07 décembre 2014

Hack Education Weekly News: #Ferguson

https://s3.amazonaws.com/hackedu/audreywatters_75.jpgBy . MOOCs and UnMOOCs
JetBlue announced a number of measures to improve its profitability this week: charging for checked bags, for example. But hey! Look! It’s partnered with Coursera to offer MOOCs as part of the “in-flight entertainment” system. Sounds like the future of ed-tech to me. More...

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An Open Letter to Grad Students / Teachers / Co-Learners: #FuturesEd

http://www.hastac.org/files/imagecache/homepage_50/pictures/picture-79-873560aec16bee4b69793f2fa0fbd715.jpgBy Cathy Davidson. Dear Graduate Students, Teachers, Co-Learners,
Welcome!  I can't wait to meet you.
If you are taking "Mapping the Futures of Higher Education," you are someone I am very excited to meet--someone willing to take risks that come with enormous rewards, someone with expansive curiosity,  someone excited to work with people from other fields because you are interested in understanding the "why" and "how" of a committed intellectual life, someone dedicated to teaching as learning and learning as teaching. More...

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Top 3 Things Students Need to Thrive Today #curriculumBCN

http://www.hastac.org/files/imagecache/homepage_50/pictures/picture-79-873560aec16bee4b69793f2fa0fbd715.jpgBy Cathy Davidson. Here's the results of the interactive exercise during my talk on "Curriculum from the Classroom Up" at UNESCO Barcelona.   I asked:  “WHAT ARE THE TOP THREE THINGS OUR STUDENTS NEED TO LEARN IN ORDER TO THRIVE IN THE WORLD WE LIVE IN NOW?” 
The reason I am optimistic about educational change is becaue, whenever I ask this question, people come up with great insights.  We can build on these.  What's on YOUR card?
In 90 seconds, here's what people came up with. More...

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Changing Higher Ed UNESCO Barcelona Talk #curriculumBCN

http://www.hastac.org/files/imagecache/homepage_50/pictures/picture-79-873560aec16bee4b69793f2fa0fbd715.jpgBy Cathy Davidson. This post was written in real time, and added to incrementally throughout and immediately after th  X International Seminar, UNESCO Chair in Education and Technology for Social Change by Universitate Oberta de Catalunya, IN3 (Internet Interdisciplinary Institute): http://in3.uoc.eduMore...

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#oeb14 Stephen Downes on personalised #learning

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. These are liveblogging notes from Stephen Downes keynote.
Preoccupations around the learner, and how they seem to be pro-active online, but rather passive in face-to-face situations. The idea of the learners as citizens and learners as consumers.
How do we equip the learners of today for the jobs today and in the future.
Stephen Downes on reclaiming personalised learning
The overall theme is that education is in for a reality check. The reality check he wants to share is that education and educational companies must face the fact that they no longer own the learners nor their learning.
The learner is no longer the customer, the learner is now the product. Maybe in the form of tuition fees, maybe in the form of big data.
When they talk about the learning process, the core concept is about being interactive, repurposing, about personal learning.
To teach is to model and demonstrate, to learn is to reflect and construct.
Learning is a form of recognition. It is something that feels natural, and that grows following patterns, this enables recognition. Read more...

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#oeb14 Ola Rosling with a #flipped keynote approach

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. He merges his previously acquired knowledge from google, and is now taking it to education. He works now for Gapminder… think it is related to Hans Rosling (his father, as Ola pointed out).
In his keynote approach he tried to explore a flipped keynote approach. At the end of his keynote, I did have the feeling that it was not completely flipped. There was interaction, but no discussion, not learning from each other. But a very nice experiment, and useful to work on as a concept. Read more...

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#oeb14 Ellen Wagner @edwsonoma on PAR and #data are changing everything

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. This was a very illuminating session by Ellen Wagner, as it provided real options to tackle educational challenges (on the level of institutes as well as learners) on the basis of common educational data retrieved from a varied amount of higher ed institutions. REALLY interesting.
Analytics are taking the world by storm.
Learning analytics, big data is at its vanguard.

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live blognotes from Howard #hRheingold #oeb14

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. I was quite excited to hear Howard Rheingold. He took the stage wearing a colourful shirt (colours being his visual trademark and passion).
Live blognotes from the keynote given by Howard Rheingold
Before technology => pedagogy. Without the best pedagogy, the technologies would not be so interesting.
Concepts of importance according to Howard (and agreeing)
Learner-centred: multiple learning is now possible, if you have access to media, and you know what you are doing as a learner. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 19:08 - - Permalien [#]

#OEB2014 keynote debate #data corrupts #education

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. This is the transcript of what I plan to say during the OEB14 debate... but it will depend on my brain power and time itself (a bit of a long text). Feel free to share ideas and comments on it. Text follows the slides.
For those wanting to co-author on the potential negative effects of data on education, feel free to have a look at what I call 'the big data ramble, a plea for more human indicators' (beware that is a draft, so more chaotic than the text I bring below, but ... I want to use the chaotic draft as the basis of starting up a position paper with any of you who have an idea on the subject as co-author). Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 19:07 - - Permalien [#]

Join the #eMOOCs2015 call for contributions and let's meet

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. Finally, after weeks of tough organising and getting all the information into place, the eMOOCs2015 conference site is up and running, and the call for contributions is open to all of us.
Whether you are a researcher, a k-12 teacher, a trainer for a big company, or getting a MOOC together for ngo missions... the eMOOCs track offer a wide variety to get your experiences known to other colleagues. As I am the chair of the Experience track, I would say: get your papers and videos coming, for experiences are the driving force for all of us.
The eMOOCs conference is the biggest MOOC conference in Europe, and if you want to see what was going on in 2014, take a look at the collected papers from the previous conference rolling out here. Read more...

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