Practical Applications to Individualize and Personalize Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Possibly one of the most important shifts needed in schools is to provide individualized and personalized learning experiences to students. Learning has fundamentally changed with the evolution of the Internet and other technologies that allow for ubiquitous access to information and knowledge. Image credit: [link] Infusing online learning opportunities should be a given in a digital world.

Coursera Couple Returns to Higher Ed With $14.5M to Recreate In-Person Learning, Online

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We want to build from the ground up an inclusive learning system for students and faculty, one that can recreate engaging, live learning experiences online,” says Dan Avida. Education Technology Financing Digital Learning in Higher Ed Higher EducationPandemic closes school.

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George Siemens and David Wiley Join Forces for a MOOC About Open Education

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Since the New York Times named 2012 the year of massive open online courses (MOOCs), millions have flocked to platforms offering them such as edX and Coursera. The six-week long MOOC will touch on topics including open educational resources (OER), open pedagogy and practice, open knowledge and open research. I spoke with Siemens and Wiley about their upcoming course to get a few answers before the MOOC launches. Ekowo: Why this MOOC? It’s because they’re MOOCs.

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The #InnovatorsMindset MOOC Starting Soon! #IMMOOC

The Principal of Change

Thank you for signing up for “The Innovator’s Mindset” MOOC, happening over a six week period. We will begin on September 17, 2016 and finish at the end of October (although the learning will continue long after that). We will talk to diverse educators and hear about their experiences, thoughts on innovation and the book, as well as how they learn, lead and inspire students. We want our participants to share their learning and connect with this group and other educators.

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What Does ‘Personalized Learning’ Look Like? Video Series Aims to Go Beyond Hype

Wired Campus

An education blog whose authors believe there’s too much hype around “personalized learning” technology has posted a series of video case studies about the trend, hoping to help get beyond overheated rhetoric. The videos were produced by the education-technology blog e-Literate, with the support of a $350,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The blog began releasing the segments in April, adding new videos as they were finished.

Rwanda’s ahead of the online CBE learning curve

The Christensen Institute

Of course, that doesn’t mean that there won’t be a wild proliferation of learning pathways that burgeon from those same core definitions. accredited degree program through a blend of massive open online courses (MOOCs), CBE, and guided in-person interactions. To give you a sense of how this works: The first two years of the degree program focus on mastering foundational skills and competencies so that students learn how to learn effectively and attain an associate’s degree.

MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 2 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

Here is my Unit 2 reflection for the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change. Unit 2 focuses on the development of your PLN (Professional Learning Network) and becoming a "Connected Educator". What do you see as the most important advantages of adding social media tools to your personal learning network? I also think that by connecting with my peers through Facebook , we have developed more personal connections as well.

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Leveling Up Language Learners’ 21st-Century Skills with Minecraft

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Or video games,” one student suggested. Oral presentations became screen-casted videos of student-created builds. How could a game featuring so little language drive this much language learning? In my experience creating projects in Minecraft and running after-school clubs, expert players are always keen to help their novice peers learn the essential skills. We then paired up, and the newbies learned gameplay tips and tricks, most of which was conducted in English.

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The future includes good (human) teachers

The Hechinger Report

He’ learns from live broadcasting videos by himself and can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor,” according to Xinhua News. English AI looks like all the other talking heads sitting at a news desk, but the English-speaking anchor isn’t a person. We know from the rise in free massive open online courses, better known as MOOCs, that a scholar on a screen can and already has replaced the sage on the stage.

Customizing Learning to Innovate “Inside the Box”

The Principal of Change

The first question is the following: How many of you in this room go onto your personal social media while you are working? I believe that many aren’t admitting to it because of who is the room, but many also would never do that during the day because they think their personal life should never infringe on their work. Then I ask the second question: How many of you check your work email at home or on your own personal time? Personally, I have a balance of both.

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Kids Teaching the World

The Principal of Change

Here we go… First off I get the audio from my YouTube video using a service like ClipConverter. Then, I google it and a kid who is probably under 12 years old makes a video that explains something to me that saved me hours of time. My whole career I have been open to learning from kids, but they were usually in my class and school. Now I can learn from them any place, anywhere, and at any time, on so many topics. Not only can kids learn, they should teach.

