Connected Educator Game

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For my class I am taking I was asked to visually represent Connectivism, Communities of Practice (CoP), and Personal Learning Environments (PLE). For this activity I created a board game prototype to allow you to move around the board as you engage with the images. To play the game, make a copy of the game […]. Draw Google Sheets gamification google script sheets spreadsheets

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This time it's personal

Learning with 'e's

These tools, services and technologies become a part of your personal learning environment or PLE. The PLE is an approach rather than a technology. You can trawl the Web (using your PLE tools) and discover many videos, websites and blogs that focus largely on PLEs and their place in education. education learning Personal Learning Environment PLE Technology Personal. Idiosyncratic. Individual. Separate. Different. Unique. Singular. Distinct. Yes, you.

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The personal web

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With the Southampton PLE Conference #PLE_SOU at full throttle, I thought it would be a good time to reiterate my views on the personal web. Sound like a PLE? My view is that PWTs sit inside a PLE but they are not the whole story. I attempted to map these components out in a post entitled Anatomy of a PLE. VLE PLE education learning #ple_sou personal web

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Personal and personalised learning

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The event, organised by the Open University of Portugal , also featured several of the celebrated veterans of open and distance education, including Terry Anderson (Canada), Alan Tait (UK) and Albert Sangra (Spain), whose talks were highly informative and compelling in equal measure. Alan Tait Albert Sangra education guide Jeronimos Monastery learning Lisbon personal personalised PLE PLN Portugal Scaffolding Terry Anderson

How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education

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Our previous blog described the background to Finland’s successful education system and today we’ll unpack that a bit more, but also take a more detailed look at the role edtech plays in that success. Of particular interest, I thought, was Finland’s focus on early childhood learning — what they call ECEC (Early Childhood Education and Care). It should also be noted that most education administrators, are in fact ex-teachers themselves.

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Limitless learning

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The personal learning environment (PLE) is still a bone of contention. What is interesting about Ismael's model is the way he incorporates the ZPD into a general model of the PLE, and argues that in fact, both MKOs and ZPD can constitute a PLE. This is all premised on whether we conceive of a PLE as a learning philosophy rather than simply a set of tools as most people see it. For me, the PLE is peculiar to the individual who makes it.

PLEs, MOOCs and connectivism

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Downes was speaking at the ELI 4th International Conference on e-Learning and Distance Education held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Although it''s a fundamental principle of progressive education, keeping the student at the centre seems to be something that not many schools, colleges and universities are good at. Stephen Downes was adamant in his view that personal learning is the way forward for all forms of education.

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#EDENchat Up close and personal

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I attended the first ever Personal Learning Environments conference in Barcelona, about 5 years ago, and spent three glorious days in the sun, learning from others about the PLE and how it would revolutionise learning. How can the concept be applied to wider issues in education? education learning personal devices PLE social media

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3 things you should know about Edupunk

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There is also a belief that, just as the music industry of the late 1970s was stagnating, so the education system of the early 21st Century is in need of a reboot. Punk rock revitalised the 70s music scene and, say its adherents, Edupunk can do the same today with our tired education system. Personal Learning Environment MLE rhizomatic learning VLE PLE edubusiness education Edupunk learning autodidacticism bricolage

Is sharing caring? #OpenBlog19

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The event was called 'Show that you Share' and focused on tools such as Creative Commons , personal learning environments and mobile phones as a means of creating, sharing and repurposing content, knowledge and artefacts for education. I firmly believe that educators, as far as possible, should share their content as widely and feely as possible. I care about the education of people, whatever their age, and I want to share what I know.

Off the rails?

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The state education system can easily be compared to a railway network. There is plenty of opportunity to deviate from prescribed educational processes, which leads to endless possibilities for personal research and digressions into uncharted territory. Furthermore, unlike traditional formalised education, the personal learner determines his or her own destination. content education learning metaphor network personal learning PLE railway Technology

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?

Learning in a Digital Age: The myth and the reality

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Digital mobile phones personalised learning environments social media barack obama schools FaceBook Twitter university PLE digital natives and immigrants education learning styles Brunel UniversityI recently gave a keynote at the eLearning 2.0 conference held at Brunel University, in West London. The presentation was a reworked version of one I gave earlier in the year in Tallinn, Estonia.

#LearningIs personal

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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. Friedrich Nietzsche once said: 'In large states public education will be mediocre in the same way that cooking in large kitchens is usually bad.' It would be too expensive to manage a personalised education system that suited everyone's needs and preferences. We all learn differently.

New Posted Resources 01/27/2010

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Taking Diigo Beyond the Bookmark tags : diigo , favorite Guidebook To Internet Searching [MakeUseOf.com] tags : search , searchengine , favorite iPod touch in Education tags : ipod , favorite edtechpost - PLE Diagrams tags : PLN , diagram , favorite Posted from Diigo.

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The most important lessons we learned this year

eSchool News

One of the biggest challenges we face, as educators, is learning how to put our health and happiness first. If we didn’t dig in and find the pieces that educators are passionate about and connect them back into this building, we knew they would quickly burn out. We created a Positive Learning Environment (PLE) committee consisting of one person from each grade level to focus on one mindset a month and decide how were going to roll that out to the whole school.

