in using technologies. MOOCs?

The future of education in 2016, from the sharing economy to BYOD: my Future Trends Forum recording and materials

Bryan Alexander

Here’s an outline of topics that came up, partly from my FTTE observations, partly from participants: Education and its contexts : I mentioned recent trends about state funding to public higher ed (increasing!), graduates living with their parents, mortality rates, internationalization of higher education, the shrinking middle class, students’ growing financial stress, and enrollments for both law schools and general undergraduate education.

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#LearningIs connected

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True, many people in the world are still unconnected, but with mobile phones subscriptions rising exponentially, more people now have access to digital content than ever before. Students are connected to each other through social media and networks. Being connected has given rise to an array of new learning opportunities including MOOCs, blended learning and flipped classes. Learning in the digital age means being connected.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” Via Education Week : “Reorganization of U.S. State and Local) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Among the education highlights: Republican VP candidate Mike Pence made up a name for the university hosting the event. Actually, I think that was the only education highlight. Via The Independent : “13-year-old girl arrested after contacting clown on social media and asking him to kill her teacher.” ” “ Clown College Calls National Rash of Rumored Clown Scares ‘Troubling’,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

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Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

It was a powerful gathering of campus leaders and practitioners, organized around a common focus on liberal education. I helped start the conference with a half-day workshop on “How Technology Can Enhance Liberal Education: The State of the Art in 2016.” This last point has been a major theme in this quadrant of American higher education as far back as the 1990s. Consensus was: next steps, the future of tech and liberal education.

10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

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Now and then, I have the privilege to interview some great thought leaders in the field of education. 1) You’re currently professor of educational technology at the British Open University. What first attracted you to working in education/teaching/research, and why are you still there? It was a very exciting time, as we were exploring the possibility of using the internet, particularly in distance education. 5) What is your response to the criticism of MOOCs (e.g.

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Our thinking creates the solutions, but technology provides many new opportunities.

The Principal of Change

Most educators have already heard about this teen who made the “Sit With Us App”, to help students find people to sit with at lunch. The number of times I have seen it shared on social media, or brought up in conferences has been staggering. Hampton, now a junior, is attending a different school and is thriving socially. September 8, 2016 The #InnovatorsMindset MOOC Starting Soon!

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via the Department of Education ’s press office : “Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the House Education and the Workforce Committee.” Immigration and Education.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the massive review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Disaster-Stricken Colleges Will Get $63 Million in Aid From the Education Dept.” ” (State and Local) Education Politics. Immigration and Education.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. State and Local) Education Politics. Immigration and Education. ” Education in the Courts. ” (Juul is an e-cigarette that markets its product to teens and peddles social emotional learning content.).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. Bresch had previously been involved in another education-related scandal when, in 2007, it was revealed she had been awarded an MBA by West Virginia University even though she’d only completed half of the required credits. Senator Ron Johnson , Republican in a tight re-election battle, says quality documentaries could replace many instructors, and blames tenured professors for preserving the ‘higher education cartel.’”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. Immigration and Education. ” (National) Education Politics. “ White House to Propose Merging Education , Labor Departments ,” The Wall Street Journal reports. ” (State and Local) Education Politics. Education in the Courts.

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The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

At the end of every year since I founded Hack Education in 2010, I’ve reviewed what I think are the most important and influential trends in education technology. This is about the stories we’re told about education, about technology, and about education technology. (No We must think more critically about education technology – its technologies and its stories – and I believe that comes in part from scrutinizing its history. MOOCs.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Department of Education missed a deadline to delay state authorization rules are incorrect, a department spokeswoman said Thursday,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” (State and Local) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. The Education and Justice Departments have notified every public school district in the country with a “Dear Colleague” letter that discrimination against transgender students , particularly over which bathroom they can use, violates federal civil rights law. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ UNC Faces Federal Lawsuit Over Controversial Bathroom Law.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”).

Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

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Photo by Vladimer Shioshvili on Flickr Educators have been using video for decades. My fellow students and I watched avidly - I can't recall what the topic was, but I do remember the thrill of the experience - it was fresh and new to be able to watch television in a formal education setting. I wrote about other examples of the power of educational video in a previous post. So what will educational video look like in the future?

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School Work and Surveillance

Hack Education

So it's a strange and necessary time to be a critic of education technology because, while I've made folks plenty angry before, now I am under even more pressure to say something, anything nice about ed-tech, to offer reassurance that — over time, by Fall Term surely — the tech will get better.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. Via Pacific Standard : “Department of Education to Investigate Alleged Discrimination in Richmond Schools.” “The Next Higher-Ed Funding Battle to Watch May Be in New Mexico ,” says The Chronicle of Higher Education. Immigration and Education. ” “ Tech Is Dominating Efforts To Educate Syrian Refugees ,” reports NPR. Education in the Courts. ” “ MOOCs Started Out Completely Free.

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Learning Revolution Conference Schedule - Online and Free NEXT WEEK

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Mobile users will be able to connect to sessions by going to LearningRevolution.com on your mobile device. Long,Teacher Environmental Education, Biology and General Science Learning through your workplace - Lidmyla Kovalova, CEO of G.U.N. Online Faculty- Educational Technology Revolutionize Data Reporting to Revolutionize Data Use - Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.

Inspire to learn

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On 3-4 December I'll be in Manchester to present a keynote speech at the Inspire Conference , sponsored by the Higher Education Academy. The conference is themed around excellence in teaching of the social sciences, which reflects my own professional and academic background. During my undergraduate degree I specialised in psychology, but also studied a number of other social sciences, including politics, economics, sociology and human geography. Yes, education costs money.

Not Your Grandfather's Corporate Training: 5 Trends Changing Workforce Learning

Edsurge

It shows no signs of stopping as learners become more involved in their own education. Learners are now demanding that they are educated in a way that works for them. This year the amount of companies who are now comfortable with employing MOOCs as part of their learning strategy rose by 13 percent since last year to 43 percent in 2016. Trends can be reflected in terms of these new technologies, such as the current demand for video-based learning, or mobile apps.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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I’ve listed some examples of disruption in education below, and ranked them (though obviously the ranking is entirely subjective and only useful as a crude reference point to start your own thinking). For the #1 disruption in education, I’ve actually summarized the disruptor and its effect as an example, though for the rest, I only include the disruption itself for most of the rest. Planned obsolescence of mobile technology. MOOCs, nanodegrees, etc.

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. Pokémon Go generated more than $160 million by the end of July, hitting $600 million in revenue within its first 90 days on the market – the fastest mobile game to do so. ” “ The Educational Potential of Pokémon Go.” ” “ Why Pokémon Go marks a new step forward in education.”

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