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2017 Learning Resolutions #EDU2017

The Principal of Change

Over the break, I have been playing with creating videos, and want to spend more time doing this in 2017. I have been watching different “YouTubers” to understand not only how they make the videos, but what makes them appealing to others as well. That being said, I wanted to share this “Learning Resolution” with others as well, so I tweeted the following: What are you hoping to learn in 2017? Share a video of your goal to #EDU2017.

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3 Quotes on Becoming Successful

The Principal of Change

If you have never heard of Inky Johnson (I hadn’t heard of him until this morning), take time to watch this video. What I have learned over time is that “success” is truly a personal thing. What one person considers to be a “success” can be something totally different for someone else. January 1, 2017 20 Inspirational Quotes to Start off 2017 September 8, 2016 The #InnovatorsMindset MOOC Starting Soon!

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Making it personal

Learning with 'e's

For too long education systems have been standardising content, assessment and the learning experience. Clearly, one size does not fit all, and we need personalised learning experiences for our students if we are to prepare them for an ever changing, volatile world. Here's a short video on personalised learning I made for the D-Transform project last year in Barcelona. It will be used in a forthcoming MOOC on the subject of digital learning environments.

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8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

From digital certificates to learning analytics, here are eight EdTech trends to look forward to in the coming months. Video-assisted Learning. Much like how social media giants Facebook and Twitter are utilizing our digital footprints to better understand consumer behavior, teachers are also turning to data analytics to learn more about their students. With more educational institutions adopting virtual learning management systems (such as Moodle, Edmodo, etc.),

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False frontiers

Learning with 'e's

In education, the common objective is usually to learn specific content, skills or competencies within defined areas. Ostensibly, learning is an individual goal, and each student does tend to learn in their own way, using their own favoured approaches and tools. We refer to this as personalised learning ( a video explains ). Collaborative learning does not undermine or contradict personalised learning. Learning is learning.

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EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

BLearning – Blended Learning (using a range of multimedia and strategies). BYOL – Bring Your Own Learning. FL – Flipped Learning ( click here for my guide to flipping lessons ). LMS – Learning Management System (software that runs and manages educational programs). MLD – Mobile Learning Devices. MLearning – Mobile Learning. NGDLE – Next-generation Digital Learning Environment. PBL – Project Based Learning ( click here for my guide ).

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Learning Revolution Newsletter - Week's Events - OZeLive Conference Starts - Michael Stephens, Pam Moran, and Ira Socol Highlighted Videos

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update February 4th Education is soul crafting. Cornel West Welcome to the Learning Revolution. The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn. The Learning Revolution Project highlights virtual and physical events from Web 2.0 To receive the weekly Learning Revolution newsletter, please join the Learning Revolution network. Learning Revolution Conferences.

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Thinking About Redefining Professional Development

The Web20Classroom

The traditional forms of sit-and-get PD are giving way to MOOCs, webinars, Edcamps and flipped learning. The idea of the flipped faculty meeting means the time normally spent on the boring stuff can be turned into a time to share, learn and grow, together, as a faculty. Check out this blog post to learn more. Traditional PD models can be flipped too, where work is done before to learn basic skills via video or through course work.

7 Lessons Learned From Implementing Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Lauren Acree is the Policy and Personalized Learning Lead at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University. When I first learned about micro-credentials, I was immediately excited about the potential to address this common problem. With micro-credentials, educators can self-select learning experiences that support their professional goals. We learned that: Teachers who earn micro-credentials want to earn more of them.

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What Achieving Digital Equity Using Online Courses Could Look Like

MindShift

In our own time, advocates of online learning promise to level the educational playing fields with massive open online courses, MOOCs. The most compelling evidence for the democratizing power of MOOCs comes from a new generation of Horatio Alger stories, where the video lecture replaces the bootblack’s cloth. As powerful as these stories are, the extensive data collected by MOOCs tell another story. By John Hansen and Justin Reich.

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Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

AI and Machine Learning together can create powerful applications that will prepare students and teachers for 21st century curriculum. Some areas where AI applications can be seen across the globe are: Personalizing learning : Based on a student's learning, AI and ML algorithms are able to understand and customize needs of a student and provide appropriate learning resources. It increases the human engagement and makes learning more fun.

