25 avril 2014

Technology is making ‘just-in-time’ education possible—and the economy is making it necessary

eCampus NewsRead more news from . College enrollment fell nationwide in 2013, for the second year in a row, as the pool of 18-year-old high school graduates continues to shrink and fewer adults are returning to campuses to earn credentials. It seems everyone is concerned about the numbers for different reasons. More...

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19 avril 2014

European Competition 2.0 for best practices in EdTech

http://www.openeducationeuropa.eu/sites/default/files/logo.pngThe European Competition 2.0 asks teachers and educators to share the creative and effective ways they are using online resources or applications in their teaching practice. Ed2.0Work Competition Entry. More...

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13 avril 2014

Bonds of Difference: Participation as Inclusion

By and . This article is the sixth in a series about pedagogical alterity. See the original CFP for more details. This is a follow-up article to “Bonds of Difference: Illusions of Inclusion”.
As teachers who consider the whole world a virtual classroom and community, many of us sometimes mistakenly assume that if we create space for representing the “voice” of the marginalized, all will be fine. But as long as the classroom or community is founded on the principles of learning/teaching from one particular context, marginal voices from beyond that context will continue to go unheard, or be heard and misunderstood, or understood but remain stereotyped and marginalized. It only takes a moment’s reflection to realize that we cannot assume the local is global without contextual considerations. More...

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AAC&U GEMs: Exemplar Practice

By Michael Feldstein. A while back, I wrote about my early experiences as a member of the Digital Working Group for the AAC&U General Education Maps and Markers (GEMs) initiative and promised that I would do my homework for the group in public. Today I will make good on that promise. The homework is to write-up an exemplar practice of how digital tools and practices can help support students in their journeys through GenEd. More...

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11 avril 2014

One novel approach to creating new ed-tech leaders

eCampus NewsBy . It should come as no surprise why college and university leaders are exploring novel approaches to advance education technology and business innovation. A 2013 report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) surveyed math, reading, and problem solving skills across 24 countries. Of the more than 5,000 Americans sampled between 16 and 65, the United States ranked 21st out of 23 in numeracy (solving problems in a mathematical context), and 14th out of 19 in technology skills (problem-solving using a computer). More...

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8 surprising facts about undergrads and ed-tech

eCampus NewsBy . It’s not every day, after scouring headlines from dozens of news sources, that news—especially education technology news—can surprise a seasoned education writer; but in recent research provided by EDUCAUSE, as well as a spiffy new infographic, many details on how undergraduate students are using ed-tech are fascinating…in that they’re not always as ‘cutting-edge’ as some may think. The data used to create this composite comes from the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research annual report of undergrad students and technology. More...

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07 avril 2014

UBS à Vannes et Lorient. Des boîtiers pour dynamiser les cours en amphi

Ouest-France, toute l’actualité locale et internationaleL'Université de Bretagne-Sud (UBS) a investi dans une centaine de boîtiers de vote, pour développer l'interactivité entre étudiants et enseignants pendant les cours en amphi.
L'UBS expérimente un nouvel outil pédagogique, le boîtier de vote, pour améliorer l'apprentissage des élèves lors des cours magistraux en amphithéâtre. L'Université a déjà investi dans une centaine de boîtiers et a organisé, ce jeudi, une présentation pour les enseignants intéressés. Suite...

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06 avril 2014

More Data Can Lead to Poor Student Choices

Stephen DownesBy Stephen Downes. More Data Can Lead to Poor Student Choices.
Adam Cooper points to an article in Times Higher education entitled More data can lead to poor student choices (I love the use of modalities in headlines; they could easily have written 'less data can lead to poor student choices'). Anyhow, the reference is to research that was conducted for Hefce and posted here. Cooper points to the artificial nature of the study (and therein the lesson for learning analytics): " it does not match the decision-making process as it really is for prospective students. The design feels too data-centric and insufficiently user-centric. I get the same kind of feeling when I see many analytics dashboards." Read more...

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So what is Technology Integration?

Stephen DownesBy Stephen Downes. So what is Technology Integration?
Nice description of the role, with lots of links: "the role of a tech integrator is all about finding ways that technology can assist learning, and helping teachers and students make the most of it. To do that we try to think about things like the SAMR Model, the TPACK Model, Blooms Taxonomy, Multiple Intelligences, Visible Thinking, Dweck’s Mindsets, etc, etc, and figure out how technology can assist to make them work even better." Read more...

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30 mars 2014

My 5 Technology Blind Spots

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. What are your technology blind spots?
Here is my top 5 list of shame:
Blind Spot #1: Letting Amazon Control My Reading Life
I think that I may have sold my reading soul to Jeff Bezos. Read more...

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