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Integrating Technology Meaningfully with Mission Minded Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

For many of our students, technology is just another aspect of their lives. They grew up with the Internet, social media, and mobile devices. Educators have experienced life without the Internet and social media. In my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies with EdTech Missions , I introduce mission minded learning to help students reflect on the power they have to make a positive difference with their use of technology.

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. In #TeachDoNow, participants will engage in weekly discussions designed to promote deep discussions among formal and informal educators. MOOC Ends August 17. Educator Innovator Blog KQED Education #TeachDoNow civic engagement Do Now KQED mooc Twitter

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Credential Blockchains Could Help Student Mobility. These 4 Efforts Explore How.

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More than 70 efforts are underway around the world to use blockchain technology in education, and most set their sights on better connecting people with job opportunities, according to a new report published by the American Council on Education. Department of Education.

Mobile learning and personal metrics

Learning with 'e's

There are formal contexts for mobile learning, but it is in the leisure time/travelling/down time that mobile learning still comes to the fore. The first principle in the article above relates to access, and states: "A mobile learning environment is about access to content, peers, experts, portfolio artifacts, credible sources, and previous thinking on relevant topics.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

From ancient gurukuls to blackboards to Virtual Reality headsets, the way education has been imparted has transformed drastically over the last few decades. Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector. Technology adoption will be the key differentiator to develop future ready generation and the earlier educational institutions adopt this view, they will reap the rewards sooner.

With New Online Marketplace, Community Colleges Hope to Better Compete With For-Profits

Edsurge

For example, someone who takes a short, non-credit course to supplement her bachelor’s degree will probably have a different employment outcome than someone without any other higher education. Education Technology MOOCs Digital Credentials Higher Education Jobs & Careers Workforce Training

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

We’ll see big growth in higher education services from outside of the university sector, a continued gnashing of teeth from established providers. Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. The focus is on tertiary education. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. The MOOC backlash started in earnest in 2013. TL;DR. Wizard by seanmgrath.

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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?

A Devil’s Dictionary of Educational Technology

Bryan Alexander

In the dark and satirical spirit of Ambrose Bierce , I offer the first draft of a Devil’s Dictionary for educational technology terms. Competency-based education (CBE) , n. Someone who doesn’t study history, yet wants to inaccurately claim to be militantly anti-technology in one area when simultaneously relying heavily on technology in every other aspect of their lives. Mobile , n. MOOC , n. Open Education Resources , n.

How—and Why—We Can Improve the Future of Mobile Learning

Edsurge

When Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs) were first introduced, people quickly realized these platforms could help students learn more effectively at their own pace on their own schedule. Formal” education was no longer constrained to traditional classroom hours, if it ever was. This development, combined with tremendous growth in mobile device usage due to improved technology, naturally led to a shift in mobile learning patterns.

Friday 5 — 3.25.2016

Perry Hewitt

Scott Brinker has released the 2016 marketing technology landscape diagram, mapping 3,874 solutions into six capability categories (shows above). How lifelong learning correlates with educational attainment and household income was not surprising. But 80% of adults having “not much awareness” of MOOCs was higher than I might have imagined. Friday Five education Friday5 marketing mobile moocs research security trends ux video vr

14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

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?’,

How AI Can Compliment Educators, Not Replace Them

EdNews Daily

Over the last weekend of July, some of the world’s education leaders gathered at the Ed T ech Asia Summit in Ho Chi Minh to discuss where education is headed in the 21st century. 51Talk (or “China Online Education Group”), China’s leading online education platform and the first from China listed on the NYSE (NYSE: COE), was invited to attend the summit alongside education industry leaders such as Pearson, Amazon, and YouTube.

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The Professor Who Quit His Tenured Job to Make Podcasts and Lecture Videos

Edsurge

What’s life like after quitting a tenured job as a professor to become a freelance educator, making video courses and podcasts for a living? He made the move to his new phase of scholarly life during a rush of enthusiasm for so-called MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, that big-name colleges were starting to offer low-cost higher education to a wider audience. So we also asked deLaplante what he thinks about the broader landscape of online education that he’s part of.

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2016 and Beyond: The Future of Classroom Technology by @MelanieNathan

TeacherCast

Widespread public interest surrounds new technologies in the classroom. The infusion of innovative learning systems and computerization into educational settings promises to create significant change in the near future. With many communities anxious to enhance local school systems and increase opportunities for students, teachers and pupils, 2016 appears poised to witness a lot of exciting new developments in the world of education technology.

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How Virtual IT Labs Prepare Students for Real-Life Work

Edsurge

In 1997, when he was in his mid 30s, Dr. Jongbok Byun flipped his entire life upside down to pursue his dream of becoming an educator. he’s been using virtual labs to create more realistic learning opportunities for online students—changes he believes will make quality education more authentic and accessible for all learners. He’d heard so much about online education as a learning path and he wanted to experience it firsthand. I’ve been using the technology for two years.

Friday 5 — 7.3.2015

Perry Hewitt

Class and educational attainment remain access factors but are shrinking. The first few years of widespread access to MOOCs have created a data trove for researchers. The first one: MOOC students are diverse, but trend toward autodidacts. This post outlines the in-demand skills for the hybrid marketer , which include social, mobile, and data/analytics skills along with a deep understanding the role of content.