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Learner Voice and Choice Leads to Engagement

Leadership Lounge

The current education system was built around teachers being held accountable for their students' learning instead of the students themselves. This is how most of us learned in school and in teacher education programs, but the approach tends to create a sense of compliancy and “learned helplessness” for both students -- the learners -- and teachers. The best way to do that is a summary of the Stages of PLE. Stage One PLE. Stage Two PLE.

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#1: 10 ways we made our school happier

eSchool News

As educators, one of the biggest challenges we face is learning how to put our health and happiness first. If we didn’t find out what educators are passionate about and connect them back into this building, we knew they would quickly burn out. We created a Positive Learning Environment (PLE) committee consisting of one person from each grade level to focus on one mindset a month and decide how were going to roll that out to the whole school.

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10 ways we made our school happier

eSchool News

As educators, one of the biggest challenges we face is learning how to put our health and happiness first. If we didn’t find out what educators are passionate about and connect them back into this building, we knew they would quickly burn out. We created a Positive Learning Environment (PLE) committee consisting of one person from each grade level to focus on one mindset a month and decide how were going to roll that out to the whole school.

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Ugh. Classic Politics Now Extends to Social Networking in Education.

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The United States Department of Education is sponsoring a program called Connected Online Communities of Practice , a three-year initiative. I run what is arguably the largest social network for educators, Classroom 2.0 Can anyone tell me why nobody from the Department of Education called to ask my advice on this project? This is closely related to, and maybe an inherent part, of seeing education as a set of outcomes rather than a process.

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Selfie number 10

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I first met Joyce at the first Personal Learning Environment (PLE) conference in Barcelona in 2009 and we have been friends ever since. I quickly realised that Joyce and I had a lot in common, including our passion for great learning, technology integration and creative applications in higher education. She now runs her own consultancy - Academic Tribe -which offers training and professional development for educators.

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Selfie number 5

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I first met Alec Couros among that amazing gathering of people at the inaugural PLE (Personal Learning Environment) conference in Barcelona, in 2010. Alec is Professor of educational technology at the University of Regina in Canada. Alec is what you would call a 'connected educator', and you can watch him talking about this in an interview with Howard Rheingold during a video webcast. When you hear Alec speak you realise just how passionate he is about openness in education.

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Selfie number 4

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He has some radical things to say about education, and he isn't always popular. I then wrote and published a flurry of papers on social media and education, and around the same time I set up this blog. education Graham Attwell learning opennness Pontydysgu selfie social media Technology

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Games for girls

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Check out this little gem from Dan Kennedy on the VLE/PLE debate. Games based learning is currently a hotly debated topic in education and is a fertile field of study (Holmes, 2011; Abrams, 2009). This paper explores the use of game consoles to support learning for young students (ages 8-11) and evaluates their recent success in primary education. Technology student games education dan kennedy school publication blogging Lucy Kitching

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The Melbourne set

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It was a gathering for learning technologists and educators from all around. It was great talking again with Colin Warren (@colwar) whom I first met face to face in Barcelona at last year's PLE conference, and to feel intuitively that we are kindred spirits. We all thoroughly enjoyed our Big Fat Tweetup last night down on the riverside in Melbourne.

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Blogging: Five of the best

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The Meaning Of Pedagogy (>62,000 views, 8 comments) This was a post I wrote in response to questions from my students while working at the Plymouth Institute of Education. I have doctored the image with speech bubbles to illustrate my zeal for educational blogging (read it to discover the joke). The questions related to learning styles, and whether they could be useful in higher education. Anatomy Of A PLE (>29,000 views) 9.

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Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

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Informal and self regulated learning are defining characteristics of 21 st Century education. Various commentators suggest that as much as seventy percent of learning occurs outside of formal educational settings (Cofer, 2000; Dobbs, 2000; Cross, 2006). One challenge for education providers is to decide whether they will support the desire of students to self regulate their learning activities using personal technologies. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 17 (3), 183-193.

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Innovation In Teaching Follow-Up

The Web20Classroom

Innovation is about flexibility, adaptability and related to that infamous "with-it-ness" that educators are supposed to have. chrisbath1 I believe once an educator moves from type 1 instruction (learning from technology) to type 2 (learning with technology) to create PLE''s--for herself and her students--it''s the first step towards innovative methodology. Are we innovators in comparison to the national educational community?

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GlobalEdCon 2013 - Day Three Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today is day three of the 2013 Global Education Conference. To receive the daily conference schedule, be sure to join the Global Education Conference network. Assistant Professor of Education Why my experience as a Cultural Exchange Educator helped bridge the gap between my community and others. - A summary of today''s sessions is shown below in US-Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC-5).

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GlobalEdCon 2013 Day Four + Helping the New Grassroots Projects

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today is day four of the 2013 Global Education Conference. During the conference opening sessions we brainstormed as set of grassroots global education projects that we could bring to our personal learning networks to try to get started. To receive the daily conference schedule, be sure to join the Global Education Conference network. Hard to believe we''re almost at the end!

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OZeLive Starts Today - "Ed Tech Down Under"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

I''m going to talk about the "Learning Revolution:" why I think this is such an important time historically for learning, tying that back to what I''ve learned in the last seven years of building online communities for education, and then sharing my newest project: LearningRevolution.com. Long Teacher Environmental Education, Biology and General Science 6:00pm Increase your modern language students'' speaking fluency through mobile learning - Harry G.

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Week of February 14, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. Do you get excited and energized by talking with other educators about technology tools and resources? This month''s session in Second Life features the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Executive Comittee members. Toby will be talking about "21st Century Educational Leadership".

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