What Faculty Need to Know About ‘Learner Experience Design’

Edsurge

Somewhere between our collective obsession with predictive analytics and infatuation with adaptive learning, higher education wonks and practitioners are making time to deconstruct the quality attributes of online courses. The ID ticks off the boxes for alignment of learning outcomes and accessibility and sends the faculty on his or her way to teach the course. Does our current quality evaluation ensure a wonderful learning experience?

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Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Online learning, or the teaching formerly knows as “distance learning” Will this keep growing? Skepticism about the quality of online learning could migrate to the general population. MOOCs? And the MOOC numbers look like they’re rising. Unless the worm turns globally, I’d expect planet MOOC to keep growing in 2016. Yet we also see academic deans and provosts showing more interest in digital learning than their faculty.

For Students, the Convenience of Smartphones ‘Comes at a Steep Price’

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Now retired, he’s devoted to education philanthropy, and supporting schools that reimagine teaching and learning. And his vision leans more toward student and teacher agency, championing novel initiatives that work within existing school structures to support cross-disciplinary programs, project-based learning and entrepreneurial mindsets. To a large extent, though, the MOOC movement has proven to be a disappointment.

Practicing the Principles of Connected Learning

Educator Innovator

New media educator Howard Rheingold interviews educator Kevin Hodgson about connected learning and how educators enact its principles with technology. ” We had a plan, but part of that plan was what I call “co-learning” — we knew that the learners in this course were also educators, and we knew that they would come up with ideas that the course planners had not thought of. Do tune into our video conversation to directly connect with Hodgson’s charisma.

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More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

Iterating Toward Openness

Personally, my goal is not to provide less expensive access to the same teaching and learning experience to more people – access and affordability have never been my end game. After defending his record of commitment to OER-enabled pedagogy Stephen addresses me personally (and sometimes aggressively) in his post, even going so far as to claim an intimate understanding of my thoughts and motives. We learn by the things we do.

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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. Form: An index of learning models, theories, forms, terminology, technology, and research to help you keep up with the latest trends in 21st century learning. Activity-Based Learning.

Educational Crises and Ed-Tech: A History

Hack Education

Bush famously said in 2000, "Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?" So no, Khan Academy did not invent "personalized learning." " Yes, today's philanthropic foundations have been pushing another crisis narrative that proposes "personalized learning" is the solution.). Perhaps the question then isn't simply "how do we learn from Chicago 1937" but rather " why haven't we?

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017. Here’s what they said: 2016 was The Year of Video. They can be something everybody uses; that’s how 2012 became the year of the MOOC, and why virtual reality will no doubt be widely cited as the trend of 2016.

GlobalEdCon 2013 Day Four + Helping the New Grassroots Projects

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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. Given that our combined network reach is probably in the millions, the idea is to turn our personal learning networks into a large personal action network to make a difference for students right now. Today is day four of the 2013 Global Education Conference.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

” She posits gaming as the new site for “modern learning,” with an emphasis on skills training and data-driven self-improvement. There is much to learn from the Meeker report. There may be no better example of this in 2017 than “personalized learning.” “Personalized learning,” we must imagine if we believe DeVos’s lyricism here, will be shinier. Liulishuo (language learning) – $100 million.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Aftermath of the MOOC wars: Can commercial vendors support creative higher education ?” through-MOOCs program launched, its College of Business says it is seeing the contours of a model it can use to promote the university abroad, enroll previously untapped groups of students and attract corporate partners.” McGraw-Hill Education has acquired Redbird Advanced Learning.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “Life Is Complicated: Distance Learning Helps,” says The New York Times. “ Video Games Are a Waste of Time? ” Social emotional learning ! Via Getting Smart : “Extending Social Emotional Learning into the Home.” ” Stop acting like “ self-directed learning ” is a new thing. IXL Learning has acquired ABCya.

Education's Online Futures

Hack Education

There was all that ink spilled circa 2010 that Khan Academy and “ flipped learning ” were going to “ change the rules of education ,” replacing in-class instruction with online videos watched as homework. And then there were MOOCs , of course, and all those predictions and all those promises about the end of college as we know it: “MOOCs make education borderless, gender-blind, race-blind, class-blind and bank account-blind” and similar fables.

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