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. Cool technology!” ” I firmly believe that it is our thinking that creates the solutions, not any technology. With that being said, we live in a world where there is a technology that allows us to create these things. September 8, 2016 The #InnovatorsMindset MOOC Starting Soon!

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How complex is learning?

Learning with 'e's

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. We do know that technology will never replace teachers.

?The Future of Online Learning Is Offline: What Strava Can Teach Digital Course Designers

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They were incredibly hardworking people, but the ones creating the most significant social impact in the world were also often too busy to finish a MOOC. An anesthesiologist trainee in Somalia could use a mobile phone to record himself setting up an operating tray and then submit it for assessment to trained experts. These things are happening in fits and starts across various MOOCs and online courses, but we don’t yet have a seamless, Strava-like platform for learning and teaching.

New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

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. There are all sorts of possibilities thanks to new technologies. 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?

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Audience: K-12 & higher ed educators, researchers, institutions, and organizations globally. A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology.

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Millennials: The Straw That Will Stir Higher Education’s Next Disruption

EdNews Daily

The conversation regarding higher education has never been more heated. Today’s Millennials have different educational needs from those of previous generations. Given this mix of factors, what new models of education should the conversation converge on? One idea that may not be that controversial, but which needs to be shored up and practiced more across North America, is integration with real world experience, particularly in the information technology sector.

3 Misconceptions About Innovation in Education

The Principal of Change

“Innovation” is one of the most used words in education right now. Here are some misconceptions about the word that we need to dispell to protect “innovation” in education from becoming a buzzword. Innovation is about how you use technology. My belief is that this happens because a lot of technologies that are advertised are deemed innovative, which can be true. But innovation is a way of thinking, not simply the way we use technology.

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. A series of Read Like a Historian videos prepares educators to effectively launch this type of learning in their classrooms. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations.

?Are We Recreating Segregated Education Online?

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Online courses helped kick off a movement promising that your zipcode no longer had to determine the quality of education you received. Unless we carefully examine where we put the paywalls and how we cultivate diverse student bodies in our online learning experiences, we risk transposing the same patterns of inequity that have plagued in-person education into our digital classrooms. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Income Share Agreements Dominate Y Combinator’s Latest Education Graduates

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The education industry’s current fascination with income share agreements—in which students typically pay a percent of their future income in lieu of upfront tuition—is no better exemplified than in the current crop of graduates from Y Combinator. More than half of the accelerator’s current education companies offer ISAs to attract students to their services. What a great model—it’s an amazing education for people for free,” says Geoff Ralston, president of Y Combinator. “We

#LearningIs everywhere

Learning with 'e's

If we take a formal education course learning will be different to our informal autodidactic efforts. Yet for those who are determined to learn something new and significant, technology is playing a key role. Technology provides access for millions to education - something that was previously impossible or extremely problematic. Technology has made this dream a reality for many. Photo from Pexels It seems like a cliché, but it's true.

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Friday 5 — 5.22.2015

Perry Hewitt

Google is once again showing tweets in search results , starting with mobile. The MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) hype cycle peaked in 2012, but educators are still trying to crack the right formula for effective, online learning. Every Friday, find five, highly subjective pointers to compelling technologies, emerging trends, and interesting ideas that affect how we live and work digitally.

4 Reasons to Attend the Ohio Educational Technology Conference 2014: Check Out the Keynote Lineup!

The 21st Century Principal

There are plenty of opportunities to learn more about ed tech at this year''s Ohio Educational Technology Conference beginning this Monday January 27. Kevin Honeycutt, Technology Integration Specialist, ESSDACK Inspirational Teachers Change Minds and Lives This keynote is an exploration of the importance of inspirational teaching and of building positive relationships with learners. Ohio Educational Technology Conference 2014 Web Site.

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

We’ll see big growth in higher education services from outside of the university sector, a continued gnashing of teeth from established providers. Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. The focus is on tertiary education. The MOOC backlash. Of course I have to start with MOOCs. The MOOC backlash started in earnest in 2013. TL;DR. Wizard by seanmgrath.

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Learning at the Speed of Technology - David Jakes

EdTechSandyK

Question : Are we taking brand new disruptive technologies and trying to force them into old models? Even when we put technology into the classroom. We are putting new technologies into old classroom models. Regarding student use of technology, Mimi Ito says, "Students engage in friendship and interest-based activities. Our vision for how that occurs should change over time as new technologies emerge. Are you designing for mobile?

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EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators. BYOT – Bring Your Own Technology. CREATE – Collaboartion, Resources, Educate, Apps, Technology, Enriching. GAFE – Google Apps For Education (include Google Docs, Google Sites etc). ICT – Information Communications Technology. IT – Instructional Technology (the use of tech for instructional purposes).

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A growing divide?

Learning with 'e's

Every organisation it seems, continues to practice this approach, and educational institutions everywhere continue to build classrooms and lecture halls along the same design. And yet, with the advent of mobile technology, learning can now take place any where, and at any time. digital age education flipped classroom learning mobile technology MOOC pedagogy Technology In his blog on Learning Ecosystems, Daniel S.

5 Ideas for Teaching Students the Most Important Skill They’ll Need

Ask a Tech Teacher

That means it won’t be long before even college-educated employees will need to upskill or retrain to remain employable. As educators, we are each tasked with teaching our students a specific body of knowledge. Teach Students to Embrace Technology and Remote Learning.