04 mai 2014

GSV+ASU EdInnovations Conference: A proxy for ed tech’s big challenge

By Phil Hill. Last week Michael and I attended the GSV+ASU EdInnovations conference commonly known as “Davos in the Desert”. This conference is growing in importance, especially in the effect on ed tech investment, as can be seen by the rising attendance. Just five years ago there were less than 300 attendees, and this year’s event had well over 2,000. Some of the notable articles covering the event:
Inside Higher Ed: “Let’s Make a Deal” – this article compares the rise of ed tech in general to the rise in the conference, but asks about lack of educators and lack of nationwide results (more on this later). Read more...

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03 mai 2014

Códigos QR: Cómo utilizarlos en docencia. Taller 2 en Virtual USATIC 2014

En el marco de las Jornadas Internacionales de Innovación Docente Virtual USATIC 2014: Ubicuo y Social, Aprendizaje con TIC, http://www.virtualusatic.org que se realizarán totalmente online, se desarrollarán cuatro talleres virtuales de colaboración y formación. Los talleres tienen plazas limitadas, que se asignarán por riguroso orden de inscripción. More...

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Construye tu sitio Web docente con Google Sites. Taller 1 en Virtual USATIC 2014

En el marco de las Jornadas Internacionales de Innovación Docente Virtual USATIC 2014: Ubicuo y Social, Aprendizaje con TIC, http://www.virtualusatic.org que se realizarán totalmente online, se desarrollarán cuatro talleres virtuales de colaboración y formación. Los talleres tienen plazas limitadas, que se asignarán por riguroso orden de inscripción. More...

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29 avril 2014

Educators swimming in techno sea without a lifebelt

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Alecia D McKenzie. If universities aren't careful, the future of higher education could be a nightmarish 'MOOC world' where there are fewer jobs for researchers and a scholar becomes a 'rare bird'. This was the scenario painted by Gideon Rosen, an American professor of philosophy, at the second annual Princeton-Fung Global Forum. Titled “The Future of Higher Education”, the Forum was held from 9-11 April in Paris, France, and brought together experts and officials mostly from the United States and Europe to explore some of the challenges faced by higher education in a world of rapid technological advances. Read more...

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27 avril 2014

Produção e partilha de vídeos em contexto educativo

Objetivos: reconhecer o potencial pedagógico do vídeo, identificar “boas práticas” na construção de um vídeo, explorar uma ferramenta de edição de vídeo (Movie Maker), elaborar um vídeo, a partir das funcionalidades básicas de edição do Movie Maker, disponibilizar um vídeo online. Visualiser le cours. More...

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ClassFlow

Lesson planning and delivery is simple with ClassFlow. It takes seconds to set up, it's easy to connect devices in the classroom and it frees teachers to focus on engaging their students. Watch the video to see ClassFlow in action and read more below about how you can benefit. Voir la ressource. More...

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Participants wanted for pilot project offering training to home care providers

The CARER+ Consortium, coordinated by IPERIA (France), is offering access to a Virtual Learning Environment and learning materials for home care providers.
The Open Pilot experience is an opportunity for home care service providers or other organisations dealing with home care workers to take part in a pilot of the CARER+ methodology and learning materials. Open Call on CARER+ website. More...

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26 avril 2014

Introducing Powerchord (Blackbird edition)

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Introducing Powerchord (Blackbird edition).
Dan Lockton, Architectures, April 25, 2014
The powerchord is a simple device that represents energy use in a household as background noises - birdsongs, rain falling, etc. In this post, the author describes associating the noises with specific appliances: "The ‘Sound of the Office’ represented twelve hours’ electricity use by three items of office infrastructure – the kettle, a laser printer, and a gang socket for a row of desks – turned into a 30-second MIDI file." I love this idea. "It’s an exploration of what’s possible, or might be useful, in helping people develop a different kind of understanding of energy use, and the patterns of energy use in daily life – not just based on on numerical feedback. If it’s design for behaviour change, it’s aiming to do so through increasing our understanding of, and familiarity with, the systems around us, making energy use something we can develop an instinctual feeling for." More...

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BIM and BAD

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. BIM and BAD.
David T. Jones, The Weblog of (a) David Jones, April 25, 2014
I like this acronym - it's not complete, but it's a great start: "BAD is an acronym that captures what I think is missing from the institutional approach to university e-learning
Bricolage – the LMS as Enteprise Systems doesn’t allow or cater for bricolage.

  1. Affordances – resulting in an inability to leverage the affordances of technology to improve learning and teaching.
  2. Distribution – the idea that knowledge about how to improve L&T is distributed and the implications that has for the institutional practice of e-learning."

This wasn't what we were trying to develop when we developed MOOCs, but if this had been the description of what we were trying, it wouldn't have been far off. More...

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BIM and BAD

By David Jones. This post arises from two events today

  1. The ASCILITE’2014 call for papers came out today and I’m thinking about a paper I might submit.
  2. The first #edc3100 assignment is due today and my use of BIM has struck a unique problem that I need to solve.

The third is that I’m a touch fried from answering queries about “I submitted my assignment the wrong way” (the main problem with these queries is that they mean I have to engage with a horrible online assignment submission system) that I need to engage in something else.

The paper

The working title for the paper I’m thinking of is “The story of BIM: Being BAD as a way to bridge rhetoric and reality”.

BAD is an acronym that captures what I think is missing from the institutional approach to university e-learning

  1. Bricolage – the LMS as Enteprise Systems doesn’t allow or cater for bricolage.
  2. Affordances – resulting in an inability to leverage the affordances of technology to improve learning and teaching.
  3. Distribution – the idea that knowledge about how to improve L&T is distributed and the implications that has for the institutional practice of e-learning.

    i.e. current methods rely on the single, unified view of learning and teaching. A view that is expressed most concretely in the form of the LMS.

    This component will draw on a range of related “network” type theoretical perspectives including connectivism, Complex Adaptive Systems, embodied cognition and ANT – to name but a few.

The idea is if institutional e-learning is to get better, it needs to be BAD (more BAD?).
The following is an example of how the reality of using BIM in action supports the idea that it needs to be BAD. More...

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