How complex is learning?

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Is dialogue more important than structure in a classroom? The advent of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), the flipped classroom, games based learning, social media and mobile learning - on the face of it - seems to herald a new dawn for education. For example, is online learning, especially free and open offerings from MOOCs , a threat to contemporary education? Learning is highly complex.

New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

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New trends have emerged including blended learning , personalised learning environments ( PLEs ) Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), mobile learning and the flipped classroom. blended distance education flipped classroom learning learning environment mobile MOOCs PLE Technology

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A growing divide?

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The classroom is no longer the unique centre of learning, based on information delivery through a lecture." Traditionally, learning has been situated in classrooms or lecture halls, where the presence of an expert or specialist in a subject takes to the stage and delivers knowledge directly to the assembled students. Classroom centric learning has established itself as a ''tried and tested'' method of pedagogy, and it doesn''t seem to be waning.

Any colour you like: Learner autonomy and choice

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The advent of personal technologies (tablets, smart phones, games consoles, e-readers) and social media (social networks, discussion sites, media sharing platforms) coupled with emergent trends such as flipped classrooms and Massive Open Online Courses , are at the vanguard of a social movement that will provide anyone, anywhere, regardless of their condition, with access to quality learning experiences.

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

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SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. SHEG also offers two other fabulous portals filled with resources to help classroom teachers and teacher librarians inquiry and historical analysis. A series of Read Like a Historian videos prepares educators to effectively launch this type of learning in their classrooms.

Learning comes first

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Not only are MOOCs and other open, online learning opportunities challenging more established business models, they are also causing many of us to re-evaluate the way we teach, and to reconsider the very nature of knowledge, intellectual property, copyright, assessment and collaboration. Flipped classrooms exploit the power of technology to take some forms of learning away from the traditional classroom.

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

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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. deLaplante: I started creating videos as an extension of my classroom teaching—some version of the flipped classroom where you're doing lectures all the time, you're doing the same intros to this figure, or whatnot.

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EdTech Acronyms Explained

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FC – Flipped Classroom ( click here for my guide to flipping lessons ). FL – Flipped Learning ( click here for my guide to flipping lessons ). MLD – Mobile Learning Devices. MLearning – Mobile Learning. MOOC – Massively Open Online Course (an online course which has video lectures, problem solving activities, texts and an online community of fellow learners).

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14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education

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The definition of asynchronous learning helps us understand the need for asynchronous access to this content, especially when this access is not through a dated university learning management system, but something more authentic to the student, maybe even accessed on their own mobile devices.

50 Alternatives To Lecturing

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Or in a “flipped classroom” setting where the “lecture” is designed to be consumed at the student’s own pace (using viewing strategies , for example). We were going to include several videos and frameworks, but that makes the post clumsy and slow-loading on smaller mobile devices. School-to-school instruction (using Skype in the classroom , for example). Mobile learning. “Flipped-class” learning. Self-guided MOOC.

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Examples Of Innovation In Higher Ed–With A Caution

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Asynchronous access to this content, especially when this access is not through a dated university learning management system, but something more authentic to the student, maybe even accessed on their own mobile devices. The flipped classroom movement seems to, in pockets, be threatening the college lecture. MOOCs are great ideas, but assessment and feedback loops and certification are among the many issues holding them back.

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

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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. ” BYOD programs allow students to use their own technology (usually smartphone or tablet) in a classroom. The Christensen Institute clarifies that “the Rotation model includes four sub-models: Station Rotation, Lab Rotation, Flipped Classroom, and Individual Rotation.”

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Three GREAT (and Free) Virtual Conferences Where You Can Attend, Present, or Volunteer!

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Subject strands include physical and virtual learning spaces, evolving professional roles in today''s world, organizing and creating information, changing delivery methods, user-centered access, and mobile and geo-social information environments. We have three great world-wide virtual conferences coming up in the next few months. Each is free to attend, and each has an emphasis on encouraging participation and presentations--even if you''ve never done so before. They are part of my Web 2.0

10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016

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Technology and the classroom – major trends and challenges. With an increased presence of BYOD and 1:1 programs in classrooms, schools today are faced with the challenge of transforming traditional learning spaces to seamlessly connect pedagogy, technology, and space. Mobile learning. It is therefore important that eLearning content is mobile supported. Web-based classroom solutions also offer apps in most cases.

Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

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The first time I saw video being used in a classroom was in 1973. Today, video use in the classroom is more commonplace. Present-day students, who interact with a steady stream of digital media throughout the day, are generally unsurprised by video in the classroom; if anything, they expect it. Photo by Vladimer Shioshvili on Flickr Educators have been using video for decades.

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Professors Aren’t Good at Sharing Their Classroom Practices. Teaching Portfolios Might Help.

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At the height of the buzz around MOOCs and flipped classrooms three years ago, Bridget Ford worried that administrators might try to replace her introductory history course with a batch of videos. Looking through a collection of teaching portfolios by her colleagues helped reassure her that she could redesign her course while preserving what worked about the classroom experience.

The Free Learning 2.0 Conference: Great Keynotes and Sessions and YOU!

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Subject strands include changes in the classroom, in student learning, in teacher personal and professional growth, in schools, and in pedagogy. The Learning 2.0 virtual conference is just around the corner (August 20 - 24 [link] ). We have an incredible lineup of keynote speakers and some GREAT practitioner sessions--AND there is still time for you to sign up to present (we hope you will do so)! Learning 2.0

Inspire to learn

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Universities are replete with lecture capture tools, interactive media, web based content and personal response technologies; students arrive equipped with social media and mobile devices; technology supported distance education has been long established; universities are experimenting with flipped classrooms, gaming and MOOCs. On 3-4 December I'll be in Manchester to present a keynote speech at the Inspire Conference , sponsored by the Higher Education Academy.

Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

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Beyond the MOOC. School and “Skills” MOOCS, Outsourcing, and Online Education. MOOCs and Anti-MOOCs. The Flipped Classroom. MOOCs. Mobile Learning. It’s time once again for my annual review of “the year in education technology,” something I’ve done since 2010. Tomorrow I’ll launch the seventh edition of this massive, maniacal undertaking.

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

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Beyond the MOOC. School and “Skills” MOOCS, Outsourcing, and Online Education. MOOCs and Anti-MOOCs. The Flipped Classroom. MOOCs. Mobile Learning. Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2017: The Stories We’ve Been Told. 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.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via NPR : “ Kentucky Governor Claims Kids Were Assaulted While Teachers Absent From Classroom.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via Technode : “ Tsinghua University is using the cloud to make it rain in the classroom.” Via Education Week : “Thousands of Android Mobile Apps Improperly Track Children, Study Says.”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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The Flipped Classroom". It was probably Sal Khan’s 2011 TED Talk “Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education” and the flurry of media he received over the course of the following year or so that introduced the idea of the “flipped classroom” to most people.